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Despite interest in using cross-lingual knowledge to learn word embeddings for various tasks, a systematic comparison of the possible approaches is lacking in the literature. We perform an extensive evaluation of four popular approaches of inducing cross-lingual embeddings, each requiring a different form of supervision, on four typologically different(More)
STUDY DESIGN Eighty-five patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated with Milwaukee or thoracolumbosacral orthoses at The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital were studied longitudinally at 4-6-month intervals until maturity for spinal curvature and vertebral rotation, or until termination of brace treatment for persons who experienced brace(More)
Out of a total of 91 patients with traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip treated between 1936 and 1974 in the Mansfield area, 81 patients were reviewed. The average follow-up period was 12.5 years, although there was a large number of cases with a follow-up of more than 15 years and a smaller number with a follow-up of 30 years. The overall results(More)
In this paper, we describe the University of Illinois (UI CCG) submission to the 2013 TAC KBP Event Argument Extraction (EAE), English Entity Discovery and Linking (EDL), and Slot Filler Validation (SFV) tasks. We developed three separate systems. Our Event Argument Recognition system infers world knowledge from event argument overlaps to improve(More)
Training structured prediction models is time-consuming. However, most existing approaches only use a single machine, thus, the advantage of computing power and the capacity for larger data sets of multiple machines have not been exploited. In this work, we propose an efficient algorithm for distributedly training structured support vector machines based on(More)
We have used dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis comparing 41 healthy control subjects and 33 patients with either mild or advanced ankylosing spondylitis. A Norland XR-28 bone densitometer was used to measure the BMD of the lumbar spine and that of the head, trunk, arms, femoral(More)
Seventy patients with adolescent idiopathic right thoracic scoliosis had full assessment of their pulmonary function using a computerised pulmonary function system. Their mean age at evaluation was 13.8 years. The following measurements were obtained from anteroposterior and lateral standing and antero-posterior supine bending radiographs: lateral(More)
STUDY DESIGN Seventy patients (average age, 13.8 years) with adolescent idiopathic right thoracic scoliosis had full assessment of pulmonary functions and radiographic evaluation of spinal and thoracic cage deformities and their flexibilities. OBJECTIVES To determine how measurements of spinal and thoracic cage deformities related to pulmonary function.(More)
The long-term results of 74 cases of simple traumatic dislocation of the hip are reported and the effects of the cause of dislocation and of the occupation and age of the patient on the prognosis are assessed. The average follow-up was 14.65 years. Contrary to the widely held view that there are no long-term complications of this injury, we found that,(More)
The measurements of the angle of anteversion of the femoral neck by ultrasound scanning is described. The method was compared with direct measurement in 30 dried femora, and was then used in 18 normal volunteers and eight patients. The method is non-invasive, accurate and easily applicable. Findings in normal subjects included variation of the angle of(More)