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Though skyline queries already have claimed their place in retrieval over central databases, their application in Web information systems up to now was impossible due to the distributed aspect of retrieval over Web sources. But due to the amount, variety and volatile nature of information accessible over the Internet extended query capabilities are crucial.(More)
Major histocompatibility complex has previously been shown to influence the resistance of chicken to Marek's disease virus (MDV). However, little is known about expression of other genes in the MHC-I and II pathway after MDV infection. This study aimed at investigating 8 immune-related genes in the MHC core region that affects host responses to MDV. Spleens(More)
Cooperative database retrieval is a challenging problem: top k retrieval delivers manageable results only when a suitable compensation function (e.g. a weighted mean) is explicitly given. On the other hand skyline queries offer intuitive querying to users, but result set sizes grow exponentially and hence can easily exceed manageable levels. We show how to(More)
The continuously widening gap between the Non-Recurring Engineering(NRE) and Recurring Engineering (RE) costs of producing Integrated Circuit (IC) products in the past few decades gives high incentives to unauthorized cloning and reverse-engineering of ICs. Existing IC Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes often demands high overhead in area, power, and(More)
The presence of process variation (PV) in deep submicron technologies has become a major concern for energy optimization attempts on FPGAs. We develop a negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) aging-based post-silicon leakage energy optimization scheme that stresses the components that are not used or are off the critical paths to reduce the total(More)
Yttria (Y 2 O 3) has become a promising gate oxide material to replace silicon dioxide in metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices. The characterization of native point defect in Y 2 O 3 is essential to understand the behavior of the material. We used the first-principles pseudopotential method to study the electronic structure, defect structure and(More)
The t(14,18) chromosomal translocation that occurs in human follicular lymphoma constitutively activates the BCL2 gene and disrupts control of apoptosis. Interestingly, 70% of the t(14,18) translocations are confined to three 15-bp clusters positioned within a 150-bp region (major breakpoint region or [MBR]) in the untranslated portion of terminal exon 3.(More)
The tyrosinase (TYR) and melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) genes have been accepted as major genes involved in the plumage pigmentation of chickens. The co-segregation of plumage coloration and sequence polymorphism in TYR and MC1R genes were investigated using an intercross between black and white plumage color types of the Dongxiang blue-shelled chicken.(More)
The impact of process variation (PV) in deep submicron CMOS technologies has raised major concerns for energy optimization efforts in FPGAs. We have developed a post-silicon leakage energy optimization scheme that raises the threshold voltage (by way of negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) aging) of the components that are either unused or not on(More)
In this paper we present the use of Benign Hardware Trojans (BHT) as a security measure for an embedded system with a software component and a hardware execution environment. Based on delay logic, process variation, and selective transistor aging, the BHT can be incorporated into an embedded system for the software and the hardware components to(More)