Michele Barbera

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INTRODUCTION To evaluate PCA3 score accuracy in prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis in patients undergoing repeat saturation prostate biopsy (SPBx). MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2010 to March 2012, 177 patients (median 64 years) with primary negative extended biopsy underwent a SPBx (median 28 cores) for persistent suspicion of PCa. The indications for(More)
Talia is a web-based distributed digital library and publishing system, designed for scholarly research in philosophy. Talia is based on semantic web technology; it’s being developed with the Ruby on Rails web framework. Rails is a relatively new environment, which allows developers to easily create well-structured web applications. By combining its power(More)
Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is traditionally based on printed publications such as manuscripts, personal correspondence, first editions and other types of documents which are often difficult to obtain. An important step to facilitate humanities and social sciences scholarship is to make digital reproductions of these materials freely(More)
In this paper we present Talia, a novel implementation of a semantic digital web library system, which is part of the Discovery project. Talia deploys Semantic Web technologies and uses computational ontologies for the organisation of knowledge, which can help the de nition of a state-of-the-art research and publishing environment for philosophy. Talia will(More)
The distinction between digital libraries and electronic editions is becoming more and more subtle. The practice of annotation represents a point of convergence of two only apparently separated worlds. The aim of this paper is to present a model of collaborative semantic annotation of texts (SemLib project), suggesting a system that find in Semantic Web and(More)
In this paper we describe the approach taken for the “Making Sense of Microposts challenge 2014” (#Microposts2014), where participants were asked to cross reference micro-posts extracted from Twitter with DBpedia URIs belonging to a given taxonomy. For this task we deployed dataTXT which is the evolution of Tagme[3], the state-of-the-art topic annotator for(More)
In this paper we present HyperJournal, an Open Source web application for publishing on-line Open Access scholarly journals. In the first part (sections 1-3) we briefly describe the project and the software. In sections 4 and 5, we discuss the weaknesses of the current publishing model and the benefits deriving from the adoption of Semantic Web(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate PCa incidence in patients with one or more negative extended prostate biopsy who underwent repeat biopsy or TURP. MATERIAL AND METHODS From June 2003 to February 2008, 308 patients were submitted to repeat prostate biopsy (median 20.5 cores) and 120 patients underwent TURP after one or more 12 cores prostate biopsy. Indications for(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiparametric pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) accuracy in prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2011 to December 2013, 168 patients (median 65 years) with negative digital rectal examination underwent repeat transperineal saturation biopsy (SPBx; median 28 cores) for persistently high or(More)