Adaptive Business Intelligence
 
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Table of Contents

Part I: Complex Business Problems
  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of Real-Word Business Problems
    • Number of Possible Solutions
    • Time-Changing Environment
    • Problem-Specific Constraints
    • Multi-objective Problems
    • Modeling the Problem
    • A Real-World Example
  3. An Extended Example: Car Distribution
    • Basic Terminology
    • Off-lease Cars
    • The Problem
    • Transportation
    • Volume Effect
    • Price Depreciation and Inventory
    • Dynamic Market Changes
    • The Solution
  4. Adaptive Business Intelligence
    • Data Mining
    • Prediction
    • Optimization
    • Adaptability
    • The Structure of an Adaptive Business Intelligence System
Part II: Prediction and Optimization
  1. Prediction Methods and Models
    • Data Preparation
    • Different Prediction Methods
    • Evaluation of Models
    • Recommended Reading
  2. Modern Optimization Techniques
    • Overview
    • Local Optimization Techniques
    • Stochastic Hill Climber
    • Simulated Annealing
    • Tabu Search
    • Evolutionary Algorithms
    • Constraint Handling
    • Additional Issues
    • Recommended Reading
  3. Fuzzy Logic
    • Overview
    • Fuzzyfier
    • Inference System
    • Defuzzyfier
    • Tuning the Membership Functions and Rule Base
    • Recommended Reading
  4. Artificial Neural Networks
    • Overview
    • Node Input and Output
    • Different Types of Networks
    • Learning Methods
    • Data Representation
    • Recommended Reading
  5. Other Methods and Techniques
    • Genetic Programming
    • Ant Systems and Swarm Intelligence
    • Agent-Based Modeling
    • Co-evolution
    • Recommended Reading
Part III: Adaptive Business Intelligence
  1. Hybrid Systems and Adaptability
    • Hybrid Systems for Prediction
    • Hybrid Systems for Optimization
    • Adaptability
  2. Car Distribution System
    • Overview
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Prediction Module
    • Optimization Module
    • Adaptability Module
    • Validation
  3. Applying Adaptive Business Intelligence
    • Marketing Campaigns
    • Manufacturing
    • Investment Strategies
    • Emergency Response Services
    • Credit Card Fraud
  4. Conclusions
Index