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In this paper, a new wavelet-domain codebook design algorithm is proposed for image coding. The method utilizes mean-squared error and variance based selection schemes for good clustering of data vectors in the training space. As the clustering process terminates only in two steps, it is highly computationally efficient as compared to other reported(More)
The inner sublayer (P-layer) of the circular muscle coat in the canine proximal colon has been known to produce spontaneous mechanical contractions associated with characteristic electrical activities called slow waves. We recorded the mechanical activities of tissue preparations from this P-layer. Normal Krebs solution (K+; 6 mM) was used as the perfusate.(More)
Dinitrogen (N2)-fixation by cyanobacteria living in symbiosis with pleurocarpous feather mosses (for example, Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens) represents the main pathway of biological N input into N-depleted boreal forests. Little is known about the role of the cyanobacterial community in contributing to the observed temporal variability of(More)
Steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGA) are toxic secondary metabolites naturally occurring in the potato, as well as in certain other Solanaceous plant species, such as tomato, eggplant and pepper. To investigate the steroidal origin of SGA biosynthesis, cut potato shoots were fed cholesterol labelled with deuterium (D) in the sterol ring structure (D5- or(More)
Vector quantization is a classical quantization technique from signal processing which allows the modeling of probability density functions by the distribution of prototype vectors. It was originally used for data compression. It works by dividing a large set of points (vectors) into groups having approximately the same number of points closest to them.(More)
INTRODUCTION This article examines the unique characteristics of the NGO forum as a networked organization, that is, an organization structure that relies on multiparty cooperative relationships between people across structural, temporal and geographic boundaries. It studies the working methodology of the forum to discover the knowledge creation process and(More)
In recent years, the demand for multimedia streaming over the Internet is soaring. Due to the lack of a centralized point of administration, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) streaming systems are vulnerable to pollution attacks, in which video segments might be altered by any peer before being shared. Among existing proposals, reputation-based defense mechanisms are the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was undertaken to compare the efficiency and outcome of Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) and Vaginal Hysterectomy (VH) in terms of operative time, cost, estimated blood loss, hospital stay, quantity of analgesia use, intra- and postoperative complication rates and patients recovery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 500(More)
IJSER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT At first I would like to offer myself in front of my CREATOR ALLAH (THE SUPREME BENEFICENT AND MERCIFUL) to provide me with the chance to complete and submit this thesis paper on time with the kind association of my respected supervisor Professor Md. Ashraful Islam. It's my august pleasure to have the privilege of conveying sincere(More)