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Infer Project Seeks Smart Software Solution

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Bournemouth University is leading the computational INtelligence platform For Evolving and Robust predictive systems (INFER) project, a European Union-funded initiative involving researchers and organizations in three countries launched to develop automated systems that help companies react and adjust to changes in market, behavior, or operational conditions.

INFER will focus on pervasively adaptive software systems in developing an open modular platform for commercial settings and industries. The best predictive model will emerge from a novel type of environment either anonymously or by user high-level goal-related assistance and feedback.

The project represents a paradigm shift from human labor and knowledge-intensive processes of building predictive systems to anonymous, evolving complex systems, says project coordinator Bogdan Gabrys. "The INFER project takes a novel approach to applying intelligent methods: A combination of modern software, systems, and knowledge engineering, together with application experience of the process industry," Gabrys says. "This will enable development of an effective platform for predictive systems that is easily applicable not only in process, but in many other industries."

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