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Article Subjects > Social Sciences
Subjects > Engineering
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Innovation plays a pivotal role in the progress and goodwill of an organization, and its ability to thrive. Consequently, the impact analysis of innovation on the performance of an organization holds great importance. This paper presents a two-stage analytical framework to examine the impact of business innovation on a firm’s performance, especially firms from the manufacturing sector. The prime objective is to identify the factors that have an impact on firm-level innovation, and to examine the impact of firm-level innovation on business performance. The framework and its analysis are based on the latest World Bank enterprise survey, with a sample size of 696 manufacturing firms. The first stage of the proposed framework establishes the analytical results through Bivariate Probit, which indicates that research and development (R&D) has a significantly positive impact on the product, process, marketing, and organizational innovations. It thus highlights the important role of the allocation of lump-sum amounts for R&D activities. The statistical analysis shows that innovation does not depend on the size of the firms. Moreover, the older firms are found to be wiser at conducting R&D than newer firms that are reluctant to take risks. The second stage of the proposed framework separately analyzes the impacts of the product and organizational innovation, and the process and marketing innovation on the firm performance, and finds them to be statistically significant and insignificant, respectively. metadata Aslam, Mahrukh and Shafi, Imran and Ahmad, Jamil and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Miró Vera, Yini Airet and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, yini.miro@uneatlantico.es, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) An Analytical Framework for Innovation Determinants and Their Impact on Business Performance. Sustainability, 15 (1). p. 458. ISSN 2071-1050

Article Subjects > Nutrition Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Betalains are water-soluble, nitrogen-containing vacuolar pigment and can be divided into two subclasses: the yellow – orange betaxanthins and the red – violet betacyanin. These pigments can be found mainly in Latin America, but also in some parts of Asia, Africa, Australia and in the Mediterranean area. In this work an overview related with the status of research about betalains extracted from Opuntia spp and the enforces made to evaluate their positive incidence in the human body is provided. Several studies enhance their anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They also exhibit antimicrobial and antidiabetic effect. Taking into account these properties, betalains seem to be a promising natural alternative as a colorant to replace the synthetic ones in the food additive industry. In addition, the use of Opuntia spp fruits as possible colorant sources in the Food Industry, may contribute positively to the sustainable development in semi-arid regions. metadata Armas Diaz, Yasmany and Qi, Zexiu and Yang, Bei and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Briones Urbano, Mercedes and Cianciosi, Danila mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Betalains: The main bioactive compounds of Opuntia spp and their possible health benefits in the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 16 (3). pp. 181-190. ISSN 1973798X

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés UNSPECIFIED metadata Ali, Omer and Abbas, Qamar and Mahmood, Khalid and Bautista Thompson, Ernesto and Arambarri, Jon and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, ernesto.bautista@unini.edu.mx, jon.arambarri@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Competitive Coevolution-Based Improved Phasor Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Solving Continuous Problems. Mathematics, 11 (21). p. 4406. ISSN 2227-7390

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Engineering
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Mobility and low energy consumption are considered the main requirements for wireless body area sensor networks (WBASN) used in healthcare monitoring systems (HMS). In HMS, battery-powered sensor nodes with limited energy are used to obtain vital statistics about the body. Hence, energy-efficient schemes are desired to maintain long-term and steady connectivity of the sensor nodes. A sheer amount of energy is consumed in activities such as idle listening, excessive transmission and reception of control messages, packet collisions and retransmission of packets, and poor path selection, that may lead to more energy consumption. A combination of adaptive scheduling with an energy-efficient protocol can help select an appropriate path at a suitable time to minimize the control overhead, energy consumption, packet collision, and excessive idle listening. This paper proposes a region-based energy-efficient multipath routing (REMR) approach that divides the entire sensor network into clusters with preferably multiple candidates to represent each cluster. The cluster representatives (CRs) route packets through various clusters. For routing, the energy requirement of each route is considered, and the path with minimum energy requirements is selected. Similarly, end-to-end delay, higher throughput, and packet-delivery ratio are considered for packet routing. metadata Akbar, Shuja and Mehdi, Muhammad Mohsin and Jamal, M. Hasan and Raza, Imran and Hussain, Syed Asad and Breñosa, Jose and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Multipath Routing in Wireless Body Area Sensor Network for Healthcare Monitoring. Healthcare, 10 (11). p. 2297. ISSN 2227-9032

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Nutrition
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Cactus has been used in traditional folk medicine because of its role in treating a number of diseases and conditions. Prickly pear fruit is an excellent source of secondary metabolites (i.e., betalains, flavonoids, and ascorbic acid) with health-promoting properties against many common human diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, rheumatic pain, gastric mucosa diseases and asthma. In addition, prickly pears are potential candidates for the development of low-cost functional foods because they grow with low water requirements in arid regions of the world. This review describes the main bioactive compounds found in this fruit and shows the in vitro and some clinical studies about the fruit of most important cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) and its relationship with some chronic diseases. Even though a lot of effort have been done to study the relationship between this fruit and the human health, more studies on Opuntia ficus-indica could help better understand its pharmacological mechanism of action to provide clear scientific evidence to explain its traditional uses, and to identify its therapeutic potential in other diseases. metadata Armas Diaz, Yasmany and Machì, Michele and Salinari, Alessia and Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, Cristina and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Briones Urbano, Mercedes and Cianciosi, Danila mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, cristina.mazas@uneatlantico.es, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Prickly pear fruits from "Opuntia ficus-indica" varieties as a source of potential bioactive compounds in the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 15 (4). pp. 581-592. ISSN 1973798X

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Non-word and real-word errors are generally two types of spelling errors. Non-word errors are misspelled words that are nonexistent in the lexicon while real-word errors are misspelled words that exist in the lexicon but are used out of context in a sentence. Lexicon-based lookup approach is widely used for non-word errors but it is incapable of handling real-word errors as they require contextual information. Contrary to the English language, real-word error detection and correction for low-resourced languages like Urdu is an unexplored area. This paper presents a real-word spelling error detection and correction approach for the Urdu language. We develop an extensive lexicon of 593,738 words and use this lexicon to develop a dataset for real-word errors comprising 125562 sentences and 2,552,735 words. Based on the developed lexicon and dataset, we then develop a contextual spell checker that detects and corrects real-word errors. For the real-word error detection phase, word-gram features are used along with five machine learning classifiers, achieving a precision, recall, and F1-score of 0.84,0.79, and 0.81 respectively. We also test the proposed approach with a 40% error density. For real-word error correction, the Damerau-Levenshtein distance is used along with the n-gram model for further ranking of the suggested candidate words, achieving an accuracy of up to 83.67%. metadata Aziz, Romila and Anwar, Muhammad Waqas and Jamal, Muhammad Hasan and Bajwa, Usama Ijaz and Kuc Castilla, Ángel Gabriel and Uc-Rios, Carlos and Bautista Thompson, Ernesto and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, carlos.uc@unini.edu.mx, ernesto.bautista@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Real Word Spelling Error Detection and Correction for Urdu Language. IEEE Access. p. 1. ISSN 2169-3536

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Engineering
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Objective This study aims to develop a lightweight convolutional neural network-based edge federated learning architecture for COVID-19 detection using X-ray images, aiming to minimize computational cost, latency, and bandwidth requirements while preserving patient privacy. Method The proposed method uses an edge federated learning architecture to optimize task allocation and execution. Unlike in traditional edge networks where requests from fixed nodes are handled by nearby edge devices or remote clouds, the proposed model uses an intelligent broker within the federation to assess member edge cloudlets' parameters, such as resources and hop count, to make optimal decisions for task offloading. This approach enhances performance and privacy by placing tasks in closer proximity to the user. DenseNet is used for model training, with a depth of 60 and 357,482 parameters. This resource-aware distributed approach optimizes computing resource utilization within the edge-federated learning architecture. Results The experimental results demonstrate significant improvements in various performance metrics. The proposed method reduces training time by 53.1%, optimizes CPU and memory utilization by 17.5% and 33.6%, and maintains accurate COVID-19 detection capabilities without compromising the F1 score, demonstrating the efficiency and effectiveness of the lightweight convolutional neural network-based edge federated learning architecture. Conclusion Existing studies predominantly concentrate on either privacy and accuracy or load balancing and energy optimization, with limited emphasis on training time. The proposed approach offers a comprehensive performance-centric solution that simultaneously addresses privacy, load balancing, and energy optimization while reducing training time, providing a more holistic and balanced solution for optimal system performance. metadata Alvi, Sohaib Bin Khalid and Nayyer, Muhammad Ziad and Jamal, Muhammad Hasan and Raza, Imran and de la Torre Diez, Isabel and Rodríguez Velasco, Carmen Lilí and Breñosa, Jose and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) A lightweight deep learning approach for COVID-19 detection using X-ray images with edge federation. DIGITAL HEALTH, 9. ISSN 2055-2076

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Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Project-based organizations need to procure different commodities, and the failure/success of a project depends heavily on procurement management. Companies must refine and develop methods to simplify and optimize the procurement process in a highly competitive environment. This paper presents a methodology to help managers of project-based organizations analyze procurement processes to determine the optimal framework for simultaneously addressing multiple objectives. These goals include minimizing the time between the generation and required approval for a purchase, identifying unnamed activities, and allocating the budget efficiently. In this paper, we apply process mining algorithms to a dataset consisting of event logs on Oracle Financials-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) procurement processes in ERP systems and demonstrate interesting results leading to project procurement intelligence (PPI). The provided log data is the real-life data consisting of 180,462 events referring to seven activities within 43,101 cases. The logged procurement processes are filtered and analyzed using the open-source process mining frameworks PrOM and Disco. As a result of the process mining activities, a simulation of the discovered process model derived from the event log of the entire procurement process is presented, and the most frequent potential behaviors are identified. This analysis and extraction of frequent processes from corporate event logs help organizations understand, adapt, and redesign procurement operations and, most importantly, make them more efficient and of higher quality. This study shows that after the successful formulation of guiding principles, data refinement, and process structure optimization, the case study results are considered significant by the organization’s management. metadata Butt, Naveed Anwer and Mahmood, Zafar and Sana, Muhammad Usman and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Castanedo Galán, Juan and Brie, Santiago and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, juan.castanedo@uneatlantico.es, santiago.brie@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Behavioral and Performance Analysis of a Real-Time Case Study Event Log: A Process Mining Approach. Applied Sciences, 13 (7). p. 4145. ISSN 2076-3417

Article Subjects > Social Sciences Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Español La investigación se basó en el Modelo de madurez para la gestión de proyectos del sector público de la Alcaldía de Chinácota-Colombia. Su objetivo fue identificar las prácticas aplicadas por la organización en la madurez de sus procesos; aplicando el Modelo de madurez, se evaluó las capacidades y desempeño de los integrantes del área de gestión de proyectos. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se aplicó la investigación proyectiva, un diseño de campo No Experimental y Transversal, se empleó un enfoque mixto, la observación, el análisis FODA, la encuesta y la revisión bibliográfica; para el procesamiento de la información se empleó el SPSS y se aplicó la estadística descriptiva e inferencial para el análisis y tratamiento de los resultados. El enfoque teórico permitió fundamentar el Modelo de Madurez OPM3 para la Gestión de Proyectos en la organización; además, se analizó el marco legal y normas del Banco de proyectos de la inversión pública en Colombia. En conclusión, el grado de madurez resultante fue del 24,99% (bajo) relacionado al conocimiento, los factores internos-externos muestran problemas de conocimientos imprecisos dentro del área de proyectos, existe alta rotación de sus funcionarios, no se cuenta con suficientes recursos para su gestión; la práctica de proyectos evidencia indefinición y desactualización de la madurez en su gestión. También, se detectó que todas las prácticas asociadas a la gestión de riesgo y adquisiciones tienen exceso de burocracia, en los procesos de estandarización tienen alto grado de cumplimiento en la gestión del alcance, tiempo, integración y riesgo. metadata Bazurto Roldán, José Antonio and Piña Ararat, Mario Andrés mail jose.bazurto@unini.org, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Modelo de madurez aplicado al contexto organizacional de la gestión de proyectos para la Alcaldía de Chinácota-Colombia. Project Design and Management, 4 (2).

Article Subjects > Biomedicine Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Mutations allow viruses to continuously evolve by changing their genetic code to adapt to the hosts they infect. It is an adaptive and evolutionary mechanism that helps viruses acquire characteristics favoring their survival and propagation. The COVID-19 pandemic declared by the WHO in March 2020 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The non-stop adaptive mutations of this virus and the emergence of several variants over time with characteristics favoring their spread constitute one of the biggest obstacles that researchers face in controlling this pandemic. Understanding the mutation mechanism allows for the adoption of anticipatory measures and the proposal of strategies to control its propagation. In this study, we focus on the mutations of this virus, and we propose the SARSMutOnto ontology to model SARS-CoV-2 mutations reported by Pango researchers. A detailed description is given for each mutation. The genes where the mutations occur and the genomic structure of this virus are also included. The sub-lineages and the recombinant sub-lineages resulting from these mutations are additionally represented while maintaining their hierarchy. We developed a Python-based tool to automatically generate this ontology from various published Pango source files. At the end of this paper, we provide some examples of SPARQL queries that can be used to exploit this ontology. SARSMutOnto might become a ‘wet bench’ machine learning tool for predicting likely future mutations based on previous mutations. metadata Bakkas, Jamal and Hanine, Mohamed and Chekry, Abderrahman and Gounane, Said and de la Torre Díez, Isabel and Lipari, Vivian and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) SARSMutOnto: An Ontology for SARS-CoV-2 Lineages and Mutations. Viruses, 15 (2). p. 505. ISSN 1999-4915

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Article Subjects > Nutrition Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a long-chain polyunsaturated essential fatty acid of the Ω3 series found mainly in vegetables, especially in the fatty part of oilseeds, dried fruit, berries, and legumes. It is very popular for its preventive use in several diseases: It seems to reduce the risk of the onset or decrease some phenomena related to inflammation, oxidative stress, and conditions of dysregulation of the immune response. Recent studies have confirmed these unhealthy situations also in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Different findings (in vitro, in vivo, and clinical ones), summarized and analyzed in this review, have showed an important role of ALA in other various non-COVID physiological and pathological situations against “cytokines storm,” chemokines secretion, oxidative stress, and dysregulation of immune cells that are also involved in the infection of the 2019 novel coronavirus. According to the effects of ALA against all the aforementioned situations (also present in patients with a severe clinical picture of severe acute respiratory syndrome-(CoV-2) infection), there may be the biologic plausibility of a prophylactic effect of this compound against COVID-19 symptoms and fatality. metadata Cianciosi, Danila and Diaz, Yasmany Armas and Gaddi, Antonio Vittorino and Capello, Fabio and Savo, Maria Teresa and Pali-Casanova, Ramón and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and Navarro‐Hortal, Maria‐Dolores and Tian, Lingmin and Bai, Weibin and Giampieri, Francesca and Battino, Maurizio mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, ramon.pali@unini.edu.mx, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, francesca.giampieri@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Can alpha‐linolenic acid be a modulator of “cytokine storm,” oxidative stress and immune response in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection? Food Frontiers. ISSN 2643-8429

Article Subjects > Nutrition Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Manuka honey, which is rich in pinocembrin, quercetin, naringenin, salicylic, p-coumaric, ferulic, syringic and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acids, has been shown to have pleiotropic effects against colon cancer cells. In this study, potential chemosensitizing effects of Manuka honey against 5-Fluorouracil were investigated in colonspheres enriched with cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are responsible for chemoresistance. Results showed that 5-Fluorouracil increased when it was combined with Manuka honey by downregulating the gene expression of both ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2, an efflux pump and thymidylate synthase, the main target of 5-Fluorouracil which regulates the ex novo DNA synthesis. Manuka honey was associated with decreased self-renewal ability by CSCs, regulating expression of several genes in Wnt/β-catenin, Hedgehog and Notch pathways. This preliminary study opens new areas of research into the effects of natural compounds in combination with pharmaceuticals and, potentially, increase efficacy or reduce adverse effects. metadata Cianciosi, Danila and Armas Diaz, Yasmany and Alvarez-Suarez, José M. and Chen, Xiumin and Zhang, Di and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Briones Urbano, Mercedes and Quiles, José L. and Amici, Adolfo and Battino, Maurizio and Giampieri, Francesca mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, jose.quiles@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, maurizio.battino@uneatlantico.es, francesca.giampieri@uneatlantico.es (2023) Can the phenolic compounds of Manuka honey chemosensitize colon cancer stem cells? A deep insight into the effect on chemoresistance and self-renewal. Food Chemistry, 427. p. 136684. ISSN 03088146

Article Subjects > Social Sciences Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Angola, as with many countries on the African continent, has great inequalities or asymmetries between its provinces. At the economic, financial, and technological level, there is a great disparity between them, where it is observed that the province of Luanda is the largest financial business center to the detriment of others, such as Moxico, Zaire, and Cabinda. In the latter, despite the advantages of high oil production, from a regional point of view, they remain almost stagnant in time, in a social dysfunction where the population lives on extractivism and artisanal fishing. This article analyzes the most important events in contemporary regional history, the Portuguese occupation that was the Portuguese colonial rule over Angola (1890–1930) and the civil war that was a struggle between Angolans for control of the country (1975–2002), in the consolidation of the asymmetries between provinces. For this work, a theoretical-reflective study was conducted based on the reading of books, articles, and previous investigations on the phenomenon studied. Considering the interpretation and analysis of the theoretical content obtained through the bibliographic research conducted, this theoretical construction approaches the qualitative approach. We conclude that the deep inequalities between regions and within them, between the provinces studied, originated historically in the form of exploitation of the regions and from the consequences of the war. The asymmetries, observed through the variables studied show that the provinces historically explored and considered object regions present a lower growth compared to those that were considered subject regions in which the applied geopolitical strategy, as they are centers of primary production flows, was different. We also observe that, due to the conflicts of the civil war in the less developed regions, the inequalities have deepened, contributing seriously to a higher level of poverty and a lower development of the provinces where these conflicts took place. metadata Catoto Capitango, João Adolfo and Garat de Marin, Mirtha Silvana and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and Rojo Gutiérrez, Marco Antonio and Gracia Villar, Mónica and Durántez Prados, Frigdiano Álvaro mail UNSPECIFIED, silvana.marin@uneatlantico.es, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, marco.rojo@unini.edu.mx, monica.gracia@uneatlantico.es, durantez@uneatlantico.es (2022) Inequalities and Asymmetries in the Development of Angola’s Provinces: The Impact of Colonialism and Civil War. Social Sciences, 11 (8). p. 334. ISSN 2076-0760

Article Subjects > Teaching Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production Abierto Español En la asignatura de español se analizaron 187 autobiografías escritas por estudiantes de secundaria con el fin de examinar la forma cómo asimilan la competencia lingüística, a nivel gramatical y emocional y su relación con el entorno. Estudios previos señalan la gramática y la ortografía para explorar el uso de la lengua, pero no profundizan en la personalidad adolescente. El escrito desarrolló la cronología humana, desde el embarazo, la familia y la escolaridad, hasta el proyecto de vida, eje articulador del producto textual. La metodología combina el método cuantitativo y cualitativo para la obtención de resultados que son: la asimilación de la competencia lingüística, el autoconocimiento y su devenir histórico en la vida de los estudiantes. Plantear el proyecto de vida es esencial para ellos ya que les permite observar su experiencia vital en perspectiva y mejorar las condiciones de pobreza que agobia a algunas familias, concretar sus objetivos y superar la ausencia de educación que les impide progresar y conseguir trabajos remunerados, acorde con sus capacidades. El autoanálisis y la reflexión les hizo comprender sus vivencias, cambiar aquellas susceptibles de hacerlo y procurar el bien personal y de quienes forman parte de su entorno. Hoy, los recientes acontecimientos sociales y políticos de Colombia, al realizar marchas pacíficas para reclamar mejores oportunidades laborales, educativas y de salud, harán que la juventud realice un análisis de la situación, reflexione sobre su futuro y proponga cambios que beneficien a la sociedad y al país, a la luz de la producción autobiográfica. metadata Calvo Cubillos, Clara Lucía and Villanueva Roa, Juan de Dios mail clara.calvo@doctorado.unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) La autobiografía escrita: escenario para la reflexión del yo, el entorno social y el proyecto de vida en estudiantes de Educación Secundaria en Bogotá. MLS Educational Research (MLSER), 6 (2).

Article Subjects > Teaching Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production Abierto Español Las prácticas de evaluación curricular en la educación superior son indispensables, dados los procesos de autoevaluación y autorregulación exigidos por las secretarías y ministerios de educación de cada país. Por lo tanto, este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar las características de las prácticas de evaluación curricular en programas de educación superior, por medio un análisis documental que incorpora el flujograma del método PRISMA-NMA. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que en la mayoría de los estudios no se contó con modelos de evaluación curricular, sino que se basaron en el desarrollo de metodologías fundamentadas en los paradigmas cualitativo y cuantitativo, de igual manera, se identificaron las características y los elementos necesarios para el desarrollo de un proceso de evaluación curricular. metadata Cely Salazar, Mónica and Quiñones Urquijo, Abel mail UNSPECIFIED, abel.quinones@unini.edu.mx (2022) Revisión sistemática de las características de evaluación curricular en programas académicos de pregrado a través del método PRISMA-NMA. Revista Electrónica Calidad en la Educación Superior, 13 (2). pp. 150-174. ISSN 1659-4703

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Article Subjects > Biomedicine Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Objective The aim was to explore the association of demographic and prehospital parameters with short-term and long-term mortality in acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease by using a hazard model, focusing on elderly individuals, by comparing patients under 75 years versus patients over 75 years of age. Design Prospective, multicentre, observational study. Setting Emergency medical services (EMS) delivery study gathering data from two back-to-back studies between 1 October 2019 and 30 November 2021. Six advanced life support (ALS), 43 basic life support and five hospitals in Spain were considered. Participants Adult patients suffering from acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease attended by the EMS. Primary and secondary outcome measures The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality from any cause within the first to the 365 days following EMS attendance. The main measures included prehospital demographics, biochemical variables, prehospital ALS techniques used and syndromic suspected conditions. Results A total of 1744 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The 365-day cumulative mortality in the elderly amounted to 26.1% (229 cases) versus 11.6% (11.6%) in patients under 75 years old. Elderly patients (≥75 years) presented a twofold risk of mortality compared with patients ≤74 years. Life-threatening interventions (mechanical ventilation, cardioversion and defibrillation) were also related to a twofold increased risk of mortality. Importantly, patients suffering from acute heart failure presented a more than twofold increased risk of mortality. Conclusions This study revealed the prehospital variables associated with the long-term mortality of patients suffering from acute cardiovascular disease. Our results provide important insights for the development of specific codes or scores for cardiovascular diseases to facilitate the risk of mortality characterisation. metadata del Pozo Vegas, Carlos and Zalama-Sánchez, Daniel and Sanz-Garcia, Ancor and López-Izquierdo, Raúl and Sáez-Belloso, Silvia and Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, Cristina and Dominguez Azpíroz, Irma and Elío Pascual, Iñaki and Martín-Rodríguez, Francisco mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, cristina.mazas@uneatlantico.es, irma.dominguez@unini.edu.mx, inaki.elio@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Prehospital acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease in elderly: an observational, prospective, multicentre, ambulance-based cohort study. BMJ Open, 13 (11). e078815. ISSN 2044-6055

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Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Engineering
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Artificial intelligence has been widely used in the field of dentistry in recent years. The present study highlights current advances and limitations in integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning in subfields of dentistry including periodontology, endodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, and oral pathology. This article aims to provide a systematic review of current clinical applications of artificial intelligence within different fields of dentistry. The preferred reporting items for systematic reviews (PRISMA) statement was used as a formal guideline for data collection. Data was obtained from research studies for 2009–2022. The analysis included a total of 55 papers from Google Scholar, IEEE, PubMed, and Scopus databases. Results show that artificial intelligence has the potential to improve dental care, disease diagnosis and prognosis, treatment planning, and risk assessment. Finally, this study highlights the limitations of the analyzed studies and provides future directions to improve dental care metadata Fatima, Anum and Shafi, Imran and Afzal, Hammad and Díez, Isabel De La Torre and Lourdes, Del Rio-Solá M. and Breñosa, Jose and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Advancements in Dentistry with Artificial Intelligence: Current Clinical Applications and Future Perspectives. Healthcare, 10 (11). p. 2188. ISSN 2227-9032

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés Automated dental imaging interpretation is one of the most prolific areas of research using artificial intelligence. X-ray imaging systems have enabled dental clinicians to identify dental diseases. However, the manual process of dental disease assessment is tedious and error-prone when diagnosed by inexperienced dentists. Thus, researchers have employed different advanced computer vision techniques, as well as machine and deep learning models for dental disease diagnoses using X-ray imagery. In this regard, a lightweight Mask-RCNN model is proposed for periapical disease detection. The proposed model is constructed in two parts: a lightweight modified MobileNet-v2 backbone and region-based network (RPN) are proposed for periapical disease localization on a small dataset. To measure the effectiveness of the proposed model, the lightweight Mask-RCNN is evaluated on a custom annotated dataset comprising images of five different types of periapical lesions. The results reveal that the model can detect and localize periapical lesions with an overall accuracy of 94%, a mean average precision of 85%, and a mean insection over a union of 71.0%. The proposed model improves the detection, classification, and localization accuracy significantly using a smaller number of images compared to existing methods and outperforms state-of-the-art approaches metadata Fatima, Anum and Shafi, Imran and Afzal, Hammad and Mahmood, Khawar and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Lipari, Vivian and Brito Ballester, Julién and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, julien.brito@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Deep Learning-Based Multiclass Instance Segmentation for Dental Lesion Detection. Healthcare, 11 (3). p. 347. ISSN 2227-9032

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés With the advancement in information technology, digital data stealing and duplication have become easier. Over a trillion bytes of data are generated and shared on social media through the internet in a single day, and the authenticity of digital data is currently a major problem. Cryptography and image watermarking are domains that provide multiple security services, such as authenticity, integrity, and privacy. In this paper, a digital image watermarking technique is proposed that employs the least significant bit (LSB) and canny edge detection method. The proposed method provides better security services and it is computationally less expensive, which is the demand of today’s world. The major contribution of this method is to find suitable places for watermarking embedding and provides additional watermark security by scrambling the watermark image. A digital image is divided into non-overlapping blocks, and the gradient is calculated for each block. Then convolution masks are applied to find the gradient direction and magnitude, and non-maximum suppression is applied. Finally, LSB is used to embed the watermark in the hysteresis step. Furthermore, additional security is provided by scrambling the watermark signal using our chaotic substitution box. The proposed technique is more secure because of LSB’s high payload and watermark embedding feature after a canny edge detection filter. The canny edge gradient direction and magnitude find how many bits will be embedded. To test the performance of the proposed technique, several image processing, and geometrical attacks are performed. The proposed method shows high robustness to image processing and geometrical attacks metadata Faheem, Zaid Bin and Ishaq, Abid and Rustam, Furqan and de la Torre Díez, Isabel and Gavilanes, Daniel and Masías Vergara, Manuel and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, daniel.gavilanes@uneatlantico.es, manuel.masias@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Image Watermarking Using Least Significant Bit and Canny Edge Detection. Sensors, 23 (3). p. 1210. ISSN 1424-8220

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés This paper presents the design, development, and testing of an IoT-enabled smart stick for visually impaired people to navigate the outside environment with the ability to detect and warn about obstacles. The proposed design employs ultrasonic sensors for obstacle detection, a water sensor for sensing the puddles and wet surfaces in the user’s path, and a high-definition video camera integrated with object recognition. Furthermore, the user is signaled about various hindrances and objects using voice feedback through earphones after accurately detecting and identifying objects. The proposed smart stick has two modes; one uses ultrasonic sensors for detection and feedback through vibration motors to inform about the direction of the obstacle, and the second mode is the detection and recognition of obstacles and providing voice feedback. The proposed system allows for switching between the two modes depending on the environment and personal preference. Moreover, the latitude/longitude values of the user are captured and uploaded to the IoT platform for effective tracking via global positioning system (GPS)/global system for mobile communication (GSM) modules, which enable the live location of the user/stick to be monitored on the IoT dashboard. A panic button is also provided for emergency assistance by generating a request signal in the form of an SMS containing a Google maps link generated with latitude and longitude coordinates and sent through an IoT-enabled environment. The smart stick has been designed to be lightweight, waterproof, size adjustable, and has long battery life. The overall design ensures energy efficiency, portability, stability, ease of access, and robust features. metadata Farooq, Muhammad Siddique and Shafi, Imran and Khan, Harris and Díez, Isabel De La Torre and Breñosa, Jose and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) IoT Enabled Intelligent Stick for Visually Impaired People for Obstacle Recognition. Sensors, 22 (22). p. 8914. ISSN 1424-8220

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Article Subjects > Nutrition Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Diets enriched in plant-based foods are associated with the maintenance of a good well-being and with the prevention of many non-communicable diseases. The health effects of fruits and vegetables consumption are mainly due to the presence of micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals, and polyphenols, plant secondary metabolites. One of the most important classes of phenolic compounds are anthocyanins, that confer the typical purple-red color to many foods, such as berries, peaches, plums, red onions, purple corn, eggplants, as well as purple carrots, sweet potatoes and red cabbages, among others. This commentary aims to briefly highlight the progress made by science in the last years, focusing on some unexpected aspects related with anthocyanins, such as their bioavailability, their health effects and their relationship with gut microbiota metadata Giampieri, Francesca and Cianciosi, Danila and Alvarez-Suarez, José M. and Quiles, José L. and Forbes-Hernández, Tamara Y. and Navarro-Hortal, María D. and Machì, Michele and Pali-Casanova, Ramón and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Chen, Xiumin and Zhang, Di and Bai, Weibin and Lingmin, Tian and Mezzetti, Bruno and Battino, Maurizio and Diaz, Yasmany Armas mail francesca.giampieri@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, jose.quiles@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, ramon.pali@unini.edu.mx, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, maurizio.battino@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Anthocyanins: what do we know until now? Journal of Berry Research. pp. 1-6. ISSN 18785093

Article Subjects > Social Sciences Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés This article proposes a discussion on the form of coexistence of local Development Agencies in Uruguay, with local governments in the face of the new scenarios marked by the decentralization process, initiated in the country with the Constitutional Reform of 1996 and culminating in February 2009, with the Law of Political Decentralization and Citizen Participation. The discussion applies in particular to the local development agency of the city of Rivera (ADR), located in the northeast of the country. A descriptive, mixed, bibliographic, documentary investigation was carried out with primary data collection to internal and external references to ADR. The results show that the coexistence of both institutions has been difficult, without defining clear roles. Promoting dialogue to define the role of each seems to be the great challenge facing the sustainability of the agency metadata Garat de Marin, Mirtha Silvana and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and Rodríguez Velasco, Carmen Lilí and Silva Alvarado, Eduardo and Calderón Iglesias, Rubén and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Gracia Villar, Santos mail silvana.marin@uneatlantico.es, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, ruben.calderon@uneatlantico.es, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, santos.gracia@uneatlantico.es (2022) Development Agencies and Local Governments—Coexistence within the Same Territory. Social Sciences, 11 (9). p. 398. ISSN 2076-0760

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés The purpose of this article is to help to bridge the gap between sustainability and its application to project management by developing a methodology based on artificial intelligence to diagnose, classify, and forecast the level of sustainability of a sample of 186 projects aimed at local communities in Latin American and Caribbean countries. First, the compliance evaluation with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of the 2030 Agenda served to diagnose and determine, through fuzzy sets, a global sustainability index for the sample, resulting in a value of 0.638, in accordance with the overall average for the region. Probabilistic predictions were then made on the sustainability of the projects using a series of supervised learning classifiers (SVM, Random Forest, AdaBoost, KNN, etc.), with the SMOTE resampling technique, which provided a significant improvement toward the results of the different metrics of the base models. In this context, the Support Vector Machine (SVM) + SMOTE was the best classification algorithm, with accuracy of 0.92. Lastly, the extrapolation of this methodology is to be expected toward other realities and local circumstances, contributing to the fulfillment of the SDGs and the development of individual and collective capacities through the management and direction of projects. metadata García Villena, Eduardo and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Dzul López, Luis Alonso and Tutusaus, Kilian and Vidal Mazón, Juan Luis and Miró Vera, Yini Airet and Brie, Santiago and López Flores, Miguel A. mail eduardo.garcia@uneatlantico.es, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, luis.dzul@uneatlantico.es, kilian.tutusaus@uneatlantico.es, juanluis.vidal@uneatlantico.es, yini.miro@uneatlantico.es, santiago.brie@uneatlantico.es, miguelangel.lopez@uneatlantico.es (2022) Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Diagnosis and Prediction of the Sustainability of Projects Aimed at Local Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Applied Sciences, 12 (21). p. 11188. ISSN 2076-3417

Article Subjects > Teaching Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Regulatory dispersion and a utilitarian use of sustainability deepen the gap within the teaching–learning process and limit the introduction of sustainable criteria in organizations through projects. The objective of this research consisted in developing a sustainable and holistic educational proposal for an online postgraduate program belonging to the Universidad Europea del Atlántico (UNEATLANTICO) within the field of projects. The proposal was based on the instrumentalization of a model comprised of national and international bibliographic references, resulting in a sustainability guide with significant improvements in relation to the reference standard par excellence: ISO 26000:2010. This guide formed the basis of a sustainability management plan, which was key in the project methodology and during the development of sustainable objectives and descriptors for each of the subjects. Lastly, the entities, attributes, and cardinal relationships were established for the development of a physical model used to facilitate the management of all this information within a SQL database. The rigor when determining the educational program, as well as the subsequent analysis of results as supported by the literature review, presupposes the application of this methodology toward other multidisciplinary programs contributing to the adoption of good sustainability practices within the educational field metadata Gracia Villar, Mónica and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Brie, Santiago and Miró Vera, Yini Airet and García Villena, Eduardo mail monica.gracia@uneatlantico.es, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, santiago.brie@uneatlantico.es, yini.miro@uneatlantico.es, eduardo.garcia@uneatlantico.es (2023) Integration of Sustainable Criteria in the Development of a Proposal for an Online Postgraduate Program in the Projects Area. Education Sciences, 13 (1). p. 97. ISSN 2227-7102

Article Subjects > Social Sciences Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production Cerrado Inglés Introduction The judicialization of health arose following the possibility of judicially demanding the right to health before national and international courts. In the case of Colombia, health litigation is done through a constitutional tool called the tutela action, which allows for the immediate protection of fundamental rights. Methods A retrospective cross-sectional study using a probabilistic stratified sample of 1031 users of the tutela actions, in Medellín, Colombia, between 2011 and 2014. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed, using statistical tests and multiple logistic regression models. Results According to the respondents, 95.9% of the tutela actions succeeded in favour of the applicant. On average, the judicial process took 10.96 days (SD = 8.09). After the favourable decision of the tutela action, access to health care followed in 76.2% of cases, partial access was found for 14.0% (median, 10 d), and in 9.8% of cases, claimants had not received access to the health care they sought. Conclusion The tutela action is an essential constitutional mechanism that guarantees the access to health services. However, it must be strengthened from the legal point of view through the implementation of monitoring and control actions and by imposing the sanctioning measures and deadlines established in existing legislation. metadata Gómez‐Ceballos, Diego and Craveiro, Isabel and Gonçalves, Luzia mail UNSPECIFIED (2019) Judicialization of the right to health: (Un)compliance of the judicial decisions in Medellin, Colombia. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 34 (4). pp. 1277-1289. ISSN 0749-6753

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Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés In the field of natural language processing, machine translation is a colossally developing research area that helps humans communicate more effectively by bridging the linguistic gap. In machine translation, normalization and morphological analyses are the first and perhaps the most important modules for information retrieval (IR). To build a morphological analyzer, or to complete the normalization process, it is important to extract the correct root out of different words. Stemming and lemmatization are techniques commonly used to find the correct root words in a language. However, a few studies on IR systems for the Urdu language have shown that lemmatization is more effective than stemming due to infixes found in Urdu words. This paper presents a lemmatization algorithm based on recurrent neural network models for the Urdu language. However, lemmatization techniques for resource-scarce languages such as Urdu are not very common. The proposed model is trained and tested on two datasets, namely, the Urdu Monolingual Corpus (UMC) and the Universal Dependencies Corpus of Urdu (UDU). The datasets are lemmatized with the help of recurrent neural network models. The Word2Vec model and edit trees are used to generate semantic and syntactic embedding. Bidirectional long short-term memory (BiLSTM), bidirectional gated recurrent unit (BiGRU), bidirectional gated recurrent neural network (BiGRNN), and attention-free encoder–decoder (AFED) models are trained under defined hyperparameters. Experimental results show that the attention-free encoder-decoder model achieves an accuracy, precision, recall, and F-score of 0.96, 0.95, 0.95, and 0.95, respectively, and outperforms existing models metadata Hafeez, Rabab and Anwar, Muhammad Waqas and Jamal, Muhammad Hasan and Fatima, Tayyaba and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Dzul López, Luis Alonso and Bautista Thompson, Ernesto and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, luis.dzul@uneatlantico.es, ernesto.bautista@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Contextual Urdu Lemmatization Using Recurrent Neural Network Models. Mathematics, 11 (2). p. 435. ISSN 2227-7390

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés The rising popularity of online shopping has led to a steady stream of new product evaluations. Consumers benefit from these evaluations as they make purchasing decisions. Many research projects rank products using these reviews, however, most of these methodologies have ignored negative polarity while evaluating products for client needs. The main contribution of this research is the inclusion of negative polarity in the analysis of product rankings alongside positive polarity. To account for reviews that contain many sentiments and different elements, the suggested method first breaks them down into sentences. This process aids in determining the polarity of products at the phrase level by extracting elements from product evaluations. The next step is to link the polarity to the review’s sentence-level features. Products are prioritized following user needs by assigning relative importance to each of the polarities. The Amazon review dataset has been used in the experimental assessments so that the efficacy of the suggested approach can be estimated. Experimental evaluation of PRUS utilizes rank score ( RS ) and normalized discounted cumulative gain ( nDCG ) score. Results indicate that PRUS gives independence to the user to select recommended list based on specific features with respect to positive or negative aspects of the products. metadata Hussain, Naveed and Mirza, Hamid Turab and Iqbal, Faiza and Altaf, Ayesha and Shoukat, Ahtsham and Gracia Villar, Mónica and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and Rojo Gutiérrez, Marco Antonio and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, monica.gracia@uneatlantico.es, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, marco.rojo@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2023) PRUS: Product Recommender System Based on User Specifications and Customers Reviews. IEEE Access, 11. pp. 81289-81297. ISSN 2169-3536

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Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Classification is a commonly used technique in data mining and is applied in various fields such as sentiment analysis, fraud detection, and fault diagnosis. Multiclass classification, which involves more than two classes, is more complex than binary classification. There are mainly two ways to approach multiclass classification, one is to expand the binary classifier into a multiclass classifier through various strategies and the other is to divide the multiclass classification problem into multiple binary problems (binarization). Two popular approaches for binarization are One vs One (OvO) and One vs All (OvA). It is simpler to aggregate the outputs of all binary classifiers as the number of classifiers decreases. However, it causes an imbalance of positive and negative sample numbers, which affects the classification effect of each binary classifier. In this article, we contribute to the field of ensemble learning and multi-class classification by proposing a new method called Ensemble Partition Sampling (EPS). This article presents a new approach to multiclass classification using an "Ensemble Partition Sampling" method within the "one-vs-all" (OvA) framework. The primary goal of this method is to tackle the problem of data imbalance by incorporating ensemble learning and preprocessing techniques into each binary dataset. The study found that Ensemble Partition Sampling (EPS) is the most effective method for imbalanced and multiclass imbalanced classification, outperforming other methods including OvA, SMOTE, k-means-SMOTE, Bagging-RB, DES-MI, OvO-EASY, and OvO-SMB. The study used CART, Random Forest, and SVM as classifiers, and the results consistently showed that EPS outperformed all other algorithms. The findings suggest that EPS is a highly effective method for improving classification performance in imbalanced and multiclass imbalanced datasets. metadata Jabir, Brahim and Díez, Isabel De la Torre and Bautista Thompson, Ernesto and Ramírez-Vargas, Debora L. and Kuc Castilla, Ángel Gabriel mail UNSPECIFIED (2023) Ensemble Partition Sampling (EPS) for Improved Multi-Class Classification. IEEE Access. p. 1. ISSN 2169-3536

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Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés Artificial intelligence (AI)-based models have emerged as powerful tools in financial markets, capable of reducing investment risks and aiding in selecting highly profitable stocks by achieving precise predictions. This holds immense value for investors, as it empowers them to make data-driven decisions. Identifying current and future trends in multi-class forecasting techniques employed within financial markets, particularly profitability analysis as an evaluation metric is important. The review focuses on examining stud-ies conducted between 2018 and 2023, sourced from three prominent academic databases. A meticulous three-stage approach was employed, encompassing the systematic planning, conduct, and analysis of the se-lected studies. Specifically, the analysis emphasizes technical assessment, profitability analysis, hybrid mod-eling, and the type of results generated by models. Articles were shortlisted based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, while a rigorous quality assessment through ten quality criteria questions, utilizing a Likert-type scale was employed to ensure methodological robustness. We observed that ensemble and hybrid models with long short-term memory (LSTM) and support vector machines (SVM) are being more adopted for financial trends and price prediction. Moreover, hybrid models employing AI algorithms for feature engineering have great potential at par with ensemble techniques. Most studies only employ performance metrics and lack utilization of profitability metrics or investment or trading strategy (simulated or real-time). Similarly, research on multi-class or output is severely lacking in financial forecasting and can be a good avenue for future research. metadata Khattak, Bilal Hassan Ahmed and Shafi, Imran and Khan, Abdul Saboor and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and García Lara, Roberto and Samad, Md. Abdus and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) A Systematic Survey of AI Models in Financial Market Forecasting for Profitability Analysis. IEEE Access, 11. pp. 125359-125380. ISSN 2169-3536

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Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés The fast expansion of ICT (information and communications technology) has provided rich sources of data for the analysis, modeling, and interpretation of human mobility patterns. Many researchers have already introduced behavior-aware protocols for a better understanding of architecture and realistic modeling of behavioral characteristics, similarities, and aggregation of mobile users. We are introducing the similarity analytical framework for the mobile encountering analysis to allow for more direct integration between the physical world and cyber-based systems. In this research, we propose a method for finding the similarity behavior of users’ mobility patterns based on location and time. This research was conducted to develop a technique for producing co-occurrence matrices of users based on their similar behaviors to determine their encounters. Our approach, named SAA (similarity analysis approach), makes use of the device info i.e., IP (internet protocol) and MAC (media access control) address, providing an in-depth analysis of similarity behaviors on a daily basis. We analyzed the similarity distributions of users on different days of the week for different locations based on their real movements. The results show similar characteristics of users with common mobility behaviors based on location and time to showcase the efficacy. The results show that the proposed SAA approach is 33% more accurate in terms of recognizing the user’s similarity as compared to the existing similarity approach. metadata Memon, Ambreen and Kilby, Jeff and Breñosa, Jose and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Analysis and Implementation of Human Mobility Behavior Using Similarity Analysis Based on Co-Occurrence Matrix. Sensors, 22 (24). p. 9898. ISSN 1424-8220

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Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés The demand for cloud computing has drastically increased recently, but this paradigm has several issues due to its inherent complications, such as non-reliability, latency, lesser mobility support, and location-aware services. Fog computing can resolve these issues to some extent, yet it is still in its infancy. Despite several existing works, these works lack fault-tolerant fog computing, which necessitates further research. Fault tolerance enables the performing and provisioning of services despite failures and maintains anti-fragility and resiliency. Fog computing is highly diverse in terms of failures as compared to cloud computing and requires wide research and investigation. From this perspective, this study primarily focuses on the provision of uninterrupted services through fog computing. A framework has been designed to provide uninterrupted services while maintaining resiliency. The geographical information system (GIS) services have been deployed as a test bed which requires high computation, requires intensive resources in terms of CPU and memory, and requires low latency. Keeping different types of failures at different levels and their impacts on service failure and greater response time in mind, the framework was made anti-fragile and resilient at different levels. Experimental results indicate that during service interruption, the user state remains unaffected. metadata Mir, Tahira Sarwar and Liaqat, Hannan Bin and Kiren, Tayybah and Sana, Muhammad Usman and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Miró Vera, Yini Airet and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, yini.miro@uneatlantico.es, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Antifragile and Resilient Geographical Information System Service Delivery in Fog Computing. Sensors, 22 (22). p. 8778. ISSN 1424-8220

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Abierto Inglés Background: Nowadays, there is no gold standard score for prehospital sepsis and sepsis-related mortality identification. The aim of the present study was to analyze the performance of qSOFA, NEWS2 and mSOFA as sepsis predictors in patients with infection-suspected in prehospital care. The second objective is to study the predictive ability of the aforementioned scores in septic-shock and in-hospital mortality. Methods: Prospective, ambulance-based, and multicenter cohort study, developed by the emergency medical services, among patients (n = 535) with suspected infection transferred by ambulance with high-priority to the emergency department (ED). The study enrolled 40 ambulances and 4 ED in Spain between 1 January 2020, and 30 September 2021. All the variables used in the scores, in addition to socio-demographic data, standard vital signs, prehospital analytical parameters (glucose, lactate, and creatinine) were collected. For the evaluation of the scores, the discriminative power, calibration curve and decision curve analysis (DCA) were used. Results: The mSOFA outperformed the other two scores for mortality, presenting the following AUCs: 0.877 (95%CI 0.841–0.913), 0.761 (95%CI 0.706–0.816), 0.731 (95%CI 0.674–0.788), for mSOFA, NEWS, and qSOFA, respectively. No differences were found for sepsis nor septic shock, but mSOFA’s AUCs was higher than the one of the other two scores. The calibration curve and DCA presented similar results. Conclusion: The use of mSOFA could provide and extra insight regarding the short-term mortality and sepsis diagnostic, backing its recommendation in the prehospital scenario. metadata Melero-Guijarro, Laura and Sanz-García, Ancor and Martín-Rodríguez, Francisco and Lipari, Vivian and Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, Cristina and Carvajal-Altamiranda, Stefanía and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Dominguez Azpíroz, Irma and Castro Villamor, Miguel A. and Sánchez Soberón, Irene and López-Izquierdo, Raúl mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, cristina.mazas@uneatlantico.es, stefania.carvajal@uneatlantico.es, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, irma.dominguez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Prehospital qSOFA, mSOFA, and NEWS2 performance for sepsis prediction: A prospective, multi-center, cohort study. Frontiers in Medicine, 10. ISSN 2296-858X

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Abierto Inglés Technology’s expansion has contributed to the rise in popularity of social media platforms. Twitter is one of the leading social media platforms that people use to share their opinions. Such opinions, sometimes, may contain threatening text, deliberately or non-deliberately, which can be disturbing for other users. Consequently, the detection of threatening content on social media is an important task. Contrary to high-resource languages like English, Dutch, and others that have several such approaches, the low-resource Urdu language does not have such a luxury. Therefore, this study presents an intelligent threatening language detection for the Urdu language. A stacking model is proposed that uses an extra tree (ET) classifier and Bayes theorem-based Bernoulli Naive Bayes (BNB) as the based learners while logistic regression (LR) is employed as the meta learner. A performance analysis is carried out by deploying a support vector classifier, ET, LR, BNB, fully connected network, convolutional neural network, long short-term memory, and gated recurrent unit. Experimental results indicate that the stacked model performs better than both machine learning and deep learning models. With 74.01% accuracy, 70.84% precision, 75.65% recall, and 73.99% F1 score, the model outperforms the existing benchmark study. metadata Mehmood, Aneela and Farooq, Muhammad Shoaib and Naseem, Ansar and Rustam, Furqan and Gracia Villar, Mónica and Rodríguez Velasco, Carmen Lilí and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, monica.gracia@uneatlantico.es, carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Threatening URDU Language Detection from Tweets Using Machine Learning. Applied Sciences, 12 (20). p. 10342. ISSN 2076-3417

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Article Subjects > Teaching Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production Abierto Español Los avances tecnológicos requieren del desarrollo del pensamiento científico con el cual los estudiantes puedan acceder y transformar su entorno. Esto propende por la enseñanza de una ciencia actualizada, contextualizada y motivadora que despierte el interés en los estudiantes y que privilegie el desarrollo de competencias científicas. Bajo esta premisa, el objetivo del presente artículo es presentar los resultados obtenidos al implementar una estrategia metodológica basada en la indagación guiada, en la adecuación de prácticas de laboratorio de física. La estrategia se implementó en tres colegios de Bogotá (Colombia), en una muestra conformada por 145 estudiantes de educación media, efectuando el seguimiento de las interacciones de los estudiantes con el modelo de prácticas de laboratorio propuesto, y analizando los progresos de sus desempeños inherentes a las competencias sugeridas en la investigación. Desde una metodología mixta, de corte descriptivo analítico, se implementaron pruebas de entrada y salida diseñadas ad hoc, que establecieron el nivel de apropiación de las competencias, antes y después de la implementación de la estrategia metodológica. Los resultados obtenidos dan cuenta de la efectividad de la estrategia al interior de los contextos educativos considerados. Se concluye que la estrategia presenta un carácter innovador y relevante, al proponer elementos orientadores y didácticos para la enseñanza de las ciencias, acercando a los estudiantes hacia los nuevos desarrollos tecnológicos y científicos actuales. metadata Ortiz Viviescas, Clara Inés and Suárez-Ortega, Magdalena mail clarainesortizv@hotmail.com, UNSPECIFIED (2019) La indagación guiada como estrategia metodológica para el desarrollo de competencias científicas en estudiantes de Educación Media. MLS Educational Research, 3 (1). pp. 7-24. ISSN 26035820

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Article Subjects > Teaching Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production Abierto Español Esta investigación analiza la asociación entre el logro del aprendizaje significativo en la Primera Infancia, el nivel de comprensión y la Realidad Aumentada (RA) en un ambiente mediado por TIC. Para cumplir con el objetivo propuesto, se estructuró un estudio mixto de corte participativo, cuasiexperimental con dos grupos A y B que utilizaron RA en fases alternativas del estudio. En el estudio participaron 27 estudiantes del grado Transición del Colegio República de Colombia I.E.D. de Bogotá. Para este estudio se lleva a cabo un experimento social que desarrolla el componente empírico práctico de esta investigación, en el cual se utiliza la RA en unidades didácticas, diseñadas, desarrolladas y evaluadas en el marco conceptual de la enseñanza para la comprensión (EpC), en ambientes que combinan el mundo físico con el mundo virtual, para identificar, analizar, y explicar los cambios que se presentan en el aprendizaje significativo y el nivel de comprensión de los estudiantes. Los resultados demuestran que la implementación de los recursos de RA, inciden estadísticamente en el crecimiento de los niveles de comprensión para cada una de las dimensiones consideradas en el marco conceptual de la comprensión. Se evidenció en la ejecución de las Unidades Didácticas la potencialidad de la RA para promover la comprensión de los estudiantes especialmente en la dimensión de las formas de comunicación. metadata Prado Rodríguez, Olga Lucía and de los Ángeles Sierra, Rita María mail olgalup2@hotmail.com, rita_sierra@hotmail.com (2022) Incidencia de la realidad aumentada en el aprendizaje significativo de la Primera Infancia. MLS Educational Research (MLSER), 6 (1).

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés Conventional outage management practices in distribution systems are tedious and complex due to the long time taken to locate the fault. Emerging smart technologies and various cloud services offered could be utilized and integrated into the power industry to enhance the overall process, especially in the fault monitoring and normalizing fields in distribution systems. This paper introduces smart fault monitoring and normalizing technologies in distribution systems by using one of the most popular cloud service platforms, the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Hub, together with some of the related services. A hardware prototype was constructed based on part of a real underground distribution system network, and the fault monitoring and normalizing techniques were integrated to form a system. Such a system with IoT integration effectively reduces the power outage experienced by customers in the healthy section of the faulted feeder from approximately 1 h to less than 5 min and is able to improve the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) and System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) in electric utility companies significantly metadata Peter, Geno and Stonier, Albert Alexander and Gupta, Punit and Gavilanes, Daniel and Masías Vergara, Manuel and Lung sin, Jong mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, daniel.gavilanes@uneatlantico.es, manuel.masias@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Smart Fault Monitoring and Normalizing of a Power Distribution System Using IoT. Energies, 15 (21). p. 8206. ISSN 1996-1073

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Abierto Inglés Facial emotion recognition (FER) is an important and developing topic of research in the field of pattern recognition. The effective application of facial emotion analysis is gaining popularity in surveillance footage, expression analysis, activity recognition, home automation, computer games, stress treatment, patient observation, depression, psychoanalysis, and robotics. Robot interfaces, emotion-aware smart agent systems, and efficient human–computer interaction all benefit greatly from facial expression recognition. This has garnered attention as a key prospect in recent years. However, due to shortcomings in the presence of occlusions, fluctuations in lighting, and changes in physical appearance, research on emotion recognition has to be improved. This paper proposes a new architecture design of a convolutional neural network (CNN) for the FER system and contains five convolution layers, one fully connected layer with rectified linear unit activation function, and a SoftMax layer. Additionally, the feature map enhancement is applied to accomplish a higher detection rate and higher precision. Lastly, an application is developed that mitigates the effects of the aforementioned problems and can identify the basic expressions of human emotions, such as joy, grief, surprise, fear, contempt, anger, etc. Results indicate that the proposed CNN achieves 92.66% accuracy with mixed datasets, while the accuracy for the cross dataset is 94.94%. metadata Qazi, Awais Salman and Farooq, Muhammad Shoaib and Rustam, Furqan and Gracia Villar, Mónica and Rodríguez Velasco, Carmen Lilí and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, monica.gracia@uneatlantico.es, carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Emotion Detection Using Facial Expression Involving Occlusions and Tilt. Applied Sciences, 12 (22). p. 11797. ISSN 2076-3417

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Abierto Inglés β-Thalassemia is one of the dangerous causes of the high mortality rate in the Mediterranean countries. Substantial resources are required to save a β-Thalassemia carriers’ life and early detection of thalassemia patients can help appropriate treatment to increase the carrier’s life expectancy. Being a genetic disease, it can not be prevented however the analysis of several indicators in parents’ blood can be used to detect disorders causing Thalassemia. Laboratory tests for Thalassemia are time-consuming and expensive like high-performance liquid chromatography, Complete Blood Count (CBC) with peripheral smear, genetic test, etc. Red blood indices from CBC can be used with machine learning models for the same task. Despite the available approaches for Thalassemia carriers from CBC data, gaps exist between the desired and achieved accuracy. Moreover, the data imbalance problem is studied well which makes the models less generalizable. This study proposes a highly accurate approach for β-Thalassemia detection using red blood indices from CBC augmented by supervised machine learning. In view of the fact that all the features do not carry predictive information regarding the target variable, this study employs a unified framework of two features selection techniques including Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Singular Vector Decomposition (SVD). The data imbalance between β-Thalassemia carrier and non-carriers is handled by Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique (SMOTE) and Adaptive Synthetic (ADASYN). Extensive experiments are performed using many state-of-the-art machine learning models and deep learning models. Experimental results indicate the superiority of the proposed approach over existing approaches with an accuracy score of 0.96. metadata Rustam, Furqan and Ashraf, Imran and Jabbar, Shehbaz and Tutusaus, Kilian and Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, Cristina and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and de la Torre Diez, Isabel mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, kilian.tutusaus@uneatlantico.es, cristina.mazas@uneatlantico.es, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Prediction β-Thalassemia carriers using complete blood count features. Scientific Reports, 12 (1). ISSN 2045-2322

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Abierto Inglés Railway track faults may lead to railway accidents and cause human and financial loss. Spatial, temporal, and weather elements, and wear and tear, lead to ballast, loose nuts, misalignment, and cracks leading to accidents. Manual inspection of such defects is time-consuming and prone to errors. Automatic inspection provides a fast, reliable, and unbiased solution. However, highly accurate fault detection is challenging due to the lack of public datasets, noisy data, inefficient models, etc. To obtain better performance, this study presents a novel approach that relies on mel frequency cepstral coefficient features from acoustic data. The primary objective of this study is to increase fault detection performance. As well as designing an ensemble model, we utilize selective features using chi-square(chi2) that have high importance with respect to the target class. Extensive experiments were carried out to analyze the efficiency of the proposed approach. The experimental results suggest that using 60 features, 40 original features, and 20 chi2 features produces optimal results both regarding accuracy and computational complexity. A mean accuracy score of 0.99 was obtained using the proposed approach with machine learning models using the collected data. Moreover, this performance was significantly better than that of existing approaches; however, the performance of models may vary in real-world settings. metadata Rustam, Furqan and Ishaq, Abid and Hashmi, Muhammad Shadab Alam and Siddiqui, Hafeez Ur Rehman and Dzul Lopez, Luis and Castanedo Galán, Juan and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, luis.dzul@unini.edu.mx, juan.castanedo@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Railway Track Fault Detection Using Selective MFCC Features from Acoustic Data. Sensors, 23 (16). p. 7018. ISSN 1424-8220

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Abierto Inglés Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a severe and chronic ailment that is currently ranked as the third most common cause of mortality across the globe. COPD patients often experience debilitating symptoms such as chronic coughing, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Sadly, the disease frequently goes undiagnosed until it is too late, leaving patients without the care they desperately need. So, COPD detection at an early stage is crucial to prevent further damage to the lungs and improve quality of life. Traditional COPD detection methods often rely on physical examinations and tests such as spirometry, chest radiography, blood gas tests, and genetic tests. However, these methods may not always be accurate or accessible. One of the key vital signs for detecting COPD is the patient’s respiration rate. However, it is crucial to consider a patient’s medical and demographic characteristics simultaneously for better detection results. To address this issue, this study aims to detect COPD patients using artificial intelligence techniques. To achieve this goal, a novel framework is proposed that utilizes ultra-wideband (UWB) radar-based temporal and spectral features to build machine learning and deep learning models. This new set of temporal and spectral features is extracted from respiration data collected non-invasively from 1.5 m distance using UWB radar. Different machine learning and deep learning models are trained and tested on the collected dataset. The findings are promising, with a high accuracy score of 100% for COPD detection. This means that the proposed framework could potentially save lives by identifying COPD patients at an early stage. The k-fold cross-validation technique and performance comparison with the state-of-the-art studies are applied to validate its performance, ensuring that the results are robust and reliable. The high accuracy score achieved in the study implies that the proposed framework has the potential for the efficient detection of COPD at an early stage. metadata Siddiqui, Hafeez-Ur-Rehman and Raza, Ali and Saleem, Adil Ali and Rustam, Furqan and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Gavilanes Aray, Daniel and Lipari, Vivian and Ashraf, Imran and Dudley, Sandra mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, daniel.gavilanes@uneatlantico.es, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) An Approach to Detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using UWB Radar-Based Temporal and Spectral Features. Diagnostics, 13 (6). p. 1096. ISSN 2075-4418

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Abierto Inglés Breast cancer is prevalent in women and the second leading cause of death. Conventional breast cancer detection methods require several laboratory tests and medical experts. Automated breast cancer detection is thus very important for timely treatment. This study explores the influence of various feature selection technique to increase the performance of machine learning methods for breast cancer detection. Experimental results shows that use of appropriate features tend to show highly accurate prediction metadata Shafique, Rahman and Rustam, Furqan and Choi, Gyu Sang and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Mahmood, Arif and Lipari, Vivian and Rodríguez Velasco, Carmen Lilí and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Breast Cancer Prediction Using Fine Needle Aspiration Features and Upsampling with Supervised Machine Learning. Cancers, 15 (3). p. 681. ISSN 2072-6694

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
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Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
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Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Inglés Artificial intelligence has made substantial progress in medicine. Automated dental imaging interpretation is one of the most prolific areas of research using AI. X-ray and infrared imaging systems have enabled dental clinicians to identify dental diseases since the 1950s. However, the manual process of dental disease assessment is tedious and error-prone when diagnosed by inexperienced dentists. Thus, researchers have employed different advanced computer vision techniques, and machine- and deep-learning models for dental disease diagnoses using X-ray and near-infrared imagery. Despite the notable development of AI in dentistry, certain factors affect the performance of the proposed approaches, including limited data availability, imbalanced classes, and lack of transparency and interpretability. Hence, it is of utmost importance for the research community to formulate suitable approaches, considering the existing challenges and leveraging findings from the existing studies. Based on an extensive literature review, this survey provides a brief overview of X-ray and near-infrared imaging systems. Additionally, a comprehensive insight into challenges faced by researchers in the dental domain has been brought forth in this survey. The article further offers an amalgamative assessment of both performances and methods evaluated on public benchmarks and concludes with ethical considerations and future research avenues. metadata Shafi, Imran and Fatima, Anum and Afzal, Hammad and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Lipari, Vivian and Breñosa, Jose and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) A Comprehensive Review of Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Dentistry E-Health. Diagnostics, 13 (13). p. 2196. ISSN 2075-4418

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Abierto Inglés Monitoring tool conditions and sub-assemblies before final integration is essential to reducing processing failures and improving production quality for manufacturing setups. This research study proposes a real-time deep learning-based framework for identifying faulty components due to malfunctioning at different manufacturing stages in the aerospace industry. It uses a convolutional neural network (CNN) to recognize and classify intermediate abnormal states in a single manufacturing process. The manufacturing process for aircraft factory products comprises different phases; analyzing the components after the integration is labor-intensive and time-consuming, which often puts the company’s stake at high risk. To overcome these challenges, the proposed AI-based system can perform inspection and defect detection and alleviate the probability of components’ needing to be re-manufacturing after being assembled. In addition, it analyses the impact value, i.e., rework delays and costs, of manufacturing processes using a statistical process control tool on real-time data for various manufactured components. Defects are detected and classified using the CNN and teachable machine in the single manufacturing process during the initial stage prior to assembling the components. The results show the significance of the proposed approach in improving operational cost management and reducing rework-induced delays. Ground tests are conducted to calculate the impact value followed by the air tests of the final assembled aircraft. The statistical results indicate a 52.88% and 34.32% reduction in time delays and total cost, respectively. metadata Shafi, Imran and Mazhar, Muhammad Fawad and Fatima, Anum and Álvarez, Roberto Marcelo and Miró Vera, Yini Airet and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, roberto.alvarez@uneatlantico.es, yini.miro@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Deep Learning-Based Real Time Defect Detection for Optimization of Aircraft Manufacturing and Control Performance. Drones, 7 (1). p. 31. ISSN 2504-446X

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
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Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
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Abierto Español Patient care and convenience remain the concern of medical professionals and caregivers alike. An unconscious patient confined to a bed may develop fluid accumulation and pressure sores due to inactivity and deficiency of oxygen flow. Moreover, weight monitoring is crucial for an effective treatment plan, which is difficult to measure for bedridden patients. This paper presents the design and development of a smart and cost-effective independent system for lateral rotation, movement, weight measurement, and transporting immobile patients. Optimal dimensions and practical design specifications are determined by a survey across various hospitals. Subsequently, the proposed hoist-based weighing and turning mechanism is CAD-modeled and simulated. Later, the structural analysis is carried out to select suitable metallurgy for various sub-assemblies to ensure design reliability. After fabrication, optimization, integration, and testing procedures, the base frame is designed to mount a hydraulic motor for the actuator, a DC power source for self-sustenance, and lockable wheels for portability. The installation of a weighing scale and a hydraulic actuator is ensured to lift the patient for weight measuring up to 600 pounds or lateral turning of 80 degrees both ways. The developed system offers simple operating characteristics, allows for keeping patient weight records, and assists nurses in changing patients’ lateral positions both ways, comfortably massage patients’ backs, and transport them from one bed to another. Additionally, being lightweight offers reduced contact with the patient to increase the healthcare staff’s safety in pandemics; it is also height adjustable and portable, allowing for use with multiple-sized beds and easy transportation across the medical facility. The feedback from paramedics is encouraging regarding reducing labor-intensive nursing tasks, alleviating the discomfort of long-term bed-ridden patients, and allowing medical practitioners to suggest better treatment plans metadata Shafi, Imran and Farooq, Muhammad Siddique and De La Torre Díez, Isabel and Breñosa, Jose and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, ulio.martinez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Design and Development of Smart Weight Measurement, Lateral Turning and Transfer Bedding for Unconscious Patients in Pandemics. Healthcare, 10 (11). p. 2174. ISSN 2227-9032

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Abierto Inglés The diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer is challenging due to its asymptomatic nature, especially given the repeated radiation exposure and high cost of computed tomography(CT). Examining the lung CT images to detect pulmonary nodules, especially the cell lung cancer lesions, is also tedious and prone to errors even by a specialist. This study proposes a cancer diagnostic model based on a deep learning-enabled support vector machine (SVM). The proposed computer-aided design (CAD) model identifies the physiological and pathological changes in the soft tissues of the cross-section in lung cancer lesions. The model is first trained to recognize lung cancer by measuring and comparing the selected profile values in CT images obtained from patients and control patients at their diagnosis. Then, the model is tested and validated using the CT scans of both patients and control patients that are not shown in the training phase. The study investigates 888 annotated CT scans from the publicly available LIDC/IDRI database. The proposed deep learning-assisted SVM-based model yields 94% accuracy for pulmonary nodule detection representing early-stage lung cancer. It is found superior to other existing methods including complex deep learning, simple machine learning, and the hybrid techniques used on lung CT images for nodule detection. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach can greatly assist radiologists in detecting early lung cancer and facilitating the timely management of patients. metadata Shafi, Imran and Din, Sadia and Khan, Asim and Díez, Isabel De La Torre and Pali-Casanova, Ramón and Tutusaus, Kilian and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, ramon.pali@unini.edu.mx, kilian.tutusaus@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) An Effective Method for Lung Cancer Diagnosis from CT Scan Using Deep Learning-Based Support Vector Network. Cancers, 14 (21). p. 5457. ISSN 2072-6694

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Abierto Inglés Cricket has a massive global following and is ranked as the second most popular sport globally, with an estimated 2.5 billion fans. Batting requires quick decisions based on ball speed, trajectory, fielder positions, etc. Recently, computer vision and machine learning techniques have gained attention as potential tools to predict cricket strokes played by batters. This study presents a cutting-edge approach to predicting batsman strokes using computer vision and machine learning. The study analyzes eight strokes: pull, cut, cover drive, straight drive, backfoot punch, on drive, flick, and sweep. The study uses the MediaPipe library to extract features from videos and several machine learning and deep learning algorithms, including random forest (RF), support vector machine, k-nearest neighbors, decision tree, linear regression, and long short-term memory to predict the strokes. The study achieves an outstanding accuracy of 99.77% using the RF algorithm, outperforming the other algorithms used in the study. The k-fold validation of the RF model is 95.0% with a standard deviation of 0.07, highlighting the potential of computer vision and machine learning techniques for predicting batsman strokes in cricket. The study’s results could help improve coaching techniques and enhance batsmen’s performance in cricket, ultimately improving the game’s overall quality. metadata Siddiqui, Hafeez Ur Rehman and Younas, Faizan and Rustam, Furqan and Soriano Flores, Emmanuel and Brito Ballester, Julién and Diez, Isabel de la Torre and Dudley, Sandra and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, julien.brito@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Enhancing Cricket Performance Analysis with Human Pose Estimation and Machine Learning. Sensors, 23 (15). p. 6839. ISSN 1424-8220

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Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Background and Aims The 2022-mpox outbreak has spread worldwide in a short time. Integrated knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and transmission of mpox are limited. This systematic review of peer-reviewed articles and gray literature was conducted to shed light on the epidemiology, clinical features, and transmission of 2022-mpox outbreak. Methods We identified 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts for data analysis. The standards of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Statement and Cochrane Collaboration were followed for conducting the study. Results The case number of mpox has increased about 100 times worldwide. About 99% of the cases in 2022 outbreak was from non-endemic regions. Men (70%–98% cases) were mostly infected with homosexual and bisexual behavior (30%–60%). The ages of the infected people ranged between 30 and 40 years. The presence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among 30%–60% of cases were reported. Human-to-human transmission via direct contact and different body fluids were involved in the majority of the cases (90%–100%). Lesions in genitals, perianal, and anogenital areas were more prevalent. Unusually, pharyngitis (15%–40%) and proctitis (20%–40%) were more common during 2022 outbreak than pre-2022 outbreaks. Brincidofovir is approved for the treatment of smallpox by FDA (USA). Two vaccines, including JYNNEOSTM and ACAM2000®, are approved and used for pre- and post-prophylaxis in cases. About 100% of the cases in non-endemic regions were associated with isolates of IIb clade with a divergence of 0.0018–0.0035. Isolates from B.1 lineage were the most predominant followed by B.1.2 and B.1.10. Conclusion This study will add integrated knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical features, and transmission of mpox. metadata Sharif, Nadim and Sharif, Nazmul and Alzahrani, Khalid J. and Halawani, Ibrahim F. and Alzahrani, Fuad M. and Díez, Isabel De la Torre and Lipari, Vivian and López Flores, Miguel Ángel and Parvez, Anowar K. and Dey, Shuvra K. mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, miguelangel.lopez@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Molecular epidemiology, transmission and clinical features of 2022‐mpox outbreak: A systematic review. Health Science Reports, 6 (10). ISSN 2398-8835

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Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
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Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Introduction: Co-prevalence of long-COVID-19, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes is one of the major health challenges of the pandemic worldwide. Studies on long-COVID-19 and associated health outcomes are absent in Bangladesh. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and impact of long-COVID-19 on preexisting diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) on health outcomes among patients in Bangladesh. Methods: We collected data from 3,250 participants in Bangladesh, retrospectively. Multivariable logistic regression model was used to determine the odds ratio between independent and dependent variables. Kaplan-Meier survival curve was used to determine the cumulative survival. Results: COVID-19 was detected among 73.4% (2,385 of 3,250) participants. Acute long-COVID-19 was detected among 28.4% (678 of 2,385) and chronic long-COVID-19 among 71.6% (1,707 of 2,385) patients. CVD and diabetes were found among 32%, and 24% patients, respectively. Mortality rate was 18% (585 of 3,250) among the participants. Co-prevalence of CVD, diabetes and COVID-19 was involved in majority of fatality (95%). Fever (97%), dry cough (87%) and loss of taste and smell (85%) were the most prevalent symptoms. Patients with co-prevalence of CVD, diabetes and COVID-19 had higher risk of fatality (OR: 3.65, 95% CI, 2.79–4.24). Co-prevalence of CVD, diabetes and chronic long-COVID-19 were detected among 11.9% patients. Discussion: Risk of hospitalization and fatality reduced significantly among the vaccinated. This is one of the early studies on long-COVID-19 in Bangladesh. metadata Sharif, Nadim and Sharif, Nazmul and Khan, Afsana and Halawani, Ibrahim F. and Alzahrani, Fuad M. and Alzahrani, Khalid J. and Díez, Isabel De la Torre and Ramírez-Vargas, Debora L. and Kuc Castilla, Ángel Gabriel and Parvez, Anowar Khasru and Dey, Shuvra Kanti mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, debora.ramirez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Prevalence and impact of long COVID-19 among patients with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Public Health, 11. ISSN 2296-2565

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Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés Safety critical spare parts hold special importance for aviation organizations. However, accurate forecasting of such parts becomes challenging when the data are lumpy or intermittent. This research paper proposes an artificial neural network (ANN) model that is able to observe the recent trends of error surface and responds efficiently to the local gradient for precise spare prediction results marked by lumpiness. Introduction of the momentum term allows the proposed ANN model to ignore small variations in the error surface and to behave like a low-pass filter and thus to avoid local minima. Using the whole collection of aviation spare parts having the highest demand activity, an ANN model is built to predict the failure of aircraft installed parts. The proposed model is first optimized for its topology and is later trained and validated with known historical demand datasets. The testing phase includes introducing input vector comprising influential factors that dictate sporadic demand. The proposed approach is found to provide superior results due to its simple architecture and fast converging training algorithm once evaluated against some other state-of-the-art models from the literature using related benchmark performance criteria. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The accurate prediction of the cost-heavy and critical spare parts is expected to result in huge cost savings, reduce downtime, and improve the operational readiness of drones, fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. This also resolves the dead inventory issue as a result of wrong demands of fast moving spares due to human error. metadata Shafi, Imran and Sohail, Amir and Ahmad, Jamil and Martínez Espinosa, Julio César and Dzul Lopez, Luis Alonso and Bautista Thompson, Ernesto and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, luis.dzul@unini.edu.mx, ernesto.bautista@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Spare Parts Forecasting and Lumpiness Classification Using Neural Network Model and Its Impact on Aviation Safety. Applied Sciences, 13 (9). p. 5475. ISSN 2076-3417

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Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Abierto Inglés With a view of the post-COVID-19 world and probable future pandemics, this paper presents an Internet of Things (IoT)-based automated healthcare diagnosis model that employs a mixed approach using data augmentation, transfer learning, and deep learning techniques and does not require physical interaction between the patient and physician. Through a user-friendly graphic user interface and availability of suitable computing power on smart devices, the embedded artificial intelligence allows the proposed model to be effectively used by a layperson without the need for a dental expert by indicating any issues with the teeth and subsequent treatment options. The proposed method involves multiple processes, including data acquisition using IoT devices, data preprocessing, deep learning-based feature extraction, and classification through an unsupervised neural network. The dataset contains multiple periapical X-rays of five different types of lesions obtained through an IoT device mounted within the mouth guard. A pretrained AlexNet, a fast GPU implementation of a convolutional neural network (CNN), is fine-tuned using data augmentation and transfer learning and employed to extract the suitable feature set. The data augmentation avoids overtraining, whereas accuracy is improved by transfer learning. Later, support vector machine (SVM) and the K-nearest neighbors (KNN) classifiers are trained for lesion classification. It was found that the proposed automated model based on the AlexNet extraction mechanism followed by the SVM classifier achieved an accuracy of 98%, showing the effectiveness of the presented approach. metadata Shafi, Imran and Sajad, Muhammad and Fatima, Anum and Gavilanes Aray, Daniel and Lipari, Vivian and Diez, Isabel de la Torre and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, daniel.gavilanes@uneatlantico.es, vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Teeth Lesion Detection Using Deep Learning and the Internet of Things Post-COVID-19. Sensors, 23 (15). p. 6837. ISSN 1424-8220

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Abierto Inglés This study sought to investigate how different brain regions are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at various phases of the disease, using independent component analysis (ICA). The study examines six regions in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage, four in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), six in the moderate stage, and six in the severe stage. The precuneus, cuneus, middle frontal gyri, calcarine cortex, superior medial frontal gyri, and superior frontal gyri were the areas impacted at all phases. A general linear model (GLM) is used to extract the voxels of the previously mentioned regions. The resting fMRI data for 18 AD patients who had advanced from MCI to stage 3 of the disease were obtained from the ADNI public source database. The subjects include eight women and ten men. The voxel dataset is used to train and test ten machine learning algorithms to categorize the MCI, mild, moderate, and severe stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The accuracy, recall, precision, and F1 score were used as conventional scoring measures to evaluate the classification outcomes. AdaBoost fared better than the other algorithms and obtained a phenomenal accuracy of 98.61%, precision of 99.00%, and recall and F1 scores of 98.00% each. metadata Shahzadi, Samra and Butt, Naveed Anwer and Sana, Muhammad Usman and Elío Pascual, Iñaki and Briones Urbano, Mercedes and Díez, Isabel de la Torre and Ashraf, Imran mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, inaki.elio@uneatlantico.es, mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Voxel Extraction and Multiclass Classification of Identified Brain Regions across Various Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Machine Learning Approaches. Diagnostics, 13 (18). p. 2871. ISSN 2075-4418

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Can the phenolic compounds of Manuka honey chemosensitize colon cancer stem cells? A deep insight into the effect on chemoresistance and self-renewal

Manuka honey, which is rich in pinocembrin, quercetin, naringenin, salicylic, p-coumaric, ferulic, syringic and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acids, has been shown to have pleiotropic effects against colon cancer cells. In this study, potential chemosensitizing effects of Manuka honey against 5-Fluorouracil were investigated in colonspheres enriched with cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are responsible for chemoresistance. Results showed that 5-Fluorouracil increased when it was combined with Manuka honey by downregulating the gene expression of both ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2, an efflux pump and thymidylate synthase, the main target of 5-Fluorouracil which regulates the ex novo DNA synthesis. Manuka honey was associated with decreased self-renewal ability by CSCs, regulating expression of several genes in Wnt/β-catenin, Hedgehog and Notch pathways. This preliminary study opens new areas of research into the effects of natural compounds in combination with pharmaceuticals and, potentially, increase efficacy or reduce adverse effects.

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Danila Cianciosi mail , Yasmany Armas Diaz mail , José M. Alvarez-Suarez mail , Xiumin Chen mail , Di Zhang mail , Nohora Milena Martínez López mail nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, Mercedes Briones Urbano mail mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, José L. Quiles mail jose.quiles@uneatlantico.es, Adolfo Amici mail , Maurizio Battino mail maurizio.battino@uneatlantico.es, Francesca Giampieri mail francesca.giampieri@uneatlantico.es,

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A Systematic Survey of AI Models in Financial Market Forecasting for Profitability Analysis

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based models have emerged as powerful tools in financial markets, capable of reducing investment risks and aiding in selecting highly profitable stocks by achieving precise predictions. This holds immense value for investors, as it empowers them to make data-driven decisions. Identifying current and future trends in multi-class forecasting techniques employed within financial markets, particularly profitability analysis as an evaluation metric is important. The review focuses on examining stud-ies conducted between 2018 and 2023, sourced from three prominent academic databases. A meticulous three-stage approach was employed, encompassing the systematic planning, conduct, and analysis of the se-lected studies. Specifically, the analysis emphasizes technical assessment, profitability analysis, hybrid mod-eling, and the type of results generated by models. Articles were shortlisted based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, while a rigorous quality assessment through ten quality criteria questions, utilizing a Likert-type scale was employed to ensure methodological robustness. We observed that ensemble and hybrid models with long short-term memory (LSTM) and support vector machines (SVM) are being more adopted for financial trends and price prediction. Moreover, hybrid models employing AI algorithms for feature engineering have great potential at par with ensemble techniques. Most studies only employ performance metrics and lack utilization of profitability metrics or investment or trading strategy (simulated or real-time). Similarly, research on multi-class or output is severely lacking in financial forecasting and can be a good avenue for future research.

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Bilal Hassan Ahmed Khattak mail , Imran Shafi mail , Abdul Saboor Khan mail , Emmanuel Soriano Flores mail emmanuel.soriano@uneatlantico.es, Roberto García Lara mail , Md. Abdus Samad mail , Imran Ashraf mail ,

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Prehospital acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease in elderly: an observational, prospective, multicentre, ambulance-based cohort study

Objective The aim was to explore the association of demographic and prehospital parameters with short-term and long-term mortality in acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease by using a hazard model, focusing on elderly individuals, by comparing patients under 75 years versus patients over 75 years of age. Design Prospective, multicentre, observational study. Setting Emergency medical services (EMS) delivery study gathering data from two back-to-back studies between 1 October 2019 and 30 November 2021. Six advanced life support (ALS), 43 basic life support and five hospitals in Spain were considered. Participants Adult patients suffering from acute life-threatening cardiovascular disease attended by the EMS. Primary and secondary outcome measures The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality from any cause within the first to the 365 days following EMS attendance. The main measures included prehospital demographics, biochemical variables, prehospital ALS techniques used and syndromic suspected conditions. Results A total of 1744 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The 365-day cumulative mortality in the elderly amounted to 26.1% (229 cases) versus 11.6% (11.6%) in patients under 75 years old. Elderly patients (≥75 years) presented a twofold risk of mortality compared with patients ≤74 years. Life-threatening interventions (mechanical ventilation, cardioversion and defibrillation) were also related to a twofold increased risk of mortality. Importantly, patients suffering from acute heart failure presented a more than twofold increased risk of mortality. Conclusions This study revealed the prehospital variables associated with the long-term mortality of patients suffering from acute cardiovascular disease. Our results provide important insights for the development of specific codes or scores for cardiovascular diseases to facilitate the risk of mortality characterisation.

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A lightweight deep learning approach for COVID-19 detection using X-ray images with edge federation

Objective This study aims to develop a lightweight convolutional neural network-based edge federated learning architecture for COVID-19 detection using X-ray images, aiming to minimize computational cost, latency, and bandwidth requirements while preserving patient privacy. Method The proposed method uses an edge federated learning architecture to optimize task allocation and execution. Unlike in traditional edge networks where requests from fixed nodes are handled by nearby edge devices or remote clouds, the proposed model uses an intelligent broker within the federation to assess member edge cloudlets' parameters, such as resources and hop count, to make optimal decisions for task offloading. This approach enhances performance and privacy by placing tasks in closer proximity to the user. DenseNet is used for model training, with a depth of 60 and 357,482 parameters. This resource-aware distributed approach optimizes computing resource utilization within the edge-federated learning architecture. Results The experimental results demonstrate significant improvements in various performance metrics. The proposed method reduces training time by 53.1%, optimizes CPU and memory utilization by 17.5% and 33.6%, and maintains accurate COVID-19 detection capabilities without compromising the F1 score, demonstrating the efficiency and effectiveness of the lightweight convolutional neural network-based edge federated learning architecture. Conclusion Existing studies predominantly concentrate on either privacy and accuracy or load balancing and energy optimization, with limited emphasis on training time. The proposed approach offers a comprehensive performance-centric solution that simultaneously addresses privacy, load balancing, and energy optimization while reducing training time, providing a more holistic and balanced solution for optimal system performance.

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Sohaib Bin Khalid Alvi mail , Muhammad Ziad Nayyer mail , Muhammad Hasan Jamal mail , Imran Raza mail , Isabel de la Torre Diez mail , Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco mail carmen.rodriguez@uneatlantico.es, Jose Breñosa mail josemanuel.brenosa@uneatlantico.es, Imran Ashraf mail ,

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Molecular epidemiology, transmission and clinical features of 2022‐mpox outbreak: A systematic review

Background and Aims The 2022-mpox outbreak has spread worldwide in a short time. Integrated knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and transmission of mpox are limited. This systematic review of peer-reviewed articles and gray literature was conducted to shed light on the epidemiology, clinical features, and transmission of 2022-mpox outbreak. Methods We identified 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts for data analysis. The standards of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Statement and Cochrane Collaboration were followed for conducting the study. Results The case number of mpox has increased about 100 times worldwide. About 99% of the cases in 2022 outbreak was from non-endemic regions. Men (70%–98% cases) were mostly infected with homosexual and bisexual behavior (30%–60%). The ages of the infected people ranged between 30 and 40 years. The presence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among 30%–60% of cases were reported. Human-to-human transmission via direct contact and different body fluids were involved in the majority of the cases (90%–100%). Lesions in genitals, perianal, and anogenital areas were more prevalent. Unusually, pharyngitis (15%–40%) and proctitis (20%–40%) were more common during 2022 outbreak than pre-2022 outbreaks. Brincidofovir is approved for the treatment of smallpox by FDA (USA). Two vaccines, including JYNNEOSTM and ACAM2000®, are approved and used for pre- and post-prophylaxis in cases. About 100% of the cases in non-endemic regions were associated with isolates of IIb clade with a divergence of 0.0018–0.0035. Isolates from B.1 lineage were the most predominant followed by B.1.2 and B.1.10. Conclusion This study will add integrated knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical features, and transmission of mpox.

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Nadim Sharif mail , Nazmul Sharif mail , Khalid J. Alzahrani mail , Ibrahim F. Halawani mail , Fuad M. Alzahrani mail , Isabel De la Torre Díez mail , Vivian Lipari mail vivian.lipari@uneatlantico.es, Miguel Ángel López Flores mail miguelangel.lopez@uneatlantico.es, Anowar K. Parvez mail , Shuvra K. Dey mail ,

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