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When complete, NomBank will provide annotation of noun arguments in Penn Treebank II (PTB). In PropBank, University of Pennsylva-nia annotators provide similar information for verbs. Given nominalization/verb mappings, the combination of NomBank and PropBank allows for generalization of arguments across parts of speech. This paper describes our annotation(More)
Especially for English, the number of hand-coded electronic resources available to the Natural Language Processing Community keeps growing: annotated corpora, treebanks, lexicons, wordnets, etc. Unfortunately, initial funding for such projects is much easier to obtain than the additional funding needed to enlarge or improve upon such resources. Thus once(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressed patients are at increased risk for herpes zoster (HZ), but incidence in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients has varied in multiple studies. To assess incidence of HZ, we examined patients who underwent SOT and received follow-up care within the large multicenter US Department of Veteran's Affairs healthcare system. METHODS(More)
We determined the minimal portion of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase (RNAP) holoenzyme able to accomplish promoter melting, the crucial step in transcription initiation that provides RNAP access to the template strand. Upon duplex DNA binding, the N terminus of the beta' subunit (amino acids 1 to 314) and amino acids 94 to 507 of the sigma subunit, together(More)
<italic>With operating frequencies approaching the gigahertz range, inductance is becoming an increasingly important consideration in the design and analysis of on-chip interconnect. We present an accurate technique for modeling and analyzing the effects of parasitic inductance on power grid noise, signal delay and crosstalk. We propose a detailed circuit(More)
The development of molecular tools to detect and report mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) heteroplasmy will increase the discrimination potential of the testing method when applied to forensic cases. The inherent limitations of the current state-of-the-art, Sanger-based sequencing, including constrictions in speed, throughput, and resolution, have hindered progress(More)
The interaction of RNA polymerase and its initiation factors is central to the process of transcription initiation. To dissect the role of this interface, we undertook the identification of the contact sites between RNA polymerase and sigma(70), the Escherichia coli initiation factor. We identified nine mutationally verified interaction sites between(More)
DNA-based methods for human identification principally rely upon genotyping of short tandem repeat (STR) loci. Electrophoretic-based techniques for variable-length classification of STRs are universally utilized, but are limited in that they have relatively low throughput and do not yield nucleotide sequence information. High-throughput sequencing(More)