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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans

Issue 5 • Date Sep 2000

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  • A design process based on a model combining scenarios with goals and functions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):537 - 551
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (1)
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    While promising approaches to early system design using scenarios have been proposed, no design process is available that guides scenario-based design. We present a model that combines scenarios both with functions and goals. Functions are required to make the desired behavior of some scenario happen in order to achieve one or more goals. Using this model, we propose a systematic and concrete desi... View full abstract»

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  • On the Dempster-Shafer evidence theory and non-hierarchical aggregation of belief structures

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):526 - 536
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The Dempster's rule of combination is a widely used technique to integrate evidence collected from different sources. In this paper, it is shown that the values of certain functions defined on a family of belief structures decrease (by scale factors depending on the degree of conflict) when the belief structures are combined according to the Dempster's rule. Similar results also hold when an arbit... View full abstract»

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  • A novel text-independent speaker verification method based on the global speaker model

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):598 - 602
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    This correspondence introduces a new text-independent speaker verification method, which is derived from the basic idea of pattern recognition that the discriminating ability of a classifier can be improved by removing the common information between classes. In looking for the common speech characteristics between a group of speakers, a global speaker model can be established. By subtracting the s... View full abstract»

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  • TADEUS: seamless development of task-based and user-oriented interfaces

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):509 - 525
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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    Task-based and user-oriented user interfaces utilize knowledge about user tasks and user characteristics to the utmost extent. They support users throughout their work flows, and must be constructed by a development process that avoids loss of application context and involves user feedback, from requirements specification to code generation. The concepts behind the task analysis/design/end users s... View full abstract»

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  • A next-best-view system for autonomous 3-D object reconstruction

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):589 - 598
    Cited by:  Papers (30)
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    The focus of this paper is to design and implement a system capable of automatically reconstructing a prototype 3D model from a minimum number of range images of an object. Given an ideal 3D object model, the system iteratively renders range and intensity images of the model from a specified position, assimilates the range information into a prototype model, and determines the sensor pose (positio... View full abstract»

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  • A novel genetic algorithm based on immunity

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):552 - 561
    Cited by:  Papers (185)
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    A novel algorithm, the immune genetic algorithm (IGA), is proposed based on the theory of immunity in biology which mainly constructs an immune operator accomplished by two steps: 1) a vaccination and 2) an immune selection. IGA proves theoretically convergent with probability 1. Strategies and methods of selecting vaccines and constructing an immune operator are also given. IGA is illustrated to ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive learning of hypergame situations using a genetic algorithm

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):562 - 572
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    In this paper, we propose and examine adaptive learning procedures for supporting a group of decision-makers with a common set of strategies and preferences who face uncertain behaviors of “nature.” First, we describe the decision situation as a hypergame situation, where each decision-maker is explicitly assumed to have misperceptions about the nature's set of strategies and preferenc... View full abstract»

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  • Self-organizing fuzzy aggregation models to rank the objects with multiple attributes

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):573 - 580
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    In this paper, a kind of ranking system, called agent-clients evaluation system, is proposed and investigated where there is no such authority with the right to predetermine weights of attributes of the entities evaluated by multiple evaluators for obtaining an aggregated evaluation result from the given fuzzy multiattribute values of these entities. Three models are proposed to evaluate the entit... View full abstract»

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  • Recurrent learning algorithms for designing optimal controllers of continuous systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):580 - 588
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    Proposes a recurrent learning algorithm for designing the controllers of continuous dynamical systems in optimal control problems. The controllers are in the form of unfolded recurrent neural nets embedded with physical laws from classical control techniques. The learning algorithm is characterized by a double forward-recurrent-loops structure for solving both temporal recurrent and structure recu... View full abstract»

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The fields of systems engineering and human machine systems: systems engineering includes efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems.

 

This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

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