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The development of a resilient weblog ranking metric within the global blogosphere, capable of identifying the most important or influential weblogs around, forms the central aspect of this paper. Because well-established ranking algorithms for traditional web pages are not perfectly applicable to the deviant linking characteristics of the blogosphere, blog(More)
Networks and as the potential substitute for current telephony technologies, voice quality however needs to at least be equal to the level ISDN telephony provides at the moment. The following comparison of VoIP and traditional telephony QoS levels and their corresponding performance development revealed the following: QoS of Internet Telephony was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to define risk factors for nosocomial candidemia in adult patients without leukemia at a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with nosocomial candidemia between August 1, 1981, and October 31, 1984, were included if they met strict selection criteria and did not have acute or chronic(More)
The massive adoption of social media has provided new ways for individuals to express their opinions online. The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics. Thus, it is a huge think tank that creates an enormous and ever-changing archive of open source intelligence. Modeling and mining this(More)
The first national IT-summit in Germany had the goal to communicate the common conviction and objective target of the German government as well as economic and scientific organizations that Germany is on its way to become the ICT-market number one worldwide. Critiques however soon started to complain about the inaccurate representation of SME's and the(More)
In this paper we examine the problem of rich information environments and the need to narrow the agents attention to what is important for them to interact and later to evaluate and transfer reputation values, using Attention Allocation technique (AA). We also argue that this cannot be done without the aid of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Reputation(More)
To identify risk factors other than antimicrobial exposure for Clostridium difficile stool cytotoxin b, subjects admitted to critical care units over 18 months and who had stool cytotoxin assays were evaluated. Twenty-two cases (cytotoxin b-positive) were compared with 125 controls (cytotoxin b-negative). Cases and controls were similar with respect to age,(More)
The massive adoption of social media has provided new ways for individuals to express their opinions online. The blogosphere, an inherent part of this trend, contains a vast array of information about a variety of topics. It is thus a huge think tank that creates an enormous and ever-changing archive of open source intelligence. Modeling and mining this(More)
There has been virtually little in the way of user interfaces designed for the exploration and information gathering from large weblog datasets to allow for an integrated and aggregated knowledge collection and information analysis tool. Users have to rely on their own capability to find, select or filter entries and navigate through a blog archive. For(More)
A growing number of those millions of internet users that are down to the present day excessively using weblogs to reflect on their experiences, recommendations and thoughts in a private or business context, now increasingly employ this medium to bring the teaching- and learning- environment to a new level. The use case about the D-School-Blog - a(More)