Shelby Thompson

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A brief overview of the history of the development of decision tree induction algorithms is followed by a review of techniques for dealing with missing attribute values in the operation of these methods. The technique of dynamic path generation is described in the context of tree-based classiication methods. The waste of data which can result from casewise(More)
A gas chromatographic method has been developed for the determination of amitriptyline and nortriptyline in plasma. OV-17 is used in a 1 m long packed column, with a flame ionization detector and an electronic integrator. Five internal standards are added. The base-specific extraction procedure and the method of calibrating the chromatograph are described(More)
The current experiment suggests that the speed/accuracy tradeoff is composed of two classes of constraints, effector and task. We examined the effects of movement distance, target size, orientation of the movement in the workspace, and C-D gain on the kinematics of discrete pointing movements made with computer mouse. It was found that target size(More)
This study examined the impact of movement scale and joint set on the trajectories of rapid pointing movement made with a mouse. Participants manipulated a mouse to point a cursor to targets on a display of varying size and distance. The mouse movement was scaled independently of the display size by varying the control gain. Large-scale movements involving(More)
Modern tools often separate the visual and physical aspects of operation, requiring users to manipulate an instrument while viewing the results indirectly on a display. This can pose usability challenges particularly in applications, such as laparoscopic surgery, that require a high degree of movement precision. Magnification used to augment the view and,(More)
Some evidence as to the chemical nature of the new element californium is presented. The chemical separation and identification of the new element was accomplished through the use of ion-exchange adsorption methods employing the resin Dowex-50. Californium appears in the eka-dysprosium position on elution curves containing berkelium and curium as reference(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize hand strength, while wearing a Phase VI Extravehicular Activity (EVA) glove in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suit. Three types of data were collected: hand grip, lateral pinch, and pulp-2 pinch, wider three different conditions: bare-handed, gloved with no Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment (TMG), and glove(More)