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  • A novel computer Scrabble engine based on probability that performs at championship leve 

    González Romero, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-03-07)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The thesis starts by giving an introduction to the game of Scrabble, then mentions state-of-the-art computer Scrabble programs and presents some characteristics of our developed Scrabble engine Heuri. Some brief notions ...
  • Size bounds for algebraic and semialgebraic proof systems 

    Hakoniemi, Tuomas Antero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-03-25)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This thesis concerns the proof complexity of algebraic and semialgebraic proof systems Polynomial Calculus, Sums-of-Squares and Sherali-Adams. The most studied complexity measure for these systems is the degree of the ...
  • Human-aware application of data science techniques 

    Coma Puig, Bernat (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-03-02)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In recent years there has been an increase in the use of artificial intelligence and other data-based techniques to automate decision-making in companies, and discover new knowledge in research. In many cases, all this has ...
  • Walking with virtual humans : understanding human response to virtual humanoids' appearance and behaviour while navigating in immersive VR 

    Ríos Jerez, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-02-17)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In this thesis, we present a set of studies whose results have allowed us to analyze how to improve the realism, navigation, and behaviour of the avatars in an immersive virtual reality environment. In our simulations, ...
  • A framework for the analytical and visual interpretation of complex spatiotemporal dynamics in soccer 

    Fernández de la Rosa, Javier (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-01-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Sports analytics is an emerging field focused on the application of advanced data analysis for assessing the performance of professional athletes and teams. In soccer, the integration of data analysis is in its initial ...
  • Bridging the gap between textual and formal business process representations 

    Sànchez-Ferreres, Josep (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-09-29)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the era of digital transformation, an increasing number of organizations are start ing to think in terms of business processes. Processes are at the very heart of each business, and must be understood and carried out ...
  • Contribution to geometric constraint solving in cooperative engineering 

    Vila Marta, Sebastià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2003-12-01)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
  • Language: universals, principles and origins 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2003-12-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Here, old and new linguistic universals, i.e. properties obeyed by all languages on Earth are investigated. Basic principles of language predicting linguistic universals are also investigated. More precisely, two principles ...
  • Network creation games: structure vs anarchy 

    Messegué Buisan, Arnau (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-12-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In an attempt to understand how Internet-like network and social networks behave, different models have been proposed and studied throughout history to capture their most essential aspects and properties. Network Creation ...
  • Algorithms for the reconstruction, analysis, repairing and enhancement of 3D urban models from multiple data sources 

    Comino Trinidad, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-12-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Over the last few years, there has been a notorious growth in the field of digitization of 3D buildings and urban environments. The substantial improvement of both scanning hardware and reconstruction algorithms has led ...
  • Toward human-like pathfinding with hierarchical approaches and the GPS of the brain theory 

    Rahmani, Vahid (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-11-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Pathfinding for autonomous agents and robots has been traditionally driven by finding optimal paths. Where typically optimality means finding the shortest path between two points in a given environment. However, optimality ...
  • Enhancing scene text recognition with visual context information 

    Sabir, Ahmed (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-11-10)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This thesis addresses the problem of improving text spotting systems, which aim to detect and recognize text in unrestricted images (e.g. a street sign, an advertisement, a bus destination, etc.). The goal is to improve ...

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