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What can quantum logic and fuzzy logic teach each other?
Author(s): H. John Caulfield; Luis R. Lopez
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Paper Abstract

This work began with our consideration of the question: `Does fuzzy logic help us understand quantum mechanics?' In arriving at a positive answer, we had to posit a nondeterministic defuzzifying rule. We suggest here that such a rule may be useful in fuzzy operations, especially fuzzy control. It is often possible to construct an optical quantum computer which directly implements nondeterministic defuzzification by quantum indeterminacy. Thus our attempt to use fuzzy logic to understand quantum mechanics leads to a system which uses quantum mechanics to implement fuzzy logic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1710, Science of Artificial Neural Networks, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140115
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H. John Caulfield, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Luis R. Lopez, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1710:
Science of Artificial Neural Networks
Dennis W. Ruck, Editor(s)

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