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Document re-ranking by generality in bio-medical information retrieval. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
YAN, X., LI, X. and SONG, D. 2005. Document re-ranking by generality in bio-medical information retrieval. In Ngu, A.H.H., Kitsuregawa, M., Neuhold, E.J., Chung, J.-Y. and Sheng, Q.Z. (eds.) Web information systems engineering: proceedings of the 6th International conference on web information systems engineering (WISE 2005), 20-22 November 2005, New York, USA. Lecture notes in computer science, 3806. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 376-389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/11581062_28

Document ranking is well known to be a crucial process in information retrieval (IR). It presents retrieved documents in an order of their estimated degrees of relevance to query. Traditional document rank- ing methods are based on different measurem... Read More

Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. (2005)
Thesis
SHOEB, M. 2005. Cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis, which is divided into four chapters, represents an account on the isolation, identification and the assessment of bioactivity of cytotoxic compounds from the genus Centaurea (Family: Asteraceae alto Compositae), a large genus of about 50... Read More

Lion thief. (2005)
Digital Artefact
CRANSTON, A. 2005. Lion thief. [Video recording]

Drawings relating to, and a still from "Lion Thief": a video commissioned by The Beta Band (EMI) to accompany the track of the same name, for a compilation called "The Best of the Beta Band 2005", which also included artwork in an accompanying bookle... Read More

A routine sequence of external actions. (2005)
Physical Artefact
TATHAM, J. and O'SULLIVAN, T. 2005. A routine sequence of external actions. [Sculptures].

A Routine Sequence Of External Actions was commissioned for the exhibition 'Scotland and Venice: Selective Memory' at the 51st Venice Biennale, 9 June - 6 November 2005. The occasion of the Venice Biennale provided a salient context within which to c... Read More

So how was it for you? (2005)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. 2005. So how was it for you? Evaluating the transnational education experience, five years on. International journal of learning: annual review [online], 12(3), pages 249-258. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1884...7-9494/CGP/v12i03/46684

This paper explores the experiences of a group of Chinese people who graduated with UK Business degrees in the late 1990s. It presents data about their perceptions of the influence of their studies on their ensuing lives and work. The paper briefly r... Read More

Engineering assessment made easy: the '˜Energysave' approach. (2005)
Book Chapter
BOUCHLAGHEM, N.M., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2005. Engineering assessment made easy: the '˜Energysave' approach. In Lee, A., Wu, S., Marshall­Ponting, A.J., Aouad, G., Cooper, R., Tah, J.H.M., Abbott, C. and Barrett, P.S. (eds.) nD modelling roadmap: a vision for nD-enabled construction. Salford: University of Salford, School of the Built Environment, pages 62-69.

Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. This project is intended to provi... Read More

A structured model for performance assessment in property management. (2005)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., POLLOCK, R., ATTA, J. and POWER, L. 2005. A structured model for performance assessment in property management. Journal of financial management of property and construction [online], 10(3), pages 159-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13664380580001073

There has been a dearth of material on property performance to aid property management practices. Besides, there is a seeming lack of structured processes for carrying out the performance measurement of properties. Basic characteristics of an effecti... Read More

Delicate structures / Centre spot. (2005)
Physical Artefact
DUNBAR, L. 2005. Delicate structures / Centre spot. [Prints].

This pair of works explore issues of place, the artist's working context being rural and remote from mainstream artistic centres. Delicate Structures and Centre Spot are comments on the changing landscape of the north east of Scotland, from rural to... Read More

A Scottish tale / The inevitable. (2005)
Physical Artefact
DUNBAR, L. 2005. A Scottish tale / The inevitable. [Prints].

This pair of works were invited by publisher Benjamin Rinehart from the Center of Book Arts in New York, as part of a limited edition print portfolio titled, 'School Days: Cafeteria Plan'. The prints were submitted in a three-dimensional format, cons... Read More

Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. (2005)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C., CAPANNI, N.F. and GOW, K.S. 2011. Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 64(5), pages 139-149. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2011.64.139

Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an approach to nuclear fusion which utilises the properties of electrostatically accelerated ion-beams instead of hot plasmas. The best known device which uses the principle is the Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor.... Read More

The impacts of foot and mouth disease on a peripheral tourism area: the role and effect of crisis management. (2005)
Journal Article
IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2005. The impacts of foot and mouth disease on a peripheral tourism area: the role and effect of crisis management. Journal of travel and tourism marketing [online], 19(2-3), pages 47-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1300/J073v19n02_05

This study reports on the consequences of endemic cattle and sheep disease (2001) on two separate areas on the tourist industry; a) the Grampian Region of Scotland (indirectly affected) and b) Cumbria in England, (directly affected), and secondly on... Read More

Enacted metaphor: the theatricality of the entrepreneurial process. (2005)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. 2005. Enacted metaphor: the theatricality of the entrepreneurial process. International small business journal: researching entrepreneurship [online], 23(6), pages 587-603. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242605057654

The paper proposes the value of theatricality as an addition conceptual tool to aid analysis and understanding of the entrepreneurial process. It explores the application of dramatism and dramaturgy and argues that the application is a useful additio... Read More

Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. (2005)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D.A., WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., MACLENNAN, A. and JOBSON, D. 2005. Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. International journal of information management [online], 25(6), pages 533-548. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.08.003

This paper reports on research into the professional needs of those embarking on impact evaluation in the museum, archive and library sector. The research used a web portal providing impact evaluation research findings and examples of methods and too... Read More

The evolution of modular artificial neural networks. (2005)
Thesis
MUTHURAMAN, S. 2005. The evolution of modular artificial neural networks. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a novel approach to the evolution of Modular Artificial Neural Networks. Standard Evolutionary Algorithms, used in this application include: Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies, Evolutionary Programming and Genetic Progr... Read More

Solving DisCSPs with penalty-driven search. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
BASHARU,M., ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2005. Solving DisCSPs with penalty-driven search. In Proceedings of the 20th American Association for Artificial Intelligence national conference on artificial intelligence (AAAI-05), co-located with the 17th Annual conference on innovative applications of artificial intelligence (IAAI-05), 9-13 July 2005, Pittsburgh, USA. Palo Alto: AAAI Press, pages 47-52.

We introduce the Distributed, Penalty-driven Local search algorithm (DisPeL) for solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems. DisPeL is a novel distributed iterative improvement algorithm which escapes local optima by the use of both tempora... Read More

Distributed guided local search for solving binary DisCSPs. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
BASHARU, M., ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2005. Distributed guided local search for solving binary DisCSPs. In Russell, I. and Markov, Z. (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS 2005), 16-18 May 2005, Clearwater, USA. Palo Alto: AAAI Press [online], pages 660-665. Available from: http://www.aaai.org/Pap...S/2005/Flairs05-108.pdf

We introduce the Distributed Guided Local Search (Dist- GLS) algorithm for solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Our algorithm is based on the centralised Guided Local Search algorithm, which is extended with additional heuristics in... Read More

Place, autonomy and the individual: short letter, long farewell, and a sorrow beyond dreams. (2005)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2005. Place, autonomy and the individual: short letter, long farewell, and a sorrow beyond dreams. In Coury, D.N and Pilipp, F. (eds.) The Works of Peter Handke. Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press. pages 46-79.

The two novels by Peter Handke which were published in Germany in 1972, Der kurze Brief zum langen Abschied (Short Letter, Long Farewell, 1977) and Wunschloses Unglück (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, 1976), illustrate the importance of place in Handke’s wor... Read More

Artificial biochemical networks. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
CAPANNI, N., MACLEOD, C., MAXWELL, G. and CLAYTON, W. 2005. Artificial biochemical networks. In Mohammadlan, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2005 International conference on computational intelligence for modelling, control and automation, and the 2005 International conference on intelligent agents, web technologies and internet commerce (CIMCA-IAWTIC'05), 28-30 November 2005, Vienna, Austria. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], volume 2, article number 1631452, pages 98-102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CIMCA.2005.1631452

Connectionist approaches to Artificial Intelligence are almost always based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing, taking as its inspiration the intelligence displayed by single celled... Read More

Towards an agile approach to software process improvement: addressing the changing needs of software products. (2005)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I. 2005. Towards an agile approach to software process improvement: addressing the changing needs of software products. Communications of the IIMA [online], 5(1), article number 8. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/ciima/vol5/iss1/8/

This paper highlights the need for greater agility and flexibility in the process improvement activity. The ideas presented here relate to aspects that have arisen from a case study of a global software product organisation. A model of how software p... Read More

Inferring query models by computing information flow. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
BRUZA, P.D. and SONG, D. 2002. Inferring query models by computing information flow. In Proceedings of the 11th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on information and knowledge management (CIKM'02), 4-9 November 2002, McLean, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 260-269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/584792.584837

The language modelling approach to information retrieval can also be used to compute query models. A query model can be envisaged as an expansion of an initial query. The more prominent query models in the literature have a probabilistic basis, that... Read More