Gail M. Shannon

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AUTOMATIC GRAMMAR GENERATION FROM TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Fei Xia Supervisors: Professor Martha Palmer and Aravind Joshi Grammars are valuable resources for natural language processing. We divide the process of grammar development into three tasks: selecting a formalism, de ning the prototypes, and building a grammar for a particular human language.(More)
An 18-month-old white girl with incontinentia pigmenti presented clinically with leukokoria of the right eye. B-scan ultrasound demonstrated a retrolental mass consistent with a detached retina. Histologic examination of the skin revealed changes compatible with the intermediate verrucous phase of the disease. Microscopic examination of the right eye(More)
A corn culture of Fusarium roseum was added to a standard corn-soybean swine gestation ration. Low, middle, and high dosage mixed feeds contained 7, 38, and 64 mg of zearalenone/kg of feed (7, 38, and 64 ppm) and 0.5, 2.5, and 4.5 mg of deoxynivalenol/kg, respectively. Control feed was the standard ration without added F roseum corn culture. Mature gilts(More)
A method was developed for the determination of aflatoxin B1 in commercially prepared feeds. The method incorporates methylene chloride and citric acid solution extraction, cleanup on a small silica gel column, and thin layer chromatography for quantitation. Commercial turkey starter, catfish chow, medicated pig starter, broiler finisher, rabbit chow, horse(More)
Protein and oil are two primary traits in soybean, which affect the quality of soyfood, feed, and oil products. The objectives of this research were to identify and validate quantitative trait loci (QTL) for seed protein. Crosses were made between two high-protein and two low-protein lines, R05-1415 × R05-638 designated as Population 1, and V97-1346 ×(More)
Of 291 dacryocystorhinostomies, 18 (6 percent) were considerd anatomical failures. At reoperation, 78 percent were found to have canalicular obstructions with a predominance of common canaliculus. A closed osteotomy was found in four (22 percent). Most of the failures had trauma as the initiating cause of nasolacrimal obstruction. It must be emphasized that(More)
A study was made of deoxynivalenol (DON) incidences and levels in 1982 hard red winter (HRW) wheat grown in areas of Nebraska and Kansas known to have scabby wheat. Samples of wheat harvested in the areas were collected from elevators and analyzed for DON by gas chromatography with an electron capture detector. Of the 161 samples analyzed, 42% contained(More)
The pigtail probe method of repairing canalicular lacerations is a widely used technique, however its long-range effectiveness has never been documented. By evaluating statistical data on 51 canalicular lacerations, and then examining 30 patients who had been repaired by the pigtail probe we were able to conclude that: a left inferior canalicular(More)
A 28-year-old white female had a two month history of a slightly painful right eye without proptosis. A radiolucent area was noted in the roof of the right orbit. Orbital exploration demonstrated brown friable tissue without any communication to the cranium. Microscopic examination revealed brain tissue, glial cells and fibrous tissue compatible with dura.
A rapid method for detecting deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as vomitoxin, was developed. DON was extracted from grains and other samples with acetonitrile-4% potassium chloride solution (9 + 1). Impurities that would interfere with detection were removed on a C18 silica gel reverse phase column. Water was removed from eluates on a hydrophilic matrix(More)