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Aiming to build a complete benchmark for better evaluation of existing ontology systems, we extend the well-known Lehigh University Benchmark in terms of inference and scalability testing. The extended benchmark, named University Ontology Benchmark (UOBM), includes both OWL Lite and OWL DL ontologies covering a complete set of OWL Lite and DL constructs,(More)
Color naming, which relates colors with color names, can help people with a semantic analysis of images in many computer vision applications. In this paper, we propose a novel salient color names based color descriptor (SCNCD) to describe colors. SCNCD utilizes salient color names to guarantee that a higher probability will be assigned to the color name(More)
Many applications in scientific and engineering domains are structured as large numbers of independent tasks with low granularity. These applications are thus amenable to straightforward parallelization, typically in master-worker fashion, provided that efficient scheduling strategies are available. Such applications have been called divisible-loads because(More)
In this paper we present an algorithm for scheduling parallel applications that consist of a divisible workload. Our algorithm uses multiple rounds to overlap communication and computation between a master and several workers. Multi-round scheduling has been used for divisible work-loads in previous work and our contribution is as follows. We use " uniform(More)
Keywords: Discrete Homological nontrivial critical point Morse theory Local linking a b s t r a c t In this paper, the existence and multiplicity results of solutions are obtained for the discrete nonlinear two point boundary value problem (BVP) ÀD 2 uðk À 1Þ ¼ kf ðk; uðkÞÞ k 2 þ is a parameter. By using the critical point theory and Morse theory, we obtain(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel approach for learning generic visual vocabulary. We use diffusion maps to automatically learn a semantic visual vocabulary from abundant quantized midlevel features. Each midlevel feature is represented by the vector of pointwise mutual information (PMI). In this midlevel feature space, we believe the features produced by(More)
—In this paper, we derive the closed-form delay distributions of slotted ALOHA and nonpersistent carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) protocols under steady state. Three retrans-mission policies are analyzed. We find that under a binary exponential backoff retransmission policy, finite average delay and finite delay variance can be guaranteed for 2 and 4 3,(More)
Person re-identification is challenging due to the large variations of pose, illumination, occlusion and camera view. Owing to these variations, the pedestrian data is distributed as highly-curved manifolds in the feature space, despite the current convolutional neural networks (CNN)'s capability of feature extraction. However, the distribution is unknown,(More)
A rapid, sensitive and selective liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the determination of Timosaponin B-II (TB-II), a pharmacologically active constituent isolated from Anemarrhena asphodeloides. This method was used to examine the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of TB-II in rats using(More)
Protein 4.1R (4.1R) is a multifunctional component of the red cell membrane. It forms a ternary complex with actin and spectrin, which defines the nodal junctions of the membrane-skeletal network, and its attachment to the transmembrane protein glycophorin C creates a bridge between the protein network and the membrane bilayer. We now show that deletion of(More)