A Categorical Semantics of Fuzzy Concepts in Conceptual Spaces

Sean Tull
(Cambridge Quantum Computing)

We define a symmetric monoidal category modelling fuzzy concepts and fuzzy conceptual reasoning within Gärdenfors' framework of conceptual (convex) spaces. We propose log-concave functions as models of fuzzy concepts, showing that these are the most general choice satisfying a criterion due to Gärdenfors and which are well-behaved compositionally. We then generalise these to define the category of log-concave probabilistic channels between convex spaces, which allows one to model fuzzy reasoning with noisy inputs, and provides a novel example of a Markov category.

In Kohei Kishida: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT 2021), Cambridge, United Kingdom, 12-16th July 2021, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 372, pp. 306–322.
Published: 3rd November 2022.

ArXived at: https://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.372.22 bibtex PDF
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