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IEEE Intelligent Systems

Issue 5 • Date Sep/Oct 2002

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  • Modeling and simulating practices, a work method for work systems design

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):32 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Work systems involve people engaging in activities over time-not just with each other, but also with machines, tools, documents, and other artifacts. These activities often produce goods, services, or-as is the case in the work system described in this article-scientific data. Work systems and work practice evolve slowly over time. The integration and use of technology, the distribution and colloc... View full abstract»

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  • Designing human-centered distributed information systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):42 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (29)
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    Many computer systems are designed according to engineering and technology principles and are typically difficult to learn and use. The fields of human-computer interaction, interface design, and human factors have made significant contributions to ease of use and are primarily concerned with the interfaces between systems and users, not with the structures that are often more fundamental for desi... View full abstract»

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  • A digital-driving system for smart vehicles

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):81 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    In the wake of the computer and information technology revolutions, vehicles are undergoing dramatic changes in their capabilities and how they interact with drivers. Although some vehicles can decide to either generate warnings for the human driver or control the vehicle autonomously, they must usually make these decisions in real time with only incomplete information. So, human drivers must stil... View full abstract»

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  • John McCarthy: father of AI

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):84 - 85
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    If John McCarthy, the father of AI, were to coin a new phrase for "artificial intelligence" today, he would probably use "computational intelligence." McCarthy is not just the father of AI, he is also the inventor of the Lisp (list processing) language. The author considers McCarthy's conception of Lisp and discusses McCarthy's recent research that involves elaboration tolerance, creativity by mac... View full abstract»

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  • Rats, robots, and rescue

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):7 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In early May, media inquiries started arriving at my office at the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (www.crasar.org). Because I'm CRASAR's director, I thought the press was calling to follow up on the recent humanitarian award given to the center's founder, John Blitch, for successfully using small, backpackable robots at the World Trade Center disaster. Instead, I found they were askin... View full abstract»

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  • Computational challenges in cell simulation: a software engineering approach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):64 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    Molecular biology's advent in the 20th century has exponentially increased our knowledge about the inner workings of life. We have dozens of completed genomes and an array of high-throughput methods to characterize gene encodings and gene product operation. The question now is how we will assemble the various pieces. In other words, given sufficient information about a living cell's molecular comp... View full abstract»

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  • DAML+OIL: an ontology language for the Semantic Web

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):72 - 80
    Cited by:  Papers (132)  |  Patents (10)
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    By all measures, the Web is enormous and growing at a staggering rate, which has made it increasingly difficult-and important-for both people and programs to have quick and accurate access to Web information and services. The Semantic Web offers a solution, capturing and exploiting the meaning of terms to transform the Web from a platform that focuses on presenting information, to a platform that ... View full abstract»

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  • Mining open answers in questionnaire data

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):58 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    Surveys are important tools for marketing and for managing customer relationships; the answers to open-ended questions, in particular, often contain valuable information and provide an important basis for business decisions. The summaries that human analysts make of these open answers, however, tend to rely too much on intuition and so aren't satisfactorily reliable. Moreover, because the Web make... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent control of life support for space missions

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):24 - 31
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    Future manned space operations will include a greater use of automation than we currently see. For example, semiautonomous robots and software agents will perform difficult tasks while operating unattended most of the time. As these automated agents become more prevalent, human contact with them will occur more often and become more routine, so designing these automated agents according to the pri... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks for web content filtering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):48 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (5)
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    With the proliferation of harmful Internet content such as pornography, violence, and hate messages, effective content-filtering systems are essential. Many Web-filtering systems are commercially available, and potential users can download trial versions from the Internet. However, the techniques these systems use are insufficiently accurate and do not adapt well to the ever-changing Web. To solve... View full abstract»

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  • Research challenges and perspectives of the Semantic Web

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):86 - 88
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Accessing documents and services on today's Web requires human intelligence. The interface to these documents and services is the Web page, written in natural language, which humans must understand and act upon. The paper discusses the Semantic Web which will augment the current Web with formalized knowledge and data that computers can process. In the future, some services will mix human-readable ... View full abstract»

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  • Ethnography, customers, and negotiated interactions at the airport

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):15 - 23
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    In the late 1990s, tightly coordinated airline schedules unraveled owing to massive delays resulting from inclement weather, overbooked flights, and airline operational difficulties. As schedules slipped, the delayed departures and late arrivals led to systemwide breakdowns, customers missed their connections, and airline work activities fell further out of sync. In offering possible answers, we e... View full abstract»

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  • Human-centered computing at NASA

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):10 - 14
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