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IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications

Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 1998

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  • Information integration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    Despite the Web's current disorganized and anarchic state, many AI researchers believe that it will become the world's largest knowledge base. We examine a line of research whose final goal is to make disparate data sources work together to better serve users' information needs. This work is known as information integration. The authors talk about its application to datasets made available over th... View full abstract»

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  • Rationalizing Medical Work: Decision-Support Techniques and Medical Practices [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):25 - 27
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  • What does autonomy capability really mean for JPL and NASA? A talk with Robert Rasmussen

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Automated planning and scheduling for goal-based autonomous spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):50 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    Automated planning and scheduling technology enables a new class of autonomous spacecraft. We describe our use of symbolic AI in planning systems, provide an overview of the spacecraft-operations domain, and discuss several past, ongoing, and future deployments of planning systems technology at NASA View full abstract»

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  • Spacecraft autonomy and the missions of exploration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):36 - 44
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    All practitioners are playing a critical role in developing NASA's next generation of flight software. The goal is spacecraft autonomy. If we achieve this key ingredient of space exploration's next phase, NASA can have many more space platforms operating at once, make more effective use of limited communications resources and attempt bolder mission concepts involving direct investigation of remote... View full abstract»

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  • Securing your e-mail

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 5
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    For e-mail at least, I can safely say security has arrived. I provide an overview of cryptography and the protocols that enable it to work with e-mail. I explain the need for secure e-mail. I provide a short lesson on cryptography. I discuss the human and legal aspects, and I explain how to try out secure e-mail View full abstract»

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  • Onboard science data analysis: applying data mining to science-directed autonomy

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):62 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Onboard science processing opportunities can transform how spacecraft collect and use scientific data. The authors discuss three prototype software systems that tackle well-identified scientific calculations in a spaceborne setting. These include: QuakeFinder, an automated software package designed to search for subpixel surface motions on planetary surfaces; autonomous satellite detection, onboar... View full abstract»

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  • CMU's autonomous helicopter explores new territory

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):85 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In the summer of 1998, several members of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMUs) Autonomous Helicopter Project team joined NASA on a multidisciplinary expedition to the Canadian Arctic's Haughton Crater. NASA was willing to travel to such a remote corner of the globe because of its similarity to an even more remote locale-Mars. Researchers are studying the 23-million-year-old meteorite impact crater ... View full abstract»

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  • Analytic verification of flight software

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):45 - 49
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    To provide rigorous validation and verification of autonomous flight software for space vehicles, the authors apply two analytic verification approaches: design-time model checking and run-time behavior auditing View full abstract»

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  • AI for public health: self-screening for eye diseases

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):28 - 35
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    A software-based visual-field testing (perimetry) system is described which incorporates several AI components, including machine learning, an intelligent user interface and pattern discovery. This system has been successfully used for self-screening in several different public environments View full abstract»

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  • Autonomy in space

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 80
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    Three decades have passed since “2001: A Space Odyssey” first took its viewers through space and introduced them to a new breed of soft-spoken computer. The movie dealt with issues we continue to contemplate: the possibility of life elsewhere and self-governing technology. We explore how these issues have evolved. Placing responsibility in the hands of machines requires immense trust. ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart executives for autonomous spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):56 - 61
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    To make spacecraft more self-reliant and less dependent on ground intervention, the authors have developed an executive (EXEC) for a new control architecture, Remote Agent. EXEC has an expanded vocabulary for commanding spacecraft, provides a wide range of capabilities at different levels of abstraction, and has a highly modular design View full abstract»

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  • Biology: see it again-for the first time

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Computer science owes a huge debt to biological systems. The field came about largely as an attempt to understand and replicate the function and abilities of the brain. From this early lineage have sprung many subfields derived largely from biological metaphors: computer vision, neural networks, evolutionary computation, robotics, multiagent studies, and much of artificial intelligence. In some ar... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of autonomy technology on spacecraft software architecture: a case study

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):69 - 75
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    The authors draw on their experience with the autonomy technology demonstration on NASA's Deep Space One mission to describe the wide-ranging effect autonomy will have on the development of spacecraft software. Autonomy technology for high-level closed loop control of spacecraft offers considerable benefits to space flight projects View full abstract»

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  • Europa: life elsewhere?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):81 - 84
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    At the Jet Propulsion Lab. scientists and engineers are spearheading far-reaching research efforts to prove beyond all doubt that life exists, or once existed, elsewhere than on Earth. In their most promising initiative, they hope to land a probe on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, considered a likely site for extraterrestrial life, within the next 15 years. As planned this autonomous vehicle... View full abstract»

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This Periodical ceased production in 2000. The current retitled publication is IEEE Intelligent Systems.

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