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Conference Catalonian Conference on AI (11th : 2008 : Sant Marti d'Empuries, Spain)
Title Artificial intelligence research and development : proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence / edited by Teresa Alsinet, Josep Puyol-Gruart, and Carme Torras.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Fairfax, Va. : IOS Press, 2008.

Conference Catalonian Conference on AI (11th : 2008 : Sant Marti d'Empuries, Spain)
Series Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications ; v. 184
Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications ; v. 184.
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Congresses.
Digital computer simulation -- Congresses.
Alt Name Alsinet, Teresa.
Puyol-Gruart, Josep.
Torras, Carme.
Associacio Catalana d'Intelligencia Artificial.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 442 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary There was a time when AI was seen by many as science fiction, i.e., the healthy endeavour of speculating about the future. Now the future is here. AI has passed from being a visionary discipline to lying at the core of many commercial enterprises. AI programs scattered through the web influence nowadays our lives: by extracting profiles and offering tailored advertisement, helping us in our searches, establishing social networks, providing entertainment ... And not just in the net, but also in the physical wold. In Japan there are robots that guide customers through marketplaces advising them where to find the product matching their needs, and realistic replicas of university professors allow them to teach their lectures a hundred kilometres away from the clasroom. Not to speak about intelligent prostheses and remote high-precision surgery. In the Catalan-speaking world there are no robots in marketplaces yet, but it is coming. Recently, the first commercial humanoid robot was built. Since AI technology is beoming reasonably mature, companies are progressively relying on it. The Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) tries to promote synergies within the research community and also between the different actors playing a role in the developmentof AI: from universities to industry, from governmental departments to the information society, from entertainment enterprises to citizen services.
Contents Title page; Conference Organization; Preface; Contents; Invited Talks; Web Mining or the Wisdom of the Crowds; AI at 50: From Programs to Solvers -- Models and Techniques for General Intelligence; Agents; Scalable and Efficient Multiagent Platform Closer to the Operating System; Designing Norms in Virtual Organizations; Distributed Barter-Based Directory Services; Trading Paper Clips -- An Analysis of "Trading Up" in Artificial Societies Without Altruists; Validation and Experimentation of a Tourism Recommender Agent Based on a Graded BDI Model; Agent Negotiation Dissolution.
On Partial Deduction and Conversational AgentsRobustness in Recurrent Auctions for Resource Allocation; Using Electronic Institutions for Hospitals Chronic Disease Management and Purchasing System; Categorization and Social Norms Support; Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search; How Hard Is a Commercial Puzzle: The Eternity II Challenge; Random SAT Instances a la Carte; Privacy in Distributed Meeting Scheduling; Solving the Response Time Variability Problem by Means of Multi-Start and GRASP Metaheuristics; An Algorithm Based on Structural Analysis for Model-Based Fault Diagnosis.
Knowledge and Information SystemsKnowledge Discovery with Explained Case-Based Reasoning; Improving Pseudobagging Techniques; Knowledge Discovery on the Response to Neurorehabilitation Treatment of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Through an AI & Stats and Graphical Hybrid Methodology; Using Ensemble-Based Reasoning to Help Experts in Melanoma Diagnosis; Ergonomic Advice Through Case-Based Reasoning to Avoid Dangerous Positions Adopted Using the Computer; Knowledge Representation and Logic; Probabilistic Dynamic Belief Logic for Image and Reputation; Aggregation Operators and Ruled Surfaces.
New Challenges: Group Decision Systems by Means of Entropy Defined Through Qualitative Reasoning StructuresMachine Learning; Voltage Sag Source Location from Extracted Rules Using Subgroup Discovery; Statistical Monitoring of Injection Moulds; On the Dimensions of Data Complexity Through Synthetic Data Sets; Can Evolution Strategies Improve Learning Guidance in XCS? Design and Comparison with Genetic Algorithms Based XCS; Intersection and Signed-Intersection Kernels for Intervals; Multidisciplinary Topics and Applications; Representation of Discrete Quasi-Copulas Through Non-Square Matrices.
A System to Extract Social Networks Based on the Processing of Information Obtained from InternetA Negotiation Styles Recommenders Approach Based on Computational Ecology; CABRO: Winner Determination Algorithm for Single-Unit Combinatorial Auctions; Nearest Neighbor Technique and Artificial Neural Networks for Short-Term Electric Consumptions Forecast; Pattern Discovery in Melanoma Domain Using Partitional Clustering; Reasoning About Plans, Processes, and Actions; Using Ant Colony Systems with Pheromone Dispersion in the Traveling Salesman Problem; Building Policies for Scrabble; Robotics.
ISBN 9781441603890 (electronic bk.)
1441603891 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 506070315
Additional Format Print version: Catalonian Conference on AI (11th : 2008 : Sant Marti d'Empuries, Spain). Artificial intelligence research and development. Amsterdam ; Fairfax, Va. : IOS Press, 2008 1586039253 9781586039257 (OCoLC)262427445

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