Syllogistic Reasoning in Fuzzy Logic and its Applications to Reasoning with Dispositions
Technical rept. 15 Nov 1981-30 Dec 1985
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF HUMAN LEARNING
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A fuzzy syllogism in fuzzy logic is defined in this paper to be an inference schema in which the major premise, the minor premise and the conclusion are propositions containing fuzzy quantifiers. This paper may be viewed as an initiation of a study of syllogistic reasoning in the context of fuzzy logic. Such reasoning has a direct bearing on the rules of combination of evidence in expert systems and, in addition, provides a basis for inference from commonsense knowledge by viewing such knowledge as a collection of dispositions. The results presented in this paper are preliminary in nature. The issue of syllogistic reasoning in fuzzy logic has many ramifications which remain to be explored.
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