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Post Date: August 12, 2016

50th anniversary of Fuzzy Sets

Professor Lotfi Zadeh published his seminal paper “Fuzzy Sets” in the journal “Information and Control”, Vol.8 (1965) pp.338 – 353. The original Fuzzy paper is the most cited engineering publication of all times, with currently in excess of 57000 citations.

In his paper, Zadeh defined a fuzzy set as a class of objects, where each object has a grade of membership to the class between zero and one. He also showed that fuzzy logic was a generalization of classical and Boolean logic, proposed fuzzy numbers as a special case of fuzzy sets, as well as corresponding rules for consistent mathematical operations (fuzzy arithmetic).

Fuzzy Sets have had applications to artificial intelligence, expert systems, control theory, decision analysis and neural networks, to mention but a few areas. Real world applications in business and finance sectors, all the way to social and behavioral sciences. A large number of applications can be found in electronics and robotics systems, in cars, domestic appliances, etc.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, both IOS Press’ “Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems” and “Fundamenta Informaticae” publish related special issues this year.

Post Date: May 3, 2016