Aggregation functions in fuzzy systems

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Aggregation of information represented by membership functions is a central matter in intelligent systems where fuzzy rule base and reasoning mechanism are applied. Typical examples of such systems consist of, but not limited to, fuzzy control, decision support and expert systems. In most cases, the aggregation operators are defined on a pure axiomatic basis and are interpreted either as logical connectives (such as t-norms and t-conorms) or as averaging operators allowing a compensation effect (such as the arithmetic mean). On the other hand, it can be observed by some empirical tests that the above-mentioned classes of operators differ from those ones that people use in practice. Therefore, it is important to find operators that are, in a sense, mixtures of the previous ones, and allow some degree of compensation. This chapter summarizes fundamental as well as non-conventional classes of aggregation functions for fuzzy information. This includes, but is not limited to, the class of uninorms and nullnorms, absorbing norms, distance- and entropy-based operators, quasi-conjunctions and nonstrict means.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspects of Soft Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Control
EditorsJ. Fodor, Janusz Kacprzyk
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Fodor, J. (2009). Aggregation functions in fuzzy systems. In J. Fodor, & J. Kacprzyk (Eds.), Aspects of Soft Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Control (pp. 25-50). (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 241).