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%T Int. Symp. on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages
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PADL8,PADL06,2006, PADL10,2008, PADL11,2009, PADL12,2010, PADL16,2014,
PADL18,2016, PADL19,2017, PADL20,2018, PADL21,2019, PADL22,2020, PADL23,2021,
PADL22,
CFP,conf,programming,applications,FP,LP,www,HREF,http, zz0921, zz0922
%X [2022 Jan 17-18] Philadelphia, deadline 1 Oct 2021
[2021 Jan 18-19] where?, deadline 9 Oct 2020
[2020 Jan 20-21] New Orleans
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[Also search for: FP].
%A L. Gourves
%A A. Harutyunyan
%A M. Lampis
%A N. Melissinos
%T Filling crosswords is very hard
%J arXiv
%M SEP
%D 2021
%K TR, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, crossword, puzzle, filling, algorithm
%X "We revisit a classical crossword filling puzzle which already appeared in
Garey & Jonhson's book. ... given a grid with n vertical & horizontal slots
& a dictionary with m words & are asked to place words from the d. in the
slots so that shared cells are consistent. We attempt to pinpoint the source
of intractability of this problem by taking into account the structure of the
grid graph, which contains a vertex for each slot & an edge if two slots
intersect. Our main approach is to consider the case where this graph has a
tree-like structure. Unfortunately, if we impose the common rule that words
cannot be reused, we show that the problem remains NP-hard even under very
severe structural restrictions. The problem becomes slightly more tractable
if word reuse is allowed, as we obtain an m^{tw} alg. in this case, where tw
is the treewidth of the grid graph. However, even in this case, we show that
our alg. cannot be improved. ..."
-- 2109.11203@[arXiv]['21].
[Also search for: crossword].
%A R. L. Townshend
%A et al ...
%A R. O. Dror
%T Geometric deep learning of RNA structure
%J Science
%V 373
%N 6558
%P 1047-1051
%M AUG
%D 2021
%K jrnl, MolBio, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, RNA structure, prediction,
ARES, geometric, geometry, NN, ANN
%X "... introduce a m/c learning approach that enables identification of
accurate structural models without assumptions about their defining
characteristics, despite being trained with only 18 known RNA struct.. The
resulting scoring fn, the Atomic Rotationally Equivariant Scorer (ARES),
substantially outperforms previous methods ... By learning effectively even
from a small amount of data, our approach overcomes a major limitation of
std deep NNs. Because it uses only atomic coordinates as inputs &
incorporates no RNA-specific information ..."
-- [doi:10.1126/science.abe5650]['21].
[Also search for: MolBio RNA structure prediction].
%A J. Hippisley-Cox
%A et al
%T Risk of thrombocytopenia and thromboembolism after covid-19 vaccination and
SARS-CoV-2 positive testing: self-controlled case series study
%J BMJ
%V 374
%M AUG
%D 2021
%K jrnl, MolBio, BMJ, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, medicine, SARS-CoV-2, SARS2,
virus, covid-19, vaccine, vaccination, risk, risks, Oxford-AstraZeneca, AZ,
covid19, ChAdOx1-S, Pfizer-BioNTech, BNT162b2, complications, blood clot,
clots
%X "... Participants 29,121,633 people were vaccinated with first doses
(19,608,008 with Oxford-AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) & 9,513,625 with
Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2 mRNA)) & 1,758,095 people had a +ve SARS-CoV-2
test. People aged >=16 years who had first doses of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 or
BNT162b2 mRNA vaccines & any outcome of interest were included in the study.
... The study found increased risk of thrombocytopenia after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19
vaccination (incidence rate ratio 1.33, 95% c.i. 1.19 to 1.47 at 8-14 days)
& after a +ve SARS-CoV-2 test (5.27, 4.34 to 6.40 at 8-14 days) ... The risks
of most of these events were substantially higher & more prolonged after
SARS-CoV-2 infection than after vaccination in the same population."
-- [doi:10.1136/bmj.n1931]['21].
(Also see "Covid: Vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks"
-- [bbc][27/8/2021].)
%A S. Gazit
%A et al
%T Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity:
reinfections versus breakthrough infections
%J medRxiv
%M AUG
%D 2021
%K TR, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, SARS-CoV-2, SARS2, virus, covid-19, covid19,
infection, Pfizer BNT162b2, vaccine, immunity
%X "... vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for
breakthrough infection with the Delta variant [v] those previously infected,
when the 1st event (infection or vaccination) occurred during Jan - Feb of
2021. ... evidence of waning natural immunity was demonstrated, though ...
vaccinees had a 5.96-fold ... increased risk for b.infection & a 7.13-fold
... increased risk for symptomatic disease. ... vaccinees were also at a
greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared [v] those that
were previously infected. ..."
-- [doi:10.1101/2021.08.24.21262415]['21].
[NB. a preprint.]
%A J. M. perkel
%T Single-cell proteomics takes centre stage
%J Nature
%V 597
%P 580-582
%M SEP
%D 2021
%K news, views, MolBio, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, single cell proteomics,
proteoCHIP, inanoPOTS, SCoPE-MS, SCoPEMS, proteins
%X "Deducing the full protein complement of individual cells has long played
second fiddle to transcriptomics. That's about to change. ..."
-- [doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02530-6]['21].
%A P. Rovelli
%A C. Curnis
%T The perks of narcissism: Behaving like a star speeds up career advancement
to the CEO position
%J The Leadership Quarterly
%V 32
%N 3
%P #101489
%M JUN
%D 2021
%K c2021, c202x, c0xx, zz0921, leadership, leader, boss, CEO, dean, management,
narcissism, narcissistic, personality, psychology, business, power, discord
%X "It is widely acknowledged that narcissism is a peculiar characteristic of
leaders, such as CEOs. ... Estimates on a sample of 172 individuals partially
confirm the hypotheses. Highly n. individuals become CEOs quicker, regardless
of whether the firm is a family business or not. ..."
-- [doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2020.101489]['21].
Also see [bbc][8/2021].
[Also search for: narcissism].
%A C. Watson
%T Preprint ban in grant applications deemed 'plain ludicrous'
%J Nature
%V ?
%P ?-?
%M AUG
%D 2021
%K news, views, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, Australia, scientifc research,
academia, career, preprints, applications, management, ARC, grants, funding
%X "The Australian Research Council's decision to reject early-career funding
applications that mention preprints is hopelessly outdated, say scientists.
... At least 23 researchers - 7 of whom Nature contacted for comment - have
been deemed ineligible because they ref. to preprints in applications ..."
-- [doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02318-8]['21].
%A A. Nies
%A K. Tent
%T Describing finite groups by short first-order sentences
%J Israel J. of Math.
%V 221
%P 85-115
%D 2017
%K jrnl, c2017, c201x, c20xx, zz0921, maths, finite group, sentence,
straight line program, straightLineProgram
%X "We say that a class of finite structures for a finite 1st-order signature is
r-compressible for an unbounded fn r: N->N^+ if each struct. G in the class
has a 1st-order desc'n of size at most O(r(|G|)). We show that the class of
finite simple groups is log-compressible, & the class of all finite gs. is
log^3-compressible. ... we obtain that the class of all finite transitive
perm'n gs. is log^3-comp.. The results rely on the classification of finite
simple groups, the bi-interpretability of the twisted Ree groups with finite
difference fields, the existence of profinite presentations with few relators
for finite groups, & group cohomology. We also indicate why the results are
close to optimal."
-- [doi:10.1007/s11856-017-1563-2]['21].
(Also see SLP@[wikip]['21].)
%A W. Drabent
%T A note on occur-check
%J arXiv
%M SEP
%D 2021
%K TR, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, logic programming, LP, Prolog, unification,
occurs, occur, check
%X "Most known results on avoiding the occur-check are based on the notion of
'not subject to occur-check' (NSTO). It means that unification is performed
only on such pairs of atoms for which the occur-check never succeeds in any
run of a nondet. unification alg.. Here we show that this requirement is too
strong. We show how to weaken it, & present some related sufficient condns
under which the occur-check may be safely omitted. We show examples for which
the proposed approach provides more general results than the approaches based
on well-moded & nicely moded programs (this inc. cases to which the latter
approaches are inapplicable).
-- 2109.08278@[arXiv]['21].
%A M. P. Deisenroth
%T Mathematics for Machine Learning
%I CUP
%P 398
%M APR
%D 2020
%K CUP, book, text, c2020, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, AI, maths, algebra, stats
%X 1st ed 2020; pb us$46; uk us isbn:110845514X; uk us isbn13:978-1108455145.
"... linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector
calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. ..."
[Also search for: machine learning book].
%A S. M. Cooley
%A et al
%T A novel metric reveals previously unrecognized distortion in dimensionality
reduction of scRNA-Seq data
%J bioRxiv
%M JUL
%D 2019
%K TR, MolBio, c2019, c201x, c20xx, zz0921, tSNE, t-SNU, UMAP, distortion,
errors, dimensionality reduction, scRNA
%X "... we introduce a straightforward approach to quantifying this distortion
by comparing the local neighborhoods of points before & after dimensionality
red'n. We found that popular techniques like t-SNE & UMAP introduce sig.
distortion even for relatively simple geometries such as simulated
hyperspheres. For scRNA-Seq data, we found the distortion in local
neighborhoods was greater than 95% in the 2- & 3-[D] space typically used for
downstream analysis. This high level of distortion can readily introduce
important errors into cell type identification, pseudotime ordering, & other
analyses ..."
-- 689851v1@[bioRxiv]['21].
%A A. Clayton
%T Bernoulli's Fallacy: Statistical Illogic and the Crisis of Modern Science
%I ColumbiaUPress
%P 368
%M AUG
%D 2021
%K book, text, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, history, foundations, stats,
statistics, probability, frequentist, Bayesian, Bernoulli
%X "There is a logical flaw in the statistical methods used across experimental
science. ... traces the history of how statistics went astray, beginning with
the groundbreaking work of the 17C-century mathematician Jacob Bernoulli ...
contends that we need to take a Bayesian approach ... B's Fallacy explains
why something has gone wrong with how we use data - & how to fix it."
1st ed 2021; hb us$33; uk us isbn:0231199945; uk is isbn13:978-0231199940.
[Also search for: Bayesian stats book].
%A V. Fulber-Garcia
%A S. Luis Sardi Mergen
%T LUISA: Decoupling the frequency model from the context model in
prediction-based compression
%J COMPJ
%V 64
%N 9
%P 1437-1450
%M SEP
%D 2021
%K jrnl, compj, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, Luisa, PPM, strings, compress,
compression, model
%X "... methods, like prediction by partial matching, achieve a remarkable
compression ratio ... However, they are not efficient in terms of speed.
Part of the problem concerns the usage of dynamic entropy encoding, which is
considerably slower than the static alternatives. ... we propose a
predn-based comp. method that decouples the context model from the freq.
model. ... allows static entropy encoding to be used without a sig. overhead
in the meta-data embedded in the compressed data. The result is a reasonably
efficient alg. that is particularly suited for small textual files, as the
experiments show. We also show it is relatively easy to built strategies
designed to handle specific cases, like the comp'n of files whose symbols are
only locally frequent."
-- [doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxaa074]['21].
(Also see LUISA@[gith'b]['21].)
[Also search for: compress PPM].
%A M. Kosche
%A T. Koss
%A F. Manea
%A S. Siemer
%T Absent subsequences in words
%J arXiv
%M AUG
%D 2021
%O ext. abs. in Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Reachability Problems RP2021
%K TR, c2021, c202x, c20xx, zz0921, strings, word, absent subsequence, shortest,
minimal, missing, substring, algorithm
%X "An absent factor of a string w is a string u which does not occur as a
contiguous substring ... We extend this ... & define absent subsequences: a
string u is an absent subseq. of a string w if ... Of particular interest to
us are minimal absent subseqs., i.e., absent subseq. whose every subseq. is
not absent, & shortest absent subseq. ... For instance: we give combinatorial
characterisations of the sets of minimal & shortest ... as well as compact
representations of these sets; ... we can test efficiently if a string is a
shortest or minimal absent subseq. ... give efficient algs. computing the
lexicographically smallest [AS] of each kind; also, we show how a data
structure for answering [SAS]-queries for the factors of a given string can
be efficiently computed."
-- 2108.13968@[arXiv]['21].
[Also search for: string absent].