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  • Gamma band light stimulation in human case studies: Groundwork for potential Alzheimer's disease treatment 

    Jones, Marggie; McDermott, Barry; Oliveira, Bárbara Luz; O'Brien, Aoife; Coogan, Declan; Lang, Mark; Moriarty, Niamh; Dowd, Eilis; Quinlan, Leo; Mc Ginley, Brian; Dunne, Eoghan; Newell, David; Porter, Emily; Elahi, Muhammad Adnan; O' Halloran, Martin; Shahzad, Atif (IOS Press, 2019-05-27)
    It is known that proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis are significantly reduced by 40¿Hz entrainment in mice. If this were to translate to humans, verifying that such a light stimulus can induce ...
  • Relational dynamics in youth mentoring: A mixed methods study 

    Silke, Charlotte; Brady, Bernadine; Dolan, Pat (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, 2019)
    Following this introduction, this report details the findings from a narrative literature review which summarises the research evidence in relation to youth mentoring programmes. This review also discusses the role that ...
  • Lexical sense alignment using weighted bipartite b-matching 

    Ahmadi, Sina; Arcan, Mihael; McCrae, John (NUI Galway, 2019-05-20)
    In this study, we present a similarity-based approach for lexical sense alignment in WordNet and Wiktionary with a focus on the polysemous items. Our approach relies on semantic textual similarity using features such as ...
  • On lexicographical networks 

    Ahmadi, Sina; Arcan, Mihael; McCrae, John (NUI Galway, 2018-12-06)
    In this study, we analyze various aspects of lexicographical networks. We would like to answer our research questions of what are the characteristics of the lexicographical networks? In addition to the existing notions of ...
  • Gendered impacts of extended working life on the health and economic wellbeing of older workers 

    Ní Léime, Áine; Ogg, Jim (Cambridge University Press, 2019-01-31)
    This special issue focuses on the gendered impact of extending working life on the health and economic wellbeing of older workers. Since research on this increasingly important area of policy interest is well developed in ...
  • Working later in the USA and Ireland: implications for precariously and securely employed women 

    Ní Léime, Áine; Street, Debra (Cambridge University Press, 2018-07-17)
    Policies to extend working life (EWL) assume homogeneous workers face similar choices about working longer: this may be difficult for women, workers in physically onerous jobs or in low-paid precarious employment. Work-life ...
  • Inferring translation candidates for multilingual dictionary generation with multi-way neural machine translation 

    Arcan, Mihael; Torregrosa, Daniel; Ahmadi, Sina; McCrae, John P. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2019-05-20)
    In the widely-connected digital world, multilingual lexical resources are one of the most important resources, for natural language processing applications, including information retrieval, question answering or knowledge ...
  • TIAD 2019 Shared Task: Leveraging knowledge graphs with neural machine translation for automatic multilingual dictionary generation 

    Torregrosa, Daniel; Arcan, Mihael; Ahmadi, Sina; McCrae, John P. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2019-04-20)
    This paper describes the different proposed approaches to the TIAD 2019 Shared Task, which consisted in the automatic discovery and generation of dictionaries leveraging multilingual knowledge bases. We present three methods ...
  • Youth mentoring as a form of support for children and young people at risk: Insights from research and practice 

    McGregor, Caroline; Lynch, Mary; Brady, Bernadine (Routledge, 2017-02-16)
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  • An evaluation of SPARQL federation engines over multiple endpoints 

    Saleem, Muhammad; Khan, Yasar; Hasnain, Ali; Ermilov, Ivan; Ngonga Ngomo, Axel-Cyrille (NUI Galway, 2018-04-23)
    Due to decentralized and linked architecture underlying Linking Data, running complex queries often require collecting data from multiple RDF datasets. The optimization of the runtime of such queries, called federated ...
  • Wound healing and scar wars 

    Pugliese, Eugenia; Coentro, João Q.; Raghunath, Michael; Zeugolis, Dimitrios I. (Elsevier, 2018-06-15)
    Wound healing and scarring are highly conserved physiological responses to wounding in most tissues in higher organisms, consisting of a sequence of well-characterised stages (coagulation, inflammation, proliferation and ...
  • Brain haemorrhage detection through SVM classification of impedance measurements 

    McDermott, Barry; O'Halloran, Martin; Porter, Emily; Santorelli, Adam (NUI Galway, 2018-07-17)
    Machine Learning is becoming increasingly important in interpreting biological signals. In this work, we examine the potential for classification in brain haemorrhage detection. Numerical head and brain models with and ...
  • The participation of children and young people in care: insights from an analysis of national inspection reports in the Republic of Ireland 

    Brady, Bernadine; Kennan, Danielle; Forkan, Cormac; Tierney, Edel; Jackson, Rebecca; Holloway, Rowan (Taylor & Francis, 2018-11-27)
    The term participation is widely used to refer to the involvement of children and young people in decision-making on issues that affect their lives. The Health and Information Quality Authority (HIQA) is the national ...
  • Picking a way forward: valuing and managing traditional shellfish gathering for Littorina littorea 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Mcdermott, Tommy (EDP Sciences, 2018-11-27)
    Littorina littorea (periwinkles) have been harvested by hand picking from the shore since prehistoric times. Harvests are generally unregulated, catches are not linked to particular shores and fisheries statistics are ...
  • The chemistry and topography of stabilized and functionalized graphene oxide coatings 

    Awaja, Firas; Tripathi, Manoj; Wong, Tsz‐Ting; O'Brien, Timothy; Speranza, Giorgio (Wiley, 2018-08-01)
    Graphene oxide (GO) thin films and coatings are regarded as superior in quality to other materials especially for biomedical applications. However, the lack of stability and understanding of their structure and defects ...
  • Drug target discovery using knowledge graph embeddings 

    Mohamed, Sameh K.; Nováček, Vít; Nounu, Aayah (Association for Computing Machinery, 2019-04-08)
    The field of drug discovery has entered a plateau stage lately. It is increasingly more expensive and time-demanding to introduce new drugs into the market. One of the main reasons is the slow progress in finding novel ...
  • Link prediction using multi part embeddings 

    Mohamed, Sameh K.; Nováček, Vít (NUI Galway, 2019-06-02)
    Knowledge graph embeddings models are widely used to provide scalable and efficient link prediction for knowledge graphs. They use different techniques to model embeddings interactions, where their tensor factorisation ...
  • Knowledge base completion using distinct subgraph paths 

    Mohamed, Sameh K.; Nováček, Vít; Vandenbussche, Pierre-Yves (ACM, 2018-04-09)
    Graph feature models facilitate efficient and interpretable predictions of missing links in knowledge bases with network structure (i.e. knowledge graphs). However, existing graph feature models-e.g. Subgraph Feature ...
  • Advancements and challenges in multidomain multicargo delivery vehicles 

    Pugliese, Eugenia; Coentro, João Q.; Zeugolis, Dimitrios I. (Wiley, 2018-02-15)
    Reparative and regenerative processes are well‐orchestrated temporal and spatial events that are governed by multiple cells, molecules, signaling pathways, and interactions thereof. Yet again, currently available ...
  • Detection of vesicoureteral reflux using electrical impedance tomography 

    Dunne, Eoghan; O'Halloran, Martin; Craven, Darren; Puri, Prem; Frehill, Paul; Loughney, Sarah; Porter, Emily (IEEE, 2018-12-14)
    Objective: The purpose of this study is to detect vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) non-invasively using electrical impedance tomography (EIT). VUR is characterized by the backflow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys. ...

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