Previous methods of analyzing the substance of political attention have had to make several restrictive assumptions or been prohibitively costly when applied to large-scale political texts. Here, we describe a topic model for legislative speech, a statistical learning model that uses word choices to infer topical categories covered in a set of speeches and… (More)
We implement here a fast and memory-sparing probabilistic top <i>k</i> selection algorithm on the GPU. The algorithm proceeds via an iterative probabilistic guess-and-check process on pivots for a three-way partition. When the guess is correct, the problem is reduced to selection on a much smaller set. This probabilistic algorithm always gives a correct… (More)
This paper describes the first use of a Network Processing Unit (NPU) to perform hardware-based image composition in a distributed rendering system. The image composition step is a notorious bottleneck in a clustered rendering system. Furthermore, image compositing algorithms do not necessarily scale as data size and number of nodes increase. Previous… (More)
In this paper, we examine greedily generated self orthogonal codes. We show that they are linear, and discuss several properties which they possess. We also look at specific examples of these codes.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (DOE/EM) currently supports an effort to understand and predict the fate of nuclear contaminants and their transport in natural and engineered systems. Geologists, hydrologists, physicists and computer scientists are working together to create models of existing nuclear waste sites, to… (More)