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Are the Needs of North Dakota's Aging Population with Developmental Disabilities Being Overlooked?

Description: North Dakota is faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of its growing population of elderly persons aging with a developmental disability. The challenge of creating new service models presents itself to professionals in the fields of Aging and Developmental Disabilities. Traditionally, the aging person with a developmental disability has been sent to nursing homes or grouped into community programs with younger persons with developmental disability. North Dakota is looking toward the future of caring for this special population through integration with elderly without disabilities.
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Date: May 2002
Creator: Clark, Amy Klein
Partner: UNT Libraries

Amazon Mechanical Turk for Subjectivity Word Sense Disambiguation

Description: In this paper, the authors discuss research on whether they can use Mechanical Turk (MTurk) to acquire good annotations with respect to gold-standard data, whether they can filter out low-quality workers (spammers), and whether there is a learning effect associated with repeatedly completing the same kind of task.
Date: June 2010
Creator: Akkaya, Cem; Conrad, Alexander; Wiebe, Janyce M. & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Text Mining for Automatic Image Tagging

Description: This paper introduces several extractive approaches for automatic image tagging, relying exclusively on information mined from texts. Through evaluations on two datasets, the authors show that their methods exceed competitive baselines by a large margin, and compare favorably with the state-of-the-art that uses both textual and image features.
Date: August 2010
Creator: Leong, Chee Wee; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Hassan, Samer
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Characterizing Humour: An Exploration of Features in Humorous Texts

Description: This paper investigates the problem of automatic humor recognition, and provides an in-depth analysis of two of the most frequently observed features of humorous text: human-centeredness and negative polarity. Through experiments performed on two collections of humorous texts, the authors show that these properties of verbal humor are consisted across different data sets.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Pulman, Stephen
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Coming in From the Cold: Integration into the European Union and Public Opinion on Democracy and the Market Economy in Central and Eastern Europe.

Description: The political economy transformations of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have received a great deal of attention over the past decade. The focus of much research has been to examine the internal national reorientations of the countries with regard to the changes in political and economic conditions. The importance of the international reorientation of these countries toward Western Europe in general and the European Union in particular has been generally overlooked. This dissertation examines public opinion on the political and economic transformations within the framework of the direction of the international reorientations of the countries. The countries were divided into three categories, those that can be expected to be invited to join the European Union in the next enlargement, those that can be expected to join the European Union in a subsequent enlargement, and the countries not seeking European Union membership. Public opinion on democracy and the market economy and attitudinal factors that influence these opinions are compared in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The data are from the Central and East European Barometers 3-7 (1992 - 1996). The findings suggest that general opinions regarding satisfaction with democracy are not related to the status of the country seeking membership in the European Union while support from the market economy does differ. When examining attitudinal factors that are related to satisfaction with democracy and support for the market economy, differences emerged between the three categories of countries. These findings suggest that public opinion is in part shaped by the international orientations of the country and that changes in public opinion are important in understanding the political and economic transformation processes.
Date: May 2002
Creator: Zottarelli, Lisa K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

WiFi and WCDMA Network Design

Description: This presentation discusses WiFi access point selection and traffic balancing, multi-cell wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) with multiple classes, user modeling using 2D Gaussian distribution, and intra-cell and inter-cell interference and capacity.
Date: April 2005
Creator: Akl, Robert G.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering