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

Issue 4 • Jul 2002

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  • Virtual 3-D interface system via hand motion recognition from two cameras

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):536 - 540
    Cited by:  Papers (27)
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    We propose a new human interface system, the virtual 3D interface system, which allows a user to work in a virtual three-dimensional (3D) space on the computer by way of hand motions and hand poses. This system has two cameras: one takes the top-view of the desktop and the other takes the side-view. With the top-view image, the system recognizes the bending of the five fingers and interprets the c... View full abstract»

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  • A hybrid approach to input selection for complex processes

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):532 - 536
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Input selection is a crucial stage for empirical modeling of complex processes with numerous features. This correspondence proposes a new hybrid method of case-based reasoning and genetic algorithm (GA) to identify significant inputs from a set of features. Case-based reasoning is performed repeatedly on a "leave-one-out" procedure to yield an unbiased error estimate for a hypothesis. This error e... View full abstract»

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  • A novel self-optimizing approach for knowledge acquisition

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):505 - 514
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    The attribute reduction and rule generation (the attribute value reduction) are two main processes for knowledge acquisition. A self-optimizing approach based on a difference comparison table for knowledge acquisition aimed at the above processes was proposed. In the attribute reduction process, the conventional logic computation was transferred to a matrix computation along with some added though... View full abstract»

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  • Encoding probability propagation in belief networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):526 - 531
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    Complexity reduction is an important task in Bayesian networks. Recently, an approach known as the linear potential function (LPF) model has been proposed for approximating Bayesian computations. The LPF model can effectively compress a conditional probability table into a linear function. This correspondence extends the LPF model to approximate propagation in Bayesian networks. The extension focu... View full abstract»

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  • Coping with nonstationary environments: a genetic algorithm using neutral variation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):497 - 504
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    In nonstationary environments, it is difficult to apply traditional genetic algorithms (GAs) because they use strong selection pressure and lose the diversity of individuals rapidly. We propose a GA with neutral variation that can track environmental changes. The idea of this GA is inspired by Kimura's neutral theory (1983). The scheme of this GA allows neutral characters, which do not directly af... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive competitive self-organizing associative memory

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):461 - 471
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    This work presents the design of an adaptive competitive self-organizing associative memory (ACSAM) system for use in classification and recognition of pattern information. Volterra and Lotka's models of interacting species in biology motivated the ACSAM model; a model based on a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Self-organizing behavior is modeled for unsupervised neural... View full abstract»

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  • Similarity-based approximate reasoning: methodology and application

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):541 - 547
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    This correspondence elucidates the importance of similarity, as modeled by a measure of similarity, in approximate reasoning. A set of axioms is proposed to compute a reasonable measure of similarity between two imprecise concepts represented as fuzzy sets. For approximate reasoning, a similarity index between the fact and the antecedent of a rule is computed and is used in the reasoning mechanism... View full abstract»

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  • Anytime mining for multiuser applications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):515 - 521
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    Database systems have been designed to serve multi-users in real-world applications. There are essential differences between mono- and multi-user applications when a database is very large. Therefore, this paper presents an "anytime" framework for mining very large databases which are shared by multi-users. Anytime mining is designed to generate approximate results such that these results can be a... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to discrete-time incentive feedback Stackelberg games

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):472 - 481
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    A substantial effort has been devoted to various incentive Stackelberg solution concepts. Most of these concepts work well in the sense that the leader can get his desired solution in the end. Yet, most incentive strategies developed thus far include either the follower's control, which may not be realistic in practice, or delays in the state, which makes stabilization more difficult to achieve. I... View full abstract»

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  • An interactive approach of assembly planning

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):522 - 526
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    An interactive approach to assembly planning is presented. It provides a virtual reality interface for production engineers to program the virtual representation of robotic manipulators in a three-dimensional (3D) operation space. The direct human involvement creates a user-defined assembly sequence, which contains the human knowledge of mechanical assembly. By extracting the precedence relationsh... View full abstract»

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  • Imitation with ALICE: learning to imitate corresponding actions across dissimilar embodiments

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):482 - 496
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    Imitation is a powerful mechanism whereby knowledge may be transferred between agents (both biological and artificial). Key problems on the topic of imitation have emerged in various areas close to artificial intelligence, including the cognitive and social sciences, animal behavior, robotics, human-computer interaction, embodied intelligence, software engineering, programming by example and machi... 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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University of Alberta