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2007 2nd International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications

Date 21-23 Aug. 2007

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  • Toward Human-Level Machine Intelligence

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):9 - 10
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    Summary form only given. Can machines think? This question has been an object of spirited discussion and debate since the birth of the computer age in the late forties of the last century. My interest in the question goes back to the beginning of my academic career. A paper of mine entitled "Thinking Machines - A New Field in Electrical Engineering," was published in the January 1950 issue of Colu... View full abstract»

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  • Neural Network Modeling Techniques for the Real-Time Rendering of the Geometry and Elasticity of 3D Objects

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):11 - 16
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    The paper reviews measurement and neural networks modeling techniques developed by the authors for the real-time rendering of the geometry and elastic properties of 3D objects. View full abstract»

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  • Effective Deinterlacing Using Selective Spatial-Temporal Interpolation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):17 - 20
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    In this paper, we propose a new deinterlacing algorithm, which selectively uses spatial and temporal interpolations. Conventional deinterlacing methods tend to yield undesired results in horizontal edges and high frequency areas. To address these problems, the proposed method uses different interpolation methods based on motion types. We first apply motion estimation and intrafield interpolation i... View full abstract»

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  • Localization System Using Video and PIR Information Fusion

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):21 - 23
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    In the paper is presented a localization system composed of video cameras and infrared detectors. First, a localization is done by using the information obtained from video cameras, using a proper set of attributes. An uncertainty measurement is performed based on the similarity with the nearest prototype and the dissimilarity from the rest of prototypes. The best granularity is also determined. T... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy Logic Supported Frequency Range Estimation for Adaptive Fourier Analysis

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):25 - 31
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    Adaptive Fourier analyzers have been developed for measuring periodic signals with unknown or changing fundamental frequency. Typical applications are vibration measurements and active noise control related to rotating machinery and calibration equipment that can avoid the changes of the line frequency by adaptation. Higher frequency applications have limitations since the computational complexity... View full abstract»

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  • Image Processing for Classification in Biology Systems

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):33 - 38
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    The article discusses problems of classification based on the fractal theory with applications in biology. Here are introduced the necessary notions for defining and quantitative evaluation of fractals and an algorithm for fractal dimension computation based on biofractal contours processing is also proposed/ presented. The actual application is dedicated to the analyse the particularities of some... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the Diagnosis of Ischemic CVA's through CT Scan with Neural Networks

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):39 - 43
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    Technological and computing evolution promoted new opportunities to improve the quality of life, in particular, the quality of diagnostic evaluations. Computerized tomography is one of the imaging equipments of diagnosis which has most benefited from technological improvements. Because of that, and due to the quality of the diagnosis produced, it is one of the most employed equipments in clinical ... View full abstract»

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  • 3D Breast Shape Reconstruction for a Non-Invasive Early Cancer Diagnosis System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):45 - 50
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    Early breast cancer diagnosis becomes a must in nowadays society, related to the fact that this osteophyl neoplasia is the most frequent cancer in the world. The environment, solar radiations, weather changes, the increasing number of endocrine modifications, iatrogen agression, stress, or even fashion, have undoubtful effects on women's breasts health, too. Long term negative influence may appear... View full abstract»

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  • Data Flow Chart in a Non-Invasive Breast Cancer Diagnosis System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):51 - 56
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    Breast cancer continues to be the most common of nonpreventable cancer diagnosed among women. We propose a non-invasive method of abnormal area detection based on microwaves emission detection, in order to uncover the incipient malignant processes. Underlying the actual situation, statistics and methods, our paper comments the necessary stages implemented in order to distinguish and compare the bo... View full abstract»

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  • Automated Brain Segmentation Algorithm for 3D Magnetic Resonance Brain Images

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):57 - 61
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    In this paper, we propose a new brain segmentation method for 3D magnetic resonance (MR) brain images. The proposed method consists of four steps: background rejection, image normalization, initial slice segmentation, and brain segmentation. In the image normalization step, intensity non-uniformity is removed. In the brain segmentation step, we use mathematical morphological operators and masking.... View full abstract»

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  • On a Class of Continuous Triangular Norms

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):63 - 65
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    In this paper we completely describe all continuous migrative triangular norms. Since the migrative property excludes both idempotent and nilpotent classes, the characterization and construction is carried out by solving a functional equation for additive generators of strict t-norms. We also study cases when the construction results in a smooth generator. View full abstract»

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  • Representing Fuzzy Sets in the Hypercube Part I: A Historical Note

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):67 - 71
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    In this paper the author shows steps to the history of the concept to represent fuzzy sets in the hypercube. The first consideration in this direction can be found in an article of Lotfi A. Zadeh in 1969 but there is an interesting historical pathway to two of Zadeh's notes that he had published in 1958 and 1962. Later, in the 1980s, Bart Kosko introduced this concept effective into fuzzy set theo... View full abstract»

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  • Representing Fuzzy Sets in the Hypercube Part II: Developments in the Life Sciences

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):73 - 77
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    In this paper we provide an insight into fuzzy sets as points in the hypercube. This approach to geometry of fuzzy sets was first published by Bart Kosko in the 1980s. After a brief survey we show two applications of this theory in life sciences: fuzzy diseases and fuzzy genomes. This historical and analytical contribution to the 2nd IEEE Workshop on Soft Computing Applications is a sequel to the ... View full abstract»

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  • There is Enough Room for Zadeh's Ideas, Besides Aristotle's in a Boolean Frame

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):79 - 82
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    Even if there is enough room for Zadeh's ideas, besides Aristotle's in a Boolean frame, none algebra of conventional fuzzy approaches is Boolean. The goal of this paper is to show that a Boolean frame (defined by Boolean axioms and theorems) is equally adequate a place for realization of fuzzy theory (fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy relations etc.) as it is for realization of known classical two-va... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a Fuzzy Logic Coprocessor using Handel-C

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):83 - 88
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    Design and implementation of a fuzzy logic (FL) coprocessor is presented in this paper. The main goal of a FL coprocessor is to speed up the operations typical for FL algorithms. Current implementations of FL algorithms are dedicated and general purpose. The main drawback of solutions based on dedicated hardware is lack of configurability. Software implementation on general purpose processors is s... View full abstract»

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  • A FAM-based Agent for a Ball and Beam

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):89 - 94
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    This paper presents a reactive agent built under the Subsumption Architecture, which purpose is to control a Ball and Beam system. The architecture of the agent is implemented making use of a fuzzy associative memory (FAM) and feedback control laws. The FAM is used to address the action selection problem known for this architecture. The FAM defines different fuzzy conditions. These conditions are ... View full abstract»

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  • Neuro-Fuzzy System for Intelligent Course Control of Underactuated Conventional Ships

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):95 - 101
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    In general, conventional ships have mono-variable autopilot, which controls the heading of the ship affected by perturbations, in course-keeping or course-changing maneuvers. It takes into account only the yaw angle and ignores the roll movements. Intelligent control systems can be designed, considering the ship as 2 DOF underactuated system, with yaw angle and roll angle as outputs, and rudder as... View full abstract»

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  • On the Switching Controllers' Issue

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):103 - 108
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    The paper is discussing the dangerous instability that may occur in the switching controllers' case. This phenomenon cannot be treated by the conventional frequency analysis because of the non-null initial conditions. The qualitative phase trajectory analyze of the difference between the controllers outputs is used instead. The second and the fourth quadrants of the phase plane are recommended for... View full abstract»

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