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Identification of features in indexed data and equipment therefore

United States Patent

April 2, 2002
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Embodiments of the present invention provide methods of identifying a feature in an indexed dataset. Such embodiments encompass selecting an initial subset of indices, the initial subset of indices being encompassed by an initial window-of-interest and comprising at least one beginning index and at least one ending index; computing an intensity weighted measure of dispersion for the subset of indices using a subset of responses corresponding to the subset of indices; and comparing the intensity weighted measure of dispersion to a dispersion critical value determined from an expected value of the intensity weighted measure of dispersion under a null hypothesis of no transient feature present. Embodiments of the present invention also encompass equipment configured to perform the methods of the present invention.
Jarman; Kristin H. (Richland, WA), Daly; Don Simone (Richland, WA), Anderson; Kevin K. (Richland, WA), Wahl; Karen L. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
09/ 765,872
January 19, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.