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sparseness

[′spärs·nəs]
(mathematics)
The property of a nonlinear programming problem which has many variables, but whose objective and constraint functions each involve only relatively few variables.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(1) Sparseness: The number of zero-valued elements divided by the total number of elements in a vector is called the sparseness.
Therefore, there is another perspective to think about the sparseness. No matter what kind of algorithm, the initial model with all training data will be obtained in advance.
In this section, the accuracy, efficiency, and applicability of the proposed method are demonstrated via several examples, where domains of different electric sizes, contrast, and sparseness levels are investigated under different excitations.
This set represents a compilation that he developed over many years, and his introductory essay explains that the relative sparseness of studies about Korea in comparison with China or Japan, for example, is a situation that is gradually changing.
It can solve linear equations with faster solution speed and figure out the robustness, sparseness, and large-scale computing problems.
The core of this new modalist account is a sparseness restriction, such that an object's essential properties are those sparse properties it has in every world in which it exists.
The pieces encompass many moods, spanning dense explosiveness and reflective sparseness, with Lewis Wright's vibraphone acting as a bridge between the spheres of jazz and classical ways.
The site is interspersed with an abundance of links, conveying a cavernous depth that compliments its unintimidating sparseness. The language is personable -- "[Clients] like the way we combine intellectual ferocity with genuine humor, warmth and affection" -- and occasionally humorous: "[When your financial plan is in place], you're going to feel an incredible pressure release.
Upstairs, in the master suite that Bleckner added (Capote used a tiny sleeping loft), a Zen-like sparseness prevailed.
The viewer's curiosity about the interior spaces is piqued by the relative sparseness of windows and doors, but one is granted only limited access inside through the narrow slits of rectilinear portals.
The sparseness of his playing time is the only thing Haddadi has complained about in Memphis.
The baroque rhapsody "Hypocritical Kiss" trades sparseness for a current of chiming keys; it is perhaps the most gorgeous thing the musician has put his name to.