The paper presents a comparison of various soft computing techniques used for filtering and enhancing speech signals. The three major techniques that fall under soft computing are neural networks, fuzzy systems and genetic algorithms. Other hybrid techniques such as neuro-fuzzy systems are also available. In general, soft computing techniques have been experimentally observed to give far superior performance as compared to non-soft computing techniques in terms of robustness and accuracy.
Fault diagnosis and failure prognosis are essential techniques in improving the safety of many manufacturing systems. Therefore, on-line fault detection and isolation is one of the most important tasks in safety-critical and intelligent control systems. Computational intelligence techniques are being investigated as extension of the traditional fault diagnosis methods. This paper discusses the Temporal Neuro-Fuzzy Systems (TNFS) fault diagnosis within an application study of a manufacturing system. The key issues of finding a suitable structure for detecting and isolating ten realistic actuator faults are described. Within this framework, data-processing interactive software of simulation baptized NEFDIAG (NEuro Fuzzy DIAGnosis) version 1.0 is developed. This software devoted primarily to creation, training and test of a classification Neuro-Fuzzy system of industrial process failures. NEFDIAG can be represented like a special type of fuzzy perceptron, with three layers used to classify patterns and failures. The system selected is the workshop of SCIMAT clinker, cement factory in Algeria.
For the past few decades, man has been trying to create an intelligent computer which can talk and respond like he can. The task of creating a system that can talk like a human being is the primary objective of Automatic Speech Recognition. Various Speech Recognition techniques have been developed in theory and have been applied in practice. This paper discusses the problems that have been encountered in developing Speech Recognition, the techniques that have been applied to automate the task, and a representation of the core problems of present day Speech Recognition by using Fuzzy Mathematics.
In this paper, first we present a new explanation for the relation between logical circuits and artificial neural networks, logical circuits and fuzzy logic, and artificial neural networks and fuzzy inference systems. Then, based on these results, we propose a new neuro-fuzzy computing system which can effectively be implemented on the memristor-crossbar structure. One important feature of the proposed system is that its hardware can directly be trained using the Hebbian learning rule and without the need to any optimization. The system also has a very good capability to deal with huge number of input-out training data without facing problems like overtraining.
A framework of new unified neural and neuro-fuzzy approaches for integrating implicit and explicit knowledge in neuro-symbolic systems is proposed. In the developed hybrid system, training data set is used for building neurofuzzy modules, and represents implicit domain knowledge. On the other hand, the explicit domain knowledge is represented by fuzzy rules, which are directly mapped into equivalent neural structures. Three methods to combine the explicit and implicit knowledge modules are proposed.