Chapter 3

Modeling a Fuzzy System for Diagnosis of Disease Syndromes of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine Combining Positive and Negative Rules

Nguyen Hoang Phuong; Anh Nguyen     Division of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematic—Informatics, Thang long University, Hanoi, Vietnam Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States

Abstract

Fuzzy logic is a potential mathematical tool for developing intelligent systems in medicine. Vietnamese medicine consists of a combination of modern Western medicine and traditional Vietnamese medicine. The traditional Vietnamese medicine is based on the philosophy of yin and yang, the five elements, energy, blood, and body fluid. “When yin wins a victory, yang will be diseased; when yang wins a victory, yin will be diseased.” ...

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