Mei S. Lee

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Personal information extraction is an important component of advanced information retrieval. There are two problems needed to be solved in this practical task: personal name ambiguity and extraction of personal information for a specific person. For personal name ambiguity, which is a very common phenomenon in the fast growing Web resource, we propose a(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) is an inflammatory disease with high mortality, but therapeutics against it is unavailable. Recently, we elaborated a formula, named Chung-pae (CP), that comprises four ethnic herbs commonly prescribed against various respiratory diseases in Asian traditional medicine. CP is being administered in aerosol to relieve various(More)
Previous researches have focused on analyzing emotion through monolingual text, when in fact bilingual or code-switching posts are also common in social media. Despite the important implications of code-switching for emotion analysis, existing automatic emotion extraction methods fail to accommodate for the code-switching content. In this paper, we propose(More)
AIMS To describe the public use of respiratory hygiene behaviours during the 2009 influenza pandemic and to test the feasibility of an observational method. METHODS Respiratory behaviour was systematically observed at three public settings during August 2009 in the capital city of New Zealand (Wellington). Data on each coughing or sneezing event were(More)
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