Brandon Birmingham

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BACKGROUND Depression is common among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIM To examine how depression may alter outcome of ACS. DESIGN Observational study on how ongoing depression influences the time delay to seeking help and its effects on subsequent treatment compliance after discharge. METHODS Depression was measured by Beck Depression(More)
Eight subjects with chronic stable alcoholic cirrhosis and eight matched controls with normal liver function were given an initial 30-minute intravenous infusion of 1 g of meropenem; beginning 24 hours later, they received five additional 1-g doses at 6-hour intervals. No statistically significant differences were found between the first dose and steady(More)
In this paper we look at the question of how to create good automatic methods for generating descriptions of spatial relationships between objects in images. In particular, we investigate the impact of varying different aspects of automatic method development, including using different preposition sets, models and feature sets. We find that optimising the(More)
In this paper, a retrieval-based caption generation system that searches the web for suitable image descriptions is studied. Google's search-by-image is used to find potentially relevant web multimedia content for query images. Sentences are extracted from web pages and the likelihood of the descriptions is computed to select one sentence from the retrieved(More)
In this paper, we look at automatic generation of spatial descriptions in French, more particularly , selecting a spatial preposition for a pair of objects in an image. Our focus is on assessing the effect on accuracy of (i) increasing data set size, (ii) removing synonyms from the set of prepositions used for annotation, (iii) opti-mising feature sets, and(More)
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