Wellington Franco

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Ranking is an important task in information retrieval and has gained much attention in recent years. Among the most used strategies, machine learning has achieved important results. The current work proposes a new machine learning based ranking algorithm, the MLM-RANK. MLM-RANK is based on the recently proposed Minimal Learning Machine (MLM). MLM is a(More)
During progression and in the early phase on a regression regimen, calcification of the necrotic portion of the atheroma of swine abdominal aorta occurred primarily in degenerated cells or in membranous, vesicular cellular degradation products which varied in size, shape, and the amount of mineral deposit. Calcium appeared to be deposited in amorphous(More)
This paper presents a semi-automated method for the acquisition of common-sense and inferentialist concepts in Portuguese. Its innovative feature is a module of reasoning over the pre-existing knowledge that aims to offer original content to the user, helping in the expression of semantic relationships and validation of new concepts. This reasoning process(More)
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