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Although, in comparison to standard databases, a tremendous benefit is often derived by using fuzzy databases, their distribution is very low. A reason for the relatively poor acceptance of fuzzy relational databases is to be seen in the difficulty to carry out an adequate normalization. The various procedures discussed in the literature possess miscellaneous weaknesses. In this work a normalization method is regarded whose most significant deficit lies in the fuzzy functional dependency (FFD) because thereby comprehensible results are not produced. Therefore, it is registered which alternatives for the determination of the degree of FFD exist. Furthermore, it is examined with which of these methods the just addressed disadvantage can be eliminated. For this purpose, the presented methods are applied to several examples in order to identify their characteristics.
Date of Conference: 1-6 June 2008