Aparna Kailasam

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We indexed ClueWeb using the Indri retrieval engine [6]. Due to disk space constraints, we elected to use the Category B subset of 50 million English-language web pages only. We indexed the full documents. We included field information such as title, headings, and bold/italic markup, and dropped script and style tags. We did not index anchor text. We used(More)
Epigenetic influences, such as DNA methylation, histone acetylation, and up-regulation/down-regulation of genes by microRNAs, change the genetic makeup of an individual without affecting DNA base-pair sequences. Indeed, epigenetic changes play an integral role in the progression from normal esophageal mucosa to Barrett's esophagus to esophageal(More)
The Information Retrieval Lab at the University of Delaware participated in the Relevance Feedback track at TREC 2009. We used only the Category B subset of the ClueWeb collection; our preprocessing and indexing steps are described in our paper on ad hoc and diversity runs [10]. The second year of the Relevance Feedback track focused on selection of(More)
BACKGROUND Advent of minimally-invasive esophagectomy necessitated the incorporation of stapled anastomotic techniques especially for intrathoracic anastomosis. We present our approach to the Ivor Lewis esophagectomy highlighting a simple modification in the anastomotic technique and review our experience with anastomotic outcomes. METHODS With IRB(More)
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