Elena Niculina Dragoi

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Watching the evolution of the Semantic Web (SW) from its inception to these days we can easily observe that the main task the developers face while building it is to encode the human knowledge into ontologies and the human reasoning into dedicated reasoning engines. Now, the SW needs to have efficient mechanisms to access information by both humans and(More)
In this paper, three methods for developing the optimal topology of feed-forward artificial neural networks are described and applied for modeling a complex polymerization process. In the free radical polymerization of styrene, accompanied by gel and glass effects, the monomer conversion and molecular masses are modeled depending on reaction conditions. The(More)
The determination of the optimal neural network topology is an important aspect when using neural models. Due to the lack of consistent rules, this is a difficult problem, which is solved in this paper using an evolutionary algorithm namely Differential Evolution. An improved, simple, and flexible self-adaptive variant of Differential Evolution algorithm is(More)
Improving the performance of optimization algorithms is a trend with a continuous growth, powerful and stable algorithms being always in demand, especially nowadays when in the majority of cases, the computational power is not an issue. In this context, differential evolution (DE) is optimized by employing different approaches belonging to different(More)
A series of modelling methodologies based on artificial intelligence tools are applied to solve a complex real-world problem. Neural networks and support vector machines are used as models and differential evolution and clonal selection algorithms as optimizers for structural and parametric optimization of the models. The goal is to make a comparative(More)
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