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Large search engines are complex systems composed by several services. Each service is composed by a set of distributed processing nodes dedicated to execute a single operation required to user queries. One of these services is in charge of computing the top-k document results for queries by means of a document ranking operation. This ranking service is a… (More)
Due to an oversight by the authors, in the upper graph in Figure 4  only the determination coefficients for Morocco are correct. Those for the other three countries are wrong. The authors wish to correct this mistake (see the following Figure 4).
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In the fall of 2014, an international news agency reported that patients suffering from Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia were treated successfully with lamivudine, an antiviral drug used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 and hepatitis B virus infections. According to the report, 13 out of 15 patients treated with lamivudine survived and were… (More)
UNLABELLED Simian hemorrhagic fever (SHF) is a highly lethal disease in captive macaques. Three distinct arteriviruses are known etiological agents of past SHF epizootics, but only one, simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV), has been isolated in cell culture. The natural reservoir(s) of the three viruses have yet to be identified, but African nonhuman… (More)
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