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Metagenomics is the study of microbial communities sampled directly from their natural environment, without prior culturing. Among the computational tools recently developed for metagenomic sequence analysis, binning tools attempt to classify the sequences in a metagenomic dataset into different bins (i.e., species), based on various DNA composition(More)
Support vector machines (SVMs) have been applied successfully to construction knowledge domains. However, SVMs, as a baseline model, still have a potential improvement space by integrating hybrid intelligence. This work compares the performance of various classification models using the combination of fuzzy logic, a fast and messy genetic algorithm, and(More)
UNLABELLED The recovery of genomes from metagenomic datasets is a critical step to defining the functional roles of the underlying uncultivated populations. We previously developed MaxBin, an automated binning approach for high-throughput recovery of microbial genomes from metagenomes. Here we present an expanded binning algorithm, MaxBin 2.0, which(More)
Loss risk during the course of a construction project may be described in terms of frequency (i.e., loss frequency) and severity (i.e., loss severity). This study focused on improving the methodology used to evaluate loss risk. The authors first identified the common attributes of building construction project loss through a review of the literature and(More)
Osteoblast differentiation plays an essential role in bone integrity. Isoflavones and some flavonoids are reported to have osteogenic activity and potentially possess the ability to treat osteoporosis. However, limited information concerning the osteogenic characteristics of hydroxyflavones is available. This study investigates the effects of various(More)
As finite energy resources are being consumed at faster rate than they can be replaced, renewable energy resources have drawn extensive attention. Wind power development is one such example growing significantly throughout the world. The main difficulty in wind power development is that wind turbines interfere with each other. The produced(More)