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If a piece of information is released from a media site, can we predict whether it may spread to one million web pages, in a month ? This influence estimation problem is very challenging since both the time-sensitive nature of the task and the requirement of scalability need to be addressed simultaneously. In this paper, we propose a randomized algorithm(More)
Recent years have seen that WWW is becoming a flourishing social media which enables individuals to easily share opinions, experiences and expertise at the push of a single button. With the pervasive usage of instant messaging systems and the fundamental shift in the ease of publishing content, social network researchers and graph theory researchers are now(More)
Analyzing the spreading patterns of memes with respect to their topic distributions and the underlying diffusion network structures is an important task in social network analysis. This task in many cases becomes very challenging since the underlying diffusion networks are often hidden, and the topic specific transmission rates are unknown either. In this(More)
Time varying problems usually have complex underlying structures represented as dynamic networks where entities and relationships appear and disappear over time. The problem of efficiently performing dynamic link inference is extremely challenging due to the dynamic nature in massive evolving networks especially when there exist sparse connec-tivities and(More)
Clusters in document streams, such as online news articles, can be induced by their textual contents, as well as by the temporal dynamics of their arriving patterns. Can we leverage both sources of information to obtain a better clustering of the documents, and distill information that is not possible to extract using contents only? In this paper, we(More)
PURPOSE Melanomas harbor aberrations in the c-Kit gene. We tested the efficiency of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib in selected patients with metastatic melanoma harboring c-Kit mutations or amplifications. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients with metastatic melanoma harboring c-Kit aberrations were enrolled on this phase II trial. Each(More)
Bevacizumab is a humanized antihuman VEGF-A monoclonal antibody. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intraperitoneal administration of cisplatin plus bevacizumab (Avastin) in the management of malignant ascites in ovarian epithelial cancer. Fifty-eight ovarian epithelial cancer patients with malignant ascites were randomly assigned to(More)
Considering the natural tendency of people to follow direct or indirect cues of other people's activities, collaborative filtering-based recommender systems often predict the utility of an item for a particular user according to previous ratings by other similar users. Consequently, effective searching for the most related neighbors is critical for the(More)
In real-world scenarios, the evolution of Web services to meet functional and non-functional changes ultimately leads to multiple versions of the same original service. Thus, design and implementation of version management techniques, such as version description, directory, etc, play a critical role in realizing the full promise of SOA. To address the(More)