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In this paper we investigate the feasibility of using an SVM (support vector machine) classifier in our automatic system for the detection of clustered microcalcifications in digital mammograms. SVM is a technique for pattern recognition which relies on the statistical learning theory. It minimizes a function of two terms: the number of misclassified(More)
We show that a 2-step phospho/dephosphorylation cycle for the alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole proprionic acid receptor (AMPAR), as used in in vivo learning experiments to assess long-term potentiation (LTP) induction and establishment, exhibits bistability for a wide range of parameters, consistent with values derived from biological literature.(More)
  • A Bazzani, M Giovannozzi, G Servizi, E Todesco, G Turchetti
  • 1993
The geometrical and dynamical properties of area preserving maps in the neighborhood of an elliptic xed point are analyzed in the framework of resonant normal forms. The interpolating ow is not obtained from a map tangent to the identity, but from the normal form of the given map and a time independent interpolating hamiltonian H is introduced. On this(More)
In this paper we present a novel approach to mass detection in digital mammograms. The great variability of the masses appearance is the main obstacle of building a mass detection method. It is indeed demanding to characterize all the varieties of masses with a reduced set of features. Hence, in our approach we decide not to extract any feature, for the(More)
Dual phospho/dephosphorylation cycles, as well as covalent enzymatic-catalyzed modifications of substrates are widely diffused within cellular systems and are crucial for the control of complex responses such as learning, memory, and cellular fate determination. Despite the large body of deterministic studies and the increasing work aimed at elucidating the(More)
In this paper, we investigate the performance of a Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) system for the detection of clustered microcalcifications in mammograms. Our detection algorithm consists of the combination of two different methods. The first, based on difference-image techniques and gaussianity statistical tests, finds out the most obvious signals. The(More)
—The future Information Communication Technologies will allow the collection of a large amount of data on individual mobility. The data analysis will not only provide information on the human mobility peculiarities, but will also open new possibilities for studying the criticalities of a complex system. In Italy a sample of 2% of the vehicle population is(More)
Understanding human mobility from a microscopic point of view may represent a fundamental breakthrough for the development of a statistical physics for cognitive systems and it can shed light on the applicability of macroscopic statistical laws for social systems. Even if the complexity of individual behaviors prevents a true microscopic approach, the(More)
In this paper we investigate the performance of a Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) system for the detection of clustered microcalcifications in mammograms. Our detection algorithm consists on the combination of two different methods. The first one, based on difference-image techniques and gaussianity statistical tests, finds out the most obvious signals. The(More)
Recent studies of human mobility largely focus on displacements patterns and power law fits of empirical long-tailed distributions of distances are usually associated to scale-free superdiffusive random walks called Lévy flights. However, drawing conclusions about a complex system from a fit, without any further knowledge of the underlying dynamics, might(More)