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Algorithms which construct classifiers from sample data-such as neural networks, radial basis functions, and decision trees-have attracted growing attention for their wide applicability. Pattern Recognition are continually introducing (or rediscovering) induction methods, and often publishing implementing code. It is natural for practitioners and potential(More)
MOTIVATION The large-scale comparison of protein-ligand binding sites is problematic, in that measures of structural similarity are difficult to quantify and are not easily understood in terms of statistical similarity that can ultimately be related to structure and function. We present a binding site matching score the Poisson Index (PI) based upon a(More)
Kernel density estimation is a commonly used approach to classification. However, most of the theoretical results for kernel methods apply to estimation per se and not necessarily to classification. In this paper we show that when estimating the difference between two densities, the optimal smoothing parameters are increasing functions of the sample size of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the project was to delineate a series of contiguous neighbourhood-based "Data Zones" within the Region of Peel (Ontario) for the purpose of health data analysis and dissemination. Zones were to be built on Census Tracts (N = 205) and obey a series of requirements defined by the Region of Peel. This paper explores a method that(More)
8 Efron (1979) introduced the bootstrap method for independent data but it can not be easily applied to spatial data because of their dependency. For spatial data that are correlated in terms of their locations in the underlying space the moving block bootstrap method is usually used to estimate the precision measures of the estimators. The precision of the(More)
In this paper, we investigate how interactive sonification affects the haptic perception of virtual objects. We built a multimodal architecture in which visual and haptic rendering are integrated with a sonic physical model of rubbing and tapping of object surfaces. Analysis of the test results on audio-haptic perception of virtual textures showed that the(More)
8 Efron (1979) introduced the bootstrap method for independent data but it can not be easily applied to spatial data because of their dependency. For spatial data that are correlated in terms of their locations in the underlying space the moving block bootstrap method is usually used to estimate the precision measures of the estimators. The precision of the(More)
The historic Cataraqui Cemetery, which was created by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada on August 10, 1850, continues to operate to this day. Over its long history, the cemetery has become the final resting place for over 43,000 individuals. Throughout its history, the Cataraqui Cemetery has managed its charges by a paper-based management(More)
Accurate and efficient species-based marine habitat assessment is in great demand for the marine environment. Remote sensing techniques including airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) derived bathymetry can now be used, in concert with suitable ground truthing, to produce marine habitat maps over wide areas. Hydrodynamic conditions, e.g., current(More)