Browse Dissertations and Theses - Computer Science by Title

  • Nicholl, Sheldon Scott (1992)
    This thesis describes CAM (Categories, Agreement, and Morphology), a computer model of several aspects of language acquisition. CAM is based on the Semantic Bootstrapping Hypothesis (Pinker, 1984), and CAM also respects ...

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  • Russell, Dale W. (1993)
    One of the obstacles to be overcome in Natural Language Understanding is the existence of lexical gaps; that is, words or word senses which are not in the lexicon of the system. No lexicon, whether hand-coded or derived ...

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  • Mckendry, Martin Stewart (1982)
    One of the problems in building a general purpose operating system is the construction of interfaces between programs that are interdependent but are loaded at different times. This thesis presents a model that generalizes ...

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  • Jia, Yuntao (2010-05)
    This dissertation investigates novel approaches for analysis and visualization of two kinds of graph, scale-free network and rooted hierarchy, at large scales with thousands to millions of nodes. Scale-free network, ...

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  • Jia, Yuntao (2010-05-19)
    This dissertation investigates novel approaches for analysis and visualization of two kinds of graph, scale-free network and rooted hierarchy, at large scales with thousands to millions of nodes. Scale-free network, ...

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  • Harris, Andrew (2012-05-22)
    Large lectures are a difficult and complicated area of exploration, both technologically and socially. Here is presented a discussion of existing areas of investigation related to large lectures, including fostering crowd ...

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  • Zheng, Yuhao (2013-08-22)
    Large-scale networks, such as the Internet, cellular networks, play critical roles in today's life. The advancement of large-scale computer and communication networks heavily depends on the successful transformation from ...

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  • Luhukay, Joseph F. P. (1983)
    The NMOS Gate-Cell, a regular structure that supports gate level implementations of random logic is introduced. It is an extension of the Weinberger array, where allowing input/output terminals on all four edges resulted ...

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  • Rizzolo, Nicholas (2012-02-06)
    Machine learning (ML) is the study of representations and algorithms used for building functions that improve their behavior with experience. Today, researchers in many domains are applying ML to solve their problems when ...

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  • Chan, Tak-Wai (1989)
    This thesis describes a new class of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) which I call the Learning Companion Systems (LCS). In the learning environment of such a system, there are three agents involved, namely, the human ...

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  • Zhang, Jianping (1990)
    This thesis describes an exploration of methods involved in learning flexible concepts that is an important and less explored area in machine learning. The two approaches described in this thesis are based on the idea of ...

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  • Goldwasser, Dan (2013-02-03)
    In this work we take a first step towards Learning from Natural Instructions (LNI), a framework for communicating human knowledge to computer systems using natural language. In this framework the process of learning is ...

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  • Falkenhainer, Brian Carl (1989)
    To make programs that understand and interact with the world as well as people do, we must duplicate the kind of flexibility people exhibit when conjecturing plausible explanations of the diverse physical phenomena they ...

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  • Klementiev, Alexandre A. (2010-01-06)
    Recent technological advances have facilitated the collection and distribution of a plethora of increasingly diverse and complex data. Supervised learning has been able to provide the toolbox of choice for exploiting it ...

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  • Chen, Chun-cheng (2009)
    Wireless networks have raised great attention in the past decades because they provide tether-free connectivity. Although much of the effort in wireless network research has been spent on reducing the interference among ...

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  • Vakilian, Mohsen (2014-09-16)
    Software rapidly evolves. A refactoring is a code change that preserves the behavior of the program. There has been much interest in automation to make refactoring more efficient and reliable. Although modern Integrated ...

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  • Bakht, Mehedi (2012-05-22)
    The overarching goal of my research is to design protocols for efficient communication in delay tolerant networks (DTNs), with a particular focus on pocket switched networks (PSNs), an emerging class of ad hoc networks ...

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  • Alkhaldi, Ala' (2014-05-30)
    We present Wasef, a metadata system for NoSQL data stores. Wasef allows us to support important features such as data provenance, flexible data operations, and new administration tools. Our system has a general design that ...

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  • Nelson, Samuel C., V (2011-05-25)
    Current delay- and disruption-tolerant networks are human-centric in nature, in that mobility and communication tend to follow human-based characteristics, such as certain high-level mobility patterns, the development of ...

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  • Kotov, Alexander (2012-02-01)
    The query-based search paradigm is based on the assumption that the searchers are able to come up with the effective differentiator terms to make their queries specific and precise. In reality, however, a large number of ...

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