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We describe the system built by the National Research Council Canada for the " Discriminating between similar languages " (DSL) shared task. Our system uses various statistical classifiers and makes predictions based on a two-stage process: we first predict the language group, then discriminate between languages or variants within the group. Language groups(More)
We present an analysis of the performance of machine learning classifiers on discriminating between similar languages and language varieties. We carried out a number of experiments using the results of the two editions of the Discriminating between Similar Languages (DSL) shared task. We investigate the progress made between the two tasks, estimate an upper(More)
BACKGROUND One-dimensional 1H-NMR spectroscopy is widely used for high-throughput characterization of metabolites in complex biological mixtures. However, the accurate identification of individual compounds is still a challenging task, particularly in spectral regions with higher peak densities. The need for automatic tools to facilitate and further improve(More)
This paper presents a novel hybrid DNA encryption (HyDEn) approach that uses randomized assignments of unique error-correcting DNA Hamming code words for single characters in the extended ASCII set. HyDEn relies on custom-built quaternary codes and a private key used in the randomized assignment of code words and the cyclic permutations applied on the(More)
We decribe the submissions made by the National Research Council Canada to the Native Language Identification (NLI) shared task. Our submissions rely on a Support Vector Machine classifier, various feature spaces using a variety of lexical, spelling, and syntactic features, and on a simple model combination strategy relying on a majority vote between(More)
BACKGROUND Estimation of DNA duplex hybridization free energy is widely used for predicting cross-hybridizations in DNA computing and microarray experiments. A number of software programs based on different methods and parametrizations are available for the theoretical estimation of duplex free energies. However, significant differences in free energy(More)
A key aspect of cognitive diagnostic models is the specification of the Q-matrix associating the items and some underlying student attributes. In many data-driven approaches, test items are mapped to the underlying, latent knowledge components (KC) based on observed student performance, and with little or no input from human experts. As a result, these(More)
While the gargantuan multi-nation effort of sequencing T. aestivum gets close to completion, the annotation process for the vast number of wheat genes and proteins is in its infancy. Previous experimental studies carried out on model plant organisms such as A. thaliana and O. sativa provide a plethora of gene annotations that can be used as potential(More)