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Paper: Probabilistic Cross-matching of Radio Catalogs with Geometric Models
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 227
Authors: Fan, D.; Budavári, T.
Abstract: Cross-matching radio is different from that in the optical. Radio sources can have multiple corresponding detections, the core and its lobes, which makes identification and cross-identification to other catalogs much more difficult. Traditionally, these cases have been handled manually, with researchers looking at the possible candidates; this will not be possible for the upcoming radio ultimately leading to the Square Kilometer Array. We present a probabilistic method that can automatically associate radio sources by explicitly modeling their morphology. Our preliminary results based on a simple straight-line model seem to be on par with the manual associations.
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