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A Threshold of ln n for Approximating Set Cover
 JOURNAL OF THE ACM
, 1998
"... Given a collection F of subsets of S = f1; : : : ; ng, set cover is the problem of selecting as few as possible subsets from F such that their union covers S, and max kcover is the problem of selecting k subsets from F such that their union has maximum cardinality. Both these problems are NPhar ..."
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hard. We prove that (1 \Gamma o(1)) ln n is a threshold below which set cover cannot be approximated efficiently, unless NP has slightly superpolynomial time algorithms. This closes the gap (up to low order terms) between the ratio of approximation achievable by the greedy algorithm (which is (1 \Gamma
Closedform solution of absolute orientation using unit quaternions
 J. Opt. Soc. Am. A
, 1987
"... Finding the relationship between two coordinate systems using pairs of measurements of the coordinates of a number of points in both systems is a classic photogrammetric task. It finds applications in stereophotogrammetry and in robotics. I present here a closedform solution to the leastsquares pr ..."
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Finding the relationship between two coordinate systems using pairs of measurements of the coordinates of a number of points in both systems is a classic photogrammetric task. It finds applications in stereophotogrammetry and in robotics. I present here a closedform solution to the least
Evaluating the Accuracy of SamplingBased Approaches to the Calculation of Posterior Moments
 IN BAYESIAN STATISTICS
, 1992
"... Data augmentation and Gibbs sampling are two closely related, samplingbased approaches to the calculation of posterior moments. The fact that each produces a sample whose constituents are neither independent nor identically distributed complicates the assessment of convergence and numerical accurac ..."
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Data augmentation and Gibbs sampling are two closely related, samplingbased approaches to the calculation of posterior moments. The fact that each produces a sample whose constituents are neither independent nor identically distributed complicates the assessment of convergence and numerical
Fair endtoend windowbased congestion control
 IEEE/ACM TRANS. ON NETWORKING
, 2000
"... In this paper, we demonstrate the existence of fair endtoend windowbased congestion control protocols for packetswitched networks with first comefirst served routers. Our definition of fairness generalizes proportional fairness and includes arbitrarily close approximations of maxmin fairness. T ..."
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In this paper, we demonstrate the existence of fair endtoend windowbased congestion control protocols for packetswitched networks with first comefirst served routers. Our definition of fairness generalizes proportional fairness and includes arbitrarily close approximations of maxmin fairness
On active contour models and balloons
 CVGIP: Image
"... The use.of energyminimizing curves, known as “snakes, ” to extract features of interest in images has been introduced by Kass, Witkhr & Terzopoulos (Znt. J. Comput. Vision 1, 1987,321331). We present a model of deformation which solves some of the problems encountered with the original method. ..."
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. The external forces that push the curve to the edges are modified to give more stable results. The original snake, when it is not close enough to contours, is not attracted by them and straightens to a line. Our model makes the curve behave like a balloon which is inflated by an additional force. The initial
How much should we trust differencesindifferences estimates?
, 2003
"... Most papers that employ DifferencesinDifferences estimation (DD) use many years of data and focus on serially correlated outcomes but ignore that the resulting standard errors are inconsistent. To illustrate the severity of this issue, we randomly generate placebo laws in statelevel data on femal ..."
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into account the autocorrelation of the data) works well when the number of states is large enough. Two corrections based on asymptotic approximation of the variancecovariance matrix work well for moderate numbers of states and one correction that collapses the time series information into a “pre” and “post
Construction of abstract state graphs with PVS
, 1997
"... We describe in this paper a method based on abstract interpretation which, from a theoretical point of view, is similar to the splitting methods proposed in [DGG93, Dam96] but the weaker abstract transition relation we use, allows us to construct automatically abstract state graphs paying a reasonab ..."
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conditions is not powerful enough, only an upper approximation of the abstract successor m is constructed. This a...
A randomized protocol for signing contracts
, 1990
"... Two parties, A and B, want to sign a contract C over a communication network. To do so, they must “simultaneously” exchange their commitments to C. Since simultaneous exchange is usually impossible in practice, protocols are needed to approximate simultaneity by exchanging partial commitments in pie ..."
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Two parties, A and B, want to sign a contract C over a communication network. To do so, they must “simultaneously” exchange their commitments to C. Since simultaneous exchange is usually impossible in practice, protocols are needed to approximate simultaneity by exchanging partial commitments
Storage management and caching in PAST, a largescale, persistent peertopeer storage utility
, 2001
"... This paper presents and evaluates the storage management and caching in PAST, a largescale peertopeer persistent storage utility. PAST is based on a selforganizing, Internetbased overlay network of storage nodes that cooperatively route file queries, store multiple replicas of files, and cache a ..."
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additional copies of popular files. In the PAST system, storage nodes and files are each assigned uniformly distributed identifiers, and replicas of a file are stored at nodes whose identifier matches most closely the file’s identifier. This statistical assignment of files to storage nodes approximately
A generalized processor sharing approach to flow control in integrated services networks: The singlenode case
 IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING
, 1993
"... The problem of allocating network resources to the users of an integrated services network is investigated in the context of ratebased flow control. The network is assumed to be a virtual circuit, connectionbased packet network. We show that the use of Generalized processor Sharing (GPS), when co ..."
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conserving. We present a practical packetbypacket service discipline, PGPS (first proposed by Deme5 Shenker, and Keshav [7] under the name of Weighted Fair Queueing), that closely approximates GPS. This allows us to relate ressdta for GPS to the packetbypacket scheme in a precise manner. In this paper
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