Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Adrian A. Hopgood

October 11, 2000 by CRC Press
Reference - 488 Pages
ISBN 9780849304569 - CAT# 0456

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  • Presents symbolic knowledge-based techniques - such as rules, objects, frames, intelligent agents, and learning systems
  • Describes numerical techniques - such as neural networks, Bayesian updating, certainty theory, fuzzy logic, and optimization algorithms, including genetic algorithms
  • Introduces autonomous agents as the next logical step following object orientation
  • Includes detailed discussion of techniques for applying intelligent systems to a range of practical problems
  • Incorporates several worked examples and case studies from science and engineering
  • Provides new chapters on neural networks, optimization algorithms, intelligent agents, and hybrid systemsAppropriate as a senior undergraduate or postgraduate text for courses in Artificial Intelligence for Technology, Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge-Based Expert Systems for Engineering Projects.
  • Summary

    This updated version of the best-selling Knowledge-Based Systems for Engineers and Scientists (CRC Press, 1993) embraces both the explicit knowledge-based models retained from the first edition and the implicit numerical models represented by neural networks and optimization algorithms. The title change to Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists reflects its broader scope, incorporating knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence, and their hybrids.

    Clear and concise, the book shows the issues encountered in the development of applied systems and describes a wide range of intelligent systems techniques. The author describes each technique at the level of detail required to develop intelligent systems for real applications. Whether you are building intelligent systems or you simply want to know more about them, Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists provides you with a detailed, up-to-date, and practical guide to solving real problems in science and engineering.

    This indispensable book provides everything in one volume:

    BREADTH - from knowledge-based systems to computational intelligence
    DEPTH - from introductory concepts to advanced specialist techniques
    SCOPE - from principles to practicalities