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  • Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. 

    Adeboye, Bridget; Bermano, Giovanna; Rolland, Catherine (Clinics Cardive Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2012-040, 2012-10)
    ADEBOYE, B., BERMANO, G. and ROLLAND, C., 2012. Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 23 (9), pp. 512-521.
    Obesity and its association with co-morbidities in Africa are on the rise. This systematic review examines evidence of obesity and its association with co-morbidities within the African continent. Comparative studies ...
  • An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. 

    Orton, Robert; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015, 2000-02-01)
    ORTON, R., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. ASLIB proceedings [online] 52(6), pages 207-217. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015
    This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a flow of information and that information itself is ...
  • Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340, 2011)
    SMITH, R., 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (1), pp. 62-81.
    Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume ...
  • Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. 

    Connon, Neil G.; Donaldson, Bill; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience, 2012)
    CONNON, N., DONALDSON, B. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2012. Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. International Journal of Technology Marketing, 7 (1), pp. 47-62.
    The paper considers how and why SME retailers use the internet in their procurement processes. Examining retailers' views and reasons, we relate these to existing technology acceptance models, employing a qualitative ...
  • On probation; ‘Tracey Emin’ as sign. 

    Kokoli, Alexandra M. (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690050903425342, 2010)
    KOKOLI, A. M., 2010. On probation; ‘Tracey Emin’ as sign. Wasafiri, 25 (1), pp. 33-40.
  • On pruning and feature engineering in Random Forests. 

    Fawagreh, Khaled (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2016-10-01)
    FAWAGREH, K. 2016. On pruning and feature engineering in Random Forests. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Random Forest (RF) is an ensemble classification technique that was developed by Leo Breiman over a decade ago. Compared with other ensemble techniques, it has proved its accuracy and superiority. Many researchers, ...
  • On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. 

    Douglas, Anne; Gray, Carole; Delday, Heather (Fruitmarket Gallery, 2002-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A., GRAY, C. and DELDAY, H. 2002. On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. In McLean, E. and Dougherty, S. (eds.) Heaven on earth. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, pages 14-27.
    This publication was published to accompany the forum Heaven on Earth which took place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on 7 December 2001.
  • On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. 

    Douglas, Anne (Intellect Books, 2005-02)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2005. On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. In Miles, M. and Hall, T. (eds.) Interventions: art in the public sphere. Advances in art and urban features, 4. Bristol: Intellect Books, pages 89-106.
    This case study is a programme of five visual art projects in Northern Scotland with five regional partners that have come about through a research framework. It demonstrates aspects of the dynamic of intervention largely ...
  • On the relationship between variational level set-based and SOM-based active contours. 

    Abdelsamea, Mohammed M.; Gnecco, Giorgio; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Elyan, Eyad (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/109029, 2015-03)
    ABDELSAMEA, M. M., GNECCO, G., GABER, M. M. and ELYAN, E., 2015. On the relationship between variational level set-based and SOM-based active contours. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Volume 2015, Article ID 109029.
    Most Active Contour Models (ACMs) deal with the image segmentation problem as a functional optimization problem, as they work on dividing an image into several regions by optimizing a suitable functional. Among ACMs, ...
  • On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. 

    Joshi, Abhijit R. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-09)
    The on-line condition monitoring of rotating machines is given paramount importance, particularly in Oils and Gas industries where the financial implications of machine shutdown is very high. This project work was directed ...
  • On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. 

    Vrillet, Guerric; Lee, Soo-Keun; McStay, Daniel; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2003.07.003, 2004-01)
    VRILLET, G., LEE, S. K., McSTAY, D. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2004. On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. Applied Surface Science, 222 (1-4), pp. 33-42.
    TiO2 photocatalysis is a promising technology for the destruction of organic pollutants in both waste and potable waters with the mineralisation of a wide range of compounds having been reported. TiO2 has many advantages ...
  • An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Belakehal, Azeddine (WREN, 2005-05-22)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and BELAKEHAL, A. 2005. An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress (WREC 2005), 22-25 May 2005, Aberdeen, UK. Brighton: WREN.
    One of the most important aspects a design team needs to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. This paper presents an online ...
  • The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". 

    Palomino, Marco; Taylor, Tim; Goker, Ayse; Isaacs, John; Warber, Sara (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010142, 2016-01-19)
    PALOMINO, M., TAYLOR, T., GOKER, A., ISAACS, J. and WARBER, S. 2016. The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 13(1), article number 142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010142.
    Evidence continues to grow supporting the idea that restorative environments, green exercise, and nature-based activities positively impact human health. Nature-deficit disorder, a journalistic term proposed to describe ...
  • Online news videos. 

    Crabb, Michael; Jones, Rhianne; Armstrong, Mike; Hughes, Chris J. (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2809866, 2015-10-26)
    CRABB, M., JONES, R., ARMSTRONG, M. and HUGHES, C.J. 2015. Online news videos. In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility [ASSETS '15], 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM [online], pages 215-222. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2809866
    Millions of people rely on subtitles when watching video content. The current change in media viewing behaviour involving computers has resulted in a large proportion of people turning to online sources as opposed to regular ...
  • Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Danube-University Krems http://www.jedem.org/article/view/210/178, 2013)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R., 2013. Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 5 (2), pp. 107-127.
    Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland. These are the ...
  • Open for business? An historical comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Information Research. http://InformationR.net/ir/19-1/paper603.html, 2014-03)
    BAXTER, G., 2014. Open for business? An historical comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Information Research, 19 (1), Paper 603.
    This paper compares public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the British Gas Council and Total in the 1970s, and the current ...
  • The Open University at TREC 2007 enterprise track expert search task. 

    Zhu, Jianhan; Song, Dawei; Ruger, Stefan (NIST http://trec.nist.gov/pubs/trec16/papers/openu.ent.final.pdf, 2008-02)
    ZHU, J., SONG, D. and RUGER, S., 2008. The Open University at TREC 2007 enterprise track expert search task. In: E. M. VOORHEES and L. P. BUCKLAND, eds. NIST Special Publication 500-274: The Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2007). 5-9 November 2007. Gaithersburg, MD: NIST.
    The Multimedia and Information Systems group at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University participated in the Expert Search and Document Search tasks of the Enterprise Track in TREC 2007. In both the document and ...
  • Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9, 2016-11-24)
    CROWTHER, S. and SMYTHE, E. 2016. Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. BMC Pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16:370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9
    Background: There are interwoven personal, professional and organisational relationships to be navigated in maternity in all regions. In rural regions relationships are integral to safe maternity care. Yet there is a paucity ...
  • Optimal resource allocation in wireless-powered OFDM relay networks. 

    Huang, Gaofei; Tu, Wanqing (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2016.05.006, 2016-05-11)
    HUANG, G. and TU, W. 2016. Optimal resource allocation in wireless-powered OFDM relay networks. Computer networks [online], 104, pages 94-107. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2016.05.006.
    This paper studies resource allocation in wireless-powered orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) amplify-and-forward (AF) or decode-and-forward (DF) relay networks with time-switching (TS) based relaying. Our ...
  • Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. 

    Praptiwi, Radisti Ayu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2014-03)
    Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) are known to pose contamination risks to seafood products (e.g. fish and shellfish) consumed by human. In order to control contamination risks, monitoring regimes have to ...