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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
New West Indian Guide     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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   ISSN (Print) 0250-541X - ISSN (Online) 2250-1754
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  • Pattern Mining Approach for Social Network Services
    • Authors: Brijesh Bakariya; G. S. Thakur
      Pages: 183 - 187
      Abstract: Social networking service (SNS) is one of the most encouraging directions of web applications. It is one of the services where people may communicate with one another; and may also exchange messages even of any multimedia communication. In this paper, we proposed practical approach by applying data mining techniques in SNS. Three parameters are considered here viz. user, time and image. This approach generates strong patterns among these parameters. This is a very efficient technique for identifying user’s behavior in a SNS environment. Most frequently used pattern can be identified using these three parameters in SNS. Through this approach advertisement recommendation is possible in SNS.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0529-y
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • Modified Locally Linear Embedding with Affine Transformation
    • Authors: Kanika Mehta; Gajendra Tyagi; Aashish Rao; Pardeep Kumar; Durg Singh Chauhan
      Pages: 189 - 196
      Abstract: Dimensional reduction is a primary way to analyze and work with complex and large amount of multidimensional data by avoiding the effect of curse of dimensionality. This problem of constructing low dimensional embedding gains importance in number of fields like artificial intelligence, image processing, geographical research and lot more. In this paper, we introduce a modified locally linear embedding, an unsupervised learning algorithm that computes low dimensional data from complex high dimensional data using affine transformation and neighborhood preserving embedding. Unlike novel locally linear embedding, our method is affine invariant where each point is being represented by an affine combination of its neighboring points. At the end, we conduct the experiment to evaluate our proposed method and compare its performance with existing methods. Results show that our proposed method is unaffected by affine transformation, specifically shear while existing methods fail to produce correct results in case of shear.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0536-7
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • A Prefatory Estimation of Diversity and Distribution of Moths in Nanda
           Devi Biosphere Reserve, Western Himalaya, India
    • Authors: Pritha Dey; V. P. Uniyal; Kailash Chandra
      Pages: 199 - 203
      Abstract: A pilot assessment of moth distribution and diversity was conducted in the buffer zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Western Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. A total of 771 specimens were collected along an elevational gradient between 2000 and 3800 m across different forest types (temperate, sub-alpine, alpine scrublands) in Joshimath and Lata. Specimens were collected using light-trapping method during April–June and September–October 2014. A declining trend in moth diversity along the elevation was found which can be correlated with food resources. Comparative analyses showed different forest types had a more prominent effect on species composition at Joshimath than Lata. The family Geometridae with 475 specimens was found to be the most abundant family across all the sampling plots. Indicator species for forest types and disturbance level can be identified for habitat-quality assessment program and conservation management of the landscape.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0534-1
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • Relation Between Fourier and Taylor Series
    • Authors: A. Guha
      Pages: 215 - 216
      Abstract: Infinite series can converge in various ways to give the resultant function. Particularly, here, we consider the Fourier series and compare it with its Taylor equivalent both of which are convergent infinite series in their own rights. However, these are valid under separate limiting conditions. We consider what happens if we try to derive one series from the other or see if such a derivation is possible at all and its implications. An expansion of the Dirichlet kernel, while using a form of the Dirac delta function has been shown to yield the Taylor series in its form. However, it introduced certain restrictions on both the local and global nature of such a function.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0527-0
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • New Distributional Record of Invasive Pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in
           North-Western Himalayan Region of India
    • Authors: P. L. Sharma; Omkar Gavkare
      Pages: 217 - 220
      Abstract: The invasive tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera) was recorded feeding on tomato leaves, flower buds, apical shoots and fruits in sub-temperate mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh, India which is a new distributional record of the pest North-Western Himalayan region. Low to moderate incidence of T. absoluta was recorded on tomato during November 2015. The present study will be useful for the researchers and extension workers of the region for timely and effective management of this major invasive insect.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0526-1
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • A Report About the National Seminar on “Contemporary Progress in Plant
           Sciences” (March 20–21, 2015); Organized by UGC Centre of Advanced
           Study-Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan
    • Authors: Aparna Banerjee; Soumen Bhattacharjee; Pankaj Kumar Pal; Rajib Bandopadhyay
      Pages: 225 - 226
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0516-3
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 3 (2017)
  • Two Species of Fissidens (Fissidentaceae): New to Indian Bryoflora
    • Authors: Reesa Gupta; Virendra Nath; A. K. Asthana
      Abstract: During the course of the present study, two species of Fissidens viz. F. formosanus Noguchi and F. oblongifolius Hook. f. & Wilson have been encountered from Pachmarhi biosphere reserve, which are new additions to the bryoflora of India. Considering that these species are restrictedly distributed worldwide, their occurrence in India holds much importance.
      PubDate: 2017-07-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0556-3
  • Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Rice Yield of Different Locations in Northeast
    • Authors: Dandan Jin; Jiping Gao; Peng Jiang; Xiaohong Lv; Yan Wang; Wenzhong Zhang
      Abstract: An optimal temperature and sunshine hours (T&S) condition will contribute significantly to increase rice yield and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). The T&S condition of a location serves as a limiting factor for NUE. The results of this study indicated that higher NUE and grain yield of rice could be obtained with the combination of higher effective active temperature and fewer sunshine hours during the entire growth period in Northeast China. The T&S conditions in the southern region of Northeast China promoted rice growth, and these conditions affected the assessment of local rice yield.
      PubDate: 2017-07-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0553-6
  • The maximum computational capacity of proteins involved in abiotic stress
           differs significantly from the proteins not involved in abiotic stress
    • Authors: Monendra Grover; Dwijesh C. Mishra; Naveen Sharma; Sudhir Srivastava; Anil Rai
      Abstract: Abiotic stress is an important factor affecting the agricultural productivity as well as human health. We have assessed the statistical significance of the difference between the maximum computational capacity of the proteins associated with abiotic stress (heat drought and salinity stress) and not associated with the abiotic stress. The maximum computational capacity of the proteins involved in various sub-processes of the heat stress response was also compared. Our results show that there is a statistically significant difference in the maximum computational capacity of the proteins associated with abiotic stress and proteins not associated with the abiotic stress. Besides this it is also apparent from our studies that the mean maximum computational capacity of the proteins involved in various sub-processes of heat stress response is different. The concept of maximum computational capacity has been applied to the proteins for the first time in this study.
      PubDate: 2017-06-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0557-2
  • Influence of Diurnal Irradiance Variation on Chlorophyll Values in Wheat:
           A Comparative Study Using Different Chlorophyll Meters
    • Authors: H. M. Mamrutha; Davinder Sharma; K. Sumanth Kumar; K. Venkatesh; Vinod Tiwari; Indu Sharma
      Abstract: The canopy greenness, a visible indicator of crop nitrogen content, photosynthetic efficiency and overall crop health status is directly influenced by chlorophyll content. A lot of ambiguity exists over use of available chlorophyll meters and proper time of measurement during the day. In order to find differences between chlorophyll meters and the effect of diurnal variation of irradiance on chlorophyll measurements, three different chlorophyll meters (atLEAF+, Opti-sciences CCM200 and SPAD-Minolta) were used to repeatedly measure chlorophyll content index (CCI) on a specific marked region of leaf at five different hours of the day for three consecutive days on six different wheat genotypes grown under field condition. The CCI values of a genotype measured at different hours of a day by a chlorophyll meter did not vary significantly. Although some variation were observed in CCI values by different chlorophyll meters, the relative trend of CCI values across chlorophyll meters remained same for a genotype. The results indicate that the CCI values measured were un-affected by both variation in diurnal irradiance and make of the instruments. Therefore all three chlorophyll meters tested can be efficiently used for chlorophyll measurements which can be done at any time of the day under field conditions in wheat.
      PubDate: 2017-05-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0544-7
  • A Practical Method for Computation of Laplace Inverses by
           Post–Widder’s Formula
    • Authors: Hooman Fatoorehchi; Hossein Abolghasemi
      Abstract: In this note, a novel method for parametric inversion of Laplace transforms by means of the Post–Widder formula is developed. In brief, the coefficients of the MacLaurin series equivalent of the sequence, which converges to Post–Widder’s formula at infinity, are calculated by means of the iterated Aitken transform. Subsequently, the asymptotic values of such coefficients are obtained using the diagonal Padé approximants in a computationally efficient manner. Our method revives the classical Post–Widder formula from the practical viewpoint.
      PubDate: 2017-05-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0552-7
  • Effect of Magnetic Field on the Two Immiscible Viscous Fluids Flow in a
           Channel Filled with Porous Medium
    • Authors: Iftekhar Ahamad Ansari; Satya Deo
      Abstract: This paper concerns with the flow in a channel filled with porous medium of two immiscible, incompressible, electrically conducting viscous fluids of different viscosities in two separate layers of equal width in the presence of transverse magnetic field and constant pressure gradient. The fluid viscosity in the upper layer is less than the fluid viscosity in the lower layer. The Brinkman equation is used for the flow through porous medium. Expressions for the fluid velocity and flow rate are obtained. The influences of magnetic field and other parameters on the velocity profile and flow rate are presented graphically and discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0551-8
  • Rediscovery, Distribution and Conservation Implications of Cleyera
           grandiflora Wall. ex Choisy (Pentaphylacaceae): An Endangered and Endemic
           Tree Species of Meghalaya, Northeast India
    • Authors: Aabid Hussain Mir; Krishna Upadhaya; Dilip Kumar Roy
      Abstract: Cleyera grandiflora Wall. ex Choisy (Pentaphylacaceae), an endangered and endemic tree species of Meghalaya was rediscovered after a lapse of 80 years from Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. After critical scrutiny of herbarium and literature, the distribution of the species was found to be restricted to Khasi Hills. A thorough survey reveals the presence of 168 individuals that includes 58 mature (≥5 cm dbh) and 110 young individuals (≤5 cm dbh) from nine populations. Along with the phenological patterns, the population structure, regeneration status and the threats to the species are discussed. Few strategies for the conservation of the species are also suggested.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0550-9
  • A Secure-Ware System for Web Server: Ensuring Platform Interoperability,
           Security, Privacy, Usability and Functionality
    • Authors: Bakkiam David Deebak
      Abstract: Numerous software tools are available for systems biologist that primarily deals with the different kinds of biological data from the different kind of biological resources, such as micro-arrays, metabolic-networks and predicted protein-structure. A prime challenge of today is to commingle the data resources of the biological data; thus this letter designs a tool of secure-ware system to explore and analyze the data environment; and eventually the proposed system justifies that it can offer interactivity, scalability, flexibility, security and privacy to the complex system biological data sets. To provide the security, privacy, interoperability, usability and functionality, an efficient secure-ware system has been designed. Above all, the proposed system can support and recognize all types of data exchange formats and software to explore a wide range of biological data.
      PubDate: 2017-05-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0547-4
  • Automatic Detection of Lung Cancer Nodules in Computerized Tomography
    • Authors: Deepa Jose; A. Noufal Chithara; P. Nirmal Kumar; H. Kareemulla
      Abstract: Lung cancer is the prime factor in cancer related deaths due to increasing rate of smoking and air pollution. The survival rate of cancer patients increases to 52% if it is localized, and decreases to 4% if it is metastasized. The existing system use simple thresholding approach and pattern recognition method to segment lung and identify nodules in the lung computerized tomography (CT) images. But quality of this process is affected by the image acquisition protocols, scanner types, and inhomogeneity of intensities in the lung region. In order to overcome the drawbacks of the previous process and for separation of nodules from non-nodules, there is a need for an automatic computer aided detection system. This paper proposes an automatic method for detecting nodules from patient lung CT images. In this automatic approach first step is a lung segmentation to differentiate lung and background and make the detection of nodule simple. Then the lung region is segmented by Contextual Clustering based region growing method. Vector quantization method is used to identify the nodules present in the lungs. False positive reduction is done by using various combination of rule based filtering, support vector machine, k-Nearest Neighbours and Random Forest classifier. The performance of this method is evaluated in terms of accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.
      PubDate: 2017-04-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0549-2
  • Applying SDN for Data Extraction and Mining: An Enhanced Architecture
    • Authors: Hanshu Hong; Zhixin Sun
      Abstract: Software defined network (SDN) is a very popular notion and has drawn much attention from academia. In this study, we propose an enhanced SDN architecture for data extraction and mining. We also design the interactions between each layer during the process of data extraction services. The proposed SDN architecture achieves high performance on providing extraction and mining when the amount of data is large.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0548-3
  • Impact of Calotropis procera and Annona squamosa Alcoholic Extracts on
           Phosphatases and Transaminases Activities in Musca domestica
    • Authors: Nighat Begum; Ravi S. Pandey
      Abstract: In the present study, the crude ethanol extracts of leaves of Calotropis procera and Annona squamosa have been screened for their insecticidal activities against Musca domestica (a housefly). The third instar larvae of housefly were exposed with two different concentrations of both the extracts for 48 h by dipping method. The effect of extract exposure was studied on the activities of alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminases and glutamate pyruvate transaminase. The enzyme inhibitory effect of leaf extract of C. procera was more pronounced than that of A. squamosa. The data indicate that these extracts may be used as the probable candidates for the development of bioinsecticides as safer and economic alternatives to the synthetic insecticides to control the M. domestica population.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0546-5
  • Improvement of Prosody Modeling Using Semantic Role Labeling, Hybrid
           Feature Selection and BPSO–PSO–Optimized RNN
    • Authors: Mansour Sheikhan
      Abstract: A modified Elman-type recurrent neural network (RNN) is used in this study for prosody generation in natural speech synthesis application. To improve the performance of generator, three modifications are applied to the system as compared to a traditional neural model: (a) using semantic role labeling to enrich the word-level features, (b) using hybrid of genetic algorithm and ant colony optimization algorithm for feature selection to reduce the number of input features, and (c) using hybrid of particle swarm optimization (PSO) and binary PSO algorithms for optimization of weights and structure of RNN-based prosody generator model, respectively. Experimental results show the superior performance of proposed model in predicting prosodic information with lower root mean squared error and a lighter model as compared to a traditional neural model.
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0545-6
  • Discriminant-Reconstruction Based Multiple Attribute Classifiers for Face
    • Authors: Fei Wu; Xiao-Yuan Jing
      Abstract: In the past few years, face attributes have attracted much attention. In this paper, for the first time we combine the discriminant subspace learning technique with the idea of pattern reconstruction to build a face attribute classification framework. For the attribute considered, the framework firstly learns an attribute subspace by using a discriminant subspace learning method, which also has the capability of pattern reconstruction. The framework then reconstructs the attribute state of input query image with the learned subspace, and classifies face attribute based on minimum reconstruction error. By repeatedly using the classification framework for different attributes, we can achieve multiple classification results output. According to the output, we select matching objects for each given query image based on generalized hamming distance to realize face recognition. The proposed attribute classification framework and face recognition approach are validated on the public AR and Weizmann face databases. Experimental results demonstrate their effectiveness as compared with several related methods.
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0543-8
  • Obituaries
    • PubDate: 2017-03-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40009-017-0542-9
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