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  1. CULTURAL RATCHETING RESULTS PRIMARILY FROM SEMANTIC COMPRESSION

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    Bryson, Joanna J.

    CULTURAL RATCHETING RESULTS PRIMARILY FROM SEMANTIC COMPRESSION JOANNA J. BRYSON Artificial Models that cultural ratcheting requires the communication of beliefs about #12;hypotheses. Clearly, cultural

  2. Semantic Analysis of Role Mining Results and Shadowed Roles Detection

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    Garcia-Alfaro, Joaquin

    . These techniques get inspiration from data mining techniques, hence, they are known as role mining (RM). Several eSemantic Analysis of Role Mining Results and Shadowed Roles Detection Safa`a Hachanaa,c , Fr, Email: safa@swid.fr bInstitut Telecom-Mines/Telecom Bretagne, D´ept. LUSSI, Rennes, France Emails

  3. Concept Formation, Remembering, and Understanding: Dynamic Conceptual Semantics and

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Recherche du Temps Perdu Renate Bartsch ILLC University of Amsterdam #12;i Preface This study presents Conceptual Semantics and of the Unconscious and Conscious, which has been developed in Bartsch 1998 Dynamic and in Bartsch 2002, Consciousness Emerging: The Dynamics of Perception, Imagination, Action, Memory, Thought

  4. Data Semantics Ken Baclawski

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    Data Semantics Ken Baclawski College of Computer and Information Science Northeastern University #12;What is data semantics? #12;What is data semantics? To answer this we will look at software semantics in general. #12;What is data semantics? Software #12;What is data semantics? ProgramProgram Data

  5. Introduction Semantic Web

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    Introduction Semantic Web Ontologies Linked Data Information Sources Information Extraction Web Application Use Cases Knowledge Bases Entity Linking Entity Retrieval Linked Data Quality Conclusions Papers for Presentations Resources Semantic Web: Extracting and Mining Structured Data from

  6. Equivalence semantics for concurrency: comparison and application 

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    Galpin, Vashti C

    are described by structured operational semantics, and expressed as labelled transition systems. I first consider a hierarchy of bisimulations for extensions to CCS, using both existing and new results to describe the relationships between their equivalences...

  7. Overexpression of Active Aurora-C Kinase Results in Cell Transformation and Tumour Formation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Overexpression of Active Aurora-C Kinase Results in Cell Transformation and Tumour Formation Jabbar, IFR140, Rennes, France Abstract Aurora kinases belong to a conserved family of serine/threonine kinases key regulators of cell cycle progression. Aurora-A and Aurora-B are expressed in somatic cells

  8. Hardware Architecture for Semantic Comparison

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    Mohan, Suneil

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Semantic Routed Networks provide a superior infrastructure for complex search engines. In a Semantic Routed Network (SRN), the routers are the critical component and they perform semantic comparison as their key computation. As the amount...

  9. Graduate Students Seminar Bloomfield 527 14:30 15:30 Integration of System Models into the Semantic Web

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    Levit, Anna

    into the Semantic Web: Representation of OPM Models in RDF Format Shmuela Jacobs Supervisors: Prof's Dov Dori of a system. Semantic Web concepts offer opportunities for easier and more efficient collaboration between, structure, and behavior, into the Semantic Web. The research deals with the first integration stages

  10. Logical Foundations Semantic Web

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    Sattler, Ulrike

    Logical Foundations for the Semantic Web Ian Horrocks and Ulrike Sattler University of Manchester Manchester, UK {horrocks|sattler}@cs.man.ac.uk #12;Introduction #12;History of the Semantic Web · Web of the Web was much more ambitious than the reality of the existing (syntactic) Web: · TBL (and others) have

  11. Semantic Web Pascal Hitzler

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    Chapter 1 Semantic Web Pascal Hitzler Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA 1.1.1 Languages for Representing Knowledge on the Web ............................. 2 1.1.2 Formal the Semantic Web Vision ................................ 4 1.1.4 Linked Data

  12. Frame-Semantic Parsing

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    Das, Dipanjan

    Frame semantics is a linguistic theory that has been instantiated for English in the FrameNet lexicon. We solve the problem of frame-semantic parsing using a two-stage statistical model that takes lexical targets (i.e., ...

  13. LEARNING SEMANTICS-ENHANCED LANGUAGE MODELS APPLIED TO UNSUEPRVISED WSD

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    VERSPOOR, KARIN [Los Alamos National Laboratory; LIN, SHOU-DE [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An N-gram language model aims at capturing statistical syntactic word order information from corpora. Although the concept of language models has been applied extensively to handle a variety of NLP problems with reasonable success, the standard model does not incorporate semantic information, and consequently limits its applicability to semantic problems such as word sense disambiguation. We propose a framework that integrates semantic information into the language model schema, allowing a system to exploit both syntactic and semantic information to address NLP problems. Furthermore, acknowledging the limited availability of semantically annotated data, we discuss how the proposed model can be learned without annotated training examples. Finally, we report on a case study showing how the semantics-enhanced language model can be applied to unsupervised word sense disambiguation with promising results.

  14. Shallow Semantics: Semantic Role Labelling, and

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    Palmer, Martha

    of Colorado July 28, 2011 LING7800-006 1 Outline From Tuesday WordNet, OntoNotes Groupings, PropBank VerbNet Verbs grouped in hierarchical classes Explicitly described class properties FrameNet Links among lexical resources PropBank, FrameNet, WordNet, OntoNotes groupings Automatic Semantic Role Labeling

  15. Abstracting over Semantic Theories 

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    Holt, Alexander G B

    The topic of this thesis is abstraction over theories of formal semantics for natural language.It is motivated by the belief that a metatheoretical perspective can contribute both to a better theoretical understanding of ...

  16. Distributed Lazy Evaluation: A Big-Step Mechanised Semantics

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    ) Ingredients (Syntax and Semantics) Brand New Oven (New Induction Principle) Main Course (Results) Bon App This Paper Simple Semantics Observational: First of its Kind Inmb: Induction on the Number of Manipulated). Seyed H. HAERI DLEBigMech 12 Feb 2014 12 / 24 #12;The New Oven Inmb (1 of 2) [P(); diff () = ] [k

  17. Nepheline Formation Study for Sludge Batch 4 (SB4): Phase 1 Experimental Results

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    Peeler, D. K.; Edwards, T. B.; Reamer, I.A.; Workman, R. J.

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Although it is well known that the addition of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to borosilicate glasses enhances the durability of the waste form (through creation of network-forming tetrahedral Na+-[AlO{sub 4/2}]{sup -} pairs), the combination of high Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Na{sub 2}O can lead to the formation of nepheline (NaAlSiO{sub 4})--which can negatively impact durability. Given the projected high concentration of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} in SB4 (Lilliston 2005) and the potential use of a high Na{sub 2}O based frit to improve melt rate and a high Na{sub 2}O sludge due to settling problems, the potential formation of nepheline in various SB4 systems continues to be assessed. Twelve SB4-based glasses were fabricated and their durabilities (via the Product Consistency Test [PCT]) measured to assess the potential for nepheline formation and its potential negative impact on durability. In terms of ''acceptability'', the results indicate that all of the study glasses produced are acceptable with respect to durability as defined by the PCT (normalized boron release values for all nepheline (NEPH) glasses were much lower than that of the Environmental Assessment (EA) glass (16.695 g/L)). The most durable glass is NEPH-04 (quenched) with a normalized boron release (NL [B]) of 0.61 g/L, while the least durable glass is NEPH-01 centerline canister cooled (ccc) with an NL [B] of 2.47 g/L (based on the measured composition). In terms of predictability, most of the study glasses are predictable by the {Delta}G{sub p} model. Those that are not predictable (i.e., they fall outside of the prediction limits) actually fall below the prediction interval (i.e., they are over predicted by the model) suggesting the model is conservative. The Phase 1 PCT results suggest that for those glasses prone to nepheline formation (using the 0.62 value developed by Li et al. (2003) as a guide), a statistically significant difference in PCT response was observed for the two heat treatments but the impact on durability was of little or no practical concern. When one couples the PCT responses with the X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) results and/or visual observations, one could conclude that the formation of nepheline in these glasses does have a negative impact on durability. However, that impact may be of statistical significance, but the practical impact may not be sufficient to avoid a specific candidate frit for the SB4 glass system. The results of this study not only suggest that the 0.62 value appears to be a reasonable guide to monitor sludge--frit systems with respect to potential nepheline formation, but also that the impact of nepheline, although statistically significant, has little or no practical impact in the SB4 system to durability as measured by the PCT. This latter statement must be qualified to some extent given only two glasses were selected which were actually ''prone to nepheline formation'' based on this general guide and the relatively volume % of nepheline formed based on XRD results ({approx} 0.5 vol%). If the presence of nepheline has no appreciable, adverse impact on durability for the recently revised SB4 systems, then as decisions regarding the viability of the SB4 options and the down select of candidate frits are pursued, little weight will be given to minimizing the likelihood of nepheline and the decisions will be dominated by waste throughput criteria. That is, the frit selection process will not have to consider the impact of nepheline on the ultimate durability of the product and can focus on recommending a frit that when coupled with the sludge can be processed over a waste loading (WL) interval of interest to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) with melt rates meeting production expectations.

  18. Star Formation along the Hubble sequence: results from a new Halpha Galaxy Survey

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    Neville S. Shane; Phil A. James

    2001-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We are conducting a large survey of star formation within ~400 nearby spiral and irregular galaxies through imaging of the Halpha emission. We present here some of our first results from 104 of the galaxies in our sample, investigating the variation of SFR and Halpha EWs along the Hubble sequence for these galaxies. We find a strong dependence of SFR on Hubble type, peaking for Sbc galaxies, but with large dispersions within each type. There is a possible dependence of SFR on bar presence, but none on group membership. There is an increase in EWs for later Hubble types, but with large dispersions within each type. We find no dependence of EW on bar presence, group membership or on absolute magnitude.

  19. Geospatial Semantics for Topographic Data

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    Usery, Lynn

    2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Geospatial Semantics for Topographic Data E. Lynn Usery http://cegis.usgs.gov usery@usgs.gov 11th Annual GIS Day @ KU 2 Objectives Present semantics of geospatial data from USGS... perspective Provide basis for creating geospatial semantic data in machine readable form from existing data Provide examples of using geospatial semantics for mapping and connecting USGS data with other data 3 Outline Background – The National...

  20. Temporal Representation in Semantic Graphs

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    Levandoski, J J; Abdulla, G M

    2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A wide range of knowledge discovery and analysis applications, ranging from business to biological, make use of semantic graphs when modeling relationships and concepts. Most of the semantic graphs used in these applications are assumed to be static pieces of information, meaning temporal evolution of concepts and relationships are not taken into account. Guided by the need for more advanced semantic graph queries involving temporal concepts, this paper surveys the existing work involving temporal representations in semantic graphs.

  1. A Framework for Media Adaptation Using the Web and the Semantic Web

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    Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

    A Framework for Media Adaptation Using the Web and the Semantic Web S´ebastien Laborie and Antoine Zimmermann SMAP'07 1 S´ebastien Laborie and Antoine Zimmermann Media Adaptation using the Web and the Semantic Web #12;Introduction Motivations Information Anytime Anywhere Mona Lisa Image PNG format 560 x 864

  2. Expert Recommendation based on Social Drivers, Social Network Analysis, and Semantic Data Representation

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    Fox, Mark S.

    Expert Recommendation based on Social Drivers, Social Network Analysis, and Semantic Data-Theoretical Multi-Level (MTML) framework which investigates social drivers for network formation in the communities computational techniques from social network analysis and representational techniques from the semantic web

  3. Working Paper Series Semantic building blocks

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    . These results then suggest several new, theo- retically grounded, research areas. 1 Introduction SubtreeWorking Paper Series Semantic building blocks in genetic programming Nicholas Freitag Mc and Teaching Rodney A. Briggs Library Volume 3 Number 2 December 12, 2007 Faculty and Student Research

  4. Experimental results of water film formation on various fuel forms from a fire suppression system

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    Ross, R.H.; Davis, J.R.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the study was to determine the thickness and coverage of water film formations on various materials during fire sprinkler deluge. An exhaustive literature search revealed that no applicable research data exists that governs water film formations from fire protection systems. Therefore, a controlled, infield, mockup was created to predict the thickness and coverage of water film on fissile material forms. This paper discusses the background, experimental procedure and the characterization of these water films.

  5. Semantic Web 30Artificial

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    312007.11 "" Semantic Web 30Artificial IntelligenceKnowledge Representation Inductive Web datasets ---- Tim Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee " "" " Web 2.0---- Web Web 2.0 Frank van Harmelen W3C OWL Web Sesame RDF Aduna 100 Hirsch 35 5 15 ECAI2002 3 ISWC

  6. Stimulation results in the low-permeability Wasatch formation - An evolution to foam fracturing

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    Harris, P.C.; Bailey, D.E.; Evertz, G.L.

    1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Wasatch Formation of the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah is typical of many formations in the Rocky Mountains, having low permeability and high sensitivity to water. Stimulation treatments with several types of fracturing fluids, including oilwater emulsion fluids, complex gel fluids and foam fluids, have been generally successful. Production decline curves from twenty four wells in the field were used for comparison of the different stimulation methods. Although foam fracturing has been used for the shortest period of time, comparison of the production histories show the relatively higher efficiency of the foam fracturing treatments compared to other stimulation methods in the Wasatch formation. Foam fluids gave higher production rates and higher flowing pressures than offset wells fractured with complex gel fluids. A stimulation model for oil and gas production was used to match the production history from this reservoir. The model allowed a projection of gas production based on early production from the wells and knowledge of the reservoir.

  7. Interchange Format for Hybrid Systems: Abstract Semantics

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    Carloni, Luca

    used by the algorithms. Modelica, for instance, pro- vides a language for describing systems in terms

  8. Experimental results of water film formation on various fuel forms from a fire suppression system

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    Ross, R.H.; Davis, J.R.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the study was to determine the thickness and coverage of water film formations on various materials during fire sprinkler deluge. The primary criticality safety concern with automatic fire suppression systems is the increased amount of water that a film adds to the interstitial volume of an array per unit time. An exhaustive literature search revealed that no applicable research data exist that govern water film formations from fire protection systems. Therefore, a controlled, infield, mockup was created to predict the thickness and coverage of water film on fissile material forms. This paper discusses the background, experimental procedure, and the characterization of these water films.

  9. The Conditions for Star Formation at Low Metallicity: Results from the LMC

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    B. G. Elmegreen; J. Palous; J. M. Oliveira; J. Th Van Loon; Stanimirovi? S

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract. We present our recent work on the conditions under which star formation occurs in a metal-poor environment, the Large Magellanic Cloud ([Fe/H] ? ?0.4). Water masers are used as beacons of the current star formation in Hii regions. Comparing their location with the dust morphology imaged with the Spitzer Space Telescope, and additional H? imaging and groundbased near-infrared observations, we conclude that the LMC environment seems favourable to sequential star formation triggered by massive star feedback (Oliveira et al. 2006). Good examples of this are 30 Doradus and N 113. There are also Hii regions, such as N 105A, where feedback may not be responsible for the current star formation although the nature of one young stellar object (YSO) suggests that feedback may soon start making an impact. The chemistry in one YSO hints at a stronger influence from irradiation effects in a metal-poor environment where shielding by dust is suppressed (van Loon 2005).

  10. Semantic Web Enabled Composition of Web Services

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    Medjahed, Brahim

    Semantic Web Enabled Composition of Web Services Brahim Medjahed Dissertation submitted Falls Church, Virginia, USA Keywords: Semantic Web - Web Service - Ontology - Service Composition. Copyright 2004, Brahim Medjahed #12;Semantic Web Enabled Composition of Web Services Brahim Medjahed

  11. NEPHELINE FORMATION STUDY FOR SLUDGE BATCH 4: PHASE 3 EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS

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    Fox, K

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Phase 3 study was undertaken to complement the previous phases of the nepheline formation studies1, 2 by continuing the investigation into the ability of the nepheline discriminator to predict the occurrence of nepheline crystallization in Sludge Batch 4 (SB4) glasses and into the impact of such phases on the durability of the SB4 glasses. The Phase 3 study had two primary objectives. The first was to continue to demonstrate the ability of the discriminator value to adequately predict the nepheline formation potential for specific glass systems of interest. The second was to generate additional data that have a high probability of supporting the SB4 variability study. To support these two objectives, sixteen glasses were selected based on the most recent SB4 compositional projection, Case 15C Blend 1.3 Four different frits were included, based on previous assessments of projected operating windows and melt rate,4, 5 with four WLs selected for each frit. Eight of these frit-sludge combinations covered WLs which tightly bound the nepheline discriminator value of 0.62, with the intent of refining this value to a level of confidence where it can be incorporated into offline administrative controls and/or the Process Composition Control System (PCCS) to support Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) acceptability decisions. The remaining eight frit-sludge combinations targeted lower WLs (35 and 40%) and were prepared and analyzed to contribute needed data to the ComPro database6 to support a potential variability study for SB4.

  12. Interleaving Semantics of Petri Nets Concurrency Theory

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    Interleaving Semantics of Petri Nets Concurrency Theory Interleaving Semantics of Petri Nets Joost/47 Interleaving Semantics of Petri Nets Overview 1 Introduction 2 Basic net concepts 3 The interleaving semantics of Petri nets 4 Sequential runs 5 Summary Joost-Pieter Katoen and Thomas Noll Concurrency Theory 2

  13. Accelerating semantic graph databases on commodity clusters

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    Morari, Alessandro; Castellana, Vito G.; Haglin, David J.; Feo, John T.; Weaver, Jesse R.; Tumeo, Antonino; Villa, Oreste

    2013-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing a full software system for accelerating semantic graph databases on commodity cluster that scales to hundreds of nodes while maintaining constant query throughput. Our framework comprises a SPARQL to C++ compiler, a library of parallel graph methods and a custom multithreaded runtime layer, which provides a Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming model with fork/join parallelism and automatic load balancing over a commodity clusters. We present preliminary results for the compiler and for the runtime.

  14. Formal Semantics, Compilation and Execution of the GALS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    programming, dynamic reconfiguration, weak mobility, formal model of computation, semantics, CSP, -calculus only a partial formal semantics. We believe that formal semantics is essential for faithful compilation

  15. achieving semantic interoperability: Topics by E-print Network

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    semantic mediation approach using SRS (Semantic Relatedness Scores) and SWRL (Semantic Web Rule Language, Ontology, Mediation, Reasoning 1 Introduction The stovepipe phenomenon...

  16. New Result Formats on OpenEI | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLuOpen EnergyNelsoniX LtdNew Energy OpportunitiesNew Result

  17. Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andre F. T. Martins

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andr´e F. T. Martins Mariana S. C a recently pro- posed dependency parser, TurboParser (Martins et al., 2010, 2013), to be able to perform). The result is TurboSemanticParser, which we re- lease as open-source software.1 We describe here a second

  18. Introducing Reference Semantics via Refinement Graeme Smith

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    Smith, Graeme

    Introducing Reference Semantics via Refinement Graeme Smith Software Verification Research Centre, University of Queensland, Australia smith@svrc.uq.edu.au Abstract. Two types of semantics have been given

  19. Modeling Computations in a Semantic Network

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    Marko A. Rodriguez; Johan Bollen

    2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Semantic network research has seen a resurgence from its early history in the cognitive sciences with the inception of the Semantic Web initiative. The Semantic Web effort has brought forth an array of technologies that support the encoding, storage, and querying of the semantic network data structure at the world stage. Currently, the popular conception of the Semantic Web is that of a data modeling medium where real and conceptual entities are related in semantically meaningful ways. However, new models have emerged that explicitly encode procedural information within the semantic network substrate. With these new technologies, the Semantic Web has evolved from a data modeling medium to a computational medium. This article provides a classification of existing computational modeling efforts and the requirements of supporting technologies that will aid in the further growth of this burgeoning domain.

  20. Biogeochemical Processes in a Clay Formation In-situ Experiment: Part B Results from overcoring and evidence of strong buffering by the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2 Biogeochemical Processes in a Clay Formation In-situ Experiment: Part B ­ Results from overcoring in the Opalinus Clay formation was carried out at the Mont Terri underground rock laboratory (Jura Mountains/precipitation reactions. After five years, the 4.5 m long vertical test interval was overcored and Opalinus clay samples

  1. Social networks and the Semantic Web

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    Baeza-Yates, Ricardo

    Social networks and the Semantic Web Peter Mika Business Informatics group Dept. of Computer technology for the social sciences Social network mining from the Web Semantics-based data management Browsing and visualization Case study Network Analysis of Semantic Web research 2. Network Analysis

  2. Einsatz von Web Services im Semantic Web

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    Moeller, Ralf

    Einsatz von Web Services im Semantic Web am Beispiel der RACER Engine und OWL-QL Jan Galinski Aufbau der Arbeit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Grundlagen 5 2.1 Semantic Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1.1 Komponenten des Semantic Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1.2 Repräsentation

  3. International Journal on Semantic Web and

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    Chen-Burger, Yun-Heh (Jessica)

    ON AIR!!! International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (Discount to SIG members) DON'T MISS: TOM GRUBER INTERVIEW (page 4) BulletinSemantic Web & Information Systems The Official Quarterly Newsletter of AIS Special Interest Group on Semantic Web and Information Systems AIS SIGSEMIS http

  4. Universitat Augsburg Patterns for Semantic Business Process

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    Bauer, Bernhard

    Universit¨at Augsburg Patterns for Semantic Business Process Modeling Christian Seitz Report 2008 Business Process Management (SBPM) ­ with semantically enriched business process models as one of its main. But they all have in common, that semantically enriched business process models are the key to all the future

  5. Semantic Web Research anno 2006: main streams,

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    Semantic Web Research anno 2006: main streams, popular fallacies, current status and future. In this topical1 paper we try to give an analysis and overview of the current state of Semantic Web research. We point to different in- terpretations of the Semantic Web as the reason underlying many contro- versies

  6. LDRD final report : first application of geospatial semantic graphs to SAR image data.

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    Brost, Randolph C.; McLendon, William Clarence,

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modeling geospatial information with semantic graphs enables search for sites of interest based on relationships between features, without requiring strong a priori models of feature shape or other intrinsic properties. Geospatial semantic graphs can be constructed from raw sensor data with suitable preprocessing to obtain a discretized representation. This report describes initial work toward extending geospatial semantic graphs to include temporal information, and initial results applying semantic graph techniques to SAR image data. We describe an efficient graph structure that includes geospatial and temporal information, which is designed to support simultaneous spatial and temporal search queries. We also report a preliminary implementation of feature recognition, semantic graph modeling, and graph search based on input SAR data. The report concludes with lessons learned and suggestions for future improvements.

  7. SPINNING THE SEMANTIC WEB INTRODUCTION

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    Wahlster, Wolfgang - Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz & FR 6.2

    SPINNING THE SEMANTIC WEB INTRODUCTION Dieter Fensel, Jim Hendler, Henry Lieberman, and Wolfgang Wahlster The World Wide Web (WWW) has drastically changed the availability of electronically accessible (http://www.w3c.org) expects around a billion Web users and an even higher number of available documents

  8. Lineales: algebras and categories in the semantics of linear logic

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    de Paiva, Valeria

    Lineales: algebras and categories in the semantics of linear logic Valeria de Paiva This paper categorical semantics to algebraic semantics in the form of lineales. 2 Choosing a Semantics Let us assume describes algebraic semantics for (intuitionistic and classical) propositional linear logic, using

  9. Semantic Features for Classifying Referring Search Terms

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    May, Chandler J.; Henry, Michael J.; McGrath, Liam R.; Bell, Eric B.; Marshall, Eric J.; Gregory, Michelle L.

    2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    When an internet user clicks on a result in a search engine, a request is submitted to the destination web server that includes a referrer field containing the search terms given by the user. Using this information, website owners can analyze the search terms leading to their websites to better understand their visitors needs. This work explores some of the features that can be used for classification-based analysis of such referring search terms. We present initial results for the example task of classifying HTTP requests countries of origin. A system that can accurately predict the country of origin from query text may be a valuable complement to IP lookup methods which are susceptible to the obfuscation of dereferrers or proxies. We suggest that the addition of semantic features improves classifier performance in this example application. We begin by looking at related work and presenting our approach. After describing initial experiments and results, we discuss paths forward for this work.

  10. Meta-Metadata: An Information Semantic Language and Software Architecture for Collection Visualization Application

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    Mathur, Abhinav

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    .3? Yahoo Search ...................................................................................................54? 7.4? Lines of Code Comparison...............................................................................55? 8.? USER STUDY... ACM portal Meta-Metadata semantic actions..................................................52? Figure 21 Information visualization from ACM portal using combinFormation .............53? Figure 22 Yahoo search XML and corresponding Meta...

  11. Semantic Web Service Architecture --Evolving Web Service Standards toward the Semantic Web

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    Staab, Steffen

    Coverpage Semantic Web Service Architecture -- Evolving Web Service Standards toward the Semantic Web Tanja Sollazzo, Siegfried Handschuh, Steffen Staab, Martin Frank Abstract. The importance of Web by Semantic Web technologies such that a smooth evolution from Web services in the current Web to Web services

  12. automatic semantic role: Topics by E-print Network

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    Semantics Gregory Grefenstette Abstract Quantified self, life logging, digital eyeglasses to induce personal semantic dimensions to sift data and find what is meaningful to...

  13. abstract symbolic semantics: Topics by E-print Network

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    Semantics Gregory Grefenstette Abstract Quantified self, life logging, digital eyeglasses to induce personal semantic dimensions to sift data and find what is meaningful to...

  14. Semantic Mediawiki Semantic Forms update | OpenEI Community

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  15. Semantic Web Technologies for the Adaptive Web

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    23 Semantic Web Technologies for the Adaptive Web Peter Dolog1 and Wolfgang Nejdl2 1 Department.de Abstract. Ontologies and reasoning are the key terms brought into focus by the semantic web community. Formal representation of ontologies in a common data model on the web can be taken as a foundation

  16. Semantic Activity Recognition Monique Thonnat 1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Semantic Activity Recognition Monique Thonnat 1 Abstract. Extracting automatically the semantics to locate the physical objects in the 3D real world. The dynamics of the physical objects is a major cue the same scene as a bank attack 1 INRIA, France, email: Monique

  17. Semantics and Ontologies for Geospatial Information

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    Stock, Kristin

    Semantics and Ontologies for Geospatial Information Dr Kristin Stock #12;Introduction The study of semantics addresses the issue of what data means, including: 1. The meaning and nature of basic geospatial constructs. 2. How the meaning of geospatial data can be determined. 3. How the meaning of geospatial data

  18. Information Technology The Mobile Semantic Web

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    Li, Yuan-Fang

    Information Technology The Mobile Semantic Web Shonali Krishnaswamya & Yuan-Fang Lib a Institute of Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore b Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia introduction to ontology languages & reasoning 3. Strategies & systems for mobile semantic reasoning 4. Future

  19. Semantic search integration to climate data

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    Devarakonda, Ranjeet [ORNL; Palanisamy, Giri [ORNL; Pouchard, Line Catherine [ORNL; Shrestha, Biva [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present how research projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using Semantic Search capabilities to help scientists perform their research. We will discuss how the Mercury metadata search system, with the help of the semantic search capability, is being used to find, retrieve, and link climate change data. DOI: 10.1109/CTS.2014.6867639

  20. Semantic Knowledge Management for Education Andrea Kohlhase

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    Kohlhase, Michael

    Semantic Knowledge Management for Education Andrea Kohlhase Dept. of Mathematics and Computer.kohlhase@jacobs-university.de Abstract `Semantic technologies' are touted as the next big wave in Educational Technology notions e.g. of `seman- tics', yielding specific problems in their interplay. In this paper we take a look

  1. A Tourist Recommendation System Employing Probabilistic Semantics

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    Hammerton, James

    Smart City system. Keywords: semantics, tourism, recommendation engine, probabilistic reasoning, rule focuses on automating the object selection and visit schedule creation. Smart City (SC) is a semantic Estonia. The Smart City project uses experience from the Smartmuseum project [9] and applies some

  2. [Semantic equivalence of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the "Body Change Inventory"].

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    Conti, MA; Ferreira, ME; Amaral, AC; Hearst, N; Cordás, TA; Scagliusi, FB

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inventory” Semantic Equivalence of the Brazilian Portugueseuation for semantic equivalence of the BCI in the Portuguese3) evaluation of semantic equivalence; and (4) assessment of

  3. Formation of gas-phase peroxides in a rural atmosphere: An interpretation of the recent SOS/SERON field results

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    Lee, J.H.; Tang, I.N. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Weinstein-Lloyd, J.B. [State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury, NY (United States). Chemistry/Physics Dept.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen perioxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) and certain organic peroxides such as hydroxymethyl-hydroperoxide (HMHP), are gas-phase oxidants present in the atmosphere at ppbv concentration levels. These oxidants play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. In addition, precipitation containing H{sub 2}O{sub 2} is toxic to trees, and it has also been suggested that organic peroxides formed presumably by ozone reactions with biogenic alkenes are responsible for leaf disorders. Recently, we have developed a nonenzymatic method or aqueous-phase H{sub 2}O{sub 2} measurement, using Fenton reagent and fluorescent hydroxy- benzoic acid. The new method, in conjunction with the well-known method of p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid and horseradish peroxidase for total peroxides, and together with an improved gas scrubber to mitigate sampling line problems, has been successfully deployed in recent SOS/SERON field measurements in rural Georgia. For the first time, continuously measured and speciated gas-phase peroxide data have become available, making it possible to examine some aspects of the ozone chemistry leading to the formation of these oxidants. It is observed that daily H{sub 2}O{sub 2} maximum frequently occurs at a different time than does HMHP, and that H{sub 2}O{sub 2} concentration, but not HMHP, tends to correlate with solar fluxes measured at the same location. These findings seem to indicate that the formation mechanisms for H{sub 2}O{sub 2} and organic peroxides are basically different. It is likely that H{sub 2}O{sub 2} is formed from radical-radical recombination, while HMHP is formed by ozone-alkene reactions. Since the gas-phase ozone-alkene reactions are usually too slow to account for the diurnal concentration variations observed for HMHP, heterogeneous processes involving ozone and alkenes are also a possibility.

  4. Semantic technology for capturing communication inside organization

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    Mladenic, Dunja

    Mladeni1 , Blaz Fortuna1 1 Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia {Marko.Grobelnik, Dunja.Mladenic, Blaz.Fortuna}@ijs.si Abstract. We address the problem of using semantic technology

  5. Formal Semantics for Interacting UML subsystems

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    Jurjens, Jan

    or attack need to exclude possible weaknesses. Problem: correctness in conflict with cost. Thorough methods, substates, internal activities. Here: simplified. Jan J¨urjens, TU Munich: Formal Semantics for Interacting

  6. Semantic Routed Network for Distributed Search Engines

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    Biswas, Amitava

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    called semantic routers. These appliances need to: (a) carry out sophisticated meaning comparison computations at high speed; and (b) have the right kind of behavior to automatically organize an optimal index system. This dissertation presents...

  7. Learning Semantic Query Suggestions Edgar Meij1

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    Learning Semantic Query Suggestions Edgar Meij1 , Marc Bron1 , Laura Hollink2 , Bouke Huurnink1 , and Maarten de Rijke1 1 ISLA, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 107, 1098 XG Amsterdam {edgar

  8. Semantic associative network for text analysis (SANTA)

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    Airhart, Robert William

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on theories of associations, the Semantic Associative Network for Text Analysis (SANTA) has been developed. Nodes in the network represent words and links between nodes represent the association strengths between them. The links are adjusted...

  9. Semantic Social Network Analysis, a concrete case

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Semantic Social Network Analysis, a concrete case Guillaume Erétéo, Orange Labs, guillaume permitting a high degree of interaction between participants, and social network analysis (SNA) seeks) shared by the members of these networks. These enriched representations of social networks, combined

  10. 24.973 Advanced Semantics, Spring 2005

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    Fintel, Kai von

    Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the second of the three parts of our graduate introduction ...

  11. Article semantics in second language acquisition

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    Ionin, Tania

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines article choice and parameter-setting in second language (L2) acquisition. It argues, on the basis of L2-English elicitation and production data, that L2- learners have access to UG-based semantic ...

  12. A Domain Specific Ontology Based Semantic Web Search Engine

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    Mukhopadhyay, Debajyoti; Mukherjee, Sreemoyee; Bhattacharya, Jhilik; Kim, Young-Chon

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since its emergence in the 1990s the World Wide Web (WWW) has rapidly evolved into a huge mine of global information and it is growing in size everyday. The presence of huge amount of resources on the Web thus poses a serious problem of accurate search. This is mainly because today's Web is a human-readable Web where information cannot be easily processed by machine. Highly sophisticated, efficient keyword based search engines that have evolved today have not been able to bridge this gap. So comes up the concept of the Semantic Web which is envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee as the Web of machine interpretable information to make a machine processable form for expressing information. Based on the semantic Web technologies we present in this paper the design methodology and development of a semantic Web search engine which provides exact search results for a domain specific search. This search engine is developed for an agricultural Website which hosts agricultural information about the state of West Bengal.

  13. Geospatio-temporal Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage Geospatio-temporal Semantic Web for Cultural

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    that publish cultural heritage content on a map. For example, WatWasWaar.nl publishes historical geographicalGeospatio-temporal Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage Page 1 Geospatio-temporal Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage Tomi Kauppinen, Panu Paakkarinen, Eetu Mäkelä, Heini Kuittinen, Jari Väätäinen and Eero

  14. Semantic Similarity in a Taxonomy: An Information-Based Measure and its Application to Problems of Ambiguity in Natural Language

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    Resnik, P

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents a measure of semantic similarity in an IS-A taxonomy based on the notion of shared information content. Experimental evaluation against a benchmark set of human similarity judgments demonstrates that the measure performs better than the traditional edge-counting approach. The article presents algorithms that take advantage of taxonomic similarity in resolving syntactic and semantic ambiguity, along with experimental results demonstrating their effectiveness.

  15. Semantics of time travel in a generative information space 

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    Khandelwal, Madhur Jugalkishore

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on interactive and computational semantics for manipulating the time-based medium of an evolving information space. The interactive semantics enable the user to engage in linear timeline traversal and non-linear history...

  16. SECURE SEMANTIC COMPUTING KEVIN W. HAMLEN and BHAVANI THURAISINGHAM

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    Hamlen, Kevin W.

    and development of secure semantic computing technologies is therefore an important emerging category of security specifications with semantic web technologies. Second, we examine data mining technologies for cyber-security

  17. Ontology-Schmology1 in search of informal semantics

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    Stock, Kristin

    Ontology-Schmology1 : in search of informal semantics Dr Kristin Stock Centre for Geospatial for representing the semantics of geographic concepts. These ontologies take the form of formal languages

  18. SEMANTIC DATA INTEGRATION IN A MULTIPLE REPRESENTATION ENVIRONMENT

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    Köbben, Barend

    SEMANTIC DATA INTEGRATION IN A MULTIPLE REPRESENTATION ENVIRONMENT J.E. Stotera , R.L.G. Lemmensa: Semantic data integration, Multi Representation Database, Generalisation, ontologies, machine ontology at the different scales are semantically integrated, 2) objects in the different scales representing the same real

  19. February 2013 Siemens Princeton NJ Pascal Hitzler Semantic Data Analytics

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    February 2013 ­ Siemens Princeton NJ ­ Pascal Hitzler Semantic Data Analytics ­ The key://www.pascal-hitzler.de/ #12;February 2013 ­ Siemens Princeton NJ ­ Pascal Hitzler 2 Semantic Web journal · EiCs: Pascal://www.semantic-web-journal.net/ #12;February 2013 ­ Siemens Princeton NJ ­ Pascal Hitzler 3 Textbook Pascal Hitzler, Markus Krötzsch

  20. An algebraic perspective on valuation semantics Carlos Caleiro Ricardo Goncalves

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    Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de

    An algebraic perspective on valuation semantics Carlos Caleiro Ricardo Gon¸calves CLC and SQIG interpreted homomorphically in a given algebra. The key idea of valuation semantics [dCB94], which arose satisfactory, the existing proposal of valuation semantics is not as general as one would expect. It lacks

  1. An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment K. Harkouken Saiah1, N of semantic representation of a dynamic virtual environment. Our model is embodied into a simulation with the semantic state of their environment. The idea is to represent the services offered by the environment

  2. True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Concurrency Theory

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Concurrency Theory True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Joost-Pieter Katoen and Thomas Noll Lehrstuhl für Informatik 2 Software Modeling and Thomas Noll Concurrency Theory 1/48 True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Overview 1 Introduction

  3. Description Logics as Ontology Languages for the Semantic Web

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    Baader, Franz

    Description Logics as Ontology Languages for the Semantic Web Franz Baader 1 , Ian Horrocks 2. The vision of a Semantic Web has recently drawn consider- able attention, both from academia and industry. Description logics are often named as one of the tools that can support the Semantic Web and thus help to make

  4. Describing Spatial Relations using Informal Semantics Kristin Stock1

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    Stock, Kristin

    Describing Spatial Relations using Informal Semantics Kristin Stock1 1 University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottingham Tel. +44(0)787 299 3270 Email: kristin.stock@nottingham.ac.uk Web address: http, people tend to think in terms of informal semantics. Informal semantics take the form of cognitive models

  5. Building Local Terrain Maps Using SpatioTemporal Classification for Semantic Robot Localization

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    Zell, Andreas

    of the environment. We describe how to efficiently integrate the classification results of each time stepBuilding Local Terrain Maps Using Spatio­Temporal Classification for Semantic Robot Localization Stefan Laible1 and Andreas Zell1 Abstract-- The correct classification of the surrounding ter- rain

  6. An approach to interactive retrieval in face image databases based on semantic attributes

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    Gudivada, V.N. [Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States); Raghavan, V.V.; Seetharaman, G.S. [Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Image Retrieval (IR) problem is concerned with retrieving images that are relevant to users` requests from a large collection of images, referred to as the image database. A taxonomy for and the limitations of the existing approaches for image retrieval are discussed. Also, to alleviate some of the problems associated with these approaches, a unified framework for retrieval in image databases for a class of application areas is proposed. The framework provides a taxonomy for image attributes and identifies four generic types of retrieval based on the attribute taxonomy. Semantic attributes play a central role in supporting one of those generic retrieval types, referred to as Retrieval by Semantic Attributes (RSA). Semantic attributes are those attributes the specification of which necessarily involves some subjectivity, imprecision, and/or uncertainty. In this paper, we introduce Personal Construct Theory (PCT) as a knowledge elicitation tool for systematically deriving semantic attributes to support RSA in image retrieval applications. As a case study, we use a prototype database system comprising of human face images. The knowledge elicited from the face images is stored in a matrix form which is referred to as repertory grid. We propose an algorithm for RSA based on the repertory grid. The algorithm incorporates user relevance judgments as a means to deal with the inherent problems associated with the specification of semantic attributes. The algorithm incorporates user relevance judgments as a means to deal with the inherent problems associated with the specification of semantic attributes. The algorithm is implemented and tested on the human face image database and the initial results are encouraging. In essence, we have developed an overall methodology/test bed to facilitate experimentation with different algorithms for RSA.

  7. Message Sequence Chart Syntax and Semantics

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    Reniers, Michel

    : Syntax and Semantics / Michel Adriaan Reniers. - Eindhoven : Eindhoven University of Technology, 1999Drukkerij, Eindhoven c 1999 by Michel Adriaan Reniers, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. No part. This thesis has been supported by the Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven. It has been carried out under

  8. Semantically Enabled Exploratory Video Search Jrg Waitelonis

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    Weske, Mathias

    . The user enters a query string that might consist out of one or several keywords and Google's web searchSemantically Enabled Exploratory Video Search Jörg Waitelonis joerg comes the challenge of efficient methods in video content management, content-based video search

  9. Accelerated Learning without Semantic Similarity: Indirect Objects

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    Friedman, Nir

    types. Transfer apparently facilitates the learning of this type of information from the input1 Accelerated Learning without Semantic Similarity: Indirect Objects ANAT NINIO* Abstract The hypothesis was tested that transfer and facilitation of learning in early syntactic development does not rely

  10. Supporting Linearizable Semantics in Replicated Luis Rodrigues

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    Supporting Linearizable Semantics in Replicated Databases Lu´is Rodrigues INESC-ID/IST ler@iti.upv.es Abstract This paper proposes a novel database replication algorithm that offers strong consistency operations, making a bridge between consensus-based and quorum based solutions for database replication

  11. Scaling Semantic Graph Databases in Size and Performance

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    Morari, Alessandro; Castellana, Vito G.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Weaver, Jesse R.; Haglin, David J.; Choudhury, Sutanay; Feo, John T.

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present SGEM, a full software system for accelerating large-scale semantic graph databases on commodity clusters. Unlike current approaches, SGEM addresses semantic graph databases by only employing graph methods at all the levels of the stack. On one hand, this allows exploiting the space efficiency of graph data structures and the inherent parallelism of graph algorithms. These features adapt well to the increasing system memory and core counts of modern commodity clusters. On the other hand, however, these systems are optimized for regular computation and batched data transfers, while graph methods usually are irregular and generate fine-grained data accesses with poor spatial and temporal locality. Our framework comprises a SPARQL to data parallel C compiler, a library of parallel graph methods and a custom, multithreaded runtime system. We introduce our stack, motivate its advantages with respect to other solutions and show how we solved the challenges posed by irregular behaviors. We present the result of our software stack on the Berlin SPARQL benchmarks with datasets up to 10 billion triples (a triple corresponds to a graph edge), demonstrating scaling in dataset size and in performance as more nodes are added to the cluster.

  12. Formalization of Semantic Annotation for Systems Interoperability in a PLM environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Formalization of Semantic Annotation for Systems Interoperability in a PLM environment Yongxin Liao, and etc.) in the Product Lifecycle Man- agement (PLM) environment. These formal semantic annotations) interoperability context. Keywords: Ontology, Semantic Annotation, Systems Interoperability, Business Process, PLM

  13. action semantic equivalences: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and non, including lexical synonymy, conversives (buysell), idioms (kick the bucketdie), and more extended Siddharthan, Advaith 154 Nested Semantics over Finite Trees...

  14. Composition Semantics of the Rosetta Specification Language

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    Peck, Megan Elizabeth

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    using Coalgebras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 6.2.1 Process Calculi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 6.2.2 Coalgebras in Java Semantics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 6.2.3 Previous Work on Rosetta.... Components may have inputs and outputs that allow them to be parameterized and to communicate with other specification constructs. The terms within a component may either be Boolean expressions written in Rosetta’s expression language or may instantiate other...

  15. Relating syntax and semantics: the syntactico-semantic lexicon of the system VIE-LANG

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    Steinacker, I.; Buchberger, E.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the structure and evaluation of the syntactico-semantic lexicon (SSL) of the German natural language understanding system VIE-LANG. VIE-LANG uses an si-net as internal representation. The SSL contains the rules according to which the mapping between net-structures and surface structures of a sentence is carried out. This information is structured in a way that it can be evaluated from two sides. The parser interprets it as production-rules that control the analysis. Syntactic and semantic features of the input sentence and evaluated and individuals are created in the semantic net. The generator uses the same rules to express selected net-structures in adequate natural language expressions. It is shown who both processes can make effective use of the SSL. The different possibilities for evaluating the SSL are explained and illustrated by examples. 12 references.

  16. Semantics and Syntax A Legacy of Alan Turing

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    Semantics and Syntax A Legacy of Alan Turing Scientific Report Arnold Beckmann (Swansea) S. Barry Semantics and Syn- tax was one of the central activities of the Alan Turing Year 2012 (ATY). The ATY, many of which were leaders of their respective fields. Alan Turing's work was too broad for a coherent

  17. Towards an Accessible Web through Semantic Web Standards

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    Watt, Stephen M.

    1 Towards an Accessible Web through Semantic Web Standards Clare M. So, Mark Perry and Stephen M Abstract-- Making information on the Web accessible to all people, including to those having special needs than actual semantic content that is rendered by alternative technologies. To make the Web more

  18. Towards an Accessible Web through Semantic Web Standards

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    Perry, Mark

    Towards an Accessible Web through Semantic Web Standards Clare M. So, Mark Perry and Stephen M Abstract-- Making information on the Web accessible to all people, including to those having special needs than actual semantic content that is rendered by alternative technologies. To make the Web more

  19. Model Transformations Require Formal Semantics Zekai Demirezen, 2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Model Transformations Require Formal Semantics 1 Yu Sun, 1 Zekai Demirezen, 2 Tomaz Lukman, 3 limitations of model transformation, with a specific emphasis on model optimization. A primary shortcoming that can be found in many model transformation approaches and tools is the lack of formal semantics

  20. The SILK System: Scalable and Expressive Semantic Benjamin Grosof

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    Polz, Martin

    with the main existing forms of knowledge/data in the Semantic Web and deep Web. These features cope the Se- mantic Web to large knowledge bases in science and busi- ness that answer questions, proactively fundamental requirements for scaling the Semantic Web to Very Large Knowledge Bases (VLKBs) in business

  1. Multimedia Document Summarization based on a Semantic Adaptation Framework

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Multimedia Document Summarization based on a Semantic Adaptation Framework Sébastien Laborie.Laborie,Jerome.Euzenat,Nabil.Layaida}@inrialpes.fr ABSTRACT The multiplication of presentation contexts (such as mo- bile phones, PDAs) for multimedia for multimedia document adaptation was proposed. This framework deals with the semantics of the document

  2. An Approach to Security Policy Configuration Using Semantic Threat Graphs

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    Foley, Simon

    An Approach to Security Policy Configuration Using Semantic Threat Graphs Simon N. Foley, in turn, unnecessarily expose the enterprise to known threats. This paper pro- poses a threat management- nomic configuration of security mechanisms. This knowledge is mod- eled in terms of Semantic Threat

  3. Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory Semantic and Syntactic Attribute Types

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    Reports Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory Semantic and Syntactic Attribute Types in AQ University #12;2 SEMANTIC AND SYNTACTIC ATTRIBUTE TYPES IN AQ LEARNING Ryszard S. Michalski* and Janusz and syntactic attribute types in AQ learning, explains their relationships and provides their classifications

  4. SHOE: A Blueprint for the Semantic Web James Hendler

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    Heflin, Jeff

    SHOE: A Blueprint for the Semantic Web Je He in James Hendler Sean Luke February 21, 2003 Abstract The term Semantic Web was coined by Tim Berners-Lee to describe his proposal for \\a web of meaning," as opposed to the \\web of links" that currently exists on the Internet. To achieve this vision, we need

  5. A Multilevel Composability Model for Semantic Web Services

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    Medjahed, Brahim

    A Multilevel Composability Model for Semantic Web Services Brahim Medjahed, Member, IEEE, and Athman Bouguettaya, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--We propose a composability model to ascertain that Web a performance study (analytical and experimental) of the proposed algorithms. Index Terms--Web service, semantic

  6. Semantic e-Science and Geology Clinton Smyth1

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    Poole, David

    Semantic e-Science and Geology Clinton Smyth1 , David Poole2 and Rita Sharma3 1 Georeference Online@cs.ubc.ca Abstract e-Science, as implemented for the study of geology with Geographic Information Systems over the Internet, has highlighted the need for standardization in the semantics of geology, and stimulated

  7. Semantically Guided FirstOrder Theorem with HyperLinking

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Semantically Guided First­Order Theorem Proving with Hyper­Linking by Heng Chu A dissertation: Advisor: David A. Plaisted Reader: Donald W. Loveland Reader: Gyula A. Mago #12; c fl1994 Heng Chu ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ii #12; HENG CHU Semantically Guided First­Order Theorem Proving with Hyper

  8. M-Combinatorialism and the Semantics of SQML

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    Driggers, Robert

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ....................................................... 14 3.2 Possibilist Semantics for SQML .......................................................... 19 3.3 The Common Structure of These Theories .......................................... 21 4. ACTUALISM AND THE SEMANTICS OF SQML... Theory of Possibility ................................................. 40 5.2 M-Combinatorialism ............................................................................ 48 5.3 Necessary Existence and World-Relative Modality...

  9. An operational semantics of a timely bounded agent abstract machine

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An operational semantics of a timely bounded agent abstract machine Technical Report LIRMM #RR an agent abstract machine and its operational semantics. The dynamics of the agent abstract machine of the agent abstract machine using parallel evaluations. Simplicity and expressiveness are important features

  10. Supporting Mobile Service Interaction through Semantic Service Description Annotation and

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    to these characteristics, Semantic Web Service technology is probably the most promising candidate for connecting mobile devices supports this technology, the mobile usage of Web Services is still rather constrained that support and facilitate Physical Mobile Interaction. Semantic Web Service technology helps realising mobile

  11. From notation to semantics: there and back again

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    Torino, Università di

    From notation to semantics: there and back again Luca Padovani1 and Stefano Zacchiroli2 1 its users to define their own notation in an incremental way, using a basic set of primitive software. Fig. 1. Architecture of the notational framework. #12;From notation to semantics: there and back

  12. SEMANTIC WEB APPROACH TO DATABASE INTEGRATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

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    Gerstein, Mark

    . Key words: RDF database, integration. Semantic Web, molecular biology. INTRODUCTION The success of the Human Genome Project (HGP) [1] together with the popularity of the Web (or World Wide Web) [2] has madeChapter 1 SEMANTIC WEB APPROACH TO DATABASE INTEGRATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Kei-Hoi Cheung

  13. Resources Annotation, Retrieval and Presentation: a Semantic Annotation Management System

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for the management of metadata records, each attribute of the record being represented by one or more triples to the resource management system itself. Expressing metadata records in RDF allows us to see metadata as semanticResources Annotation, Retrieval and Presentation: a Semantic Annotation Management System M. Albert

  14. Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model

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    McLeod, Dennis

    Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model MICHAEL HAMMER Massachusetts Institute of Technology and DENNIS McLEOD University of Southern California SDM is a high-level semantics-based database description and structuring formalism (database model) for databases. This database model is designed

  15. Social Networks and the Semantic Web Yahoo! Research Barcelona

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    Baeza-Yates, Ricardo

    Social Networks and the Semantic Web Peter Mika Yahoo! Research Barcelona Abstract: This presentation takes an interdisciplinary look at how the network analysis field of Social Science for the socially-constructed nature of semantics. We show how this new model and the methods of network analysis

  16. Mining social networks and their visual semantics from social photos

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mining social networks and their visual semantics from social photos Michel Crampes EMA-LGI2P Parc possibilities in communication and information management, social networks and photos have received plenty individuals or groups, can be used to build social networks and express part of their semantics. Our

  17. Abstract interpretation from a denotational-semantics perspective

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    Schmidt, David A.

    MFPS 2009 Abstract interpretation from a denotational-semantics perspective David A. Schmidt principles of abstract interpretation are explained in terms of Scott-Strachey-style denotational semantics-limit construction of a Scott-domain. Abstracted computation functions are defined in terms of an embedding

  18. Predicting Panel Ratings for Semantic Characteristics of Lung Nodules

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    Schaefer, Marcus

    Predicting Panel Ratings for Semantic Characteristics of Lung Nodules Dmitriy Zinovev De@cdm.depaul.edu ABSTRACT In reading CT scans with potentially malignant lung nodules, radiologists make use of high level a second opinion - predicting these semantic characteristics for lung nodules. In our previous work, we

  19. asian semantic web: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    asian semantic web First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Semantic Web CiteSeer Summary:...

  20. applying semantic web: Topics by E-print Network

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    applying semantic web First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Applying Semantic Web...

  1. Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future

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    Murray-Rust, Peter; Brooks, Brian; Bolton, Charlotte

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    unswerving support. Tony Hey, Andy Parker and others in eScience for a great opportunity to develop ideas in the context of an exciting national program. To Martin Dove and many colleagues in the eMinerals and MaterialsGrid projects (Mark Calleja, Toby White... . Many in JISC and collaborating projects (Brian Mathews, Jeremy Frey, Simon Coles) and now David Shotton. To Tony Hey, Alex Wade, Lee Dirks and others in Microsoft Research for a concerted and personal approach to making semantics a reality through Chem4...

  2. Semantic Mediawiki | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDITCalifornia Sector: WindRiegotecSeaScape Energy LtdSeeBASelimSemantic

  3. The VMC Survey - XIV. First results on the look-back time star-formation rate tomography of the Small Magellanic Cloud

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    Rubele, Stefano; Kerber, Leandro; Cioni, Maria-Rosa L; Piatti, Andres E; Zaggia, Simone; Bekki, Kenji; Bressan, Alessandro; Clementini, Gisella; de Grijs, Richard; Emerson, Jim P; Groenewegen, Martin A T; Ivanov, Valentin D; Marconi, Marcella; Marigo, Paola; Moretti, Maria-Ida; Ripepi, Vincenzo; Subramanian, Smitha; Tatton, Benjamin L; van Loon, Jacco Th

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse deep images from the VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds in the YJKs filters, covering 14 sqrdeg (10 tiles), split into 120 subregions, and comprising the main body and Wing of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). We apply a colour--magnitude diagram reconstruction method that returns their best-fitting star formation rate SFR(t), age-metallicity relation (AMR), distance and mean reddening, together with 68% confidence intervals. The distance data can be approximated by a plane tilted in the East-West direction with a mean inclination of 39 deg, although deviations of up to 3 kpc suggest a distorted and warped disk. After assigning to every observed star a probability of belonging to a given age-metallicity interval, we build high-resolution population maps. These dramatically reveal the flocculent nature of the young star-forming regions and the nearly smooth features traced by older stellar generations. They document the formation of the SMC Wing at ages <0.2 Gyr and the peak of star formation ...

  4. On the Semantics of Belief Revision Systems \\Lambday Gosta Grahne z , Alberto O. Mendelzon x , and Ray Reiter --

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    Grahne, Gösta "Gus"

    On the Semantics of Belief Revision Systems \\Lambday G¨osta Grahne z , Alberto O. Mendelzon x , and Ray Reiter -- Abstract We consider belief revision operators that satisfy the Alchourr'on­G¨ardenfors­ Makinson postulates, and present an epistemic logic in which, for any such revision operator, the result

  5. Semantic-based Technique for the Automation the 3D Reconstruction Process Helmi Ben Hmida, Frank Boochs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . This processing is based on the combination of 3D processing technologies and Semantic Web technologies. Therefore identification I. INTRODUCTION The laser scanning technology is a powerful tool for many applications; it has. This results in rich datasets with lots of useful and useless information. On one hand, the "manual" processing

  6. On the Precision of Search Engines: Results from a Controlled Experiment

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    Ulm, Universität

    , conventional, non-semantic search engines index and rank web pages [3]. When a user enters a search queryOn the Precision of Search Engines: Results from a Controlled Experiment Hasan Girit, Robert, search engines adopt a key role. Besides conventional search engines such as Google, semantic search

  7. Policy and Contract Management for Semantic Web Services 

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    Uszok, A; Bradshaw, J M; Jeffers, R; Johnson, M; Tate, Austin; Dalton, J; Aitken, Stuart

    This paper summarizes our efforts to develop capabilities for policy and contract management for Semantic Web Services applications. KAoS services and tools allow for the specification, management, analyzes, disclosure and enforcement of policies...

  8. Supporting Collaboration through Semantic-based Work and Constraint Solving 

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    Chen-Burger, Y-H; Hui, K-Y; Preece, A.D; Gray, P.M.D; Tate, Austin

    This paper describes our efforts to provide a collaborative problem solving architecture driven by semantic-based workflow orchestration and constraint problem solving. These technologies are based on shared ontologies ...

  9. Semantic Taxonomy Induction from Heterogenous Evidence Computer Science Department

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    Ng, Andrew Y.

    Semantic Taxonomy Induction from Heterogenous Evidence Rion Snow Computer Science Department­ tic taxonomies. Previous algorithms for taxonomy induction have typically focused on independent over heterogenous relationships to optimize the entire structure of the taxonomy, using knowl­ edge

  10. Semantic Taxonomy Induction from Heterogenous Evidence Computer Science Department

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    Ng, Andrew Y.

    Semantic Taxonomy Induction from Heterogenous Evidence Rion Snow Computer Science Department- tic taxonomies. Previous algorithms for taxonomy induction have typically focused on independent over heterogenous relationships to optimize the entire structure of the taxonomy, using knowl- edge

  11. Multi-Label Informed Latent Semantic Indexing , Shipeng Yu

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    Tresp, Volker

    Multi-Label Informed Latent Semantic Indexing Kai Yu , Shipeng Yu , Volker Tresp Siemens AG, University of Munich, Germany kai.yu@siemens.com, volker.tresp@siemens.com, spyu

  12. A Modest, but Semantically Well Founded, Inheritance Reasoner Fahiem Bacchus

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    Bacchus, Fahiem

    A Modest, but Semantically Well Founded, Inheritance Reasoner Fahiem Bacchus Department of Computer Science University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L{3G1 Abstract A modest exception allowing

  13. Query-based database policy assurance using semantic web technologies

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    Soltren, José Hiram

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we present a novel approach to database security which looks at queries instead of the database tables themselves. In doing so, we use a number of Semantic Web technologies to define rules, translate queries, ...

  14. ASSIST: Automated semantic assistance for translators Serge Sharoff, Bogdan Babych

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    Rayson, Paul

    for Translation Studies University of Leeds, LS2 9JT UK {s.sharoff,b.babych}@leeds.ac.uk Paul Rayson, Olga Mudraya by software which suggests contextual ex- 139 #12;amples in the target language that are semantically

  15. On the semantics of phi features on pronouns

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    Sudo, Yasutada, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates three topics relating to the semantics of phi features on pronouns. Part I focuses on gender features on pronouns. Following previous studies (Cooper 1983, Heim & Kratzer 1998), I claim that they ...

  16. Semanta:AnOntologyDrivenSemantic LinkAnalysisFramework

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    Arpinar, I. Budak

    > Politics RepublicanParty Governor,Texas 1995 2000 Energy BushOil&Gas Founder 1975 Semanta:AnOntologyDrivenSemantic LinkAnalysisFramework MullaiShanmuhan Advisor inhandlingknowledgestarvation #12;ProblemStatement Aframeworkforfindingsemanticlinks amongentitiesisneededforeffective decision

  17. Specifying and Checking Semantic Atomicity for Multithreaded Programs

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    Necula, George

    Specifying and Checking Semantic Atomicity for Multithreaded Programs Jacob Burnim George Necula or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy

  18. Semantic web portals: state-of-the-art Holger Lausen, Ying Ding, Michael Stollberg, Dieter Fensel, Ruben Lara Hernandez and

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    Menczer, Filippo

    Semantic web portals: state-of-the-art survey Holger Lausen, Ying Ding, Michael Stollberg, Dieter application of semantic web technologies in web portals and corresponding achievable improvements for identifying the potential improvement made by semantic web technology. Design

  19. Enhancing multilingual latent semantic analysis with term alignment information.

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    Chew, Peter A.; Bader, Brett William

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is based on the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) of a term-by-document matrix for identifying relationships among terms and documents from co-occurrence patterns. Among the multiple ways of computing the SVD of a rectangular matrix X, one approach is to compute the eigenvalue decomposition (EVD) of a square 2 x 2 composite matrix consisting of four blocks with X and XT in the off-diagonal blocks and zero matrices in the diagonal blocks. We point out that significant value can be added to LSA by filling in some of the values in the diagonal blocks (corresponding to explicit term-to-term or document-to-document associations) and computing a term-by-concept matrix from the EVD. For the case of multilingual LSA, we incorporate information on cross-language term alignments of the same sort used in Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). Since all elements of the proposed EVD-based approach can rely entirely on lexical statistics, hardly any price is paid for the improved empirical results. In particular, the approach, like LSA or SMT, can still be generalized to virtually any language(s); computation of the EVD takes similar resources to that of the SVD since all the blocks are sparse; and the results of EVD are just as economical as those of SVD.

  20. A Roadmap for Rules and RuleML in the Semantic Web Benjamin Grosof

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    Polz, Martin

    11/22/00 A Roadmap for Rules and RuleML in the Semantic Web Benjamin Grosof MIT Sloan School+OIL. In this paper, we give a roadmap for rules in the Semantic Web, including overview, design rationale

  1. Geospatial and Temporal Semantic Analytics Matthew Perry, Amit Sheth, Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, Farshad Hakimpour

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    Arpinar, I. Budak

    1 Geospatial and Temporal Semantic Analytics Matthew Perry, Amit Sheth, Ismailcem Budak Arpinar thematic knowledge of entities and their relationships with geospatial knowledge for purposes of semantic analysis and discovery. Next generation geoinformatics applications that can successfully combine knowledge

  2. Non-standard semantics for program slicing Roberto Giacobazzi and Isabella Mastroeni

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    Giacobazzi, Roberto

    compositional, provide inadequate models for some known program manipulation techniques. We are interested computations, providing an adequate mathemati* *cal model for program manipulation. Keywords: Abstract interpretation, semantics, reduced power, compositional se- mantics, transfinite semantics, program manipulation

  3. Creating and Using Geospatial Ontology Time Series in a Semantic Cultural Heritage Portal

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    annotations in semantic cultural heritage portals commonly make spatiotemporal references to historical heritage portal CULTURESAMPO to sup- port faceted semantic search of contents and to visualize historical historical geographic regions in a cultural heritage portal: Ontology-based spatiotemporal search

  4. A Structural-Lexical Measure of Semantic Similarity for Geo-Knowledge Graphs

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    Ballatore, Andrea; Bertolotto, Michela; Wilson, David C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    space. Synth. Lect. Semant. Web Theory Technol. 2011, 1, 1–volunteered open geo-knowledge bases in the semantic web. InIssues in the Management of Web Information; Pasi, G. ,

  5. Spatial relations and properties for semantically enhanced 3D city models

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    Genève, Université de

    Spatial relations and properties for semantically enhanced 3D city models and their relations (mostly aggregation and topology). Smart et al. (2011) extract is that, in the context of city models, explicit semantics in terms of spatial

  6. User Interaction and Uptake Challenges to Successfully Deploying Semantic Web Technologies

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    Web applications and services at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2006), before the deployment of Semantic Web technologies at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2006), in Budva Technical Report kmi-06-18 September 2006 Tom Heath, John Domingue, Paul Shabajee Published In: Proceedings

  7. A semantics for positive abductive programs with implicative and denial integrity constraints

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    Toni, Francesca

    A semantics for positive abductive programs with implicative and denial integrity constraints Paolo propose a semantics for positive abductive logic pro- grams with implicative integrity constraints. We argue that this semantics is better suited to deal with sev- eral applications of abductive logic

  8. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 5 (2007) 225­226 Editorial Where is the Web in the Semantic Web? This special issue collects together selected papers from the Semantic Web track of the 2006 World Wide Web Confer- ence. The central

  9. SEMANTIC STRUCTURED LANGUAGE MODELS Hakan Erdogan, Ruhi Sarikaya, Yuqing Gao and Michael Picheny

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    Erdogan, Hakan

    SEMANTIC STRUCTURED LANGUAGE MODELS Hakan Erdogan, Ruhi Sarikaya, Yuqing Gao and Michael Picheny,sarikaya,yuqing,picheny}@us.ibm.com ABSTRACT In this study, we propose two novel semantic language model- ing techniques for spoken dialog systems. These methods are called semantic concept based language modeling and seman- tic structured

  10. SD-Squared: On the Association Between Semantic Dementia and Surface Dyslexia

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    Plaut, David C.

    SD-Squared: On the Association Between Semantic Dementia and Surface Dyslexia Anna M. Woollams, which compromises semantic knowledge, should be accompanied by surface dyslexia, a frequency of semantic degradation and the severity of surface dyslexia. The authors evaluated these claims

  11. Corpora and Cognition: The Semantic Composition of Adjectives and Nouns in the Human Brain

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    Corpora and Cognition: The Semantic Composition of Adjectives and Nouns in the Human Brain Abstract semantic composition in the human brain are not well understood. In this thesis,we explore semantics (word text corpus,and brain recordings of people reading adjective noun phrases. We show that these two very

  12. Process Semantics of General Inhibitor Nets1 H. C. M. Kleijn

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    Process Semantics of General Inhibitor Nets1 H. C. M. Kleijn LIACS, Leiden University P.O.Box 9512 a causality semantics of Place/Transition nets with weighted inhibitor arcs (PTI-nets). We extend the standard approach to defining the partial order semantics of Place/Transition nets (PT-nets) based on the process

  13. Agents and the Semantic Web PhD Course of the Computer

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    Agents and the Semantic Web PhD Course of the Computer Science and Engineering Program, DIBRIS, University of Genova (Slide from http://www.urenio.org/2011/11/17/semantic-web-for-smart-cities/) Instructors: According to the seminal work of Berners-Lee, Hendler and Lassila (2001) "The Semantic Web is not a separate

  14. Space-Profiling Semantics of the Call-by-Value Lambda Calculus and the CPS Transformation

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    Minamide, Yasuhiko

    Space-Profiling Semantics of the Call-by-Value Lambda Calculus and the CPS Transformation Yasuhiko preserves space required for execution of a program within a constant factor. For the call-by-value lambda calculus we adopt a space-profiling semantics based on the profiling semantics of NESL by Blelloch

  15. Representing the Semantics of Geographic Information in Ontologies 

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    Ou, Yang

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the semantics. This paper describes how to utilise ontologies to capture the semantics of geographic information and further presents a way to represent and store spatial data in a knowledge base within an ontology. By representing geographic information...Interoperability is a key concern in the field of Geographic Information Sciences for the sharing of geographic information and the integration of geospatial processes. Web service technology is a mainstream approach to distribute GIS functionality in the Web environment and provide syntactic interoperability for different processes, and ontologies have been considered as a significant technique to achieve interoperability on the semantic level. This paper describes how the mainstream Web technologies can be applied for interoperability of geospatial processes and implements the methodology with a use case of specific processes....

  16. Geospatial semantics: beyond ontologies, towards an enactive approach

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    Di Donato, Pasquale

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current approaches to semantics in the geospatial domain are mainly based on ontologies, but ontologies, since continue to build entirely on the symbolic methodology, suffers from the classical problems, e.g. the symbol grounding problem, affecting representational theories. We claim for an enactive approach to semantics, where meaning is considered to be an emergent feature arising context-dependently in action. Since representational theories are unable to deal with context, a new formalism is required toward a contextual theory of concepts. SCOP is considered a promising formalism in this sense and is briefly described.

  17. Semantic requirements for an integrated bill of materials syste

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    Anupindi, Sharma Rambhadra

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . 21 22 22 . . . 22 23 TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONTINUED) CHAPTER 3, 2. 3. 1 Variable Assignments. . 3. 2. 3. 2 Truth Under an Assignment. . 3. 2. 4 Semantics of Logical Symbols. . 3. 2. 5 Semantics of Quantifiers. 3. 2. 5. 1 Universal Quantifier... (V). . 3. 2. 5. 2 Existential Quantifier (3). Page 23 24 24 25 . 25 25 IV THE BOM: DEFIMHON AND DEVELOPMENT. . 4. 1 Introduction. . 4. 2 Description of BOM. . 4. 3 BOM Classification. . . 4. 4 Ontology of BOMS. 4. 4. 1 Objects in BOMS 4...

  18. Embedding Metadata and Other Semantics In Word-Processing Documents

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    Sefton, Peter; Barnes, Ian; Ward, Ron; Downing, Jim

    2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    in marking up text inline. We are working on extending this to include other domains, including chemistry. One approach will be to run the 8 chemical semantics engine over a document as part of The-OREM while it still being authored, getting it to mark... is by semantically rich documents along the lines of the Datument (P. Murray-Rust & H. S. Rzepa 2004). But more importantly for users, the techniques we describe here are designed to assist in getting work done, by making it easier to submit their work...

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit withTianlinPapersWindey Wind Home Rmckeel'slinkedpolicy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergyFarms AHefei Sungrow Power SupplyProvidingsearchesHelp

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRoseConcernsCompany Oil and GasOff<div/0

  2. From data to analysis: linking NWChem and Avogadro with the syntax and semantics of Chemical Markup Language

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    De Jong, Wibe A.; Walker, Andrew M.; Hanwell, Marcus D.

    2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Background Multidisciplinary integrated research requires the ability to couple the diverse sets of data obtained from a range of complex experiments and computer simulations. Integrating data requires semantically rich information. In this paper the generation of semantically rich data from the NWChem computational chemistry software is discussed within the Chemical Markup Language (CML) framework. Results The NWChem computational chemistry software has been modified and coupled to the FoX library to write CML compliant XML data files. The FoX library was expanded to represent the lexical input files used by the computational chemistry software. Conclusions The production of CML compliant XML files for the computational chemistry software NWChem can be relatively easily accomplished using the FoX library. A unified computational chemistry or CompChem convention and dictionary needs to be developed through a community-based effort. The long-term goal is to enable a researcher to do Google-style chemistry and physics searches.

  3. Semantic Web Verification: Verifying Reasoning in the Logic ALC

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    Alonso, José A.

    of systems for semantic interoperability in critical systems, the trust problem lifts to another: the trust Computacional Dpto. de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial Universidad de Sevilla Sevilla, 27 reasoning services in the logic ALC , formalized in the PVS system. Contents 1 Introduction 2 2 Overview

  4. IMKA: A Multimedia Organization System Combining Perceptual and Semantic Knowledge

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    Chang, Shih-Fu

    -914-784-7320 jrsmith@watson.ibm.com ABSTRACT In this demo, we present the IMKA system, which implements the innovative extends existing knowledge representation tools in the text domain (e.g., semantic networks and Word, and enhanced searching using relevance feedback from users. However, existing systems still lack adequate

  5. Exploiting the Social and Semantic Web for Guided Web Archiving

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    Senellart, Pierre

    Exploiting the Social and Semantic Web for Guided Web Archiving Thomas Risse1 , Stefan Dietze1. The constantly growing amount of Web content and the suc- cess of the Social Web lead to increasing needs for Web archiving. These needs go beyond the pure preservation of Web pages. Web archives are turning

  6. The Semantic Web: Collective Intelligence on the Web

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    Staab, Steffen

    The Semantic Web: Collective Intelligence on the Web Maciej Janik, Ansgar Scherp, and Steffen Staab lastname@uni-koblenz.de Institute for Web Science and Technologies, WeST University of Koblenz-Landau Abstract. The World Wide Web has turned hypertext into a success story by enabling world-wide sharing

  7. Robust Photo Retrieval Using World Semantics Hugo Liu*, Henry Lieberman*

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    Lieberman, Henry

    ), and keyword co-occurrence statistics (Peat and Willet, 1991; Lin, 1998), as well as resources generated robust involves query expansion using a thesaurus or other lexical resource. The chief limitation a world semantic resource. The resource is automatically constructed from a large-scale freely available

  8. Semantic Multimedia Document Adaptation with Functional Annotations Sebastien Laborie

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    Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

    Semantic Multimedia Document Adaptation with Functional Annotations S´ebastien Laborie IRIT ­ Paul of presentation contexts for multimedia documents requires the adaptation of document specifica- tions. In an earlier work, we have proposed a seman- tic adaptation framework for multimedia documents. This framework

  9. Multimedia Document Summarization based on a Semantic Adaptation Framework

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    Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

    Multimedia Document Summarization based on a Semantic Adaptation Framework S´ebastien Laborie, J´er^ome Euzenat and Nabil Laya¨ida SADPI'07 1 S´ebastien Laborie, J´er^ome Euzenat and Nabil Laya¨ida Multimedia Document Summarization #12;Introduction Motivations A multimedia document example A movie trailer

  10. Applying Semantic Web Technologies to Knowledge Sharing in Aerospace Engineering

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    Ciravegna, Fabio

    Applying Semantic Web Technologies to Knowledge Sharing in Aerospace Engineering A.-S. Dadzie , R. This paper details an integrated methodology to optimise Knowledge reuse and sharing, illustrated with a use of Knowledge from legacy documents via automated means, or directly in systems interfacing with Knowledge

  11. SWING: An Integrated Environment for Geospatial Semantic Web Services

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    Hoffmann, Jörg -FR 6.2

    SWING: An Integrated Environment for Geospatial Semantic Web Services Mihai Andrei1 , Arne Berre2, France, first-initial . last @brgm.fr Abstract. Geospatial Web services allow to access and to process Geospatial data. Despite significant standardisation efforts, severe heterogeneity and inter- operability

  12. Analysis of Semantic Building Blocks via Grobner Bases

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    for the space of multivariate polynomials in n variables, capable of expressing arbitrary sums and productsAnalysis of Semantic Building Blocks via Gr¨obner Bases Jerry Swan1 , Geoffrey K. Neumann1 for greatest common divisor from univariate to multivariate polyno- mials. Since its invention in 1965, it has

  13. Semantic Lifting of Business Process models Mario Lezoche1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Semantic Lifting of Business Process models Mario Lezoche1 , Antonio De Nicola1 , Tania Di Mascio1, Italy tania@ing.univaq.it Abstract. Business Process modeling is constantly acquiring attention in modern enterprises. Today, BP editor tools support modelers in building correct diagrams only from

  14. Decentralized Semantic Threat Graphs Simon N. Foley1

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    Foley, Simon

    Decentralized Semantic Threat Graphs Simon N. Foley1 William M. Fitzgerald1 Cork Constraint.foley@cs.ucc.ie wfitzgerald@4c.ucc.ie Abstract. Threat knowledge-bases such as those maintained by MITRE and NIST provide a basis with which to mitigate known threats to an enterprise. These centralised knowledge-bases assume

  15. Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images Zhao Yi1 , Antonio Criminisi2 , Jamie Shotton2 , and Andrew Blake2 1 University of California, Los Angeles, USA. zyi@ucla.edu. 2 is presented for the automatic segmentation and classification of brain tissue from 3D MR scans. It uses

  16. On the concurrent semantics of Algebraic Graph Grammars #

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    Baldan, Paolo

    â??a di Pisa, Italy baldan@dsi.unive.it andrea@di.unipi.it Abstract. Graph grammars are a powerful model. These semantics have served as basis for the development of a variety of modelling and verification techniques graph transformation systems as an alternative model of concurrency, extending Petri nets. The basic

  17. Engineering Associations: From Models to Code and Back through Semantics

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    Easterbrook, Steve

    Engineering Associations: From Models to Code and Back through Semantics Zinovy Diskin1 , Steve the most basic types are implemented in modern forward and reverse engineering tools. In this paper, we A basic type of class diagram is a graph whose nodes are classes and edges are associations between them

  18. Semantic Operators and Fixed-Point Theory in Logic Programming

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    valuations to (sets of) valuations in the con- text of the semantics of logic programming lan- guages- junction with order theory, to establish methods by which one can #12;nd the #12;xed points of the op an operator F which maps valuations to (sets of) valuations and to consider its #12;xed points. The latter may

  19. On the algebraization of valuation semantics (extended abstract)

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    Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de

    On the algebraization of valuation semantics (extended abstract) Carlos Caleiro Ricardo Gon-Tarski method. Nevertheless, many interesting logics fall out of the scope of this approach. It is the case to , that represents the valuation map. Moreover, the two-sorted signature 2 will have the operations of on sort

  20. Publishing Historical Texts on the Semantic Web --A Case Study

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    Publishing Historical Texts on the Semantic Web --A Case Study Eeva Ahonen and Eero Hyv http://www.seco.tkk.fi/ firstname.lastname@tkk.fi Abstract--Historical texts are an important component of cultural heritage, and are being digitized and published on the web in various portals for the researchers

  1. Simulations of Embodied Evolving Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments

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    Rocha, Luis

    Simulations of Embodied Evolving Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments LUIS-238. Abstract. As we enter this amazing new world of artificial and virtual systems and environments in the context of human communities, we are interested in the development of systems and environments which have

  2. Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features

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    Giesl, Juergen

    Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features Jamie Andrews Dept of termination for logic programs. I am particularly interested in the termination of logic programs which use practical features such as the Prolog ``cut''. In order to prove termination of such programs

  3. Partial Order Semantics of Types of Nets Robert Lorenz1

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    Desel, Jörg

    Partial Order Semantics of Types of Nets Robert Lorenz1 , Gabriel Juh´as2 , and Sebastian Mauser3 1 of types of nets. Types of nets are a parametric definition of Petri nets originally developed for a general presentation of the synthesis of Petri nets from (step) transition systems. Partial order

  4. A contextual semantic mediator for a distributed cooperative maintenance platform

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A contextual semantic mediator for a distributed cooperative maintenance platform Mohamed-Mechatronic Systems department (AS2M) {hedi.karray, Brigitte.morello, Noureddine.zerhouni}@femto-st.fr Abstract-Platforms expand maintenance systems from centralized systems into e-maintenance platforms integrating various

  5. An operational semantics for R5 Jacob Matthews

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    Findler, Robert Bruce "Robby"

    An operational semantics for R5 RS Scheme Jacob Matthews University of Chicago jacobm or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation 25, 2005, Tallinn, Estonia. Copyright c 2005 Jacob Matthews and Robert Bruce Findler. suited

  6. Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary Results Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary Results 2003 DEER Conference...

  7. A Declarative Semantics for CLP with Qualification and Proximity

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    Rodríguez-Artalejo, Mario; 10.1017/S1471068410000323

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncertainty in Logic Programming has been investigated during the last decades, dealing with various extensions of the classical LP paradigm and different applications. Existing proposals rely on different approaches, such as clause annotations based on uncertain truth values, qualification values as a generalization of uncertain truth values, and unification based on proximity relations. On the other hand, the CLP scheme has established itself as a powerful extension of LP that supports efficient computation over specialized domains while keeping a clean declarative semantics. In this paper we propose a new scheme SQCLP designed as an extension of CLP that supports qualification values and proximity relations. We show that several previous proposals can be viewed as particular cases of the new scheme, obtained by partial instantiation. We present a declarative semantics for SQCLP that is based on observables, providing fixpoint and proof-theoretical characterizations of least program models as well as an imp...

  8. CTR-S: A Logic for Specifying Contracts in Semantic Web Services

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    Davulcu, Hasan

    Logic for Services Contracting Extension of classical FO-Logic Well defined model theoretic semantics in service contracting ... #12;Questions ? #12;

  9. [Semantic equivalence of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the "Body Change Inventory"].

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    Conti, MA; Ferreira, ME; Amaral, AC; Hearst, N; Cordás, TA; Scagliusi, FB

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    portugués do “Body Change Inventory” Semantic Equivalence ofof the “Body Change Inventory” Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira 1tion of the Body Change Inventory: An assessment instrument

  10. Between Now and the Semantic Web Andrew Crossen, Jay Budzik, and Kristian J. Hammond

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Between Now and the Semantic Web Andrew Crossen, Jay Budzik, and Kristian J. Hammond Intelligent Information Laboratory Northwestern University 1890 Maple Ave. Evanston, IL ISA {acrossen, budzik, hammond

  11. Semantic Search in Peer-to-Peer Systems

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    Zhu, Yingwu "Jason"

    to enter the data center that hosts the search database, due to the fact that it takes time for robots38 Semantic Search in Peer-to-Peer Systems Yingwu Zhu Yiming Hu 38.1 Introduction 38.2 Search in Unstructured P2P Systems 38.2.1 Random Walks 38.2.2 Guided Search 38.2.3 Similar Content Group-Based Search 38

  12. The semantics of Chemical Markup Language (CML): dictionaries and conventions

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    Murray-Rust, Peter; Townsend, Joseph A; Adams, Sam; Phadungsukanan, Weerapong; Thomas, Jens

    2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW b Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA c STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, Warrington WA4 4AD *pm286@cam.ac.uk Abstract The semantic... scientific units. All conventions, dictionaries and dictionary elements are identifiable and addressable through unique URIs. Introduction From an early stage, Chemical Markup Language (CML) was designed so that it could accommodate an indefinitely...

  13. Alternate Thesis & Dissertation Formats Manuscript Format Guidelines

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    Mayfield, John

    Alternate Thesis & Dissertation Formats Manuscript Format Guidelines In addition to the standard format for dissertation/thesis, the Graduate School allows for the use of an alternative format. The manuscript format refers to the use of articles and/or book chapters to replace the standard dissertation

  14. Extended RDF as a Semantic Foundation of Rule Markup Languages

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    Analyti, Anastasia; Damásio, Carlos Viegas; Wagner, Gerd; 10.1613/jair.2425

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ontologies and automated reasoning are the building blocks of the Semantic Web initiative. Derivation rules can be included in an ontology to define derived concepts, based on base concepts. For example, rules allow to define the extension of a class or property, based on a complex relation between the extensions of the same or other classes and properties. On the other hand, the inclusion of negative information both in the form of negation-as-failure and explicit negative information is also needed to enable various forms of reasoning. In this paper, we extend RDF graphs with weak and strong negation, as well as derivation rules. The ERDF stable model semantics of the extended framework (Extended RDF) is defined, extending RDF(S) semantics. A distinctive feature of our theory, which is based on Partial Logic, is that both truth and falsity extensions of properties and classes are considered, allowing for truth value gaps. Our framework supports both closed-world and open-world reasoning through the explicit...

  15. Exploring potential R&D collaboration partners through patent analysis based on bibliographic coupling and latent semantic analysis

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    Park, I.; Jeong, Y.; Yoon, B.; Mortara, L.

    2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    on the citation relationship using patent bibliographic information. Second, latent semantic analysis is utilized based on semantic similarity using patent textual information. The fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technology field is selected...

  16. Method of fracturing a geological formation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Johnson, James O. (2679-B Walnut, Los Alamos, NM 87544)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved method of fracturing a geological formation surrounding a well bore is disclosed. A relatively small explosive charge is emplaced in a well bore and the bore is subsequently hydraulically pressurized to a pressure less than the formation breakdown pressure and preferably greater than the fracture propagation pressure of the formation. The charge is denoted while the bore is so pressurized, resulting in the formation of multiple fractures in the surrounding formation with little or no accompanying formation damage. Subsequent hydraulic pressurization can be used to propagate and extend the fractures in a conventional manner. The method is useful for stimulating production of oil, gas and possibly water from suitable geologic formations.

  17. Context Interchange Mediation for Semantic Interoperability and Dynamic Integration of Autonomous Information Sources in the Fixed Income Securities Industry

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    Siegel, Michael

    2003-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine semantic interoperability problems in the fixed income securities industry and propose a knowledge representation architecture for context interchange ...

  18. Star Formation and Galaxy Environment

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    H. K. C. Yee

    2000-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The dependence of star formation rate on galaxian environment is a key issue in the understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. However, the study of this subject is complex and observationally challenging. This paper reviews some of the current results, drawing mostly from recent large redshift surveys such the LCRS, the MORPH collaboration, and the CNOC1 and CNOC2 redshift surveys.

  19. An Mnet Semantics of B(PN) 2 Eike Best 1 , Hans Fleischhack 2 , Wojciech Fraczak 3 ,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Habel, Annegret

    An M­net Semantics of B(PN) 2 Eike Best 1 , Hans Fleischhack 2 , Wojciech Fra�czak 3 , Richard P, no 6067. Abstract Using a class of high level Petri nets, M­nets, endowed with composition operators but semantically powerful concur­ rent programming language. We also give an associated low level net semantics

  20. We present a prototype of a semantic browser-based annotation tool SAHA, that eases the process

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    Abstract We present a prototype of a semantic browser- based annotation tool SAHA, that eases the process of creating ontological descriptions of documents e.g. for semantic portals. SAHA supports collabo SAHA to ontology servers. The tool is being tested in practical semantic portal projects. 1

  1. Possible World Semantics for General Storage in Call-By-Value

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    Levy, Paul Blain

    ] { possible world semantics, used in [3{5] to model storage of ground values only { game semantics [6. For the purposes of exposition, we consider 3 levels of liberality in languages with storage. 1. Only ground values storage, i.e. the full language. We compare with the ground store model and discuss some further

  2. Semantic contamination and mathematical proof: Can a non-proof prove? 1

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    Inglis, Matthew

    Semantic contamination and mathematical proof: Can a non-proof prove? 1 Juan Pablo Mej contamination effect plays a role in determining how students engage with mathematical proof, a fundamental, reasoning, semantic contamination Argumentation and proof are widely accepted as being central

  3. Learning pixel-wise signal energy for understanding semantics Jeffrey Ng*, Shaogang Gong

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    Gong, Shaogang

    Learning pixel-wise signal energy for understanding semantics Jeffrey Ng*, Shaogang Gong Department of semantics for differentiating between different types of change. Conventional approaches for tracking while pixel energy histories are used to extract fast-change signatures from short-term events

  4. Reviewing the Design of DAML+OIL: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web

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    van Harmelen, Frank

    -typed) relationships ­ e.g., an author that is either a person or a string (the name of the author). DAML+OIL has twoBell Labs Reviewing the Design of DAML+OIL: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web Ian Horrocks ¤ Definitions of terms, e.g., Student Description Logics (DLs) ¤ Formal semantics ¤ Practical inference ¤ OIL

  5. An Abductive Semantics for Disjunctive Logic Programs and its Proof Procedure

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    Yuan, Li-Yan

    An Abductive Semantics for Disjunctive Logic Programs and its Proof Procedure Jia­Huai You, Li Yan may be viewed as a form of abduction and argumentation, the problem of how disjunctive programs may be used for abductive reasoning is rarely dis­ cussed. In this paper we propose an abductive semantics

  6. A semantics for the Kakas-Mancarella procedure for abductive logic

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    Toni, Francesca

    A semantics for the Kakas-Mancarella procedure for abductive logic programming Francesca Toni-Mancarella proof procedure for abductive logic programming with respect to an argumentation- theoretic semantics proof procedures and se- mantics for abductive logic programming. Keywords: Abduction, Argumentation. 1

  7. A semantics for positive abductive logic programs with implicative integrity constraints

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    Toni, Francesca

    A semantics for positive abductive logic programs with implicative integrity constraints Paolo@imperial.ac.uk Abstract We propose a novel semantics for positive abductive logic programs with implicative integrity suited to deal with several applications of abductive logic pro- gramming. Moreover, we prove that

  8. Strabon: A Semantic Geospatial DBMS Kostis Kyzirakos, Manos Karpathiotakis, and Manolis Koubarakis

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    Strabon: A Semantic Geospatial DBMS Kostis Kyzirakos, Manos Karpathiotakis, and Manolis Koubarakis Strabon, a new RDF store that supports the state of the art semantic geospatial query languages st all other geospatial RDF stores it has been compared with. 1 Introduction The Web of data has recently

  9. Management of Security Policy Configuration using a Semantic Threat Graph Approach

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    Foley, Simon

    Management of Security Policy Configuration using a Semantic Threat Graph Approach Simon N. Foley, in turn, unnec- essarily expose the enterprise to known threats. This paper proposes a threat management Threat Graphs, a variation of the tradi- tional Threat/Attack Tree, extended in order to relate semantic

  10. An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval

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    An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval STUDENT PROJECT;_________________________________________________________________________ An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval. Report by: David Mugo Page 2. These term-matching techniques have always relied on matching query terms with document terms to retrieve

  11. Automatically Grounding Semantically-enriched Conceptual Models to Concrete Web Services

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    Gal, Avigdor

    Automatically Grounding Semantically-enriched Conceptual Models to Concrete Web Services Eran Toch semantic Web services. We envision a world in which a designer defines a "virtual" Web service as part of a business process, while requiring the system to seek actual Web services that match the specifi- cations

  12. Compositional Reactive Semantics of SystemC and Verification with RuleBase

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    C. Keywords: SystemC, semantics, verification, model checking 1 Introduction System-level modeling using for verification of SystemC com- ponents, providing a powerful workbench for testing and verification. 2 OverviewCompositional Reactive Semantics of SystemC and Verification with RuleBase Rudrapatna K

  13. Using an Ontology of Historical Events in Semantic Portals for Cultural Heritage

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    Using an Ontology of Historical Events in Semantic Portals for Cultural Heritage Eero Hyv argue that an ontology of historical events is needed in semantic portals for cultural heritage due, historical events are important as content items of their own, forming the backbone of chrono- logical

  14. An Ontology-based Model for providing Semantic Maintenance Aristeidis Matsokis*, Mohamed Hedi Karray**,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on is the PROMISE semantic object model which was made for supporting Closed-Loop Product Lifecycle Management. Keywords: Maintenance engineering, Life cycles, 1. INTRODUCTION Along the lifecycle of products and assets Semantic Object Model (SOM) which was made for supporting Closed-Loop Product Lifecycle Management

  15. Social Networking Analysis: A State of the Art and the Effect of Semantics Charalampos Chelmis

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Social Networking Analysis: A State of the Art and the Effect of Semantics Charalampos Chelmis of the art in Social Networking Analysis and examines the impact of content analysis and the effects of semantics in social networking analysis research. We propose a taxonomy of current approaches, classifying

  16. Combining CSP and ObjectZ: Finite or Infinite Trace Semantics?

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    Olderog, Ernst-Rüdiger

    Combining CSP and Object­Z: Finite or Infinite Trace Semantics? Clemens Fischer Universit semantics as a means of com­ bining CSP with Object­Z. The purpose of this combination is to more effectively specify complex, concurrent systems: while CSP is ideal for modelling systems of concurrent

  17. Semantic-based Grid Resource Discovery and its Integration with the Grid Service Broker

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    Melbourne, University of

    1 Semantic-based Grid Resource Discovery and its Integration with the Grid Service Broker Thamarai Chromepet, Chennai ­ 600044, India Email : stselvi@annauniv.edu 2 Grid Computing and Distributed Systems :mohanram@cdacb.ernet.in Abstract: This paper addresses the need of semantic component in the grid

  18. Semantic Routed Network for Distributed Search Engines 

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    Biswas, Amitava

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Searching for textual information has become an important activity on the web. To satisfy the rising demand and user expectations, search systems should be fast, scalable and deliver relevant results. To decide which objects ...

  19. Ontology and Semantic Interoperability Thomas Bittner, Maureen Donnelly

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    Bittner, Thomas

    computers, languages of underlying data exchange formats such as shapefiles, or dxf are used. Particularly

  20. Design issues in the semantics and scheduling of asynchronous tasks.

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    Olivier, Stephen L.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The asynchronous task model serves as a useful vehicle for shared memory parallel programming, particularly on multicore and manycore processors. As adoption of model among programmers has increased, support has emerged for the integration of task parallel language constructs into mainstream programming languages, e.g., C and C++. This paper examines some of the design decisions in Cilk and OpenMP concerning semantics and scheduling of asynchronous tasks with the aim of informing the efforts of committees considering language integration, as well as developers of new task parallel languages and libraries.

  1. Isolating Triggered Star Formation

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    Barton, Elizabeth J.; Arnold, Jacob A.; /UC, Irvine; Zentner, Andrew R.; /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U., EFI; Bullock, James S.; /UC, Irvine; Wechsler, Risa H.; /KIPAC, Menlo

    2007-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Galaxy pairs provide a potentially powerful means of studying triggered star formation from galaxy interactions. We use a large cosmological N-body simulation coupled with a well-tested semi-analytic substructure model to demonstrate that the majority of galaxies in close pairs reside within cluster or group-size halos and therefore represent a biased population, poorly suited for direct comparison to 'field' galaxies. Thus, the frequent observation that some types of galaxies in pairs have redder colors than 'field' galaxies is primarily a selection effect. We use our simulations to devise a means to select galaxy pairs that are isolated in their dark matter halos with respect to other massive subhalos (N= 2 halos) and to select a control sample of isolated galaxies (N= 1 halos) for comparison. We then apply these selection criteria to a volume-limited subset of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey with M{sub B,j} {le} -19 and obtain the first clean measure of the typical fraction of galaxies affected by triggered star formation and the average elevation in the star formation rate. We find that 24% (30.5 %) of these L* and sub-L* galaxies in isolated 50 (30) h{sup -1} kpc pairs exhibit star formation that is boosted by a factor of {approx}> 5 above their average past value, while only 10% of isolated galaxies in the control sample show this level of enhancement. Thus, 14% (20 %) of the galaxies in these close pairs show clear triggered star formation. Our orbit models suggest that 12% (16%) of 50 (30) h{sup -1} kpc close pairs that are isolated according to our definition have had a close ({le} 30 h{sup -1} kpc) pass within the last Gyr. Thus, the data are broadly consistent with a scenario in which most or all close passes of isolated pairs result in triggered star formation. The isolation criteria we develop provide a means to constrain star formation and feedback prescriptions in hydrodynamic simulations and a very general method of understanding the importance of triggered star formation in a cosmological context.

  2. (Non) formation of methanol by direct hydrogenation of formate...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    (Non) formation of methanol by direct hydrogenation of formate on copper catalysts. (Non) formation of methanol by direct hydrogenation of formate on copper catalysts. Abstract: We...

  3. TEXTUAL ECONOMY THROUGH CLOSE COUPLING OF SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS Matthew Stone Bonnie Webber

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    Stone, Matthew

    TEXTUAL ECONOMY THROUGH CLOSE COUPLING OF SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS Matthew Stone Bonnie Webber Dept, thatexploitsthe hearer's recognitionof inferentiallinkstomaterial elsewhere withina sentence. Textual economy argue that achieving textual economy imposes strong requirements on the representation and reasoning

  4. Polarity Inducing Latent Semantic Analysis Wen-tau Yih Geoffrey Zweig John C. Platt

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hunt, Galen

    Polarity Inducing Latent Semantic Analysis Wen-tau Yih Geoffrey Zweig John C. Platt Microsoft) and cross-lingual docu- ment retrieval (Platt et al., 2010). At the word level, vector representations have

  5. The SALSA Corpus: a German corpus resource for lexical semantics Aljoscha Burchardt, Katrin Erk, Anette Frank,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Padó, Sebastian

    The SALSA Corpus: a German corpus resource for lexical semantics Aljoscha Burchardt, Katrin Erk, Saarland University Language Technology Lab, DFKI GmbH Saarbrücken, Germany {albu, erk, frank, kowalski

  6. Comparing and Combining Semantic Verb Classifications Oliver Culo, Katrin Erk, Sebastian Pado+,

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    Padó, Sebastian

    Comparing and Combining Semantic Verb Classifications Oliver Culo, Katrin Erk, Sebastian Pad version of FrameNet (Erk et al., 2003); however, while Schulte im Walde classifies the manner of motion

  7. Semantic Role Labelling With Chunk Sequences Ulrike Baldewein, Katrin Erk, Sebastian Pad

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    Semantic Role Labelling With Chunk Sequences Ulrike Baldewein, Katrin Erk, Sebastian Padó Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany {ulrike,erk,pado}@coli.uni-sb.de Detlef Prescher University of Amsterdam

  8. Analyzing models for semantic role assignment using confusability Katrin Erk and Sebastian Pad

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    Padó, Sebastian

    Analyzing models for semantic role assignment using confusability Katrin Erk and Sebastian Padó Computational Linguistics Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany {erk,pado}@coli.uni-sb.de Abstract We analyze

  9. VIDEO SEMANTIC CONCEPT DETECTION VIA ASSOCIATIVE CLASSIFICATION Lin Lin, Mei-Ling Shyu, Guy Ravitz

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    Chen, Shu-Ching

    a framework that discovered three semantic con- cepts from news TV broadcast using traditional associative one is to use other evaluation criteria such as lift, cov- erage, leverage, and conviction [1

  10. Eye fixation determined by the visual shape and semantic matches in language-mediated visual search 

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    Shi, Lei

    2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    When participants are presented simultaneously a visual display with spoken input, eye fixation could be determined by a match between representations from spoken input and visual objects. Previous studies found that eye fixation on the semantic...

  11. On the semantics of Internet topologies Milena Mihail, Christos Gkantsidis, Amin Saberi, Ellen Zegura

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Saberi, Amin

    1 On the semantics of Internet topologies Milena Mihail, Christos Gkantsidis, Amin Saberi, Ellen Zegura fmihail, gantsich, saberi, ewzg@cc.gatech.edu College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology

  12. An fMRI study of multimodal semantic and phonological processing in reading disabled adolescents

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    2009 /Accepted: 11 September 2009 # The International Dyslexia Association 2009 Abstract Using Dyslexia . fMRI . Performance . Phonology. Reading disability. Semantics Introduction The neurobiology of reading disability An increasing body of research suggests that the core deficit in developmental dyslexia

  13. A Semantic Perspective on Query Log Analysis Katja Hofmann Maarten de Rijke Bouke Huurnink Edgar Meij

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    A Semantic Perspective on Query Log Analysis Katja Hofmann Maarten de Rijke Bouke Huurnink Edgar Meij ISLA, University of Amsterdam k.hofmann@uva.nl, mdr@science.uva.nl bhuurnink@uva.nl, edgar

  14. 7th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management 1 Semantic tags for generative multiview product

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    7th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management 1 Semantic tags for generative. Conf. Product Lifecycle Management. Biographical notes: Thomas Paviot is an Assistant Professor and the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) strategy are solutions allowing to achieve objectives of cost

  15. Emergent Semantics Through Interaction in Image Databases Simone Santini, Amarnath Gupta and Ramesh Jain

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    Gupta, Amarnath

    Emergent Semantics Through Interaction in Image Databases Simone Santini, Amarnath Gupta and Ramesh Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, {ssantini,jain}@ece.ucsd.edu. Amarnath Gupta is with the San

  16. Lifting Metamodels to Ontologies: A Step to the Semantic Integration of

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    Hochreiter, Sepp

    Lifting Metamodels to Ontologies: A Step to the Semantic Integration of Modeling Languages1 Gerti of Technology {gerti|kargl|kramler|wimmer}@big.tuwien.ac.at 2 Information Systems Group, Johannes Kepler

  17. Fully Reflexive Intensional Type Analysis in Type Erasure Semantics # Bratin Saha Valery Trifonov Zhong Shao

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    Trifonov, Valery

    Fully Reflexive Intensional Type Analysis in Type Erasure Semantics # Bratin Saha Valery Trifonov Zhong Shao Department of Computer Science Yale University {saha,trifonov,shao}@cs.yale.edu Abstract

  18. Using a Foundational Ontology to Investigate the Semantics Behind the Concepts of the i* Language

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    Wieringa, Roel

    that by investigating the semantics behind the i* core concepts. For that, we apply a foundational ontology named UFO, UFO 1 Introduction Nowadays, the community that develops i* is relatively big and these developers

  19. Towards Semantic Robot Description Languages Lars Kunze, Tobias Roehm, and Michael Beetz

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Towards Semantic Robot Description Languages Lars Kunze, Tobias Roehm, and Michael Beetz Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen {kunzel, roehm, beetz}@cs.tum.edu Abstract

  20. Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images

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    Davies, Jim

    sterling@sterlingsomers .com Jonathan Gagné Dept. Systems Design Engineering University of Waterloo 200Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images Sterling Somers

  1. achieving e-business semantics: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Representing E-Business Rules for the Semantic Web: Situated Courteous Logic Programs in RuleML Environmental Sciences and Ecology...

  2. A graphical environment to express the semantics of control systems

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    Wang, Timothy; Feron, E

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the concept of a unified graphical environment for expressing the semantics of control systems. The graphical control system design environment in Simulink already allows engineers to insert a variety of assertions aimed the verification and validation of the control software. We propose extensions to a Simulink-like environment's annotation capabilities to include formal control system stability, performance properties and their proofs. We provide a conceptual description of a tool, that takes in a Simulink-like diagram of the control system as the input, and generates a graphically annotated control system diagram as the output. The annotations can either be inserted by the user or generated automatically by a third party control analysis software such as IQC$\\beta$ or $\\mu$-tool. We finally describe how the graphical representation of the system and its properties can be translated to annotated programs in a programming language used in verification and validation such as Lustre or C.

  3. T2Ku: Building a Semantic Wiki of Mathematics

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    Pan, Minqi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce T2Ku, an open source project that aims at building a semantic wiki of mathematics featuring automated reasoning(AR) techniques. We want to utilize AR techniques in a way that truly helps mathematical researchers solve problems in the real world, instead of building another ambitious yet useless system. By setting this as our objective, we exploit pragmatic design decisions that have proven feasible in other projects, while still employs a loosely coupled architecture to allow better inference programs to be integrated in the future. In this paper, we state the motivations and examine state-of-the-art systems, why we are not satisfied with those systems and how we are going to improve. We then describe our architecture and the way we implemented the system. We present examples showing how to use its facilities. T2Ku is an on-going project. We conclude this paper by summarizing the development progress and encouraging the reader to join the project.

  4. ABSTRACT & DISSERTATION FORMAT GUIDELINES

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    Lu, Yi

    2 ABSTRACT & DISSERTATION FORMAT GUIDELINES The Knowledge Navigation Center (second floor these guidelines. The most up-to-date version of the Abstract and Dissertation Format Guidelines is available;2 Abstract Format Guidelines ABSTRACT Title of the Dissertation by by Student's Name Chair: Chair's name Text

  5. National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design! SEEK: Semantic Extraction of Engineering Knowledge from a Functional Basis Perspective!

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    : Semantic Extraction of Engineering Knowledge from a Functional Basis Perspective! REU Student: Leo Xuzhang these documents for them to be useful.! Represent Engineering Knowledge in a Semantic Framework using Ontology engineering knowledge such as functional basis or materials used! v Extracted knowledge is added as semantic

  6. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 30, 835-851 (2014) Semantic Web Technologies for Pre-School Cognitive Skills

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    Wang, Hsin-Min

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 30, 835-851 (2014) 835 Semantic Web Technologies for Pre-School Cognitive Skills Tutoring System* MUHAMMAD AZEEM ABBAS, WAN FATIMAH WAN AHMAD AND KHAIRUL, intelligent tutoring systems, semantic web, cognitive skills, architectures for educational technology system

  7. Second Order Co-occurrence PMI for Determining the Semantic Similarity of Md. Aminul Islam and Diana Inkpen

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    Inkpen, Diana

    Second Order Co-occurrence PMI for Determining the Semantic Similarity of Words Md. Aminul Islam for calculating the semantic similarity of two target words. Our method, called Second Order Co-occurrence PMI (SOC-PMI), uses Pointwise Mutual Information to sort lists of important neighbor words of the two

  8. A MDA approach for defining WS-Policy semantic non-functional properties

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    Belouadha, Fatima-Zahra; Roudies, Ounsa

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A lot of works has been especially interested to the functional aspect of Web services. Nevertheless, it is necessary to describe their non-functional properties such as the security characteristics and the quality of service. The WS-Policy standard was recommended in 2007 to describe Web services policies including the non-functional properties. However, it doesn't provide any information of their meaning necessary for automatic processes. In this paper, we propose a Model Driven Architecture approach founded on W3C standards to generate WSDL language based files including semantic policies. We use a package of WSDL and WS-Policy profiles and transformations rules to generate Web services interfaces files including policies. We extend a XML schema profile according to SAWSDL standard to define semantic non-functional properties domains. This work contributes to minimize the development cost of Web services including semantic policies. Moreover, the generated services can be automatically processed in discove...

  9. First Structure Formation and the First Stars

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    Michael L. Norman; Tom Abel; Greg Bryan

    2000-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the results of recent 3D simulations of first structure formation in relationship to the formation of the first stars. On the basis of a new, high-resolution AMR simulation (spatial dynamic range = 30,000,000), we conclude that the first stars are likely to be massive.

  10. Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures

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    Karanikas, John Michael (Houston, TX); Colmenares, Tulio Rafael (Houston, TX); Zhang, Etuan (Houston, TX); Marino, Marian (Houston, TX); Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria (Houston, TX); Ryan, Robert Charles (Houston, TX); Beer, Gary Lee (Houston, TX); Dombrowski, Robert James (Houston, TX); Jaiswal, Namit (Houston, TX)

    2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods may include heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. The heat may be controlled so that at least a majority of the section reaches an average temperature of between 200.degree. C. and 240.degree. C., which results in visbreaking of at least some hydrocarbons in the section. At least some visbroken hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

  11. Using Semantic Web Technologies to Develop Intrinsically Resilient Energy Control Systems

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    Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL] [ORNL; Huang, Jingshan [ORNL] [ORNL; Fetzer, Daniel T [ORNL] [ORNL; Morris, Thomas H [ORNL] [ORNL; Jonathan, Kirsch [Siemens Corporate Research] [Siemens Corporate Research; Goose, Stuart [Siemens Corporate Research] [Siemens Corporate Research; Wei, Dong [Siemens Corporate Research] [Siemens Corporate Research; Dang, Jiangbo [Siemens Corporate Research] [Siemens Corporate Research; Manz, David [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To preserve critical energy control functions while under attack, it is necessary to perform comprehensive analysis on root causes and impacts of cyber intrusions without sacrificing the availability of energy delivery. We propose to design an intrinsically resilient energy control system where we extensively utilize Semantic Web technologies, which play critical roles in knowledge representation and acquisition. While our ultimate goal is to ensure availability/resiliency of energy delivery functions and the capability to assess root causes and impacts of cyber intrusions, the focus of this paper is to demonstrate a proof of concept of how Semantic Web technologies can significantly contribute to resilient energy control systems.

  12. Algorithmic Tolerances and Semantics in Data Exchange T. J. Peters*

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    Peters, Thomas J.

    in the so-called `round-trip' problem. There, an acceptable model is transferred from an originating system to a neutral format and then back to the original system, only to find that serious new flaws now appear in the model within the originating system. 1 Introduction The question of ensuring the integrity of data

  13. Declarative Semantics for Revision Programming and Connections to Active Integrity Constraints

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    Truszczynski, Miroslaw

    was later generalized to the case of disjunctive revision programs in [5]. In this paper, for consistencyDeclarative Semantics for Revision Programming and Connections to Active Integrity Constraints@cs.uky.edu Abstract. We investigate revision programming, a formalism to describe con- straints on belief sets

  14. Belief Revision of Logic Programs under Answer Set Semantics James Delgrande

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    Delgrande, James P.

    Belief Revision of Logic Programs under Answer Set Semantics James Delgrande School of Computing Science Simon Fraser University Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5A 1S6 Torsten Schaub Institut f¨ur Informatik Abstract We address the problem of belief revision in (nonmonotonic) logic programming under answer set

  15. Distributed Semantic Discovery for Web-of-Things Enabled Smart Buildings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Distributed Semantic Discovery for Web-of-Things Enabled Smart Buildings G´er^ome Bovet and Jean-of-Things. As proof of concept, we apply our proposal to the domain of smart buildings, composing a novel ontology on the energetic aspect and is optimized for constrained environments. Keywords--Smart buildings, Discovery

  16. Semantic Analysis of Web Site Audience by Integrating Web Usage Mining and Web

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    Semantic Analysis of Web Site Audience by Integrating Web Usage Mining and Web Content Mining Jean://www.jrc.it/langtech Abstract. With the emergence of the World Wide Web, analyzing and improving Web communication has become essential to adapt the Web content to the visitors' expectations. Web communication analysis

  17. Message-Generated Kripke Semantics Jan van Eijck and Floor Sietsma

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    van Eijck, Jan

    Message-Generated Kripke Semantics Jan van Eijck and Floor Sietsma ABSTRACT We show how to generate multi-agent Kripke models from message exchanges. With these models we can analyze the epistemic con- sequences of a message exchange. One novelty in this approach is that we include the messages in our logical

  18. A Semantic Framework for Integrated Asset Management in Smart Oilfields Ramakrishna Soma

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    Hwang, Kai

    A Semantic Framework for Integrated Asset Management in Smart Oilfields Ramakrishna Soma Department transformation of oilfield operations where infor- mation integration from a variety of tools for reservoir mod to be portable across oilfield assets, to allow different classes of end users to interact with the integrated

  19. The Hidden Web, XML and the Semantic Web: Scientific Data Management Perspectives

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Performance Keywords Deep Web, Domain-Specific Markup Languages, Hidden Web, Multidisciplinary workThe Hidden Web, XML and the Semantic Web: Scientific Data Management Perspectives Fabian M Télécom; Télécom Paristech; CNRS LTCI Paris France pierre@xsenellart.com ABSTRACT The World Wide Web

  20. Measuring design complexity of semantic web ontologies Hongyu Zhang a,*, Yuan-Fang Li b

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    Li, Yuan-Fang

    of the ontology, therefore allowing them to better evaluate its design and control its development processMeasuring design complexity of semantic web ontologies Hongyu Zhang a,*, Yuan-Fang Li b , Hee Beng form 19 November 2009 Accepted 19 November 2009 Available online 1 December 2009 Index Terms: Design

  1. Open and Closed World Reasoning in the Semantic Web Carlos Viegas Damasio

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    Analyti, Anastasia

    Open and Closed World Reasoning in the Semantic Web Carlos Viegas Dam´asio AI Centre, CENTRIA, Univ as default negation or "nega- tion as failure"). The proposed mech- anisms are defined by very simple mod concept of negation-as-failure. The classification if a predicate is completely represented or not is up

  2. KNOWLEDGE WEB: REALISING THE SEMANTIC WEB... ALL THE WAY TO KNOWLEDGE ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    KNOWLEDGE WEB: REALISING THE SEMANTIC WEB... ALL THE WAY TO KNOWLEDGE ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA DOCUMENTS benefit knowledge-enhanced multimedia applications. 1. Introduction The current World Wide Web (WWW) is without some pre-existing, human- created agreements outside the web. This applies to multimedia documents

  3. Action and Semantics of Time in Agro-ecology Pierre Martin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Action and Semantics of Time in Agro-ecology Pierre Martin CIRAD LIRMM F-34392 Montpellier cedex 5 investigated by the life sciences (genetics, agronomy, ecology etc.) are complex. They are studied on the basis corresponds to a personal perception of elapsing time. [9] also differentiates physical time from historical

  4. SHALMANESER A Toolchain For Shallow Semantic Parsing Katrin Erk and Sebastian Pad

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    Padó, Sebastian

    SHALMANESER­ A Toolchain For Shallow Semantic Parsing Katrin Erk and Sebastian Padó Computational Linguistics Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany erk,pado@coli.uni-sb.de Abstract This paper presentsNet (Fillmore et al., 2003) for English, SALSA (Erk et al., 2003) for German, and the Prague Dependency Treebank

  5. Use of Geospatial Analyses for Semantic Ashish Karmacharya1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Use of Geospatial Analyses for Semantic Reasoning Ashish Karmacharya1,2 , Christophe Cruz2 , Frank been presented in CAA 2009 [6]. #12;The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) plays a major role to develop a consensus among different stakeholder on various aspect of geospatial technology. The OGC is concerned

  6. Geospatial Web services semantic discovery approach using quality Rezeg Khaled *1

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    Servigne, Sylvie

    Geospatial Web services semantic discovery approach using quality Rezeg Khaled *1 , Laskri Mohamed.servigne@insa-lyon.fr Abstract The use of geographic data through Web services shows the geospatial Web Services (GWS). A growing quality, Geospatial Web Service. 1. Introduction The geographic information systems today provide access

  7. A systematic approach for managing the risk related to semantic interoperability between geospatial datacubes

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    A systematic approach for managing the risk related to semantic interoperability between geospatial in Geospatial Databases for Decision-Support tarek.sboui.1@ulaval.ca, mehrdad.salehi.1@ulaval.ca, yvan.bedard@scg.ulaval.ca Abstract Geospatial datacubes are the database backend of novel types of spatiotemporal decision- support

  8. Towards a Quantitative Evaluation of Geospatial Metadata Quality in the Context of Semantic

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    Towards a Quantitative Evaluation of Geospatial Metadata Quality in the Context of Semantic to facilitate the reuse of geospatial data in a distributed and heterogeneous environment. In this process, the provided geospatial metadata that are appropriate for the intended use may be incomplete or not appropriate

  9. A semantically enhanced service repository for user-centric service discovery and management

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    Sheng, Michael

    flourishing service oriented computing era. By upgrading end-users to prosumers (producer services can be dynamically created and managed by prosumers. This paper partic- ularly discusses to service descriptions, and a novel semantic service browser that supports prosumers who are not technically

  10. SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process1

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    1 SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process1 1 of Informatics Patision 76, Athens, 10434, GREECE {eirinaki, lampos, mvazirg, varlamis}@aueb.gr Abstract Web personalization is the process of customizing a Web site to the needs of each specific user or set of users

  11. SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process M. Eirinaki Patision 76, Athens, 10434, GREECE (30210) 8203519 {eirinaki, mvazirg, varlamis}@aueb.gr ABSTRACT Web personalization is the process of customizing a Web site to the needs of each specific user or set of users

  12. Design-Space Exploration of Stream Programs through Semantic-Preserving

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    enables powerful optimization strategies. As an example, the StreamIt [1] framework defines transformations of dataflow programs en- hancing parallelism through fission/fusion operations1 Design-Space Exploration of Stream Programs through Semantic-Preserving Transformations Pablo de

  13. Evaluation of Semantic Graph based on Model Checking Mahdi Gueffaz, Sylvain Rampacek and Christophe Nicolle

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    floods. Model checking is a powerful tool for system verification because it can reveal errors that were to describe the properties checking the system model. 395 hal-00617998,version1-31Aug2011 Author manuscriptSCALESEM Evaluation of Semantic Graph based on Model Checking Mahdi Gueffaz, Sylvain Rampacek

  14. Extension of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Extension of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology for Wireless Sensor Networks: The Stimulus Wireless Se- mantic Sensor Network ontology, in an agri-environmental scenario to illustrate the interest technolo- gies, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) becomes widely used. WSN usually consists of a set

  15. Joint Semantic and Geometric Segmentation of Videos with a Stage Model ANU and NICTA

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    Gould, Stephen

    Canberra, ACT, Australia buyu.liu@anu.edu.au Xuming He NICTA and ANU Canberra, ACT, Australia xuming.he@nicta.com.au Stephen Gould ANU Canberra, ACT, Australia stephen.gould@anu.edu.au Abstract We address the problem- ciently capture the dependency between the semantic and geometric labels. We build a unified CRF model

  16. 6/1/2007 Copyright 2007 by Benjamin Grosof. All Rights Reserved Commercializing Semantic Web

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    Polz, Martin

    ) Databases (SQL, XQuery, RDF) API's on Web (WSDL, SOAP) #12;6/1/2007 Copyright 2007 by Benjamin Grosof. All Rights Reserved 2005 W3C Semantic Web "Stack": Standardization Steps #12;6/1/2007 Copyright 2007; on web; in combination with ontologies ­ Co-Founder, RuleML (Rule Markup Language Initiative) standards

  17. Ontological Semantics of Standards and PLM Repositories in the Product Development Phase

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    Schröder, Lutz

    Ontological Semantics of Standards and PLM Repositories in the Product Development Phase Marco the large amounts of engineering information stored in contemporary PLM systems, the concept of knowledge based engineering (KBE) can be considered from a PLM perspective. By eventually combining product

  18. Semantic Enrichment of Models to Assist Knowledge Management in a PLM environment

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Semantic Enrichment of Models to Assist Knowledge Management in a PLM environment Yongxin Liao1, 2.boujlida@loria.fr Abstract. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has been considered as an es- sential concept for improving the product competitive ability in manufacturing enterprises. The PLM solution aims at providing a shared

  19. Lifecycle Knowledge Management: Getting the Semantics Across in X-Media

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    Staab, Steffen

    the semantic infrastructure technology that we estimate will help us to achieve our goals of product lifecycle that require complex analysis of the product lifecycle, such as resolu- tion of non-trivial technical problems knowledge and experience in different areas of the product lifecycle. The lack of flexible mechanisms

  20. A Semantic Annotation Framework to Assist the Knowledge Interoperability along a Product Life Cycle

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in a product lifecycle management environment. Through the investigation of related works, the need and considered the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) approach as one of essential solutions to createA Semantic Annotation Framework to Assist the Knowledge Interoperability along a Product Life Cycle

  1. A State of the Art on Social Network Analysis and its Applications on a Semantic Web

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A State of the Art on Social Network Analysis and its Applications on a Semantic Web Guillaume. The increasingly popular web 2.0 sites provide the largest social network ever analyzed - users are now considered as plain web resources. Some researchers apply classical methods of social network analysis

  2. MobiSN: Semantics-based Mobile Ad Hoc Social Network Framework

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    Li, Juan "Jen"

    MobiSN: Semantics-based Mobile Ad Hoc Social Network Framework Juan Li Department of Computer.khan@ndsu.edu Abstract--Mobile ad hoc social networks are self-configuring social networks that connect users using mobile devices, such as laptops, PDAs, and cellular phones. These social networks facilitate users

  3. SEMANTIC LEARNING MODEL AND EXTENDED STUDENT MODEL: TOWARDS AN AHAM-BASED ADAPTIVE SYSTEM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SEMANTIC LEARNING MODEL AND EXTENDED STUDENT MODEL: TOWARDS AN AHAM-BASED ADAPTIVE SYSTEM Hend hypermedia systems, we distinguish AHAM as the most popular reference model which is based on the Dexter hoc integration of the AHAM's user's model as well as the IMS/LIP and IEEE/PAPI standards. KEY WORDS

  4. Operational semantics for Petri Net components Jan Friso Groote and Marc Voorhoeve

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    Groote, Jan Friso

    Operational semantics for Petri Net components Jan Friso Groote and Marc Voorhoeve Eindhoven.Voorhoeve@tue.nl Abstract We develop a theory for net components with labeled interface places and transitions. Nets, fusion and relabeling as operators. Net terms with the step firing rule are given a Plotkin-style SOS

  5. A formal semantics of PLC programs in Coq Sidi OULD BIHA

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A formal semantics of PLC programs in Coq Sidi OULD BIHA FORMES project, INRIA and Tsinghua University Beijing, China Sidi.Ould Biha@inria.fr Abstract--Programmable logic Controllers (PLC) are embedded) language, one of the five programing languages defined in the IEC 61131-3 standard for PLC programing

  6. FlowField: Investigating the Semantics of Caress Timothy Chen, Sidney Fels

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    British Columbia, University of

    FlowField: Investigating the Semantics of Caress Timothy Chen, Sidney Fels Electrical & Computer [Fels et al. 1997; Fels and Mase 1999]. Furthermore, having a direct relation be- tween action. References FELS, S., AND MASE, K. 1999. Iamascope: A Graphical Musical Instru- ment. Computers and Graphics

  7. SPE-153271-PP Semiautomatic, Semantic Assistance to Manual Curation of Data in Smart

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    Hwang, Kai

    integration. Introduction Oil and gas organizations are in continuous pressure to investigate and employSPE-153271-PP Semiautomatic, Semantic Assistance to Manual Curation of Data in Smart Oil Fields is further processed by different users in various analysis, prediction and domain-specific procedures

  8. On the Need for a Popular Formal Semantics David A. Schmidt

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    Schmidt, David A.

    ­checking mechanisms in several widely used programming languages, and current research on object­orientation promises and Information Sciences Department Manhattan, KS 66506 USA The technology transfer from semantics research]. This remains a revolutionary idea: one uses BNF­like techniques to understand the meanings of programs. If its

  9. A Semantically-Adaptive Strategy for Energy-Efficiency in Wireless Medical Monitoring Devices

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    for energy-efficient operation of wireless monitoring devices under the premise that medical expertsA Semantically-Adaptive Strategy for Energy- Efficiency in Wireless Medical Monitoring Devices are statistical outliers. Our strategy admits energy- efficient early-detection of such observations, leading to

  10. A Core Grid Ontology for the Semantic Grid Wei Xing Marios D. Dikaiakos

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    Pallis, George

    A Core Grid Ontology for the Semantic Grid Wei Xing Marios D. Dikaiakos Department of Computer, we propose a Core Grid Ontology (CGO) that defines fundamental Grid-specific concepts, and the re- lationships between them. One of the key goals is to make this Core Grid Ontology general enough and easily

  11. Generating composite thematic maps from semantically-different collections of shapefiles and map services

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    Rejaie, Reza

    Generating composite thematic maps from semantically-different collections of shapefiles and map mostly in shapefiles, and their online visualization as composite thematic maps. Following designIMS-based services. Shapefiles contributed by geoscience researchers and registered in the GEONgrid, are transferred

  12. Catching the Best Views of Skyline: A Semantic Approach Based on Decisive Subspaces

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    Pei, Jian

    Catching the Best Views of Skyline: A Semantic Approach Based on Decisive Subspaces Jian Pei1 Wen of skylines remains open: Why and in which subspaces is (or is not) an ob- ject in the skyline? Practically-up and drill- down analysis is introduced. We also develop an efficient algorithm, Skyey, to compute

  13. Detecting Automobiles and People for Semantic Video Retrieval Rene Visser Nicu Sebe Michael S. Lew

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    Sebe, Nicu

    Detecting Automobiles and People for Semantic Video Retrieval Rene Visser Nicu Sebe Michael S. Lew for detecting automobiles and people in streaming or archived video. Our video object tracking system is based automobiles and people in complex real scenes. The detection of people is also different than face detection

  14. Kinetic models of opinion formation

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    G. Toscani

    2006-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce and discuss certain kinetic models of (continuous) opinion formation involving both exchange of opinion between individual agents and diffusion of information. We show conditions which ensure that the kinetic model reaches non trivial stationary states in case of lack of diffusion in correspondence of some opinion point. Analytical results are then obtained by considering a suitable asymptotic limit of the model yielding a Fokker-Planck equation for the distribution of opinion among individuals.

  15. Sequentially Triggered Star Formation in OB Associations

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    Thomas Preibisch; Hans Zinnecker

    2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss observational evidence for sequential and triggered star formation in OB associations. We first review the star formation process in the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association, the nearest OB association to the Sun, where several recent extensive studies have allowed us to reconstruct the star formation history in a rather detailed way. We then compare the observational results with those obtained for other OB associations and with recent models of rapid cloud and star formation in the turbulent interstellar medium. We conclude that the formation of whole OB subgroups (each consisting of several thousand stars) requires large-scale triggering mechanisms such as shocks from expanding wind and supernova driven superbubbles surrounding older subgroups. Other triggering mechanisms, like radiatively driven implosion of globules, also operate, but seem to be secondary processes, forming only small stellar groups rather than whole OB subgroups with thousands of stars.

  16. Classification of semantic relations in different syntactic structures in medical text using the MeSH hierarchy

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    Bhooshan, Neha

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two different classification algorithms are evaluated in recognizing semantic relationships of different syntactic compounds. The compounds, which include noun- noun, adjective-noun, noun-adjective, noun-verb, and verb-noun, ...

  17. Key words Science of information, spatio-temporal, semantic and structural information, Darwin channel, noisy constrained capacity.

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    Szpankowski, Wojciech

    Key words ­ Science of information, spatio-temporal, semantic and structural information, Darwin argue that a new science of information is to rekindle for extraction, comprehension, and manipulation channel, noisy constrained capacity. Wojciech SZPANKOWSKI Department of Computer Science Purdue University

  18. Semantic representations and additional material in facilitating learning words in the less preferred modality of deaf children 

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    Whiteley, Anna

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Four deaf children’s (mean age = 10 years 10 months) semantic representations of particular vocabulary items were explored in this study. It was intended to investigate how the familiarity of a word in the child’s preferred ...

  19. CS 525: Advanced Database Organization Study of relational, semantic, and object-oriented data models and interfaces. Database management system

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    Heller, Barbara

    CS 525: Advanced Database Organization Objectives Study of relational, semantic, and object-oriented data models and interfaces. Database management system techniques for query optimization, concurrency History of database management. Goals of database system development. Relational systems Data models

  20. Kernel for a Semantic Learning Platform with adapted suggestions Ioan SZILAGYI, Radu BALOG-CRIAN, Ioan ROXIN, Ana ROXIN

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Kernel for a Semantic Learning Platform with adapted suggestions Ioan SZILAGYI, Radu BALOG {ioan.szilagyi; radu.balog-crisan; ioan.roxin}@univ-fcomte.fr Abstract -- In the context of personalized

  1. Formation of polar ring galaxies

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    F. Bournaud; F. Combes

    2003-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Polar ring galaxies are peculiar systems in which a gas rich, nearly polar ring surrounds an early-type or elliptical host galaxy. Two formation scenarios for these objects have been proposed: they are thought to form either in major galaxy mergers or by tidal accretion of the polar material from a gas rich donor galaxy. Both scenarios are studied through N-body simulations including gas dynamics and star formation. Constraints on physical parameters are drawn out, in order to determine which scenario is the most likely to occur. Polar ring galaxies from each scenario are compared with observations and we discuss whether the accretion scenario and the merging scenario account for observational properties of polar ring galaxies. The conclusion of this study is that the accretion scenario is both the most likely and the most supported by observations. Even if the merging scenario is rather robust, most polar ring galaxies are shown to be the result of tidal gas accretion events.

  2. Rapid gas hydrate formation process

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    Brown, Thomas D.; Taylor, Charles E.; Unione, Alfred J.

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure provides a method and apparatus for forming gas hydrates from a two-phase mixture of water and a hydrate forming gas. The two-phase mixture is created in a mixing zone which may be wholly included within the body of a spray nozzle. The two-phase mixture is subsequently sprayed into a reaction zone, where the reaction zone is under pressure and temperature conditions suitable for formation of the gas hydrate. The reaction zone pressure is less than the mixing zone pressure so that expansion of the hydrate-forming gas in the mixture provides a degree of cooling by the Joule-Thompson effect and provides more intimate mixing between the water and the hydrate-forming gas. The result of the process is the formation of gas hydrates continuously and with a greatly reduced induction time. An apparatus for conduct of the method is further provided.

  3. The Formation of the Hubble Sequence

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    2003-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The history of galaxy formation via star formation and stellar mass assembly rates is now known with some certainty, yet the connection between high redshift and low redshift galaxy populations is not yet clear. By identifying and studying individual massive galaxies at high-redshifts, z > 1.5, we can possibly uncover the physical effects driving galaxy formation. Using the structures of high-z galaxies, as imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope, we argue that it is now possible to directly study the progenitors of ellipticals and disks. We also briefly describe early results that suggest many massive galaxies are forming at z > 2 through major mergers.

  4. Fixpoint & Proof-theoretic Semantics for CLP with Qualification and Proximity

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    Rodríguez-Artalejo, Mario

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncertainty in Logic Programming has been investigated during the last decades, dealing with various extensions of the classical LP paradigm and different applications. Existing proposals rely on different approaches, such as clause annotations based on uncertain truth values, qualification values as a generalization of uncertain truth values, and unification based on proximity relations. On the other hand, the CLP scheme has established itself as a powerful extension of LP that supports efficient computation over specialized domains while keeping a clean declarative semantics. In this report we propose a new scheme SQCLP designed as an extension of CLP that supports qualification values and proximity relations. We show that several previous proposals can be viewed as particular cases of the new scheme, obtained by partial instantiation. We present a declarative semantics for SQCLP that is based on observables, providing fixpoint and proof-theoretical characterizations of least program models as well as an im...

  5. Applying Geospatial Semantic Array Programming for a Reproducible Set of Bioclimatic Indices in Europe

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    Caudullo, Giovanni

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bioclimate-driven regression analysis is a widely used approach for modelling ecological niches and zonation. Although the bioclimatic complexity of the European continent is high, a particular combination of 12 climatic and topographic covariates was recently found able to reliably reproduce the ecological zoning of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for forest resources assessment at pan-European scale, generating the first fuzzy similarity map of FAO ecozones in Europe. The reproducible procedure followed to derive this collection of bioclimatic indices is now presented. It required an integration of data-transformation modules (D-TM) using geospatial tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and array-based mathematical implementation such as semantic array programming (SemAP). Base variables, intermediate and final covariates are described and semantically defined by providing the workflow of D-TMs and the mathematical formulation following the SemAP notat...

  6. Using architectures for semantic interoperability to create journal clubs for emergency response

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    Powell, James E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Collins, Linn M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Mark L B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In certain types of 'slow burn' emergencies, careful accumulation and evaluation of information can offer a crucial advantage. The SARS outbreak in the first decade of the 21st century was such an event, and ad hoc journal clubs played a critical role in assisting scientific and technical responders in identifying and developing various strategies for halting what could have become a dangerous pandemic. This research-in-progress paper describes a process for leveraging emerging semantic web and digital library architectures and standards to (1) create a focused collection of bibliographic metadata, (2) extract semantic information, (3) convert it to the Resource Description Framework /Extensible Markup Language (RDF/XML), and (4) integrate it so that scientific and technical responders can share and explore critical information in the collections.

  7. 41EurASEAA 2006, Bougon papers Natural processes iNvolved iN the formatioN of

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    Boyer, Edmond

    site formation processes. A sedimentological study indicated that the fossiliferous layer resulted from

  8. Observing Massive Galaxy Formation

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    2002-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A major goal of contemporary astrophysics is understanding the origin of the most massive galaxies in the universe, particularly nearby ellipticals and spirals. Theoretical models of galaxy formation have existed for many decades, although low and high redshift observations are only beginning to put constraints on different ideas. We briefly describe these observations and how they are revealing the methods by which galaxies form by contrasting and comparing fiducial rapid collapse and hierarchical formation model predictions. The available data show that cluster ellipticals must have rapidly formed at z > 2, and that up to 50% of all massive galaxies at z ~ 2.5 are involved in major mergers. While the former is consistent with the monolithic collapse picture, we argue that hierarchal formation is the only model that can reproduce all the available observations.

  9. Gas Cooling Through Galaxy Formations

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    Mariwan A. Rasheed; Mohamad A. Brza

    Abstract-- Gas cooling was studied in two different boxes of sizes and by simulation at same redshifts. The gas cooling is shown in four different redshifts (z=1.15, 0.5, 0.1 and 0). In the simulation the positions of the clumps of cooled gas were studied with slices of the two volumes and also the density of cooled gas of the two volumes shown in the simulation. From the process of gas cooling it is clear that this process gives different results in the two cases. Index Term- Gas Cooling, Simulation, galaxy Formation. I.

  10. JPEG File Interchange Format

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    Hamilton, Eric

    2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    interchange format compressed image representation • PC or Mac or Unix workstation compatible • Standard color space: one or three components. For three components, YCbCr (CCIR 601-256 levels) • APP0 marker used to specify Units, X pixel density, Y pixel... by the Macintosh but not by PCs or workstations. JPEG File Interchange Format, Version 1.02 2 Standard color space The color space to be used is YCbCr as defined by CCIR 601 (256 levels). The RGB components calculated by linear conversion from YCbCr shall...

  11. Hair follicle Formation of

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    Chuong, Cheng-Ming

    Hair follicle Formation of new follicles Bud Healed skin Hair bulge Open wound Epidermis a b Dermis 1950s and help to explain the controversy. What is the origin of the cells that make up these new hair follicles? Are they derived from existing hair follicles located at the wound edge

  12. The automatic generation of semantic annotations for didactic materials and the use of models in the material development to improve its reusability

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The automatic generation of semantic annotations for didactic materials and the use of models.es, aedo@ia.inf.uc3m.es Abstract The didactic material reusability, understood as its capability to be used in the MD2 approach to automatically generate semantic annotations within the didactic material development

  13. Jordan Boyd-Graber and David M. Blei. PUTOP: Turning Predominant Senses into a Topic Model for WSD. 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, 2007.

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    Boyd-Graber, Jordan

    Jordan Boyd-Graber and David M. Blei. PUTOP: Turning Predominant Senses into a Topic Model for WSD. 4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, 2007. @inproceedings{Boyd-Graber:Blei-2007, Author = {Jordan Boyd-Graber and David M. Blei}, Booktitle = {4th International Workshop on Semantic

  14. M. Ackermann et al. (Eds.): Semantics, Web, and Mining 2005, LNAI 4289, pp. 147 162, 2006. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    recommendations. In this paper we propose a semantic web personalization system, focusing on word sense disam Introduction During the past few years the World Wide Web has emerged to become the biggest and most popularM. Ackermann et al. (Eds.): Semantics, Web, and Mining 2005, LNAI 4289, pp. 147 ­ 162, 2006

  15. (Non) formation of methanol by direct hydrogenation of formate on copper catalysts

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    Yang, Yong; Mims, Charles A.; Disselkamp, Robert S.; Kwak, Ja Hun; Peden, Charles HF; Campbell, C. T.

    2010-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We have attempted to hydrogenate adsorbed formate species on copper catalysts to probe the importance of this postulated mechanistic step in methanol synthesis. Surface formate coverages up to 0.25 were produced at temperatures between 413K and 453K on supported (Cu/SiO2) copper and unsupported copper catalysts. The adlayers were produced by various methods including (1) steady state catalytic conditions in CO2-H2 (3:1, 6 bar) atmospheres, and (2) by exposure of the catalysts to formic acid. As reported in earlier work, the catalytic surface at steady state contains bidentate formate species with coverages up to saturation levels of ~ 0.25 at the low temperatures of this study. The reactivity of these formate adlayers was investigated at relevant reaction temperatures in atmospheres containing up to 6 bar H2 partial pressure by simultaneous mass spectrometry (MS) and infrared (IR) spectroscopy measurements. The yield of methanol during the attempted hydrogenation (“titration”) of these adlayers was insignificant (<0.2 mol % of the formate adlayer) even in dry hydrogen partial pressures up to 6 bar. Hydrogen titration of formate species produced from formic acid also failed to produce significant quantities of methanol, and attempted titration in gases consisting of CO-hydrogen mixtures or dry CO2 were also unproductive. The formate decomposition kinetics, measured by IR, were also unaffected by these changes in the gas composition. Similar experiments on unsupported copper also failed to show any methanol. From these results, we conclude that methanol synthesis on copper cannot result from the direct hydrogenation of (bidentate) formate species in simple steps involving adsorbed H species alone. Furthermore, experiments performed on both supported (Cu/SiO2) and unsupported copper catalysts gave similar results implying that the methanol synthesis reaction mechanism only involves metal surface chemistry. Pre-exposure of the bidentate formate adlayer to oxidation by O2 or N2O produces a change to a monodentate configuration. Attempted titration of this monodentate formate/O coadsorbed layer in dry hydrogen produces significant quantities of methanol, although decomposition of formate to carbon dioxide and hydrogen remains the dominant reaction pathway. Simultaneous production of water is also observed during this titration as the copper surface is re-reduced. These results indicate that co-adsorbates related to surface oxygen or water-derived species may be critical to methanol production on copper, perhaps assisting in the hydrogenation of adsorbed formate to adsorbed methoxyl.

  16. Advanced Semantic Search: The Medical World as an Example

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    Shamir, Ron

    to be specific. · The example query "Which disease has the symptom of coughing?" brings a result set in hakia of coughing?" #12;20 4. Handling Concept Matching · Perhaps the most challenging functionality among all

  17. Star formation bursts in isolated spiral galaxies

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    C. Clarke; D. Gittins

    2006-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the response of the gaseous component of a galactic disc to the time dependent potential generated by N-body simulations of a spiral galaxy. The results show significant variation of the spiral structure of the gas which might be expected to result in significant fluctuations in the Star Formation Rate (SFR). Pronounced local variations of the SFR are anticipated in all cases. Bursty histories for the global SFR, however, require that the mean surface density is much less (around an order of magnitude less) than the putative threshold for star formation. We thus suggest that bursty star formation histories, normally attributed to mergers and/or tidal interactions, may be a normal pattern for gas poor isolated spiral galaxies.

  18. A DSL for Explicit Semantic Adaptation Bart Meyers1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    with the results obtained with Ptolemy II. 1 Introduction The growing power of modelling tools allows the design levels, different aspects of the system, and different phases in the design require different modelling of the model communicate through discrete events (DE). The controller is modelled as a sta

  19. Planning and Search Exam format

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    Alechina, Natasha

    is the frame problem. Revision 5 #12;Exam topics: planning Classical planning. How the problem definitionPlanning and Search Revision Revision 1 #12;Outline Exam format Exam topics How to revise Revision 2 #12;Exam format 4 questions out of 6 same format as 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 exams (on G52PAS

  20. Semantic modeling for theory clarification: The realist vs liberal international relations perspective

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    Bray, O.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Political Science Dept.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a natural language based, semantic information modeling methodology and explores its use and value in clarifying and comparing political science theories and frameworks. As an example, the paper uses this methodology to clarify and compare some of the basic concepts and relationships in the realist (e.g. Waltz) and the liberal (e.g. Rosenau) paradigms for international relations. The methodology can provide three types of benefits: (1) it can clarify and make explicit exactly what is meant by a concept; (2) it can often identify unanticipated implications and consequence of concepts and relationships; and (3) it can help in identifying and operationalizing testable hypotheses.

  1. The semantic architecture of the World-Wide Molecular Matrix (WWMM)

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    Murray-Rust, Peter; Adams, Sam; Downing, Jim; Townsend, Joseph A; Zhang, Y Y

    2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    films4, that the word is borrowed with thanks. The concept is sufficiently compelling that others outside this group have set up a Wikipedia article on the WWMM5. Inspiration was also provided by the final session at WWW16 (1994) where Tim Berners... that this would be a semantic network where many of the resources would not be bytes and CPU but would be structured information. We were grateful to receive early funding from the eScience project (“Molecular Standards for the Grid”7) but have been somewhat...

  2. Semantic MediaWiki GeoChart | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit with form HistoryRistma AG Jump638324°,Schnell ZTools andSegenSemantic MediaWiki

  3. Formation of Carbon Dwarfs

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    Charles L. Steinhardt; Dimitar D. Sasselov

    2012-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the formation of dwarf carbon stars via accretion from a carbon AGB companion in light of the new 107 object sample of Downes et al. (2004). This sample is now large enough to allow good mass determination via comparison of a composite spectrum to theoretical atmospheric models. Carbon dwarfs of spectral type M are indeed main sequence M dwarfs with enhanced metallicity and carbon abundance. We also calculate the predicted abundance of both M and of F/G carbon dwarfs, and show that the latter should be falsifiable in the near future.

  4. Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen...

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    Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen on BaOPt(111). Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen on BaOPt(111). Abstract: The formation...

  5. Formation of double-$?$ hypernuclei at PANDA

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    T. Gaitanos; A. B. Larionov; H. Lenske; U. Mosel

    2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formation of single- and double-$\\Lambda$ hypernuclei in antiproton-induced reactions relevant for the forthcoming PANDA experiment at FAIR. We use the Giessen Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (GiBUU) transport model with relativistic mean-fields for the description of non-equilibrium dynamics and the statistical multifragmentation model (SMM) for fragment formation. This combined approach describes the dynamical properties of strangeness and fragments in low energy $\\bar{p}$-induced reactions fairly well. We then focus on the formation of double-$\\Lambda$ hypernuclei in high energy $\\bar{p}$-nucleus collisions on a primary target including the complementary $\\Xi$-induced reactions to a secondary one, as proposed by the PANDA collaboration. Our results show that a copious production of double-$\\Lambda$ hyperfragments is possible at PANDA. In particular, we provide first theoretical estimations on the double-$\\Lambda$ production cross section, which strongly rises with decreasing energy of the secondary $\\Xi$-beam.

  6. Galaxy formation with radiative and chemical feedback

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    Graziani, L; Schneider, R; Kawata, D; de Bennassuti, M; Maselli, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we introduce GAMESH, a novel pipeline which implements self-consistent radiative and chemical feedback in a computational model of galaxy formation. By combining the cosmological chemical-evolution model GAMETE with the radiative transfer code CRASH, GAMESH can post process realistic outputs of a N-body simulation describing the redshift evolution of the forming galaxy. After introducing the GAMESH implementation and its features, we apply the code to a low-resolution N-body simulation of the Milky Way formation and we investigate the combined effects of self-consistent radiative and chemical feedback. Many physical properties, which can be directly compared with observations in the Galaxy and its surrounding satellites, are predicted by the code along the merger-tree assembly. The resulting redshift evolution of the Local Group star formation rates, reionisation and metal enrichment along with the predicted Metallicity Distribution Function of halo stars are critically compared with observations. We dis...

  7. The Formation of Primordial Luminous Objects

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    Emanuele Ripamonti; Tom Abel

    2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In these lecture notes we review the current knowledge about the formation of the first luminous objects. We start from the cosmological context of hierarchical models of structure formation, and discuss the main physical processes which are believed to lead to primordial star formation, i.e. the cooling processes and the chemistry of molecules (especially H2) in a metal-free gas. We then describe the techniques and results of numerical simulations, which indicate that the masses of the first luminous objects are likely to be much larger than that of present-day stars. Finally, we discuss the scenario presented above, exposing some of the most interesting problems which are currently being investigated, such as that of the feedback effects of these objects.

  8. The Efficiency of Globular Cluster Formation

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    Dean E. McLaughlin

    1999-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abridged): The total populations of globular cluster systems (GCSs) are discussed in terms of their connection to the efficiency of globular cluster formation---the mass fraction of star-forming gas that was able to form bound stellar clusters rather than isolated stars or unbound associations---in galaxy halos. Observed variations in GCS specific frequencies (S_N=N_gc/L_gal), both as a function of galactocentric radius in individual systems and globally between entire galaxies, are reviewed in this light. It is argued that trends in S_N do not reflect any real variation in the underlying efficiency of cluster formation; rather, they result from ignoring the hot gas in many large ellipticals. This claim is checked and confirmed in each of M87, M49, and NGC 1399, for which existing data are combined to show that the volume density profile of globular clusters, rho_cl, is directly proportional to the sum of (rho_gas+rho_stars) at large radii. The constant of proportionality is the same in each case: epsilon=0.0026 +/- 0.0005 in the mean. This is identified with the globular cluster formation efficiency. The implication that epsilon might have had a universal value is supported by data on the GCSs of 97 early-type galaxies, on the GCS of the Milky Way, and on the ongoing formation of open clusters. These results have specific implications for some issues in GCS and galaxy formation, and they should serve as a strong constraint on more general theories of star and cluster formation.

  9. Step- vs. kink-formation energies on Pt(111)

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    FEIBELMAN,PETER J.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ab-initio kink-formation energies are about 0.25 and 0.18 eV on the (100)- and (111)-microfacet steps of Pt(111), while the sum of the step-formation energies is 0.75 eV/atom. These results imply a specific ratio of formation energies for the two step types, namely 1.14, in excellent agreement with experiment. If kink-formation costs the same energy on the two step types, an inference recently drawn from scanning probe observations of step wandering, this ratio ought to be 1.

  10. Semantic Information Integration and Processing for Demand Response Optimization Qunzhi Zhou, Sreedhar Natarajan, Yogesh Simmhan and Viktor Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    for demandresponse optimization. We apply this architecture to the USC Campus Microgrid, which is a testbed building sensors that measure and control facilities, and even weather forecasts from online services of Semantic Web technology and Complex Event Processing (CEP), as part of a software architecture

  11. AN EVALUATION OF SEMANTIC WEB PORTALS Rubn Lara, Sung-Kook Han, Holger Lausen, Michael Stollberg, Ying Ding, Dieter Fensel

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    Menczer, Filippo

    and not found by traditional search engines (the deep Web), the number of available documents was estimatedAN EVALUATION OF SEMANTIC WEB PORTALS Rubén Lara, Sung-Kook Han, Holger Lausen, Michael Stollberg.ding, dieter.fensel}@uibk.ac.at ABSTRACT Web portals are entry points for information presentation and exchange

  12. National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design Improving Usability of Semantic Information

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design Improving Usability of Semantic Information REU Student: Edward Roy Mentor: Jeffrey McPherson Faculty Advisors: Dr in part by the National Science Foundation under NSF award number IIP-0838747-10. Any opinions, findings

  13. Technical Report 03-008, LSDIS Lab, Dept of Computer Science, UGA. June 2003 Framework for Semantic Web Process Composition

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    Miller, John A.

    for Semantic Web Process Composition Kaarthik Sivashanmugam, John A. Miller, Amit P. Sheth, Kunal Verma Large, Athens GA 30602-7404 {kaart, jam, amit, verma}@ cs.uga.edu Abstract Web services have been recognized with each other on the fly is very appealing. To date, however, the activity of creating Web processes using

  14. Towards Semantic Web Portals Michael Stollberg, Holger Lausen, Rubn Lara, Ying Ding, Sung-Kook Han, Dieter Fensel

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    Menczer, Filippo

    Towards Semantic Web Portals Michael Stollberg, Holger Lausen, Rubén Lara, Ying Ding, Sung-Kook Han.lara, ying.ding, sung-kook.han, dieter.fensel}@uibk.ac.at ABSTRACT A web portal is a platform for information adequate facilities for communication and information sharing, web portals should utilize appropriate

  15. 5/21/2004 Copyright 2004 by Benjamin Grosof. All Rights Reserved Remarks on Rules and Semantic Web Services

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    Polz, Martin

    Initiative ­ the leading emerging standards body in semantic web rules (http://www.ruleml.org) · Core standards (http://www.swsi.org) ­ Area Editor for Contracts & Negotiation, Language Committee ­ CoML) Ontologies (OWL) Databases (SQL, XQuery, RDF) API's on Web (WSDL, SOAP) #12;5/21/2004 Copyright 2004

  16. NYU's Chinese ACE 2005 EDR System Description Can Global Re-Ranking and Semantic Role Labeling help Chinese EDR?

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    NYU's Chinese ACE 2005 EDR System Description Can Global Re-Ranking and Semantic Role Labeling help Chinese EDR? Heng Ji Adam Meyers Ralph Grishman Proteus Project Department of Computer Science New York the overall architecture of the NYU Chinese ACE 2005 EDR (Entity Detection and Recognition) system, focussing

  17. FORMATION GESTION DU STRESS CONTEXTE, PUBLIC, FINALITE DE LA FORMATION

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    Brest, Université de

    FORMATION GESTION DU STRESS CONTEXTE, PUBLIC, FINALITE DE LA FORMATION La vie moderne et le stress : mettre en place des stratégies de gestion , étudier quelques aspects essentiels de la et cas cliniques composés par les participants ou fournis par le formateur . - Jeux de rôle en sous

  18. Stratified chaos in a sand pile formation

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    Ate Poortinga; Jan G. Wesseling; Coen J. Ritsema

    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Sand pile formation is often used to describe stratified chaos in dynamic systems due to self-emergent and scale invariant behaviour. Cellular automata (Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld model) are often used to describe chaotic behaviour, as simulating physical interactions between individual particles is computationally demanding. In this study, we use a state-of-the-art parallel implementation of the discrete element method on the graphical processing unit to simulate sand pile formation. Interactions between individual grains were simulated using a contact model in an Euler integration scheme. Results show non-linear self-emergent behaviour which is in good agreement with experimental results, theoretical work and self organized criticality (SOC) approaches. Moreover, it was found that the fully deterministic model, where the position and forces on every individual particle can be determined every iteration has a brown noise signal in the x and y direction, where the signal is the z direction is closer to a white noise spectrum.

  19. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014), pages 560565, Dublin, Ireland, August 23-24, 2014.

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    , 2007), Salient Semantic Analysis (SSA) (Hassan and Mihalcea, 2011), Pointwise Mutual Informa- tion (PMI) (Church and Hanks, 1990), PMI-IR (Turney, 2001), Second Order PMI (Islam and Inkpen, 2006), Hyperspace

  20. Unified Theory of Relativistic Identification of Information in a Systems Age: Proposed Convergence of Unique Identification with Syntax and Semantics through Internet Protocol version 6

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    Datta, Shoumen

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes to utilize internet protocol version six (IPv6) to uniquely identify not only things (objects) but also processes, relationships (syntax, semantics) and interfaces (sensors). Convergence of identification ...

  1. Star formation in the multiverse

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    Bousso, Raphael; Leichenauer, Stefan [Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720-8162 (United States)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a simple semianalytic model of the star formation rate as a function of time. We estimate the star formation rate for a wide range of values of the cosmological constant, spatial curvature, and primordial density contrast. Our model can predict such parameters in the multiverse, if the underlying theory landscape and the cosmological measure are known.

  2. Formation depths of Fraunhofer lines

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    Gurtovenko, E A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have summed up our investigations performed in 1970--1993. The main task of this paper is clearly to show processes of formation of spectral lines as well as their distinction by validity and by location. For 503 photospheric lines of various chemical elements in the wavelength range 300--1000 nm we list in Table the average formation depths of the line depression and the line emission for the line centre and on the half-width of the line, the average formation depths of the continuum emission as well as the effective widths of the layer of the line depression formation. Dependence of average depths of line depression formation on excitation potential, equivalent widths, and central line depth are demonstrated by iron lines.

  3. Masers and star formation

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    Vincent L. Fish

    2007-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observational and theoretical advances concerning astronomical masers in star forming regions are reviewed. Major masing species are considered individually and in combination. Key results are summarized with emphasis on present science and future prospects.

  4. SOS Rule Formats for Idempotent Terms and Idempotent Unary Operators$

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    Aceto, Luca

    of syntax-driven inference rules. This behavioural description of the semantics of a language essentially defining a language. For example, in the field of process algebras such as ACP [12], CCS [31] and CSP [27

  5. SOS Rule Formats for Idempotent Terms and Idempotent Unary Operators

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    Aceto, Luca

    . This behavioural description of the semantics of a language essentially tells one how the expressions, in the field of process algebras such as ACP [10], CCS [26] and CSP [22], operators such as nonde- terministic

  6. Sequestration of Dissolved CO2 in the Oriskany Formation

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    Dilmore, R.M.; Allen, D.E. (Salem State College, Salem, MA); McCarthy-Jones, J.R.; Hedges, S.W.; Soong, Yee

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments were conducted to determine the solubility of CO2 in a natural brine solution of the Oriskany formation under elevated temperature and pressure conditions. These data were collected at temperatures of 22 and 75 °C and pressures between 100 and 450 bar. Experimentally determined data were compared with CO2 solubility predictions using a model developed by Duan and Sun (Chem. Geol. 2003, 193, 257-271). Model results compare well with Oriskany brine CO2 solubility data collected experimentally, suggesting that the Duan and Sun model is a reliable tool for estimating solution CO2 capacity in high salinity aquifers in the temperature and pressure range evaluated. The capacity for the Oriskany formation to sequester dissolved CO2 was calculated using results of the solubility models, estimation of the density of CO2 saturated brine, and available geographic information system (GIS) information on the formation depth and thickness. Results indicate that the Oriskany formation can hold approximately 0.36 gigatonnes of dissolved CO2 if the full basin is considered. When only the region where supercritical CO2 can exist (temperatures greater than 31° C and pressures greater than 74 bar) is considered, the capacity of the Oriskany formation to sequester dissolved CO2 is 0.31 gigatonnes. The capacity estimate considering the potential to sequester free-phase supercritical CO2 if brine were displaced from formation pore space is 8.8 gigatonnes in the Oriskany formation.

  7. Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones

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    Vinegar, Harold J. (Bellaire, TX); Karanikas, John Michael (Houston, TX)

    2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may have one or more karsted zones. Methods may include providing heat from one or more heaters to one or more karsted zones of the tar sands formation to mobilize fluids in the formation. At least some of the mobilized fluids may be produced from the formation.

  8. Dimensionality effects in Turing pattern formation

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    Teemu Leppanen; Mikko Karttunen; Kimmo Kaski; Rafael A. Barrio

    2003-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of morphogenesis and Turing instability are revisited from the point of view of dimensionality effects. First the linear analysis of a generic Turing model is elaborated to the case of multiple stationary states, which may lead the system to bistability. The difference between two- and three-dimensional pattern formation with respect to pattern selection and robustness is discussed. Preliminary results concerning the transition between quasi-two-dimensional and three-dimensional structures are presented and their relation to experimental results are addressed.

  9. Prototyping the Semantics of a DSL using ASF+SDF: Link to Formal Verification of DSL Models

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    Andova, Suzana; Engelen, Luc; 10.4204/EPTCS.56.5

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A formal definition of the semantics of a domain-specific language (DSL) is a key prerequisite for the verification of the correctness of models specified using such a DSL and of transformations applied to these models. For this reason, we implemented a prototype of the semantics of a DSL for the specification of systems consisting of concurrent, communicating objects. Using this prototype, models specified in the DSL can be transformed to labeled transition systems (LTS). This approach of transforming models to LTSs allows us to apply existing tools for visualization and verification to models with little or no further effort. The prototype is implemented using the ASF+SDF Meta-Environment, an IDE for the algebraic specification language ASF+SDF, which offers efficient execution of the transformation as well as the ability to read models and produce LTSs without any additional pre or post processing.

  10. Modelling new particle formation events in the South African savannah

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    Gierens, Rosa; Laakso, Lauri; Mogensen, Ditte; Vakkari, Ville; Buekes, Johan P.; Van Zyl, Pieter; Hakola, H.; Guenther, Alex B.; Pienaar, J. J.; Boy, Michael

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Africa is one of the less studied continents with respect to atmospheric aerosols. Savannahs are complex dynamic systems sensitive to climate and land-use changes, but the interaction of these systems with the atmosphere is not well understood. Atmospheric particles, called aerosols, affect the climate on regional and global scales, and are an important factor in air quality. In this study, measurements from a relatively clean savannah environment in South Africa were used to model new particle formation and growth. There already are some combined long-term measurements of trace gas concentrations together with aerosol and meteorological variables available, but to our knowledge this is the first detailed simulation that includes all the main processes relevant to particle formation. The results show that both of the particle formation mechanisms investigated overestimated the dependency of the formation rates on sulphuric acid. From the two particle formation mechanisms tested in this work, the approach that included low volatile organic compounds to the particle formation process was more accurate in describing the nucleation events than the approach that did not. To obtain a reliable estimate of aerosol concentration in simulations for larger scales, nucleation mechanisms would need to include organic compounds, at least in southern Africa. This work is the first step in developing a more comprehensive new particle formation model applicable to the unique environment in southern Africa. Such a model will assist in better understanding and predicting new particle formation – knowledge which could ultimately be used to mitigate impacts of climate change and air quality.

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - assess fungal metabolic Sample Search Results

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    3 4 5 > >> 1 The FungalWeb Ontology The Core of a Semantic Web Application for Fungal Genomics Summary: 1 The FungalWeb Ontology The Core of a Semantic Web Application for Fungal...

  12. Predictions from star formation in the multiverse

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    Bousso, Raphael; Leichenauer, Stefan [Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720-8162 (United States)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute trivariate probability distributions in the landscape, scanning simultaneously over the cosmological constant, the primordial density contrast, and spatial curvature. We consider two different measures for regulating the divergences of eternal inflation, and three different models for observers. In one model, observers are assumed to arise in proportion to the entropy produced by stars; in the others, they arise at a fixed time (5 or 10x10{sup 9} years) after star formation. The star formation rate, which underlies all our observer models, depends sensitively on the three scanning parameters. We employ a recently developed model of star formation in the multiverse, a considerable refinement over previous treatments of the astrophysical and cosmological properties of different pocket universes. For each combination of observer model and measure, we display all single and bivariate probability distributions, both with the remaining parameter(s) held fixed and marginalized. Our results depend only weakly on the observer model but more strongly on the measure. Using the causal diamond measure, the observed parameter values (or bounds) lie within the central 2{sigma} of nearly all probability distributions we compute, and always within 3{sigma}. This success is encouraging and rather nontrivial, considering the large size and dimension of the parameter space. The causal patch measure gives similar results as long as curvature is negligible. If curvature dominates, the causal patch leads to a novel runaway: it prefers a negative value of the cosmological constant, with the smallest magnitude available in the landscape.

  13. Predictions from Star Formation in the Multiverse

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    Raphael Bousso; Stefan Leichenauer

    2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute trivariate probability distributions in the landscape, scanning simultaneously over the cosmological constant, the primordial density contrast, and spatial curvature. We consider two different measures for regulating the divergences of eternal inflation, and three different models for observers. In one model, observers are assumed to arise in proportion to the entropy produced by stars; in the others, they arise at a fixed time (5 or 10 billion years) after star formation. The star formation rate, which underlies all our observer models, depends sensitively on the three scanning parameters. We employ a recently developed model of star formation in the multiverse, a considerable refinement over previous treatments of the astrophysical and cosmological properties of different pocket universes. For each combination of observer model and measure, we display all single and bivariate probability distributions, both with the remaining parameter(s) held fixed, and marginalized. Our results depend only weakly on the observer model but more strongly on the measure. Using the causal diamond measure, the observed parameter values (or bounds) lie within the central $2\\sigma$ of nearly all probability distributions we compute, and always within $3\\sigma$. This success is encouraging and rather nontrivial, considering the large size and dimension of the parameter space. The causal patch measure gives similar results as long as curvature is negligible. If curvature dominates, the causal patch leads to a novel runaway: it prefers a negative value of the cosmological constant, with the smallest magnitude available in the landscape.

  14. Use-driven concept formation

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    Roberts, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Marie)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When faced with a complex task, humans often identify domain-specific concepts that make the task more tractable. In this thesis, I investigate the formation of domain-specific concepts of this sort. I propose a set of ...

  15. K-Basin gel formation studies

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    Beck, M.A.

    1998-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A key part of the proposed waste treatment for K Basin sludge is the elimination of reactive uranium metal by dissolution in nitric acid (Fkirnent, 1998). It has been found (Delegard, 1998a) that upon nitric acid dissolution of the sludge, a gel sometimes forms. Gels are known to sometimes impair solid/liquid separation and/or material transfer. The purpose of the work reported here is to determine the cause(s) of the gel formation and to determine operating parameters for the sludge dissolution that avoid formation of gel. This work and related work were planned in (Fkunent, 1998), (Jewett, 1998) and (Beck, 1998a). This report describes the results of the tests in (Beck, 1998a) with non-radioactive surrogates.

  16. Reconstructing the Star Formation Histories of Galaxies

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    Uta Fritze; Thomas Lilly

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a methodological study to find out how far back and to what precision star formation histories of galaxies can be reconstructed from CMDs, from integrated spectra and Lick indices, and from integrated multi-band photometry. Our evolutionary synthesis models GALEV allow to describe the evolution of galaxies in terms of all three approaches and we have assumed typical observational uncertainties for each of them and then investigated to what extent and accuracy different star formation histories can be discriminated. For a field in the LMC bar region with both a deep CMD from HST observations and a trailing slit spectrum across exactly the same field of view we could test our modelling results against real data.

  17. Drill-in fluids control formation damage

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    Halliday, W.S. (Baker Hughes Inteq, Houston, TX (United States))

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several factors led to development, oil company interest in, and use of payzone drilling fluids, including operator concern about maximizing well production, increasing acceptance of horizontal drilling and openhole completion popularity. This article discusses water-base drill-in'' fluid systems and applications. Payzone damage, including fine solids migration, clay swelling and solids invasion, reduces effective formation permeability, which results in lower production rates. Formation damage is often caused by invasion of normal drilling fluids that contain barite or bentonite. Drill-in systems are designed with special bridging agents to minimize invasion. Several bridging materials designed to form effective filter cake for instantaneous leak-off control can be used. Bridging materials are also designed to minimize stages and time required to clean up wells before production. Fluids with easy-to-remove bridging agents reduce completion costs. Drill-in fluid bridging particles can often be removed more thoroughly than those in standard fluids.

  18. Negative feedback effects on star formation history and cosmic reionization

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    Lei Wang; Jirong Mao; Shouping Xiang; Ye-Fei Yuan

    2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    After considering the effects of negative feedback on the process of star formation, we explore the relationship between star formation process and the associated feedback, by investigating how the mechanical feedback from supernovae(SNe) and radiative feedback from luminous objects regulate the star formation rate and therefore affect the cosmic reionization.Based on our present knowledge of the negative feedback theory and some numerical simulations, we construct an analytic model in the framework of the Lambda cold dark matter model. In certain parameter regions, our model can explain some observational results properly. In large halos(T_vir>10000 K), both mechanical and radiative feedback have a similar behavior: the relative strength of negative feedback reduces as the redshift decreases. In contrast, in small halos (T_virfeedback gets stronger when the redshift decreases. And the star formation rate in these small halos depends very weakly on the star-formation efficiency. Our results show that the radiative feedback is important for the early generation stars. It can suppress the star formation rate considerably. But the mechanical feedback from the SNe explosions is not able to affect the early star formation significantly. The early star formation in small-halo objects is likely to be self-regulated. The radiative and mechanical feedback dominates the star formation rate of the PopII/I stars all along. The feedback from first generation stars is very strong and should not be neglected. However, their effects on the cosmic reionization are not significant, which results in a small contribution to the optical depth of Thomson scattering.

  19. IMPACTS OF BIOFILM FORMATION ON CELLULOSE FERMENTATION

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    Leschine, Susan

    2009-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This project addressed four major areas of investigation: i) characterization of formation of Cellulomonas uda biofilms on cellulose; ii) characterization of Clostridium phytofermentans biofilm development; colonization of cellulose and its regulation; iii) characterization of Thermobifida fusca biofilm development; colonization of cellulose and its regulation; and iii) description of the architecture of mature C. uda, C. phytofermentans, and T. fusca biofilms. This research is aimed at advancing understanding of biofilm formation and other complex processes involved in the degradation of the abundant cellulosic biomass, and the biology of the microbes involved. Information obtained from these studies is invaluable in the development of practical applications, such as the single-step bioconversion of cellulose-containing residues to fuels and other bioproducts. Our results have clearly shown that cellulose-decomposing microbes rapidly colonize cellulose and form complex structures typical of biofilms. Furthermore, our observations suggest that, as cells multiply on nutritive surfaces during biofilms formation, dramatic cell morphological changes occur. We speculated that morphological changes, which involve a transition from rod-shaped cells to more rounded forms, might be more apparent in a filamentous microbe. In order to test this hypothesis, we included in our research a study of biofilm formation by T. fusca, a thermophilic cellulolytic actinomycete commonly found in compost. The cellulase system of T. fusca has been extensively detailed through the work of David Wilson and colleagues at Cornell, and also, genome sequence of a T. fusca strain has been determine by the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Thus, T. fusca is an excellent subject for studies of biofilm development and its potential impacts on cellulose degradation. We also completed a study of the chitinase system of C. uda. This work provided essential background information for understanding how C. uda colonizes and degrades insoluble substrates. Major accomplishments of the project include: • Development of media containing dialysis tubing (described by the manufacturer as “regenerated cellulose”) as sole carbon and energy source and a nutritive surface for the growth of cellulolytic bacteria, and development of various microscopic methods to image biofilms on dialysis tubing. • Demonstration that cultures of C. phytofermentans, an obligate anaerobe, C. uda, a facultative aerobe, and T. fusca, a filamentous aerobe, formed microbial communities on the surface of dialysis tubing, which possessed architectural features and functional characteristics typical of biofilms. • Demonstration that biofilm formation on the nutritive surface, cellulose, involves a complex developmental processes, including colonization of dialysis tubing, formation of cell clusters attached to the nutritive surface, cell morphological changes, formation of complex structures embedded in extracellular polymeric matrices, and dispersal of biofilm communities as the nutritive surface is degraded. • Determination of surface specificity and regulatory aspects of biofilm formation by C. phytofermentans, C. uda, and T. fusca. • Demonstration that biofilm formation by T. fusca forms an integral part of the life cycle of this filamentous cellulolytic bacterium, including studies on the role of mycelial pellet formation in the T. fusca life cycle and a comparison of mycelial pellets to surface-attached T. fusca biofilms. • Characterization of T. fusca biofilm EPS, including demonstration of a functional role for EPS constituents. • Correlation of T. fusca developmental life cycle and cellulase gene expression.

  20. Testing Disk Instability Models for Giant Planet Formation

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    Alan P. Boss

    2007-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Disk instability is an attractive yet controversial means for the rapid formation of giant planets in our solar system and elsewhere. Recent concerns regarding the first adiabatic exponent of molecular hydrogen gas are addressed and shown not to lead to spurious clump formation in the author's disk instability models. A number of disk instability models have been calculated in order to further test the robustness of the mechanism, exploring the effects of changing the pressure equation of state, the vertical temperature profile, and other parameters affecting the temperature distribution. Possible reasons for differences in results obtained by other workers are discussed. Disk instability remains as a plausible formation mechanism for giant planets.

  1. Formation of molecular hydrogen on amorphous silicate surfaces

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    Ling Li; Giulio Manico; Emanuele Congiu; Joe Roser; Sol Swords; Hagai B. Perets; Adina Lederhendler; Ofer Biham; John Robert Brucato; Valerio Pirronello; Gianfranco Vidali

    2007-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental results on the formation of molecular hydrogen on amorphous silicate surfaces are presented and analyzed using a rate equation model. The energy barriers for the relevant diffusion and desorption processes are obtained. They turn out to be significantly higher than those obtained for polycrystalline silicates, demonstrating the importance of grain morphology. Using these barriers we evaluate the efficiency of molecular hydrogen formation on amorphous silicate grains under interstellar conditions. It is found that unlike polycrystalline silicates, amorphous silicate grains are efficient catalysts of H_2 formation in diffuse interstellar clouds.

  2. Benzene formation in the inner regions of protostellar disks

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    Paul M. Woods; Karen Willacy

    2006-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Benzene (c-C6H6) formation in the inner 3 AU of a protostellar disk can be efficient, resulting in high abundances of benzene in the midplane region. The formation mechanism is different to that found in interstellar clouds and in protoplanetary nebulae, and proceeds mainly through the reaction between allene (C3H4) and its ion. This has implications for PAH formation, in that some fraction of PAHs seen in the solar system could be native rather than inherited from the interstellar medium.

  3. Photogeneration of an active formate-decomposition catalyst

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    King, A.D. Jr.; King, R.B.; Sailers, E.L. III

    1981-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Some preliminary observations on the decomposition of an active formate species in the reaction of the group 6 metal carbonyl catalyzed water gas shift process were made using a photolytically-generated W(CO)/sub 5/ intermediate. H/sub 2/ production from the aqueous solutions containing Na format and W(CO)/sub 6/ was much more rapid for illuminated solutions than for non-illuminated. However, no measurable hydrogen was produced from either illuminated or non-illuminated solutions when Na formate was replaced by KOH. Essentially the same results were noted for the photolytically-catalyzed production of H/sub 2/ when solutions of tetrahydrofuran were used. It is thus concluded that the H/sub 2/ and CO must result from decomposition of the formate ion in the reaction mixture and that the W(CO)/sub 6/ is a precursor of the catalytically active W(CO)/sub 5/. (BLM)

  4. Star Formation in Mergers and Interacting Galaxies: Gathering the Fuel

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    Curtis Struck

    2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected results from recent studies of star formation in galaxies at different stages of interaction are reviewed. Recent results from the Spitzer Space Telescope are highlighted. Ideas on how large-scale driving of star formation in interacting galaxies might mesh with our understanding of star formation in isolated galaxies and small scale mechanisms within galaxies are considered. In particular, there is evidence that on small scales star formation is determined by the same thermal and turbulent processes in cool compressed clouds as in isolated galaxies. If so, this affirms the notion that the primary role of large-scale dynamics is to gather and compress the gas fuel. In gas-rich interactions this is generally done with increasing efficiency through the merger process.

  5. Examination of the Potential for Formation of Energetic Compounds in Dry Sludge

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    Barnes, M.J.

    1998-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details initial results from an investigation of the potential formation and fate of energetic compounds in Savannah River Site sludge.

  6. Substructure: Clues to the Formation of Clusters of Galaxies

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    Michael J. West; Christine Jones; William Forman

    1995-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We have examined the spatial distribution of substructure in clusters of galaxies using Einstein X-ray observations. Subclusters are found to have a markedly anisotropic distribution that reflects the surrounding matter distribution on supercluster scales. Our results suggest a picture in which cluster formation proceeds by mergers of subclusters along large-scale filaments. The implications of such an anisotropic formation process for the shapes, orientations and kinematics of clusters are discussed briefly.

  7. Ice Formation in Gas-Diffusion Layers

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    Dursch, Thomas

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the University of California. Ice Formation in Gas-Diffusionsub-freezing conditions, ice forms in the gas-diffusionstrategies exist to prevent ice formation, there is little

  8. REGULATORY COOPERATION COUNCIL - WORK PLANNING FORMAT: Natural...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    FORMAT: Natural Gas Use in Transportation REGULATORY COOPERATION COUNCIL - WORK PLANNING FORMAT: Natural Gas Use in Transportation RCC Workplan NGV.PDF More Documents &...

  9. Monolithic or hierarchical star formation? A new statistical analysis

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    Marios Kampakoglou; Roberto Trotta; Joe Silk

    2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider an analytic model of cosmic star formation which incorporates supernova feedback, gas accretion and enriched outflows, reproducing the history of cosmic star formation, metallicity, supernovae type II rates and the fraction of baryons allocated to structures. We present a new statistical treatment of the available observational data on the star formation rate and metallicity that accounts for the presence of possible systematics. We then employ a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo method to compare the predictions of our model with observations and derive constraints on the 7 free parameters of the model. We find that the dust correction scheme one chooses to adopt for the star formation data is critical in determining which scenario is favoured between a hierarchical star formation model, where star formation is prolonged by accretion, infall and merging, and a monolithic scenario, where star formation is rapid and efficient. We distinguish between these modes by defining a characteristic minimum mass, M > 10^{11} M_solar, in our fiducial model, for early type galaxies where star formation occurs efficiently. Our results indicate that the hierarchical star formation model can achieve better agreement with the data, but that this requires a high efficiency of supernova-driven outflows. In a monolithic model, our analysis points to the need for a mechanism that drives metal-poor winds, perhaps in the form of supermassive black hole-induced outflows. Furthermore, the relative absence of star formation beyond z ~ 5 in the monolithic scenario requires an alternative mechanism to dwarf galaxies for reionizing the universe at z ~ 11, as required by observations of the microwave background. While the monolithic scenario is less favoured in terms of its quality-of-fit, it cannot yet be excluded.

  10. Humic substance formation during wastewater infiltration

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    Siegrist, R.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Hildmann-Smed, R.; Filip, Z.K. (Bundesgesundheitsamt (BGA), Langen (Germany). Inst. fuer Wasser-, Boden- und Lufthygiene); Jenssen, P.D. (Norges Landbrukshoegskole, Aas (Norway). Centre for Soil and Environmental Research)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soil infiltration of wastewater effluents is a widely practiced method of treatment and disposal/reuse throughout the world. Renovation of the wastewater results from a wide variety of complex physicochemical and biological processes. One set of processes is speculated to involve the accumulation of organic matter by filtration and sorption followed by formation of humic substances. This humic substance formation can effect the performance of soil treatment systems by contributing to soil pore clogging and reduction in hydraulic capacity, and by yielding reactive substances and an enhancement of purification processes. While there has been a wealth of research into the nature and genesis of humic substances in terrestrial environments, there has been limited research of humic substance formation during soil infiltration of wastewater. The purpose of the research reported herein was to determine if humic substances can form under conditions typical of those present during wastewater infiltration into natural soil systems. This work was conducted during 1989 to 1990 as a collaborative effort between the Centre for Soil and Environmental Research, located in Aas, Norway and the Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene located in Langen, West Germany. 11 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

  11. Magnetic phase formation in irradiated austenitic alloys

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    Gussev, Maxim N [ORNL] [ORNL; Busby, Jeremy T [ORNL] [ORNL; Tan, Lizhen [ORNL] [ORNL; Garner, Francis A. [Radiation Effects Consulting, Richland, WA] [Radiation Effects Consulting, Richland, WA

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Austenitic alloys are often observed to develop magnetic properties during irradiation, possibly associated with radiation-induced acceleration of the ferrite phase. Some of the parametric sensitivities of this phenomenon have been addressed using a series of alloys irradiated in the BOR-60 reactor at 593K. The rate of development of magnetic phase appears to be sensitive to alloy composition. To the first order, the largest sensitivities to accelerate ferrite formation, as explored in this experiment, are associated with silicon, carbon and manganese and chromium. Si, C, and Mn are thought to influence diffusion rates of point defects while Cr plays a prominent role in defining the chromium equivalent and therefore the amount of ferrite at equilibrium. Pre-irradiation cold working was found to accelerate ferrite formation, but it can play many roles including an effect on diffusion, but on the basis of these results the dominant role or roles of cold-work cannot be identified. Based on the data available, ferrite formation is most probably associated with diffusion.

  12. The Formation History of Globular Clusters

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    Dean E. McLaughlin

    2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The properties of old globular cluster systems in galaxy halos are used to infer quantitative constraints on aspects of generic star (cluster) formation. First, the spatial distribution of globulars in three large galaxies, together with trends in total cluster population vs. galaxy luminosity for 97 early-type systems plus the halo of the Milky Way, imply that bound stellar clusters formed with a universal efficiency throughout early protogalaxies: by mass, always 0.26% of star-forming gas was converted into globulars rather than halo field stars. That this fraction is so robust in the face of extreme variations in local and global galaxy environment suggests that any parcel of gas needs primarily to exceed a relative density threshold in order to form a bound cluster of stars. Second, it is shown that a strict, empirical scaling of total binding energy with luminosity and Galactocentric position is a defining equation for a fundamental plane of Galactic globular clusters. The characteristics of this plane, which subsumes all other observable correlations between the structural parameters of globulars, provide a small but complete set of facts that must be explained by theories of cluster formation and evolution in the Milky Way. It is suggested that the E_b(L,r_{\\rm gc}) relation specifically resulted from star formation efficiencies having been systematically higher inside more massive protoglobular gas clumps.

  13. Physical regimes for feedback in galaxy formation

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    P. Monaco

    2004-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new (semi-)analytic model for feedback in galaxy formation. The ISM is modeled as a two-phase medium in pressure equilibrium. The remnants of exploding type II SNe percolate into super-bubbles (SBs) that sweep the ISM, heating the hot phase (if the SB is adiabatic) or cooling it (in the snowplow stage, when the interior gas of the SB has cooled). The resulting feedback regimes occur in well-defined regions of the space defined by vertical scale-length and surface density of the structure. When SBs blow out in the adiabatic regime, the efficiency of SNe in heating the ISM is ~5 per cent, with \\~80 per cent of the energy budget injected into the external halo, and the outcoming ISM is self-regulated to a state similar to that found in the Milky Way. Feedback is most efficient when SBs are pressure-confined in the adiabatic regime. In some significant regions of the parameter space confinement takes place in the snowplow stage; then the hot phase has a lower temperature and star formation is quicker. In some critical cases, the hot phase is strongly depleted and the cold phase percolates the whole volume, giving rise to a sudden burst of star formation. Strong galactic winds are predicted to happen only in critical cases. This model provides a starting point for constructing a realistic grid of feedback solutions to be used in galaxy formation codes. The predictive power of this model extends to many properties of the ISM, so that most parameters can be constrained by reproducing the main properties of the Milky Way. (Abridged)

  14. South Mississippi's Hosston, Sligo formations

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    1981-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hosston and Sligo formations, of Early Cretaceous age, lie above the Cotton Valley group and below the Pine Island formation. The beds dip southwesterly and become thicker within the Mississippi Interior Salt basin, where virtually all of the Hosston/Sligo oil and gas production occurs. The 3500 ft of alternating sands and shales found at 10,000-17,000 ft depths have the attributes of fluvial deltaic sediments. The Newsom, Bowie Creek, and Seminary fields are representative of recent gas discoveries in the Hosston/Sligo.

  15. The continuous star formation history of a giant HII region in M101

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    Ruben Garcia-Benito; Enrique Perez; Angeles I. Diaz

    2007-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results about the star formation process in the giant HII region NGC 5471 in the outskirts of M101. From resolved HST/WPFC2 photometry we find that star formation has been going for the last 70 Myr. We further compare previous results from integrated infrared-optical photometry with the stellar resolved CMD and we discuss the star formation properties of this region and its individual knots, as well as characterizing the different stellar content. This result has very important consequences in our understanding of the burst versus continuous star formation activity in spiral galaxies.

  16. Numerical investigation of the threshold for primordial black hole formation

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    J. C. Niemeyer

    1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    First results of a numerical investigation of primordial black hole formation in the radiation dominated phase of the Early Universe are presented. The simulations follow the gravitational collapse of three different families of high-amplitude density fluctuations imposed at the time of horizon crossing. The threshold for black hole formation, \\delta_{c} \\approx 0.7, is found to be nearly identical for all perturbation families if the control parameter, \\delta, is chosen as the total excess mass within the initial horizon volume. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the scaling of black hole mass with distance from the formation threshold, known to occur in near-critical gravitational collapse, applies to primordial black hole formation.

  17. Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Processes: Will They Work?

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    Brown, T.D.; Taylor, C.E.; Bernardo, M.P.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have been investigating the formation of synthetic gas hydrates, with an emphasis on rapid and continuous hydrate formation techniques. The investigations focused on unconventional methods to reduce dissolution, induction, nucleation and crystallization times associated with natural and synthetic hydrates studies conducted in the laboratory. Numerous experiments were conducted with various high-pressure cells equipped with instrumentation to study rapid and continuous hydrate formation. The cells ranged in size from 100 mL for screening studies to proof-of-concept studies with NETL’s 15-Liter Hydrate Cell. Results from this work demonstrate that the rapid and continuous formation of methane hydrate is possible at predetermined temperatures and pressures within the stability zone of a Methane Hydrate Stability Curve (see Figure 1).

  18. Treating tar sands formations with dolomite

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    Vinegar, Harold J.; Karanikas, John Michael

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may include dolomite and hydrocarbons. Methods may include providing heat at less than the decomposition temperature of dolomite from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids are mobilized in the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

  19. Formation Interuniversitaire de Physique Hydrodynamics

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    Balbus, Steven

    Formation Interuniversitaire de Physique Module : Hydrodynamics S. Balbus 1 #12;TO LEARN.8.3 Piston Driven into Gas Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 4.8.4 Driven Acoustic Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 6.2.3 Inertial Drag of a Sphere by an Ideal Fluid . . . . . . . 113 6.3 Line Vortices and Flow

  20. Structurally Electromagnetic Formation Flight (EMFF)

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Structurally connected secondary mirror EMFF secondary mirror EMFF Design Electromagnetic Formation for a smaller, simpler system. µEMFF investigates the use of conventional conductors, capacitors, and solar propellants that often limit lifetime, the EMFF system uses solar power to energize a magnetic field

  1. Star Formation in the Multiverse

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    Raphael Bousso; Stefan Leichenauer

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a simple semi-analytic model of the star formation rate (SFR) as a function of time. We estimate the SFR for a wide range of values of the cosmological constant, spatial curvature, and primordial density contrast. Our model can predict such parameters in the multiverse, if the underlying theory landscape and the cosmological measure are known.

  2. Earth and Terrestrial Planet Formation

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    Jacobson, Seth A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth and composition of Earth is a direct consequence of planet formation throughout the Solar System. We discuss the known history of the Solar System, the proposed stages of growth and how the early stages of planet formation may be dominated by pebble growth processes. Pebbles are small bodies whose strong interactions with the nebula gas lead to remarkable new accretion mechanisms for the formation of planetesimals and the growth of planetary embryos. Many of the popular models for the later stages of planet formation are presented. The classical models with the giant planets on fixed orbits are not consistent with the known history of the Solar System, fail to create a high Earth/Mars mass ratio, and, in many cases, are also internally inconsistent. The successful Grand Tack model creates a small Mars, a wet Earth, a realistic asteroid belt and the mass-orbit structure of the terrestrial planets. In the Grand Tack scenario, growth curves for Earth most closely match a Weibull model. The feeding zon...

  3. VEHICLE NETWORKS: ACHIEVING REGULAR FORMATION

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    VEHICLE NETWORKS: ACHIEVING REGULAR FORMATION MADALENA CHAVES, ROBERT DAY, LUCIA GOMEZ a network of vehicles exchanging information among themselves with the intention of achieving a specified the performance of the vehicle network. A stochastic model for information flow is also considered, allowing

  4. Cloud Formation, Evolution and Destruction

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    Estalella, Robert

    Chapter 4 Cloud Formation, Evolution and Destruction We now begin to trace the journey towards a star. How long does this take? The answer is surprisingly short: a good many clouds already contain new stars and these stars tend to be young. The typical cloud cannot spend long, if any time at all

  5. Constraining Galaxy Formation Models with Dwarf Ellipticals in Clusters

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observations demonstrate that dwarf elliptical (dE) galaxies in clusters, despite their faintness, are likely a critical galaxy type for understanding the processes behind galaxy formation. Dwarf ellipticals are the most common galaxy type, and are particularly abundant in rich galaxy clusters. The dwarf to giant ratio is in fact highest in rich clusters of galaxies, suggesting that cluster dEs do not form in groups that later merge to form clusters. Dwarf ellipticals are potentially the only galaxy type whose formation is sensitive to global, rather than local, environment. The dominant idea for explaining the formation of these systems, through Cold Dark Matter models, is that dEs form early and within their present environments. Recent results suggest that some dwarfs appear in clusters after the bulk of massive galaxies form, a scenario not predicted in standard hierarchical structure formation models. Many dEs have younger and more metal rich stellar populations than dwarfs in lower density environments, suggesting processes induced by rich clusters play an important role in dE formation. Several general galaxy cluster observations, including steep luminosity functions, and the origin of intracluster light, are natural outcomes of this delayed formation.

  6. RESIDUA UPGRADING EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT MODELS: COKE FORMATION PREDICTABILITY MAPS

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    John F. Schabron; A. Troy Pauli; Joseph F. Rovani Jr.

    2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dispersed particle solution model of petroleum residua structure was used to develop predictors for pyrolytic coke formation. Coking Indexes were developed in prior years that measure how near a pyrolysis system is to coke formation during the coke formation induction period. These have been demonstrated to be universally applicable for residua regardless of the source of the material. Coking onset is coincidental with the destruction of the ordered structure and the formation of a multiphase system. The amount of coke initially formed appears to be a function of the free solvent volume of the original residua. In the current work, three-dimensional coke make predictability maps were developed at 400 C, 450 C, and 500 C (752 F, 842 F, and 932 F). These relate residence time and free solvent volume to the amount of coke formed at a particular pyrolysis temperature. Activation energies for two apparent types of zero-order coke formation reactions were estimated. The results provide a new tool for ranking residua, gauging proximity to coke formation, and predicting initial coke make tendencies.

  7. Absorption and elimination of formate following oral administration of calcium formate in female human subjects

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    Hanzlik, Robert P.; Fowler, Stephen C.; Eells, Janis T.

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Published abstract: Calcium formate is a water-soluble salt of an essential mineral nutrient with potential for use as a dietary calcium supplement. Formate ion is a product of endogenous and xenobiotic metabolism, but sustained high plasma formate...

  8. Photophoresis boosts giant planet formation

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    Teiser, Jens

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the core accretion model of giant planet formation, a solid protoplanetary core begins to accrete gas directly from the nebula when its mass reaches about 5 earth masses. The protoplanet has at most a few million years to reach runaway gas accretion, as young stars lose their gas disks after 10 million years at the latest. Yet gas accretion also brings small dust grains entrained in the gas into the planetary atmosphere. Dust accretion creates an optically thick protoplanetary atmosphere that cannot efficiently radiate away the kinetic energy deposited by incoming planetesimals. A dust-rich atmosphere severely slows down atmospheric cooling, contraction, and inflow of new gas, in contradiction to the observed timescales of planet formation. Here we show that photophoresis is a strong mechanism for pushing dust out of the planetary atmosphere due to the momentum exchange between gas and dust grains. The thermal radiation from the heated inner atmosphere and core is sufficient to levitate dust grains and to ...

  9. Laser beam pulse formatting method

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    Daly, T.P.; Moses, E.I.; Patterson, R.W.; Sawicki, R.H.

    1994-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for formatting a laser beam pulse using one or more delay loops is disclosed. The delay loops have a partially reflective beam splitter and a plurality of highly reflective mirrors arranged such that the laser beam pulse enters into the delay loop through the beam splitter and circulates therein along a delay loop length defined by the mirrors. As the laser beam pulse circulates within the delay loop a portion thereof is emitted upon each completed circuit when the laser beam pulse strikes the beam splitter. The laser beam pulse is thereby formatted into a plurality of sub-pulses. The delay loops are used in combination to produce complex waveforms by combining the sub-pulses using additive waveform synthesis. 8 figs.

  10. Shock Formation in Lovelock Theories

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    Harvey S. Reall; Norihiro Tanahashi; Benson Way

    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that Lovelock theories of gravity suffer from shock formation, unlike General Relativity. We consider the propagation of (i) a discontinuity in curvature, and (ii) weak, high frequency, gravitational waves. Such disturbances propagate along characteristic hypersurfaces of a "background" spacetime and their amplitude is governed by a transport equation. In GR the transport equation is linear. In Lovelock theories, it is nonlinear and its solutions can blow up, corresponding to the formation of a shock. We show that this effect is absent in some simple cases e.g. a flat background spacetime, and demonstrate its presence for a plane wave background. We comment on weak cosmic censorship, the evolution of shocks, and the nonlinear stability of Minkowski spacetime, in Lovelock theories.

  11. STAR FORMATION IN NUCLEAR RINGS OF BARRED GALAXIES

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    Seo, Woo-Young; Kim, Woong-Tae, E-mail: seowy@astro.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: wkim@astro.snu.ac.kr [Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe (CEOU), Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear rings in barred galaxies are sites of active star formation. We use hydrodynamic simulations to study the temporal and spatial behavior of star formation occurring in nuclear rings of barred galaxies where radial gas inflows are triggered solely by a bar potential. The star formation recipes include a density threshold, an efficiency, conversion of gas to star particles, and delayed momentum feedback via supernova explosions. We find that the star formation rate (SFR) in a nuclear ring is roughly equal to the mass inflow rate to the ring, while it has a weak dependence on the total gas mass in the ring. The SFR typically exhibits a strong primary burst followed by weak secondary bursts before declining to very small values. The primary burst is associated with the rapid gas infall to the ring due to the bar growth, while the secondary bursts are caused by re-infall of the ejected gas from the primary burst. While star formation in observed rings persists episodically over a few Gyr, the duration of active star formation in our models lasts for only about half of the bar growth time, suggesting that the bar potential alone is unlikely to be responsible for gas supply to the rings. When the SFR is low, most star formation occurs at the contact points between the ring and the dust lanes, leading to an azimuthal age gradient of young star clusters. When the SFR is large, on the other hand, star formation is randomly distributed over the whole circumference of the ring, resulting in no apparent azimuthal age gradient. Since the ring shrinks in size with time, star clusters also exhibit a radial age gradient, with younger clusters found closer to the ring. The cluster mass function is well described by a power law, with a slope depending on the SFR. Giant gas clouds in the rings have supersonic internal velocity dispersions and are gravitationally bound.

  12. The Semantics of Chemical Markup Language (CML) for Computational Chemistry : CompChem

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    Phadungsukanan, Weerapong; Kraft, Markus; Townsend, Joe A; Murray-Rust, Peter

    2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    . Regardless of how advanced the technology is, these calculations will always require resources which may be wasted if somebody else has completed the same calcula- tion already. For this reason efficient storage and retrieval of computational chemistry data... the information in CompChem format and produces the thermodynamic properties, such as entropy (S), enthalpy (H), and specific heat capacity (Cp and Cv) and returns it as a downloadable web resource. Conclusions An XML-based data storage format, CompChem, has been...

  13. The Formation of Primordial Luminous Objects

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    Ripamonti, Emanuele; /Kapteyn Astron. Inst., Groningen; Abel, Tom; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The scientific belief that the universe evolves in time is one of the legacies of the theory of the Big Bang. The concept that the universe has an history started to attract the interest of cosmologists soon after the first formulation of the theory: already Gamow (1948; 1949) investigated how and when galaxies could have been formed in the context of the expanding Universe. However, the specific topic of the formation (and of the fate) of the first objects dates to two decades later, when no objects with metallicities as low as those predicted by primordial nucleosynthesis (Z {approx}< 10{sup -10} {approx} 10{sup -8}Z{sub {circle_dot}}) were found. Such concerns were addressed in two seminal papers by Peebles & Dicke (1968; hereafter PD68) and by Doroshkevich, Zel'Dovich & Novikov (1967; hereafter DZN67), introducing the idea that some objects could have formed before the stars we presently observe. (1) Both PD68 and DZN67 suggest a mass of {approx} 10{sup 5} M{sub {circle_dot}} for the first generation of bound systems, based on the considerations on the cosmological Jeans length (Gamow 1948; Peebles 1965) and the possible shape of the power spectrum. (2) They point out the role of thermal instabilities in the formation of the proto-galactic bound object, and of the cooling of the gas inside it; in particular, PD68 introduces H{sub 2} cooling and chemistry in the calculations about the contraction of the gas. (3) Even if they do not specifically address the occurrence of fragmentation, these papers make two very different assumptions: PD68 assumes that the gas will fragment into ''normal'' stars to form globular clusters, while DZN67 assumes that fragmentation does not occur, and that a single ''super-star'' forms. (4) Finally, some feedback effects as considered (e.g. Peebles & Dicke considered the effects of supernovae). Today most of the research focuses on the issues when fragmentation may occur, what objects are formed and how they influence subsequent structure formation. In these notes we will leave the discussion of feedback to lecture notes by Ferrara & Salvaterra and by Madau & Haardt in this same book and focus only on the aspects of the formation of the first objects. The advent of cosmological numerical hydrodynamics in particular allow a fresh new look at these questions. Hence, these notes will touch on aspects of theoretical cosmology to chemistry, computer science, hydrodynamics and atomic physics. For further reading and more references on the subject we refer the reader to other relevant reviews such as Barkana & Loeb 2001, and more recently Ciardi & Ferrara 2004, Glover 2004 and Bromm & Larson 2004. In these notes, we try to give a brief introduction to only the most relevant aspects. We will start with a brief overview of the relevant cosmological concepts in section 2, followed by a discussion of the properties of primordial material (with particular emphasis to its cooling and its chemistry) in section 3. We will then review the technique and the results of numerical simulations in sections 4 and 5: the former will deal with detailed 3D simulations of the formation of gaseous clouds which are likely to transform into luminous objects, while the latter will examine results (mostly from 1D codes) about the modalities of such transformation. Finally, in section 6 we will critically discuss the results of the previous sections, examining their consequences and comparing them to our present knowledge of the universe.

  14. Formation damage in underbalanced drilling operations

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    Reyes Serpa, Carlos Alberto

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Formation damage has long been recognized as a potential source of reduced productivity and injectivity in both horizontal and vertical wells. From the moment that the pay zone is being drilled until the well is put on production, a formation...

  15. Structure formation: Models, Dynamics and Status

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    T. Padmanabhan

    1995-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The constraints on the models for the structure formation arising from various cosmological observations at different length scales are reviewed. The status of different models for structure formation is examined critically in the light of these observations.

  16. Dynamics and control of electromagnetic satellite formations

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    Ahsun, Umair, 1972-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Satellite formation flying is an enabling technology for many space missions, especially for space-based telescopes. Usually there is a tight formation-keeping requirement that may need constant expenditure of fuel or at ...

  17. Kinetics and morphology of erbium silicide formation

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    Knapp, J.A.; Picraux, S.T.; Wu, C.S.; Lau, S.S.

    1985-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth kinetics and surface morphology of erbium silicide formation from Er layers on Si(100) substrates are examined using both fast e-beam annealing and furnace annealing. Very smooth erbium silicide layers have been grown using a line-source e beam to heat and react the Er overlayers with the substrate. This contrasts to the severe pitting observed when Er layers are reacted with Si in conventional furnace annealing. The pitting phenomenon can be explained by a thin contaminant layer at the interface between Er and Si. Our results suggest the contamination barrier is not due to oxygen, as usually assumed, but may be related to the presence of carbon. Rapid e-beam heating to reaction temperatures of approx.1200 K permits dispersion of the barrier layer before substantial silicide growth can occur, allowing smooth silicide growth. Heating to shorter times to just disperse the interface barrier allows uniform layer growth by subsequent furnace annealing and has permitted measurement of the kinetics of erbium silicide formation on crystalline Si. The reaction obeys (time)/sup 1//sup ///sup 2/ kinetics but is shown to be not totally diffusion limited by the ability to sustain multiple interface growth from a single Si source. The growth rates are nearly an order of magnitude slower for the Er/Si(100) interface than for the Er/amorphous-Si, but with a similar activation energy near 1.75 eV in both cases.

  18. Dilute Surfactant Methods for Carbonate Formations

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    Kishore K. Mohanty

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are many carbonate reservoirs in US (and the world) with light oil and fracture pressure below its minimum miscibility pressure (or reservoir may be naturally fractured). Many carbonate reservoirs are naturally fractured. Waterflooding is effective in fractured reservoirs, if the formation is water-wet. Many fractured carbonate reservoirs, however, are mixed-wet and recoveries with conventional methods are low (less than 10%). Thermal and miscible tertiary recovery techniques are not effective in these reservoirs. Surfactant flooding (or huff-n-puff) is the best hope, yet it was developed for sandstone reservoirs in the past. The goal of this research is to evaluate dilute (hence relatively inexpensive) surfactant methods for carbonate formations and identify conditions under which they can be effective. Laboratory-scale surfactant brine imbibition experiments give high oil recovery (35-62% OOIP) for initially oil-wet cores through wettability alteration and IFT reduction. Core-scale simulation results match those of the experiments. Initial capillarity-driven imbibition gives way to a final gravity-driven process. As the matrix block height increases, surfactant alters wettability to a lesser degree, or permeability decreases, oil production rate decreases. The scale-up to field scale will be further studied in the next quarter.

  19. Pattern formation and propagation during microwave breakdown

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    Chaudhury, Bhaskar [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Boeuf, Jean-Pierre [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); LAPLACE, CNRS, F-31062 Toulouse (France); Zhu, Guo Qiang [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Northwestern Polytechnique University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    During microwave breakdown at atmospheric pressure, a sharp plasma front forms and propagates toward the microwave source at high velocities. Experiments show that the plasma front may exhibit a complex dynamical structure or pattern composed of plasma filaments aligned with the wave electric field and apparently moving toward the source. In this paper, we present a model of the pattern formation and propagation under conditions close to recent experiments. Maxwell's equations are solved together with plasma fluid equations in two dimensions to describe the space and time evolution of the wave field and plasma density. The simulation results are in excellent agreement with the experimental observations. The model provides a physical interpretation of the pattern formation and dynamics in terms of ionization-diffusion and absorption-reflection mechanisms. The simulations allow a good qualitative and quantitative understanding of different features such as plasma front velocity, spacing between filaments, maximum plasma density in the filaments, and influence of the discharge parameters on the development of well-defined filamentary plasma arrays or more diffuse plasma fronts.

  20. Magnetic Fields in Population III Star Formation

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    Turk, Matthew J.; Oishi, Jeffrey S.; Abel, Tom; Bryan, Greg

    2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the buildup of magnetic fields during the formation of Population III star-forming regions, by conducting cosmological simulations from realistic initial conditions and varying the Jeans resolution. To investigate this in detail, we start simulations from identical initial conditions, mandating 16, 32 and 64 zones per Jeans length, and studied the variation in their magnetic field amplification. We find that, while compression results in some amplification, turbulent velocity fluctuations driven by the collapse can further amplify an initially weak seed field via dynamo action, provided there is sufficient numerical resolution to capture vortical motions (we find this requirement to be 64 zones per Jeans length, slightly larger than, but consistent with previous work run with more idealized collapse scenarios). We explore saturation of amplification of the magnetic field, which could potentially become dynamically important in subsequent, fully-resolved calculations. We have also identified a relatively surprising phenomena that is purely hydrodynamic: the higher-resolved simulations possess substantially different characteristics, including higher infall-velocity, increased temperatures inside 1000 AU, and decreased molecular hydrogen content in the innermost region. Furthermore, we find that disk formation is suppressed in higher-resolution calculations, at least at the times that we can follow the calculation. We discuss the effect this may have on the buildup of disks over the accretion history of the first clump to form as well as the potential for gravitational instabilities to develop and induce fragmentation.

  1. Treating nahcolite containing formations and saline zones

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    Vinegar, Harold J

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for treating a nahcolite containing subsurface formation includes removing water from a saline zone in or near the formation. The removed water is heated using a steam and electricity cogeneration facility. The heated water is provided to the nahcolite containing formation. A fluid is produced from the nahcolite containing formation. The fluid includes at least some dissolved nahcolite. At least some of the fluid is provided to the saline zone.

  2. Black plate (99,1) Visual Interfaces for Semantic Information Retrieval

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    Börner, Katy

    formats and multimedia data (text, images, audio, video) is very limited. Among the well-known problems-occurrence of terms. The vision shared by major information retrieval (IR) experts, as well as the developers. By connecting information to space, they also support browsing, i.e. the exploration of information space

  3. Experience with a Semantically Cognizant Internet White Pages Directory Tool1 Michael F. Schwartz

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    Schwartz, Michael F.

    Abstract As wide area networking technology and interconnection improve, an increasingly important problem decentralized environments, where global agreement about highly structured information formats is difficult is based upon work supported in part by NSF cooperative agreement DCR-8420944, and by a grant from AT

  4. Thermally Triggered Calcium Phosphate Formation from Calcium-Loaded Liposomes

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    of utilizing lipid vesicles for the synthesis of inorganic solids of controlled shape and/or size is well the rapid in situ formation of polymer hydrogels, inorganic solids, and other materials for medical. Mixing of a calcium-loaded lipid vesicle suspension with aqueous inorganic phosphate resulted in a stable

  5. Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control Hoam Chung and S. Shankar Sastry are required to fly in tight formations and under harsh conditions. The starting point for safe autonomous into a formation, so that each vehicle can safely maintain sufficient space between it and all other vehicles

  6. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014), pages 8191, Dublin, Ireland, August 23-24, 2014.

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    for English, as well as the in- troduction of Spanish, as a new language in which to assess semantic, by preparing additional OntoNotes- WordNet sense mappings and news head- lines, as well as introducing new gen are conducted, we used well-formed text, by featuring sentences extracted from ency- clopedic content

  7. Semantic Awareness in Product Lifecycle Management Systems Casey James Baker, Douglas Eddy, Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty, Dr. Ian Grosse, Dr. Jack Wileden

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Semantic Awareness in Product Lifecycle Management Systems Casey James Baker, Douglas Eddy, Dr enterprises turn to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems to organize product development and to reduce), in which the PLM system was used to help with the design and fabrication of a product. Windchill

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 11, NO. 5, MAY 2001 603 Semantic Video Object Extraction Using Four-Band

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    Gatica-Perez, Daniel

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 11, NO. 5, MAY 2001 603 the problem of multiple semantic video object (SVO) extraction as an issue of designing extensive opera- tors- rates an edge-driven marker extraction algorithm and a growing method which integrates both color

  9. Petrophysical evaluation of subterranean formations

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    Klein, James D; Schoderbek, David A; Mailloux, Jason M

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and systems are provided for evaluating petrophysical properties of subterranean formations and comprehensively evaluating hydrate presence through a combination of computer-implemented log modeling and analysis. Certain embodiments include the steps of running a number of logging tools in a wellbore to obtain a variety of wellbore data and logs, and evaluating and modeling the log data to ascertain various petrophysical properties. Examples of suitable logging techniques that may be used in combination with the present invention include, but are not limited to, sonic logs, electrical resistivity logs, gamma ray logs, neutron porosity logs, density logs, NRM logs, or any combination or subset thereof.

  10. Electrochemical formation of field emitters

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    Bernhardt, Anthony F. (Berkeley, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrochemical formation of field emitters, particularly useful in the fabrication of flat panel displays. The fabrication involves field emitting points in a gated field emitter structure. Metal field emitters are formed by electroplating and the shape of the formed emitter is controlled by the potential imposed on the gate as well as on a separate counter electrode. This allows sharp emitters to be formed in a more inexpensive and manufacturable process than vacuum deposition processes used at present. The fabrication process involves etching of the gate metal and the dielectric layer down to the resistor layer, and then electroplating the etched area and forming an electroplated emitter point in the etched area.

  11. Mental Representations Formed From Educational Website Formats

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    Elizabeth T. Cady; Kimberly R. Raddatz; Tuan Q. Tran; Bernardo de la Garza; Peter D. Elgin

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The increasing popularity of web-based distance education places high demand on distance educators to format web pages to facilitate learning. However, limited guidelines exist regarding appropriate writing styles for web-based distance education. This study investigated the effect of four different writing styles on reader’s mental representation of hypertext. Participants studied hypertext written in one of four web-writing styles (e.g., concise, scannable, objective, and combined) and were then administered a cued association task intended to measure their mental representations of the hypertext. It is hypothesized that the scannable and combined styles will bias readers to scan rather than elaborately read, which may result in less dense mental representations (as identified through Pathfinder analysis) relative to the objective and concise writing styles. Further, the use of more descriptors in the objective writing style will lead to better integration of ideas and more dense mental representations than the concise writing style.

  12. The Star Formation Density at z=7

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    F. Mannucci

    2006-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Near-infrared VLT data of the GOODS-South area were used to look for galaxies at z=7 down to a limiting magnitude of (J+Ks)AB=25.5. No high-redshift candidates were detected, and this provides clear evidence for a strong evolution of the luminosity function between z=6 and z=7, i.e. over a time interval of only 170 Myr. Our constraints provide evidence of a significant decline in the total star formation rate at z=7, which must be less than 40% of that at z=3 and 40-80% of that at z=6. The resulting upper limit to the ionizing flux at z=7 is only marginally consistent with what is required to completely ionize the Universe.

  13. Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure

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    Stegemeier, George Leo (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX; Beer, Gary Lee (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX; Zhang, Etuan (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods may include heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. A pressure in the majority of the section may be maintained below a fracture pressure of the formation. The pressure in the majority of the section may be reduced to a selected pressure after the average temperature reaches a temperature that is above 240.degree. C. and is at or below pyrolysis temperatures of hydrocarbons in the section. At least some hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

  14. Plans, Implementation, and Results

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    About the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO) including information on plans, implementations, and results.

  15. Coring in deep hardrock formations

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    Drumheller, D.S.

    1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States Department of Energy is involved in a variety of scientific and engineering feasibility studies requiring extensive drilling in hard crystalline rock. In many cases well depths extend from 6000 to 20,000 feet in high-temperature, granitic formations. Examples of such projects are the Hot Dry Rock well system at Fenton Hill, New Mexico and the planned exploratory magma well near Mammoth Lakes, California. In addition to these programs, there is also continuing interest in supporting programs to reduce drilling costs associated with the production of geothermal energy from underground sources such as the Geysers area near San Francisco, California. The overall progression in these efforts is to drill deeper holes in higher temperature, harder formations. In conjunction with this trend is a desire to improve the capability to recover geological information. Spot coring and continuous coring are important elements in this effort. It is the purpose of this report to examine the current methods used to obtain core from deep wells and to suggest projects which will improve existing capabilities. 28 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. A Random Walk through Star and Planet Formation

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    Maness, Holly

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and its Neptune-Mass Planet 3.1 Introduction . . . . . . .of Low Mass Star Formation . . . . . 1.3 Planet FormationConstraining Theories of Planet Formation and Evolution .

  17. The Formation of a Bubble from a Submerged Orifice

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    Simmons, Jonathan A; Shikhmurzaev, Yulii D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of a single bubble from an orifice in a solid surface, submerged in an in- compressible, viscous Newtonian liquid, is simulated. The finite element method is used to capture the multiscale physics associated with the problem and to track the evolution of the free surface explicitly. The results are compared to a recent experimental analysis and then used to obtain the global characteristics of the process, the formation time and volume of the bubble, for a range of orifice radii; Ohnesorge numbers, which combine the material parameters of the liquid; and volumetric gas flow rates. These benchmark calculations, for the parameter space of interest, are then utilised to validate a selection of scaling laws found in the literature for two regimes of bubble formation, the regimes of low and high gas flow rates.

  18. Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Processes: Will They Work?

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    Brown, Thomas D.; Taylor, Charles E.; Bernardo, Mark P.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have been investigating the formation of synthetic gas hydrates, with an emphasis on rapid and continuous hydrate formation techniques. The investigations focused on unconventional methods to reduce dissolution, induction, nucleation and crystallization times associated with natural and synthetic hydrates studies conducted in the laboratory. Numerous experiments were conducted with various high-pressure cells equipped with instrumentation to study rapid and continuous hydrate formation. The cells ranged in size from 100 mL for screening studies to proof-of-concept studies with NETL’s 15-Liter Hydrate Cell. Results from this work demonstrate that the rapid and continuous formationmore »of methane hydrate is possible at predetermined temperatures and pressures within the stability zone of a Methane Hydrate Stability Curve.« less

  19. Win-stay lose-shift strategy in formation changes in football

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    Tamura, Kohei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Managerial decision making is likely to be a dominant determinant of performance of teams in team sports. Here we use Japanese and German football data to investigate correlates between temporal patterns of formation changes across matches and match results. We found that individual teams and managers both showed win-stay lose-shift behavior, a type of reinforcement learning. In other words, they tended to stick to the current formation after a win and switch to a different formation after a loss. In addition, formation changes did not affect the results of succeeding matches in most cases. The results indicate that a swift implementation of a new formation in the win-stay lose-shift manner may not be a successful managerial rule of thumb.

  20. On the star formation history of IZw 18

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    F. Legrand

    1999-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been suggested that a continuous low star formation rate has been the dominant regime in IZw 18 and in dwarf galaxies for the lifetime of these objects (Legrand et al. 1999). Here, we discuss and model various star-forming histories for IZw 18. Particularly, we show that if the metallicity observed in IZw 18 results from starburst events only, the observed colors constrain the fraction of the metals ejected from the galaxy to be less than 50-70 %. We demonstrate that the continuous star formation scenario reproduces the observed parameters of IZw 18. A continuous star formation rate (SFR) of about 10E-4 Msol/yr during 14 Gyr reproduces precisely the observed abundances. This SFR is comparable with the lowest SFR observed in low surface brightness galaxies (van Zee et al. 1997). Generalized to all galaxies, the low continuous SFR scenario accounts for various facts: the presence of star formation in quiescent dwarfs and LSBG, the metallicity increase with time in the most underabundant DLA systems, and the metal content extrapolations to the outskirts of spiral galaxies. Also the apparent absence of galaxies with a metallicity lower than IZw 18, the apparent absence of HI clouds without optical counterparts, and the homogeneity of abundances in dwarfs galaxies are natural outcomes of the scenario. This implies that, even if starbursts are strong and important events in the life of galaxies, their more subdued but continuous star formation regime cannot be ignored when accounting for their chemical evolution.

  1. Modelling New Particle Formation Events in the South African Savannah

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    Gierens, Rosa; Laakso, Lauri; Mogensen, Ditte; Vakkari, Ville; Beukes, J. P.; Van Zyl, Pieter; Hakola, H.; Guenther, Alex B.; Pienaar, J. J.; Boy, Michael

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Africa is one of the less studied continents with respect to atmospheric aerosols. Savannahs are complex dynamic systems sensitive to climate and land-use changes, but the interaction with the atmosphere is not well understood. Atmospheric particles, aka aerosols, affect the climate on regional and global scale, and are an important factor in air quality. In this study measurements from a relatively clean savannah environment in South Africa were used to model new particle formation and growth. There are already some combined long-term measurements of trace gas concentrations together with aerosol and meteorological variables available, but to our knowledge this is the first time detailed simulations, that include all the main processes relevant to particle formation, were done. The results show that both investigated particle formation mechanisms overestimated the formation rates dependency on sulphuric acid. The approach including low volatile organic compounds to the particle formation process was more accurate in describing the nucleation events. To get reliable estimation of aerosol concentration in simulations for larger scales, nucleation mechanisms would need to include organic compounds, at least in southern Africa.

  2. Efficient quantum-classical method for computing thermal rate constant of recombination: Application to ozone formation

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    Reid, Scott A.

    : Application to ozone formation Mikhail V. Ivanov and Dmitri Babikov Citation: J. Chem. Phys. 136, 184304 (2012 for computing thermal rate constant of recombination: Application to ozone formation Mikhail V. Ivanov of ozone. Comparison of the predicted rate vs. experimental result is presented. © 2012 American Institute

  3. Influence of active sites organisation on calcium carbonate formation at model biomolecular interfaces

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    Hell, Stefan W.

    aqueous CaCO3 was observed in situ by Brewster angle microscopy, where CaCO3 domains appear bright. Striking differences in kinetics and extent of CaCO3 formation are observed between monolayers containing-carrageenan in the subphase as a further active component resulted in partial inhibition of CaCO3 formation. # 2004 Elsevier B

  4. The Formation of Population III Binaries

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    Kazuya Saigo; Tomoaki Matsumoto; Masayuki Umemura

    2004-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the possibility for the formation of Population III binaries. The collapse of a rotating cylinder is simulated with a three-dimensional, high-resolution nested grid, assuming the thermal history of primordial gas. The simulations are done with dimensionless units, and the results are applicable to low-mass as well as massive systems by scaling with the initial density. We find that if the initial angular momentum is as small as $\\beta \\approx 0.1$, where $\\beta$ is the ratio of centrifugal force to pressure force, then the runaway collapse of the cloud stops to form a rotationally-supported disk. After the accretion of the envelope, the disk undergoes a ring instability, eventually fragmenting into a binary. If the initial angular momentum is relatively large, a bar-type instability arises, resulting in the collapse into a single star through rapid angular momentum transfer. The present results show that a significant fraction of Pop III stars are expected to form in binary systems, even if they are quite massive or less massive. The cosmological implications of Population III binaries are briefly discussed.

  5. The Formation of Population III Binaries

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    Saigo, K; Umemura, M; Saigo, Kazuya; Matsumoto, Tomoaki; Umemura, Masayuki

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the possibility for the formation of Population III binaries. The collapse of a rotating cylinder is simulated with a three-dimensional, high-resolution nested grid, assuming the thermal history of primordial gas. The simulations are done with dimensionless units, and the results are applicable to low-mass as well as massive systems by scaling with the initial density. We find that if the initial angular momentum is as small as $\\beta \\approx 0.1$, where $\\beta$ is the ratio of centrifugal force to pressure force, then the runaway collapse of the cloud stops to form a rotationally-supported disk. After the accretion of the envelope, the disk undergoes a ring instability, eventually fragmenting into a binary. If the initial angular momentum is relatively large, a bar-type instability arises, resulting in the collapse into a single star through rapid angular momentum transfer. The present results show that a significant fraction of Pop III stars are expected to form in binary systems, even if they ar...

  6. Hazard analysis results report

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    Niemi, B.J., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes and defines the Hazard Analysis Results for the Tank Waste Remediation System Final Safety Analysis Report.

  7. Adaptive Optics in Star Formation

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    Wolfgang Brandner

    2003-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past ten years, the concept of adaptive optics has evolved from early experimental stages to a standard observing tool now available at almost all major optical and near-infrared telescope facilities. Adaptive optics will also be essential in exploiting the full potential of the large optical/infrared interferometers currently under construction. Both observations with high-angular resolution and at high contrast, and with a high point source sensitivity are facilitated by adaptive optics. Among the areas which benefit most from the use of adaptive optics are studies of the circumstellar environment (envelopes, disks, outflows), substellar companions and multiple systems, and dense young stellar populations. This contribution highlights some of the recent advances in star formation studies facilitated by adaptive optics, and gives a brief tutorial on optimized observing and data reduction strategies.

  8. Zonal Flow as Pattern Formation

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    Parker, Jeffrey B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this section, we examine the transition from statistically homogeneous turbulence to inhomogeneous turbulence with zonal flows. Statistical equations of motion can be derived from the quasilinear approximation to the Hasegawa-Mima equation. We review recent work that finds a bifurcation of these equations and shows that the emergence of zonal flows mathematically follows a standard type of pattern formation. We also show that the dispersion relation of modulational instability can be extracted from the statistical equations of motion in a certain limit. The statistical formulation can thus be thought to offer a more general perspective on growth of coherent structures, namely through instability of a full turbulent spectrum. Finally, we offer a physical perspective on the growth of large-scale structures.

  9. Methanol Masers and Star Formation

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    A. M. Sobolev; A. B. Ostrovskii; M. S. Kirsanova; O. V. Shelemei; M. A. Voronkov; A. V. Malyshev

    2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Methanol masers which are traditionally divided into two classes provide possibility to study important parts of the star forming regions: Class~II masers trace vicinities of the massive YSOs while class~I masers are likely to trace more distant parts of the outflows where newer stars can form. There are many methanol transitions which produce observed masers. This allows to use pumping analysis for estimation of the physical parameters in the maser formation regions and its environment, for the study of their evolution. Extensive surveys in different masing transitions allow to conclude on the values of the temperatures, densities, dust properties, etc. in the bulk of masing regions. Variability of the brightest masers is monitored during several years. In some cases it is probably caused by the changes of the dust temperature which follow variations in the brightness of the central YSO reflecting the character of the accretion process. A unified catalogue of the class II methanol masers consisting of more than 500 objects is compiled. Analysis of the data shows that: physical conditions within the usual maser source vary considerably; maser brightness is determined by parameters of some distinguished part of the object - maser formation region; class II methanol masers are formed not within the outflows but in the regions affected by their propagation. It is shown that the "near" solutions for the kinematic distances to the sources can be used for statistical analysis. The luminosity function of the 6.7 GHz methanol masers is constructed. It is shown that improvement of the sensitivity of surveys can increase number of detected maser sources considerably.

  10. Ontology Language to Support Description of Experiment Control System Semantics, Collaborative Knowledge-Base Design and Ontology Reuse

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    Vardan Gyurjyan, D Abbott, G Heyes, E Jastrzembski, B Moffit, C Timmer, E Wolin

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we discuss the control domain specific ontology that is built on top of the domain-neutral Resource Definition Framework (RDF). Specifically, we will discuss the relevant set of ontology concepts along with the relationships among them in order to describe experiment control components and generic event-based state machines. Control Oriented Ontology Language (COOL) is a meta-data modeling language that provides generic means for representation of physics experiment control processes and components, and their relationships, rules and axioms. It provides a semantic reference frame that is useful for automating the communication of information for configuration, deployment and operation. COOL has been successfully used to develop a complete and dynamic knowledge-base for experiment control systems, developed using the AFECS framework.

  11. Purification of Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthase from Its Native Organism, Ralstonia eutropha: Implications for the Initiation and Elongation of Polymer Formation in Vivo

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    Cho, Mimi

    Class I polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) synthase (PhaC) from Ralstonia eutropha catalyzes the formation of PHB from (R)-3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, ultimately resulting in the formation of insoluble granules. Previous mechanistic ...

  12. Pocket formation and the flame surface density equation

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    Kollman, W. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Chen, J.H. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States). Combustion Research Facility

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The occurrence and properties of singularities in the equation for the surface density function {sigma} {triple_bond}{vert_bar}{del}{Phi}{vert_bar} are analyzed analytically and numerically using data from two dimensional direct numerical simulation (DNS) of pocket formation in a premixed methane-air flame. The various stages and the relevant time scales associated with pocket formation were determined in a previous study. It was found that isolated pockets form if and only if a nondegenerate critical point of a saddle point type appears. The appearance of a singularity in the isoline representing the flame front may have implications to modeling of the terms in the surface density function (sdf) approach during such transient events as pocket formation. The sink and source terms in sdf are evaluated in the neighborhood of a critical point using DNS data during pocket formation, and an analytic representation of a scalar in the vicinity of the critical point which allows for the computation of all kinematic properties. The analytic and computational results show that the normal restoration and dissipation terms in the sdf become singular at the critical point when the pocket emerges. Furthermore, the analytic results show that the singularities exactly cancel, and therefore, the main conclusion is that it is unnecessary to model the singular behavior of these terms at critical points. However, closure of their sum is recommended.

  13. Implantation conditions for diamond nanocrystal formation in amorphous silica

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    Buljan, Maja; Radovic, Iva Bogdanovic; Desnica, Uros V.; Ivanda, Mile; Jaksic, Milko [Ruder Boskovic Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10002 Zagreb (Croatia); Saguy, Cecile; Kalish, Rafi [Physics Department and Solid State Institute, Technion, Haifa 32000 (Israel); Djerdj, Igor [Department of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zuerich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Tonejc, Andelka [Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Gamulin, Ozren [School of Medicine, Zagreb University, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of carbon ion implantation in amorphous silica, which, followed by annealing in a hydrogen-rich environment, leads to preferential formation of carbon nanocrystals with cubic diamond (c-diamond), face-centered cubic (n-diamond), or simple cubic (i-carbon) carbon crystal lattices. Two different annealing treatments were used: furnace annealing for 1 h and rapid thermal annealing for a brief period, which enables monitoring of early nucleation events. The influence of implanted dose and annealing type on carbon and hydrogen concentrations, clustering, and bonding were investigated. Rutherford backscattering, elastic recoil detection analysis, infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, ultraviolet-visible absorption measurements, and Raman spectroscopy were used to study these carbon formations. These results, combined with the results of previous investigations on similar systems, show that preferential formation of different carbon phases (diamond, n-diamond, or i-carbon) depends on implantation energy, implantation dose, and annealing conditions. Diamond nanocrystals formed at a relatively low carbon volume density are achieved by deeper implantation and/or lower implanted dose. Higher volume densities led to n-diamond and finally to i-carbon crystal formation. This observed behavior is related to damage sites induced by implantation. The optical properties of different carbon nanocrystal phases were significantly different.

  14. The Formation and Fragmentation of Primordial Molecular Clouds

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    Tom Abel; Greg L. Bryan; Michael L. Norman

    1998-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Many questions in physical cosmology regarding the thermal history of the intergalactic medium, chemical enrichment, reionization, etc. are thought to be intimately related to the nature and evolution of pregalactic structure. In particular the efficiency of primordial star formation and the primordial IMF are of special interest. We present results from high resolution three-dimensional adaptive mesh refinement simulations that follow the collapse of primordial molecular clouds and their subsequent fragmentation within a cosmologically representative volume. Comoving scales from 128 kpc down to 0.5 pc are followed accurately. Dark matter dynamics, hydrodynamics and all relevant chemical and radiative processes (cooling) are followed self-consistently for a cluster normalized CDM structure formation model. Primordial molecular clouds with ~100,000 solar masses are assembled by mergers of multiple objects that have formed hydrogen molecules in the gas phase with a fractional abundance of 100,000/cm^3 are found. We find that less than 1% of the primordial gas in such small scale structures cools and collapses to sufficiently high densities to be available for primordial star formation. Furthermore, our results indicate that the formation of very massive objects, massive black holes, fragmentation of a large fraction of baryons into brown dwars or Jupiter size fragments seems, in contrast to various claims in the literature, very unlikely. The expected escape fraction of UV photons with (h nu) > 11eV is very small.

  15. Radio Triggered Star Formation in Cooling Flows

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    B. R. McNamara

    1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The giant galaxies located at the centers of cluster cooling flows are frequently sites of vigorous star formation. In some instances, star formation appears to have been triggered by the galaxy's radio source. The colors and spectral indices of the young populations are generally consistent with short duration bursts or continuous star formation for durations much less than 1 Gyr, which is less than the presumed ages of cooling flows. The star formation properties are inconsistent with fueling by a continuously accreting cooling flow, although the prevalence of star formation is consistent with repeated bursts and periodic refueling. Star formation may be fueled, in some cases, by cold material stripped from neighboring cluster galaxies.

  16. POX 186: A Dwarf Galaxy in the Process of Formation?

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    Michael R. Corbin; William D. Vacca

    2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present deep U, V and I band images of the "ultracompact" blue dwarf galaxy POX 186 obtained with the Planetary Camera 2 of the Hubble Space Telescope. We have also obtained a near-ultraviolet spectrum of the object with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, and combine this with a new ground-based optical spectrum. The images confirm the galaxy to be extremely small, with a maximum extent of only 300 pc, a luminosity ~ 10^-4 L*, and an estimated mass ~ 10^7 M(sun). Its morphology is highly asymmetric, with a tail of material on its western side that may be tidal in origin. The U-band image shows this tail to be part of a stream of material in which stars have recently formed. Most of the star formation in the galaxy is however concentrated in a central, compact (d ~ 10 - 15 pc) star cluster. The outer regions of the galaxy are significantly redder than the cluster, with V - I colors consistent with a population dominated by K and M stars. While these results rule out earlier speculation that POX 186 is a protogalaxy, its morphology, mass and active star formation suggest that it represents a recent (within ~ 10^8 yr) collision between two clumps of stars of sub-galactic size (~ 100 pc). POX 186 may thus be a very small dwarf galaxy that, dynamically speaking, is still in the process of formation. This interpretation is supported by the fact that it resides in a void, so its morphology cannot be explained as the result of an encounter with a more massive galaxy. Clumps of stars this small may represent the building blocks required by hierarchical models of galaxy formation, and these results also support the recent "downsizing" picture of galaxy formation in which the least massive objects are the last to form.

  17. Floating insulated conductors for heating subsurface formations

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    Burns, David; Goodwin, Charles R.

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A heating system for a subsurface formation includes a conduit located in a first opening in the subsurface formation. Three electrical conductors are located in the conduit. A return conductor is located inside the conduit. The return conductor is electrically coupled to the ends of the electrical conductors distal from the surface of the formation. Insulation is located inside the conduit. The insulation electrically insulates the three electrical conductors, the return conductor, and the conduit from each other.

  18. Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation...

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    Aerosol Formation and Growth. Abstract: Airborne particles play a critical role in air quality, human health effects, visibility and climate. Secondary organic aerosols (SOA)...

  19. Standard Format and Content for Emergency Plans

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume addresses recommended emergency plan format and content for Operational Emergency Base Programs and Operational Emergency Hazardous Material Programs. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

  20. Heating systems for heating subsurface formations

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    Nguyen, Scott Vinh (Houston, TX); Vinegar, Harold J. (Bellaire, TX)

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and systems for heating a subsurface formation are described herein. A heating system for a subsurface formation includes a sealed conduit positioned in an opening in the formation and a heat source. The sealed conduit includes a heat transfer fluid. The heat source provides heat to a portion of the sealed conduit to change phase of the heat transfer fluid from a liquid to a vapor. The vapor in the sealed conduit rises in the sealed conduit, condenses to transfer heat to the formation and returns to the conduit portion as a liquid.

  1. Hydrogen Adsorption Induces Interlayer Carbon Bond Formation...

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    Hydrogen Adsorption Induces Interlayer Carbon Bond Formation in Supported Few-Layer Graphene Friday, February 28, 2014 Among the allotropes of carbon, diamond has some of the most...

  2. Treating tar sands formations with dolomite

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    Vinegar, Harold J.; Karanikas, John Michael

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for treating a karsted formation containing heavy hydrocarbons and dolomite includes providing heat to at least part of one or more karsted layers in the formation from one or more heaters located in the karsted layers. A temperature in at least one of the karsted layers is allowed to reach a decomposition temperature of dolomite in the formation. The dolomite is allowed to decompose and at least some hydrocarbons are produced from at least one of the karsted layers of the formation.

  3. Theoretical Investigations on the Formation and Dehydrogenation...

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    of boron-nitrogen-hydrogen (BNHx) compounds that are promising materials for chemical hydrogen storage. Understanding the kinetics and reaction pathways of formation of these...

  4. Geothermal: Search Results

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    Search Results Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot Docs News Related Links The...

  5. User Survey Results | EMSL

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    have accessed computing resources during the prior year. The results of the most recent survey are posted here with management responses to concerns or issues identified by our...

  6. On the formation of massive stellar clusters

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    Tenorio-Tagle, G; Silich, S A; Medina-Tanco, G A; Muñoz-Tunón, C; Tenorio-Tagle, Guillermo; Palous, Jan; Silich, Sergiy; Medina-Tanco, Gustavo A.; Munoz-Tunon, Casiana

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we model a star forming factory in which the continuous creation of stars results in a highly concentrated, massive (globular cluster-like) stellar system. We show that under very general conditions a large-scale gravitational instability in the ISM, which triggers the collapse of a massive cloud, leads with the aid of a spontaneous first generation of massive stars, to a standing, small-radius, cold and dense shell. Eventually, as more of the collapsing matter is processed and incorporated, the shell becomes gravitationally unstable and begins to fragment, allowing the formation of new stars, while keeping its location. This is due to a detailed balance established between the ram pressure from the collapsing cloud which, together with the gravitational force exerted on the shell by the forming cluster, acts against the mechanical energy deposited by the collection of new stars. We analyze the mass spectrum of fragments that result from the continuous fragmentation of the standing shell and show that it...

  7. Format requirements of thermal neutron scattering data in a nuclear data format to succeed the ENDF format

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    Brown, D. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In November 2012, the Working Party on Evaluation Cooperation Subgroup 38 (WPEC-SG38) began with the task of developing a nuclear data format and supporting infrastructure to replace the now nearly 50 year old ENDF format. The first step in this process is to develop requirements for the new format and infrastructure. In this talk, I will review the status of ENDF's Thermal Scattering Law (TSL) formats as well as support for this data in the GND format (from which the new format is expected to evolve). Finally, I hope to begin a dialog with members of the thermal neutron scattering community so that their data needs can be accurately and easily accommodated by the new format and tools, as captured by the requirements document. During this discussion, we must keep in mind that the new tools and format must; Support what is in existing data files; Support new things we want to put in data files; and Be flexible enough for us to adapt it to future unanticipated challenges.

  8. Overview of ALICE results

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    Kryshen, E L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected ALICE results on the global event properties, particle spectra, azimuthal anisotropy, heavy flavour and quarkonium production in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV are presented. First results on p-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 5.02 TeV are briefly reviewed.

  9. Diffraction Results from CDF

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    Goulianos, Konstantin

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present final results by the CDF II collaboration on diffractive W and Z production, report on the status of ongoing analyses on diffractive dijet production and on rapidity gaps between jets, and briefly summarize results obtained on exclusive production pointing to their relevance to calibrating theoretical models used to predict exclusive Higgs-boson production at the LHC.

  10. Recent results from TRISTAN

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    Enomoto, Ryoji [National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, Ibaraki (Japan)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRISTAN results on {gamma}{gamma} physics from 1994 to 1995 are reviewed in this report. We have systematically investigated jet production, the {gamma}-structure function, and charm pair production in {gamma}{gamma} processes. The results are discussed, and future prospects are presented.

  11. Fission and quasi-fission: insights into heavy element formation reactions

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    Hinde, D. J.; Rietz, R. du; Rafiei, R.; Dasgupta, M.; Diaz-Torres, A. [Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Thomas, R. G. [Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); B.A.R.C., Mumbai (India)

    2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Mass-angle distributions carry detailed information on the characteristics of quasi-fission, and thus of the dynamics of heavy element formation reactions. Recent experimental results are presented and discussed.

  12. Methods for synthesizing alane without the formation of adducts and free of halides

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    Zidan, Ragaiy; Knight, Douglas A; Dinh, Long V

    2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is provided to synthesize an alane without the formation of alane adducts as a precursor. The resulting product is a crystallized .alpha.-alane and is a highly stable product and is free of halides.

  13. Planck 2013 results. XXX. Cosmic infrared background measurements and implications for star formation

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    Ade, P A R; Armitage-Caplan, C; Arnaud, M; Ashdown, M; Atrio-Barandela, F; Aumont, J; Baccigalupi, C; Banday, A J; Barreiro, R B; Bartlett, J G; Battaner, E; Benabed, K; Benoît, A; Benoit-Lévy, A; Bernard, J -P; Bersanelli, M; Bethermin, M; Bielewicz, P; Blagrave, K; Bobin, J; Bock, J J; Bonaldi, A; Bond, J R; Borrill, J; Bouchet, F R; Boulanger, F; Bridges, M; Bucher, M; Burigana, C; Butler, R C; Cardoso, J -F; Catalano, A; Challinor, A; Chamballu, A; Chen, X; Chiang, H C; Chiang, L -Y; Christensen, P R; Church, S; Clements, D L; Colombi, S; Colombo, L P L; Couchot, F; Coulais, A; Crill, B P; Curto, A; Cuttaia, F; Danese, L; Davies, R D; Davis, R J; de Bernardis, P; de Rosa, A; de Zotti, G; Delabrouille, J; Delouis, J -M; Désert, F -X; Dickinson, C; Diego, J M; Dole, H; Donzelli, S; Doré, O; Douspis, M; Dupac, X; Efstathiou, G; Enßlin, T A; Eriksen, H K; Finelli, F; Forni, O; Frailis, M; Franceschi, E; Galeotta, S; Ganga, K; Ghosh, T; Giard, M; Giraud-Héraud, Y; González-Nuevo, J; Górski, K M; Gratton, S; Gregorio, A; Gruppuso, A; Hansen, F K; Hanson, D; Harrison, D; Helou, G; Henrot-Versillé, S; Hernández-Monteagudo, C; Herranz, D; Hildebrandt, S R; Hivon, E; Hobson, M; Holmes, W A; Hornstrup, A; Hovest, W; Huffenberger, K M; Jaffe, A H; Jaffe, T R; Jones, W C; Juvela, M; Kalberla, P; Keihänen, E; Kerp, J; Keskitalo, R; Kisner, T S; Kneissl, R; Knoche, J; Knox, L; Kunz, M; Kurki-Suonio, H; Lacasa, F; Lagache, G; Lähteenmäki, A; Lamarre, J -M; Langer, M; Lasenby, A; Laureijs, R J; Lawrence, C R; Leonardi, R; León-Tavares, J; Lesgourgues, J; Liguori, M; Lilje, P B; Linden-Vørnle, M; López-Caniego, M; Lubin, P M; Macías-Pérez, J F; Maffei, B; Maino, D; Mandolesi, N; Maris, M; Marshall, D J; Martin, P G; Martínez-González, E; Masi, S; Matarrese, S; Matthai, F; Mazzotta, P; Melchiorri, A; Mendes, L; Mennella, A; Migliaccio, M; Mitra, S; Miville-Deschênes, M -A; Moneti, A; Montier, L; Morgante, G; Mortlock, D; Munshi, D; Murphy, J A; Naselsky, P; Nati, F; Natoli, P; Netterfield, C B; Nørgaard-Nielsen, H U; Noviello, F; Novikov, D; Novikov, I; Osborne, S; Oxborrow, C A; Paci, F; Pagano, L; Pajot, F; Paladini, R; Paoletti, D; Partridge, B; Pasian, F; Patanchon, G; Perdereau, O; Perotto, L; Perrotta, F; Piacentini, F; Piat, M; Pierpaoli, E; Pietrobon, D; Plaszczynski, S; Pointecouteau, E; Polenta, G; Ponthieu, N; Popa, L; Poutanen, T; Pratt, G W; Prézeau, G; Prunet, S; Puget, J -L; Rachen, J P; Reach, W T; Rebolo, R; Reinecke, M; Remazeilles, M; Renault, C; Ricciardi, S; Riller, T; Ristorcelli, I; Rocha, G; Rosset, C; Roudier, G; Rowan-Robinson, M; Rubiño-Martín, J A; Rusholme, B; Sandri, M; Santos, D; Savini, G; Scott, D; Seiffert, M D; Serra, P; Shellard, E P S; Spencer, L D; Starck, J -L; Stolyarov, V; Stompor, R; Sudiwala, R; Sunyaev, R; Sureau, F; Sutton, D; Suur-Uski, A -S; Sygnet, J -F; Tauber, J A; Tavagnacco, D; Terenzi, L; Toffolatti, L; Tomasi, M; Tristram, M; Tucci, M; Tuovinen, J; Türler, M; Valenziano, L; Valiviita, J; Van Tent, B; Vielva, P; Villa, F; Vittorio, N; Wade, L A; Wandelt, B D; Welikala, N; White, M; White, S D M; Winkel, B; Yvon, D; Zacchei, A; Zonca, A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new measurements of CIB anisotropies using Planck. Combining HFI data with IRAS, the angular auto- and cross frequency power spectrum is measured from 143 to 3000 GHz, and the auto-bispectrum from 217 to 545 GHz. The total areas used to compute the CIB power spectrum and bispectrum are about 2240 and 4400 deg^2, respectively. After careful removal of the contaminants, and a complete study of systematics, the CIB power spectrum and bispectrum are measured with unprecedented signal to noise ratio from angular multipoles ell~150 to 2500, and ell~130 to 1100, respectively. Two approaches are developed for modelling CIB power spectrum anisotropies. The first approach takes advantage of the unique measurements by Planck at large angular scales, and models only the linear part of the power spectrum, with a mean bias of dark matter halos hosting dusty galaxies at a given redshift weighted by their contribution to the emissivities. The second approach is based on a model that associates star-forming galaxie...

  14. Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary Results

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  15. Le logiciel "Tigre" en formation PLC 1 Grtice J. Vincent Le logiciel Tigre en formation PLC

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    "Tigre" en formation PLC 1 Grétice J. Vincent Le logiciel « Tigre » en formation PLC J. Vincent Le;______________________________________________________________________________________ Le logiciel "Tigre" en formation PLC 2 Grétice J. Vincent 1.1. La lecture Voici l'écran d;______________________________________________________________________________________ Le logiciel "Tigre" en formation PLC 3 Grétice J. Vincent Figure 3 1.2. La démonstration Voici l

  16. Synergistic effect of mixing dimethyl ether with methane, ethane, propane, and ethylene fuels on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and soot formation

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    Yoon, S.S. [Corporate Research and Development Division, Hyundai-Kia Motors, Gyeonggi-do 445-706 (Korea); Anh, D.H. [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Daejeon 305-380 (Korea); Chung, S.H. [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea)

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and soot formation in counterflow diffusion flames of methane, ethane, propane, and ethylene fuels mixed with dimethyl ether (DME) have been investigated. Planar laser-induced incandescence and fluorescence techniques were employed to measure relative soot volume fractions and PAH concentrations, respectively. Results showed that even though DME is known to be a clean fuel in terms of soot formation, DME mixture with ethylene fuel increases PAH and soot formation significantly as compared to the pure ethylene case, while the mixture of DME with methane, ethane, and propane decreases PAH and soot formation. Numerical calculations adopting a detailed kinetics showed that DME can be decomposed to produce a relatively large number of methyl radicals in the low-temperature region where PAH forms and grows; thus the mixture of DME with ethylene increases CH{sub 3} radicals significantly in the PAH formation region. Considering that the increase in the concentration of O radicals is minimal in the PAH formation region with DME mixture, the enhancement of PAH and soot formation in the mixture flames of DME and ethylene can be explained based on the role of methyl radicals in PAH and soot formation. Methyl radicals can increase the concentration of propargyls, which could enhance incipient benzene ring formation through the propargyl recombination reaction and subsequent PAH growth. Thus, the result substantiates the importance of methyl radicals in PAH and soot formation, especially in the PAH formation region of diffusion flames. (author)

  17. Multiple stalk formation as a pathway of defect-induced membrane fusion

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    D. B. Lukatsky; Daan Frenkel

    2004-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose that the first stage of membrane fusion need not be the formation of a single stalk. Instead, we consider a scenario for defect-induced membrane fusion that proceeds cooperatively via multiple stalk formation. The defects (stalks or pores) attract each other via membrane-mediated capillary interactions that result in a condensation transition of the defects. The resulting dense phase of stalks corresponds to the so-called fusion intermediate.

  18. Shell Formation and Bone Strength Laying Hens

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    Shell Formation and Bone Strength in Laying Hens Effects of Age, Daidzein and Exogenous Estrogen Cover aquarelle: E. Spörndly-Nees #12;Shell Formation and Bone Strength in Laying Hens Effects of Age eggshells as shell quality declines with age during the laying period. This is a concern for food safety

  19. DISSERTATION FORMATION OF THE HURRICANE EYE

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    Schubert, Wayne H.

    DISSERTATION FORMATION OF THE HURRICANE EYE Submitted by Jonathan L. Vigh Department of Atmospheric OF THE HURRICANE EYE BE ACCEPTED AS FULFILLING IN PART REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY. Schubert Department Head: Richard H. Johnson ii #12;ABSTRACT OF DISSERTATION FORMATION OF THE HURRICANE EYE

  20. FAINT RADIO SOURCES AND STAR FORMATION HISTORY

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    Waddington, Ian

    FAINT RADIO SOURCES AND STAR FORMATION HISTORY Deborah B. Haarsma 1 , R. Bruce Partridge 1 , Ian 85287­1504 USA Abstract. Faint extragalactic radio sources provide important information about the global history of star formation. Sensitive radio observations of the Hubble Deep Field and other fields

  1. Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations

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    Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona; Mansure, Arthur James

    2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for forming a wellbore in a heated formation includes flowing liquid cooling fluid to a bottom hole assembly in a wellbore in a heated formation. At least a portion of the liquid cooling fluid is vaporized at or near a region to be cooled. Vaporizing the liquid cooling fluid absorbs heat from the region to be cooled.

  2. Sensitivity and Scenario Results

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    Yu, Winston

    Presents the results of various scenarios using models used to study water, climate, agriculture and the economy in Pakistan's Indus Basin, and discusses the policy and investment implications. The water allocations per ...

  3. Electroweak results from CDF

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    D. S. Waters

    2004-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Inclusive W and Z production cross-sections have been measured by CDF and certain electroweak parameters extracted with high precision from these measurements. New results on diboson production at the Tevatron are also presented.

  4. Recent MEG results

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    G. Cavoto

    2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    New results of a search for the ultra-rare decay $\\mu \\to e \\gamma$ by the MEG collaboration are reported in this contribution. The data were taken during 2009 and correspond to approximately 6.5 10$^{13}$ muon stopped on target. A maximum likelihood analysis sets an upper limit at 90\\% C.L. on the branching ratio, BF($\\mu \\to e \\gamma$) $< $1.5 10$^{-11}$. The results presented here are preliminary.

  5. Room-temperature Formation of Hollow Cu2O Nanoparticles

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    Hung, Ling-I; Tsung, Chia-Kuang; Huang, Wenyu; Yang, Peidong

    2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Monodisperse Cu and Cu2O nanoparticles (NPs) are synthesized using tetradecylphosphonic acid as a capping agent. Dispersing the NPs in chloroform and hexane at room temperature results in the formation of hollow Cu2O NPs and Cu@Cu2O core/shell NPs, respectively. The monodisperse Cu2O NPs are used to fabricate hybrid solar cells with efficiency of 0.14percent under AM 1.5 and 1 Sun illumination.

  6. On the formation of massive stellar clusters

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    Guillermo Tenorio-Tagle; Jan Palous; Sergiy Silich; Gustavo A. Medina-Tanco; Casiana Munoz-Tunon

    2003-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we model a star forming factory in which the continuous creation of stars results in a highly concentrated, massive (globular cluster-like) stellar system. We show that under very general conditions a large-scale gravitational instability in the ISM, which triggers the collapse of a massive cloud, leads with the aid of a spontaneous first generation of massive stars, to a standing, small-radius, cold and dense shell. Eventually, as more of the collapsing matter is processed and incorporated, the shell becomes gravitationally unstable and begins to fragment, allowing the formation of new stars, while keeping its location. This is due to a detailed balance established between the ram pressure from the collapsing cloud which, together with the gravitational force exerted on the shell by the forming cluster, acts against the mechanical energy deposited by the collection of new stars. We analyze the mass spectrum of fragments that result from the continuous fragmentation of the standing shell and show that its shape is well approximated at the high mass end by a power law with slope -2.25, very close to the value that fits the universal IMF. The self-contamination resultant from the continuous generation of stars is shown to lead to a large metal spread in massive ($\\sim$ 10$^6$ M$_\\odot$) clusters, while clusters with a mass similar to 10$^5$ M$_\\odot$ or smaller, simply reflect the initial metalicity of the collapsing cloud. This is in good agreement with the data available for globular clusters in the Galaxy.

  7. Search results | Department of Energy

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    Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels Students will investigate how changes in the DNA sequence that codes for cell wall formation can have a favorable outcome in producing...

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    Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels Students will investigate how changes in the DNA sequence that codes for cell wall formation can have a favorable outcome in producing plants...

  9. Graphene defect formation by extreme ultraviolet generated photoelectrons

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    Gao, A., E-mail: a.gao@utwente.nl; Lee, C. J.; Bijkerk, F. [FOM-Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, Edisonbaan 14, 3439 MN Nieuwegein, The Netherlands and XUV Optics Group, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede (Netherlands)

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the effect of photoelectrons on defect formation in graphene during extreme ultraviolet (EUV) irradiation. Assuming the major role of these low energy electrons, we have mimicked the process by using low energy primary electrons. Graphene is irradiated by an electron beam with energy lower than 80?eV. After e-beam irradiation, it is found that the D peak, I(D), appears in the Raman spectrum, indicating defect formation in graphene. The evolution of I(D)/I(G) follows the amorphization trajectory with increasing irradiation dose, indicating that graphene goes through a transformation from microcrystalline to nanocrystalline and then further to amorphous carbon. Further, irradiation of graphene with increased water partial pressure does not significantly change the Raman spectra, which suggests that, in the extremely low energy range, e-beam induced chemical reactions between residual water and graphene are not the dominant mechanism driving defect formation in graphene. Single layer graphene, partially suspended over holes was irradiated with EUV radiation. By comparing with the Raman results from e-beam irradiation, it is concluded that the photoelectrons, especially those from the valence band, contribute to defect formation in graphene during irradiation.

  10. The role of calcium hydroxide in the formation of thaumasite

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    Bellmann, F. [Institute for Building Materials Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany)], E-mail: frank.bellmann@bauing.uni-weimar.de; Stark, J. [Institute for Building Materials Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany)

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It has recently been derived by thermodynamic calculation that the presence or absence of calcium hydroxide plays a vital role in the resistance of cement paste or concrete against the formation of thaumasite. To obtain experimental data on this matter, special binders have been mixed and used for the preparation of mortar bars. These specimens were exposed to moderate sulphate attack for a period of 18 months at a temperature of 8 deg. C. Mortar bars containing calcium hydroxide showed visual signs of attack a few months after exposure, leading to expansion, mass loss and complete failure. In contrast to this, no signs of attack were observed when no calcium hydroxide was present in the microstructure. These results confirm the conclusions of earlier thermodynamic calculations that the presence of calcium hydroxide has an important impact on the formation of thaumasite. Calcium-rich C-S-H formed in the presence of calcium hydroxide is vulnerable against sulphate attack and the formation of thaumasite. In the absence of calcium hydroxide, C-S-H has a much lower calcium/silicon ratio and a higher resistance against the formation of thaumasite.

  11. Feedback from Protostellar Outflows in Star and Star Cluster Formation

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    Christopher D. Matzner

    2000-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic stresses collimate protostellar winds into a common distribution of force with angle. Sweeping into the ambient medium, such winds drive bipolar molecular outflows whose properties are insensitive to the distribution of ambient gas and to the details of how the wind is launched, and how its intensity varies over time. Moreover, these properties are in accord with the commonly observed features of outflows. This model is simple enough to permit a quantitative study of the feedback effects from low-mass star formation. It predicts the rate at which star-forming gas is ejected by winds, and hence the efficiency with which stars form. Applied to individual star formation, it relates the stellar initial mass function to the distribution of pre-stellar cores. Applied to cluster formation, it indicates whether the resulting stellar system will remain gravitationally bound. Using the energy injection and mass ejection implied by this model, we investigate the dynamical evolution of a molecular clump as a stellar cluster forms within it. This depends critically on the rate at which turbulence decays: it may involve equilibrium star formation (slow decay), overstable oscillations, or collapse (fast decay).

  12. The star formation history of the Sagittarius stream

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    de Boer, T J L; Koposov, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first detailed quantitative study of the stellar populations of the Sagittarius (Sgr) streams within the Stripe 82 region, using photometric and spectroscopic observations from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The star formation history (SFH) is determined separately for the bright and faint Sgr streams, to establish whether both components consist of a similar stellar population mix or have a distinct origin. Best fit SFH solutions are characterised by a well-defined, tight sequence in age-metallicity space, indicating that star formation occurred within a well-mixed, homogeneously enriched medium. Star formation rates dropped sharply at an age of ~5-7 Gyr, possibly related to the accretion of Sgr by the MW. Finally, the Sgr sequence displays a change of slope in age-metallicity space at an age between 11-13 Gyr consistent with the Sgr alpha-element knee, indicating that supernovae type Ia started contributing to the abundance pattern ~1-3 Gyr after the start of star formation. Results for...

  13. Triggered Star Formation in the Environment of Young Massive Stars

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    M. Gritschneder; T. Naab; F. Heitsch; A. Burkert

    2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope show clear evidence that star formation takes place in the surrounding of young massive O-type stars, which are shaping their environment due to their powerful radiation and stellar winds. In this work we investigate the effect of ionising radiation of massive stars on the ambient interstellar medium (ISM): In particular we want to examine whether the UV-radiation of O-type stars can lead to the observed pillar-like structures and can trigger star formation. We developed a new implementation, based on a parallel Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics code (called IVINE), that allows an efficient treatment of the effect of ionising radiation from massive stars on their turbulent gaseous environment. Here we present first results at very high resolution. We show that ionising radiation can trigger the collapse of an otherwise stable molecular cloud. The arising structures resemble observed structures (e.g. the pillars of creation in the Eagle Nebula (M16) or the Horsehead Nebula B33). Including the effect of gravitation we find small regions that can be identified as formation places of individual stars. We conclude that ionising radiation from massive stars alone can trigger substantial star formation in molecular clouds.

  14. SIMULATION OF THE FORMATION OF A SOLAR ACTIVE REGION

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    Cheung, M. C. M.; Title, A. M. [Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); Rempel, M. [High Altitude Observatory, NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); Schuessler, M. [Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, 37191 (Germany)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a radiative magnetohydrodynamics simulation of the formation of an active region (AR) on the solar surface. The simulation models the rise of a buoyant magnetic flux bundle from a depth of 7.5 Mm in the convection zone up into the solar photosphere. The rise of the magnetic plasma in the convection zone is accompanied by predominantly horizontal expansion. Such an expansion leads to a scaling relation between the plasma density and the magnetic field strength such that B {proportional_to} rhov{sup 1/2}. The emergence of magnetic flux into the photosphere appears as a complex magnetic pattern, which results from the interaction of the rising magnetic field with the turbulent convective flows. Small-scale magnetic elements at the surface first appear, followed by their gradual coalescence into larger magnetic concentrations, which eventually results in the formation of a pair of opposite polarity spots. Although the mean flow pattern in the vicinity of the developing spots is directed radially outward, correlations between the magnetic field and velocity field fluctuations allow the spots to accumulate flux. Such correlations result from the Lorentz-force-driven, counterstreaming motion of opposite polarity fragments. The formation of the simulated AR is accompanied by transient light bridges between umbrae and umbral dots. Together with recent sunspot modeling, this work highlights the common magnetoconvective origin of umbral dots, light bridges, and penumbral filaments.

  15. Graphite formation in the Hiroshima fire storm

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    Fields, D.E.; Crenshaw, M.; Yalcintas, M.G.; Strehlow, R.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Cole, L.L. (Prairie View A and M Univ., TX (USA))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to investigate what might be the composition and optical properties of particles that could lead to a nuclear winter, a search has been made for particles that had been generated in urban fire storms. Deposits containing small amounts of graphite have been found on an artifact from the Hiroshima fire storm. The fire storm was initiated on August 6, 1945, by the atomic bomb detonation. The particles were rained out of the atmosphere in the black rain that commenced following the urban fire storm. Initial studies using electron microscopy have revealed that the particles consist of a mixture of clay and amorphous sooty carbon. Scanning electron photomicrographs have suggested the presence of graphite. Its presence has been confirmed using laser Raman spectroscopy (LRS), surface ionization mass spectroscopy (SIMS), and electron scattering for chemical analysis (ESCA). Significant amounts of the sooty material consist of clay, and the graphite is probably present as short-range ordered structure in sooty microspheres. The results of this study are presented with a discussion of conditions that may lead to graphite formation.

  16. Plans, Implementation, and Results

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office carries out technology research, development, and deployment through an ongoing process of planning and analysis, implementation, and review. This Web page includes links to documents that support and document the program management process, and the results and public benefits that derive from it.

  17. Recent results from MAC

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    MAC Collaboration

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Some preliminary results from the MAC detector at PEP are presented. These include measurements of the angular distribution of ..gamma gamma.., ..mu mu.. and tau tau final states, a determination of the tau lifetime, a measurement of R, and a presentation of the inclusive muon p/sub perpendicular/ distribution for hadronic events.

  18. RESULTS OF SLICE MEASUREMENTS

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    Rudolph, J

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The linear accelerator ELBE delivers high-brightness electron bunches to multiple user stations, including two IR-FEL oscillators [1], [2]. In the framework of an upgrade program the current thermionic injector is being replaced by a SRF-photoinjector [3], [4]. The SRF injector promises higher beam quality, especially required for future experiments with high power laser radiation. During the commissioning phase, the SRF-injector was running in parallel to the thermionic gun. After installation of a injection beamline (dogleg), beam from the SRF-injector can now be injected into the ELBE linac. Detailed characterization of the electron beam quality delivered by the new electron injector includes vertical slice emittance measurements in addition to measurements of projected emittance values. This report gives an overview of the status of the project and summarizes first measurement results as well as results of simulations performed with measurement settings.

  19. Tevatron Top Results

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    Christophe Clement

    2006-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    I present the latest results from the CDF and D0 collaborations on top quark production (single top and top quark pair production) at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider at sqrt(s) =1.96 TeV, measurements of the top quark decay properties such as the branching ratio B(t -> Wb), the W helicity in t -> Wb decays, and measurements of fundamental parameters such as the top quark charge and mass.

  20. The case against scaling defect models of cosmic structure formation

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    Andreas Albrecht; Richard A. Battye; James Robinson

    1997-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate predictions from defect models of structure formation for both the matter and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) over all observable scales. Our results point to a serious problem reconciling the observed large-scale galaxy distribution with the COBE normalization, a result which is robust for a wide range of defect parameters. We conclude that standard scaling defect models are in conflict with the data, and show how attempts to resolve the problem by considering non-scaling defects would require radical departures from the standard scaling picture.

  1. The Role of H2 Molecules in Cosmological Structure Formation

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    Tom Abel; Zoltan Haiman

    2000-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the relevance of H2 molecules for structure formation in cosmology. Molecules are important at high redshifts, when the first collapsed structures appear with typical temperatures of a few hundred Kelvin. In these chemically pristine clouds, radiative cooling is dominated H2 molecules. As a result, H2 ``astro-chemistry'' is likely to determine the epoch when the first astrophysical objects appear. We summarize results of recent three-dimensional simulations. A discussion of the effects of feedback, and implications for the reionization of the universe is also given.

  2. Double Chooz: Latest results

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    J. I. Crespo-Anadón; for the Double Chooz collaboration

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The latest results from the Double Chooz experiment on the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ are presented. A detector located at an average distance of 1050 m from the two reactor cores of the Chooz nuclear power plant has accumulated a live time of 467.90 days, corresponding to an exposure of 66.5 GW-ton-year (reactor power $\\times$ detector mass $\\times$ live time). A revised analysis has boosted the signal efficiency and reduced the backgrounds and systematic uncertainties compared to previous publications, paving the way for the two detector phase. The measured $\\sin^2 2\\theta_{13} = 0.090^{+0.032}_{-0.029}$ is extracted from a fit to the energy spectrum. A deviation from the prediction above a visible energy of 4 MeV is found, being consistent with an unaccounted reactor flux effect, which does not affect the $\\theta_{13}$ result. A consistent value of $\\theta_{13}$ is measured in a rate-only fit to the number of observed candidates as a function of the reactor power, confirming the robustness of the result.

  3. The Ratio of Retrograde to Prograde Orbits: A Test for Kuiper Belt Binary Formation Theories

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    Hilke E. Schlichting; Re'em Sari

    2008-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    With the discovery of Kuiper Belt binaries that have wide separations and roughly equal masses new theories were proposed to explain their formation. Two formation scenarios were suggested by Goldreich and collaborators: In the first, dynamical friction that is generated by a sea of small bodies enables a transient binary to become bound ($L^2s$ mechanism); in the second, a transient binary gets bound by an encounter with a third body ($L^3$ mechanism). We show that these different binary formation scenarios leave their own unique signatures in the relative abundance of prograde to retrograde binary orbits. This signature is due to stable retrograde orbits that exist much further out in the Hill sphere than prograde orbits. It provides an excellent opportunity to distinguish between the different binary formation scenarios observationally. We predict that if binary formation proceeded while sub-Hill velocities prevailed, the vast majority of all comparable mass ratio binaries have retrograde orbits. This dominance of retrograde binary orbits is a result of binary formation via the $L^2s$ mechanism, or any other mechanism that dissipates energy in a smooth and gradual manner. For super-Hill velocities binary formation proceeds via the $L^3$ mechanism which produces a roughly equal number of prograde and retrograde binaries. These predictions assume that subsequent orbital evolution due to dynamical friction and dynamical stirring of the Kuiper belt did not alter the sense of the binary orbit after formation.

  4. Recovery of heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from underground formations

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    McKay, A.S.

    1989-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a method of producing heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from an underground formation. The method consists of utilizing or establishing an aqueous fluid communication path within and through the formation between an injection well or conduit and a production well or conduit by introducing into the formation from the injection well or conduit hot water and/or low quality steam at a temperature in the range about 60{sup 0}-130{sup 0}C and at a substantially neutral or alkaline pH to establish or enlarge the aqueous fluid communication path within the formation from the injection well or conduit to the production well or conduit by movement of the introduced hot water or low quality steam through the formation, increasing the temperature of the injected hot water of low quality steam to a temperature in the range about 110{sup 0}-180{sup 0}C while increasing the pH of the injected hot water or low quality steam to a pH of about 10-13 so as to bring about the movement or migration or stripping of the heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from the formation substantially into the hot aqueous fluid communication path with the formation and recovering the resulting produced heavy crude oil or tar sand oil or bitumen from the formation as an emulsion containing less than about 30% oil or bitumen from the production well or conduit.

  5. HYDROCARBON FORMATION ON POLYMER-SUPPORTED COBALT

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    Benner, Linda S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NV~ August 25-29, 1980 HYDROCARBON FORMATION ON POLYMER-catalyzed reduction of CO to hydrocarbons Tropscb. Among theof CO to saturated linear hydrocarbons and appears to retain

  6. Modeling deposit formation in diesel injector nozzle

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    Sudhiesh Kumar, Chintoo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Formation of deposit in the diesel injector nozzle affects the injection behavior and hinders performance. Under running condition, deposit precursors are washed away by the ensuing injection. However, during the cool down ...

  7. Electromagnetic formation flight of satellite arrays

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    Kwon, Daniel W., 1980-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposed methods of actuating spacecraft in sparse aperture arrays use propellant as a reaction mass. For formation flying systems, propellant becomes a critical consumable which can be quickly exhausted while maintaining ...

  8. Soot formation in diesel combustion under high-EGR conditions.

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    Idicheria, Cherian A.; Pickett, Lyle M.

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments were conducted in an optically accessible constant-volume combustion vessel to investigate soot formation at diesel combustion conditions - in a high exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) environment. The ambient oxygen concentration was decreased systematically from 21% to 8% to simulate a wide range of EGR conditions. Quantitative measurements of in-situ soot in quasi-steady n-heptane and No.2 diesel fuel jets were made by using laser extinction and planar laser-induced incandescence (PLII) measurements. Flame lift-off length measurements were also made in support of the soot measurements. At constant ambient temperature, results show that the equivalence ratio estimated at the lift-off length does not vary with the use of EGR, implying an equal amount of fuel-air mixing prior to combustion. Soot measurements show that the soot volume fraction decreases with increasing EGR. The regions of soot formation are effectively 'stretched out' to longer axial and radial distances from the injector with increasing EGR, according to the dilution in ambient oxygen. However, the axial soot distribution and location of maximum soot collapses if plotted in terms of a 'flame coordinate', where the relative fuel-oxygen mixture is equivalent. The total soot in the jet cross-section at the maximum axial soot location initially increases and then decreases to zero as the oxygen concentration decreases from 21% to 8%. The trend is caused by competition between soot formation rates and increasing residence time. Soot formation rates decrease with decreasing oxygen concentration because of the lower combustion temperatures. At the same time, the residence time for soot formation increases, allowing more time for accumulation of soot. Increasing the ambient temperature above nominal diesel engine conditions leads to a rapid increase in soot for high-EGR conditions when compared to conditions with no EGR. This result emphasizes the importance of EGR cooling and its beneficial effect on mitigating soot formation. The effect of EGR is consistent for different fuels but soot levels depend on the sooting propensity of the fuel. Specifically, No.2 diesel fuel produces soot levels more than ten times higher than those of n-heptane.

  9. Role of nucleation sites on the formation of nanoporous Ge

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    Yates, B. R.; Darby, B. L.; Jones, K. S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6400 (United States); Elliman, R. G. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200 (Australia)

    2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of nucleation sites on the formation of nanoporous Ge was investigated. Three Ge films with different spherical or columnar pore morphologies to act as inherent nucleation sites were sputtered on (001) Ge. Samples were implanted 90 Degree-Sign from incidence at 300 keV with fluences ranging from 3.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} to 3.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} Ge{sup +}/cm{sup 2}. Electron microscopy investigations revealed varying thresholds for nanoporous Ge formation and exhibited a stark difference in the evolution of the Ge layers based on the microstructure of the initial film. The results suggest that the presence of inherent nucleation sites significantly alters the onset and evolution of nanoporous Ge.

  10. Modelling Pattern Formation in Dip-Coating Experiments

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    Markus Wilczek; Walter B. H. Tewes; Svetlana V. Gurevich; Michael H. Köpf; Lifeng Chi; Uwe Thiele

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review selected mathematical models that describe the dynamics of pattern formation phenomena in dip-coating and Langmuir-Blodgett transfer experiments, where solutions or suspensions are transferred onto a substrate producing patterned deposit layers with structure length from hundreds of nanometres to tens of micrometres. The models are presented with a focus on their gradient dynamics formulations that clearly shows how the dynamics is governed by particular free energy functionals and facilitates the comparison of the models. In particular, we include a discussion of models based on long-wave hydrodynamics as well as of more phenomenological models that focus on the pattern formation processes in such systems. The models and their relations are elucidated and examples of resulting patterns are discussed before we conclude with a discussion of implications of the gradient dynamics formulation and of some related open issues.

  11. The Formation and Fragmentation of Primordial Molecular Clouds

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    Abel, T; Norman, M L; Abel, Tom; Bryan, Greg L.; Norman, Michael L.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many questions in physical cosmology regarding the thermal history of the intergalactic medium, chemical enrichment, reionization, etc. are thought to be intimately related to the nature and evolution of pregalactic structure. In particular the efficiency of primordial star formation and the primordial IMF are of special interest. We present results from high resolution three-dimensional adaptive mesh refinement simulations that follow the collapse of primordial molecular clouds and their subsequent fragmentation within a cosmologically representative volume. Comoving scales from 128 kpc down to 0.5 pc are followed accurately. Dark matter dynamics, hydrodynamics and all relevant chemical and radiative processes (cooling) are followed self-consistently for a cluster normalized CDM structure formation model. Primordial molecular clouds with ~100,000 solar masses are assembled by mergers of multiple objects that have formed hydrogen molecules in the gas phase with a fractional abundance of 11eV is very small.

  12. The Formation and Fragmentation of Primordial Molecular Clouds

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    Abel, T; Norman, M L; Abel, Tom; Bryan, Greg L.; Norman, Michael L.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many questions in physical cosmology regarding the thermal history of theintergalactic medium, chemical enrichment, reionization, etc. are thought to beintimately related to the nature and evolution of pregalactic structure. Inparticular the efficiency of primordial star formation and the primordial IMFare of special interest. We present results from high resolutionthree--dimensional adaptive mesh refinement simulations that follow thecollapse of primordial molecular clouds and their subsequent fragmentationwithin a cosmologically representative volume. Comoving scales from 128 kpcdown to 1 pc are followed accurately. Dark matter dynamics, hydrodynamics andall relevant chemical and radiative processes (cooling) are followedself-consistently for a cluster normalized CDM structure formation model.Primordial molecular clouds with ~10^5 solar masses are assembled by mergers ofmultiple objects that have formed hydrogen molecules in the gas phase with afractional abundance of ~10^-4. As the subclumps merge cooling ...

  13. Cyclic Imide Dioxime: Formation and Hydrolytic Stability

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    Kang, S.O. [University of Kansas; Vukovic, Sinisa [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Hay, Benjamin [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Poly(acrylamidoximes) play an important role in the uranium extraction from seawater. The present work reports solution studies of simple analogs to address the formation and stability of two binding sites present in these polymers, open-chain amidoximes and cyclic imide dioximes, including: 1) conditions that maximize the formation of the cyclic form, 2) existence of a base-induced conversion from open-chain to cyclic form, and 3) degradation under acid and base conditions.

  14. Situ microbial plugging process for subterranean formations

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    McInerney, Michael J. (Norman, OK); Jenneman, Gary E. (Norman, OK); Knapp, Roy M. (Norman, OK); Menzie, Donald E. (Norman, OK)

    1985-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Subterranean paths of water flow are impeded or changed by the facilitation of microbial growth therein. Either indigenous bacterial growth may be stimulated with nutrients or the formation may be first seeded with bacteria or their spores which inhibit fluid flow after proliferation. These methods and bacteria are usable to alter the flow of water in a waterflooded oil formation and to impede the outflow of contaminated water.

  15. Formation evaluation MWD enters new capability realm

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    Hearn, F. (Baker Hughes INTEQ, Houston, TX (United States))

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent industry advances in formation evaluation measurement-while-drilling (FEMWD) have been achieved in well log data acquisition quality and in geosteering drilling applications. This paper presents new technology as applied by Baker Hughes INTEQ which includes: geosteering techniques which help navigate through horizontally drilled reservoirs including improved quality dual propagation resistivity, neutron-porosity and formation-density measurements; predictive modeling of tool responses in reservoir geosteering applications; environmental computer modeling which aids interpretation, including tool eccentering; and new measurement enhancements.

  16. Triggered star formation in the Magellanic Clouds

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    B. G. Elmegreen; J. Palous; Kenji Bekki

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract. We discuss how tidal interaction between the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), and the Galaxy triggers galaxy-wide star formation in the Clouds for the last ? 0.2 Gyr based on our chemodynamical simulations on the Clouds. Our simulations demonstrate that the tidal interaction induces the formation of asymmetric spiral arms with high gas densities and consequently triggers star formation within the arms in the LMC. Star formation rate in the present LMC is significantly enhanced just above the eastern edge of the LMC’s stellar bar owing to the tidal interaction. The location of the enhanced star formation is very similar to the observed location of 30 Doradus, which suggests that the formation of 30 Doradus is closely associated with the last Magellanic collision about 0.2 Gyr ago. The tidal interaction can dramatically compress gas initially within the outer part of the SMC so that new stars can be formed from the gas to become intergalactic young stars in the inter-Cloud region (e.g., the Magellanic Bridge). The metallicity distribution function of the newly formed stars in the Magellanic Bridge has a peak of [Fe/H] ? ?0.8, which is significantly lower than the stellar metallicity of the SMC.

  17. Recent Results from HAPPEX

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    Robert Michaels

    2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    New measurements of the parity-violating asymmetry in elastic scattering of 3GeV electrons off hydrogen and helium-4 targets at theta{sub lab} = 6 degrees are reported. The helium-4 result is A = (+6.40 {+-} 0.23 (stat) {+-} 0.12 (syst)) * 10{sup -6}. The hydrogen result is A = (-1.58 {+-} 0.12 (stat) {+-} 0.04 (syst)) * 10{sup -6}. The asymmetry for hydrogen is a function of a linear combination of G{sub E}{sup s} and G{sub M}{sup s}, the strange quark contributions to the electric and magnetic form factors of the nucleon respectively, and that for helium-4 is a function solely of G{sub E}{sup s}. The combination of the two measurements separates G{sub E}{sup s} and G{sub M}{sup s} and provide new limits on the role of strange quarks in the nucleon charge and magnetization distributions. We extract G{sub E}{sup s} = 0.002 {+-} 0.014 {+-} 0.007 at Q{sup 2} = 0.077 GeV{sup 2} and G{sub E}{sup s} + 0.09 G{sub M}{sup s} = 0.007 {+-} 0.011 {+-} 0.006 at Q{sup 2} = 0.109 GeV{sup 2}.

  18. Organic Separation Test Results

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    Russell, Renee L.; Rinehart, Donald E.; Peterson, Reid A.

    2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Separable organics have been defined as “those organic compounds of very limited solubility in the bulk waste and that can form a separate liquid phase or layer” (Smalley and Nguyen 2013), and result from three main solvent extraction processes: U Plant Uranium Recovery Process, B Plant Waste Fractionation Process, and Plutonium Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Process. The primary organic solvents associated with tank solids are TBP, D2EHPA, and NPH. There is concern that, while this organic material is bound to the sludge particles as it is stored in the tanks, waste feed delivery activities, specifically transfer pump and mixer pump operations, could cause the organics to form a separated layer in the tank farms feed tank. Therefore, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is experimentally evaluating the potential of organic solvents separating from the tank solids (sludge) during waste feed delivery activities, specifically the waste mixing and transfer processes. Given the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) waste acceptance criteria per the Waste Feed Acceptance Criteria document (24590-WTP-RPT-MGT-11-014) that there is to be “no visible layer” of separable organics in the waste feed, this would result in the batch being unacceptable to transfer to WTP. This study is of particular importance to WRPS because of these WTP requirements.

  19. Characterization of Most Promising Sequestration Formations in the Rocky Mountain Region (RMCCS)

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    McPherson, Brian; Matthews, Vince

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of the “Characterization of Most Promising Carbon Capture and Sequestration Formations in the Central Rocky Mountain Region” project, or RMCCS project, is to characterize the storage potential of the most promising geologic sequestration formations within the southwestern U.S. and the Central Rocky Mountain region in particular. The approach included an analysis of geologic sequestration formations under the Craig Power Station in northwestern Colorado, and application or extrapolation of those local-scale results to the broader region. A ten-step protocol for geologic carbon storage site characterization was a primary outcome of this project.

  20. Star Formation in Isolated Disk Galaxies. II. Schmidt Laws and Efficiency of Gravitational Collapse

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    Yuexing Li; Mordecai-Mark Mac Low; Ralf S. Klessen

    2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abridged). We model gravitational instability in a wide range of isolated disk galaxies, using GADGET, a three-dimensional, smoothed particle hydrodynamics code. The model galaxies include a dark matter halo and a disk of stars and isothermal gas. The global Schmidt law observed in disk galaxies is quantitatively reproduced by our models. We find that the surface density of star formation rate directly correlates with the strength of local gravitational instability. The local Schmidt laws of individual galaxies in our models show clear evidence of star formation thresholds. Our results suggest that the non-linear development of gravitational instability determines the local and global Schmidt laws, and the star formation thresholds.