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Computer systems should provide what you want, when you want it (the WYWWYWI Principle, pronounced " why why why "), but they frequently do not. Our research encourages a new philosophy of design based on the WYWWYWI principle, and the tools for authors to provide this easily. Comprehensive metainformation embodies the WYWWYWI principle. Metainformation… (More)
This research's primary contribution is providing a relatively straightforward sustainable infrastructure for integrating documents and services. Users see a totally integrated environment. The integration infrastructure generates supplemental link anchors. Selecting one generates a list of relevant links automatically through the use of relationship rules.
This thesis investigates application of clustering to multi-criteria ratings as a method of improving the precision of top-N recommendations. With the advent of ecommerce sites that allow multi-criteria rating of items, there is an opportunity for recommender systems to use the additional information to gain a better understanding of user preference. This… (More)
The Digital Library Integration Infrastructure (DLII) provides a systematic lightweight approach for integrating digital library collections and services. Digital library systems generally require minimal or no changes to their code. Users see a totally integrated environment. They use their digital library system just as before. They also see extra link… (More)
This study aimed to elucidate the genetic relatedness and epidemiology of 127 clinical and environmental Candida glabrata isolates from Europe and Africa using multilocus microsatellite analysis. Each isolate was first identified using phenotypic and molecular methods and subsequently, six unlinked microsatellite loci were analyzed using automated… (More)
Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are encapsulated yeasts able to cause fatal neurological infections in both human and other mammals. Cryptococcosis is the most common fungal infection of the central nervous system and has a huge burden in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Bird excreta are considered an environmental reservoir for C.… (More)