Knowledge-Based Clustering

From Data to Information Granules

Author: Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471708593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 2773

A comprehensive coverage of emerging and current technologydealing with heterogeneous sources of information, including data,design hints, reinforcement signals from external datasets, andrelated topics Covers all necessary prerequisites, and if necessary,additionalexplanations of more advanced topics, to make abstract conceptsmore tangible Includes illustrative material andwell-known experimentstooffer hands-on experience

Granular Computing

Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems

Author: Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135183262X

Category: Computers

Page: 309

View: 7427

Information granules, as encountered in natural language, are implicit in nature. To make them fully operational so they can be effectively used to analyze and design intelligent systems, information granules need to be made explicit. An emerging discipline, granular computing focuses on formalizing information granules and unifying them to create a coherent methodological and developmental environment for intelligent system design and analysis. Granular Computing: Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems presents the unified principles of granular computing along with its comprehensive algorithmic framework and design practices. Introduces the concepts of information granules, information granularity, and granular computing Presents the key formalisms of information granules Builds on the concepts of information granules with discussion of higher-order and higher-type information granules Discusses the operational concept of information granulation and degranulation by highlighting the essence of this tandem and its quantification in terms of the associated reconstruction error Examines the principle of justifiable granularity Stresses the need to look at information granularity as an important design asset that helps construct more realistic models of real-world systems or facilitate collaborative pursuits of system modeling Highlights the concepts, architectures, and design algorithms of granular models Explores application domains where granular computing and granular models play a visible role, including pattern recognition, time series, and decision making Written by an internationally renowned authority in the field, this innovative book introduces readers to granular computing as a new paradigm for the analysis and synthesis of intelligent systems. It is a valuable resource for those engaged in research and practical developments in computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering. Building from fundamentals, the book is also suitable for readers from nontechnical disciplines where information granules assume a visible position.

Applied Soft Computing Technologies: The Challenge of Complexity

Author: Ajith Abraham,Bernard de Baets,Mario Köppen,Bertram Nickolay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540316620

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 8844

This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, held on the World Wide Web in 2004. It includes lectures, original papers and tutorials presented during the conference. The book brings together outstanding research and developments in soft computing, including evolutionary computation, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and their fusion, and its applications in science and technology.

Advances in Machine Learning II

Dedicated to the memory of Professor Ryszard S. Michalski

Author: Jacek Koronacki,Zbigniew W. Ras,Slawomir T. Wierzchon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642051790

Category: Computers

Page: 531

View: 1840

Professor Richard S. Michalski passed away on September 20, 2007. Once we learned about his untimely death we immediately realized that we would no longer have with us a truly exceptional scholar and researcher who for several decades had been inf- encing the work of numerous scientists all over the world - not only in his area of exp- tise, notably machine learning, but also in the broadly understood areas of data analysis, data mining, knowledge discovery and many others. In fact, his influence was even much broader due to his creative vision, integrity, scientific excellence and excepti- ally wide intellectual horizons which extended to history, political science and arts. Professor Michalski’s death was a particularly deep loss to the whole Polish sci- tific community and the Polish Academy of Sciences in particular. After graduation, he began his research career at the Institute of Automatic Control, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. In 1970 he left his native country and hold various prestigious positions at top US universities. His research gained impetus and he soon established himself as a world authority in his areas of interest – notably, he was widely cons- ered a father of machine learning.


Author: N.A

Publisher: 清华大学出版社有限公司

ISBN: 9787302120384

Category: Machine learning

Page: 324

View: 7942


Transactions on Rough Sets IX

Author: James F. Peters,Andrzej Skowron,Henryk Rybinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540898751

Category: Computers

Page: 751

View: 2367

The LNCS journal Transactions on Rough Sets is devoted to the entire spectrum of rough sets related issues, from logical and mathematical foundations, through all aspects of rough set theory and its applications, such as data mining, knowledge discovery, and intelligent information processing, to relations between rough sets and other approaches to uncertainty, vagueness, and incompleteness, such as fuzzy sets and theory of evidence. This book, which constitutes the ninth volume of the Transactions on Rough Sets series, providing evidence of the continuing growth of a number of research streams. It includes articles that are extensions of papers included in the first conference on Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems Paradigms. The 26 papers presented in this volume introduce a number of new advances in the foundations and applications of artificial intelligence, engineering, image processing, logic, mathematics, medicine, music, and science.

Challenges for Computational Intelligence

Author: Wlodzislaw Duch,Jacek Mandziuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540719830

Category: Computers

Page: 487

View: 7954

In recent years computational intelligence has been extended by adding many other subdisciplines and this new field requires a series of challenging problems that will give it a sense of direction in order to ensure that research efforts are not wasted. This book written by top experts in computational intelligence provides such clear directions and a much-needed focus on the most important and challenging research issues.

Pediatric Critical Care E-Book

Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman,Jerry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081703

Category: Medical

Page: 1776

View: 3272

Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients. Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach. Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities. Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more. Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access. Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field. Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations. Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at

Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining and Granular Computing

11th International Conference, RSFDGrC 2007, Toronto, Canada, May 14-16, 2007

Author: Aijun An,Jerzy Stefanowski,Sheela Ramanna,Cory Butz,Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540725296

Category: Computers

Page: 585

View: 8639

This volume contains the papers selected for presentation at the 11th Int- national Conference on Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining, and Granular Computing (RSFDGrC 2007), a part of the Joint Rough Set Symposium (JRS 2007) organized by Infobright Inc. and York University. JRS 2007 was held for the ?rst time during May 14–16, 2007 in MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada. It consisted of two conferences: RSFDGrC 2007 and the Second Int- national Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT 2007). The two conferences that constituted JRS 2007 investigated rough sets as an emerging methodology established more than 25 years ago by Zdzis law Pawlak. Roughsettheoryhasbecomeanintegralpartofdiversehybridresearchstreams. In keeping with this trend, JRS 2007 encompassed rough and fuzzy sets, kno- edgetechnologyanddiscovery,softandgranularcomputing,dataprocessingand mining, while maintaining an emphasis on foundations and applications. RSFDGrC 2007 followed in the footsteps of well-established international initiatives devoted to the dissemination of rough sets research, held so far in Canada, China, Japan, Poland, Sweden, and the USA. RSFDGrC was ?rst - ganized as the 7th International Workshop on Rough Sets, Data Mining and Granular Computing held in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1999. Its key feature was to stress the role of integrating intelligent information methods to solve real-world, large, complex problems concerned with uncertainty and fuzziness. RSFDGrC achieved the status of a bi-annual international conference, starting from 2003 in Chongqing, China.

Granular Computing

An Introduction

Author: Andrzej Bargiela,Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461510333

Category: Computers

Page: 452

View: 2657

This book is about Granular Computing (GC) - an emerging conceptual and of information processing. As the name suggests, GC concerns computing paradigm processing of complex information entities - information granules. In essence, information granules arise in the process of abstraction of data and derivation of knowledge from information. Information granules are everywhere. We commonly use granules of time (seconds, months, years). We granulate images; millions of pixels manipulated individually by computers appear to us as granules representing physical objects. In natural language, we operate on the basis of word-granules that become crucial entities used to realize interaction and communication between humans. Intuitively, we sense that information granules are at the heart of all our perceptual activities. In the past, several formal frameworks and tools, geared for processing specific information granules, have been proposed. Interval analysis, rough sets, fuzzy sets have all played important role in knowledge representation and processing. Subsequently, information granulation and information granules arose in numerous application domains. Well-known ideas of rule-based systems dwell inherently on information granules. Qualitative modeling, being one of the leading threads of AI, operates on a level of information granules. Multi-tier architectures and hierarchical systems (such as those encountered in control engineering), planning and scheduling systems all exploit information granularity. We also utilize information granules when it comes to functionality granulation, reusability of information and efficient ways of developing underlying information infrastructures.

Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems 2

8th International Conference, KES 2004, Wellington, New Zealand, September 20-25, 2004. Proceedings

Author: Mircea Gh. Negoita,Robert J. Howlett,L. C. Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540232060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1302

View: 342

The three-volume set LNAI 3213, LNAI 3214, and LNAI 3215 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2004, held in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2004.The over 450 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results from the field of intelligent information processing in the broadest sense; among the areas covered are artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, cognitive technologies, soft computing, data mining, knowledge processing, various new paradigms in biologically inspired computing, and applications in various domains like bioinformatics, finance, signal processing etc.

Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Author: Manuel Graña,Carlos Toro

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614991049

Category: Computers

Page: 2273

View: 9382

In this 2012 edition of Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems the latest innovations and advances in Intelligent Systems and related areas are presented by leading experts from all over the world. The 228 papers that are included cover a wide range of topics. One emphasis is on Information Processing, which has become a pervasive phenomenon in our civilization. While the majority of Information Processing is becoming intelligent in a very broad sense, major research in Semantics, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering supports the domain specific applications that are becoming more and more present in our everyday living. Ontologies play a major role in the development of Knowledge Engineering in various domains, from Semantic Web down to the design of specific Decision Support Systems. Research on Ontologies and their applications is a highly active front of current Computational Intelligence science that is addressed here. Other subjects in this volume are modern Machine Learning, Lattice Computing and Mathematical Morphology.The wide scope and high quality of these contributions clearly show that knowledge engineering is a continuous living and evolving set of technologies aimed at improving the design and understanding of systems and their relations with humans.

Advances in Secure Computing, Internet Services, and Applications

Author: Tripathy, B.K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466649410

Category: Computers

Page: 405

View: 4845

Technological advancements have extracted a vast amount of useful knowledge and information for applications and services. These developments have evoked intelligent solutions that have been utilized in efforts to secure this data and avoid potential complex problems. Advances in Secure Computing, Internet Services, and Applications presents current research on the applications of computational intelligence in order to focus on the challenge humans face when securing knowledge and data. This book is a vital reference source for researchers, lecturers, professors, students, and developers, who have interest in secure computing and recent advanced in real life applications.

Global Trends in Intelligent Computing Research and Development

Author: Tripathy, B.K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466649372

Category: Computers

Page: 601

View: 9645

As the amount of accumulated data across a variety of fields becomes harder to maintain, it is essential for a new generation of computational theories and tools to assist humans in extracting knowledge from this rapidly growing digital data. Global Trends in Intelligent Computing Research and Development brings together recent advances and in depth knowledge in the fields of knowledge representation and computational intelligence. Highlighting the theoretical advances and their applications to real life problems, this book is an essential tool for researchers, lecturers, professors, students, and developers who have seek insight into knowledge representation and real life applications.

Rough-Neural Computing

Techniques for Computing with Words

Author: Sankar Kumar Pal,Lech Polkowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540430599

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 8511

Soft computing comprises various paradigms dedicated to approximately solving real-world problems, e.g. in decision making, classification or learning; among these paradigms are fuzzy sets, rough sets, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and others. It is well understood now in the soft computing community that hybrid approaches combining various paradigms are very promising approaches for solving complex problems. Exploiting the potential and strength of both neural networks and rough sets, this book is devoted to rough-neuro computing which is also related to the novel aspect of computing based on information granulation, in particular to computing with words. It provides foundational and methodological issues as well as applications in various fields.

The Puzzle of Granular Computing

Author: Bruno Apolloni,Witold Pedrycz,Simone Bassis,Dario Malchiodi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540798633

Category: Computers

Page: 495

View: 1775

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.

Granular-Relational Data Mining

How to Mine Relational Data in the Paradigm of Granular Computing?

Author: Piotr Hońko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319527517

Category: Computers

Page: 123

View: 8915

This book provides two general granular computing approaches to mining relational data, the first of which uses abstract descriptions of relational objects to build their granular representation, while the second extends existing granular data mining solutions to a relational case. Both approaches make it possible to perform and improve popular data mining tasks such as classification, clustering, and association discovery. How can different relational data mining tasks best be unified? How can the construction process of relational patterns be simplified? How can richer knowledge from relational data be discovered? All these questions can be answered in the same way: by mining relational data in the paradigm of granular computing! This book will allow readers with previous experience in the field of relational data mining to discover the many benefits of its granular perspective. In turn, those readers familiar with the paradigm of granular computing will find valuable insights on its application to mining relational data. Lastly, the book offers all readers interested in computational intelligence in the broader sense the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the newly emerging field granular-relational data mining.

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Current Issues and New Applications

Current Issues and New Applications: 4th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2000 Kyoto, Japan, April 18-20, 2000 Proceedings

Author: Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2000 k,Takao Terano,Huan Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540673828

Category: Computers

Page: 460

View: 4714

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 2000, held in Kyoto, Japan, in April 2000. The 33 revised full papers and 16 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 116 submissions. The papers are organized in sections on data mining theory; feature selection and transformation; clustering; applications of data mining; association rules and related topics; induction; text, web, and graph mining.

Knowledge-based Intelligent Information And Engineering Systems

9th International Conference, Kes 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Rajiv Khosla,Robert J. Howlett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540288953

Category: Computers

Page: 1376

View: 6371

The four volume set LNAI 3681, LNAI 3682, LNAI 3683, and LNAI 3684 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005, held in Melbourne, Australia in September 2005. The 716 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from nearly 1400 submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results from the field of intelligent information processing in the broadest sense. The second volume contains papers on machine learning, immunity-based systems, medical diagnosis, intelligent hybrid systems and control, emotional intelligence and smart systems, context-aware evolvable systems, intelligent fuzzy systems and control, knowledge representation and its practical application in today's society, approaches and methods into security engineering, communicative intelligence, intelligent watermarking algorithms and applications, intelligent techniques and control, e-learning and ICT, logic based intelligent information systems, intelligent agents and their applications, innovations in intelligent agents, ontologies and the semantic web, knowledge discovery in data streams, computational intelligence tools techniques and algorithms, watermarking applications, multimedia retrieval, soft computing approach to industrial engineering, and experience management and information systems.