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Concept-based document readability in domain specific information retrieval. (2006)
Conference Proceeding
YAN, X., SONG, D. and LI, X. 2006. Concept-based document readability in domain specific information retrieval. In Proceedings of the 15th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on information and knowledge management (CIKM'06), 5-11 November 2006, Arlington, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 540-549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1183614.1183692

Domain specific information retrieval has become in demand. Not only domain experts, but also average non-expert users are interested in searching domain specific (e.g., medical and health) information from online resources. However, a typical proble... Read More

The role of anti-terror measures in the development of 'Islamic' terrorism. (2006)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. and SUTTON, P. 2006. The role of anti-terror measures in the development of 'Islamic' terrorism. International journal of the humanities: annual review [online], 4(4), pages 87-94. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1884...7-9508/CGP/v04i04/41883

Post-September 11th 2001, academic attention on 'Islamic' terrorism is increasingly concentrating upon national and global security, political instability within majority-Muslim nation-states and perceived civilizational conflict between religio-cult... Read More

LRD: latent relation discovery for vector space expansion and information retrieval. (2006)
Conference Proceeding
GONCALVES, A., ZHU, J., SONG, D., UREN, V. and PACHECO, R. 2006. LRD: latent relation discovery for vector space expansion and information retrieval. In Yu, J.X., Kitsuregawa, M. and Leong, H.V. (eds.) Advances in web-age information management: proceedings of the 7th International conference on web-age information management (WAIM 2006), 17-19 June 2006, Hong Kong, China. Lecture notes in computer science, 4016. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 122-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/11775300_11

In this paper, we propose a text mining method called LRD (latent relation discovery), which extends the traditional vector space model of docu-ment representation in order to improve information retrieval (IR) on docu-ments and document clustering.... Read More

The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. (2006)
Book Chapter
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2006. The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. In Schorr, A. and Seltmann, S. (eds.) Changing media markets in Europe and abroad: new ways of handling information and entertainment content. Lengerich: Pabst Science, pages 63-77.

This chapter discusses the role and effectiveness of UK parliamentary public information services in both servicing the needs of the general public for information about government and also in communicating positive messages about the work of governm... Read More

Narrating the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a Scottish fishing community: 1934-2004. (2006)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2006. Narrating the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a Scottish fishing community: 1934-2004. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 12(1), pages 40-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13552550610644472

Purpose - The purpose of this research paper is to explore the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a 'Scottish Fishing Community', namely the village of Gourdon in Kincardineshire, Scotland over a 60-year period. Design/methodology/approach -... Read More

Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. (2006)
Report
WILLIAMS, D. and WAVELL, C. 2006. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the learning tasks they design, m... Read More

Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. (2006)
Thesis
MIDDLEMISS, S. 2006. Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the course of my relatively short research career I have been extremely productive and published widely on employment law, especially in the area of discrimination law and the civil law of harassment. I have also researched and been published on a... Read More

Swinging open or slamming shut? The implications of China's open-door policy for women, educational choice and work. (2006)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. 2006. Swinging open or slamming shut? The implications of China's open-door policy for women, educational choice and work. Journal of education and work [online], 19(1), pages 47-65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080500522986

This paper explores the link between international tertiary education and evolving attitudes about women and work in China. The paper reviews literature about gender and education in China, commenting on the late-twentieth-century post-reform environ... Read More

Introduction to special issue on reasoning in natural language information processing. (2006)
Journal Article
SONG, D. and NIE, J. Y. 2006. Introduction to special issue on reasoning in natural language information processing. ACM transactions on Asian language information processing [online], 5(4), pages 291-295. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1236181.1236182

For any applications related to Natural Language Processing (NLP), reasoning has been recognized as a necessary underlying aspect. Most of the existing work in NLP deals with specific NLP problems in a highly heuristic manner, yet not from an explici... Read More

Enabling management oversight in corporate blog space. (2006)
Conference Proceeding
SONG, D., BRUZA, P., MCARTHUR, R. and MANSFIELD, T. 2006. Enabling management oversight in corporate blog space. In Nicolov, N., Salvetti, F., Liberman, M. and Martin, J.H. (eds.) Computational approaches to analyzing weblogs: proceedings of the 2006 American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring symposium, 27-29 March 2006, Stanford, USA. Palo Alto: AAAI Press.

When a modern corporation empowers its staff to use blogs to communicate with colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers, the role of management in exercising oversight and guidance over the public speech of staff becomes dramatically challenged.... Read More

You have forgotten why you asked us here; we cannot remember why we came. (2006)
Physical Artefact
TATHAM, J. and O'SULLIVAN, T. 2006. You have forgotten why you asked us here; we cannot remember why we came. [Sculptures].

This work was commissioned for the exhibition 'Try Again, Fail Again', part of Momentum: the 4th Nordic Biennale, 2 September - 15 October 2006, Moss Bryggeri Utstillinshall (and other venues), Norway. This commission is one within a sequence of piec... Read More

Students from mainland China and critical thinking in postgraduate business and management degrees: teasing out tensions of culture, style and substance. (2006)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. 2006. Students from mainland China and critical thinking in postgraduate business and management degrees: teasing out tensions of culture, style and substance. International journal of management education, 5(1), pages 3-11.

This paper explores the discourse of critical thinking within Higher Education (HE) practice and evaluates the experiences and achievements of mainland Chinese students within that context. It sets out to discuss teaching and learning as it was exper... Read More

Real time evolutionary algorithms in robotic neural control systems. (2006)
Thesis
JAGADEESAN, A.P. 2006. Real time evolutionary algorithms in robotic neural control systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes the use of a Real-Time Evolutionary Algorithm (RTEA) to optimise an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) on-line (in this context on-line means while it is in use). Traditionally, Evolutionary Algorithms (Genetic Algorithms, Evolutio... Read More

Aberdeen Dada siegt (folio no. (2006)
Physical Artefact
AGNEW, M. 2006. Aberdeen Dada siegt (folio no. 4). [Print].

The above work explores how ideas can be initially generated, bringing together icons and imagery from a variety of different sources, further developing this information into compositions and finally selecting an appropriate arrangement to be made a... Read More

The experience of young carers in the context of a range of parental conditions: physical disability, mental health problems and substance misuse. (2006)
Thesis
CHRISTIE, E. 2006. The experience of young carers in the context of a range of parental conditions: physical disability, mental health problems and substance misuse. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The current study set out to explore the affect and significance of differing parental conditions on the experiences commonly reported by young carers. Previous studies on young caring have reflected on the impacts of caring for parents with particul... Read More

Complexity modelling for case knowledge maintenance in case-based reasoning. (2006)
Thesis
MASSIE. S. 2006. Complexity modelling for case knowledge maintenance in case-based reasoning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Case-based reasoning solves new problems by re-using the solutions of previously solved similar problems and is popular because many of the knowledge engineering demands of conventional knowledge-based systems are removed. The content of the case kno... Read More

Strangeland. (2006)
Digital Artefact
KOKOLI, A.M. 2006. Strangeland. Posted on the F-word: contemporary UK feminism [online]. 4 June 2006. Available from: https://thefword.org.uk/2006/06/strangeland/

Alexandra Kokoli reviews Tracy Emin's Strangeland, which contains autobiographical writings touching on rape, abortion and marginalization.

Susan Hiller's paraconceptualism. (2006)
Book Chapter
KOKOLI, A.M. 2006. Susan Hiller's paraconceptualism. In Fisher, J. (ed.) Technologies of intuition. Toronto: YYZ Books, pages 119-139.

Exploring the margins of representability, pushing beyond the limits and limitations of retinality, lending a voice to the dead or incorporating oral accounts of anonymous strangers, all conjure the ghostly quality that is typical of both the subject... Read More

Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. (2006)
Journal Article
DEVER, G., WAINWRIGHT, C. L., KENNEDY, S. and SPICKETT, C. M. 2006. Fatty acid and phospholipid chlorohydrins cause cell stress and endothelial adhesion. Acta biochimica polonica [online], 53(4), pages 761-768. Available from: http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/4_2006/761s.pdf

The oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is thought to contribute to atherogenesis, which is an inflammatory disease involving activation of phagocytic cells. Myeloperoxidase, an enzyme which is able to produce hypochlorous acid (HOCl), is rele... Read More

Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. (2006)
Journal Article
CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2006. Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. International journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning [online], 16(5), pages 321-340. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.010956

This paper explores the processes by which Israeli engineers become entrepreneurs. We employed a qualitative approach, using ethnographic life history interviews with nine entrepreneurial engineers. We find that the uniqueness of the Israeli politica... Read More