Jiyong Zhang

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Collaborative filtering (CF) is a successful approach for building online recommender systems. The fundamental process of the CF approach is to predict how a user would like to rate a given item based on the ratings of some nearest-neighbor users (user-based CF) or nearest-neighbor items (item-based CF). In the user-based CF approach, for example, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) exhibits inflammatory cytokine-like activity in the extracellular space. We previously demonstrated that intravenous injection of anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) remarkably ameliorated brain infarction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. In the present study, we focused on the(More)
This paper describes the new framework of context-dependent (CD) Initial/Final (IF) acoustic modeling using the decision tree based state tying for continuous Chinese speech recognition. The Extended Initial/Final (XIF) set is chosen as the basic speech recognition unit (SRU) set according to the Chinese language characteristics, which outperforms the(More)
Critiquing techniques provide an easy way for users to feedback their preferences over one or several attributes of the products in a conversational recommender system. While unit critiques only allow users to critique one attribute of the products each time, a well-generated set of compound critiques enables users to input their preferences on several(More)
Conversational recommender systems are designed to help users to more efficiently navigate complex product spaces by alternatively making recommendations and inviting users' feedback. Compound critiquing techniques provide an efficient way for users to feed back their preferences (in terms of several simultaneous product attributes) when interfacing with(More)
Advanced glycation end product (AGE) subtypes, proteins or lipids that become glycated after exposure to sugars, induce complications in diabetes. Among the various AGE subtypes, glyceraldehyde-derived AGE (AGE-2) and glycolaldehyde-derived AGE (AGE-3) have been indicated to play roles in inflammation in diabetic patients. The engagement of AGEs and(More)
Interaction between the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and its ligands has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory disorders. In this study, we establish an in vitro binding assay in which recombinant human high-mobility group box 1 (rhHMGB1) or recombinant human S100A12 (rhS100A12) immobilized on the microplate(More)
Finding the optimal solution of a Multi-Attribute Decision Problem (MADP) is a key problem for electronic commerce systems. In this paper, we formally define the multi-attribute decision problem, and we report our survey of four different methods (soft-CSP framework, multi-attribute decision theory, CPnetwork, and Heuristic strategies) which potentially(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of anti-high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) monoclonal antibody (mAb) against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat retina. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retinal ischemia was induced by increasing and then maintaining intraocular pressure at 130 mmHg for 45 min. An intraperitoneal injection of anti-HMGB1 mAb was administered 30(More)