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Various methods of content-based video copy detection have been proposed to find video copies in a large video database. In this paper, we represent video feature obtained by global and/or local detectors as signature time series. We observe that the curves of such time series under various kinds of modifications and transformations follow similar trends.(More)
OBJECTIVE Multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs) are adult stem cells derived from bone marrow. We investigated the capacity of MAPCs to aid in tissue healing after myocardial ischemia in mice with different levels of immune competence. METHODS Adult murine C57BL/6 MAPCs were labeled with firefly luciferase and DsRed2 fluorescent protein and injected(More)
11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) may be involved in several abnormalities associated with the metabolic syndrome. This study evaluated the antihypertensive efficacy and safety of two 11β-HSD1 inhibitors, MK-0736 and MK-0916, in overweight-to-obese hypertensive patients. Patients aged 18-75 years with sitting diastolic blood pressure(More)
Current therapies for heart failure due to transmural left ventricular (LV) infarction are limited. We have developed a novel patch method for delivering autologous bone marrow stem cells to sites of myocardial infarction for the purpose of improving LV function and preventing LV aneurysm formation. The patch consisted of a fibrin matrix seeded with(More)
The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) on survival of the distal skin paddle with early pedicle division was studied in a rat tubed pedicle flap model. In part 1, tubed pedicle skin flaps were created on the backs of 14 rats. The pedicle of each skin flap was divided at intervals of 3, 4, 5, and 7 days, and the survival area of each distal skin(More)
Human arm and body gestures have long been known to hold significance in communication, especially with respect to teaching. We gather ground truth annotations of gesture appearance using a 27-bit pose vector. We manually annotate and analyze the gestures of two instructors, each in a 75-minute computer science lecture recorded to digital video, finding 866(More)
The growth of digitally recorded educational lectures has led to a problem of information overload. Semantic video browsers present one solution whereby content-based features are used to highlight points of interest. We focus on the domain of single-instructor lecture videos. We hypothesize that arm and upper body gestures made by the instructor can yield(More)
Public camera feeds are increasingly being opened to use by multiple authorities (e.g., police, fire, traffic) as well as to the public. Because of the difficulty and insecurity of sharing cryptographic keys, these data are available in the clear. However, authorities must have a mechanism to assure trust in the video, that is, to authenticate it. While(More)
The communicative importance of gestures in teaching environments have been widely studied. Two classes of gestures — point and spread gestures — have been identified to indicate pedagogical importance in teaching discourse [1]. In this work, we propose a system for the identification of the poses of point and spread gestures as a preliminary(More)