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Quantile Regression
 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES—VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4—FALL 2001—PAGES 143–156
, 2001
"... We say that a student scores at the fifth quantile of a standardized exam if he performs better than the proportion � of the reference group of students and worse than the proportion (1–�). Thus, half of students perform better than the median student and half perform worse. Similarly, the quartiles ..."
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We say that a student scores at the fifth quantile of a standardized exam if he performs better than the proportion � of the reference group of students and worse than the proportion (1–�). Thus, half of students perform better than the median student and half perform worse. Similarly, the quartiles divide the population into four segments with equal proportions of the reference population in each segment. The quintiles divide the population into five parts; the deciles into ten parts. The quantiles, or percentiles, or occasionally fractiles, refer to the general case. Quantile regression as introduced by Koenker and Bassett (1978) seeks to extend these ideas to the estimation of conditional quantile functions—models in which quantiles of the conditional distribution of the response variable are expressed as functions of observed covariates. In Figure 1, we illustrate one approach to this task based on Tukey’s boxplot (as in McGill, Tukey and Larsen, 1978). Annual compensation for the chief executive officer (CEO) is plotted as a function of firm’s market value of equity. A sample of 1,660 firms was split into ten groups of equal size according to their market capitalization. For each group of 166 firms, we compute the three quartiles of CEO compensation: salary, bonus and other compensation, including stock options (as valued by the BlackScholes formula at the time of the grant). For each group, the bowtielike box represents the middle half of the salary distribution lying between the first and third quartiles. The horizontal line near the middle of each box represents the median compensation for each group of CEOs, and the
Strategies of Discourse Comprehension
, 1983
"... El Salvador, Guatemala is a, study in black and white. On the left is a collection of extreme MarxistLeninist groups led by what one diplomat calls “a pretty faceless bunch of people.’ ’ On the right is an entrenched elite that has dominated Central America’s most populous country since a CIAbacke ..."
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El Salvador, Guatemala is a, study in black and white. On the left is a collection of extreme MarxistLeninist groups led by what one diplomat calls “a pretty faceless bunch of people.’ ’ On the right is an entrenched elite that has dominated Central America’s most populous country since a CIAbacked coup deposed the reformist government of Col. Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán in 1954. Moderates of the political center. embattled but alive in E1 Salvador, have virtually disappeared in Guatemalajoining more than 30.000 victims of terror over the last tifteen vears. “The situation in Guatemala is much more serious than in EI Salvador, ” declares one Latin American diplomat. “The oligarchy is that much more reactionary. and the choices are far fewer. “ ‘Zero’: The Guatemalan oligarchs hated Jimmy Carter for cutting off U.S. military aid in 1977 to protest humanrights abusesand the rightwingers hired marimba bands and set off firecrackers on the night Ronald Reagan was elected. They considered Reagan an ideological kinsman and believed they had a special
A Field Study of the Software Design Process for Large Systems
 Communications of the ACM
, 1988
"... The problems of designing large software systems were studied through interviewing personnel from 17 large projects. A layered behavioral model is used to analyze how three lgf these problemsthe thin spread of application domain knowledge, fluctuating and conflicting requirements, and communication ..."
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The problems of designing large software systems were studied through interviewing personnel from 17 large projects. A layered behavioral model is used to analyze how three lgf these problemsthe thin spread of application domain knowledge, fluctuating and conflicting requirements, and communication bottlenecks and breakdownsaffected software productivity and quality through their impact on cognitive, social, and organizational processes.
Domain Theory
 Handbook of Logic in Computer Science
, 1994
"... Least fixpoints as meanings of recursive definitions. ..."
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Least fixpoints as meanings of recursive definitions.
Halfa century of research on the Stroop effect: An integrative review
 PsychologicalBulletin
, 1991
"... The literature on interference in the Stroop ColorWord Task, covering over 50 years and some 400 studies, is organized and reviewed. In so doing, a set ofl 8 reliable empirical findings is isolated that must be captured by any successful theory of the Stroop effect. Existing theoretical positions a ..."
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The literature on interference in the Stroop ColorWord Task, covering over 50 years and some 400 studies, is organized and reviewed. In so doing, a set ofl 8 reliable empirical findings is isolated that must be captured by any successful theory of the Stroop effect. Existing theoretical positions are summarized and evaluated in view of this critical evidence and the 2 major candidate theoriesrelative speed of processing and automaticity of readingare found to be wanting. It is concluded that recent theories placing the explanatory weight on parallel processing of the irrelevant and the relevant dimensions are likely to be more successful than are earlier theories attempting to locate a single bottleneck in attention. In 1935, J. R. Stroop published his landmark article on attention and interference, an article more influential now than it was then. Why has the Stroop task continued to fascinate us? Perhaps the task is seen as tapping into the primitive operations of cognition, offering clues to the fundamental process of attention. Perhaps the robustness of the phenomenon provides a special challenge to decipher. Together these are powerful attractions
ElectricMagnetic duality and the geometric Langlands program
, 2006
"... The geometric Langlands program can be described in a natural way by compactifying on a Riemann surface C a twisted version of N = 4 super YangMills theory in four dimensions. The key ingredients are electricmagnetic duality of gauge theory, mirror symmetry of sigmamodels, branes, Wilson and ’t H ..."
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Hooft operators, and topological field theory. Seemingly esoteric notions of the geometric Langlands program, such as Hecke
Extensional versus intuitive reasoning: The conjunction fallacy in probability judgment
 Psychological Review
, 1983
"... Perhaps the simplest and the most basic qualitative law of probability is the conjunction rule: The probability of a conjunction, P(A&B), cannot exceed the probabilities of its constituents, P(A) and.P(B), because the extension (or the possibility set) of the conjunction is included in the exten ..."
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Perhaps the simplest and the most basic qualitative law of probability is the conjunction rule: The probability of a conjunction, P(A&B), cannot exceed the probabilities of its constituents, P(A) and.P(B), because the extension (or the possibility set) of the conjunction is included in the extension of its constituents. Judgments under uncertainty, however, are often mediated by intuitive heuristics that are not bound by the conjunction rule. A conjunction can be more representative than one of its constituents, and instances of a specific category can be easier to imagine or to retrieve than instances of a more inclusive category. The representativeness and availability heuristics therefore can make a conjunction appear more probable than one of its constituents. This phenomenon is demonstrated in a variety of contexts including estimation of word frequency, personality judgment, medical prognosis, decision under risk, suspicion of criminal acts, and political forecasting. Systematic violations of the conjunction rule are observed in judgments of lay people and of experts in both betweensubjects and withinsubjects comparisons. Alternative interpretations of the conjunction fallacy are discussed and attempts to combat it are explored. Uncertainty is an unavoidable aspect of the the last decade (see, e.g., Einhorn & Hogarth, human condition. Many significant choices must be based on beliefs about the likelihood
FUTURE PATHS FOR INTEGER PROGRAMMING AND LINKS TO Artificial Intelligence
, 1986
"... Scope and PurposeA summary is provided of some of the recent (and a few notsorecent) developments that otTer promise for enhancing our ability to solve combinatorial optimization problems. These developments may be usefully viewed as a synthesis of the perspectives of operations research and arti ..."
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Scope and PurposeA summary is provided of some of the recent (and a few notsorecent) developments that otTer promise for enhancing our ability to solve combinatorial optimization problems. These developments may be usefully viewed as a synthesis of the perspectives of operations research and artificial intelligence. Although compatible with the use of algorithmic subroutines, the frameworks examined are primarily heuristic, based on the supposition that etTective solution of complex combinatorial structures in some cases may require a level of flexibility beyond that attainable by methods with formally demonstrable convergence properties. AbstractInteger programming has benefited from many innovations in models and methods. Some of the promising directions for elaborating these innovations in the future may be viewed from a framework that links the perspectives of artificial intelligence and operations research. To demonstrate this, four key areas are examined: (1) controlled randomization, (2) learning strategies, (3) induced decomposition and (4) tabu search. Each of these is shown to have characteristics that appear usefully relevant to developments on the horizon.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
, 1972
"... Botiingen Foundation, andpttt.!.,.: b % / ,.,;:,c,m B<,.ik.*, second ..."
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Botiingen Foundation, andpttt.!.,.: b % / ,.,;:,c,m B<,.ik.*, second
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