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relatedness between terms using the links found within their corresponding Wikipedia articles. Unlike other techniques based on Wikipedia, WLM is able to provide accurate measures efficiently, using only the links between articles rather than their textual content. Before describing the details, we first outline the other systems to which it can be(More)
Wikipedia can be utilized as a controlled vocabulary for identifying the main topics in a document, with article titles serving as index terms and redirect titles as their synonyms. Wikipedia contains over 4M such titles covering the terminology of nearly any document collection. This permits controlled indexing in the absence of manually created(More)
The goal of this study was to seek indirect evidence that smoking is an aetiological factor in some patients with non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). Ten current and eight ex-smokers with NSIP were compared to controls including 137 current smokers with no known interstitial lung disease and 11 non-smokers with NSIP. Prevalence and extent of(More)
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A 41-year-old man with no previous asbestos exposure presented with 6 months of dull right lower chest pain and weight loss. The initial computed tomography (CT) scan was reported as showing a soft tissue thickening in the posterior mediastinum with non-specific nodules in the horizontal and oblique fissures. An endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle(More)
  • Jodie L. Simpson, Heather Powell, Katherine J. Baines, David Milne, Harvey O. Coxson, Philip M. Hansbro +1 other
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive airway disease characterised by neutrophilic airway inflammation or bronchitis. Neutrophilic bronchitis is associated with both bacterial colonisation and lung function decline and is common in exacerbations of COPD. Despite current available therapies to control inflammation,(More)
BACKGROUND The term severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) encompasses a heterogeneous group of respiratory illnesses. Grading the severity of SARI is currently reliant on indirect disease severity measures such as respiratory and heart rate, and the need for oxygen or intensive care. With the lungs being the primary organ system involved in SARI, chest(More)
Track for modern ballasted high speed railway lines typically uses continuous welded rail with continuous ballast. Continuous ballast is often specified over features involving discontinuity of track support including structural movement or expansion joints found in long railway bridges. Accelerated degradation of track geometry has been observed at these(More)
What would it take to provide a congenial and comfortable environment for finding and reading books in a digital library? To locate information we need algorithms that extract semantic metadata in forms such as keyphrases, with accuracy and consistency comparable to human indexers. To support this we need comprehensive, detailed thesauri, automatically(More)
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