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Fuzzy Automata and Languages

Theory and Applications

John N. Mordeson Davender S. Malik



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Chapman & Hall/CRC
19 March 2002
The huge number and broad range of the existing and potential applications of fuzzy logic have precipitated a veritable avalanche of books published on the subject. Most, however, focus on particular areas of application. Many do no more than scratch the surface of the theory that holds the power and promise of fuzzy logic.

Fuzzy Automata and Languages: Theory and Applications offers the first in-depth treatment of the theory and mathematics of fuzzy automata and fuzzy languages. After introducing background material, the authors study max-min machines and max-product machines, developing their respective algebras and exploring properties such as equivalences, homomorphisms, irreducibility, and minimality. The focus then turns to fuzzy context-free grammars and languages, with special attention to trees, fuzzy dendrolanguage generating systems, and normal forms. A treatment of algebraic fuzzy automata theory follows, along with additional results on fuzzy languages, minimization of fuzzy automata, and recognition of fuzzy languages. Although the book is theoretical in nature, the authors also discuss applications in a variety of fields, including databases, medicine, learning systems, and pattern recognition.

Much of the information on fuzzy languages is new and never before presented in book form. Fuzzy Automata and Languages incorporates virtually all of the important material published thus far. It stands alone as a complete reference on the subject and belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in fuzzy mathematics or its applications.
By:   John N. Mordeson, Davender S. Malik
Imprint:   Chapman & Hall/CRC
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   912g
ISBN:   9781584882251
ISBN 10:   1584882255
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   19 March 2002
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction. Max-Min Automata. Fuzzy Machines, Languages, and Grammars. Fuzzy Languages and Grammars. Probabilistic Automata and Grammars. Algebraic Fuzzy Automata Theory. More on Fuzzy Languages. Minimization of Fuzzy Automata. L-Fuzzy Automata, Grammars, and Languages. Applications. References. Index. List of symbols.

Mordeson, John N.; Malik, Davender S.

Reviews for Fuzzy Automata and Languages: Theory and Applications

Self-contained, giving all necessary mathematical and language-theoretic prerequisites as well as full proofs of all presented resultsthis book presents the first general coverage of the theory of fuzzy automata and fuzzy language theory and as such will be useful not only as a textbook but also as a research monograph. -Zentralblatt MATH 1046

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