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This paper describes an experiment on tagging Romanian using QTAG, a parts-of-speech tagger that has been developed originally for English, but with a clear separation between the (probabilistic) processing engine and the (language specific)resource data. This way, the tagger is usable across various languages as shown by successful experiments on three… (More)
The study of the stability properties of switched and hybrid systems gives rise to a number of interesting and challenging mathematical problems. The objective of this paper is to outline some of these problems, to review progress made in solving these problems in a number of diverse communities , and to review some problems that remain open. An important… (More)
It was recently conjectured that the Hurwitz stability of the convex hull of a set of Metzler matrices is a necessary and sufficient condition for the asymptotic stability of the associated switched linear system under arbitrary switching. In this paper we show that: (i) this conjecture is true for systems constructed from a pair of second order Metzler… (More)
We present new necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of fixed points in a finite system of coupled phase oscillators on a complete graph. We use these conditions to derive bounds on the critical coupling.
We consider the problem of common linear copositive function existence for positive switched linear systems. In particular, we present a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of such a function for switched systems with two constituent linear time-invariant (LTI) systems. A number of applications of this result are also given.
In this paper we define strong and weak common quadratic Lyapunov functions (CQLF's) for sets of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems. We show that the simultaneous existence of a weak CQLF of a special form, and the non-existence of a strong CQLF, for a pair of LTI systems, is characterised by easily verifiable algebraic conditions. These conditions are… (More)
In this paper we derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a common linear co-positive Lyapunov function for a finite set of linear positive systems. Both the state dependent and arbitrary switching cases are considered. Our results reveal an interesting characterisation of " linear " stability for the arbitrary switching case; namely,… (More)
— We present some new results concerning the stability of positive switched linear systems. In particular, we present a necessary and suf£cient condition for the existence of copositive linear Lyapunov functions for switched systems with two constituent linear time-invariant (LTI) systems. We also extend some recent results on quadratic stability for… (More)
We extend recent results  on the existence of global phase-locked states (GPLS) in the Kuramoto model on a complete graph to the case of a complete bipartite graph. In particular, we prove that, for the Kuramoto model on a complete bipartite graph, the value of the critical coupling coefficient can be determined by solving a system of two nonlinear… (More)
For vehicle platoons, the leader following control architecture is known to be capable of achieving string stability while maintaining tight formations. In this paper we study a variety of schemes where the leader state is available to the other members of the platoon. We show that in some cases it is possible to achieve string stability in the presence of… (More)