• António J. M. CastroEmail author
  • Ana Paula Rocha
  • Eugénio Oliveira
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 562)


The main goal of this chapter is to introduce the research methodology we have adopted, as well as, a brief description of our object of study and the motivation behind it. As part of the research methodology we present the observations we have made as well as the hypotheseswe formulated based on those observations, including the results we expect to obtain by proving the hypotheses. The main contributions of our work are presented and we conclude the chapter with the structure of this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • António J. M. Castro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Paula Rocha
    • 2
  • Eugénio Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.LIACCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.LIACC, DEI, FEUPUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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