Boyan Dimitrov

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BACKGROUND Harstfield syndrome is the rare and unique association of holoprosencephaly (HPE) and ectrodactyly, with or without cleft lip and palate, and variable additional features. All the reported cases occurred sporadically. Although several causal genes of HPE and ectrodactyly have been identified, the genetic cause of Hartsfield syndrome remains(More)
An age-dependent repair model is proposed. The notion of the " age " of the product and the degree of repair are used to define the virtual age of the product. The virtual failure rate function and the virtual hazard function related to the lifetime of the product are discussed. Under a non-homogeneous Poisson process scenario the expected warranty costs(More)
In this paper we study some of the characteristics of the art painting image color semantics. We analyze the color features of different artists and art movements. The analysis includes exploration of hue, saturation and luminance. We also use quartile's analysis to obtain the distribution of the dispersion of defined groups of paintings and measure the(More)
In this paper we illustrate several aspects of art databases, such as: the spread of the multimedia art images; the main characteristics of art images; main art images search models; unique characteristics for art image retrieval; the importance of the sensory and semantic gaps. In addition, we present several interesting features of an art image database,(More)
In this paper, we analyze various methods used for semantic annotation and search in a collection of art and architecture images. We discuss the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, WordNet, ULAN and Iconclass ontology. Systems for searching and retrieval art and architecture image collections are presented. We explore if the MPEG 7 descriptors are useful for(More)
We report on a fragile X mosaic male full mutation/normal allele detected by PCR and methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA). This combined analysis provides a diagnostic approach for fragile X syndrome (FXS). The method assesses the presence of expansion (full mutation), the CpG methylation status and could determine(More)