Learn More
Exponential growth of information generated by online social networks demands effective recommender systems to give useful results. Traditional techniques become unqualified because they ignore social relation data; existing social recommendation approaches consider social network structure, but social context has not been fully considered. It is(More)
Genetic mutation, selective pressure for translational efficiency and accuracy, level of gene expression, and protein function through natural selection are all believed to lead to codon usage bias (CUB). Therefore, informative measurement of CUB is of fundamental importance to making inferences regarding gene function and genome evolution. However, extant(More)
BACKGROUND The family Camelidae that evolved in North America during the Eocene survived with two distinct tribes, Camelini and Lamini. To investigate the evolutionary relationship between them and to further understand the evolutionary history of this family, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the wild two-humped camel (Camelus(More)
Although video recommender systems have become the predominant way for people to obtain video information, their performances are far from satisfactory in that (1) the recommended videos are often mismatched with the users' interests and (2) the recommendation results are, in most cases, hardly understandable for users and therefore cannot persuade them to(More)
Knowledge about the wetland use of migratory bird species during the annual life circle is very interesting to biologists, as it is critically important in many decision-making processes such as for conservation site construction and avian influenza control. The raw data of the habitat areas and the migration routes are usually in large scale and with high(More)
Nowadays, the amount of multimedia contents in microblogs is growing significantly. More than 20% of microblogs link to a picture or video in certain large systems. The rich semantics in microblogs provides an opportunity to endow images with higher-level semantics beyond object labels. However, this raises new challenges for understanding the(More)
To recover a sharp version from a blurred image is a long-standing inverse problem. In this paper, we analyze the research on this topic both theoretically and experimentally through three paradigms: 1) the deterministic filter; 2) Bayesian estimation; and 3) the conjunctive deblurring algorithm (CODA), which performs the deterministic filter and Bayesian(More)
Learning image representation by deep model has recently made remarkable achievements for semantic-oriented applications, such as image classification. However, for user-centric tasks, such as image search and recommendation, simply employing the representation learnt from semantic-oriented tasks may fail to capture user intentions. In this paper, we(More)
People and information are two core dimensions in a social network. People sharing information (such as blogs, news, albums, etc.) is the basic behavior. In this paper, we focus on predicting item-level social influence to answer the question Who should share What, which can be extended into two information retrieval scenarios: (1) Users ranking: given an(More)
Although hashing techniques have been popular for the large scale similarity search problem, most of the existing methods for designing optimal hash functions focus on homogeneous similarity assessment, i.e., the data entities to be indexed are of the same type. Realizing that heterogeneous entities and relationships are also ubiquitous in the real world(More)