Heather Amthauer

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A novel methodological approach for identifying clusters of similar medical incidents by analyzing large databases of incident reports is described. The discovery of similar events allows the identification of patterns and trends, and makes possible the prediction of future events and the establishment of barriers and best practices. Two techniques from the(More)
We describe how negotiation between agents is used to create coalitions of sensors that are joined into a Sensor Web. The work presented in this paper uses argumentation-based negotiation to allow sensors to rationally decommit from future tasks and to join a newly formed Sensor Web; or, alternately, to reject joining a Sensor Web if they believe their(More)
There is increasing evidence that gene location and surrounding genes influence the functionality of genes in the eukaryotic genome. Knowing the Gene Ontology Slim terms associated with a gene gives us insight into a gene's functionality by informing us how its gene product behaves in a cellular context using three different ontologies: molecular function,(More)
This paper presents the Bioinformatics Computational Journal (BCJ), a framework for conducting and managing computational experiments in bioinformatics and computational biology. These experiments often involve series of computations, data searches, filters, and annotations which can benefit from a structured environment. Systems to manage computational(More)
Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is a useful method for performing classification in the corporate environment. Traditional forms of matching and case selection in CBR do not perform well when faced with noisy, outdated, or cyclical data mixed into the case base. By training Genetic Algorithms (GAs) to differentiate between cases based on secondary properties of(More)
The work presented in this paper uses a modified Jadex Contract Net Protocol to create coalitions of sensors that are joined into a Sensor Web. We describe how we adapt the protocol to use argumentation-based negotiation allowing the sensors to rationally commit to tasks and decommit from previously scheduled tasks to join an alternate Sensor Web. We also(More)
Madeup is a text- and blocks-based programming language for making things up---literally. Programmers write sequences of commands to move and turn through space, tracing out printable 3D shapes with algorithms and mathematical operations. The language is designed to teach computation from a tangible, first-person perspective and help students integrate(More)
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