Christopher Kennedy

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We present an algorithm for anaphora resolution which is a modified and extended version of that developed by (Lappin and Leass, 1994). In contrast to that work, our algorithm does not require in-depth, full, syntactic parsing of text. Instead, with minimal compromise in output quality, the modifications enable the resolution process to work from the output(More)
So-called “degree achievements” (DAs), such as widen, lengthen, cool, dry, and straighten, have long caused problems for theories of aspectual classification, because they constitute one area in which the traditional Vendler/Dowty system breaks down.1 As first observed in Dowty 1979, these verbs display both telic and atelic properties according to standard(More)
BACKGROUND Aedes aegypti L. is the major vector of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. In an effort to find effective tools for control programs to reduce mosquito populations, the authors assessed the acute toxicities of 14 monoterpenoids, trans-anithole and the essential oil of rosemary against different larval stages of Ae. aegypti. The potential(More)
A common assumption is that ecosystem services respond linearly to changes in habitat size. This assumption leads frequently to an "all or none" choice of either preserving coastal habitats or converting them to human use. However, our survey of wave attenuation data from field studies of mangroves, salt marshes, seagrass beds, nearshore coral reefs, and(More)
Oxygen consumption of preimplantation and early postimplantation mouse embryos has been measured using a novel noninvasive ultramicrofluorescence technique, based on an oil-soluble, nontoxic quaternary benzoid compound pyrene, whose fluorescence is quenched in the presence of oxygen. Pyruvate and glucose consumption, lactate production, and glycogen(More)
A response in heat shock protein 70 (hsp 70) expression in the beta-naphthoflavone (BNF) treated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) corresponded to altered metabolic status of the liver as evidenced by the lower phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), lactate dehydrogenase and 3-hydroxyacylcoA dehydrogenase activities. The BNF-induced increase in hsp70(More)
An issue of interest to work in areas ranging from lexical semantics to natural language processing (especially automatic text generation) to language pedagogy is the semantics of degree modification by expressions like very, well, and much. Focusing on the case of deverbal gradable adjectives (such as acquainted), we show that the selective behavior of(More)
Molecular mechanisms underlying renal complications of diabetes remain unclear. We tested whether renal NADPH oxidase (Nox) 4 contributes to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and hyperactivation of redox-sensitive signaling pathways in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic mice (db/db) (20 wk) and cultured mouse proximal tubule (MPT) cells exposed(More)
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) may be associated with glomerular epithelial cell (GEC; podocyte) apoptosis due to acquired injury or mutations in alpha-actinin-4. This study addresses how FSGS-associated mutant alpha-actinin-4 may induce GEC injury, focusing on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and metabolism of mutant alpha-actinin-4 via the(More)