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Music mood describes the inherent emotional expression of a music clip. It is helpful in music understanding, music retrieval, and some other music-related applications. In this paper, a hierarchical framework is presented to automate the task of mood detection from acoustic music data, by following some music psychological theories in western cultures. The(More)
Telomere maintenance has been implicated in cancer and ageing, and requires cooperation between a multitude of telomeric factors, including telomerase, TRF1, TRF2, RAP1, TIN2, Tankyrase, PINX1 and POT1 (refs 1–12). POT1 belongs to a family of oligonucleotide-binding (OB)-fold-containing proteins that include Oxytricha nova TEBP, Cdc13, and spPot1, which(More)
Everyday movements pursue diverse and often conflicting mixtures of task goals, requiring sensorimotor strategies customized for the task at hand. Such customization is mostly ignored by traditional theories emphasizing movement geometry and servo control. In contrast, the relationship between the task and the strategy most suitable for accomplishing it(More)
Telomere dysfunction may result in chromosomal abnormalities, DNA damage responses, and even cancer. Early studies in lower organisms have helped to establish the crucial role of telomerase and telomeric proteins in maintaining telomere length and protecting telomere ends. In Oxytricha nova, telomere G-overhangs are protected by the TEBP-alpha/beta(More)
Predicting ad click-through rates (CTR) is a massive-scale learning problem that is central to the multi-billion dollar online advertising industry. We present a selection of case studies and topics drawn from recent experiments in the setting of a deployed CTR prediction system. These include improvements in the context of traditional supervised learning(More)
In mammalian cells, telomere-binding proteins TRF1 and TRF2 play crucial roles in telomere biology. They interact with several other telomere regulators including TIN2, PTOP, POT1, and RAP1 to ensure proper maintenance of telomeres. TRF1 and TRF2 are believed to exert distinct functions. TRF1 forms a complex with TIN2, PTOP, and POT1 and regulates telomere(More)
Wireless sensor networks have recently attracted lots of research effort due to its wide range of applications. These networks must operate for months or years. However, the sensors are powered by battery, which may not be possible to be recharged after they are deployed. Thus, energy-aware network management is extremely important. In this paper, we study(More)
Nanog and Oct4 are essential transcription factors that regulate self-renewal and pluripotency of ES cells. However, the mechanisms by which Nanog and Oct4 modulate ES cell fate remain unknown. Through characterization of endogenous Nanog and Oct4 protein complexes in mouse ES cells, we found that these transcription factors interact with each other and(More)
The transduction of taste is a fundamental process that allows animals to discriminate nutritious from noxious substances. Three taste modalities, bitter, sweet, and amino acid, are mediated by G protein-coupled receptors that signal through a common transduction cascade: activation of phospholipase C beta2, leading to a breakdown of(More)