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AI 2004 was the seventeenth in the series of annual Australian arti?cial intel- gence conferences. This conference is the major forum for arti?cial intelligence research in Australia. It has consistently attracted strong international part- ipation. This year more than two thirds of the submissions were from outside Australia. The current volume is based on the proceedings of AI 2004. A total of 340 papers were submitted, which we believe to be a substantial increase on p- vious submission numbers to this series. A national and international program committee refereed full-length versions of all submitted papers. Each accepted paperwasreviewedbyatleastthreereviewers.Ofthese340submissions,78were accepted for oral presentation and a further 62 for poster presentation. This v- ume contains a regular paper of up to 12 pages length for each oral presentation and a short paper of up to 6 pages length for each poster presentation. In addition to the scienti?c track represented here, the conference featured an exciting program of tutorials and workshops, and plenary talks by four o- standinginvitedspeakers:MehranSahami(GoogleInc.andStanfordUniversity, USA), Michael J. Pazzani (National Science Foundation and University of Ca- fornia, Irvine, USA), Paul Compton (University of New South Wales, Australia) andAhChungTsoi(AustralianResearchCouncil,Australia).AI2004wascol- cated with Complex 2004, the 7th Asia-Paci?c Conference on Complex Systems, with the aim of promoting cross-fertilization and collaboration in areas of c- plex and intelligent systems.
Full Papers.- Agent-Based Evolutionary Labor Market Model with Strategic Coalition.- A Multiagent Architecture for Privacy-Preserving ID-Based Service in Ubiquitous Computing Environment.- Critical Damage Reporting in Intelligent Sensor Networks.- Landscape Dynamics in Multi–agent Simulation Combat Systems.- Safe Agents in Space: Lessons from the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment.- Bio-Discretization: Biometrics Authentication Featuring Face Data and Tokenised Random Number.- Cochlea Modelling: Clinical Challenges and Tubular Extraction.- Combining Bayesian Networks, k Nearest Neighbours Algorithm and Attribute Selection for Gene Expression Data Analysis.- Medical Image Vector Quantizer Using Wavelet Transform and Enhanced SOM Algorithm.- SVM Classification for Discriminating Cardiovascular Disease Patients from Non-cardiovascular Disease Controls Using Pulse Waveform Variability Analysis.- Adaptive Enhancing of Fingerprint Image with Image Characteristics Analysis.- Adaptive Image Classification for Aerial Photo Image Retrieval.- An Investigation into Applying Support Vector Machines to Pixel Classification in Image Processing.- Applying Image Pre-processing Techniques for Appearance-Based Human Posture Recognition: An Experimental Analysis.- A Stochastic Approach to Tracking Objects Across Multiple Cameras.- Caption Detection and Removal in a TV Scene.- Enhanced Importance Sampling: Unscented Auxiliary Particle Filtering for Visual Tracking.- Face Recognition Using Wavelet Transform and Non-negative Matrix Factorization.- Modelling-Alignment for Non-random Sequences.- Moments and Wavelets for Classification of Human Gestures Represented by Spatio-Temporal Templates.- Personal Authenticator on the Basis of Two-Factors: Palmprint Features and Tokenized Random Data.- Practical Gaze Point Computing Method by 3D Position Estimation of Facial and Eye Features.- A Classification of Ontology Modification.- Concept Type Hierarchy as Ontology: An Example Historical Knowledge Base.- A Dynamic Allocation Method of Basis Functions in Reinforcement Learning.- A Hybrid Classification Approach to Ultrasonic Shaft Signals.- A Landmarker Selection Algorithm Based on Correlation and Efficiency Criteria.- A Learning-Based Algorithm Selection Meta-Reasoner for the Real-Time MPE Problem.- A Novel Clustering Algorithm Based on Immune Network with Limited Resource.- A Novel Modeling and Recognition Method for Underwater Sound Based on HMT in Wavelet Domain.- BayesTH-MCRDR Algorithm for Automatic Classification of Web Document.- Classification Rule Mining with an Improved Ant Colony Algorithm.- Clustering Large Datasets Using Cobweb and K-Means in Tandem.- Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees with Multiple Cost Scales.- Effective Sampling for Mining Association Rules.- Improving the Centered CUSUMS Statistic for Structural Break Detection in Time Series.- Investigating ID3-Induced Rules from Low-Dimensional Data Cleaned by Complete Case Analysis.- Investigating Learning Parameters in a Standard 2-D SOM Model to Select Good Maps and Avoid Poor Ones.- Key Element Summarisation: Extracting Information from Company Announcements.- Knowledge Discovery Using Concept-Class Taxonomies.- Learning the Grammar of Distant Change in the World-Wide Web.- Mining Maximal Frequent ItemSets Using Combined FP-Tree.- Multinomial Naive Bayes for Text Categorization Revisited.- The Effect of Attribute Scaling on the Performance of Support Vector Machines.- Towards Efficient Imputation by Nearest-Neighbors: A Clustering-Based Approach.- Univariate and Multivariate Linear Regression Methods to Predict Interval-Valued Features.- Using Classification to Evaluate the Output of Confidence-Based Association Rule Mining.- Analyzing the Effect of Query Class on Document Retrieval Performance.- Combined Word-Spacing Method for Disambiguating Korean Texts.- Extraction of Shallow Language Patterns: An Approximation of Data Oriented Parsing.- Improving the Presentation of Argument Interpretations Based on User Trials.- Reliable Unseen Model Prediction for Vocabulary-Independent Speech Recognition.- Voice Code Verification Algorithm Using Competing Models for User Entrance Authentication.- A Logic Based Approach for Dynamic Access Control.- A New Neighborhood Based on Improvement Graph for Robust Graph Coloring Problem.- An Extension of the H-Search Algorithm for Artificial Hex Players.- Applying Constraint Satisfaction Techniques to 3D Camera Control.- Constraints from STRIPS — Preliminary Report.- Embedding Memoization to the Semantic Tree Search for Deciding QBFs.- On Possibilistic Case-Based Reasoning for Selecting Partners in Multi-agent Negotiation.- Set Bounds and (Split) Set Domain Propagation Using ROBDDs.- User Friendly Decision Support Techniques in a Case-Based Reasoning System.- Longer-Term Memory in Clause Weighting Local Search for SAT.- Natural Landmark Based Navigation.- A Novel Approach for Simplifying Neural Networks by Identifying Decoupling Inputs.- Aggregation of Foraging Swarms.- An ACO Algorithm for the Most Probable Explanation Problem.- Designing a Morphogenetic System for Evolvable Hardware.- Evaluation of Evolutionary Algorithms for Multi-objective Train Schedule Optimization.- Fuzzy Modeling Incorporated with Fuzzy D-S Theory and Fuzzy Naive Bayes.- Genetic Algorithm Based K-Means Fast Learning Artificial Neural Network.- Immune Clonal Selection Network.- Performance Improvement of RBF Network Using ART2 Algorithm and Fuzzy Logic System.- Solving Rotated Multi-objective Optimization Problems Using Differential Evolution.- Sub-structural Niching in Non-stationary Environments.- Suitability of Two Associative Memory Neural Networks to Character Recognition.- Using Loops in Genetic Programming for a Two Class Binary Image Classification Problem.- Short Papers.- A Negotiation Agent.- Agent Services-Driven Plug-and-Play in F-TRADE.- Applying Multi-medians Location and Steiner Tree Methods into Agents Distributed Blackboard Architecture Construction.- Meta-game Equilibrium for Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning.- A Fast Visual Search and Recognition Mechanism for Real-Time Robotics Applications.- Adaptive Object Recognition with Image Feature Interpolation.- Effective Approach for Detecting Digital Image Watermarking via Independent Component Analysis.- Extended Locally Linear Embedding with Gabor Wavelets for Face Recognition.- Image Processing of Finite Size Rat Retinal Ganglion Cells Using Multifractal and Local Connected Fractal Analysis.- The DSC Algorithm for Edge Detection.- A Novel Statistical Method on Decision Table Analysis.- An Interaction Model for Affect Monitoring.- Ontology Transformation in Multiple Domains.- A Bayesian Metric for Evaluating Machine Learning Algorithms.- A Comparison of Text-Categorization Methods Applied to N-Gram Frequency Statistics.- A Global Search Algorithm for Attributes Reduction.- A Symbolic Hybrid Approach to Face the New User Problem in Recommender Systems.- A Toolbox for Learning from Relational Data with Propositional and Multi-instance Learners.- An Improvement to Unscented Transformation.- Automatic Wrapper Generation for Metasearch Using Ordered Tree Structured Patterns.- Building a More Accurate Classifier Based on Strong Frequent Patterns.- Color Texture Analysis Using Wavelet-Based Hidden Markov Model.- Contributions of Domain Knowledge and Stacked Generalization in AI-Based Classification Models.- Discovering Interesting Association Rules by Clustering.- Exploiting Maximal Emerging Patterns for Classification.- Feature Extraction for Learning to Classify Questions.- Mining Exceptions in Databases.- MML Inference of Oblique Decision Trees.- Naive Bayes Classifiers That Perform Well with Continuous Variables.- On Enhancing the Performance of Spam Mail Filtering System Using Semantic Enrichment.- Parameterising Bayesian Networks.- Radar Emitter Signal Recognition Based on Feature Selection Algorithm.- Selecting Subspace Dimensions for Kernel-Based Nonlinear Subspace Classifiers Using Intelligent Search Methods.- Using Machine Learning Techniques to Combine Forecasting Methods.- Web Data Mining and Reasoning Model.- A Framework for Disambiguation in Ambiguous Iconic Environments.- An Intelligent Grading System for Descriptive Examination Papers Based on Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis.- Domain-Adaptive Conversational Agent with Two-Stage Dialogue Management.- Feature Extraction Based on Wavelet Domain Hidden Markov Tree Model for Robust Speech Recognition.- Feature Unification and Constraint Satisfaction in Parsing Korean Case Phenomena.- A Comparison of BDI Based Real-Time Reasoning and HTN Based Planning.- A Formal Method Toward Reasoning About Continuous Change.- A Time and Energy Optimal Controller for Mobile Robots.- Inheritance of Multiple Identity Conditions in Order-Sorted Logic.- A Comparative Analysis of Fuzzy System Modelling Approaches: A Case in Mining Medical Diagnostic Rules.- A Parallel Learning Approach for Neural Network Ensemble.- An Intelligent Gas Concentration Estimation System Using Neural Network Implemented Microcontroller.- Ant Colonies Discover Knight’s Tours.- Immune Clonal Selection Algorithm for Multiuser Detection in DS-CDMA Systems.- Intrusion Detection Based on Immune Clonal Selection Algorithms.- Mapping Dryland Salinity Using Neural Networks.- Normalized RBF Neural Network for Real-Time Detection of Signal in the Noise.- Statistical Exploratory Analysis of Genetic Algorithms: The Influence of Gray Codes upon the Difficulty of a Problem.- The Semipublic Encryption for Visual Cryptography Using Q’tron Neural Networks.- The T-Detectors Maturation Algorithm Based on Genetic Algorithm.