Journal of Computer and Communications

Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 2018)

ISSN Print: 2327-5219   ISSN Online: 2327-5227

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Increasing Efficiency of an Intelligent Semaphore by Implementing an ID3 Approach in Decision-Making

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DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2018.61030    564 Downloads   1,045 Views  


The main objective of a semaphore is to provide a correct and fluent vehicular mobility. Many countries around the world are using such devices in urban areas. However, the traditional semaphore operative ways are outdated. We report in a previous contribution the development of a methodology capable of improving the vehicular mobility by proposing a new green light interval based on road conditions with a CBR approach. However, this proposal should include whether it is needed to modify such light duration. To do this, the paper proposes the adaptation of an inductive decision tree helping to decide when the semaphore should try to fix the green light interval according to specific road requirements. Some experiments are conducted in a simulated environment to evaluate the pertinence of implementing a decision-making before the CBR methodology. For example, using the ID3 approach the decisions of the system improve almost 8% in a set of 10,000 experiments. Finally, some conclusions are drawn to emphasize the benefits of including this technique in a methodology to implement intelligent semaphores.

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Rocha, J. , Martínez, S. , Menchaca, J. , Villanueva, J. , Berrones, M. , Cobos, J. and Rocha, E. (2018) Increasing Efficiency of an Intelligent Semaphore by Implementing an ID3 Approach in Decision-Making. Journal of Computer and Communications, 6, 316-324. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2018.61030.

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