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Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is an important crop which contributes approximately 58% of the world’s oilseed production. Palmitic and stearic acids are the two main saturated fatty acids in soybean oil. Different levels of saturated fatty acids are desired depending on the uses of the soybean oil. Vegetable oil low in saturated fatty acids is preferred(More)
As available services accumulate on the Internet, QoS-aware service selection (SSP) becomes an increasingly difficult task. Since Artificial Bee Colony algorithm (ABC) has been successful in solving many problems as a simpler implementation of swarm intelligence, its application to SSP is promising. However, ABC was initially designed for numerical(More)
Point-of-Interest (POI) recommendation is a new type of recommendation task that comes along with the prevalence of location-based social networks in recent years. Compared with traditional tasks, it focuses more on personalized, context-aware recommendation results to provide better user experience. To address this new challenge, we propose a Collaborative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It is generally assumed that plants respond to natural enemies by either allocating resources to resistance traits or compensating for damage. This study evaluated how different methods of artificial shoot removal influence two alternative strategies (i.e. tolerance and defence) of Caragana korshinskii in the semi-arid area of China. (More)
Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is an important oilseed crop which produces about 30 % of the world’s edible vegetable oil. The quality of soybean oil is determined by its fatty acid composition. Soybean oil high in oleic and low in linolenic fatty acids is desirable for human consumption and other uses. The objectives of this study were to identify(More)
Truth-finding is the fundamental technique for corroborating reports from multiple sources in both data integration and collective intelligent applications. Traditional truth-finding methods assume a single true value for each data item and therefore cannot deal will multiple true values (i.e., the <i>multi-truth-finding</i> problem). So far, the existing(More)
Soybean seeds contain high levels of oil and protein, and are the important sources of vegetable oil and plant protein for human consumption and livestock feed. Increased seed yield, oil and protein contents are the main objectives of soybean breeding. The objectives of this study were to identify and validate quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with(More)
Soybean (Glycine max) is a photoperiod-sensitive and self-pollinated species. Days to flowering (DTF) and maturity (DTM), duration of flowering-to-maturity (DFTM) and plant height (PH) are crucial for soybean adaptability and yield. To dissect the genetic architecture of these agronomically important traits, a population consisting of 309 early maturity(More)
Service composition has the capability of constructing coarse-grained solutions by dynamically aggregating a set of services to satisfy complex requirements, but it suffers from dramatic decrease on the efficiency of determining the best composition solution when large scale candidate services are available. Most current approaches look for the optimal(More)