On measuring fuzziness: a comment on "A fuzzy set approach to modifiers and vagueness in natural language".

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1979-12

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Hersh and Caramazza's application of fuzzy set theory to vagueness in natural language is criticized for including in their measures of fuzziness response variability due to experimental and statistical procedures.

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10.1037//0096-3445.108.4.486

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Rubin, DC (1979). On measuring fuzziness: a comment on "A fuzzy set approach to modifiers and vagueness in natural language". Journal of experimental psychology. General, 108(4). pp. 486–489. 10.1037//0096-3445.108.4.486 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18981.

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David C. Rubin

Juanita M. Kreps Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory and oral traditions, as well as prose. I have also studied memory as it is more commonly done in experimental psychology laboratories using lists. In addition to this purely behavioral research, which I plan to continue, I work on memory in clinical populations with the aid of a National Institute of Mental Health grant to study PTSD and on the underlying neural basis of memory the aid of a National Institute of Aging grant to study autobiographical memory using fMRI.






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