Computation and uncertainty in regulated synergetic machines

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
7. Hybrid Approaches To Uncertainty
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 521)


The uncertainty which is involved in inductive inference, is often dealt with by simulating probability, possibility, or belief theories with digital computers, and by using heuristic methods of inference based on different kinds of logic (binary, multivalued or fuzzy). We suggest that uncertainty may be managed naturally by synergetic (co-operative), self-organizing, dynamic physical systems, which are trained and are regulated to function as pattern-association "computing machines".

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Uncertainty Synergetic computing Pattern processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
    • 1
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  1. 1.Cybernetic Research Lab., EE Dept.University of MarylandCollege Park
  2. 2.CAELUM Research CorporationSilver Spring

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