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Keywords: Genetic algorithm Knowledge discovery Machine learning Defense Maritime security Decision support a b s t r a c t Due to the large volume of data related to vessels, to manually pore through and to analyze the information in a bid to identify potential maritime threat is tedious, if at all possible. This study aims to enhance maritime situational(More)
Areca (betel) was recently proved a carcinogenic substance by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. However, the signaling impact of areca in oral keratinocyte is still obscure. Mitogen-activated protein kinase superfamilies, including extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK) and p38, together with transcription(More)
The importance of customer requirement management in product development has been well recognized in both academia and industries alike. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research in this field. Customer requirement management entails various issues related to requirement elicitation, analysis and specification, as well as(More)
A novel species of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia, Rickettsia spp. IG-1, was identified and isolated from adult Ixodes granulatus ticks collected from Orchid Island (Lanyu), an islet located in southeastern Taiwan. Serum samples collected from the rodent host Rattus losea and SFG-positive human serum reacted with IG-1 using an immunofluorescence assay(More)
Salmonellae are ubiquitous human pathogens, which pose a danger to the elderly and children. Due to the increased number of outbreaks of human illness associated with the consumption of contaminated products in the USA and many other countries, there is an urgent need to develop rapid assays to detect common food-borne pathogens. This study demonstrates the(More)
Knowledge sorting is one way to organize the knowledge acquired from the domain expert(s) and various sources. Well-organized knowledge representation will make rule extraction much easier. This paper describes a knowledge sorting process that was developed to facilitate the rule extraction for a product design expert system. The process capitalizes on the(More)