The Concept of a Linguistic Variable and its Application to Approximate Reasoning

  • L. A. Zadeh


One of the fundamental tenets of modern science is that a phenomenon cannot be claimed to be well understood until it can be characterized in quantitative terms.l Viewed in this perspective, much of what constitutes the core of scientific knowledge may be regarded as a reservoir of concepts and techniques which can be drawn upon to construct mathematical models of various types of systems and thereby yield quantitative information concerning their behavior.


Linguistic Variable Base Variable Fuzzy Variable Humanistic System Approximate Reasoning 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Zadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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