Synopses & Reviews
Artificial intelligence--broadly defined as the study of making computers perform tasks that require human intelligence--has grown rapidly as a field of research and industrial application in recent years. Whereas traditionally, AI used techniques drawn from symbolic models such as knowledge-based and logic programming systems, interest has grown in newer paradigms, notably neural networks, genetic algorithms, and fuzzy logic. The significantly updated second edition of Fundamentals of the New Artificial Intelligence thoroughly covers the most essential and widely employed material pertaining to neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems, rough sets, and chaos. In particular, this unique textbook explores the importance of this content for real-world applications. The exposition reveals the core principles, concepts, and technologies in a concise and accessible, easy-to-understand manner, and as a result, prerequisites are minimal: A basic understanding of computer programming and mathematics makes the book suitable for readers coming to this subject for the first time. Topics and features: Retains the well-received features of the first edition, yet clarifies and expands on the topic • Features completely new material on simulated annealing, Boltzmann machines, and extended fuzzy if-then rules tables [NEW] • Emphasizes the real-world applications derived from this important area of computer science • Provides easy-to-comprehend descriptions and algorithms • Updates all references, for maximum usefulness to professors, students, and other readers [NEW] • Integrates all material, yet allows each chapter to be used or studied independently This invaluable text and reference is an authoritative introduction to the subject and is therefore ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduates studying intelligent computing, soft computing, neural networks, evolutionary computing, and fuzzy systems. In addition, the material is self-contained and therefore valuable to researchers in many related disciplines. Professor Munakata is a leading figure in this field and has given courses on this topic extensively.
Review
From the reviews of the second edition: "The book focuses on five important areas in computer science: neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems, rough sets, and chaos. ... This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, coming to this subject for the first time and desiring to acquire a comprehensive view of the whole area of soft computing. The mathematical background required is minimal ... . Critical comparisons among the models illustrated are suggested, and essential literature references are given for further reading." (G. Guida, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2008)
Synopsis
This significantly updated 2nd edition thoroughly covers the most essential & widely employed material pertaining to neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems, rough sets, & chaos. The exposition reveals the core principles, concepts, & technologies in a concise & accessible, easy-to-understand manner, & as a result, prerequisites are minimal. Topics & features: Retains the well-received features of the first edition, yet clarifies & expands on the topic Features completely new material on simulated annealing, Boltzmann machines, & extended fuzzy if-then rules tables [NEW] Emphasizes the real-world applications derived from this important area of computer science Provides easy-to-comprehend descriptions & algorithms Integrates all material, yet allows each chapter to be used or studied independently This invaluable text & reference is ideal for upper-level undergraduates & graduates studying artificial intelligence, soft computing, neural networks, evolutionary computing, & fuzzy systems.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Neural Networks: Fundamentals and the Backpropagation Model.- Neural Networks: Other Models.- Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing.- Fuzzy Systems.- Rough Sets.- Chaos