What is graded membership?

L.B. Decock, I.E.J. Douven

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It has seemed natural to model phenomena related to vagueness in terms of graded membership. However, so far no satisfactory answer has been given to the question of what graded membership is nor has any attempt been made to describe in detail a procedure for determining degrees of membership. We seek to remedy these lacunae by building on recent work on typicality and graded membership in cognitive science and combining some of the results obtained there with a version of the conceptual spaces framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-682
Number of pages30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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