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Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support. (2021)
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MARTIN, K. 2021. Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447160

Understanding similarity between different examples is a crucial aspect of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) systems, but learning representations optimised for similarity comparisons can be difficult. CBR systems typically rely on separate algorithms to le... Read More about Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support..

Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. (2021)
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WIJEKOON, A. 2021. Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358224

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) have been the primary contributor to the global disease burden, with increased years lived with disability. Such chronic conditions require self-management, typically in the form of maintaining an active lifestyle whil... Read More about Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders..

Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT). (2020)
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MCDERMOTT, C.D. 2020. Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT). Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm, which aims to extend the power of the Internet beyond computers and smartphones to a vast and growing range of "things" - devices, processes and environments. The result is an interconnected world... Read More about Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT)..

Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification. (2020)
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VUTTIPITTAYAMONGKOL, P. 2020. Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Classification of imbalanced datasets has attracted substantial research interest over the past years. This is because imbalanced datasets are common in several domains such as health, finance and security, but learning algorithms are generally not d... Read More about Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification..

Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry. (2020)
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MAJDANI SHABESTARI, F. 2020. Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

There is a growing demand for computer-assisted real-time anomaly detection - from the identification of suspicious activities in cyber security, to the monitoring of engineering data for various applications across the oil and gas, automotive and ot... Read More about Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry..

Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry. (2019)
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ANKRAH, R.B. 2019. Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The location-allocation (LA) problem concerns the location of facilities and the allocation of demand, to minimise or maximise a particular function such as cost, profit or a measure of distance. Many formulations of LA problems have been presented i... Read More about Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry..

Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks. (2019)
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ALI-GOMBE, A. 2019. Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The performance of deep learning models is unmatched by any other approach in supervised computer vision tasks such as image classification. However, training these models requires a lot of labeled data, which are not always available. Labelling a ma... Read More about Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks..

Beyond the pixels: learning and utilising video compression features for localisation of digital tampering. (2019)
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JOHNSTON, P. 2019. Beyond the pixels: learning and utilising video compression features for localisation of digital tampering. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Video compression is pervasive in digital society. With rising usage of deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) in the fields of computer vision, video analysis and video tampering detection, it is important to investigate how patterns invisible to... Read More about Beyond the pixels: learning and utilising video compression features for localisation of digital tampering..

Representation and learning schemes for argument stance mining. (2019)
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CLOS, J. 2019. Representation and learning schemes for argument stance mining. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Argumentation is a key part of human interaction. Used introspectively, it searches for the truth, by laying down argument for and against positions. As a mediation tool, it can be used to search for compromise between multiple human agents. For this... Read More about Representation and learning schemes for argument stance mining..

Ontology driven information retrieval. (2019)
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NKISI-ORJI, I. 2019. Ontology driven information retrieval. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Ontology-driven information retrieval deals with the use of entities specified in domain ontologies to enhance search and browse. The entities or concepts of lightweight ontological resources are traditionally used to index resources in specialised d... Read More about Ontology driven information retrieval..

Aspect-based sentiment analysis for social recommender systems. (2019)
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CHEN, Y.Y. 2019. Aspect-based sentiment analysis for social recommender systems. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Social recommender systems harness knowledge from social content, experiences and interactions to provide recommendations to users. The retrieval and ranking of products, using similarity knowledge, is central to the recommendation architecture. To e... Read More about Aspect-based sentiment analysis for social recommender systems..

Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. (2018)
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MBIPOM, B. 2018. Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Learners often have difficulty finding and retrieving relevant learning materials to support their learning goals because of two main challenges. The vocabulary learners use to describe their goals is different from that used by domain experts in tea... Read More about Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation..

Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. (2018)
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HUSSEIN, A. 2018. Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Imitation learning refers to an agent's ability to mimic a desired behaviour by learning from observations. The field is rapidly gaining attention due to recent advances in computational and communication capabilities as well as rising demand for int... Read More about Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning..

Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. (2018)
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AYODELE, M. 2018. Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) is a branch of evolutionary computation that learn a probabilistic model of good solutions. Probabilistic models are used to represent relationships between solution variables which may give useful, human-un... Read More about Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems..

Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. (2018)
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BANDHAKAVI, A. 2018. Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Emotions play a key role in effective and successful human communication. Text is popularly used on the internet and social media websites to express and share emotions, feelings and sentiments. However useful applications and services built to under... Read More about Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text..

Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth. (2017)
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ALWAWI, I. 2017. Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The field of telehealth has developed rapidly in recent years. It provides medical support particularly to those who are living in remote areas and in emergency cases. Although developments in both technology and practice have been rapid, there are s... Read More about Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth..

Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms. (2017)
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VELESHKI, S. 2017. Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Hydrocarbon separation in offshore oil and gas platforms is the process that transforms extracted crude oil into transportable oil and gas. Temperatures and pressures of the separation system can be adjusted to modify the separation of the hydrocarbo... Read More about Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms..

Insourcing a government information system: a case study from Malaysia. (2017)
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OMAR, A. 2017. Insourcing a government information system: a case study from Malaysia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Insourcing, outsourcing and co-sourcing are three approaches to procuring an information system. This research contributes to the body of knowledge on insourcing an information system; exploring and discussing the enabling and inhibiting factors of t... Read More about Insourcing a government information system: a case study from Malaysia..

Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. (2017)
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OCHEI, L.C. 2017. Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years, software tools used for Global Software Development (GSD) processes (e.g., continuous integration, version control and bug tracking) are increasingly being deployed in the cloud to serve multiple users. Multitenancy is an important a... Read More about Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation..