The neuro-fuzzy approach to pattern recognition-a unique overview Recent years have seen a surge of interest in neuro-fuzzy computing, which combines fuzzy logic, neural networks, and soft computing techniques. This book focuses on the application of this new tool to the rapidly evolving area of pattern recognition. Written by two leaders in neural networks and soft computing research, this landmark work presents a unified, comprehensive treatment of the state of the art in the field. The authors consolidate a wealth of information previously cattered in disparate articles, journals, and edited volumes, explaining both the theory of neuro-fuzzy computing and the latest methodologies for performing different pattern recognition tasks in the neuro-fuzzy network-classification, feature evaluation, rule generation, knowledge extraction, and hybridization. Special emphasis is given to the integration of neuro-fuzzy methods with rough sets and genetic algorithms (GAs) to ensure more efficient recognition systems. Clear, concise, and fully referenced, Neuro-Fuzzy Pattern Recognition features extensive examples and highlights key applications in speech, machine learning, medicine, and forensic science. It is an extremely useful resource for scientists and engineers in laboratories and industry as well as for anyone seeking up-to-date information on the advantages of neuro-fuzzy pattern recognition in new computer technologies.
About the Author
SANKAR K. PAL, PhD, is a distinguished scientist and founding head of the Machine Intelligence Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta. SUSHMITA MITRA, PhD, is an associate professor at the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta.
Table of Contents
Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks: Models, Integration, and Soft Computing.
Other Applications of Fuzzy MLP.
Self-Organization, Pixel Classification, and Object Extraction.
Rule Generation and Inferencing.
Using Knowledge-Based Networks and Fuzzy Sets.
Rough-Fuzzy Knowledge-Based Networks.