Nigel John

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In this paper, a new neural network model inspired by the biological immune system functions is presented. The model, termed Artificial Immune-Activated Neural Network (AIANN), extracts classification knowledge from a training data set, which is then used to classify input patterns or vectors. The AIANN is based on a neuron activation function whose(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a very effective medical imaging technique for the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders. Because of intensity similarities between brain lesions and normal tissues, multispectral MRI modalities are usually applied for brain lesion detection. However, the time and cost restrictions for collecting(More)
The extraction of logically-independent fragments out of an ontology ABox can be useful for solving the tractability problem of querying ontologies with large ABoxes. In this paper, we propose a formal definition of an ABox module, such that it guarantees complete preservation of facts about a given set of individuals, and thus can be reasoned independently(More)
Efficiently querying Description Logic (DL) ontologies is becoming a vital task in various data-intensive DL applications. Considered as a basic service for answering object queries over DL ontologies, instance checking can be realized by using the most specific concept (MSC) method, which converts instance checking into subsumption problems. This method,(More)
The extraction of logically-independent fragments out of an ontology ABox can be useful for solving the tractability problem of querying ontologies with large ABoxes. In this paper, we propose a formal definition of an ABox module, such that it guarantees complete preservation of facts about a given set of individuals, and thus can be reasoned independently(More)
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