By Lech Polkowski
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The monograph deals a view on tough Mereology, a device for reasoning below uncertainty, which works again to Mereology, formulated when it comes to components by means of Lesniewski, and borrows from Fuzzy Set thought and tough Set concept principles of the containment to a point. the result's a concept in response to the proposal of an element to a degree.
One can invoke the following a formulation tough: tough Mereology : Mereology = Fuzzy Set concept : Set idea. As with Mereology, tough Mereology reveals vital purposes in difficulties of Spatial Reasoning, illustrated during this monograph with examples from Behavioral Robotics. because of its involvement with ideas, tough Mereology bargains new techniques to Granular Computing, Classifier and selection Synthesis, Logics for info structures, and are--formulation of well--known rules of Neural Networks and plenty of Agent platforms. these kinds of techniques are mentioned during this monograph.
To make the exposition self--contained, underlying notions of Set concept, Topology, and Deductive and Reductive Reasoning with emphasis on tough and Fuzzy Set Theories besides an intensive exposition of Mereology either in Lesniewski and Whitehead--Leonard--Goodman--Clarke types are mentioned at length.
It is was hoping that the monograph deals researchers in a number of components of man-made Intelligence a brand new device to house research of family between recommendations.
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35) and we call codomR the codomain of R. As relations are sets, usual set operations may be performed on relations: for relations R, S on the Cartesian product X × Y , the union R ∪ S, the intersection R ∩ S, and the diﬀerence R \ S are deﬁned in the usual way. There is however more to relations: due to the structure of their elements as ordered pairs, we may have more operations on relations than on ordinary sets and these operations constitute what is called the Algebra of relations. 16 1 On Concepts.
In the particular case when R, S are orderings on respectively sets X, Y , we call a function f : X → Y which agrees with R, S an isotone function. 43) In general there is little one may say about isotone functions; however in the case when R = S is a complete ordering, isotone functions between R and S have an important property of having a ﬁxed point which means that f (x) = x for some x ∈ X called a ﬁxed point of f. 7. (Knaster –Tarski) If f : X → X is an isotone function on a completely ordered set X then f has a ﬁxed point.
14. Axiom A10 implies the following: for any family F of non–empty sets, there exists a function f : F → F with the property that f (X) ∈ X for each X ∈ F . Indeed, by A10, the set F may be well–ordered by a relation <. To construct f with the desired property, it is suﬃcient to deﬁne f (X) to be the least element in X with respect to <. A function f with the property stated in the last proposition is called a choice function for the family F (or, a selector for F ). From the axiom of choice (hence from the axiom of well–ordering) one may derive some very important consequences.