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A New Paradigm Shift from Computation on Numbers to Computation on Words on an Example of Linguistic Database Summarization

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 45)

Abstract

We present a fuzzy logic based approach to the derivation of linguistic summaries of sets of data (databases), and show that it may be viewed as an example of a new paradigm shift from computing on numbers to computing on words that has been recently strongly advocated by Zadeh. We present an implementation of linguistic database summaries for sales data of a computer retailer that clearly shows that the new approach is viable and yields a new quality by providing human consistent results.

Data mining knowledge discovery linguistic summaries fuzzy logic database querying fuzzy querying fuzzy linguistic quantifier natural language interface 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
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  1. 1.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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