Peer-reviewed Articles

3 citations
812 downloads
3,030 views

Gathering up-to-date information on food prices is critical in developing regions, as it allows policymakers and development practitioners to rely on accurate data on food security. This study explores the feasibility of utilizing social media as a new data source...

["Data Science","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.126
524 downloads
2,191 views

Virtual reality (VR) applications have disseminated throughout several fields, with a special quest for immersion. The avatar is one of the key constituents of immersive applications, and avatar resemblance can provoke diverse emotional responses from the user....

["Human-Computer Interaction","Emerging Technologies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.128
17 citations
1,830 downloads
9,145 views

We present a CUDA-based implementation of a decision tree construction algorithm within the gradient boosting library XGBoost. The tree construction algorithm is executed entirely on the graphics processing unit (GPU) and shows high performance with a variety of...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.127
5 citations
1,537 downloads
3,241 views

Background The availability of large databases containing high resolution three-dimensional (3D) models of proteins in conjunction with functional annotation allows the exploitation of advanced supervised machine learning techniques for automatic protein function...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.124
3 citations
237 downloads
1,855 views

CodonGenie, freely available from http://codon.synbiochem.co.uk, is a simple web application for designing ambiguous codons to support protein mutagenesis applications. Ambiguous codons are derived from specific heterogeneous nucleotide mixtures, which create sequence...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.120
1 citation
245 downloads
1,792 views

The unit of experimental measurement in a variety of scientific applications is the one-dimensional (1D) continuum: a dependent variable whose value is measured repeatedly, often at regular intervals, in time or space. A variety of software packages exist for computing...

["Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.125
1 citation
642 downloads
2,755 views

Objects of more than three dimensions can be used to model geographic phenomena that occur in space, time and scale. For instance, a single 4D object can be used to represent the changes in a 3D object’s shape across time or all its optimal representations at various...

["Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.123
1 citation
576 downloads
2,514 views

Despite recent algorithmic improvements, learning the optimal structure of a Bayesian network from data is typically infeasible past a few dozen variables. Fortunately, domain knowledge can frequently be exploited to achieve dramatic computational savings, and...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.122
2 citations
634 downloads
2,847 views

Motivation Scientists increasingly rely on intelligent information systems to help them in their daily tasks, in particular for managing research objects, like publications or datasets. The relatively young research field of Semantic Publishing has been addressing...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.121
5 citations
686 downloads
3,916 views

The ability to promptly recognise new research trends is strategic for many stakeholders, including universities, institutional funding bodies, academic publishers and companies. While the literature describes several approaches which aim to identify the emergence...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Science","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.119
7 citations
465 downloads
3,338 views

Whole genome alignments and comparative analysis are key methods in the quest of unraveling the dynamics of genome evolution. Interactive visualization and exploration of the generated alignments, annotations, and phylogenetic data are important steps in the interpretation...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.116
5 citations
521 downloads
2,119 views

Background Large-scale molecular evolutionary analyses of protein coding sequences requires a number of preparatory inter-related steps from finding gene families, to generating alignments and phylogenetic trees and assessing selective pressure variation. Each...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.118
396 downloads
1,487 views

Shotgun metagenomics of microbial communities reveal information about strains of relevance for applications in medicine, biotechnology and ecology. Recovering their genomes is a crucial but very challenging step due to the complexity of the underlying biological...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.117
1 citation
462 downloads
1,421 views

The ever-growing amount of data produced by and in today’s smart cities offers significant potential for novel applications created by city stakeholders as well as third parties. Current smart city application models mostly assume that data is exclusively managed...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.115
14 citations
2,656 downloads
3,901 views

The rapid growth of small Internet connected devices, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is creating a new set of challenges to create secure, private infrastructures. This paper reviews the current literature on the challenges and approaches to security and...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Embedded Computing","Real-Time and Embedded Systems","Security and Privacy","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.114

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