Marco Spinetti

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Cursive character recognition is a challenging task due to high variability and intrinsic ambiguity of cursive letters. This paper presents C-Cube (Cursive Character Challenge), a new public-domain cursive character database. C-Cube contains 57293 cursive characters manually extracted from cursive handwritten words, including both upper and lower case(More)
The OPERA neutrino experiment at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured the velocity of neutrinos from the CERN CNGS beam over a baseline of about 730 km with much higher accuracy than previous studies conducted with accelerator neutrinos. The measurement is based on high-statistics data taken by OPERA in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Dedicated(More)
In this paper we present the results of a search for nuclearites in the penetrating cosmic radiation using the scintillator and track-etch subdetectors of the MACRO apparatus. The analyses cover the β = v/c range at the detector depth (3700 hg/cm 2) 10 −5 < β < 1; for β = 2 × 10 −3 the flux limit is 2.7 × 10 −16 cm −2 s −1 sr −1 for an isotropic flux of(More)
We present the final results obtained by the MACRO experiment in the search for GUT magnetic monopoles in the penetrating cosmic radiation, for the range 4×10 −5 < β < 1. Several searches with all the MACRO sub-detectors (i.e. scintillation counters, limited streamer tubes and nuclear track detectors) were performed, both in stand alone and combined ways.(More)
Using data collected by the MACRO experiment from 1989 to the end of its operations in 2000, we have studied in the underground muon flux the shadowing effects due to both the Moon and the Sun. We have observed the shadow cast by the Moon at its apparent position with a significance of 6.5 σ. The Moon shadowing effect has been used to verify the pointing(More)
Cursive character recognition is a challenging task due to high variability and intrinsic ambiguity of cursive letters. This paper presents C-Cube (Cursive Character Challenge), a new public-domain cursive character database. C-Cube contains 57293 cursive characters manually extracted from cursive handwritten words, including both upper and lower case(More)
In this paper, the possibility to exploit a high energy beta beam without massive detectors is discussed. The radioactive ions are boosted up to very high γ with the neutrino beam pointing towards an instrumented surface located at a moderate baseline (e.g. from CERN to the Gran Sasso Laboratories). ν e → ν µ oscillations and their CP conjugate are tagged(More)
OPERA is one of the two detectors foreseen in the CERN Neutrino to Gran Sasso project, devoted to the detection of n m into n t oscillations in the parameter region suggested by SuperKamiokande data on atmospheric neutrinos. Bakelite RPCs will be used to instrument the iron yoke of the muon spectrometers. We present the results of long-term (greater than 6(More)
The Inner Tracker system of the spectrometers of the OPERA experiment makes use of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) in a large-scale application. We present here the definition of the project and the full design of the Inner Tracker. Specific performances for the OPERA-RPC in the spectrometer are also reported. Particle detection, muon identification and(More)