The Importance of Being Fuzzy: And Other Insights from the Border between Math and Computers

The Importance of Being Fuzzy: And Other Insights from the Border between Math and Computers

by Arturo Sangalli
     
 

"A fascinating tour of the computing of the next century. Arturo Sangalli has beautifully described the three main branches of 'soft' computing: fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms, in addition to reviewing the main ideas and philosophy of traditional computing. Anyone who wants to find out what the mainstream of computing will look like thirty

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"A fascinating tour of the computing of the next century. Arturo Sangalli has beautifully described the three main branches of 'soft' computing: fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms, in addition to reviewing the main ideas and philosophy of traditional computing. Anyone who wants to find out what the mainstream of computing will look like thirty years from now (and perhaps much sooner) must read this fascinating book."—Doron Zeilberger, winner of the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematics

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ISBN-13:
9780691001449
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/02/1998
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Reader
Pt. 1Blurred Visions1
Ch. 1Classes with Uncertain Borders3
Ch. 2Fuzzy Does It19
Pt. 2Limits47
Ch. 3The Limits of Classical Computing49
Ch. 4The Limits of Formal Reasoning76
Pt. 3Natural Solutions93
Ch. 5Net Gains95
Ch. 6Solutions via Evolution126
Afterword157
App. 1Fuzzy Inferences159
App. 2The Functions of Natural Numbers Cannot Be Enumerated162
App. 3The Halting Problem Is Unsolvable164
App. 4Learning with the Back-Propagation Algorithm166
Index171

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