Brigham Young University

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Pattern-based Aggregation of Named Entity Extractors

    Despite significant advances in named entity extraction technologies, state-of-the-art extraction tools achieve insufficient accuracy rates for practical use in many operational settings. However, they are not all prone to the same types of error, suggesting that substantial improvements may be achieved via appropriate combinations of existing tools, provided their behavior...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Extensible Pre-Authentication in Kerberos

    Kerberos is a well-established authentication system. As new authentication methods arise, incorporating them into Kerberos is desirable. However, extending Kerberos poses challenges due to a lack of source code availability for some implementations and a lengthy standardization process. Kerberos allows a user to authenticate once and then connect to application...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Multilingual Ontologies for Cross-Language Information Extraction and Semantic Search

    Valuable local information is often available on the web, but encoded in a foreign language that non-local users do not understand. Can the authors create a system to allow a user to query in language L1 for facts in a web page written in language L2? They propose a suite...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    SpamED: A Spam Email Detection Approach Based on Phrase Similarity

    Emails are unquestionably one of the most popular communication media these days. Not only they are fast and reliable, but also free in general. Unfortunately, a significant number of emails received by email users on a daily basis are spam. This fact is annoying, since spam emails translate into a...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is Openness Inflationary? Policy Commitment And Imperfect Competition

    This paper proposes a channel through which increased openness to international trade can increase a country's incentive to create inflation. The theoretical justification for this channel is the well known "Beggar thy neighbor" incentive, and its dominance relies on a monetary authority's ability to commit to policy as well as...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Conceptual Modeling Foundations for a Web of Knowledge

    The semantic web purports to be a web of knowledge that can answer the questions, help one reason about everyday problems as well as scientific endeavors, and service many of the wants and needs. Researchers and others expound various views about exactly what this means. Here the authors propose an...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Model-Driven Software Development

    Software development is a complex and difficult task that requires the investment of significant resources and carries major risk of failure. According to its proponents, Model-Driven (MD) software development approaches are improving the way the authors build software. Model-driven approaches putatively increase developer productivity, decrease the cost (In time and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Mapping Conceptual Models to Database Schemas

    The mapping of a conceptual-model instance to a database schema is fundamentally the same for all conceptual models. A conceptual-model instance describes the relationships and constraints among the various data items. Given the relationships and constraints, the mappings group data items together into flat relational schemas for relational databases and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Tapping Our Potential: Business Process Management and Archival Content Management Systems

    One of the most exciting developments of the last decade has been the development of archival content management systems that enable archivists to effectively manage information about their collections. Unfortunately, these systems are not designed for large institutions with distributed-workflows. In this paper, the authors will discuss the importance of...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Extracting a Largest Redundancy-Free XML Storage Structure From an Acyclic Hypergraph in Polynomial Time

    Given a hypergraph and a set of embedded functional dependencies, the authors investigates the problem of determining the conditions under which the authors can efficiently generate redundancy-free XML storage structures with as few scheme trees as possible. Redundancy-free XML structures guarantee both economy in storage space and the absence of...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Data Frame Augmentation of Free Form Queries for Constraint Based Document Filtering

    The ever expanding nature of the web makes finding relevant documents increasingly difficult. Traditional free form query methods, primarily keyword queries, are favored by a wide array of users but appear inadequate for the task of high precision information retrieval. Other search models such as form or graphed based models,...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Theoretical Foundations for Enabling a Web of Knowledge

    The current web is a web of linked pages. Frustrated users search for facts by guessing which keywords or keyword phrases might lead them to pages where they can find facts. Can people make it possible for users to search directly for facts embedded in web pages? Instead of a...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Transport Capacity Regions for Wireless Networks With Multi-User Links

    The authors analyze the distance-weighted rate achievable in wireless networks which utilize multiple antennas and multi-user links. They give the transport capacity of multi-antenna multiple-access and broadcast channels, and use these topologies at the physical layer of an ad-hoc network to obtain achievable distance-weighted rate regions for a multi-antenna wireless...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Connectivity in a UAV Multi-Static Radar Network

    This paper describes a multi-static radar network composed of multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). Time-delay and Doppler measurements taken by the UAV team are passed to a centralized processor to determine optimal heading commands for the UAV team to reduce tracking error. However, due to power and communication constraints on...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Structural, Content-Similarity Measure for Detecting Spam Documents on the Web

    The Web provides its users with abundant information. Unfortunately, when a Web search is performed, both users and search engines must deal with an annoying problem: the presence of spam documents that are ranked among legitimate ones. The mixed results downgrade the performance of search engines and frustrate users who...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Conceptual-Model Programming: A Manifesto

    In order to promote Conceptual-Model Programming (CMP), the authors set forth these CMP papers. They hold these papers to be the defining principles for model-complete software development. In essence, this CMP manifesto asserts that programming activities are to be carried out via conceptual modeling. For applications amenable to conceptual-model designs,...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Managing DICOM Image Metadata with Desktop Operating Systems Native User Interface

    Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is commonly used in the hospital environment as the tool to manage radiological images which has standardized on the DICOM format. PACS usually consists of dedicated high performance server computers to provide functionalities of acquisition, storage, retrieval, editing (metadata), distribution and presentation. As the...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Multi-Layered XML Schema and Design Tool for Reusing and Integrating FPFA IP

    Reconfigurable computing systems remain difficult to use and program. One way to increase design productivity for these systems is through reuse of previously developed and verified Intellectual Property (IP) cores. This paper presents CHREC XML, a XML schema that facilitates IP reuse by encapsulating the details of reusable IP cores...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    FOCIH: Form-Based Ontology Creation and Information Harvesting

    Creating ontology and populating it with data are both labor-intensive tasks requiring a high degree of expertise. Thus, scaling ontology creation and population to the size of the web in an effort to create a web of data - which some see as Web 3.0 - is prohibitive. Can people...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Conceptual Modeling for a Web of Knowledge

    The current web is a web of linked pages. Frustrated users search for facts by guessing which keywords or keyword phrases might lead them to pages where they can find facts. Can people make it possible for users to search directly for facts? Equivalently, can they turn the web into...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An XML Schema for Representing Reusable IP Cores for Reconfigurable Computing

    The reuse of Intellectual Property (IP) cores within reconfigurable computing systems is a promising approach for improving the productivity of reconfigurable system design. Further, there are a large variety of reusable IP cores available for a variety of application-specific functions. These cores, however, are created from different design tools and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Enabling a Web of Knowledge

    A major obstacle impeding progress on the "Web of data" is content creation - a difficult, tedious, and time consuming task. How people make human-scalable, user-friendly tools to enable the web of data? Content integrity is also a major concern. How they engender confidence in results returned from the web...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Video Games: Effects On Childhood Development

    The electronic age is creating what could be called a new race of individuals, but what sort of an effect will such an age have on them? In fact, many are beginning to call them Generation M, M standing for media, because the world that they are growing up in...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Openness, Inflation, And Imperfect Competition: Theory And Evidence

    In this paper, the author proposes a channel through which increased openness to international trade can increase equilibrium inflation in the opening country. The author then performs an empirical test of the theory and finds supporting evidence that openness can be inflationary. The inflationary effect of openness depends critically on...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Qnet: A Modular Architecture for Reconfigurable Computing

    A packet-switched network architecture named Qnet and programming interface is presented that simplifies the integration of reconfigurable computing modules within a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Qnet provides an abstraction layer to the designer of FPGA accelerator modules that hides the complexities of the system, while supporting a high degree...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2004

    Shear Wall Strength Reduction From Overdriven Nails

    Shear walls using nailed sheathing panels and wood framing form an important lateral force resisting system in wood structures. During construction of wood shear walls, however, it is common for nails to be overdriven. Overdriven driven nails may significantly reduce the shear wall strength. The objective of this paper is...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2002

    Beating the Odds: Active versus Passive Investing

    Active investing is broadly defined as the process of researching and picking the best stocks to buy, or hiring a professional fund manager to do. Implicit in this process is the assumption that some stocks are better holdings than others and that a diligent search can ferret them out. Indexing...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Transport Capacity Regions for Wireless Networks With Multi-User Links

    The authors analyze the distance-weighted rate achievable in wireless networks which utilize multiple antennas and multi-user links. They give the transport capacity of multi-antenna multiple-access and broadcast channels, and use these topologies at the physical layer of an ad-hoc network to obtain achievable distance-weighted rate regions for a multi-antenna wireless...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Connectivity in a UAV Multi-Static Radar Network

    This paper describes a multi-static radar network composed of multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). Time-delay and Doppler measurements taken by the UAV team are passed to a centralized processor to determine optimal heading commands for the UAV team to reduce tracking error. However, due to power and communication constraints on...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Pattern-based Aggregation of Named Entity Extractors

    Despite significant advances in named entity extraction technologies, state-of-the-art extraction tools achieve insufficient accuracy rates for practical use in many operational settings. However, they are not all prone to the same types of error, suggesting that substantial improvements may be achieved via appropriate combinations of existing tools, provided their behavior...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Tapping Our Potential: Business Process Management and Archival Content Management Systems

    One of the most exciting developments of the last decade has been the development of archival content management systems that enable archivists to effectively manage information about their collections. Unfortunately, these systems are not designed for large institutions with distributed-workflows. In this paper, the authors will discuss the importance of...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2004

    Shear Wall Strength Reduction From Overdriven Nails

    Shear walls using nailed sheathing panels and wood framing form an important lateral force resisting system in wood structures. During construction of wood shear walls, however, it is common for nails to be overdriven. Overdriven driven nails may significantly reduce the shear wall strength. The objective of this paper is...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Extensible Pre-Authentication in Kerberos

    Kerberos is a well-established authentication system. As new authentication methods arise, incorporating them into Kerberos is desirable. However, extending Kerberos poses challenges due to a lack of source code availability for some implementations and a lengthy standardization process. Kerberos allows a user to authenticate once and then connect to application...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Managing DICOM Image Metadata with Desktop Operating Systems Native User Interface

    Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is commonly used in the hospital environment as the tool to manage radiological images which has standardized on the DICOM format. PACS usually consists of dedicated high performance server computers to provide functionalities of acquisition, storage, retrieval, editing (metadata), distribution and presentation. As the...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Multi-Layered XML Schema and Design Tool for Reusing and Integrating FPFA IP

    Reconfigurable computing systems remain difficult to use and program. One way to increase design productivity for these systems is through reuse of previously developed and verified Intellectual Property (IP) cores. This paper presents CHREC XML, a XML schema that facilitates IP reuse by encapsulating the details of reusable IP cores...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An XML Schema for Representing Reusable IP Cores for Reconfigurable Computing

    The reuse of Intellectual Property (IP) cores within reconfigurable computing systems is a promising approach for improving the productivity of reconfigurable system design. Further, there are a large variety of reusable IP cores available for a variety of application-specific functions. These cores, however, are created from different design tools and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Video Games: Effects On Childhood Development

    The electronic age is creating what could be called a new race of individuals, but what sort of an effect will such an age have on them? In fact, many are beginning to call them Generation M, M standing for media, because the world that they are growing up in...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Model-Driven Software Development

    Software development is a complex and difficult task that requires the investment of significant resources and carries major risk of failure. According to its proponents, Model-Driven (MD) software development approaches are improving the way the authors build software. Model-driven approaches putatively increase developer productivity, decrease the cost (In time and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Mapping Conceptual Models to Database Schemas

    The mapping of a conceptual-model instance to a database schema is fundamentally the same for all conceptual models. A conceptual-model instance describes the relationships and constraints among the various data items. Given the relationships and constraints, the mappings group data items together into flat relational schemas for relational databases and...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Extracting a Largest Redundancy-Free XML Storage Structure From an Acyclic Hypergraph in Polynomial Time

    Given a hypergraph and a set of embedded functional dependencies, the authors investigates the problem of determining the conditions under which the authors can efficiently generate redundancy-free XML storage structures with as few scheme trees as possible. Redundancy-free XML structures guarantee both economy in storage space and the absence of...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Structural, Content-Similarity Measure for Detecting Spam Documents on the Web

    The Web provides its users with abundant information. Unfortunately, when a Web search is performed, both users and search engines must deal with an annoying problem: the presence of spam documents that are ranked among legitimate ones. The mixed results downgrade the performance of search engines and frustrate users who...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    SpamED: A Spam Email Detection Approach Based on Phrase Similarity

    Emails are unquestionably one of the most popular communication media these days. Not only they are fast and reliable, but also free in general. Unfortunately, a significant number of emails received by email users on a daily basis are spam. This fact is annoying, since spam emails translate into a...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Conceptual Modeling Foundations for a Web of Knowledge

    The semantic web purports to be a web of knowledge that can answer the questions, help one reason about everyday problems as well as scientific endeavors, and service many of the wants and needs. Researchers and others expound various views about exactly what this means. Here the authors propose an...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Conceptual-Model Programming: A Manifesto

    In order to promote Conceptual-Model Programming (CMP), the authors set forth these CMP papers. They hold these papers to be the defining principles for model-complete software development. In essence, this CMP manifesto asserts that programming activities are to be carried out via conceptual modeling. For applications amenable to conceptual-model designs,...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Data Frame Augmentation of Free Form Queries for Constraint Based Document Filtering

    The ever expanding nature of the web makes finding relevant documents increasingly difficult. Traditional free form query methods, primarily keyword queries, are favored by a wide array of users but appear inadequate for the task of high precision information retrieval. Other search models such as form or graphed based models,...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    FOCIH: Form-Based Ontology Creation and Information Harvesting

    Creating ontology and populating it with data are both labor-intensive tasks requiring a high degree of expertise. Thus, scaling ontology creation and population to the size of the web in an effort to create a web of data - which some see as Web 3.0 - is prohibitive. Can people...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Conceptual Modeling for a Web of Knowledge

    The current web is a web of linked pages. Frustrated users search for facts by guessing which keywords or keyword phrases might lead them to pages where they can find facts. Can people make it possible for users to search directly for facts? Equivalently, can they turn the web into...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Enabling a Web of Knowledge

    A major obstacle impeding progress on the "Web of data" is content creation - a difficult, tedious, and time consuming task. How people make human-scalable, user-friendly tools to enable the web of data? Content integrity is also a major concern. How they engender confidence in results returned from the web...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Multilingual Ontologies for Cross-Language Information Extraction and Semantic Search

    Valuable local information is often available on the web, but encoded in a foreign language that non-local users do not understand. Can the authors create a system to allow a user to query in language L1 for facts in a web page written in language L2? They propose a suite...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Theoretical Foundations for Enabling a Web of Knowledge

    The current web is a web of linked pages. Frustrated users search for facts by guessing which keywords or keyword phrases might lead them to pages where they can find facts. Can people make it possible for users to search directly for facts embedded in web pages? Instead of a...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Qnet: A Modular Architecture for Reconfigurable Computing

    A packet-switched network architecture named Qnet and programming interface is presented that simplifies the integration of reconfigurable computing modules within a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Qnet provides an abstraction layer to the designer of FPGA accelerator modules that hides the complexities of the system, while supporting a high degree...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Openness, Inflation, And Imperfect Competition: Theory And Evidence

    In this paper, the author proposes a channel through which increased openness to international trade can increase equilibrium inflation in the opening country. The author then performs an empirical test of the theory and finds supporting evidence that openness can be inflationary. The inflationary effect of openness depends critically on...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is Openness Inflationary? Policy Commitment And Imperfect Competition

    This paper proposes a channel through which increased openness to international trade can increase a country's incentive to create inflation. The theoretical justification for this channel is the well known "Beggar thy neighbor" incentive, and its dominance relies on a monetary authority's ability to commit to policy as well as...

    Provided By Brigham Young University

  • White Papers // Jul 2002

    Beating the Odds: Active versus Passive Investing

    Active investing is broadly defined as the process of researching and picking the best stocks to buy, or hiring a professional fund manager to do. Implicit in this process is the assumption that some stocks are better holdings than others and that a diligent search can ferret them out. Indexing...

    Provided By Brigham Young University