Selected Papers from TAAI 2006
Hsin-Chang Yang, Wen-Yang Lin, Chun-Yang Chang, Cheng-Hong Yang, Shyi-Ming Chen
The 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (TAAI 2006), which was held during Dec. 15-16, 2006 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the annual conference of Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence. The conference is intended to provide a forum for researchers and scholars in the related fields of artificial intelligence. Past conferences have proven them successful attempts to become the most important meeting of artificial intelligence researchers in Taiwan. This is also true for TAAI 2006, which focuses on various aspects on theory and practice of artificial intelligence. In this special issue, 11 papers presented in the conference are selected and extended for their outstanding performance on the conference. These papers cover wide spreading aspects, which include versatile motion planning, particle swarm optimization, data mining, image retrieval, music retrieval, natural language processing, navigation, fuzzy logic, gaming, and bioinformatics. This issue thus concisely summarizes recent advances in artificial intelligence and its applications. The readers should find them valuable and inspiring. We hope that this issue should provide a valuable resource for their researches. As guest editors of this special issue, we like to express our greatest gratitude to those that help this issue come true. Thanks to all contributors and referees for their elaborate works and careful reviews that assure the high quality of this issue. Special thanks should go to Mr. Makoto Shimada of Fuji Technology Press for his efforts and kind assistance in publishing this issue. Finally, we also like to thank the Editors in Chief of JACIII, Prof. Toshio Fukuda and Prof. Kaoru Hirota, for their generous hospitality in supporting this special issue.