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We describe in this paper our approach for the Multi-modal gesture recognition challenge organized by ChaLearn in conjunction with the ICMI 2013 conference. The competition's task was to learn a vocabulary of 20 types of Italian gestures performed from different persons and to detect them in sequences. We develop an algorithm to find the gesture intervals(More)
Factorization Machines (FM) are only used in a narrow range of applications and are not part of the standard toolbox of machine learning models. This is a pity, because even though FMs are recognized as being very successful for recommender system type applications they are a general model to deal with sparse and high dimensional features. Our Factorization(More)
Model-based prediction is dependent on many choices ranging from the sample collection and prediction endpoint to the choice of algorithm and its parameters. Here we studied the effects of such choices, exemplified by predicting sensitivity (as IC50) of cancer cell lines towards a variety of compounds. For this, we used three independent sample collections(More)
Bayesian Inference with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) has been shown to provide high prediction quality in recommender systems. The advantage over learning methods such as coordinate descent/alternating least-squares (ALS) or (stochastic) gradient descent (SGD) is that MCMC takes uncertainty into account and moreover MCMC can easily integrate priors to(More)
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