Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology

Fuzzy relational equations and the covering problem

Authors
Qing-quan Xiong, Qian-yu Shu
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Qing-quan Xiong
Available Online June 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifsa-eusflat-15.2015.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fuzzy relational equation, Maximal solutions, Covering problem, Irredundant covering
Abstract
The work considers the problem of solving a system of fuzzy relational equations with inf-implication composition and introduces the concepts of a characteristic matrix and attainable components. It is first shown that solving the system is closely related with the covering problem. Further, it is proved that maximal solutions of the system correspond to irredundant coverings of the characteristic matrix. At last, the necessary and sufficient conditions that the system has a unique(maximal) solution are given.
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AU  - Qing-quan Xiong
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PY  - 2015/06
DA  - 2015/06
TI  - Fuzzy relational equations and the covering problem
BT  - 2015 Conference of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (IFSA-EUSFLAT-15)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SN  - 1951-6851
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