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Thanks for straightening me out, Juan.

My sense of the language of hedges (as opposed to the fuzzy logic implementation of hedges) is somewhat different than what I find in fuzzylite. For example, I see that the formula to apply “very” is x^2. Since the membership function is always <= 1.0, as a practical matter this means that “very” is always less than x? That makes sense if x represents some variable at the small/low/slow side of the continuum. In this case, “very” is smaller/lower/slower than small/low/slow.

But if x represents something on the big/high/fast side of the continuum, shouldn’t “very” mean bigger than x? Bigger/higher/faster than big/high/fast?

So if the input continuum is running from left-to-right (0 to 55; low to high), all the input variables left of the centerpoint might have a hedge hierarchy like [extremely/very/quite * low * moderately/fairly/somewhat] while the input variables to the right of the centerpoint might have a hedge hierarchy like [somewhat/fairly/moderately * high * quite/very/extremely]. Variables that straddle the centerpoint are a tossup, linguistically speaking.

Anyway, this is why I was inquiring about the capability to build our own hedges.