Soft Computing

    Soft computing is the idea of computing like people because people and the world are soft. It was conceived by Lotfi Zadeh, pioneer of a mathematical concept known as fuzzy sets which led to many new fields such as fuzzy control systems, fuzzy graph theory, fuzzy systems, and so on. Zadeh observed that people are good at 'soft' thinking while computers typically are 'hard' thinking. People use concepts like 'some', 'most', or 'very' rather than 'hard' or precise concepts of 3.5 or 102. People want a 'warm' glass of milk, not one that is 102 degrees. In general, people are good at learning, finding patterns, adapting and are rather unpredictable. In 'hard' computing, by contrast, machines need precision, determinism and measures, and although pattern recognition happens, there is a 'brittleness' if things change - it cannot easily adapt. 'Soft' computing by contrast embraces chaotic, neural models of computing that are more pliable. Because there is no known single method that lets us compute like people, soft computing involves using a combination of methods that each bring something helpful to achieve this goal. The principal constituents of Soft Computing (SC) are Fuzzy Logic (FL), Evolutionary Computation (EC), Machine Learning (ML) and Probabilistic Reasoning (PR), with the latter subsuming belief networks and parts of learning theory.

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    2014
    Junaid Qadir: 1 / 42
    Athanasios Vasilakos: 1 / 42
    Salman Ali: 1 / 42
    Usama Mehboob: 1 / 42
    Anatolij Dvurecenskij: 1 / 11
    O Zahiri: 1 / 11
    Kakadiaris, I.A.: 1 / 8
    Almogahed, B.A.: 1 / 8
    2015
    Yaochu Jin: 2 / 92
    Ke Zheng: 1 / 89
    De-Gan Zhang: 1 / 89
    Ting Zhang: 1 / 89
    Xiang Wang: 1 / 89
    Yaodong Ni: 1 / 58
    Hua Ke: 1 / 58
    Taoyong Su: 1 / 58
    Yang Yu: 1 / 55
    Kai Yao: 1 / 55
    Jianchao Zeng: 1 / 55
    Chaoli Sun: 1 / 55
    Ardeshir Bahreininejad: 1 / 47
    Ali Sadollah: 1 / 47
    Zeshui Xu: 1 / 47
    Joong-Hoon Kim: 1 / 47
    Hadi Eskandar: 1 / 47
    Huchang Liao: 1 / 47
    Pawel B. Myszkowski: 1 / 45
    Marek E. Skowronski: 1 / 45
    2016
    Amir Hossein Gandomi: 1 / 145
    Xiangjun Zhao: 1 / 145
    Hai Cheng Eric Chu: 1 / 145
    Gai-Ge Wang: 1 / 145
    Fairuz Amalina Narudin: 1 / 113
    Abdullah Gani: 1 / 113
    Ali Feizollah: 1 / 113
    Nor Badrul Anuar: 1 / 113
    Xiao-Hong Chen: 1 / 83
    Hong-Yu Zhang: 1 / 83
    Jia-Ting Wu: 1 / 83
    Jing Wang: 1 / 83
    Jian-Qiang Wang: 1 / 83
    Oscar Castillo: 1 / 79
    Patricia Melin: 1 / 79
    Olivia Mendoza: 1 / 79
    Juan R. Castro: 1 / 79
    Claudia I. GonzáLez: 1 / 79
    Antonio F. Skarmeta Gomez: 1 / 64
    Jorge Bernal Bernabé: 1 / 64

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