Soft computing is a new, emerging discipline rooted in a group of technologies that aim to exploit the tolerance for imprecision and uncertainty in achieving solutions to complex problems. The principal components of soft computing are fuzzy logic, neurocomputing, genetic algorithms and probabilistic reasoning.This volume is a collection of up-to-date articles giving a snapshot of the current state of the field. It covers the whole expanse, from theoretical foundations to applications. The contributors are among the world leaders in the field.
Written by two of the foremost researchers on fuzzy logic, it offers a thorough introduction to the field with complete coverage of both relevant theory and applications. This is a valuable teaching tool to introduce fuzzy logic.
This volume contains the most significant papers written by L. A. Zadeh, who in 1965 introduced the concept of a fuzzy set. Fuzzy set theory has become the foundation for the development of the fields of artificial intelligence and expert systems, especially in the applications of knowledge-based systems. As such, Zadeh's work has influenced researchers around the world. Zadeh has cooperated with editors in choosing the papers presented here, and the editors have provided an introduction for each paper. Topics covered include probability measures of fuzzy events, similarity relations and fuzzy orderings, a fuzzy-algorithmic approach to the definition of complex or imprecise concepts, and much more.
Intelligent systems are necessary to handle modern computer-based technologies managing information and knowledge. This book discusses the theories required to help provide solutions to difficult problems in the construction of intelligent systems. Particular attention is paid to situations in which the available information and data may be imprecise, uncertain, incomplete or of a linguistic nature. The main aspects of clustering, classification, summarization, decision making and systems modeling are also addressed. Topics covered in the book include fundamental issues in uncertainty, the rapidly emerging discipline of information aggregation, neural networks, Bayesian networks and other network methods, as well as logic-based systems.
This volume presents the state of the art of new developments, and some interesting and relevant applications of the OWA (ordered weighted averaging) operators. The OWA operators were introduced in the early 1980s by Ronald R. Yager as a conceptually and numerically simple, easily implementable, yet extremely powerful general aggregation operator. That simplicity, generality and implementability of the OWA operators, combined with their intuitive appeal, have triggered much research both in the foundations and extensions of the OWA operators, and in their applications to a wide variety of problems in various fields of science and technology. Part I: Methods includes papers on theoretical foundations of OWA operators and their extensions. The papers in Part II: Applications show some more relevant applications of the OWA operators, mostly means, as powerful yet general aggregation operators. The application areas are exemplified by environmental modeling, social networks, image analysis, financial decision making and water resource management.
Builds on classical probability theory and offers an extremely workable solution to the many problems of artificial intelligence, concentrating on the rapidly growing areas of fuzzy reasoning and neural computing. Contains a collection of previously unpublished articles by leading researchers in the field.
This book offers a comprehensive report on the state-of-the art in the broadly-intended field of “intelligent systems”. After introducing key theoretical issues, it describes a number of promising models for data and system analysis, decision making, and control. It discusses important theories, including possibility theory, the Dempster-Shafer theory, the theory of approximate reasoning, as well as computing with words, together with novel applications in various areas, such as information aggregation and fusion, linguistic data summarization, participatory learning, systems modeling, and many others. By presenting the methods in their application contexts, the book shows how granular c...
This book presents a selection of highly relevant works concerning the Internet of Things, including: IoT Architectures, Standardization, Smart Cities, Smart Health, the communication of Smart Things, and outstanding IoT use cases. Some of these works present important future lines for the evolution of IoT systems. Thanks to its unique structure, the book allows authors to describe their works at an unprecedented level of detail. The special chapters contain extended versions of prominent and/or high-impact IoT projects that have laid the foundations of many subsequent IoT systems due to their level of innovation, and reflect highly relevant and innovative trends in the development of a new generation of IoT Systems.
This is a collection of classic research papers on the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions. The book is the authoritative reference in the field of evidential reasoning and an important archival reference in a wide range of areas including uncertainty reasoning in artificial intelligence and decision making in economics, engineering, and management. The book includes a foreword reflecting the development of the theory in the last forty years.