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Creating more fine-grained annotated data than previously relevent document sets is important for evaluating individual components in automatic question answering systems. In this paper, we describe using the Amazon's Mechanical Turk (AMT) to judge whether paragraphs in relevant documents answer corresponding list questions in TREC QA track 2004. Based on(More)
—This paper presents a method for jointly designing the transmitter–receiver pair in a block-by-block communication system that employs (intrablock) decision feedback detection. We provide closed-form expressions for transmitter–receiver pairs that simultaneously minimize the arithmetic mean squared error (MSE) at the decision point (assuming perfect(More)
Commodity graphics hardware boards (GPUs) have achieved remarkable speedups in various sub-areas of Computed Tomography (CT). This paper takes a close look at the GPU architecture and its programming model and describes a successful acceleration of Feldkamp's cone-beam CT reconstruction algorithm. Further, we will also have a comparative look at the new(More)
We describe a novel volumetric global illumination framework based on the Face-Centered Cubic (FCC) lattice. An FCC lattice has important advantages over a Cartesian lattice. It has higher packing density in the frequency domain, which translates to better sampling efficiency. Furthermore, it has the maximal possible kissing number (equivalent to the number(More)
We compare various popular methods available for projection and backprojection in CT. Assuming linear rays and a simple density integration along them, we consider both line-and area-based methods. Here, two key components govern the quality of a projection result, given the discrete nature of the data and reconstruction result: interpolation and(More)
This paper studies an image inpainting solution based on a primal sketch representation model [1], which divides an image into structure (sketchable) and texture (non-sketchable) components. This solution first predicts the missing structures, such as curves and corners, using a tensor voting algorithm [2]. Then the texture parts along structural sketches(More)