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In computer graphics and geometric modeling, shapes are often represented by triangular meshes. With the advent of laser scanning systems, meshes of extreme complexity are rapidly becoming commonplace. Such meshes are notoriously expensive to store, transmit, render, and are awkward to edit. Multiresolution analysis offers a simple, unified, and(More)
Statistical machine translation relies heavily on the available training data. In some cases it is necessary to limit the amount of training data that can be created for or actually used by the systems. We introduce weighting schemes which allow us to sort sentences based on the frequency of unseen n-grams. A second approach uses TF-IDF to rank the(More)
Even with advanced geometric modeling systems, creating freeform surfaces is a challenging task. Laser range scanners offer a promising alternative for model acquisition—the 3D scanning of existing objects or clay maquettes. The problem of converting the dense point sets produced by laser scanners into useful geometric models is referred to as surface(More)
Texts from the medical domain are an important task for natural language processing. This paper investigates the usefulness of a large medical database (the Unified Medical Language System) for the translation of dialogues between doctors and patients using a statistical machine translation system. We are able to show that the extraction of a large(More)
Language modeling is an important part for both speech recognition and machine translation systems. Adaptation has been successfully applied to language models for speech recognition. In this paper we present experiments concerning language model adaptation for statistical machine translation. We develop a method to adapt language models using information(More)