Gijs van Tulder

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Theano is a Python library that allows to define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions involving multi-dimensional arrays efficiently. Since its introduction, it has been one of the most used CPU and GPU mathematical compilers - especially in the machine learning community - and has shown steady performance improvements. Theano is being actively(More)
The choice of features greatly influences the performance of a tissue classification system. Despite this, many systems are built with standard, predefined filter banks that are not optimized for that particular application. Representation learning methods such as restricted Boltzmann machines may outperform these standard filter banks because they learn a(More)
We developed a learning-based question classifier for question answering systems. A question classifier tries to predict the entity type of the possible answers to a given question written in natural language. We extracted several lexical, syntactic and semantic features and examined their usefulness for question classification. Furthermore we developed a(More)
The classification and registration of incomplete multi-modal medical images, such as multi-sequence MRI with missing sequences, can sometimes be improved by replacing the missing modalities with synthetic data. This may seem counter-intuitive: synthetic data is derived from data that is already available, so it does not add new information. Why can it(More)
Performance of automated tissue classification in medical imaging depends on the choice of descriptive features. In this paper, we show how restricted Boltzmann machines (RBMs) can be used to learn features that are especially suited for texture-based tissue classification. We introduce the convolutional classification RBM, a combination of the existing(More)
Intracranial carotid artery calcification (ICAC) is a major risk factor for stroke, and might contribute to dementia and cognitive decline. Reliance on time-consuming manual annotation of ICAC hampers much demanded further research into the relationship between ICAC and neurological diseases. Automation of ICAC segmentation is therefore highly desirable,(More)
Differences in scanning parameters or modalities can complicate image analysis based on supervised classification. This paper presents two representation learning approaches, based on autoencoders, that address this problem by learning representations that are similar across domains. Both approaches use, next to the data representation objective, a(More)
Keynote Lecture 01: Amsterdam Computer Vision: from the lab to the real world Prof. dr. Theo Gevers Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam Email: th.gevers@uva.nl Today, the moment has come that computer vision technology is accurate and fast enough to be applied in an increasing number of applications such as(More)
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