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The problem considered in this article is how to solve the image correspondence problem in cases where it
is important to measure changes in the contour, position, and spatial orientation of bounded regions. This
article introduces a computational intelligence approach to the solution of this problem...
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Underwater sensor deployment for military surveillance is a significant challenge due to the inherent difficulties
posed by the underwater channel in terms of sensing and communications between sensors, as well as the
exorbitant cost of the sensors. As a result, these sensors must be deployed as...
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Text summarization is a process of distilling the most important content from text documents. While human beings
have proven to be extremely capable summarizers, computer based automatic abstracting and summarizing has
proven to be extremely challenging tasks. In this paper we report our experience...
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In the process of fuzzy decision-making, ranking of fuzzy numbers is a necessity. The types of fuzzy numbers are
triangular, trapezoidal, and L-R type. In the literature, there are many methods developed for ranking fuzzy
numbers. These methods may produce different ranking results. Many of these...
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In this paper a new artificial immune system (AIS) algorithm is proposed to solve multi objective fuzzy flow shop
scheduling problems. A new mutation operator is also described for this AIS. Fuzzy sets are used to model
processing times and due dates. The objectives are to minimize the average tardiness...
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This paper proposes a hybrid optimization method based on the fusion of the Simulated Annealing (SA) and Clonal
Selection Algorithm (CSA), in which the SA is embedded in the CSA to enhance its search capability. The novel
optimization algorithm is also employed to deal with several nonlinear benchmark...
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This paper presents an architecture which applies document similarity measures to the documentation produced
during the phases of software development in order to generate recommendations of process and people metrics for
similar projects. The application makes a judgment of similarity of the Service...
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The performance assessment of an engineered solution for the disposal of radioactive wastes is based on
mathematical models of the disposal system response to predefined accidental scenarios, within a probabilistic
approach to account for the involved uncertainties. As the most significant potential...
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Sales forecasting is important for facilitating effective and efficient allocation of scarce resources. However, how to
best model and forecast sales has been a long-standing issue. There is no best forecasting method that is applicable
in all circumstances. Therefore, confidence in the accuracy...
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The Negative Selection Algorithm (NSA) is a kind of novelty detection method inspired by the biological self/nonself
discrimination principles. In this paper, we propose two new schemes for the detectors re-editing and censoring in the
NSA. The detectors that fail to pass the negative selection phase...