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Real-Time Classification of Transient Events in Synoptic Sky Surveys

Mahabal, Ashish A. and Donalek, C. and Djorgovski, S. G. and Drake, A. J. and Graham, M. J. and Williams, R. and Chen, Y. and Moghaddam, B. and Turmon, M. (2011) Real-Time Classification of Transient Events in Synoptic Sky Surveys. In: New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy. IAU Symposium Proceedings Series . Vol.7. No.285. Cambridge University Press , New York, pp. 355-357. ISBN 978-1-107-01985-0.

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An automated rapid classification of the transient events detected in modern synoptic sky surveys is essential for their scientific utility and effective follow-up when resources are scarce. This problem will grow by orders of magnitude with the next generation of surveys. We are exploring a variety of novel automated classification techniques, mostly Bayesian, to respond to those challenges, using the ongoing CRTS sky survey as a testbed. We describe briefly some of the methods used.

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Additional Information:© 2012 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 20 April 2012. This work was supported in part by NASA grant 08-AISR08-0085 and NSF grants AST-0909182 and IIS-1118041.
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Official Citation: Ashish A. Mahabal, C. Donalek, S. G. Djorgovski, A. J. Drake, M. J. Graham, R. Williams, Y. Chen, B. Moghaddam and M. Turmon (2011). Real-Time Classification of Transient Events in Synoptic Sky Surveys. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 7, pp 355-357 doi:10.1017/S1743921312001056
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