Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Each year, patient nonadherence to treatment advice costs the US healthcare system more than $300 billion and results in 250,000 deaths. Developing virtual consultations to promote adherence could improve public health while cutting healthcare costs...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Agents and Multi-Agent Systems","Graphics","Multimedia","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.168
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A learning algorithm is proposed for the task of Arabic Handwritten Character and Digit recognition. The architecture consists on an ensemble of different Convolutional Neural Networks. The proposed training algorithm uses a combination of adaptive gradient descent...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Artificial Intelligence","Computer Vision","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.167
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Background Automated driving is often proposed as a solution to human errors. However, fully automated driving has not yet reached the point where it can be implemented in real traffic. This study focused on adaptively allocating steering control either to the...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Multimedia"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.166
1 citation
122 downloads
561 views

This paper presents the Tools4MSP software package, a Python-based Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for geospatial analysis in support of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and marine environmental management. The suite was initially developed within the ADRIPLAN...

["Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.165
130 downloads
1,483 views

Biodiversity information is made available through numerous databases that each have their own data models, web services, and data types. Combining data across databases leads to new insights, but is not easy because each database uses its own system of identifiers....

["Bioinformatics","Databases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.164
98 downloads
796 views

Research software, which includes both source code and executables used as part of the research process, presents a significant challenge for efforts aimed at ensuring reproducibility. In order to inform such efforts, we conducted a survey to better understand...

["Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.163
58 downloads
387 views

Potential benefits of multiscreen and multiple device environments were assessed using three different computing environments. A single factor, within-subject study was conducted with 18 engineering students in a laboratory experiment. Three levels for the computing...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.162
171 downloads
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This paper presents a novel prototype platform that uses the same LaTeX mark-up language, commonly used to typeset mathematical content, as an input language for modeling optimization problems of various classes. The platform converts the LaTeX model into a formal...

["Optimization Theory and Computation","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.161
138 downloads
752 views

Numerical solutions of equation-based simulations require computationally intensive tasks such as evaluation of model equations, linear algebra operations and solution of systems of linear equations. The focus in this work is on parallel evaluation of model equations...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.160
89 downloads
895 views

Background Several new programming languages and technologies have emerged in the past few decades in order to ease the task of modelling complex systems. Modelling the dynamics of complex systems requires various levels of abstractions and reductive measures in...

["Computational Biology","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.159
1 citation
213 downloads
1,148 views

Most of today’s scientific research relies on computers and software for processing scientific information. Examples of such computer-aided research are the analysis of experimental data or the simulation of phenomena based on theoretical models. With the rapid...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Digital Libraries","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.158
127 downloads
842 views

We study the problem of combining active learning suggestions to identify informative training examples by empirically comparing methods on benchmark datasets. Many active learning heuristics for classification problems have been proposed to help us pick which...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.157
213 downloads
1,169 views

The increased interest in analyzing and explaining gender inequalities in tech, media, and academia highlights the need for accurate inference methods to predict a person’s gender from their name. Several such services exist that provide access to large databases...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Databases","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.156
133 downloads
642 views

We describe the Coefficient-Flow algorithm for calculating the bounding chain of an $(n-1)$-boundary on an $n$-manifold-like simplicial complex $S$. We prove its correctness and show that it has a computational time complexity of O(|S(n−1)|) (where S(n−1) is the...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.153
1 citation
176 downloads
707 views

Background Clustering is one of the most common techniques in data analysis and seeks to group together data points that are similar in some measure. Although there are many computer programs available for performing clustering, a single web resource that provides...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.155

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