Retraction Note to: Soft Computing (2021) 25:12305-12318

The Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher have retracted this article. The article was submitted to be part of a guest-edited issue. An investigation by the publisher found a number of articles, including this one, with a number of concerns, including but not limited to compromised editorial handling and peer review process, inappropriate or irrelevant references or not being in scope of the journal or guest-edited issue. Based on the investigation's findings, the Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the results and conclusions of this article. Manas Ranjan Pradhan has stated on behalf of all authors that they disagree with this retraction.