Sample records for interviews featuring experts

  1. Informatics Systems and Modelling Case Studies of Expert Interviews

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boyer, Edmond

    equal groups were interviewed: (1) experts of informatics, (2) experts of didactics of informatics (expert of informatics, expert of didactics of informatics, expert informatics teacher) concerning

  2. Java technology zone technical podcast series: Andrew Glover interviews experts on a variety of topics

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Java technology zone technical podcast series: Season 1 Andrew Glover interviews experts on a variety of topics Skill Level: Introductory Andrew Glover Author and developer Beacon50 10 Aug 2010 by the engaging and technically curious Andrew Glover, provides a new way to get information from the sources you

  3. INTERVIEWER:

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    at the time of the RECS interview (also not listed on foldout page) SUMMARY: USE THE GREEN PAGES FOR VEHICLES NOT LISTED ON THE FOLDOUT PAGE. QUEST1ON-BY-QUEST1OM Q. C1: Do...

  4. The following experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are available for interviews at SC10. To ar-range an interview, please contact Leo Williams at 865.241.2850.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    The following experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are available for interviews at SC10 Oak Ridge National Laboratory may be available for interviews at SC10. Robert Harrison, computational information, contact: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory Phone: 865

  5. INTERVIEWING Master the Interviewing Process

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gering, Jon C.

    for one class exam; your job search requires equal attention! Know the company's line of business, how. After all, the company must be interested in you or you would not have been granted an interview. Before case for yourself if you don't know much about the company and the position. You spend hours studying

  6. Features

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation Desert Southwest Region service area. TheEPSCI Home It isGasERPSpun Off FromFeatures

  7. Experts | EMSL

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series toESnet4:Epitaxial Thin FilmEquipment SSRL plansExperts Current Search

  8. Wind Energy Learning Curves for Reference in Expert Elicitations

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Wind Energy Learning Curves for Reference in Expert Elicitations Sarah Mangels, Erin Baker. Abstract: This study presents future projections of wind energy capacity and cost based on historical data. The study will be used during wind- energy expert elicitations (formal interviews aimed to quantify

  9. Interview of Anne Lonsdale

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lonsdale, Anne

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Interview of the sinologist and former mistress of New Hall College, Cambridge, Dame Anne Lonsdale, about her life and work....

  10. interviews w brent stanaway,

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 the crime & punishment issue feat. interviews w brent stanaway, jonathan eaton, & Greg Newbold. Auckland & Christchurch. We have a national and international client base of large corporates and multi Stanaway 8. Interview with Jonathan Eaton 10. Career profiles 12. Interview with Greg Newbold 16. Art

  11. Expert assistants for design

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W.; Steuerwalt, M.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two expert programs currently under development at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, PROCON and the Designer's Apprentice, are briefly described. Both codes define interface to simulations that provide a wide variety of information about the performance of complex devices. (BCS)

  12. Interview of Liang Bibo

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Liang, Bibo

    2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Liang Bibo interviewed in Chengdu by Alan Macfarlane 28th July 2008 0:09:07 Born 1963 in Sichuan Province, China; father is an engineer and was working on an irrigation system and mother, a teacher, both now retired; I was very much influenced... 's life, Er Niang, who had to support her husband and three children who were incapacitated; she was a Han; I heard about her from my friends; as a news reporter I had many friends who would alert me about special stories; the film did help her as after...

  13. Going to Work: Successful Interviewing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hoffman, Rosemarie

    2000-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Edited by Rosemarie Hoffman Assistant Professor and Extension Individual and Family Development Specialist, The Texas A&M University System L-2365 12-99 Successful Interviewing O ne of the most important parts of a job search is the interview... are being interviewed. Be sure to thank the manager for consider- ing you for the job and spending time at the interview. Never take friends or relatives with you to the interview. If an employer wants to meet your husband or wife, you will be asked to bring...

  14. CONSULTANT REPORT DEMAND FORECAST EXPERT

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    CONSULTANT REPORT DEMAND FORECAST EXPERT PANEL INITIAL forecast, end-use demand modeling, econometric modeling, hybrid demand modeling, energyMahon, Carl Linvill 2012. Demand Forecast Expert Panel Initial Assessment. California Energy

  15. Expert Secondary Inclusive Classroom Management

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    Montague, Marcia

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the management practices of expert secondary general education teachers in inclusive classrooms. Specifically, expert teachers of classrooms who included students with severe cognitive...

  16. A Delphi algorithm that integrates knowledge for expert system development

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Layton, Terre Lou

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    yl f~HF being built to solve routine, medium, and difficult problems in areas such as: fault diagnosis of engine failures, design of cooling systems for automobiles and a controller for a closed environment life support system for the space shuttle... or extract key aspects of an expert's knowledge. Currently there are a few conventional methods such as interviewing which may or may not be able to readily explicate the expert' s representation of their knowledge. Thus, total reliance on any one method...

  17. Section 26: Expert Judgment

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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  18. PNNL: News Center - Experts

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 - September 2006 TheSteven Ashby Dr. Steven Ashby Photo Dr.1999alt= CurrentsExpert

  19. ARM - Global Experts

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [FacilityIndiaGVAX News Ganges ValleyExperts Outreach

  20. Employment of Experts and Consultants

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    To maintain a system of controls and oversight necessary for the DOE to assure compliance with 5, U.S.C. Section 3109, "Employment of Experts and Consultants, Temporary or Intermittent"; Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 304, "Expert and Consultant Appointments"; and all other relevant rules, regulations, and DOE directives. Cancels DOE O 3304.1A, Employment of Experts and Consultants, dated 6-23-92.

  1. An Interview with Ann Giagni

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    Sher, Ben

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    project An Interview with Ann Giagni President of the Boardri ght, K ath l een Mc Hugh; Ann Gia gni; S he ila J. K uethey remember when it was impos- Ann Powell, affiliated with

  2. An Interview About an Accident

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    G.yu lha

    2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Length of track 0:02:32 Related tracks (include description/relationship if appropriate) Title of track An Interview About an Accident Translation of title Description (to be used in archive entry) The respondent recalls how he and his... wife survived a motorcycle accident. Genre or type (i.e. epic, song, ritual) Interview Name of recorder (if different from collector) G.yu lha Date of recording December 17th 2009 Place of recording Siyuewu Village, Puxi Township, Rangtang...

  3. Ask the Expert: Energy Savings Performance Contracting | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Ask the Expert: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Ask the Expert: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Ask the Expert: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Ask The Expert...

  4. INTERVIEWER:

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  5. Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations...

  6. an interview with Richard Alba Extraordinary Lives: Patti Smith

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dennehy, John

    When racial boundaries fade an interview with Richard Alba Extraordinary Lives: Patti Smith What on the workforce, the family, and American society. EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: PATTI SMITH 12 This was the first featured the maximally talented Patti Smith--singer, songwriter, artist and poet--who spoke thoughtfully

  7. User interfaces to expert systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Agarwal, A.; Emrich, M.L.

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Expert Systems are becoming increasingly popular in environments where the user is not well versed in computers or the subject domain. They offer expert advice and can also explain their lines of reasoning. As these systems are applied to highly technical areas, they become complex and large. Therefore, User Systems Interfaces (USIs) become critical. This paper discusses recent technologies that can be applied to improved user communication. In particular, bar menus/graphics, mouse interfaces, touch screens, and voice links will be highlighted. Their applications in the context of SOFTMAN (The Software Manager Apprentice) a knowledge-based system are discussed. 18 refs., 2 figs.

  8. Coherent approximation of distributed expert assessments

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    Jones, Peter B., Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Expert judgments of probability and expectation play an integral role in many systems. Financial markets, public policy, medical diagnostics and more rely on the ability of informed experts (both human and machine) to make ...

  9. Local Experts in Social Media

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bachani, Vandana

    2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    finding systems. Aardvark.com [15] is a commercial social expert finder, which tries to address the challenge of determining the right person for a person’s information need. They studied how factors like trust due to intimacy, user’s social graph, etc... are highlighted in later chapters. 2.3 Expertise Analysis on Q&A sites Several Q&A websites like Yahoo! Answers, Quora, etc. and Q&A forums like stackoverflow, etc. are extensively used by internet users to ask and answer questions online. The question answering...

  10. Summary of FY13 Industry Interviews

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hund, Gretchen; Kurzrok, Andrew J.; Seward, Amy M.; Wyse, Evan T.; Gunawardena, Navindra H.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This white paper discusses the industry self-regulation project’s outreach interview activities for FY13 and summarizes conclusions.

  11. An Interview with Sophia Anjan Chakravartty

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chakravartty, Anjan

    An Interview with Sophia Anjan Chakravartty Institute for the History this issue of Sophia. The editors of the SEP are very crafty; only they know

  12. NREL: Director's Page - Interviews and Articles

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    OnPoint Interview - January 12, 2010 As the Obama administration focuses its efforts on green jobs creation and renewable energy development, NREL is playing an increasingly...

  13. Expert Meeting Report: Foundations Research Results

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ojczyk, C.; Huelman, P.; Carmody, J.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Expert Meeting Plan, the NorthernSTAR Team proposed to host two Expert Meetings in calendar year 2011. Invitees to the meetings would include experts in the current field of study, other BA team members, and representatives from DOE and NREL. They will invite leading industry experts to present at these meetings. The Expert Meetings will focus on key systems areas that will be required to meet the Building America performance goals and shall be sufficiently narrow in scope that specific conclusions, action items, and delegation of future tasks can be identified and completed. The two expert meeting topics are 'Foundations' and 'Window Retrofit.' The first session is designed as a webinar only and the second will be a live meeting.

  14. Ask the Expert - Energy Savings Performance Contracting

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Ask the Expert session for state and local grantees on Energy Savings Performance Contracting. Here are some tips before we get started. The session will be recorded. All...

  15. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House...

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Building Science Corporation team held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011, at the Westford Regency Hotel in...

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange This report...

  18. Forecasting Distributions with Experts Advice

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sancetta, Alessio

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ) is the probability forecast based on an arbitrary vector wE in the unit simplex, experts forecasts ?ˆE , and model {p?} . Remark 2 In most cases, we can choose c = 1/?, implying in the result below that c? = 1. Example 3 The prediction function is a mixture... 0 = 1, and #IT (k) = tk+1 ? tk. Define ek ? E. Theorem 12 Under Conditions 1 and 7, R1,...,t (pW ) ? c? K? k=0 Rt(k),...,t(k+1)?1 ( p?(e(k)) ) + c ln (#E) ?c K? k=1 ln ut(k) (ek, ek?1)? c K? k=0 t(k+1)?2? s=t(k) ln (us+1 (ek, ek)) . 9 Remark 13...

  19. Development of an On-Line Expert System: Heat Rate Degradation Expert System Advisor

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    Sopocy, D. M.; Henry, R. E.; Gehl, S.; Divakaruni, S. M.

    An on-line expert system for fossil-fueled power plants, the "Heat Rate Degradation Expert System Advisor," is being developed. This expert system will operate on a microcomputer and will interface with existing plant data acquisition and/or thermal...

  20. 7 Aijakko Mitiq: interview and drum songs

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    Leonard, Stephen Pax

    last updated on Monday, 4 April 2011 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Stephen Leonard Tape No. / Track / Item No. 7 Length of track 31 minutes Title of track Aijakko Mitiq: interview and drum songs...

  1. 5 Aijakko Mitiq: drum song and interview

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Leonard, Stephen Pax

    last updated on Monday, 4 April 2011 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Stephen Leonard Tape No. / Track / Item No. 5 Length of track 17 minutes Title of track Aijakko Mitiq: drum song and interview Translation...

  2. 6 Aijakko Mitiq: drum song and interview

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Leonard, Stephen Pax

    last updated on Monday, 4 April 2011 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Stephen Leonard Tape No. / Track / Item No. 6 Length of track 41 minute Title of track Aijakko Mitiq: drum song and interview Translation...

  3. Expert Meeting Report: Windows Options for New and Existing Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ojczyk, C.; Carmody, J.; Haglund, K.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Featured speakers included John Carmody and Pat Huelman of the University of Minnesota, Charlie Curcija of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jim Larson of Cardinal Glass Industries, Peter Yost of Building Green, Peter Baker of Building Science Corporation, and Theresa Weston of Du Pont Innovations. Audience participation was actively encouraged during each presentation to uncover need and promote dialog among researchers and industry professionals.

  4. Marcus Hutter -1 -Online Prediction Bayes versus Experts Online Prediction

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    Hutter, Marcus

    Marcus Hutter - 1 - Online Prediction ­ Bayes versus Experts Online Prediction: Bayes versus;Marcus Hutter - 2 - Online Prediction ­ Bayes versus Experts Table of Contents · Sequential/online prediction: Setup · Bayesian Sequence Prediction (Bayes) · Prediction with Expert Advice (PEA) · PEA Bounds

  5. RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) is established to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) with the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear...

  6. Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in...

  7. Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building Science Corporation (BSC) held...

  8. Jess, the Java expert system shell

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Friedman-Hill, E.J.

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes Jess, a clone of the popular CLIPS expert system shell written entirely in Java. Jess supports the development of rule-based expert systems which can be tightly coupled to code written in the powerful, portable Java language. The syntax of the Jess language is discussed, and a comprehensive list of supported functions is presented. A guide to extending Jess by writing Java code is also included.

  9. Biofuels in Africa May Help Achieve Global Goals, Experts Say | Worldwatch Institute Login | Register | Shopping Cart

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Biofuels in Africa May Help Achieve Global Goals, Experts Say | Worldwatch Institute Login Contact Us Sign Up for e-mail updates Home » Online Features » e2 - Eye on Earth Biofuels in Africa May for developing biofuels from sugar cane and other crops. Photo by Steve McNicholas Africa can use the biofuels

  10. Interview: LaborWorks@NeighborWorks Provides Vermont Contractors...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Interview: LaborWorks@NeighborWorks Provides Vermont Contractors With Help When They Need It Interview: LaborWorks@NeighborWorks Provides Vermont Contractors With Help When They...

  11. Interview: Using digital media in research

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    Gray, Stephen

    2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Digital media (e.g. video, audio, images) formats are changing fairly rapidly, which can lead to data loss or distortion when researchers try to re-use or access these materials. In this short interview, Stephen Gray provides pointers and examples...

  12. A real time expert system for performance monitoring and scheduling of a Cray Y-MP supercomputer

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    Danait, Sachin W.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    administrator's workload. The prototype expert system was tested by submitting sample jobs in the differ&. n& hatch queues. It &vas observed that the load on the network had a signif- icant impact on the performance of the expert system. Ti...'1. ?1'&'s. The prototype, built using the real-time expert shell G2, controls the Net?'orl& f)ueueing System (NQS) on a Cray-YMP supercomputer. 5'ionitoring features are provided by us&' of graphs and read-out tables which provi&l& information...

  13. Use of expert judgment in NUREG--1150

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    Ortiz, N.R.; Wheeler, T.A.; Meyer, M.A.; Keeney, R.L.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The expert judgment process used in NUREG--1150, ''Severe Accident Risks: An Assessment for Five US Nuclear Plants,'' is an advance over those processes developed in previous probabilistic risk assessments. The new process was used to obtain expert judgment on issues expected to be the main contributors to the potential risk of five nuclear plants. The use of expert judgment helped to incorporate both the experience and the research results obtained since the Reactor Safety Study (US NRC, 1975). The new process also enabled NUREG--1150 to include a comprehensive uncertainty analysis, an analysis that had been lacking in the earlier Reactor Safety Study. This process for gathering expert judgment was developed in response to criticisms applied to the previous Reactor Safety Study by the Lewis Committee (Lewis, 1978) and to review comments of the Kouts Committee (1987) on the draft NUREG--1150. The process is based on accepted decision analysis techniques and findings from the numerous studies involving the quantification of judgment. The result, a formal process for eliciting and documenting expert judgment for risk assessment, is one of the major contributions of NUREG-1150. 19 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Experts' perspective on the performance of Chinese technical guidelines for Plan Environmental Impact Assessment

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    He Jia, E-mail: emmah417@hotmail.com [State Key Laboratory on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Sun Sun [Zhoushan Environmental Protection Bureau, Zhejiang, 316100 (China); Bao Cunkuan [State Key Laboratory on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Chen Fan [Environmental Engineering Assessment Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, 100012 (China); Jiang Dahe [UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, Shanghai 200092 (China)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This research was to evaluate the Technical Guideline (HJ/T130-2003) effectiveness based on data resource from a questionnaire survey and interviews on EIA experts. The result demonstrated that the guideline served mainly as a quality control measure for PEIA products, and only a small proportion of experts considered it effective due to its inconsistency with the newly released Chinese PEIA Regulation (2009) and poor practicability. Current status of SEA implementation in China was also studied in terms of application fields, effectiveness evaluation, and major issues to affect SEA, to conclude that SEA implementation in China is premature, and with limited effectiveness. The major problem was the lack of effective methodologies and technical tools. Recommendations for revising the PEIA Guideline and advices to improving SEA implementation in China were accordingly proposed.

  15. Expert operator preferences in remote manipulator control systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sundstrom, E. [Human Machine Interfaces, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Draper, J.V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Fausz, A.; Woods, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a survey of expert remote manipulator operators designed to identify features of control systems related to operator efficiency and comfort. It provides information for designing the control center for the Single-Shell Tank Waste Retrieval Manipulator System (TWRMS) Test Bed, described in a separate report. Research questions concerned preferred modes of control, optimum work sessions, sources of operator fatigue, importance of control system design features, and desired changes in control rooms. Participants comprised four expert remote manipulator operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who individually have from 9 to 20 years of experience using teleoperators. The operators had all used rate and position control, and all preferred bilateral (force-reflecting) position control. They reported spending an average of 2.75 h in control of a teleoperator system during a typical shift. All were accustomed to working in a crew of two and alternating control and support roles in 2-h rotations in an 8-h shift. Operators reported that fatigue in using remote manipulator systems came mainly from watching TV monitors and making repetitive motions. Three of four experienced symptoms, including headaches and sore eyes, wrists, and back. Of 17 features of control rooms rated on importance, highest ratings went to comfort and support provided by the operator chair, location of controls, location of video monitors, video image clarity, types of controls, and control modes. When asked what they wanted to change, operators said work stations designed for comfort; simpler, lighter hand-controls; separate controls for each camera; better placement of remote camera; color monitors; and control room layouts that support crew interaction. Results of this small survey reinforced the importance of ergonomic factors in remote manipulation.

  16. Development of a fuzzy logic expert system for pile selection. Master's thesis

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    Ulshafer, M.L.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis documents the development of prototype expert system for pile selection for use on microcomputers. It concerns the initial selection of a pile foundation taking into account the parameters such as soil condition, pile length, loading scenario, material availability, contractor experience, and noise or vibration constraints. The prototype expert system called Pile Selection, version 1 (PS1) was developed using an expert system shell FLOPS. FLOPS is a shell based on the AI language OPS5 with many unique features. The system PS1 utilizes all of these unique features. Among the features used are approximate reasoning with fuzzy set theory, the blackboard architecture, and the emulated parallel processing of fuzzy production rules. A comprehensive review of the parameters used in selecting a pile was made, and the effects of the uncertainties associated with the vagueness of these parameters was examined in detail. Fuzzy set theory was utilized to deal with such uncertainties and provides the basis for developing a method for determining the best possible choice of piles for a given situation. Details of the development of PS1, including documenting and collating pile information for use in the expert knowledge data bases, are discussed.

  17. Distributed expert systems for nuclear reactor control

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    Otaduy, P.J.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A network of distributed expert systems is the heart of a prototype supervisory control architecture developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an advanced multimodular reactor. Eight expert systems encode knowledge on signal acquisition, diagnostics, safeguards, and control strategies in a hybrid rule-based, multiprocessing and object-oriented distributed computing environment. An interactive simulation of a power block consisting of three reactors and one turbine provides a realistic, testbed for performance analysis of the integrated control system in real-time. Implementation details and representative reactor transients are discussed.

  18. Distributed expert systems for nuclear reactor control

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Otaduy, P.J.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A network of distributed expert systems is the heart of a prototype supervisory control architecture developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an advanced multimodular reactor. Eight expert systems encode knowledge on signal acquisition, diagnostics, safeguards, and control strategies in a hybrid rule-based, multiprocessing and object-oriented distributed computing environment. An interactive simulation of a power block consisting of three reactors and one turbine provides a realistic, testbed for performance analysis of the integrated control system in real-time. Implementation details and representative reactor transients are discussed.

  19. APEC experts` group on clean coal technology

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Expert`s Group on Clean Coal Technology`s Technical Seminar held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from October 10-13, 1994 are presented. A total of 28 papers were presented at the seminar. These papers addressed issues of relevance to APEC member economies associated with the application of clean coal technologies (CCTs) and created a forum where information and ideas about CCTs and their application in the Asia-Pacific Region could be exchanged. A separate abstract was prepared for each paper for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  20. Credibility in Context: An Analysis of Feature Distributions in Twitter

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hollerer, Tobias

    to determine who the experts are [2], which party will win the election [3], [4] or who the influential people to make generalized conclusions about Twitter vs. the specific data set that they are derived from. When regression of individual features vs network aggregation algorithms. More importantly, different features may

  1. Expert systems for design and simulation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W.; Steuerwalt, M.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss work in progress on two expert systems. We are developing systems that use artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves part of weapon systems. But we focus not only on the particular applications, but also on the broader issues common to design problems: large solution spaces and tentative reasoning. We also discuss some practical difficulties encountered during the project. One expert system provides an interface between users and several simulation codes. It checks input for errors, builds input files for the codes, and submits jobs to a central computing facility. The other expert system helps turn a description of a device into a particular design. Currently this expert system includes three major parts: a translator of descriptions into designs, a graphics interface that presents the design to the user and allows him to manipulate it, and a refiner of designs. The latter is the ''smartest'' part of the system, and the target of much of our present efforts.

  2. ARM - Features

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation InInformation InExplosionAnnouncements Media ContactCenterFeature Stories

  3. Cellulosic Biofuels: Expert Views on Prospects for Advancement: Supplementary Material

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Cellulosic Biofuels: Expert Views on Prospects for Advancement: Supplementary Material Erin Baker Keywords: Biofuels; Technology R&D; Uncertainty; Environmental policy 2 #12;1 Introduction This paper contains supplementary material for "Cellulosic Biofuels: Expert Views on Prospects for Advancement

  4. Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badges at the HAMMER Training Facility Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn...

  5. Increasing Creel Interview Efficiency Through Early Survey Termination

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Increasing Creel Interview Efficiency Through Early Survey Termination HAL R. OSBURN and MIKE G were terminated early when no angler interviews were con ducted by a specified time. Using this method, terminating

  6. The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis December 22, 2010 - 2:25pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New...

  7. Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety

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    Brand, L.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a meeting overview of 'The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World', held June 28, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The objective of this Expert Meeting was to identify gaps and barriers that need to be addressed by future research, and to develop data-driven technical recommendations for code updates so that a common approach for combustion safety can be adopted by all members of the building energy efficiency and code communities.

  8. Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Filby, Evan E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An expert overseer for the operation and real-time management of a mass spectrometer and associated laboratory equipment. The overseer is a computer-based expert diagnostic system implemented on a computer separate from the dedicated computer used to control the mass spectrometer and produce the analysis results. An interface links the overseer to components of the mass spectrometer, components of the laboratory support system, and the dedicated control computer. Periodically, the overseer polls these devices and as well as itself. These data are fed into an expert portion of the system for real-time evaluation. A knowledge base used for the evaluation includes both heuristic rules and precise operation parameters. The overseer also compares current readings to a long-term database to detect any developing trends using a combination of statistical and heuristic rules to evaluate the results. The overseer has the capability to alert lab personnel whenever questionable readings or trends are observed and provide a background review of the problem and suggest root causes and potential solutions, or appropriate additional tests that could be performed. The overseer can change the sequence or frequency of the polling to respond to an observation in the current data.

  9. 20 The Tools - 01 About the Tools - TfLN Tools Rationale: Interviews for Inventories (Interviews for Inventories)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    TfLN-Transforming Perspectives project

    2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ) role for interviews is the generation of more robust and conceptually grounded inventories of items for use in surveys....

  10. Expert opinion in risk analysis; The NUREG-1150 methodology

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    Hora, S.C.; Iman, R.L. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Risk analysis of nuclear power generation often requires the use of expert opinion to provide probabilistic inputs where other sources of information are unavailable or are not cost effective. In the Reactor Rise Reference Document (NUREG-1150), a methodology for the collection of expert opinion was developed. The resulting methodology presented by the author involves a ten-step process: selection of experts, selection of issues, preparation of issue statements, elicitation training, preparation of expert analyses by panel members, discussion of analyses, elicitation, recomposition and aggregation, and review by the panel members. These steps were implemented in a multiple meeting format that brought together experts from a variety of work places.

  11. DELIVERING RESULTS Technology Experts: The MTC staff are experts in Microsoft

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    Hunt, Galen

    development best practices. An MTC's dynamic collection of resources shortens your time-to- market by removing to address your needs. The day includes mutual discovery, tailored product and technology drill-downs, expert your business goals. Architecture Design Session (ADS): This custom session drills into your business

  12. Expert system to control a fusion energy experiment

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    Johnson, R.R.; Canales, T.; Lager, D.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a system that automates neutral beam source conditioning. The system achieves this with artificial intelligence techniques by encoding the behavior of several experts as a set of if-then rules in an expert system. One of the functions of the expert system is to control an adaptive controller that, in turn, controls the neutral beam source. The architecture of the system is presented followed by a description of its performance.

  13. An expert system advisor for well log quality control

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    Warnken, Dean Kennedy

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    funda- mental tool in the evaluation of petroleum reservoirs. Wireline well logging involves undergrourR measurement of various rock and fluid properties. These meas~ts are usually recorded with a downhole sonde and ~tted to the surface through a... expert systems, has proven to be an effective com- puterized problem solving tool in many oilfield applications. Expert systems strive to mimic an ~'s reasoning process when performing a highly specialized task. Expert system problem solvirg combines...

  14. The use of expert systems in well control

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    Stoll, Paul Eugene

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of this research was to combine well control simulators and expert systems, into an effective well control training tool. Also of great importance was that the system should be based around a small computer system like the Macintosh II. A Driller's Panel... Hierarchy Program Manager Data Entry Driller's Panel Simulator ? Pre-Kick Environment. Pre-Kick Expert System Predictive Model Driller's Panel Simulator - Circulation Environment Circulation Expert System VERIFICATION OF THE SYSTEM Data Used...

  15. Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performanc...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    held an Expert Meeting on Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment on April 26,l 2010 on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg,...

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems Building America Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance...

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    On October 12, 2011, Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation conducted an Expert Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles...

  18. Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    (Fact Sheet) Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Building America Expert Meeting:...

  19. advisory expert system: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    article is structuredExpert System Maintenance Tim Menzies , John Debenham Artificial Intelligence Department, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of...

  20. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Achieving the Best Installed...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces Building America Expert Meeting Report: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from...

  1. Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam...

  2. Spatial xenon oscillation control with expert systems

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    Alten, S. (Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, Ankara (Turkey)); Danofsky, R.A. (Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spatial power oscillations were attributed to the xenon transients in a reactor core in 1958 by Randall and St. John. These transients are usually initiated by a local reactivity insertion and lead to divergent axial flux oscillations in the core at constant power. Several heuristic manual control strategies and automatic control methods were developed to damp the xenon oscillations at constant power operations. However, after the load-follow operation of the reactors became a necessity of life, a need for better control strategies arose. Even though various advanced control strategies were applied to solve the xenon oscillation control problem for the load-follow operation, the complexity of the system created difficulties in modeling. The strong nonlinearity of the problem requires highly sophisticated analytical approaches that are quite inept for numerical solutions. On the other hand, the complexity of a system and heuristic nature of the solutions are the basic reasons for using artificial intelligence techniques such as expert systems.

  3. Development of casthouse expert system for tapping

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    Takihira, K.; Ino, K.; Yamana, S.; Masumoto, S.; Sugawara, H. (Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Ironmaking Dept.)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the standardization of casting operations is necessary to secure stable blast furnace operation, intuitive practices (which are by definition non-quantifiable) and experience are prevalent. Because BF operation is a field which is difficult to standardize and reduce to documentary form, the present work had as its goal the standardization of judgments and systematization of information related to taphole opening and closing. The project was carried out in the highly computerized environment at Mizushima No. 3 BF, where the authors introduced an expert system guidance function in February, 1992. Standardization of operations through the use of this guidance system and the completion of guidance function development resulted in better consistency in taphole depths and optimization of the size of the taphole (taphole volume), which have in turn led to improvement in the pig/slag balance and a reduction in the time required for taphole opening.

  4. HYATT REGENCY HOTEL, TULSA, OK Featuring national and regional experts in

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

    current issues. 9TH ANNUAL OIL AND GAS ACCOUNTING CONFERENCE Thursday, November 14, 2013 13TH ANNUAL SPONSOR GOLD SPONSOR Earn 4 hours of CPE credit for attending the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference, Houston, Texas SEC vs. PRMS Reserves Reserve Reporting Under SEC and SPE-PRMS Guidelines The presentation

  5. Expert Search Evaluation by Supporting Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jose, Joemon M.

    Expert Search Evaluation by Supporting Documents Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis Department accuracy of the expert search system. C. Macdonald et al. (Eds.): ECIR 2008, LNCS 4956, pp. 555­563, 2008. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008 #12;556 C. Macdonald and I. Ounis The objectives of our

  6. Development of an Expert System for Distinguishing Headaches from Migraines

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    Kopec, Danny

    and the expert system shell CLIPS is established. We also create an XML representation of the International sophisticated rules, could provide physicians and patients with a powerful diagnostic tool. Access to a well-established knowledge base could help to reduce potential errors in migraine diagnoses. The CLIPS expert system shell

  7. Simplified Expert Elicitation Procedure for Risk Assessment of Operating Events

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    Ronald L. Boring; David Gertman; Jeffrey Joe; Julie Marble; William Galyean; Larry Blackwood; Harold Blackman

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a simplified, tractable, and usable procedure within the US Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) for seeking expert opinion and judgment. The NRC has increased efforts to document the reliability and risk of nuclear power plants (NPPs) through Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) models. The Significance Determination Process (SDP) and Accident Sequence Precursor (ASP) programs at the NRC utilize expert judgment on the probability of failure, human error, and the operability of equipment in cases where otherwise insufficient operational data exist to make meaningful estimates. In the past, the SDP and ASP programs informally sought the opinion of experts inside and outside the NRC. This document represents a formal, documented procedure to take the place of informal expert elicitation. The procedures outlined in this report follow existing formal expert elicitation methodologies, but are streamlined as appropriate to the degree of accuracy required and the schedule for producing SDP and ASP analyses.

  8. APEC experts` group on clean coal technology

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    NONE

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    These proceedings are the result of a Technical Seminar of the APEC Experts Group on Clean Coal Technology, held in Thailand, September 6-10, 1993. The National Energy Policy Council of Thailand requested the seminar in response to growing public, government and private sector environmental concerns related to increased use of lignite for electricity generation in Thailand. The core of the seminar was a two-day series of 25 technical papers contained in these proceedings. The goals were: (1) to inform government officials and electric utility managers on the range of CCTs, their commercial status, environmental performance, and suitability for various types of coal, including lignite; and (2) to hold a public seminar to inform the public about the same issues set in the context of energy policy concerns that were articulated by the National Energy Policy Council. Sixty people participated in the technical seminar held in Chiang Mai, and approximately 170 people attended the public seminar in Bangkok, Thailand. All papers have been abstracted and indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  9. The Fusion of Ideas: An Interview with Margaret Walker Alexander

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    Graham, Maryemma

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. The fusion of ideas: An interview with Margaret Walker Alex African American Review; Summer 1993; 27, 2; ProQuest Research Library pg. 279...

  10. 1 Aijakko Mitiq: drum-dancing and interview

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    Leonard, Stephen Pax

    last updated on Monday, 4 April 2011 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Stephen Leonard Tape No. / Track / Item No. 1 Length of track 1 hour 6 minutes Title of track Aijakko Mitiq: drum-dancing and interview...

  11. Poultry Diseases Expert System using Dempster-Shafer Theory

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    Maseleno, Andino

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet in the 2011, outbreaks of poultry diseases especially Avian Influenza in poultry may raise global public health concerns due to their effect on poultry populations, their potential to cause serious disease in people, and their pandemic potential. In this research, we built a Poultry Diseases Expert System using Dempster-Shafer Theory. In this Poultry Diseases Expert System We describe five symptoms which include depression, combs, wattle, bluish face region, swollen face region, narrowness of eyes, and balance disorders. The result of the research is that Poultry Diseases Expert System has been successfully identifying poultry diseases.

  12. Designing a Bayesian Network for Preventive Maintenance from Expert Opinions in a Rapid

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Designing a Bayesian Network for Preventive Maintenance from Expert Opinions in a Rapid-Linear Model, Expert Opinion, Complexity Reduction, Maintenance. 1 Introduction Preventive maintenance became essential. Preventive maintenance of a system is taking into account expert knowledge, feedback

  13. GreenHat: Exploring the Natural Environment Through Experts Perspectives

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Hat, an interactive mobile learning application that helps students learn about biodiversity and sustainability issues evaluation, and discuss ongoing work. Keywords Mobile learning, sustainability, biodiversity, location students engage with the natural environment with multiple expert perspectives (landscape architecture

  14. Fossil Power Plant Applications of Expert Systems: An EPRI Perspective

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    Divakaruni, S. M.

    During the past decade, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has witnessed tremendous growth. In particular, knowledge-based expert systems have quickly come to fore as one of the fastest growing subfields of AI. In this presentation we discuss...

  15. Building America Expert Meeting: Key Innovations for Adding Energy...

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    This report describes an expert meeting hosted by the Building America research team NAHB Research Center, which was held on February 8, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. The topic, Key...

  16. Expert Review At the Biological Modeling and Simulation Frontier

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    Breitling, Rainer

    Expert Review At the Biological Modeling and Simulation Frontier C. Anthony Hunt,1,3,4 Glen E. P to better understand the mechanisms that generate normal and disease-related phenomena observed in research

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Windows Options for New and...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the...

  18. accelerator shielding experts: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    i 1, . . . , n (say n 1000). Experts may or may not have hidden side weather column E2: New York Times weather column E3: Australian Bureau of Meteorology web site . . ....

  19. Development of a Coal Quality Expert

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    None

    1998-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    ABB Power Plant Laboratories Combustion Engineering, Inc., (ABB CE) and CQ Inc. completed a broad, comprehensive program to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of using higher quality U.S. coals for electrical power generation and developed state-of-the-art user-friendly software--Coal Quality Expert (CQE)-to reliably predict/estimate these benefits in a consistent manner. The program was an essential extension and integration of R and D projects performed in the past under U.S. DOE and EPRI sponsorship and it expanded the available database of coal quality and power plant performance information. This software will permit utilities to purchase the lowest cost clean coals tailored to their specific requirements. Based on common interest and mutual benefit, the subject program was cosponsored by the U.S. DOE, EPRI, and eight U.S. coal-burning utilities. In addition to cosponsoring this program, EPN contributed its background research, data, and computer models, and managed some other supporting contracts under the terms of a project agreement established between CQ Inc. and EPRI. The essential work of the proposed project was performed under separate contracts to CQ Inc. by Electric Power Technologies (El?'T), Black and Veatch (B and V), ABB Combustion Engineering, Babcock and Wilcox (B and W), and Decision Focus, Inc. Although a significant quantity of the coals tied in the United States are now cleaned to some degree before firing, for many of these coals the residual sulfur content requires users to install expensive sulfur removal systems and the residual ash causes boilers to operate inefficiently and to require frequent maintenance. Disposal of the large quantities of slag and ash at utility plant sites can also be problematic and expensive. Improved and advanced coal cleaning processes can reduce the sulfur content of many coals to levels conforming to environmental standards without requiring post-combustion desulfurization systems. Also, some coals may be beneficiated or blended to a quality level where significantly less costly desulfurization systems are needed. Coal cleaning processes may also be used to remove the precursors of other troublesome emissions that can be identified now or in the future. An added benefit of coal cleaning and blending is the reduction in concentrations of mineral impurities in the fuel leading to improved performance and operation of the'' boiler in which it is fired. The ash removed during the pre-combustion cleaning process can be more easily and safely disposed of at the mine than at the utility plant after combustion. EPRI's Coal Quality Impact Model (CQIM) has shown that improved fuel quality can result in savings in unit capital and operating costs. This project produced new and improved software to select coal types and specifications resulting in the best quality and lowest cost fuel to meet specific environmental requirements.

  20. features Utility Generator

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    Chang, Shih-Fu

    #12;#12;#12;#12;features function utility Training Pool Utility Generator Per-frame function content utility classes utility classes utility Tree Decision Generator Module Utility Clustering Adaptive Content Classification Loop features content VO selection & Utility Selector content features Real

  1. Interview DG Prof.B.Gregory by E.Schaerlig

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    None

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    L'interview en français de 21 min. donné en février concerne le démarrage du "SuperCern" et est accompagné par moments de musique- 3 min. de pause, ensuite autre exposé (debut manque) en anglais parlant du CDC programming system avec questions

  2. Physics Pathway: A Digital Library Filled with Synthetic Interviews*

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    Christel, Mike

    Physics Pathway: A Digital Library Filled with Synthetic Interviews* Michael G. Christel-412-268-7796 sms@cs.cmu.edu Dean Zollman Department of Physics Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506 1-785-532-1619 dzollman@phys.ksu.edu ABSTRACT Physics Pathway is a digital library available through an Adobe Flash portal

  3. Regeneration and pattern formation -an interview with Susan Bryant

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    Chuong, Cheng-Ming

    Regeneration and pattern formation - an interview with Susan Bryant MICHAEL K. RICHARDSON*,1 Susan Bryant is one of the leading researchers in regeneration and pattern formation. Born in England, are seen by Susan Bryant as central to patterning. She argues that fibroblasts express positional values

  4. An expert system framework for nondestructive waste assay

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    Becker, G.K.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Management and disposition of transuranic (RU) waste forms necessitates determining entrained RU and associated radioactive material quantities as per National RU Waste Characterization Program requirements. Technical justification and demonstration of a given NDA method used to determine RU mass and uncertainty in accordance with program quality assurance is difficult for many waste forms. Difficulties are typically founded in waste NDA methods that employ standards compensation and/or employment of simplifying assumptions on waste form configurations. Capability to determine and justify RU mass and mass uncertainty can be enhanced through integration of waste container data/information using expert system and empirical data-driven techniques with conventional data acquisition and analysis. Presented is a preliminary expert system framework that integrates the waste form data base, alogrithmic techniques, statistical analyses, expert domain knowledge bases, and empirical artificial intelligence modules into a cohesive system. The framework design and bases in addition to module development activities are discussed.

  5. Risk Reduction with a Fuzzy Expert Exploration Tool

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    Weiss, William W.; Broadhead, Ron; Mundorf, William R.

    2003-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, was developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs.

  6. Interview with Professor Robbie Waugh on potato genetics Interviewer: How big an impact has our growing knowledge of genetics had on the general revolution

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Swain, Peter

    Interview with Professor Robbie Waugh on potato genetics Interviewer: How big an impact has our or that trait. Interviewer: What has that meant for controlling pests and diseases in plants like the potato and cereal crops? Professor Robbie Waugh: In terms of some crop plants I think potato will be a good example

  7. Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Down Syndrome

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Down Syndrome 4th Annual Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 9:00 a on Adults with Down Syndrome Marsha Mailick, PhD, Director, Waisman Center This presentation will report findings from a 22-year study of 75 adults with Down syndrome and their families. We found that when

  8. Aviation Safety + Security Program GLOBAL EXPERTS IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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    Wang, Hai

    2011- 2012 Aviation Safety + Security Program GLOBAL EXPERTS IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS of aviation safety. Endings signal new beginnings and new beginnings mean evolving challenges for safety. This was the world in which the USC Aviation Safety and Security Program was born in 1952 and this is the world

  9. Aviation Safety + Security Program GLOBAL EXPERTS IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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    Wang, Hai

    2010- 2011 Aviation Safety + Security Program GLOBAL EXPERTS IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Relevance and currency -- that is what drives the Aviation Safety and Security Program of the USC Viterbi that our core course, Aviation Safety Management Systems, is so necessary in ensuring the safety

  10. GrowingProduce.com | 27 Tree Fruit Expert

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    GrowingProduce.com | 27 Tree Fruit Expert Moving WestClemson University tree fruit specialist-time tree fruit specialist at Clemson University (and "Stone Fruit" columnist for American/Western Fruit at Washington State University (WSU) as a new endowed chair created by funding from the state's tree fruit

  11. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

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    Robert S. Balch; Ron Broadhead

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduce a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results when working with sparse data. State-of-the-art expert exploration tools, relying on a database, and computer maps generated by neural networks and user inputs, have been developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk has been reduced with the use of these properly verified and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tools.'' Through the course of this project, FEE Tools and supporting software were developed for two producing formations in southeast New Mexico. Tools of this type can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In today's oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lack the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, volatile oil prices, and scarcity of domestic exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The FEE Tools benefit a diverse group in the U.S., allowing a more efficient use of scarce funds, and potentially reducing dependence on foreign oil and providing lower product prices for consumers.

  12. Blocking Gibbs Sampling in Very Large Probabilistic Expert Systems

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    of Chicago 1118E 58th St. Chicago IL 60637 kong@galton.uchicago.edu U#11;e Kj#26;rul#11; Aalborg University converges much faster than plain Gibbs sampling for very complex problems. Keywords: probabilistic expert one shall be referred to as plain Gibbs. The evaluation of our blocking-Gibbs method is conducted

  13. ROO: Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ronald Denaux

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dimitrova, Vania

    Authoring, Controlled Natural Language Interfaces, Evaluation of Ontology Building Tools, Geographical process and improve the quality of the resultant ontologies. Recently, controlled language (CL) interfaces domain experts' definition of ontologies in OWL by allowing them to author the ontology in a controlled

  14. Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time

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    Griffiths, D.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing industry.

  15. 2009 EMS Users Conference Expert Operator Decision Making

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , abnormal summaries, charts, map boards) that reflect thousands of variables 7 #12;Power Grid Operations National Laboratory September 16, 2009 PNNL-SA-68226 #12;Overview Power Grid Expert Operator Decision Model Improvements Operator Decision Model: An application of Cognitive Science Power grid operations: Complex

  16. Water Supply Planning Using an Expert Geographic Information System

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    McKinney, Daene C.; Burgin, John F.; Maidment, David R.

    supply and demand data; and a network flow solver, to balance the flows in networks developed by the expert GIS with input from a water resource analyst. Commonly available water demand forecasts and water supply data are used in this new planning tool...

  17. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

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    William W. Weiss

    2001-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds and lower product prices for consumers. This second annual report contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next quarter, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. During the second year of the project, data acquisition of the Brushy Canyon Formation was completed with the compiling and analyzing of well logs, geophysical data, and production information needed to characterize production potential in the Delaware Basin. A majority of this data now resides in several online databases on our servers and is in proper form to be accessed by external programs such as Web applications. A new concept was developed and tested in well log analysis using neural networks. Bulk volume oil (BVO) was successfully predicted using wireline logs as inputs. This concept provides a new tool for estimating the potential success of a well and determining the productive interval to be perforated. Regional attributes have been gridded to a 40-ac bin (gridblock) size, and our fuzzy ranking procedures were applied to determine which attributes are best able to predict production trends in the Delaware Basin. The production indicator was the average of the first 12 full producing months of oil production as the value to be predicted. A study to determine the ability of an artificial intelligence system to predict depth using seismic attributes in a Delaware field was completed and the results were published. Significant improvements over standard techniques were found, particularly when test wells were on the dataset boundary where extrapolation is required. Programming the expert system was undertaken, and a decision tree program was coded in Java Expert System Shell (JESS) that allows development and tabulation of rules and relationships between rules that can be used by our expert system. This important program allows lists of rules to be entered and easily tested and verified. The design of the expert system itself was clarified and an expanded system was created where several distinct factors such as geologic/geophysical data, trap assessment, and formation assessment can be operated on in parallel to increase efficiency of the overall system. Coding of the Java interface, which users can use to access data in the online databases and run the expert system, was completed. Development of the interface ties together the data and the expert system programs coded in JESS while allowing user customization and informative reports of results to be retrieved. Technology transfer continued to be an important aspect of this project. Research and progress to date was presented to a group of industry and academic professionals at the second annual consortium meeting held November 2, 2000 in Hobbs, NM. Key technical res

  18. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

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    Robert Balch

    2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The pool of experts is much reduced today. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds, and possibly decreasing dependence on foreign oil and lower product prices for consumers. This fourth of five annual reports contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next year, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. The emphasis during the April 2002 through March 2003 period was directed toward Silurian-Devonian geology, development of rules for the fuzzy system, and on-line software.

  19. Special Feature 2: Making a virtue of necessity: recycling solid waste by the poor, for

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Special Feature 2: Making a virtue of necessity: recycling solid waste by the poor, for the poor, the management method for waste in Egypt was open dumps and unregulated accumulations of solid waste in public,000 informal solid waste removers. They were, and remain, the experts in collection, removal, re

  20. DVU Featured Training & Events ...

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    Featured Training & Events Form Please complete this form in its entirety and email to AskTheDvu@hq.doe.gov 1. Course Title: 2. Course StartEnd Date: 3. StartEnd Time (Time zone...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - advisor expert system Sample Search Results

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    advisor expert system Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advisor expert system Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 This paper appeared in the...

  2. Insiders and outsiders : nuclear arms control experts in Cold War America

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    Wilson, Benjamin Tyler

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents a history of the community of nuclear arms control experts in the United States during the middle and later years of the Cold War, the age of thermonuclear ballistic missiles. Arms control experts ...

  3. Expert opinion in risk analysis: The NUREG-1150 methodology

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    Hora, S.C.; Iman, R.L.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Reactor Risk Reference Document (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1987) is the most comprehensive study and application of probabilistic risk analysis and uncertainty analysis methods for nuclear power generation safety since the Reactor Safety Study (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1975). Many of the issues addressed in PRA work such as NUREG-1150 involve phenomena that have not been studied through experiment or observation to an extent that makes possible a definitive analysis. In many instances, the rarity or severity of the phenomena make resolution impossible at this time. In these instances, the best available information resides with experts who have studied the phenomena in question. This paper is about a reasoned approach to the acquisition of expert opinion for use in PRA work and other public policy areas.

  4. CCSI Risk Estimation: An Application of Expert Elicitation

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    Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is a multi-laboratory simulation-driven effort to develop carbon capture technologies with the goal of accelerating commercialization and adoption in the near future. One of the key CCSI technical challenges is representing and quantifying the inherent uncertainty and risks associated with developing, testing, and deploying the technology in simulated and real operational settings. To address this challenge, the CCSI Element 7 team developed a holistic risk analysis and decision-making framework. The purpose of this report is to document the CCSI Element 7 structured systematic expert elicitation to identify additional risk factors. We review the significance of and established approaches to expert elicitation, describe the CCSI risk elicitation plan and implementation strategies, and conclude by discussing the next steps and highlighting the contribution of risk elicitation toward the achievement of the overarching CCSI objectives.

  5. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Robert Balch

    2004-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds, and possibly decreasing dependence on foreign oil and lower product prices for consumers. This fifth annual (and tenth of 12 semi-annual reports) contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next year, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. The emphasis during the March 2003 through March 2004 period was directed toward completion of the Brushy Canyon FEE Tool and to Silurian-Devonian geology, and development of rules for the Devonian fuzzy system, and on-line software.

  6. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Robert Balch

    2003-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds, and possibly decreasing dependence on foreign oil and lower product prices for consumers. This ninth of ten semi-annual reports contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next year, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. The emphasis during the March 2003 through September 2003 period was directed toward Silurian-Devonian geology, development of rules for the fuzzy system, and on-line software.

  7. Risk Reduction with a Fuzzy Expert Exploration Tool

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    Weiss, William W.; Broadhead, Ron

    2002-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In the first three years of the Fee Tool Project, an immense amount of data on the Delaware Basin has been accumulated. Data on geology, structure, production, regional information such as gravity as well as local data, such as well logs. This data, organized and cataloged into several online databases, is available for the Expert System and users as needed and as appropriate in analyzing production potential.

  8. Expert Meeting Report: Advanced Envelope Research for Factory Built Housing

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    Levy, E.; Mullens, M.; Tompos, E.; Kessler, B.; Rath, P.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides information about the expert meeting on advanced envelope research for factory built housing, hosted by the ARIES Collaborative on October 11, 2011, in Phoenix, Arizona. The goals of this meeting were to provide a comprehensive solution to the use of three previously selected advanced alternatives for factory-built wall construction, assess each option focusing on major issues relating to viability and commercial potential, and determine additional steps are required to reach this potential.

  9. Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gross, Kenny C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Singer, Ralph M. (Naperville, IL); Humenik, Keith E. (Columbia, MD)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps. This system provides a means for early detection of pump or sensor degradation. Degradation is determined through the use of a statistical analysis technique, sequential probability ratio test, applied to information from several sensors which are responsive to differing physical parameters. The results of sequential testing of the data provide the operator with an early warning of possible sensor or pump failure.

  10. An expert system for PWR core operation management

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    Ida, Toshio; Masuda, Masahiro; Nishioka, Hiromasa

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Planning for restartup after planned or unplanned reactor shutdown and load-follow operations is an important task in the core operation management of pressurized water reactors (PWRs). These planning problems have been solved by planning experts using their expertise and the computational prediction of core behavior. Therefore, the quality of the plan and the time consumed in the planning depend heavily on the skillfulness of the planning experts. A knowledge engineering approach has been recently considered as a promising means to solve such complicated planning problems. Many knowledge-based systems have been developed so far, and some of them have already been applied because of their effectiveness. The expert system REPLEX has been developed to aid core management engineers in making a successful plan for the restartup or the load-follow operation of PWRs within a shorter time. It can maintain planning tasks at a high-quality level independent of the skillfulness of core management engineers and enhance the efficiency of management. REPLEX has an explanation function that helps user understanding of plans. It could be a useful took, therefore, for the training of core management engineers.

  11. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings

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    Dentz, J.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

  12. Interviews in Washington, DC for Albert Einstein Fellowship Semi-Finalists

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    Selected semi-finalists in the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship are invited to DC for interviews.

  13. FEATURE ARTICLE Pipeline Corrosion

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    Botte, Gerardine G.

    F FEATURE ARTICLE Pipeline Corrosion Issues Related to Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage Capture, Transportation, and Storage--Aspects of Corrosion and Materials. "Until these new technologies are developed and applied, corrosion engineers are focusing on how to best design pipelines for CO2 transport

  14. Visual Navigation Visual Features

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    Zhang, Hong

    : § translation § rotation § scale, and § illumination 6 #12;2 Many detectors and descriptors § Detectors § Harris directions. § Such points can be detected by examining the structure tensor (2x2 matrix of local intensity: Scale-Invariant Feature Transform § SIFT Keypoints ­ local intensity extrema (minima or maxima) in both

  15. Short-term agricultural financial analysis expert system: prototype development

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    Karkosh, Kedric Lee

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    82 97 VITA 100 vii LIST OF TABLES Page TABLE I Farm Income and Return (1980 - 1986) TABLE 2 MARBLE Knowledge Base Organization TABLE 3 Items Used in FinARS TABLE 4 Criteria and Measures Used in AFAES Financial 18 Condition Expert System 19... assets for the period of 1980 to 1986 equal to a -3. 97X. Return on equity showed an even more significant decline over the period, from a level of 1. 1X in 1980 it declined to a low of -15. 4X in 1984 [USDA April 1988]. Assets values were also...

  16. A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) - Expert Consultation Report

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    Secker, Jane

                                            You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating  curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.    ~ Clay P. Bedford                                                      This work is...  often not embedded, holistic or responsive to students’ needs.  Some literature explored in the Theoretical Background argued that information literacy should not be a  marketing excise on the part of the library, and this expert made a similar point:       7 No longer should the library be trying to sell...

  17. Cliff joins EMSL as NanoSIMS expert | EMSL

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to User Group and Userof aChristinaCliff joins EMSL as NanoSIMS expert

  18. TWRS vadose zone contamination issue expert panel report

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    Shafer, D.S.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When members were first canvassed for participation in the Vadose Zone Expert Panel the stated purpose for convening the Panel was to review a controversial draft report, the SX Tank Farm Report. This report was produced by a DOE Grand Junction Project Office (GJPO) contractor, RUST Geotech, now MACTEC-ERS, for the DOE Richland Office (DOERL). Three meetings were planned for June, July and August, 1995 to review the draft report and to complete a Panel report by mid-September. The Expert Panel has found its efforts confounded by various non-technical issues. The Expert Panel has chosen to address some of the non-technical issues in this Preface rather than to dilute the technical discussion that follows in the body of this independent expert panel status report (Panel Report). Rather than performing a straightforward manuscript review, the Panel was asked to resolve conflicting interpretations of gamma-ray logging measurements performed in vadose zone boreholes (drywells) surrounding the high-level radioactive wastes of the SX tank farm. There are numerous and complex technical issues that must be evaluated before the vertical and radial extent of contaminant migration at the SX tank farm can be accurately assessed. When the Panel first met in early June, 1996, it quickly became apparent that the scientific and technical issues were obscured by policy and institutional affairs which have polarized discussion among various segments of the Hanford organization. This situation reflects the kinds of institutional problems described separately in reports by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS/NRC), The Hanford Tanks Environmental Impacts and Policy Choices and BmTiers to Science: Technical Management of the Department of Energy Environmental Remediation Program. The Vadose Zone Characterization Program, appears to be caught between conflicting pressures and organizational mandates, some imposed from outside DOE-RL and some self-imposed. The institutional problems they encountered include having both Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS), the parent organization of the Vadose Zone Characterization Program and Environmental Restoration (ER), each under different regulatory controls and different organizational units, seeking to defend the status quo and discount many of the Panel`s conclusions and recommendations. The results presented in the SX Tank Farm Report, especially the visualizations, have created concern in the public sector, both on a local, personal level and on a national political level.

  19. Cyber Security Expert Jim Mellander Retires from NERSC

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to UserProduct: Crude OilPublic Safety and100CurrentCybersecurity Expert

  20. Photovoltaic Experts GmbH | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth'sOklahoma/GeothermalOrangePeru: Energy ResourcesPhilippines:SanPhostechExperts

  1. NREL: News - NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions and AchievementsResearch Staff Materials and Chemical30214 NREL Expert

  2. An expert system for fault detection and diagnosis

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    Spasojevic, Predrag

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to thank Dr. Ali Abur for his help in setting Eb1TP simulations. I would also lilre to thank Charles Fromen and Don Sevcik both with HLtrP Houston for providing invaluable expertise used in this thesis. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page INTRODUCTION . A... IV EXPERT SYSTEM DESIGN . . A. Introduction B. Rochester DFR Conversion C. EMTP Output File Conversion 46 46 47 54 vn1 CHAPTER Page VI D. Signal Analysis: MATI, AB . E. Fault Diagnosis: CLIPS F. Waveform Presentation: MATLAB G...

  3. Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On

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    Beman, M.; Springer, J.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In October 2011, ARBI organized and conducted an Experts' Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles for Energy Efficiency Upgrades. The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including researchers, experienced installation contractors, and innovative energy business leaders, in order to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the energy efficiency upgrade industry to increase market uptake of Home Energy Upgrades (HEUs) through innovative offerings, such as performance guarantees. The meeting had several primary goals. First, it sought to understand how other industries have developed successful models for financing renewable energy installations while providing performance guarantees. This has been most recently demonstrated by the solar leasing industry. Second, the meeting explored the applicability of such business models to the energy efficiency upgrade industry. Third, the meeting sought to identify technical impediments to performance guarantees for energy efficiency retrofits. Fourth, the meeting sought to provide a common framework for these goals within the context of current financing mechanisms for energy efficiency upgrades.

  4. RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL

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    William W. Weiss

    2000-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Incomplete or sparse information on geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. Expert systems have been developed and used in several disciplines and industries, including medical diagnostics, with favorable results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized data base and computer maps generated by neural networks, is proposed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. This project will develop an Artificial Intelligence system that will draw upon a wide variety of information to provide realistic estimates of risk. ''Fuzzy logic,'' a system of integrating large amounts of inexact, incomplete information with modern computational methods to derive usable conclusions, has been demonstrated as a cost-effective computational technology in many industrial applications. During project year 1, 90% of geologic, geophysical, production and price data were assimilated for installation into the database. Logs provided geologic data consisting of formation tops of the Brushy Canyon, Lower Brushy Canyon, and Bone Springs zones of 700 wells used to construct regional cross sections. Regional structure and isopach maps were constructed using kriging to interpolate between the measured points. One of the structure derivative maps (azimuth of curvature) visually correlates with Brushy Canyon fields on the maximum change contours. Derivatives of the regional geophysical data also visually correlate with the location of the fields. The azimuth of maximum dip approximately locates fields on the maximum change contours. In a similar manner the second derivative in the x-direction of the gravity map visually correlates with the alignment of the known fields. The visual correlations strongly suggest that neural network architectures will be found to correlate regional attributes with individual well production. On a local scale, given open-hole log information, a neural network was trained to predict the product of porosity and oil saturation as reported in whole core analysis. Thus a direct indicator of an oil show is available from log information. This is important in the thin-bedded Delaware sand reservoirs. Fuzzy ranking was used to prioritize 3D seismic attributes that were then correlated to formation depth with a neural network. The results were superior to those obtained using linear interpolation or low order polynomial interpolation as time-to-depth conversion tools. A radial basis function neural network was developed and used as a log evaluation tool. This new technology gives an additional tool to the more commonly used multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural network. An interactive web based MLP, PredictOnline, was coded in Java and made available to consortium members for beta testing. PredictOnline demonstrates the power of Java programming language for web-based applications. A draft design of the Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool system based on readily available software was completed. The recent development of a Java Expert System Shell, JESS, facilitates expert rule development.

  5. Feature Stories | ORNL

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series toESnet4:Epitaxial ThinFORFALL NEWS ROCKY MOUNTAINFastFeature Stories News

  6. Expert system for the design of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Camejo, P.J.

    1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Expert systems are computer programs that seek to mimic human reason. An expert system shelf, a software program commonly used for developing expert systems in a relatively short time, was used to develop a prototypical expert system for the design of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings. Because HVAC design involves several related knowledge domains, developing an expert system for HVAC design requires the integration of several smaller expert systems known as knowledge bases. A menu program and several auxiliary programs for gathering data, completing calculations, printing project reports, and passing data between the knowledge bases are needed and have been developed to join the separate knowledge bases into one simple-to-use program unit.

  7. DiCES, an expert system for digital combinational circuit design

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    Sibai, Fadi Nuhad

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AND PRINCIPLES OF EXPERT SYSTEMS 5 A. Definition Of Expert Systems B. Properties Of Expert Systems C. Knowledge Representation D. Control Mechanisms And Strategies E. Determination Of The Degree Of Belief F. Rules Of Inference 10 12 16 III OVERVIEW... specific application in a particular field. For this reason, DiCES was not built with the help of these tools, but was implemented as a collection of functions in Franz Lisp. B. PROPERTIES OF EXPERT SYSTEMS Besides the separation of the knowledge base...

  8. Bose-Einstein Condensates -Interview with Wolfgang Ketterle http://www.esi-topics.com/bose/interviews/WolfgangKetterle.html 1 of 6 6/19/2005 1:32 PM

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    Bose-Einstein Condensates - Interview with Wolfgang Ketterle http-Einstein Condensates Menu An INTERVIEW with Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle ESI Special Topics, March 2004 Citing URL - http://www.esi-topics.com/bose/interviews/WolfgangKetterle.html #12;Bose-Einstein Condensates - Interview with Wolfgang Ketterle http

  9. Videos. Interview recordings. Documents. Photos. Media clips. Music. Podcasts. Whatever your materials, whatever your project, whatever

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Videos. Interview recordings. Documents. Photos. Media clips. Music. Podcasts. Whatever your, PDF documents, audio files, videos and pictures. You can even create your own documents inside NVivo

  10. SciFeatureSciFeature SEA-MONKEYS AND ALIENS?

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    SciFeatureSciFeature MSU SEA-MONKEYS® AND ALIENS? What is the connection between Sea-Monkeys® and aliens? Believe it or not NASA scientists think it is possible that some alien life might resemble Sea

  11. A BELIEF NETWORK MODEL FOR EXPERT SEARCH Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    A BELIEF NETWORK MODEL FOR EXPERT SEARCH Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis Department of Computing, we showed that expert search can be viewed as a voting process (Macdonald and Ounis, 2006 the documents can then be used to rank the candidates. In particular, (Macdonald and Ounis, 2006) proposed

  12. OutofSample Validation for Structured Expert Judgment of Asian Carp Establishment in Lake Erie

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    OutofSample Validation for Structured Expert Judgment of Asian Carp Establishment in Lake Erie [H. molitrix]) establishment in Lake Erie. The classical model for structured expert judgment model States as biocontrol agents for nuisance algae in freshwater ponds and lakes (Fuller et al. 1999). Since

  13. The Development of ALADIN,an Expert System for Aluminum Alloy Design

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    Fox, Mark S.

    329 The Development of ALADIN,an Expert System for Aluminum Alloy Design Martha L. Farinacci-Mel- lon Unit,., Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1. Introduction ALADIN (ALuminum Alloy Design INventor) is an expert of new aluminum alloys. The system is a hybrid of several artificial intelligence techniques. Declarative

  14. Process Planning Using An Integrated Expert System And Neural Network Approach

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    Smith, Alice E.

    Process Planning Using An Integrated Expert System And Neural Network Approach 1 Mark Wilhelm-9209424. 2 Corresponding author. #12;Process Planning Using An Integrated Expert System And Neural Network a unique computer aided process planner for metal furniture assembly, welding and painting using a rule

  15. The University of Georgia Job Search Strategies | Resume | Cover Letter | Interviewing | Social Media

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    The University of Georgia Job Search Strategies | Resume | Cover Letter | Interviewing | Social Fair 6 Reference/Recommendation Guidelines 7 Resume Guidelines 8 Sample Resumes 9-13 Power Verbs 14 a Major · Choosing a Career · Resumes · Cover Letters · Mock Interviews · The Job Search · Personal

  16. Implementation of the PR&PP methodology: the role of formal expert elicitations

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    Pilat, Joseph F [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The application of the methodology developed by the GenIV International Forum's (GIF's) Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) Working Group is an expert elicitation. Although the framework of the methodology is structured and systematic, it does not by itself constitute or require a formal elicitation. However, formal elicitation can be utilized in the PR&PP context to provide a systematic, credible and transparent qualitative analysis and develop input for quantitative analyses. This section provides an overview of expert elicitations, a discussion of the role formal expert elicitations can play in the PR&PP methodology, an outline of the formal expert elicitation process and a brief practical guide to conducting formal expert elicitations. Expert elicitation is a process utilizing knowledgeable people in cases, for example, when an assessment is needed but physically based data is absent or open to interpretation. More specifically, it can be used to: (1) predict future events; (2) provide estimates on new, rare, complex or poorly understood phenomena; (3) integrate or interpret existing information; or (4) determine what is currently known, how well it is known or what is worth learning in a field. Expert elicitation can be informal or formal. The informal application of expert judgment is frequently used. Although it can produce good results, it often provides demonstrably biased or otherwise flawed answers to problems. This along with the absence of transparency can result in a loss of confidence when experts speak on issues. More formal expert elicitation is a structured process that makes use of people knowledgeable in certain areas to make assessments. The reason for advocating formal use is that the quality and accuracy of expert judgment comes from the completeness of the expert's understanding of the phenomena and the process used to elicit and analyze the data. The use of a more formal process to obtain, lU1derstand and analyze expert judgment has led to an improved acceptance of expert judgment because of the rigor and transparency of the results.

  17. Expert System for Building TRU Waste Payloads - 13554

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    Bruemmer, Heather; Slater, Bryant [Information Systems Laboratories, 2235 East 25th Street, Suite 100, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 (United States)] [Information Systems Laboratories, 2235 East 25th Street, Suite 100, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The process for grouping TRU waste drums into payloads for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for disposal is a very complex process. Transportation and regulatory requirements must be met, along with striving for the goals of shipment efficiency: maximize the number of waste drums in a shipment and minimize the use of empty drums which take up precious underground storage space. The restrictions on payloads range from weight restrictions, to limitations on flammable gas in the headspace, to minimum TRU alpha activity concentration requirements. The Overpack and Payload Assistant Tool (OPAT) has been developed as a mixed-initiative intelligent system within the WIPP Waste Data System (WDS) to guide the construction of multiple acceptable payloads. OPAT saves the user time while at the same time maximizes the efficiency of shipments for the given drum population. The tool provides the user with the flexibility to tune critical factors that guide OPAT's operation based on real-time feedback concerning the results of the execution. This feedback complements the user's external knowledge of the drum population (such as location of drums, known challenges, internal shipment goals). This work demonstrates how software can be utilized to complement the unique domain knowledge of the users. The mixed-initiative approach combines the insight and intuition of the human expert with the proficiency of automated computational algorithms. The result is the ability to thoroughly and efficiently explore the search space of possible solutions and derive the best waste management decision. (authors)

  18. Experts stress importance of hazard recognition to ensure workplace safety

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    Schlender, Michael H.

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Second in a series of monthly safety articles to be featured in the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. These articles will focus on safety tips and practices targeted businesses in the area. The first article focuses on safety tips for business owners who have high school and college students entering the workforce this summer.

  19. Neural Networks and Expert Systems to solve the problems of large amounts of Experimental Data at JET

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    Neural Networks and Expert Systems to solve the problems of large amounts of Experimental Data at JET

  20. PRODIAG: Combined expert system/neural network for process fault diagnosis. Volume 1, Theory

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    Reifman, J.; Wei, T.Y.C.; Vitela, J.E.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The function of the PRODIAG code is to diagnose on-line the root cause of a thermal-hydraulic (T-H) system transient with trace back to the identification of the malfunctioning component using the T-H instrumentation signals exclusively. The code methodology is based on the Al techniques of automated reasoning/expert systems (ES) and artificial neural networks (ANN). The research and development objective is to develop a generic code methodology which would be plant- and T-H-system-independent. For the ES part the only plant or T-H system specific code requirements would be implemented through input only and at that only through a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (PID) database. For the ANN part the only plant or T-H system specific code requirements would be through the ANN training data for normal component characteristics and the same PID database information. PRODIAG would, therefore, be generic and portable from T-H system to T-H system and from plant to plant without requiring any code-related modifications except for the PID database and the ANN training with the normal component characteristics. This would give PRODIAG the generic feature which numerical simulation plant codes such as TRAC or RELAP5 have. As the code is applied to different plants and different T-H systems, only the connectivity information, the operating conditions and the normal component characteristics are changed, and the changes are made entirely through input. Verification and validation of PRODIAG would, be T-H system independent and would be performed only ``once``.

  1. Concurrent Validity of the "Working with Others Scale" of the ICIS Employment Interview System

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    Cassidy, Martha Ward

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Concurrent Validity of the "Working with Others Scale" of the ICIS Employment Interview System Martha W. Cassidy ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine if the Working with Others Scale from the American ...

  2. Interview with ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin on Platts Energy Week

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    Martin, Cheryl; Loveless, Bill

    2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Bill Loveless from Platts Energy Week interviews ARPA-E Acting Director, Dr. Cheryl Martin, about the many transformational energy technologies on display at ARPA-E's 5th annual Energy Innovation Summit.

  3. Interview with ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin on Platts Energy Week

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    Martin, Cheryl; Loveless, Bill

    2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Bill Loveless from Platts Energy Week interviews ARPA-E Acting Director, Dr. Cheryl Martin, about the many transformational energy technologies on display at ARPA-E's 5th annual Energy Innovation Summit.

  4. Video Rental Store: An Interview with Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot and Su-Ying Lee

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    Hogan, Mél

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Video Rental Store An Interview with Suzanne Carte-of Under New Management’s Video Rental Store in Toronto,by the project’s name, Video Rental Store takes on the video

  5. The Relationship Between Leadership Level and Preference for Administrative Interview Questions

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    Tulipana, Teresa Marie

    2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether administrators at differing levels (elementary, secondary and central office) had a preference for interview questions and composite scales designed to identify effective ...

  6. Diversity: The Demand for Di erential Expert Opinion Kerwin Ko Charles

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    Shyy, Wei

    , Kevin Lang, Nuria Rodriguez, Gary Solon and Glenn Loury. Their advice, especially that of Loury information that people from di erent groups bring. Organizational behavior experts Cox and Blake (1991

  7. Using Relevance Feedback in Expert Search Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    Using Relevance Feedback in Expert Search Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis Department of Computing, LNCS 4425, pp. 431­443, 2007. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007 #12;432 C. Macdonald and I

  8. NASA Expert Discusses NextGen - the Next Generation Air Transportation...

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    Expert Discusses NextGen - the Next Generation Air Transportation System on Nov. 18 NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 7, 2008 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab invites the...

  9. The Strange Career of DDT: Experts, Federal Capacity, and ‘Environmentalism’ in World War II

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    Russell, Edmund P.

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. The strange career of DDT: Experts, federal capacity, and environmentalism in World War II Russell, Edmund P, III Technology and Culture; Oct...

  10. Cellulosic Biofuels: Expert Views on Prospects for Advancement and Jeffrey Keisler

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Cellulosic Biofuels: Expert Views on Prospects for Advancement Erin Baker and Jeffrey Keisler funding and the likelihood of achieving advances in cellulosic biofuel technologies. While in collecting more information on this technology. Keywords: Biofuels; Technology R&D; Uncertainty

  11. An expert system for temporal planning with an application to runway configuration management

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    Hazelton, Lyman R.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes an expert system to aid in the management of operations in complex qualitative domains characterized by multiple parallel activities with time-critical relationships. An extension to "standard" temporal ...

  12. WASHINGTON --Budget experts gave high marks for courage and low marks for

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    WASHINGTON -- Budget experts gave high marks for courage and low marks for the details in a bold-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, would reverse retirement policies that became staples of American

  13. Developing intelligent agents for training systems that learn their strategies from expert players

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    Whetzel, Jonathan Hunt

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure D - 2: Questionnaire for Trainees Working with a Virtual Partner.....................94 ix LIST OF TABLES Page Table 1: Comparison Between Human Expert and Two Agent Types. .........................45 Table 2: Comparison Between Trained...

  14. Sucker rod pumping unit diagnostics using an expert system: and pattern recognition technique

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    Derek, Henryk Jozef

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SUCKER ROD PUMPING UNIT DIAGNOSTICS USING AN EXPERT SYSTEM AND PATTERN RECOGNITION TECHNIQUE A Thesis by HENRYK JOZEF DEREK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject : Petroleum Engineering SUCKER ROD PUMPING UNIT DIAGNOSTICS USING AN EXPERT SYSTEM AND PATTERN RECOGNITION TECHNIQUE A Thesis by HENRYK JOZEF DEREK Approved as to style and content by; ames J n s '(Chair...

  15. DELPHI expert panel evaluation of Hanford high level waste tank failure modes and release quantities

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    Dunford, G.L.; Han, F.C.

    1996-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Failure Modes and Release Quantities of the Hanford High Level Waste Tanks due to postulated accident loads were established by a DELPHI Expert Panel consisting of both on-site and off-site experts in the field of Structure and Release. The Report presents the evaluation process, accident loads, tank structural failure conclusion reached by the panel during the two-day meeting.

  16. Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes

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    Rudd, A.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The topic of this Building America expert meeting was 'Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes,' which was held on October 16, 2012, in Westford, MA, and brought together experts in the field of residential humidity control to address modeling issues for dehumidification. The presentations and discussions centered on computer simulation and field experience with these systems, with the goal of developing foundational information to support the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic.

  17. Expert Meeting: Optimized Heating Systems Using Condensing Boilers and Baseboard Convectors

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    Arena, L.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On August 11, 2011, in Denver, CO, a Building America Expert Meeting was held in conjunction with the Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting, to review and discuss results and future plans for research to improve the performance of hydronic heating systems using condensing boilers and baseboard convectors. A meeting objective was to provide an opportunity for other Building America teams and industry experts to provide feedback and specific suggestions for the planned research.

  18. This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-profit, and government environments. DO YOUR RESEARCH

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-informed about employers will help you make a positive impression during interviews. Purposes: Researching helps you decide if you want to apply, accept a job interview, and accept a job offer. Research helps you

  19. Entangled topological features of light

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    J. Romero; J. Leach; B. Jack; M. R. Dennis; S. Franke-Arnold; S. M. Barnett; M. J. Padgett

    2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the entanglement of topological features, namely, isolated, linked optical vortex loops in the light from spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC). In three dimensions, optical vortices are lines of phase singularity and vortices of energy flow which percolate through all optical fields. This example of entanglement is between features that extend over macroscopic and finite volumes, furthermore, topological features are robust to perturbation . The entanglement of photons in complex three-dimensional(3D) topological states suggests the possibility of entanglement of similar structures in other quantum systems describable by complex scalar functions, such as superconductors, superfluids and Bose-Einstein condensates.

  20. Nature Climate Change features Los

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    Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research February 27, 2013 New print edition of journal tags tree-stress project for cover story LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 27, 2013-The print...

  1. An expert system for voltage control in a power system network

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    Bansilal; Thukaram, D.; Parthasarathy, K. [Indian Inst. of Science, Bangalore (India). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a prototype of an expert system for alleviation of voltage violations in the day-to-day operation of large power networks. Voltage control for varying load and generation conditions can be achieved by co-ordinated control of switchable shunt VAR compensating (SVC) devices and On load transformer taps (OLTC), while generator excitations are used in dynamic control of voltage profile. This paper deals with the development of an expert system for voltage corrections for base case and contingency conditions using switchable shunt reactive compensation and transformer tap settings. The performance of the expert system is compared with the conventional optimization technique of voltage control and concurrent results have been obtained. The proposed expert system has been tested with simulated conditions of a few practical power systems. Results obtained for a 24 bus EHV Indian power network have been included for illustration purpose. The expert system is found to be suitable for on-line application in Energy Control Center as the solution is obtained very fast.

  2. Interview Travel

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformation for and Application deadline: NovemberScience

  3. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicyFeasibility of SF 6 Gas-Insulated TransformersFeatureFeature

  4. Expert systems: A new approach to radon mitigation training and quality assurance

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    Brambley, M.R.; Hanlon, R.L.; Parker, G.B.

    1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Training radon mitigators and ensuring that they provide high-quality work on the scale necessary to reduce radon to acceptable levels in the large number of homes and schools requiring some mitigation is a challenging problem. The US Environmental Protection Agency and several states have made commendable efforts to train mitigators and ensure that they provide quality services to the public. Expert systems could be used to extend and improve the effectiveness of these efforts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the radon community to this promising new technology. The paper includes a description of a prototype system developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory that illustrates several of the capabilities that expert systems can provide, a brief explanation of how the prototype works, and a discussion of the potential roles and benefits of fully-developed expert systems for radon mitigation. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  5. A formal expert judgment procedure for performance assessments of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    Trauth, K.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Guzowski, R.V. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hora, S.C. [Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo, HI (United States). Business Administration & Economics Div.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is an experimental facility located in southeastern New Mexico. It has been designed to determine the feasibility of the geologic disposal of defense-generated transuranic waste in a deep bedded-salt formation. The WIPP was also designed for disposal and will operate in that capacity if approved. The WIPP Performance Assessment Department at Sandia National Laboratories has been conducting analyses to assess the long-term performance of the WIPP. These analyses sometimes require the use of expert judgment. This Department has convened several expert-judgment panels and from that experience has developed an internal quality-assurance procedure to guide the formal elicitation of expert judgment. This protocol is based on the principles found in the decision-analysis literature.

  6. FCLib: The Feature Characterization Library.

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    Gentile, Ann C.; Doyle, Wendy S. K.; Kegelmeyer, W. Philip [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Ulmer, Craig D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Feature Characterization Library (FCLib) is a software library that simplifies the process of interrogating, analyzing, and understanding complex data sets generated by finite element applications. This document provides an overview of the library, a description of both the design philosophy and implementation of the library, and examples of how the library can be utilized to extract understanding from raw datasets.

  7. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility, the world's largest laser system, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was featured in the BBC broadcast "Horizon" hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Here is the NIF portion of the program, which was entitled "Can We Make A Star On Earth?" This video is used with the express permission of the BBC.

  8. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility, the world's largest laser system, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was featured in the BBC broadcast "Horizon" hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Here is the NIF portion of the program, which was entitled "Can We Make A Star On Earth?" This video is used with the express permission of the BBC.

  9. Expert Panel Recommendations for Hanford Double-Shell Tank Life Extension

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    Stewart, Charles W.; Bush, Spencer H.; Berman, Herbert S.; Czajkowski, Carl J.; Divine, James R.; Posakony, Gerald J.; Johnson, A. B.; Elmore, Monte R.; Reynolds, D. A.; Anantatmula, Ramamohan P.; Sindelar, Robert L.; Zapp, Philip E.

    2001-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Expert workshops were held in Richland in May 2001 to review the Hanford Double-Shell Tank Integrity Project and make recommendations to extend the life of Hanford's double-shell waste tanks. The workshop scope was limited to corrosion of the primary tank liner, and the main areas for review were waste chemistry control, tank inspection, and corrosion monitoring. Participants were corrosion experts from Hanford, Savannah River Site, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and several consultants. This report describes the current state of the three areas of the program, the final recommendations of the workshop, and the rationale for their selection.

  10. EXPERT PANEL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT OF FY2008 CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING SIMULANT TESTING PROGRAM

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    BOOMER KD

    2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Expert Panel Oversight Committee (EPOC) has been overseeing the implementation of selected parts of Recommendation III of the final report, Expert Panel workshop for Hanford Site Double-Shell Tank Waste Chemistry Optimization, RPP-RPT-22126. Recommendation III provided four specific requirements necessary for Panel approval of a proposal to revise the chemistry control limits for the Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs). One of the more significant requirements was successful performance of an accelerated stress corrosion cracking (SCC) experimental program. This testing program has evaluated the optimization of the chemistry controls to prevent corrosion in the interstitial liquid and supernatant regions of the DSTs.

  11. A Dredging Knowledge-Base Expert System for Pipeline Dredges with Comparison to Field Data

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    Wilson, Derek Alan

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A DREDGING KNOWLEDGE{BASE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR PIPELINE DREDGES WITH COMPARISON TO FIELD DATA A Dissertation by DEREK ALAN WILSON Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2010 Major Subject: Ocean Engineering A DREDGING KNOWLEDGE{BASE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR PIPELINE DREDGES WITH COMPARISON TO FIELD DATA A Dissertation by DEREK ALAN WILSON Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

  12. Psychological scaling of expert estimates of human error probabilities: application to nuclear power plant operation

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    Comer, K.; Gaddy, C.D.; Seaver, D.A.; Stillwell, W.G.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Sandia National Laboratories sponsored a project to evaluate psychological scaling techniques for use in generating estimates of human error probabilities. The project evaluated two techniques: direct numerical estimation and paired comparisons. Expert estimates were found to be consistent across and within judges. Convergent validity was good, in comparison to estimates in a handbook of human reliability. Predictive validity could not be established because of the lack of actual relative frequencies of error (which will be a difficulty inherent in validation of any procedure used to estimate HEPs). Application of expert estimates in probabilistic risk assessment and in human factors is discussed.

  13. Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy Interviewed by Nick Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy

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    Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy Interviewed by Nick Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy 1. What is your vision of diversity on our campus? Well, there are many ways to think about material on social class in my syllabus for Philosophy and Feminism. But I can imagine teaching contexts

  14. Form P&D Interview | Faculty of Science | January 2009 Universiteit Leiden

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    Hille, Sander

    Performance & Development Interview and from the UFO profile. 4 Other applicable performance areas. #12;Form P areas from the UFO Profile, designated tasks, competencies and the personal development of the employee Goals Deadline Good job performance 5 Applicable performance areas from the UFO profile. #12;Form P

  15. Form P&D initial interview | Faculty of Science |version January 2009 Page 1 of 3

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    Hille, Sander

    ­ Password: leiden7 Applicable performance areas from the UFO profile Part B - Agreements the UFO profile, designated tasks, competencies and the personal development of the employee. For instance performance areas from the UFO profile. #12;Form P&D initial interview | Faculty of Science |version January

  16. 1 the boisi center interview: david quigley owens: Can you begin by talking about

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    Huang, Jianyu

    1 the boisi center interview: david quigley owens: Can you begin by talking about what brought you American event? quigley: The more I thought about American cities in the 19th centu- ry--and especially quigley is dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Boston

  17. 3.d. TYPE (Street or Off-road) COMMANDER'S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INTERVIEW

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    3.d. TYPE (Street or Off-road) COMMANDER'S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INTERVIEW AETC FORM 708, APR 98 (EF-V2-207/AETC Sup 1. PURPOSE: To gather data and background information for use in managing the unit motorcycle be susceptible to a motorcycle accident. The intent is to identify potential problems that could lead to injury

  18. Career Opportunities across Africa: Multiple Roles, Industries and Locations. Be part of this unique invitation-only event featuring pre-scheduled interviews, presentations and networking sessions

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    Galis, Frietson

    Managers Altech Business Intelligence Professionals - Project/Programme Managers - QA Managers - Software/System Engineers - Sales/Account Managers Aurecon Group Engineers: Civil, Hydraulic, Project Managers Barclays Corporate Risk Analysts - Retail Risk Analysts Chevron Engineers: Drilling, Petroleum, HSE Engen Financial

  19. Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies

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    Ueno, K.; Van Straaten, R.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011 at the Westford Regency Hotel in Westford, MA. This report outlines the extensive information that was presented on assessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce such risks.

  20. High Quality Expertise Evidence for Expert Craig Macdonald, David Hannah, and Iadh Ounis

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    High Quality Expertise Evidence for Expert Search Craig Macdonald, David Hannah, and Iadh Ounis. Macdonald et al. (Eds.): ECIR 2008, LNCS 4956, pp. 283­295, 2008. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008 #12;284 C. Macdonald, D. Hannah, and I. Ounis evidence of expertise in the associated documents

  1. Enhancing Hand Gesture Recognition using Fuzzy Clustering-based Mixture-of-Experts Model

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    Cho, Sung-Bae

    Enhancing Hand Gesture Recognition using Fuzzy Clustering-based Mixture-of-Experts Model Jong cannot distinguish them accurately since they use only single model for recognition. For efficient hand gesture recognition with its enhanced performance, we propose the fuzzy c-means clustering based mixture

  2. Soft computing--genetic algo-rithms, fuzzy sets, chaos theory, expert sys-

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    Ramat, Stefano

    20 Soft computing--genetic algo- rithms, fuzzy sets, chaos theory, expert sys- tems, and artificial is an optimization problem that an analytical approach usually cannot solve. An MLP network can model the unknown, recognition, and control. We have implemented these ANNs on either workstations or architectures

  3. SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME) APPROVAL OF EDUCATIONAL PLAN (EP) NAVPGSLINST 1520.1J

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    SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME) APPROVAL OF EDUCATIONAL PLAN (EP) NAVPGSLINST 1520.1J BY SIGNING indicate if the EP forecasts through the entire academic tour OR the date through which the EP covers. A revised EP is due upon expiration. Please forward the EP and this form to the appropriate educational

  4. *Scholarly: Information produced by subject experts for an academic audience. Quick Guide

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    Ishida, Yuko

    Tube.com) Digital Images No Popular press articles Magazines Trade journals MasterFILE Premier LexisNexis Academic Government Information Guide Yes Scholarly articles Academic journals Library Subject Guides Yes Books*Scholarly: Information produced by subject experts for an academic audience. Quick Guide

  5. Analysis of the application of decontamination technologies to radioactive metal waste minimization using expert systems

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    Bayrakal, S.

    1993-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioactive metal waste makes up a significant portion of the waste currently being sent for disposal. Recovery of this metal as a valuable resource is possible through the use of decontamination technologies. Through the development and use of expert systems a comparison can be made of laser decontamination, a technology currently under development at Ames Laboratory, with currently available decontamination technologies for applicability to the types of metal waste being generated and the effectiveness of these versus simply disposing of the waste. These technologies can be technically and economically evaluated by the use of expert systems techniques to provide a waste management decision making tool that generates, given an identified metal waste, waste management recommendations. The user enters waste characteristic information as input and the system then recommends decontamination technologies, determines residual contamination levels and possible waste management strategies, carries out a cost analysis and then ranks, according to cost, the possibilities for management of the waste. The expert system was developed using information from literature and personnel experienced in the use of decontamination technologies and requires validation by human experts and assignment of confidence factors to the knowledge represented within.

  6. ANR @ MSUANR @ MSU AgBioResearchAgBioResearch Expert Search

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    Directions InfoVideos Links Extension Expert Search Publications Staff Northern Michigan FRUITNET 2001 Weekly throughout the global market by the end of this year. The company has informed us that it expects to phase Dupont in carrying out the company's request for voluntary cancellation and phase-out of benomyl, often

  7. ANR @ MSUANR @ MSU AgBioResearchAgBioResearch Expert Search

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    Directions InfoVideos Links Extension Expert Search Publications Staff Northern Michigan FruitNet 2005 Weekly empty straws (housing tubes) available at the station at the end of the week. A company in Ohio has out into the orchard, the females will begin to search for nesting sites, so all empty nesting tubes

  8. Research Article Towards spatial data quality information analysis tools for experts

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    Research Article Towards spatial data quality information analysis tools for experts assessing October 2004; in final form 11 November 2005 ) Geospatial data users increasingly face the need to assess data quality analysis. This paper presents the design of such a tool that can manage heterogeneous data

  9. Funding for Large-Scale Sustainable Energy Projects Combining Expert Opinions to Support Decisions

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Funding for Large-Scale Sustainable Energy Projects Combining Expert Opinions to Support Decisions for a sustainable energy future? Three teams, UMass, Harvard, and FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), share a goal technologies to fund for optimal success for a sustainable energy future. Progress and Results · Created models

  10. Forecast of the electricity consumption by aggregation of specialized experts; application to Slovakian and French

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    Forecast of the electricity consumption by aggregation of specialized experts; application-term forecast of electricity consumption based on ensemble methods. That is, we use several possibly independent´erieure and CNRS. hal-00484940,version1-19May2010 #12;Forecast of the electricity consumption by aggregation

  11. Expert Judgments on the Future of Carbon Capture Tyler R. Loggins

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Expert Judgments on the Future of Carbon Capture Tyler R. Loggins University of Massachusetts.D., Insight Decisions LLC, Greg Nemet Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Abstract Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS of Carbon Capture" by Erin Baker, Karen Jenni, Greg Nemet, and Tyler Loggins. Future Work · Gathering

  12. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Sexting, Facebook can put students in danger, FAU expert

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Sexting, Facebook can put students in danger, FAU expert warns not realize how easy it is for a Facebook friend to spread embarrasing content from a private profile. Add pictures on their profiles. Misrepresentations At least 75 Facebook friends thought Boca Raton resident

  13. Expert Meeting Report: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange

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    Hunt, S.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with remodelers and retrofit projects to improve energy efficiency and deliver research results from the Building America program to remodelers.

  14. An Expert System Using Nonmonotonic Techniques for Benefits Inquiry in the Insurance Industry

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    Morgenstern, Leora

    ­ ventive care, immunizations, and maternity. The text associated with preventive care lists the different the existing technology for ben­ efits inquiry. We next list the desiderata for our expert system. Subsequently be generalized. 2 Existing Technology Benefits inquiry has traditionally been performed by cus­ tomer service

  15. Technology, Language, and Public Decisions: Finding Common Ground for Experts and Citizens

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    Jensen, David

    Technology, Language, and Public Decisions: Finding Common Ground for Experts and Citizens David D@cs.umass.edu Todd M. La Porte School of Systems Engineering & Policy Analysis Delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands tlaporte@tmn.com Abstract---Many conflicts over specific technologies could be alleviated

  16. 1st Advanced Marine Renewable Energy Instrumentation Experts Workshop: April 5-7, 2011

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    Not Available

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. marine energy industry is actively pursuing development of offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems. Experience in the wind energy sector demonstrates that new technology development requires thorough measurement and characterization of the environmental conditions prevalent at installation sites and of technology operating in the field. Presently, there are no turn-key instrumentation system solutions that meet the measurement needs of the marine energy industry. The 1st Advanced Marine Renewable Energy Instrumentation Experts Workshop brought together technical experts from government laboratories, academia, and industry representatives from marine energy, wind, offshore oil and gas, and instrumentation developers to present and discuss the instrumentation needs of the marine energy industry. The goals of the meeting were to: (1) Share the latest relevant knowledge among technical experts; (2) Review relevant state-of-the-art field measurement technologies and methods; (3) Review lessons learned from recent field deployments; (4) Identify synergies across different industries; (5) Identify gaps between existing and needed instrumentation capabilities; (6) Understand who are the leading experts; (7) Provide a forum where stakeholders from the marine energy industry could provide substantive input in the development of new marine energy field deployable instrumentation packages.

  17. Let the Experts Guide the Use of Simulation Software Georg Reichard1

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    for easy preparation and presentation of integrated help screens, guiding users through the use1 INSTRUCTOR Let the Experts Guide the Use of Simulation Software Georg Reichard1 , Adil Al-Mumin2 curve by understanding the impact of decisions made during the input/design process. Keywords. Software

  18. Experts Discuss Models’ Role in Better Protecting U.S. Ports and Waterways

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    Manke, Kristin L.

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    How can scientific models help save lives, property, and aquatic habitat during a terrorist attack on the nation's ports and rivers? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory posed this question to scientific modeling and emergency response experts from across the country in a workshop held July 12-13, 2006, at Sequim, Wash.

  19. lthough forensic DNA testing is well established, experts sometimes disagree about the interpreta-

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    Rose, Michael R.

    A lthough forensic DNA testing is well established, experts sometimes disagree about the interpreta. THOMPSON, LAURENCE D. MUELLER, AND DAN E. KRANE 12 Forensic DNA Statistics: Still Controversial In Some Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), a group of forensic scientists chosen by the FBI to propose

  20. Pacies (Part Code Identification Expert System): an expert system to generate part codes for the selection of small part feeding and orienting devices for use in automatic assembly

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    Chen, Yu-Tong

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and control the phases involved in designing, implementing and documenting the system . The functional diagram of the modified system life cycle incorporated by the methodology is shown in Figure 3. We will follow the modified SDM life cycle in carrying... an initial software environment for future extension of an expert system to augment the automated control of a manufacturing system. B4SELINE a FEEDBACK NEEDS AN4LYS IS REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION P R EL I M I N*R Y DESIGN PROCUR4BLE, DEVELOPABLE...

  1. ARM - Features and Releases Archive

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  2. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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  3. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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  5. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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  7. Features 2011 | ornl.gov

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  8. Features 2012 | ornl.gov

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  10. Features | National Nuclear Security Administration

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  11. Extended Mixture of MLP Experts by Hybrid of Conjugate Gradient Method and Modified Cuckoo Search

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    Salimi, Hamid; Soltanshahi, Mohammad Ali; Hatami, Javad

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates a new method for improving the learning algorithm of Mixture of Experts (ME) model using a hybrid of Modified Cuckoo Search (MCS) and Conjugate Gradient (CG) as a second order optimization technique. The CG technique is combined with Back-Propagation (BP) algorithm to yield a much more efficient learning algorithm for ME structure. In addition, the experts and gating networks in enhanced model are replaced by CG based Multi-Layer Perceptrons (MLPs) to provide faster and more accurate learning. The CG is considerably depends on initial weights of connections of Artificial Neural Network (ANN), so, a metaheuristic algorithm, the so-called Modified Cuckoo Search is applied in order to select the optimal weights. The performance of proposed method is compared with Gradient Decent Based ME (GDME) and Conjugate Gradient Based ME (CGME) in classification and regression problems. The experimental results show that hybrid MSC and CG based ME (MCS-CGME) has faster convergence and better performa...

  12. EXPERT ELICITATION OF ACROSS-TECHNOLOGY CORRELATIONS FOR REACTOR CAPITAL COSTS

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    Brent Dixon; Various

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculations of the uncertainty in the Levelized Cost at Equilibrium (LCAE) of generating nuclear electricity typically assume that the costs of the system component, notably reactors, are uncorrelated. Partial cancellation of independent errors thus gives rise to unrealistically small cost uncertainties for fuel cycles that incorporate multiple reactor technologies. This summary describes an expert elicitation of correlations between overnight reactor construction costs. It also defines a method for combining the elicitations into a single, consistent correlation matrix suitable for use in Monte Carlo LCAE calculations. Both the elicitation and uncertainty propagation methods are demonstrated through a pilot study where cost correlations between eight reactor technologies were elicited from experts in the US DOE Fuel Cycle Research

  13. WWER Expert System for Fuel Failure Analysis Using Data on Primary Coolant Activity

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    Likhanskii, V.V.; Evdokimov, I.A.; Sorokin, A.A.; Khromov, A.G.; Kanukova, V.D.; Apollonova, O.V. [SRC RF TRINITI, 142190, Troitsk, Moscow Reg. (Russian Federation); Ugryumov, A.V. [JSC TVEL, 119017, 24/26 Bolshaya Ordynka st., Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The computer expert system for fuel failure analysis of WWER during operation is presented. The diagnostics is based on the measurement of specific activity of reference nuclides in reactor primary coolant and application of a computer code for the data interpretation. The data analysis includes an evaluation of tramp uranium mass in reactor core, detection of failures by iodine and caesium spikes, evaluation of burnup of defective fuel. Evaluation of defective fuel burnup was carried out by applying the relation of caesium nuclides activity in spikes and relations of activities of gaseous fission products for steady state operational conditions. The method of burnup evaluation of defective fuel by use of fission gas activity is presented in detail. The neural-network analysis is performed for determination of failed fuel rod number and defect size. Results of the expert system application are illustrated for several fuel campaigns on operating WWER NPPs. (authors)

  14. Branch technical position on the use of expert elicitation in the high-level radioactive waste program

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    Kotra, J.P.; Lee, M.P.; Eisenberg, N.A. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States); DeWispelare, A.R. [Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Should the site be found suitable, DOE will apply to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to construct and then operate a proposed geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain. In deciding whether to grant or deny DOE`s license application for a geologic repository, NRC will closely examine the facts and expert judgment set forth in any potential DOE license application. NRC expects that subjective judgments of individual experts and, in some cases, groups of experts, will be used by DOE to interpret data obtained during site characterization and to address the many technical issues and inherent uncertainties associated with predicting the performance of a repository system for thousands of years. NRC has traditionally accepted, for review, expert judgment to evaluate and interpret the factual bases of license applications and is expected to give appropriate consideration to the judgments of DOE`s experts regarding the geologic repository. Such consideration, however, envisions DOE using expert judgments to complement and supplement other sources of scientific and technical information, such as data collection, analyses, and experimentation. In this document, the NRC staff has set forth technical positions that: (1) provide general guidelines on those circumstances that may warrant the use of a formal process for obtaining the judgments of more than one expert (i.e., expert elicitation); and (2) describe acceptable procedures for conducting expert elicitation when formally elicited judgments are used to support a demonstration of compliance with NRC`s geologic disposal regulation, currently set forth in 10 CFR Part 60. 76 refs.

  15. Flammable gas double shell tank expert elicitation presentations (Part A and Part B)

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    Bratzel, D.R.

    1998-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of presentation packages and white papers for the Flammable Gas Double Shell Tank Expert Elicitation Workshop {number_sign}2. For each presentation given by the different authors, a separate section was developed. The purpose for issuing these workshop presentation packages and white papers as a supporting document is to provide traceability and a Quality Assurance record for future reference to these packages.

  16. An expert system to select the appropriate fracture treatment design model

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    Soto Becerra, Rodolfo

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    typical reservoir where fracture containment might be expected. The results of that study suggested that the benefits of applying fluid quality control and making in-situ stress measurement can be beneficial to the gas industry. Specifically... conducted to evaluate the major parameters that control vertical fracture growth in a hydraulic fracture treatment. Results from these runs were used to develop a set of curves and to build some of the rules in the expert system. Data reported by the Gas...

  17. Expert Meeting Report: Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects

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    Wood, A.; Wiehagen, J.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes an expert meeting hosted by the Building America research team NAHB Research Center, which was held on February 8, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. The topic, Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects, was intended to provide direction to more focused efforts to increase the efficiency of existing homes; in this meeting, the focus was specifically for re-roofing and the opportunities for adding energy efficiency upgrades during this major home repair activity.

  18. Water value in power generation: Experts distinguish water use and consumption

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    Kalisek, D

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2013 tx H2O 11 ] Story by Danielle Kalisek In Grimes County, the sun sets over Gibbons Creek Reservoir, the cooling water supply for an adjacent power plant. Photo by Leslie Lee. WATER VALUE IN POWER GENERATION Experts distinguish... water use and consumption Having enough water available for municipal and agricultural needs is o#23;en discussed; however, having the water needed to generate electric power and the electricity needed to treat and transport water is a struggle all...

  19. Expert Meeting Report: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces

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    Brand, L.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide the best installed efficiency for residential gas furnaces, explain how AFUE and field efficiency can differ, and investigate the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace.

  20. Experts Feed

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicy and Assistance100JeffersonMark Nutt

  1. @ work' video segment features Robotic Software Engineer

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    Idaho National Laboratory

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    @ work highlights Idaho National Laboratory employees and the jobs they perform.This segment features Robotic Software Engineer Miles Walton.

  2. CHAPTER FIVE Impacts of Anthropogenic Features on

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    clustering these features to maximize available habitats. Key Words: avoidance behavior, energy develop- ment Prairie-Chicken avoidance behavior of anthropogenic features be quantified for impact assessment and con of monthly home ranges (95% fixed kernels, n 539) and estimated the likelihood that anthropogenic features (i

  3. Discriminant Absorption Feature Learning for Material Classification

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    Robles-Kelly, Antonio

    1 Discriminant Absorption Feature Learning for Material Classification Zhouyu Fu, Antonio Robles in spectral imaging by combining the use of invariant spectral absorption features and statistical machine learning techniques. Our method hinges in the relevance of spectral absorption features for material

  4. Tim O'reilly interviews Todd Park | OpenEI Community

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  5. Interview with Baird G. Whaley Setting: August 15,1994, Berkeley, California

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  6. A case study of an expert mathematics teacher's interactive decision-making system using physiological and behavioral time series data

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    Jensen, Deborah Larkey

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this exploratory case study was to describe an expert teacher?s decision-making system during interactive instruction using teacher self-report information, classroom observation data, and physiological recordings. Timed recordings...

  7. Sharing of figurative language themes in expert therapy: occurrence and effect on client experiencing and therapeutic bond

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    Cardin, Scott Ashley

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    production, use, and potential effects on the therapeutic relationship and client experiencing. Training videos were selected and transcribed using criteria for selection of examples of expert therapy. Fifty-six excerpts, each two-minutes in length, were...

  8. Expert systems and the CPI product substitution review: A needs analysis for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    Arrowood, L.F.; Tonn, B.E.

    1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents recommendations relative to the use of expert systems and machine learning techniques by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to substantially automate product substitution decisions associated with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thirteen commercially available, PC-based expert system shells have received in-depth evaluations. Various machine learning techniques were also reviewed. Two recommendations are given: (1) BLS should use the expert system shell LEVEL5 OBJECT and establish a software development methodology for expert systems; and (2) BLS should undertake a small study to evaluate the potential of machine learning techniques to create and maintain the approximately 350 ELI-specific knowledge bases to be used in CPI product substitution review.

  9. Modalities, Sites and Practices of Family Literacy: A Qualitative Interpretation of Family Photographs through Interviews and Observations

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    Lipsett, Tiffany Marie-Hamlin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This qualitative arts-based research study explores family literacy experiences that occur in homes with adults and children through interviews, observations, and the visual analysis of photographs that document such experiences. I employ visual...

  10. Guidelines for the verification and validation of expert system software and conventional software: Project summary. Volume 1

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    Mirsky, S.M.; Hayes, J.E.; Miller, L.A. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This eight-volume report presents guidelines for performing verification and validation (V&V) on Artificial Intelligence (Al) systems with nuclear applications. The guidelines have much broader application than just expert systems; they are also applicable to object-oriented programming systems, rule-based systems, frame-based systems, model-based systems, neural nets, genetic algorithms, and conventional software systems. This is because many of the components of AI systems are implemented in conventional procedural programming languages, so there is no real distinction. The report examines the state of the art in verifying and validating expert systems. V&V methods traditionally applied to conventional software systems are evaluated for their applicability to expert systems. One hundred fifty-three conventional techniques are identified and evaluated. These methods are found to be useful for at least some of the components of expert systems, frame-based systems, and object-oriented systems. A taxonomy of 52 defect types and their delectability by the 153 methods is presented. With specific regard to expert systems, conventional V&V methods were found to apply well to all the components of the expert system with the exception of the knowledge base. The knowledge base requires extension of the existing methods. Several innovative static verification and validation methods for expert systems have been identified and are described here, including a method for checking the knowledge base {open_quotes}semantics{close_quotes} and a method for generating validation scenarios. Evaluation of some of these methods was performed both analytically and experimentally. A V&V methodology for expert systems is presented based on three factors: (1) a system`s judged need for V&V (based in turn on its complexity and degree of required integrity); (2) the life-cycle phase; and (3) the system component being tested.

  11. The Effects of Age and Delay on Responses to Repeated Questions in Forensic Interviews With Children Alleging Sexual Abuse

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    Andrews, Samantha J.; Lamb, Michael E.

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -ended repeated questions and, as noted above, this is an essential consideration when interpreting inconsistencies in children’s responses. Present Study The current study was designed to investigate question repetition in forensic interviews of children... , and guidance on using special measures. London: Ministry of Justice. http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/docsbest_evidence_in_criminal_proceedings.pdf Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings (2002). Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses...

  12. MA et al.: SKETCH RETRIEVAL VIA STROKE FEATURES 1 Sketch Retrieval via Dense Stroke Features

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    Yang, Ming-Hsuan

    MA et al.: SKETCH RETRIEVAL VIA STROKE FEATURES 1 Sketch Retrieval via Dense Stroke Features Chao search method. In this paper, we propose a representation scheme which takes sketch strokes into account with local features, thereby facilitat- ing efficient retrieval with codebooks. Stroke features are detected

  13. Quantification of organ motion based on an adaptive image-based scale invariant feature method

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    Paganelli, Chiara [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133 (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133 (Italy); Peroni, Marta [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Italy); Baroni, Guido; Riboldi, Marco [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, strada Campeggi 53, Pavia 27100 (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, strada Campeggi 53, Pavia 27100 (Italy)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The availability of corresponding landmarks in IGRT image series allows quantifying the inter and intrafractional motion of internal organs. In this study, an approach for the automatic localization of anatomical landmarks is presented, with the aim of describing the nonrigid motion of anatomo-pathological structures in radiotherapy treatments according to local image contrast.Methods: An adaptive scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) was developed from the integration of a standard 3D SIFT approach with a local image-based contrast definition. The robustness and invariance of the proposed method to shape-preserving and deformable transforms were analyzed in a CT phantom study. The application of contrast transforms to the phantom images was also tested, in order to verify the variation of the local adaptive measure in relation to the modification of image contrast. The method was also applied to a lung 4D CT dataset, relying on manual feature identification by an expert user as ground truth. The 3D residual distance between matches obtained in adaptive-SIFT was then computed to verify the internal motion quantification with respect to the expert user. Extracted corresponding features in the lungs were used as regularization landmarks in a multistage deformable image registration (DIR) mapping the inhale vs exhale phase. The residual distances between the warped manual landmarks and their reference position in the inhale phase were evaluated, in order to provide a quantitative indication of the registration performed with the three different point sets.Results: The phantom study confirmed the method invariance and robustness properties to shape-preserving and deformable transforms, showing residual matching errors below the voxel dimension. The adapted SIFT algorithm on the 4D CT dataset provided automated and accurate motion detection of peak to peak breathing motion. The proposed method resulted in reduced residual errors with respect to standard SIFT, providing a motion description comparable to expert manual identification, as confirmed by DIR.Conclusions: The application of the method to a 4D lung CT patient dataset demonstrated adaptive-SIFT potential as an automatic tool to detect landmarks for DIR regularization and internal motion quantification. Future works should include the optimization of the computational cost and the application of the method to other anatomical sites and image modalities.

  14. Recommendations for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: Guidance on uncertainty and use of experts

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    Budnitz, R.J.; Apostolakis, G.; Boore, D.M. [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) is a methodology that estimates the likelihood that various levels of earthquake-caused ground motion will be exceeded at a given location in a given future time period. Due to large uncertainties in all the geosciences data and in their modeling, multiple model interpretations are often possible. This leads to disagreement among experts, which in the past has led to disagreement on the selection of ground motion for design at a given site. In order to review the present state-of-the-art and improve on the overall stability of the PSHA process, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) co-sponsored a project to provide methodological guidance on how to perform a PSHA. The project has been carried out by a seven-member Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) supported by a large number other experts. The SSHAC reviewed past studies, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the EPRI landmark PSHA studies of the 1980`s and examined ways to improve on the present state-of-the-art. The Committee`s most important conclusion is that differences in PSHA results are due to procedural rather than technical differences. Thus, in addition to providing a detailed documentation on state-of-the-art elements of a PSHA, this report provides a series of procedural recommendations. The role of experts is analyzed in detail. Two entities are formally defined-the Technical Integrator (TI) and the Technical Facilitator Integrator (TFI)--to account for the various levels of complexity in the technical issues and different levels of efforts needed in a given study.

  15. Knowledge base expert system control of spatial xenon oscillations in pressurized water reactors

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    Alten, S.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear reactor operators are required to pay special attention to spatial xenon oscillations during the load-follow operation of pressurized water reactors. They are expected to observe the axial offset of the core, and to estimate the correct time and amount of necessary control action based on heuristic rules given in axial xenon oscillations are knowledge intensive, and heuristic in nature. An expert system, ACES (Axial offset Control using Expert Systems) is developed to implement a heuristic constant axial offset control procedure to aid reactor operators in increasing the plant reliability by reducing the human error component of the failure probability. ACES is written in a production system language, OPS5, based on the forward chaining algorithm. It samples reactor data with a certain time interval in terms of measurable parameters, such as the power, period, and the axial offset of the core. It then processes the core status utilizing a set of equations which are used in a back of the envelope calculations by domain experts. Heuristic rules of ACES identify the control variable to be used among the full and part length control rods and boron concentration, while a knowledge base is used to determine the amount of control. ACES is designed as a set of generic rules to avoid reducing the system into a set of patterns. Instead ACES evaluates the system, determines the necessary corrective actions in terms of reactivity insertion, and provides this reactivity insertion using the control variables. The amount of control action is determined using a knowledge base which consists of the differential rod worth curves, and the boron reactivity worth of a given reactor. Having the reactor dependent parameters in its knowledge base, ACES is applicable to an arbitrary reactor for axial offset control purposes.

  16. Simulation-based expert system for nuclear reactor control and diagnostics. Progress report

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    Lee, J.C.; Martin, W.R.

    1986-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This research concerns the development of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques suitable for application to the diagnostics and control of nuclear power plant systems. The overall objective of the current effort is to build a prototype simulation-based expert system for diagnosing accidents in nuclear reactors. The system is being designed to analyze plant data heuristically using fuzzy logic to form a set of hypotheses about a particular transient. Hypothesis testing, fault magnitude estimation and transient analysis is performed using simulation programs to model plant behavior. An adaptive learning technique has been developed for achieving accurate simulations of plant dynamics using low-order physical models of plant components. The results of the diagnostics and simulation analysis of the plant transient are to be analyzed by an expert system for final diagnoses and control guidance. To date, significant progress has been made toward achieving the primary goals of this project. Based on a critical safety functions approach, an overall design for the nuclear plant expert system has been developed. The methodology for performing diagnostic reasoning on plant signals has been developed and the algorithms implemented and tested. A methodology for utilizing the information contained in the physical models of plant components has also been developed. This work included the derivation of a unique Kalman filtering algorithm for using power plant data to systematically improve on-line simulations through the judicious adjustment of key model parameters. A few simulation models of key plant components have been developed and implemented to demonstrate the method on a realistic accident scenario. The chosen transient is a loss of feed flow exasperated by a stuck open relief valve, similar to the initiating event of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident in 1979.

  17. Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses

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    Stecher, D.

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    More research is needed to evaluate the level of energy efficiency and the conditions where simplified space conditioning systems will work in new and retrofitted houses. Guidance is needed on the design and installation of these systems to support a wider adoption throughout the new construction and retrofit market. The purpose of this expert meeting was to recap the current state of knowledge in this area and to provide a peer review of IBACOS's research plan for new and existing unoccupied test houses with minimized space conditioning systems.

  18. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors

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    Burdick, A.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

  19. Expert Meeting Report: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector General Office of Audit|Department of Energy56Executive Summit on WindMarchFoundationsExpert

  20. Data Foundations Data Attributes and Features

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    Fang, Shiaofen

    1 Data Foundations Data Attributes and Features Data Pre-processing Data Storage Data Analysis Data Sources 1 Data Attributes Describing data content and characteristics Representing data Data Sortable Data Numerical Attributes 4 Discrete vs. Continuous #12;3 Statistical Features of Data 5

  1. Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research

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    Nature Climate Change Features Forest Research Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research The print issue features as its cover story the tree-stress research of...

  2. Developing the Next Generation of International Safeguards and Nonproliferation Experts: Highlights of Select Activities at the National Laboratories

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    Reed, J; Mathews, C; Kirk, B; Lynch, P; Doyle, J; Meek, E; Pepper, S; Metcalf, R

    2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    With many safeguards experts in the United States at or near retirement age, and with the growing and evolving mission of international safeguards, attracting and educating a new generation of safeguards experts is an important element of maintaining a credible and capable international safeguards system. The United States National Laboratories, with their rich experience in addressing the technical and policy challenges of international safeguards, are an important resource for attracting, educating, and training future safeguards experts. This presentation highlights some of the safeguards education and professional development activities underway at the National Laboratories. These include university outreach, summer courses, internships, mid-career transition, knowledge retention, and other projects. The presentation concludes with thoughts on the challenge of interdisciplinary education and the recruitment of individuals with the right balance of skills and backgrounds are recruited to meet tomorrow's needs.

  3. Passive Safety Features for Small Modular Reactors

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    Ingersoll, Daniel T [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapid growth in the size and complexity of commercial nuclear power plants in the 1970s spawned an interest in smaller, simpler designs that are inherently or intrinsically safe through the use of passive design features. Several designs were developed, but none were ever built, although some of their passive safety features were incorporated into large commercial plant designs that are being planned or built today. In recent years, several reactor vendors are actively redeveloping small modular reactor (SMR) designs with even greater use of passive features. Several designs incorporate the ultimate in passive safety they completely eliminate specific accident initiators from the design. Other design features help to reduce the likelihood of an accident or help to mitigate the accident s consequences, should one occur. While some passive safety features are common to most SMR designs, irrespective of the coolant technology, other features are specific to water, gas, or liquid-metal cooled SMR designs. The extensive use of passive safety features in SMRs promise to make these plants highly robust, protecting both the general public and the owner/investor. Once demonstrated, these plants should allow nuclear power to be used confidently for a broader range of customers and applications than will be possible with large plants alone.

  4. An expert system for fault section diagnosis of power systems using fuzzy relations

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    Cho, H.J. [LG Electronics Research Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, J.K. [Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes an expert system using fuzzy relations to deal with uncertainties imposed on fault section diagnosis of power systems. The authors build sagittal diagrams which represent the fuzzy relations for power systems, and diagnose fault sections using the sagittal diagrams. Next, they examine the malfunction or wrong alarm of relays and circuit breakers based on the alarm information and the estimated fault section. The proposed system provides the fault section candidates in terms of the degree of membership and the malfunction or wrong alarm. An operator monitors these candidates and is able to diagnose the fault section, coping with uncertainties. Experimental studies for real power systems reveal usefulness of the proposed technique to diagnose faults that have uncertainty.

  5. An expert system for detecting automobile insurance fraud using social network analysis

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    Šubelj, Lovro; Bajec, Marko; 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.07.143

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The article proposes an expert system for detection, and subsequent investigation, of groups of collaborating automobile insurance fraudsters. The system is described and examined in great detail, several technical difficulties in detecting fraud are also considered, for it to be applicable in practice. Opposed to many other approaches, the system uses networks for representation of data. Networks are the most natural representation of such a relational domain, allowing formulation and analysis of complex relations between entities. Fraudulent entities are found by employing a novel assessment algorithm, \\textit{Iterative Assessment Algorithm} (\\textit{IAA}), also presented in the article. Besides intrinsic attributes of entities, the algorithm explores also the relations between entities. The prototype was evaluated and rigorously analyzed on real world data. Results show that automobile insurance fraud can be efficiently detected with the proposed system and that appropriate data representation is vital.

  6. Expert judgment on markers to deter inadvertent human intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    Trauth, K.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hora, S.C. [Hawaii Univ., Hilo, HI (United States); Guzowski, R.V. [Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The expert panel identified basic principles to guide current and future marker development efforts: (1) the site must be marked, (2) message(s) must be truthful and informative, (3) multiple components within a marker system, (4) multiple means of communication (e.g., language, pictographs, scientific diagrams), (5) multiple levels of complexity within individual messages on individual marker system elements, (6) use of materials with little recycle value, and (7) international effort to maintain knowledge of the locations and contents of nuclear waste repositories. The efficacy of the markers in deterring inadvertent human intrusion was estimated to decrease with time, with the probability function varying with the mode of intrusion (who is intruding and for what purpose) and the level of technological development of the society. The development of a permanent, passive marker system capable of surviving and remaining interpretable for 10,000 years will require further study prior to implementation.

  7. Mobilizing Public Markets to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Insights from Expert Stakeholders

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    Schwabe, P.; Mendelsohn, M.; Mormann, F.; Arent, D. J.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Financing renewable energy projects in the United States can be a complex process. Most equity investment in new renewable power production facilities is supported by tax credits and accelerated depreciation benefits, and is constrained by the pool of potential investors that can fully use these tax benefits and are willing to engage in complex financial structures. For debt financing, non-government lending has largely been provided by foreign banks that may be under future lending constraints due to economic and regulatory conditions. To discuss renewable energy financing challenges and to identify new sources of capital to the U.S. market, two roundtable discussions were held with renewable energy and financing experts in April 2012. This report summarizes the key messages of those discussions and is designed to provide insights to the U.S. market and inform the international conversation on renewable energy financing innovations.

  8. Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior

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    Ivezic, Nenad; Potok, Thomas E.

    2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for distributed agent based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior on a single-processor computer comprises the steps of: object modeling a manufacturing technique having a plurality of processes; associating a distributed agent with each the process; and, programming each the agent to respond to discrete events corresponding to the manufacturing technique, wherein each discrete event triggers a programmed response. The method can further comprise the step of transmitting the discrete events to each agent in a message loop. In addition, the programming step comprises the step of conditioning each agent to respond to a discrete event selected from the group consisting of a clock tick message, a resources received message, and a request for output production message.

  9. Potential impacts of artificial intelligence expert systems on geothermal well drilling costs:

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    Satrape, J.V.

    1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Geothermal research Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) has as one of its goals to reduce the cost of drilling geothermal wells by 25 percent. To attain this goal, DOE continuously evaluates new technologies to determine their potential in contributing to the Program. One such technology is artifical intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that, in recent years, has begun to impact the marketplace in a number of fields. Expert systems techniques can (and in some cases, already have) been applied to develop computer-based ''advisors'' to assist drilling personnel in areas such as designing mud systems, casing plans, and cement programs, optimizing drill bit selection and bottom hole asssembly (BHA) design, and alleviating lost circulation, stuck pipe, fishing, and cement problems. Intelligent machines with sensor and/or robotic directly linked to AI systems, have potential applications in areas of bit control, rig hydraulics, pipe handling, and pipe inspection. Using a well costing spreadsheet, the potential savings that could be attributed to each of these systems was calculated for three base cases: a dry steam well at The Geysers, a medium-depth Imerial Valley well, and a deep Imperial Valley well. Based on the average potential savings to be realized, expert systems for handling lost circulations problems and for BHA design are the most likely to produce significant results. Automated bit control and rig hydraulics also exhibit high potential savings, but these savings are extremely sensitive to the assumptions of improved drilling efficiency and the cost of these sytems at the rig. 50 refs., 19 figs., 17 tabs.

  10. Feature identification framework and applications (FIFA)

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    Audenaert, Michael Neal

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    collections that provides a general framework for applications while allowing decisions about the details of document representation and features identification to be deferred to domain specific implementations of that framework. These deferred decisions...

  11. Feature Binding and the Hebb Repetition Effect 

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    Barrett, Maeve

    2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous studies have found no evidence that long-term learning of integrated objects and individual features benefit visual short term memory tasks (Logie, Brockmole, & Vandenbroucke, in press; Olson & Jiang, 2004; Treisman, ...

  12. Hybrid Solutions to the Feature Interaction Problem

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    Calder, M.

    Calder,M. Kolberg,M. Magill,E. Marples,D. Reiff-Marganiec,S. Feature Interactions in Telecommunications and Software Systems VII pp 295-312 IOS Press

  13. ECG Feature Extraction Techniques - A Survey Approach

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    Karpagachelvi, S; Sivakumar, M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ECG Feature Extraction plays a significant role in diagnosing most of the cardiac diseases. One cardiac cycle in an ECG signal consists of the P-QRS-T waves. This feature extraction scheme determines the amplitudes and intervals in the ECG signal for subsequent analysis. The amplitudes and intervals value of P-QRS-T segment determines the functioning of heart of every human. Recently, numerous research and techniques have been developed for analyzing the ECG signal. The proposed schemes were mostly based on Fuzzy Logic Methods, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and other Signal Analysis techniques. All these techniques and algorithms have their advantages and limitations. This proposed paper discusses various techniques and transformations proposed earlier in literature for extracting feature from an ECG signal. In addition this paper also provides a comparative study of various methods proposed by researchers in extracting the feature from ECG signal.

  14. Feature extraction for structural dynamics model validation

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    Hemez, Francois [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nishio, Mayuko [UNIV OF TOKYO; Worden, Keith [UNIV OF SHEFFIELD; Takeda, Nobuo [UNIV OF TOKYO

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This study focuses on defining and comparing response features that can be used for structural dynamics model validation studies. Features extracted from dynamic responses obtained analytically or experimentally, such as basic signal statistics, frequency spectra, and estimated time-series models, can be used to compare characteristics of structural system dynamics. By comparing those response features extracted from experimental data and numerical outputs, validation and uncertainty quantification of numerical model containing uncertain parameters can be realized. In this study, the applicability of some response features to model validation is first discussed using measured data from a simple test-bed structure and the associated numerical simulations of these experiments. issues that must be considered were sensitivity, dimensionality, type of response, and presence or absence of measurement noise in the response. Furthermore, we illustrate a comparison method of multivariate feature vectors for statistical model validation. Results show that the outlier detection technique using the Mahalanobis distance metric can be used as an effective and quantifiable technique for selecting appropriate model parameters. However, in this process, one must not only consider the sensitivity of the features being used, but also correlation of the parameters being compared.

  15. INTERVIEW WITH RICH CAPLOW Eric Green: Hello and welcome to a new podcast series from IBM software

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    . And asset management is something that's important to all sorts of different departments #12;INTERVIEW management also includes the process of managing the work that's associated with maintaining those assets. So? Rich Caplow: Well, asset management is something that in general applies to asset intensive industries

  16. Sustainability criteria for bioenergy systems: results from an expert survey Thomas Buchholz*, Valerie A. Luzadis, Timothy A. Volk

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    Vermont, University of

    Sustainability criteria for bioenergy systems: results from an expert survey Thomas Buchholz in revised form 10 April 2009 Accepted 24 April 2009 Available online 9 May 2009 Keywords: Bioenergy and concerns about regional and national security are driving the development and use of biomass for bioenergy

  17. Running head: GUIDING ATTENTION ON PHYSICS PROBLEMS 1 Guiding Attention on Physics Problems Using Visual Cues Modeled After Experts' Eye

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    Zollman, Dean

    Visual Cues Modeled After Experts' Eye Movements Adrian Madsen, Adam Larson, Amy Rouinfar, Allison Coy by recording their eye movements. In Study 1, we record eye movements of introductory and graduate physics in visual attention. We use the eye movements of those who answer these questions correctly to design visual

  18. Honorary Doctorate for Forestry Expert (Posted on 13 February 2012, Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, News and Events)

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    Honorary Doctorate for Forestry Expert (Posted on 13 February 2012, Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, News and Events) Prof Mike Wingfield Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry Wingfield's most important contributions to forestry has been his role as advisor to more than 50 Ph

  19. Introducing new uncertainty theories into decision-aid methods: application to expert assessment of natural risks in

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    dam, information imperfection, reliability, expert assessment, multicriteria decision analysis, fuzzy two contexts, it is essential to provide methods and tools to make risk management the most safe and efficient as possible. These tools are used either by stakeholders or infrastructures managers. Decision

  20. Applying Scenarios in the context of Specific User Design: Surgeon as an Expert User, and Design for Handicapped Children.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to guide the design team through an optimal instrument. The know-how and the knowledge of the user must, the article shows that the design process, that integrates specific user, can use the scenario based approachApplying Scenarios in the context of Specific User Design: Surgeon as an Expert User, and Design

  1. Feature recognition applications in mesh generation

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    Tautges, T.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Liu, S.S.; Lu, Y.; Kraftcheck, J.; Gadh, R. [Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of feature recognition as part of an overall decomposition-based hexahedral meshing approach is described in this paper. The meshing approach consists of feature recognition, using a c-loop or hybrid c-loop method, and the use of cutting surfaces to decompose the solid model. These steps are part of an iterative process, which proceeds either until no more features can be recognized or until the model has been completely decomposed into meshable sub-volumes. This method can greatly reduce the time required to generate an all-hexahedral mesh, either through the use of more efficient meshing algorithms on more of the geometry or by reducing the amount of manual decomposition required to mesh a volume.

  2. Combined expert system/neural networks method for process fault diagnosis

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    Reifman, J.; Wei, T.Y.C.

    1995-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-level hierarchical approach for process fault diagnosis of an operating system employs a function-oriented approach at a first level and a component characteristic-oriented approach at a second level, where the decision-making procedure is structured in order of decreasing intelligence with increasing precision. At the first level, the diagnostic method is general and has knowledge of the overall process including a wide variety of plant transients and the functional behavior of the process components. An expert system classifies malfunctions by function to narrow the diagnostic focus to a particular set of possible faulty components that could be responsible for the detected functional misbehavior of the operating system. At the second level, the diagnostic method limits its scope to component malfunctions, using more detailed knowledge of component characteristics. Trained artificial neural networks are used to further narrow the diagnosis and to uniquely identify the faulty component by classifying the abnormal condition data as a failure of one of the hypothesized components through component characteristics. Once an anomaly is detected, the hierarchical structure is used to successively narrow the diagnostic focus from a function misbehavior, i.e., a function oriented approach, until the fault can be determined, i.e., a component characteristic-oriented approach. 9 figs.

  3. Combined expert system/neural networks method for process fault diagnosis

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    Reifman, Jaques (Westchester, IL); Wei, Thomas Y. C. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-level hierarchical approach for process fault diagnosis is an operating system employs a function-oriented approach at a first level and a component characteristic-oriented approach at a second level, where the decision-making procedure is structured in order of decreasing intelligence with increasing precision. At the first level, the diagnostic method is general and has knowledge of the overall process including a wide variety of plant transients and the functional behavior of the process components. An expert system classifies malfunctions by function to narrow the diagnostic focus to a particular set of possible faulty components that could be responsible for the detected functional misbehavior of the operating system. At the second level, the diagnostic method limits its scope to component malfunctions, using more detailed knowledge of component characteristics. Trained artificial neural networks are used to further narrow the diagnosis and to uniquely identify the faulty component by classifying the abnormal condition data as a failure of one of the hypothesized components through component characteristics. Once an anomaly is detected, the hierarchical structure is used to successively narrow the diagnostic focus from a function misbehavior, i.e., a function oriented approach, until the fault can be determined, i.e., a component characteristic-oriented approach.

  4. Isis: An expert system for risk-based inservice inspection assessment

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    Barbetta, N.L.; Dimitrijevic, V.B.; Eivers, G.D.; O`Regan, P.J. [Yankee Nuclear Services Division, Bolton, MA (United States)

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ASME Section XI Working Group on Implementation of Risk-Based (RB) Examination produced a code case to define risk-based selection rules that could be used for In-Service Inspection (ISI) of Class 1, 2 and 3 piping. To provide guidelines for practical implementation of the code case, EPRI sponsored work to develop evaluation procedures and criteria. The approach focuses inspections on locations which are selected based upon an explicit consideration of experienced degradation mechanisms and potential consequences. Software has been developed to execute and document this approach. Data and expert system modules address system operating characteristics, design attributes, the potential for damage mechanisms and the impact of component failures (i.e., loss of pressure boundary integrity). These modules are integrated in a stand alone software package. In addition, because the system is microcomputer based, the software is not cumbersome or costly to deploy. The goal of this effort was to develop a tool that will accomplish two tasks. That is, (1) Reduce the cost of the Risk Based Inservice Inspection (RBISI) evaluation effort by increasing the productivity of the BISI analyst, and (2) Provide a structured analytical and documentation package that lends itself to increases in consistency within an individual plant application, as well as across the industry.

  5. Stakeholder Database from the Center for Bioenergy Sustainability (Learn who the experts are)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) is a leading resource for dealing with the environmental impacts and the ultimate sustainability of biomass production for conversion to biofuels and bio-based products. Its purpose is to use science and analysis to understand the sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) of current and potential future bioenergy production and distribution; to identify approaches to enhance bioenergy sustainability; and to serve as an independent source of the highest quality data and analysis for bioenergy stakeholders and decision makers. ... On the operational level, CBES is a focal point and business-development vehicle for ORNL’s capabilities related to bioenergy sustainability and socioeconomic analyses. As such, it complements the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), also located at ORNL, which focuses on the problem of converting lignocellulosic biomass into reactive intermediaries necessary for the cellulosic biofuel industry. Together, these centers provide a strong integrating mechanism and business-development tool for ORNL's science and technology portfolio in bioenergy [taken and edited from http://web.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes/. The Stakeholder Database allows you to find experts in bioenergy by their particular type of expertise, their affiliations or locations, their specific research areas or research approaches, etc.

  6. Mobile Communities Requirements and Features for Success

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    Mobile Communities ­ Requirements and Features for Success Sarah Denis Heldt Media Informatics LMU.broll@ifi.lmu.de Philipp Lehmann Burda Wireless GmbH philipp.lehmann@burda.com ABSTRACT Advancements in mobile technologies and decreasing charges are starting to leverage the mobile usage of the internet and its applications. This paper

  7. Convex Principal Feature Selection Mahdokht Masaeli1

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    Dy, Jennifer G.

    Advertising Sciences, Yahoo! Labs, Silicon Valley, CA, USA 3 Computer Aided Diagnosis and Therapy, Siemens Medical Solutions, USA {masaeli.m, yan.y, cui.yi}@neu.edu, glenn.fung@siemens.com, jdy transformation is achieved. However, true feature selection may not be achieved as non-sparse coefficients may

  8. Feature-oriented Runtime Adaptation Mario Pukall

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    Cazzola, Walter

    QuickSort (dark-gray background). Figure 1: Feature Evolution in a DBMS SPL. Having recreated of a DBMS1 SPL, is replaced by fea- ture QuickSort) does not aect the running program. Usu- ally, applying (according to the modi#12;cations made in the SPL). For in- stance, the changes within the DBMS SPL require

  9. FEATURE ARTICLE 2 Kunde Hospital: Nepal

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rambaut, Andrew

    FEATURE ARTICLE 2 Kunde Hospital: Nepal WORK IN PROGRESS 4 Public Health in Ceylon Medical research of the Mt Everest area in Nepal who have played such an important role in Himalayan mountaineering century the region became incorporated into the Gorkha kingdom that now forms the modern nation of Nepal

  10. ADVANCED DIRECT MANIPULATION OF FEATURE MODELS

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    Bidarra, Rafael

    ADVANCED DIRECT MANIPULATION OF FEATURE MODELS Rafael Bidarra, Alex Noort Faculty of Electrical validity maintenance. In particular, it offers a powerful combination of various 3D handles for real and are functionally signifi- cant for some product life-cycle phase" (Bidarra and Bronsvoort, 2000). In contrast

  11. Features . . . Cover Crop Value to Cotton

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Features . . . Cotton Cover Crop Value to Cotton Cotton Price and Rotation 32:12 December 2008 #12;Cotton Price and Rotation Agronomy Notes Page 2 Cotton price has been low. Either peanut or soybean should be rotated with cotton, corn, or other grasses. However, with cotton

  12. Representing mechanical assemblies with features and mating conditions

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    Qamar, Sayyad Zahid

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-level product representation has been developed and implemented, using design features for part description and mating conditions between features for the relationships among parts. The underlying ideas are that features are necessary...

  13. Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring...

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    Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring Chenyang Lu Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring Chenyang Lu Smart Buildings with...

  14. automatic archaeological feature: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Nancy2 University NASA Ames robots to automatically detect features. Hid- den Markov Models have been used for a long time in pattern 28 Adaptive Automatic Facial Feature...

  15. algorithm based feature: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    feature level fusion framework using two well- known biometric cryptosystems, namely, fuzzy vault 60 A stochastic algorithm for feature selection in pattern recognition...

  16. Soft Multiple Winners for Sparse Feature Extraction

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    A simple and computationally inexpensive neural network method for generating sparse representations is presented. The network has a single layer of linear neurons and, on top of it, a mechanism, which assigns a winning strength for each neuron. Both input and output are real valued in contrast to many earlier methods, where either input or output must have been binary valued. Also, the sum of winning strengths does not have to be normalized as in some other approaches. The ability of the algorithm to find meaningful features is demonstrated in a simulation with images of handwritten numerals. 1. Introduction The objective of a feature extraction system is to refine data in such a way that further processing becomes easier. In classification, such a system has two basic goals. One is to remove redundancies from the data. This helps cutting down computational costs later on. Another, contradictory goal is to discriminate data, which helps in distinguishing between similar inputs. A fe...

  17. LEDSGP/tools/features | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 ThrottledInformationparticipants < LEDSGP‎ |features < LEDSGP‎ |

  18. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    become a source of electricity, by using technology that turns them into transparent solar panels. Tropi to photovoltaic cells at the edge of the pane. Although not yet as efficient as traditional solar panels, Tropi by a central unit of expert technicians. Doing the analysis on-site also enables a quicker response

  19. Visual Text Features for Image Matching Sam S. Tsai1

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    Girod, Bernd

    Visual Text Features for Image Matching Sam S. Tsai1 , Huizhong Chen1 , David Chen1 , Vasu features that are based on text in cameraphone images. A robust text detection algorithm locates individual the visual text features in a way that resembles image features. We calculate their location, scale

  20. ENGINEERED BARRIER SYSTEM FEATURES, EVENTS AND PROCESSES

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    Jaros, W.

    2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of engineered barrier system (EBS) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to models and analyses used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for exclusion screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 173273]. The FEPs addressed in this report deal with those features, events, and processes relevant to the EBS focusing mainly on those components and conditions exterior to the waste package and within the rock mass surrounding emplacement drifts. The components of the EBS are the drip shield, waste package, waste form, cladding, emplacement pallet, emplacement drift excavated opening (also referred to as drift opening in this report), and invert. FEPs specific to the waste package, cladding, and drip shield are addressed in separate FEP reports: for example, ''Screening of Features, Events, and Processes in Drip Shield and Waste Package Degradation'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 174995]), ''Clad Degradation--FEPs Screening Arguments (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170019]), and Waste-Form Features, Events, and Processes'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170020]). For included FEPs, this report summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). This report also documents changes to the EBS FEPs list that have occurred since the previous versions of this report. These changes have resulted due to a reevaluation of the FEPs for TSPA-LA as identified in Section 1.2 of this report and described in more detail in Section 6.1.1. This revision addresses updates in Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) administrative procedures as they pertain to this report; the current procedures are addressed in Section 2. This revision also addresses updates to the technical basis in supporting analysis and model reports and corroborative documentation, as presented in Sections 4 and 6 of this report. Finally, Sections 4, 5, and 6 of this report provide additional information pertaining to the relevant FEPs-related Acceptance Criteria presented in ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan, Final Report'' (YMRP) (NRC 2003 [DIRS 163274], Sections 2.2.1.2.1.3 and 2.2.1.3.3.3).

  1. Quantum features of consciousness, computers and brain

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    Michael B. Mensky

    2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Many people believe that mysterious phenomenon of consciousness may be connected with quantum features of our world. The present author proposed so-called Extended Everett's Concept (EEC) that allowed to explain consciousness and super-consciousness (intuitive knowledge). Brain, according to EEC, is an interface between consciousness and super-consciousness on the one part and body on the other part. Relations between all these components of the human cognitive system are analyzed in the framework of EEC. It is concluded that technical devices improving usage of super-consciousness (intuition) may exist.

  2. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation InInformation InExplosionAnnouncements Media ContactCenterFeature Stories and

  3. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News] Final RecoveryNovemberJanuaryFeature

  4. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News] FinalSeptember 28,8, 2011 [Feature

  5. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [Feature Stories and

  6. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [Feature Stories

  7. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [Feature Stories7,

  8. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [Feature Stories7,4,

  9. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [Feature

  10. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [FeatureAugust 27,

  11. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [FeatureAugust 27,May

  12. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [FeatureAugust

  13. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcal Documentation(AVIRIS) ProductsAirborneOctober 11, 2011 [Facility News]January 18, 2006 [FeatureAugustJanuary

  14. Featured Licensing Professional - Energy Innovation Portal

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  15. Featured Technical Reports | netl.doe.gov

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  16. Category:Topographic Features | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin: EnergyBostonFacilityCascadeJumpInformationcontainingTerritories ofFeatures

  17. Satellite stories featured in Lab lecture series

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  18. Redeeming features of in situ combustion

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    Farouq Ali, S.M. [Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In situ combustion remains the most tantalizing enhanced oil recovery method. It has been tested extensively - in over 150 field tests - in both heavy and light oil reservoirs. What we have learned from this experience is that in situ combustion works under most conditions, but the nature of the problems is such that it is seldom profitable. Also, looking at many previous in situ combustion tests, steam injection, and even waterflooding, would have been a better choice. Yet in situ combustion has unique features not found in any other EOR method. These must be weighed against its shortcomings to evaluate a potential application. This paper discusses the redeeming features of in situ combustion, in particular the reservoir conditions under which in situ combustion may be superior to other EOR methods are outlined. All variations of in situ combustion - forward, reverse, wet, dry - as well as combinations with other EOR methods are considered. The conclusions is that in situ combustion still has a place, and its future application would depend on research on certain crucial aspects of the process.

  19. Facilitation of the Estuary/Ocean Subgroup and the Expert Regional Technical Group, Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

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    Johnson, Gary E.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the annual report for fiscal year 2014 for the project called Facilitation of the Estuary/Ocean Subgroup (EOS) and the Expert Regional Technical Group (ERTG). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted the project for the Bonneville Power Administration. The EOS and ERTG are part of the research, monitoring, and evaluation and habitat restoration efforts, respectively, developed by the Action Agencies (BPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) in response to obligations arising from the Endangered Species Act as a result of operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System and implemented under the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program.

  20. With drought and increasing water needs, are green lawns in the past?: Not so fast, experts say

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Summer 2011 Story by Kathy Wythe With drought and increasing water needs, are green lawns in the past? Not so fast, experts say Summer 2011 tx H2O 3 ] With most of Texas currently in a drought, should homeowners just ?go blonde?#30... implementing drought-related water conservation restrictions, knowing this information is even more important. The right grass According to White, more than half of the lawns in Texas are planted with St. Augustinegrass. Bermudagrass, bu#28;alograss...

  1. Features, Events, and Processes: Disruptive Events

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    J. King

    2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of this analysis is to evaluate seismic- and igneous-related features, events, and processes (FEPs). These FEPs represent areas of natural system processes that have the potential to produce disruptive events (DE) that could impact repository performance and are related to the geologic processes of tectonism, structural deformation, seismicity, and igneous activity. Collectively, they are referred to as the DE FEPs. This evaluation determines which of the DE FEPs are excluded from modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for license application (TSPA-LA). The evaluation is based on the data and results presented in supporting analysis reports, model reports, technical information, or corroborative documents that are cited in the individual FEP discussions in Section 6.2 of this analysis report.

  2. Component with inspection-facilitating features

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    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  3. Multiplicity features of adiabatic autothermal reactors

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    Lovo, M.; Balakotaiah, V. (Houston Univ., TX (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper singularity theory, large activation energy asymptotic, and numerical methods are used to present a comprehensive study of the steady-state multiplicity features of three classical adiabatic autothermal reactor models: tubular reactor with internal heat exchange, tubular reactor with external heat exchange, and the CSTR with external heat exchange. Specifically, the authors derive the exact uniqueness-multiplicity boundary, determine typical cross-sections of the bifurcation set, and classify the different types of bifurcation diagrams of conversion vs. residence time. Asymptotic (limiting) models are used to determine analytical expressions for the uniqueness boundary and the ignition and extinction points. The analytical results are used to present simple, explicit and accurate expressions defining the boundary of the region of autothermal operation in the physical parameter space.

  4. Innovative safety features of the modular HTGR

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    Silady, F.A.; Simon, W.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) is an advanced reactor concept under development through a cooperative program involving the US Government, the nuclear industry, and the utilities. Near-term development is focused on electricity generation. The top-level safety requirement is that the plant's operation not disturb the normal day-to-day activities of the public. Quantitatively, this requires that the design meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's Protective Action Guides at the site boundary and hence preclude the need for sheltering or evacuation of the public. To meet these stringent safety requirements and at the same time provide a cost competitive design requires the innovative use of the basic high temperature gas-cooled reactor features of ceramic fuel, helium coolant, and a graphite moderator. The specific fuel composition and core size and configuration have been selected to the use the natural characteristics of these materials to develop significantly higher margins of safety. In this document the innovative safety features of the MHTGR are reviewed by examining the safety response to events challenging the functions relied on to retain radionuclides within the coated fuel particles. A broad range of challenges to core heat removal are examined, including a loss of helium pressure of a simultaneous loss of forced cooling of the core. The challenges to control of heat generation consider not only the failure to insert the reactivity control systems but also the withdrawal of control rods. Finally, challenges to control of chemical attack of the ceramic-coated fuel are considered, including catastrophic failure of the steam generator, which allows water ingress, or failure of the pressure vessels, which allows air ingress. The plant's response to these extreme challenges is not dependent on operator action, and the events considered encompass conceivable operator errors.

  5. Innovative safety features of the modular HTGR

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Silady, F.A.; Simon, W.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) is an advanced reactor concept under development through a cooperative program involving the US Government, the nuclear industry, and the utilities. Near-term development is focused on electricity generation. The top-level safety requirement is that the plant`s operation not disturb the normal day-to-day activities of the public. Quantitatively, this requires that the design meet the US Environmental Protection Agency`s Protective Action Guides at the site boundary and hence preclude the need for sheltering or evacuation of the public. To meet these stringent safety requirements and at the same time provide a cost competitive design requires the innovative use of the basic high temperature gas-cooled reactor features of ceramic fuel, helium coolant, and a graphite moderator. The specific fuel composition and core size and configuration have been selected to the use the natural characteristics of these materials to develop significantly higher margins of safety. In this document the innovative safety features of the MHTGR are reviewed by examining the safety response to events challenging the functions relied on to retain radionuclides within the coated fuel particles. A broad range of challenges to core heat removal are examined, including a loss of helium pressure of a simultaneous loss of forced cooling of the core. The challenges to control of heat generation consider not only the failure to insert the reactivity control systems but also the withdrawal of control rods. Finally, challenges to control of chemical attack of the ceramic-coated fuel are considered, including catastrophic failure of the steam generator, which allows water ingress, or failure of the pressure vessels, which allows air ingress. The plant`s response to these extreme challenges is not dependent on operator action, and the events considered encompass conceivable operator errors.

  6. Classification and Feature Extraction in Man and Machine

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    Classification and Feature Extraction in Man and Machine Dissertation zur Erlangung des Grades stimuli and for their subsequent classification. A methodology combining human psychophysics and machine learning is introduced, where feature extractors are modeled using methods from unsupervised machine

  7. A hybrid ANN/DBN approach to articulatory feature recognition 

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    Frankel, Joe; King, Simon

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Artificial neural networks (ANN) have proven to be well suited to the task of articulatory feature (AF) recognition. Previous studies have taken a cascaded approach where separate ANNs are trained for each feature group, making the assumption...

  8. New Features of the Edison XC30 - Differences from Hopper

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    New Features of the Edison XC30 New Features of the Edison XC30 While the Edison and Hopper systems have similar programming environments and software, there are some key...

  9. 37th World Energy Engineering Congress / Featuring GreenStreet...

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    Congress Featuring GreenStreet 37th World Energy Engineering Congress Featuring GreenStreet October 1, 2014 2:00PM EDT to October 2, 2014 10:00PM EDT Washington, DC http:...

  10. Feature-based design of solids with local composition control

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    Liu, Hongye, 1970-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a parametric and feature-based methodology for the design of solids with local composition control (LCC). A suite of composition design features are conceptualized and implemented. The designer can use ...

  11. Feb. 9 Event at Jefferson Lab Features Chemistry Demonstrations...

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    Feb. 9 Event at Jefferson Lab Features Chemistry Demonstrations Set to Pop Music NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2010 - Jefferson Lab's Feb. 9 Science Series event will feature members...

  12. ARPA-E Announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill...

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    2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill Gates, Fred Smith and Lee Scott ARPA-E Announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill Gates, Fred Smith and Lee Scott September...

  13. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE T okyo University to combat global food shortages, monitoring air pollution in East Asia and safeguarding the world's energy abilitiesinyoungresearchers." #12;Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE and then use

  14. Contributed article Neuro-fuzzy feature evaluation with theoretical analysis

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    De, Rajat Kumar

    Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Fuzzy sets; Neural networks; Pattern recognition; Feature a fuzzy set theoretic feature evaluation index and a connectionist model for its evaluation alongContributed article Neuro-fuzzy feature evaluation with theoretical analysis R.K. De, J. Basak, S

  15. Analysis of An Expert Search Query Log Yi Fang, Naveen Somasundaram, Luo Si, Jeongwoo Ko, Aditya P. Mathur

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    more advanced search features, with fewer queries in a session, than general Web search users do common queries, and use more advanced search features, with fewer queries in a session, than general Web universities in Indiana [3]. Besides the basic search function, INDURE also provides an advanced search

  16. Microstructural Features in Aged Erbium Tritide Foils

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    Gelles, David S.; Brewer, L. N.; Kotula, Paul G.; Cowgill, Donald F.; Busick, C. C.; Snow, C. S.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aged erbium tritide foil specimens are found to contain five distinctly different microstructural features. The general structure was of large columnar grains of ErT2. But on a fine scale, precipitates believed to be erbium oxy-tritides and helium bubbles could be identified. The precipitate size was in the range of ~10 nm and the bubbles were of an unusual planar shape on {111} planes with an invariant thickness of ~1 nm and a diameter on the order of 10 nm. Also, an outer layer containing no fine precipitate structure and only a few helium bubbles was present on foils. This layer is best described as a denuded zone which probably grew during aging in air. Finally, large embedded Er2O3 particles were found at low density and non-uniformly distributed, but sometimes extending through the thickness of the foil. A failure mechanism allowing the helium to escape is suggested by observed cracking between bubbles closer to end of life.

  17. Features, Events, and Processes: Disruptive Events

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    P. Sanchez

    2004-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the disruptive events features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either ''Included'' or ''Excluded,'' is given for each FEP, along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d), (e), and (f) [DIRS 156605]. The FEPs addressed in this report deal with both seismic and igneous disruptive events, such as fault displacements through the repository and an igneous intrusion into the repository. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). Previous versions of this report were developed to support the total system performance assessments (TSPA) for various prior repository designs. This revision addresses the repository design for the license application (LA).

  18. Features, Events, and Processes: system Level

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    D. McGregor

    2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the system-level features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.113 (d, e, and f) (DIRS 156605). The system-level FEPs addressed in this report typically are overarching in nature, rather than being focused on a particular process or subsystem. As a result, they are best dealt with at the system level rather than addressed within supporting process-level or subsystem-level analyses and models reports. The system-level FEPs also tend to be directly addressed by regulations, guidance documents, or assumptions listed in the regulations; or are addressed in background information used in development of the regulations. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from the TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). The initial version of this report (Revision 00) was developed to support the total system performance assessment for site recommendation (TSPA-SR). This revision addresses the license application (LA) FEP List (DIRS 170760).

  19. NASA Home > News & Features > News Topics > Solar System > Features Send Print Share > Log In To MyNASA | > Sign Up

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    Arizona, University of

    overhead to provide a birds-eye view of mountain ranges, lakes and canyons. On the ground, a rover or lakeNASA Home > News & Features > News Topics > Solar System > Features Send Print Share > Log In To MyNASA | > Sign Up News & Features News Topics Shuttle & Station Moon & Mars Solar System Sun-Earth System

  20. Validation of expert systems with multiple experts

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    Mitri, Wajeeh Asad

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    results in a variation of the range and set of parameters tested. The total number of test cases is related to the number of system parameters. Test problems can be divided among test sites and, hence, the testing workload can be significantly reduced... are shown in Fig. 5. The control program supervises other modules as well as the flow of data throughout the system. The knowledge base, consisting of rules and objects, is built using the NEXPERT OBJECT development shell. The NEXPERT Application...

  1. Michael Gutmann University of Helsinki ICANN2009: Learning Features by Contrasting Natural Images with Noise -p. 1/17 Learning Features by Contrasting Natural

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    Gutmann, Michael

    Contrastive feature learning Simulations Michael Gutmann ­ University of Helsinki ICANN2009: Learning Features. image vs. noise q Classifier Contrastive feature learning Simulations Michael Gutmann ­ University;Introduction q Preliminaries q Nat. image vs. noise q Classifier Contrastive feature learning Simulations

  2. Interview with Michael Herzfeld

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    Herzfeld, Michael

    of an oddball. My parents were of German-Jewish origin, and were upper-middle class professionals from Berlin and both had professional careers of their own which lost during the war. They left Germany in 1933 and moved to England where I was born. The first... thing I ever said was ask for more fish in Portuguese – which said that I was interested in food and languages etc. right from then. My parents were a very strong influence; they were not interested in anthropology but they travelled a lot and were...

  3. Interview of Alison Richard

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    Richard, Alison

    2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    it was an island off the north-west coast of Scotland; subsequently found he was suggesting I spent the summer in Panama by which time it was too late to back out; I loathed it as it rained all the time, I couldn't see the animals, and there were poisonous snakes... and anthropology; having applied and got in I then went to north-west Greece with Eric Higgs who was digging in Epirus; I spent the summer there and decided I would be an archaeologist; when I got to Cambridge and started the course I met David Pilbeam who...

  4. Interview of Les Hiatt

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    Hiatt, Les

    2005-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    at Elephant and Castle then returned to a lectureship at Sydney in 1965 42:41:03 Continued to go back to Maningrida for next 45 years; did think about establishing another field area; went to New Guinea for a few months and for five months on the east coast...

  5. Interview with Asen Balikci

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    Balikci, Asen

    2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    married and had a child and needed higher degree to improve salary; initially thought of going back to Neuchatel but a student came from Columbia University to study copper used in West Coast and encouraged him to apply there; wrote application in French... creative time in life; parents reconciled but expected self-sufficiency at the age of twenty-two; worked during the day but at night took notes on the Bulgarian-Macedonian community in Toronto; method was instinctive; got a job at National Museum of Canada...

  6. Interview with Lucy Mair

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    Mair, Lucy

    2004-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    relations so bad? Malinowski’s anti-Semitism Malinowski’s ideas, methods and role Were students then more mature? Raymond Firth, Edmund Leach (5 mins) Raymond Firth’s character and ideas Meyer Fortes and his dwindling socialism Edmund Leach as an eccentric... ) Did you enjoy teaching Colonial cadets and keep in touch with any of them? Visit to Nigeria and later trip to Nigeria Trip to Australia and New Guinea – impressions Sailing round the coast steered by a murderer Contrast with Africa Evans...

  7. Interview of Dan Brown

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    Brown, Dan

    2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    progress at school, particularly maths; mother had been a teacher for a short time and helped with English; did not have a large library of books but father did give me 'The World of Science' by Sherwood Taylor; my interest in chemistry evident when I went... of organic chemistry up to the time I was learning it at university was almost all carbon chemistry; suddenly people started looking at esters, carbonyl compounds; then when Todd started on the phosphorus chemistry, that was almost another kind of chemistry...

  8. Interview with Hal Dixon

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    Dixon, Hal

    2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    ; had become interested in sciences at prep school where best friend, Peter Schwarz, became an organic chemist at Edinburgh; enjoyed physics and chemistry and found relevant books at home 9:49:05 Applied to King's for a major scholarship; Donald Beves... Hartley that no one in the department could speak Russian; bought a 'teach yourself' book the next day and enjoyed learning it; pressed by Frank Young to go to Russia and went to Moscow to The Institute for Physical Chemistry and Radiation Laboratory...

  9. Interview with Jeffrey Long

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    Gururangan, Kapil; Owen, Elaine; Rai, Manisha; Bhat, Prashant

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    push for research on hydrogen storage materials and thoseyears on mak- ing new hydrogen storage materials that might

  10. Stakeholder Interview Prepared for

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Generation 6 Theme 3: Utility Partnerships and the Need for Public Policies 7 Theme 4: Biofuels, Energy in the second phase of the Hawaii Energy Roadmapping Study is to solicit the perspective of various stakeholders

  11. Interview of John Polkinghorne

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    Polkinghorne, John

    2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Part - 10th November 2008 0:09:07 I went to Westcott House in 1979 just before my forty-ninth birthday; it was a funny experience becoming a student again; I was used to standing up and talking for an hour but it was much more difficult to sit... is contained in the New Testament witness; I taught myself elementary New Testament Greek before I went to Westcott and I learnt a bit of Hebrew there, which was quite useful in using commentaries based on texts; I was the oldest person in the House and most...

  12. Interview of Owen Gingerich

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    Gingerich, Owen

    2008-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    atmospheres, the way the radiation flows through the outer layers of the star; previously everybody had assumed that the stars were grey across the wave length regions so you would not take into account the different opacity of the atmosphere in the different... and Phil was about to leave when the officer in charge said there was no danger; he instructed the men to stack up the boxes in a wall and to bring someone with a machine gun to show how safe it was; Phil left before the demonstration; he flew with the core...

  13. Interview of Simon Schaffer

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    Schaffer, Simon

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    museum of the Nobel Prize which opened just a few years ago; Svante is an impressive technology historian who wrote on the introduction of the steam engine into Sweden and an article on glass-blowing as the key technology of the modern world...

  14. Interview with Kathleen Blee

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    Decker, Stephanie Kristine

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    able to evaluate them from a more distant stance. STAR: how do you do that? what are the things that you do to ensure that? I know you mentioned sometimes stepping away from your work for a while. Blee: well, right now I’m doing a project on social... it shows their absorption into these groups. their absorption is total. It’s not just that they have racist ideas; rather, they’ve reoriented their worldview in a very deep way. STAR: you talked about people telling you things that you don’t want...

  15. Interview of Ruth finnegan

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    Finnegan, Ruth

    2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    the graduate diploma in anthropology under Evans-Pritchard; this was in 1958-1960; Evans-Pritchard was inspiring if not orthodox and his lectures on the history of anthropology were dry but he was the "sacred king" above the warring factions in the institute...

  16. Interview of Julian Hunt

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    Hunt, Julian

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was painted in garish colours which rekindled feeling of childhood terror; we came back from India on leave during the War in a convoy; remember we had to sing-song "I'm H A P P Y..." which I did with tears rolling down my face; remember snake charmers coming... P.E. who had been a sergeant in the Army in the Boer War; he taught boxing and he tried to encourage me to fight on when my opponent was already in tears; Mr Retty used to teach us dancing which we did with other boys; my brother broke his finger...

  17. Interview with Allan Hanson

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    9 Allan Hanson Professor, Department of Anthropology University of Kansas USA 1. Why were you initially drawn to philosophical issues concerning technology? I began as a cultural anthropologist interested in Polynesia, first the small, remote island... provocative, and Foucault’s discussion of it as part of the disciplinary technology of power turned my interest to technol- ogy, broadly defined. In the margin next to Foucault’s question, “Who will write the history of the examination?”, my wife wrote “Allan...

  18. Interview of Barry Supple

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    Supple, Barry

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    venture. Harold had a strong temper; I remember claiming in the course of a hot argument that the reason he liked D.H. Lawrence was because of the dirty bits; he almost felled me to the ground because of this silly comment. We went on holiday together...

  19. Interview of Hermann Hauser

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    Hauser, Hermann

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    , but their IPR arrangements are much tighter than here; however, there are one or two universities in America allow IPR to be used freely rather than assuming that it belongs to the university; cannot see much difference in spin outs between this type... four and a half billion years, it is a wise thing to use; the main advantage over solar panels, which use silicon, is cost; silicon is about 20% efficient now and plastic solar cells are about 6-7% efficient at present, so we need to get...

  20. Interview of Ken Edwards

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    Edwards, Ken

    2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ; I used to think that anything written after Beethoven was rubbish; I did a little bit of acting; we used to discuss politics a lot in the sixth form during the time of the post-war Labour government; my parents were Conservatives but gradually moved... sabbatical year and wanted me to take over as Head of Department; I had just got two new research grants and just become a College Tutor so was about to refuse but couldn't think of anyone else; after that year he asked me to continue until he retired four...

  1. Interview with John Walker

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    Walker, John E

    2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    , of rotary action produced by consumption of electrical energy, the proton motive force being used to generate directation, rather like water flowing through a dynamo generates electricity; it now turns out that this rotary principle is quite widely dispersed... and to move the Institute to the Cote d'Azur; managed to get Government funding in the end 51:46:00 Georges Cohen, with whom I worked, could see my difficulty and helped me to come back to England; came to Cambridge Easter 1974 to a course funded by EMBO...

  2. Interview with Jeffrey Long

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    Gururangan, Kapil; Owen, Elaine; Rai, Manisha; Bhat, Prashant

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with the mechanism of carbon-capture technology that couldorganic frame - works in carbon capture technology . H owS o in regards to the carbon capture storage project , we

  3. Interviews and Videos

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    Advances in nanotechnology research & development hold potential for characterization of fracture systems in enhanced geothermal systems. DOE-sponsored research at Stanford University under the...

  4. Interview with Herbert Huppert

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    Huppert, Herbert

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of my work 26:53:06 Carbon sequestration, putting carbon dioxide into a compressed, liquid-like form, in the large porous reservoirs beneath the Earth's surface at about a kilometre, I became interested in a rather curious way; one day a small woman... (Sarah Lyle) came to my room and told me that she was captain of the University women's rugby football club, a third-year earth scientist, and wanted to do a project on carbon sequestration with me as her supervisor; I told her I knew nothing about...

  5. Interview with Colin Jerolmack

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    Jerolmack, Colin; Craft, Rachel; Ordner, James

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ;IRU#3;)RUEHV#3;PDJD]LQH#3; DQG#3;VKH#3;FRQWDFWHG#3;PH#17;#3;#3;,W#3;ZDV#3;JUHDW#3;EHFDXVH#3;,#3;ZDV#3;DEOH#3;WR#3;PDNH#3;D#3; PRUH#3;JHQHUDO#3;VWDWHPHQW#3;WR#3;D#3;ZLGHU#3;JURXS#3;RI#3;SHRSOH#3;DERXW#3;KXPDQ#16; DQLPDO#3;UHODWLRQVKLSV#17;#3;#3;,¶P#3...;SHRSOH#3;FDQ#3; UHIHUHQFH#3;LW#17;#3;#3;$W#3;WKLV#3;SRLQW#15;#3;,#3;KDYH#3;D#3;FRXSOH#3;RI#3;VSHFLDOL]HG#3;DUWLFOHV#3;LQ#3; D#3;FRXSOH#3;RI#3;VRFLRORJ\\#3;MRXUQDOV#15;#3;EXW#3;WKHUH#3;DUH#3;RSSRUWXQLWLHV#3;RSHQLQJ#3; XS#15;#3;DQG#3;,¶P#3;SUHWW\\#3;H[FLWHG#3...

  6. Interview with Peter riviere

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    Riviere, Peter

    2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    ; part of that time spent in Brazil working on ranching communities of North Brazil; after this spent a year in Harvard as a visiting lecturer; then replaced Audrey Coulson for a year, during which time was appointed as an assistant lecturer in the social... really focus on? Unfortunately the only way one can get funding to work in Amazonia asking fundamental question is to dress it up as being something else; how does one feed Amazonian material into the wider anthropology? On the whole British...

  7. Interview of John Sulston

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    Sulston, John

    2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    rather bitterly now that I, as the boy, was sent to fee-paying private schools and she was sent to state schools; I did get scholarships throughout so did not take large chunks of the family income 26:38:21 First went to a preparatory school not far from... was able to I took things to pieces, I loved playing with electricity, though my parents had no idea what was going on; my sister was also interested in experimenting with electricity; I had an aquarium, dipped in the pond, an uncle gave me a little...

  8. Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez

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    Kelty, Mark; Kelty, Blanca

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    interesa muchísimo trabajar en contra de la ideología católica, que no es la religión porque no me importa la fe de cada quien. Pero sí, del negocio de la fe, porque son dos mil años de totalitarismo. Por otro lado, atacar esa fuente de agresión a la... ningún lado. Yo te diría que el humor es una fuente de revelación más que una arma, porque una arma es destructiva y el humor es una fuente enorme de creatividad, de revelación. ¿No hay gente que se ofende por los ataques a la fe que surgen en tu...

  9. Interview of Barry Keverne

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    Keverne, Barry

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of countryside; the River Don was nearby though it was very polluted. When at junior school I used to collect stamps, and was interested in sport, sprinting in particular. There were no teachers that particularly influenced me at that stage; the classes were huge... how hormones influence behaviour. They have a powerful effect in rodents and small-brained mammals but nobody had really looked at their influence in large-brained mammals. I first studied monkeys and was very interested in how hormones motivated...

  10. Interview of Caroline Humphrey

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    Humphrey, Caroline

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    once that if I  wanted to be an anthropologist, not to worry about it too much as six weeks was  enough to learn any language - not really very good advice; she was full of  energy and I would have thought quite attractive, especially in her youth; my...   and my mother I also heard about cruelties and invading armies.      53:00:21 I first went to Russia before I intended to do anthropology, on  camping holiday there as a student; we had a car and we drove from Finland; I  remember disembarking...

  11. Interview of Keith Thomas

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    Thomas, Keith

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at knowing what you should read up to the age of nine, so I read works like 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Treasure Island', classic children's stories; I then started reading a lot of popular history such as Marshall's 'Our Island Story' and 'The Boys Book...

  12. Interview of Vittorio Luzzati

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    Luzzati, Vittorio

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and of its most impressive implications, but sometimes I wonder whether other disciplines ? say electrophysiology - offer better examples of intellectual achievements; in many respects molecular biology is a chemical approach to biology   1:11:32:05 I have...

  13. Interview of Lisa Jardine

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    Jardine, Lisa

    2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    to the two of them in their university days; it revealed to me for the first time how difficult it must have been for my father at Cambridge; in a photograph found by Jesus College of the editorial board of Granta magazine, taken on the lawn, all wearing... own children, I thought she was a nuisance; she was an arty person and I absorbed art, learnt to paint and knit, also to cook - all skills I did not value; I do remember her once slapping my face and I'm sure that I deserved it; at ten and a half I won...

  14. Interview with an octopus

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    Krakauer, Hannah Lauren

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Octopuses are extraordinary creatures: Despite their numerous biological divergences from humans, they display impressive intelligence. Aquarists and scientists alike have noted instances of octopuses having what appear ...

  15. Interview of Michael Bate

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    Bate, Michael

    2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    of that attitude is the same with everybody; finally, films are things that are important to me; I love cinema; in Australia I was offered a job as film critic for the Australian Broadcasting Commission; I had a weekly programme when I broadcast to Canberra about... had started a lab in Australia which was very interested in the idea of differences between nerve cells and how connections were made between them; having met Horridge I applied to do a post doc with him; I went to Australia wanting to pursue my work...

  16. Interview of Michael Mann

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    Mann, Michael

    2005-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    into two books, the first 'Fascists' (2004) and the second, 'The Dark Side of Democracy' (2005) explaining ethnic cleansing; I am waiting to see what reaction is; in 2002 began to write a book on Bush American foreign policy, 'Incoherent Empire', which... an enormous amount of pillaging of books for factual material; have taken enxtensive notes; have just discovered a new technique of library raiding from book reviews in journals on the web; all my notes are in my laptop; had a basic methodology in my raiding...

  17. Interview of Gillian Beer

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    Beer, Gillian

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    person who influenced me a lot was Del Kolve who became a Medievalist and a professor at UCLA; in terms of studying and talking together, he and I did that the most among our contemporaries; Christopher Ricks was also around. 32:08:13 My mother...

  18. Interview of Richard Smethurst

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    Smethurst, Richard

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    father was offered the job on his recommendation; I remember that his first task was to design an internal power station, a turbine hall, for the reconstruction of the Tate & Lyle refinery in Love Lane, Liverpool; after just two terms at Coventry... have made your contribution to scholarship; the article has been cited a couple of times but I had twenty-six files of material in my attic; I had a letter from a graduate student at St Andrews who understood I had a lot of unpublished material about...

  19. Interview with Dolores Prida

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Umpierre, Luz Marí a

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Elenco Experimental Research and Performance Center with an em phasis in the study of contemporary national and international bi lingual drama and theatre. For further information, please contact: Roberto D. Porno Texas A & M University Department...

  20. Interview of Gabriel Horn

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    Horn, Gabriel

    2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ; in those years of enlightenment for me when I had decided to read medicine, my mind was opened by Huxley and Wells 'A Science of Life' and I began to read, particularly philosophy; remember reading C.E.M Joad's 'Guide to Philosophy' and that brought a huge... and they have been reviewing the risk factors for the later addictive behaviour; I am sure it will have implications right the way through Government policy; I have already submitted an interim report and I gave a talk to a cross Government meeting last December...

  1. Interview of Jonathan Parry

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    Parry, Jonathan

    2009-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    up one side of it; I found it easy to meet a few people who were encouraging and suggested a few villages; having abandoned work in a polyandrous area, another interest I had at that stage was local level politics; I had been influenced and impressed... facilities, but have no interest in the informal sector or in becoming politically active on behalf of those below them...

  2. Facilitation of the Estuary/Ocean Subgroup and the Expert Regional Technical Group, Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

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    Johnson, Gary E.; Sather, Nichole K.

    2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project covers facilitation of the Estuary/Ocean Subgroup (EOS) for federal research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) and the Expert Regional Technical Group (ERTG) for estuary habitat restoration. The EOS is part of the research, monitoring, and evaluation effort that the Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration [BPA], U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Corps], U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) developed in response to obligations arising from the Endangered Species Act as applied to operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The EOS is tasked by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Action Agencies (AAs) to design and coordinate implementation of the federal RME plan for the lower Columbia River and estuary, including the river’s plume in the ocean. Initiated in 2002, the EOS is composed of members from BPA, the Corps, NMFS, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Marine Sciences Laboratory, and other agencies as necessary.

  3. ENGINEERED BARRIER SYSTEM FEATURES, EVENTS, AND PROCESSES

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    na

    2005-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis report is one of the technical reports containing documentation of the Environmental Radiation Model for Yucca Mountain, Nevada (ERMYN), a biosphere model supporting the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for the license application (LA) for the Yucca Mountain repository. This analysis report describes the development of biosphere dose conversion factors (BDCFs) for the volcanic ash exposure scenario, and the development of dose factors for calculating inhalation dose during volcanic eruption. A graphical representation of the documentation hierarchy for the ERMYN is presented in Figure 1 - 1. This figure shows the interrelationships among the products (i.e., analysis and model reports) developed for biosphere modeling and provides an understanding of how this analysis report contributes to biosphere modeling. This report is one of two reports that develop biosphere BDCFs, which are input parameters for the TSPA model. The ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) describes in detail the ERMYN conceptual model and mathematical model. The input parameter reports, shown to the right of the Biosphere Model Report in Figure 1-1, contain detailed descriptions of the model input parameters, their development and the relationship between the parameters and specific features, events and processes (FEPs). This report describes biosphere model calculations and their output, the BDCFs, for the volcanic ash exposure scenario. This analysis receives direct input from the outputs of the ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) and from the five analyses that develop parameter values for the biosphere model (BSC 2005 [DIRS 172827]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169672]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169673]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169458]; and BSC 2004 [DIRS 169459]). The results of this report are further analyzed in the ''Biosphere Dose Conversion Factor Importance and Sensitivity Analysis'' (Figure 1 - 1). The objective of this analysis was to develop the BDCFs for the volcanic ash exposure scenario and the dose factors for calculating inhalation doses during volcanic eruption (eruption phase of the volcanic event). For the volcanic ash exposure scenario, the mode of radionuclide release into the biosphere is a volcanic eruption through the repository with the resulting entrainment of contaminated waste in the tephra and the subsequent atmospheric transport and dispersion of contaminated material in the biosphere. The biosphere process model for this scenario uses the surface deposition of contaminated ash as the source of radionuclides in the biosphere. The initial atmospheric transport and dispersion of the ash as well as its subsequent redistribution by fluvial and aeolian processes are not addressed within the biosphere model. These processes influence the value of the source term that is calculated elsewhere and then combined with the BDCFs in the TSPA model to calculate expected dose to the receptor.

  4. IMPROVING FISHERIES SCIENCE WITH ADVANCED SAMPLING TECHNOLOGIES FEATURE ARTICLE 2

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    of advanced sam- pling technologies for providing accurate, precise, and timely population estimates density) in red. Echogram images are vertically exag- gerated to highlight features and patterns

  5. atypical mri features: Topics by E-print Network

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    al. (2004) found that patients treated with typical antipsychotics exhibited 2 3-D MRI Brain Scan Feature Classification Using an Oct-tree Representation Computer Technologies and...

  6. Fall Lectures Feature Life of Einstein; Exploring Our World With...

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    Fall Lectures Feature Life of Einstein; Exploring Our World With Particle Accelerators NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 22, 2010 - Jefferson Lab's first 2010 Fall Science Series lecture,...

  7. Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology: Final Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and sources of salts in a granite batholith on the Canadianpetrological features of Toki Granite. STA Science Exchangefrom the rapakivi granite on the island of Hästholmen.

  8. Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Featured on NBC Nightly...

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    American homes. View the video. Addthis Related Articles Geothermal Energy Featured on NBC's Today Show Building America Update - January 15, 2015 Heat Pump Water Heater Basics...

  9. Griz eRecruiting is The University of Montana's web based service for posting jobs, obtaining student resumes, and handling interviewing scheduling...at

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    Steele, Brian

    student resumes, and handling interviewing scheduling...at your service 24 hours a day, every day. First Student Referrals: To see which students have submitted a resume to apply for your position, log Referrals. Click on the number next to it to access the list of students who have applied and their resumes

  10. Walk-in interview for the post of R&D Engineer on 01st April 2014 (Tuesday) NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (NBRC), Manesar-122 051, Gurgaon,

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    Mandal, Pravat K.

    certificates in original and with a set of attested copies of such certificate / documents in support not get their certificates verified by 12 Noon will not be allowed to appear for the walk-in interview information 1. Position applied: 2. Full Name in Capitals: 3. Date of birth: 4. Gender: 5. Marital status : 6

  11. Soil Mapping Using GIS, Expert Knowledge, and Fuzzy Logic A. X. Zhu*, B. Hudson, J. Burt, K. Lubich, and D. Simonson

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    Zhu, A-Xing

    Soil Mapping Using GIS, Expert Knowledge, and Fuzzy Logic A. X. Zhu*, B. Hudson, J. Burt, K. Lubich in conventional soil surveys.based fuzzy soil inference scheme (soil-land inference model, SoLIM) is described employing a similarity representation of soils, (ii) a set of (1996), and Zhu et al. (1997) have proposed

  12. Expert Paper for the UNECE, Timber Committee Market Discussions, Geneva, 7-8 October 2003 1 Trends and Market Effects of Wood Energy Policies

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    and Market Effects of Wood Energy Policies By Dr. Bengt Hillring1 Department of Bioenergy Swedish UniversityExpert Paper for the UNECE, Timber Committee Market Discussions, Geneva, 7-8 October 2003 1 Trends behind the increased interest for wood energy. · Bioenergy promotion policy in certain countries

  13. EXPERT TOOLS FOR QSAR ANALYSIS AND LEAD OPTIMIZATION The basic tools needed to build powerful, predictive models of biological activity (or any other property) from molecu-

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    EXPERT TOOLS FOR QSAR ANALYSIS AND LEAD OPTIMIZATION The basic tools needed to build powerful in SYBYL's QSAR module. These include molecular field generation tools, least-squares (PLS, PCA and SIMCA) and non-linear (hierarchical clustering) analysis tools. The most powerful of these techniques can

  14. Tel: +44 (0) 1603 591574 Email: business@uea.ac.uk Web: www.uea.ac.uk/business Experts model buyer behaviour

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    Everest, Graham R

    Tel: +44 (0) 1603 591574 Email: business@uea.ac.uk Web: www.uea.ac.uk/business Experts model buyer their customers to make buying decisions. When you are in the business of printing newspapers, accurate ­ the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business ­ on a project which saw academics from

  15. Recently, I heard a researcher present a colloquium on computational aspects of protein-folding. Although this man was obviously an expert

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    Traub, Joseph F.

    of protein-folding. Although this man was obviously an expert on the topic, he casually mentioned in passing that, of course, #2;protein- folding is NP-complete.#1; Protein-folding is a biological process that a particular mathematical model (minimal energy) of protein-folding is NP-complete in the Turing machine model

  16. Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features

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    Giesl, Juergen

    Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features Jamie Andrews Dept of termination for logic programs. I am particularly interested in the termination of logic programs which use practical features such as the Prolog ``cut''. In order to prove termination of such programs

  17. Feature selection in high dimensional regression problems for genomics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Feature selection in high dimensional regression problems for genomics Julie Hamon1,2,3 , Clarisse, France julien.jacques@lifl.fr Abstract. In the context of genomic selection in animal breeding and "closed to real" datasets. Keywords: Feature selection, combinatorial optimization, regression, genomic. 1

  18. Middleware Support For Crosscutting Features in Distributed, Heterogeneous Systems

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    Devanbu, Prem

    for such features are often locality-dependent and discovered late (e.g., security policies). The DADO3 approach helps program crosscutting features in standard CORBA based DH middleware software through an aspect-oriented approach. A DADO service comprises pairs of adaptlets which are explicitly modeled in IDL. Adaplets may

  19. The Minimum Description Length Principle Applied to Feature Learning and

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    Derthick, Mark

    the or- thogonal clustering algorithm, called MDL/OC, is nding the features fperson, nationality, sex, generationg from the database of family rela- tions used by Geo rey Hinton 1986] to demonstrate feature Problem : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 26 3.10 Country Trading Problem

  20. Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus #

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    Bruni, Roberto

    Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus # Roberto Bruni 1 , Hern@di.unipi.it, hernan.melgratti@imtlucca.it, et52@mcs.le.ac.uk Abstract. Cook and Misra's Orc is an elegant language the key novel features of Orc by comparing it with variations of Petri nets. The comparison shows that Orc

  1. Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus

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    Bruni, Roberto

    Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus Roberto Bruni1, Hern´an Melgratti2@di.unipi.it, hernan.melgratti@imtlucca.it, et52@mcs.le.ac.uk Abstract. Cook and Misra's Orc is an elegant language the key novel features of Orc by comparing it with variations of Petri nets. The comparison shows that Orc

  2. Topics in Biomedical Optics: introduction to the feature issue

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    Larson-Prior, Linda

    Topics in Biomedical Optics: introduction to the feature issue Joseph P. Culver,1, * Wolfgang; accepted 25 March 2009; posted 25 March 2009 (Doc. ID 109253); published 30 March 2009 This Applied Optics feature issue on Topics in Biomedical Optics highlights papers presented at the 2008 Biomedical Topical

  3. Feature based volume decomposition for automatic hexahedral mesh generation

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    LU,YONG; GADH,RAJIT; TAUTGES,TIMOTHY J.

    2000-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Much progress has been made through these years to achieve automatic hexahedral mesh generation. While general meshing algorithms that can take on general geometry are not there yet; many well-proven automatic meshing algorithms now work on certain classes of geometry. This paper presents a feature based volume decomposition approach for automatic Hexahedral Mesh generation. In this approach, feature recognition techniques are introduced to determine decomposition features from a CAD model. The features are then decomposed and mapped with appropriate automatic meshing algorithms suitable for the correspondent geometry. Thus a formerly unmeshable CAD model may become meshable. The procedure of feature decomposition is recursive: sub-models are further decomposed until either they are matched with appropriate meshing algorithms or no more decomposition features are detected. The feature recognition methods employed are convexity based and use topology and geometry information, which is generally available in BREP solid models. The operations of volume decomposition are also detailed in the paper. The final section, the capability of the feature decomposer is demonstrated over some complicated manufactured parts.

  4. Feature Reinforcement Learning In Practice September 9, 2011

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    Hutter, Marcus

    Feature Reinforcement Learning In Practice #12;Problems Robotic control in an unknown environment Feature #12;Problem formulation ht = a1o1r1o2r2a2 . . . otrt at = Agent(ht) ot+1rt+1 = Environment (Closed Finite State Machines) Markov trees are trees where given st and at, ot+1, we know st+1 Parallel

  5. CRITICAL FEATURES IN HUMAN MOTION SIMULATION FOR ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS

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    Faraway, Julian

    CRITICAL FEATURES IN HUMAN MOTION SIMULATION FOR ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS Matthew P. Reed, Don B. Chaffin of choice for assessments of the physical ergonomics of products and workplaces. Software representations important for ergonomic analysis. This paper identifies and justifies a set of these critical features

  6. BESNARD, D. (2000). Expert error. The case of trouble-shooting in electronics. Proceedings of the 19th international conference SafeComp2000, Rotterdam, Netherlands (pp. 74-85).

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    BESNARD, D. (2000). Expert error. The case of trouble-shooting in electronics. Proceedings of the 19th international conference SafeComp2000, Rotterdam, Netherlands (pp. 74-85). Expert error of systems. Introduction A lot of research has put in evidence the performance (rapidity of the actions

  7. Unsupervised Feature Learning for High-Resolution Satellite Image Classification

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    Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rich data provided by high-resolution satellite imagery allow us to directly model geospatial neighborhoods by understanding their spatial and structural patterns. In this paper we explore an unsupervised feature learning approach to model geospatial neighborhoods for classification purposes. While pixel and object based classification approaches are widely used for satellite image analysis, often these approaches exploit the high-fidelity image data in a limited way. In this paper we extract low-level features to characterize the local neighborhood patterns. We exploit the unlabeled feature measurements in a novel way to learn a set of basis functions to derive new features. The derived sparse feature representation obtained by encoding the measured features in terms of the learned basis function set yields superior classification performance. We applied our technique on two challenging image datasets: ORNL dataset representing one-meter spatial resolution satellite imagery representing five land-use categories and, UCMERCED dataset consisting of 21 different categories representing sub-meter resolution overhead imagery. Our results are highly promising and, in the case of UCMERCED dataset we outperform the best results obtained for this dataset. We show that our feature extraction and learning methods are highly effective in developing a detection system that can be used to automatically scan large-scale high-resolution satellite imagery for detecting large-facility.

  8. 8 Kerr Administration Building (541) 737-4085 www.oregonstate.edu/career When preparing for an interview or job search, it's important to research companies, product lines and

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    Escher, Christine

    · (541) 737-4085 · www.oregonstate.edu/career When preparing for an interview or job search, it's important to research companies, product lines and competitors. Research will provide information to help you decide whether you're interested in the company and important data to refer to during an interview

  9. 2/21/11 11:08 AMOregon Quarterly Features Page 1 of 4http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/feature4.php

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    Richmond, Geraldine L.

    /feature4.php UO Home | Dept index Winter 2010 | Volume 90, Number 2 Donate to OQ | Past Issues:08 AMOregon Quarterly Features Page 2 of 4http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/feature4.php monochrome

  10. Enhancing inductive learning with feature selection and example selection

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    Raman, Baranidharan

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    independently and as a combined scheme. We propose a sequential search filter approach called Subset selection using Case-based Relevance APproach (SCRAP) for identifying and eliminating irrelevant features. The SCRAP filter addresses the problem of finding a...

  11. PPPL's Earth Week features Colloquium on NYC green plan, cleanup...

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    PPPL's Earth Week features Colloquium on NYC green plan, cleanup and awards By Jeanne Jackson DeVoe April 28, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Volunteers clean...

  12. GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features

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    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features The Google Earth of the Google Earth window. Often when opening up the Google Earth program, the view screen will be a view of the entire Earth from space. Navigation bar

  13. Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes ric Marchand, Franois Chaumette

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes �ric Marchand, François Chaumette IRISA - INRIA experiments ordered by subjective increasing difficulties. Email addresses: marchand@irisa.fr (�ric Marchand

  14. Intrinsic feature-based pose measurement for imaging motion compensation

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    Baba, Justin S.; Goddard, Jr., James Samuel

    2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for generating motion corrected tomographic images are provided. A method includes obtaining first images of a region of interest (ROI) to be imaged and associated with a first time, where the first images are associated with different positions and orientations with respect to the ROI. The method also includes defining an active region in the each of the first images and selecting intrinsic features in each of the first images based on the active region. Second, identifying a portion of the intrinsic features temporally and spatially matching intrinsic features in corresponding ones of second images of the ROI associated with a second time prior to the first time and computing three-dimensional (3D) coordinates for the portion of the intrinsic features. Finally, the method includes computing a relative pose for the first images based on the 3D coordinates.

  15. Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1

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    Johnson, Michael T.

    Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1 and Leah H. Jamieson2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI mike.johnson

  16. Dynamics of low capillary number interfaces moving through sharp features

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    , New Mexico 87185 Roger T. Bonnecazea Department of Chemical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute of the feature filling suggest an effective boundary condition for a macroscopic lubrication model of the imprint

  17. Discrete Feature Approach for Heterogeneous Reservoir Production Enhancement

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    Dershowitz, William S.; Curran, Brendan; Einstein, Herbert; LaPointe, Paul; Shuttle, Dawn; Klise, Kate

    2002-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The report presents summaries of technology development for discrete feature modeling in support of the improved oil recovery (IOR) for heterogeneous reservoirs. In addition, the report describes the demonstration of these technologies at project study sites.

  18. Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation

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    Povinelli, Richard J.

    Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation Sanzad Siddique Department -- Domain knowledge is an essential factor for forecasting energy demand. This paper introduces a method knowledge substantially improves energy demand forecasting accuracy. However, domain knowledge may differ

  19. A survey of industries which interview students through the Texas A&M Placement Office to ascertain their attitude toward the Engineering Technology Department

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    Johnson, Roy Newell

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A SURVEY OF INDUSTRIES WHICH INTERVIEW STUDENTS THROUGH THE TEXAS A&M PLACEMENT OFFICE TO ASCERTAIN THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT A Thesis by ROY NEWELL JOHNSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A... TOWARD THE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT A Thesis by ROY NEWELL JOHNSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Departmen (Member) (Memb er ) August 1972 g ". ;, 'j', '~ 0 ABSTRACT A Survey of Industries Which...

  20. Feature-Based Statistical Analysis of Combustion Simulation Data

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    Bennett, J; Krishnamoorthy, V; Liu, S; Grout, R; Hawkes, E; Chen, J; Pascucci, V; Bremer, P T

    2011-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new framework for feature-based statistical analysis of large-scale scientific data and demonstrate its effectiveness by analyzing features from Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion. Turbulent flows are ubiquitous and account for transport and mixing processes in combustion, astrophysics, fusion, and climate modeling among other disciplines. They are also characterized by coherent structure or organized motion, i.e. nonlocal entities whose geometrical features can directly impact molecular mixing and reactive processes. While traditional multi-point statistics provide correlative information, they lack nonlocal structural information, and hence, fail to provide mechanistic causality information between organized fluid motion and mixing and reactive processes. Hence, it is of great interest to capture and track flow features and their statistics together with their correlation with relevant scalar quantities, e.g. temperature or species concentrations. In our approach we encode the set of all possible flow features by pre-computing merge trees augmented with attributes, such as statistical moments of various scalar fields, e.g. temperature, as well as length-scales computed via spectral analysis. The computation is performed in an efficient streaming manner in a pre-processing step and results in a collection of meta-data that is orders of magnitude smaller than the original simulation data. This meta-data is sufficient to support a fully flexible and interactive analysis of the features, allowing for arbitrary thresholds, providing per-feature statistics, and creating various global diagnostics such as Cumulative Density Functions (CDFs), histograms, or time-series. We combine the analysis with a rendering of the features in a linked-view browser that enables scientists to interactively explore, visualize, and analyze the equivalent of one terabyte of simulation data. We highlight the utility of this new framework for combustion science; however, it is applicable to many other science domains.

  1. Multi-tube fuel nozzle with mixing features

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    Hughes, Michael John

    2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle having an inlet plate and a plurality of tubes adjacent the inlet plate. The inlet plate includes a plurality of apertures, and each aperture includes an inlet feature. Each tube of the plurality of tubes is coupled to an aperture of the plurality of apertures. The multi-tube fuel nozzle includes a differential configuration of inlet features among the plurality of tubes.

  2. The effective field theory of inflation models with sharp features

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    Bartolo, Nicola; Cannone, Dario; Matarrese, Sabino, E-mail: nicola.bartolo@pd.infn.it, E-mail: dario.cannone@pd.infn.it, E-mail: sabino.matarrese@pd.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia ''G. Galilei'', Università degli Studi di Padova, via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova (Italy)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe models of single-field inflation with small and sharp step features in the potential (and sound speed) of the inflaton field, in the context of the Effective Field Theory of Inflation. This approach allows us to study the effects of features in the power-spectrum and in the bispectrum of curvature perturbations, from a model-independent point of view, by parametrizing the features directly with modified ''slow-roll'' parameters. We can obtain a self-consistent power-spectrum, together with enhanced non-Gaussianity, which grows with a quantity ? that parametrizes the sharpness of the step. With this treatment it is straightforward to generalize and include features in other coefficients of the effective action of the inflaton field fluctuations. Our conclusion in this case is that, excluding extrinsic curvature terms, the only interesting effects at the level of the bispectrum could arise from features in the first slow-roll parameter ? or in the speed of sound c{sub s}. Finally, we derive an upper bound on the parameter ? from the consistency of the perturbative expansion of the action for inflaton perturbations. This constraint can be used for an estimation of the signal-to-noise ratio, to show that the observable which is most sensitive to features is the power-spectrum. This conclusion would change if we consider the contemporary presence of a feature and a speed of sound c{sub s} < 1, as, in such a case, contributions from an oscillating folded configuration can potentially make the bispectrum the leading observable for feature models.

  3. Volume Decomposition and Feature Recognition for Hexahedral Mesh Generation

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    GADH,RAJIT; LU,YONG; TAUTGES,TIMOTHY J.

    1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable progress has been made on automatic hexahedral mesh generation in recent years. Several automatic meshing algorithms have proven to be very reliable on certain classes of geometry. While it is always worth pursuing general algorithms viable on more general geometry, a combination of the well-established algorithms is ready to take on classes of complicated geometry. By partitioning the entire geometry into meshable pieces matched with appropriate meshing algorithm the original geometry becomes meshable and may achieve better mesh quality. Each meshable portion is recognized as a meshing feature. This paper, which is a part of the feature based meshing methodology, presents the work on shape recognition and volume decomposition to automatically decompose a CAD model into meshable volumes. There are four phases in this approach: (1) Feature Determination to extinct decomposition features, (2) Cutting Surfaces Generation to form the ''tailored'' cutting surfaces, (3) Body Decomposition to get the imprinted volumes; and (4) Meshing Algorithm Assignment to match volumes decomposed with appropriate meshing algorithms. The feature determination procedure is based on the CLoop feature recognition algorithm that is extended to be more general. Results are demonstrated over several parts with complicated topology and geometry.

  4. The Unidentified InfraRed Features after ISO

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    E. Peeters; L. J. Allamandola; D. M. Hudgins; S. Hony; A. G. G. M. Tielens

    2003-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) has provided the first complete mid-IR spectra for a wide range of objects. Almost all of these spectra are dominated by the well-known infrared emission features at 3.3, 6.2, 7.7, and 11.2 $\\mu$m, the so-called Unidentified Infra-Red (UIR) features. Besides the major features, there is an array of minor features and broad plateaux stretching from 3 to 20 $\\mu$m which reveal subtle details of conditions in the emission zones and properties of the carriers. Generally attributed to the vibrational relaxation of UV-pumped Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules (PAHs) containing some 50--100 C-atoms, these UIR spectra are a treasure trove of information. The ISO spectra have, for the first time, allowed a systematic analysis of the spectral characteristics of the UIR features in a wide variety of environments. The peak positions, profiles, and relative strengths of the major features vary from source to source and spatially within sources. These specific profiles are not unique to certain object types but can occur within each individual source. Here, we review ISO and recent ground-based observations and assess some of their implications.

  5. Expert System analysis of non-fuel assembly hardware and spent fuel disassembly hardware: Its generation and recommended disposal

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    Williamson, D.A.

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Almost all of the effort being expended on radioactive waste disposal in the United States is being focused on the disposal of spent Nuclear Fuel, with little consideration for other areas that will have to be disposed of in the same facilities. one area of radioactive waste that has not been addressed adequately because it is considered a secondary part of the waste issue is the disposal of the various Non-Fuel Bearing Components of the reactor core. These hardware components fall somewhat arbitrarily into two categories: Non-Fuel Assembly (NFA) hardware and Spent Fuel Disassembly (SFD) hardware. This work provides a detailed examination of the generation and disposal of NFA hardware and SFD hardware by the nuclear utilities of the United States as it relates to the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. All available sources of data on NFA and SFD hardware are analyzed with particular emphasis given to the Characteristics Data Base developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the characterization work performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratories and Rochester Gas & Electric. An Expert System developed as a portion of this work is used to assist in the prediction of quantities of NFA hardware and SFD hardware that will be generated by the United States` utilities. Finally, the hardware waste management practices of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, and Japan are studied for possible application to the disposal of domestic hardware wastes. As a result of this work, a general classification scheme for NFA and SFD hardware was developed. Only NFA and SFD hardware constructed of zircaloy and experiencing a burnup of less than 70,000 MWD/MTIHM and PWR control rods constructed of stainless steel are considered Low-Level Waste. All other hardware is classified as Greater-ThanClass-C waste.

  6. IHS Standards Expert

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinementEtching. | EMSL Bubblesstructure link to2, Issue 27

  7. MCNP6 Results for the Phase III Sensitivity Benchmark of the OCED/NEA Expert Group on Uncertainty Analysis for Criticality Safety Assessment

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    Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the last decade, there has been increasing interest in the calculation of cross section sensitivity coefficients of k{sub eff} for integral experiment design and uncertainty analysis. The OECD/NEA has an Expert Group devoted to Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis within the Working Party for Nuclear Criticality Safety. This expert group has developed benchmarks to assess code capabilities and performance for doing sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. Phase III of a set of sensitivity benchmarks evaluates capabilities for computing sensitivity coefficients. MCNP6 has the capability to compute cross section sensitivities for k{sub eff} using continuous-energy physics. To help verify this capability, results for the Phase III benchmark cases are generated and submitted to the Expert Group for comparison. The Phase III benchmark has three cases: III.1, an array of MOX fuel pins, III.2, a series of infinite lattices of MOX fuel pins with varying pitches, and III.3 two spheres with homogeneous mixtures of UF{sub 4} and polyethylene with different enrichments.

  8. The United States of America and the People`s Republic of China experts report on integrated gasification combined-cycle technology (IGCC)

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    NONE

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A report written by the leading US and Chinese experts in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants, intended for high level decision makers, may greatly accelerate the development of an IGCC demonstration project in the People`s Republic of China (PRC). The potential market for IGCC systems in China and the competitiveness of IGCC technology with other clean coal options for China have been analyzed in the report. Such information will be useful not only to the Chinese government but also to US vendors and companies. The goal of this report is to analyze the energy supply structure of China, China`s energy and environmental protection demand, and the potential market in China in order to make a justified and reasonable assessment on feasibility of the transfer of US Clean Coal Technologies to China. The Expert Report was developed and written by the joint US/PRC IGCC experts and will be presented to the State Planning Commission (SPC) by the President of the CAS to ensure consideration of the importance of IGCC for future PRC power production.

  9. 5/10/10 7:27 AMExtreme caution required in Gulf Oil-spill clean up: Berkeley expert Page 1 of 8http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/extreme-caution-required-in-gulf-oil-spill-clean-up-berkeley-expert_100358851.html

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    Hazen, Terry

    .bayrestorators.com Hazardous Waste Transportation and Disposal 24/7 Spill Response 800.988.4424 www.HCIENV.com Wonder-required-in-gulf-oil-spill-clean-up-berkeley-expert_100358851.html Monday Legendary singer Lena Horne dies aged 92 Angela Kaye Mason Prince Harry Earns Wings

  10. Microscale Confinement features in microfluidic devices can affect biofilm

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    Kumar, Aloke [ORNL] [ORNL; Karig, David K [ORNL] [ORNL; Neethirajan, Suresh [University of Guelph] [University of Guelph; Acharya, Rajesh K [ORNL] [ORNL; Mukherjee, Partha P [ORNL] [ORNL; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL] [ORNL; Doktycz, Mitchel John [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biofilms are aggregations of microbes that are encased by extra-cellular polymeric substances (EPS) and adhere to surfaces and interfaces. Biofilm development on abiotic surfaces is a dynamic process, which typically proceeds through an initial phase of adhesion of plankntonic microbes to the substrate, followed by events such as growth, maturation and EPS secretion. However, the coupling of hydrodynamics, microbial adhesion and biofilm growth remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the effect of semiconfined features on biofilm formation. Using a microfluidic device and fluorescent time-lapse microscopy, we establish that confinement features can significantly affect biofilm formation. Biofilm dynamics change not only as a function of confinement features, but also of the total fluid flow rate, and our combination of experimental results and numerical simulations reveal insights into the link between hydrodynamics and biofilm formation.

  11. SOLAR MAGNETIC TRACKING. IV. THE DEATH OF MAGNETIC FEATURES

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    Lamb, D. A.; Howard, T. A.; DeForest, C. E. [Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States); Parnell, C. E. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, KY16 9SS (United Kingdom); Welsch, B. T., E-mail: derek@boulder.swri.edu [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California-Berkeley, 7 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The removal of magnetic flux from the quiet-Sun photosphere is important for maintaining the statistical steady state of the magnetic field there, for determining the magnetic flux budget of the Sun, and for estimating the rate of energy injected into the upper solar atmosphere. Magnetic feature death is a measurable proxy for the removal of detectable flux, either by cancellation (submerging or rising loops, or reconnection in the photosphere) or by dispersal of flux. We used the SWAMIS feature tracking code to understand how nearly 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 4} magnetic features die in an hour-long sequence of Hinode/SOT/NFI magnetograms of a region of the quiet Sun. Of the feature deaths that remove visible magnetic flux from the photosphere, the vast majority do so by a process that merely disperses the previously detected flux so that it is too small and too weak to be detected, rather than completely eliminating it. The behavior of the ensemble average of these dispersals is not consistent with a model of simple planar diffusion, suggesting that the dispersal is constrained by the evolving photospheric velocity field. We introduce the concept of the partial lifetime of magnetic features, and show that the partial lifetime due to Cancellation of magnetic flux, 22 hr, is three times slower than previous measurements of the flux turnover time. This indicates that prior feature-based estimates of the flux replacement time may be too short, in contrast with the tendency for this quantity to decrease as resolution and instrumentation have improved. This suggests that dispersal of flux to smaller scales is more important for the replacement of magnetic fields in the quiet Sun than observed bipolar cancellation. We conclude that processes on spatial scales smaller than those visible to Hinode dominate the processes of flux emergence and cancellation, and therefore also the quantity of magnetic flux that threads the photosphere.

  12. Is the silicate emission feature only influenced by grain size?

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    N. V. Voshchinnikov; Th. Henning

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The flattening of the 10mu silicate emission feature observed in the spectra of T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars is usually interpreted as an indicator of grain growth. We show in this paper that a similar behaviour of the feature shape occurs when the porosity of composite grains varies. The fluffy aggregates, having inclusions of different sizes, were modeled by multi-layered spheres consisting of amorphous carbon, amorphous silicate and vacuum. It is also found that the inclusion of crystalline silicates in composite porous particles can lead to a shift of the known resonances and production of new ones.

  13. WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites on macromolecular structures

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    Brutlag, Doug

    1 WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites University, Stanford CA 94305 USA Abstract WebFEATURE (http://feature.stanford.edu/webfeature/) is a web and nucleic acids. WebFEATURE is the public interface to the scanning algorithm of the FEATURE package

  14. Surface Reconstruction with Feature Preservation based on Graph-cuts

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    Soatto, Stefano

    features. The effectiveness of the weighted minimal surface model E(S) is examined in the tetrahedral mesh is a very close approximation to the global minimum of EC (S). Various examples show the effectiveness Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371. E-mail: wanm0003@e.ntu.edu.sg, {desheng,xctai}@ntu

  15. 38 renewable energy focus July/August 2009 Feature article

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    Hampshire, Damian

    38 renewable energy focus July/August 2009 Feature article Compact electrical generators.: Illustration shows magnified view of high temperature superconductor cable. #12;renewable energy focus July/August 2009 39 Renewable energy/infrastructure there has been excitement about superconductivity. The sting

  16. Stroke Fragmentation based on Geometry Features and Hidden Markov Model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Stroke Fragmentation based on Geometry Features and Hidden Markov Model Guihuan Feng, Christian Viard-Gaudin, Technical Report, IRCCyN Nantes/IVC ABSTRACT Stroke fragmentation is one of the key steps in pen-based interaction. In this letter, we present a unified HMM-based stroke fragmentation technique

  17. Green Building Features Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Green Building Features Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology RESOURCE for commercial buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a national consensus in what constitutes a "green" building and to provide market incentives to build green. PSU has received

  18. Kernel Machine Based Feature Extraction Algorithms for Regression Problems

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    Szepesvari, Csaba

    Kernel Machine Based Feature Extraction Algorithms for Regression Problems Csaba Szepesv´ari 1 and Andr´as Kocsor and Korn´el Kov´acs 2 Abstract. In this paper we consider two novel kernel machine based performance of the algorithm. The second algo- rithm combines kernel machines with average derivative

  19. Feature-based design for heterogeneous objects Xiaoping Qiana,*,1

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    Qian, Xiaoping

    and combination of these material features, are developed. A physics (diffusion) based B-spline method the implantation. A graded layer of hydroxyapatite (HAp) is coated on the porous metal. It bonds to the bone titanium plus 0010-4485/$ - see front matter q 2004 Elsevier L

  20. Improving Personal Diaries Using Social Audio Features Michael Kuhn

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    amount of personal data that well documents a persons life is gathered. Future services could extractImproving Personal Diaries Using Social Audio Features Michael Kuhn Computer Engineering our affinity to reminisce about the personal past. Who does not like to remember"the good old times

  1. COG - Special Features of Interest to Criticality Safety Practitioners

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    Buck, R M; Heinrichs, D P; Krass, A W; Lent, E M

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    COG is a modern, general-purpose, high fidelity, multi-particle transport code developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for use in deep penetration (shielding) and criticality safety calculations. This paper describes some features in COG of special interest to criticality safety practitioners.

  2. Feature importance analysis for patient management decisions Michal Valkoa

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Are pat- terns related to most recent patient history more important than the distant past? What features the results and con- clude. PCP Dataset Post-surgical cardiac patient (PCP) database is a database of de Center (UPMC) teaching hospitals. The entries in the database were populated from data from the MARS

  3. Special Features: Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond

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    Takada, Shoji

    Special Features: Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond Kyoto University Vol.4 No.2 September 2014 #12;Contents 1 Message from the President Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond 2 History Southeast in ASEAN Region 22 Fostering the Next Generation -- The Hakubi Project A Unique Opportunity

  4. Energy efficient HVAC system features thermal storage and heat recovery

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    Bard, E.M. (Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineering Inc., Boston, MA (United States))

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes a HVAC system designed to efficiently condition a medical center. The topics of the article include energy efficient design of the HVAC system, incentive rebate program by the local utility, indoor air quality, innovative design features, operations and maintenance, payback and life cycle cost analysis results, and energy consumption.

  5. ORNL Lightweighting Research Featured on MotorWeek

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    None

    2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    PBS MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, featured ORNL lightweighting research for vehicle applications in an episode that aired in early April 2014. The crew captured footage of research including development of new metal alloys, additive manufacturing, carbon fiber production, advanced batteries, power electronics components, and neutron imaging applications for materials evaluation.

  6. New MOX Conservation Garden Features Federally Endangered Plant

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    Georgia, University of

    is located, has been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold buildingNew MOX Conservation Garden Features Federally Endangered Plant Linda Lee, botanist for the Savannah River Ecology Lab (from left), Clay Ramsey , federal project director of the Mixed Oxide Fuel

  7. ORNL Lightweighting Research Featured on MotorWeek

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    None

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    PBS MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, featured ORNL lightweighting research for vehicle applications in an episode that aired in early April 2014. The crew captured footage of research including development of new metal alloys, additive manufacturing, carbon fiber production, advanced batteries, power electronics components, and neutron imaging applications for materials evaluation.

  8. Development and Features EatSafe: Modular Portable Food Sensor

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    California at San Diego, University of

    . The convenience of the EatSafe Sensor allows for this. PRONE TO FOOD-POISONING Seniors, children, pregnant womenDevelopment and Features EatSafe: Modular Portable Food Sensor ECE-Rady Design Competition FOOD INDUSTRY Every year >76 million people become sick from the consumption of contaminated food. PACKAGING

  9. Improving Moments-based Visual Servoing with Tunable Visual Features

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    Boyer, Edmond

    that are subjects of active research. The first is the design of visual features most pertinent to the robotic task and y rotational motions. With the proposed method, it is possible to design moment invariants to demonstrate the validity of the proposed ideas. Results from each case are then used to design a moment

  10. 2014 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs,

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    Boyer, Elizabeth W.

    of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania1 2014 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H.O. Smith Botanic

  11. 2013 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs,

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H1 2013 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H.O. Smith Botanic

  12. Science Serv.ice Feature Released upn receipt

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    Science Serv.ice Feature Released upn receipt but intended for use March 28, 1933 'i 'IJI.IY TKE m estiraating the t o t a l number of lightning flashes, since whiibe som thunderstorms produce only a fern discharges of lightnhg - Say one t o a dozen - there are others that produce thousands. B i s is In one Npine

  13. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    between research and the private sector. At present, RMIT has over 200 active research collaborations Solar, or photovoltaic, cells are a com- mon feature in today's cities and the electricity they generate achieve 70 per cent efficiency. Plus, heat is also easier and cheaper to store than electricity

  14. SpecialFeature Ecology, 86(5), 2005, pp. 11241134

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    Gilleland, Eric

    1124 SpecialFeature Ecology, 86(5), 2005, pp. 1124­1134 2005 by the Ecological Society of America STATISTICS OF EXTREMES: MODELING ECOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES RICHARD W. KATZ,1,3 GRACE S. BRUSH,2 AND MARC B ecological disturbances is the central theme of this paper. The statistics of extremes have played only

  15. SpecialFeature Ecology, 84(3), 2003, pp. 574577

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    Antonovics, Janis

    574 SpecialFeature Ecology, 84(3), 2003, pp. 574­577 2003 by the Ecological Society of America WHAT that genetics should be incorporated into ecological explanations (Collins 1986). C. C. Adams (1915) sug- gested. Evolutionary ecology emerged in the 1960s, driven by empirical results in three areas (Collins 1986

  16. INTRODUCTION 1. The phrase `continuous cover forestry' has featured

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    1 INTRODUCTION 1. The phrase `continuous cover forestry' has featured increasingly in discussions about the future management of British forests. For example, The UK forestry standard (Forestry cover forestry system and to build them into the forest design'. `Continuous cover' is defined

  17. Author's personal copy Optimal feature selection for support vector machines

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    to the classification process. This paper proposes a convex energy-based framework to jointly perform feature selection classification problems because of their flexibility, compu- tational efficiency and capacity to handle high classification accuracy, computational efficiency, and learning convergence. First, the implicit regularization

  18. Feature Extraction from Multiple Data Sources Using Genetic Programming

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    Theiler, James

    from the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Multispectral Thermal National Laboratory Mail Stop D436, Los Alamos, NM 87545 ABSTRACT Feature extraction from imagery Imager (MTI) satellite1,2,3 combined with USGS 1:24k digital elevation model (DEM) data.4 The Los Alamos

  19. Accurate Visual Features for Automatic Tag Correction in Videos

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Accurate Visual Features for Automatic Tag Correction in Videos Hoang-Tung Tran, Elisa Fromont-Etienne, Fr Abstract. We present a new system for video auto tagging which aims at correcting the tags provided by users for videos uploaded on the In- ternet. Unlike most existing systems, in our proposal, we

  20. ENGINEERING FEATURES OF THE FUSION IGNITION RESEARCH EXPERIMENT (FIRE)

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    fusion energy program. It has a major radius of 2 m, and a minor radius of 0.525 m. The general with antenna through the large ports. The major features are shown in Figure 1. -TF Coils and Global Structure coils. Each vessel quadrant has a large mid plane port, angled ports above and below the mid

  1. Image Based Exploration for Indoor Environments using Local Features

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    Treuille, Adrien

    . INTRODUCTION Mobile robot exploration is a vital cog in the automa- tion of the mapping process. In recentImage Based Exploration for Indoor Environments using Local Features (Extended Abstract) Aravindhan K Krishnan Madhava Krishna Supreeth Achar ABSTRACT This paper presents an approach to explore

  2. Smart Grid Voltage Sag Detection using Instantaneous Features Extraction

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Smart Grid Voltage Sag Detection using Instantaneous Features Extraction Yassine Amirat, Mohamed Benbouzid, Tianzhen Wang and Sylvie Turri Abstract--Smart grids have initiated a radical reappraisal, and effective use of the network are indexed as the most important keys for smart grid expansion and deployment

  3. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE P lastic pollution detected chemicals from plastic pollution in the feathers of seabirds. However, this research is also of the pollution problem. Contrary to expectations, plastics that degrade in the environment are not necessarily

  4. absorption features dust: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    absorption features dust First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Silicon carbide absorption...

  5. Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in

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    Rubel, Edwin

    Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in the Avian Basilar Papilla 98195-7923 ABSTRACT Hair cell­selective antibodies were used in combination with the nucleotide bromode- oxyuridine (BrdU) to examine the temporal, spatial, and morphologic progression of auditory hair cell

  6. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations; A Review of NREL's 2011 Feature Stories

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of articles featuring NREL research and development, deployment, commercialization, and outreach activities in 2011. The feature stories can be found online at http:www.nrel.gov/features/.

  7. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXPERT PANEL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETING ON DOUBLE-SHELL TANK CORROSION MONITORING AND TESTING HELD AUGUST 4-5 2008

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    BOOMER KD

    2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Expert Panel Oversight Committee (EPOC) on Double-Shell Tank Corrosion Monitoring and Testing has been overseeing the Fiscal Year FY 2008 experimental program being performed at CC Technologies (CCT) to optimize the chemistry control for corrosion limits in Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs). The EPOC met at the M & D Professional Services Conference Facility on August 4 and 5, 2008 to discuss various aspects of that responsibility including FY 2009 planning. Formal presentations were made to update the EPOC on the these subjects.

  8. Chemical characterization of fluids and their modeling with respect to their damage potential in injection on production processes using an expert system

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    Thomas, L.G. [Geological Survey of Brandenburg (Germany); Albertsen, M. [Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Mineraloelwissenschaft und Kohlechemie e.V., Hamburg (Germany); Perdeger, A. [Free Univ., Berlin (Germany); Knoke, H.H.K.; Horstmann, B.W.; Schenk, D. [Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz (Germany)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep groundwaters, esp. oil field waters, from different sedimentary basins in Germany were characterized and evaluated with respect to their damage potential in production and injection processes. Geochemical modeling with different computer programs (PHRF-EQE, PHRQPITZ, SOLMINEQ etc.) was used to evaluate fluid-rock-interactions as well as their damage potential during operation processes. The geochemical program PHREEQE was integrated in an expert system (XPS FROCKI) for the evaluation of operational problems (scaling, fines mobilization, reduced permeability) in production or injection wells.

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerosol features biomass Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    features biomass Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aerosol features biomass Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Global observations and...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic feature extraction Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Sample search results for: automatic feature extraction Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Computer Science & Engineering Summary: throwing away crucial information. Good Features are...

  11. Wind Powering America Podcasts, Wind Powering America (WPA)

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind Powering America and the National Association of Farm Broadcasters produce a series of radio interviews featuring experts discussing wind energy topics. The interviews are aimed at a rural stakeholder audience and are available as podcasts. On the Wind Powering America website, you can access past interviews on topics such as: Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success, What to Know about Installing a Wind Energy System on Your Farm, and Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America. This postcard is a marketing piece that stakeholders can provide to interested parties; it will guide them to this online resource for podcast episodes.

  12. Identification of features in indexed data and equipment therefore

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    Jarman, Kristin H [Richland, WA; Daly, Don Simone [Richland, WA; Anderson, Kevin K [Richland, WA; Wahl, Karen L [Richland, WA

    2002-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments of the present invention provide methods of identifying a feature in an indexed dataset. Such embodiments encompass selecting an initial subset of indices, the initial subset of indices being encompassed by an initial window-of-interest and comprising at least one beginning index and at least one ending index; computing an intensity weighted measure of dispersion for the subset of indices using a subset of responses corresponding to the subset of indices; and comparing the intensity weighted measure of dispersion to a dispersion critical value determined from an expected value of the intensity weighted measure of dispersion under a null hypothesis of no transient feature present. Embodiments of the present invention also encompass equipment configured to perform the methods of the present invention.

  13. Biosensor method and system based on feature vector extraction

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    Greenbaum, Elias; Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel; Qi, Hairong; Wang, Xiaoling

    2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for biosensor-based detection of toxins includes providing at least one time-dependent control signal generated by a biosensor in a gas or liquid medium, and obtaining a time-dependent biosensor signal from the biosensor in the gas or liquid medium to be monitored or analyzed for the presence of one or more toxins selected from chemical, biological or radiological agents. The time-dependent biosensor signal is processed to obtain a plurality of feature vectors using at least one of amplitude statistics and a time-frequency analysis. At least one parameter relating to toxicity of the gas or liquid medium is then determined from the feature vectors based on reference to the control signal.

  14. The interview is your best chance to make a great impression on an employer, so be prepared. Identify your strengths, weaknesses, goals, skills, etc., and put a spin on them that fits well with the employers needs. The Center for Career Development (CCD)

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    search to learn as much about the company as possible. When you ask questions, you should not ask you with your self-assessment. Research the company and prepare questions to ask the interviewer INTERVIEW Always go into an interview having researched the company. Having information beforehand allows

  15. An Ontology Design Pattern for Surface Water Features

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    Sinha, Gaurav [Ohio University, Athens; Mark, David [University at Buffalo, NY; Kolas, Dave [Raytheon BBN Technologies; Varanka, Dalia [U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO; Romero, Boleslo E [University of California, Santa Barbara; Feng, Chen-Chieh [National University of Singapore; Usery, Lynn [U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO; Liebermann, Joshua [Tumbling Walls, LLC; Sorokine, Alexandre [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface water is a primary concept of human experience but concepts are captured in cultures and languages in many different ways. Still, many commonalities can be found due to the physical basis of many of the properties and categories. An abstract ontology of surface water features based only on those physical properties of landscape features has the best potential for serving as a foundational domain ontology. It can then be used to systematically incor-porate concepts that are specific to a culture, language, or scientific domain. The Surface Water ontology design pattern was developed both for domain knowledge distillation and to serve as a conceptual building-block for more complex surface water ontologies. A fundamental distinction is made in this on-tology between landscape features that act as containers (e.g., stream channels, basins) and the bodies of water (e.g., rivers, lakes) that occupy those containers. Concave (container) landforms semantics are specified in a Dry module and the semantics of contained bodies of water in a Wet module. The pattern is imple-mented in OWL, but Description Logic axioms and a detailed explanation is provided. The OWL ontology will be an important contribution to Semantic Web vocabulary for annotating surface water feature datasets. A discussion about why there is a need to complement the pattern with other ontologies, es-pecially the previously developed Surface Network pattern is also provided. Fi-nally, the practical value of the pattern in semantic querying of surface water datasets is illustrated through a few queries and annotated geospatial datasets.

  16. S e c t i o n 44Cover feature

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    Weston, Ken

    #12;S e c t i o n 44Cover feature: Small StepS, Big reSultS B y a m y m a s t From recycling, from lab assistants to senior personnel, look back on the path that led them to a life of science, electric bills and water usage. From small steps such as recycling to hugely ambitious ones

  17. Features and nongaussianity in the inflationary power spectrum

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    James M. Cline

    2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    I summarize recent work on (1) constraining spike-like features in the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure; (2) nonstandard Friedmann equation in stabilized warped 6D brane cosmology, with applications to inflation; and (3) nonlocal inflation models, motivated by string theory, which can yield large nongaussian CMB fluctuations. Work in collaboration with N. Barnaby, T. Biswas, F. Chen, L. Hoi, G. Holder and S. Kanno.

  18. The fuzzy Hough Transform-feature extraction in medical images

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    Philip, K.P.; Dove, E.L.; Stanford, W.; Chandran, K.B. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)); McPherson, D.D.; Gotteiner, N.L. (Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Internal Medicine)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Identification of anatomical features is a necessary step for medical image analysis. Automatic methods for feature identification using conventional pattern recognition techniques typically classify an object as a member of a predefined class of objects, but do not attempt to recover the exact or approximate shape of that object. For this reason, such techniques are usually not sufficient to identify the borders of organs when individual geometry varies in local detail, even though the general geometrical shape is similar. The authors present an algorithm that detects features in an image based on approximate geometrical models. The algorithm is based on the traditional and generalized Hough Transforms but includes notions from fuzzy set theory. The authors use the new algorithm to roughly estimate the actual locations of boundaries of an internal organ, and from this estimate, to determine a region of interest around the organ. Based on this rough estimate of the border location, and the derived region of interest, the authors find the final estimate of the true borders with other image processing techniques. The authors present results that demonstrate that the algorithm was successfully used to estimate the approximate location of the chest wall in humans, and of the left ventricular contours of a dog heart obtained from cine-computed tomographic images. The authors use this fuzzy Hough Transform algorithm as part of a larger procedures to automatically identify the myocardial contours of the heart. This algorithm may also allow for more rapid image processing and clinical decision making in other medical imaging applications.

  19. Preserving the feature record: a systematic analysis of cooking and heating features from the Richard Beene site (41BX831), Texas

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    Clabaugh, Patricia Ann

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural and cultural archaeological features at the Richard Beene site (41BX831) occur in deeply buried, well-stratified, and well-dated contexts representing the Holocene period. This thesis establishes a comprehensive, systematic feature...

  20. Observational Learning of a Bimanual Coordination Task: Understanding Movement Feature Extraction, Model Performance Level, and Perspective Angle

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    Dean, Noah J.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    offset between the two hands. Video recordings of two models practicing over three days were used to make three videos for the study; an expert performance, discovery performance, and instruction performance video. The discovery video portrayed a decrease...

  1. Purcell factor of Mie resonators featuring electric and magnetic modes

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    Zambrana-Puyalto, Xavier

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a modal approach to compute the Purcell factor in Mie resonators exhibiting both electric and magnetic resonances. The analytic expressions of the normal modes are used to calculate the effective volumes. We show that important features of the effective volume can be predicted thanks to the translation-addition coefficients of a displaced dipole. Using our formalism, it is easy to see that, in general, the Purcell factor of Mie resonators is not dominated by a single mode, but rather by a large superposition. Finally we consider a silicon resonator homogeneously doped with electric dipolar emitters, and we show that the average electric Purcell factor dominates over the magnetic one.

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  6. Spray-Formed Tooling with Micro-Scale Features

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    Kevin McHugh

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molds, dies, and related tooling are used to shape many of the plastic and metal components we use every day at home and work. Traditional mold-making practices are labor and capital equipment intensive, involving multiple machining, benching and heat treatment operations. Spray forming is an alternative method to manufacture molds and dies. The general concept is to atomize and deposit droplets of a tooling alloy onto a pattern to form a thick deposit while imaging the pattern’s shape, surface texture and details. Unlike conventional machining, this approach can be used to fabricate tooling with micro-scale surface features. This paper describes a research effort to spray form molds and dies that are used to image micro-scale surface textures into polymers. The goal of the study is to replicate textures that give rise to superhydrophobic behavior by mimicking the surface structure of highly water repellent biological materials such as the lotus leaf. Spray conditions leading to high transfer fidelity of features into the surface of molded polymers will be described. Improvements in water repellency of these materials was quantified by measuring the static contact angle of water droplets on flat and textured surfaces.

  7. Pixie Dust: The Silicate Features in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium

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    J. E. Chiar; A. G. G. M. Tielens

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We have analyzed the 9.7 and ``18'' micron interstellar silicate absorption features along the line of sight toward four heavily extincted galactic WC-type Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars. We construct two interstellar extinction curves from 1.25 to 25 micron using near-IR extinction measurements from the literature along with the silicate profiles of WR 98a (representing the local ISM) and GCS 3 (representing the Galactic Center). We have investigated the mineralogy of the interstellar silicates by comparing extinction profiles for amorphous silicates with olivine and pyroxene stochiometry to the 9.7 and ``18'' micron absorption features in the WR 98a spectrum. In this analysis, we have considered solid and porous spheres and a continuous distribution of ellipsoids. While it is not possible to simultaneously provide a perfect match to both profiles, we find the best match requires a mixture of these two types of compounds. We also consider iron oxides, aluminosilicates and silicate carbide (SiC) as grain components. Iron oxides cannot be accommodated in the observed spectrum, while the amount of Si in SiC is limited to silicate mineralogy, grain shape and porosity.

  8. Transition region features observed with Hinode/EIS

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    P. R. Young; G. Del Zanna; H. E. Mason; G. A. Doschek; J. L. Culhane; H. Hara

    2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Two types of active region feature prominent at transition region temperatures are identified in Hinode/EIS data of AR 10938 taken on 2007 January 20. The footpoints of 1 MK TRACE loops are shown to emit strongly in emission lines formed at log T=5.4-5.8, allowing the temperature increase along the footpoints to be clearly seen. A density diagnostic of Mg VII yields the density in the footpoints, with one loop showing a decrease from 3x10^9 cm^-3 at the base to 1.5x10^9 cm^-3 at a projected height of 20 Mm. The second feature is a compact active region transition region brightening which is particularly intense in O V emission (log T=5.4) but also has a signature at temperatures up to log T=6.3. The Mg VII diagnostic gives a density of 4x10^10 cm^-3, and emission lines of Mg VI and Mg VII show line profiles broadened by 50 km/s and wings extending beyond 200 km/s. Continuum emission in the short wavelength band is also found to be enhanced, and is suggested to be free-bound emission from recombination onto He^+.

  9. Interview of Sally Falk Moore

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    Moore, Sally Falk

    2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    over when about ten; he became a prosperous lawyer in New York; this grandmother and her Hungarian husband lived in a little house in Rockaway that my father had bought for them; they had a little garden which my grandfather cultivated in European style... account of what happened and put the Chagga in the middle of a trading entity in the C19 that went between Lake Victoria and the coast, trading ivory, hoes, slaves and all kinds of things; all that business was stopped by the colonial power as they wanted...

  10. Interview with Professor Alexei Filippenko

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    Bhat, Prashant; Chowdhary, Kuntal; Wang, Jingyan; Palla, Ali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of different types of supernovae has appeared in numerous TVformation of brilliant supernovae. BSJ: To begin, we wantedled you to focus on supernovae? F: As a graduate student at

  11. Interview With Dr. Lee Riley

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    Moses, Michael R; Gagnon, Alex

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    get from water, but just the lack of water to clean yourselfAnd that’s because of a lack of water, now can you imaginedefinitions was “Lack of Safe Drinking Water,” so you can

  12. An interview with Akira Hayami

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    Hayami, Akira

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    wrote a letter to this person about my dilemma and said I would like to study in Belgium; I had bought a book in Lisbon written by a Belgian economic historian, Charles Verlinden, who taught at Ghent University; also the Dutch historian Huizinga had...

  13. Interview of Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

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    Lloyd, Geoffrey

    2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    -morning, then go in to teach and do administrative work; Darwin allowed me to take off time in Spain where we have a place, fully equipped with dictionaries etc. where I have done lots of my writing; in Spain the relaxation is picking almonds or making olive oil...

  14. Interview with Professor Alexei Filippenko

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    Bhat, Prashant; Chowdhary, Kuntal; Wang, Jingyan; Palla, Ali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are thought to be the thermonuclear runaway of a white dwarfCore collapse versus thermonuclear runaway. The Ib and IcType Is are not the thermonuclear runaway of a white dwarf,

  15. Content Overview Interview and Resumes

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    are available through the search function · Employer · Green Programs · Top 50 Management and Strategy/European Banking Employers COMPANY RESEARCH · Browse companies by Name, Location, or Industry · General info DISCUSSION · Discussion boards for other students on various topics JOB SEARCH · Search engine for jobs

  16. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE INTERVIEW: Steve Ferencie

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    or innovate their business model. MMS: Are there specific impacts on midsize organizations? SF aligned is the IT organization and IT resource allocation with the business strategy? Second, what and efficient IT structure that, again, allows the business to operate more efficiently but also react

  17. ENTRANCE/EXIT INTERVIEWS INTRODUCTION

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    Heller, Barbara

    is an indicator of high school and college- level student interest and participation in the sciences that address the four Grand Challenges (Clean Water; Carbon, Energy, and Climate; Urban Sustainability; Global Health sustainability; or global health? 4. Do the four Grand Challenge issues (clean water; carbon, energy, and climate

  18. An interview with Simon Blackburn

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    Blackburn, Simon

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that - then it becomes a mystery why we actually express ourselves in ways which make it look like ethics are much more a question of fact - e.g. its wrong to torture people; one possible response is to say we just deceive ourselves, a popular position in the 1970s; I...

  19. An Interview with Jo Labanyi

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    Arsova, Jasmina; Lee, Laura; Sitnisky, Carolina

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    embargo, fui incapaz de una sola línea sobre eso. Fue máscambiar una palabra. Una sola palabra puede significar unque se dieron en una sola clase. Un estudiante se puso

  20. Interview of Sir David King

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    King, David

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    taken out and put into St John's Preparatory School, a private school in Johannesburg, and we went from there to St John's College; the latter was the most spectacular school building you could imagine, on a ridge in the middle of Johannesburg next to a... report showed that energy research had totally collapsed; we had the biggest energy research laboratory in Europe which was the Central Electricity Generating Board Research Laboratory, and the Gas Board also had a research laboratory; when electricity...