Fuzzy Logic


Definition: Fuzzy logic was created to manage imprecise data and solve problems that have many solutions rather than one. Fuzzy logic was conceived by Lotfi Zadeh, former chairman of the electrical engineering and computer science department at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1964, while contemplating how computers could be programmed for handwriting recognition, Zadeh expanded on traditional set theory by making membership in a set a matter of degree rather than a yes-no situation.

What This Means: The terms may be used more in the future as actionable reports are created from analyzing conditions that exist in schools or with individual students. Fuzzy logic works in digital computers which make only yes-no decisions (see Boolean Data), but solves problems in a way that resembles human logic.


Need another definition?

Please select from the menu above