Evangelos E. Milios

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A robot exploring an unknown environment may need to build a world model from sensor measurements. In order to integrate all the frames of sensor data, it is essential to align the data properly. An incremental approach has been typically used in the past, in which each local frame of data is aligned to a cumulative global model, and then merged to the(More)
A mobile robot exploring an unknown environment has no absolute frame of reference for its position, other than features it detects through its sensors. Using distinguishable landmarks is one possible approach, but it requires solving the object recognition problem. In particular, when the robot uses two-dimensional laser range scans for localization, it is(More)
We address the problem of robotic exploration of a graphlike world, where no distance or orientation metric is assumed of the world. The robot is assumed to be able to autonomously traverse graph edges, recognize when it has reached a vertex, and enumerate edges incident upon the current vertex relative to the edge via which it entered the current vertex.(More)
Collaborative tagging systems are social data repositories, in which users manage resources using descriptive keywords (tags). An important element of collaborative tagging systems is the tag recommender, which proposes a set of tags to each newly posted resource. In this paper we discuss the potential role of three tag sources: resource content as well as(More)
Semantic Similarity relates to computing the similarity between concepts which are not lexicographically similar. We investigate approaches to computing semantic similarity by mapping terms (concepts) to an ontology and by examining their relationships in that ontology. Some of the most popular semantic similarity methods are implemented and evaluated using(More)
A key di culty in the design of multi-agent robotic systems is the size and complexity of the space of possible designs. In order to make principled design decisions, an understanding of the many possible system con gurations is essential. To this end, we present a taxonomy that classi es multiagent systems according to communication, computational and(More)
We propose an approach for matching distorted and possibly occluded shapes using Dynamic Programming (DP). We distinguish among various cases of matching such as cases where the shapes are scaled with respect to each other and cases where an open shape matches the whole or only a part of another open or closed shape. Our algorithm treats noise and shape(More)
Parametric spline models are used extensively in representing and coding planar curves. For many applications, it is desirable to be able to derive the spline representation from a set of sample points of the planar shape. The problem we address in this paper is to nd a cubic spline model to optimally approximate a given planar shape. We solve this problem(More)
Citation graphs representing a body of scientific literature convey measures of scholarly activity and productivity. In this work we present a study of the structure of the citation graph of the computer science literature. Using a web robot we built several topic-specific citation graphs and their union graph from the digital library ResearchIndex. After(More)