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$50,000 DSP Contest- data glitch fixed!

Started by DSP Fanatic February 25, 2011
Hi, the data glitch for the $50,000 DSP contest has been fixed.  Please
check out our contest seeking an algorithm for signal analysis data set.

For our DSP challenge details, to enter the contest, researcher bios and
more please click here: 
http://www.biomedcanada.com/the-challenge.html

Reward is: $50,000

Email or contact us for any questions or feedback at:
Contest.Questions@biomedcanada.com

Thank you for your participation!


On Feb 25, 9:24�am, "DSP Fanatic"
<kdominguez@n_o_s_p_a_m.biomedcanada.com> wrote:
> Hi, the data glitch for the $50,000 DSP contest has been fixed. &#2013266080;Please > check out our contest seeking an algorithm for signal analysis data set. > > For our DSP challenge details, to enter the contest, researcher bios and > more please click here:http://www.biomedcanada.com/the-challenge.html > > Reward is: $50,000 > > Email or contact us for any questions or feedback at: > Contest.Questi...@biomedcanada.com > > Thank you for your participation!
From the website: $50,000 reward to any individual or group that is able to find or develop an algorithm that can identify and categorize 1,500 data sets into 3 categories at an accuracy of +95%. FIND Technologies will publish the algorithm online identifying it as the winner and placing the algorithm in the public domain. The winner must also confirm in writing no one involved in the development of the algorithm is filing a patent for the algorithm. Alternatively, if an individual or group is able to find an existing algorithm which is proprietary property of another person/group that can identify and categorize the 1,500 data sets into 3 categories at an accuracy of +95%, then a cheque for $10,000 will be issued. If you use an algorithm written by other people you must enter a comment before the algorithm in the source code [this algorithm is created by AUTHOR NAME] and provide the link to the web site or publication where it appears. The contest ends no later than November 30, 2011, or as soon as a successful algorithm is submitted. The Data A sensor, sensitive to spontaneous electromagnetic radiation from matter, transmits a small voltage output, acquired by a 24-bit analog to digital converter at a sampling rate of 4096/second. Each data set is from a 3-second run. Voltage data are acquired from three different materials. Four data sets are available for download (see left sidebar). Data sets 1, 2, and 3 provide processed data and are included to help you see the patterns with known answers. They are: 1. 500 sets of substance A (filename is 1_A.lvm, 2_A.lvm,&#2013266053;.. 500_A.lvm) 2. 500 sets of substance B (filename is 1_B.lvm,2_B.lvm,&#2013266053;.. 500_B.lvm) 3. 500 sets of substance C (filename is 1_C.lvm, 2_C.lvm,&#2013266053;.. 500_C.lvm) Data Set 4 is the Challenge and consists of 1500 sets of random substance A, B or C at random (filename 1_X.lvm, 2_X.lvm, &#2013266053;. 500_X.lvm) Your task is to generate a text file (as shown below), showing the sequence of the appearance of a substance. Note that the number of times a substance shows up and the sequence it shows up as are totally random. Example The following is an example of successful completion of the contest whereby an individual/group identifies data sets belonging to certain materials (the answer key). The file should be named &#2013266067;filename.txt&#2013266068; and text inside the file should be number, material no spaces. For example: 1,B 2,A 3,B 4,C &#2013266053;&#2013266053;.. 1498,C 1499,A 1500,A END Please don&#2013266066;t assume that the random sets of data add up to 500 sets for each substance; because, that is not the case. Adjudication * FIND Technologies Inc. has recorded which data sets belong to which material (the answer key). * FIND Technologies Inc has sent the answer key to Crawford & Company Inc who will alone determine the accuracy and declare a winner. * If more than one successful entry is made, the first entry marked by time stamp will be declared a winner. About our Technology * The technology has been issued patents in Canada, US and Europe. * A Government Informatics Group, on several occasions has subjected signal data acquired from the sensor to a Statistical Classification Strategy. * Validation accuracy in classifying the data samples in the most recent analysis is 79 percent.
On Feb 27, 6:10&#2013266080;pm, brent <buleg...@columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> On Feb 25, 9:24&#2013266080;am, "DSPFanatic" > > <kdominguez@n_o_s_p_a_m.biomedcanada.com> wrote: > > Hi, the data glitch for the $50,000DSPcontesthas been fixed. &#2013266080;Please > > check out ourcontestseeking an algorithm for signal analysis data set. > > > For ourDSPchallenge details, to enter thecontest, researcher bios and > > more please click here:http://www.biomedcanada.com/the-challenge.html > > > Reward is: $50,000 > >
anybody else been looking at this? Mark
On Feb 28, 12:10&#2013266080;am, brent <buleg...@columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> On Feb 25, 9:24&#2013266080;am, "DSP Fanatic" > > <kdominguez@n_o_s_p_a_m.biomedcanada.com> wrote: > > Hi, the data glitch for the $50,000 DSP contest has been fixed. &#2013266080;Please > > check out our contest seeking an algorithm for signal analysis data set. > > > For our DSP challenge details, to enter the contest, researcher bios and > > more please click here:http://www.biomedcanada.com/the-challenge.html > > > Reward is: $50,000 > > > Email or contact us for any questions or feedback at: > > Contest.Questi...@biomedcanada.com > > > Thank you for your participation! > > From the website: > > $50,000 reward to any individual or group that is able to find or > develop an algorithm that can identify and categorize 1,500 data sets > into 3 categories at an accuracy of +95%. FIND Technologies will > publish the algorithm online identifying it as the winner and placing > the algorithm in the public domain. The winner must also confirm in > writing no one involved in the development of the algorithm is filing > a patent for the algorithm.
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> About our Technology > > &#2013266080; &#2013266080; * The technology has been issued patents in Canada, US and Europe. > &#2013266080; &#2013266080; * A Government Informatics Group, on several occasions has > subjected signal data acquired from the sensor to a Statistical > Classification Strategy. > &#2013266080; &#2013266080; * Validation accuracy in classifying the data samples in the most > recent analysis is 79 percent.
So... somebody has patented an algorithm but now wants everybody else to actually develop it...? Or do they just want to skim our brains for ideas they can patent later? Rune