The self-organizing map, first described by the Finnish scientist Teuvo Kohonen, can by applied to a wide range of fields. This book is about such applications, i.e. how the original self-organizing map as well as variants and extensions of it can be applied in different fields. In fourteen chapters, a wide range of such applications is discussed. To name a few, these applications include the analysis of financial stability, the fault diagnosis of plants, the creation of well-composed heterogeneous teams and the application of the self-organizing map to the atmospheric sciences...
[ Team LiB ] Recipe 3.6 Combining Data in Tables from Heterogeneous Data Sources Problem You want to create a report that is based on data from tables in more than one data source. Solution Use ad-hoc connector names in SQL statements.
Cooperation matters, in daily life and in complex applications. After all, many tasks need more than a single agent to be effectively performed. Therefore, teamwork rules!
Teams are social groups of agents dedicated to the fulfilment of particular persistent tasks. In modern multiagent environments, heterogeneous teams often consist of autonomous software agents, various types of robots and human beings.
Who has budget authority? The ability to add or remove
resources to a project can be independent from other kinds of
authority. For example, in the contract team situation, the
team might have the power to define the requirements and
design, but they might need to return to the client each time
they want more money or time.
How often will requirements and designs be reviewed, and
how will adjustments be decided? The answer depends
heavily on previous questions.