On dependencies and independencies of fuzzy implication axioms

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  • Yun Shi
  • Bart Van Gasse
  • Da Ruan
  • Etienne E. Kerre

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A fuzzy implication, commonly defined as a two-place operation on the unit interval, is an extension of the classical binary implication. It plays important roles in both mathematical and applied sides of fuzzy set theory. Besides the basic axioms, there are many potential fuzzy implication axioms, among which eight are widely used in the literature. Different fuzzy implications satisfying different subgroups of these eight axioms can be found. However, certain interrelationships exist between these eight axioms. But the results remain incomplete. This paper aims to lay bare the interrelationships between these eight axioms. The result is instrumental to propose a classification of fuzzy implications.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1405
JournalFuzzy sets and systems
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2009


  • Fuzzy implication, Fuzzy implication axioms, Fuzzy logic operators, S-implication, R-implication

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