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  • Exploring aspects of cell intelligence with artificial reaction networks. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Coghill, George M.; Macleod, Christopher (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-013-1174-8, 2014-10)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., COGHILL, G. M. and MACLEOD, C., 2014. Exploring aspects of cell intelligence with artificial reaction networks. Soft Computing, 18 (10), pp. 1899-1912.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is a Cell Signalling Network inspired connectionist representation belonging to the branch of A-Life known as Artificial Chemistry. Its purpose is to represent chemical circuitry ...
  • Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2014-0753-0762_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2014-09)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. In: A. RAIDEN and R. ABOAGYE-NIMO, eds. Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference. 1-3 September 2014. Nottingham, Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Pp. 753-762.
    Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an ...
  • Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. 

    Tonna, Antonella P. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-07)
    This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic ...
  • Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-11)
    Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
  • Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Moore, David R.; McDonald, Seonaidh (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031, 2011-12)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S., 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 6 (4), pp. 318-323
    Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially ...
  • Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. 

    Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing2.pdf, 2008-08)
    SMITH, R., 2008. Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. SIPR Briefing Paper, 2.
    Although the term ‘Entrepreneurial Policing’ (EP) is in vogue it remains little more than meaningless rhetoric because traditionally, the term entrepreneur itself has not been part of the pragmatic lexicon of Policing. ...
  • Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. 

    Cooper, Ben (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-11)
    This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment ...
  • Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert; Christou, Maria L. (Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Faculty of Administration of the University of Regina., 2009)
    SMITH, R. and CHRISTOU, M. L., 2009. Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 22 (1), pp. 69-84.
    There has been an upsurge in academic studies relating to the underclass as a marginalized group. Notwithstanding this, the literature seldom represents the underclass as an economically active grouping. This study counters ...
  • Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. 

    Hu, Bo; Arana, Ines; Compatangelo, Ernesto (Springer-Verlag, 2002-12)
    HU, B., ARANA, I. and COMPATANGELO, E. 2002. Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. In: M. BRAMER and A. PREECE eds. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XIX: Proceedings of ES2002, the Twenty-second SGAI International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence. December 2002. Cambridge. pp. 91- 104.
    We present an extension to DL-based taxonomic reasoning by means of the proposed inference fusion, i.e. the dynamic combination of inferences from distributed heterogeneous reasoners. Our approach integrates results ...
  • Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. 

    Hu, Bo; Arana, Ines; Compatangelo, Ernesto (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-7051(03)00026-1, 2003-07)
    HU, B., ARANA, I. and COMPATANGELO, E., 2003. Facilitating DLbased hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. Knowledge Based Systems, 16 (5-6), pp. 42-48.
    We present an extension to DL-based taxonomic reasoning by means of inference fusion, i.e. the dynamic combination of inferences from distributed heterogeneous reasoners. Our approach integrates results from a DL-based ...
  • Facilitating query decomposition in query language modeling by association rule mining using multiple sliding windows. 

    Song, Dawei; Huang, Qiang; Ruger, Stefan; Bruza, Peter D. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-786-7_31, 2008)
    SONG, D., HUANG, Q., RUGER, S. and BRUZA, P. D., 2008. Facilitating query decomposition in query language modeling by association rule mining using multiple sliding windows. In: C. MACDONALD, I. OUNIS, V. PLACHOURAS, I. RUTHVEN and R.W. WHITE, eds. Advances in Information Retrieval: 30th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2008, Glasgow, UK, March 30-April 3, 2008; Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. pp. 334-345.
    This paper presents a novel framework to further advance the recent trend of using query decomposition and high-order term re- lationships in query language modeling, which takes into account terms implicitly associated ...
  • Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. 

    Connon, Neil G. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Marketing, 2007-12)
    The UK micro/SME (known here as SME) retail sector is very important to the economic well being of the country. Its ability to generate jobs as well as income makes it a key part of the drive towards economic growth, and ...
  • FADE AWAY and RADIATE. 

    Buckley, Jim (http://www.arttrail.ie, 2007-09)
    (2007) FADE AWAY and RADIATE (artwork), Firkin Crane building, Cork, Ireland. September 2007. Commissioned by Art Trail Visual Arts Festival (www.arttrail.ie) for ‘SLOWSPACE FASTPACE ‘ exhibition. Curator Rana Ozturk.
  • Failure prognostic schemes and database design of a software tool for efficient management of wind turbine maintenance. 

    Sinha, Yashwant; Steel, John A. (Multi-Science / Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/0309-524X.39.4.453, 2015)
    SINHA, Y. and STEEL, J., 2015. Failure prognostic schemes and database design of a software tool for efficient management of wind turbine maintenance. Wind Engineering, Vol 39 (4), pp. 453-478.
    Wind Turbines require numerous and varied types of maintenance activities throughout their lifespan, the frequency of which increases with years in operation. At present the proportion of maintenance cost to the total cost ...
  • Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. 

    Randerson, Kathleen; Bettinelli, Cristina; Fayolle, Alain; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.08.002, 2015-09)
    RANDERSON, K., BETTINELLIB, C., FAYOLLE, A. and ANDERSON, A., 2015. Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 6 (3), pp. 143-154.
    This research note presents some food for thought about linking and relating the family, family business and entrepreneurship fields. Although each field has developed an important body of knowledge and some work has been ...
  • Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. 

    Dever, Gary; Wainwright, Cherry L.; Kennedy, Simon; Spickett, Corinne M. (Acta Biochimica Polonica http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/4_2006/761s.pdf, 2006)
    DEVER, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. L., KENNEDY, S. and SPICKETT, C. M., 2006. Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 53 (4), pp. 761-768.
    The oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is thought to contribute to atherogenesis, which is an inflammatory disease involving activation of phagocytic cells. Myeloperoxidase, an enzyme which is able to produce ...
  • Female form in the media: body image and obesity. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (M&K Publishing, 2010-04)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2010. Female form in the media: body image and obesity. In: G. TSICHLIA and A. JOHNSTONE, eds. Fat Matters: From Sociology to Science. Cumbria: M&K Publishing. Chapter 1.
  • Festival place or place of festival? The role of place identity and attachment in the festival environment. 

    Davis, Andrew; Martin, Andrew (Academy of Marketing. https://marketing.conference-services.net/resources/327/4002/pdf/AM2014_0243_paper.pdf, 2014-07)
    DAVIS, A. and MARTIN, A., 2014. Festival place or place of festival? The role of place identity and attachment in the festival environment. In: AM2014 - Marketing Dimensions: People, Places and Spaces (47th Academy of Marketing Conference) [online]. 7-10 July 2014. Helensburgh: Academy of Marketing. Available from: https://marketing.conference-services.net/resources/327/4002/pdf/AM2014_0243_paper.pdf [Viewed 03 September 2015].
    This paper addresses place identity and attachment theory in the context of events. Viewing place as a symbolic part of the consumption process, a "Model of Festival Place" is developed. This advances theories that presuppose ...
  • Fetishism and the stories of feminist art. 

    Kokoli, Alexandra M. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2008)
    KOKOLI, A. M., 2008. Fetishism and the stories of feminist art. In: A. M. KOKOLI, ed. Feminism reframed: reflections on art and difference. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 206-226.
  • Fiction selection - an AI at work? 

    MacLennan, Alan (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03074809610110145, 1996)
    MACLENNAN, A., 1996. Fiction selection - an AI at work? New Library World, 97 (2), pp. 24-32
    Considers the historical dimension of the treatment of fiction in libraries and concludes that, if fiction is regarded as a resource, library users are entitled to enhanced access to it. Notes that enhancing access to ...