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This paper proposes an adptive approach for data fusion of information retrieval systems, which exploits estimated performances of all component input systems without relevance judgement or training. The estimation is conducted prior to the fusion but uses the same data as fusion applies. The experiment shows that our algorithms are competitive with, and(More)
In this paper we present some new methods of ranking information retrieval systems without relevance judgement. The common ground of these methods is using a measure we called reference count. An extensive experimentation was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methods using various different standards Information Retrieval evaluation(More)
Effective analysis of genome sequences and associated functional data requires access to many different kinds of biological information. For example, when analysing gene expression data, it may be useful to have access to the sequences upstream of the genes, or to the cellular location of their protein products. Such information is currently stored in(More)
Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) are used to support the modeling and coordinated execution of business processes within an organization or across organizational boundaries. Although some research efforts have addressed requirements for authorization and access control for workflow systems, little attention has been paid to the requirements as they apply(More)
The aim of this research is twofold. On the one hand, high accuracy retrieval has been a concern of the information retrieval community for some time. We aim to investigate this issue via data fusion. On the other hand, correlation among component results has been proven to be harmful to data fusion, but has not been taken into account in data fusion(More)
In distributed information retrieval systems, document overlaps occur frequently across results from different databases. This is especially the case for meta-search engines which merge results from several general-purpose web search engines. This paper addresses the problem of merging results which contain overlaps in order to achieve better performance.(More)
In distributed information retrieval systems, document overlaps occur frequently among different component databases. This paper presents an experimental investigation and evaluation of a group of result merging methods including the shadow document method and the multi-evidence method in the environment of overlapping databases. We assume, with the(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is overexpressed in many human tumors and their metastases, and is closely associated with a more aggressive tumor phenotype. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of resveratrol (RES) on the expression of ischemic-induced HIF-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in rat liver.(More)