Axiomatic Fuzzy Set Theory and Its Applications [electronic resource] / by Xiaodong Liu, Witold Pedrycz.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing: 244Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XVIII, 514 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642004025Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering mathematics | Engineering | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519 LOC classification: TA329-348TA640-643Online resources: Click here to access online
Required Preliminary Mathematical Knowledge -- Fundamentals -- Lattices -- Methodology and Mathematical Framework of AFS Theory -- Boolean Matrices and Binary Relations -- AFS Logic, AFS Structure and Coherence Membership Functions -- AFS Algebras and Their Representations of Membership Degrees -- Applications of AFS Theory -- AFS Fuzzy Rough Sets -- AFS Topology and Its Applications -- AFS Formal Concept and AFS Fuzzy Formal Concept Analysis -- AFS Fuzzy Clustering Analysis -- AFS Fuzzy Classifiers.
In the age of Machine Intelligence and computerized decision making, we have to deal with subjective imprecision inherently associated with human perception and described in natural language and uncertainty captured in the form of randomness. This treatise develops the fundamentals and methodology of Axiomatic Fuzzy Sets (AFS), in which fuzzy sets and probability are treated in a unified and coherent fashion. It offers an efficient framework that bridges real world problems with abstract constructs of mathematics and human interpretation capabilities cast in the setting of fuzzy sets. In the self-contained volume, the reader is exposed to the AFS being treated not only as a rigorous mathematical theory but also as a flexible development methodology for the development of intelligent systems. The way in which the theory is exposed helps reveal and stress linkages between the fundamentals and well-delineated and sound design practices of practical relevance. The algorithms being presented in a detailed manner are carefully illustrated through numeric examples available in the realm of design and analysis of information systems. The material can be found equally advantageous to the readers involved in the theory and practice of fuzzy sets as well as those interested in mathematics, rough sets, granular computing, formal concept analysis, and the use of probabilistic methods.