Michalewicz, Z., Schmidt, M., Michalewicz, M., Chiriac, C.
2006, XIII, 246 p.
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Adaptive business intelligence systems combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments. These systems address the fundamental questions: What is likely to happen in the future? What is the best course of action? Adaptive Business Intelligence includes elements of data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, optimization, and adaptability.
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