Image registration is used widely in applications for mapping one image to another. Existing image registration methods are either feature-based or intensity-based. Feature-based methods first extract relevant image features and then find the geometrical transformation that best matches the two corresponding sets of features extracted from the two images.… (More)
Image registration (IR) aims to geometrically match one image to another. It is extensively used in many imaging applications. Among many existing IR methods, one widely used group of methods are feature-based. By a feature-based method, a number of relevant image features are first extracted from the two images, respectively, and then a geometric matching… (More)
OBJECTIVE It is well known that complement system C5a is excessively activated during the onset of sepsis. However, it is unclear whether C5a can regulate dentritic cells (DCs) to stimulate adaptive immune cells such as Th1 and Th17 in sepsis. METHODS Sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). CLP-induced sepsis was treated with anti-C5a or… (More)
Image registration aims to map one image to another of a same scene. It is a fundamental task in many imaging applications. Most existing image registration methods assume that the mapping transformation has a parametric form or satisfies certain regularity conditions (e.g., it is a smooth function with continuous first or higher order derivatives). They… (More)
Image registration is used widely in applications for mapping one image to another. Existing image registration methods are either feature-based or intensity-based. Feature-based methods first extract relevant image features, and then find a geometrical transformation that best matches the two corresponding sets of features extracted from the two images.… (More)
We consider incorporating topic information into the sequence-to-sequence framework to generate informative and interesting responses for chatbots. To this end, we propose a topic aware sequence-to-sequence (TA-Seq2Seq) model. The model utilizes topics to simulate prior knowledge of human that guides them to form informative and interesting responses in… (More)
Genome association study of human chromosome 13 and susceptibility to coronary artery disease in a Chinese population.
Bladder cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide and the stage pT1nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has a high probability of recurrence after initial diagnosis and treatment. However, risk factors predictive of repeated recurrence and progression of pT1 bladder tumors after primary relapse have not been uncovered. Thus, we conducted… (More)