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The Determinants of Credit Spread Changes.
 Journal of Finance
, 2001
"... ABSTRACT Using dealer's quotes and transactions prices on straight industrial bonds, we investigate the determinants of credit spread changes. Variables that should in theory determine credit spread changes have rather limited explanatory power. Further, the residuals from this regression are ..."
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curve slope may imply a weakening economy. It is reasonable to believe that the expected recovery rate might decrease in times of recession. 8 Once again, theory predicts that an increase in the Treasury yield curve slope will create a decrease in credit spreads. Changes in Leverage Within
The robust beauty of improper linear models in decision making
 American Psychologist
, 1979
"... ABSTRACT: Proper linear models are those in which predictor variables are given weights in such a way that the resulting linear composite optimally predicts some criterion of interest; examples of proper linear models are standard regression analysis, discriminant function analysis, and ridge regres ..."
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ABSTRACT: Proper linear models are those in which predictor variables are given weights in such a way that the resulting linear composite optimally predicts some criterion of interest; examples of proper linear models are standard regression analysis, discriminant function analysis, and ridge
Toward efficient agnostic learning
 In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Workshop on Computational Learning Theory
, 1992
"... Abstract. In this paper we initiate an investigation of generalizations of the Probably Approximately Correct (PAC) learning model that attempt to significantly weaken the target function assumptions. The ultimate goal in this direction is informally termed agnostic learning, in which we make virtua ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we initiate an investigation of generalizations of the Probably Approximately Correct (PAC) learning model that attempt to significantly weaken the target function assumptions. The ultimate goal in this direction is informally termed agnostic learning, in which we make
General Correction Mechanisms for Weakening or Reinforcing Belief Functions
"... Abstract The discounting operation is a well known operation on belief functions, which has proved to be useful in many applications. However, the discounting operation only allows one to weaken a source, whereas it is sometimes useful to strengthen it when it is deemed to be too cautious. For that ..."
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Abstract The discounting operation is a well known operation on belief functions, which has proved to be useful in many applications. However, the discounting operation only allows one to weaken a source, whereas it is sometimes useful to strengthen it when it is deemed to be too cautious
Synaptic modification by correlated activity: Hebb’s postulate revisited
 Annual Review of Neuroscience
, 2001
"... ■ Abstract Correlated spiking of pre and postsynaptic neurons can result in strengthening or weakening of synapses, depending on the temporal order of spiking. Recent findings indicate that there are narrow and cell type–specific temporal windows for such synaptic modification and that the generall ..."
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■ Abstract Correlated spiking of pre and postsynaptic neurons can result in strengthening or weakening of synapses, depending on the temporal order of spiking. Recent findings indicate that there are narrow and cell type–specific temporal windows for such synaptic modification
OneWay Hash Function Based on Weakened Assumption
"... Oneway hash function has many applications in such as authentication and digital signature. Here we consider a special kind of oneway hash function  universal oneway hash function (UOH). Intuitively, a lengthdecreasing function is a UOH if, given an initialstring x, it is computationally ..."
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Oneway hash function has many applications in such as authentication and digital signature. Here we consider a special kind of oneway hash function  universal oneway hash function (UOH). Intuitively, a lengthdecreasing function is a UOH if, given an initialstring x, it is computationally
On the (im)possibility of basing oblivious transfer and bit commitment on weakened security assumptions
 ADVANCES IN CRYPTOLOGY – PROCEEDINGS OF EUROCRYPT 99, LNCS 1592
, 1999
"... We consider the problem of basing Oblivious Transfer (OT) and Bit Commitment (BC), with information theoretic security, on seemingly weaker primitives. We introduce a general model for describing such primitives, called Weak Generic Transfer (WGT). This model includes as important special cases We ..."
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threshold (given as a function of the lower bound) then no informationtheoretic reduction from OT (even against passive adversaries) or BC exist; when it is below this threshold we give a reduction from BC. As a partial result, we give a reduction from OT to UNC for smaller noise intervals.
Security of Encryption Schemes in Weakened Random Oracle Models
, 2010
"... Liskov proposed several weakened versions of the random oracle model, called weakened random oracle models (WROMs), to capture the vulnerability of ideal compression functions, which are expected to have the standard security of hash functions, i.e., collision resistance, secondpreimage resistance, ..."
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Liskov proposed several weakened versions of the random oracle model, called weakened random oracle models (WROMs), to capture the vulnerability of ideal compression functions, which are expected to have the standard security of hash functions, i.e., collision resistance, secondpreimage resistance
Weakening of a Polyethylene Chain by Methyl Side Groups
"... The effect of methyl side groups on the strength of a single polyethylene chain is calculated with Density Functional Theory. Using transition state theory, the scission rate is calculated as function of stress for bonds next to a methyl side group. The increase in the scission rate due to the prese ..."
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The effect of methyl side groups on the strength of a single polyethylene chain is calculated with Density Functional Theory. Using transition state theory, the scission rate is calculated as function of stress for bonds next to a methyl side group. The increase in the scission rate due
Becoming Economically Independent: Weakening or Strengthening Parental Ties?
, 2007
"... Abstract This paper analyses patterns of behaviours of about three thousand graduates in some northern and central Italian universities. Different approaches to the job market and/or to further qualifications are followed up during the year after graduation and are related both to some choices adop ..."
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' educational levels, which emphasize the mothers' role in improving graduates qualifications and the fathers' function in involving their children in self employment.
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