William Black

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Arabic is the official language of hundreds of millions of people in twenty Middle East and northern African countries, and is the religious language of all Muslims of various ethnicities around the world. Surprisingly little has been done in the field of computerised language and lexical resources. It is therefore motivating to develop an Arabic (WordNet)(More)
This paper introduces a recently initiated project that focuses on building a lexical resource for Modern Standard Arabic based on the widely used Princeton WordNet for English (Fellbaum, 1998). Our aim is to develop a linguistic resource with a deep formal semantic foundation in order to capture the richness of Arabic as described in Elkateb (2005). Arabic(More)
Sabri Elkateb, William Black The University of Manchester PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD sabri.elkateb@manchester.ac.uk w.black@manchester.ac.uk, Piek Vossen Irion Technologies Irion Technologies, Delftechpark 26, 2628XH, Delft, The Netherlands piek.vossen@irion.nl David Farwell Politechnical University of Catalonia Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034(More)
Objectives: To estimate the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors disposing towards the development of melanoma. Methods: We investigated risk factors for melanoma in a case–control study conducted among 185 North American twin pairs in which one was diagnosed with melanoma and the other (the co-twin of the case) was not. We considered(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional laboratory study. OBJECTIVES To assess differences in hip strength, iliotibial band length, and hip and knee mechanics during running between male runners with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and healthy controls. BACKGROUND Flexibility, strength, and running mechanics are commonly assessed in patients with ITBS. However,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the effects of percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) as discogenic pain treatment using the MacNab criteria. BACKGROUND DATA Discogenic back pain is believed to be produced from tears in the posterior longitudinal ligament and annulus fibrosus. This pain is exacerbated through increases in intradiscal pressure via(More)
The Institute of Medicine called for healthcare organizations to provide care whenever needed, using the Internet as appropriate. Few organizations currently offer clinical electronic messaging services for their patients. Many believe that broader adoption of online services will not occur without a change in reimbursement policies. We propose modified(More)
The Institute of Medicine stressed the need for continuous healing relationships, yet the delivery of health care has traditionally been confined to the physician office or hospital. We implemented an eHealth application tightly integrated with our electronic medical record system that provides patients with a convenient, continuously available(More)
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease was evaluated in a provincial program of azithromycin prophylaxis. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was prescribed to 383 (65%) of 587 patients eligible for MAC prophylaxis (CD4 <75 cells/mm3). By use of an intent-to-treat analysis, MAC disease was observed in 21 of 271 patients who did not receive(More)
OBJECTIVES To report participant recruitment experiences in a large, US randomized controlled trial (RCT) of lung cancer screening, with the aim of providing information that may be of use to researchers who wish to conduct similar future studies. SETTING The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), an RCT that demonstrated a 20% lung cancer mortality(More)