Volume 26, Issue 3 (2015), pp. 493–508
This paper shows a few novel calculations for wind speed estimation, which is focused around soft computing. The inputs of to the estimators are picked as the wind turbine power coefficient, rotational rate and blade pitch angle. Polynomial and radial basis function (RBF) are applied as the kernel function of Support Vector Regression (SVR) technique to estimate the wind speed in this study. Instead of minimizing the observed training error, SVR_poly and SVR_rbf attempt to minimize the generalization error bound so as to achieve generalized performance. The results are compared with the adaptive neuro-fuzzy (ANFIS) results.
Volume 24, Issue 2 (2013), pp. 169–180
The Matrix Bandwidth Minimization Problem (MBMP) seeks for a simultaneous reordering of the rows and the columns of a square matrix such that the nonzero entries are collected within a band of small width close to the main diagonal. The MBMP is a NP-complete problem, with applications in many scientific domains, linear systems, artificial intelligence, and real-life situations in industry, logistics, information recovery. The complex problems are hard to solve, that is why any attempt to improve their solutions is beneficent. Genetic algorithms and ant-based systems are Soft Computing methods used in this paper in order to solve some MBMP instances. Our approach is based on a learning agent-based model involving a local search procedure. The algorithm is compared with the classical Cuthill-McKee algorithm, and with a hybrid genetic algorithm, using several instances from Matrix Market collection. Computational experiments confirm a good performance of the proposed algorithms for the considered set of MBMP instances. On Soft Computing basis, we also propose a new theoretical Reinforcement Learning model for solving the MBMP.