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Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS), 2010 Annual Meeting of the North American

Date 12-14 July 2010

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  • Author [index]

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  • [Front matter]

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  • Keynote speeches

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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Queries mixing positive and negative associations and their weakening

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    This paper deals with queries involving two components: one describing desired associations, another specifying forbidden associations. In addition, those preferences are cited in the context of a hierarchy expressing some strength about what is wanted and rejected. So doing an ordinal ordering over the answers is made available in order to distinguish among the elements of the answer. The situati... View full abstract»

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  • Improvement of bag of visual words using Iconclass

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    Recently, bag-of-visual-words has been paid attention to as an image retrieval approach that uses the defining features of images. However, k-means clustering generally used in bag-of-visual-words has a drawback such that its result is affected by setting up initial points and their number. Additionally, the more keypoints increase, the more expensive processing becomes. We resolve the problem of ... View full abstract»

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  • Activation and competition system and universe lines algorithm

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    The Activation and Competition System (ACS), developed by Buscema in 2009 is an original algorithm that can simulate a non linear associative memory, partially inspired by Grossberg's IAC is presented. The Universe Lines Algorithm (ULA) is an extension of ACS and developed in 2010. ULA is able to transform all the variables of an assigned dataset into a group of connected dynamical systems. View full abstract»

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  • A new meta-classifier

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    A taxonomy for classifying classifiers is presented. A new meta-classifier, Meta-Consensus, with a foundation in both consensus theory and the theory of independent judges, is introduced. View full abstract»

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  • A new method of Multi Dimensional Scaling

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    This paper presents a new algorithm called “Population” that is an efficient and high speed method of performing Multi Dimensional Scaling based only on the calculation of a local fitness. Population is not bound to a specific Cost Function but is possible to define its in relation to the considered objective. The motivation for its creation was for use in the elaboration of datasets... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial adaptive systems and predictive medicine

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    An individual patient is not the average representative of the population. Rather he or she is a person with unique characteristics. An intervention may be effective for a population but not necessarily for the individual patient. The recommendation of a guideline may not be right for a particular patient because it is not what he or she wants, and implementing the recommendation will not necessar... View full abstract»

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  • Application of adaptive systems methodology to radiotherapy

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    Brain volume differences from 58 children are analyzed to determine the degree of volume loss and the effect on IQ after undergoing radiotherapy for tumors in an effort to identify relationships that might yield knowledge in preventing brain volume loss in future treatments. Analysis of the pre- and post-treatment data is performed first using traditional statistics and then with the assistance of... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy time series based on defining interval length with Imperialist Competitive Algorithm

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    Determining interval length in fuzzy time series has been one of the main concerns of many researchers in this area. Since an interval length has a continuous nature, in this paper, a novel metaheuristic algorithm (ICA), Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, is implemented. ICA can determine accurate interval length and it directly leads to results of fuzzy time series. For checking the validity of p... View full abstract»

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  • A line of sight algorithm using fuzzy measures

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    A line of sight algorithm is an important tool in determining visibility of target points from an observer point. This method has found applications in real life problems such as urban planning, combat missions, and computer graphics simulations. Even though different line of sight algorithms have been developed for these purposes, they mostly rely only on the elevation of the terrain and are not ... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-agent system for detecting adverse drug reactions

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    Discovering unknown adverse drug reactions (ADRs) as early as possible is highly desirable. Current methods largely rely on passive spontaneous reports, which suffer from serious underreporting, latency, and inconsistent reporting. They are not ideal for early identification of ADRs. In this paper, we propose a multi-agent system approach for ADR detection. A multi-agent system is formed by a comm... View full abstract»

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  • Interpretation of metaphor and the principle of conceptual fuzzy sets

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    The utterance `She is a bulldozer' is not interpreted by a person to refer to a piece of construction equipment but to mean something like `She is powerful'. Thus, interpretations of language are affected by contexts. This phenomenon does not only apply to metaphor. According to `Metaphors We Live By' (Lakoff and Johnson), our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is... View full abstract»

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  • Clustering uncertain interval data using a new Hausdorff-based metric

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    This paper presents a new index for measuring interval distances and its related metric. The proposed index and metric are both based on the Hausdorff distance which can be used for clustering uncertain interval data. Then using the new metric, a clustering method is introduced for clustering of intervals. Finally, some experiments are provided to validate the method. Results show that the method ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy rough sets based on hybrid monotonic inclusion measures and similarity measures

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    Rough set theory and fuzzy set theory hold the topic of dealing with imperfect knowledge. Recent literature have shown both theories can be combined into a more expressive framework for modeling and processing incomplete information systems. According to the hierarchical characteristic of fuzzy sets, this paper presents the definitions of λ-weak fuzzy approximation space and ISλ... View full abstract»

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  • Evolutionary optimization of a fuzzy rule-based network intrusion detection system

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    The use of computer networks has increased significantly in recent years. This proliferation, in combination with the interconnection of networks via the Internet, has drastically increased their vulnerability to attack by malicious agents. The wide variety of attack modes has exacerbated the problem in detecting attacks. Many current intrusion detection systems (IDS) are unable to identify unknow... View full abstract»

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  • Interval type-2 Fuzzy Markov Chains: An approach

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    This paper introduces a new proposal to involve uncertainties in Fuzzy Markov Chains by using Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets (IT2 FS). A Type-1 Fuzzy Markov chain is an approach which uses Type-1 Fuzzy Sets (T1 FS) to describe the distributional behavior of a Discrete-Time Markov process, while the IT2 FS approach is an extension of its scope that allows to embed several T1 FS inside its Footprint of ... View full abstract»

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  • The fuzzy reliable hub location problem

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    A Hub Location Problem (HLP) deals with finding the locations of hub facilities and assignment of demand nodes to established facilities. Due to special characteristics of HLP, the overall performance of the network highly depends on proper performance of hubs. Therefore, the design of reliable networks is a critical issue to be considered. In this paper, we design a single-allocation hub-and-spok... View full abstract»

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  • Alternate world interpretation of NEW ciset operators

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    In this paper we present a formal model of semantics for newly introduced [8] operators of cisets. The notion of alternate worlds is used to formalize the information content of a cisets. A ciset represents a collection of (regular) sets. Once this collection has been identified, any ciset operator can be applied on the collection of (regular) sets represented by cisets involved. This approach is ... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge presentation according to the linkage intensity

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    The objective of this paper is to study methods of knowledge representation, such as frame approaches, production systems, semantic network, and symbolic logic, can be found in literatures. In this paper, we study the notions of similar relation of sets and linkage sets that can be used in not only the characterization of the relation, but also the knowledge representation system and pattern recog... View full abstract»

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  • Socio- psychological variables as antecedents to consumer ethnocentrism: A fuzzy logic based analysis study

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    Despite the growing homogeneity of world markets, ethnocentric tendencies are of the strongest motivations that influence purchasing foreign products. The consequences of consumer ethnocentrism have been well studied in previous research. Yet, the sources of consumer ethnocentrism phenomenon have not been well acknowledged. This study empirically investigates the influence of socio-psychological v... View full abstract»

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  • How to relate fuzzy and OWA estimates

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    In many practical situations, we have several estimates x1, ..., xn of the same quantity x, i.e., estimates for which x1 ≈ x, x2 ≈ x, ..., and xn ≈ x. It is desirable to combine (fuse) these estimates into a single estimate for x. From the fuzzy viewpoint, a natural way to combine these estimates is: (1) to describe, for e... View full abstract»

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