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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-08-19

Published in: Chenyi Hu, R. Baker Kearfott, Andre de Korvin, and Vladik Kreinovich (eds.), Knowledge Processing with Interval and Soft Computing, Springer Verlag, London, 2008, pp. 75-97.


This paper starts with a brief reminder of why data processing and knowledge processing are needed in the first place, why interval and fuzzy methods are needed for data and knowledge processing, and which of the possible data and knowledge processing techniques we should use. Then, we explain how these reasonable soft computing techniques are naturally related with interval computing. Finally, we explain the need for interval-valued fuzzy techniques -- techniques which will be used a lot in our future applications -- and how the transition to such techniques is also related to interval computing.