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Automatic evaluation and selection of problem-solving methods: theory and experiments

Eugene Fink
2004 Journal of experimental and theoretical artificial intelligence (Print)  
We present a technique for automatic selection among methods based on analysis of their past performances.  ...  The choice of the right problem-solving method, from available methods, is a crucial skill for experts in many areas.  ...  selecting a problem-solving method and time bound, and provide heuristics for combining exploitation of past experience with exploration of new alternatives.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09528130410001724797 fatcat:pyva4oegdjbfrmkdh57zvvbwcq

Simple methods for evaluating and comparing binary experiments

Thomas A. Weber
2009 Theory and Decision  
This parametrization is used for Bayesian belief updates and for the equivalent comparison of binary experiments.  ...  We introduce a confidence-augmented receiver operating characteristic for comparisons of binary experiments for a class of "balanced" decision problems, relative to which the confidence order offers a  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank an anonymous reviewer, Sam Chiu, Ron Howard, Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Ross Shachter, and Jeffrey Strnad for helpful suggestions and discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11238-009-9136-4 fatcat:dtmtkzsq2rg53fxfrhfmgrnzgq

Interval method for calibration of parallel robots: Vision-based experiments

David Daney, Nicolas Andreff, Gilles Chabert, Yves Papegay
2006 Mechanism and Machine Theory  
This paper is a theoretical and experimental study of how interval arithmetic and analysis methods can be used to achieve (1) numerical certification of the kinematic calibration of parallel robots, and  ...  First, a detailed description is given of our experimental device and vision-based measurement method.  ...  Acknowledgents The authors would like to warmly thank Arnold Neumaier from the University of Wien for his interesting discussions, and Jean-Marc Lavest from LASMEA for providing them with the vision software  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2006.03.014 fatcat:ze7zqyaqnzetnjvyh5tvdii5yq

Theory, experience and practice

Michael Loughlin, Jonathan Fuller, Robyn Bluhm, Stephen Buetow, Kirstin Borgerson
2016 Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice  
Despite its potential hazards, the activity of questioning theoretical frameworks and and proposing solutions is necessary if progress is even to be possible.  ...  Intellectual history has by no means ended so we cannot expect to have all the answers, and from time to time the activity of critical questioning will be frustrating.  ...  They consider experience of alienation of mental states and actions and propose that the experience of thoughts, feelings, impulses and actions as not being one's own is the experience of not being able  ... 
doi:10.1111/jep.12586 pmid:27431729 fatcat:mocxnfu6prhvdn2vi7raxvfota

Cell Suppression: Experience and Theory [chapter]

Dale A. Robertson, Richard Ethier
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A discussion of the information lost from a table with suppressions will be given, with consequences for the evaluation of patterns and of suppression heuristics.  ...  Our experience has shown that the biggest challenge has been to teach the basic ideas. The theory is not difficult to grasp, using only elementary mathematics, but clarity of thought is required.  ...  Properties of the problem and its solution could be studied, and a more objective way to evaluate the heuristic methods would be available.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-47804-3_2 fatcat:ycq3hlmtijepnel7u6txwv5iha

DEVELOPMENTAL ROBOTICS: THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS

JUYANG WENG
2004 International Journal of Humanoid Robotics  
The manual and autonomous development paradigms are formulated along with a theory of representation suited for autonomous development.  ...  real-time "living" experiences.  ...  To solve the problem of missing context in transfer and chaining, we modeled a primed context as the followup sensation and action of a real context.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219843604000149 fatcat:3bmyboli7jd2lm7ktb2oixaijm

Combinatorial auctions: theory, experiments, and practice

Bart Vangerven
2018 4OR  
One of their observations is that bidders select and evaluate most packages in the first round (package pre-selection).  ...  In Chapter 3, we combine theory with experiments, investigating coordination and threshold problems in combinatorial auctions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10288-018-0375-5 fatcat:xalj75kdufexpliqci2xsuhbl4

Theory and Method of Time-varying Computational Experiments for the Fully Mechanized Mining Process in an Artificial System Environment

Zhidong Feng, Shanshan Zhu, Jiang Wu, Hongbo Guo
2019 IEEE Access  
This paper proposes the scientific problem of "theory and method of time-varying computational experiments for fully mechanized mining processes in artificial system environments".  ...  agent based on a multilayer neural network and the emergence of multiagent interactions based on subscription perception; this approach aims to solve the problem of determining the overall behavior trend  ...  be further supplemented and improved. (4) Parallel theory can better solve the problem of determining the overall behavior of the mining process and then solve the problem of precise ''plan-control.''  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2954591 fatcat:6xaocwqr55blppqntpyup5bnoq

Automatically selecting and using primary effects in planning: theory and experiments

Eugene Fink, Qiang Yang
1997 Artificial Intelligence  
We then describe a learning algorithm that automatically selects primary effects and demonstrate, both analytically and empirically, that the use of this algorithm significantly reduces planning time and  ...  We formalize the use of primary effects in planning and present a criterion for selecting useful primary effects, which guarantees efficiency and completeness.  ...  We are grateful to the Computer Science Department of the University of Waterloo for providing facilities to perform the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0004-3702(96)00020-3 fatcat:varpdne4ivhjblkupkv77indri

Real-Time Grasping-Force Optimization for Multifingered Manipulation: Theory and Experiments

G. Liu, Z. Li
2004 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Then, we propose an efficient algorithm that combines a linear-matrix-inequality method with a gradient method for automatic generation of initial conditions.  ...  Finally, we implement and evaluate all the algorithms for grasping-force control in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology three-fingered hand platform.  ...  This problem can be solved using the following two methods. A. HTL Method The HTL method [41] makes use of the max-det formulation and the interior point algorithm [42] (see the Appendix ).  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2004.823879 fatcat:cs4jo27jsbahfjeythpdbzokmq

Chiral Dynamics: Theory and Experiment (CD2003) [article]

Ulf-G. Meißner, H.-W. Hammer, Andreas Wirzba
2003 arXiv   pre-print
These are the proceedings of the fourth international workshop on "Chiral Dynamics: Theory and Experiment" which was held at the University of Bonn, September 8-13, 2003.  ...  The workshop concentrated on the various experimental andtheoretical aspects of chiral dynamics, including for the first time in this series detailed discussions of lattice gauge theory.  ...  We study the chiral properties of the B → π and B → K transition form factors in the static heavy quark limit by employing the quenched, partially quenched and full (unquenched) chiral perturbation theory  ... 
arXiv:hep-ph/0311212v1 fatcat:ejex6vnvffg5pku3rlliffvbgq

Robot Path Planning Algorithms: A Review of Theory and Experiment [article]

Hadi Jahanshahi, Naeimeh Najafizadeh Sari
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Being real-time, being autonomous, and the ability to identify high-risk areas and risk management are the other features that will be mentioned throughout these methods.  ...  The aim of this book is to introduce different robot path planning algorithms and suggest some of the most appropriate ones which are capable of running on a variety of robots and are resistant to disturbances  ...  The experience of successes and failures of each strategy can be stored and can be used optimally during solving next navigation problems in the same environment.  ... 
arXiv:1805.08137v3 fatcat:45kvx2a645egxdtjsfcats2xim

Active visual SLAM for robotic area coverage: Theory and experiment

Ayoung Kim, Ryan M. Eustice
2014 The international journal of robotics research  
To solve this decision-making problem, we introduce perception-driven navigation, an integrated navigation algorithm that automatically balances between exploration and revisitation using a reward framework  ...  In the robotic area coverage problem, the goal is to explore and map a given target area within a reasonable amount of time.  ...  Vaganay and K. Shurn of Bluefin Robotics for their exceptional support during our 2011 field experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0278364914547893 fatcat:yuwuz4vbbvgtjgvpj53oaa6bq4

Experience of the game theory application in construction management

Friedel Peldschus
2008 Technological and Economic Development of Economy  
The game theory allows mathematical solutions of conflict situations.  ...  Solution strategies for such engineering problems are collected. Furthermore, concrete application examples are presented and an overview of further potential applications is given.  ...  Variants with one variable For the selection of variants, m variants and n criteria can be used. The variants are grouped for solving of the problem.  ... 
doi:10.3846/1392-8619.2008.14.531-545 fatcat:hnfb5oj3prhyjmpruygidka5oy

Scattering by two spheres: Theory and experiment

Irina Bjo/rno/, Leif Bjo/rno/
1998 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
The measurements can be done according to a wide selection of international and national standards. The paper will describe the use of both applications in solving a problem in building acoustics.  ...  This problem has been previously solved in the high-and low-frequency limits using the Rayleigh eigenmode method ͓Y. Mao and J. M. Sabatier, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 96, 3254͑A͒ ͑1994͔͒.  ...  Both experiments and the theory agreed very well for the wide range of tilt angle.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.421626 fatcat:qf2u35fztjfgtgredwhbg53zwm
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