Concepts, Theories, and Applications: The Role of “Experimentation” (and “Context”) for Formalizing New Ideas along Innovative Avenues

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Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 271)

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to present a few general ideas preliminary to an assessment of the role that a correct interchange between the elaboration of new theories and an open minded experimentation can have in the development of new fields of investigation. Although many of the reflections and remarks that follow will be of a very broad type, the reference background of all the paper will be, in general, the composite field of information sciences and, more specifically, the innovative concepts and approaches introduced by fuzzy sets theory. Abe Mamdani’s work can certainly be considered as an outstanding example of the way in which these innovations arose and, subsequently, flourished.

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Information Science Scientific Discipline Soft Computing Academic Discipline Fuzzy Logic Controller 
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  • Settimo Termini
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  1. 1.Università di PalermoPalermoItaly

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