Mikio Shoji14
Yasuo Harigaya14
Takeshi Kawarabayashi14
Etsuro Matsubara13
14Mikio Shoji
14Yasuo Harigaya
14Takeshi Kawarabayashi
13Etsuro Matsubara
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The more important web searching becomes, the more we have to focus on the " same name " problem in web searches. In this paper, we report our algorithm for disambiguating person names in web search results. It is a document clustering algorithm based on hierarchical agglomerative clustering using named entities, compound keywords, and URLs as features for(More)
In this paper, we report our system that disambiguates person names in Web search results. The system uses named entities, compound key words, and URLs as features for document similarity calculation, which typically show high precision but low recall clustering results. We propose to use a two-stage clustering algorithm by bootstrapping to improve the low(More)
Aggregation and cytotoxicity of misfolded alpha-synuclein are postulated to be crucial in the disease processes of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other synucleinopathies. Mutations in the alpha-synuclein gene in some pedigrees of familial PD have been reported. The mutant alpha-synuclein has been reported to form fibrillar aggregates resulting in biochemical(More)
Missense mutations of the tau gene cause autosomal dominant frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17), an illness characterized by progressive personality changes, dementia, and parkinsonism. There is prominent frontotemporal lobe atrophy of the brain accompanied by abundant tau accumulation with neurofibrillary tangles and(More)
To discover susceptibility genes of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), we conducted a 3-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) using three populations: Japanese from the Japanese Genetic Consortium for Alzheimer Disease (JGSCAD), Koreans, and Caucasians from the Alzheimer Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC). In Stage 1, we evaluated data for 5,877,918(More)
The aim of this study is to clarify the relationship of microglia to phosphorylated tau accumulation and the characteristics of microglial activation in brain lesions of human tauopathies in comparison to mutant tau transgenic (TG) mice. We performed immunocytochemical analyses of brains from six patients with tauopathies, and 24 mice (18 TG mice expressing(More)
Missense point mutations, duplication and triplication in the alpha-synuclein (alphaSYN) gene have been identified in familial Parkinson's disease (PD). Familial and sporadic PD show common pathological features of alphaSYN pathologies, e.g., Lewy bodies (LBs) and Lewy neurites (LNs), and a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra that leads to(More)
To clarify whether amyloid beta protein (Abeta) amyloidosis induces a disturbance of cholinergic system leading to long-term memory deficits, we continuously examined memory disturbance using the passive-avoidance task, and measured Abeta burden and concentrations of acetylcholine in the brain of APPsw transgenic mice. Repetitive retention trials of the(More)
A recent report showed that the accumulation of alpha-synuclein (alpha-syn) was detected in the brains of one-third of Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome patients. However, the relationship between amyloid-beta protein (Abeta) and alpha-syn remains unclear. We analyzed the relation between the mutation of presenilin-1 (PS-1) and the pathological features(More)