Xiang Ao

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In order to improve stimulus-response compatibility of touchpad in pen-based user interface, we present the tilt cursor, i.e. a cursor dynamically reshapes itself to providing the 3D orientation cue of pen. We also present two experiments that evaluate the tilt cursor's performance in circular menu selection and specific marking menu selection tasks.(More)
Raw digital ink is informal and unstructured. Its editing, especially its selection, is often inefficient. In this paper, we present approaches to structuralize raw digital ink as multiple hierarchies to facilitate its selection. First a link model is built to organize ink as a mesh-like structure. Based on the link model, the isolated stroke groups form(More)
On-line synchronous sketch recognition has the advantages of convenient input and natural interaction. But among the existing algorithms, some are just able to process simple sketches, and some have so high computational complexity as not to satisfy the real-time demand. In order to solve the problem of efficiency and coverage, a sketch recognition(More)
In this paper, we describe a multimodal error correction mechanism. It allows the user to correct errors in continuous handwriting recognition naturally by simultaneously using pen gesture and speech. A multimodal fusion algorithm is designed to enhance recognition accuracies of handwriting and speech through cross-modal influence. We have performed(More)
Differentiated embryo-chondrocyte expressed gene 1 (DEC1, also known as sharp2, stra13, or BHLHB2) is a mammalian basic helix-loop-helix protein that is involved in many aspects of gene regulation through acting as a transcription factor. Changes in DEC1 expression levels have been implicated in the development of cancers. Using COS-7 cell, we showed that(More)
In recognition-based user interface, users' satisfaction is determined not only by recognition accuracy but also by effort to correct recognition errors. In this paper, we introduce a crossmodal error correction technique, which allows users to correct errors of Chinese handwriting recognition by speech. The focus of the paper is a multimodal fusion(More)
Estrogen receptors (ERs) are critical regulators of breast cancer development. Identification of molecules that regulate the function of ERs may facilitate the development of more effective breast cancer treatment strategies. In this study, we showed that the forkhead transcription factor FOXK2 interacted with ERα, and inhibited ERα-regulated(More)
This paper studies the problem of discovering and learning sensational 2-episodes, i.e., pairs of co-occurring news events. To find all frequent episodes, we propose an efficient algorithm, MEELO, which significantly outperforms conventional methods. Given many frequent episodes, we rank them by their sensational effect. Instead of limiting ourselves to any(More)
Chinese text entry is challenging on mobile devices which rely on keypad input. Entering one character may require many key presses. This paper proposes a multimodal text entry technique for Chinese. In this method, Chinese user can enter Chinese text by simultaneously using the simplified phonemic input method named Jianpin with keypad and speech(More)
BACKGROUND The exacerbation of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is related to respiratory tract infection with hemolytic streptococcus (HS), but the mechanism is unknown. In this study we investigated the role of chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20) in response to the effect of T helper 17 (Th17) cells in the pathogenesis of IgAN associated with HS. METHODS Thirty mice were(More)