University of Sharjah

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    AnnoMarket: An Open Cloud Platform for NLP

    In this paper, the authors present AnnoMarket, an open cloud-based platform which enables researchers to deploy, share, and use language processing components and resources, following the data-as-a-service and software-as-a-service paradigms. The focus is on multilingual text analysis resources and services, based on an open-source infrastructure and compliant with relevant NLP...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Gaussian Processes for Big Data

    The authors introduce stochastic variational inference for Gaussian process models. This enables the application of Gaussian Process (GP) models to data sets containing millions of data points. They show how GPs can be variationally decomposed to depend on a set of globally relevant inducing variables which factorize the model in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Empirical Study on Human and Information Technology Aspects in Collaborative Enterprise Networks

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face new challenges in the global market as customers require more complete and flexible solutions and continue to drastically reduce the number of suppliers. SMEs are trying to address these challenges through cooperation within Collaborative Enterprise Networks (CENs). Human aspects constitute a fundamental issue in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Ontology-driven Approach to Self-management in Cloud Application Platforms

    Cloud application platforms, with their support for elastic resources and software development lifecycle, are attracting more and more users wishing to host web-based applications that have variable demand, yet consistent performance requirements. Effective platform and application management is mandatory in order for applications running in the cloud to be cost-effective....

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Standing Out and Giving Back: A Legitimization Perspective on SMEs and Philanthropy

    The authors argue that more dynamic Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) - i.e. those that are more entrepreneurially oriented, internationalized and high-performing - are also more likely to engage in philanthropy. Dynamic SMEs \"Stand out\" and thus have a greater need to build legitimacy with external stakeholders by engaging in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Addressing the Challenge of Application Portability in Cloud Platforms

    Cloud computing is a relatively new paradigm that promises to revolutionize the way IT services are provided. There are multiple benefits that companies can gain from cloud computing. However, there still remain a number of issues to be solved before this new computing paradigm is widely adopted. In this paper,...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Data Profiling Using Attribute Clustering

    Finding trends in database data is hard when presented with data sets containing many attributes (columns). The difficulty is increased when the data is in text fields and may include large summary or remarks fields. This paper discusses an approach that uses attribute level clustering in order to discover trends...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Business-Level Agreements for the Future Internet of Services

    Both Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing bring users a step closer to the realization of the Internet of Services. More and more organizations are be-coming consumers or providers of Service-Based Applications (SBAs), which are delivered through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings bringing the paradigm of Service-Oriented and...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Knowledge Management Issues in Knowledge-Intensive SMEs

    It is widely acknowledged in the academic milieu that all organizations, both large and small, require efficient KM in order to maximize their competitiveness and survival chances in the modern information society. Large organizations have readily adopted KM principles and its inherent business value by adapting organizational strategies and use...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Input Domain Reduction Through Irrelevant Variable Removal and Its Effect on Local, Global and Hybrid Search-Based Structural Test Data Generation

    Search-based test data generation reformulates testing goals as fitness functions so that test input generation can be automated by some chosen search-based optimization algorithm. The optimization algorithm searches the space of potential inputs, seeking those that are 'Fit for purpose', guided by the fitness function. The search space of potential...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Effective Sensor Relocation Technique in Mobile Sensor Networks

    In a wireless senor network, one of the main design challenges is to achieve long network lifetime by turning off some redundant sensor nodes while maintaining sufficient coverage for sensing and connectivity. In this paper, two improved algorithms are proposed, the first one is to find if a sensor is...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Opinion Analysis for Business Intelligence Applications

    More than ever before, business analysts have access to public forums in which opinions and sentiments about companies, products, and policies are expressed in unstructured form. Mining information from public sources is of great importance to many business intelligence applications such as credit rating or company reputation. The authors have...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Effective Sensor Relocation Technique in Mobile Sensor Networks

    In a wireless senor network, one of the main design challenges is to achieve long network lifetime by turning off some redundant sensor nodes while maintaining sufficient coverage for sensing and connectivity. In this paper, two improved algorithms are proposed, the first one is to find if a sensor is...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Ontology-driven Approach to Self-management in Cloud Application Platforms

    Cloud application platforms, with their support for elastic resources and software development lifecycle, are attracting more and more users wishing to host web-based applications that have variable demand, yet consistent performance requirements. Effective platform and application management is mandatory in order for applications running in the cloud to be cost-effective....

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    AnnoMarket: An Open Cloud Platform for NLP

    In this paper, the authors present AnnoMarket, an open cloud-based platform which enables researchers to deploy, share, and use language processing components and resources, following the data-as-a-service and software-as-a-service paradigms. The focus is on multilingual text analysis resources and services, based on an open-source infrastructure and compliant with relevant NLP...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Gaussian Processes for Big Data

    The authors introduce stochastic variational inference for Gaussian process models. This enables the application of Gaussian Process (GP) models to data sets containing millions of data points. They show how GPs can be variationally decomposed to depend on a set of globally relevant inducing variables which factorize the model in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Addressing the Challenge of Application Portability in Cloud Platforms

    Cloud computing is a relatively new paradigm that promises to revolutionize the way IT services are provided. There are multiple benefits that companies can gain from cloud computing. However, there still remain a number of issues to be solved before this new computing paradigm is widely adopted. In this paper,...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Knowledge Management Issues in Knowledge-Intensive SMEs

    It is widely acknowledged in the academic milieu that all organizations, both large and small, require efficient KM in order to maximize their competitiveness and survival chances in the modern information society. Large organizations have readily adopted KM principles and its inherent business value by adapting organizational strategies and use...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Standing Out and Giving Back: A Legitimization Perspective on SMEs and Philanthropy

    The authors argue that more dynamic Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) - i.e. those that are more entrepreneurially oriented, internationalized and high-performing - are also more likely to engage in philanthropy. Dynamic SMEs \"Stand out\" and thus have a greater need to build legitimacy with external stakeholders by engaging in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    An Empirical Study on Human and Information Technology Aspects in Collaborative Enterprise Networks

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face new challenges in the global market as customers require more complete and flexible solutions and continue to drastically reduce the number of suppliers. SMEs are trying to address these challenges through cooperation within Collaborative Enterprise Networks (CENs). Human aspects constitute a fundamental issue in...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Opinion Analysis for Business Intelligence Applications

    More than ever before, business analysts have access to public forums in which opinions and sentiments about companies, products, and policies are expressed in unstructured form. Mining information from public sources is of great importance to many business intelligence applications such as credit rating or company reputation. The authors have...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Data Profiling Using Attribute Clustering

    Finding trends in database data is hard when presented with data sets containing many attributes (columns). The difficulty is increased when the data is in text fields and may include large summary or remarks fields. This paper discusses an approach that uses attribute level clustering in order to discover trends...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Business-Level Agreements for the Future Internet of Services

    Both Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing bring users a step closer to the realization of the Internet of Services. More and more organizations are be-coming consumers or providers of Service-Based Applications (SBAs), which are delivered through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings bringing the paradigm of Service-Oriented and...

    Provided By University of Sharjah

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Input Domain Reduction Through Irrelevant Variable Removal and Its Effect on Local, Global and Hybrid Search-Based Structural Test Data Generation

    Search-based test data generation reformulates testing goals as fitness functions so that test input generation can be automated by some chosen search-based optimization algorithm. The optimization algorithm searches the space of potential inputs, seeking those that are 'Fit for purpose', guided by the fitness function. The search space of potential...

    Provided By University of Sharjah