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Published: 23 May 2012

368 Pages | 20 b/w illus.

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199645732

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In Praise of Vagueness

Kees van Deemter

  • Explores a basic but often unnoticed aspect of our lives - the vagueness inherent in many of our expressions and concepts
  • Uses familiar everyday examples in a wide-ranging discussion touching on symbolic logic, game theory, computing, and biology
  • Demonstrates why the concept of vagueness is both useful and unavoidable in human behaviour
  • Looks at challenges arising from this very human way of thinking and expression in various areas, including speech recognition and designing more human-seeming robots

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