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Fuzzy Control pp 259-264 | Cite as

The Application of Fuzzy Set to Analysis of Cultural Meaning

  • Ikuhiro Koyauchi
  • Norihide Sano
  • Hiroyuki Kadotani
  • Ryoichi Takahashi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 6)

Abstract

The meaning of any word contains two main elements which might be overlapped in some part, that is, literal meaning and pragmatic meaning. The latter is deeply associated with human activities and surroundings. Therefore, by examining that, we could realize the personal mentality of the reader and social tendency which surrounds him. There have been ever been many studies that tried to realize functions and semantic meanings of hedges. It is assumed that they usually intensify or weaken the overall meaning of a sentence and affect each attribute of words which constitutes a sentence in different ways. In this paper, we take up the word safe as primitive term and combine it with various hedges, chiefly hedges of Type II, to determine the degree of comprehensibility of pragmatic or cultural meaning and calculate it by using Fuzzy measure Learning Identification Algorithm (FLIA) and analyzed it.

Keywords

Semantic Meaning Nuclear Plant Fuzzy Measure Literal Meaning Cultural Meaning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuhiro Koyauchi
    • 1
  • Norihide Sano
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Kadotani
    • 1
  • Ryoichi Takahashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Communications and InformaticsShizuoka Sangyo UniversityFujieda, ShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of Technology (Emeritus Professor)Shizuoka Sangyo University, Dept. of Communications and InformaticsFujieda, Shizuoka

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