Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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Fuzzification of Botulism.

AA Imianvan, JC Obi


Botulism is not age or gender restrictive. It has been seen over the years as a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and sometimes by strains of Clostridium butyricum and Clostridiumbaratii. It symptoms varies from double vision to muscle weakness. This research paper proposes a fuzzy model and fuzzy rule approach for recognizing botulismutilizing the decision variables pertaining to botulism, thereby enhancing or extending the traditional (conventional) method. The result obtained based on the fuzzy scale was subdivided into three: “Botulism Absent”, “Modest Botulism “and “Botulism Diagnosed”. The proposed expert system eliminates uncertainties and imprecision associated with the botulism diagnosis usually tied to an individual professional which usually might be affected by individual state of mind, level of experience and acquired head-knowledge.

Keywords: Botulism; De-fuzzification; Diagnosis; Fuzzy; Fuzzification

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