Luis González Ares

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Clustering-based methods for searching in metric spaces partition the space into a set of disjoint clusters. When solving a query, some clusters are discarded without comparing them with the query object, and clusters that can not be discarded are searched exhaustively. In this paper we propose a new strategy and algorithms for clustering-based methods that(More)
We consider the problem of similarity search in metric spaces with costly distance functions and large databases. There is a trade-off between the amount of information stored in the index and the reduction in the number of comparisons for solving a query. Pivot-based methods clearly outperform clustering-based ones in number of comparisons, but their space(More)
A multisensor based on tin and tin–titanium oxides has been utilised to detect pollutant gases (NO2, CO, toluene and octane). The sensitive layers are deposited by r.f. reactive sputtering. Some tin oxide sensors are doped with Pt. Measurements are carried out with single gases and gas mixtures (two and three gases) in dry air at 250 ◦C. An exhaustive(More)
A semiconductor multisensorial system, based on tin oxide, to control the quality of dry-cured Iberian hams is described. Two types of ham (submitted to different drying temperatures) were selected. Good responses were obtained from the 12 elements forming the multisensor for different operating temperatures. Discrimination between the two types of ham was(More)
An electronic nose system to control the processing of dry-cured Iberian ham is presented. The sensors involved are tin oxide semiconductors thin films. They were prepared by RF sputtering. Some of the sensors were doped with metal catalysts as Pt and Pd, in order to improve the selectivity of the sensors. The multisensor with 16 semiconductor sensors, gave(More)
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