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Finding similarities between two datasets is an important task in many research areas, particularly those of data mining, information retrieval, cloud computing, and biometrics. However, maintaining data protection and privacy while enabling similarity measurements has become a priority for data owners in recent years. In this paper, we study the design of(More)
Biometric-based authentication systems have been widely used in applications that require high reliable scheme. For instance, iris-based authentication systems had received great attention due to its high reliability for personal identification. However, the growing use of biometric systems in real life applications raises more attention and concern about(More)
Similarity coefficients (also known as coefficients of association) are important measurement techniques used to quantify the extent to which objects resemble one another. Due to privacy concerns, the data owner might not want to participate in any similarity measurement if the original dataset will be revealed or could be derived from the final output.(More)
BACKGROUND Peritonitis and exit-site infections (ESI) are major causes of morbidity in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The application of topical mupirocin to exit sites reduces such complications, and prolongs life in PD. Since the year 2000, this topical treatment has been used in our hospital on new PD patients. We analysed the results of this(More)
Advances in both sensor technologies and network infrastructures have encouraged the development of smart environments to enhance people's life and living styles. However, collecting and storing user's data in the smart environments pose severe privacy concerns because these data may contain sensitive information about the subject. Hence, privacy protection(More)