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Informed selection and use of training examples for knowledge refinement. (2000)
Thesis
WIRATUNGA, N.C. 2000. Informed selection and use of training examples for knowledge refinement. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Knowledge refinement tools seek to correct faulty rule-based systems by identifying and repairing faults indicated by training examples that provide evidence of faults. This thesis proposes mechanisms that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of... Read More

Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit. (2000)
Conference Proceeding
CRAW, S. and BOSWELL, R. 2000. Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE international conference on tools with artificial intelligence (ICTAI 2000), 13-15 November 2000, Vancouver, Canada. New York: IEEE [online], article number 889866, pages 182-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAI.2000.889866

Knowledge refinement tools assist in the debugging and maintenance of knowledge based systems (KBSs) by attempting to identify and correct faults in the knowledge that account for incorrect problem-solving. Most refinement systems target a single she... Read More

Self-optimising CBR retrieval. (2000)
Conference Proceeding
JARMULAK, J., CRAW, S. and ROWE, R. 2000. Self-optimising CBR retrieval. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE international conference on tools with artificial intelligence (ICTAI 2000), 13-15 November 2000, Vancouver, Canada. New York: IEEE [online], article number 889897, pages 376-383. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAI.2000.889897

One reason why Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) has become popular is because it reduces development cost compared to rule-based expert systems. Still, the knowledge engineering effortmay be demanding. In this paper we present a tool which helps to reduce... Read More

Information need, information seeking behaviour and participation, with special reference to needs related to citizenship: results of a national survey. (2000)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Information need, information seeking behaviour and participation, with special reference to needs related to citizenship: results of a national survey. Journal of documentation [online], 56(2), pages 136-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007112

This paper reports the results of the second stage of the Citizenship Information research project funded by the BLR&IC: a nation-wide survey, by personal doorstep interview, of the citizenship information needs of almost 900 members of the UK public... Read More

A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. (2000)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A. 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 5(1-2), pages 93-104.

A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the algorithm is motivated by the... Read More

The role of associations of information and library education in teaching and research: recent and potential developments in Britain and Europe. (2000)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2000. The role of associations of information and library education in teaching and research: recent and potential developments in Britain and Europe. Education for information [online], 18(2-3), pages 201-220. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-2000-182-308

This paper considers the development of associations of Schools of Librarianship and Information Sciences, illustrated by recent experiences in Britain and Europe, and examines their potential future contribution. It discusses in general terms the ne... Read More

The UK children's publishing house: adapting to change for the multimedia market. (2000)
Journal Article
ANTHONEY, A., ROYLE, J.M. and JOHNSON, I.M. 2000. The UK children's publishing house: adapting to change for the multimedia market. Electronic library [online], 18(4), pages 269-278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005366

The research project currently in progress aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the childrens multimedia publishing industry in the UK and the challenges of adapting to change for publishers who have entered the multimedia market in the 1... Read More

GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? (2000)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2000. GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? In Barker, P. (ed.) The GDR and its history: ruckblick und revision; die DDR im spiegel der enquete-kommissionen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pages 185-214.

“Von meinem Übergangsburo im ehemaligen Staatsratsgebäude muß ich immer auf den Palast der Republik gucken. Der ist so monströs, daß ich da lieber ein Schloß hätte. [...] Den Befürwortern (des Schlosses) wird ja unterstellt, sie wollten – weil dann d... Read More

Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture: the case of Britain in the 1980s. (2000)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S.L. and SCOTT, M.G. 2000. Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture: the case of Britain in the 1980s. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 6(1), pages 5-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13552550010323050

This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in environmental munifence. It is argued that entrepreneurial activity was encouraged by th... Read More

The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. (2000)
Journal Article
WEIR, C. and LAING, D. 2000. The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. Journal of management and governance [online], 4(4), pages 265-281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720

This paper investigates the extent to which recommendations madeby the Cadbury Committee have affected UK company performance.The Committee recommended that certain internal monitoringmechanisms should be adopted by quoted firms because they weremore... Read More

Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. (2000)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Presented at the 7th Information for Scotland conference, 16 November 2000, Edinburgh, UK.

Discusses recent and current research into citizenship information needs at the School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Reviews the most important results from two large-scale, nation-wide surveys (funded by the Briti... Read More

Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association's associate status. (2000)
Journal Article
CAMPBELL, F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association's associate status. Education for information [online], 18(2-3), pages 169-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-2000-182-307

This paper describes a project funded by the UK Library Association (LA) which sought to investigate factors impacting upon length of time taken to achieve Associateship of the Library Association and to gather attitudinal data as to the benefits of... Read More

Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. (2000)
Journal Article
BRUZA, P.D., SONG, D.W. and WONG, K.F. 2000. Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology [online], 51(12), pages 1090-1105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002...ID-ASI1026%3E3.0.CO;2-Y

Information retrieval (IR) is driven by a process which decides whether a document is about a query. Recent attempts spawned from logic-based information retrieval theory have formalized properties characterizing aboutness, but no consensus has yet b... Read More

Power, mastery and organizational learning. (2000)
Journal Article
BLACKLER, F. and MCDONALD, S. 2000. Power, mastery and organizational learning. Journal of management studies [online], 37(6), pages 833-852. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00206

The topic of power has not featured strongly in debates about organizational learning, a point that is illustrated in a discussion of influential studies of teamworking. Despite the insights that such studies have provided into the nature of expertis... Read More

The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. (2000)
Thesis
STEWART, R.S. 2000. The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is an examination of the impact of the 1992 MacSharry Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms on one region of the European Union (ED), namely Grampian Region in Scotland. The period of analysis is 1991-95, covering the year prior to ref... Read More

The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. (2000)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. 2000. The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. Journal of enterprising culture [online], 8(3), pages 201-234. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218495800000127

This paper is an ethnographic study of rural entrepreneurship. It explores the relationship between small business and the rural environment and is intended to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial theory. The major findings are that the e... Read More

The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys in the UK. (2000)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys in the UK. Journal of information science [online], 26(4), pages 239-254. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/016555150002600404

This paper reports the key results of the Citizenship Information research project funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. This research comprised two large-scale surveys of the citizenship information needs of the UK public. Th... Read More

The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. (2000)
Thesis
L√ĄGEL, B. 2000. The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ and its importance as a param... Read More

Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? (2000)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2000. Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? Journal of criminal law [online], 64(4), pages 409-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/002201830006400410

Almost every aspect of the partial defence of provocation has caused considerable debate over the years. Areas of difficulty range from the question of when the issue should be left to the jury, to the relevance of the defence to battered women who k... Read More

The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. (2000)
Thesis
BROWN, N.A. 2000. The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerns a particular building type; the doocot. Consequently the work has an architectural bias. In stark contrast to large-scale, 'high culture', urban buildings erected for human occupation, the mere doocot has been mostly omitted from... Read More