Dialectics of counting and the mathematics of vagueness

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New concepts of rough natural number systems are introduced in this research paper from both formal and less formal perspectives. These are used to improve most rough set-theoretical measures in general Rough Set theory (RST) and to represent rough semantics. The foundations of the theory also rely upon the axiomatic approach to granularity for all types of general RST recently developed by the present author. The latter theory is expanded upon in this paper. It is also shown that algebraic semantics of classical RST can be obtained from the developed dialectical counting procedures. Fuzzy set theory is also shown to be representable in purely granule-theoretic terms in the general perspective of solving the contamination problem that pervades this research paper. All this constitutes a radically different approach to the mathematics of vague phenomena and suggests new directions for a more realistic extension of the foundations of mathematics of vagueness from both foundational and application points of view. Algebras corresponding to a concept of rough naturals are also studied and variants are characterised in the penultimate section. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Mani, A. (2012). Dialectics of counting and the mathematics of vagueness. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 7255 LNCS, 122–180. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31903-7_4

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