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This paper presents a method for face detection in the wild, which integrates a ConvNet and a 3D mean face model in an end-to-end multi-task discriminative learning framework. The 3D mean face model is predefined and fixed (e.g., we used the one provided in the AFLW dataset [20]). The ConvNet consists of two components: (i) The face proposal component(More)
Three experiments were conducted to assess water intake, water wastage, and a means to decrease water wastage by growing-finishing pigs from nipple drinkers. In Exp. 1, 48 pigs were studied during two periods (average BW = 53 and 72 kg for Period 1 and 2, respectively). Water disappearance and wastage were determined for 4 d, while nipple drinkers were set(More)
The goal of imitation learning is to match example expert behavior, without access to a reinforcement signal. Expert demonstrations provided by humans, however, often show significant variability due to latent factors that are not explicitly modeled. We introduce an extension to the Generative Adversarial Imitation Learning method that can infer the latent(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common and hard-to-treat complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Multiple lines of evidence have shown that poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) activation plays an important role in neurovascular dysfunction in diabetes, which is the crucial mechanism for diabetic ED. AIM To investigate the preventive benefit of(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease seriously endangering the health of children. But disease awareness and self-management skills are relatively poor in children; parents play an important role in the control of childhood asthma. OBJECTIVE To investigate the status of asthma control and severity of asthma in children and to(More)
Dermatology is a medical field which stands to be heavily augmented by the use of artificial intelligence techniques. Diseases are visually screened for, and many disease diagnoses are performed strictly with an in-clinic visual examination. Discerning between skin lesions is difficult the difference between skin cancer (melanoma, carcinoma) and benign(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of restricted usage of repertoire of T cell receptor V beta (TCR V beta) with asthma. METHODS In 36 Chinese asthmatics, peripheral blood TCR V beta was studied by means of fluorescein-labeled RT-PCR as well as genescan and genotype software analysis. The clonality of the predominant usage T cell receptors was(More)
Six hundred forty growing-finishing pigs (initial BW = 23.2 +/- 4.8 kg) were used in a 12-wk study (final BW = 95.5 +/- 10.2 kg) to quantify the effects of group size (10, 20, 40, and 80 pigs/pen) on performance, tail biting, and use of widely distributed feed resources. One single-space wet/dry feeder was provided for every 10 pigs, and floor allowance was(More)
Three experiments were conducted to investigate the short-term use of supplementary Trp on the behavior of grow/finish pigs. Three levels of dietary Trp were used, representing the standard requirement for growth (control), twice (2x), and 4 times (4x) the control amount. In Exp. 1, pigs were fed the diets for 7 d, during which observations were made of(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory pruritic skin disease in which the pathogenic mechanism is complicated and not completely understood. Reports on the role of regulated cells in AD have recently evolved to regulate B cells, which may play a role in allergic inflammation as well. In the present study, we examined the frequency and regulatory(More)