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A role for neural networks in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence

Taylor, Douglas, Towsey, Michael W., Finn, Gerard D., & Diederich, Joachim (1999) A role for neural networks in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. In 6th International Bioastronomy Meeting, August 2-6, 1999, Kohala Coast, Hawaii.

Abstract

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is an attempt to discover extraterrestrial intelligence by searching the microwave and optical regions of the electromagnetic spectrum for signals with a non-natural extraterrestrial signature. This is a complex, multi-dimensional problem with the probability of success dependent on the extent to which the dimensions of the search space are explored. In this paper we propose a neural network method to replace the standard signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) method used by project SERENDIP. Using simulated data we demonstrate that our method offers a modest improvement over the standard (SNR) method.

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ID Code: 7610
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: SETI, neural networks, search for extra, terrestrial intelligence
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Deposited On: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:51

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