Combined neural network - QCD classifier for quark and gluon jet separation

I. Csabai, F. Czakó, Z. Fodor

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In this paper we show a possible quark/gluon jet discrimination method using a neural network, combined with QCD, in electron-positron annihilation. The network has been trained by quark and gluon jets of the same energy, therefore only the internal structure of the jets has been considered. The input data correspond to a total basis, in the sense that all the longitudinal and transverse momenta of the outgoing hadrons with respect to the jet axis (excluding soft particles) have been used in the analysis. The neural network alone has reached ≈ 71% identification accuracy for jets of the same energy. On the other hand the QCD matrix element for definite jet energies also gives the probability of a jet being a gluon or quark one. By the combination of the neural network, and the QCD second-order matrix element, we have reached 92% accuracy in identifying jets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-308
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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