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ALIFE
2008
12 years 1 months ago
Exploring the Operational Characteristics of Inference Algorithms for Transcriptional Networks by Means of Synthetic Data
The development of structure-learning algorithms for gene regulatory networks depends heavily on the availability of synthetic data sets that contain both the original network and ...
Koenraad Van Leemput, Tim Van den Bulcke, Thomas D...
ALIFE
2008
12 years 1 months ago
Natural or Internal Selection? The Case of Canalization in Complex Evolutionary Systems
Using biological examples and theoretical arguments, the case is presented for extending the notion of natural selection to include internal selection in order to account for the e...
Alexander Riegler
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
A Model of the Quorum Sensing System in Vibrio fischeri Using P Systems
Quorum sensing is a cell density dependent gene regulation system that allows an entire population of bacterial cells to communicate in order to regulate the expression of certain ...
Francisco José Romero-Campero, Mario J. P&e...
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
The Embodiment of Cockroach Aggregation Behavior in a Group of Micro-robots
We report the faithful reproduction of the self-organized aggregation behavior of the German cockroach Blattella germanica with a group of robots. We describe the implementation of...
Simon Garnier, Christian Jost, Jacques Gautrais, M...
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
Natural Selection in Relation to Complexity
, reproductive value, soft selectionAbstract Structural complexity characterizes our representations of dissipative structures. As a mechanistic concept, when referred to natural s...
Stanley N. Salthe
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
The Nature of Words in Human Protolanguages: It's Not a Holophrastic-Atomic Meanings Dichotomy
There is an ongoing debate as to whether the words in early pre-syntactic forms of human language had simple atomic meanings like modern words [4, 5], or whether they were holophr...
Mike Dowman
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
Evolution and Complexity: The Double-Edged Sword
We attempt to provide a comprehensive answer to the question of whether, and when, an arrow of complexity emerges in Darwinian evolution. We note that this expression can be interp...
Thomas Miconi
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
Algebraic Method for the Analysis of Signaling Crosstalk
Yoshiya Matsubara, Shinichi Kikuchi, Masahiro Sugi...
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
Hierarchical Self-Organization in the Finitary Process Soup
Current analyses of genomes from numerous species show that the diversity of organism's functional and behavioral characters is not proportional to the number of genes that e...
Olof Görnerup, James P. Crutchfield
ALIFE
2008
12 years 2 months ago
Criteria for Conceptual and Operational Notions of Complexity
While complex systems have been studied now for more than two decades, there still is no agreement on what complexity actually is. This lack of a definition might be a problem when...
Dominique Chu
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