**On discovery and exploitation of temporal structure in data sets.** / Scarfe, Tim.

Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis

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**On discovery and exploitation of temporal structure in data sets.** / Scarfe, Tim.

Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis

Scarfe, T 2015, 'On discovery and exploitation of temporal structure in data sets', Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London.

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