Search and Planning Under Incomplete Information: A Study by Ian Frank BSc, MSc, PhD (auth.)

By Ian Frank BSc, MSc, PhD (auth.)

This e-book updates the thesis I produced for my PhD on the division of synthetic Intelligence of the collage of Edinburgh, correcting blunders, and bettering the various formatting and clarity. because the unique paintings used to be accomplished (early 1996), learn has stepped forward. such a lot significantly, the general public profile of AI and game-playing has reached new heights with the feats of the chess desktop DEEPER BLUE (which without doubt makes use of AI, it doesn't matter what IBM may have us believe). even if much less heralded, the facility of pcs to play Bridge (the major instance area during this booklet) has additionally elevated. In July of 1997 an international championship for desktop Bridge courses used to be hosted by means of the yankee agreement Bridge League in Albuquerque, New Mex­ ico. This contest used to be received by means of a software known as Bridge Baron, produced by way of nice online game items. Bridge Baron contains knowledge-based making plans ideas constructed through Stephen Smith and Dana Nau [1, 2]. growth has additionally been made at the contrasting, extra brute-force, process of sampling the prospective card distributions. specifically, Matt Ginsberg has built a quick double-dummy solver in response to partition seek [3]. Ginsberg's software fared poorly within the 1997 Bridge championships, yet Ginsberg himself studies very promising effects [4] on a difficult set of whole Bridge offers taken from the Bridge tutoring software Bridge Master.

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Perspectives of Neural-Symbolic Integration by Craig Saunders, Anthony Demco (auth.), Dr. Barbara Hammer,

By Craig Saunders, Anthony Demco (auth.), Dr. Barbara Hammer, Dr. Pascal Hitzler (eds.)

The human mind possesses the extraordinary power of realizing, analyzing, and generating language, buildings, and common sense. in contrast to their organic opposite numbers, man made neural networks don't shape any such shut liason with symbolic reasoning: logic-based inference mechanisms and statistical computing device studying represent significant and intensely various paradigms in man made intelligence with complementary strengths and weaknesses. sleek software situations in robotics, bioinformatics, language processing, etc., despite the fact that require either the potency and noise-tolerance of statistical versions and the generalization skill and high-level modelling of structural inference meachanisms. numerous techniques has for this reason been proposed for combining the 2 paradigms.

This conscientiously edited quantity comprises state of the art contributions in neural-symbolic integration, overlaying `loose' coupling by way of constitution kernels or recursive versions in addition to `strong' coupling of good judgment and neural networks. It brings jointly a consultant collection of effects awarded by means of the various most sensible researchers within the box, masking theoretical foundations, algorithmic layout, and state of the art functions in robotics and bioinformatics.

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Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2006 by Ronald Cools, Dirk Nuyens (auth.), Alexander Keller, Stefan

By Ronald Cools, Dirk Nuyens (auth.), Alexander Keller, Stefan Heinrich, Harald Niederreiter (eds.)

This ebook represents the refereed complaints of the 7th overseas convention on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo equipment in clinical Computing, held in Ulm (Germany) in August 2006. The complaints comprise rigorously chosen papers on many facets of Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo tools and their functions, in addition to offering info on present examine in those very lively components. in addition to masking idea, the publication is a wonderful source paintings for practitioners as well.

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Power Optimization and Synthesis at Behavioral and System by Jui-Ming Chang, Massoud Pedram

By Jui-Ming Chang, Massoud Pedram

Integrated circuit densities and working speeds proceed to upward thrust at an exponential expense. Chips, even if, can't get better and quicker with out a sharp lessen in strength intake past the present degrees. Minimization of strength intake in VLSI chips has hence turn into a huge layout target. in truth, with the explosive development trendy for transportable electronics and the standard push towards extra complicated performance and better functionality, strength intake has in lots of circumstances develop into the restricting consider pleasant the marketplace call for.
a brand new new release of power-conscious CAD instruments are coming onto the industry to assist designers estimate, optimize and confirm strength intake degrees at such a lot phases of the IC layout technique. those instruments are specifically general on the register-transfer point and less than. there's a nice want for related instruments and features on the behavioral and approach degrees of the layout procedure. Many researchers and CAD instrument builders are engaged on high-level energy modeling and estimation, in addition to power-constrained high-level synthesis and optimization. concepts and instruments on my own are, besides the fact that, inadequate to optimize VLSI circuit energy dissipation - a constant and convergent layout method can also be required.
Power Optimization and Synthesis at Behavioral and method degrees utilizing Formal Methods was once written to handle a number of the key difficulties in strength research and optimization early within the layout technique. particularly, this e-book specializes in energy macro-modeling in response to regression research and gear minimization via behavioral adjustments, scheduling, source project and hardware/software partitioning and mapping. What differentiates this ebook from different released paintings at the topic is the mathematical foundation and formalism in the back of the algorithms and the optimality of those algorithms topic to the acknowledged assumptions.
From the Foreword:
`This ebook makes an immense contribution to the sector of process layout applied sciences by means of proposing a suite of algorithms with assured optimality homes, that may be quite simply utilized to system-level layout. This contribution is well timed, since it fills the necessity of latest equipment for a brand new layout instrument new release, which helps the layout of digital structures with much more difficult requirements'.
Giovanni De Micheli, Professor, Stanford University

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Magnetism: Materials and Applications by Michel-François Rossignol, Jean-Paul Yonnet (auth.), Étienne

By Michel-François Rossignol, Jean-Paul Yonnet (auth.), Étienne du Trémolet de Lacheisserie, Damien Gignoux, Michel Schlenker (eds.)

This e-book treats everlasting magnet (hard) fabrics, magnetically gentle fabrics for low-frequency functions and for high-frequency electronics, magnetostrictive fabrics, superconductors, magnetic-thin movies and multilayers, and ferrofluids. Chapters are devoted to magnetic recording, the position of magnetism in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and instrumentation for magnetic measurements.

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Noise-Induced Phenomena in Slow-Fast Dynamical Systems: A by Nils Berglund PhD, Barbara Gentz PhD (auth.)

By Nils Berglund PhD, Barbara Gentz PhD (auth.)

Stochastic differential equations play an more and more very important function in modeling the dynamics of a giant number of structures within the usual sciences, and in technological purposes. This booklet is geared toward complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, and researchers in arithmetic, physics, the common sciences, and engineering. It offers a brand new positive method of the quantitative description of ideas to structures of stochastic differential equations evolving on well-separated timescales. the tactic, which mixes recommendations from stochastic research and singular perturbation idea, permits the domain names of focus for standard pattern paths to be made up our minds, and offers unique estimates at the transition chances among those domains.

In addition to the distinctive presentation of the set-up and mathematical effects, purposes to difficulties in physics, biology, and climatology are mentioned. The emphasis lies on noise-induced phenomena corresponding to stochastic resonance, hysteresis, excitability, and the aid of bifurcation delay.

Nils Berglund joined the examine staff "Classical and Quantum Dynamics" on the Centre de body Théorique (CNRS) in Marseille-Luminy in 2001. He teaches within the arithmetic division of the Université du Sud Toulon-Var.

Barbara Gentz joined the examine workforce "Interacting Random structures" on the Weierstrass Institute for utilized research and Stochastics (WIAS) in Berlin in 1998. She teaches within the Institute of arithmetic on the Technical collage in Berlin.

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Applications of Evolutionary Computation: EvoApplications by Fatma Corut Ergin, A. Şima Uyar, Ayşegül Yayimli (auth.),

By Fatma Corut Ergin, A. Şima Uyar, Ayşegül Yayimli (auth.), Cecilia Di Chio, Anthony Brabazon, Gianni A. Di Caro, Rolf Drechsler, Muddassar Farooq, Jörn Grahl, Gary Greenfield, Christian Prins, Juan Romero, Giovanni Squillero, Ernesto Tarantino, Andrea G. B

This ebook constitutes the refereed court cases of the overseas convention at the functions of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2011, held in Torino, Italy, in April 2011 colocated with the Evo* 2011 occasions. because of the massive variety of submissions got, the complaints for EvoApplications 2011 are divided throughout volumes (LNCS 6624 and 6625). the current quantity includes contributions for EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoIHOT, EvoMUSART, EvoSTIM, and EvoTRANSLOC. The fifty one revised complete papers awarded have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from a variety of submissions. This quantity provides an outline in regards to the newest learn in EC. components the place evolutionary computation thoughts were utilized diversity from telecommunication networks to complicated structures, finance and economics, video games, photograph research, evolutionary tune and artwork, parameter optimization, scheduling, and logistics. those papers may supply directions to aid new researchers tackling their very own challenge utilizing EC.

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