This paper introduces, in analogy to the concept of fuzzy numbers, the concept of fuzzy booleans, and examines approximate reasoning with the compositional rule of inference using fuzzy booleans. It is shown that each set of fuzzy rules is equivalent to a set of fuzzy rules with singleton crisp antecedents; in case of fuzzy booleans this set contains only two rules. It is shown that Zadeh's extension principle is equivalent to the compositional rule of inference using a complete set of fuzzy rules with singleton crisp antecedents. The results are applied to describe the use of approximate reasoning with fuzzy booleans to object-oriented design methods.
|Publisher||Editrice Universita La Sapienza, Italy|
|Conference||Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2004|
|Period||4/07/04 → 9/07/04|
- Approximate reasoning
- Fuzzy booleans
- object-oriented design methods