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Book Review: Baseball/Literature/Culture Essays: 2004-2005, Scott D. Peterson Dec 2006

Book Review: Baseball/Literature/Culture Essays: 2004-2005, Scott D. Peterson

Communication Faculty Publications

This collection is the third in a series of essays selected from the Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture. Each of the three volumes is edited by Carino, who tells us in the present introduction that he prefers to think of the 18 essays-nine on baseball and literature and nine on baseball as a cultural institution-as a doubleheader rather than two competing nines.


Caenorhabditis Briggsae Methods, Scott Everet Baird, Helen M. Chamberlin Dec 2006

Caenorhabditis Briggsae Methods, Scott Everet Baird, Helen M. Chamberlin

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Caenorhabditis briggsae is being developed in parallel to C. elegans as a model system, primarily for the study of evolution. Like C. elegans, C. briggsae is a protandrous hermaphrodite and like C. elegans, its genome has been sequenced. From this point, these two model systems diverge. The development, behavior, and physiology of C. elegans have been characterized through tens of thousands of genetic and molecular studies. Genetic and molecular characterizations of C. briggsae are relatively few. Experimental resources in C. elegans include a high density recombination map that is well integrated with the genome sequence. The C. briggsae recombination map ...


Wright State University Regional Economic Report, December 2006, Thomas L. Traynor Dec 2006

Wright State University Regional Economic Report, December 2006, Thomas L. Traynor

Economics Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Implicit Online Learning With Kernels, Li Cheng, S. V. N. Vishwanathan, Dale Schuurmans, Shaojun Wang, Terry Caelli Dec 2006

Implicit Online Learning With Kernels, Li Cheng, S. V. N. Vishwanathan, Dale Schuurmans, Shaojun Wang, Terry Caelli

Kno.e.sis Publications

We present two new algorithms for online learning in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. Our first algorithm, ILK (implicit online learning with kernels), employs a new, implicit update technique that can be applied to a wide variety of convex loss functions. We then introduce a bounded memory version, SILK (sparse ILK), that maintains a compact representation of the predictor without compromising solution quality, even in non-stationary environments. We prove loss bounds and analyze the convergence rate of both. Experimental evidence shows that our proposed algorithms outperform current methods on synthetic and real data.


The Espn Pro Football Encyclopedia (Review), Sue Polanka Dec 2006

The Espn Pro Football Encyclopedia (Review), Sue Polanka

University Libraries' Staff Publications

This article is a book review of "The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia" by Pete Plamer.


Regression Cubes With Lossless Compression And Aggregation, Yixin Chen, Guozhu Dong, Jiawei Han, Jian Pei, Benjamin W. Wah, Jianyong Wang Dec 2006

Regression Cubes With Lossless Compression And Aggregation, Yixin Chen, Guozhu Dong, Jiawei Han, Jian Pei, Benjamin W. Wah, Jianyong Wang

Kno.e.sis Publications

As OLAP engines are widely used to support multidimensional data analysis, it is desirable to support in data cubes advanced statistical measures, such as regression and filtering, in addition to the traditional simple measures such as count and average. Such new measures will allow users to model, smooth, and predict the trends and patterns of data. Existing algorithms for simple distributive and algebraic measures are inadequate for efficient computation of statistical measures in a multidimensional space. In this paper, we propose a fundamentally new class of measures, compressible measures, in order to support efficient computation of the statistical models. For ...


Titanium Alloyed With Boron, Seshacharyulu Tamirisakandala, Daniel B. Miracle, Raghavan Srinivasan, Jay S. Gunasekera Dec 2006

Titanium Alloyed With Boron, Seshacharyulu Tamirisakandala, Daniel B. Miracle, Raghavan Srinivasan, Jay S. Gunasekera

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications

Small additions of boron to conventional titanium alloys have been found to produce significant changes to the microstructures and associated properties. Grain refinement and improved strength and stiffness are first-order effects, which lead to possibilities for developing novel and affordable processing methodologies and to enhance performance over conventional titanium alloys. In this article, we introduce this new class of titanium alloys and describe unique formability benefits achieved via engineering microstructures.


Fracture Of The Scapula With Intrathoracic Penetration In A Skeletally Mature Patient, Cary C. Schwartzbach, Hani Seoudi, Amy E. Ross, Kimberly M. Hendershot, Linda Robinson, Alireza Maekzadeh Dec 2006

Fracture Of The Scapula With Intrathoracic Penetration In A Skeletally Mature Patient, Cary C. Schwartzbach, Hani Seoudi, Amy E. Ross, Kimberly M. Hendershot, Linda Robinson, Alireza Maekzadeh

Department of Surgery Faculty Publications

To our knowledge, intrathoracic displacement of a fractured scapula has only been described in two reports involving adolescents1,2. We present the case of a skeletally mature adult with a scapular fracture that penetrated the thoracic cage without causing a pneumothorax. We speculate as to how the adult scapula can deform in a manner consistent with this rare injury. As the patient had advanced Alzheimer disease, the family consented to the publication of data concerning this case.


Screening Assay For Inhibitors Of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) Using Seldi-Tof Mass Spectrometry, Khalid M. Elased, Mariana Morris Nov 2006

Screening Assay For Inhibitors Of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) Using Seldi-Tof Mass Spectrometry, Khalid M. Elased, Mariana Morris

Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty Publications

Mass spectrometric methods directed to screening libraries of compounds for agents that inhibit entry of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (CoV) into cells are provided, along with methods for comparatively evaluating inhibitors of the SARS CoV.


Jayne Gmeiner Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Jayne Gmeiner Nov 2006

Jayne Gmeiner Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Jayne Gmeiner

Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Oral History Project

Carol Holdcraft interviewed Jayne Gmeiner on November 15, 2006 about the founding of the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. In the interview, Gmeiner discusses her career and her decision to come to Wright State as a student with the College of Nursing and Health.


Soluble Amyloid Oligomers Increase Bilayer Conductance By Altering Dielectric Structure, Yuri Sokolov, J. Ashot Kozak, Rakez Kayed, Alexandr Chanturiya, Charles G. Glabe, James E. Hall Nov 2006

Soluble Amyloid Oligomers Increase Bilayer Conductance By Altering Dielectric Structure, Yuri Sokolov, J. Ashot Kozak, Rakez Kayed, Alexandr Chanturiya, Charles G. Glabe, James E. Hall

Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology Faculty Publications

The amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer's toxicity has undergone a resurgence with increasing evidence that it is not amyloid fibrils but a smaller oligomeric species that produces the deleterious results. In this paper we address the mechanism of this toxicity. Only oligomers increase the conductance of lipid bilayers and patch-clamped mammalian cells, producing almost identical current-voltage curves in both preparations. Oligomers increase the conductance of the bare bilayer, the cation conductance induced by nonactin, and the anion conductance induced by tetraphenyl borate. Negative charge reduces the sensitivity of the membrane to amyloid, but cholesterol has little effect. In contrast, the ...


Undergraduate Curriculum And Academic Policy Committee Minutes, November 13, 2006 Nov 2006

Undergraduate Curriculum And Academic Policy Committee Minutes, November 13, 2006

Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee Minutes

Minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee meeting held on November 13, 2006.


Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda And Minutes, November 6, 2006 Nov 2006

Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda And Minutes, November 6, 2006

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on, November 6, 2006.


Active Semantic Electronic Medical Record, Amit P. Sheth, S. Agrawal, Jonathan Lathem, Nicole Oldham, H. Wingate, K. Gallagher Nov 2006

Active Semantic Electronic Medical Record, Amit P. Sheth, S. Agrawal, Jonathan Lathem, Nicole Oldham, H. Wingate, K. Gallagher

Kno.e.sis Publications

The healthcare industry is rapidly advancing towards the widespread use of electronic medical records systems to manage the increasingly large amount of patient data and reduce medical errors. In addition to patient data there is a large amount of data describing procedures, treatments, diagnoses, drugs, insurance plans, coverage, formularies and the relationships between these data sets. While practices have benefited from the use of EMRs, infusing these essential programs with rich domain knowledge and rules can greatly enhance their performance and ability to support clinical decisions. Active Semantic Electronic Medical Record (ASEMR) application discussed here uses Semantic Web technologies to ...


{Ontology: Resource} X {Matching : Mapping} X {Schema : Instance} :: Components Of The Same Challenge, Amit P. Sheth Nov 2006

{Ontology: Resource} X {Matching : Mapping} X {Schema : Instance} :: Components Of The Same Challenge, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

Ontologies enable us to elevate syntactic and structural processing in an information system/Web to an information system/Web powered with semantic processing. Experience has shown that monolithic and tightly coupled approaches seldom succeed, and majority of information systems and applications will need to deal with plurality of ontologies in a loosely coupled environment (i.e., independently evolving ontologies and inter-ontology relationships, existence of different contexts for different users/applications etc.) Development of such loosely-coupled multi-ontology environments entails development of techniques for ontology mapping/alignment, multi-ontology query processing, and much more.


Engaging Future Scientists In Information Use And Evaluation, Phil Flynn, Mary Lou Baker Jones Nov 2006

Engaging Future Scientists In Information Use And Evaluation, Phil Flynn, Mary Lou Baker Jones

University Libraries' Staff Publications

As science and engineering librarians at Wright State University Libraries, we work with the traditional user groups of teaching faculty, research faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. In recent years a new user group has been getting our attention: middle school science students who are guests of the College of Science & Mathematics' outreach program. Each December, area middle school students participate in "Exploring Science" - a half-day of workshops intended to help "tomorrow's scientists today." Faculty and students from the college provide hands-on workshops in chemistry, biology, anatomy, mathematics, geology, environmental sciences, psychology, engineering, and neuroscience; the University Libraries offer a workshop in finding and evaluating information. We have developed a module which guides the young visitors to use electronic resources to create "Wanted" posters for deadly bacteria. Students find and evaluate information in order to identify a well-known pathogen whose scientific (Latin) name they ...


How To Reason With Owl In A Logic Programming System, Markus Krotzsch, Pascal Hitzler, Denny Vrandecic, Michael Sintek Nov 2006

How To Reason With Owl In A Logic Programming System, Markus Krotzsch, Pascal Hitzler, Denny Vrandecic, Michael Sintek

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

Logic programming has always been a major ontology modeling paradigm, and is frequently being used in large research projects and industrial applications, e.g., by means of the F-Logic reasoning engine OntoBroker or the TRIPLE query, inference, and transformation language and system. At the same time, the Web Ontology Language OWL has been recommended by the W3C for modeling ontologies for the Web. Naturally, it is desirable to investigate the interoperability between both paradigms. In this paper, we do so by studying an expressive fragment of OWL DL for which reasoning can be reduced to the evaluation of Horn logic ...


A Framework For Schema-Driven Relationship Discovery From Unstructured Text, Cartic Ramakrishnan, Krzysztof Kochut, Amit P. Sheth Nov 2006

A Framework For Schema-Driven Relationship Discovery From Unstructured Text, Cartic Ramakrishnan, Krzysztof Kochut, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

We address the issue of extracting implicit and explicit relationships between entities in biomedical text. We argue that entities seldom occur in text in their simple form and that relationships in text relate the modified, complex forms of entities with each other. We present a rule-based method for (1) extraction of such complex entities and (2) relationships between them and (3) the conversion of such relationships into RDF. Furthermore, we present results that clearly demonstrate the utility of the generated RDF in discovering knowledge from text corpora by means of locating paths composed of the extracted relationships.


On The Complexity Of Horn Description Logics, Markus Krotzsch, Sebastian Rudolph, Pascal Hitzler Nov 2006

On The Complexity Of Horn Description Logics, Markus Krotzsch, Sebastian Rudolph, Pascal Hitzler

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

Horn-SHIQ has been identified as a fragment of the description logic SHIQ for which inferencing is in PTIME with respect to the size of the ABox. This enables reasoning with larger ABoxes in situations where the TBox is static, and represents one approach towards tractable description logic reasoning. In this paper, we show that reasoning in Horn-SHIQ, in spite of its low datacomplexity, is ExpTIME-hard with respect to the overall size of the knowledge base. While this result is not unexpected, the proof is not a mere modification of existing reductions since it ...


Magnetopolaron Effect On Shallow Donors In Gan, A. Wysmolek, R. Stepniewski, M. Potemski, B. Chwalisz-Pietka, K. Pakula, J. M. Baranowski, David C. Look, S. S. Park, S. K. Lee Nov 2006

Magnetopolaron Effect On Shallow Donors In Gan, A. Wysmolek, R. Stepniewski, M. Potemski, B. Chwalisz-Pietka, K. Pakula, J. M. Baranowski, David C. Look, S. S. Park, S. K. Lee

Physics Faculty Publications

Resonant interaction between longitudinal-optic (LO) phonons and electrons bound on shallow donors in GaN is studied using magnetoluminescence of neutral-donor bound excitons (D0X). The experiments were performed on high-quality freestanding GaN material and heteroepitaxial GaN layers grown on sapphire. In addition to the principal recombination channel of D0X, in which donors are left in their ground states, two-electron satellites (TES) involving different excited donor excitations, as well as replicas of the principal D0X transition due to LO phonons, were observed for the oxygen and silicon donors. In order to separate transitions involving ground and ...


Analysis Of Large Scale Image Data Using Out-Of-Core Techniques, Chandrashekara H. Raju, Thomas Wischgoll Oct 2006

Analysis Of Large Scale Image Data Using Out-Of-Core Techniques, Chandrashekara H. Raju, Thomas Wischgoll

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Undergraduate Curriculum And Academic Policy Committee Minutes, October 23, 2006 Oct 2006

Undergraduate Curriculum And Academic Policy Committee Minutes, October 23, 2006

Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee Minutes

Minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee meeting held on October 23, 2006.


Jeanette Lancaster Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Jeanette Lancaster Oct 2006

Jeanette Lancaster Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Jeanette Lancaster

Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Oral History Project

Donna Miles Curry interviewed Jeanette Lancaster about the founding of the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. In the interview Dr. Lancaster discusses her career and her decision to come to Wright State as faculty with the College of Nursing and Health.


Wireless Workstation, Leigh Ann Duncan Oct 2006

Wireless Workstation, Leigh Ann Duncan

University Libraries' Staff Publications

This new product allows libraries to perform basic circulation functions, as well as inventory and internal use functions via handheld devices. This presentation will explain the functionality as well as the implementation at Wright State University Libraries.


Nancy Janssens Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Emily Pingrey, Nancy Janssens Oct 2006

Nancy Janssens Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Emily Pingrey, Nancy Janssens

Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Oral History Project

Donna Miles Curry and Emily Pingrey interviewed Nancy Janssens about the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. In the interview Ms. Janssens discusses her education at Wright State University.


Essential Elements Of A Defense-Review Of Dna Testing Results, Dan E. Krane Oct 2006

Essential Elements Of A Defense-Review Of Dna Testing Results, Dan E. Krane

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Where's The Beef? Tests And Measurements Resources That Help You Find The Actual Test, Brian M. Olesko Oct 2006

Where's The Beef? Tests And Measurements Resources That Help You Find The Actual Test, Brian M. Olesko

University Libraries' Staff Publications

Background

When library users need to find a complete copy of an unpublished psychological test they often turn to the reference staff for help. The best places to look for unpublished tests are in journal articles and in test compilation reference books but searching for tests in these sources can be difficult.

Research databases can help you determine which journal articles made use of a particular test but most databases don't indicate if a copy of the actual test is included in the article.

Searching for tests in reference books is even more difficult. Library catalog records rarely list ...


Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda And Minutes, October 2, 2006 Oct 2006

Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda And Minutes, October 2, 2006

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on, October 2, 2006.


Allometric Extension For Multivariate Regression Models, Thaddeus Tarpey, Christopher T. Ivey Oct 2006

Allometric Extension For Multivariate Regression Models, Thaddeus Tarpey, Christopher T. Ivey

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications

In multivariate regression, interest lies on how the response vector depends on a set of covariates. A multivariate regression model is proposed where the covariates explain variation in the response only in the direction of the first principal component axis. This model is not only parsimonious, but it provides an easy interpretation in allometric growth studies where the first principal component of the log-transformed data corresponds to constants of allometric growth. The proposed model naturally generalizes the two–group allometric extension model to the situation where groups differ according to a set of covariates. A bootstrap test for the model ...


Right Flier: Newsletter Of The Aaup-Wsu Volume 7, Number 1, October 2006, American Association Of University Professors-Wright State University Oct 2006

Right Flier: Newsletter Of The Aaup-Wsu Volume 7, Number 1, October 2006, American Association Of University Professors-Wright State University

The Right Flier Newsletter

An eight page newsletter created by the Wright State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The newsletter discusses topics related to the faculty.