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Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing

Fuzzy Pictures as Philosophical Problem and Scientific Practice

A Study of Visual Vagueness

Authors: Cat, Jordi

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  • Describes the mathematical practice of fuzzy categorization, representation and reasoning
  • Shows how to interpret and think with fuzzy pictures and fuzzy data
  • Offers a practical introduction to fuzzy visual reasoning
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This book presents a comprehensive discussion on the characterization of vagueness in pictures. It reports on how the problem of representation of images has been approached in scientific practice, highlighting the role of mathematical methods and the philosophical background relevant for issues such as representation, categorization and reasoning. Without delving too much into the technical details, the book examines and defends different kinds of values of fuzziness based on a complex approach to categorization as a practice, adopting conceptual and empirical suggestions from different fields including the arts. It subsequently advances criticisms and provides suggestions for interpretation and application. By describing a cognitive framework based on fuzzy, rough and near sets, and discussing all of the relevant mathematical and philosophical theories for the representation and processing of vagueness in images, the book offers a practice-oriented guide to fuzzy visual reasoning, along with novel insights into the field of interpreting and thinking with fuzzy pictures and fuzzy data.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Introduction: Visual Uncertainty, Categorization, Objectivity and Practices and Values of Imprecision

    Pages 3-15

    Cat, Jordi

  • From Ordinary to Mathematical Categorization in the Visual World… of Words, Pictures and Practices

    Pages 17-29

    Cat, Jordi

  • Vagueness and Fuzziness in Words and Predication

    Pages 31-37

    Cat, Jordi

  • Representations: From Words to Images

    Pages 39-45

    Cat, Jordi

  • Epistemology, Aesthetics and Pragmatics of Scientific and Other Images: Visualization, Representation and Reasoning

    Pages 47-67

    Cat, Jordi

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47190-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47189-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83674-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fuzzy Pictures as Philosophical Problem and Scientific Practice
Book Subtitle
A Study of Visual Vagueness
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
Series Volume
348
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47190-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47190-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47189-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83674-4
Series ISSN
1434-9922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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