Soft Computing Approach for Bond Rating Prediction

Soft Computing Approach for Bond Rating Prediction

J. Sethuraman (Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-902-1.ch010
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Soft computing is popularly referred to as a collection of methodologies that work synergistically and provide flexible information processing capabilities for handling real-life situations. Its aim is to exploit the tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty and approximate reasoning in order to achieve tractability and robustness. Currently, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, and genetic algorithms are three main components of soft computing. In this chapter, we show the application of soft computing techniques to solve high dimensional problems. We have taken a multi-class classification problem of bond rating prediction with 45 input variables and have used soft computing techniques to solve it. Two techniques, namely dimensionality reduction technique and variable reduction techniques, have been tried and their performances are compared. Hybrid networks are found to give better results compared to normal fuzzy and ANN methods. We also have compared all the results with normal regression techniques.

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Alejandro Pazos
Chapter 1
Ana B. Porto, Alejandro Pazos
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Chapter 2
Eduardo D. Martin, Alfonso Araque
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Astrocytes and the Biological Neural Networks
Chapter 3
Paulo Cortez, Miguel Rocha, José Neves
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Time Series Forecasting by Evolutionary Neural Networks
Chapter 4
Julián Dorado, Nieves Pedreira, Mónica Miguelez
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Development of ANN with Adaptive Connections by CE
Chapter 5
Daniel Manrique, Juan Rios, Alfonso Rodriguez-Paton
This chapter describes genetic algorithm-based evolutionary techniques for automatically constructing intelligent neural systems. These techniques... Sample PDF
Self-Adapting Intelligent Neural Systems Using Evolutionary Techniques
Chapter 6
Daniel Rivero, Miguel Varela, Javier Pereira
A technique is described in this chapter that makes it possible to extract the knowledge held by previously trained artificial neural networks. This... Sample PDF
Using Genetic Programming to Extract Knowledge from Artificial Neural Networks
Chapter 7
Marcos G. Pose, Alberto C. Carollo, José M.A. Garda, Mari P. Gomez-Carracedo
This chapter shows several approaches to determine how the most relevant subset of variables can perform a classification task. It will permit the... Sample PDF
Several Approaches to Variable Selection by Means of Genetic Algorithms
Chapter 8
Juan R. Rabunal, Juan Puertas
This chapter proposes an application of two techniques of artificial intelligence in a civil engineering area: the artificial neural networks (ANN)... Sample PDF
Hybrid System with Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation in Civil Engineering
Chapter 9
Belén Gonzalez, M. Isabel Martinez, Diego Carro
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Prediction of the Consistency of Concrete by Means of the Use of Artificial Neural Networks
Chapter 10
J. Sethuraman
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Soft Computing Approach for Bond Rating Prediction
Chapter 11
Robert Perkins, Anthony Brabazon
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Alfonso Iglesias, Bernardino Arcay, José M. Cotos
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Connectionist Systems for Fishing Prediction
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A Neural Network Approach to Cost Minimizatin in a Production Scheduling Setting
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Intrusion Detection Using Modern Techniques: Integration of Genetic Algorithms and Rough Set with Neural Networks
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