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The Knowledge Base Population (KBP) track at the Text Analysis Conference 2010 marks the second year of this important information extraction evaluation. This paper describes the design and implementation of LCC's systems which participated in the tasks of Entity Linking , Slot Filling, and the new task of Surprise Slot Filling. For the entity linking task,(More)
We introduce a new system for recognizing textual entailment (known as GROUNDHOG) which utilizes a classification-based approach to combine lexico-semantic information derived from text processing applications with a large collection of paraphrases acquired automatically from the WWW. Trained on 200,000 examples of textual entailment extracted from newswire(More)
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is critical for controlling the flux of methane from anoxic environments. AOM coupled to iron, manganese and sulphate reduction have been demonstrated in consortia containing anaerobic methanotrophic (ANME) archaea. More recently it has been shown that the bacterium Candidatus 'Methylomirabilis oxyfera' can couple AOM to(More)
UNLABELLED We present a first-draft digital reconstruction of the microcircuitry of somatosensory cortex of juvenile rat. The reconstruction uses cellular and synaptic organizing principles to algorithmically reconstruct detailed anatomy and physiology from sparse experimental data. An objective anatomical method defines a neocortical volume of 0.29 ± 0.01(More)
CHAUCER is a Q/A system developed for (a) combining several strategies for modeling the target of a series of questions and (b) optimizing the extraction of answers. Targets were modeled by (1) topic signatures; (2) semantic types; (3) lexico-semantic patterns; (4) frame dependencies; and (5) predictive questions. Several strategies for answer extraction(More)
Oxidative stress has been suggested to play a key role in the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection. HIV proteins (gp120, Tat) and proinflammatory cytokines can trigger the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), resulting in DNA and RNA lesions. Among all the lesions induced by ROS, one of the most abundant lesions in DNA and RNA is(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of telephone-administered motivational interviewing (MI) to enhance treatment engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with mental health (MH) problems. METHOD Between April 23, 2008, and February 25, 2011, 73 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who screened positive for ≥1 MH problem(s) on telephone-administered psychometric(More)
The World Wide Web (WWW) has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity since 1993. Many reports indicate that its growth will continue at an exponential rate. This growth has created a tremendous increase in network loads and user response times. The complexity and diversity of many WWW documents (e.g., texts, images, video, audio, etc.) and the(More)
OBJECTIVE More recently, evidence showed that the novel anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin- (IL-) 37 was expressed in the foam-like cells of atherosclerotic coronary and carotid artery plaques, suggesting that IL-37 is involved in atherosclerosis-related diseases. However, the plasma levels of IL-37 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS,(More)
Accelerated Destructive Degradation Tests (ADDTs) provide timely product reliability information in practical applications. This paper describes Bayesian methods for ADDT planning under a class of nonlinear degradation models with one accelerating variable. We use a Bayesian criterion based on the estimation precision of a specified failure-time(More)