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Advances of sensor and RFID technology provide significant new power for humans to sense, understand and manage the world. RFID provides fast data collection with precise identification of objects with unique IDs without line of sight, thus it can be used for identifying, locating, tracking and monitoring physical objects. Despite these benefits, RFID poses(More)
RFID technology provides significant advantages over traditional object-tracking technologies and is increasingly adopted and deployed in real applications. RFID applications generate large volume of streaming data, which have to be automatically filtered, processed, and transformed into semantic data, and integrated into business applications. Indeed, RFID(More)
DB2 with BLU Acceleration deeply integrates innovative new techniques for defining and processing column-organized tables that speed read-mostly Business Intelligence queries by 10 to 50 times and improve compression by 3 to 10 times, compared to traditional row-organized tables, without the complexity of defining indexes or materialized views on those(More)
Indexing and ranking are two key factors for efficient and effective XML information retrieval. Inappropriate indexing may result in false negatives and false positives, and improper ranking may lead to low precisions. In this paper, we propose a configurable XML information retrieval system, in which users can configure appropriate index types for XML tags(More)
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OBJECTIVES The tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) gene may play an important role in coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) risk. Recently, controversial results regarding the association of the G-308 A (rs1800629)polymorphism of the TNF-α gene with CHD/MI have been reported. We herein examine a possible association between the G-308 A(More)
Querying document-centric XML collections with structure conditions improves retrieval precisions. The structures of such XML collections, however, are often too complex for users to fully grasp. Thus, for queries regarding such collections, it is more appropriate to retrieve answers that approximately match the structure and content conditions in these(More)
Polyacrylamide has been used for capillary wall coating for decades. The coating chemistry includes two main steps: (i) attachment of a bifunctional reagent containing a vinyl group to the silica surface and (ii) extension of the anchored vinyl groups through acrylamide polymerization. Since the introduction of this method, many modifications and(More)
The search for a cell-supporting scaffold with controlled topography and surface chemistry is a constant topic within tissue engineering. Here we have employed M13 phages, which are genetically modifiable biological nanofibers (∼ 880 nm long and ∼ 6.6 nm wide) non-toxic to human beings, to form films for supporting the growth of mesencymal stem cells(More)