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  • Eleventh International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):iii - xxii
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  • POWER: programme for an ontology based working environment for modeling and use of regulations and legislation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):327 - 334
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    The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (DCTA) conducted a research programme in which methods were developed that support a systematic translation of (new) legislation into the DTCA's processes. In the POWER programme, the knowledge capitalization/knowledge codification approach is combined with an organization dynamics approach in which the DTCA's knowledge processes are aligned. As a result, t... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1161 - 1164
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  • Temperature equilibrium in multi-agent manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):259 - 264
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    The paper explores some ideas on the maintenance of load equilibrium in a multi-agent manufacturing system, using concepts such as temperature, relative heat and latent heat. The material presented is based on work done as part of the international project on Holonic Manufacturing Systems. Furthermore, the paper investigates the nature of agent cooperation and examines whether a simple coordinatio... View full abstract»

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  • An autonomous cooperative system for high speed sorting systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):254 - 258
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    In a high speed sorting system, the ability of the control system to optimally utilize the available resources and to react to changes in a timely manner determines the economic viability of that system. An Autonomous Cooperative System (ACS) for flexible control of high speed sorting systems is presented. Each section of the sorting system is provided with sufficient intelligence and autonomy to ... View full abstract»

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  • HOMASCOW: a holonic multi-agent system for cooperative work

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):247 - 253
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    Assistance tools for actors of cooperative systems, which are often centralized are increasingly designed to adhere to the system organization using a distributed architecture. However, generally these systems have difficulty in managing data coherency at the global level. In answer to this problem, we turned towards a particular organizational model: holonic systems. This concept has guided us in... View full abstract»

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  • Using ontologies for domain information retrieval

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):836 - 840
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    The main objective of domain engineering is to provide domain information that helps the specification of domain applications. Some applications need to reuse information from multiple domains. Currently, there are several Domain Engineering methods that provide domain information using different representations that are stored in various formats. Due to the costs involved in a domain engineering ... View full abstract»

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  • Structuring legal knowledge on data protection: the EU-data protection research project DAPRO

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1061 - 1065
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    Data privacy law is a very complex matter. It is often assessed to be a non-tariff barrier to commercial transactions. Transparency in data privacy law by means of information technology clarifies the countervailing principles and assists to meet the legal conditions of this law in practice. The DAPRO information system supports decision makers in solving problems related to the collection, storag... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based support services: monitoring and adaptation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1097 - 1101
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    Knowledge management (KM) is a combination of several techniques and processes for creation, sharing and dissemination of knowledge within an enterprise. According to published reports, KM is a key ingredient in any successful customer support service business. It impacts positively the productivity of support personnel, improves the quality of their decision making, enables the extraction of know... View full abstract»

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  • Error types in the computer-aided translation of tourism texts

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):138 - 142
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    In the European-funded project MIS under the MLIS programme, the authors attempted a computer-driven translation package for tourism texts in 5 languages. It was believed such a package would be possible due to the highly formulaic language of tourism brochures and business communication in this sector, which ought to allow translation equivalences at the phrase or sentence level to be identified ... View full abstract»

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  • Coalition formation in manufacturing multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):241 - 246
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    This contribution emphasises the need and potential role of forming teams of flexible and autonomous agents participating in the production planning process. The paper explores a knowledge-based method supporting the process of coalition formation, the tri-based acquaintance model (3bA). The 3bA maintains agents' social knowledge about collaborative agents that limits substantially the space of po... View full abstract»

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  • Goal-based conflict management in scenario analysis

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):831 - 835
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    The adoption of conflict management methods in many software engineering activities indicates a trend towards a consistency orientation for designing the end product. In this context, the objective of this work is twofold: (a) to demonstrate how to check the feasibility of the design solutions and (b) to provide a framework for guiding the consistency restoration process by providing conflict reso... View full abstract»

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  • An experiment in discovering association rules in the legal domain

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1056 - 1060
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    The article explores the applicability of an algorithm designed for finding association rules in large databases to the discovery of relevant associations from a large case base. More specifically, it describes an experiment intended to explore the applicability of data mining techniques to legal databases. In many areas of law, especially administrative law, many thousands of cases are decided. T... View full abstract»

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  • Some remarks on vector representations of legal documents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1087 - 1091
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    Vector representation of legal documents is still the best way for computing classification clusters and labelling of its contents. This paper deals with the problem of diversity of legal documents making vector representation a difficult task. Extensive experiments with three text corpora of about 580 documents in three languages have shown that binary or weighted vector representation may not be... View full abstract»

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  • Planned disconnections for mobile databases

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):165 - 169
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    As mobility permeates todays computing environment, we envision application infrastructures that will increasingly use mobile technologies. Traditional database applications will need to integrate mobile entities: people and computers. The authors develop a distributed database framework for mobile environments. A key requirement in such an environment is to support frequent connection and disconn... View full abstract»

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  • On the efficient deployment of mobility in distributed system management

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):193 - 197
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    Mobile agents are frequently discussed as an enabling technology for meeting the requirements set by today's and future networks and distributed systems. In particular, the growing number of disruptive links requires new architectures, and the characteristics of mobile agents make them an important new concept for such architectures. The paper addresses two major problems in conjunction with mobil... View full abstract»

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  • Paradigma: agent implementation through Jini

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):453 - 457
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    One of the key problems of recent years has been the divide between theoretical work in agent based systems and its practical complement which have, to a large extent, developed along different paths. The Paradigma implementation framework has been designed with the aim of narrowing this gap. It relies on an extensive formal agent framework implemented using recent advances in Java technology. Spe... View full abstract»

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  • A classification framework of multidimensional, multi-unit procurement negotiations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1003 - 1009
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    Procurement auctions usually require the bid to specify several characteristics of the contract to be fulfilled. Previous models of procurement auctions have generally assumed that the qualitative attributes are fixed prior to competitive source selection (W. Vickrey, 1961; S. Dasgupta and D.F. Spulber, 1989); hence bidding competition is restricted to the price dimension. While such an approach m... View full abstract»

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  • A heuristic approach for recognizing a document's language used for the Internet search engine GETESS

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):133 - 137
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    The authors illustrate how Internet documents can be automatically analyzed in order to identify the document's language. This language knowledge is then used for the Internet search engine, GETESS. The aim of the language classification heuristics is to ensure that documents with the same content, but different languages (e.g. in German and English), will not simultaneously be presented to the us... View full abstract»

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  • Economic coordination mechanisms for holonic multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):236 - 240
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    This paper discusses the importance of coordination mechanisms for holonic multi agent systems. Specifically the design of mechanisms for worth-oriented domains with transferable utility is discussed. The specific focus is on how to allocate a set of resources to a set of agents. Agents may express preferences for the complementary use of resources. Agents are assumed to be self-interested. An exa... View full abstract»

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  • PPS-a parallel partition sort algorithm for multiprocessor database systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):635 - 644
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    A new algorithm, parallel partition sort (PPS), is proposed which is an improved range partition sort algorithm to handle the problem of workload imbalance, especially partition imbalance and heterogeneous imbalance, in a shared-nothing multiprocessor database environment. The new algorithm partitions the key range into a number of range intervals, then a fast internal sorting method is applied on... View full abstract»

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  • Domain knowledge evolution in business and IT system change

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):823 - 827
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    A modern business organisation is under continuous pressure from its outside environment. In order to survive, it has to keep up with modern technology and adapt under continuous market and business pressures. Business change is brought about by a number of external and internal factors. As it adapts to the changing environment the organisation continuously learns. It accumulates a wealth of infor... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic version management of legislation: the Agora-Lex project

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1051 - 1055
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    The paper reports on ongoing research concerning the construction of a legal database named Agora-Lex. The aim of Agora-Lex is to develop a highly technological system for accessing legislation provided by the Belgian federal government. The Agora-Lex project develops a model and prototype for managing historical versions of legislation. In addition, it provides recommendations for data identifica... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic commerce and bureaucracies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):285 - 288
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    The main focuses of attention with respect to electronic commerce are standardisation, trust and security, electronic signature, fiscal aspects and legal and privacy issues. Until now, the impacts of electronic commerce on the structure and functioning of bureaucracies, especially within public administration, are grossly neglected. A sketch is given of electronic commerce in the pre-implementatio... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-agent legal argument generator

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1080 - 1084
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    One of the most significant series of experiments in AI and law is the investigation of case based reasoning carried out in the HYPO, CABERET and CATO projects. It is important to understand what has been achieved in these experiments, and this requires that the techniques be applied to a variety of domains. The techniques are not, however, straightforward to apply. In order to provide an experime... View full abstract»

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