2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. e-Systems and e-Man for Cybernetics in Cyberspace (Cat.No.01CH37236)

7-10 Oct. 2001

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  • 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):0_1 - 0_56
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  • Role of metacognition to promote strategy transfer in problem solving

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2787 - 2792 vol.5
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    Metacognition affects acquisition, comprehension, retention, and application of what is learned, in addition to affecting learning efficiency, critical thinking, and problem solving. The development of an instructional method to promote metacognition can be used effectively to create an environment in which computer skills are acquired by means of the interrelationship between the user and the com... View full abstract»

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  • A case for systems thinking and system dynamics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2793 - 2798 vol.5
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    Systems thinking is a way of thinking that focuses on the relationships between the parts forming a purposeful whole. System dynamics is concerned with building computer models of complex problem situations and then experimenting with and studying the behaviour of these models over time. This paper is a review of systems thinking that considers its unique history and influences, paradigms and meth... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnosis of condition systems using diagnostic causal networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2799 - 2804 vol.5
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    A condition system is a collection of Petri nets that interact with each other and the external environment through condition signals. Some of these condition signals may be unobservable. In this paper, a system failure is defined in terms of observed behavior versus expected behavior, where the expected behavior is defined through condition system models. A. diagnosis of this failure localizes th... View full abstract»

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  • A negotiation method using improvement knowledge for bilateral exchange and distribution negotiation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2805 - 2810 vol.5
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    A bilateral exchange and distribution negotiation problem is a problem that two persons who have interdependent goals try to get a solution which satisfy any constraints by exchanging alternative resources in order to distribute the resources for more profits. It is difficult to solve this problem because it is not desirable to inform the negotiator's constraints to the opponent. This paper propos... View full abstract»

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  • Theoretical analysis of creative methods

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2811 - 2816 vol.5
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    This paper aims to provide a complete theoretical analysis for the creative methods. First, the feature set is used to express the creative solution, and some of the basic operators induced from different creative methods are defined. Next, the paper employs the information entropy theory to prove the usability of the creative method to produce creative solutions, and presents a detailed proof of ... View full abstract»

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  • Holonic management method

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2817 - 2822 vol.5
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    Nowadays there are so many huge, complex, and chaotic systems in this world, compared with the situation of several years ago, waiting to be managed intelligently in order to behave as they are expected. This paper introduces a new idea of holonic management system which is able to represent the huge and complex systems clearly and precisely as they are expected and the time whenever they are want... View full abstract»

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  • Browsing of 3D polygonal models using an immersive display

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2823 - 2828 vol.5
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    We have developed a browsing system for 3D polygonal model databases that allows users to browse 3D models interactively using an immersive display. Our immersive display is a three-dimensional room with walls, a ceiling and a floor acting as virtual screens (3 m/spl times/3 m/spl times/3 m). 3D models are projected onto the room-size screen so that users can experience highly visual representatio... View full abstract»

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  • A new subdivision method for modeling 3D objects with significant discontinuities

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2829 - 2834 vol.5
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    The authors present a new subdivision method for modeling 3D objects with significant discontinuities. We employ a differential operator to detect significant feature curves, and then use a combined interpolatory subdivision algorithm to refine the initial control mesh. The limit surface of the combined subdivision scheme is C/sup 1/ smooth, except near the detected feature curves where it is C/su... View full abstract»

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  • Conversion between discrete images and organized 3D file formats

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2835 - 2839 vol.5
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    The discrete space representation of most scientific datasets (pixels, voxels, etc.), generated through instruments, while being simple, is also verbose and structureless. In order to convert it to a universal 3D file format, such as VRML, the paper introduces a new type of 3D graphic file format generated by a 3D imaging camera. It is called GTI format. It then presents a method to manage the dis... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for automatic retrieval of similarly shaped machinable components

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2840 - 2845 vol.5
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    A methodology that can intelligently search a CAD database of 2.5D machinable components and retrieve components and sub-pieces with similar shape characteristics has been presented. The proposed methodology has the potential to reduce both the development time and cost of new designs by effectively re-using existing designs more efficiently. This is accomplished by searching a database of parts w... View full abstract»

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  • Multipurpose virtual-reality-based motion simulator

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2846 - 2851 vol.5
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    Public security has become an important issue everywhere. In particular, the safe manipulation and control of various machines and vehicles has gained special attention such that the authorities keep emphasizing the strict training and censoring of human operators. Currently, such training and censoring processes usually rely on the actual machines, equipment, or vehicles in the real sites. This n... View full abstract»

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  • Large-scale feature identification for indoor topological mapping

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2852 - 2857 vol.5
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    The paper describes a new approach to creating a map of the environment for a mobile robot by identifying large-scale indoor features directly from sonar observations. Current research in creating environmental maps for mobile robots either use grid-based representations, or use small-scale features to construct larger entities for topological maps, or use combinations of these approaches. These m... View full abstract»

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  • Extracting meaningful semantic information with EMATISE: an HPSG-based Internet search engine parser

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2858 - 2866 vol.5
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    We describe EMATISE, our prototype natural language interface that serves as a front-end to Internet search engines; this prototype is based on the HPSG (Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar) formalism. Our current work concentrates on parsing natural language phrases and extracting meaningful semantic information. We present the architecture of our system for Internet access and the reasons for o... View full abstract»

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  • Modular HPSG [Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2867 - 2872 vol.5
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    We present a detailed description of the modular Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). Although the notion of modularity is known in the area of programming languages, and it is described for context-free grammars (CFG), this is the first attempt at defining modularity for HPSGs. We describe and formally define modularity for an HPSG-type grammar, and we illustrate its application on an exa... View full abstract»

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  • Combining dependency and constituent-based resources for structure disambiguation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2873 - 2879 vol.5
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    Unrestricted text analysis requires an accurate syntactic analysis but structural ambiguity is one of the most difficult problems to resolve. Researchers have tried different approaches to obtain the correct syntactic structure from analyzed sentences but no successful results have been obtained. Two different approaches have traditionally applied to syntactic analysis: constituent grammars and de... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental parsing for interactive natural language interface

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2880 - 2885 vol.5
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    The paper proposes an effective incremental parsing method for such interactive natural language processing systems as real-time dialogue systems, simultaneous machine interpreting systems, etc. This method produces the analysis of the input while it is being received. It can efficiently deal with not only the normal input, which is piecemeal addition to the input from left to right, but also such... View full abstract»

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  • Relational indexing using a grammarless parser

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2886 - 2889 vol.5
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    The article proposes an alternate view on natural language parsing. Instead of looking for some predefined (phrase) structure it takes inter-word relations as a starting point. The reason for this is twofold: firstly it circumvents traditional parsing and linguistic problems and secondly it offers a possibility to extract information specifically needed by IR applications. The close relationship w... View full abstract»

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  • Logical induction and deduction as principles of knowledge domain reflection in the corpus of texts

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2890 - 2892 vol.5
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    This paper discusses applying corpus linguistics principles to compile text corpora reflecting any special knowledge domain. Hence, the special feature of semiotically correctly assembled text corpus as reflection of extra-corpus reality is under discussion. The two reciprocally balanced approaches of corpora generation are described. The first is deductive approach. It means a methodology based o... View full abstract»

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  • Collective intelligence: a new approach to stock price forecasting

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2893 - 2898 vol.5
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    A group that makes better decisions than its individual members is considered to exhibit collective intelligence (CI). This paper describes the design and testing of a prototype Cl system that makes stock trading decisions based on group input. We hypothesized that the CI system would outperform the major stock indices, and that the performance of the system would improve as the size of the group ... View full abstract»

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  • Avoiding deadlock using pricing strategies for networks of intelligent personal assistants

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2899 - 2904 vol.5
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    We describe a pricing strategy for a realistic large-scale distributed system. This system consists of automatic personal assistants (PA's) that can book time-slots in each other's diaries, and that have to pay for doing so. The price is set by the PA who owns the time-slot. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating the stochastic properties of agent society from economics' perspective

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2905 - 2910 vol.5
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    In this paper, we describe the evaluation methodology for the stochastic agent-based simulation. We discuss the cause and consequences of stochastic properties in agent society and provide two methods frequently used in evaluating uncertain prospects, i.e., mean variance and stochastic dominance. An agent-based simulation is used as our test-bed. View full abstract»

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  • Using unsuccessful auction bids to identify latent demand

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2911 - 2916 vol.5
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    We propose using the information revealed through auctions, including in particular the unsuccessful bids, to identify latent demand. Applied to combinatorial auctions for bundles of goods, this information can identify new bundles with particularly high valuations, expressed by their high complementarity. We present a simple algorithm for identifying these bundles, suitable for use with agent-bas... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis and implementation of computer supported exactitude control and self-guided tracking system

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2917 - 2920 vol.5
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    This paper demonstrates that a Four Roller Mill system may be viewed as an example to introduce an implementation of computer supported exactitude control and self-guided tracking system, and it also provides a detailed analysis. The purpose of this paper is to offer a reference to the computer supported roller mill system. View full abstract»

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  • An inter-enterprise workflow management system for B2B e-commerce and supply chain: a case study

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2921 - 2926 vol.5
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    Using e-commerce over the Internet is very cheap and convenient, which enlarges the view of enterprises and lets the enterprises have more chances to select their partners. To achieve these goals, we need the support of information systems, in which workflow management system is of significance. The inherent characteristics of a workflow system make it suitable to implement the cross organization ... View full abstract»

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