Luiz Otávio Murta Júnior

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Radial Basis Function Networks (RBFNs) have been successfully employed in several function approximation and pattern recognition problems. In RBFNs, radial basis functions are used to compute the activation of artificial neu-rons. The use of different radial basis functions in RBFN has been reported in the literature. Here, the use of the q-Gaussian(More)
The mixed use of different shapes of radial basis functions (RBFs) in RBF networks is investigated in this paper. For this purpose, we propose the use of the q-Gaussian function, which reproduces different RBFs by changing a real parameter q, in RBF networks. In the proposed methodology, the centers of the radial units are determined by the k-means(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the retention of solvents within experimental HEMA/solvent primers after two conditions for solvent evaporation: from a free surface or from dentine surface. METHODS Experimental primers were prepared by mixing 35% HEMA with 65% water, methanol, ethanol or acetone (v/v). Aliquots of each primer (50 microl) were placed on(More)
The "stationarity time" (ST) of neuronal spontaneous activity signals of rat embryonic cortical cells, measured by means of a planar Multielectrode Array (MEA), was estimated based on the "Detrended Fluctuation Analysis" (DFA). The ST is defined as the mean time interval during which the signal under analysis keeps its statistical characteristics constant.(More)
Medical image registration plays an important role in determining topographic and morphological changes for functional diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Manual alignment and semi-automated software still have been used; however they are subjective and make specialists spend precious time. Fully automated methods are faster and user-independent, but the(More)
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