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There have been many techniques for curve shape representation and analysis, ranging from Fourier descriptors, to moments, to implicit polynomials, to differential geometry features, to time series models, to B-splines, etc. The B-splines stand as one of the most efficient curve (surface) representations and possess very attractive properties such as(More)
This paper is concerned with the problem of feature point registration and scene recognition from images under weak perspective transformations which are well approximated by affine transformations and under possible occlusion and/or appearance of new objects. It presents a set of local absolute affine invariants derived from the convex hull of scattered(More)
Multispectral satellite images have been utilized in the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) for crop cover classification and crop acreage estimation since the 1970's. Though ancillary data is utilized to enhance the classification accuracy, there are few applications that maximize the utilization of the feature information of the given(More)
In the course of a morphological investigation of age-related changes in the rat spinal cord, using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) histochemistry, we found abundant NADPH-d positive bodies, which were characteristically expressed in the aged lumbosacral spinal cord. Together with a normally stained fiber network and a few(More)
We recently found that the number of synapses in the spinal dorsal horn, as estimated by stereological techniques, increased by 86% after chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve in rats. In this study, we aimed to reveal whether transection of sciatic nerve was also associated with a plasticity change in the number of synapses. 18 adult SD rats were(More)
This study aimed to determine whether neuropathic pain is associated with a plasticity change in the number of synapses in the spinal dorsal horn. 12 normal adult SD rats were randomly divided into two groups: 7 animals were subjected to unilateral loose ligation (to induce chronic constriction injury) of the sciatic nerve (CCI group) and 5 animals(More)
This paper describes the method used to derive 30 meter resolution 2011 US cultivated data sets based on multi-year National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Cropland Data Layer (CDL) data. This paper presents different sets of rules (models) to build the cultivated data sets, and a comparison of the resulting cultivated data set accuracies to the(More)