Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training

Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training

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Fuzzy set theory - and its underlying fuzzy logic - represents one of the most significant scientific and cultural paradigms to emerge in the last half-century. Its theoretical and technological promise is vast, and we are only beginning to experience its potential. Clustering is the first and most basic application of fuzzy set theory, but forms the basis of many, more sophisticated, intelligent computational models, particularly in pattern recognition, data mining, adaptive and hierarchical clustering, and classifier design. Fuzzy Sets and their Application to Clustering and Training offers a comprehensive introduction to fuzzy set theory, focusing on the concepts and results needed for training and clustering applications. It provides a unified mathematical framework for fuzzy classification and clustering, a methodology for developing training and classification methods, and a general method for obtaining a variety of fuzzy clustering algorithms. The authors - top experts from around the world - combine their talents to lay a solid foundation for applications of this powerful tool, from the basic concepts and mathematics through the study of various algorithms, to validity functionals and hierarchical clustering. The result is Fuzzy Sets and their Application to Clustering and Training - an outstanding initiation into the world of fuzzy learning classifiers and fuzzy clustering.Definition [2] The entropy of a fuzzy set A is defined as the number h(A) given by = ~ E [AM loS2 *W + A(x) Iog2 A(x)] . iex Remark It is easy to see that the entropy h is a fuzziness measure [2]. Lattice operations and valuation Let A and B anbsp;...

Title:Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training
Author: Beatrice Lazzerini, Lakhmi C. Jain, D. Dumitrescu
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-03-24

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