Results 1  10
of
1,219,460
A Simple, Fast, and Accurate Algorithm to Estimate Large Phylogenies by Maximum Likelihood
, 2003
"... The increase in the number of large data sets and the complexity of current probabilistic sequence evolution models necessitates fast and reliable phylogeny reconstruction methods. We describe a new approach, based on the maximumlikelihood principle, which clearly satisfies these requirements. The ..."
Abstract

Cited by 2182 (27 self)
 Add to MetaCart
. The core of this method is a simple hillclimbing algorithm that adjusts tree topology and branch lengths simultaneously. This algorithm starts from an initial tree built by a fast distancebased method and modifies this tree to improve its likelihood at each iteration. Due to this simultaneous adjustment
Estimating dynamic models of imperfect competition
, 2007
"... We describe a twostep algorithm for estimating dynamic games under the assumption that behavior is consistent with Markov perfect equilibrium. In the first step, the policy functions and the law of motion for the state variables are estimated. In the second step, the remaining structural parameters ..."
Abstract

Cited by 279 (14 self)
 Add to MetaCart
parameters are estimated using the optimality conditions for equilibrium. The second step estimator is a simple simulated minimum distance estimator. The algorithm applies to a broad class of models, including industry competition models with both discrete and continuous controls such as the Ericson
Minimum energy mobile wireless networks
 IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS
, 1999
"... We describe a distributed positionbased network protocol optimized for minimum energy consumption in mobile wireless networks that support peertopeer communications. Given any number of randomly deployed nodes over an area, we illustrate that a simple local optimization scheme executed at each n ..."
Abstract

Cited by 749 (0 self)
 Add to MetaCart
We describe a distributed positionbased network protocol optimized for minimum energy consumption in mobile wireless networks that support peertopeer communications. Given any number of randomly deployed nodes over an area, we illustrate that a simple local optimization scheme executed at each
Valuing American options by simulation: A simple leastsquares approach
 Review of Financial Studies
, 2001
"... This article presents a simple yet powerful new approach for approximating the value of America11 options by simulation. The kcy to this approach is the use of least squares to estimate the conditional expected payoff to the optionholder from continuation. This makes this approach readily applicable ..."
Abstract

Cited by 517 (9 self)
 Add to MetaCart
This article presents a simple yet powerful new approach for approximating the value of America11 options by simulation. The kcy to this approach is the use of least squares to estimate the conditional expected payoff to the optionholder from continuation. This makes this approach readily
Convex Position Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
"... A method for estimating unknown node positions in a sensor network based exclusively on connectivityinduced constraints is described. Known peertopeer communication in the network is modeled as a set of geometric constraints on the node positions. The global solution of a feasibility problem fo ..."
Abstract

Cited by 493 (0 self)
 Add to MetaCart
for these constraints yields estimates for the unknown positions of the nodes in the network. Providing that the constraints are tight enough, simulation illustrates that this estimate becomes close to the actual node positions. Additionally, a method for placing rectangular bounds around the possible positions for all
Initial Conditions and Moment Restrictions in Dynamic Panel Data Models
 Journal of Econometrics
, 1998
"... Estimation of the dynamic error components model is considered using two alternative linear estimators that are designed to improve the properties of the standard firstdifferenced GMM estimator. Both estimators require restrictions on the initial conditions process. Asymptotic efficiency comparisons ..."
Abstract

Cited by 2393 (16 self)
 Add to MetaCart
comparisons and Monte Carlo simulations for the simple AR(1) model demonstrate the dramatic improvement in performance of the proposed estimators compared to the usual firstdifferenced GMM estimator, and compared to nonlinear GMM. The importance of these results is illustrated in an application
Fast and robust fixedpoint algorithms for independent component analysis
 IEEE TRANS. NEURAL NETW
, 1999
"... Independent component analysis (ICA) is a statistical method for transforming an observed multidimensional random vector into components that are statistically as independent from each other as possible. In this paper, we use a combination of two different approaches for linear ICA: Comon’s informat ..."
Abstract

Cited by 884 (34 self)
 Add to MetaCart
, and estimation of individual independent components as projection pursuit directions. The statistical properties of the estimators based on such contrast functions are analyzed under the assumption of the linear mixture model, and it is shown how to choose contrast functions that are robust and/or of minimum
Multipoint quantitativetrait linkage analysis in general pedigrees
 Am. J. Hum. Genet
, 1998
"... Multipoint linkage analysis of quantitativetrait loci (QTLs) has previously been restricted to sibships and small pedigrees. In this article, we show how variancecomponent linkage methods can be used in pedigrees of arbitrary size and complexity, and we develop a general framework for multipoint i ..."
Abstract

Cited by 567 (60 self)
 Add to MetaCart
chromosome for each relative pair. We have derived correlations in IBD sharing as a function of chromosomal distance for relative pairs in general pedigrees and provide a simple framework whereby these correlations can be easily obtained for any relative pair related by a single line of descent
Routing with Guaranteed Delivery in ad hoc Wireless Networks
, 2001
"... We consider routing problems in ad hoc wireless networks modeled as unit graphs in which nodes are points in the plane and two nodes can communicate if the distance between them is less than some fixed unit. We describe the first distributed algorithms for routing that do not require duplication of ..."
Abstract

Cited by 849 (80 self)
 Add to MetaCart
We consider routing problems in ad hoc wireless networks modeled as unit graphs in which nodes are points in the plane and two nodes can communicate if the distance between them is less than some fixed unit. We describe the first distributed algorithms for routing that do not require duplication
Incorporating nonlocal information into information extraction systems by Gibbs sampling
 IN ACL
, 2005
"... Most current statistical natural language processing models use only local features so as to permit dynamic programming in inference, but this makes them unable to fully account for the long distance structure that is prevalent in language use. We show how to solve this dilemma with Gibbs sampling, ..."
Abstract

Cited by 730 (25 self)
 Add to MetaCart
, a simple Monte Carlo method used to perform approximate inference in factored probabilistic models. By using simulated annealing in place of Viterbi decoding in sequence models such as HMMs, CMMs, and CRFs, it is possible to incorporate nonlocal structure while preserving tractable inference. We
Results 1  10
of
1,219,460