Yong Su, Huawen Liu, W. Pedrycz
Apr 3, 2019
Int. J. Uncertain. Fuzziness Knowl. Based Syst.
Distributivity between two operations is a property posed many years ago — that is especially interesting in the framework of logical connectives because of its applications to fuzzy logic and approximate reasoning as their applications. Since semi-uninorms have been used in these topics, the study of the distributivity between two semi-uninorms becomes of particular interest that calls for thorough studies. The distributivity between two semi-uninorms, which are non-commutative and non-associative uninorms, has been developed only in the cases when both semi-uninorms are examples of very special classes of semi-uninorms. On the other hand, in general, the distributivity does not rely on the commutativity and associativity. The objective of this work is twofold. The first one is to show new solutions to distributivity equations for semi-uninorms. The second one is to check whether the results concerning the distributivity between two uninorms are valid for semi-uninorms. We investigate the distributivity involving two semi-uninorms when only one semi-uninrom lies in the most studied classes of semi-uninorms, achieving the above two objectives simultaneously.