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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)
Skyline has been proposed as an important operator for multi-criteria decision making, data mining and visualization, and userpreference 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)
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)
MOTIVATION According to current consistency metrics such as percentage of overlapping genes (POG), lists of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) detected from different microarray studies for a complex disease are often highly inconsistent. This irreproducibility problem also exists in other high-throughput post-genomic areas such as proteomics and(More)
A novel, pleiotropic sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) mutant, 'Hong Anliu', is described. This mutation causes carotenoid accumulation, high sugar, and low acid in the fruits. Gas chromatographic analysis revealed that high sugar and low acid in the fruit were caused by the accumulation of sucrose and the deficiency of citric acid. The dominant(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)
Given the increasing adoption of DWDM networking technology, there is now a growing need to address distributed inter-domain lightpath provisioning issues. Although inter-domain provisioning has been well studied for packet/cell-switching networks, the wavelength dimension presents many additional challenges. To address this challenge, a detailed(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)
As with other elements of the peripheral auditory system, spiral ganglion neurons display specializations that vary as a function of location along the tonotopic axis. Previous work has shown that voltage-gated K(+) channels and synaptic proteins show graded changes in their density that confers rapid responsiveness to neurons in the high frequency, basal(More)
Peptidic mimics of the gut hormone glucagon-like peptide (GLP) 1, exemplified by the recently approved drug exenatide, show promise as therapies for type 2 diabetes. Such "incretin mimetics" regulate glucose appearance in the plasma and can restore glucose-stimulated insulin secretion without excess risk of hypoglycemia. The need for injection, which may(More)