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The book comprises 14 chapters and three appendices. The chapters are organized onto four parts: Preliminaries, Type-1 Fuzzy Logic Systems, Type-2 Fuzzy sets, and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems. The book proves to be a valuable resource for professionals seeking to work with fuzzy sets in general and type-2 fuzzy sets in particular.
— A type-2 fuzzy set is characterized by a concept called footprint of uncertainty (FOU). It provides the extra mathematical dimension that equips type-2 fuzzy logic systems (FLSs) with the potential to outperform their type-1 counterparts. While a type-2 FLS has the capability to model more complex relationships, the output of a type-2 fuzzy inference(More)
This paper introduces an alternative type-reduction method for interval type-2 (IT2) fuzzy logic systems (FLSs), with either continuous or discrete secondary membership function. Unlike the Karnik-Mendel type reducer which is based on the wavy-slice representation of a type-2 fuzzy set, the proposed type reduction algorithm is developed using the(More)
An integrated plastic microfluidic device was designed and fabricated for bacterial detection and identification. The device, made from poly(cyclic olefin) with integrated graphite ink electrodes and photopatterned gel domains, accomplishes DNA amplification, microfluidic valving, sample injection, on-column labeling, and separation. Polymerase chain(More)
Type-2 fuzzy sets, which are characterized by membership functions (MFs) that are themselves fuzzy, have been attracting interest. This paper focuses on advancing the understanding of interval type-2 fuzzy logic controllers (FLCs). First, a type-2 FLC is evolved using Genetic Algorithms (GAs). The type-2 FLC is then compared with another three GA evolved(More)
Increasingly, genetic algorithms (GAs) are used to optimize the parameters of fuzzy logic controllers (FLCs). Although GAs provide a systematic design approach, the optimization process is generally performed off-line using a plant model. Differences between the model and physical plant may result in unsatisfactory control performance when the FLCs are(More)
— There has been an increasing amount of research on type-2 fuzzy logic systems (FLSs) recently. The interest is fueled by results demonstrating that type-2 fuzzy sets offer a framework for effectively solving problems where uncertainties are present. A concept, known as the footprint of uncertainty (FOU), is mainly responsible for the improved modeling(More)