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    • Internal Camera Calibration Using Rotation and Geometric Shapes 

      Stein, Gideon P. (1993-02-01)
      This paper describes a simple method for internal camera calibration for computer vision. This method is based on tracking image features through a sequence of images while the camera undergoes pure rotation. The ...
    • Internet Fish 

      LaMacchia, Brian A. (1996-08-01)
      I have invented "Internet Fish," a novel class of resource-discovery tools designed to help users extract useful information from the Internet. Internet Fish (IFish) are semi-autonomous, persistent information brokers; ...
    • Issues in the Design and Implementation of Act 2 

      Theriault, Daniel G. (1983-06-01)
      Act2 is a highly concurrent programming language designed to exploit the processing power available from parallel computer architectures. The language supports advanced concepts in software engineering, providing ...
    • Justified Generalization: Acquiring Procedures from Examples 

      Andreae, Peter Merrett (1985-01-01)
      This thesis describes an implemented system called NODDY for acquiring procedures from examples presented by a teacher. Acquiring procedures form examples involves several different generalization tasks. Generalization ...
    • KAM: Automatic Planning and Interpretation of Numerical Experiments Using Geometrical Methods 

      Yip, Kenneth Man-Kam (1989-08-01)
      KAM is a computer program that can automatically plan, monitor, and interpret numerical experiments with Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom. The program has recently helped solve an open problem in ...
    • KBEmacs: A Step Toward the Programmer's Apprentice 

      Waters, Richard C. (1985-05-01)
      The Knowledge-Based Editor in Emacs (KBEmacs) is the current demonstration system implemented as part of the Programmer's Apprentice project. KBEmacs is capable of acting as a semi-expert assistant to a person who is ...
    • The Kineticist's Workbench: Combining Symbolic and Numerical Methods in the Simulation of Chemical Reaction Mechanisms 

      Eisenberg, Michael A. (1991-05-01)
      The Kineticist's Workbench is a program that simulates chemical reaction mechanisms by predicting, generating, and interpreting numerical data. Prior to simulation, it analyzes a given mechanism to predict that ...
    • Learning and Example Selection for Object and Pattern Detection 

      Sung, Kah-Kay (1996-03-13)
      This thesis presents a learning based approach for detecting classes of objects and patterns with variable image appearance but highly predictable image boundaries. It consists of two parts. In part one, we introduce our ...
    • Learning by Failing to Explain 

      Hall, Robert Joseph (1986-05-01)
      Explanation-based Generalization requires that the learner obtain an explanation of why a precedent exemplifies a concept. It is, therefore, useless if the system fails to find this explanation. However, it is not ...
    • Learning Commonsense Categorical Knowledge in a Thread Memory System 

      Stamatoiu, Oana L. (2004-05-18)
      If we are to understand how we can build machines capable of broad purpose learning and reasoning, we must first aim to build systems that can represent, acquire, and reason about the kinds of commonsense knowledge that ...
    • Learning from Ambiguity 

      Maron, Oded (1998-12-01)
      There are many learning problems for which the examples given by the teacher are ambiguously labeled. In this thesis, we will examine one framework of learning from ambiguous examples known as Multiple-Instance learning. ...
    • Learning Shape Descriptions: Generating and Generalizing Models of Visual Objects 

      Connell, Jonathan Hudson (1985-09-01)
      We present the results of an implemented system for learning structural prototypes from grey-scale images. We show how to divide an object into subparts and how to encode the properties of these subparts and the relations ...
    • Learning Structural Descriptions from Examples 

      Winston, Patrick H. (1970-09-01)
      The research here described centers on how a machine can recognize concepts and learn concepts to be recognized. Explanations are found in computer programs that build and manipulate abstract descriptions of scenes ...
    • Learning World Models in Environments with Manifest Causal Structure 

      Bergman, Ruth (1995-05-05)
      This thesis examines the problem of an autonomous agent learning a causal world model of its environment. Previous approaches to learning causal world models have concentrated on environments that are too "easy" ...
    • A Lifetime-based Garbage Collector for LISP Systems on General-Purpose Computers 

      Sobalvarro, Patrick (1988-02-01)
      Garbage collector performance in LISP systems on custom hardware has been substantially improved by the adoption of lifetime-based garbage collection techniques. To date, however, successful lifetime-based garbage ...
    • Local Rotational Symmetries 

      Fleck, Margaret Morrison (1985-08-01)
      This thesis describes a new representation for two-dimensional round regions called Local Rotational Symmetries. Local Rotational Symmetries are intended as a companion to Brady's Smoothed Local Symmetry Representation ...
    • Logging and Recovery in a Highly Concurrent Database 

      Keen, John S. (1994-06-01)
      This report addresses the problem of fault tolerance to system failures for database systems that are to run on highly concurrent computers. It assumes that, in general, an application may have a wide distribution in ...
    • Manipulator Grasping and Pushing Operations 

      Mason, Matthew Thomas (1982-06-01)
      The primary goal of this research is to develop theoretical tools for analysis, synthesis, application of primitive manipulator operations. The primary method is to extend and apply traditional tools of classical mechanics. ...
    • MARVEL: A System for Recognizing World Locations with Stereo Vision 

      Braunegg, David Jerome (1990-06-01)
      To use a world model, a mobile robot must be able to determine its own position in the world. To support truly autonomous navigation, I present MARVEL, a system that builds and maintains its own models of world locations ...
    • Maximum Entropy Discrimination 

      Jaakkola, Tommi; Meila, Marina; Jebara, Tony (1999-12-01)
      We present a general framework for discriminative estimation based on the maximum entropy principle and its extensions. All calculations involve distributions over structures and/or parameters rather than specific ...