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Terrible Teachers - There are many different types of teachers, and we all have had that one really bad teacher. You might have had the one who stands at the font of the room and just talks, or the one who passes out assignments and will not answer your questions, or even the one who just sits in the back of the room and will not do anything. This is the teacher who ruins learning for everyone. First off, we have the teacher who talks at you, not to you or with you. They stand at the front of the room reading from the text book and they expect you to pay attention....   [tags: descriptive, classification, narrative] 410 words
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A Profile of Various Drug Classifications - For many years, medicines and drugs have been developed to treat many different illnesses. Vaccinations have been made to treat wide epidemics, like small pox, and most recently the H1N1 virus. Over-the-counter drugs have been produced to help reduce acid reflux and swelling. Even with these discoveries, there is still more drugs that have yet to be made to treat diseases like cancer and AID’s. When pharmacists study medicine and drugs, it’s important for the scientists to understand how drugs are used to help with the functioning of the body....   [tags: Medicine]
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Clarification of Payscales and Regional Differences - Clarification of Payscales and Regional Differences A world without engineering would be a world without cities, highways, cars, or industry. Engineers play a very important role in our society. They are involved in virtually all fields of industry in one way or another, and create the products and solve the problems that make it possible for everyone to enjoy the day-to-day conveniences Americans take for granted. In America, approximately 2 million people are engineers (College of Engineering, 1998)....   [tags: Engineers Engineering Essays]
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Autonomy: A Concept Analysis - Introduction The concept analysis of autonomy will be analyzed according to the Walker and Avant method of concept analysis. Walker and Avant (2005) present a strategy for analyzing concepts in a comprehensive manner to present new theories and a common definition for different concepts. The current as well as historical meaning is an important aspect to analyze the concept of autonomy, as one must understand how one simple four syllable word grew into such a powerful concept. Definitive attributes drawn from the concept mapped for future use as well as case study as outlined by Walker and Avant (2005)....   [tags: clarification, autonomy]
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Plan for the Development and Clarification of Mission Statments and Values: The Hamptom City School - Development and clarification of mission and values: Bryson (2011) asserts that there are six components that every well written mission statement should have. The mission statement should explain the organization’s identity. The mission statement should also include the basic needs or problems that need to be addressed. The interaction between the organization and its stakeholders should be addressed in the mission statement. The philosophy, values and culture of the organization should also be stated in the mission statement....   [tags: philosophy, uniqueness, ]
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Values Clarification: A True Understanding - A True Understanding Part One: During my life I have gotten the opportunity to have an abundance of important influences, role models, and people who have molded me into the person I have become. There has not only been people who have influenced me, however, there has been many situations that have helped me become who I am, and set my morals on which I act on daily. Although my life has not been effect, these influences have given me insight on what is right or wrong, not just based on society, but religion and moral standing....   [tags: morals, religion, family] 1751 words
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The Clarification Project - I read two articles that were very contrasting on the ideas of Greek letter societies, better known as Greek Life. The first article was titled, “University Announces Ban on Fraternities and Sororities” from the Metropolitan Desk, and the second was titled, “For Some Women at Harvard, Greek Is a Scream” from the Style Desk. One was about banning Greek Life, and the other about how Greek Life can be a positive for social life at Harvard University. In “University Announces Ban on Fraternities and Sororities,” Alfred University argued that deaths, drinking problems, and low grades all resulted from Greek housing....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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Classifying the Arabic Language Texts Part 2 - There are many areas for subjects such not medicine, sports, health, law, etc., although not process not classification texts we facilitate search and tell us where should be to search, so do not waste time in retrieving information I have no relation of the request. The text classification is the automated technique used to classify the text in predefined category which is more related to the text. in this day the manual classification become very difficult with the huge data that's uploaded daily on the internet and it's need long time, in other words we can say it's impossible work in the internet world, so the automated text classification technique make the classify Process very simpl...   [tags: motivation, algorithms, language] 2572 words
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Automatic Surveillance: Vision Detection Using Gaussian Processes Analysis - ... Pixels of sharp variations are consequently classified into the foreground. Many techniques have been established to work in the frame of this principle among which we can list: the running average [1] [2] that interest in modelling the background each pixel location by fitting a Gaussian probability density function (Pdf) on the last n pixel’s values. At each frame time, the pixel's value can then be classified as a foreground pixel if the difference between its values and the estimated mean values exceeds a given threshold....   [tags: detecting moving objects, application] 625 words
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Customer Churn Analysis in the Telecommunication Industry - Abstract— Customer churn is a business term used to describe the loss of customer. It describes those customers or clients who leave or switch to competitors. In the telecommunication industry, customers have multiple choices of services and they frequently switch from one service to another. In this competitive market, customers demand best products and services at low prices, while service providers constantly focus on getting hold of as their business goals. So that’s why there is very higher rate of customer churn in telecommunications industry experiences an average of 30-35% annual churn rate....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Sinking of M/T ERIKA: Erika Casulaty - Based on the review of the CEPM Report released, regarding the sinking of M/T ERIKA. Some miles south of the coast of Brittany, it has been noted that the ship-owner and the ship-manager of the vessel having the responsibility for the maintenance of the ship, relied on the inspection procedure of vessel’s classification society. Moreover, it is evident that vessel’s classification society was not able to effectively monitor the deteriorating structural condition of the vessel. Even though some areas of concern have been identified and inadequate mitigating measures have been taken....   [tags: CEPM report, sinking ship, ship owners]
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The Great Family of Araceae - ... Pistia and Lemnoideae was included as subfamilies in Engler’s classification. Hooker in the year 1883 made some modifications in Schott’s system and added concepts from Engler’s classification. However, Hotta in the year 1970 made a revision of Engler’s classification and merged three subfamilies, and made a new subfamily to a total of six subfamilies. Moreover, Hutchinson in the year 1973 also made revisions from Schott’s and followed some of Hooker’s system. He came up with a total of 18 major subdivisions for the family of Araceae....   [tags: living organisms, creatures, Earth] 1232 words
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Diagnosing Medical Disorders - Diagnosing mental disorders has been most challenging for psychiatrists and psychologists for many years. WHO and the American psychiatric association played a pivotal role in tackling this challenge by developing the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders (DSM). Since its publication in 1953 by the American psychiatric association, DSM has undergone a considerable changes the DSM IV which is the latest version of the classification system has three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets and the descriptive text....   [tags: psychology]
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Data Mining is a Technique Used to Clarify and Classify Data - ... The wrapper model uses the predictive accuracy of a predetermined mining algorithm to determine the goodness of a selected subset. It is computationally expensive for data with a large number of features. The filter model separates feature selection from classifier learning and relies on general characteristics of the training data to select feature subsets that are independent of any mining algorithms [1]. By reducing the number of features, one can both reduce over fitting of learning methods, and increase the computation speed of prediction....   [tags: label, algorithm, decision tree] 1415 words
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The Role of Essential Amino Acids, Micronutrients and Antioxidant Status in Alcoholic and Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis - This investigation was undertaken to examine the role of essential amino acids, micronutrients and antioxidant status in alcoholic and tropical chronic pancreatitis and to compare with healthy controls. A further goal is to estimate serum rhodanese, thiocyanate and urinary inorganic sulfate/cratinine ratio as a measure of detoxification of cyanogens. Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease associated with irreversible exocrine insufficiency, which in due course may cause fibrosis and diabetes mellitus and with significantly increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer....   [tags: Medical Science] 877 words
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A New Algorithm for Age Group Recognition from Frontal Face Image - In this paper, a new algorithm for age group recognition from frontal face image is presented. The algorithm classifies subjects into four different age categories in four key stages: Pre-processing, Facial feature extraction by a new projection method, Face feature analysis, and Age classification. In order to apply the algorithm to the problem, a face image database focusing on people’s age information is required. Because there are no such these databases, we created a database for this purpose, which is called Iranian Face Database (IFDB)....   [tags: algorithms, age group recognition, frontal face im] 2507 words
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Text Clustering - The idea of text clustering long preceded the computer age: “Clustering is one of the most primitive mental activities of humans, used to handle the huge amount of information they receive every day” (Theodoridis and Koutroubas, 2003: 398). The act of indexing long used in libraries is an obvious example. Manual clustering was the only type of document clustering possible prior to the computer age. This circumstance may have influenced much clustering work that relied only on immediate intuitive knowledge of the world without making use of quantitative numerical methods....   [tags: Language] 862 words
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Residents of Distressed Appalachian Counties are at a Substantial Risk For Diabetes - Introduction: Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region of the Unites States that follows the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi [Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), 2009a]. (Figure 1) Appalachia includes all of West Virginia and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Appalachia consists of 420 counties. It has a population of approximately 24 million; 42 percent of the region's population is rural, while 20 percent of the national population is....   [tags: Health]
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Comparative Study for Feature Extraction of Hevea Leaflet Positions - ... Therefore, leaves are more suitable for plant classification. Leaf based plant classification methods are proposed by unique characteristics of leaves including shape, color, and texture [4]. Existing plant classification systems are unable to classify rubber tree clones due to the leaves have similar physical appearances. However, rubber tree leaves have other sophisticated features that differentiate clones from each other. Leaf tip, leaf base, the form of the leaf or the margin is some of the attributes that might be subject to different feature extraction method in order to generate a clone classification method....   [tags: rubber, tress, profitable, clones, program]
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Test Guide - This guide is designed to walk you step by step through the process of calculating the organizational need component of the retention score. The form you will use will provide the other sub-scores and total the final retention score so you can determine who will be retained and who will be designated for layoff. Human Resources is available to help you, so don’t hesitate to contact Jack Loring at 44726, Jim Valliere at 45476, Joni Valliere at 43228, Chester Johnson at 45070, Laura Berkowitz at 44835, or Gene Pressoir at 44755 if you have any questions....   [tags: Business Administration] 1047 words
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Analyzing the Writings of Thomas Hardy - The overall aim of this research study was to establish an objective clustering of Thomas Hardy’s prose fiction texts as a basis for better understanding the associations between the texts, and the development of an objective thematic analysis of Hardy’s corpus that can address the problems of replicability and objectivity in non-computational thematic classification of literary studies. To achieve this, this thesis used vector space clustering based on hierarchical cluster analysis methods. The novels and short stories of Thomas Hardy formed the context of the study....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1214 words
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Computer Science: Data Mining - Data mining is an analytic process of exploring huge amount of data, extract useful information, finding consistent patterns and trends between variables, and build predictive computer models from the relationship discovered using a combination of classical statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The findings are then applied to new subsets of data to test its validity. It performs two essential tasks, descripting and predicting. Descriptive mining tasks characterize the general properties of the data in database....   [tags: exploring data, prediction, validity]
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A Closer Look at Hardy Literature - From the point of view of the present discussion, the following problems arise with the foregoing work. • The established Hardy literature is saturated with stereotypical criticisms and patterns that have no grounded empirical criteria. One major problem of such a tendency is that thematic discussions of Hardy are mostly confined to some major themes, such as Wessex and suffering, paying no attention to important thematic concepts in Hardy’s texts such as sexuality, class, and education (Widdowson, 1989)....   [tags: Literary Review] 508 words
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Computer Technology - Computer technology is one of the most essential in the world of today. It has become an important tool in varieties applications. There have two main areas which based on the computer technology to accomplish in their systems, these are the data model and the data classification. In terms of The data modelling, it is a way to simplify the real system by using the abstract representation. Birta and Arbez (2007:p. 6) state that data modelling has replaced the real system by describing with a simple technical way instead of find out the results by using experiments....   [tags: Technology, Data Modeling] 1993 words
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Whalen v. J.P. Morgan Chase - Introduction Human Resources (HR) is responsible for monitoring employee job classifications. The framework of the job description and job analysis ensures a company is compliant and compensates employees fairly. Companies have two options for determining how to categorize their workers, based on the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA); employers must recognize an employee job classification as an exempt employee or non-exempt employee. The guidelines suggest the nature of the work performed by the employee determines which classification a company selects....   [tags: Overtime Pay Court Case]
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Offline Signature Verification Using Structural Features - 1. Abstract This paper describes a new technique for authenticating handwritten signatures using offline mode. In this technique, every single pixel that belongs to signature is considered. From the signature, every edge points / end points are extracted. These edge points / end points are connected to form a polygonal closed shape. From the polygonal shape, several values can be computed that can serve as structural features that are form factor, circularity measure, rectangularity measure, minimum enclosing rectangle, area and perimeter....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Lovings v. The State of Virginia - Richard and Mildred Loving were prosecuted on charges of violating the Virginia state’s ban on interracial marriages, the 1924 Racial Integrity Act. The Loving’s violated Virginia law when the couple got married in Washington D.C., June 1958. The couple returns to their home in Central Point, Virginia. In the early morning hours of July 11, 1958, the Loving’s were awakened by local county sheriff and deputies, acting on an anonymous tip, burst into their bedroom. “Who is this woman you’re sleeping with?” Mrs....   [tags: interracial marriages legislation]
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Digital Image Analysis Of Yell - Digital Image Analysis of Yellowstone National Park Introduction Remote sensing refers to the tele-observational surveying and mapping of physical, urban and environmental features. Remote Sensing is also a composite of many other subjects such as aerial photography, radar surveying, thermal surveying, weather forecasting and photogrammetry. It has now become quite common practice to use remotely sensed data to take inventory, monitor and develop effective management practices of our natural resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 632 words
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Slavery and Self-Esteem - Self-esteem Self-esteem is a term used to describe self-evaluation. The term self-evaluation is used to express that self-esteem is a product of personal reflection. A person with a high self-esteem has positive self-regard while a person with low self-esteem has negative self-regard. Self-esteem can be impacted by several external factors and is most impacted in the childhood years. Individuals who feel respected in their childhood are more likely to develop high self-esteem. Signs of respect include being listened to and being given attention....   [tags: Self Esteem, Race, Self Evaluation]
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What is Business English? - Business English communication is the act of influencing and inducing others to act in the manner. Business English communication may take the form of notice, notification, intimation, instruction, intelligence and knowledge. To develop sensitivities to issues that arise as you participate in moving information around the world. Increasingly, disseminating information around the world happens in different languages, and several media. The first responsibility is to communicate the information, whatever it may be, and the second, to accommodate the needs of translators, customers, and end-users....   [tags: Business English Essays] 2495 words
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Major Differences between the Paralympics and the Olympics - ... S3 SB2 SM3 This sport class includes athletes with amputations of all four limbs. Swimmers with reasonable arm strokes but no use of their legs or trunk and swimmers with severe co-ordination problems in all limbs are also included in this sport class. S6 SB5 SM6 This sport class includes swimmers with short stature, amputations of both arms or moderate co-ordination problems on one side of their body. Sport Classes 11-13: Visual Impairment Swimmers with visual impairment compete in the sport classes 11-13, with 11 meaning a complete or nearly complete loss of sight and 13 describing the minimum eligible visual impairment....   [tags: media coverage, swimming]
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Potential of Applying the Radial Basis Function - Potential of applying the radial basis function (RBF) neural network architecture for the classification of biological microscopic images displaying lung tissue sections with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. For the development of the RBF classifiers, the fuzzy means clustering algorithm is utilized. This method is based on a fuzzy partition of the input space and requires only a short amount of time to select both the structure and the parameters of the RBF classifier. The new technique was applied in lung sections acquired using a microscope and captured by a digital camera, at a magnification of 4×....   [tags: neural network, bleomycin, medical images] 631 words
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Formulation of a Taxonomy Aware Catalog Integration Problem - ... For all x∈Pp do 3. τ*←arg maxτεCt,maxγεCt Pγb[τ/x] 4. if Pγb[τ*/x] ≥ θ then 5. lx ←τ* 6. Fθ←Fθ∪{x} 7. Else 8. Oθ←Oθ∪{x} 9. Calculate TOPk (x) 10. Calculate candidate pairs Hθ,k 11. Hash table HT to empty 12. For all (σ,τ)ε Hθ,k do 13. HT(σ,τ)=H(σ,τ)) 14. For all x ∈Odo 15. lx←argminτεTOPk(x){(1-γ) ACOSTx,τ+γHT(Sx,τ)} The problem in using the Taxonomy aware processing step is that it involves large number of pair-wise relationships among the products categorized from the provider taxonomy to the master taxonomy....   [tags: computer programming] 763 words
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On-going Issues in the Anti-dumping Investigation - ...  The investigating authority enjoys much discretion in like product’s interpretation which leads to a number of inconsistence definition rendered by those national investigation authority. They enjoy manipulate the interpretation of the like product in order to achieve the specific goals.  The wide discretion grant to national authority should be limited. If not, the national authority investigation will keep playing naughty in interpretation the like product in article 2.6 of anti-dumping agreement....   [tags: tariff and trade agreements] 900 words
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The Accuracy of Nowadays Knowledge - The accuracy of nowadays knowledge Humans society functions mainly based on the common knowledge that most of us agree on. Most of time, people trust the knowledge they currently possess without much doubt. However, sometime the objective facts that we believe in may re-evaluated and redefined by the experience we progressively gained and discovery of new evidence from different perspectives. Hence, the question is raised, does all the knowledge we rely on at the present day credible....   [tags: experience, knowledge, science, objective] 1113 words
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Skin Color Detection - ... This technique is used to track and detect moving gesture parts depending on the difference between two or three consecutive video frames. The pervious image (frame) is subtracted from the current image (frame) in order to obtain the moving part. A. Background subtraction The idea behind this technique is to set a background as a reference or model and then compare the current frame with the reference background in a pixel-by-pixel manner to detect the moving foreground object. The background model is updated with a new image from time to time in order to track dynamic changes....   [tags: techniques of segmentation and tracking] 600 words
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Hayakawa Ch. 10 - Hayakawa Chapter 10 • Giving Things Names o A differentiation set itself up, and, abstracting the common characteristics. o The question what is it really. Or what is its right name. are nonsense questions. o Things can only have “right names” only if there is a necessary connection between symbols and things being symbolized. o What we call things and where we draw the line between one class of things and another depends upon the interests we have and the purpose of the classification....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Overview of E-dictionaries - Differences between paper-based dictionaries and electronic dictionaries: Nesi (1998) classifies dictionaries into two modes of presentation: paper-based dictionaries and computer-based dictionaries (also known as electronic dictionaries). The main difference between electronic dictionaries and paper-based dictionaries is not their information content but their retrieval system (Nesi, 2000). In a study presented by Zainab Saleh AlBulushy on E-dictionaries versus paper-based ones, she presented the main differences between both types....   [tags: Online Publishing]
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The Pursue of Knowledge - The pursuit of knowledge improves our understanding of the events and environment around us as we refine our knowledge by interpreting the observations we made through our senses and emotions and making sense of these interpretations using our logic and reasoning. Humans observe or interpret things differently which result in new ideas formed or evolved from preceding theories; these ideas are knowledge gained. Such knowledge can be replaced due to changing human behavior as well as shifting societal values and perceptions....   [tags: science, human curiosity]
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An Analysis of the Ethnographic Conceptual Framework - The ethnographic conceptual framework examines group classifications and relationships and their effects on individuals. These classifications can represent a variety of groups from people with different ethnic backgrounds to nurses on different units. There are benefits and disadvantages to grouping people and classifying their actions; there is a risk of stereotyping people but there is also the possibility of gaining a better understanding of an individual. In this paper, I will explore the strengths and weaknesses of using the ethnographic conceptual framework by investigating applications of the framework....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Rating of Television Shows - Many people watch television to be informed about what’s going on in the world, for entertainment purposes, to let time go by, and entertainment for children to learn from educated channels. But not many find only television as a source they use the internet when not near a television. Just in the past three decades television has changed. There were always different classifications and regulations associated with television way back when, and the government changes the classifications as they see fit....   [tags: small screen entertainment] 778 words
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Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural - Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural Fringe: A Comparative Gradient Analysis of Qixia District, Nanjing City, China Introduction The focus of this study was to understand how the impacts of different transportation arteries in the Qixia District of Nanjing City, China affected land change over time. This areas has had some of the most rapid urbanization and industrialization along with massive tendencies towards urban sprawl. Since the outer regions of urban areas are more susceptible to land change from country to urban, this area was suitable to use as a study area....   [tags: china, nanjing city, infrastructure]
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Cost Analysis and Organization for Inglis University Library - ... If the activity moved outside the relative range listed above then these classifications would be different. More activity would require salaries and facility costs to become variable due to the increase in books. Salaries would go up and the use of the building would increase. The next classification is between direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are directly related materials that can be traced and are associated with the final product while indirect costs are not easily traced to a specified cost object....   [tags: books, salary, savings] 1672 words
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Classifying the Arabic Language Texts Part 1 - There are several research and procedures for classifying Arabic-language texts were based mostly on different environments and lack of dependence on a unified standard, unified data set, which led to the lack of precision in determining the most accurate technique in the classification, Arabic language processing is not saturated as that of other languages. Find the roots and stemmer of Arabic is an important phases towards conducting research on most effective applications of NLP Arabic so we have interest to apply algorithms to these phases....   [tags: standard, environment, algorithms] 764 words
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Teaching The Slow Learner In Elementary School - Abstract An underachiever in school can find themselves grouped under a generalized classification much too easily. A child should not be grouped with a group of underachievers and be placed under one certain classification and this happens much too often in our schools. A teacher must be aware of very specific and very personal problems that can cause a child to be considered an underachiever or a slow learner. Confusion regarding this topic needs to be reduced in our schools. Some teachers are just too quick to identify and also to attempt to correct learning disabilities without the proper training or knowledge on the subject....   [tags: Special education, Learning Disability] 1402 words
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Fennec Fox: The World's Smallest Fox - Fennec Fox A Fennec fox is the world’s smallest fox. These kinds of foxes are most well known for their large ears that are very useful in everyday life. Fennec foxes have many interesting characteristics that make them very unique in the environment in which they live. These little animals are the smallest of all canines, which is Latin for dog. The Fennec, or desert fox, is a fitting name for this tiny fox. Vulpes is the Latin name for fox and is the genus name for true foxes. Some believe Fennecs are related to the Chihuahua, but they are not....   [tags: little animals, biology]
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Sociallinguistics: Study of Language and Society - Chapter One 1.1. Sociolinguistics- dokonczyc I opracować Sociolinguistics study the relationship between language and society. Sociolinguistics is a loose grouping of several related disciplines. It has been in existence for around forty years. As such, the field combines knowledge principally from two fields of study: linguistics and sociology. principles of sociolinguistics ( Wardaugh and Bell) the cumulative principle - as much data as possible about languages in use must be collected the uniformation principle - the basic causes of language change, internal structural influences and external shifts in style, have not changed in recorded history diachronic linguistics - the study of t...   [tags: principle, loanwords, polish] 1798 words
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Animal Conservation and Enrichment in Zoos - ... Psychological science can be defined as “the study of behavior and mental life” (Maple 70). By researching and studying animal behavior and mental thought process, experts can uncover more about the animal psyche and its classifications. “The study of behaviorism in zoos provides the intellectual framework supporting environmental enrichment, training, and behavioral management and husbandry” (Maple 70). The increase of many zoos and aquariums hiring, working in cooperation with, and even sponsoring internal behavioralist and psychologist teams has lead to major conservation breakthroughs and can be seen as a major justification and very beneficial to the institutions themselves....   [tags: protecting and researching the animal kingdom]
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Machine Learning - 1. Introduction Humans can expand their knowledge to adapt the changing environment. To do that they must “learn”. Learning can be simply defined as the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Although learning is an easy task for most of the people, to acquire new knowledge or skills from data is too hard and complicated for machines. Moreover, the intelligence level of a machine is directly relevant to its learning capability. The study of machine learning tries to deal with this complicated task....   [tags: Machine Learning Essays]
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Historical Periods of Canadian History - Organizing a topic as diverse as Canadian history into periods is challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To understand how to organize history logically into periods, it is helpful to refer to Canadian history sources. Two history texts by Bumstead and Silver will be considered. The manner in which they organize Canadian history into logical and comprehensive periods will be taken into account....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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SDP: No Divorce for Men - The first issue is whether this potential piece of legislation would violate SDP and if divorce is a fundamental right. SDP is based on the due process clause in the 5th and 14th amendments. SDP is a constitutional safeguard limiting the power of the state, irrespective of how fair the safeguards procedures may substantive limit the power of the state. (Griswold) For someone to bring a SDP issue there has to be a state action that prohibits or burdens a person’s liberty. If the issue is something that is based on traditional notions or the text of the Constitution the issue will be analyzed with strict scrutiny because it is a fundamental right and issues that are more modern are analyzed by...   [tags: Law ] 1190 words
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Psychopathy Effects Military Sexual Assault - Abstarct It is questioned whether psychopathy is has an impact or has an effect on military sexual assault. For this study, the study eligibility criteria are the characteristics military sex offenders obtain which are also the same characteristics psychopaths obtain. The overall study includes the characteristics of people who are considered to be diagnosed with psychopathy verses the characteristics of a person who is a sex offender in the military. This study will show that psychopathy does have an impact or effect on military sex offenders....   [tags: Personality Disorder, Military Sex Offenders]
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Sign Language Recognition - ... Feed forward BPN was used in [14] for the classification of static gestures involving alphabets of ASL with recognition accuracy of 92.78%. FSM was used in [5] for the recognition of both static and dynamic gestures of ASL. The accuracy obtained for dynamic gesture was 61.33% and for static gestures 62.49% HMM classifier was used in [2] for the dynamic gesture recognition involving 60 different dynamic gestures. Recognition was performed using the Viterbi algorithm to estimate maximum likelihood state sequences....   [tags: Principle Component Analysis, Wavelet Transform] 2070 words
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Review of Research on Language Learners' Use E-Dictionaries - Review of Research on Language Learners' Use E-Dictionaries It is commonly known that using dictionaries is significant for language learners. Almuzainy (2005) pointed out that foreign language learners use dictionaries for decoding activities such as reading, listening, and translating from L2 into L1; for encoding activities such as writing, speaking, and translating from L1 to L2; and for learning in general. Dictionaries can be classified into paper dictionaries and electronic dictionaries....   [tags: teachers using online technology]
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Non-Consensual Property Rights - Non-Consensual Property Rights Some form of classification is necessary to aid attempts to bring order to a confusing and confused area of law. If the events from which non-consensual property rights arise can be classified, then the law’s response is more likely to be consistent and coherent. Yet there are problems. The very nature of the facts that are brought before courts in the sorts of cases that comprise this area of law demand fairness, and legal policy considerations lurk behind every rationalisation....   [tags: Papers] 2414 words
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