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Globally Consistent Range Scan Alignment for Environment Mapping
 AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS
, 1997
"... A robot exploring an unknown environmentmay need to build a world model from sensor measurements. In order to integrate all the frames of sensor data, it is essential to align the data properly. An incremental approach has been typically used in the past, in which each local frame of data is alig ..."
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is aligned to a cumulative global model, and then merged to the model. Because different parts of the model are updated independently while there are errors in the registration, such an approachmay result in an inconsistent model. In this paper, we study the problem of consistent registration of multiple
Eliciting selfexplanations improves understanding
 Cognitive Science
, 1994
"... Learning involves the integration of new information into existing knowledge. Generoting explanations to oneself (selfexplaining) facilitates that integration process. Previously, selfexplanation has been shown to improve the acquisition of problemsolving skills when studying workedout examples. ..."
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Learning involves the integration of new information into existing knowledge. Generoting explanations to oneself (selfexplaining) facilitates that integration process. Previously, selfexplanation has been shown to improve the acquisition of problemsolving skills when studying workedout examples
Theoretical improvements in algorithmic efficiency for network flow problems

, 1972
"... This paper presents new algorithms for the maximum flow problem, the Hitchcock transportation problem, and the general minimumcost flow problem. Upper bounds on ... the numbers of steps in these algorithms are derived, and are shown to compale favorably with upper bounds on the numbers of steps req ..."
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This paper presents new algorithms for the maximum flow problem, the Hitchcock transportation problem, and the general minimumcost flow problem. Upper bounds on ... the numbers of steps in these algorithms are derived, and are shown to compale favorably with upper bounds on the numbers of steps required by earlier algorithms. First, the paper states the maximum flow problem, gives the FordFulkerson labeling method for its solution, and points out that an improper choice of flow augmenting paths can lead to severe computational difficulties. Then rules of choice that avoid these difficulties are given. We show that, if each flow augmentation is made along an augmenting path having a minimum number of arcs, then a maximum flow in an nnode network will be obtained after no more than ~(n a n) augmentations; and then we show that if each flow change is chosen to produce a maximum increase in the flow value then, provided the capacities are integral, a maximum flow will be determined within at most 1 + logM/(M1) if(t, S) augmentations, wheref*(t, s) is the value of the maximum flow and M is the maximum number of arcs across a cut. Next a new algorithm is given for the minimumcost flow problem, in which all shortestpath computations are performed on networks with all weights nonnegative. In particular, this
Mining Sequential Patterns: Generalizations and Performance Improvements
 Research Report RJ 9994, IBM Almaden Research
, 1995
"... Abstract. The problem of mining sequential patterns was recently introduced in [3]. We are given a database of sequences, where each sequence is a list of transactions ordered by transactiontime, and each transaction is a set of items. The problem is to discover all sequential patterns with a user ..."
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Abstract. The problem of mining sequential patterns was recently introduced in [3]. We are given a database of sequences, where each sequence is a list of transactions ordered by transactiontime, and each transaction is a set of items. The problem is to discover all sequential patterns with a userspeci ed minimum support, where the support of a pattern is the number of datasequences that contain the pattern. An example of a sequential pattern is \5 % of customers bought `Foundation' and `Ringworld ' in one transaction, followed by `Second Foundation ' in a later transaction". We generalize the problem as follows. First, we add time constraints that specify a minimum and/or maximum time period between adjacent elements in a pattern. Second, we relax the restriction that the items in an element of a sequential pattern must come from the same transaction, instead allowing the items to be present in a set of transactions whose transactiontimes are within a userspeci ed time window. Third, given a userde ned taxonomy (isa hierarchy) on items, we allow sequential patterns to include items across all levels of the taxonomy. We present GSP, a new algorithm that discovers these generalized sequential patterns. Empirical evaluation using synthetic and reallife data indicates that GSP is much faster than the AprioriAll algorithm presented in [3]. GSP scales linearly with the number of datasequences, and has very good scaleup properties with respect to the average datasequence size. 1
Making the most of statistical analyses: Improving interpretation and presentation
 American Journal of Political Science
, 2000
"... Social scientists rarely take full advantage of the information available in their statistical results. As a consequence, they miss opportunities to present quantities that are of greatest substantive interest for their research and express the appropriate degree of certainty about these quantities. ..."
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Social scientists rarely take full advantage of the information available in their statistical results. As a consequence, they miss opportunities to present quantities that are of greatest substantive interest for their research and express the appropriate degree of certainty about these quantities. In this article, we offer an approach, built on the technique of statistical simulation, to extract the currently overlooked information from any statistical method and to interpret and present it in a readerfriendly manner. Using this technique requires some expertise,
Evaluation of Release Consistent Software Distributed Shared Memory on Emerging Network Technology
"... We evaluate the effect of processor speed, network characteristics, and software overhead on the performance of releaseconsistent software distributed shared memory. We examine five different protocols for implementing release consistency: eager update, eager invalidate, lazy update, lazy invalidat ..."
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We evaluate the effect of processor speed, network characteristics, and software overhead on the performance of releaseconsistent software distributed shared memory. We examine five different protocols for implementing release consistency: eager update, eager invalidate, lazy update, lazy
Improved prediction of signal peptides  SignalP 3.0
 J. MOL. BIOL.
, 2004
"... We describe improvements of the currently most popular method for prediction of classically secreted proteins, SignalP. SignalP consists of two different predictors based on neural network and hidden Markov model algorithms, where both components have been updated. Motivated by the idea that the cle ..."
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We describe improvements of the currently most popular method for prediction of classically secreted proteins, SignalP. SignalP consists of two different predictors based on neural network and hidden Markov model algorithms, where both components have been updated. Motivated by the idea
Trade Liberalization, Exit, and Productivity Improvements: Evidence from Chilean Plants
 Review of Economic Studies
, 2002
"... This paper empirically investigates the effects of liberalized trade on plant productivity in the case of Chile. Chile presents an interesting setting to study this relationship since it underwent a massive trade liberalization that significantly exposed its plants to competition from abroad during ..."
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on consistent estimates of the input coefficients. In the second step, I identify the impact of trade on plants’ productivity in a regression framework allowing variation in productivity over time and across tradedand nontradedgoods sectors. Using plantlevel panel data on Chilean manufacturers, I find
2005 MAFFT version 5: improvement in accuracy of multiple sequence alignment. Nucleic Acids Res
"... The accuracy of multiple sequence alignment program MAFFT has been improved. The new version (5.3) of MAFFT offers new iterative refinement options, HINSi, FINSi and GINSi, in which pairwise alignment information are incorporated into objective function. These new options of MAFFT showed hig ..."
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the effect of the number of homologues included in an alignment. For a multiple alignment consisting of 8 sequences with low similarity, the accuracy was improved (2–10 percentage points) when the sequences were aligned together with dozens of their close homologues (Evalue, 105–1020) collected from a
Understanding and using the Implicit Association Test: I. An improved scoring algorithm
 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
, 2003
"... behavior relations Greenwald et al. Predictive validity of the IAT (Draft of 30 Dec 2008) 2 Abstract (131 words) This review of 122 research reports (184 independent samples, 14,900 subjects), found average r=.274 for prediction of behavioral, judgment, and physiological measures by Implic ..."
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behavior relations Greenwald et al. Predictive validity of the IAT (Draft of 30 Dec 2008) 2 Abstract (131 words) This review of 122 research reports (184 independent samples, 14,900 subjects), found average r=.274 for prediction of behavioral, judgment, and physiological measures by Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures. Parallel explicit (i.e., selfreport) measures, available in 156 of these samples (13,068 subjects), also predicted effectively (average r=.361), but with much greater variability of effect size. Predictive validity of selfreport was impaired for socially sensitive topics, for which impression management may distort selfreport responses. For 32 samples with criterion measures involving Black–White interracial behavior, predictive validity of IAT measures significantly exceeded that of selfreport measures. Both IAT and selfreport measures displayed incremental validity, with each measure predicting criterion variance beyond that predicted by the other. The more highly IAT and selfreport measures were intercorrelated, the greater was the predictive validity of each.
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