Frank J. Balbach

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The normalized information distance is a universal distance measure for objects of all kinds. It is based on Kolmogorov complexity and thus uncomputable, but there are ways to utilize it. First, compression algorithms can be used to approximate the Kolmogorov complexity if the objects have a string representation. Second, for names and abstract concepts,(More)
The present paper surveys recent developments in algorithmic teaching. First, the traditional teaching dimension model is recalled. Starting from the observation that the teaching dimension model sometimes leads to counterintuitive results, recently developed approaches are presented. Here, main emphasis is put on the following aspects derived from human(More)
The automation of the entire NMR protein structure determination process requires a superior error tolerant backbone resonance assignment method. Although a variety of assignment approaches have been developed, none works well on noisy automatically picked peaks. IPASS is proposed as a novel integer linear programming (ILP) based assignment method. In order(More)
The present paper introduces a new model for teaching randomized learners. Our new model, though based on the classical teaching dimension model, allows to study the influence of various parameters such as the learner’s memory size, its ability to provide or to not provide feedback, and the influence of the order in which examples are presented.(More)
The normalized information distance is a universal distance measure for objects of all kinds. It is based on Kolmogorov complexity and thus uncomputable, but there are ways to utilize it. First, compression algorithms can be used to approximate the Kolmogorov complexity if the objects have a string representation. Second, for names and abstract concepts,(More)
Error tolerant backbone resonance assignment is the cornerstone of the NMR structure determination process. Although a variety of assignment approaches have been developed, none works sufficiently well on noisy fully automatically picked peaks to enable the subsequent automatic structure determination steps. We have designed an integer linear programming(More)