Data Analysis in Astronomy IV

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R. Buccheri, P. Crane, Vito di Gesł, M.C. Maccarone, L. Scarsi, H.U. Zimmermann
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 364 pages
In this book are reported the main results presented at the "Fourth International Workshop on Data Analysis in Astronomy", held at the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy, on April 12-19, 1991. The Workshop was preceded by three workshops on the same subject held in Erice in 1984, 1986 and 1988. The frrst workshop (Erice 1984) was dominated by presentations of "Systems for Data Analysis"; the main systems proposed were MIDAS, AlPS, RIAIP, and SAIA. Methodologies and image analysis topics were also presented with the emphasis on cluster analysis, multivariate analysis, bootstrap methods, time analysis, periodicity, 2D photometry, spectrometry, and data compression. A general presentation on "Parallel Processing" was made which encompassed new architectures, data structures and languages. The second workshop (Erice 1986) reviewed the "Data Handling Systems" planned for large major satellites and ground experiments (VLA, HST, ROSAT, COMPASS-COMPTEL). Data analysis methods applied to physical interpretation were mainly considered (cluster photometry, astronomical optical data compression, cluster analysis for pulsar light curves, coded aperture imaging). New parallel and vectorial machines were presented (cellular machines, PAPIA-machine, MPP-machine, vector computers in astronomy). Contributions in the field of artificial intelligence and planned applications to astronomy were also considered (expert systems, artificial intelligence in computer vision).
 

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Contents

Astrophysics Data System
3
MIDAS OnLine at the Telescope
11
A User Approach
21
Science Information Retrieval
29
Markov Random Field Applications in Image Analysis
39
SAST A Software Package for the Statistical Analysis of Sparse Times
51
A Timing Analysis Software Package
59
An Automatic Spectrophotometric Data Reduction System for Quantitative
65
Response Determination of COMPTEL from Calibration
201
COMPASS
217
J W den Herder H Aarts K Bennett R Diehl W Hermsen
229
Maximum Likelihood Method Applied to COMPTEL Source
241
Maximum Entropy Imaging and Spectral Deconvolution for COMPTEL
251
COMPTEL as a Solar Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector
261
Neural Net Approaches for Event Location in the Detector Modules
271
The OSSE Data Analysis System
283

Year One
75
HST Image Restoration Status and Prospects
83
The Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System
97
H U Zimmermann
112
The ROSAT Data Archive and Other Project Applications of a DBMS
131
Interactive Analysis with EXSAS
141
The Standard Automatic Analysis Software System SASS
153
An XUV Survey with the Wide Field Camera on ROSAT
171
Interactive GROOSSE Reduction Environment
295
Software Development
321
The JETX Experiment OnBoard the SPECTRUMXT Mission
329
The SAX Mission
335
SAX Mission Ground Support System
349
Contributors
361
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