Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective


Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference Baltic HLT 2020

Human language technology is the study of the methods by which computer programs or electronic devices can analyze, produce, modify or respond to human texts and speech. It consists of natural language processing and computational linguistics on the one hand, and speech technology on the other.

This book presents the proceedings of the 9th International Conference, Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective (Baltic HLT 2020), organised in Kaunas, Lithuania on 22 and 23 September 2020. This biennial conference offers researchers a platform to share knowledge on recent advances in human language processing for the Baltic languages, as well as promoting interdisciplinary and international cooperation in human language-technology research within and beyond the Baltic States. In addition to the traditional topics of natural language processing and language technologies, this year’s conference featured a special session on resource and tool development for teaching and learning the less resourced Baltic languages. This year, 42 submissions were received, each of which was evaluated by two reviewers, resulting in a total of 34 papers being accepted for presentation and publication. The book is divided into four sections: speech and text analysis (9 papers); machine translation and natural understanding (6 papers); tools and resources (14 papers); and language learning resources (5 papers).

Providing a fascinating overview of current research in the field from a primarily Baltic perspective, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves human language technology.

Editors: Utka, A., Vaičenonienė, J. , Kovalevskaitė, J., Kalinauskaitė, D.
Pages: 280
Binding: softcover
Volume 328 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-116-0
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-117-7

Knowledge Innovation Through Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques


Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT_20)

Software methodologies, tools and techniques have become an ever more important part of our lives, and are crucial to the decision-making processes that affect us every day.

This book presents papers from the 19th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodology Tools, and Techniques (SoMeT20), held in Kitakyushu, Japan from 22–24 September 2020. The SoMeT conferences bring together researchers and practitioners to share their original research results and experience of practical developments in software science and related new technologies, and this book explores new trends and theories that highlight the direction and development of intelligent software methodologies, tools and techniques. It covers newly developed techniques, enhanced methodologies, software related solutions and recently developed tools, as well as indicating the direction of future research, and the 40 revised papers included here have been selected by the SoMeT20 international reviewing committee on the basis of technical soundness, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. The book is divided into 5 chapters: artificial intelligence techniques on software engineering, and requirement engineering; software methods for informatics, medical informatics and bio-medicine applications; applied software tools, techniques and related software engineering models; intelligent-software systems design, software quality, software evolution and validation techniques; and knowledge science and intelligent computing.

Providing an overview of the state-of-the-art in software science and its supporting technology, this book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

Editors: Fujita, H., Selamat, A., Omatu, S.
Pages: 496
Binding: softcover
Volume 327 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-114-6
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-115-3

ECAI 2020

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Computational Models of Argument


Proceedings of COMMA 2020

The investigation of computational models of argument is a rich and fascinating interdisciplinary research field with two ultimate aims: the theoretical goal of understanding argumentation as a cognitive phenomenon by modeling it in computer programs, and the practical goal of supporting the development of computer-based systems able to engage in argumentation-related activities with human users or among themselves.

The biennial International Conferences on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) provide a dedicated forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest advancements in the field, and cover both basic research and innovative applications. This book presents the proceedings of COMMA 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, COMMA 2020 was held as an online event on the originally scheduled dates of 8 -11 September 2020, organised by the University of Perugia, Italy. The book includes 28 full papers and 13 short papers selected from a total of 78 submissions, the abstracts of 3 invited talks and 13 demonstration abstracts. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected, and contributions cover both theory and practice. Theoretical contributions include new formal models, the study of formal or computational properties of models, designs for implemented systems and experimental research. Practical papers include applications to medicine, law and criminal investigation, chatbots and online product reviews. The argument-mining trend from previous COMMA’s is continued, while an emerging trend this year is the use of argumentation for explainable AI.

The book provided an overview of the latest work on computational models of argument, and will be of interest to all those working in the field.

Editors: Prakken, H., Bistarelli, S., Santini, F., Taticchi, C.
Pages: 496
Binding: softcover
Volume 326 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-106-1
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-107-8

ECAI 2020


24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 29 August–8 September 2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Including 10th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence (PAIS 2020)

This book presents the proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020), held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 29 August to 8 September 2020. The conference was postponed from June, and much of it conducted online due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The conference is one of the principal occasions for researchers and practitioners of AI to meet and discuss the latest trends and challenges in all fields of AI and to demonstrate innovative applications and uses of advanced AI technology. The book also includes the proceedings of the 10th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence (PAIS 2020) held at the same time.

A record number of more than 1,700 submissions was received for ECAI 2020, of which 1,443 were reviewed. Of these, 361 full-papers and 36 highlight papers were accepted (an acceptance rate of 25% for full-papers and 45% for highlight papers). The book is divided into three sections: ECAI full papers; ECAI highlight papers; and PAIS papers. The topics of these papers cover all aspects of AI, including Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems; Computational Intelligence; Constraints and Satisfiability; Games and Virtual Environments; Heuristic Search; Human Aspects in AI; Information Retrieval and Filtering; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Machine Learning; Multidisciplinary Topics and Applications; Natural Language Processing; Planning and Scheduling; Robotics; Safe, Explainable, and Trustworthy AI; Semantic Technologies; Uncertainty in AI; and Vision.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of AI technology.

Editors: De Giacomo, G., Catala, A., Dilkina, B., Milano, M., Barro, S., Bugarín, A., Lang, J.
Pages: 3122 (4 parts)
Binding: softcover
Volume 324 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-100-9
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-101-6

Innovative Trends in Personalized Software Engineering and Information Systems


The Case of Intelligent and Adaptive E-learning Systems

This book, Innovative Trends in Personalized Software Engineering and Information Systems – The Case of Intelligent and Adaptive E-learning Systems, studies the development of personalized and knowledge-based systems with the purpose of developing fully-automated adaptive software, mainly focusing on enhancing digital learning.

The authors cover several integral phases of software engineering and their application in the effective implementation of sophisticated learning technology systems. Systems development and systems evaluation, tailored to adaptive e-learning, are examined in depth. More specifically, intelligent and knowledge-based techniques, such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, pattern recognition, learning analytics and data mining, as well as evaluation frameworks adapted to digital learning software are presented.

This publication will be of interest to scientists from various disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence, education and psychology, and will help researchers working in computer science and engineering to build intelligent and adaptive learning technology systems by employing personalization techniques while following the basic concepts of software engineering and information systems. It will also serve as a valuable tool for junior and senior scientists, supporting their research activities in the field of personalized and knowledge-based software engineering, and instructors will be able to use the book as a guide to the effective design and development of intelligent systems in education.

Authors: Troussas, C., Sgouropoulou, C.
Pages: 104
Binding: softcover
Volume 324 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-096-5
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-097-2

Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent transport systems, from basic management systems to more application-oriented systems, vary in the technologies they apply. Information technologies, including wireless communication, are important in intelligent transportation systems, as are computational technologies: floating car data/floating cellular data, sensing technologies, and video vehicle detection. Theoretical and application technologies, such as emergency vehicle notification systems, automatic road enforcement and collision avoidance systems, as well as some cooperative systems are also used in intelligent transportation systems.

This book presents papers selected from the 128 submissions in the field of information technology and intelligent transportation systems received from 5 countries. In December 2019 Chang’an University organized a round-table meeting to discuss and score the technical merits of each selected paper, of which 23 are included in this book.

Providing a current overview of the subject, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field of intelligent transportation systems and traffic management.

Editor: Jain, L.C., Zhao, X., Balas, V.E., Shi, F.
Pages: 224
Binding: softcover
Volume 323 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-060-6
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-061-3

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems


JURIX 2019: The Thirty-second Annual Conference

In recent years, the application of machine learning tools to legally relevant tasks has become much more prevalent, and the growing influence of AI in the legal sphere has prompted the profession to take more of an interest in the explainability, trustworthiness, and responsibility of intelligent systems.

This book presents the proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2019), held in Madrid, Spain, from 11 to 13 December 2019. Traditionally focused on legal knowledge representation and engineering, computational models of legal reasoning, and analyses of legal data, more recently the conference has also encompassed the use of machine learning tools. A total of 81 submissions were received for the conference, of which 14 were selected as full papers and 17 as short papers. A further 3 submissions were accepted as demo presentations, resulting in a total acceptance rate of 41.98%, with a competitive 25.5% acceptance rate for full papers. The 34 papers presented here cover a broad range of topics, from computational models of legal argumentation, case-based reasoning, legal ontologies, and evidential reasoning, through classification of different types of text in legal documents and comparing similarities, to the relevance of judicial decisions to issues of governmental transparency.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of knowledge and information systems in the legal sphere.

Editor: Araszkiewicz, M., Rodríguez-Doncel, V.
Pages: 272
Binding: softcover
Volume 322 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-048-4
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-049-1

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXXI

Information modeling and knowledge bases have become an important area of academic and industry research in the 21st century, addressing complexities of modeling that reach beyond the traditional borders of information systems and academic computer science research.

This book presents 32 reviewed, selected and updated papers delivered at the 29th International Conference on Information Modeling and Knowledge Bases (EJC2019), held in Lappeenranta, Finland, from 3 to 7 June 2019. In addition, two papers based on the keynote presentations and one paper edited from the discussion of the panel session are included in the book. The conference provided a forum to exchange scientific results and experience, and attracted academics and practitioners working with information and knowledge. The papers cover a wide range of topics, ranging from knowledge discovery through conceptual and linguistic modeling, knowledge and information modeling and discovery, cross-cultural communication and social computing, environmental modeling and engineering, and multimedia data modeling and systems to complex scientific problem-solving. The conference presentation sessions: Learning and Linguistics; Systems and Processes; Data and Knowledge Representation; Models and Interface; Formalizations and Reasoning; Models and Modeling; Machine Learning; Models and Programming; Environment and Predictions; and Emotion Modeling and Social Networks reflect the main themes of the conference. The book also includes 2 extended publications of keynote addresses: ‘Philosophical Foundations of Conceptual Modeling’ and ´Sustainable Solid Waste Management using Life Cycle Modeling for Environmental Impact Assessment’, as well as additional material covering the discussion and findings of the panel session.

Providing an overview of current research in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working with information systems, information modeling and knowledge bases.

Editor: Dahanayake, A., Huiskonen, J., Kiyoki, Y., Thalheim, B., Jaakkola, H., Yoshida, N.
Pages: 560
Binding: softcover
Volume 321 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-044-6
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-045-3

Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining V


Proceedings of FSDM 2019

The Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM) conference is an annual event encompassing four main themes: fuzzy theory, algorithms and systems, which includes topics like stability, foundations and control; fuzzy application, which covers different kinds of processing as well as hardware and architectures for big data and time series and has wide applicability; the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining, encompassing applications in electrical, industrial, chemical and engineering fields as well as management and environmental issues; and data mining, outlining new approaches to big data, massive data, scalable, parallel and distributed algorithms. The annual conference provides a platform for knowledge exchange between international experts, researchers, academics and delegates from industry.

This book includes the papers accepted and presented at the 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2019), held in Kitakyushu, Japan on 18-21 October 2019. This year, FSDM received 442 submissions. All papers were carefully reviewed by program committee members, taking account of the quality, novelty, soundness, breadth and depth of the research topics falling within the scope of FSDM. The committee finally decided to accept 137 papers, which represents an acceptance rate of about 30%. The papers presented here are arranged in two sections: Fuzzy Sets and Data Mining, and Communications and Networks.

Providing an overview of the most recent scientific and technological advances in the fields of fuzzy systems and data mining, the book will be of interest to all those working in these fields.

Editor: Tallón-Ballesteros, A.J.
Pages: 1184
Binding: softcover
Volume 320 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-018-7
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-019-4

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