The Puzzle of Granular Computing by Bruno ApolloniThe Puzzle of Granular Computing by Bruno Apolloni

The Puzzle of Granular Computing

byBruno Apolloni, Witold Pedrycz, Simone Bassis

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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Rem tene, verba sequentur(Gaius J. Victor, Rome VI century b.c.)

The ultimate goal of this book is to bring the fundamental issues of information granularity, inference tools and problem solving procedures into a coherent, unified, and fully operational framework. The objective is to offer the reader a comprehensive, self-contained, and uniform exposure to the subject.The strategy is to isolate some fundamental bricks of Computational Intelligence in terms of key problems and methods, and discuss their implementation and underlying rationale within a well structured and rigorous conceptual framework as well as carefully related to various application facets. The main assumption is that a deep understanding of the key problems will allow the reader to compose into a meaningful mosaic the puzzle pieces represented by the immense varieties of approaches present in the literature and in the computational practice. All in all, the main approach advocated in the monograph consists of a sequence of steps offering solid conceptual fundamentals, presenting a carefully selected collection of design methodologies, discussing a wealth of development guidelines, and exemplifying them with a pertinent, accurately selected illustrative material.

Bruno Apolloniis Full Professor in Computer Science in the University of Milano, Italy. His main research interests are at the frontier area between probability and mathematical statistics and computer science, with special interest to pattern recognition and multivariate data analysis, probabilistic analysis of algorithms, subsymbolic...
Title:The Puzzle of Granular ComputingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:495 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642098606

ISBN - 13:9783642098604


Table of Contents

The General Framework.- Granule Formation Around Data.- I: Algorithmic Inference.- Modeling Samples.- Inferring from Samples.- II: The Development of Fuzzy Sets.- Construction of Information Granules: From Data and Perceptions to Information Granules.- Estimating Fuzzy Sets.- III: Expanding Granula into Boolean Functions.- The Clustering Problem.- Suitably Representing Data.- IV: Directing Populations.- The Main Paradigms of Social Computation.- If also Ants Are Able....- V: Granular Constructs.- Granular Constructs.- Identifying Fuzzy Rules.- A Conceptual Synthesis.- Knowledge Engineering.