© 1997

Software Agents and Soft Computing Towards Enhancing Machine Intelligence

Concepts and Applications

  • Editors
  • Hyacinth S. Nwana
  • Nader Azarmi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1198)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. H. S. Nwana, D. T. Ndumu
    Pages 1-26
  3. H. S. Nwana, L. Lee, N. R. Jennings
    Pages 42-58
  4. H. S. Nwana, M. Wooldridge
    Pages 59-78
  5. N. J. Davies, R. Weeks, M. C. Revett
    Pages 79-99
  6. L. Foner, I. B. Crabtree
    Pages 100-115
  7. P. D. O'Brien, M. E. Wiegand
    Pages 132-145
  8. R. Titmuss, I. B. Crabtree, C. S. Winter
    Pages 146-159
  9. A. Chavez, D. Dreilinger, R. Guttman, P. Maes
    Pages 160-179
  10. J. F. Baldwin, T. P. Martin
    Pages 211-241
  11. E. H. Mamdani
    Pages 242-249
  12. H. S. Nwana, N. Azarmi, R. Smith
    Pages 251-261
  13. R. Smith, E. H. Mamdani
    Pages 262-275
  14. S. Muggleton, D. Michie
    Pages 276-291
  15. Back Matter

About this book


This carefully arranged book is mainly based on work done by the Intelligent Systems Research Group at BT Laboratories, essentially in cooperation with internationally leading scientists from outside BT. It opens with a detailed introduction surveying the area and putting the work presented in context. Conceptual issues surrounding intelligent agents and multi-agent systems are investigated and the practical and industrial applicability of this exciting new technology is demonstrated. One section is devoted to the rationale, philosophy, and techniques of the emerging area of soft computing. The final section outlines the broader context in dealing with machine intelligence in general and intelligent software systems in particular.


Fuzzy-Logik Maschinenintelligenz Mehragentensysteme Multimedia Softcomputing Software-Agenten agents fuzzy logic machine intelligence multi-agent system multi-agent systems philosophy soft computing software agent software agents

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