Nels E. Benson

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In this paper, we present an algorithm for extracting keywords representing the asserted main point in a document, without relying on external devices such as natural language processing tools or a document corpus. Our algorithm KeyGraph is based on the segmentation of a graph, representing the co-occurrence between terms in a document, into clusters. Each(More)
The World Wide Web is a treasure trove of information. The Web’s sheer scale m,l~.s automatic location and extraction of information appealing. However, much of the information lies bmied in documents designed for human consumption, such as home pages or product ~ta_Sogs. Before software agents can extract nuggets of infonnmion fi’om Web documents, they(More)
Dimerization of lambda cI repressor monomers is required for high-affinity binding to bacteriophage lambda operator DNA and is known to involve protein-protein contacts between C-terminal domains of the repressor monomers. In order to address the importance of the C-terminal domain in mediating the oligomeric properties of dimerization and cooperative(More)
Bacteriophage lambda repressor binds co-operatively to adjacent pairs of DNA target sites. A novel combination of positive genetic selections, involving two different operon fusions derived from P22 challenge phages, was used to isolate mutant lambda repressors that have lost the ability to bind co-operatively to tandem sites yet retain the ability to bind(More)
We present a general strategy for the selection of bacterial clones that express DNA-binding activities corresponding to particular DNA recognition sites. The selection uses a "challenge phage" vector, P22 Kn9 arc-amH1605, into which is substituted a synthetic DNA-binding site for a site that controls transcription of the P22 antirepressor (ant) gene.(More)
The critical operator determinants for lambda repressor recognition have been defined by analyzing the binding of wild-type repressor to a set of mutant operators in vivo. Base pair substitutions at six positions within the lambda operator half-site impair binding severely, and define these base pairs as critical for operator function. One mutant operator(More)
Described here is a method for estimating rolling and swaying motions of a mobile robot using optical flow. We have proposed an image sensor with a hyperboloidal mirror for the vision-based navigation of a mobile robot. Its name is HyperOmni Vision. The radial component of optical flow in HyperOmni Vision has a periodic characteristic. The circumferential(More)
The binding specificities of four mutant lambda cI repressor proteins with increased affinities for operator DNA were examined. Two mutant repressors (Glu34----Lys and Glu83----Lys) have the same specificity of binding as wild-type repressor, whereas two (Gly48----Ser and Gly48----Asn) have new binding specificities. The Gly48----Asn mutant repressor(More)
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1) is a key regulatory cytokine for amelogenesis, and ameloblasts synthesize CSF-1. We hypothesized that PDGF stimulates DNA synthesis and regulates CSF-1 in these cells. We determined the effect of PDGF on CSF-1 expression using MEOE-3M ameloblasts as a model. By RT-PCR, MEOE-3M expressed PDGFRs and PDGF A- and(More)