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PIS seminar series Radim Bělohlávek

The Prague Computer Science seminar series, coorganized by Department of Computer Science, presents:

Fuzzy logic and relational data by prof. Radim Bělohlávek

Thursday, April 28,  at 4 p.m. in room KNE:107.

Lecture anotation:

Fuzzy logic differs from classical, two-valued logic in that it rejects the principle of bivalence. While according to the principle of bivalence every statement is either true or false, fuzzy logic admits intermediate truth values, called degrees of truth. These are primarily interpreted as truth values of statements involving vague predicates such as “high” or “red”. Since usage of vague predicates is typical in human description of the outer world, fuzzy logic has found many applications in various areas of human affairs.

In this talk, we will first survey the principles of fuzzy logic, mention some relevant historical facts, and present several areas of computer science where fuzzy logic has been applied in an interesting way. The second part will be devoted to problems studied and results obtained by the speaker, in particular to foundations and algorithms for analysis of factors and dependencies in data with fuzzy attributes.

More about the lecturer:

Radim Bělohlávek pursues research in fuzzy logic and applications of algebra and logic in relational data modeling. He has authored or coauthored over one hundred papers in international journals and two books in these areas. He is a professor of computer science at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, where he is currently the head of Department of Computer Science. In the past, he was a full professor at the State University of New York in Binghamton.