Soft Computing Methods in Human Sciences / Edition 1

Soft Computing Methods in Human Sciences / Edition 1

by Vesa A Niskanen
     
 

This book considers Soft Computing methods and their applications in the human sciences, such as the social and the behavioral sciences. Soft Computing methods - including fuzzy systems, neural networks, evolutionary computing and probabilistic reasoning - are state-of-the-art methods in theory formation and model construction. The powerful application areas of

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This book considers Soft Computing methods and their applications in the human sciences, such as the social and the behavioral sciences. Soft Computing methods - including fuzzy systems, neural networks, evolutionary computing and probabilistic reasoning - are state-of-the-art methods in theory formation and model construction. The powerful application areas of these methods in the human sciences are demonstrated, including the replacement of statistical models by simpler numerical or linguistic Soft Computing models and the use of computer simulations with approximate and linguistic constituents.

"Dr. Niskanens work opens new vistas in application of soft computing, fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory to the human sciences. This book is likely to be viewed in retrospect as a landmark in its field" - Lotfi A. Zadeh, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642055928
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Series:
Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, #134
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Towards Novel Methods in the Human Sciences.- 2. Brief Introduction to Fuzzy Set Theory.- 3. Concise Logopedics for Soft Computing Models.- 4. The Approximate Truth about the Degrees of Truth.- 5. Approximate Reasoning.- 6. Quantitative Data Examination.- 7. Soft Computing Models for Complex Systems.- 8. Towards Soft Computing Applications in Qualitative Research.- 9. Conclusions.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- List of Boxes.- References.

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