Uninorms on Bounded Lattices – Recent Development

  • Slavka Bodjanova
  • Martin KalinaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 641)


The main goal of this paper is to explore whether on every bonded lattice L, possessing incomparable elements, one can choose incomparable elements \(\mathbf {e}\) and \(\mathbf {a}\) and then to construct a uninorm on L having \(\mathbf {e}\) and \(\mathbf {a}\) as its neutral and absorbing elements, respectively. Some necessary and some sufficient conditions for construction of uninorms on L which are neither conjunctive nor disjunctive, are given. Example of an infinite bounded lattice on which only conjunctive and disjunctive uninorms exist is presented.


Bounded lattice Conjunctive uninorm Disjunctive uninorm Uninorm on bounded lattice Uninorm which is neither conjunctive nor disjunctive 



The work of Martin Kalina has been supported from the Science and Technology Assistance Agency under contract No. APVV-14-0013, and from the VEGA grant agency, grant No. 2/0069/16.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTexas A&M University-KingsvilleKingsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil EngineeringSlovak University of Technology in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

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