Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 15th Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, AI 2002 Calgary, Canada, May 27-29, 2002 Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, AI 2002, held in Calgary, Canada, in May 2002.
The 24 revised full papers presented together with eight posters and ten abstracts of the graduate student symposium were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 full-length paper submissions. The book offers topical sections on agents, searching, neural nets, learning, probability, and natural language.

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Agents - 1.- Modeling Organizational Rules in the Multi-agent Systems Engineering Methodology.- AERO: An Outsourced Approach to Exception Handling in Multi-agent Systems.- A Learning Algorithm for Buying and Selling Agents in Electronic Marketplaces.- Search - 1.- Grid-Based Path-Finding.- Transposition Table Driven Work Scheduling in Distributed Game-Tree Search.- Clue as a Testbed for Automated Theorem Proving.- Neural Nets.- A Noise Filtering Method for Inductive Concept Learning.- The Task Rehearsal Method of Life-Long Learning: Overcoming Impoverished Data.- Invited Talk.- Recycling the Cycle of Perception: A Polemic.- Search - 2.- Generalized Arc Consistency with Application to MaxCSP.- Two-Literal Logic Programs and Satisfiability Representation of Stable Models: A Comparison.- Using Communicative Acts to Plan the Cinematographic Structure of Animations.- Learning.- Mining Incremental Association Rules with Generalized FP-Tree.- Topic Discovery from Text Using Aggregation of Different Clustering Methods.- Genetic Algorithms for Continuous Problems.- Probability.- On the Role of Contextual Weak Independence in Probabilistic Inference.- A Structural Characterization of DAG-Isomorphic Dependency Models.- Construction of a Non-redundant Cover for Conditional Independencies.- Agents - 2.- Using Inter-agent Trust Relationships for Efficient Coalition Formation.- Using Agent Replication to Enhance Reliability and Availability of Multi-agent Systems.- Natural Language.- An Efficient Compositional Semantics for Natural-Language Database Queries with Arbitrarily-Nested Quantification and Negation.- Text Summarization as Controlled Search.- QUANTUM: A Function-Based Question Answering System.- Generic and Query-Based Text Summarization Using Lexical Cohesion.- Poster Papers.- A Lexical Functional Mapping Algorithm.- A Constructive Approach to Parsing with Neural Networks — The Hybrid Connectionist Parsing Method.- Extraction of Text Phrases Using Hierarchical Grammar.- An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm Approach to the Channel Assignment Problem in Mobile Cellular Networks.- RFCT: An Association-Based Causality Miner.- Retrieval of Short Documents from Discussion Forums.- Application of Bayesian Networks to Shopping Assistance.- Electronic Contract Framework for Contractual Agents.- User Models: Customizing E-Commerce Websites to the Context of Use.- Supporting the Needs of Mobile Home Care Workers: A Case Study for Saskatoon District Health System.- Multi-agent System Architecture for Computer-Based Tutoring Systems.- Word Prediction Evaluation Measures with Performance Benchmarking.- Relaxed Unification — Proposal.- A Learning Algorithm for Buying and Selling Agents in Electronic Marketplaces.- cbCPT: Knowledge Engineering Support for CPTs in Bayesian Networks.- Query-Less Retrieval of Interesting Postings in a WebForum.

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