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8 November 2016, Logic Tea, Aysenur Bilgin

Speaker: Aysenur Bilgin
Title: Computing With Words: A Fuzzy Logic Perspective
Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Time: 17:00-18:00
Location: Room 1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Abstract

The notion of linguistic variables---in fuzzy set theory---is based on the principle that the key elements in human thinking are not numbers, but linguistic labels, which could be represented by fuzzy sets. Since 1970s, these foundations have advanced and led to the emergence of the Computing With Words (CWWs) paradigm, which is defined to be a methodology in which words from natural language are used instead of numbers for computing and reasoning as a way of mimicking the human thinking and reasoning processes.

The groundwork on CWWs emphasizes the manipulation of perceptions, described by the use of words in natural language. Accordingly, modeling words (perceptions) adequately has been one of the main challenges in CWWs paradigm. This talk will briefly introduce CWWs as a future direction of fuzzy logic and address some potential solutions to these challenges, which may---in practice---facilitate improving the natural communication between the humans and the machines.




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