W. Xu

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The Carnegie Mellon Communicator system helps users create complex travel itineraries through a conversational interface. Itineraries consist of (multi-leg) flights, hotel and car reservations and are built from actual travel information for North America, obtained from the Web. The system manages dialog using a schema-based approach. Schemas correspond to(More)
Treatment with 0.5 mM salicylic acid (SA) significantly alleviated growth inhibition induced by drought in wheat seedlings, manifested by less decreassed fresh mass, dry mass, plant height, root length, and less increased lipid peroxidation. Under drought stress, SA significantly increased the content of ascorbate (ASA) and glutathione (GSH). We determined(More)
We describe the initial work of the PASS Project which uses techniques from distributed object manag-ment to analyze experimental data from high energy physics. A t this time, we have designed two prototypes to analyze high energy physics data from the CDF experiment at Fermi Lab. The data from this experiment consists of ((events " which describe particle(More)
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between SIRTs 1 and 4 in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) and human type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). SIRTs 1 and 4 have been confirmed to be associated with homeostasis of glucose/lipid metabolism, but their roles in T2DM are still poorly understood. Peripheral blood and biochemical data were(More)
The objective of this investigation was to systematically evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for tuberculosis disease. Both English and Chinese databases were searched for relevant articles through January 2012. We included studies that were restricted to diagnostic applications of IGRAs in patients with active(More)