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  • 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 0_1 - 0_56
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  • A tabu search based on simulation of adaptive fish behavior and its application to flow shop scheduling problems

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2980 - 2985 vol.5
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    Tabu search (TS) is a stochastic global optimization algorithm, which has been proved to be efficient in solving various combinatorial optimization problems. In this paper a TS with a new technique restricting the neighbors of the current solution is proposed to solve flow shop scheduling problems. An idea obtained from a simulation study on the adaptive behavior of a fish school is used to determ... View full abstract»

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  • Large-scale feature identification for indoor topological mapping

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2852 - 2857 vol.5
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    The paper describes a new approach to creating a map of the environment for a mobile robot by identifying large-scale indoor features directly from sonar observations. Current research in creating environmental maps for mobile robots either use grid-based representations, or use small-scale features to construct larger entities for topological maps, or use combinations of these approaches. These m... View full abstract»

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  • SimBot-a simulation tool for autonomous robots

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2986 - 2990 vol.5
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    This paper describes an autonomous robot simulation tool called SimBot. This tool allows users to create scenarios containing multiple autonomous robots and to develop controller programs for these robots. The tool manages the physical modeling of the scenario and generates the multiple 3D views necessary for robot vision and user viewing. The user builds up each robot from a library of configurab... View full abstract»

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  • Extracting meaningful semantic information with EMATISE: an HPSG-based Internet search engine parser

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2858 - 2866 vol.5
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    We describe EMATISE, our prototype natural language interface that serves as a front-end to Internet search engines; this prototype is based on the HPSG (Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar) formalism. Our current work concentrates on parsing natural language phrases and extracting meaningful semantic information. We present the architecture of our system for Internet access and the reasons for o... View full abstract»

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  • The multi-lateral security framework for the ubiquitous audiovisual services

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3336 - 3342 vol.5
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    In this paper, we will present the multi-lateral security framework for the ubiquitous audiovisual services. Next generation audiovisual services are expected to be very flexible digital system build on the global broadband network and they allow us to access any audiovisual contents at anywhere in the world. We call it ubiquitous audio-visual services. In such new services, several new security c... View full abstract»

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  • Trajectories adaptive prediction based on image processing cerebellar model for ocular-motor systems in robotic heads

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3008 - 3012 vol.5
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    In this work, a neural controller for delay compensation in image samples detected by an active vision system of robotic heads, in ocular tracking tasks is presented. This control architecture based on CMAC (cerebellar model articulation controller) model has the capacity of learning favored trajectories with less prediction error. This property is very important in robotic tasks of controlling th... View full abstract»

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  • On distributed information retrieval in virtual enterprises

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2958 - 2963 vol.5
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    A new emerging area of research and technological development, set forward by the requirements of today's progressive industries, is the paradigm of virtual organisations. A meta-data repository is the logical place for uniformly retaining and managing corporate knowledge within or across different members of such organisations. Many meta-data architectures are not optimized for information retrie... View full abstract»

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  • Modular HPSG [Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2867 - 2872 vol.5
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    We present a detailed description of the modular Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). Although the notion of modularity is known in the area of programming languages, and it is described for context-free grammars (CFG), this is the first attempt at defining modularity for HPSGs. We describe and formally define modularity for an HPSG-type grammar, and we illustrate its application on an exa... View full abstract»

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  • Query processing in e-commerce environment using predictive partitioned relations

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3309 - 3314 vol.5
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    Too many attributes in a relation are not relevant to fulfilling the user's requirement. Different clients may be interested different set of attributes in the relation. Given this situation, how can the Database Management Systems process relevant attributes instead of reading all attributes? In a data-warehousing environment, materialised view techniques are used and the relation can be vertical... View full abstract»

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  • Casting design with help of Information Fusion

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3343 - 3348 vol.5
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    The computer-aided support of several tasks is the main focus in a lot of companies. In particular, work scheduling and casting design in foundries is an important area which is responsible for that industry's economic survival in the world market. This paper contains proposals for a better support of the work scheduling and casting design phases with the help of modern computer techniques. First,... View full abstract»

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  • WAVES: towards real time laboratory experiments in cyberspace

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3470 - 3474 vol.5
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    This paper describes the architecture of a Web-based audio/video educational system for real-time laboratory experiments through the Internet. The goal of the WAVES (Web-based Audio Video Educational Systems) project is to develop an open and integrated platform for online laboratory experimentation, computer simulation, and course instruction using the Internet for research and teaching in modeli... View full abstract»

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  • A neural network architecture to learn hand posture definition

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3013 - 3018 vol.5
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    The goal of our work is to propose some solutions to hand posture definition and learning process during object manipulation and grasping. The main idea is to try to transfer relevant central nervous system strategies and related parameters obtained by experimentation to the frame of artificial neural networks in order to perform the learning of the underlying brain functions in the field of prehe... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation-based sensing-system configuration for dynamic dispatching

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2964 - 2969 vol.5
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    The paper presents a methodology for determining the initial configuration of a set of sensors for a surveillance task. It serves to complement a dynamic dispatching methodology, which selects and maneuvers subsets of sensors to achieve optimal data acquisition in real-time. Specifically, given a priori information about the expected object trajectory, the initial sensor poses are determined such ... View full abstract»

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  • Pricing Caching services with multiple levels of QoS

    Publication Year: 2001
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    Summary form only given. Emerging caching techniques such as differential caching, push caching, etc enable preferential treatment of premium objects in a cache. By the use of appropriate placement, replacement or reporting policies, a service provider can offer multiple levels of QoS for different objects. For example, certain objects may be assigned higher priorities and be placed in a premium c... View full abstract»

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  • Using unsuccessful auction bids to identify latent demand

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2911 - 2916 vol.5
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    We propose using the information revealed through auctions, including in particular the unsuccessful bids, to identify latent demand. Applied to combinatorial auctions for bundles of goods, this information can identify new bundles with particularly high valuations, expressed by their high complementarity. We present a simple algorithm for identifying these bundles, suitable for use with agent-bas... View full abstract»

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  • Technology policy staff; key factors in implementation

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3315 - 3323 vol.5
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    In order to cope with the rapidly changing interplay between technology and market in information industries, particularly in R&D activities in large corporations, a persistent and clarifying interplay among the participants must be lead by policy scientist as a policy process. The author of this paper argues that with emerging digital media-enabled innovations, Lasswell's (1971) concept of po... View full abstract»

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  • Construction and interpretation of multi-layer-perceptrons

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3349 - 3354 vol.5
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    Denker, Schwartz et al.(1987) start their paper with the sentence: "Since antiquity, man has dreamed of building a device that would "learn from examples", "form generalizations", and "discover the rules" behind patterns in the data". This paper offers an idea, how to construct a binary multi-layer-perceptron MLP out of some primitives, that we introduce, where hidden nodes have definite meaning. ... View full abstract»

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  • Ontology and multi-agent based decision support for enterprise bidding

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2947 - 2951 vol.5
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    The paper discusses a decision support system (DSS) for bidding by manufacturing enterprises. It is based on a competence ontology, which can evaluate the competence of an enterprise, analyse its feasibility and prospective benefits, and optimize bids. The ontology of enterprise competence provides a terminology and micro-theory for the description of and reasoning about enterprise competence. The... View full abstract»

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  • Building decision support systems for treating severe head injuries

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2952 - 2957 vol.5
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    In intensive care units, the patients, who are suffering from severe head injuries, usually enter a state of coma. To treat such patients, who are prone to a high risk of mortality, the neurologist adopts certain aggressive and informed decision-making procedures. Designing a decision support system (DSS) that would automate or enhance this kind of treatment procedure is difficult, due to the pres... View full abstract»

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  • The design of multimodal human-machine interface for teleoperation

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3187 - 3192 vol.5
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    Teleoperation is a viable alternative to project a human operator's intelligence into the places that are inaccessible or dangerous to people, or where expertise and resources are not available. Due to the distance between the human operator and remote environment, the human-machine interface is an important component for the overall system performance capabilities and efficiency. The paper propos... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing position error of cantilevered loads in motion systems

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3175 - 3180 vol.5
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    The positioning error of a large cantilevered mass that is actuated at its supported end is minimized as this mass travels at challenging high speeds and accelerations. An integrated approach is adopted to realize the task. After selecting the appropriate actuator that would provide higher rigidity, the system is viewed as a multi-degree of freedom system, and hence the concept of system-generated... View full abstract»

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  • A sub-optimal soft decision PDA method for binary quadratic programming

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3140 - 3145 vol.5
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    Binary quadratic programming (BQP) problems arise frequently in digital communication systems where online solutions are required. The multiuser detection (MUD) problem in code division multiple access (CDMA) communications, studied in the paper, is one such example. Due to the NP-hard nature of the BQP problem arising in MUD, only sub-optimal methods with polynomial complexities can be realistica... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible shop floor control in a decentralized production environment

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 3291 - 3296 vol.5
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    Decentralized production structures are able to cope with turbulences such as e.g. customer specific products with increasing complexity, fluctuations of demand and shortened product life cycles. Several concepts have therefore been developed successfully (e.g. production segments). In contrast to these decentralized structures, order management is based mostly on centralized concepts. To solve th... View full abstract»

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  • BIPMAN dynamic impedance controller based on a biomechanical approach

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 2997 - 3002 vol.5
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    This paper presents the biped robot called BIPMAN (biomechanical pneumatic man). We focus on the actuation type as close as possible to the human muscle behavior. We propose the mechanic and electronic design of BIPMAN and the main principles to control the structure. A dynamic model of the structure is proposed dividing the dynamic effects of the skeletal (as interactions between segments) to the... View full abstract»

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