Foundations of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Knowledge Engineering

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Foundations of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Knowledge Engineering

By Nikola Kasabov

A Bradford Book





Neural networks and fuzzy systems are different approaches to introducing human-like reasoning into expert systems. This text is the first to combine the study of these two subjects, their basics and their use, along with symbolic AI methods to build comprehensive artificial intelligence systems.

In a clear and accessible style, Kasabov describes rule-based and connectionist techniques and then their combinations, with fuzzy logic included, showing the application of the different techniques to a set of simple prototype problems, which makes comparisons possible. A particularly strong feature of the text is that it is filled with applications in engineering, business, and finance. AI problems that cover most of the application-oriented research in the field (pattern recognition, speech and image processing, classification, planning, optimization, prediction, control, decision making, and game simulations) are discussed and illustrated with concrete examples.

Intended both as a text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as a reference for researchers in the field of knowledge engineering, Foundations of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Knowledge Engineering has chapters structured for various levels of teaching and includes original work by the author along with the classic material.

Data sets for the examples in the book as well as an integrated software environment that can be used to solve the problems and do the exercises at the end of each chapter are available free through anonymous ftp.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262112123 550 pp. | 7 in x 10 in


  • Covering the latest issues and achievements, this well documented, precisely presented text is timely and suitable for graduate and upper undergraduate students in knowledge engineering, intelligent systems, AI, neural networks, fuzzy systems, and related areas. The author's goal is to explain the principles of neural networks and fuzzy systems and to demonstrate how they can be applied to building knowledge-based systems for problem solving. Especially useful are the comparisons between different techniques (AI rule-based methods, fuzzy methods, connectionist methods, hybrid systems) used to solve the same or similar problems.

    Anca Ralescu

    Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Cincinnati

  • Dr. Kasabov uses recent findings and insights to lay bare the foundations of neural networks, fuzzy systems and knowledge engineering. His practical approach guides the reader through a series of challenging problems, and his writing is clear and understandable. This text will be an asset to the knowledge-engineering community.

    H. Jaap van den Herik

    University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • This is an excellent undergraduate/junior graduate text on three of the current topics in AI: expert systems, neural networks, and fuzzy logic. The theme of the book is the appropriate use of symbolic and connectionists AI techniques, including judicious combinations of these techniques, in problem solving. A strong feature of the book is that it is replete with applications in engineering, business, and finance. This together with its accessible style should make it attractive to a broad readership.

    Duc Truong Pham

    Professor and Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, School of Engineering, University of Wales Cardiff, United Kingdom