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The Karnik–Mendel (KM) algorithms are iterative procedures widely used in fuzzy logic theory. They are known to converge monotonically and superexponentially fast; however, several (usually two to six) iterations are still needed before convergence occurs. Methods to reduce their computational cost are proposed in this paper. Extensive simulations show(More)
Ranking methods, similarity measures and uncertainty measures are very important concepts for interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2 FSs). So far, there is only one ranking method for such sets, whereas there are many similarity and uncertainty measures. A new ranking method and a new similarity measure for IT2 FSs are proposed in this paper. All these ranking(More)
In the previous paper, we have proposed linguistic weighted average (LWA) algorithms that can be used in distributed and hierarchical decision making. The original LWA algorithms were completely based on the representation theorem for interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2 FSs). In later usage, we found that when the lower membership functions (LMFs) of the inputs(More)
Fuzzy logic is frequently used in computing with words (CWW). When input words to a CWW engine are modeled by interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2 FSs), the CWW engine’s output can also be an IT2 FS, e A, which needs to be mapped to a linguistic label so that it can be understood. Because each linguistic label is represented by an IT2 FS e Bi, there is a need to(More)
Construction of interval type-2 fuzzy set models is the first step in the Perceptual Computer, an implementation of Computing with Words. The Interval Approach (IA) has been so far the only systematic method to construct such models from data intervals collected from a survey. However, as pointed out in this paper, it has some limitations, and its(More)
The Karnik-Mendel (KM) algorithms are iterative procedures widely used in fuzzy logic theory. They are known to converge monotonically and super-exponentially fast; however, several (usually two to six) iterations are still needed before convergence occurs. Methods to reduce their computational cost are proposed in this paper. Extensive simulations show(More)