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For good classiication preprocessing is a key step. Good preprocessing reduces the noise in the data and retains most information needed for classiication. Poor preprocessing on the other hand makes classiication almost impossible. In this paper we try to nd good preprocessing for a special type of outlier detection problem, machine diagnostics. We will(More)
We propose a novel approach to fault detection in rotating mechanical machines: fusion of multichannel measurements of machine vibration using Independent Component Analysis (ICA), followed by a description of the admissible domain (part of the feature space indicative of normal machine operation) with a Support Vector Domain Description (SVDD) method. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This meta-analysis of two European studies evaluated the efficacy and safety of modified-release tamsulosin 0.4 mg once daily compared with placebo in patients with benign prostatic enlargement, lower urinary tract symptoms and prostatic obstruction (symptomatic BPH). METHODS Patients entered a 2-week placebo run-in period, followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE Many researchers have studied automatic EEG classification and recently a lot of work has been done on artefact-removal from EEG data using independent component analyses (ICA). However, demonstrating that a ICA-processed multichannel EEG measurement becomes more interpretable compared to the raw data (as is usually done in work on ICA-processing(More)
We propose mixtures of hidden Markov models for modelling clickstreams of web surfers. Hence, the page categorization is learned from the data without the need for a (possibly cumbersome) manual categorization. We provide an EM algorithm for training a mixture of HMMs and show that additional static user data can be incorporated easily to possibly enhance(More)
We present a novel approach to signal separation using temporal correlations, which may be useful in decomposition of multichannel vibration data into fault-related harmonic activity. Performance of the algorithm with respect to parameter settings is investigated with artiicial data, whereas vibration data from a submsersible pump is used to compare the(More)
We propose the use of blind source separation (BSS) for separation of a machine signature from distorted measurements. Based on an analysis of the mixing processes relevant for machine source separation, we indicate that instantaneous mixing may hold in acoustic monitoring. We then present a bilinear forms-based approach to instantaneous source separation.(More)
During the period 1988-1991, 23 patients with prostatic carcinoma were treated by transperineal iodine seed implantation guided by transrectal ultrasound. We introduce a refinement of the implantation technique using a rigid column of seeds and spacers. The uniformity parameter based on the peak width of the natural volume-dose histogram demonstrated(More)
We report on a case of haemorrhage in a large bladder diverticulum, impressing as a pelvic mass, in a patient with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. A review of the literature revealed 14 other cases of bladder diverticula and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Conservative treatment is first choice, unless complications occur.