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Contrast discrimination with sinusoidal gratings of different spatial frequency

Bird, C., Henning, G., Wichmann, F.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 19(7), pages: 1267-1273, 2002 (article)

Abstract
The detectability of contrast increments was measured as a function of the contrast of a masking or “pedestal” grating at a number of different spatial frequencies ranging from 2 to 16 cycles per degree of visual angle. The pedestal grating always had the same orientation, spatial frequency and phase as the signal. The shape of the contrast increment threshold versus pedestal contrast (TvC) functions depend of the performance level used to define the “threshold,” but when both axes are normalized by the contrast corresponding to 75% correct detection at each frequency, the (TvC) functions at a given performance level are identical. Confidence intervals on the slope of the rising part of the TvC functions are so wide that it is not possible with our data to reject Weber’s Law.

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A Bennett Concentration Inequality and Its Application to Suprema of Empirical Processes

Bousquet, O.

C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I, 334, pages: 495-500, 2002 (article)

Abstract
We introduce new concentration inequalities for functions on product spaces. They allow to obtain a Bennett type deviation bound for suprema of empirical processes indexed by upper bounded functions. The result is an improvement on Rio's version \cite{Rio01b} of Talagrand's inequality \cite{Talagrand96} for equidistributed variables.

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Numerical evolution of axisymmetric, isolated systems in general relativity

Frauendiener, J., Hein, M.

Physical Review D, 66, pages: 124004-124004, 2002 (article)

Abstract
We describe in this article a new code for evolving axisymmetric isolated systems in general relativity. Such systems are described by asymptotically flat space-times, which have the property that they admit a conformal extension. We are working directly in the extended conformal manifold and solve numerically Friedrich's conformal field equations, which state that Einstein's equations hold in the physical space-time. Because of the compactness of the conformal space-time the entire space-time can be calculated on a finite numerical grid. We describe in detail the numerical scheme, especially the treatment of the axisymmetry and the boundary.

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GZIP [BibTex]


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Marginalized kernels for biological sequences

Tsuda, K., Kin, T., Asai, K.

Bioinformatics, 18(Suppl 1):268-275, 2002 (article)

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Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods: The New Generation of Learning Machines

Cristianini, N., Schölkopf, B.

AI Magazine, 23(3):31-41, 2002 (article)

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Stability and Generalization

Bousquet, O., Elisseeff, A.

Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2, pages: 499-526, 2002 (article)

Abstract
We define notions of stability for learning algorithms and show how to use these notions to derive generalization error bounds based on the empirical error and the leave-one-out error. The methods we use can be applied in the regression framework as well as in the classification one when the classifier is obtained by thresholding a real-valued function. We study the stability properties of large classes of learning algorithms such as regularization based algorithms. In particular we focus on Hilbert space regularization and Kullback-Leibler regularization. We demonstrate how to apply the results to SVM for regression and classification.

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Subspace information criterion for non-quadratic regularizers – model selection for sparse regressors

Tsuda, K., Sugiyama, M., Müller, K.

IEEE Trans Neural Networks, 13(1):70-80, 2002 (article)

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Modeling splicing sites with pairwise correlations

Arita, M., Tsuda, K., Asai, K.

Bioinformatics, 18(Suppl 2):27-34, 2002 (article)

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Perfusion Quantification using Gaussian Process Deconvolution

Andersen, IK., Szymkowiak, A., Rasmussen, CE., Hanson, LG., Marstrand, JR., Larsson, HBW., Hansen, LK.

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, (48):351-361, 2002 (article)

Abstract
The quantification of perfusion using dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging requires deconvolution to obtain the residual impulse-response function (IRF). Here, a method using a Gaussian process for deconvolution, GPD, is proposed. The fact that the IRF is smooth is incorporated as a constraint in the method. The GPD method, which automatically estimates the noise level in each voxel, has the advantage that model parameters are optimized automatically. The GPD is compared to singular value decomposition (SVD) using a common threshold for the singular values and to SVD using a threshold optimized according to the noise level in each voxel. The comparison is carried out using artificial data as well as using data from healthy volunteers. It is shown that GPD is comparable to SVD variable optimized threshold when determining the maximum of the IRF, which is directly related to the perfusion. GPD provides a better estimate of the entire IRF. As the signal to noise ratio increases or the time resolution of the measurements increases, GPD is shown to be superior to SVD. This is also found for large distribution volumes.

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Tracking a Small Set of Experts by Mixing Past Posteriors

Bousquet, O., Warmuth, M.

Journal of Machine Learning Research, 3, pages: 363-396, (Editors: Long, P.), 2002 (article)

Abstract
In this paper, we examine on-line learning problems in which the target concept is allowed to change over time. In each trial a master algorithm receives predictions from a large set of n experts. Its goal is to predict almost as well as the best sequence of such experts chosen off-line by partitioning the training sequence into k+1 sections and then choosing the best expert for each section. We build on methods developed by Herbster and Warmuth and consider an open problem posed by Freund where the experts in the best partition are from a small pool of size m. Since k >> m, the best expert shifts back and forth between the experts of the small pool. We propose algorithms that solve this open problem by mixing the past posteriors maintained by the master algorithm. We relate the number of bits needed for encoding the best partition to the loss bounds of the algorithms. Instead of paying log n for choosing the best expert in each section we first pay log (n choose m) bits in the bounds for identifying the pool of m experts and then log m bits per new section. In the bounds we also pay twice for encoding the boundaries of the sections.

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A femoral arteriovenous shunt facilitates arterial whole blood sampling in animals

Weber, B., Burger, C., Biro, P., Buck, A.

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 29, pages: 319-323, 2002 (article)

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Contrast discrimination with pulse-trains in pink noise

Henning, G., Bird, C., Wichmann, F.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 19(7), pages: 1259-1266, 2002 (article)

Abstract
Detection performance was measured with sinusoidal and pulse-train gratings. Although the 2.09-c/deg pulse-train, or line gratings, contained at least 8 harmonics all at equal contrast, they were no more detectable than their most detectable component. The addition of broadband pink noise designed to equalize the detectability of the components of the pulse train made the pulse train about a factor of four more detectable than any of its components. However, in contrast-discrimination experiments, with a pedestal or masking grating of the same form and phase as the signal and 15% contrast, the noise did not affect the discrimination performance of the pulse train relative to that obtained with its sinusoidal components. We discuss the implications of these observations for models of early vision in particular the implications for possible sources of internal noise.

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Choosing Multiple Parameters for Support Vector Machines

Chapelle, O., Vapnik, V., Bousquet, O., Mukherjee, S.

Machine Learning, 46(1):131-159, 2002 (article)

Abstract
The problem of automatically tuning multiple parameters for pattern recognition Support Vector Machines (SVM) is considered. This is done by minimizing some estimates of the generalization error of SVMs using a gradient descent algorithm over the set of parameters. Usual methods for choosing parameters, based on exhaustive search become intractable as soon as the number of parameters exceeds two. Some experimental results assess the feasibility of our approach for a large number of parameters (more than 100) and demonstrate an improvement of generalization performance.

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Chirality-specific nonlinear spectroscopies in isotropic media

Fischer, P., Albrecht, A.

BULLETIN OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 75(5):1119-1124, 2002, 10th International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS 2001), OKAZZAKI, JAPAN, MAY 21-25, 2001 (article)

Abstract
Sum or difference frequency generation (SFG or DFG) in isotropic media is in the electric-dipole approximation only symmetry allowed for optically active systems. The hyperpolarizability giving rise to these three-wave mixing processes features only one isotropic component. It factorizes into two terms, an energy (denominator) factor and a triple product of transition moments. These forbid degenerate SFG, i.e., second harmonic generation, as well as the existence of the linear electrooptic effect (Pockels effect) in isotropic media. This second order response also has no static limit, which leads to particularly strong resonance phenomena that are qualitatively different from those usually seen in the ubiquitous even-wave mixing spectroscopies. In particular, the participation of two (not the usual one) excited states is essential to achieve dramatic resonance enhancement, We report our first efforts to see such resonantly enhanced chirality specific SFG.

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DOI [BibTex]


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The chiral specificity of sum-frequency generation in solutions

Fischer, P., Beckwitt, K., Wise, F., Albrecht, A.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 352(5-6):463-468, 2002 (article)

Abstract
Sum-frequency generation in isotropic media is in the electric-dipole approximation the only symmetry allowed for chiral systems. We demonstrate that the sum-frequency intensity from an optically active liquid depends quadratically on the difference in concentration of the two enantiomers. The dominant contribution to the signal is found to be due to the chirality specific electric-dipolar three-wave mixing nonlinearity. Selecting the polarization of all fields allows the chiral electric-dipolar contributions to the bulk sum-frequency signal to be discerned from any achiral magnetic-dipolar and electric-quadrupolar contributions. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

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On optical rectification in isotropic media

Fischer, P., Albrecht, A.

LASER PHYSICS, 12(8):1177-1181, 2002 (article)

Abstract
Coherent nonlinear optical processes at second-order are only electric-dipole allowed in isotropic media that are optically active. Sum-frequency generation in chiral liquids has recently been observed, and difference-frequency and optical rectification have been predicted to exist in isotropic chiral media. Both Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation theory and the density matrix approach are used to discuss the quantum-chemical basis of optical rectification in optically active liquids. For pinene we compute the corresponding orientationally averaged hyperpolarizability, and estimate the light-induced dc electric polarization and the consequent voltage across a measuring capacitor it may give rise to near resonance.

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Chemical processes during solid state reaction of carbon with alkali salts prepared for gravimetric hydrogen storage measurements

Skakalova, V., Quintel, A., Choi, Y. M., Roth, S., Becher, M., Hirscher, M.

{Chemical Physics Letters}, 365(3-4):333-337, 2002 (article)

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Micromagnetic analysis of nucleation-hardened nanocrystalline PrFeB magnets

Kronmüller, H., Goll, D.

{Scripta Materialia}, 47(8):551-556, 2002 (article)

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The Verwey transition in magnetite as studied by means of definite impurity doping

Walz, F., Brabers, J. H. V. J., Brabers, V. A. M.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(10):1095-1102, 2002 (article)

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Antiparallel ruthenium coupling in doped La1.2Sr1.8Mn2-xRuxO7

Weigand, F., Gold, S., Schmid, A., Geissler, J., Goering, E., Dorr, K., Krabbes, G., Ruck, K.

{Applied Physics Letters}, 81(11):2035-2037, 2002 (article)

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Micromagnetic theory of the pinning of domain walls at phase boundaries

Kronmüller, H., Goll, D.

{Physica B}, 319(1-4):122-126, 2002 (article)

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Diffusion of oxygen in CdSe-photo sensor arrays

Klement, U., Ernst, F., Baretzky, B., Plitzko, J. M.

{Materials Science and Engineering B-Solid State Materials for Advanced Technology}, 94(2-3):123-130, 2002 (article)

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Magnetic imaging with full-field soft X-ray microscopy

Fischer, P., Eimüller, T., Goll, D., Stoll, H., Puzic, A., Schütz, G., Denbeaux, G.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(5):377-382, 2002 (article)

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Magneto-optical studies of current distributions in high-Tc superconductors

Jooss, C., Albrecht, J., Kuhn, H., Leonhardt, S., Kronmüller, H.

{Reports on Progress in Physics}, 65(5):651-788, 2002 (article)

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Dominant thermal defects in B2-FeAl

Bester, G., Meyer, B., Fähnle, M., Fu, C. L.

{Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing}, 323(1-2):487-490, 2002 (article)

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Hydrogen desorption kinetics of nanostructured MgH2 composite materials

von Zeppelin, F., Reule, H., Hirscher, M.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 330, pages: 723-726, 2002 (article)

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Hydrogen in mechanically prepared nanostructured h-BN: a critical comparison with that in nanostructured graphite

Wang, P., Orimo, S., Matsushima, T., Fujii, H., Majer, G.

{Applied Physics Letters}, 80(2):318-320, 2002 (article)

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Enhancement of the critical current density by silver sheeting of YBCO thin films

Kienzle, M., Albrecht, J., Warthmann, R., Kronmüller, H., Leonhardt, S., Joos, C.

{Physical Review B}, 66, 2002 (article)

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Pt magnetization profile in a Pt/Co bilayer studied by resonant magnetic x-ray reflectometry

Geissler, J., Goering, E., Justen, M., Weigand, F., Schütz, G., Langer, J., Schmitz, D., Maletta, H., Mattheis, R.

{Physical Review B}, 65, 2002 (article)

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DOI [BibTex]


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Imaging magnetic microstructures with soft x-ray microscopies

Fischer, P., Denbeaux, G., Nolting, F., Goll, D., Eimüller, T., Quitmann, C., Schütz, G.

{Transactions of the Magnetics Society of Japan}, 2, pages: 234-237, 2002 (article)

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Positron age-momentum correlation (AMOC) measurements on organic liquids

Castellaz, P., Siegle, A., Stoll, H.

{Journal of Nuclear and Radiochemical Sciences}, 3, pages: R1-R7, 2002 (article)

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Scalable techniques from nonparameteric statistics for real-time robot learning

Schaal, S., Atkeson, C. G., Vijayakumar, S.

Applied Intelligence, 17(1):49-60, 2002, clmc (article)

Abstract
Locally weighted learning (LWL) is a class of techniques from nonparametric statistics that provides useful representations and training algorithms for learning about complex phenomena during autonomous adaptive control of robotic systems. This paper introduces several LWL algorithms that have been tested successfully in real-time learning of complex robot tasks. We discuss two major classes of LWL, memory-based LWL and purely incremental LWL that does not need to remember any data explicitly. In contrast to the traditional belief that LWL methods cannot work well in high-dimensional spaces, we provide new algorithms that have been tested on up to 90 dimensional learning problems. The applicability of our LWL algorithms is demonstrated in various robot learning examples, including the learning of devil-sticking, pole-balancing by a humanoid robot arm, and inverse-dynamics learning for a seven and a 30 degree-of-freedom robot. In all these examples, the application of our statistical neural networks techniques allowed either faster or more accurate acquisition of motor control than classical control engineering.

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Theory of crystal field states for heavy rare-earth impurities in MgB2

Welsch, F., Kremer, R., Fähnle, M.

{Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter}, 14(43):10273-10279, 2002 (article)

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Micromagnetism and microstructure - tailoring of high- performance permanent magnets

Goll, D.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(10):1009-1018, 2002 (article)

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Interplay between chemical and magnetic roughness of Pt in a Pt/Co bilayer investigated with X-ray resonant magnetic reflectometry

Geissler, J., Goering, E., Weigand, F., Schütz, G.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(10):946-952, 2002 (article)

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Direct correlation of Cr 3d orbital polarization and O K-edge X-ray magnetic circular dichroism of epitaxial CrO2 films

Goering, E., Bayer, A., Gold, S., Schütz, G., Rabe, M., Rüdiger, U., Güntherodt, G.

{Europhysics Letters}, 58(6):906-911, 2002 (article)

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Surface magnetization reversal of sputtered CrO2

Goering, E., Gold, S., Will, J.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(5):372-376, 2002 (article)

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Shear-strain-related nonlinear magnetoelastic properties of epitaxial films

Komelj, M., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 65(9), 2002 (article)

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NMR studies of hydrogen diffusion in the hydrogen-stabilized Laves phase compound C15-HfTi2Hx

Eberle, U., Majer, G., Skripov, A. V., Kozhanov, V. N.

{Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter}, 14(2):153-164, 2002 (article)

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The existence of more than one jump process of hydrogen in palladium-silver alloys - an NMR study

Züchner, H., Barlag, H., Majer, G.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 330-332, pages: 448-453, 2002 (article)

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Electric field distribution at low-angle grain boundaries in high-temperature superconductors

Jooss, C., Guth, K., Born, V., Albrecht, J.

{Physical Review B}, 65(1), 2002 (article)

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Finite element calculations on the single-domain limit of a ferromagnetic cube - a solution to \microMAG Standard Problem No. 3

Hertel, R., Kronmüller, H.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 238(2-3):185-199, 2002 (article)

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Diffusion of oxygen in CdSe-photosensor arrays

Klement, U., Ernst, F., Baretzky, B., Plitzko, J. M.

{Materials Science and Engineering B}, 94, pages: 123-130, 2002 (article)

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Influence of the grain boundary phase transitions on the diffusion-related properties

Straumal, B., Baretzky, B.

{Diffusion and Defect Forum}, 216-217, pages: 53-64, 2002 (article)

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Magneto-optical studies of flux pinning in high-temperature superconductors

Jooss, C., Albrecht, J.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(10):1065-1070, 2002 (article)

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From the bulk to monatomic wires: An ab initio study of magnetism in Co systems with various dimensionality

Komelj, M., Ederer, C., Davenport, J. W., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 66(14), 2002 (article)

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The initial stages of oxidation of γ-TiAl: an X-ray photoelectron study

Schmiedgen, M., Graat, P. C. J., Baretzky, B., Mittemeijer, E. J.

{Thin Solid Films}, 415(1-2):114-122, 2002 (article)

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Morphology and thermal stability of metal contacts on crystalline organic thin films

Dürr, A. C., Schreiber, F., Kelsch, M., Carstanjen, H. D., Dosch, H.

{Advanced Materials}, 14(13-14):961-963, 2002 (article)

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