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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

Issue 2 • Date Feb. 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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  • Telecommuting - An Alternative to Urban Transportation Congestion

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):77 - 84
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    An interdisciplinary research program of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, has investigated the potential impact of substituting telecommunications and computer technology for certain forms of urban transportation [1]. Emphasis has been placed upon the use of these technologies to alleviate the massive twice-daily peak commuting loads imposed upon most major American cities. The ... View full abstract»

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  • A Model of the Human Observer in Failure Detection Tasks

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):85 - 94
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    A model for the human observer in failure detection tasks is proposed which consists of two stages: a linear estimator and a decision mechanism. The estimator is a Kalman filter, and the decision mechanism, which is based on Wald's sequential analysis, leads to a decision function which is the integration of the filter residuals. The final result is a simple detection system which depends on only ... View full abstract»

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  • A Systems Model of the Effects of Training on Physical Performance

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):94 - 102
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    A systems model is proposed to relate a profile of athletic performance to a profile of training. The general model assumes that performance has four components: endurance, strength, skill, and psychological factors. Each of these factors is discussed and ascribed a transfer function. A major problem is the quantification of both training and performance. The case of a swimmer is studied in detail... View full abstract»

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  • Vertical Mode Human Body Vibration Transmissibility

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):102 - 112
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    Frequency response of standing humans subjected to sinusoidal vibration is presented. The vibratory input was a vertical displacement to the feet, and the output was the corresponding vertical response of the head. Twelve subjects (eight male and four female) were tested in the frequency range of 1-50 Hertz (Hz) with small input amplitudes (0.003 to 0.02 in). The twelve experimentally obtained fre... View full abstract»

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  • The Automatic Recognition of Human Faces from Profile Silhouettes

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):113 - 121
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    A pattern recognition system is described which is capable of identifying human faces from their full profile silhouettes. Each silhouette is preprocessed to remove noise, smooth edges, and extract the front edge. The processed silhouettes are then represented by a 12-dimensional feature vector, the components of which are obtained by a circular autocorrelation function. Using a weighted k-nearest... View full abstract»

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  • A Generalization of the k-NN Rule

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):121 - 126
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    A modification of the k-nearest neighbors (k-NN) rule is presented in which classification is made not according to the ``majority vote'' but rather an integer threshold k1 (k1-NN rule). It is shown that while k-NN approximates the minimum expected error rule, k1-NN approximates the minimum expected risk rule with a threshold t. The relationship between t and values of k and k1 is derived. Several... View full abstract»

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  • On Models for Line Detection

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):127 - 133
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    Several models for line detection in noise are discussed, based on models for the ``simple'' and ``complex'' cells that have been found in the visual cortex. The possibility of obtaining experimental evidence for deciding among the models is briefly considered. View full abstract»

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  • A Terminal/Time Share Based Method for Interactive Left Ventricular Volume Estimation

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):134 - 138
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    A terminal/time share system for operator interactive left ventricular volume estimation is described. The system concept could provide a cost effective alternative to comparable minicomputer based methods and a potential for software resource sharing among several geographically remote users. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Measurement of Particle Sizes in Electron Microscope Images

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):138 - 145
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    Computer image processing techniques have been applied to particle counting and sizing in electron microscope images. Distributions of particle sizes were computed for several images and compared to manually computed distributions. The results of these experiments indicate that automatic particle counting within a reasonable error and computer processing time is feasible. The significance of the r... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Recognition of Handwritten Numerals

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):145 - 148
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    Some experiments on the recognition of handwritten numerals are reported. A device affording real-time recognition, independent of the constraints usually required of the writer, has been used. The procedure implemented is also described. View full abstract»

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  • Application of Fuzzy Set Theory to Syntactic Pattern Recognition of Handwritten Capitals

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):148 - 151
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    An algorithm for automatic recognition of handwritten capital letters is described in terms of formal grammars. The formalism is used for a priori computer time and memory optimization. Moreover, the syntactic recognition scheme is extended by introducing the concept of fuzzy sets instead of the usual probabilistic approach. View full abstract»

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  • Practical Results with CADSYS

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):151 - 153
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    CADSYS is an interactive computer-aided decision support system which interfaces a designer with a mathematical, rather than graphic, model of a design problem. Multiple design goals can be imposed in the form of equality and inequality constraints, whose levels can be manipulated. A numerical search is used to find designs which meet the constraints. CADSYS has now been applied to two real and cu... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):153 - 157
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):158 - 160
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