International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2011
Research Article

1. A New Minkowski Distance Based on Induced Aggregation Operators

José M. Merigó, Montserrat Casanovas
Pages: 123 - 133
The Minkowski distance is a distance measure that generalizes a wide range of distances such as the Hamming and the Euclidean distance. In this paper, we develop a generalization of the Minkowski distance by using the induced ordered weighted averaging (IOWA) operator. We call it the induced Minkowski...
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2. A Deterministic Algorithm for Min-max and Max-min Linear Fractional Programming Problems

Qigao Feng, Hongwei Jiao, Hanping Mao, Yongqiang Chen
Pages: 134 - 141
In this paper, a deterministic global optimization algorithm is proposed for solving min-max and max-min linear fractional programming problem (P) which have broad applications in engineering, management science, nonlinear system, economics and so on. By utilizing equivalent problem (Q) of the (P) and...
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3. Data-driven rank ordering - a preference-based comparison study

Maria Dobrska, Hui Wang, William Blackburn
Pages: 142 - 152
Data driven rank ordering refers to the rank ordering of new data items based on the ordering inherent in existing data items. This is a challenging problem, which has received increasing attention in recent years in the machine learning community. Its applications include product recommendation, information...
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4. Some Indexes for Comparing and Selecting Partitions

Xuezheng Zhang, Zheng Pei, Yong Liu
Pages: 153 - 164
Based on the equivalence relation, we can partition a set U, formally, different equivalence relations correspond to different partitions of U. In this paper, based on Yager's work, we discuss how to compare the different partitions, moreover, we obtain some indexes to select a better partition from...
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5. Grey Relational Analysis Method for Intuitionistic Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making with Preference Information on Alternatives

Guiwu Wei, Hongjun Wang, Rin Lin, Xiaofei Zhao
Pages: 164 - 173
The aim of this paper is to investigate intuitionistic fuzzy multiple attribute decision making problems with preference information on alternatives, in which the information on attribute weights is completely unknown and the attribute values and preference information on alternatives take the form of...
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6. Minimum Deviation Models for Multiple Attribute Decision Making in Intuitionistic Fuzzy Setting

Guiwu Wei, Xiaofei Zhao
Pages: 174 - 183
With respect to intuitionistic fuzzy multiple attribute decision making problems with preference information on alternatives and incomplete weight information, a method based the minimum deviation is proposed. Firstly, some operational laws of intuitionistic fuzzy numbers, score function and accuracy...
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7. Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Knowledge Management Tools

Gülçin Büyüközkan, Orhan Feyzioglu, Gizem Cifçi
Pages: 184 - 195
In the knowledge economy, a key source of sustainable competitive advantage relies on the way to create, share, and utilize knowledge. Knowledge Management (KM) tools assumed an important role in supporting KM activities. The objective of this paper is to aid decision makers to identify the most appropriate...
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8. Stability Analysis of a Type of Takagi-Sugeno PI Fuzzy Control Systems Using Circle Criterion

Kairui Cao, X.Z. Gao, Xianlin Huang, Xiaojun Ban
Pages: 196 - 207
A type of Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) Proportional-Integral (PI) fuzzy controllers is studied. The T-S PI fuzzy controller is formed by a T-S Proportional-Derivative (PD) fuzzy controller connected with an integrator. In this particular structure, the T-S PD fuzzy controller is a weighted sum of some linear...
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9. A Novel Partial Transmitting Sequence Technique for Peak-to -Average Power Ratio Reduction in Multicarrier Transmission Systems

Ho-Lung Hung
Pages: 208 - 216
As an attractive technique for the reduction of the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of multi-carrier transmission systems is proposed. The conventional partial transmitting sequence (PTS) combining can improve the PAPR statistics of a multi-carrier transmission systems signal. However, the optimum...
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10. Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Selection of Science Parks for Start-up Companies

Alp Ustundag, Mehmet Serdar Kilinc
Pages: 217 - 227
Science parks are crucial for an innovative economic setting since they act as 'development catalysts' driving the startup of newly established high-tech firms. The selection of the appropriate science park becomes a major decision for start-up entrepreneurs since it is a multi-criterion decision problem...
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11. Application of Fuzzy Multi-Objective Linear Programming Model in a Multi-Period Multi-Product Production Planning Problem

Kaveh Taghizadeh, Morteza Bagherpour, Iraj Mahdavi
Pages: 228 - 243
The Multi-Period Multi-Product (MPMP) production planning, as a well known problem in literature, attempts to match production rates of individual products with fluctuated market demand over planning horizon. This study, demonstrates how the conventional MPMP Linear Programming (LP) model may fail to...
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12. An Edge-Based Macao License Plate Recognition System

Chi-Man Pun, Wai-Yiu Ho
Pages: 244 - 254
This paper presents a system to recognize Macao license plates. Sobel edge detector is employed to extract the vertical edges, and an edge composition algorithm is proposed to combine the edges into candidate plate regions. They are further examined on the existence of the character "M" by a verification...
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13. Tabu Search and an Exact Algorithm for the Solutions of Resource-constrained Project Scheduling Problems

Omer Atli
Pages: 255 - 267
When the project is scheduled with a given set of resources, it is difficult to find the optimal solution. Resourceconstrained scheduling problems (RCPSP) are generally NP-hard. In this paper, a high level heuristic procedure “Tabu Search Algorithm (TSA)” is proposed to provide good solutions to...
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14. Banknote Image Retrieval Using Rotated QuaternionWavelet Filters

Shan Gai, Jiafeng Liu, Xianglong Tang
Pages: 268 - 276
A new method of banknote image retrieval is proposed by using new set of rotated quaternion wavelet filters (RQWF) and standard quaternion wavelet transform (QWT) jointly. The robust and rotationally invariant features are extracted from QWT and RQWF decomposed sub-bands of banknote image. Three different...
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15. Real-Time Hand Gesture Recognition using Motion Tracking

Chi-Man Pun, Hong-Min Zhu, Wei Feng
Pages: 277 - 286
This paper proposes a real-time recognition system for hand gestures, which serves as an alternative of human computer interface. We focus on hand gestures performed by hand motions, and 10 hand signed digits are recognized. Gesturing hand in each video frame is firstly extracted by skin-subtraction...