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Predicting Web content popularity is an important task for supporting the design and evaluation of a wide range of systems, from targeted advertising to effective search and recommendation services. We here present two simple models for predicting the future popularity of Web content based on historical information given by early popularity measures. Our(More)
Most Web 2.0 applications let users associate textual information with multimedia content. Despite each application's lack of editorial control, these textual features are still the primary source of information for many relevant services such as search. Previous efforts in assessing the quality of these features target, mostly, single applications, and(More)
Bidens pilosa and B. subalternans are highly noxious herbaceous neotropical asteraceous weeds. A survey of fungal pathogens associated with these two species was undertaken in Brazil, aimed at finding natural enemies in order to establish the potential for introducing novel specific pathogens from other regions of the world, as classical biological control(More)
The growth of popularity of Web 2.0 applications greatly increased the amount of social media content available on the Internet. However, the unsupervised, user-oriented nature of this source of information, and thus, its potential lack of quality, have posed a challenge to information retrieval (IR) services. Previous work focuses mostly only on tags,(More)
Social media is increasingly becoming a significant fraction of the content retrieved daily by Web users. However, the potential lack of quality of user generated content poses a challenge to information retrieval services, which rely mostly on textual features generated by users (particularly tags) commonly associated with the multimedia objects. This(More)
During a survey of the mycobiota of selected Brazilian ferns we discovered a new genus of Parmulariaceae causing tar spot-like symptoms on leaves of Thelypteris serrata (Thelypteridaceae). The new genus and species, decribed as Rhagadolobiopsis thelypteridis, differs from morphologically similar species of Rhagadolobium in possessing colorless, aseptate(More)
This paper introduces the GreenWeb framework, which aims at improving the quality of information on the Web 2.0. GreenWeb has 4 main components: (1) metrics and methods to estimate information quality; (2) profiles of users' interests and system usage; (3) strategies to communicate content quality to users; and (4) methods to detect and reduce low quality(More)
AIM To evaluate bacterial resistance to clarithromycin and fluoroquinolones in Brazil using molecular methods. METHODS The primary antibiotic resistance rates of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) were determined from November 2012 to March 2015 in the Southern, South-Eastern, Northern, North-Eastern, and Central-Western regions of Brazil. Four hundred(More)