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Militarized Conflict Modeling Using Computational Intelligence

Authors: Marwala, Tshilidzi, Lagazio, Monica

  • A unique book on applications of computational intelligence in conflict modelling.
  • Analyses the interstate conflicts as a scientific phenomenon.
  • Uses neural network and a feedback control approach.
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Militarized Conflict Modeling Using Computational Intelligence examines the application of computational intelligence methods to model conflict. Traditionally, conflict has been modeled using game theory. The inherent limitation of game theory when dealing with more than three players in a game is the main motivation for the application of computational intelligence in modeling conflict.

Militarized interstate disputes (MIDs) are defined as a set of interactions between, or among, states that can result in the display, threat or actual use of military force in an explicit way. These interactions can result in either peace or conflict. This book models the relationship between key variables and the risk of conflict between two countries. The variables include Allies which measures the presence or absence of military alliance, Contiguity which measures whether the countries share a common boundary or not and Major Power which measures whether either or both states are a major power.

Militarized Conflict Modeling Using Computational Intelligence implements various multi-layer perception neural networks, Bayesian networks, support vector machines, neuro-fuzzy models, rough sets models, neuro-rough sets models and optimized rough sets models to create models that estimate the risk of conflict given the variables. Secondly, these models are used to study the sensitivity of each variable to conflict. Furthermore, a framework on how these models can be used to control the possibility of peace is proposed. Finally, new and emerging topics on modelling conflict are identified and further work is proposed.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Modeling Conflicts Between States: New Developments for an Old Problem

    Marwala, Tshilidzi (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Automatic Relevance Determination for Identifying Interstate Conflict

    Marwala, Tshilidzi (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

  • Multi-layer Perceptron and Radial Basis Function for Modeling Interstate Conflict

    Marwala, Tshilidzi (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Bayesian Approaches to Modeling Interstate Conflict

    Marwala, Tshilidzi (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Support Vector Machines for Modeling Interstate Conflict

    Marwala, Tshilidzi (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-85729-790-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-85729-789-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2701-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Militarized Conflict Modeling Using Computational Intelligence
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-790-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-790-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-789-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2701-7
Series ISSN
1610-3947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 254
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