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Formation of adjective, noun and verb concepts through affordances

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2012
Turan, Ayşe
Within the air defense domain, the Weapon-Target Allocation problem is a fundamental problem. This problem deals with the allocation of a set ofiring units or weapons to a set of hostile targets so that the total expected effect on targets is maximized. The Weapon-Target Allocation problem has been proven to be NP-Complete by Lloyd and Witsenhausen [14]. In this thesis, the use of various algorithms including search algorithms, maximum marginal return algorithms, evolutionary algorithms and bipartite graph matching algorithms are demonstrated to solve the problem. Algorithms from the literature are adjusted to the problem and implemented. In addition, existing algorithms are improved by taking care of the maximum allowed time criterion. A testbed is developed to be able to compare the algorithms. The developed testbed allows users to implement new algorithms and compare the algorithms that are selected by the users easily. Using the testbed, implemented algorithms are compared based on optimality and performance criteria. The results are examined and by combining the algorithms that give better results, a new algorithm is proposed to solve the problem more effciently. The proposed algorithm is also compared to the other algorithms and computational results of the algorithms are presented