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Building a Birds Eye View – CHI 2015 paper

We have a publication at CHI 2015 entitled Building a Birds Eye View: Collaborative Work in Disaster Response (click to download the PDF). This paper reports an ethnomethodological study of disaster response mission planning of Rescue Global. Abstract Command and control environments ranging from transport control rooms to disaster response have long been of interest […]

ORCHID visits the British Science Festival

The British Science Festival is one of the largest celebrations of science and engineering in Europe, with over 250 events taking place over a week in September. This year, the festival took place in Birmingham and the ORCHID Project was invited to take part in a four day exhibition aimed at school-children aged 13-18, held […]

Tracking mosquitoes with sound and statistics

Created on 3 October 2014, 17:00, by Tom Nickson

Malaria and Dengue Fever, spread by mosquitos, are a big public health issue in developing countries. If we could detect mosquitos and classify their species, governments and NGOs would be able to more effectively target eradication and treatment resources. Additionally, the technology could be incorporated into smoke alarm style appliances for the home that released […]

pyIBCC and Friends

Created on 3 October 2014, 17:00, by Edwin Simpson

New Software Packages for Experimenting with IBCC   I would like to highlight some new software packages being developed within ORCHID that will allow you test out various IBCC variants with new datasets. IBCC — or Independent Bayesian Classifier Combination, to use the full name — is a method for aggregating categorical labels from different […]

New Python package for ProvStore

Created on 25 July 2014, 15:08, by T. Dong Huynh

Sam Millar, an Orchid intern, recently released an open-source Python package provstore-api which greatly facilitates storing and retrieving provenance documents on ProvStore. The packaged is registered on PyPi (hence can be quickly installed with easy_install or pip) and comes with full API documentation. If you’re working with provenance in Python, do check out his tutorial.   Notes: ProvStore is […]

Provenance in the Wild: Provenance at The Gazette

Created on 23 July 2014, 07:42, by admin

Today, following my post on Provenance in the 2014 National Climate Assessment, I continue to blog about applications making use of PROV. The Gazette is the UK’s official public record since 1665, The Gazette has a long and established history and has been at the heart of British public life for almost 350 years (see […]

New Concentration Bounds and Their Application in Finite-Time Analysis of Bayesian Online Algorithms

Created on 22 July 2014, 19:28, by Long Tran-Thanh

Bayesian learning is a widely used class of techniques in the online machine learning community, especially in large scale domains, due to its conceptional simplicity and philosophical intuitions. In particular, it expresses the expert knowledge and the current belief of the world through the choice of a prior  distribution, which is then subsequently updated and refined by (future) observations. […]

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