Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Guest Editorial : Evolving Fuzzy Systems : pref...
View graph of relations

Guest Editorial : Evolving Fuzzy Systems : preface to the special section.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Issue number6
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)1390-1392
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


It is a well-recognized fact that the theory of fuzzy sets and systems, for the last four decades after the seminal paper by Professor Zadeh [1], has demonstrated its remarkable ability to go beyond conventional information representation. It resulted in a wide range of new formulations of practical problems, such as fuzzy control, fuzzy clustering and classification, fuzzy modeling, and fuzzy optimization [2]. Historically, the design of the fuzzy systems has been initially assumed to be centered on expert knowledge [3]. During the 1990s, a new trend emerged [4], [5] that offered techniques to make use of the experimental data. This data-centered approach can be used to enhance and validate the existing expert knowledge or can also be used to substitute its lack (as is the case with autonomous systems, for example). Neurofuzzy and hybrid learning systems were introduced, where fuzzy representation was integrated into a neural learning architecture to bring linguistic meaning of the learned information [5]. (c) IEEE Press

Bibliographic note

"©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE." "This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder."