Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Secret sharing approach and in particular Visual Cryptography (VC) try to address the security issues in dealing with images. In fact, VC is a powerful technique that combines the notions of perfect ciphers and secret sharing in cryptography. VC takes an image...

["Computer Vision","Cryptography","Graphics","Security and Privacy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2682v3
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How often do JavaScript programmers embed structured languages into strings literals? We conduct an empirical investigating mining nearly 500 thousand JavaScript source files from almost ten thousand repositories from GitHub. We parsed each string literal with...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2723v1
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Drug discovery process plays an important role in identifying new investigational drug-likes and developing new potential inhibitors related to a determinate target, in biopharmaceutical field [1]. An alternative promising and efficient used to identify new active...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2721v1
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Over the last decade, eye tracking systems have been developed and used in many fields, mostly to identify targets on a screen, i.e. a plane. For novel applications such as the control of robotic devices by the user vision, there is a great interest in developing...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Real-Time and Embedded Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2718v1
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We developed a web-based cloud-hosted system that allow users to archive, listen, visualize, and annotate recordings. The system also provides tools to convert these annotations into datasets that can be used to train a computer to detect the presence or absence...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2713v1
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With the ultra-scaling of CMOS technology, high-speed and low-power millimeter-wave communication systems for network-on-chip have been attracting more and more attentions due to the wider bandwidth and higher data rate that can meet the ever-increasing needs for...

["Emerging Technologies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2694v1
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An immune system inspired Artificial Immune System (AIS) algorithm is presented, and is used for the purposes of automated program verification. Relevant immunological concepts are discussed and the field of AIS is briefly reviewed. It is proposed to use this AIS...

["Computational Biology","Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2690v1
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Digital repositories bring direct impacts and influence to the research community and society but at the moment it is challenging to objectively measure their value. We distinguished the difference between impacts and influence and discussed measures and mentions...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2688v1
8,680 downloads
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The Truck Factor designates the minimal number of developers that have to be hit by a truck (or quit) before a project is incapacitated. It can be seen as a measurement of the concentration of information in individual team members. We calculate the Truck Factor...

["Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1233v3
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Data in the life sciences are extremely diverse and are stored in a broad spectrum of repositories ranging from those designed for particular data types (such as KEGG for pathway data or UniProt for protein data) to those that are general-purpose (such as FigShare,...

["Bioinformatics","Data Science","Databases","Emerging Technologies","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2522v2
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Flight simulators are systems composed of numerous off-the-shelf components that allow pilots and maintenance crew to prepare for common and emergency flight procedures for a given aircraft model. A simulator must follow severe safety specifications to guarantee...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2670v1
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The definition of the structural basis of the conformational preferences of the genetically encoded aminoacid residues is crucial to decipher the physical code of protein folding and would have a huge impact on our understanding of protein structure and function....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Databases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2665v1
79 downloads
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The timely publication of scientific results is essential for dynamic advances in science. The ubiquitous availability of computers which are connected to a global network made the rapid and low-cost distribution of information through electronic channels possible....

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2648v1
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Shotgun metagenomics of microbial communities reveals 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2626v3
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Data mining is one of the main activities in bioinformatics, specifically to extract knowledge from massive data sets related with gene expression measurement, CNV, DNA strings, and others. A long array of methods are used to perform such task, ranging from the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Optimization Theory and Computation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2635v1
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