Browse Dissertations and Theses - Computer Science by Title

  • Riaz, Mehwish (2010-01-06)
    Semantic relations between various text units play an important role in natural language understanding, as key elements of text coherence. The automatic identification of these semantic relationships is very important ...

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  • Kim, Hyung Sul (2012-05-22)
    Fear of increasing prices and concern about climate change are motivating residential power conservation efforts. We investigate the effectiveness of several unsupervised disaggregation methods on low frequency power ...

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  • Qian, Mingjie (2015-07-17)
    In practice we often encounter the scenario that label information is unavailable due to either high cost of manual labeling or unwillingness of users to label. When label information is not available, traditional supervised ...

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  • Bisk, Yonatan Yitzhak (2015-11-30)
    Language is a highly structured medium for communication. An idea starts in the speaker's mind (semantics) and is transformed into a well formed, intelligible, sentence via the specific syntactic rules of a language. We ...

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  • Kamalnath, Vishnu Nath (2013-08-22)
    This thesis deals with incorporating artificial intelligence into a humanoid robot by making a cognitive model of the learning process. The goal is to “teach” a specialized humanoid robot, the iCub robot, to solve any ...

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  • Lin, Chia-Chi (2014-01-16)
    Large-scale networks are among the most complex software infrastructures in existence. Unfortunately, the increasing complexity of its software requirements leads to a rich variety of nondeterministic failure modes and ...

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  • Wang, Li-Lun (2012-09-18)
    Statistical machine learning has achieved great success in many fields in the last few decades. However, there remain classification problems that computers still struggle to match human performance. Many such problems ...

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  • Shen, Xuehua (2007)
    Information retrieval systems are critical for overcoming information overload. A major deficiency of existing retrieval systems is that they generally lack user modeling and are not adaptive to individual users. Personalization ...

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  • Xu, Tianning (2015-01-21)
    Four studies were conducted using different data analytic techniques to give insight into how undergraduate students perform in their required courses in the computer science sequence at the University of Illinois at ...

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  • Li, Zhenmin (2006)
    Copy-pasted code is very common in large software, but it is prone to introducing bugs. CP-Miner uses frequent sequence mining to efficiently identify copy-pasted code in large software, and detects copy-paste related bugs. ...

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  • Evans, Graham C. (2016-11-17)
    Vectorization is key to performance on modern hardware. Almost all architectures include some form of vector instructions and the size of the instructions has been growing with newer designs. To take advantage of the ...

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  • Balaguer, Federico (2008)
    This dissertation presents an approach to document and build complex framework architectures by extending a framework using another existing framework. The result of the extension development is a Layered Architecture where ...

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  • Xue, Hui (2013-05-24)
    Modern computer systems are complex. Their complexity leads to security vulnerabilities and software bugs that are hard to fix using existing techniques. One current trend is that nowadays we have more redundant resources ...

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  • Sodhi, Rajinder S. (2011-01-14)
    Tomorrow's display and interaction technology will go beyond standard computer monitors, television and mobile screens and will enable projecting digital content onto any complex physical surface. While devices like the ...

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  • Bronsard, Francois (1995)
    In this thesis we develop the use of term orders as a control paradigm for first-order reasoning. The starting point of our work is Knuth and Bendix's successful completion method for equational reasoning. This method ...

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  • Saul, Jared (2015-04-16)
    We present in this thesis a modification to the deformable simplicial complex method that allows it to reconstruct surfaces given only a point cloud extracted from a Wavefront .obj file. By creating a velocity function ...

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  • Young, Peter (2014-01-16)
    Semantic inference is essential to natural language understanding. There are two different traditional approaches to semantic inference. The logic-based approach translates utterances into a formal meaning representation ...

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  • Crepaldi, Riccardo (2014-01-16)
    Current mobile networking support in urban environments is mostly achieved through wide-area cellular systems, resulting in expensive, limited access that must be shared among many users. While cellular access may be ...

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  • Choudhury, Romit Roy (2006)
    Wireless multihop networks are gaining popularity in applications such as mesh networks, wireless backbones, and sensor networks. Typically, communication protocols designed for such networks have explicitly or implicitly ...

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  • Yeh, Han-Wen (2013-05-24)
    The World Wide Web is abundant with discussion forums about all sorts of topics, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to find quality forums about a certain topic in which to join. While many modern search ...

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