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  • The evolution of modular artificial neural networks 

    Muthuraman, Sethuraman (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2005)
    This thesis describes a novel approach to the evolution of Modular Artificial Neural Networks. Standard Evolutionary Algorithms, used in this application include: Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies, Evolutionary ...
  • Evolution of the legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production in Namibia. 

    Moller, Leon (MARIS B.V. www.ogel.org/article.asp?key=3383, 2013-10)
    MOLLER, L., 2013. Evolution of the legal framework for oil and gas exploration and production in Namibia. OGEL: Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence. [online] OGEL 5 (2013) Available from: www.ogel.org [Accessed 15 April 2014]
    This article highlights the existing national legal framework in Namibia relating to the exploration and production of offshore petroleum resources. It gives a brief summary of the historical context before discussing the ...
  • Evolutionary algorithms for real-time artificial neural network training. 

    Jagadeesan, Ananda Prasanna; Maxwell, Grant M.; Macleod, Christopher (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11550907_12, 2005-09-01)
    JAGADEESAN, A., MAXWELL, G. and MACLEOD, C. 2005. Evolutionary algorithms for real-time artificial neural network training. Lecture notes in computer science [online], 3697, Proceedings of the 15th international conference on artifical neural networks (ICANN 2005): formal models and their applications, 11-15 September 2005, Warsaw, Poland, part 2, pages 73-78. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11550907_12
    This paper reports on experiments investigating the use of Evolutionary Algorithms to train Artificial Neural Networks in real time. A simulated legged mobile robot was used as a test bed in the experiments. Since the ...
  • An examination of Canadian information professionals’ involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. 

    Patterson, Liane; Martzoukou, Konstantina (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000611426215, 2012-03)
    PATTERSON, L. and MARTZOUKOU, K., 2012. An examination of Canadian information professionals’ involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44 (1), pp. 47-64.
    The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients’ information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and ...
  • An examination of development factors in the UK children's multimedia market 

    Anthoney, Audrey McIntosh (The Robert Gordon University Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, 2003-04)
    The project topic developed in early 1998 as it emerged that there was a need for research into the area of children's multimedia in the UK. Research by others into the area of `generic' multimedia, products and technology, ...
  • An examination of large commercial banks within G-10: risk, efficiency, and the 1996 market risk amendment. 

    Forsyth, Michael (The Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 2008-10)
    The financial industry changed significantly through the 1990s as commercial banks pursued additional profits through non-traditional and off-balance sheet (OBS) activity. The regulatory bodies had to accept the changing ...
  • Examination of the antibacterial activities of some semi-synthetic chalcone-derivatives alone and in combination with polymyxin B. 

    Medu, Erere Ohwofasa (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2013-05)
    In view of the increasing global challenge of bacterial resistance, there exists an urgent need for the rationale development of antibacterial compounds with either novel or multiple mechanisms of action. Two chalcone-derivatives, ...
  • An examination of the physical and temporal parameters of post-physical printmaking practice: exploring new modes of collaboration, distribution and consumption resulting from digital processes and networked participation. 

    Thompson, Paul (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-02)
    This research was initiated by questions raised from the researcher’s professional activities in fine art printmaking and examines, through contextualised artistic practice and critical enquiry, redefinitions in the physical ...
  • Examining chain bookshops in the context of “third place”. 

    Laing, Audrey Frances; Royle, Jo (Emerald Group Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09590551311288157, 2013-01)
    LAING, A. and ROYLE, J., 2013. Examining chain bookshops in the context of “third place”. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 41 (1), pp. 27-44.
    Purpose – This research theoretically conceptualises the notion of “third place” within the setting of chain bookshops. The widespread adoption of coffee franchises and comfortable seating has developed the bookshop as a ...
  • Excellence: capturing Aristotelian notions of meaning and purpose 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Crockett, Carter (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBEX.2008.017883, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and CROCKETT, C., 2008. Excellence: capturing Aristotlian notions of meaning and purpose. International Journal of Business Excellence, 1 (3), pp. 262-281.
    In this paper we argue that conventional models for excellence are too narrow, too internally focused, too instrumental and too functionalist to achieve excellence in dealing with broad emerging socio-economic concerns. ...
  • Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. 

    Allison, Ian K. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0268-4012(95)00059-3, 1996-02)
    ALLISON, I.K., 1996. Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. International Journal of Information Management, 16 (1), pp. 27-38
    In a recent survey amongst senior executives in the UK, using data as a corporate resource was ranked as the second most important information systems management issue. Managers are becoming ever more dependent on information, ...
  • The experience of young carers in the context of a range of parental conditions: physical disability, mental health problems and substance misuse. 

    Christie, Emma (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2006-12)
    The current study set out to explore the affect and significance of differing parental conditions on the experiences commonly reported by young carers. Previous studies on young caring have reflected on the impacts of ...
  • The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. 

    Finucane, Anne M.; Lugton, Jean; Kennedy, Catriona; Spiller, Juliet A. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140, 2016-05-01)
    FINUCANE, A.M., LUGTON, J., KENNEDY, C. and SPILLER, J.A. 2016. The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. Psycho-oncology [online], EarlyView. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140
    Objectives To explore the experiences of caregivers of terminally ill patients with delirium, to determine the potential role of caregivers in the management of delirium at the end of life, to identify the support ...
  • Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. 

    Diack, Lesley; Gibson, Kathrine; Munro, Kim; Strath, Alison (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/764519, 2014-08)
    DIACK, L., GIBSON, K., MUNRO, K. and STRATH, A., 2014. Experiences of supervision at practice placement sites. Education Research International, Volume 2014, Article ID 764519
    Whilst placement supervision and clinical education programmes are of significant value in shaping the behaviours of undergraduate healthcare students, appropriate provisions which are efficacious to the learner are ...
  • The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. 

    Love, John G.; McKenzie, John S.; Nikokavoura, Efsevia Anastasia; Broom, Iain; Rolland, Catherine; Johnston, Kelly L. (Dove medical press https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385, 2016-07-21)
    LOVE, J.G., MCKENZIE, J.S., NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., BROOM, J., ROLLAND, C. and JOHNSTON, K.L. 2016. The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. International journal of women's health [online], pages 299-310. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5% and 26% of reproductive age women in the UK and accounts for up to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The first-line ...
  • Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Intellect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/adch.10.2.179_1, 2012-10)
    DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K., 2012. Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 10 (2), pp. 179-198.
    In this paper we position improvisation as a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the body’s movement and growth in the world. Improvisation allows us to manage the constraints and freedoms of a world rich in ...
  • Experiential places or places of experience? Place identity and place attachment as mechanisms for creating festival environment. 

    Davis, Andrew (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.01.006, 2016)
    DAVIS, A., 2016. Experiential places or places of experience? Place identity and place attachment as mechanisms for creating festival environment. Tourism Management, Vol. 55, pp.49-61.
    Tourism theory suggests mechanisms of place are critical in the construction of tourism environments. However, contradictory place theory has created confusion as to exactly what these mechanisms are and how they affect ...
  • An experimental investigation into localised low-velocity impact loading on glass fibre-reinforced polyamide automotive product. 

    Mouti, Zakaria; Westwood, Keith; Long, Darren; Njuguna, James (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.03.014, 2013-04-03)
    MOUTI, Z., WESTWOOD, K., LONG, D. and NJUGUNA, J. 2013. An experimental investigation into localised low-velocity impact loading on glass fibre-reinforced polyamide automotive product. Composite Structures, Vol. 104, pp. 43-53.
    In the automotive industry, more and more engineered parts are shifting from metals to engineering plastics. However localised impact loading and long term ageing effects of under-the-hood plastic components is not well ...
  • Experimental study of gas flux characteristics in a CO2 selective silica based modified membrane. 

    Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Kajama, Mohammed; Gobina, Edward (IAEME http://www.iaeme.com/MasterAdmin/UploadFolder/IJARET_05_08_001/IJARET_05_08_001.pdf, 2014-08-20)
    NWOGU, N.C., KAJAMA, M.N. and GOBINA, E. 2014. Experimental study of gas flux characteristics in a CO2 selective silica based modified membrane. International journal of advanced research in engineering and technology (IJARET) [online], 5(8), pages 1-9. Available from: http://www.iaeme.com/MasterAdmin/Journal_uploads/IJARET/VOLUME_5_ISSUE_8/IJARET_05_08_001.pdf
    The purpose of membrane gas separation for CO2 capture from flue gas process is to reduce greenhouse emissions as well as associated environmental challenges globally. This study looks at gas separation in a single gas ...
  • Experimental user interface design toolkit for interaction research (IDTR). 

    Golovine, Jean Claude Raymond Rolin (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2013-05)
    The research reported and discussed in this thesis represents a novel approach to User Interface evaluation and optimisation through cognitive modelling. This is achieved through the development and testing of a toolkit ...