Innovations in Intelligent Systems is a rare collection of the latest developments in intelligent paradigms such as knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence and hybrid combinations as well as practical applications in engineering, science, business and commerce. The book covers central topics such as intelligent multi-agent systems, data mining, case-based reasoning, and rough sets. Essential techniques to the development of intelligent machines are investigated such as pattern recognition and classification, machine learning, natural language processing, grammar, evolutionary schemes, fuzzy-neural procedures, and intelligent vision. The book also includes useful applications ranging from medical diagnosis and technical/medical language translation, to power demand forecasting and manufacturing plants. Due to its depth and breadth of the coverage and the usefulness of the techniques and applications, this book is a valuable reference for experts and students alike.