Some Reflections on Information Granulation and its Centrality in Granular Computing, Computing with Words, the Computational Theory of Perceptions and Precisiated Natural Language

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 95)


The past few years have witnessed what in retrospect may be seen as a turning point in the evolution of fuzzy logic. What I have in mind is the debut of four linked methodologies: granular computing, computing with words, the computational theory of perceptions and precisiated natural language. What follows is a view of the links between the underlying structures of these methodologies — a view which is presented from a personal perspective.


Fuzzy Logic Generalize Constraint Computational Theory Fuzzy Concept Information Granulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh
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  1. 1.Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), Computer Science Division and the Electronics Research Laboratory, Department of EECSUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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