Zhang, Chengqi, Guesgen, Hans W., Yeap, Wai K. (Eds.)
2004, XL, 1026 p.
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The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) is a biennial international event which focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) theories and technologies, and their applications which are of social and economic importance for countries in the Pacific Rim region. Seven earlier conferences were held in: Nagoya, Japan (1990); Seoul, Korea (1992); Beijing, China (1994); Cairns, Australia (1996); Singapore (1998); Melbourne, Australia (2000); and Tokyo, Japan (2002). PRICAI 2004 was the eigth in the series and was held in Auckland, New Zealand in August 2004. PRICAI 2004 had attracted a historical record number of submissions, a total of 356 papers. After careful reviews by at least two international Program Committee members or referees, 94 papers were accepted as full papers (27%) and 54 papers (15%) were accepted as posters. Authors of accepted papers came from 27 countries. This volume of the proceedings contains all the 94 full papers but only a 2-page - tended abstract of each of the accepted posters. The full papers were categorized into four sections, namely: AI foundations, computational intelligence, AI technologies and systems, and AI specific application areas. Among the papers submitted, we found “Agent Technology” to be the area having the most papers submitted. This was followed by “Evolutionary Computing”, “Computational Learning”, and “Image Processing”.
Invited Talks.- Biomedical Artificial Intelligence.- Electronics Institutions: Methodology of Multi-agent Systems Development.- The Happy Searcher: Challenges in Web Information Retrieval.- 1: AI Foundations.- On the Intended Interpretations of Actions.- Temporal Linear Logic for Symbolic Agent Negotiation.- Dealing with Inconsistent Secure Messages.- Answer Set Computation Based on a Minimal Model Generation Theorem Prover.- What Is a Qualitative Calculus? A General Framework.- Qualitative Direction Calculi with Arbitrary Granularity.- Power of Brute-Force Search in Strongly-Typed Inductive Functional Programming Automation.- Ontology Services-Based Information Integration in Mining Telecom Business Intelligence.- Indexing Approach for Delivery Demands with Time Constraints.- An Hierarchical Terrain Representation for Approximately Shortest Paths.- MSIP: Agents Embodying a Category-Based Learning Process for the ITS Tutor to Self-improve Its Instructional Plans.- Circuit Consistencies.- Solving Over-Constrained Temporal Reasoning Problems Using Local Search.- Methods of Automatic Algorithm Generation.- A Novel Heuristic to Solve IA Network by Convex Approximation and Weights.- Applying An Improved Heuristic Based Optimiser to Solve a Set of Challenging University Timetabling Problems: An Experience Report.- Extending Unit Propagation Look-Ahead of DPLL Procedure.- Extended Nearest Feature Line Classifier.- Sifting the Margin – An Iterative Empirical Classification Scheme.- Accelerating Linear Causal Model Discovery Using Hoeffding Bounds.- Polynomial Time Inductive Inference of Ordered Tree Languages with Height-Constrained Variables from Positive Data.- Fast Incremental Learning of Linear Model Trees.- A Modified Incremental Principal Component Analysis for On-Line Learning of Feature Space and Classifier.- 2: Computational Intelligence.- An Evolutionary Approach to the Design of Cellular Automata Architecture for Multiplication in Elliptic Curve Cryptography over Finite Fields.- Probability Based Genetic Programming for Multiclass Object Classification.- Design of Nearest Neighbor Classifiers Using an Intelligent Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm.- Elastic Learning Rate on Error Backpropagation of Online Update.- Learning Dynamics of Neural Networks with Singularity – Standard Gradient vs. Natural Gradient.- Feature Selection for Multi-class Problems Using Support Vector Machines.- Beyond Learners’ Interest: Personalized Paper Recommendation Based on Their Pedagogical Features for an e-Learning System.- An Anytime Algorithm for Interpreting Arguments.- Varieties of Causal Intervention.- Species Merging and Splitting for Efficient Search in Coevolutionary Algorithm.- Exploiting Unexpressed Genes for Solving Large-Scaled Maximal Covering Problems.- Combining Extension Matrix and Integer Programming for Optimal Concept Learning.- HeurEAKA – A New Approach for Adapting GAs to the Problem Domain.- A Modified Integer-Coding Genetic Algorithm for Job Shop Scheduling Problem.- Using Evolutionary Learning of Behavior to Find Weaknesses in Operating Systems.- Creative 3D Designs Using Interactive Genetic Algorithm with Structured Directed Graph.- Spatiotemporal Parameter Adaptation in Genetic Algorithm-Based Video Segmentation.- Object Detection and Removal Using Genetic Algorithms.- Elman’s Recurrent Neural Networks Using Resilient Back Propagation for Harmonic Detection.- Neural Based Steganography.- Neural Network Combines with a Rotational Invariant Feature Set in Texture Classification.- What Concrete Things Does Fuzzy Propositional Logic Describe?.- A Framework for Fuzzy Rule-Based Cognitive Maps.- Discontinuity Enhancement Using Fuzziness in DCT Blocks.- 3: AI Methodologies and Systems.- Is Minimum-Support Appropriate to Identifying Large Itemsets?.- An Efficient Approach for Mining Periodic Sequential Access Patterns.- A New Collaborative Recommender System Addressing Three Problems.- A GA-Based Fuzzy Decision Tree Approach for Corporate Bond Rating.- Text Classification Using Belief Augmented Frames.- A Feature Selection for Text Categorization on Research Support System Papits.- Constrained Ant Colony Optimization for Data Clustering.- A Kernel-Based Case Retrieval Algorithm with Application to Bioinformatics.- Building a Case-Based Reasoner for Clinical Decision Support.- Association-Rule Based Information Source Selection.- Distributional Character Clustering for Chinese Text Categorization.- Approximately Repetitive Structure Detection for Wrapper Induction.- Model Theory for PRS-Like Agents: Modelling Belief Update and Action Attempts.- Towards Belief Revision Logic Based Adaptive and Persuasive Negotiation Agents.- Agents and Web Services Supported Business Exception Management.- Multi-agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing in Electronic Trading Environments.- : Animated Agents that Understand Speech Commands and Perform Actions.- InCA: A Mobile Conversational Agent.- Determination of Usenet News Groups by Fuzzy Inference and Kohonen Network.- Using Context to Solve the Correspondence Problem in Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping.- Knowledge-Based Interactive Robot: System Architecture and Dialogue Manager.- Complete Coverage by Mobile Robots Using Slice Decomposition Based on Natural Landmarks.- Shape Matching for Robot Mapping.- Covisibility-Based Map Learning Method for Mobile Robots.- 4: AI Specific Application Areas.- Optimal Gene Selection for Cancer Classification with Partial Correlation and k-Nearest Neighbor Classifier.- Prediction of the Risk Types of Human Papillomaviruses by Support Vector Machines.- Computational Methods for Identification of Human microRNA Precursors.- Multi-objective Evolutionary Probe Design Based on Thermodynamic Criteria for HPV Detection.- Synergism in Color Image Segmentation.- Face Recognition Using Direct-Weighted LDA.- Face Recognition Using Enhanced Fisher Linear Discriminant Model with Facial Combined Feature.- Gradient Vector Flow Snake with Embedded Edge Confidence.- Object Boundary Edge Selection for Human Body Tracking Using Level-of-Detail Canny Edges.- Unsupervised Multiscale Image Segmentation Using Wavelet Domain Hidden Markov Tree.- Adaptive Model for Foreground Extraction in Adverse Lighting Conditions.- Improvement of Binarization Method Using a Water Flow Model for Document Images with Complex Backgrounds.- Learning and Integrating Semantics for Image Indexing.- PDA-Based Text Localization System Using Client/Server Architecture.- Vision Technique for the Recognition of Billet Characters in the Steel Plant.- Tagging Medical Documents with High Accuracy.- Pronominal Anaphora Resolution Using a Shallow Meaning Representation of Sentences.- Multi-agent Human-Machine Dialogue: Issues in Dialogue Management and Referring Expression Semantics.- Coherent Arrangement of Sentences Extracted from Multiple Newspaper Articles.- Improvement of Language Models Using Dual-Source Backoff.- Speaker Identification Based on Log Area Ratio and Gaussian Mixture Models in Narrow-Band Speech.- Automatic Sound-Imitation Word Recognition from Environmental Sounds Focusing on Ambiguity Problem in Determining Phonemes.- Statistical Pitch Conversion Approaches Based on Korean Accentual Phrases.- On the Stability of a Dynamic Stochastic Capacity Pricing Scheme for Resource Allocation in a Multi-agent Environment.- Part-of-Speech Tagging and PP Attachment Disambiguation Using a Boosted Maximum Entropy Model.- Solving Pickup and Delivery Problems with Refined Construction and Repair Heuristics.- Mining Multi-dimensional Data with Visualization Techniques.- Believability Based Iterated Belief Revision.- On Designing a Reduced-Order Fuzzy Observer.- Using Factorization Algorithm for 3D Reconstruction over Long Un-calibrated Sequences.- A Hybrid Algorithm for Combining Forecasting Based on AFTER-PSO.- A Multi-strategy Approach for Catalog Integration.- Some Game Theory of Pit.- Dynamically Determining Affect During Scripted Dialogue.- Knowledge and Argument Transformation for Arguing Mobile Agents.- Improving Newsgroup Clustering by Filtering Author-Specific Words.- Evolving Artificial Ant Systems to Improve Layouts of Graphical Objects.- MASCONTROL: A MAS for System Identification and Process Control.- Vision Based Acquisition of Mouth Actions for Human-Computer Interaction.- Unsupervised Image Segmentation with Fuzzy Connectedness.- Personalized Image Recommendation in the Mobile Internet.- Clustering IP Addresses Using Longest Prefix Matching and Nearest Neighbor Algorithms.- A Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm for Analysis of Gene Expression Profiles.- Evaluation of a Boosted Cascade of Haar-Like Features in the Presence of Partial Occlusions and Shadows for Real Time Face Detection.- Classifying Human Actions Using an Incomplete Real-Time Pose Skeleton.- Multiclass Support Vector Machines Using Balanced Dichotomization.- Time Series Pattern Discovery by Segmental Gaussian Models.- A Model for Identifying the Underlying Logical Structure of Natural Language.- A Reputation-Based Trust Model for Agent Societies.- A Model of Rhetorical Structure Analysis of Japanese Texts and Its Application to Intelligent Text Processing: A Case for a Smart Help System.- Explicit State Duration HMM for Abnormality Detection in Sequences of Human Activity.- An Augmentation Hybrid System for Document Classification and Rating.- Study and Comparison of 3D Face Generation.- Stable Solutions Dealing with Dynamics in Scheduling Based on Dynamic Constraint Satisfaction Problems.- Analyzing Emotional Space in Sensitivity Communication Robot “Ifbot”.- Human-Centric Approach for Human-Robot Interaction.- Complexity of Coordinating Autonomous Planning Agents.- An Approach for Multirelational Ontology Modelling.- SNR-Invariant Normalization of the Covariance Measure for Template Matching.- Brain Emotional Learning Based Intelligent Controller Applied to Gas Metal Arc Welding System.- Qualitative Spatial Arrangements and Natural Object Categories as a Link Between 3D-Perception and Speech.- Integrating Feature Information for Improving Accuracy of Collaborative Filtering.- An Ordered Preprocessing Scheme for Data Mining.- Spatial Function Representation and Retrieval.- Fuzzy Project Scheduling with Multiple Objectives.- A New Approach for Applying Support Vector Machines in Multiclass Problems Using Class Groupings and Truth Tables.- Imitation of Bee Reproduction as a Crossover Operator in Genetic Algorithms.- An Intelligent Robot Navigation System Based on Neuro-Fuzzy Control.