Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, 2003. International Conference on

30 Sept.-4 Oct. 2003

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  • Can your autonomous robot come out and play?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 18
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    We examine the function of play as it applies to the autonomy of constructed agents in a dynamic environment. Play happens naturally when there is uncertainty over tasks and outcomes, when there is potential for change, and in open environments or unexplored domain. Jean Piaget's cognitive model of adaptation as a combination of imitation and play will be the starting point of this examination of ... View full abstract»

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  • Toward wisdom in procedural reasoning: DBI, not BDI

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):395 - 400
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    Belief, desire, intention (BDI) procedural reasoning agent systems are founded on philosophic presuppositions that may be reassessed to aid the construction of sapient (wise) agents. We propose a fundamental shift in order from BDI to DBI such that desire precedes belief and intention. This reordering may improve the ability of agent systems to wisely utilize procedural reasoning. This reordering ... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent nodes for course of actions analysis-interpretability

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 12
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    The interpretability faculty is a vital element within the framework of intelligent systems [Meystel, A. et al., (2002)]. Central to planning, course of action (COA) and course of action analysis (COAA) emerge in the process of interpretability of heterogeneous information. The purpose is to discuss the interpretability mechanism that can be employed by computing machines to promote intelligent be... View full abstract»

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  • Paradigms behind a discussion on artificial intelligent/smart systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):392 - 394
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    We use the description of the foregoing paradigms for the benefit of an intelligent vs. smart discourse: 1) AS with consciousness would be the result of the development of quantum computers. 2) AS based on logical modules are implemented using our present computers. AS based on expedient recognizers of the outside-world features are implemented with artificial neural networks with chaotic behavior... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge, understanding, and behavior

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):2 - 8
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    What does it mean to know something? What is understanding? How does understanding influence behavior? These are philosophical questions that have occupied the best human minds since time of the ancient Greeks. Only in the last 50 years have scientists been able to address these issues with empirical methods. Only in the last decade has the computational power become widely available to pursue the... View full abstract»

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  • Multisensor image fusion & mining: from neural systems to COTS software

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):355 - 362
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    We summarize our methods for the fusion of multisensor imagery based on concepts derived from neural models of visual processing and pattern learning and recognition. These methods have been applied to real-time fusion of night vision sensors in the field, airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems, and space-based multiplatform multimodality sensors. The methods enable color fused 3... View full abstract»

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  • Object pattern recognition below clutter in images

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):385 - 390
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    We are developing a technique for recognizing patterns below clutter based on modelling field theory. The presentation briefly summarizes the difficulties related to the combinatorial complexity of computations, and analyzes the fundamental limitations of existing algorithms such as multiple hypothesis testing. A new concept, dynamic logic, is introduced along with an algorithm suitable for patter... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-assisted document composition in specific domains

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):444 - 449
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    When composing a document, an author usually needs to collect the materials relevant to the composition contexts and devise a fluent logical structure to arrange the composition materials acquired. In our system, these tasks, material preparation, logical structure devising, and material deployment, are deployed to the corresponding agents. The agents acquiring composition materials from various i... View full abstract»

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  • A hierarchical genetic algorithm with search space partitioning scheme

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):139 - 144
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    A new search technique of genetic algorithm (GA) called hierarchical genetic algorithm (HGA) has been proposed for optimizing various functions in Rn space. Initially the entire search space is partitioned into a number of subspaces depending on the dimensionality of the search space. The HGA processes are then distributed. The algorithm thus independently runs in each subspace with the... View full abstract»

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  • An organization-based adaptive information system for battlefield situational analysis

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 51
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    On the field of battle, it is crucial to retrieve a continual flow of information necessary to achieve information superiority. Sensors used to provide the information streams can be lost due to dangerous conditions. We show how the combination of adaptive information systems and organizational models create a flexible agent system capable of overcoming sensor incapacitation or loss within a battl... View full abstract»

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  • An integrating semantics of hybrid dynamic systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):679 - 683
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    We discuss here two-level prototype of integrating semantics for a first order representation of interactive hybrid systems. The problem of establishing a reliable semantics of hybrid systems was stated by A. Nerode et al., (1994). We prove in particular that the constraint completeness of any integrating hybrid system (IHS) is totally determined by the first order theory of its underlying domain. View full abstract»

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  • Towards computational sapience (wisdom): a paradigm for sapient (wise) systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):158 - 165
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    We present a paradigm that can contribute with some essential aspects to establish a baseline for the development of computational sapience (wisdom), sapient (wise) decision/control, and sapient (wise) systems as new disciplines/fields. It is demonstrated here that, under the proposed paradigm, computational sapience (wisdom), sapient (wise) decision/control, and sapient (wise) systems methodologi... View full abstract»

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  • Contextual vocabulary acquisition: from algorithm to curriculum

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):306 - 311
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    We are developing algorithms for computational contextual vocabulary acquisition (CVA; computing a meaning for an unknown word from context) and applying the computational CVA system to build an educational curriculum for enhancing students' abilities to use CVA strategies in their reading. The knowledge gained from case studies of students using our CVA techniques feeds back into further developm... View full abstract»

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  • Multisensor-multitarget sensor management using geometric objective functions

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):349 - 354
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    Multisensor-multitarget sensor management is at root a problem in nonlinear control theory. We apply newly developed theories for sensor management based on a Bayesian control-theoretic foundation. Finite-Set-Statistics (FISST) and the Bayes recursive filter for the entire multisensor-multitarget system are used with information-theoretic objective functions in the development of the sensor manage... View full abstract»

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  • A biologically-inspired concept for active image recognition

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):379 - 384
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    A novel concept is proposed that uses active information gathering for recognizing objects on images. This novel concept mimics recent neurobiological insights on human control of eye movements (TD algorithm). TD algorithms are predictive reinforcement algorithms for learning of action sequences. In the proposed framework, standard techniques, such as template matching, are used as processing step... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating organizational knowledge for dynamic scalable multiagent systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):184 - 189
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    We propose a model for rational multiagent reorganizations. Borrowing from organization theory, this approach models organizational structure by its natural dimensions (e.g. stratification, diversification, preservation, distribution). Agents choose reorganizations that maximize expected utility by quantifying the value of increasing or decreasing the organization's structure along its dimensions.... View full abstract»

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  • Using data-mining to allow robots to discover the preferences of humans

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):438 - 443
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    One of the problems in the introduction of robots into human societies is teaching the robots about human preferences. A data mining methodology, developed for the analysis of criminal preferences, is extended to allow robots to learn about human preferences. View full abstract»

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  • Autocreative hierarchy II: dynamics self-organization, emergence and level-changing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):766 - 773
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    Natural systems are characterized more by the way they change than by their appearance at any one moment in time. There is, however, no self-consistent theory capable of ascribing the development of living hierarchical organisms to conventional scientific rationality. We have derived a generic model for the dynamics and evolution of natural hierarchical systems. We present the resultant birational... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture for information assurance decision support systems based on integration of knowledge intensive multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):542 - 546
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    We propose the architecture for integration of information assurance, knowledge base, and information fusion with the main purpose for understanding forensics and digital evidence. This architecture will be very useful in several applications: (1) identification of important software modules needed for a comprehensive decision support system for information assurance (or other functionalities), (2... View full abstract»

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  • Catalytic reaction sets, decay, and the preservation of information

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):133 - 138
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    We study the ability to maintain information in a population of protocells that enclose sets of reacting polymers or metabolisms, under the influence of decay, i.e., spontaneous breakdown of large polymers. At a certain decay rate, it becomes impossible to maintain a significant concentration of large polymers, while it is still possible to maintain sets of smaller polymers that contain the same a... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-agent moving target search in a hazy environment

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):275 - 278
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    We present the initial stage kinematics based coordination approach as a part of our ongoing study of pursuit of a moving target by multiple problem solvers in a two-dimensional space. The problem-solvers are intermittently blinded by the moving target, and our results showed that increase in the number of agents would lead to catch the target in lesser number of moves. The work done focused on th... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of an agent-oriented expert system of loan risk evaluation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):41 - 45
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    How to effectively control the risks of loans by means of modern risk management is becoming an increasingly important issue for the development of Chinese banking industry. In addition to considering loan risk probabilities, the expert system of loan risk evaluation introduces two more factors: the price of the loan and the risk preferences of the decision-makers. With the help of the knowledge o... View full abstract»

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  • Service demand analysis using multiattribute learning mechanisms

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):634 - 639
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    We describe a new approach to analyze customer demand for various types of Internet services and IT systems. We have proposed a multi-attribute learning mechanism called LMDCM (Learning Mechanism using Discrete Choice Models) to evaluate customer satisfaction levels for services. A multiattribute learning mechanism can indicate the customer satisfaction level of each service under given situations... View full abstract»

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  • Higher spiritual abilities (prolegomena to a physical theory)

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):406 - 411
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    Mathematical mechanisms of mind operations are described including concepts, understanding, imagination, thinking, learning, instincts, consciousness, unconscious, intuitions, emotions, including aesthetic emotions. Few basic mathematical principles ("physical laws of mind") are elucidated describing the multiplicity of mind phenomena in correspondence with intuition and psychological and neural d... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinated multi-procedural architecture for probabilistic knowledge discovery

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):457 - 462
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    Current data mining procedures utilize operating cycles that encompass selection of the input data learning subset, filtering, application of the chosen mining algorithm, presentation of the output knowledge, and evaluation of the system performance on the unseen test data subset. However, a single pass through the above phases cannot achieve an appreciable result. We introduce an architecture tha... View full abstract»

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