FPGAs are used for a wide range of applications, e.g. network communication, video communication and processing and cryptographic applications. It has been shown that FPGAs are suitable for the implementation of soft computing techniques like Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. In this work we have shown that Ant Colony Optimizations can also be… (More)
Character segmentation is an important preprocessing step for text recognition. The size and shape of characters generally play an important role in the process of segmentation. But for any optical character recognition (OCR) system, the presence of touching characters in textual as well handwritten documents further decreases correct segmentation as well… (More)
In this paper, we describe the line, word, character and top character segmentation for printed Hindi text in Devanagari script. And also describe the line and word segmentation for printed text in Gurmukhi script. A performance of 100% at line level, approximately 100% at word level, 99% at character level, and 97% at top character level for Devanagari… (More)
Compressibility of a soil mass is its susceptibility to decrease in volume under pressure and is indicated by soil characteristics like coefficient of compressibility, compression index and coefficient of consolidation. However, the determination of soil compressibility characteristics in the labs is a cumbersome and time consuming process, especially in… (More)
We report a 23-year-old female with rare intractable hiccups caused by a giant posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm compressing the medulla oblongata, which resolved after surgical resection of the aneurysm and decompression of the medulla oblongata. We review the literature on lesions in the posterior fossa presenting as intractable hiccups.
Vehicular Ad-hoc Network is one of the emerging technologies which will make the life easy. Most of the people are dying because of road accidents. VANETs will reduce it to larger extent by providing important knowledge to drivers. This knowledge is provided by one vehicle to other using inter vehicle communication. To make VANETs successful routing of such… (More)
BACKGROUND Dysregulation of the CCR3/CCL11 pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of choroidal neovascularisation, a common feature of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of CCR3 and its ligand CCL11 in peripheral blood in patients with neovascular AMD. METHODS Patients with… (More)
PURPOSE Association of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with C-reactive protein (CRP) was previously reported, indicating a relation to systemic low-grade inflammation. However, visual impairment limits physical activity, and physical activity modulates CRP levels. Here, we investigated the impact of physical activity on CRP levels in… (More)