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Skyline has been proposed as an important operator for multi-criteria decision making , data mining and visualization, and user-preference queries. In this paper, we consider the problem of efficiently computing a Skycube, which consists of skylines of all possible non-empty subsets of a given set of dimensions. While existing skyline computation algorithms(More)
Existing prediction methods in moving objects databases cannot forecast locations accurately if the query time is far away from the current time. Even for near future prediction, most techniques assume the trajectory of an object's movements can be represented by some mathematical formulas of motion functions based on its recent movements. However, an(More)
Three plant cDNA libraries were expressed in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and screened on agar plates containing toxic concentrations of aluminum. Nine cDNAs were isolated that enhanced the aluminum tolerance of yeast. These cDNAs were constitutively expressed in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and one cDNA from the roots of Stylosanthes hamata,(More)
The skyline operator is important for multicriteria decision-making applications. Although many recent studies developed efficient methods to compute skyline objects in a given space, none of them considers skylines in multiple subspaces simultaneously. More importantly, the fundamental problem on the <i>semantics</i> of skylines remains open: Why and in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some patients with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) present with atypical clinical and neuroimaging findings. The purpose of this study is to review the clinical and neuroimaging findings in patients diagnosed with PRES. METHODS We retrospectively included all patients diagnosed with PRES between January 2005 and(More)
Auditory information is conveyed into the CNS via the spiral ganglion neurons, cells that possess distinctive electrophysiological properties that vary according to their cochlear innervation. Neurons from the base of the cochlea fire action potentials with shorter latencies and durations with more rapid accommodation than apical neurons (Adamson et al.,(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an endemic neoplasm in southern China. Although NPC sufferers are sensitive to radiotherapy, 20-30% of patients finally progress with recurrence and metastases. Elevated lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) has been reported to be associated with favorable prognosis in some hematology malignancies, but has not been(More)
The combined effects of drought and low light on biomass partition, foliar nitrogen concentration, membrane stability and active oxygen species (AOS) and antioxidant system were investigated in dragon spruce (Picea asperata Mast.) seedlings grown at two watering regimes (well-watered, 100% of field capacity and drought, 30% of field capacity) and light(More)
Using 15 Chinese and Japanese cultivars of sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., we succeeded in developing an efficient plant regeneration system from embryogenic suspension cultures. The embryogenic callus derived from shoot apices of the 15 cultivars was used to initiate embryogenic suspension cultures in Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing 9.05(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare malignancy in most parts of the world but is common in southern China. A recent report from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry, a high-risk area for NPC in southern China, showed that incidence rate decreased by 29% for males and by 30% for females from 1980–1999, while mortality rate decreased by 43% for males and 50%(More)