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Concept lattices of isotone vs. antitone Galois connections in graded setting: mutual reducibility revisited. (English) Zbl 1248.06006

Summary: It is well known that concept lattices of isotone and antitone Galois connections induced by an ordinary binary relation and its complement are isomorphic, via a natural isomorphism mapping extents to themselves and intents to their complements. It is also known that in a fuzzy setting, this and similar kinds of reduction fail to hold. In this note, we show that when the usual notion of a complement, based on a residuum w.r.t. 0, is replaced by a new one, based on residua w.r.t. arbitrary truth degrees, the above-mentioned reduction remains valid. For ordinary relations, the new and the usual complement coincide. The result we present reveals a new, deeper root of the reduction: It is not the availability of the law of double negation but rather the fact that negations are implicitly present in the construction of concept lattices of isotone Galois connections.

MSC:

06B99 Lattices
03B52 Fuzzy logic; logic of vagueness
06A15 Galois correspondences, closure operators (in relation to ordered sets)
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