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Skyline queries help users make intelligent decisions over complex data, where different and often conflicting criteria are considered. Current skyline computation methods are restricted to centralized query processors, limiting scal-ability and imposing a single point of failure. In this paper, we address the problem of parallelizing skyline query(More)
Dally-like (Dlp) is a glypican-type heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG), containing a protein core and attached glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains. In Drosophila wing discs, Dlp represses short-range Wingless (Wg) signaling, but activates long-range Wg signaling. Here, we show that Dlp core protein has similar biphasic activity as wild-type Dlp. Dlp core(More)
Data cube computation and representation are prohibitively expensive in terms of time and space. Prior work has focused on either reducing the computation time or condensing the representation of a data cube. We introduce range cubing as an efficient way to compute and compress the data cube without any loss of precision. A new data structure, range trie,(More)
Ethylene is a gaseous phytohormone that plays vital roles in plant growth and development. Previous studies uncovered EIN2 as an essential signal transducer linking ethylene perception on ER to transcriptional regulation in the nucleus through a "cleave and shuttle" model. In this study, we report another mechanism of EIN2-mediated ethylene signaling,(More)
As more and more information is available on the Internet, search engines and bookmark tools become very popular. However, most search tools are based on character-level matching without any semantic analysis, and users have to manually organize their bookmarks or favorite collections without any convenient tool to help them identify the subjects of the Web(More)
Mutations in human angiogenin (hANG), an angiogenic member of the RNase A superfamily, have been recently reported in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive late-onset neurodegenerative disorder. However, very little is known about the expression and subcellular distribution of ANG in the nervous system or its role in(More)
— Control of smart actuators is limited due to strong hysteresis effects which affect the accuracy of these actuators in micropositioning applications. In this paper, generalized Prandtl-Ishlinskii hysteresis model and its inverse are presented to characterize and to compensate hysteresis effects in smart actuators, where a generalized symmetric play(More)
Genome-wide gene expression profile studies encompass increasingly large number of samples, posing a challenge to their presentation and interpretation without losing the notion that each transcriptome constitutes a complex biological entity. Much like pathologists who visually analyze information-rich histological sections as a whole, we propose here an(More)