Acquisitions Editor:Mehdi Khosrow-Pour Senior Managing Editor:Jan TraversManaging Editor:Amanda AppicelloDevelopment Editor:Michele RossiCopy Editor:Bernard J. Kieklak, Jr.Typesetter:Jennifer WetzelCover Design:Michelle WatersPrinted at:Integrated Book TechnologyPublished in the United States of America byIdea Group Publishing (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.)701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Suite 200Hershey PA 17033Tel: 717-533-8845Fax: 717-533-8661E-mail: email@example.comWeb site: http://www.idea-group.comand in the United Kingdom byIdea Group Publishing (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.)3 Henrietta StreetCovent GardenLondon WC2E 8LUTel: 44 20 7240 0856Fax: 44 20 7379 3313Web site: http://www.eurospan.co.uk Copyright © 2004 by Idea Group Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may bereproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy-ing, without written permission from the publisher.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Neural networks in business forecasting / G. Peter Zhang, editor.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 1-59140-176-3 -- ISBN 1-59140-177-1 (ebook)1. Business forecasting. 2. Neural networks (Computer science) I.Zhang, G. Peter, 1963- .HD30.27.N484 2003338.5'442--dc222003014950British Cataloguing in Publication DataA Cataloguing in Publication record for this book is available from the British Library.All work contributed to this book is new, previously-unpublished material. The viewsexpressed in this book are those of the authors, but not necessarily of the publisher.