Applied Decision Support with Soft Computing by Marek Makowski, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki (auth.), Professor

By Marek Makowski, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki (auth.), Professor Xinghuo Yu, Professor Janusz Kacprzyk (eds.)

Soft computing has supplied subtle methodologies for the improvement of clever choice aid platforms. speedy advances in delicate computing applied sciences, comparable to fuzzy good judgment and platforms, synthetic neural networks and evolutionary computation, have made to be had robust challenge illustration and modelling paradigms, and studying and optimisation mechanisms for addressing glossy selection making matters. This ebook presents a entire insurance of updated conceptual frameworks in extensively perceived choice help platforms and profitable purposes. assorted from different present books, this quantity predominately makes a speciality of utilized choice aid with smooth computing. components lined contain making plans, administration finance and management in either the non-public and public sectors.

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For handling uncertainty, or imprecision of model parameters using a different type of variables or relations). During the model analysis different computational tasks are generated and solved by solvers, which are software specialized for specific types of mathematical programming problems. While the scheme of the modeling process has not changed substantially over time, the complexity of each of its components has substantially increased. g. [39] for a review. 5 Model analysis While the users need to be involved in the whole modeling process, they do not need to understand all methodological and technical details of its elements.

For this purpose one needs to develop another model, which relates emission levels to costs of reducing them, and then to combinejcouple both models. Such a combined model can be used for finding minimum-cost strategies for achieving air quality that conforms to a given standard, or for maximizing an overall index of air quality for given cost limits, or for examining various trade-offs between costs and air quality. The combined model contains more outcome variables, namely those representing costs of using various technologies that result in corresponding emission levels.

Objective outcomes are in some sense uniformly better than the given reference point, if the latter is attainable with some surplus. Such reference point is inefficient, not Pareto-optimal (where the sense of its uniform improvement can be variously interpreted). The first two cases (almost ) coincide with goal programmingj the third case is, however, essentially different: it means not coming elose in any traditional sense, but "coming elose or better" . 36 This change of the sense of coming elose is deeply related to how people make decisions in reality and how computers should support decision-making.

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