Title | Fuzzy Sets in Approximate Reasoning and Information Systems [electronic resource] / edited by James C. Bezdek, Didier Dubois, Henri Prade |
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Imprint | Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1999 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5243-7 |

Descript | XV, 514 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

Approximate reasoning is a key motivation in fuzzy sets and possibility theory. This volume provides a coherent view of this field, and its impact on database research and information retrieval. First, the semantic foundations of approximate reasoning are presented. Special emphasis is given to the representation of fuzzy rules and specialized types of approximate reasoning. Then syntactic aspects of approximate reasoning are surveyed and the algebraic underpinnings of fuzzy consequence relations are presented and explained. The second part of the book is devoted to inductive and neuro-fuzzy methods for learning fuzzy rules. It also contains new material on the application of possibility theory to data fusion. The last part of the book surveys the growing literature on fuzzy information systems. Each chapter contains extensive bibliographical material. Fuzzy Sets in Approximate Reasoning and Information Systems is a major source of information for research scholars and graduate students in computer science and artificial intelligence, interested in human information processing

CONTENT

1 Fuzzy Sets and Possibility Theory in Approximate and Plausible Reasoning -- 2 Weighted Inference Systems -- 3 Closure Operators in Fuzzy set Theory -- 4 Learning Fuzzy Decision Rules -- 5 Neuro-Fuzzy Methods in Fuzzy Rule Generation -- 6 Merging Fuzzy Information -- 7 Fuzzy Databases -- 8 Fuzzy Set Techniques in Information Retrieval

Mathematics
Data structures (Computer science)
Artificial intelligence
Management information systems
Computer science
Mathematical logic
Mathematics
Mathematical Logic and Foundations
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
Management of Computing and Information Systems
Data Structures Cryptology and Information Theory