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On the Detection of Visual Features from Digital Curves Using a Metaheuristic Approach  [PDF]
Cecilia Di Ruberto
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/am.2012.331241
Abstract: In computational shape analysis a crucial step consists in extracting meaningful features from digital curves. Dominant points are those points with curvature extreme on the curve that can suitably describe the curve both for visual perception and for recognition. Many approaches have been developed for detecting dominant points. In this paper we present a novel method that combines the dominant point detection and the ant colony optimization search. The method is inspired by the ant colony search (ACS) suggested by Yin in [1] but it results in a much more efficient and effective approximation algorithm. The excellent results have been compared both to works using an optimal search approach and to works based on exact approximation strategy.
Urban Simulation Models: Contributions as Analysis-Methodology in a Project of Urban Renewal*  [PDF]
María Cecilia Marengo
Current Urban Studies (CUS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/cus.2014.23028
Abstract: The recent urban transformations produced in cities indicate the need to propose new theoretical and methodological approaches in physical planning. Based on the idea of complexity, it is required to integrate, in the analysis, multiplicity of interrelated factors involved in urban development, moreover, to develop planning tools that can incorporate variables not initially considered (for example when the norms were sanctioned) and instruments that would provide assessment alternatives to planning decisions in real time. The simulation models are suggested as tools to detect the elements, relationships and the dynamics in a simplified form that allow experiencing on the results. That is to say, a theoretical position on to a computer model is translated to investigate (in an experimental way) possible solutions derived from manipulating the variables, before the phenomenon is materialized. In the case of urban planning, this condition is of particular relevance, given the importance to anticipate unwanted effects in the intervention context that may arise when urban projects are built. The paper evaluates the application of a simulation methodology, based on the dynamics of systems and the application of software that can anticipate the effects of certain decisions in an urban renewal project in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. It applies the General Systems Theory that is a contribution to the notion of complex thought and is trans-disciplinary. Based on the idea of complex and multidimensional city, the effects of a real estate development are analyzed and conclusions on the limits and possibilities of using this tool during the processes of urban management are provided.
Human Friendly Interface Design for Virtual Fitting Room Applications on Android Based Mobile Devices  [PDF]
Cecilia Garcia Martin, Erdal Oruklu
Journal of Signal and Information Processing (JSIP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsip.2012.34061
Abstract: This paper presents an image processing design flow for virtual fitting room (VFR) applications, targeting both personal computers and mobile devices. The proposed human friendly interface is implemented by a three-stage algorithm: Detection and sizing of the user's body, detection of reference points based on face detection and augmented reality markers, and superimposition of the clothing over the user's image. Compared to other existing VFR systems, key difference is the lack of any proprietary hardware components or peripherals. Proposed VFR is software based and designed to be universally compatible as long as the device has a camera. Furthermore, JAVA implementation on Android based mobile systems is computationally efficient and it can run in real-time on existing mobile devices.
Time for physicians to be aware of molecular genetic testing. Report from the 3rd Viareggio Health Festival
Cecilia Nardini
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/2049-6958-6-1-47
Abstract: However, so far, genetic knowledge has affected only marginally the everyday practice of medical professionals, who therefore run the risk of being "overcome" by their sudden impact in the near future. An opportunity to reflect upon genetic technologies and their impact on the medical profession was provided by the International Workshop held on September 22nd at the Ospedale della Versilia, within the 3rd edition of the Viareggio Health Festival. This year's Festival had the title "Genetic Testing and Hereditary Diseases: Between the Right not to Know and the Duty to Inform", and was aimed to investigate the ethical and legal aspects of medical genetic information, and the establishment of proper ways of handling it within the patient-clinician relationship.The first form of genetic knowledge is the deterministic one that exists in the case of Mendelian diseases like cystic fibrosis or chromosomal abnormalities such as the Down syndrome. These diseases cannot be cured, but the presence of the chromosomal or genetic abnormality can be established before birth by performing a test on the pregnant woman. In Italy, the law (DM 10/10/98, D. lgs. 22910/06/1999, "Decreto Bindi") has established that all pregnant women considered to be in a risk category - familial or age-related - have the right to free access to the test, leaving it to each region to set up specific screening programs. The tests in question are invasive and represent a risk for the pregnancy; therefore they are not suited for population-wide screening programs. In recent years, however, technical advances have made a non-invasive test possible, at least for the Down syndrome, by examining fetal proteins in maternal serum [1]. At present, non-invasive tests are not reliable on their own but they could be effective as a screening method (first step) for the pre-selection of candidates for the invasive tests, and for this reason they could be offered on a routine basis, as is already happening in some count
Estructura y transferencia de la propiedad comunal de Colalao y Tolombón (provincia de Tucumán) en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX
Mundo agrario , 2007,
Abstract: in this work is studied the division process of communal property of colalao y tolombón natives in the province of tucumán between 1870 y 1890 in the context of the sugar advancement, with the correspondent development of the capitalist structures. it was reconstructed the evolution of the agrarian structure, it was inquired about the ways of distribution of the communal territories, it was determined the number and surnames of the original owner families before and after the division of land and, at least, it was sounded the different characteristics of buyers and sellers of the communal land.
Cecilia Puga
ARQ (Santiago) , 2002, DOI: 10.4067/S0717-69962002005100014
Abstract: by pure chance, or perhaps reflecting circumstances in chile today, puga?s work belongs, in these cases, to the rural south. the works offer a context reading, take in ways of occupying the valleys, ways of building, situations of daily life that seem, despite changes and the passage of time, to persist and insist in these spaces
El conjunto lítico de Quebrada Alta Estructura 1: primeros pastores de Santa Rosa de los Pastos Grandes, puna de Salta
Intersecciones en antropolog?-a , 2008,
Abstract: within the framework of the doctoral project social interaction networks in the early period in the puna of salta province, an analysis of the lithic material of quebrada alta estructura 1 (qa- e1) site, located in santa rosa de los pastos grandes basin, the puna of salta province, dated to ca. 1488 bp, are presented. the aim of this paper is to present general tendencies of the lithic assemblage, focusing on raw material provenience, as the only non-local rocks detected are obsidians. of additional interest is the exploration of regularities in techno-morfological attributes such as base form, relative size, length-width module and striking platform to characterize patterns of production and use in the assemblages. this paper aims to contribute to existing knowledge of the artefactual assemblages of early pastoralist societies.
En búsqueda de un cuidado universal y cultural
Investigación y Educación en Enfermería , 2007,
Abstract: every one hold analytical responsibility when a caring theory is shown be cause building and confirming or invalidating postulates contributes to the progress of science criticism, in its original analysis sense, it is part of science as well as confirming and enriching legitimately its khowledge and application. transcultural care formed and mainly transmitted by american nurses, it is originated within american anthropology. it is convenient to reflect, in order to elude privileging specific cultural group?s studies, impoverishing those groups of a western culture. this specific situation encourages analyzing some aspects of the american anthropology with a european perspective attaching those positions and proposing a universal and cultural care.
La pedagogía como ciencia: notas para un debate
Investigación y Postgrado , 2004,
Abstract: the purpose of this research is the debate of pedagogy in the scientific level, as the intellectual commitment of those who are in the transcendent field of education. we do not formulate definitive propositions but the connotations that this subject has and the necessity for a permanent discussion. in a general way we express some aspects that the pedagogy has been adapting, searching for autonomy of its field as a philosophical reflection about the goals of education, the search for recognition under other specialties like the excluding positivism philosophy finishing with an analysis of the different possibilities of pedagogy as a science through the epistemological openings of the paradigms that base the new rationality.
Extensión del límite austral de Persea lingue (Lauraceae) al sur de la Provincia de Palena, Región de los Lagos, Chile
Gayana. Botánica , 2010, DOI: 10.4067/S0717-66432010000100009
Abstract: the finding of persea lingue (miers ex bertero) nees (lauraceae) in the south of the province of palena, region x of los lagos, chile, is reported. the new locality (puerto piedra: 43o 26' s, 72o 09' w) extends by some 250 km the southern limit previously described for the species in chile. this is the first report of p. lingue from the north patagonian rainforest. this species belonging to a mainly tropical genus had previously been associated with the warmer valdivian, temperate-deciduous and sclerophyllous forests found in chile further north.
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