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sift something from something

to remove something from something by sifting. Fran sifted all the impurities from the flour before using it. Timmy sifted all the leaves from the sand in his sandbox.
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sift something out of something

 and sift something out
to get rid of something in something else by sifting. Dan sifted the impurities out of the flour. Walter sifted out the foreign matter.
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sift something through something

to make something pass through something such as a sieve. she sifted the powdered sugar through a strainer. Please sift the soil through this screen and watch for bits of pottery.
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sift through something

to examine all parts of something. The fire inspector sifted through the rubble, looking for clues to the start of the fire. We sifted through all the papers in the old trunk, but we did not find what we were looking for.
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sift out

To separate some class, kind, or size from others with or as if with a sieve: The jeweler sifted out the larger gems. An insurance investigator sifts the honest claims out from the false ones.
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sift through

To search through some container or collection: I sifted through the laundry pile to find a pair of socks.
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2: Performance table for the Recognition system Accuracy Precision Recall F-score Feature Model (%) (%) (%) (%) SVM SIFT With Gaussian 95.
About Community Sift & Two Hat Security Two Hat Security is the developer of Community Sift, which redefines the way filtering and moderation works.
Although the improved SIFT algorithm can improve the running speed of algorithm to some extent, meanwhile it make feature points extraction and matching of SIFT less stable.
SIFT is one of the popular methods for image matching and object recognition.
On the basis of marker pattern SIFT detects several characteristic points on image of robot, which are in the area of marker.
The ICSA Labs is very pleased to announce SurfControl as the first product to achieve SIFT Web filtering certification," said George Japak, vice president of ICSA Labs.
The SIFT Workstation has quickly become my "go to" tool when conducting an exam.
Staff were ordered to sift through the bin bags after the Lib Dems sought an assurance from chief executive Ian Stratford nothing involving cabinet business would be removed.
The program will also create large databases that sift through the purchases, travel, immigration status, income, and other data of millions of Americans.
With the addition of the automated equipment, the company will go from having hand sorters sift through some 30,000 tons of debris per year to being able to sort twice that amount of material mechanically.
New York-based 24/7 Media Inc has acquired email direct marketing company Sift Inc for $22m.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Consona CRM, a worldwide leader in total customer management for the enterprise, today announced that the members of Sift Media's online communities awarded Onyx CRM with a 2007 Business Software Satisfaction Award in the Enterprise CRM category.
In addition, our sift criteria underline the Commission s intention to conduct a process which takes into account the full range of relevant issues, including economic, social, environmental and operational factors.
As part of the agreement, Albany Law will host SIFT students in January 2011 for a study tour, and Albany Law students will travel to Shanghai in March 2011 for a course of study focused on commercial and business law issues between the two countries.