Selected Papers from TAAI2005
Wen-Yang Lin*, Tzung-Pei Hong*, and Shyi-Ming Chen**
*National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
**National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
The annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (TAAI), held in Taiwan and hosted by the Taiwanese Association of Artificial Intelligence and other academic institution, has expanded to an international forum following the success of its previous nine conferences. It hopes to bring together researchers and scholars in all areas of artificial intelligence from leading institutes and industries worldwide to exchange ideas on these hi-tech fields. Over 200 papers and 6 special issues consisting of 30 invited papers were presented, making TAAI 2005 the greatest in the TAAI series. This special issue presents 11 papers from this prestigious event, each of which has received outstanding recommendations from the reviewers and has been revised by authors for this publication. These papers detail a variety of applications of different artificial intelligent technologies, ranging from nonlinear programming, data classification, dynamic knowledge acquisition, and complex time-series prediction to liver disease classification and automatic Chinese text summarization. Some also deal with theoretical aspect of intelligent technologies, including genetic algorithms, neural networks, support vector machines, ant-colony algorithms, and pseudo-Boolean functions. This issue thus concisely summarizes recent advances in artificial intelligence and its applications. We are sure that you will find it a valuable resource in the AI research community, and hope that it will inspire our readers in the development of new applications and advanced intelligent systems. As guest editors of this special issue, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the authors for contributing their work to this special issue and to thank the referees for their untiring efforts to complete reviews within a limited time. Thanks also go to Mr. Kazuki Ohmori of Fuji Technology Press for his kind assistance in the publication of this special issue. Last but not least, we thank JACIII Editor-in-Chief Kaoru Hirota for the enthusiastic hospitality with which JACIII has supported this special issue.