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People tend to have various opinions about topics. In discussions, they can either agree or disagree with another person. The recognition of agreement and disagreement is a useful prerequisite for many applications. It could be used by political scientists to measure how controversial political issues are, or help a company to analyze how well people like(More)
  • W Yuan, K Kojima, B Wang, T Koike-Akino, K Parsons, S Nishikawa +95 others
A mode-evolution-based polarization rotator-splitter built on InP substrate is proposed by combining a mode converter and an adiabatic asymmetric Y-coupler. The mode converter, consisting of a bi-level taper and a width taper, effectively converts the fundamental TM mode into the second order TE mode without changing the polarization of the fundamental TE(More)
We present an approach and mobile application for the interactive exploration and search of geo-located social media entities from different, distributed data providers on the web. When querying the providers, the returned results typically have some overlap. In addition, one has no guarantee that the providers reply within a given time interval. Thus, in(More)
When querying data providers on the web, one has no guarantee that they will reply within a given time. Some providers may even not answer at all. This makes it infeasible to wait for a complete result before beginning with the entity resolution. In order to solve this problem , we present a query-time entity resolution approach that takes the asynchronous(More)
Commercial apps for nearby search on mobile phones such as Qype, AroundMe, Foursquare, or Wikitude have gained huge popularity among smartphone users. Understanding the way how people use and interact with such applications is fundamental for improving the functionality and the user interface design. In our two-step field study, we developed and evaluated(More)
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