Artificial Intelligence


Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Neutrosophic Cognitive Maps

Authors: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy, Florentin Smarandache

In a world of chaotic alignments, traditional logic with its strict boundaries of truth and falsity has not imbued itself with the capability of reflecting the reality. Despite various attempts to reorient logic, there has remained an essential need for an alternative system that could infuse into itself a representation of the real world. Out of this need arose the system of Neutrosophy, and its connected logic, Neutrosophic Logic. Neutrosophy is a new branch of philosophy that studies the origin, nature and scope of neutralities, as well as their interactions with different ideational spectra. This was introduced by one of the authors, Florentin Smarandache. A few of the mentionable characteristics of this mode of thinking are [90-94]: It proposes new philosophical theses, principles, laws, methods, formulas and movements; it reveals that the world is full of indeterminacy; it interprets the uninterpretable; regards, from many different angles, old concepts, systems and proves that an idea which is true in a given referential system, may be false in another, and vice versa; attempts to make peace in the war of ideas, and to make war in the peaceful ideas! The main principle of neutrosophy is: Between an idea and its opposite , there is a continuum-power spectrum of Neutralities. This philosophy forms the basis of Neutrosophic logic.

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[v1] 7 Mar 2010

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