Now showing items 238-257 of 1430

  • Computational aspects of cellular intelligence and their role in artificial intelligence. 

    Gerrard, Claire E. (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2014-07)
    The work presented in this thesis is concerned with an exploration of the computational aspects of the primitive intelligence associated with single-celled organisms. The main aim is to explore this “Cellular Intelligence” ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. 

    Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-04)
    Modern technological advancements in our lifestyle have caused a significant increase in the consumption of energy. With this growing demand, people are more concerned about the rational use of existing limited energy ...
  • Computer aids for the design of large scale integrated circuits. 

    Swan, George Baxter (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1983-12)
    The work described in this thesis is concerned with the development of CADIC (Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits), a suite of computer programs which allows the user to design integrated circuit layouts at the ...
  • Concept induction via fuzzy C-means clustering in a high dimensional semantic space. 

    Song, Dawei; Cao, Guihong; Bruza, Peter D.; Lau, Raymond Y. K. (Wiley., 2007)
    SONG, D., CAO, G., BRUZA, P.D. and LAU, R. Y. K., 2007. Concept induction via fuzzy C-means clustering in a high dimensional semantic space. In: J. VALENTE DE OLIVEIRA and W. PEDRYCZ, eds. Advances in fuzzy clustering and its applications. Chichester: Wiley. Pp. 393-403.
    Lexical semantic space models have recently been investigated to automatically derive the meaning (semantics) of information based on natural language usage. In a semantic space, a term can be considered as a concept ...
  • Concept learning and information inferencing on a high dimensional semantic space. 

    Song, Dawei; Bruza, Peter D.; Cole, R. J. (ACM/SIGIR, 2004-07)
    SONG, D., BRUZA, P. D. and COLE, R. J., 2004. Concept learning and information inferencing on a high-dimensional semantic space. In: ACM SIGIR 2004 Workshop on Mathematical/Formal Methods in Information Retrieval (MF/IR2004). Sheffield, United Kingdom, 25-29 July 2004.
    How to automatically capture a significant portion of relevant background knowledge and keep it up-to-date has been a challenging problem encountered in current research on logic based information retrieval. This ...
  • Concept-based document readability in domain specific information retrieval. 

    Yan, Xin; Song, Dawei; Li, Xue (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1183614.1183692, 2006)
    YAN, X., SONG, D. and LI, X., 2006. Concept-based document readability in domain specific information retrieval. In: P. YU, V. TSOTRAS, E. FOX and B. LIU, eds. Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. 6-11 November 2006. Arlington, VA, USA. pp. 540-549.
    Domain specific information retrieval has become in demand. Not only domain experts, but also average non-expert users are interested in searching domain specific (e.g., medical and health) information from online resources. ...
  • Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. 

    Toledano O'Farrill, Ruben (The Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2008-12)
    This research study investigates the concept of workplace information literacy (IL) theoretically and empirically, focusing on the connections between information literacy and knowledge management (KM). This dissertation ...
  • Concepts of need in housing allocation. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557387782514636, 1987-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Concepts of need in housing allocation. Policy and Politics, 15 (1), pp. 17-27.
    Policies for the allocation of council housing are subject to considerable local variation. Despite the differences, the schemes which housing departments have developed seem often to reflect a common understanding of ...
  • Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2015.067432, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2015. Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14 (2), pp. 145-157.
    This paper examines how entrepreneurship has become conceptualised as an economic phenomenon. We explain how the outcomes, the admirable results of entrepreneurship, have led to this position. An understandable concern for ...
  • Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Babson College http://fusionmx.babson.edu/entrep/fer/BABSON2003/VII/VII-S14/VII-S14.html, 2003-06)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2003. Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. In: W. D. BYGRAVE, ed. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 4-8 June 2003. Boston: Babson College. (summary only)
    Existing research has exposed the role of myth and metaphor in the social construction of entrepreneurship. This study considers the physical images portrayed, an appreciation of which presents a useful additional dimension ...
  • Confronting social constructions of rural criminality: a case story on 'illegal pluriactivity' in the farming community. 

    Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9523.2012.00580.x, 2013-01)
    SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G., 2013. Confronting social constructions of rural criminality: a case story on 'illegal pluriactivity' in the farming community. Sociologia Ruralis, 53 (1), pp. 112-134.
    The accepted social construction of the rural criminal is that of the (alien) urban marauder. In this social script the farmer is presented as the victim of crime. Traditionally, farmers enjoy high levels of social esteem ...
  • Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. 

    Ezeani, Elimma C. (Nigeria Village Square. http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html, 2015-04-30)
    EZEANI, E. C., 2015. Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Available from Nigeria Village Square [online]. Available from: http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html
    There is a gap with identifying what factors educated youths actually perceive as the barriers to their employment or entrepreneurship opportunities. In developing economies in particular, this question is certainly very ...
  • Consequences, control and appraisal: cues and barriers to engaging in self-management among people affected by colorectal cancer – a secondary analysis of qualitative data. 

    Kidd, Lisa (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00785.x, 2014-08)
    KIDD, L., 2014. Consequences, control and appraisal: cues and barriers to engaging in self-management among people affected by colorectal cancer – a secondary analysis of qualitative data. Health Expectations, 17 (4), pp. 565-578.
    Background  Little is known about peoples’ self-management experiences and their desires or expectations to engage in self-management. As such, there is little understanding about individuals’ perceived cues and barriers ...
  • Consultant-2: Pre- and post-processing of machine learning applications. 

    Sleeman, D.; Rissakis, M.; Craw, Susan; Graner, N.; Sharma, S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1995.1035, 1995-07)
    SLEEMAN, D., RISSAKIS, M., CRAW, S., GRANER, N. and SHARMA, S., 1995. Consultant-2: Pre- and post processing of machine learning applications. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 43 (1), pp. 43-63
    The knowledge acquisition bottleneck in the development of large knowledge-based applications has not yet been resolved. One approach which has been advocated is the systematic use of Machine Learning (ML) techniques. ...
  • Consumer behaviour in online shopping - understanding the role of regulatory focus. 

    Atorough, Peter (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-10)
    The behaviour of consumers on the Internet is increasingly a focus of marketing research. In particular, consumers’ behaviour in online shopping, from adoption motivation to post-usage behaviour, has become a major ...
  • Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. 

    Coetzee, Stephen Arthur (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-03)
    COETZEE, S.A. 2016. Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis aims to illuminate, through the lens of Murphy’s interpretation of Weber’s theory of social exclusion, contemporary challenges faced by the South African accounting profession pertaining to the shortage of ...
  • Contemporary Craft Series, Tanya Harrod and RoseLee Goldberg; Contemporary Craft Series, Alison Britton and Katherine Swift; Contemporary Craft Series, Richard Hill and Martina Margetts; Contemporary Craft Series, Garth Clark and Cathy Courtney; Contemporary Craft Series, Diane Sheehan and Susan Tebby. 

    Peach, Andrea (Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epi025, 2005)
    PEACH, A., 2005. Contemporary Craft Series, Tanya Harrod and RoseLee Goldberg; Contemporary Craft Series, Alison Britton and Katherine Swift; Contemporary Craft Series, Richard Hill and Martina Margetts; Contemporary Craft Series, Garth Clark and Cathy Courtney; Contemporary Craft Series, Diane Sheehan and Susan Tebby. Journal of Design History, 18 (2), pp. 207-211.
  • The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Lee, Yiu Chung Edward (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-03)
    This thesis explores the contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Although previous research has considered the subject of guanxi and Chinese entrepreneurship, this study aims at providing a deeper and ...
  • Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Lloyd, Ray; Agouris, Ioannis; Stewart, Arthur D. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31819424bd, 2009-03)
    SWINTON, P. A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A., 2009. Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (2), pp. 380-384.
    Training practices in elite British powerlifters: Survey results from an international competition. - The primary objective of this study was to investigate current powerlifting training methods in light of anecdotal ...
  • Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery. 

    Wang, Lei (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2013-12)
    Content based video retrieval (CBVR) has been strongly motivated by a variety of realworld applications. Most state-of-the-art CBVR systems are built based on Bag-of-visual- Words (BovW) framework for visual resources ...