Title | Preserving Mappings in Fuzzy Predicate Logics |

Publication Type | Journal Article |

Year of Publication | 2012 |

Authors | Dellunde P [1] |

Journal | Journal of Logic and Computation |

Volume | 22 |

Pagination | 1367-1389 |

Keywords | equality-free language [2], fuzzy predicate logic [3], method of diagrams [4], model theory [5], reduced structure [6] |

Abstract | In this paper we develop the method of diagrams for fuzzy predicate logics and give a characterization of different kinds of preserving mappings in terms of diagrams. Our work is a contribution to the model-theoretic study of equality-free fuzzy predicate logics. We present a reduced semantics and we prove a completeness theorem of the logics with respect to this semantics. The main concepts being studied are the Leibniz congruence and the structure-preserving relation. On the one hand, the Leibniz congruence of a model identifies the elements that are indistinguishable using equality-free atomic formulas and parameters from the model. A reduced structure is the quotient of a model modulo this congruence. On the other hand, the structure-preserving relation between two structures plays the same role that the isomorphism relation plays in classical predicate languages with equality. |