Fuzzy orderings in flexible query answering systems

U. Bodenhofer, J. Küng

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This paper describes the benefits of using fuzzy orderings in flexible query answering systems. We provide a brief overview of those results from the theory of fuzzy orderings that are necessary to couple fuzzy orderings with flexible querying in a meaningful synergistic way. As one case study, we discuss a simple and pragmatic variant of a flexible query answering system - the so-called Vague query system (VQS). The integration of fuzzy orderings into that system is provided in full detail along with examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-522
Number of pages11
JournalSoft Computing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexible query answering systems
  • Fuzzy orderings
  • Relational databases
  • Vague query system


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