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Issue 6 • Date Nov. 1982

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c2
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  • An Iterative Bayesian Decision Aid: Toward Improving the User-Aid and User-Organization Interfaces

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):733 - 743
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    An iterative Bayesian decision aid was developed to give users greater control of the decisionmaking process and thereby increase the likelihood of aid implementation. The aid permits users to modify the initially assessed likelihood ratios and resulting posterior odds for the hypotheses under consideration until they feel comfortable with the inferred implications of the data. The aid was applied... View full abstract»

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  • Structuring Objectives for Evaluating Possible Nuclear Material Control and Accounting Regulations

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):743 - 750
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    The development of a function for examining the effects of nuclear regulations on the operators of nuclear facilities is described. Specifically, an objective function is developed for evaluating material control and accounting regulations. The first step was to identify and articulate possible impacts on such operators. From these, an objectives hierarchy was structured by considering potentially... View full abstract»

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  • Coordination of Hierarchical Multiobjective Systems: Theory and Methodology

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):751 - 764
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    A static deterministic hierarchical system consisting of subsystems with multiple objectives is considered here; this system's overall multiple objectives are functions of its subsystems' objectives. Two powerful and well-developed approaches¿the hierarchical multilevel and the multiobjective multiattribute approaches¿are integrated into a unified hierarchical multiobjective framework. Theoretic... View full abstract»

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  • Decision Support Using Causation Knowledge Base

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):765 - 777
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    A decision support system using a knowledge base of documentary data is presented. Causal assertions in documents are extracted and organized into cognitive maps, which are networks of causal relations, by the methodology of documentary coding. Our knowledge base is constructed by joining cognitive maps of several documents concerned with a societal complex problem. The knowledge base is an integr... View full abstract»

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  • The Human as a Constrained Optinal Editor

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):777 - 784
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    A model of human performance on intraline text editing, the modification of a line of text, is presented. This model is based on an optimal minimum keystroke solution to the text modification plus a description of those keystrokes that are not easily predicted: feedback, command selection idiosyncrasies, and errors. To better match the human, who is assumed to employ an optimal sequence of editing... View full abstract»

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  • Input and Output Redundancy

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):785 - 793
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    The (redundant) effect that an input might have upon an endogenous quantity reachable by it is characterized. The implication for an output is inferred by directional duality. Unsigned measures of redundancy are formulated and discussed. Then signed measures are developed by definition of the terms "excitatory redundancy," "inhibitory redundancy," and "contradictory redundancy." The concept of an ... View full abstract»

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  • A Modular Approach for the Diagnostic Analysis of Dynamic Systems Using Stochastic Time-Series Models

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):794 - 804
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    In many dynamic systems such as aircraft, space vehicles, nuclear power plants, and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generators, it is often necessary to determine the cause of fluctuations in a primary variable as a function of dynamic inputs to the system and other process variables. The timely detection of the source of an anomaly in the system is useful in preventing damage to the system and restorin... View full abstract»

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  • Theory and Model of the Human Global Analysis of Visual Structure

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):805 - 817
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    An introduction is given to a theory of global structure analysis in early visual information processing. The theory relates retinal, visual cortical, retino-collicular, cortico-collicular, and oculomotor mechanisms to specific properties of the (human) visual structure analysis. Information theoretic modeling of the retina, particularly rate distortion theoretic interpretations of the retina-ocul... View full abstract»

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  • An Optimal Control Approach to the Design of Moving Flight Simulators

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):818 - 827
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    An abstract simulator design problem is formulated as follows: we are given a dynamic system Sa called the actual system and another dynamic system SS called a simulator for Sa. Furthermore, we are given an input signal which drives the actual system Sa. The problem is to find an operator, properly constrained, which generates the input to the simulator Ss on the basis of the input to Sa so that t... View full abstract»

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  • General Purpose Hands for Bin-Picking Robots

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):828 - 837
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    Bin-picking robots acquire a workpiece from a bin, reorient it, and place it into a machine. However, to achieve adaptability the system must incorporate general purpose hands capable of working with a wide variety of workpieces. To this end, eight guidelines for the design of general purpose hands for bin-picking robots have been identified on the basis of functional requirements. Using the eight... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-Oriented Algorithm for Modeling Active Spatial Mechanisms for Robotics Applications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):838 - 847
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    Based on a comparison of the computational complexity of different spatial mechanisms dynamics formulations it is shown that the most appropriate one is the Newton-Euler formulation using recurrence relations for velocities, accelerations, and generalized forces. This is based on numerical efficiency and intermediate results. A general algorithm which solves both the direct and inverse problem of ... View full abstract»

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  • A Complete Set of Fourier Descriptors for Two-Dimensional Shapes

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):848 - 855
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    A set of Fourier descriptors for two-dimensional shapes is defined which is complete in the sense that two objects have the same shape if and only if they have the same set of Fourier descriptors. It also is shown that the moduli of the Fourier coefficients of the parameterizing function of the boundary of an object do not contain enough information to characterize the shape of an object. Further ... View full abstract»

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  • Tree Translation and Its Application to a Time-Varying Image Analysis Problem

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):856 - 867
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    In a previous a]er [1] we proposed a syntactic method for the analysis of time-varying image problems. A language translation schema (syntax-directed translation) is employed to characterize the time-varying process of an image sequence. The formulation of string translation is extended to trees using a generalized syntax-directed translation schema. The generalized model is then compared with the... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the Controllability of a Production and Raw Materials System

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):867 - 876
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    Some of the problems of amplification which are commonly found in comparatively simple production systems are described. A simulation model of such a system is formulated, first as a diagram and then as equations, making the point that the diagram can be constructed by means of a formal procedure based on the recognition of different kinds of mechanisms and processes in an industrial system. The q... View full abstract»

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  • On the Application of Lagrange's Method to the Description of Dynamic Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):877 - 889
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    Open-loop kinematic chains are used to describe industrial manipulators which represent a particular class of interconnected jointed mechanisms. Before constructing such mechanisms it is necessary to carry out analytical and synthesis studies on their mathematical models. Although Lagrange's method has certain advantages over other model formulation techniques, a straightforward application of thi... View full abstract»

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  • A Decision-Aiding Methodology for the Formation of Organizational Performance Measurement Programs

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):890 - 896
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  • Comments on "Generalized Interpolation of Continuous-Time Signal Samples"

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):896 - 898
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    Recentlyl a new discrete-time filtering method for the computation of interpolating function coefficients from input signal samples was presented. For the special case of sampling of harmonic signals at the Nyquist rate, and with the system equations cast in a special form, an algorithm for the determination of the associated gain vector is given (be it without proof). An efficient algorithm for t... View full abstract»

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  • On-Line Recognition of Handwritten Characters by Approximating Each Stroke with Several Points

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):898 - 903
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  • Linear Regression Analysis with Fuzzy Model

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):903 - 907
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  • A Neural Network Model of Pain Mechanisms: Functional Properties of the Network Cells Providing the Power Law

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):907 - 913
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  • Computer Coordination of Limb Motion for Locomotion of a Multiple-Armed Robot for Space Assembly

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):913 - 919
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  • Hierarchical Control of an Ammonia Reactor

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):919 - 924
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  • Decentralized Deadbeat Control of Cascaded Production-Inventory Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):924 - 927
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