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Relative information content of gestural features of non-verbal communication related to object-transfer interactions
In order to implement reliable, safe and smooth human-robot object handover it will be necessary for service robots to identify non-verbal communication gestures in real-time. This study presents an analysis of the relative information content in the gestural features that together constitute a ...
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Author : Koene, Ansgar R. and Honisch, Juliane J. and Endo, Satoshi and Wing, Alan M.
Date : 2013
Source : EU FP7 CogLaboration project, 19-21 June 2013, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Keywords : gestures; Information Gain; object handover; classification;.non-verbal communication
Collection : TiGeR conference online proceedings
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CONNECTIONS: Communication in Ancient Egypt
This poster displays the results of the 'CONNECTIONS:Communication in Ancient Egypt' exhibition organised from January to June 2012. The project involved 12 students, staff members and alumni from Egyptology at the University of Birmingham coming together to create a ground breaking exhibition about...
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Author : Graves, Carl
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Collaboration between local governments in Thailand: lessons from the United Kingdom
There been much interest in the collaboration between local governments in Thailand and indeed in the international context for decades. In Thailand, since there are a large number of small local governments, i.e. 5,693 units with population in many units is less than 5,000, which seem to lack capac...
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Author : Chamchong, Pobsook
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Connect and connectivity: revealing a world of interactions
Connectivity is embedded into our modern day society. Devices rely increasingly on permanent network connections, people keep connected through social networks and technological advances allow everyday objects to become part of large networks of interconnected entities. Within these networks connect...
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Author : Hakvoort, Gido
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Deputy and assistant headteachers: why headship is no longer a choice
It is an expected view that all deputy and assistant head teachers continue their journey into Headship within schools in England, with the notions of role progression, aspiration and performance development at the heart of the process, but in reality this may not the case. For reasons unknown Heads...
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Author : Buckley, Judith
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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How stressed do you get?: A negative personality constellation is associated with higher feelings of stress but lower blood pressure, heart rate, and hormone responses to stressful experiences
An individual’s personality is often seen to be composed of varying levels of positive and negative characteristics; these can in turn influence numerous aspects including how we respond to mental stress. Exaggerated cardiovascular reactions, namely heart rate and blood pressure responses, have been...
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Author : Bibbey, Adam
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Identifying COPD in primary care: targeting patients at the highest risk
Aim: To select and internally validate candidate variables for a risk prediction algorithm to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care. Background: COPD is vastly under-diagnosed in primary care and a variety of case finding and screening tools have been proposed to hel...
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Author : Haroon, Shamil
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Lesbian pulp fiction and community formation 1950-1969
The study of lesbian pulp fiction is an integral aspect of working against what Adrienne Rich calls ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality.’ Society has a tendency to assume an individual’s identity in heterosexual terms: assuming that a community is comprised of heteropatriarchal family structures. Using alte...
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Author : Stratton, Sarah Lou
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Modeling accents for automatic speech recognition
In British English the term 'accent' refers to systematic variations in pronunciation, often associated with particular geographic regions. Accent is one of the most frequently cited causes of variability in speech. The problem of accents is becoming more important with the advancement of computeris...
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Author : Najafian, Maryam
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Optimal cycling time trial position models
Introduction: The aerodynamic drag of a cyclist in time trial (TT) position is strongly influenced by the torso angle (Underwood et al. 2011). To minimize drag, cyclists lower their torso angle. Along with the drag the cyclists’ peak power output decreases. There should be a trade-off between the lo...
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Author : Fintelman, Danique
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Predicting bowel cancer in chronic Ulcerative Colitis
Background: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is an aggressive and incurable inflammatory bowel disease that affects young people typically in their teens and early twenties. The symptoms of UC include, bloody diarrhoea, incontinence and intractable fatigue that can be difficult to treat. There are almost 250...
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Author : Iqbal, Fareed
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Will the sedentary smartphone owner please stand up?: Breaking bad health habits using technology
There is mounting evidence that sedentary lifestyles can seriously impact on health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular problems and early mortality. At the same time, the increasing ownership of smartphones equipped with sensors that can accurately detect sedentary patterns presents an opportu...
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Author : Pinder, Charlie
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
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Transnational transitional justice and reconciliation: the participation of conflict-generated diaspora in addressing the legacy of mass violence
This paper is a preliminary exploration of the role that conflict-generated diaspora communities can play in transitional justice and processes of reconciliation. The aim is to consider what potential there is for tapping into diaspora communities and the possible benefits this could have on diaspor...
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Author : Haider, Huma
Date : 2012
Source : Relationships between diasporas and their “Homelands” and their impact on the state, national identities, and peace and conflict, 3-5 February 2012, Beirut, Lebanon.
Keywords : Diasporas, transitional justice, reconciliation, integration, peacebuilding
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Biohydrogen production by extractive fermentation and photofermentation
Electrodialysis (ED), an electrochemical membrane technique, prolonged and enhanced the production of biohydrogen and purified organic acids (OAs) via anaerobic fermentation of glucose and food wastes. In this extractive fermentation, pH was precisely controlled by the regulated extraction of acidic...
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Author : Redwood, MD and Orozco, RL and Majewski, AJ and Macaskie, LE
Date : 2011
Source : 4th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, 14-16 Sept 2011, Glasgow, U.K..
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The DELILA makeover: changes to the UBIRA ePrints Repository
The scope of the JISC/HEA funded DELILA Project http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/ includes improving the hosting of Learning Objects in the University of Birmingham’s UBIRA Institutional Repositories. This has led to a number of improvements in the display of repository items - inspired in part ...
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Author : Craft, Edward
Date : 2011
Source : DELILA Dissemination Event, 26th July 2011, Senate House, London.
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Why, why, why DELILA…? Releasing information and digital literacy content to support trainee teachers in higher education
This was a presentation given at LILAC 11 about DELILA (Developing Educators' Learning and Information Literacy in Accreditation), JISC/HEA funded project by LSE and University of Birmingham.
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2011
Source : OER 11, 11th-13th May 2011, Manchester.
Keywords : UKOER, OER11, DELILA, JISC
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Why, why, why DELILA? A program to promote the open sharing of our information literacy and digital literacy teaching material
This was a presentation given at LILAC 11 about DELILA (Developing Educators' Learning and Information Literacy in Accreditation), JISC/HEA funded project by LSE and University of Birmingham.
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2011
Source : LILAC 2011, 18th-20th April 2011, British Library Conference centre.
Keywords : UKOER, LILAC11, DELILA
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The effect of schooling on sport performance and participation from 16 to 18 years of age: A UK perspective
Research suggests that schooling can dictate both opportunity and performance levels (Bailey et al, 2010), and that whilst there is an assumption that the type of school attended has an effect on sporting opportunity Rowley, 1993), much of this evidence is anecdotal. This work explores the effect of...
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Author : Bridge, Matthew W and Toms, Martin R
Date : 2011
Source : AIESEP 2011, June 22 -25 2011, Limerick, Ireland.
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The Role of Knowledge Bases in Improving Discoverability Now and in the Future – Why National and International Collaboration Is Key.
Author : Pearson, Sarah
Date : 2011
Source : CONCERT.
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Birth season, water and education return in China
This essay investigate the returns to education in China using pooled CHNS (China Health and Nutrition Survey) dataset before 2000 (including 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1997) and after 2000 (including 2000, 2004 and 2006). Based on the standard Mincerian human capital earning function, we adopt the OLS an...
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Author : Kang, Lili
Date : 2010
Source : CREW Labour Economics Workshop, September 2010, University of Birmingham.
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Acquisition size and institutional ownership: evidence from China
Firm’s proper acquisition size is still an unresolved question. The extant literatures mention little about the determinants of firm’s acquisition size at micro economic level. With recent available data of acquisitions in Chinese stock market (Shanghai and Shenzhen) during 2003-2008, we estimate th...
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Author : Peng, Fei and Kang, Lili and Jiang, Jun
Date : 2010
Source : The Chinese Economic Association (UK) 2010 Annual Conference and 2nd CEA (Europe) Annual Conference, 12-13 July 2010, University of Oxford.
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Education return in urban China: evidences from CHNS dataset
This essay investigate the returns to schooling in urban China using pooled CHNS (China Health and Nutrition Survey) dataset of the 1990s (including 1991, 1993 and 1997) and the 2000s (including 2000, 2004 and 2006). Based on the standard Mincerian human capital earning function, we adopt the OLS an...
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Author : Kang, Lili and Peng, Fei
Date : 2010
Source : The Chinese Economic Association (UK) 2010 Annual Conference and 2nd CEA (Europe) Annual Conference, 12-13 July 2010, University of Oxford.
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Getting Published - and how the Library can help
A powerpoint presentation which covers ways of getting published and making an impact, and what support and advice the Library can provide
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2010
Source : Making an Impact, Birmingham Business School.
Keywords : impact; publishing; library; social science
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Food consumption patterns to reduce and prevent obesity
Biography introducing this seminar presentation. Professor David A. Booth has research doctorates in biochemistry and in psychology. A main area of his research since 1964 has been the neural, digestive, metabolic, sensory and social influences on, and effects of, choices and intakes of foods ...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2008
Source : Departmental Seminar, School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition, McGill University, 23 November 2008, McGill / Macdonald Campus, St.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
Keywords : Evidence-based weight control
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The 150-year-old science of “active virtual machines”
Precirculated abstract. In 1888-9, E.H. Weber discovered one of the first basic principles of Experimental Psychology: equal ratios of the quantity of stimulation to the senses were rated as equally different in intensity, when the levels of input were moderate. This semilog linear range of an input...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2008
Source : School Seminar, Computer Science, UBham, 13 Nov 08, University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Mental causation. Multiple discrimination scaling. Empathy. Appetite. Natural Intelligence. Robotic Intelligence. AI and Psychology.
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Skill bias, age and organisational change
This paper considers evidence on the impact of ICT on demand for different types of workers, focusing in particular on the age dimension. It first examines data from EUKLEMS using regressions standard in the literature and suggests ICT may have adversely affected older workers, in particular high sk...
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Author : O’Mahony, Mary and Peng, Fei
Date : 2008
Source : EU KLEMS Final Conference, 19 and 20 June 2008, University of Groningen.
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Institutional effects on skill premium
Skill premium in the United Kingdom has increased substantially since the 1970s. This paper analyzes the link between institutions and the skill premium in the UK controlling for other explanatory variables such as market conditions, international trade and skill-biased technology. For the privat...
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Author : Peng, Fei
Date : 2008
Source : Aston-Birmingham PhD Colloquium, June 2008.
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Minds, Mechanisms and Made Free: the scientific study of human life upheld by the Creator
Psychology is the systematic empirical study of the mechanisms of objective achievements by a human being or member of another species. These mental processes include intentions / actions, percepts / sensations, thoughts / solutions, emotions / cooperations, communications etc. - whatever the task ...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2006
Source : Mind, Machines and Majesty - The Boundaries of Humanity, 4 November, 2006, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.
Collection : Annual Conference of Christians in Science (UK)
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Getting evidence for most and least fattening local eating customs from individuals’ reports in their culture’s terms
Abdominal fatness, like IQ, is predominantly a moderately heritable polygenic trait. Furthermore, human genetic structure is masked by many regulatory genes. Hence environment is likely to specify any obesigenic pattern of metabolism, movement or ingestion. The least fattening patterns of behaviour ...
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Author : Booth, David A. and Thibault, Louise and Chesneau, Caroline and Baek, Seolhyang
Date : 2006
Source : BFDG 2006, 20-21 April 2006, University of Birmingham (UK).
Collection : BFDG annual meeting
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Queering space in Turin
This article engages with scholarship on the sexualisation and queering of public spaces, drawing on ethnographic research carried out in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) commuities in Turin in 2006, the year in which the city hosted ‘Pride Nazionale’. In the Italian context, problema...
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Author : Ross, Charlotte
Date : 2006
Source : Public and Private Space in Italian Culture, March 2006, London.
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The Joint IGNTP/INTF Editio Critica Maior of the Gospel of John: its goals and their significance for New Testament scholarship
Conference paper delivered at SNTS Annual Meeting in Halle, Germany, August 2005
Author : Parker, D.C. and Wachtel, Klaus
Date : 2005
Source : Annual Meeting of SNTS (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas), August 2-6, 2005, Halle.
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Individuals’ integration of sensory and semantic features in discriminal object-recognition space
This e-paper contains the pre-circulated Abstracts, scripts and slides of two oral presentations to the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science and the Experimental Psychology Society at the University of Toronto in July 1993
Author : Booth, David A. and Freeman, Richard
Date : 1993
Source : CSBBCS/EPS joint meeting, 15-17 July 1993, University of Toronto.
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