Breakthrough fuzzy logic techniques for handling real-world uncertainty.
The world is full of uncertainty that classical fuzzy logic can't model. Now, however, there's an approach to fuzzy logic that can model uncertainty: "type-2" fuzzy logic. In this book, the developer of type-2 fuzzy logic demonstrates how it overcomes the limitations of classical fuzzy logic, enabling a wide range of applications from digital mobile communications to knowledge mining. Dr. Jerry Mendel presents a bottom-up approach that begins by introducing traditional "type-1" fuzzy logic, explains how it can be modified to handle uncertainty, and, finally, adds layers of complexity to handle increasingly sophisticated applications. Coverage includes:
Carefully balanced between theory and design, the book contains over 90 worked examples and more than 110 figures. It is ideal for engineers, scientists, computer science researchers, and mathematicians interested in AI, rule-based systems, and modeling uncertainty. Since it contains brief introductory primers on fuzzy logic and fuzzy sets, it's accessible to virtually anyone with an undergraduate B.S. degreeincluding computing professionals designing and implementing rule-based systems.
Online software includes more than 30 companion MATLAB m-files for implementing a wide variety of type-1 and type-2 fuzzy logic systems.