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Issue 4 • April 1976

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1976
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): nil1
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  • Multilevel Feedback Control for Interconnected Dynamical Systems Using the Prediction Principle

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):233 - 239
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    A method is developed for providing the optimal feedback gain matrix for high-order linear quadratic problems by a decentralized computational procedure. All the calculations in this approach are done off-line. The resulting gains are optimal for all initial conditions so that the eventual on-line computation is minimal. The method is applicable to both the regulator and the servomechanism problem... View full abstract»

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  • Laws of Information which Govern Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):240 - 255
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    The structure of n-dimensional information theory is well adapted to the study of complex systems of many parts interacting in a nonsimple way, since it allows quantifications of the degree to which the parts are interdependent, i.e., are in communication with each other. It is particularly well suited to hierarchical systems. Even when calculations are impossible, informal interpretations of info... View full abstract»

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  • Multiclass Pattern Recognition Systems Based on Independent Subrecognition Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):256 - 269
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    Multiclass pattern recognition systems based on independently designed subrecognition systems (MURISS) are presented. Each subrecognition system is essentially a dichotomizer. As the models of MURISS we discuss MURIDDS (Multiclass pattern recognition system based on independently designed dual class recognition systems) and MURICS (Multiclass pattern recognition system based on independent classwi... View full abstract»

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  • A Comparative Study of Texture Measures for Terrain Classification

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):269 - 285
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    Three standard approaches to automatic texture classification make use of features based on the Fourier power spectrum, on second-order gray level statistics, and on first-order statistics of gray level differences, respectively. Feature sets of these types, all designed analogously, were used to classify two sets of terrain samples. It was found that the Fourier features generally performed more ... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of Seven Performance Measures in a Time-Delayed Manipulation Task

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):286 - 295
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    Real-time performance data was collected during a pick-up task carried out with a Rancho master-slave manipulator using a minicomputer-based data taker. Motions on all seven master and all seven slave joints as well as instantaneous electrical power consumed were continuously monitored. In addition to the usual task-time measurements, computer algorithms to integrate the energy consumed and to cou... View full abstract»

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  • Bistate Socioecological Processes Exhibiting Complex Nonlinear Behavior-An Analytical Exposition

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):295 - 302
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    Generalized nonlinear dynamic models of bistate ecological processes and the feasibility of obtaining closed-form analytical solutions to their governing differential equations represent the topic of this study. The model considered here permits arbitrary nonlinearities within certain very broad limitations, and consequently the study can be of value in modeling and analysis of bistate processes w... View full abstract»

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  • A Solution of the Rectangular Cutting-Stock Problem

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):302 - 310
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    A method of solving a version of the two-dimensional cutting-stock problem is presented. In this version of the problem one is given a number of rectangular sheets and an order for a specified number of each of certain types of rectangular shapes. The goal is to cut the shapes out of the sheets in such a way as to minimize the waste. However, in many practical applications computation time is also... View full abstract»

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  • A Simulation Approach to the Evaluation of Two Telephone Switchboard Systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):310 - 315
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    Monte Carlo simulations are widely used in systems design. This paper presents a unified simulation approach to the evaluation of two telephone switchboard systems using such techniques. Since technical competence and user satisfaction are equally important for an overall system success, this approach not only provides system designers with a means to obtain an insight into the expected efficiency... View full abstract»

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  • Probabilistic Search as a Strategy Selection Procedure

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):315 - 321
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    An alternative solution to the problem of the selection of the best strategy in a random environment is presented by using a probabilistic search procedure. The asymptotic optimality of the technique is proved, and a brief comparison with stochastic automata with variable structures is made. A specific organization of the optimal search procedure is developed based on continued learning of some st... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical Internal Migration Regions of France

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):321 - 324
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    Internal migration tables can be employed to ascertain functional migration regions¿collections of geographic units with relatively large intraregional flows and relatively small interregional movements. A two-stage algorithm that has been utilized to study tables for various nations is applied here to a 21 × 21 French matrix. In the first step, the square table is adjusted to possess uniform ma... View full abstract»

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  • The Distance-Weighted k-Nearest-Neighbor Rule

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):325 - 327
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    Among the simplest and most intuitively appealing classes of nonprobabilistic classification procedures are those that weight the evidence of nearby sample observations most heavily. More specifically, one might wish to weight the evidence of a neighbor close to an unclassified observation more heavily than the evidence of another neighbor which is at a greater distance from the unclassified obser... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Algorithm for Constructing Hierarchical Graphs

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):327 - 329
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    An algorithm to delete redundant edges from a precedence graph is presented and proved correct. The algorithm is much more efficient than previous algorithms to perform the same task. View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):329 - 335
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):335 - 336
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