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CDNs have been widely used to provide low latency, scalability, fault tolerance, and load balancing for the delivery of web content and more recently streaming media. We propose a system that improves the performance of streaming media CDNs by exploiting the path diversity provided by existing CDN infrastructure. Path diversity is provided by the different(More)
BACKGROUND As many as 10% of Asian and Pacific Islander adults in the United States are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), and up to two thirds are unaware that they are infected. Without proper medical management and antiviral therapy, up to 25% of Asian and Pacific Islander persons with chronic HBV infection will die of liver disease. (More)
This study evaluates how well the authors of Wikipedia history articles adhere to the site’s policy of assuring verifiability through citations. It does so by examining the references and citations of a subset of country histories. The findings paint a dismal picture. Not only are many claims not verified through citations, those that are suffer from the(More)
Rectal foreign bodies are common and various shapes and sizes have been described in literature. Large objects impacted high in the rectosigmoid junction pose a challenge for endoscopic extraction. We describe a method that successfully removed a 15x6x3.5-cm shampoo bottle impacted in the rectosigmoid junction. A 50-year-old man had passed a shampoo bottle(More)
A particle system technique to model, render, and animate realistic fireworks displays is presented. The attributes of the fireworks display that the particle system models are color, brightness, shape, trial, size, particle dynamics, blinking, mousing, star effect, spinning, and elasticity. A rendering engine that consists of various modules which(More)
In this paper, we discuss an electronic business application framework and its related architecture. The framework is presented in the form of a prototype system which illustrates how XML tools can assist organizations on building and deploying e-commerce applications. The use of the system is presented in the form of a sample e-commerce application that(More)
This paper discusses an overview of data mining techniques for personalization. It discusses some of the standard techniques which are used in order to adapt and increase the ability of the system to tailor itself to specific user behavior. We discuss several such techniques such as collaborative filtering, content based methods, and content based(More)
In the past 10 years, there has been an exponential increase in the incorporation of stereotactic body radiotherapy, also known as stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, into the armamentarium against various types of cancer in different settings worldwide. In this article in the 10th year anniversary issue of Future Oncology, representatives from the USA,(More)