Laura M. Rodriguez

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We assessed the role of promotoras--briefly trained community health workers--in depression care at community health centers. The intervention focused on four contextual sources of depression in underserved, low-income communities: underemployment, inadequate housing, food insecurity, and violence. A multi-method design included quantitative and(More)
– In museums, to conserve the existing artwork is a vital issue. To achieve this purpose, it is fundamental to monitor its environment, either in storage or exhibition rooms. The deployment of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) can help to implement these measurements continuously, in a real-time basis, and in a much easier and cheaper way than when using(More)
Although non-goal-oriented dialogue systems have been around for many years (more than forty years indeed, if we consider Weizenbaum's Eliza system as the starting milestone), they have been recently gaining a lot of popularity in both research and commercial arenas. From the commercial stand point, non-goal-oriented dialogue seems to be providing an(More)
While textual reviews have become prominent in many recommendation based systems, automated frameworks to provide relevant visual cues against text reviews where pictures are not available is a new form of task confronted by data mining and machine learning researchers. Suggestions of pictures that are relevant to the content of a review could significantly(More)
Conservation of artworks in museums is a crucial issue to prevent their degradation. Thus, it is fundamental to continuously monitor the environment where artifacts are located. The WISE-MUSE project proposes the use of WSNs (wireless sensor networks) to carry out monitoring and automatically control of museums' environment and structural health. The(More)
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