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In contrast with the current Web search methods that essentially do document-level ranking and retrieval, we are exploring a new paradigm to enable Web search at the object level. We collect Web information for objects relevant for a specific application domain and rank these objects in terms of their relevance and popularity to answer user queries.(More)
Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) is an important optically active substance that transports nutrients, heavy metals, and other pollutants from terrestrial to aquatic systems and is used as a measure of water quality. To investigate how the source and composition of CDOM changes in both space and time, we used chemical, spectroscopic, and(More)
In this paper, the effect of urban heat island is analyzed using the Landsat TM data and ASTER data in 2005 as a case study in Hong Kong. Two algorithms were applied to retrieve the land surface temperature (LST) distribution from the Landsat TM and ASTER data. The spatial pattern of LST in the study area is retrieved to characterize their local effects on(More)
When synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR) technology is applied in the monitoring of land subsidence, the sensor band plays an important role. An X-band SAR system as TerraSAR-X (TSX) provides high resolution and short revisit time, but it has no capability of global coverage. On the other side, an L-band sensor as Advanced Land Observing(More)
Based on in situ water sampling and field spectral measurement from June to September 2004 in Lake Chagan, a comparison of several existing semi-empirical algorithms to determine chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) content was made by applying them to the field spectra and in situ chlorophyll measurements. Results indicated that the first derivative of reflectance was(More)
The partial pol gene was analyzed to determine circulating HIV-1 subtypes and the prevalence of drug resistance among recently infected injecting drug users in the west of China. Phylogenetic and bootscanning analyses showed that all 25 sequences belonged to CRF07_BC. No major drug resistance mutations were found, while the CRF07_BC sequences harbored a few(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the genetic loci/mutations among the Chinese Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT1), which accounts for approximately 70% of Charcot-Marie-Tooth; and to study the genetic heterogeneity and mutation frequency. METHODS CMT1A duplication and mutations at loci of MPZ, Cx32/GJB1, EGR2, and LITAF/SIMPLE were analyzed among 32(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the expression of NKG2A on cytotoxic natural killer (NK) cells in HIV-1-infected patients. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the NKG2A expression on NK cell subsets among HIV-infected individuals at different clinical stages and HIV negative controls. METHODS 113 HIV-1 infected and 43 uninfected(More)
The objective of this study is to develop techniques for assessing and analysing land desertification in Yulin of Northwest China, as a typical monitoring region through the use of remotely sensed data and geographic information systems (GIS). The methodology included the use of Landsat TM data from 1987, 1996 and 2006, supplemented by aerial photos in(More)