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Many Internet users have encountered serious information overload problem on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, where users can consume the streams of social updates from their social connections. Traditional methods solving this problem include collaborative filtering and information diffusion modeling. Both methods answer the "who will adopt(More)
Communication technologies are becoming increasingly diverse in form and functionality. A central concern is the ability to detect whether others are trustworthy. Judgments of trustworthiness rely, in part, on assessments of non-verbal cues, which are affected by media representations. In this research, we compared trust formation on three media(More)
This paper proposes a novel method to realize an initiative exchange for robot. A humanoid robot plays vibraphone exchanging initiative with a human performer by perceiving multimodal cues in real time. It understands the initiative exchange cues through vision and audio information. In order to achieve the natural initiative exchange between a human and a(More)
This paper addresses the problem of classifying users with different visual abilities based on their pupillary response data while performing computer-based tasks. Multiscale Schur Monotone (MSM) summaries of high frequency pupil diameter measurements are utilized as feature vectors (or input vectors) in this classification. Various MSM measures, such as(More)
Line segment detection is widely used in image process and recognition field. Conventional Hough Transform (CHT) is one of the popular techniques to detect lines accurately. Randomized Hough Transform (RHT) decreases the huge computation of CHT, but the random samples produce large invalid samples, so it increases the time and space complexities. Another(More)
Silkworms are usually susceptible to the infection of Bombyx mori (B. mori) nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV), which can cause significant economic loss. However, some silkworm strains are identified to be highly resistant to BmNPV. To explore the silkworm genes involved in this resistance in the present study, we performed comparative real-time PCR, ATPase(More)
We report on two experiments that investigate the influence of display type and viewing angle on how people place their trust during avatar-mediated interaction. By monitoring advice seeking behavior, our first experiment demonstrates that if participants observe an avatar at an oblique viewing angle on a flat display, they are less able to discriminate(More)
The first total synthesis of the dimeric alkaloid pigment scytonemin is described. The key transformations in its synthesis from 3-indole acetic acid are a Heck carbocyclization and a Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling, orchestrated in a stereospecific tandem fashion, followed by a biosynthetically inspired oxidative dimerization. The tandem sequence generates a(More)