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This paper describes the design and implementation of lightgrep, a multipattern regular expression search tool that efficiently searches massive data streams. lightgrep addresses several shortcomings of existing digital forensic tools by taking advantage of recent developments in automata theory. The tool directly simulates a nondeterministic finite(More)
This paper discusses problems arising in digital forensics with regard to Unicode, character encodings, and search. It describes how multipattern search can handle the different text encodings encountered in digital forensics and a number of issues pertaining to proper handling of Unicode in search patterns. Finally, we demonstrate the feasibility of the(More)
More than 125 Permanente physician-leaders, including virtually all the PMG Medical Directors and their executive staff, gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 2-3, 1999, for the interregional Permanente Executive Conference, sponsored by The Permanente Federation. Opening the conference, Federation Executive Director Jay Crosson, MD, warned that this(More)
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, does not lack for opinion about the role of the food industry in the etiology of America’s obesity crisis. She freely expresses her point of view as one of the most outspoken and influential voices in the national debate on public health nutrition and food policy. Dr Nestle has devoted much of her professional life to the nutrition(More)
Pediatrician, writer, editor, and health policy expert Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, is perhaps best known as the founding editor of (and contributor to) the popular column “Narrative Matters” in the influential health policy journal Health Affairs. For many readers of the journal, the column—which features first-person narratives, or stories, that illuminate(More)