Fifty Years of Candidate Pulsar Selection - What next?

R. J. Lyon

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    Abstract


    For fifty years astronomers have been searching for pulsar signals in observational data. Throughout this time the process of choosing detections worthy of investigation, so called ‘candidate selection’, has been effective, yielding thousands of pulsar discoveries. Yet in recent years technological advances have permitted the proliferation of pulsar-like candidates, straining our candidate selection capabilities, and ultimately reducing selection accuracy. To overcome such problems, we now apply ‘intelligent’ machine learning tools. Whilst these have achieved success, candidate volumes continue to increase, and our methods have to evolve to keep pace with the change. This talk considers how to meet this challenge as a community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-28
    JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    Volume13
    Issue numberS337
    Early online date4 Jun 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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