Day: February 16, 2018

Hybridization of Fuzzy Clustering and Hierarchical Method for Link Discovery

Clustering is an active research topic in data mining and different methods have been proposed in the literature. Most of these methods are based on numerical attributes. Recently, there have been several proposals to develop clustering methods that support mixed attributes. There are three basic groups of clustering methods: partitional

Discrete Wavelet Transform Method: a New Optimized Robust Digital Image Watermarking Scheme

In this paper, a wavelet-based logo watermarking scheme is presented. The logo watermark is embedded into all sub-blocks of the LLn sub-band of the transformed host image, using quantization technique. Extracted logos from all sub-blocks are mixed to make the extracted watermark from distorted watermarked image. Knowing the quantization step-size,

Ai Reloaded: Objectives, Potentials, and Challenges of the Novel Field of Brain-Like Artificial Intelligence

The general objective of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to make machines – particularly computers – do things that require intelligence when done by humans. In the last 60 years, AI has significantly progressed and today forms an important part of industry and technology. However, despite the many successes, fundamental questions

Data Conflict Resolution Among Same Entities in Web of Data

With the growing amount of published RDF datasets on similar domains, data conflict between similar entities (same-as) is becoming a common problem for Web of Data applications. In this paper we propose an algorithm to detect conflict of same properties values of similar entities and select the most accurate value.

Design & Development of a Software System for Swarm Intelligence Based Research Studies

This paper introduce a software system including widely-used Swarm Intelligence algorithms or approaches to be used for the related scientific research studies associated with the subject area. The programmatic infrastructure of the system allows working on a fast, easy-to-use, interactive platform to perform Swarm Intelligence based studies in a more

Aiden: a Density Conscious Artificial Immune System for Automatic Discovery of Arbitrary Shape Clusters in Spatial Patterns

Recent efforts in modeling of dynamics of the natural immune cells leading to artificial immune systems (AIS) have ignited contemporary research interest in finding out its analogies to real world problems. The AIS models have been vastly exploited to develop dependable robust solutions to clustering. Most of the traditional clustering

Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Unfulfilled Expectations

Success in adult life and effective functioning in education depends among other things on critical thinking. The present study consisted of two parts. First, critical thinking (CT) skill of a group of 68 students majoring in education in Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch was evaluated. The participants, divided into two

Learners Test Performance and Gardner`S Mi Theory: Intercorrelation in a Bilingual Context

Although decisions and inferences made based on test scores depend both on the characteristics of test takers and testing environment, the former seems to have the most overriding importance. The present study which was conducted in a bilingual environment is in line with this assumption and is aimed at investigating

On the Relationship Between Right- Brain and Left- Brain Dominance and Reading Comprehension Test Performance of Iranian Efl Learners

A tremendous amount of works have been conducted by psycholinguistics to identify hemisphere processing during second/ foreign language learning, or in other words to investigate the role of the brain hemisphere dominance in language performance of learners. Most of these researches have focused on single words and word pairs (e.g.,