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We consider the entity resolution (ER) problem (also known as deduplication, or merge–purge), in which records determined to represent the same real-world entity are successively located and merged. We formalize the generic ER problem, treating the functions for comparing and merging records as black-boxes, which permits expressive and extensible ER(More)
The decomposition storage model (DSM) vertically partitions all attributes of a table and has excellent I/O behavior when the number of attributes accessed by a query is small. It also has a better cache footprint than the standard storage model (NSM) used by most database systems. However, DSM incurs a high cost in reconstructing the original tuple from(More)
Information Retrieval systems such as web search engines offer convenient keyword-based search interfaces. In contrast, relational database systems require the user to learn SQL and to know the schema of the underlying data even to pose simple searches. We propose an architecture that supports highly efficient keyword-based search over relational databases:(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic significance and potential role of miR-200b and miR-200c in the development and progression of gastric cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined miR-200b and miR-200c expression in 36 paired normal and stomach tumor specimens, as well as gastric cancer cell lines, by quantitative(More)
The boom of product review websites, blogs and forums on the web has attracted many research efforts on opinion mining. Recently, there was a growing interest in the finer-grained opinion mining, which detects opinions on different review features as opposed to the whole review level. The researches on feature-level opinion mining mainly rely on identifying(More)
The millions of deaths from cholera during the past 200 y, coupled with the morbidity and mortality of cholera in Haiti since October 2010, are grim reminders that Vibrio cholerae, the etiologic agent of cholera, remains a scourge. We report the isolation of both V. cholerae O1 and non-O1/O139 early in the Haiti cholera epidemic from samples collected from(More)
MOTIVATION A large and rapidly growing number of bacterial organisms have been sequenced by the newest sequencing technologies. Cheaper and faster sequencing technologies make it easy to generate very high coverage of bacterial genomes, but these advances mean that DNA preparation costs can exceed the cost of sequencing for small genomes. The need to(More)
The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), causes severe crop losses to many crops. The worst of these losses are often associated with the invasion and establishment of biotypes B and Q of this pest. Previous research in 2007 showed that biotype Q occurred with other biotypes in most field populations in China. To(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify a mechanism related to miRNA pathway which plays a role in the anti-tumor effects of Diallyl disulfide. Alterations in miRNA expression were observed in Diallyl disulfide-treated MGC-803 cells, including up-regulation of miR-200b and miR-22 expression. Furthermore, Wnt-1 was identified as a target of both miR-200b(More)
0140-3664/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier B.V. A doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2011.09.003 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +86 10 62283240. E-mail address: liwenmin02@hotmail.com (W. Li). Value-added applications in vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) come with the emergence of electronic trading. The restricted connectivity scenario in VANET, where the vehicle cannot(More)