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Fire detection using video offers a novel way of detecting fire in spaces where conventional smoke-based fire detectors tend to exhibit high false alarm behavior. This paper explores a simple algorithm for flame detection based on the use of a modified histogram back projection algorithm in YCbCr colour space.
Relevant features selection through principal component analysis is employed to increase the efficiency of support vector machine (SVM) methods. In particular, a detailed study is presented on the effects of this statistical narrowing, when used to generate income prediction data based on the current population survey provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. A… (More)
Multihospital systems are an important and growing component in the health care delivery system in the United States. Because formalized marketing is relatively new in multihospital systems, the potential to increase the marketing productivity of member hospitals is great. The more is known about how these systems function, the more effective will be the… (More)
Research on organizational control and multihospital systems has focused on operational and performance characteristics. Little attention has been directed to the role of marketing as an operational strategy. This article examines the practice of marketing across interorganizational types and develops comparative profiles.