Comparison of Two Approaches to Approximated Reasoning

P.M. van den Broek

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    A comparison is made of two approaches to approximate reasoning: Mamdani's interpolation method and the implication method. Both approaches are variants of Zadeh's compositional rule of inference. It is shown that the approaches are not equivalent. A correspondence between the approaches is established via the inverse of the implied fuzzy relation. The interpolation method has the lowest time-complexity, provided the minimum operator is chosen as t-norm. Otherwise, the time-complexity of both methods is the same. It is more efficient to first compile a set of fuzzy rules into a fuzzy relation, instead of aggregating inference results for each fuzzy rule separately.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationEUSFLAT 2003
    EditorsMichael Wagenknecht, Rainer Hampel
    Place of PublicationZittau/Goerlitz, Germany
    PublisherEuropean Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)3-9808089-4-7
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
    EventEUSFLAT 2003 - Zittau/Goerlitz, Germany
    Duration: 10 Sep 200312 Sep 2003

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    PublisherEuropean Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology


    ConferenceEUSFLAT 2003
    Other10-12 September 2003


    • Approximate reasoning
    • IR-64088
    • EWI-10085
    • time-complexity
    • compositional rule of inference
    • SE-SC: Soft Computing applied to Software Engineering
    • METIS-215015

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