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We describe some of the design choices that were made during the development of a fast, scalable, inline, deduplication device. The system's design goals and how they were achieved are presented. This is the firs deduplication device that uses similarity matching. The paper provides the following original research contributions: we show how similarity(More)
An exploratory needs assessment was conducted among 50 clients of an abstinence-oriented outpatient clinic for adults experiencing coexisting drug abuse and chronic mental disorders. Findings revealed that, despite education and prevention efforts, sample members possessed considerable misinformation about AIDS and continued to engage in high risk(More)
The effects of treatment by argon laser and xenon arc photocoagulation in 165 diabetic patients with optic disc new vessel formation have been studied retrospectively. Visual acuity and degree of new vessel formation have been assessed over a period of between six months and seven years of follow-up (mean 23 months). Visual acuity improved in 36% of treated(More)
Intensive interviews with women married to alcoholics reveal a taken-for-granted use of the term "codependent" to describe the spouses of alcoholics, despite considerable definitional ambiguity as to what codependency is. Although most of the wives agreed that codependency involves caretaking behavior and exists by virtue of their association with an(More)
Large backup and restore systems may have a petabyte or more data in their repository. Such systems are often compressed by means of deduplication techniques , that partition the input text into chunks and store recurring chunks only once. One of the approaches is to use hashing methods to store fingerprints for each data chunk, detecting identical chunks(More)