The book will be useful to researchers, practitioners and graduate students dealing with problems of extensive and complex data. It is intended for both the expert/researcher in the fields of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Recommender Systems, as well as for the general reader in the fields of Applied and Computer Science who wishes to learn more about the emerging discipline of Recommender Systems and their applications. Finally, the book provides an extended list of bibliographic references which covers the relevant literature completely.
The book includes a sample of research on the innovative applications of advanced computational intelligence paradigms. The characteristics of computational intelligence paradigms such as learning, generalization based on learned knowledge, knowledge extraction from imprecise and incomplete data are the extremely important for the implementation of intelligent machines. The chapters include architectures of computational intelligence paradigms, knowledge discovery, pattern classification, clusters, support vector machines and gene linkage analysis. We believe that the research on computational intelligence will simulate great interest among designers and researchers of complex systems. It is important to use the fusion of various constituents of computational intelligence to offset the demerits of one paradigm by the merits of another.