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Transfer learning allows leveraging the knowledge of source domains, available a priori, to help training a classifier for a target domain, where the available data is scarce. The effectiveness of the transfer is affected by the relationship between source and target. Rather than improving the learning, brute force leveraging of a source poorly related to(More)
Most existing camera placement algorithms focus on coverage and/or visibility analysis, which ensures that the object of interest is visible in the camera's field of view (FOV). However, visibility, which is a fundamental requirement of object tracking, is insufficient for automated persistent surveillance. In such applications, a continuous consistently(More)
In order to achieve improved recognition performance in comparison with conventional broadband images, this paper addresses a new method that automatically specifies the optimal spectral range for multispectral face images according to given illuminations. The novelty of our method lies in the introduction of a distribution separation measure and the(More)
Most existing camera placement algorithms focus on coverage and/or visibility analysis, which ensures that the object of interest is visible in the camera's field of view (FOV). However, visibility, a fundamental requirement of object tracking, is insufficient for persistent and automated tracking. In such applications, a continuous and consistently labeled(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that certain microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in epileptogenesis. MiR-219 is a brain-specific miRNA and has been shown to negatively regulate the function of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors by targeting Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII)γ. Herein, we found that the level of miR-219 was decreased in(More)
The 5.24 odorant receptor is an amino acid sensing receptor that is expressed in the olfactory epithelium of fish. The 5.24 receptor is a G-protein-coupled receptor that shares amino acid sequence identity to mammalian pheromone receptors, the calcium-sensing receptor, the T1R taste receptors, and the metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs). It is most(More)
The MapReduce paradigm and its open source implementation Hadoop are emerging as an important standard for large-scale data-intensive processing in both industry and academia. A MapReduce cluster is typically shared among multiple users with different types of workloads. When a flock of jobs are concurrently submitted to a MapReduce cluster, they compete(More)
The MapReduce paradigm and its open source implementation Hadoop are emerging as an important standard for large-scale data-intensive processing in both industry and academia. A MapReduce cluster is typically shared among multiple users with different types of workloads. When a flock of jobs are concurrently submitted to a MapReduce cluster, they compete(More)
Cold tolerance at the early seedling stage of rice is one of the major determinants for uniform seedling growth. The trait is complex and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In this study, a linkage map consisting of 129 SSR markers was constructed, spanning 2,051.1 cM with ranging from 4.3 to 36.5 cM between adjacent markers. QTLs analysis at the(More)
The peptide N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) is present in high concentrations in the mammalian central nervous system. Various mechanisms have been proposed for its action, including selective activation of the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) subtype 3, its action at the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, or the production of glutamate by its(More)