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Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1993)
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my Automation specialty and research area of ​​my PhD thesis is Control of Non Linear Systems the application will be on fixed wing drones could you suggest me a problem that I can study it in my PhD thesis?
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If the area of the study is still new or not common in your locality.
Dearth of information on the subject could be enough reason to study it
Also, study similar studies in different locations, bring out your own scope, limitations.
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When will we have autonomous vehicles in use at Level 4: High Driving Automation or Level 5: Full Driving Automation?
What are the main problems? What are the road conditions? How will they adjust to different weather conditions? How will they share information with the road or with other vehicles? What technologies, algorithms, and processing detect and prevent the occurrence of accidents?
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In terms of vehicles in production, I think we are still at level 2 (Partial Driving Automation).
However, prototypes and vehicle models are being tested at level 3 (Conditional Driving Automation), with environmental detection features, in order to be able to make informed decisions, although they still need a human replacement. The driver remains alert and ready to take control.
Research and testing work is carried out at tier 4 (high driving automation), the main difference with tier 3 is that tier 4 vehicles can intervene if something goes wrong or fails. These vehicles do not require human interaction in most activities. But, human still has the option of replacing it manually.
Level 5 vehicles (Total Driving Automation) do not require human attention, and may not have steering wheels or accelerator and brake pedals. There are still embryonic tests of fully autonomous cars in very controlled environments.
In AI, we are a far cry from “AIG” or “strong AI” that experiences sensitization or conscience, and that resolves ethical issues.
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I am trying to automate the CROPSIM-DSSAT simulations through the use of batch files.
I would like some general tutorial and an explanation for the following error message:
"Error in the format of the batch file. Please fix the file.
File: C:\DSSAT47\Soybean\DSSBatch.v4 Line: 1 Error key: CSM
Additional information may be available in WARNING.OUT file."
There is no WARNING.OUT file in the folder that I'm working.
Thank you!
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Hi Rafael
This is a late answer to you, but I encountered the same problem trying to start using DSSAT crop modelling with batch processing.
The problem:
'Error Key: CSM' is (I believe) the code for a missing or mis-specified batch file.
'C:\DSSAT47\DSCSM047.EXE CSCER047 B DSSBatch.v47'
NB the full path to the main executable is given, but this command assumes that the batch files in in the directory from which the command is executed. This is vague on the batch processing page.
Solution:
copy your batch file to a new project folder, open a terminal in that directory and execute this command. The output files should be dropped into that same project directory.
Good luck, and happy DSSATing.
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Can a tuition-free school system be used to enrol out-of-school children as a long-term common cause in a sustainable way? It is obvious that one of the reasons illiteracy breeds and flourishes is when deserving children are placed on automation to drop out of school or never go near school at all for a variety of reasons that cannot be explained in a single word. It is also important that something be done about it. A reasonable systematic solution is required for a systemic difficulty. In Nigeria, the reality of out-of-school children has become unbelievable. What is your take?
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It is the problem of dropping out or dropping out of school that all educational societies have already experienced or are experiencing. Some more than others. How to solve this problem? It is difficult, because the world outside the school promotes functional expectations of life, with attractive remuneration, which the school cannot offer. For this reason, it has to invest in the education of operative competence. With the use of this, in practical terms, the subject will be able to confront, with his/her practical reality in another way, with the mobilization of other availabilities, those that are more useful . In this sense, the school has to change, investing in training courses and not in academic years. The course immediately enables a competence that can be used, with remuneration gains. The attendance of a set of courses can be translated, in curricular terms, in the said academic years.
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What does PPA stand for in the sentence "Diaphragm forming (also referred to as hot drape forming) is one potential method for automating the production of low cost preforms for high volume applications (30,000+ ppa), due to lower capital investment compared to matched-tool forming." in the paper Double diaphragm forming simulation for complex composite structures?
Thank you a lot.
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just a guess: ppa = parts per annum,
based on a fact that paper author uses 'ppa' in a thesis (on pages 1, 2, and 21)
(without explanation) however, another thesis from same place
might justify the guess on page 2,
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1) What challenges do you/have you encountered in watershed management and planning?
2) Are there processes you feel should be automated?
Share your experiences in watershed management.
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There are various challenges I faced in research and then as a hydrologist/watershed specialist working for the USForest Service. As with any country or land ownership/management, one must understand the pertinent laws, regulations, goals and intentions, such as Caring for the Land and Serving People. Watershed Management is not the only reseource that managers must consider, so it is best to prescribe or suggest measures with reason and meaning. Reading and interpreting the hydrological and watershed research, and then trying to apply it to the land and resources while still allowing a reasonable degree of activities, while keeping effects as erosion, sediment and water yield changes to acceptable levels is a challenge. For example, mass forest land clearing has been shown to produce high effects, but spacing the harvest areas out and not covering more than 25% of any area seemed to be a reasonable compromise as long as the conditions and streams were stable. Rapid reforestation was expected. Other challenges occur when there are landslides, severe erosion, gullies, road or fill failures, other interconnected land or water uses as mining, domestic drinking water, irrigation, wastes from industry or urban areas, structural designs to consider flooding, fish passage, etc. The list of items and the public or stakeholders involved can be complex and change from area, project, watershed or basin.
You might find a few software that purports to address watershed management, and it might be a helpful start. But depending on country, conditions, ownership, stakeholders, etc., watershed management expectations and plans could change. Most watershed scientists and managers are typically consultants, and not the final decision makers. So prescriptions and plans need to be well based in research, reason, field and resource conditions. Many activities that can affect watershed and water conditions have best management practices (BMPs) or soil and water conservation measures developed to fit conditions.
If you want to take the time to look through the papers and reports, etc. that I uploaded, you will find some examples of the types of issues and projects a watershed specialist might deal with. In my last few decades with the USFS, I lead the local development of automating the RUSLE so it could be applied to forest management estimation of effects of erosion, sediment and more recently water yield changes. The emphasis was the calculations were not real, but could be used to estimate differences in land use options or alternatives. I think I uploaded to Researchgate one of our environmental assessments concerning restoration (removal) efforts of mountain areas planted in error to loblolly pine. As remote sensing through aerial photos, and LiDAR coverage, and availability and digitation of soil maps, contour DEMs, land uses and cover types, geology, hydrologic boundaries, etc., these were instrumental in helping to make appropriate field, road and stream checks.
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I have a large set of data from a serial imaging FIB/SEM tomography of a superalloy microstructure in binarised form. I was wondering whether there is some sort of programme that allows for automated measurement using the linear intersect method on those binary images. Ideally, I'd be able to compute not only the mean size thickness of the matrix channels, but also get the statistical distribution.
Many thanks in advance!
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You can use (origin pro) program
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I'm looking to connect with one or more Chinese scholars, ideally at PhD or postdoctoral level, to undertake a contrastive, descriptive study of the forms and focal areas of written feedback provided by several automated writing evaluation platforms (including Pigai) on texts written by developing second language learners. The study is at the conceptual stage and I hope to finalise the design/commence data collection from September. Do message me via Research Gate or email me at wsp202 'at' exeter.ac.uk if you're interested in getting involved. The project is not in receipt of any funding.
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Dear scientific community,
I would be very interested to hear your input regarding the scaling-up of LCA studies to a portfolio level. I know there is a plethora of product LCAs and plenty of them consider several individual products or product variants in parallel. However, I have not found an awful lot of studies that extend to several hundred, let alone thousands of individual products within the scope of one study (as opposed to equally as many individual case studies).
Surely, more people have approached this apparent research gap. So for anyone that has been active in this area: I would greatly appreciate you sharing what experience you have made or you pointing me at any related publications in the field.
Many thanks and best regards
Tobias
P.S: If you are interested what my colleagues and I have done in this field, feel free to check this framework article and the case study we presented at LCM 2021 conference:
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Tobias Manuel Prenzel Cradle-to-gate is an evaluation of a portion of a product's life cycle from resource extraction (cradle) through factory gate (ie, before it is transported to the consumer). Cradle-to-gate evaluations are occasionally used as the foundation for business-to-business environmental product declarations (EPDs).
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I am using auto registration tool from the georeference toolbar on arcGIS to anchor raster images. This if for academic work therefore information on the process is needed, is there any quote proving this tool is acceptable? the residuals are in range and the outcome is satisfying.
thanks
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I am looking for a device that will perform automated multiplex immunofluorescence in frozen tissue and fluorescently label 4-5 markers on a single slide at the same time. Does anyone know which devices are better in this regard and have experience with them?
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I have good experiences with the Roche Benchmark Discovery platform. You can now stain up to 7 markers on ffpe or frozen sections. Its a open software machine, so u can work with any reagens you prefer. One of the nice things is that it uses flat incubation method and has options to add antibodies by hand if neccesary if dilution is too low. You can use this machine fully automatic for 30 slides at once.
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The subject techniques are not identifying the actual outliers in a frequency dependent data series. The data can be compared to a time series sound data. Sometimes, due to certain artefacts the measured data stored some irrelevant measurements containing spikes. These incorrect measurements are not being detected by the subject techniques. Therefore, I would appreciate suggestions regarding certain alternate highly effective automated outlier detection techniques. I am open for suggestions for both Python and Matlab implementation. Thanks!
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I noticed that filloutliers command in Matlab does a reasonably good job with my measured data. For future reference of readers I am placing the relevant command as follows:
[B, TF]= filloutliers(Data,'center','median','ThresholdFactor',1.5)
Keeping in view the normal distribution of the considered data, the command detects the index number (TF) and values of the outliers (B).
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I'm looking for references to automating programming at the phase of debugging/testing/maintenance.
For a general example, from a problem report, a tool that understands the problem, goes into the source code, finds the error, corrects the error, rebuilds the code, and retests the output.
And if the output does not match the expectations retry until the solution is correct.
For a specific example, the problem says there is a need for a word change in a button with a label. The software finds the button, changes the wording in the label and reruns. If the word is now too big for the button, the software sees this, changes the font size and tries again. If the wording is now too small to read, the software sees this, and chooses a similar but shorter word and tries again.
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I understand it is possible, I'm looking for references not of development tools such as GPT3, but of end-to-end applications of use in industry. I'm thinking maybe we are 20 years or more away from practical use.
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As a starting point in structuring human-machine interaction research in the field of innovations for train operators I’m looking for an abstraction hierarchy representation of the train operator system. Are there good examples out there? For example capturing goals such as punctuality, driving comfort, and safety in relation to ATO and ERTMS.
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G'day Ellemieke,
I came across a master thesis which was part of a joint project between General Electric & MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 2016 & titled: Task modeling and assessment for human-system interaction in freight rail operations., I am attaching the file for your information, the thesis is also available by request via Researchgate, I am including all the information obtained to tackle your research topic, hope this helps & all the best, cheers.
Kind regards,
Sofiane
1. Researchgate:
2. Downloaded original version:
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In the conservative way I feed them with honey and water every two days by wetting a piece of cotton. Thanks a lot!
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Thank you very much for the help Ht. Decemson and Yifei Yu ! I am searching of a way to avoid manual feeding every 2 days, maybe a product or tips&tricks to construct an automated feeder.
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Below is my intended objective using B&R automation studio.
(1)After system start-up, the initial status is :north-south direction red,east-west
direction, green;
( 2) A certain direction red light holds for 30s,and another direction green light only for
25s.When the green light times out, the yellow light is on for 5s,and then two of the direction’s light exchange, repeats itself ;
(3)When emergency condition, the sequence chart is t0, No matter the status of the traffic light, forced green light to the direction of the Vehicles ,the other is then red ;
(4)When emergency released, the sequence chart is t1,forced yellow light 5s to the direction of the Vehicles(t1~t1+5),and then change to red light. After that, Traffic light Controlled is normal
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y12=t3*not(t4)*not(x2) ( the variant nr. 2) y14=t3*not(t4)*not(x2)*not(x1) so y14=y12*not(x1) the transition between this stable states could be realised "instantaneous" if x1=0
this could be discutable
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And if in addition to advancing in “Artificial Intelligence” we further investigate our “Natural Intelligence”?
for example, Natural Intelligence and Research in Neurodegenerative diseases.
While we are still at an early stage in answering some key questions about Natural Intelligence [NI] [such as what algorithms the mind uses] the rapidly advancing Artificial Intelligence [AI] has already begun to change our Daily Lives. Machine learning has brought to light remarkable potential in healthcare, facilitating speech recognition, clinical image analysis, and medical diagnosis. For example, there is a growing need for automation of medical imaging, as it takes a lot of time and resources to train an Expert Human Radiologist. Deep learning AI architectures have been developed to analyze medical images of the brain, lungs, heart, breast, liver, skeletal muscle, some of which have already been used in clinics to aid in disease diagnosis.
Cfr.
We are asking by NATURAL INTELLIGENCE [NI] not by NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE
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Cole-Kripke, Sadeh Catrine Tudor-Locke, The Munich Actimetry Sleep Detection Algorithm (MASDA) or Roenneberg algorithm, ACceleration-based Classification and Estimation of Long-term sleep–wake cycles (ACCEL) and Kyoko Nakazaki measured with the FS-750 actigraph:
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I have found myself that all are open.
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I need .gro, .itp, and .prm file for heteroatom for simulations of TM-proteins. Automated Topology Builder is not generating these files. Similar is the case with PRODRG? Any suggestions please.
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You can try with Charmm GUI to generate prm file using ligand reader and modeler, ATB does not provide prm file.
Hope this may help you !
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The PLC is real and the Plant is simulated. Thx in advance.
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As far as I know, there must be some HMI interfaces between actual PLCs and software like Python, MATLAB, Solidworks, WorkingModel 4D, and other software.
Good Luck!
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I have collected exome data from a few literature articles. I got a thousand variants and would like to proceed in the next step which is variant filtration to determine the gene of interest. How does an automated variant filtration pipeline narrow down my gene of interest? Does anyone have an idea about this? I am new to bioinformatics tools.
Thank you
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Mohamed-Mourad Lafifi Thank you for your reply
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Hi,
I am trying to write a python script for ABAQUS to automate the run multiple small strain FE analysis with re-meshing and interpolation technique in which an input file is produced for each run and a MAP SOLUTION function is written there and executed from the cae module . However, I got a message: "the file for analysis with the rezone option was specified. The abaqus analysis cannot be executed."
I wonder if any one can help to resolve this issue? Any referral to an already written script that deals with similar problems would be appreciated.
Many thanks
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Please consider and discuss any or all of the following questions:
1. Can AI be used in Decentralized Autonomous Systems (DAO)? How?
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2. Would the AI be a platform, a DAO member, manager of the DAO or have some other role?
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3. What are the advantages and risks of using AI in a DAO?
NOTE: Please share any sources you may be aware of. Thanks for any contribution.
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Rafael Dean Brown By September 2016, The DAO's value token, known as DAO, had been delisted from major cryptocurrency exchanges (such as Poloniex and Kraken) and had effectively gone inactive.
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I am fairly new to syntax writing/coding and need to merge many excel files (with the same set of variables) into one SPSS dataset but it must be done with syntax. So far, all of the loops for completing this that I have found online require the Python Essentials extension which I cannot use as it will not download on a work computer. I assume I will need to use the CONCAT function to merge the files one on top of the other but how do I get SPSS to call on all the files in a folder and then merge them (as it would time consuming and not automated enough to use GET DATA for each individual file before merging)? Any ideas/solutions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Adequate implementation of look-ahead planning (LAP) is a critical aspect of lean construction. The preparation of LAP requires lead planners to collect the data about different constraints related to tasks and based on constraint information, planners manually prepare look-ahead plans based on their experience and in collaboration with project team.
Through this question, I want to understand the perception of researchers/industrialists about the difficulty of manually integrating constraint information and generating LAS. Does the collection of data from different sources and manually integrating data coming from different sources (manual or automated) makes the LAS a time consuming and difficult to take on endeavor.
Putting it in other words, can automated information integration, analysis and use of AI capabilities to generate the Look-Ahead Schedules reduce the time and effort required for implementation of look-ahead planning in construction projects?
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Thanks for the insightful answer Barry Fox
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We have large sets of qualitative data that need to be analysed. I was planning to use NVivo or similar, which I'm familiar with. However, I've been recommended Python...but I'm sceptical of the quality of an automated process for qualitative analysis. Does anyone have feedback on how it compares to more traditional methods of qualitative analysis? I'm sure it doesn't pick up the nuances...however, the analysis is of qualitative data (mostly community sentiment and staff notes) collected by a large NGO, which we want to analyse for needs assessment, programming improvement/development, and evaluative research...so the deep level of nuance I usually want probably isn't really as relevant...maybe! Thanks in advance.
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Many programming languages, not only Python, can be used for qualitative data analysis. ... Commonly used Python libraries include instructions for techniques, such as natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling, that help analyze content.
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I want to automate fluid handling from well plates, but need to know the depths of a range of well plate formats - was wondering if someone had already compiled all the technical information already.
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Cate O'Brien Corning 96-well polystyrene microplates feature plate dimensions (length x width x height) of 127.76 x 85.48 x 14.22 mm, which satisfy standard ANSI/SBS microplate footprint specifications.
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I have a large list of factor-names in an excel sheet, and there are similar and dissimilar factors across different samples. The similar/dissimilar factors are in different rows. I would like to find out if there is any common factor among all of the samples. Since this is a large list, I cannot make "text-specific" search, and rather I have to rely on some sorts of loop function to automate the search. Is there any R package and function to do that?
Thanks in advance.
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Md. Hasanul Banna Siam Simply send datasets to the comparedf() method to compare them:
1. comparative (df1, df2) Object Function Comparison Call this function: comparedf(x = df1, y = df2). Three non-by variables and three observations were shared.
2. comparedf(df1, df2) summary Data.frames summary
3. comparedf(df1, df2, by = "id")) Data.frames summary
In addition, have a look here:
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I recently done a research project where I implemented AI application that applies on agriculture field to automate the manual stuff. Now I want to submit it to a good journal that matches that inter-discipline. If anyone suggest me some good journals for this, it will help me a lot.
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I second the suggestions above. The MDPI journals are open access and have a good impact but they charge a processing fee. I recently had an excellent experience with "Computers and Electronics in Agriculture". The review process was fast and the comments were constructive and friendly.
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Hello! I'm currently working in a survey study that uses Kish tables to randomly select a participant to interview after enumerating every person in each occupied household. I recently got hired on this project, and my colleagues tell me that participant selection was done by hand using Kish tables. This is a very tedious task, since our sample consists of at least 4,000 subjects. It will take days. Before I ambark on the journey to try and automate this process, I would like to know if there is an app or program that could do this in a more efficient and timely manner. Any answer is helpful!
Best regards, Julian
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Could anyone recommend a software that would help segment 3D MRI data sets of plant roots. I am currently working with ImageJ/Fuji and have played around with a number of the built in packages but haven't been able to produce the results I would like. Ideally I would like to extract information on root number, length, diameter and root volume in a (semi) automated way. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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Sent me an email and I'll introduce you to someone at UGA who does a lot of 3d root system modelling.
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I have timelapses of migrating cells and want to analyze the behavior of the the cell processes, (like extension and retraction) as well as look at their length and branching etc. What software could I used best to do that? Any automated software available?
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I need to analyze some qualitative data including both video and voice recording for my master thesis. Before the process of data analysis, I will need the transcripts (written forms) of these qualitative data. Therefore, I am in need of some software or websites having the function of automated speech recognition (ASR) system. I will be appreciated if it is free of charge.
Looking forward to hearing some suggestions from senior researchers.
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Thank you for the information you have provided. Nishat Vasker I will check them out.
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I've been trying to use staRdom R package to perform a PARAFAC analysis. After following the instructions given in this vignette using your automated/knit script and replacing the path to the output folder in both places you state (in the vignette) using the correct folder separator "/". I only get a .xls table as output, which I can't use to import it via this command eem_list <- eem_import_dir(dir) since I only get an error related to the inability to import any data. Should I expect a different output from the first script, apart from the excel file? Am I missing some kind of output (a Rdata file or something like that) we should find in the working directory? Or can there be another issue? Please ask for any extra info you may need to figure out what may be happening.
Thanks in advance for your kind attention.
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In Europe the analysis and diagnosis of numerical weather forecast models and the fist guess is baseon on surface observatiions in situ, toguether with a number of observations at high levels e.g, by ballons and radiosounding. Satellite and radar imagery is also available in big areas as oceans and deserts. Weather satellites can help to see the top of clouds ans radars the "radiography" of precipitatinf arc clouds an so on. Then if automated weather stations can be installed, do you really need weather people to attend the stations? I am looking for both in favour and in contrary reasons. can you help me with your summary ideas as phicisits and /or meteorologist? MAny thanks in advance, Paloma Castro
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Dear Paloma,
I guess it depends on what precisely you mean by "automated". As far as I can see, a great deal of weather stations are already running at least semi-automatically by employing automatic, continuous data logger etc. Many can also be managed and programmed remotely. However, as with all machines, there will always be a at least a minimal degree of on-the-ground human maintenance necessary. I hasten to add, though, that at the end of the day, I still see a lot of value in the "human eye" and - as relates to forecasting, issuing warnings etc. - in the "gut feeling" of the meteorologically trained observer/forecaster and his or her long-time experience in "reading" the weather. He/or she will be well advised to combine both models and personal outlook. But I guess your question pertained more to data collection, rather than forecasting...
Thanks,
Julius
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Review Time is the main focus (3-4 weeks).
Impact factor> 2
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I am trying to wrap my head around calibration and internal standards. We are creating a calibration curve for PAH compound and we are using thermal desorption technique. I already have my standards and my internal standard. It is my understanding that what I should do is spike each tube with an injection of the standard solution and another injection of the internal standard. The concentration of the standards will change in a range that covers my expected concentrations and the concentration of the internal standard should stay the same. My question is should I do this using 5 different sorbent tubes? (for a 5 point calibration curve). Or should I use one tube and keep spiking it? If I use 5 tubes, should I run blanks on each of them? Can I prepare them all at the same time and let my automated system inject them one by one into the system?
If single tube, how should I strategize my spikes and injections?
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Mahsa Lotfi Marchoubeh Thermal desorption, as opposed to solvent extraction, is the technique of collecting and desorbing analytes from solid sorbents using heat and a flow of inert gas. Prior to entering the analytical column, the analytes are concentrated on a cold trap, resulting in greater responses and narrower, more symmetric peaks.
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I am currently working on high-throughput drug screens in Zebrafish for which I need to score multiple toxicity parameters (length, edemas, somite organization, jaw deformities, eye size, tail curvature and more morphological features). Is anyone aware of tools allowing the automated analysis of zebrafish images from VAST?
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Fynn Sebastien Vasco Francesco Comerford Zebrafish are a unique model animal for biomedical research, including studies of biological processes and human disorders, due to their fully sequenced genome, simplicity of genetic modification, high fecundity, external fertilization, quick development, and virtually transparent embryo.
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I have a query regarding Processing of Fastq to Ubam file and then to vcf.gz file, I followed  the same gatk guideline for conversion of paired end fastq files to .unmapped.bam files. and then used that unmapped bam file as input to GOAST server for further processing of Ubam file to vcf.gz format. but ever time my automated gatk job for conversion of ubam to *.vcf.gz is failed. I think there is problem in assigning Read group name to both paired end fastq.gz files during conversion of raw unmapped fastq.gz files to uBam file. Please give suggestion regard this.
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What software do you use automated meta-analysis? I am interested in AI-based software but other suggestions will be welcomed. Thank you.
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I am developing a gradient method for the estimation of 3 drugs, two are water-soluble and one is hydrophobic. I am using Dionex HPLC system equipped with P680 HPLC pump, ASI-100 automated sample injector, UVD340U detector. The mobile phase is composed of 10mM KH2PO4 buffer pH 6.8 and ACN. A gradient is applied from 97:3 (or 90:10, depending upon the column used) Buffer: ACN up to 5 mins, followed by 50:50 buffer: ACN up to 16 mins, followed by 97:3 Buffer: ACN up to 20 mins. Columns tried are Inertsil ODS 3, Inertsil ODS 3V, Eclipse XDB c18, Phenomenex Gemini C18. Samples prepared in 50:50 Water: Methanol.
After 30-50 injections, the pressure rises to 170-200 bars (initial pressure 96-106 bars). After back flushing or washing at 50 deg celsius using 60:40 ACN water, the pressure reduces. However, again with increasing the aqueous content beyond 60%, the pressure starts rising and the peak shape is also not good. What could be the reason?
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In my opinion try to use Methanol instead of Acetonitrile.....
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Hey everyone. I have been trying to count macrophages with Fiji but it has only been manually up till now. I was wondering whether there is a specific plugin that I could use in order to make counting faster and more accurate.
Thank you!!!
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Hi Vania Nicole Byrne . If you are able to threshold your images, you can use the particle analyzer to automatically count macrophages. Check this video tutorial from my channel:
If your images are z stacks, you can do this:
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Dear community,
We are working on an automated microalgae cultivation system which would include all the necessary parameters for an almost fully automated cultivation : pH, dissolved O2 and CO2, nitrate, temperature, conductivity are the main sensors that we added to the system.
However, I am not quite sure about the utility of an ORP sensor. The redox potential has an effect on the medium's suitability for algae growth, but does not seem to be a very valuable data for PBR control.
Could you please provide me some info on how we could use the redox potential to monitor and automate our photobioreactor ?
Thanks and best regards,
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Hello everyone,
I am trying to do an optimization of an axial flow pump using ANSYS. the optimization flowchart in ANSYS Workbench is shown in the figure below.
the problem I am facing is how to automate BladeGen and CFX-pre to generate different geometries.
does anyone have an idea on how to do this?
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Hey Mohamed,
Bladegen cannot create different geometries in an optimization procedure because it doesn't have the so-called "parameters" feature.
To perform the parametrization, create the geometry in Bladegen then export it to DesignModeler, where it's possible to parametrize the geometry dimensions and insert them in the optimization process.
Search for optimization ANSYS CFX on youtube and you should be able to find more info.
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The library plays a most significant role in creating learning opportunities, supporting literacy and education, and helping shape the new ideas and perspectives central to a creative and innovative society. Library Automation is an intelligent process for both users and librarians because it saves time. In India, some libraries are fully automated, some are partially, and some are under processing for automation.
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Library automation refers to the use of computer and other ICT tools to replace manual systems in a library in order to automate typical library procedures such as acquisition, cataloguing, and circulation. Automation is a process of using machinery to work more efficiently and save human power and time.
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Is it ethical to develop artificial intelligence, robots, and automation technologies that result in the loss of jobs for humans?
Please express your thoughts.
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A very suggestive and interesting question. Indeed, today we live in the age of technology, but I must say one thing: I believe that robots created by thousands cannot do the work that one person can do with their emotions. Because no robot can fulfill the love and affection of a person for the profession. As you mentioned in your question about this, thanks to the creation of robots, unemployment is sure to rise.
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In my opinion, the most recent startups developed in the field of new, online technologies, in the field of new media, business analytics based on automated, computerized, multi-criteria processing of information available on the Internet and providing information and advertising services in new online media.
In view of the above, the current question is: In what areas, branches of modern economies have recently seen the fastest-growing business projects?
Please, answer, comments,
I invite you to the discussion,
Thank you very much,
Best regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Tourism was the fastest growing economy before covid but as the covid has hit this sector, online merchandise business, media business, and medical supply business is the fastest growing business.
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For my current research project, a rapid scoping review, I am looking at different software tools aiding the systematic review process. After having read a systematic review on the topic: and some smaller reviews by librarians I am not really sure if the effort to set it up will bring any benefit to the review process and the research. In this project I predict easily more than 50 full-text screens, hence I would really appreciate some real life user experiences and opinions.
with kind regards
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I wonder how the swab are processed in a very high throughput lab? is any automation system? What measures are for contamination prevention? Do need to cut the swab for DNA extraction?
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Dear Dr Ali Baradaran . Kindly see the following useful RG link:
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I have data looks like uploaded image (scatter plot).
In scatter plot, I can clearly distinguish two different Gaussian curve, but origin or excel cannot.
Data is sorted by x axis value, so cannot simply separated by cut bottom or top part of data.
Peak fitting function in origin also not helpful, because it consider this data as noisy single Gaussian curve, not two different curve merged together.
I am looking for software or tool that separate this data to two data, like human can do.
Is there any automated methods not human brute force, like select data points one by one myself?
thanks.
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Click the cell you wish to split in the table. Navigate to the Layout tab. Click Split Cells in the Merge group. Select the number of columns and rows you want in the Split Cells dialog, then click OK.
On Excel, perform the following steps:
1. Navigate to Home > Find & Select > Find.
2. Select Format from the drop-down menu.
3. Select Alignment > Merge cells > OK from the drop-down menu.
4. To get a list of all merged cells in your worksheet, click Find All. Excel picks the combined cell in your worksheet when you click an item in the list. You can now separate the cells.
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Hi,
I am I studied finance in my masters and worked in financial institutions. I have worked in automation of risk and compliance. Currently planning to have a PhD connected to Artificial Intelligence. Based on reading some articles online, I have come up with a list of PhD topics.
Could you please help me find which one is best form this list? Or any other new idea is also welcome. Thank you
  1. Cost Benefit analysis of Implementing AI in GRC (Governance, Risk, and compliance) of Financial Institutions
  2. ROI of Implementing AI in GRC
  3. Application of AI in Automation, Data Validation, Cleansing
  4. Application of Natural Language Processing in GRC for Categorization and Mapping
  5. Approach to implement AI, whole Transformation vs Hybrid adoption
  6. Benefits and Challenges for early adopters Financial Institutions of AI
  7. Role of AI in reducing behavioral biases in Risk Management
  8. Ai based Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  9. AI in Risk management of Hedge Funds
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The best way is to start a comprehensive Literature Review with understanding what have been done and what is need to be done with WHY + which benefits, then to know a bit how you will do it within certain time frame.
Good Luck
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While working for Filariasis Elimination program, I get thoughts on how can we bring in technology to strengthen our program.
Recently, I was wondering if there's any existing technology, by which we can scan the entire slide (a stained blood smear for LF). Something like a robotic (or otherwise) microscope, wherein the lense moves over the entire smear slide to scan it.
Once we get the scanned slide, it won't be difficult to develop a software which can auto-detect the presence of microfilaria because of its evidently different shape and pattern. This can help us in reducing human error while detecting mf by 100% since after blood collection and staining of slide, everything will be automated.
I tried figuring out if we have any such existing Technology, but couldn't get satisfactory results. I can see we can partially scan the slide (only the focused area) in the microscope, but can we not get the whole slide scanned? For the focused area scan, I also tried reducing the magnification but it doesn't really work.
And even if it is not available already, I don't think it would take much to develop such a device.
Kindly contribute and show me the right pointers, would be a huge favour.
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Hello,
This open-source microscope can be helpful:
* The OpenFlexure project:
"An open-source, 3D-printed microscope, including a precise mechanical stage to move the sample and focus the optics."
OpenFlexure Forum:
A place to discuss the OpenFlexure project
OpenFlexure GitLab Repositiry:
OpenFlexure YouTube Channel:
OpenFlexure Twitter Page:
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AI is the intelligence exhibited by computers and software representing the third era of automation. AI is currently used in robotics, machine learning, analytics, decision-support, and virtual personal assistance.  AI is expected to transform many industries all over the world. The success of companies is increasingly defined by how they manage the integration  between human workforce and automation.   Businesses need to benefit from new AI technologies and systems to enhance productivity and increase human intelligence.  However, AI is not  seen by all as a tool that complement rather than replace manpower.  Many humans fear that smart robots will substitute their human counterparts in the labor force.   What is your opinion on the role of AI in job enhancement and boosting of revenue?
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I used mikrokpter tool for flight programming but i don't know if it will support another drone type. So it will be great to find other sofwares in case it does not work and it's important to know and test other sofwares.
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You can use Pix4Dcapture. It is free and easy to use.
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Tunneling nanotubes are long cytoplasmic bridges that connect two cells. These tube-like structures do not touch the surface (of coverslip) in vitro. I want to quantify these structures and currently do it manually using depth coding. However, it is time-consuming and has chances of errors.
Can anyone suggest if there is any way to automate the quantification of these tube-like structures?
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What are the steps in scientific Research process Which can be Automated and How?
One can answer according to your specific Discipline/Subject Area of Research.
Generally automation is used to avoid repetitive manual tasks in any Industry.
If you think this question can be framed better, kindly suggest.
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You can use AI/ML algorithms to automate parts of your research, do to that you have to have a passion to use research methodologies (a systematic and directing approach which leads you to get answer for your hypothesis/objectives) accordingly with research questions. It mus be scientific also, You can then apply AI/ML/DL approaches in that steps.
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We are going to use the Heidelberg OCT Spectralis for mouse OCT acquisition. However, we find several papers reporting the use of this instrument for rodents, we are not able to successfully do it. We have two separate devices (1- Heidelberg OCT Spectralis and 2- Heidelberg Hra 2). The Heidelberg OCT Spectralis has two lenses one 30° Standard Objective Lens and an Anterior Segment lens. The Heidelberg Hra 2 has 55° widefield lens. unfortunately, the 55° lens could not be assembled to Heidelberg OCT Spectralis.
As far as we know, given the high dioptre of the mouse eye, we should use the 55° widefield lens. However, using the standard 30° we get a rather acceptable cSLO image, no OCT image is displayed.
Can anyone help solve this problem? We already tried using an additional lens in front of the device lens but still not working, however, maybe the total dioptre of the lens was not enough.
Also, a paper suggests minor software modifications (using Alt+Ctrl+Shift+O in Heidelberg Eye Explorer software) which we could not figure out how that should be done. (Spectral domain optical coherence tomography in mouse models of retinal degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Dec;50(12):5888-95. doi: 10.1167/iovs.09-3724.)
These are some papers about using the Heidelberg OCT Spectralis for rodents:
1- Quantitative Analysis of Mouse Retinal Layers Using Automated Segmentation of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Images. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech. 2015;4(4):9. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/tvst.4.4.9.
2- Tracking Longitudinal Retinal Changes in Experimental Ocular Hypertension Using the cSLO and Spectral Domain-OCT. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(12):6504-6513. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-5551.
3- Giannakaki-Zimmermann H, Kokona D, Wolf S, Ebneter A, Zinkernagel MS. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Mice: Comparison with Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy and Fluorescein Angiography. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2016 Aug 18;5(4):11. doi: 10.1167/tvst.5.4.11. PMID: 27570710; PMCID: PMC4997887.
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Thank you for sharing the videos. However, I do not get my answer yet. Do you look at the papers I mentioned in the question?
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Hi,
We require an automated particle counting system for a particle counting assay we have developed for our lab. The only need is to be able to count absolute number of particles in a solution of 1 ml volume.
Currently we use hemocytometer for this, but it is time and labor intensive with scope for user error. Flow cytometers require a calibrator solution and can give relative count but not absolute count. Also, they are expensive and we have to use institutional infra, which leads to error in samples since they have to be stored for longer periods than intended.
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Try this one http://npcounter.ru/
But it is in Russian. Use googletranslate for website.
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Dear Colleagues,
If you are researcher who is studying or already published on Industry 4.0 or digital transformation topic, what is your hottest issue in this field?
Your answers will guide us in linking the perceptions of experts with bibliometric analysis results.
Thanks in advance for your contribution.
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I need to simulate various solar cell structures in SILVACO. I need to change certain parameters (mobility, width, etc) and observe the effects. Is it possible to somehow automate the process? Right now I am simulating separately for each value of a given parameter, and that is tedious and time taking. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Dear all,
Looping in silvaco is possible
You can use following statements:
loop steps=5
assign name=param n.value=0.01 delta=0.01
n.value=initial value
delta is the step
param you can set by using set command
please use l.end statement at the end .
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I developed automatic tuner using Bayesian Optimization.
The plant system is real vehicle.
Furthermore, there is no stability problem, because this system is a kind of semi-active control system.
Is there anyone could suggest a better AI algorithm to be used in real-time calibration of this semi-active control problem with the parameters over 500EA with the real-time vehicle experiments?
This doesn't seems to be a simple problem and needs lots of domain knowledge regarding tuning process and control algorithms. However I would like to find and build a automated tuner imitating what human test drivers do.
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Dear Youngil Sohn,
As you have said so well, this is not a simple problem, for that it will be necessary to choose a tool or a combination of tools which is at the same time powerful and provided with smoothness and this to reach an adjustment including these two criteria. antagonists.
We can offer basic AI algorithms such as Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), Deep Neural Networks or techniques that are part of Machine Learning.
For more deatils and information about this subject i suggest you to see links on topic.
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I am working with diffusion weighted images to generate tractographs. I found a python library called Dipy that allows you to do that. But I have not been able to work it with my own data, since it does not identify me the segmentations of white matter, labels, etc. I would like to know if anyone has experience with that library and if you could please give me recommendations to work with my own data. My methodology has been to obtain all the segmentations and others with 3D Slicer and generate the tractography with Dipy, I have also used ANTSpy to automate it.
My main objective is to automate the creation of tractographs for my study. So if anyone know of another tool to automate this. I would be grateful if you told me.
Thanks.
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Great question, thanks for asking.
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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol used to automate the process of configuring devices on IP networks, thus allowing them to use network services such as DNS, NTP, and any communication protocol based on UDP or TCP.
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Follow these steps:
1. Maintain the default behavior for name registrations.
2. Determine if the DHCP server computer account should be included in the
3. DNSUpdateProxy group.
4. DHCP should not be installed on domain controllers.
5. Check the DHCP database on a regular basis for BAD ADDRESS entries.
6. Limit the number of people who may join the DHCP Administrators group.
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Hi!
Looking for suggestions for a good automated lab sample management system please, ie for using barcodes on tubes and scanner (ideally with a phone app) for a quick sample info retrieval etc.
Is there any that are particularly nice? Are there any free ones?
Thanks in advance,
Ilze
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Thanks very much Matthew Penney will check it out! All g here - hope you keeping well too!
Many thanks Mohamed-Mourad Lafifi , much appreciated.
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Good morning everyone !
I am trying to use the ExtractCompare Software (http://conservationresearch.org.uk/Home/ExtractCompare/index.html ) but I can't make it work ...
Does anyone use this Software or know if it is still working ?
Thank you
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Dear Pierre, it would be best to get in touch with the developer Dr. Lex Hiby. Please see ,his email ID is available on the paper as he is the corresponding author.
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Dev
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Problems encountered in atat's input file lat.in. How to determine the coordinate vector below the lattice parameters
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Thank you dear professor Mohamed-Mourad Lafifi for your nice discussion and providing useful links.
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Use atat to find the most stable structure. How to specify a specific concentration in the software for structure search during the establishment of convex hull, instead of randomly generating structures in the component space. For example, make x=0.125, x=0.25, x=0.325, x=0.5, etc.
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Basically, The Alloy Theoretic Automated Toolkit (ATAT) significantly simplifies this procedure by implementing decision rules based on formal statistical analysis, freeing researchers from constant monitoring during the calculation process and automatically "gluing" together the input and output of various codes.
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Grid-walking test refers to the method to assess the locomotion accuracy of a rat/mouse as described in PMID: 22142899.
It's an ardous work to stop the video recordings again and again to count the number of foot-slips and, if tired, researchers can make mistakes. In that case I'm looking for some automated and objective evaluation softwares. It can be open source or commercial. Any tech savvy? I believe in the era of machine learning there must be solutions out there.
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I am currently trying to set up a FISH protocol for automation on the Leica Bond Rx autostainer.  Does anyone have experience with this? Any guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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How was it on consistency and reproductivity?
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For example AI can automate processes in the initial interpretation of images and shift the clinical workflow of radiographic detection, management decisions. But what are the clinical challenges for its application?
#AI #cancer #clinical #oncology #biomedical
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The first is the sample size issue, a predictive model are trained and built with limited imaging data from a particular hospital or region; this has to face bias caused by various factors when dealing with a wider range of diagnoses; it may not be adaptable when making diagnostic decisions for images from other regions.
The second is the inability to balance the patient's treatment intentions, the patient's financial situation, and different regional customs when making treatment decisions.
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What is the different ways known to automatize the measurement of infiltration rate in soils, applied to double ring? And what is the constraints of them?
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We have conducted study for measuring infiltration rate under natural condition in field in 1993. Micro plot size of 2 m length and 1 m width was laid on 1 % slope in medium deep black soils at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Research centre, Kota , Rajasthan, India. The plot was surrounded by GI sheet. The micro plot was connected by PVC pipe of 10 cm dia and 2.75m to a RCC hume pipe of 60 cm dia. A self recording rain gauge was installed in nearby area. Eight runoff events were recorded by the experimental setup. Natural grasses were allowed to grow in the micro plot. Soil sample were taken from adjoining area for determining moisture content in the soil profile upto 30 cm depth. Infiltration rates were measured in the micro plot and adjoining area by double ring infiltrometer for determining initial infiltration rate ( Fo), final infiltration rate (fc) and decay constant (k) for the model.
Details about results are available in the attached research paper
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