TitlePreserving Mappings in Fuzzy Predicate Logics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDellunde P
JournalJournal of Logic and Computation
Keywordsequality-free language, fuzzy predicate logic, method of diagrams, model theory, reduced structure

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.