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P2P file downloading and streaming have already become very popular Internet applications. These systems dramatically reduce the server loading, and provide a platform for scalable content distribution, as long as there is interest for the content. P2P-based video-on-demand (P2P-VoD) is a new challenge for the P2P technology. Unlike streaming live content,(More)
Using next-generation sequencing technology alone, we have successfully generated and assembled a draft sequence of the giant panda genome. The assembled contigs (2.25 gigabases (Gb)) cover approximately 94% of the whole genome, and the remaining gaps (0.05 Gb) seem to contain carnivore-specific repeats and tandem repeats. Comparisons with the dog and human(More)
During the past few years, speaker diarization has achieved satisfying accuracy in terms of speaker Diarization Error Rate (DER). The most successful approaches, based on agglome-rative clustering, however, exhibit an inherent computational complexity which makes real-time processing, especially in combination with further processing steps, almost(More)
—Speaker diarization is defined as the task of determining " who spoke when " given an audio track and no other prior knowledge of any kind. The following article shows how a state-of-the-art speaker diarization system can be improved by combining traditional short-term features (MFCCs) with prosodic and other long-term features. First, we present a(More)
Pannexins are a newly described family of proteins that may form gap junctions. We made antisera against mouse pannexin1 (Panx1). HeLa cells expressing Panx1 have cell surface labeling, but not gap junction plaques, and do not transfer small fluorescent dyes or neurobiotin in a scrape-loading assay. Neuro2a cells expressing Panx1 are not(More)
To uncover the genetics of rice grain weight, we constructed an RIL population derived from a cross between a large grain accession M201 and a small size variety JY293. Specific Locus Amplified Fragment Sequencing (SLAF-Seq) technology was used to genotype two bulked DNA pools made from individual DNA of the heaviest 30 lines and the lightest 30 lines(More)
—With the increase in cheap commercially available sensors, recording meetings is becoming an increasingly practical option. With this trend comes the need to summarize the recorded data in semantically meaningful ways. Here, we investigate the task of automatically measuring dominance in small group meetings when only a single audio source is available.(More)
—This paper introduces the neuRFon™ Netform, a self-organizing wireless network for low data rate, low-power fixed sensor nodes. The protocol utilizes a logical backbone architecture through which data communications between all the network nodes are supported by hierarchical routing. We present algorithms that underpin the self-organizing features. The(More)