Granular Computing Based Machine Learning

A Big Data Processing Approach

  • Han Liu
  • Mihaela Cocea

Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 1-10
  3. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 11-22
  4. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 29-36
  5. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 49-65
  6. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 67-76
  7. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 77-88
  8. Han Liu, Mihaela Cocea
    Pages 89-99
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 101-113

About this book


This book explores the significant role of granular computing in advancing machine learning towards in-depth processing of big data. It begins by introducing the main characteristics of big data, i.e., the five Vs—Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Variability. The book explores granular computing as a response to the fact that learning tasks have become increasingly more complex due to the vast and rapid increase in the size of data, and that traditional machine learning has proven too shallow to adequately deal with big data.  
Some popular types of traditional machine learning are presented in terms of their key features and limitations in the context of big data. Further, the book discusses why granular-computing-based machine learning is called for, and demonstrates how granular computing concepts can be used in different ways to advance machine learning for big data processing. Several case studies involving big data are presented by using biomedical data and sentiment data, in order to show the advances in big data processing through the shift from traditional machine learning to granular-computing-based machine learning. Finally, the book stresses the theoretical significance, practical importance, methodological impact and philosophical aspects of granular-computing-based machine learning, and suggests several further directions for advancing machine learning to fit the needs of modern industries.

This book is aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and academics who are actively involved in fundamental research on machine learning or applied research on data mining and knowledge discovery, sentiment analysis, pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision and big data analytics. It will also benefit a broader audience of researchers and practitioners who are actively engaged in the research and development of intelligent systems.


Data Mining Machine Learning Granular Computing Multi-granularity Learning Rule Based Systems Expert Systems Big Data If-Then Rules Ensemble Learning Rule Based Classification Overfitting Computational Complexity Interpretability

Authors and affiliations

  • Han Liu
    • 1
  • Mihaela Cocea
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of ComputingUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70057-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70058-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-6503
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6511
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