In this article, 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 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. © 2011 The Author.
|Journal||Journal of Logic and Computation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2012|
- Fuzzy predicate logics
- method of diagrams
- model theory
- reduced structures