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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE REFERENCE GALAXY SAMPLE

3.STANDARD SFR ESTIMATES
3.1.From H alpha Luminosities
3.2.From [O II] lambda 3727 Luminosities
3.3.From UV Continuum Luminosities
3.4.From FIR

4.COMPARING THE DIFFERENT SFR ESTIMATORS

5.UNDERLYING POPULATION AND PHOTON ESCAPE
5.1.Underlying Absorption Corrections to the Emission Line Fluxes
5.2.Photon Escape

6.UNBIASED SFR ESTIMATORS

7.THE HISTORY OF STAR FORMATION OF THE UNIVERSE

8.CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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