Granular Computing for Web Intelligence

  • Yiyu Yao
  • Ning Zhong
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 223)


The World Wide Web, or simply the Web, is a large-scale and complex system that humans created in recent years. The Web brings opportunities and challenges for academic and industry communities and almost everyone on this planet as well. Due to its huge scale and complexity, one may find that it is impossible to search for simple theories and models for explaining the Web. Instead, more complicated theories and methodologies are needed, so that the Web can be examined from various perspectives. There are two purposes of the this chapter. One is to present an overview of the triarchic theory of granular computing, and the other is to examine granular computing perspectives on Web Intelligence (WI).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiyu Yao
    • 1
  • Ning Zhong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2 The International WIC Institute/BJUT,Regina 
  2. 2.Department of Life Science and Informatics, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan, 460-1 Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City 371-0816, Japan The International WIC Institute/BJUT 

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