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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews)

Issue 3 • Aug 2002

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  • Characteristics of engineering systems thinking - a 3D approach for curriculum content

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):203 - 214
    Cited by:  Papers (21)
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    The main idea underlying a study of high-tech enterprises was to identify cognitive, personal, and professional characteristics of engineers who have a high capacity for "engineering systems thinking." It was assumed that a curriculum developed to increase an engineer's capacity for "engineering systems thinking" might be developed on the basis of those characteristics. The principal questions tha... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability, validity, and imprecision in fuzzy multicriteria decision-making

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):190 - 202
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    There has been a great deal of interest in the application of fuzzy sets for representing uncertainty in management decision models. One of the important steps in the decision process is the elicitation of fuzzy judgments from the decision-makers. There are two elicitation procedures used in the existing literature: (1) direct numerical assessment and (2) linguistic variables. We introduce a third... View full abstract»

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  • Aggregating evidence in pavement management decision-making using belief functions and qualitative Markov tree

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):243 - 251
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    This paper applies the combined use of qualitative Markov trees and belief functions (otherwise known as Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence), to pavement management decision-making. The basic concepts of the belief function approach-basic probability assignments, belief functions and plausibility functions-are discussed. This paper also discusses the construction of the qualitative Markov tree (jo... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling gait transitions of quadrupeds and their generalization with CMAC neural networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):177 - 189
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In this paper, two gait transition models of a quadruped are derived based on gait kinematics. The learning and generalization capability of the cerebellar model articulation controller (CMAC) neural network in learning gait transitions is then studied. The two gait transition models are the transition between two general periodic gaits and the transition between a periodic gait and a continuous f... View full abstract»

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  • A genetic algorithm-based clustering approach for database partitioning

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):215 - 230
    Cited by:  Papers (41)  |  Patents (1)
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    In a typical distributed/parallel database system, a request mostly accesses a subset of the entire database. It is, therefore, natural to organize commonly accessed data together and to place them on nearby, preferably the same, machine(s)/site(s). For this reason, data partitioning and data allocation are performance critical issues in distributed database application design. We are dealing with... View full abstract»

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  • Gaussian-based edge-detection methods-a survey

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):252 - 260
    Cited by:  Papers (172)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Gaussian filter has been used extensively in image processing and computer vision for many years. We discuss the various features of this operator that make it the filter of choice in the area of edge detection. Despite these desirable features of the Gaussian filter, edge detection algorithms which use it suffer from many problems. We review several linear and nonlinear Gaussian-based edge de... View full abstract»

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  • On the behavior-based architectures of autonomous agency

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):231 - 242
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    A number of autonomous robots with varying degrees of reactive functionality have been built, based on different architectures. We review the foundations, limitations, and achievements of a number of architectures of such autonomous agents from the three categories: (1) reactive; (2) deliberative; and (3) hybrid. Most of these architectures contain behaviors. The principle of avoiding an explicit ... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of digital images

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):261 - 271
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    The ability to create art is a uniquely human endeavor. Throughout history, humans have used paintings, drawings, songs, stories, and other art forms to communicate important ideas or events and to entertain. The advent of computers gave rise to a new medium for art. Computer generated art work has become popular in the entertainment and education industries. The paper uses genetic algorithms (GAs... View full abstract»

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  • On the development of a cooperative tutoring environment on computer networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):272 - 278
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    In developing a tutoring system, one of the most difficult tasks is to collect tutoring knowledge from multiple educators, especially courses in which the contents change frequently, due to the advent of new technologies. We propose a Web-based intelligent tutoring strategy construction system, which is able to elicit, analyze, and integrate tutoring knowledge from multiple educators systematicall... View full abstract»

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Authors should submit human-machine systems papers to the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.

Authors should submit systems engineering papers to the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems.

Authors should submit cybernetics papers to the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.

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