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Dispatching rules are frequently used to schedule jobs in flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) dynamically. A drawback, however, to using dispatching rules is that their performance is dependent on the state of the system, but no single rule exists that is superior to all the others for all the possible states the system might be in. This drawback would be(More)
The application of Artificial Intelligence described in this article is intended to resolve the issue of speculation on the stock market. Genetic Algorithms is the technique that is used, with the article focusing on the different ways that chromosomes can be designed and on how the pertinent evaluation mechanism is established. The problem will be based on(More)
The aim of this research is to analyse the effectiveness of the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index (VIX) when used with Support Vector Machines (SVMs) in order to forecast the weekly change in the S&P 500 index. The data provided cover the period between 3 January 2000 and 30 December 2011. A trading simulation is implemented so that(More)
A common way of dynamically scheduling jobs in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) is by means of dispatching rules. The problem of this method is that the performance of these rules depends on the state the system is in at each moment, and no single rule exists that is better than the rest in all the possible states that the system may be in. It would(More)
Dispatching rules are usually applied to schedule jobs in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) dynamically. Despite their frequent use, one of the drawbacks that they display is that the state the manufacturing system is in dictates the level of performance of the rule. As no rule is better than all the other rules for all system states, it would highly(More)
This research aims at examining the application of support vector machines (SVMs) to the task of forecasting the weekly change in the Madrid IBEX-35 stock index. The data cover the period between 10/18/1990 and 10/29/2010. A trading simulation is implemented so that statistical efficiency is complemented by measures of economic performance. The inputs(More)
A common method of dynamically scheduling jobs in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) is to employ dis patching rules. However, the problem associated with this method is that the performance of the rules depends on the state of the system, but there is no rule that is superior to all the others for all the possible states the system might be in. It would(More)