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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 91908, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/JBB/2006/91908
Review Article

Fuzzy Logic in Medicine and Bioinformatics

1Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radiología y Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela 15782, Spain
2Departamento de Análisis Matemático, Facultad de Matemáticas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela 15782, Spain

Received 29 August 2005; Revised 9 December 2005; Accepted 13 December 2005

Copyright © 2006 Angela Torres and Juan J. Nieto. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a general view of the current applications of fuzzy logic in medicine and bioinformatics. We particularly review the medical literature using fuzzy logic. We then recall the geometrical interpretation of fuzzy sets as points in a fuzzy hypercube and present two concrete illustrations in medicine (drug addictions) and in bioinformatics (comparison of genomes).