International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2010, Pages 223 - 236

Computational intelligence and soft computing: some thoughts on already explored and not yet explored paths

Authors
Janusz Kacprzyk
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Janusz Kacprzyk
Received 30 December 2009, Accepted 28 May 2010, Available Online 1 June 2010.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2010.3.2.10How to use a DOI?
Abstract
We comment upon the very essence, roots, potentials, and applicability of computational intelligence and soft computing. We followed a different path than those traditionally employed, and which are so well and in a deep and comprehensive way documented in other papers in this special issue. First, we consider relations between computational intelligence and artificial intelligence, starting from a reference to different kinds of views if how intelligence is meant in science, and whether it has a general nature or many different types. Then, we consider the issue of symbolic and numerical calculations, and the two attitudes for problem solving: a general one and problem specific. Then, we discuss soft computing which is in our view a narrower area than computational intelligence and consider two aspects implied by the inclusion of the two words: "computing" and "soft". First, we discuss how soft computing relates to the traditionally meant computing [in the sense of (a theory of) computation]. Second, we pursue a novel path that has not been practically considered in the literature, that is – first - relations of soft computing to soft sciences, and – second – relations of soft computing to Checkland’s soft systems methodology. We hope that this paper will trigger a discussion and stimulate a new line of research with both soft computing and computational intelligence communities, on the one hand, and a broadly perceived soft science communities, on the other hand, that can bring about new ideas and novel problem formulations and solutions.
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
3 - 2
Pages
223 - 236
Publication Date
2010/06/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2010.3.2.10How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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