Simon Coupland

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This paper presents a novel approach to the representation of type-1 and type-2 fuzzy sets utilising computational geometry. To achieve this our approach borrows ideas from the field of computational geometry and applies these techniques in the novel setting of fuzzy logic. We provide new algorithms for various operations on type-1 and type-2 fuzzy sets and(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)
Type-2 fuzzy logic offers an opportunity to model levels of uncertainty with which traditional fuzzy logic (type-1) struggles. This article provides a historical perspective of the development of type-2 fuzzy logic with a retrospective review of important developments in the field. We discuss key questions about the technology such as - when should type-2(More)
The semantic comparison of short sections of text is an emerging aspect of Natural Language Processing (NLP). In this paper we present a novel Short Text Semantic Similarity (STSS) method, Lightweight Semantic Similarity (LSS), to address the issues that arise with sparse text representation. The proposed approach captures the semantic information contained(More)
Defuzzification of type-2 fuzzy sets is a computationally intense problem. This paper proposes a new approach for defuzzification of interval type-2 fuzzy sets. The collapsing method converts an interval type-2 fuzzy set into a representative embedded set (RES) which, being a type-1 set, can then be defuzzified straightforwardly. The novel Representative(More)
For generalised type-2 fuzzy sets the defuzzification process has historically been slow and inefficient. This has hampered the development of type-2 Fuzzy Inferencing Systems for real applications and therefore no advantage has been taken of the ability of type-2 fuzzy sets to model higher levels of uncertainty. The research reported here provides a novel(More)