William Chen

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The rapidity with which digitat information, particularly video, is being generated, has necessitated the development of tools for efficient search of these media. Content based visual queries have been primarily focussed on still image retrieval. In this papel; we propose a novel, real-time, interactive system on the Web, based on the visual paradigm, with(More)
The rapidity with which digital information, particularly video, is being generated has necessitated the development of tools for efficient search of these media. Content-based visual queries have been primarily focused on still image retrieval. In this paper, we propose a novel, interactive system on the Web, based on the visual paradigm, with(More)
The rapid growth of visual data over the last few years has lead to many schemes for retrieving such data. With content-based systems today, there exists a significant gap between the user’s information needs and what the systems can deliver. We propose to bridge this gap, by introducing the novel idea of Semantic Visual Templates (SVT). Each template(More)
In this paper, we propose an efficient wavelet-based approach to achieve flexible and robust motion trajectory matching of video objects. By using the wavelet transform, our algorithm decomposes the raw object trajectory into components at different scales. We use the coarsest scale components to approximate the global motion information and the finer scale(More)
OBJECTIVE Cases of acute pancreatitis have been reported in association with exenatide, sitagliptin, and type 2 diabetes without use of these medications. It remains unknown whether exenatide or sitagliptin increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of a large medical and pharmacy claims database was(More)
Phylogenetic tools and ‘tree-thinking’ approaches increasingly permeate all biological research. At the same time, phylogenetic data sets are expanding at breakneck pace, facilitated by increasingly economical sequencing technologies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for accessible, modular, and sharable tools for phylogenetic analysis. We developed a(More)
Belief networks have become an increasingly popular mechanism for dealing with uncertainty in systems. Unfortunately, it is known that nding the probability values of belief network nodes given a set of evidence is not tractable in general. Many di erent simulation algorithms for approximating solutions to this problem have been proposed and implemented. In(More)
Adjuvant therapy with trastuzumab is standard in women with early stage HER-2-positive breast cancer. Following reports of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with trastuzumab in metastatic disease, trials of adjuvant trastuzumab specified LV monitoring schedules. This study analyzes the pattern of cardiac testing and the incidence of heart failure (HF) in(More)
Phosphatidylinositolphosphates (PIPs) are phospholipids that contain a phosphorylated inositol head group. PIPs represent a minor fraction of total phospholipids, but are involved in many regulatory processes, such as cell signalling and intracellular trafficking. Membrane compartments are enriched or depleted in specific PIPs, providing a unique(More)