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Global Optimization with Polynomials and the Problem of Moments
 SIAM JOURNAL ON OPTIMIZATION
, 2001
"... We consider the problem of finding the unconstrained global minimum of a realvalued polynomial p(x) : R R, as well as the global minimum of p(x), in a compact set K defined by polynomial inequalities. It is shown that this problem reduces to solving an (often finite) sequence of convex linear ma ..."
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matrix inequality (LMI) problems. A notion of KarushKuhnTucker polynomials is introduced in a global optimality condition. Some illustrative examples are provided.
Finitetime analysis of the multiarmed bandit problem
 Machine Learning
, 2002
"... Abstract. Reinforcement learning policies face the exploration versus exploitation dilemma, i.e. the search for a balance between exploring the environment to find profitable actions while taking the empirically best action as often as possible. A popular measure of a policy’s success in addressing ..."
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this dilemma is the regret, that is the loss due to the fact that the globally optimal policy is not followed all the times. One of the simplest examples of the exploration/exploitation dilemma is the multiarmed bandit problem. Lai and Robbins were the first ones to show that the regret for this problem has
Training Support Vector Machines: an Application to Face Detection
, 1997
"... We investigate the application of Support Vector Machines (SVMs) in computer vision. SVM is a learning technique developed by V. Vapnik and his team (AT&T Bell Labs.) that can be seen as a new method for training polynomial, neural network, or Radial Basis Functions classifiers. The decision sur ..."
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global optimality, and can be used to train SVM's over very large data sets. The main idea behind the decomposition is the iterative solution of subproblems and the evaluation of optimality conditions which are used both to generate improved iterative values, and also establish the stopping
Mean shift, mode seeking, and clustering
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
, 1995
"... Mean shift, a simple iterative procedure that shifts each data point to the average of data points in its neighborhood, is generalized and analyzed in this paper. This generalization makes some kmeans like clustering algorithms its special cases. It is shown that mean shift is a modeseeking proce ..."
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in clustering and Hough transform are demontrated. Mean shift is also considered as an evolutionary strategy that performs multistart global optimization.
Shape Matching and Object Recognition Using Shape Contexts
 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
, 2001
"... We present a novel approach to measuring similarity between shapes and exploit it for object recognition. In our framework, the measurement of similarity is preceded by (1) solv ing for correspondences between points on the two shapes, (2) using the correspondences to estimate an aligning transform ..."
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transform. In order to solve the correspondence problem, we attach a descriptor, the shape context, to each point. The shape context at a reference point captures the distribution of the remaining points relative to it, thus offering a globally discriminative characterization. Corresponding points on two
Differential Evolution  A simple and efficient adaptive scheme for global optimization over continuous spaces
, 1995
"... A new heuristic approach for minimizing possibly nonlinear and non differentiable continuous space functions is presented. By means of an extensive testbed, which includes the De Jong functions, it will be demonstrated that the new method converges faster and with more certainty than Adaptive Simula ..."
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, CA 95687, kprice@solano.community.net. Introduction Problems which involve global optimiz...
RACER system description
, 2001
"... Abstract. RACER implements a TBox and ABox reasoner for the logic SHIQ. RACER was the first fullfledged ABox description logic system for a very expressive logic and is based on optimized sound and complete algorithms. RACER also implements a decision procedure for modal logic satisfiability proble ..."
Answering queries using views
 In PODS Conference
, 1995
"... We consider the problem of computing answers to queries by using materialized views. Aside from its potential in optimizing query evaluation, the problem also arises in applications such as Global Information Systems, Mobile Computing and maintaining physical data independence. We consider the probl ..."
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We consider the problem of computing answers to queries by using materialized views. Aside from its potential in optimizing query evaluation, the problem also arises in applications such as Global Information Systems, Mobile Computing and maintaining physical data independence. We consider
Fast linear iterations for distributed averaging.
 Systems & Control Letters,
, 2004
"... Abstract We consider the problem of finding a linear iteration that yields distributed averaging consensus over a network, i.e., that asymptotically computes the average of some initial values given at the nodes. When the iteration is assumed symmetric, the problem of finding the fastest converging ..."
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converging linear iteration can be cast as a semidefinite program, and therefore efficiently and globally solved. These optimal linear iterations are often substantially faster than several common heuristics that are based on the Laplacian of the associated graph. We show how problem structure can
Stochastic global optimization
, 2008
"... Stochastic global optimization methods are methods for solving a global optimization problem incorporating probabilistic (stochastic) elements, either in the problem data (the objective function, the constraints, etc.), or in the algorithm itself, or in both. Global optimization is a very important ..."
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Stochastic global optimization methods are methods for solving a global optimization problem incorporating probabilistic (stochastic) elements, either in the problem data (the objective function, the constraints, etc.), or in the algorithm itself, or in both. Global optimization is a very
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