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Toshiba submitted six runs in the NTCIR crosslingual task. Our basic approach was translation of Japanese search requests into English using a commercial machine translation system. Runs TSB1, TSB5 and TSB6 used the AS-TRANSAC machine translation system, while, for comparison , TSB3 used queries manually constructed by a bilingual. TSB2 is TSB1 plus local(More)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for ATP production in the mitochondria, and is an important antioxidant in every biomembrane and lipoprotein. Due to its hydrophobicity, a binding and transfer protein for CoQ10 is plausible, but none have yet been isolated and characterized. Here we purified a CoQ10-binding protein from human urine and identified it to be(More)
Pulmonary macrophages are one of the sources of various antioxidant and detoxification enzymes for which NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key transcriptional factor. Although Nrf2 deficiency reportedly induces severe emphysema in mice exposed to cigarette smoke (CS), no reports have studied Nrf2 regulation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).(More)
Toshiba participated in the Japanese monolingual track and the English-Japanese cross-language track at NTCIR-3, and achieved the highest retrieval performances among the DESCRIPTION runs. Our pre-submission experiments using the KIDS system fo-cused primarily on effective Japanese monolingual retrieval, and addressed several problems including term(More)
BACKGROUND All clinical and biological manifestations related to postcardiac arrest (CA) syndrome are attributed to ischemia-reperfusion injury in various organs including brain and heart. Molecular hydrogen (H(2)) has potential as a novel antioxidant. This study tested the hypothesis that inhalation of H(2) gas starting at the beginning of cardiopulmonary(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease consisting of emphysema, small airway obstruction, and/or chronic bronchitis that results in significant loss of lung function over time. In order to gain insights into the molecular pathways underlying progression of emphysema and explore computational strategies for identifying COPD(More)
This paper describes two new features of the BRIDJE system for cross-language information access. The first feature is the partial disambiguation function of the Bi-directional Retriever, which can be used for search request translation in cross-language IR. Its advantage over a " black-box " machine translation approach is consistent across five test(More)
BACKGROUND We encountered eight early amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) patients (early MCI group) who did not fulfill the diagnostic criteria for aMCI. We compared the scores of neuropsychological examinations as well as the cerebral metabolic rate for glucose consumption (CMRglc) decrease on (18)F-FDG PET examination between the early MCI group(More)
We developed a knowledge and information on demand system, KIDS, which structures free-form text as knowledge to provide the user with knowledge fit for his natural language query. For a period of four years, we carried out knowledge sharing experiments using the system at a research center that includes around 1,000 researchers engaged in various fields(More)