Fuzzy Logic Is Not Fuzzy: World-renowned Computer Scientist Lotfi A. Zadeh

Ioan Dzitac, Florin Gheorghe Filip, Misu-Jan Manolescu
2017 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
In 1965 Lotfi A. Zadeh published "Fuzzy Sets", his pioneering and controversialpaper, that now reaches almost 100,000 citations. All Zadeh's papers were citedover 185,000 times. Starting from the ideas presented in that paper, Zadeh foundedlater the Fuzzy Logic theory, that proved to have useful applications, from consumerto industrial intelligent products. We are presenting general aspects of Zadeh's contributionsto the development of Soft Computing(SC) and Artificial Intelligence(AI),and also
more » ... igence(AI),and also his important and early influence in the world and in Romania. Severalearly contributions in fuzzy sets theory were published by Romanian scientists, suchas: Grigore C. Moisil (1968), Constantin V. Negoita & Dan A. Ralescu (1974), DanButnariu (1978). In this review we refer the papers published in "From Natural Languageto Soft Computing: New Paradigms in Artificial Intelligence" (2008, Eds.: L.A.Zadeh, D. Tufis, F.G. Filip, I. Dzitac), and also from the two special issues (SI) of theInternational Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IJCCC, founded in2006 by I. Dzitac, F.G. Filip & M.J. Manolescu; L.A. Zadeh joined in 2008 to editorialboard). In these two SI, dedicated to the 90th birthday of Lotfi A. Zadeh (2011), andto the 50th anniversary of "Fuzzy Sets" (2015), were published some papers authoredby scientists from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Hungary, Greece, Germany,Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain,Taiwan, UK and USA.
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2017.6.3111 fatcat:jk4uizv57fb6fajnmivqxrijgm