Alison Anderson

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We describe an investigation into e-mail content mining for author identification, or authorship attribution, for the purpose of forensic investigation. We focus our discussion on the ability to discriminate between authors for the case of both aggregated e-mail topics as well as across different e-mail topics. An extended set of e-mail document features(More)
This paper describes an investigation of authorship gender attribution mining from e-mail text documents. We used an extended set of predominantly topic content-free e-mail document features such as style markers, structural characteristics and gender-preferential language features together with a Support Vector Machine learning algorithm. Experiments using(More)
PURPOSE To develop a scale to measure (social) participation for use in rehabilitation, stigma reduction and social integration programmes. METHOD A scale development study was carried out in Nepal, India and Brazil using standard methods. The instrument was to be based on the Participation domains of the International Classification of Functioning,(More)
Reactions in leprosy causing nerve function impairment (NFI) are increasingly treated with standardized regimens of corticosteroids, often under field conditions. Safety concerns led to an assessment of adverse events of corticosteroids, based on data of three trials studying prevention of NFI (the TRIPOD study). A multicentre, randomized, double-blind(More)
The bacteriophage population is large, dynamic, ancient, and genetically diverse. Limited genomic information shows that phage genomes are mosaic, and the genetic architecture of phage populations remains ill-defined. To understand the population structure of phages infecting a single host strain, we isolated, sequenced, and compared 627 phages of(More)
Some leprosy patients with long-standing nerve function impairment (NFI) appear to have responded favourably to treatment with corticosteroids. This study investigated whether patients with untreated NFI between 6 and 24 months duration and who are given standard regimen corticosteroid therapy, will have a better treatment outcome than a placebo group. A(More)
STUDY DESIGN Modified Delphi technique. OBJECTIVE To develop guidelines for the clinical management of scoliosis in Rett syndrome through evidence review and consensus expert panel opinion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Rett syndrome is a rare disorder and clinical expertise is thus with small case series. Scoliosis is a frequent association and the(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether leprosy patients diagnosed with mild sensory impairment have a better prognosis when treated with steroids than similarly impaired patients treated with placebo. A multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in Nepal and Bangladesh. Patients were eligible if they had a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether addition of low dose prednisolone to multidrug treatment can prevent reaction and nerve function impairment in leprosy. DESIGN Multicentre, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, parallel group trial. SETTING Six centres in Bangladesh and Nepal. PARTICIPANTS 636 people with newly diagnosed multibacillary leprosy.(More)
Information security officers of large organisations have the responsibility, inter alia, to advise senior management on the current level of organisational risk and to overview the operation of effective security systems within the organisation. Current developments in risk analysis methodologies and system security certification, e.g. ITSEC, can provide(More)