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We compare the performance of two database selection algorithms reported in the literature. Their performance is compared using a common testbed designed specifically for database selection techniques. The testbed is a decomposition of the TREC/TIPSTER data into 236 subcol-lections. The databases from our testbed were ranked using boththegGlOSS and CORI(More)
We describe a testbed for database selection techniques and an experiment conducted using this testbed. The testbed is a decomposition of the TREC/TIPSTER data that allows analysis of the data along multiple dimensions , including collection-based and temporal-based analysis. We characterize the subcollections in this testbed in terms of number of(More)
The proliferation of online information resources increases the importance of effective and efficient information retrieval in a multicollection environment. Multicollection searching is cast in three parts: collection selection (also referred to as database selection), query processing and results merging. In this work, we focus our attention on the(More)
Introduction. Awake craniotomy is a well-established neurosurgical technique for lesions involving eloquent cortex, however, there is little information regarding patients' subjective experience with this type of surgery. Here we explore the expectations, recall, satisfaction and functional outcome of patients undergoing awake craniotomy. Methods. Three(More)
Clustering partitions a collection of objects into groups called clusters, such that similar objects fall into the same group. Similarity between objects is defined by a distance function satisfying the triangle inequality; this distance function along with the collection of objects describes a distance space. In a distance space, the only operation(More)
The increasing availability of online databases and other information resources in digital libraries and on the World Wide Web has created the need for efficient and effective algorithms for selecting databases to search. A number of techniques have been proposed for query routing or database selection. We have developed a methodology and metrics that can(More)
Dissimilarity measures, the basis of similarity-based retrieval, can be viewed as a distance and a similarity-based search as a nearest neighbor search. Though there has been extensive research on data structures and search methods to support nearest-neighbor searching, these indexing and dimension-reduction methods are generally not applicable to(More)
Scientific applications often manipulate very large sets of persistent data. Over the past decade, advances in disk storage device performance have consistently been outpaced by advances in the performance of the rest of the computer system. As a result, many scientific applications have become I/O-bound, i.e. their run-times are dominated by the time spent(More)