- Published 2001

A natural approach to designing an intelligent system is to incorporate expert knowledge into this system. One of the main approaches to translating this knowledge into computer-understandable terms is the approach of fuzzy logic. It has led to many successful applications, but in several aspects, the resulting computer representation is somewhat diierent from the original expert meaning. Two related approaches have been used to make fuzzy logic more adequate in representing expert reasoning: granularity and higher-order approaches. Each approach is successful in some applications where the other approach did not succeed so well; it is therefore desirable to combine these two approaches. This idea of combining the two approaches is very natural, but so far, it has led to few successful practical applications. In this chapter, we provide results aimed at nding a better (ideally optimal) way of combining these approaches.

@inproceedings{Nguyen2001OnER,
title={On Eecient Representation of Expert Knowledge by Fuzzy Logic: towards an Optimal Combination of Granularity and Higher-order Approaches},
author={Hung T. Nguyen and Vladik Kreinovich},
year={2001}
}