Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642397395
  • ISBN-13: 9783642397394
  • DDC: 006.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCM) constitute cognitive models in the form of fuzzy directed graphs consisting of two basic elements: the nodes, which basically correspond to "concepts" bearing different states of activation depending on the knowledge they represent, and the "edges" denoting the causal effects that each source node exercises on the receiving concept expressed through weights. Weights take values in the interval [-1,1], which denotes the positive, negative or neutral causal relationship between two concepts. An FCM can be typically obtained through linguistic terms, inherent to fuzzy systems, but with a structure similar to the neural networks, which facilitates data processing, and has capabilities for training and adaptation.During the last 10 years, an exponential growth of published papers in FCMs was followed showing great impact potential. Different FCM structures and learning schemes have been developed, while numerous studies report their use in many contexts with highly successful modeling results.  The aim of this book is to fill the existing gap in the literature concerning fundamentals, models, extensions and learning algorithms for FCMs in knowledge engineering. It comprehensively covers the state-of-the-art FCM modeling and learning methods, with algorithms, codes and software tools, and provides a set of applications that demonstrate their various usages in applied sciences and engineering.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Methods and Algorithms for Fuzzy Cognitive Map-based Modeling.
2: Fuzzy Cognitive Maps as Representations of Mental Models and Group Beliefs.
3: FCM Relationship Modeling for Engineering Systems.
4: Using RuleML for Representing and Prolog for Simulating Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.
5: Fuzzy Web Knowledge Aggregation, Representation, and Reasoning for Online Privacy and Reputation Management.
6: Decision Making by Rule-Based Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: An Approach to Implement Student-Centered Education.
7: Extended Evolutionary Learning of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for the Prediction of Multivariate Time-Series.
8: Synthesis and Analysis of Multi-Step Learning Algorithms for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.
9: Designing and Training Relational Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.
10: Cooperative Autonomous Agents Based on Dynamical Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.
11: FCM-GUI: A Graphical User Interface for Big Bang-Big Crunch Learning of FCM.
12: JFCM : A Java Library for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.
13: Use and Evaluation of FCM as a Tool for Long Term Socio Ecological Research.
14: Using Fuzzy Grey Cognitive Maps for Industrial Processes Control.
15: Use and Perspectives of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Robotics.
16: Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Structural Damage Detection.
17: Fuzzy Cognitive Strategic Maps.
18: The Complex Nature of Migration at a Conceptual Level: An Overlook of the Internal Migration Experience of Gebze Through Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Method.
19: Understanding Public Participation and Perceptions of Stakeholders for a Better Management in Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (Romania).
20: Employing Fuzzy Cognitive Map for Periodontal Disease Assessment.
21: Editor Biography.