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The glamour. (2001)
Physical Artefact
TATHAM, J. and O'SULLIVAN, T. 2001. The glamour. [Lighting installation].

The Glamour was commissioned for the 2nd Berlin Biennale, held on 20 April - 20 June 2001. It was a continuation of The Glamour project that was first initiated in 2000 at the Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. It is composed of a set of devices - mirror... Read More

Evolution and devolved action: towards the evolution of systems. (2001)
Report
MACLEOD, C., MCMINN, D., REDDIPOGU, A. B., CAPANNI, N. F. and MAXWELL, G. M. 2001. Evolution and devolved action: towards the evolution of systems. In: Appendix B of MCMINN, D. Using evolutionary artificial neural networks to design hierarchical animat nervous systems, Ph. D. thesis. Aberdeen : Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The Artificial Neural Networks group at the Robert Gordon University has, over the last six years, built up considerable knowledge and practical experience in Evolutionary Artificial Neural Networks. This experience started with the PhD project by C... Read More

The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. (2001)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. Education for information [online], 19(4), pages 277-297. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-2001-19402

This paper describes two exercises designed to investigate the factors affecting the demand for undergraduate educational provision in the field of information and library studies (ILS). The first was a survey of former and current students of the Sc... Read More

Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. (2001)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Library review [online], 50(2), pages 65-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530110381109

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, nationwide surveys (funded by the Britis... Read More

Using evolutionary artificial neural networks to design hierarchical animat nervous systems. (2001)
Thesis
MCMINN, D. 2001. Using evolutionary artificial neural networks to design hierarchical animat nervous systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research presented in this thesis examines the area of control systems for robots or animats (animal-like robots). Existing systems have problems in that they require a great deal of manual design or are limited to performing jobs of a single typ... Read More

Multi-objective optimisation of cancer chemotherapy using evolutionary algorithms. (2001)
Conference Proceeding
PETROVSKI, A. and MCCALL, J. 2001. Multi-objective optimisation of cancer chemotherapy using evolutionary algorithms. In Zitzler, E., Thiele, L., Deb, K., Coello Coello, C.A. and Corne, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st International conference on evolutionary multi-criterion optimization (EMO 2001), 7-9 March 2001, Zurich, Switzerland. Lecture notes in computer science, 1993. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 531-545. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44719-9_37

The main objectives of cancer treatment in general, and of cancer chemotherapy in particular, are to eradicate the tumour and to prolong the patient survival time. Traditionally, treatments are optimised with only one objective in mind. As a result o... Read More

Social power and the Hohfeldian jural relation. (2001)
Journal Article
ROSS, H. 2001. Social power and the Hohfeldian jural relation. Nottingham law journal [online], 10, pages 47-63. Available from: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nl...loads/notnghmlj0010.pdf

Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld is one of the great unsung heroes of twentieth century legal theory. His eponymous "analysis" - an eight-term relational configuration of legal concepts - represents one of the most perceptive and revealing contributions to the... Read More

Libraries in major universities in Lebanon. (2001)
Journal Article
AL-KHATIB, S. and JOHNSON, I.M. 2001. Libraries in major universities in Lebanon. Libri [online], 51(4), pages 209-224. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/LIBR.2001.209

This paper puts the contemporary situation of some Lebanese university libraries in a broader context. It introduces the country, and outlines its higher education system, library science education, professional association, and publishing activity.... Read More

A step toward reusable model fragments. (2001)
Conference Proceeding
AHRIZ, H. and TOMASENA, M. 2001. A step toward reusable model fragments. In Proceedings of the 2001 International conference on computational intelligence for modeling control and automation (CIMCA 2001), 9-11 July 2001, Las Vegas, USA. New York: IEEE, pages 559-566.

In this paper we describe a system to elaborate models which are suitable for model based reasoning. A set of model fragments selected from a library will be put together to build a model candidate. The system relies on the bond graph notation, which... Read More

Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. (2001)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., JACK, S.L. and MCAULEY, S. 2001. Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. Irish marketing review [online], 14(1), pages 26-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21427/D7DN1V

Businesses, especially small business, which are located in the periphery are traditionally viewed as being disadvantaged. The condition of peripherality is viewed as creating disadvantage in terms of limited customer base, distance from markets and... Read More

Impact of school library services on achievement and learning: Critical literature review of the impact of school library services on achievement and learning to inform the work of the DfES Task Group set up to implement actions contained in the Governmen (2001)
Report
WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and COLES, L. 2001. Impact of school library services on achievement and learning: Critical literature review of the impact of school library services on achievement and learning to inform the work of the DfES Task Group set up to implement actions contained in the Government's response to 'Empowering the Learning Community'. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at secondary level. The study was funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries to inform the work of the DfES Task Group se... Read More

HK. [Exhibition] (2001)
Exhibition / Performance
HK. Exhibition held on 23 November 2001 - 20 January 2002, Tramway, Glasgow.

HK was a solo exhibition commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow. The central component of the exhibition was the words HEROIN KILLS presented as six-metre high sculptural forms. This word-sculpture was situated within both the context of Glasgow, as a city... Read More

Application of aboutness to functional benchmarking in information retrieval. (2001)
Journal Article
WONG, K.-F., SONG, D., BRUZA, P. and CHENG, C.-H. 2001. Application of aboutness to functional benchmarking in information retrieval. ACM transactions on information systems, 19(4), pages 337-370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/502795.502796

Experimental approaches are widely employed to benchmark the performance of an information retrieval (IR) system. Measurements in terms of recall and precision are computed as performance indicators. Although they are good at assessing the retrieval... Read More

Inchoate crimes: incitement, conspiracy and attempts in Scottish criminal law. (2001)
Book
CHRISTIE, S. 2001. Inchoate crimes: incitement, conspiracy and attempts in Scottish criminal law. Edinburgh: W. Green.

The question of whether it is suitable to inflict punishment, and if so, to what degree, arises in all areas of legal inquiry, and beyond them, most notably in religion, philosophy and social science. Punishment is generally defined as a painful or u... Read More

The case for nationality based jurisdiction. (2001)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. 2001. The case for nationality based jurisdiction. International and comparative law quarterly [online], 50(4), pages 955-962. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/iclq/50.4.955

Various recent developments within and without the United Kingdom have strengthened the arguments in favour of the adoption of general nationality based criminal jurisdiction. These arise from problems in the application of territorial jurisdiction,... Read More

Discovering information flow using a high dimensional conceptual space. (2001)
Conference Proceeding
SONG, D. and BRUZA, P. 2001. Discovering information flow using a high dimensional conceptual space. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual international Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) conference on research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR'01), 9-13 September 2001, Louisiana, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 327-333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/383952.384017

This paper presents an informational inference mechanism realized via the use of a high dimensional conceptual space. More specifically, we claim to have operationalized important aspects of Gärdenforss recent three-level cognitive model. The connec... Read More

Information and library studies on a virtual campus. (2001)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. New library world [online], 102(10), pages 362-371. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006065

Provides a critical overview of the introduction of the Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Science course in Information and Library Studies, in online distance learning mode, by the School of Information and Media at the Robert Gordon University in Aber... Read More

Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. (2001)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. and ATKINS, M.H. 2001. Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. Strategic change [online], 10(6), pages 311-324. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.554

This paper addresses the issue of the nature of business strategies in entrepreneurial small firms. It examines a number of existing models of strategic planning and suggests that they cannot adequately cope with environmental uncertainty. Developing... Read More

Verification of redesign models: a CSP approach. (2001)
Conference Proceeding
ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2001. Verification of redesign models: a CSP approach. In Culley, S. (ed.) Proceedings of the 13th International conference on engineering design (ICED'01), 21-23 August 2001, Glasgow, UK. Zurich: Professional Engineering Publishing, pages 283-290.

One of the initial stages in the manufacturing of an article is the production of a design which satisfies a set of user requirements. Much of the design work carried out in manufacturing companies can be classified as redesign, i.e. producing a new... Read More

Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand. (2001)
Thesis
JONGUDOMKARN, D. 2001. Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Women from poor communities in Northeast Thailand can be considered as a disadvantaged group who have struggled against several problems in their daily living and who have worked hard to sustain their lives through unskilled labour. In such a strong... Read More