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Nonlinear total variation based noise removal algorithms
, 1992
"... A constrained optimization type of numerical algorithm for removing noise from images is presented. The total variation of the image is minimized subject to constraints involving the statistics of the noise. The constraints are imposed using Lagrange multipliers. The solution is obtained using the g ..."
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the gradientprojection method. This amounts to solving a time dependent partial differential equation on a manifold determined by the constraints. As t ~ 0o the solution converges to a steady state which is the denoised image. The numerical algorithm is simple and relatively fast. The results appear
Graphical models, exponential families, and variational inference
, 2008
"... The formalism of probabilistic graphical models provides a unifying framework for capturing complex dependencies among random variables, and building largescale multivariate statistical models. Graphical models have become a focus of research in many statistical, computational and mathematical fiel ..."
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of probability distributions — are best studied in the general setting. Working with exponential family representations, and exploiting the conjugate duality between the cumulant function and the entropy for exponential families, we develop general variational representations of the problems of computing
Applying design by contract
 IEEE Computer
, 1992
"... Reliability is even more important in objectoriented programming than elsewhere. This article shows how to reduce bugs by building software components on the basis of carefully designed contracts. 40 s objectoriented techniques steadily gain ground in the world of software development. users and p ..."
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Reliability is even more important in objectoriented programming than elsewhere. This article shows how to reduce bugs by building software components on the basis of carefully designed contracts. 40 s objectoriented techniques steadily gain ground in the world of software development. users
An introduction to variational methods for graphical models
 TO APPEAR: M. I. JORDAN, (ED.), LEARNING IN GRAPHICAL MODELS
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Laplacian Eigenmaps and Spectral Techniques for Embedding and Clustering
 Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14
, 2001
"... Drawing on the correspondence between the graph Laplacian, the LaplaceBeltrami operator on a manifold, and the connections to the heat equation, we propose a geometrically motivated algorithm for constructing a representation for data sampled from a low dimensional manifold embedded in a higher ..."
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Drawing on the correspondence between the graph Laplacian, the LaplaceBeltrami operator on a manifold, and the connections to the heat equation, we propose a geometrically motivated algorithm for constructing a representation for data sampled from a low dimensional manifold embedded in a higher dimensional space. The algorithm provides a computationally efficient approach to nonlinear dimensionality reduction that has locality preserving properties and a natural connection to clustering. Several applications are considered.
Differential privacy . . .
, 2009
"... We show by means of several examples that robust statistical estimators present an excellent starting point for differentially private estimators. Our algorithms use a new paradigm for differentially private mechanisms, which we call ProposeTestRelease (PTR), and for which we give a formal definit ..."
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We show by means of several examples that robust statistical estimators present an excellent starting point for differentially private estimators. Our algorithms use a new paradigm for differentially private mechanisms, which we call ProposeTestRelease (PTR), and for which we give a formal
Labor Contracts as Partial Gift Exchange
 Quarterly Journal of Economics
, 1982
"... This paper explains involuntary unemployment in terms of the response of firms to workers ' group behavior. Workers ' effort depends upon the norms determining a fair day's work. In order to affect those norms, firms may pay more than the marketclearing wage. Industries that pay cons ..."
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This paper explains involuntary unemployment in terms of the response of firms to workers ' group behavior. Workers ' effort depends upon the norms determining a fair day's work. In order to affect those norms, firms may pay more than the marketclearing wage. Industries that pay consistently more than the marketclearing wage are primary, and those that pay only the marketclearing wage are secondary. Thus, this paper also gives a theory for division of labor markets between primary and secondary. I.
A Survey of Program Slicing Techniques
 JOURNAL OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
, 1995
"... A program slice consists of the parts of a program that (potentially) affect the values computed at some point of interest, referred to as a slicing criterion. The task of computing program slices is called program slicing. The original definition of a program slice was presented by Weiser in 197 ..."
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A program slice consists of the parts of a program that (potentially) affect the values computed at some point of interest, referred to as a slicing criterion. The task of computing program slices is called program slicing. The original definition of a program slice was presented by Weiser in 1979. Since then, various slightly different notions of program slices have been proposed, as well as a number of methods to compute them. An important distinction is that between a static and a dynamic slice. The former notion is computed without making assumptions regarding a program's input, whereas the latter relies on some specific test case. Procedures, arbitrary control flow, composite datatypes and pointers, and interprocess communication each require a specific solution. We classify static and dynamic slicing methods for each of these features, and compare their accuracy and efficiency. Moreover, the possibilities for combining solutions for different features are investigated....
Cumulated Gainbased Evaluation of IR Techniques
 ACM Transactions on Information Systems
, 2002
"... Modem large retrieval environments tend to overwhelm their users by their large output. Since all documents are not of equal relevance to their users, highly relevant documents should be identified and ranked first for presentation to the users. In order to develop IR techniques to this direction, i ..."
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along the ranked result list. The second one is similar but applies a discount factor on the relevance scores in order to devaluate lateretrieved documents. The third one computes the relativetothe ideal performance of IR techniques, based on the cumulative gain they are able to yield. The novel
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