— Interleaved Reed–Solomon codes are applied in numerous data processing, data transmission, and data storage systems. They are generated by interleaving several codewords of ordinary Reed–Solomon codes. Usually, these codewords are decoded independently by classical algebraic decoding methods. However, by collaborative algebraic decoding approaches, such… (More)
— In this paper, a new approach for decoding low– rate Reed–Solomon codes beyond half the minimum distance is considered and analyzed. Unlike the Sudan algorithm published in 1997, this new approach is based on multi–sequence shift– register synthesis, which makes it easy to understand and simple to implement. The computational complexity of this… (More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), a multifactorial neurodegenerative condition caused by genetic and environmental factors, is diagnosed using neuropsychological tests and brain imaging; molecular diagnostics are not routinely applied. Studies have identified AD-specific cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers but sample collection requires invasive lumbar puncture.… (More)
— The problem of finding the shortest linear shift-register capable of generating t finite length sequences over some field F is considered. A similar problem was already addressed by Feng and Tzeng. They presented an iterative algorithm for solving this multi-sequence shift-register synthesis problem, which can be considered as generalization of the well… (More)
Decreased left ventricular ejection fraction is the most commonly used risk factor for identification of patients at high-risk for lethal ventricular arrhythmic events. Twenty-four-hour electrocardiographic (ECG) approaches to risk stratification include: counts of ventricular premature contractions (VPCs), measures of heart rate variability (HRV), and… (More)
An important requirement to the enterprise IT is the ability to manage information with high flexibility. Semantic web research and resulting technologies are therefore getting more and more vital within business processes. One question is how to get the research work-done at universities or within corporations-into the enterprise easily. One possible… (More)
Alzheimer's disease has been found to be genetically transmitted. Structural changes in the disease include loss of neurons, specifically cholinergic and perhaps noradrenergic neurons. Functional connections among neurons are also lost. No cause has yet been determined, but slow viruses, autoimmune processes, and aluminum toxicity have been proposed.