By Giorgos Akrivas, Manolis Wallace, Giorgos Stamou (auth.), Jaime G. Carbonell, Jörg Siekmann, Troels Andreasen, Henning Christiansen, Amihai Motro, Henrik Legind Larsen (eds.)
ThisvolumeconstitutestheproceedingsoftheFifthInternationalConferenceon versatile question Answering structures, FQAS 2002, held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 27–29, 2002. FQAS is the leading convention for researchers and practitioners fascinated with the very important job of offering effortless, ?exible, and intuitive entry to info for all sorts of desire. This multidisciplinary convention attracts on a number of re- arch parts, together with databases, details retrieval, wisdom illustration, gentle computing, multimedia, and human–computer interplay. prior FQAS occasions have been held in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. the general topic of the FQAS meetings is cutting edge question structures - medatprovidingeasy,?exible,andintuitiveaccesstoinformation.Suchsystems are meant to facilitate retrieval from info repositories similar to info- ses,libraries,andtheWorld-WideWeb.Theserepositoriesaretypicallyequipped with ordinary question platforms that are usually insufficient, and the focal point of FQAS is the advance of question structures which are extra expressive, informative, c- perative, and effective. those lawsuits comprise 29 unique papers that relate to the subject of clients posing queries and platforms generating solutions. The papers hide the ?elds: - tabase administration, details Retrieval, area Modeling, wisdom - presentation and Ontologies, wisdom Discovery and knowledge Mining, Arti?cial Intelligence, Classical and Non-classical Logics, Computational Linguistics and traditional Language Processing, Multimedia details structures, and Human– computing device interplay. we want to thank the participants for his or her very good papers and the referees, writer, and sponsors for his or her e?ort. distinct thank you additionally to the invited sp- kers, individuals of the Advisory Board, and individuals of this system Committee. They made the luck of FQAS 2002 possible.
By Duangtida Athakravi, Domenico Corapi, Alessandra Russo, Marina De Vos, Julian Padget (auth.), Matteo Baldoni, Louise Dennis, Viviana Mascardi, Wamberto Vasconcelos (eds.)
This publication constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the tenth foreign Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and applied sciences, DALT 2012, held along side the eleventh foreign Joint convention on self reliant brokers and Multiagent structures (AAMAS 2012) at Valencia, Spain, in June 2012. the amount includes thirteen revised chosen awarded at DALT 2012.The papers conceal the next issues: declarative languages and applied sciences, computational logics, declarative methods to engineering agent-based structures, types of commercial interactions between brokers, and versions of belief, commitments, and acceptance for agents.
By Timothy Pickering (auth.), Robert Anderson, Juliet Brodie, Edvar Onsøyen, Alan T. Critchley (eds.)
The lawsuits of the 18th foreign Seaweed Symposium offers a useful connection with quite a lot of fields in utilized phycology. Papers conceal themes as various as systematics, ecology, advertisement functions, carbohydrate chemistry and functions, harvesting biology, cultivation and extra. Contributions from all components of the realm supply the quantity extraordinary relevance in an more and more international clinical and advertisement weather. Like its predecessors, this quantity presents a benchmark of development in all fields of utilized seaweed technology and administration, and may be talked about for a few years to return.
The quantity will curiosity researchers, scholars, source managers and normal product chemists.
Reprinted from Journal of utilized Phycology, quantity 18, matters 3-5, (2006)
By Pierre Manneback, Thierry Gautier, Gudula Rnger, Manuel Prieto Matias (auth.), Emmanuel Jeannot, Raymond Namyst, Jean Roman (eds.)
The two-volume set LNCS 6852/6853 constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the seventeenth foreign Euro-Par convention held in Bordeaux, France, in August/September 2011.
The eighty one revised complete papers provided have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 271 submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on help instruments and environments; functionality prediction and review; scheduling and load-balancing; high-performance architectures and compilers; parallel and allotted facts administration; grid, cluster and cloud computing; peer to look computing; dispensed platforms and algorithms; parallel and disbursed programming; parallel numerical algorithms; multicore and manycore programming; idea and algorithms for parallel computation; excessive functionality networks and cellular ubiquitous computing.
By Michael C. Fu, Jian-Qiang Hu
Conditional Monte Carlo: Gradient Estimation and OptimizationApplications bargains with numerous gradient estimation thoughts of perturbation research in keeping with using conditional expectation. the first surroundings is discrete-event stochastic simulation. This publication provides purposes to queueing and stock, and to different various parts resembling monetary derivatives, pricing and statistical quality controls. To researchers already within the region, this e-book deals a unified viewpoint and accurately summarizes the state-of-the-art. To researchers new to the realm, this ebook deals a extra systematic and obtainable technique of figuring out the thoughts with no need to scour throughout the colossal literature and research a brand new set of notation with each one paper. To practitioners, this ebook presents a couple of various software components that makes the instinct obtainable with no need to completely decide to figuring out the entire theoretical niceties. In sum, the ambitions of this monograph are two-fold: to assemble some of the fascinating advancements in perturbation research in accordance with conditioning lower than a extra unified framework, and to demonstrate the range of purposes to which those strategies could be utilized.
Conditional Monte Carlo: Gradient Estimation and OptimizationApplications is acceptable as a secondary textual content for graduate point classes on stochastic simulations, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.
By Nick Jennings (auth.), Riichiro Mizoguchi, John Slaney (eds.)
PRICAI 2000, held in Melbourne, Australia, is the 6th Pacific Rim Interna tional convention on man made Intelligence and is the successor to the 5 previous PRICAIs held in Nagoya (Japan), Seoul (Korea), Beijing (China), Cairns (Aus tralia) and Singapore within the years 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998 respectively. PRICAI is the major convention within the Pacific Rim quarter for the presenta tion of analysis in synthetic Intelligence, together with its purposes to difficulties of social and fiscal significance. The pursuits of PRICAI are: to supply a discussion board for the creation and dialogue of recent learn effects, options and applied sciences; to supply training engineers with publicity to and an overview of evolving study, instruments and practices; to supply the examine neighborhood with publicity to the issues of functional purposes of AI; and To motivate the alternate of AI applied sciences and event in the Pacific Rim nations. PRICAI 2000 is a memorial occasion within the feel that it's the final one within the 20"" century. It displays what researchers during this area think to be promising for his or her destiny AI study actions. actually, a few salient good points will be obvious within the papers permitted. we now have 12 papers on brokers, whereas PRICAI ninety six and ninety eight had not more than or 3. this means to us one of many instructions during which AI study goes within the subsequent century. it really is real that agent study offers us with quite a lot of study topics from easy ones to applications.
By Oskar Bandle, Kurt Braunmüller, Ernst Håkon Jahr, Allan Karker, Hans-Peter Naumann, Ulf Teleman
This guide is conceived as a finished historical past of the North Germanic languages from the oldest instances as much as the current day. while many of the conventional displays of Nordic language background are constrained to person languages and infrequently pay attention to simply linguistic info, this current paintings covers the background of all Nordic languages in its totality, embedded in a extensive culture-historical context. The Nordic languages are defined either separately and of their mutual dependence in addition to when it comes to the neighbouring non-Nordic languages. The guide isn't really tied to a specific technique yet retains in precept to a suggested methodological pluralism, encompassing all facets of exact method. in addition it combines diachronic with synchronic-systematic elements, longitudinal sections with cross-sections (periods resembling outdated Norse, transition from outdated Norse to Early sleek Nordic, Early smooth Nordic 1550-1800 and so on). the outline of Nordic language background is outfitted upon a complete number of linguistic facts; it includes greater than two hundred articles written by means of a large number of authors from Scandinavian and German and English talking international locations. The association of the booklet combines a relevant half at the unique chronological advancements and a few chapters of a extra common personality: chapters on conception and technique first and foremost and on overlapping spatio-temporal issues in any case.
By Ugo Dal Lago, Paolo Parisen Toldin (auth.), Ricardo Peña, Marko van Eekelen, Olha Shkaravska (eds.)
This booklet constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the second one foreign Workshop on Foundational and sensible facets of source research, FOPARA 2011, held in Madrid, Spain, in may possibly 2011. The eight revised complete papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from the papers awarded on the workshop and papers submitted following an open demand contributions after the workshop. The papers are geared up within the following topical sections: implicit complexity, research and verfication of price expressions, and worst case execution time analysis.