Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

BSc (UQ), BEng (1A Hons) (UQ), PhD (Cambridge)

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Understanding the similarities, differences, and relationships between cultural heritage artifacts is critical for determining their significance and their provenance. It also provides valuable information for ensuring the long-term preservation of cultural heritage artifacts. Consequently, as more museums develop online three-dimensional (3D) coll...
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Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) provides a framework that makes use of the current best evidence in the domain to support clinicians in the decision making process. In most cases, the underlying foundational knowledge is captured in scientific publications that detail specific clinical studies or randomised controlled trials. Over the course of the l...
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Hydrological transport models are a vital tool in understanding and improving the health of water ecosystems. However, there are significant barriers that prevent the sharing and re-use of the modelling software and the outputs from modelling various scenarios. Technical barriers to providing models on the Web include: the volume of data involved,...
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Environmental scientists have increasingly been deploying wireless sensor networks to capture valuable data that measures and records precise information about our environment. One of the major challenges associated with wireless sensor networks is the quality of the data – and more specifically the detection of segment outliers and unusual events....
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Systems developed in wearable devices with sensors onboard are widely used to collect data of humans and animals activities with the perspective of an on-board automatic classification of data. An interesting application of these systems is to support animals' behaviour monitoring gathered by sensors' data analysis. This is a challenging area and i...
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It is well known that journey-to-work (JTW) data can be represented using complex network graphs. What is less evident is the way in which this approach can be used to quantitatively analyse the structure, connectivity and dynamics of commuting behaviour. This paper employs a complex network approach to spatially disaggregated JTW data in order to...
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Urban indicators provide a unique multi-disciplinary data framework which social scientists, planners and policy makers employ to understand and analyze the complex dynamics of metropolitan regions. Indicators provide an independent, quantitative measure or benchmark of an aspect of an urban environment, by combining different metrics for a given r...
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Where, when and how much animals eat provide valuable insights into their ecology. In this paper, we present a comparative analysis between Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Input Delay Neural Network (IDNN) models to identify prey capture events from penguin accelerometry data. A pre-classified dataset of 3D time-series data from back-mounted accel...
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This essay presents a case study that considers the motivations and needs of a scholarly edition of Joseph Furphy’s Australian novel Such is Life in conjunction with the requirements for the development of the Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing Workbench. The latter integrates a suite of eResearch tools to support the collaborative authoring a...
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In recent years there have been significant advances in online planning and decision support systems that encompass spatial and statistical analysis and visualisation services. In this paper we provide an analysis and evaluation of one particular online spatial-statistical platform, known as the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AUR...
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We present a clustering approach for documents returned by a PubMed search, which enable the organisation of evidence underpinning clinical recommendations for Evidence Based Medicine. Our approach uses a combination of document similarity metrics, which are fed to an agglomerative hierarchical clusterer. These metrics quantify the similarity of pu...
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Data citation provides a valuable method for rewarding citizen scientists by formally acknowledging the contributions that they make to valuable scientific datasets. The difficulty is that citizen science databases that comprise volunteer-generated observations are highly dynamic and contain data contributed by a very large number of volunteers. Mo...
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The concept of "evidence-based policy making" (EBPM) has been gaining currency over the past decade and is being promoted by governments around the world as a mechanism for developing more effective and efficient policies and programs based on scientific evidence. Moreover, the advent of open government data, together with the increasing adoption o...
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Collaboration platforms provide a dynamic environment where the content is subject to ongoing evolution through expert contributions. The knowledge embedded in such platforms is not static as it evolves through incremental refinements – or micro-contributions. Such refinements provide vast resources of tacit knowledge and experience. In our previou...
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This paper describes a collaborative project between the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the University of Queensland eResearch Lab and a number of social science research centres across Australia - that provides programmatic access to ABS Census data sets to enable its re-use wit...
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Following the Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) practice, practitioners make use of the existing evidence to make therapeutic decisions. This evidence, in the form of scientific statements, is usually found in scholarly publications such as randomised control trials and systematic reviews. However, finding such information in the overwhelming amount of...
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This paper describes the 3D Water Chemistry Atlas1-an open source, Web-based system that enables the three-dimensional (3D) sub-surface visualization of ground water monitoring data, overlaid on the local geological model. Following a review of existing technologies, the system adopts Cesium (an open source Web-based 3D mapping and visualization in...
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Improvements in telemetry technology are allowing us to monitor animal movements with increasing accuracy, precision and frequency. The increased complexity of the data collections, however, demands additional software and programming skills to process, store and disseminate the datasets. Recent focus on data availability has also heightened the ne...
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The 3D Water Chemistry Atlas is an intuitive, open source, Web-based system that enables the three-dimensional (3D) sub-surface visualization of ground water monitoring data, overlaid on the local geological model (formation and aquifer strata). This paper firstly describes the results of evaluating existing virtual globe technologies, which led to...
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Data skewness is a challenge encountered, in particular, when applying supervised machine learning approaches in various domains, such as in healthcare and biomedical information engineering. Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a clinical strategy for prescribing treatment based on current best evidence for individual patients. Clinicians need to quer...
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Wildfires are frequent, devastating events in Australia that regularly cause significant loss of life and widespread property damage. Fire weather indices are a widely-adopted method for measuring fire danger and they play a significant role in issuing bushfire warnings and in anticipating demand for bushfire management resources. Existing systems...
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This paper describes extensions made to the Open Annotation (OA) data model to enable the semantic annotation of points, surface regions and volumetric segments on 3D cultural heritage artefacts. More specifically it describes how the X3D (Extensible 3D Graphics) standard has been adapted to support concise, machine-processable and persistent 3D fr...
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The most common method of publishing new discoveries about art conservation techniques and research has been through traditional full-text publications. Such corpora typically only support searching via metadata (e.g. title, authors, or keywords) and full-text. In particular, it is difficult to discover valuable information about the chemical proce...
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Lately, ontologies have become a fundamental building block in the process of formalising and storingcomplex biomedical information. With the currently existing wealth of formalised knowledge, theability to discover implicit relationships between different ontological concepts becomes particularlyimportant. One of the most widely used methods to ac...
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This paper describes an online information management system (AORRA) that we are developing for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF), in collaboration with State and Federal agencies in Australia, to automate the production and online publication of annual Reef Plan Report Cards. The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan is a collaborative program...
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Finding, capturing and describing characteristic features represents a key aspect in disorder definition, diagnosis and management. This process is particularly challenging in the case of rare disorders, due to the sparse nature of data and expertise. From a computational perspective, finding characteristic features is associated with some addition...
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Online collaboration and web-based knowledge sharing have gained momentum as major components of the Web 2.0 movement. Consequently, knowledge embedded in such platforms is no longer static and continuously evolves through experts’ micro-contributions. Traditional Information Retrieval and Social Network Analysis techniques take a document-centric...
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The 3D Semantic Annotation (3DSA) system expedites the classification of 3D digital surrogates from the cultural heritage domain, by leveraging crowd-sourced semantic annotations. More specifically, the 3DSA system generates high-level classifications of 3D objects by applying rule-based reasoning across community-generated annotations and low-leve...
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Distinguishing specific behavioural modes from data collected by animal-borne tri-axial accelerometers can be a time consuming and subjective process. Data synthesis can be further inhibited when the tri-axial acceleration data cannot be paired with the corresponding behavioural mode through direct observation. Here we explored the use of a tame su...
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Today's search engines and digital libraries offer little or no support for discovering those scientific artifacts (hypotheses, supporting/contradicting statements, or findings) that form the core of scientific written communication. Consequently, we currently have no means of identifying central themes within a domain or to detect gaps between acc...
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Phenotype descriptions are important for our understanding of genetics, as they enable the computation and analysis of a varied range of issues related to the genetic and developmental bases of correlated characters. The literature contains a wealth of such phenotype descriptions, usually reported as free-text entries, similar to typical clinical s...
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Over the course of the last few years there has been a significant amount of research performed on ontology-based formalization of phenotype descriptions. The intrinsic value and knowledge captured within such descriptions can only be expressed by taking advantage of their inner structure that implicitly combines qualities and anatomical entities....
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Data management has become a critical challenge faced by a wide array of scientific disciplines in which the provision of sound data management is pivotal to the achievements and impact of research projects. Massive and rapidly expanding amounts of data combined with data models that evolve over time contribute to making data management an increasi...
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The Internet, Web 2.0 and Social Networking technologies are enabling citizens to actively participate in ‘citizen science’ projects by contributing data to scientific programmes via the Web. However, the limited training, knowledge and expertise of contributors can lead to poor quality, misleading or even malicious data being submitted. Subsequent...
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This paper describes the results of a collaborative effort that has reconciled the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) ontology and the Annotation Ontology (AO) to produce a merged data model [the Open Annotation (OA) data model] to describe Web-based annotations—and hence facilitate the discovery, sharing and re-use of such annotations. Using a nu...
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A lack of mature domain knowledge and well established guidelines makes the medical diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias (a group of rare genetic disorders) a very complex process. Machine learning techniques can facilitate objective interpretation of medical observations for the purposes of decision support. However, building decision support models u...
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Biomedical ontologies have become a mainstream topic in medical research. They represent important sources of evolved knowledge that may be automatically integrated in decision support methods. Grounding clinical and radiographic findings in concepts defined by a biomedical ontology, e.g., the Human Phenotype Ontology, enables us to compute semanti...
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Semantic annotation of patient data in the skeletal dysplasia domain (e.g., clinical summaries) is a challenging process due to the structural and lexical differences existing between the terms used to describe radiographic findings. In this paper we propose an ontology aimed at representing the intrinsic structure of such radiographic findings in...
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Background Over the course of the last few years there has been a significant amount of research performed on ontology-based formalization of phenotype descriptions. In order to fully capture the intrinsic value and knowledge expressed within them, we need to take advantage of their inner structure, which implicitly combines qualities and anatomica...
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Increasingly, animal biologists are taking advantage of low cost micro-sensor technology, by deploying accelerometers to monitor the behaviour and movement of a broad range of species. The result is an avalanche of complex tri-axial accelerometer data streams that capture observations and measurements of a wide range of animal body motion and postu...
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Increasingly, animal biologists are taking advantage of low cost micro-sensor technology, by deploying accel-erometers to monitor the behavior and movement of a broad range of species. The result is an avalanche of complex tri-axial accelerometer data streams that capture observations and measurements of a wide range of animal body motion and postu...
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The field of Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) recognizes that much data of interest to social scientists has an associated geographic location. SISS systems use geographic location as the basis for integrating heterogeneous social science data sets and for visualizing and analyzing the integrated results through mapping interfaces. Howeve...
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Skeletal dysplasias are a rare and heterogeneous group of genetic disorders affecting skeletal development. Patients with skeletal dysplasias suffer from many complex medical issues including degenerative joint disease and neurological complications. Because the data and expertise associated with this field is both sparse and disparate, significant...
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Over the course of the last decade, decision support systems have been used to assist clinicians and researchers in expanding the body of knowledge of particular (bio)-medical areas, as well as in diverse decision-making processes (e.g., diagnosis, treatment). Creating a decision support model (e.g., a rule base) requires a set of well-established...
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Ecologists and animal biologists are increasingly using tri-axial (3D) accelerometers to monitor animal’s movements and postures [3][5]. Analysis of these parameters enables the identification of specific animal behaviours and can be used to assist with conservation planning, pest control and species management. However the analysis process is o...
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Expertise modeling has been the subject of extensive research in two main disciplines: Information Retrieval (IR) and Social Network Analysis (SNA). Both IR and SNA approaches build the expertise model through a document-centric approach providing a macro-perspective on the knowledge emerging from large corpus of static documents. With the emergenc...
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The "Architectural Practice in Post-War Queensland: Building and Interpreting an Oral History Archive" project is a collaboration between the University of Queensland, the State Library of Queensland and four of the longest-standing architectural firms in Queensland. The aim of the project is to build a comprehensive multimedia digital archive that...
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The Health-e-Waterways Project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Queensland, Microsoft Research and the South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership (SEQ-HWP). This project develops the underlying technological framework and set of services to enable streamlined access to the expanding collection of real-time, n...
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The Internet, Web 2.0 and Social Networking technologies are enabling citizens to actively participate in "citizen science" projects by contributing data to scientific programs. However, the limited expertise of contributors can lead to poor quality or misleading data being submitted. Subsequently, the scientific community often perceive citizen sc...
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The Twentieth Century Paint project is a collaboration between the Asia Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Research Network (APTCCARN) and the eResearch Lab at the University of Queens land. It is a collaborative effort to explore the preservation of twentieth-century paintings in Asia and the Pacific. One of the key objectives is to establ...
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In this paper we report on our on-going efforts in building SKELETOME - a community-driven knowledge curation platform for the skeletal dysplasia domain. SKELETOME introduces an ontologydriven knowledge engineering cycle that supports the continuous evolution of the domain knowledge. Newly submitted, undiagnosed patient cases undergo a collaborativ...
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Events are a critical entity for documenting information within many domains - and yet they are one class of information that, to date, has been relatively neglected with regard to both publishing on the Semantic Web and semantically annotating. In this paper we describe how we enable the interoperable integration, annotation and linking of inf...
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This paper describes a proposal for an interoperable metadata model, based on international standards, which has been designed to enable the description, exchange and sharing of multimedia resources both within and between cultural institutions. Domain-specific ontologies have been developed by two different ISO Working Groups to standardize the se...
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Information discovery is looming as a major challenge with the growth of tera-byte size datagrids. In order to manage their distributed data collections, many scientific organizations are adopting San Diego SuperComputer's Storage Resource Broker (SRB). Indexing and retrieval of data stored in SRB is via SRB's Metadata Catalogue (MCAT). MCAT focuse...
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The Health-e-Waterways Project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Queensland, Microsoft Research and the South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership (SEQ-HWP). This project develops the underlying technological framework and set of services to enable streamlined access to the expanding collection of real-time, n...
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This paper attempts to provide an overview of the key metadata research issues and the current projects and initiatives that are investigating methods and developing technologies aimed at improving our ability to discover, access, retrieve and assimilate information on the Internet through the use of metadata.
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This paper attempts to provide an overview of the key metadata research issues and the current projects and initiatives that are investigating methods and developing technologies aimed at improving our ability to discover, access, retrieve and assimilate information on the Internet through the use of metadata.
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For the past eighteen months, the eResearch Lab at the University of Queensland has been working with the Australian Literature community on the Aus-e-Lit project. Aus-e-Lit is a cross-disciplinary collaboration that is developing eResearch tools for scholars of Australian literature who are members of the AustLit consortium. The AustLit Web portal...