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A transient search using combined human and machine classifications. / Wright, Darryl E.; Lintott, Chris J.; Smartt, Stephen J.; Smith, Ken W.; Fortson, Lucy; Trouille, Laura; Allen, Campbell R.; Beck, Melanie; Bouslog, Mark C.; Boyer, Amy; Chambers, K. C.; Flewelling, Heather; Granger, Will; Magnier, Eugene A.; Mcmaster, Adam; Miller, Grant R. M.; O'donnell, James E.; Simmons, Brooke; Spiers, Helen; Tonry, John L.; Veldthuis, Marten; Wainscoat, Richard J.; Waters, Chris; Willman, Mark; Wolfenbarger, Zach; Young, Dave R.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 472, No. 2, 01.12.2017, p. 1315-1323.

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Wright, DE, Lintott, CJ, Smartt, SJ, Smith, KW, Fortson, L, Trouille, L, Allen, CR, Beck, M, Bouslog, MC, Boyer, A, Chambers, KC, Flewelling, H, Granger, W, Magnier, EA, Mcmaster, A, Miller, GRM, O'donnell, JE, Simmons, B, Spiers, H, Tonry, JL, Veldthuis, M, Wainscoat, RJ, Waters, C, Willman, M, Wolfenbarger, Z & Young, DR 2017, 'A transient search using combined human and machine classifications', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 472, no. 2, pp. 1315-1323. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1812

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Wright, D. E., Lintott, C. J., Smartt, S. J., Smith, K. W., Fortson, L., Trouille, L., Allen, C. R., Beck, M., Bouslog, M. C., Boyer, A., Chambers, K. C., Flewelling, H., Granger, W., Magnier, E. A., Mcmaster, A., Miller, G. R. M., O'donnell, J. E., Simmons, B., Spiers, H., ... Young, D. R. (2017). A transient search using combined human and machine classifications. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472(2), 1315-1323. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1812

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Wright DE, Lintott CJ, Smartt SJ, Smith KW, Fortson L, Trouille L et al. A transient search using combined human and machine classifications. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2017 Dec 1;472(2):1315-1323. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1812

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Wright, Darryl E. ; Lintott, Chris J. ; Smartt, Stephen J. ; Smith, Ken W. ; Fortson, Lucy ; Trouille, Laura ; Allen, Campbell R. ; Beck, Melanie ; Bouslog, Mark C. ; Boyer, Amy ; Chambers, K. C. ; Flewelling, Heather ; Granger, Will ; Magnier, Eugene A. ; Mcmaster, Adam ; Miller, Grant R. M. ; O'donnell, James E. ; Simmons, Brooke ; Spiers, Helen ; Tonry, John L. ; Veldthuis, Marten ; Wainscoat, Richard J. ; Waters, Chris ; Willman, Mark ; Wolfenbarger, Zach ; Young, Dave R. / A transient search using combined human and machine classifications. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2017 ; Vol. 472, No. 2. pp. 1315-1323.

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abstract = "Large modern surveys require efficient review of data in order to find transient sources such as supernovae, and to distinguish such sources from artefacts and noise. Much effort has been put into the development of automatic algorithms, but surveys still rely on human review of targets. This paper presents an integrated system for the identification of supernovae in data from Pan-STARRS1, combining classifications from volunteers participating in a citizen science project with those from a convolutional neural network. The unique aspect of this work is the deployment, in combination, of both human and machine classifications for near real-time discovery in an astronomical project. We show that the combination of the two methods outperforms either one used individually. This result has important implications for the future development of transient searches, especially in the era of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and other large-throughput surveys.",
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AU - Wright, Darryl E.

AU - Lintott, Chris J.

AU - Smartt, Stephen J.

AU - Smith, Ken W.

AU - Fortson, Lucy

AU - Trouille, Laura

AU - Allen, Campbell R.

AU - Beck, Melanie

AU - Bouslog, Mark C.

AU - Boyer, Amy

AU - Chambers, K. C.

AU - Flewelling, Heather

AU - Granger, Will

AU - Magnier, Eugene A.

AU - Mcmaster, Adam

AU - Miller, Grant R. M.

AU - O'donnell, James E.

AU - Simmons, Brooke

AU - Spiers, Helen

AU - Tonry, John L.

AU - Veldthuis, Marten

AU - Wainscoat, Richard J.

AU - Waters, Chris

AU - Willman, Mark

AU - Wolfenbarger, Zach

AU - Young, Dave R.

PY - 2017/12/1

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N2 - Large modern surveys require efficient review of data in order to find transient sources such as supernovae, and to distinguish such sources from artefacts and noise. Much effort has been put into the development of automatic algorithms, but surveys still rely on human review of targets. This paper presents an integrated system for the identification of supernovae in data from Pan-STARRS1, combining classifications from volunteers participating in a citizen science project with those from a convolutional neural network. The unique aspect of this work is the deployment, in combination, of both human and machine classifications for near real-time discovery in an astronomical project. We show that the combination of the two methods outperforms either one used individually. This result has important implications for the future development of transient searches, especially in the era of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and other large-throughput surveys.

AB - Large modern surveys require efficient review of data in order to find transient sources such as supernovae, and to distinguish such sources from artefacts and noise. Much effort has been put into the development of automatic algorithms, but surveys still rely on human review of targets. This paper presents an integrated system for the identification of supernovae in data from Pan-STARRS1, combining classifications from volunteers participating in a citizen science project with those from a convolutional neural network. The unique aspect of this work is the deployment, in combination, of both human and machine classifications for near real-time discovery in an astronomical project. We show that the combination of the two methods outperforms either one used individually. This result has important implications for the future development of transient searches, especially in the era of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and other large-throughput surveys.

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