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Re: fuzzy logic?

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:31:44 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 09:30 AM 4/27/00 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>I think what you are describing is analog processing - it is what some
>machines are designed to do and what nervous systems do. As I understand
>fuzzy logic it actually adds a bit of randomness to the factorisation in
>general opening things a bit wider, and then testing the resulting
>conclusions, rather than deriving the validity of the conclusions from the
>presumed validity of the premises.

Here is one explanation of fuzzy logic to those interested:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/fuzzy/part1/faq-doc-2.html

Marja
>
>There are several automated test for readability - have a look at a tool like
>MS Word.
>
>Charles McCN
>
>On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>
>  Hi all,
>  
>  What do people know about fuzzy logic?
>  
>  It seems that we might want to investigate the topic for the 
>  guidelines.  It is my understanding (this is from a conversation with Bert 
>  Bos yesterday) that you take decisions from several sources and factor
them 
>  together.  The basic idea is that truth is not black or white but that 
>  there are shades of grey.  You poll a number of sources for their opinion 
>  and determine a shade of grey (0 through 1) that gets rounded to final 
>  answer that is either 0 or 1.
>  
>  For example:
>  Checkpoint 14.1 Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a 
>  site's content.
>  
>  There are many methods to determine the reading level or legibility of a 
>  body of text (i don't know that any have been automated).  We could take 
>  the results of several, and combine them in some way to determine the 
>  "clarity" of content.
>  
>  thoughts?
>  --wendy
>  --
>  wendy a chisholm
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