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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Modelling
EditorsSeppo Pohjolainen
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27836-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27834-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


Soft computing methods of modelling usually include fuzzy logics , neural computation , genetical algorithms and probabilistic deduction , with the addition of data mining and chaos theory in some cases. Unlike the traditional “hardcore methods” of modelling, these new methods allow for the gained results to be incomplete or inexact. Methodologically, the different approaches of these soft methods are quite heterogeneous. Still, all of them have a few things in common, namely that they have all been developed during the last 30–50 years (Bayes formula in 1763 and Lukasiewicz logic in 1920 being the exceptions), and that they would probably have not achieved their current standards without the exceptional growth in computational capacities of computers.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland