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  • Backup, Recovery and Archiving of Files in a Multi-Access Computing System 

    Wight, Alexander Sinclair (The University of Edinburgh, 1974)
    General-purpose multi-access computing systems with files stored on random-access devices require that these files be protected. If the total on-line storage is inadequate there is a need for wellorganized off-line ...
  • Balance-guaranteed optimized tree with reject option for live fish recognition 

    Huang, Xuan; Huang, Phoenix X. (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-27)
    This thesis investigates the computer vision application of live fish recognition, which is needed in application scenarios where manual annotation is too expensive, when there are too many underwater videos. This system ...
  • Bayesian Condition Monitoring in Neonatal Intensive Care 

    Quinn, John (2007-11-27)
    The observed physiological dynamics of an infant receiving intensive care contain a great deal of information about factors which cannot be examined directly, including the state of health of the infant and the operation ...
  • Bayesian framework for multiple acoustic source tracking 

    Zhong, Xionghu (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Acoustic source (speaker) tracking in the room environment plays an important role in many speech and audio applications such as multimedia, hearing aids and hands-free speech communication and teleconferencing systems; ...
  • Bayesian Gaussian Process Models: PAC-Bayesian Generalisation Error Bounds and Sparse Approximations 

    Seeger, Matthias (University of Edinburgh. College of Science and Engineering. School of Informatics., 2003-07)
    Non-parametric models and techniques enjoy a growing popularity in the field of machine learning, and among these Bayesian inference for Gaussian process (GP) models has recently received significant attention. We feel ...
  • Bayesian learning of continuous time dynamical systems with applications in functional magnetic resonance imaging 

    Murray, Lawrence (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Temporal phenomena in a range of disciplines are more naturally modelled in continuous-time than coerced into a discrete-time formulation. Differential systems form the mainstay of such modelling, in fields from physics ...
  • Bayesian locally weighted online learning 

    Edakunni, Narayanan U. (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Locally weighted regression is a non-parametric technique of regression that is capable of coping with non-stationarity of the input distribution. Online algorithms like Receptive FieldWeighted Regression and Locally ...
  • Bayesian models of syntactic category acquisition 

    Frank, Stella Christina (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-07-02)
    Discovering a word’s part of speech is an essential step in acquiring the grammar of a language. In this thesis we examine a variety of computational Bayesian models that use linguistic input available to children, in ...
  • Bayesian Multisensory Perception 

    Hospedales, Timothy (2008-06-24)
    A key goal for humans and artificial intelligence systems is to develop an accurate and unified picture of the outside world based on the data from any sense(s) that may be available. The availability of multiple senses ...
  • Bayesian nonparametric models for name disambiguation and supervised learning 

    Dai, Andrew Mingbo (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-07-02)
    This thesis presents new Bayesian nonparametric models and approaches for their development, for the problems of name disambiguation and supervised learning. Bayesian nonparametric methods form an increasingly popular ...
  • Behaviour Based Simulated Low-Cost Multi-Robot Exploration 

    Vazquez Diosdado, Jose Manuel (University of Edinburgh. College of Science and Engineering. School of Informatics., 2006-12)
    The use of multiple robots for exploration holds the promise of improved performance over single robot systems. To exploit effectively the advantage of having several robots, the robots must be co-ordinated which requires ...
  • Beyond rules: development and evaluation of knowledge acquisition systems for educational knowledge-based modelling 

    Conlon, Thomas Hugh (The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    The technology of knowledge-based systems undoubtedly offers potential for educational modelling, yet its practical impact on today's school classrooms is very limited. To an extent this is because the tools presently ...
  • Bio-inspired adaptive sensing 

    Gonos, Theophile (The University of Edinburgh, 2012-06-25)
    Sensor array calibration is a major problem in engineering, to which a biological approach may provide alternative solutions. For animals, perception is relative. The aim of this thesis is to show that the relativity of ...
  • Bisimulations for concurrency 

    Castellani, Ilaria (The University of Edinburgh, 1987)
  • Brain perfusion imaging : performance and accuracy 

    Zhu, Fan (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-07-02)
    Brain perfusion weighted images acquired using dynamic contrast studies have an important clinical role in acute stroke diagnosis and treatment decisions. The purpose of my PhD research is to develop novel methodologies ...
  • Branching transactions: a transaction model for parallel database systems 

    Burger, Albert G. (The University of Edinburgh, 1996)
  • Bridging the specification protocol gap in argumentation 

    Maghraby, Ashwag Omar (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-07-02)
    As multi-agent systems (MAS) have become more mature and systems in general have become more distributed, it is necessary for those who want to build large scale systems to consider, in some computational depth, how ...
  • Broad-coverage model of prediction in human sentence processing 

    Demberg-Winterfors, Vera (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    The aim of this thesis is to design and implement a cognitively plausible theory of sentence processing which incorporates a mechanism for modeling a prediction and verification process in human language understanding, ...
  • Building models from multiple point sets with kernel density estimation 

    McDonagh, Steven George (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    One of the fundamental problems in computer vision is point set registration. Point set registration finds use in many important applications and in particular can be considered one of the crucial stages involved in the ...
  • But What Do They Mean? Modelling Contrast Between Speakers in Dialogue Signalled by “But” 

    Thomas, Kavita Elisheba (University of Edinburgh. College of Science and Engineering. School of Informatics., 2005-12)
    Understanding what is being communicated in a dialogue involves determining how it is coherent, that is, how the successive turns in the dialogue are related, what the speakers’ intentions, goals, beliefs, and expectations ...