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Coordinated reasoning with inference fusion. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
HU, B., COMPATANGELO, E. and ARANA, I. 2002. Coordinated reasoning with inference fusion. In Damiani, E., Howlett, R.J., Jain, L.C. and Ichalkaranje, N. (eds.) Knowledge-based intelligent information engineering systems and allied technologies: proceedings of the 6th International conference on knowledge-based intelligent information and engineering systems (KES 2002), 16-18 September 2002, Crema, Italy. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 82. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pages 156-160.

We discuss a new approach which uses inference fusion, i.e. the cooperative reasoning from distributed heterogeneous inference systems, in order to extend the scope of deductions based on description logics. More specifically, our approach integrates... Read More

A methodology for the elicitation of redesign knowledge. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
AHRIZ, H. and ARANA, I. 2002. A methodology for the elicitation of redesign knowledge. In Damiani, E., Howlett, R.J., Jain, L.C. and Ichalkaranje, N. (eds.) Knowledge-based intelligent information engineering systems and allied technologies: proceedings of the 6th International conference on knowledge-based intelligent information and engineering systems (KES 2002), 16-18 September 2002, Crema, Italy. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 82. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

We present MADAM, a methodology which allows the elicitation, capture, analysis and management of redesign knowledge. This area is characterised by the high reusability of problem solutions and is represented using three views: physical, functional a... Read More

Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. (2002)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2002. Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. Library history [online], 18(1), pages 25-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/lib.2002.18.1.25

The idea of aristocratic book collecting in Great Britain tends to conjure up images of great bibliophiles like Sunderland, Roxburghe and Spencer or of the benign neglect of country house libraries. Yet the origins of aristocratic bibliophilia - whic... Read More

Information and library studies on a virtual campus. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2002. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. In Ashcroft, L. (ed.) Continuity, culture, competition: the future of library and information studies education? Proceedings of the 4th British-Nordic conference on library and information studies, 21-23 March 2001, Dublin, Ireland. Bradford: MCB UP, pages 161-170.

In September 2000, the School of Information and Media at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen began delivery of its Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)/Master of Science (MSc) course in Information and Library Studies on an online, distance learn... Read More

Inner becomes outer and outer becomes other, or, You've gotta get into it to get out of it. (2002)
Physical Artefact
TATHAM, J. and O'SULLIVAN, T. 2002. Inner becomes outer and outer becomes other, or, You've gotta get into it to get out of it. [Sculptures].

Inner becomes Outer and Outer becomes Other was commissioned for a group exhibition of forty-one international artists, 'My Head Is On Fire But My Heart Is Full Of Love', 8 May - 9 June 2002, Charlottenborg Udstillgsbygning, Copenhagen. The curators... Read More

Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
SMITH, R. 2002. Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. In Bygrave, W.D., Brush, C.G., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P.G., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Meyer, G.D., Sohl, J. and Zacharakis, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Babson College entrepreneurship research conference (BCERC 2002), June 2002, Boulder, USA. Babson Park: Babson College [online]. Available from: http://fusionmx.babson....2/III/III_P2/III_P2.htm

Many entrepreneurial narratives act as inspirational tales, propagating valued stories at an ideological and mythological level. By participating in them we expose others to the inspirational power of the narrative and encourage the process of emulat... Read More

The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers, 1900-1914. (2002)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2002. The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers, 1900-1914. Women's history review [online], 11(4), pages 657-673. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612020200200343

A newspapers ˜Letters to the Editor column represents its readership in an unique way and can provide a useful ˜thermometer with which to measure the extent of critical debate and discussion a particular issue generated in a locality. In this article... Read More

Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. 2002. Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 7(3), pages 163-173.

The decisive role of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets is highlighted and existing techniques used to include these factors in the decision-making process are critically reviewed. An effective algorithm has bee... Read More

An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., Al-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R. 2002. An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 7(1), pages 31-40.

A number of recently developed algorithms are combined to build an innovative integrated whole life costing approach. The integration process is based on the simple idea of breaking the decision-making process into a logical series of activities. The... Read More

On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. (2002)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A., GRAY, C. and DELDAY, H. 2002. On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. In E. McLean and S. Dougherty (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.

Video telephony for the deaf: analysis and development of an optimised video compression product. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
MUIR, L.J. and RICHARDSON, I.E.G. 2002. Video telephony for the deaf: analysis and development of an optimised video compression product. In Proceedings of the 10th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on multimedia (MM'02), 1-6 December 2002, Juan-les-Pins, France. New York: ACM [online], pages 650-652. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/641007.641137

The multimedia capability of video telephony and video conferencing systems has many applications and benefits. This paper describes research and development that aims to optimise video compression systems for a specific application - personal commun... Read More

Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. (2002)
Thesis
UNSWORTH, J. 2002. Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The development of nursing practice has become a central feature of modern healthcare. The advent of clinical governance has resulted in the development of an organisational climate where practitioners are encouraged to develop direct care and health... Read More

CSP: there is more than one way to model it. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
RENKER, G., AHRIZ, H. and ARANA, I. 2003. CSP: there is more than one way to model it. In Bramer, M., Preece, A. and Coenen, F. (eds.) Research and development in intelligent systems XIX: proceedings of the 22nd British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) international conference on knowledge based systems and applied artificial intelligence (ES2002), 10-12 December 2002, Cambridge, UK. London: Springer [online], pages 395-408. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0651-7_28

In this paper, we present an approach for conceptual modelling of con- straint satisfaction problems (CSP). The main objective is to achieve a similarly high degree of modelling support for constraint problems as it is already available in other disc... Read More

Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. (2002)
Report
WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., JOHNSON, I. and WILLIAMS, D. 2002. Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. A report for Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/4...A-11E1-BF5B000d609cb064

This report provides a critical overview of impact evaluation in the museums, archives and libraries sector. The study, funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, consisted largely of a review of the literature published dur... Read More

The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? (2002)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. and JACK, S.L. 2002. The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], 14(3), pages 193-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985620110112079

Whilst social capital has been applied in a variety of contexts the nature, role and application of social capital in an entrepreneurial context have not been extensively explored. The nature of social capital presents a conceptual puzzle in that it... Read More

Small pieces of Scotland? (2002)
Journal Article
KINCHIN, J. and PEACH, A. 2002. Small pieces of Scotland? Souvenirs and the good design debate 1946-80. Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, 7, pages 23-30.

For those agencies concerned with the promotion of design and craft in post-war Scotland, and with the development of tourism more generally, souvenirs proved a source of constant anxiety and embarrassment. There were always going to be problems in t... Read More

Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
HU, B., ARANA, I. and COMPATANGELO, E. 2003. Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. In Bramer, M., Preece, A. and Coenen, F. (eds.) Research and development in intelligent systems XIX: proceedings of the 22nd British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) international conference on knowledge based systems and applied artificial intelligence (ES2002), 10-12 December 2002, Cambridge, UK. London: Springer [online], pages 91-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0651-7_7

We present an extension to DL-based taxonomic reasoning by means of the proposed inference fusion, i.e. the dynamic combination of inferences from distributed heterogeneous reasoners. Our approach integrates results from a DL-based system with result... Read More

A virtual learning environment for introductory programming. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
ALLISON, I., ORTON, P. and POWELL, H. 2002. A virtual learning environment for introductory programming. In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the Learning and Teaching Support Network: Subject Centre of Information and Computer Sciences (LTSN-ICS 2002), 27-29 August 2002, Loughborough, UK. Loughborough: Loughborough University, pages 48-52.

Teaching of initial programming is a significant pedagogical problem for computing departments. It is shown that by understanding the changing characteristics of computing students helps to identify their learning approaches and requirements. These f... Read More

Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: Critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. (2002)
Report
WILLIAMS, D., COLE, L. and WAVELL, C. 2002. Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: Critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at primary level and complements a review examining the links between educational achievement and school library provision at secondary level, com... Read More

Systematic review of exercise and the long-term outcomes of the treatment for obesity. (2002)
Journal Article
BROWN, T.J., AVENELL, A., BROOM, J., SMITH, W.C.S., JUNG, R., CAMPBELL, M.K. and GRANT, A.M. 2002. Systematic review of exercise and the long-term outcomes of the treatment for obesity. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [online], 61(3A), page 154A. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665102000289

We systematically reviewed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of obesity treatments in adults and assessed long term effects on weight and risk factors for disease.