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American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Chimie     Open Access  
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Applied Catalysis A: General     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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at - Automatisierungstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access  
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Biomicrofluidics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory     Hybrid Journal  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Cientifica     Open Access  
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Journal Cover American Journal of Applied Sciences
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  • The Relationship of Parents Knowledge Level and Socioeconomic Factor to
           Oral Health of Down Syndrome Children

    • Abstract: Different conditions of the oral cavity in children with Down syndrome which are compared to children without Down syndrome increase higher parents knowledge and the risk factors in maintaining oral health of children with Down syndrome. Correlation test with descriptive analytic by survey techniques was aimed to know the relationship of parents knowledge level and socioeconomic factor to oral health of Down syndrome children 6-12 years old in Bandung. Thirty three Down syndrome children in 6-12 years old and their parents from six special needs schools-C were recruited to this study. The data of parents knowledge and socio-economic factor were gathered from questionnaire that had been validated. The oral health of Down syndrome children was recorded using def-t and DMF-T index examination. Analysis had been made between variables using Pearson and Chi-square test (p value <0.05). There was no significant relationship between socioeconomic factors and parents knowledge to oral health of Down syndrome children (p>0.05). Caries is a disease with complex causal factors. Socio-economic factors are not the only determinants of oral health status of children with mental retardation, such as a child with Down syndrome.
  • Corporate Governance on the Corporate Characteristics- Managerial
           Accounting link

    • Abstract: The objective of this article attempts to investigate the intervening impact of corporate governance on the causal link between corporate characteristics and the application of managerial accounting, which has not been discussed and empirically investigated in the prior literature. A successful survey of 395 publicly listed firms in Vietnam offers experimental evidence that corporate characteristics indirectly contribute to the application of managerial accounting via corporate governance. This research further investigates whether the causal association from corporate governance to the application of managerial accounting is moderated by corporate characteristics, which has been ignored by prior research. The findings reveal that corporate characteristics impose a moderating influence on the corporate governance- managerial accounting causal linkage. The current research contributes to the management literature by shedding light on the intricate associations among corporate governance, corporate characteristics and the application of managerial accounting in that the mediation of corporate governance and the moderation of corporate characteristics are clarified. The findings are also expected useful to executives in helping for better decisions on the application of managerial accounting tools in business, appropriate to their corporate governance structure and corporate characteristics in order to receive the best possible corporate performance.
  • BlindLogin: A Graphical Authentication System with Support for Blind and
           Visually Impaired users on Smartphones

    • Abstract: Most graphical password systems on smart phones do not consider the needs of blind and visually impaired users. The main objective of this paper is to propose a new graphical authentication system which combines the usability of the graphical password with the security of the textual password and allows all types of users, including the blind and visually impaired users to use the same authentication system on a smartphone without any extra costs for special hardware. 84.6% of those surveyed would recommend BlindLogin to their friends. 46.2% of the respondents also found the BlindLogin password to be easier to remember than the regular textual password. BlindLogin is a viable alternative as a universal graphical password authentication system.
  • Radiological Risks Assessment of Ogun State Drinking Water

    • Abstract: The presence of radionuclides in water constitute health risk to man. The consumption of such water increases the likelihood of incurring cancer. Analysis will enhance the detection of significant radionuclides causing harm to the populace and stimulate remediation. This inferred the radioactivity measurements of twenty (20) well water samples from three industrial cities of Ogun State using Hyper Pure Germanium detector (HPGe). The pH and other physiochemical parameters were also determined. The result showed that the mean activity concentrations of 40K, 210Pb, 224Ra, 232Th and 238U were found to be 1.86±1.70 Bql-1; 7.93±2.40 Bql-1; 3.60±1.25 Bql-1; 8.48±2.10 Bql-1; and 2.28±0.57 Bql-1 respectively. The corresponding mean total annual effective dose for ages 0-1 y; 1-2 y; 2-7 y; 7-12 y; 12-17 y and > 17 y are: 9.14 mSv y-1; 9.58 mSv y-1; 6.87 mSv y-1; 6.86 mSv y-1; 11.91 mSv y-1; and 5.68 mSv y-1 respectively. The mean cancer mortality and morbidity risks respectively are: {(3.16 and 5.00)10-5} for 40K; {(575.74 and 759.67)10-5} for 210Pb; {(43.25 and 71.05)10-5} for 224Ra; {(63.37 and 96.03)10-5} for 232Th; and {(10.70 and 16.40)10-5} for 238U. The activity concentrations of 210Pb, 224Ra and 232Th exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance level in all samples but one. The corresponding total annual effective dose for all the six age groups exceeded the recommended WHO standard of 0.1 mSv y-1 in all samples. More importantly, there is high radiation risk in drinking the water from these wells and 210Pb contribution to risk was the highest.
  • Comparing the Empirical and the Theoretical Probability Density of Return
           in which Variance Obeying Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process at Indonesian Stock
           Exchange IDX

    • Abstract: The distribution of the probability density of a return index with stochastic volatility has been calculated. Here the stock index is assumed to follow geometric Brownian motion, while the variance is assumed to obey Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process as in Heston model. The distribution of the probability density of the return which is obtained by solving the Fokker-Planck equation of two dimensional index and the variance have been compared with the probability density taken from Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX). In this study, we use Jakarta Islamic Index (JII), LQ45 and Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) data series from 2004 to 2012. We have shown that the theoretical probability density of return obtained from the calculation is in agreement with the empirical probability density. The theoretical probability density with stochastic volatility is closer to the empirical one than that of the Gaussian, particularly at the tail. The variance probability density at stationary state can be obtained by fitting the empirical probability density obtained from IDX data series with an integral expression obtained from quantum mechanical method.
  • Potential Radiological Impacts of Phosphate Fertilizers Brands used in
           Southeast, Nigeria

    • Abstract: The radionuclides present in phosphate fertilizers used in Southeast Nigeria were identified and their activity concentration determined to assess the potential radiological impact on the environment due to fertilizer applications in agricultural farm lands. The radioactivity concentration of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in the fertilizer samples range from 13.22±1.83 to 87.37±8.98 Bqkg-1 for 226Ra (mean: 31.71±5.4 Bqkg-1), 0.78±0.07 to 47.65±6.05 Bqkg-1 for 232Th (mean: 10.88±3.06) and 575.07±18.08 to 1234.80±36.61 Bqkg-1 for 40K (mean 876.91±20.03 Bqkg-1). The mean activity concentrations of the natural radionuclides of 226Ra and 232Th in the superphosphate fertilizer formulation were found to be above the world’s average. This will have potential health impact on humans if the fertilizers are applied in crops cultivation. The absorbed dose range from 31.01±0.03 to 75.11±0.49 nGyh-1 (mean: 68.66±0.35 nGyh-1). The super phosphate brand of fertilizer with the highest value of activity concentration has its value of annual effective dose as 0.08μ SvGyh-1.
  • Phylogenetic of ERIC-DNA Fingerprinting and New Sequencing of Aeromonas
           Species and V. Cholerae DNA

    • Abstract: The current study included 44 isolate of A. hydrophila, A. sobria and V. cholerae and other bacteria isolated from stool samples and environmental samples (Kufa river water and hospital environmental samples). ERIC DNA Fingerprinting with ERIC primers pairs generated distinct amplification bands ranging in size from (87 bp to 8000 kb). The 44 isolates produced 93 different patterns by ERIC DNA fingerprinting. The ?ngerprinting patterns of the isolates were constructed using cluster analysis the UPGMA (group method) using average linkages Number of different bands (Similarity coef?cient), 1% tolerance. The PCR method of gene (16SrDNA and 16SrRNA) were the best methods for diagnosis, which has led to isolate and diagnosis of A. hydrophila A. sobria and V. cholerae are distributed as clinical isolates of A. hydrophila A. sobria were diarrhea samples. While, the environmental isolates were isolate of V. cholerae from Kufa river water. Sequencing technology is used to diagnosis of A. hydrophila, A. sobria and V. cholerae isolates were examined by (16SrDNA, 16SrRNA) genes. Recorded the new isolates in Nucleotide/Blast and recorded as the first sequencing in Gene-Bank/NCBI, DDBJ and ENA (INSDC). Each sequence have Accession number (No.: Gene bank: LC194875 Aeromonas sobria-HNK1, Gene bank: LC194876 Aeromonas hydrophila-HNK2, Gene bank: LC194877 Vibrio cholerae-HNK3) this is the first study in Iraq for discovery of new isolates by new sequences. The frequency of A. hydrophila, A. sobria and V. cholerae isolates in Najaf were higher among clinical and environmental isolates. The ERIC band pattern is an adequate tool for epidemiological investigations of A. hydrophila, A. sobria and V. cholerae isolates.
  • Random Forest Classification and Support Vector Machine for Detecting
           Epilepsyusing Electroencephalograph Records

    • Abstract: Complexity in data structure has led to the rapid development of computational statistics methods. Machine learning approaches have been introduced and applied to solve complex problems in many fields. This paper applies two common machine learning approaches, Random Forest (RF) and Support Vector Machine (SVM), in the detection of epilepsy. The diagnosis of epilepsy can usually only be made when a seizure is happening, which leads to some difficulties in the diagnostic process. The most recent way of diagnosing epilepsy is by using an Electroencephalograph (EEG) record. However, detecting epilepsy cases through EEG records takes a long time and may lead to misleading diagnostic results. The use of machine learning approaches is intended to generate fast and accurate classification results. As the EEG only generates a signal, direct analysis using RF or SVM cannot be carried out and the EEG record needs to be pre-processed. This paper uses Discrete Wavelet Transform and Line Length Features in the data pre-processing stage to decompose the signal by frequency and time. The classification results show that both RF and SVM perform very well and are able to classify cases of epilepsy accurately. The RF outperforms the SVM in the training dataset, while the SVM has a better performance in testing, with almost nom is classified cases. Several open problems relating to interpretation as well as parameter settings are described.
  • Effects of Plastic Wedges on Whole Foot Radiograph in Anteroposterior and
           Oblique Positions

    • Abstract: The whole foot radiography may be taken twice with different exposure parameters. It produces two images in two radiation exposures; one is the metatarsal view of the phalange and the other is a tarsal view. The aim of this study was to study the effects of plastic wedges on whole foot radiography with one radiation exposure. The plastic wedge was developed from plastic wood. Whole foot phantom radiographic imaging was created in anteroposterior and oblique positions with and without plastic wedges mounted on the collimator of an X-ray machine. A radiation imaging plate was used as a transmitted-radiation receptor. The radiation exposure parameter was 54 kilo-voltage at 100 milliamperes for 0.02 sec. The results showed that the resolution of whole foot phantom radiographic imaging in both anteroposterior and oblique positions with plastic wedge mounted on a collimator of an X-ray machine was better than without plastic wedge mounted on collimator. Percentage of Coefficient Variance (%CV) of pixel value on radiographic imaging with plastic wedge mounted on collimator was less than without plastic wedge mounted on collimator. This finding suggests that plastic wedges can help improve image quality of whole foot radiography with one radiation exposure.
  • Study of Modified Oral Minimal Model using n-Order Decay Rate of Plasma
           Insulin for the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Subjects with Normal,
           Impaired and Diabetic Glucose Tolerance

    • Abstract: : In this present study, the modified Oral Minimal Model (OMM), with secretion of insulin from pancreas was assumed that the insulin decay rate was not always a ?rst-orderly process in the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), had been developed to study Normal Glucose Tolerance (NGT), Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT or pre-diabetes) and type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) subjects. The modified OMM model was used to assess physiological functions which were insulin sensitivity (SI) and glucose effectiveness (SG) from the OGTT data. The results of the modified OMM model fit to the measured glucose and insulin concentration-time profiles in the OGTT process of the subjects. The single-step ?tting process to optimize the real pAarameters of the SI and SG index from the experimental data using the modi?ed OMM. Our results showed that all NGT subjects had higher the SI and SG index than all IGT and T2DM subjects following the OGTT process. Basal and large peak glucose were lower in all NGT subjects than in all IGT and T2DM subjects. Insulin extraction was lower in all subjects with T2DM but was almost similar for the NGT and IGT subjects. The averaged correlation between measured and this present model, commonly called R2 value, showed that these four cases were 0.96 which indicated good agreement.
  • The Generation of Malay Lexicon

    • Abstract: The most important element in analyzing sentiment in text is to assign polarity to the opinion words. Polarity means the positive, negative or neutral state of the opinion words. They are many methods or ways in determining the polarity of an opinion words. One of the methods is using lexicon-based method. Lexicons are digital library of opinion words together with the polarity of the words. Basically, there are 3 methods in developing lexicon-based approach which is manual, dictionary-based and corpus-based. For Malay language there is no available sentiment lexicon and also very limited sources. Thus, in this study we present the automation lexicon generation for Malay language using the dictionary approach. The detail description of the automation lexicon generation for Malay language is discussed in this study.
  • The Level of Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction of the Insurance
           Industries in Indonesia

    • Abstract: This survey aims to investigate the level of service quality, client satisfaction and the image of Indonesia in particular insurance companies to PT (Limited Liability Company) Insurance Bumiputera Bumida Palembang. Indirectly influence the quality of services to the corporate image through satisfaction. The method used was descriptive. Data obtained through the distribution of questionnaires to 285 unemployment insurance claims losses Bumida Palembang PT Asuransi Bumiputera study. Descriptive analysis that involves frequencies, means and percentages used in this study. The results showed that the effect of simultaneous five dimensions of service quality are tangible, reliability, responsiveness, assurance and empathy are positive and significant on unemployment claims satisfaction of 49.7%. In partial, reliability dimension has an important influence positively the most dominant to the satisfaction of jobless claims, which accounted for 27%, the next dimension significantly, dimensions responsiveness, assurance dimensions and dimensions of empathy has had a major influence positively to the satisfaction of unemployment claims that each by 21.5, 20.6, 18.1 and 19.6% of each other. Five dimensions of service quality has an indirect effect a positive image of the company PT Asuransi Palembang Bumida Bumiputera through satisfaction jobless claims, which are tangibles is 2.3%, dimensional reliability is 2.9%, dimensions responsiveness is 2.2%, dimensions guarantee is 1.9% and empathy dimension it amounted to 2.1%. Although unemployment claims satisfaction in handling insurance claims loss solutions have a positive effect and significant to the company's image is equal to 10.7%.
  • Automatic Recognition System of Vehicle Plate for Recording Incoming
           Vehicles to the University Campus and the Outgoing

    • Abstract: Automatic recognition of vehicle plate characters became a very important in our daily life because of the unlimited increase of vehicles that enter or leave a supervised area. This paper describes an automatic intelligent system that captures the images of vehicles and has the ability to recognize the plates of vehicles entering the university campus or leaving. A camera is built on the university gate for taking images of incoming or outgoing vehicles. A rear image of a vehicle is captured and processed. The system applies an intelligent filtering of the input image based on a set of filters removing unnecessary image elements preserving the position and shape of characters of the vehicle plate, histogram manipulation and edge detection techniques for plate localization and characters segmentation. Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is chosen as a classifier for recognizing the characters in the vehicle plates. This system can extracts the letters and numbers from vehicles plates. So, the extracted vehicle characters can be used to record the incoming vehicles to the university campus and the outgoing. The recognized vehicle characters are saved in the university database.
  • Optimizing the Newspaper Distribution Scenarios using Genetic Algorithm: A
           Case Study of India

    • Abstract: This paper attempts to optimize the various newspaper distribution scenario as observed in India. It found from the literature that earlier research work carried out in optimizing the vehicle routing networks problem using time window and scope was limited to distribution from newspaper printing location to the vendor point of distribution. This paper focuses on the distribution of newspaper from vendor to the newspaper reader/customer. In this study case study method is used and the circulation activity is modelled with different field scenarios with a aim of minimizing the overall (total) delivery time of the Newspaper. The major aim of this paper was to identify the issues, while distributing the newspaper by the vendor at the hub to the end reader. The company under consideration had an objective of finishing the last newspaper delivery by 6:30 am. To optimize the same the paper identified the following scenario:
      Case 1. Delivery to Independent Houses Located in a Community
      Case 2. Delivery to an Apartment Cluster
      Case 3. Delivery considering the various modes of transportation
      The present paper optimized the same using genetic algorithm as the optimizing tool. The model with different scenarios presented in the paper will help the newspaper distribution planners to understand the various issues on the field and achieve to have a successful distribution strategy within the set objective of reaching the last copy of newspaper by 6:30 am to the reader. This will help not only the newspaper company under consideration but the entire newspaper industry. This paper contributes to body of knowledge of newspaper industry its major research implications are 1. It provide insights for a particular type of functioning environment, where speed and time play an critical role. 2. In certain type the time delays in the distribution network will impact the consumer’s preference which will lead to improved market share and more satisfied customers.
  • On the Mean Estimation using Stratified Double Median Ranked Set Sampling

    • Abstract: Stratified Double Median Ranked Set Sampling (SDMRSS) method is suggested for estimating the population mean. The SDMRSS is compared with the Simple Random Sampling (SRS), Stratified Simple Random Sampling (SSRS) and Stratified Ranked Set Sampling (SRSS) methods. It is shown that SDMRSS estimator is an unbiased of the population mean and is more efficient than the SRS, SSRS and SRSS counterparts. Also, SDMRSS increase the efficiency of mean estimation for specific value of the sample size. The SDMRSS is applied on real data set.
  • A Guideline of using Assistive Technologies and Educational Services for
           Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

    • Abstract: Assistive Technologies (AT) and Educational Services (ES) are important in the needs of students with disabilities in higher education and their availability should be studied to provide appropriate help for them. The objectives of this study were to explore the problems in using AT and ES for these students and develop a guideline from the perspective of key informants. Data were collected from a semi-structured interview process completed by two groups of key-informants such as 12 service providers and 26 undergraduate students with disabilities. The results found that the problems in providing and using AT and ES comprised seven components; budget; personnel; discomfort in borrowing and taking care of special equipment; centralized maintenance; varieties of special individual needs; effectiveness of AT; and an AT specialist. In addition, a guideline for using AT and ES for students with disabilities included support from the government and non-governmental organizations; a training and production manual for faculty staff; and central organization of AT. This result is useful information for related service providers in helping students with disabilities to access educational activities.
  • Continuous Wavelet Transform Based Spectral Decomposition of 3d Seismic
           Data for Reservoir Characterization in Oyi Field, se Niger Delta

    • Abstract: Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) is one of the most used wavelet transform based spectral decomposition methods in the direct detection of hydrocarbons and as an indicator of stratigraphic variability due to its optimal time-frequency resolution and variable time window requirements. CWT based spectral decomposition was applied on a 3D Post Stack Time Migrated (PSTM) seismic data acquired over a producing field using morlet wavelet and a time varying analysis window. Frequency amplitude slices of 10 Hz to 50 Hz were extracted from a 1625 ms HD1 seismic horizon and analyzed for possible hydrocarbon indications and stratigraphy. Hydrocarbon filled reservoir sands were delineated as low frequency high amplitude spectral anomalies between 20 Hz to 30 Hz frequency band coincident with the locations of producing wells in the field. Also, high frequency high amplitude spectral anomaly were delineated at predominantly 50 Hz frequency indicating a thin-bed with probable hydrocarbon saturation particularly gas, suspected to be a bypass hydrocarbon zone. Result also shows amplitude diminution with increasing frequency attributed to local variations in lithology. Therefore, appropriate application of this method will improve reservoir characterization and enhanced bed thickness definition, de-risk prospects and minimize dry well drilling in the field.
  • Advanced Automatic Lexicon with Sentiment Analysis Algorithms for Arabic

    • Abstract: Sentiment analysis is a statistical analysis of people’s attitudes, directions and emotions about a specific domain. The advance of telecommunication networks makes it very important to develop different sentiment analysis algorithms for gathering information of user preferences from multiple specialized sources. The next step is to analyze the polarity of information and finally gain and predict knowledge to anticipate future results. Arabic language has gained much interest in the past few years because of its wide morphological and linguistic terms. In this study, automatic lexicons for both modern standard Arabic and colloquial vocabularies are developed for multi-domain classical and vernacular terms. In addition, new novel sentiment analysis algorithms are presented, developed and implemented for analyzing the polarity of multi-domain datasets and increasing efficiency and flexibility of sentiment lexicons. The sentiment analysis algorithms are used for analyzing datasets based on their intensification weights to increase the performance of lexicon analyzer. The experimental results show high accuracy, precision, recall and F-measure compared with other recent research experiments.
  • Evaluation of Keratinolytic Activity Succeeds by Keratinophilic Fungi in
           Jaipur, India

    • Abstract: Earth has innate background for fungi that cover individual kingdom since evolution. The keratinophilic fungi are allied moulds that produce the keratinase enzyme to degrade the keratinous materials in or on the soil. Keratinous materials are insoluble and resistant to degradation by common proteinase enzymes. It is important to study the microorganism producers of such enzymes for use in the biotechnology industry. In order to present study, two isolates of fungi were evaluated to determine if they had the ability to degrade keratin as nutrient substrate. They were grown in an inundated culture medium containing poultry feathers. Among species, best keratin substrate degradation activity as well as keratinase enzyme activity was recorded in Arthoderma multifidium (KU578107) followed by Chrysosporium tropicum (KU578108) gradually leading manner day by days.
  • A Proposed Assessment Method for Image of Regional Educational

    • Abstract: Market of educational services in the current Russian economic conditions is a complex of a huge variety of educational institutions. Market of educational services is already experiencing a significant influence of the demographic situation in Russia. This means that higher education institutions are forced to fight in a tough competition for high school students. Increased competition in the educational market forces universities to find new methods of non-price competition in attraction of potential students and throughout own educational and economic activities. Commercialization of education places universities in a single plane with commercial companies who study a positive perception of the image and reputation as a competitive advantage, which is quite acceptable for use in strategic and current activities of higher education institutions to ensure the competitiveness of educational services and educational institution in whole. Nevertheless, due to lack of evidence-based proposals in this area there is a need for scientific research in terms of justification of organizational and methodological aspects of image use as a factor in the competitiveness of the higher education institution. Theoretically and practically there are different methods and ways of evaluating the company's image. The article provides a comparative assessment of the existing valuation methods of corporate image and the author’s method of estimating the image of higher education institutions based on the key influencing factors. The method has been tested on the Vyatka State Agricultural Academy (Russia). The results also indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the institution, highlights ways of improving and adjusts the efforts for image improvement.
  • Statistical Measurement of Nurses’ Level of Awareness of Value of
           Occupational Therapy Services in a Paediatric Ward

    • Abstract: The study investigated the extent of information the nurses have about Occupational Therapy (OT) and its place within a health Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). It took place in the paediatric ward of the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Gauteng Department of Health. It was stimulated by the adverse attitude of the nurses to the OT staff and/or students from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) for prescribed OT activities in that ward. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate that if nurses in a MDT setting did not understand OT purpose, then this may cause lack of their appreciation of OT activities and of occupational therapists. Forty-three nurses participated in the study. Most of them did not know much about OT and seemed to have different impressions about the OT profession. The study recommended that the nurses should be informed about other practitioners in the MDT of their workplace, how each one works and the scope of the nurses’ work.
  • Harvesting Chaetoceros Calcitrans and Nannochloropsis sp. Via

    • Abstract: The efficiency of harvesting the algal biomass plays a dominant role in the production of biodiesel from microalgae. On a commercial scale the choice and efficiency of the harvesting techniques may be a deciding factor for economic viability of this renewable energy source. The highly energy intensive centrifugation and filtration process are followed by flocculation for harvesting microalgae. Therefore the choice, cost and efficiency of the flocculating techniques can effectively lower the cost of harvesting and in turn minimize the cost of biodiesel production. This study aims to investigate the electroflocculation technique for harvesting microalgae under optimizing the operating parameters viz. voltage and current. Chaetoceros calcitrans and Nannochloropsis sp. were cultured and electrofloculated with a harvesting efficiency of 92 and 95% respectively at the optimum voltage and current.
  • Assessment of Strength Development in Stabilized Soil with CBR Plus and
           Silica Sand

    • Abstract: This paper investigates the potential use of a nano polymer stabilizer, namely CBR PLUS for stabilization of soft clay and formulation of an optimal mix design of stabilized soil with CBR PLUS and silica sand. The highway settlements induced by the soft clay are problematic due to serious damages in the form of cracks and deformation. With respect to this, soil compaction and stabilization is regarded as a viable method to treat shallow soft clayey ground for supporting highway embankment. The suitability of stabilized soil was examined on the basis of standard Proctor compaction, California Bearing Ratio (CBR), unconfined compression, direct shear and permeability falling head tests. Furthermore, the chemical compositions of the materials were determined using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) test. The objectives of this paper are (i) to stabilize the compacted soil with CBR PLUS and silica sand in the laboratory; and (ii) to evaluate the strength and CBR of the untreated and stabilized soil specimens. It was found that the optimal mix design of the stabilized soil is 90% clay, 1% CBR PLUS, 9% silica sand. It is further revealed that, stabilization increases the CBR and unconfined compressive strength of the combinations by almost 6-fold and 1.8-fold respectively. In summary, a notable discovery is that the optimum mix design can be sustainably applied to stabilize the shallow clay without failure.
  • Constrained Modified Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing RICE Climate Change
           Model Policy

    • Abstract: The objective of this paper is to use evolutionary algorithm for policy making to help in decision support, the Regional Integrated Climate-Economy (RICE) model for the dynamic climate change is used to optimize the tradeoff policy between abating of carbon dioxide emissions to reduce global climate change and in the other hand the resulting in economic damages. A Constrained Genetic Algorithms (CGAs) is modified to search for near global optimal solutions the by searching climate optimum control parameters that resulted in optimal CO2 abatement and temperature reduction with less economic damages. A Comparison study between optimizing the output of GAs with the standard solution revealed that GAs successfully found a better solution, in term of finding optimum values for the carbon prices that lead to more reduction in carbon emission comparing to solutions given by the model developer.
  • Eucalyptus Gomphocephala: Morphological Characterization and Seed
           Germination under Influence of Contaminated Soil

    • Abstract: To study the impact of soil pollution on plant growth, our work focused on soil polluted by heavy metals. This soil was taken from the municipal landfill of Jendouba (North of Tunisia). We have undertaken to study the morphological behavior of a forest specie “Eucalyptus gomphocephala”. Two treatments are chosen (substrate containing 100% and 50% of soil taken from municipal solid waste of Jendouba) compared to a control (pilot soil). Morphological Parameters (stem height, root length, leaf area, the ratio of the stem/root and biomass) was measured. The plants grown on substrates based on an S1 (100% soil taken from municipal waste) and S2 (50%), exhibit morphological appreciable contribution to the control soil.
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