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ABSTRACl We present an algorithm for scaling image and video with fractional factors of 1.25 and 1.50 directly in compressed (DCT) domain without explicit decoinprcssioii and recompression. lt dil'fers from those compressed-domain sampling methods that work only with integer factors, and provides more flexibility i n changing image sizes. We eniploy a(More)
When querying a news video archive, the users are interested in retrieving precise answers in the form of a summary that best answers the query. However, current video retrieval systems, including the search engines on the web, are designed to retrieve documents instead of precise answers. This research explores the use of question answering (QA) techniques(More)
To better understand the reproductive transformation mechanism of Daphnia carinata, a Doublesex (Dsx) gene was cloned based on rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE), and was designated DapcaDsx2. Next, we compared similarities and assumed homology based on deduced amino acid sequences. It showed 97.52, 87.94, and 85.11% identity to orthologous genes in D.(More)
This paper presents an enhanced work from our previous paper [Chaisorn et al. 2002]. The system is enhanced to perform news story segmentation on a large video corpus used in TRECVID 2003 evaluation. We use a combination of features include visual-based features such as color, object-based features such as face, video-text, temporal features such as audio(More)
The full-length cDNA of a transformer gene (Dptra) was cloned from the cladoceran Daphnia pulex using RACE. Dptra expression was assessed by qPCR and whole-mount in situ hybridization in different reproductive stages. The Dptra cDNA, 1652bp in length, has a 1158-bp open reading frame that encodes a 385 amino acid polypeptide containing one Sex determination(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential utility of enzyme parameters as indicators of water-borne copper (Cu(2+)) contamination in the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Activities of the digestive enzymes of tryptase, pepsin, cellulase, amylase, and metabolic enzymes of alkaline phosphatase (AKP), acid phosphatase (ACP),(More)
In this study, we explored the pathogenic mechanism of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, by investigating activities of enzymes related to innate immune function during infection. After 6-12 h of exposure to WSSV, the activities of four enzymes, phenoloxidase (PO), peroxidase (POD), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and lysozyme(More)
Recent attention has been focused on the synthesis and application of complex heterostructured nanomaterials, which can have superior electrochemical performance than single-structured materials. Here we synthesize the three-dimensional (3D) multicomponent oxide, MnMoO(4)/CoMoO(4). Hierarchical heterostructures are successfully prepared on the backbone(More)
The identification of expressed genes involved in sexual precocity of the mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) is critical for a better understanding of its reproductive development. To this end, we constructed a cDNA library from the rapid developmental stage of testis of E. sinensis and sequenced 3,388 randomly picked clones. After processing, 2,990(More)