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APLA: Indexing Arbitrary Probability Distributions
"... The ability to store and query uncertain information is of great benefit to databases that infer values from a set of observations, including databases of moving objects, sensor readings, historical business transactions, and biomedical images. These observations are often inexact to begin with, and ..."
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, and even if they are exact, a set of observations of an attribute of an object is better represented by a probability distribution than by a single number, such as a mean. In this paper, we present adaptive, piecewiselinear approximations (APLAs), which represent arbitrary probability distributions
Querying Objects modeled by Arbitrary Probability Distributions
"... Abstract. In many modern applications such as biometric identification systems, sensor networks, medical imaging, geology, and multimedia databases, the data objects are not described exactly. Therefore, recent solutions propose to model data objects by probability density functions(pdf). Since a pd ..."
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Abstract. In many modern applications such as biometric identification systems, sensor networks, medical imaging, geology, and multimedia databases, the data objects are not described exactly. Therefore, recent solutions propose to model data objects by probability density functions(pdf). Since a
Approximating discrete probability distributions with dependence trees
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY
, 1968
"... A method is presented to approximate optimally an ndimensional discrete probability distribution by a product of secondorder distributions, or the distribution of the firstorder tree dependence. The problem is to find an optimum set of n1 first order dependence relationship among the n variables ..."
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A method is presented to approximate optimally an ndimensional discrete probability distribution by a product of secondorder distributions, or the distribution of the firstorder tree dependence. The problem is to find an optimum set of n1 first order dependence relationship among the n
Dynamic Bayesian Networks: Representation, Inference and Learning
, 2002
"... Modelling sequential data is important in many areas of science and engineering. Hidden Markov models (HMMs) and Kalman filter models (KFMs) are popular for this because they are simple and flexible. For example, HMMs have been used for speech recognition and biosequence analysis, and KFMs have bee ..."
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random variable. DBNs generalize KFMs by allowing arbitrary probability distributions, not just (unimodal) linearGaussian. In this thesis, I will discuss how to represent many different kinds of models as DBNs, how to perform exact and approximate inference in DBNs, and how to learn DBN models from
Distributional Clustering Of English Words
 In Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
, 1993
"... We describe and evaluate experimentally a method for clustering words according to their dis tribution in particular syntactic contexts. Words are represented by the relative frequency distributions of contexts in which they appear, and relative entropy between those distributions is used as the si ..."
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as the similarity measure for clustering. Clusters are represented by average context distributions derived from the given words according to their probabilities of cluster membership. In many cases, the clusters can be thought of as encoding coarse sense distinctions. Deterministic annealing is used to find lowest
Estimating the Support of a HighDimensional Distribution
, 1999
"... Suppose you are given some dataset drawn from an underlying probability distribution P and you want to estimate a "simple" subset S of input space such that the probability that a test point drawn from P lies outside of S is bounded by some a priori specified between 0 and 1. We propo ..."
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Suppose you are given some dataset drawn from an underlying probability distribution P and you want to estimate a "simple" subset S of input space such that the probability that a test point drawn from P lies outside of S is bounded by some a priori specified between 0 and 1. We
Stochastic relaxation, Gibbs distributions and the Bayesian restoration of images.
 IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.
, 1984
"... AbstractWe make an analogy between images and statistical mechanics systems. Pixel gray levels and the presence and orientation of edges are viewed as states of atoms or molecules in a latticelike physical system. The assignment of an energy function in the physical system determines its Gibbs di ..."
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system isolates low energy states ("annealing"), or what is the same thing, the most probable states under the Gibbs distribution. The analogous operation under the posterior distribution yields the maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate of the image given the degraded observations. The result
Establishing Pairwise Keys in Distributed Sensor Networks
, 2003
"... Pairwise key establishment is a fundamental security service in sensor networks; it enables sensor nodes to communicate securely with each other using cryptographic techniques. However, due to the resource constraints on sensors, it is infeasible to use traditional key management techniques such as ..."
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such as public key cryptography and key distribution center (KDC). To facilitate the study of novel pairwise key predistribution techniques, this paper presents a general framework for establishing pairwise keys between sensors on the basis of a polynomialbased key predistribution protocol [2]. This paper
A Pairwise Key PreDistribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks
, 2003
"... this paper, we provide a framework in which to study the security of key predistribution schemes, propose a new key predistribution scheme which substantially improves the resilience of the network compared to previous schemes, and give an indepth analysis of our scheme in terms of network resili ..."
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this paper, we provide a framework in which to study the security of key predistribution schemes, propose a new key predistribution scheme which substantially improves the resilience of the network compared to previous schemes, and give an indepth analysis of our scheme in terms of network
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