Decision making by the aircrafts services of the international airport, which provides for intensive traffic of aircraft and their ground handling, becomes a very topical issue. If earlier it was believed that the intensity is provided only by the number of runways, nowadays a large accumulation of aircraft on the airport platform-field creates equally complex difficulties in comparison with aircraft take-offs and landings. Solving such problems with the use of «crisp methods» of queuing theory gives little. This article deals with modern «fuzzy methods» based on simulation modeling and fuzzy logic.
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This book is proposing a hybrid algorithm of two fuzzy genetic-based machine learning approaches - Michigan and Pittsburgh - for designing fuzzy rule-based classification systems. The search ability of each approach is examined to efficiently find fuzzy rule-based systems with high classification accuracy. These two approaches are combined into a single hybrid algorithm. The generalization ability of fuzzy rule-based classification systems, designed by the proposed hybrid algorithm is examined on real data sets. Experimental results show that the hybrid algorithm has higher search ability within a population of individual rules and within a population of rule sets.
Sociobiogenetic Linguistics introduces interrelatedness which exists in biogenetics, biolinguistics,sociogenetics, genetic linguistics, human evolution, neuroscience, and anthropology.This volume is unique in that it reviews research, theory, meta-theory and empirical evidence in population genetics,language evolution, the evolution of language,and phylogenetic/ontogenetic development.It provides the comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary fields and explains how biogenetic cognition processing, genotyping, human wave genome and heterogeneity of linkage disequilibrium can process individuals’ reasoning, emotional response, thinking, decision, lexicon decision,and evaluative discrimination.Several issues are considered: Could transgenic chimpanzee, which benefits by human version of FOXP2 protein, be able to control oromotor coordination and thus vocal imitation/speech? Do cognitive capacities emerge from genetically related plan or do they develop in sociocultural view? Have physiological mechanisms been adaptive or selective during humans’ language evolution? Could idiolects be analogized with a biological genotype, phenotype, or both?
The training system is implemented with the use of the fuzzy classifier that represents fuzzy knowledge base, the input of which receives signals about current state of the traction rolling stock and of the environment. The results of the work allow implementing intelligent DSS in modern locomotives. This will enhance the level of safety and efficiency of driving a train.
The quote from Karl Marx taken out to the headline treats a person as a rational being realizing the being as a whole and inexhaustible. Hence - the problem of philosophical knowledge and philosophical perception of the whole as a purely philosophical problem. For its solution the author is developing a theory of being, motion, space and time, relying on modern natural, inter alia, on cosmological perceptions of the world, challenging some of them, including the theory of enlargement of the Universe, recession of galaxies et al. Decision of assigned tasks required author to address to the problems associated with a fundamental question of philosophy, as well as the theory of knowledge, consciousness, nature of the ideal and the mechanisms of spiritual production. Solving these problems in a non-traditional way, especially when you consider that these traditions have become or are strenuously made far from the identified problems neo-postpositivist and postmodern constructions, the author refers to the ancient and more recent origins of classical philosophy. For scientists, professors of philosophy, graduate students.?
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