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A surplus of whining over substance.
on 12 September 1999
Fuzzy logic is an important new branch of science which will have an increasing effect on all of our lives. Ben Kosko spoils what could have been a fascinating study of subject by spending too much time talking about Buddhist philosophy, criticising academic establishments for not funding his research and branding other branches of science as fundamentally flawed because they have not needed to use his beloved fuzzy logic.
When he finally gets round to it, he explains the basics of fuzzy logic clearly. The examples of fuzzy controls systems that he discusses are well suited to illustrate the basics of the subject but are too trivial to be the only detailed examples given. A discussion of more complex systems would have been welcome.
If you only have time to read one book about fuzzy logic forget this one.