Towards an axiomatic treatment of "interpretability"

Authors Ulrich Bodenhofer
Peter Bauer
Title Towards an axiomatic treatment of "interpretability"
Booktitle Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Soft Computing (IIZUKA 2000)
Type in proceedings
Address Iizuka, Japan
Mark Best paper award
Month October
Year 2000
Pages 334-339

The aim of this contribution is to point out the importance of interpretability of fuzzy rule-based systems. We try to approach this key property axiomatically, as a starting point, restricting to interpretability of linguistic variables (in Zadeh’s sense). The proposed approach is underlined with an intuitive example. Finally, the benefits of considering interpretability in design and tuning of fuzzy systems are discussed.