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The skull-stripping in the MR brain image appears to be a key issue in neuroimage analysis. In this paper, we evaluated the accuracy and efficiency of both automated and semi-automated skull-stripping methods. The evaluation was performed on both simulated and real data with the ground truth in skull-stripping. Although automated method showed better(More)
This paper presents MobiSNA -- a mobile video social networking application that supports the exploration, sharing, and creation of video contents through social networks. The MobiSNA project provides the user with an easy to use experience of accessing video content from mobile devices (e.g., mobile phones, PDAs) over wireless broadband networks (e.g., 4G(More)
Multimedia ranking algorithms are usually user-neutral and measure the importance and relevance of documents by only using the visual contents and meta-data. However, users' interests and preferences are often diverse, and may demand different results even with the same queries. How can we integrate user interests in ranking algorithms to improve search(More)
In search engines, ranking algorithms measure the importance and relevance of documents mainly based on the contents and relationships between documents. User attributes are usually not considered in ranking. This user-neutral approach, however, may not meet the diverse interests of users, who may demand different documents even with the same queries. To(More)
To improve the search results for socially-connect users, we propose a ranking framework, Social Network Document Rank (SNDocRank). This framework considers both document contents and the similarity between a searcher and document owners in a social network and uses a Multi-level Actor Similarity (MAS) algorithm to efficiently calculate user similarity in a(More)