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Corporate credit rating analysis has attracted lots of research interests in the literature. Recent studies have shown that Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods achieved better performance than traditional statistical methods. This article introduces a relatively new machine learning technique, support vector machines (SVM), to the problem in attempt to(More)
Recently, applying the novel data mining techniques for financial time-series forecasting has received much research attention. However, most researches are for the US and European markets, with only a few for Asian markets. This research applies Support-Vector Machines (SVMs) and Back Propagation (BP) neural networks for six Asian stock markets and our(More)
Forming strategic alliances and utilizing modern information technologies have been the two most important ways for "rms to gain such competitive advantages as lower logistics costs and secure customers' loyalty. In this paper, we consider an integrated inventory system where a single vendor purchases and processes raw materials in order to deliver "nished(More)
Expertise management systems are being widely adopted in organizations to manage tacit knowledge. These systems have successfully applied many information technologies developed for document management to support collection, processing, and distribution of expertise information. In this paper, we report a study on the potential of applying visualization(More)
The third industrial revolution, combining Internet technology with globalization, produces an increasingly complicated e-business environment. There is no wonder that skew distributions, a striking empirical regularity in the hypercompetitive digital economy, have attracted the attention of many researchers recently. Little known by many, Herbert Simon had(More)
Dispute resolution, a necessary function in electronic commerce, must rely on evidence that includes mechanisms to ensure non-repudiation of actions by the participants. In open systems comprising computer networks, this ''non-repudiation service'' is one type of security service defined in the ISO/IEC standards. These, as well as other literature, have(More)
Expertise management systems are being widely adopted in organizations to manage tacit knowledge embedded in employees' heads. These systems have successfully applied many information technologies developed in fields such as information retrieval and document management to support expertise information collection, processing, and distribution. In this(More)