# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1990)
This dissertation analyzes the understanding and beliefs about mathematics of eight preservice elementary teachers as they did, talked, and wrote about mathematics during an eight week mathematics course. The method of ...

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• (1993)
This dissertation treats the main theme of how the literacy campaign, and literacy in general, was perceived, not only by those implementing it, but by those who were its target. By showing what priority the Soviet leadership ...

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• (2008)
Although we focus on domain adaptation in natural language processing in this thesis, most of the analysis of the problem and the proposed domain adaptation techniques are not restricted to natural language processing ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The performance of a machine learning model trained on labeled data of a (source) domain degrades severely when they are tested on a different (target) domain. Traditional approaches deal with this problem by training a ...

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• (1993)
Polycrystalline barium titanate (BaTiO$\sb3$) can be made n-type conducting and reveal a positive temperature coefficient of resistivity (PTCR) near the ferroelectric phase transition (T$\sb{\rm c}$). This is accomplished ...

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• (1997)
In addition to the representation scheme, we have developed a modeling tool that could provide several levels of useful assistance--from typical clerical type of support to semantic level support such as consistency-checking ...

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• (1975)

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• (1995)
Rare-earth orthoniobates, such as LaNbO$\sb4$, undergo a tetragonal-to-monoclinic phase transformation. Both high- and low-temperature phases possess the scheelite structure, and the low temperature monoclinic phase is ...

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• (2002)
In polycrystalline piezoelectric ceramics, electric field-induced cracking occurred by intergranular fracture. The macroscopic path of the crack growth depended strongly upon the applied field and the poling direction. ...

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• (1993)
This dissertation is an analysis of the tonal system of the Setswapo, a dialect of Northern Sotho within the general framework of Non-linear Phonology, namely, A Domain-Based Approach Phonology, Autosegmental Phonology and ...

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• (2012-02-06)
Domain-based approaches are used in phylogenetic reconstruction and functional identification. Two groups of ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluR’s) were identified with the topology of the binding core and pore-loop of ...

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• (1991)
In this thesis, I propose a domain-based, integrated framework for program synthesis that emphasizes the reuse of software components and past experience in solving problems. A crucial component of the framework is a concept ...

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• (2005)
This work first develops and applies a domain integral method to compute J-integral and stress intensity factor values along crack fronts in FGM configurations under mode-I thermo-mechanical loading. The proposed domain ...

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• (2012-06-27)
In the late twentieth century, new “post-secular” modes of literary representation emerged that challenged the implicitly Protestant epistemologies of dominant twentieth century American secularism. My dissertation, Domestic ...

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• (2011-01-21)
This study investigates the potential for waste water heat recovery in a residential application. A heat exchanger is utilized to transfer heat from the waste water drain line of a residence to the incoming water supply ...

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• (2004)
This dissertation project is directed towards understanding how variations in the domestic institutional structure and social norms among mature democracies and non-democracies influence their decision to cooperate or ...

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• (2004)
This thesis develops a game theoretic model of how the foreign policy preferences of the executive and the government in the legislature interact over the electoral cycle to affect democratic leaders' foreign policy choices ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Since its current constitution was promulgated in 1982 Turkey has passed 17 amendment packages with more than 100 individual changes made to the constitution. Most of this constitutional reform has happened since the ...

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• (1980)
From 1880 to 1920, a social revolution took place in the United States and England, a revolution more costly in terms of human life and property than the French Revolution that preceded it a century earlier. Slow-moving, ...

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• (2007)
My analysis of ordinary spaces, such as maids' rooms, balconies, and bathrooms, constitutes a rich and unexplored domain that exposed the continuation and modernization of hierarchical class relations; it also highlights ...

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