Chuck P. Lam

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We describe the Open Mind Initiative, a framework for building intelligent systems collaboratively over the internet, and focus on one of its simpler component projects, Open Mind Animals. The Initiative extends traditional open source development methods by allowing non-expert netizens to contribute informal data over the internet. Such data is used to(More)
There are two types of collaborative filtering (CF) systems, user-based and item-based. This paper introduces an item-based CF system for ranking derived from Linear Associative Memory (LAM). LAM is an architecture that is founded on neuropsychological principles and is well studied in the neural network community. We show that our CF system has a(More)
One of the most resource intensive tasks in building a pattern recognition system is data collection, specifically the acquisition of sample labels from subject experts. The first part of this paper explores an EM algorithm to train classifiers using labelers of various reliability. Exploiting unreliable labelers opens up the possibility of assigning(More)
Study design:Within-participant randomised controlled trial.Objectives:To determine whether strength training combined with usual care increases strength in partially paralysed muscles of people with recent spinal cord injury (SCI) more than usual care alone.Settings:SCI units in Australia and India.Methods:Thirty people with recent SCI undergoing inpatient(More)
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