AI 2003: Advances in Artificial Intelligence [electronic resource] : 16th Australian Conference on AI, Perth, Australia, December 3-5, 2003. Proceedings / edited by Tamás (Tom) Domonkos Gedeon, Lance Chun Che Fung.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 2903Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2003Description: XXXII, 1078 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540245810Subject(s): Computer science | Database management | Information storage and retrieval systems | Information systems | Artificial intelligence | Computer Science | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Computation by Abstract Devices | Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages | Database Management | Information Storage and Retrieval | Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet)Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 006.3 LOC classification: Q334-342TJ210.2-211.495Online resources: Click here to access online
Keynote Papers -- Ontology -- Problem Solving -- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining I -- Knowledge Discovery and Data Milling II -- Expert Systems -- Neural Networks Applications -- Belief Revisioii and Theorem Proving -- Reasoning and Logic -- Machine Learning I -- AI Applications -- Neural Networks -- Intelligent Agents -- Computer Vision -- AI & Medical Applications -- Machine Learning II -- Machilie Learning and Language -- Artificial Intelligence I -- AI \& Business -- Soft Computing -- Language Understanding -- Theory -- Artificial Intelligence II.
Consider the problem of a robot (algorithm, learning mechanism) moving along the real line attempting to locate a particular point ? . To assist the me- anism, we assume that it can communicate with an Environment (“Oracle”) which guides it with information regarding the direction in which it should go. If the Environment is deterministic the problem is the “Deterministic Point - cation Problem” which has been studied rather thoroughly . In its pioneering version  the problem was presented in the setting that the Environment could charge the robot a cost which was proportional to the distance it was from the point sought for. The question of having multiple communicating robots locate a point on the line has also been studied [1, 2]. In the stochastic version of this problem, we consider the scenario when the learning mechanism attempts to locate a point in an interval with stochastic (i. e. , possibly erroneous) instead of deterministic responses from the environment. Thus when it should really be moving to the “right” it may be advised to move to the “left” and vice versa. Apart from the problem being of importance in its own right, the stoch- tic pointlocationproblemalsohas potentialapplications insolvingoptimization problems. Inmanyoptimizationsolutions–forexampleinimageprocessing,p- tern recognition and neural computing [5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19], the algorithm worksits wayfromits currentsolutionto the optimalsolutionbasedoninfor- tion that it currentlyhas. A crucialquestionis oneof determining the parameter whichtheoptimizationalgorithmshoulduse.