In December 1994, Japanese single-member constituency system for the House of Representatives was established where Japan is divided into three hundred constituencies. A single representative will be elected from each constituency. Zoning three hundred constituencies was accomplished by hand calculators in Japan where zoning the constituencies is a very elaborate task because several constraints must be satisfied. This paper presents a neural computing approach for automatically zoning constituencies. Our method was examined by using 25 Tokyo constituencies. Ideally, the weight of a single vote in a certain population to elect a representative should be equal to that of the other constituencies. Based on the established rule, the ratio of the lightest weight to the heaviest weight must be within two. Our result shows that our ratio is 1.28 while the current (official) ratio is 1.47.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks. Part 1 (of 6) - Perth, Aust|
Duration: 1995 Nov 27 → 1995 Dec 1
|Other||Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks. Part 1 (of 6)|
|Period||95/11/27 → 95/12/1|
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