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possible. Any new financial contribution will be used towards providing
prizes and travel money for successful challenge participants who need support.
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- The web site design of Steve Gunn (University
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Fischer (ETH Zurich) for administering the computer resources.
- The advisors and beta-testers are gratefully acknowledged:
(University of Montreal),
(University of Washington)
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College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo),
Amir Reza Saffari Azar
(Graz University of Technology),
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- The Challenge Learning Object Package (CLOP) is based on code
to which many people have contributed:
- The developer of CLOP: Isabelle Guyon.
- The creators of the spider: Jason Weston, Andre Elisseeff , Gikhan
BakIr , Fabian Sinz.
- The developers of the packages attached to CLOP: Chih-Chung Chang
and Chih-JenLin Jun-Cheng (LIBSVM), Chen, Kuan-Jen Peng, Chih-Yuan Yan,
Chih-Huai Cheng, and Rong-En Fan (LIBSVM Matlab interface), Junshui Ma and
Yi Zhao (second LIBSVM Matlab interface), Leo Breiman and Adele Cutler (Random
Forests), Ting Wang (RF Matlab interface), Ian Nabney and Christopher Bishop
- The contributors to other Spider functions or packages: Thorsten Joachims
(SVMLight), Chih-Chung Chang and Chih-JenLin (LIBSVM), Ronan Collobert (SVM
Torch II), Jez Hill, Jan Eichhorn, Rodrigo Fernandez, Holger Froehlich,
Gorden Jemwa, Kiyoung Yang, Chirag Patel, Sergio Rojas.