question regarding history

Fogel (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 08:31:30 +0200

I have a question concerning the history of efforts in fuzzy systems and
Dr. Ralescu thought that perhaps by posting my question here, someone might
be able to assist. I am particularly interested in hybridizations of
fuzzy systems and evolutionary computation that appeared before 1989. I am
aware of a paper by Bremermann in 1971 using evolutionary optimization to
perform pattern recognition in light of cybernetic functionals, which he
showed were essentially fuzzy sets. If anyone is aware of any other efforts
to combine evolutionary search with fuzzy systems that came before 1989,
please do let me know.

Thanks very much.


David Fogel