includes extended and revised versions of the papers presented at the 4th
Workshop on “Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications” (CIMA 2014) which
was intended to become a forum for exchanging experience and ideas among
researchers and practitioners dealing with combinations of different
intelligent methods in Artificial Intelligence. The aim is to create integrated
or hybrid methods that benefit from each of their components. Some of the
existing presented efforts combine soft computing methods (fuzzy logic, neural
networks and genetic algorithms). Another stream of efforts integrates case-based
reasoning or machine learning with soft-computing methods. Some of the
combinations have been more widely explored, like neuro-symbolic methods,
neuro-fuzzy methods and methods combining rule-based and case-based reasoning.
CIMA 2014 was held in conjunction with the 26th IEEE International
Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2014).