Weiqiang Zhang

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Hybridization between Clearfield rice and weedy red rice would have a direct impact on management and long-term strategies of imazethapyr technology for rice weed control. The objective of this research was to determine rates and agronomic consequences for outcrossing between Clearfield rice and red rice. Red rice populations showed extensive variation for(More)
The recurrent neural network language model (RNNLM) has shown significant promise for statistical language modeling. In this work, a new class-based output layer method is introduced to further improve the RNNLM. In this method, word class information is incorporated into the output layer by utilizing the Brown clustering algorithm to estimate a class-based(More)
Clearfield rice technology is a popular method for controlling noxious red rice weeds (Oryza sativa L.) in commercial rice fields in the southern U.S. Previous research has detected red rice-Clearfield variety F1 hybrids at low rates in Louisiana and Arkansas. The first research objective was to determine genetic control of imazethapyr resistance in F1(More)
With the increasing popularity of Internet, more and more developers are collaborating together for software development. During the collaboration, a lot of information related to software development, including communication and coordination information of developers, can be recorded in software repositories. The information can be employed to construct(More)
Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were obtained using a hydrolysis product of starch, i.e., α-d-glucose, as the reducing agent and without any additional stabilizer and dispersant by a facile and green method at mild temperature. Magnetic dialdehyde starch nanoparticles (MDASN) were successfully synthesized with dialdehyde starch (DAS) as wrapper and(More)
Leakage dissipation is more and more dominant. Limiting leakage power consumption becomes an important factor in IC designs. This paper presents a reduction technique of leakage consumption for adiabatic sequential circuits based on two-phase CPAL (complementary pass-transistor adiabatic logic) using power-gating scheme. A practical sequential circuit with(More)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a major air pollutant, especially in developing countries. Many trees are seriously impaired by SO2, while other species can mitigate air pollution by absorbing this gas. Planting appropriate tree species near industrial complexes is critical for aesthetic value and pollution mitigation. In this study, six landscape tree species(More)
Outcrossing or cross hybridization is a potential concern in herbicide-resistant crop management strategies such as in the Clearfield™ rice system. Recent studies have shown that the mutated acetolactate synthase (ALS) gene that confers resistance to imazethapyr (Newpath) herbicide can be transferred from Clearfield rice cultivars via cross pollination(More)
Measurements performed at several locations clearly show that frequency spectrum is under-utilized. Cognitive radio is a strong candidate to ensure better spectrum utilization by providing access in an opportunistic manner. Simulations performed on the algorithm that we proposed show promising results in sensing vacant channels in TV bands. Here we present(More)