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A Deep Recurrent Q Network Towards Self-Adapting Distributed Microservices Architecture (In Press), Basel Magableh Jan 2019

A Deep Recurrent Q Network Towards Self-Adapting Distributed Microservices Architecture (In Press), Basel Magableh

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One desired aspect of microservices architecture is the ability to self-adapt its own architecture and behaviour in response to changes in the operational environment. To achieve the desired high levels of self-adaptability, this research implements the distributed microservices architectures model, as informed by the MAPE-K model. The proposed architecture employs a multi adaptation agents supported by a centralised controller, that can observe the environment and execute a suitable adaptation action. The adaptation planning is managed by a deep recurrent Q-network (DRQN). It is argued that such integration between DRQN and MDP agents in a MAPE-K model offers distributed microservice architecture ...


Large-Scale Green Supplier Selection Approach Under A Q-Rung Interval-Valued Orthopair Fuzzy Environment, Limei Liu, Wenzhi Cao, Biao Shi, Ming Tang Jan 2019

Large-Scale Green Supplier Selection Approach Under A Q-Rung Interval-Valued Orthopair Fuzzy Environment, Limei Liu, Wenzhi Cao, Biao Shi, Ming Tang

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As enterprises pay more and more attention to environmental issues, the green supply chain management (GSCM) mode has been extensively utilized to guarantee profit and sustainable development. Greensupplierselection(GSS),whichisakeysegmentofGSCM,hasbeeninvestigated to put forward plenty of GSS approaches.


The "Invisible Hand" Of Peer Review: The Implications Of Author-Referee Networks On Peer Review In A Scholarly Journal, Pierpaolo Dondio, Niccolo Casnici, Nigel Gilbert, Francisco Grimaldo, Flaminio Squazzoni Jan 2019

The "Invisible Hand" Of Peer Review: The Implications Of Author-Referee Networks On Peer Review In A Scholarly Journal, Pierpaolo Dondio, Niccolo Casnici, Nigel Gilbert, Francisco Grimaldo, Flaminio Squazzoni

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Peer review is not only a quality screening mechanism for scholarly journals. It also connects authors and referees either directly or indirectly. This means that their positions in the network structure of the community could influence the process, while peer review could in turn influence subsequent networking and collaboration. This paper aims to map these complex network implications by looking at 2232 author/referee couples in an interdisciplinary journal that uses double blind peer review. By reconstructing temporal co-authorship networks, we found that referees tended to recommend more positively submissions by authors who were within three steps in their collaboration ...


Languages For Different Health Information Readers: Multitrait-Multimethod Content Analysis Of Cochrane Systematic Reviews Textual Summary Formats, Jasna Karačić, Pierpaolo Dondio, Ivan Buljan, Darko Hren, Ana Marušić Jan 2019

Languages For Different Health Information Readers: Multitrait-Multimethod Content Analysis Of Cochrane Systematic Reviews Textual Summary Formats, Jasna Karačić, Pierpaolo Dondio, Ivan Buljan, Darko Hren, Ana Marušić

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Background: Although subjective expressions and linguistic fluency have been shown as important factors in processing and interpreting textual facts, analyses of these traits in textual health information for different audiences are lacking. We analyzed the readability and linguistic psychological and emotional characteristics of different textual summary formats of Cochrane systematic reviews. Methods: We performed a multitrait-multimethod cross-sectional study of Press releases available at Cochrane web site (n= 162) and corresponding Scientific abstracts (n= 158), Cochrane Clinical Answers (n= 35) and Plain language summaries in English (n= 156), French (n= 101), German (n= 41) and Croatian (n=156). We used SMOG ...


Persistence Pays Off: Paying Attention To What The Lstm Gating Mechanism Persists, John Kelleher, Giancarlo Salton Jan 2019

Persistence Pays Off: Paying Attention To What The Lstm Gating Mechanism Persists, John Kelleher, Giancarlo Salton

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Language Models (LMs) are important components in several Natural Language Processing systems. Recurrent Neural Network LMs composed of LSTM units, especially those augmented with an external memory, have achieved state-of-the-art results. However, these models still struggle to process long sequences which are more likely to contain long-distance dependencies because of information fading and a bias towards more recent information. In this paper we demonstrate an effective mechanism for retrieving information in a memory augmented LSTM LM based on attending to information in memory in proportion to the number of timesteps the LSTM gating mechanism persisted the information.