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New Concepts and Applications in Soft Computing

  • Valentina Emilia Balas
  • János Fodor
  • Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 417)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Valentina E. Balas, Iulia M. Motoc, Alina Barbulescu
    Pages 1-26
  3. Alex Tormási, János Botzheim
    Pages 27-46
  4. Tudor Barbu, Mihaela Costin, Adrian Ciobanu
    Pages 47-55
  5. Toma-Leonida Dragomir, Flavius-Maxim Petcuţ, Adrian Korodi
    Pages 71-96
  6. Tudor Barbu, Mihaela Costin, Adrian Ciobanu
    Pages 157-164
  7. Cornelia Győrödi, Robert Győrödi, Mihai Dersidan, George Pecherle, Livia Bandici
    Pages 165-174
  8. Alina Mădălina Lonea, Huaglory Tianfield, Daniela Elena Popescu
    Pages 175-199
  9. Eugen Ioan Gergely, Laura Coroiu, Helga Maria Silaghi
    Pages 201-217
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book

Introduction

 

            The book provides a sample of research on the innovative theory and applications of soft computing paradigms.

            The idea of Soft Computing was initiated in 1981 when Professor Zadeh published his first paper on soft data analysis and constantly evolved ever since. Professor Zadeh defined Soft Computing as the fusion of the fields of fuzzy logic (FL), neural network theory (NN) and probabilistic reasoning (PR), with the latter subsuming belief networks, evolutionary computing including DNA computing, chaos theory and parts of learning theory into one multidisciplinary system. As Zadeh said the essence of soft computing is that unlike the traditional, hard computing, soft computing is aimed at an accommodation with the pervasive imprecision of the real world. Thus, the guiding principle of soft computing is to exploit the tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty and partial truth to achieve tractability, robustness, low solution cost and better rapport with reality. In the final analysis, the role model for soft computing is the human mind.

            We hope that the reader will share our excitement and find our volume both useful and inspiring.

Editors and affiliations

  • Valentina Emilia Balas
    • 1
  • János Fodor
    • 2
  • Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Automation & Applied InforAurel Vlaicu University of AradAradRomania
  2. 2., Institute of Intelligent EngineeringÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary
  3. 3., Department of Mechatronics andÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28959-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28958-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28959-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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