Qingqing Zhou

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The SQL Server 11 release (code named "Denali") introduces a new data warehouse query acceleration feature based on a new index type called a column store index. The new index type combined with new query operators processing batches of rows greatly improves data warehouse query performance: in some cases by hundreds of times and routinely a tenfold speedup(More)
The Department of Information Science is one of six departments that make up the Division of Commerce at the University of Otago. The department offers courses of study leading to a major in Information Science within the BCom, BA and BSc degrees. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the department is also strongly involved in postgraduate research(More)
Consumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) is correlated with increased oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in many organs. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are essential negative regulators of inflammation. We hypothesized that resveratrol (trans-3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) could protect against HFD-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. Therefore, we(More)
Protein 4.1N belongs to the protein 4.1 superfamily that links transmembrane proteins to the actin cytoskeleton. Recent evidence has shown that protein 4.1 is important in tumor suppression. However, the functions of 4.1N in the metastasis of breast cancer are largely unknown. In the present study, MCF-7, T-47D and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines with(More)
Carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCS) was prepared with a view to develop a multifunctional finish on saponified polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fabric. CMCS was synthesized by chemical reaction with chloroacetic acid, and its chemical structure was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrum (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). CMCS was grafted(More)
With the development of e-commerce, many products are now being sold worldwide, and manufacturers are eager to obtain a better understanding of customer behavior in various regions. To achieve this goal, most previous efforts have focused mainly on questionnaires, which are time-consuming and costly. The tremendous volume of product reviews on e-commerce(More)
In this paper, a ‘market trading’ technique is integrated with the techniques of rule discovery and refinement for data mining. A classifier system-inspired model, the market-based rule learning (MBRL) system is proposed and its capability of evolving and refining rules is investigated. Experimental results indicate that the MBRL system is a potentially(More)
In this paper we discuss the ability of artificial neural networks to predict the habitat preferences of the tropical sea cucumber (Holothuria leucospilota) in the reef-top ecosystem of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. We suggest that ANN’s combined with geographic information systems (GIS) may provide an effective method for modeling spatial patterns in ecological(More)