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  1. Reconocimiento facial

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    Urtiaga Abad, Juan Alfonso

    2014-01-01

    El presente proyecto trata sobre uno de los campos más problemáticos de la inteligencia artificial, el reconocimiento facial. Algo tan sencillo para las personas como es reconocer una cara conocida se traduce en complejos algoritmos y miles de datos procesados en cuestión de segundos. El proyecto comienza con un estudio del estado del arte de las diversas técnicas de reconocimiento facial, desde las más utilizadas y probadas como el PCA y el LDA, hasta técnicas experimentales que utilizan ...

  2. Marx y el reconocimiento

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    Grueso, Delfín Ignacio

    2006-01-01

    ¿Es el marxismo incompatible con el paradigma del reconocimiento? Aunque ello no haya sido recogido y desarrollado por el marxismo económico, Marx dejó una serie de observaciones que remiten a una antropología para la cual la individualización del ser humano pasa necesariamente por el reconocimiento de los demás. Este artículo vuelve a los primeros ensayos de Marx en busca de su entendimiento de las debidas relaciones entre los géneros, el papel del otro en la realización humana a través del ...

  3. DETECCION Y RECONOCIMIENTO DE ROSTROS

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    Tinoco Martínez, Sergio Rogelio

    2012-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se revisa el algoritmo propuesto por Moghaddam et al. en [Moghaddam95a] para la detección automática de rostros y para el proceso complementario de reconocimiento facial en [Moghaddam96]. Aunque no se proporciona una aportación nueva se pudo comprobar en una implementación propia, aplicando varias simplificaciones al desarrollo original de Moghaddam, el desempeño reportado en cuanto al reconocimiento facial se trata. Sin embargo, en cuanto a la combinación de detecci...

  4. Prediction of Depression in Cancer Patients With Different Classification Criteria, Linear Discriminant Analysis versus Logistic Regression.

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    Shayan, Zahra; Mohammad Gholi Mezerji, Naser; Shayan, Leila; Naseri, Parisa

    2015-11-03

    Logistic regression (LR) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) are two popular statistical models for prediction of group membership. Although they are very similar, the LDA makes more assumptions about the data. When categorical and continuous variables used simultaneously, the optimal choice between the two models is questionable. In most studies, classification error (CE) is used to discriminate between subjects in several groups, but this index is not suitable to predict the accuracy of the outcome. The present study compared LR and LDA models using classification indices. This cross-sectional study selected 243 cancer patients. Sample sets of different sizes (n = 50, 100, 150, 200, 220) were randomly selected and the CE, B, and Q classification indices were calculated by the LR and LDA models. CE revealed the a lack of superiority for one model over the other, but the results showed that LR performed better than LDA for the B and Q indices in all situations. No significant effect for sample size on CE was noted for selection of an optimal model. Assessment of the accuracy of prediction of real data indicated that the B and Q indices are appropriate for selection of an optimal model. The results of this study showed that LR performs better in some cases and LDA in others when based on CE. The CE index is not appropriate for classification, although the B and Q indices performed better and offered more efficient criteria for comparison and discrimination between groups.

  5. Desarrollo de un sistema de reconocimiento facial

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    Vivas Imparato, Abdón Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo principal alrededor del cual se desenvuelve este proyecto es el desarrollo de un sistema de reconocimiento facial. Entre sus objetivos específicos se encuentran: realizar una primera aproximación sobre las técnicas de reconocimiento facial existentes en la actualidad, elegir una aplicación donde pueda ser útil el reconocimiento facial, diseñar y desarrollar un programa en MATLAB que lleve a cabo la función de reconocimiento facial, y evaluar el funcionamiento del sistema desarroll...

  6. Control de accesos mediante reconocimiento facial

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    Rodríguez Rodríguez, Bruno

    2011-01-01

    En esta memoria expone el trabajo que se ha llevado a cabo para intentar crear un sistema de reconocimiento facial. This paper outlines the work carried out in the attempt of creating a facial recognition system. En aquesta memòria exposa el treball que s'ha dut a terme en l'intent de crear un sistema de reconeixement facial.

  7. Discrimination of different brain metastases and primary CNS lymphomas using morphologic criteria and diffusion tensor imaging

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    Bette, S.; Wiestler, B.; Huber, T.; Boeckh-Behrens, T.; Zimmer, C.; Kirschke, J. [Technical University Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar (Germany). Dept. of Neuroradiology; Delbridge, C. [Technical University Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar (Germany). Dept. of Neuropathology; Meyer, B.; Gempt, J. [Technical University Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar (Germany). Dept. of Neurosurgery

    2016-12-15

    Brain metastases are a common complication of cancer and occur in about 15-40% of patients with malignancies. The aim of this retrospective study was to differentiate between metastases from different primary tumors/CNS lymphyomas using morphologic criteria, fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Morphologic criteria such as hemorrhage, cysts, pattern of contrast enhancement and location were reported in 200 consecutive patients with brain metastases/primary CNS lymphomas. FA and ADC values were measured in regions of interest (ROIs) placed in the contrast-enhancing tumor part, the necrosis and the non-enhancing peritumoral region (NEPTR). Differences between histopathological subtypes of metastases were analyzed using non-parametric tests, decision trees and hierarchical clustering analysis. Significant differences were found in morphologic criteria such as hemorrhage or pattern of contrast enhancement. In diffusion measurements, significant differences between the different tumor entities were only found in ADC analyzed in the contrast-enhancing tumor part. Among single tumor entities, primary CNS lymphomas showed significantly lower median ADC values in the contrast-enhancing tumor part (ADC{sub lymphoma} 0.92 [0.83-1.07] vs. ADC{sub no} {sub lymphoma} 1.35 [1.10-1.64] P=0.001). Further differentiation between types of metastases was not possible using FA and ADC. There were morphologic differences among the main subtypes of brain metastases/CNS lymphomas. However, due to a high variability of common types of metastases and low specificity, prospective differentiation remained challenging. DTI including FA and ADC was not a reliable tool for differentiation between different histopathological subtypes of brain metastases except for CNS lymphomas showing lower ADC values. Biopsy, surgery and staging remain essential for diagnosis.

  8. Skills training to learn discrimination of ABCDE criteria by those at risk of developing melanoma.

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    Robinson, June K; Turrisi, Rob

    2006-04-01

    To develop skin self-examination skills by improving the use of the ABCDE criteria by those at risk of developing melanoma. Ten single-sex groups of 10 unrelated adults received a knowledge-based intervention followed by skills training. Classroom in the ambulatory care area of a hospital. Patients One hundred unrelated adults with either a personal or family history of melanoma and no previous skin self-examination counseling. Interventions A dermatologist presented information, and each subject read a brochure and reviewed a bookmark. The facilitator led the group discussions about scoring each feature and the decision to seek medical care. Measurement of moles with a ruler and a pencil eraser and the use of an illuminated magnifying lens were demonstrated. Preintervention and postintervention assessments were performed for each intervention. Recognition of A, B, C, D, and E traits. The subjects preferred the bookmark (87% of subjects), opaque ruler (94% of subjects), and lighted magnifying lens (81% of subjects) to reading the brochure, which was felt to take too long. Recognition of border irregularity, color variation, and diameter improved significantly after the intervention. Women recognized color variation more often than men (94% vs 62%; odds ratio [OR], 23.7; 95% confidence interval [CI], 16.1-50.5). Men identified irregular borders more often than women (91% vs 75%; OR, 16.8; 95% CI, 4.5-22.6). Women appropriately decided to see a physician more often than men (81% vs 57%; OR, 13.5; 95% CI, 7.1-28.4). Determining the presence of the A, B, C, and E criteria is challenging for the novice. Skills training aided performance of skin self-examination. Differences in proclivities according to sex suggest that if men and women form partnerships for skin checks, they may learn from each other, and their combined strengths will promote detection of early melanomas.

  9. DISCRIMINATIVE MODEL OF CERTAIN MOTOR INDICATORS OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS AS SELECTION CRITERIA FOR TEAM POSITION

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    Goran Vučković

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Well-designed and implemented selection is one of the important prerequisites for achieving the expected results in the modern competitive sport at all levels. The aim of this work was to determine how the selection was made for Serbian League players, on the basis of their certain motor parameters and the positions in the team. A sample of 25 senior players of a football team competing in the Serbian League is divided into four sub-samples, based on team positions. For assessment of motor characteristics following tests were used: long jump (LJ, Abalac test (AT; 10 seconds push-ups (PU, 30 seconds trunk bends (TB, 20 meter flying start running (20FSR, 20 meter high start running (20HSR, 50 meter high start running (50HSR and Cooper test (CT . Based on the obtained results it can be concluded that there are significant differences for variable 20FSR and variable CT (F = 3754, 9835, p = .027, .000, respectively. Three canonical discriminant functions were singled out, where the first explained even 84.6%, the second 14.5% and the third only 1% of the total variance, or in summary first two functions explained 99.0% of the variance. It can be concluded that the selected players, in terms of the position in the team, distinguished first by performing on the Cooper test, followed by the result of 20 meter flying start running, 20 meter high start running, 50 meter high start running, trunk bends, and finally by Abalac test, push-ups and long jump. Observed as a function of certain motor characteristics, it could be concluded that in the selection of players in terms of the playing position confidence level was 72.0% in general level, with the most reliable for goalkeepers (100%, midfielders (71.4% and defensive players (70.0%, while the smallest was at strikers (50%.

  10. Reconocimiento de caras en la esquizotipia

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    Leticia García-Alvarez

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudios previos sugieren la existencia de fallos en la percepción de uno mismo en la esquizofrenia y la esquizotipia y, en particular, una percepción inusual de la propia cara y de la de otros en la esquizotipia. El propósito de este estudio fue explorar las posibles diferencias en el reconocimiento de la propia cara y la de otros, entre las personas que puntúan alto y bajo en esquizotipia, además de confirmar si las dimensiones Cognitivo-perceptiva y de Desorganización de la esquizotipia, pero no la dimensión Interpersonal, guardan relación significativa con esas anomalías, según lo observado en estudios previos. La muestra estuvo formada por 219 adolescentes y jóvenes no clínicos, (53% mujeres. Los instrumentos empleados fueron el Self-Face Recognition Questionnaire (SFRQ, el Cuestionario de Personalidad Esquizotípica versión breve (SPQ-B y el ESQUIZO-Q. La media de edad de los participantes fue de 16.3 años (DT = 1.18. Las comparaciones entre quienes puntúan alto y bajo en esquizotipia ofrece apoyo a la hipótesis de que los rasgos positivos (Cognitivo-perceptivos y de Desorganización correlacionan significativamente con las dificultades en el reconocimiento de caras. Las mujeres mostraron mayores dificultades que los varones en el reconocimiento de caras, probablemente debido la tendencia a puntuar más alto en la dimensión Cognitivo-perceptiva.

  11. Discriminant validity of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) and comparability with World Health Organization criteria in a cross-sectional study.

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    Mendes, Fausto Medeiros; Braga, Mariana Minatel; Oliveira, Luciana Butini; Antunes, José Leopoldo Ferreira; Ardenghi, Thiago Machado; Bönecker, Marcelo

    2010-10-01

    The aim of this cross-sectional study in preschool children was to assess the ability of International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in discriminating socioeconomic factors associated with the presence of caries lesions at both noncavitated and cavitated thresholds and to compare with the standard World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. The study was carried out in Amparo, Brazil, during the National Day of Children's Vaccination including 252 children aged 36-59 months. The same child was independently examined by two calibrated examiners, one using the ICDAS and the other using WHO criteria. Socioeconomic information was also recorded. Associations between socioeconomic factors and presence of caries assessed as binary (caries prevalence) and count outcome (actual dmfs values) obtained by WHO criteria and by ICDAS at noncavitated and cavitated thresholds were evaluated by Poisson regression analysis with robust variance. Some covariates were significantly associated with the presence of caries evaluated by the WHO criteria and by ICDAS (using score 3 as cut-off point). When noncavitated scores of ICDAS were used to calculate the presence of caries, the discriminant power decreased. When dmfs values were used as outcome, no differences in the associations were observed between two systems or using noncavitated caries lesions. Cavitated scores of ICDAS present similar discriminant validity compared with WHO criteria when presence of caries is used as outcome; however, when actual dmfs values are used, no differences are observed in using noncavitated or cavitated caries lesions. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  12. Calidad de vida y derecho al reconocimiento en la vejez

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    Elisa Dulcey Ruiz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de admitir la relatividad, complejidad y polisemia de los conceptos calidad de vida, reconocimiento y vejez, se alude a los mismos y a sus relaciones, teniendo en cuenta, como marco de referencia, el reto de construir sociedades incluyentes: para mujeres y hombres de todas las edades y condiciones. Con base en ello se considera la  calidad de vida durante la totalidad del transcurso vital y específicamente en la vejez (cuando más se ha vivido, como resultado de la interacción de variables biológicas, históricas, culturales y sociales, a la vez que se destacan en ella aspectos subjetivos y objetivos, individuales y colectivos, sincrónicos y diacrónicos. En concordancia con ello, el derecho al reconocimiento implica considerar la dignidad y el valor de las personas como capaces de pronunciarse, decidir y participar en la sociedad –como aportantes y beneficiarias del desarrollo y en igualdad de condiciones-. Se concluye, aludiendo a la necesidad de tener en cuenta y asumir la heterogeneidad que implican el envejecimiento y particularmente la vejez, así como a la urgencia de superar estereotipos, prejuicios y discriminaciones.From the standpoint of admitting the relativity, complexity and  multiple meanings of the concepts quality of life, recognition and old age, this paper refers to these concepts and their relationships, taking into account, as a framework, the challenge to construct inclusive societies: for women  and men of all ages and conditions. Based on this, quality of life during the entire life-span and specifically in old age (when someone has lived most is considered as a result of the interaction of biological, historical, cultural and social variables, and subjective as well as objective, individual and collective, synchronic and diachronic aspects are highlighted. In accordance, the right to be recognized implies considering the persons' dignity and their value as human beings that are capable of

  13. RECONOCIMIENTO DE CARACTERES BASADO EN FIRMAS VECTORIALES

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    Jesús R. Lerma A.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo y utilización de firmas vectoriales para el reconocimiento de imágenes, aprovechando las propiedades que presentan las transformadas de Escala y de Fourier. Como primer caso, se analizaron los dígitos del sistema decimal, escrito cada uno en color blanco con fondo negro, tipo Arial en tamaño 144; a ellos se les aplicaron rotaciones de 360 grados con variación de un grado y cambios de escala de 80 % a 120 % con incrementos de 0.5 %. Como segundo caso, se tomaron imágenes de 9 diferentes formas de hojas de plantas, con variaciones en rotación y escala similares al caso anterior. Para cada imagen se realizaron diferentes transformaciones matemáticas que permitieron obtener dos firmas vectoriales; para encontrar el grado de semejanza entre las imágenes, se compararon sus firmas vectoriales mediante la distancia euclidiana.

  14. An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia

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    Jones, Kelly

    2014-01-01

    Background Most public dental care services provide preventive, general dental care on a chronological, first come – first served basis. There is concern about lack of transparency, equity and timeliness in access to public dental services across Australia. Using social determinants as screening criteria is a novel approach to triage in dental care and is relatively untested in the literature. The research evaluated the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage in p...

  15. Advanced discriminating criteria for natural organic substances of cultural heritage interest: spectral decomposition and multivariate analyses of FT-Raman and FT-IR signatures.

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    Daher, Céline; Bellot-Gurlet, Ludovic; Le Hô, Anne-Solenn; Paris, Céline; Regert, Martine

    2013-10-15

    Natural organic substances are involved in many aspects of the cultural heritage field. Their presence in different forms (raw, heated, mixed), with various conservation states, constitutes a real challenge regarding their recognition and discrimination. Their characterization usually involves the use of separative techniques which imply destructive sampling and specific analytical preparations. Here we propose a non destructive approach using FT-Raman and infrared spectroscopies for the identification and differentiation of natural organic substances. Because of their related functional groups, they usually present similar vibrational signatures. Nevertheless the use of appropriate signal treatment and statistical analysis was successfully carried out to overcome this limitation, then proposing new objective discriminating methodology to identify these substances. Spectral decomposition calculations were performed on the CH stretching region of a large set of reference materials such as resins, oils, animal glues, and gums. Multivariate analyses (Principal Component Analyses) were then performed on the fitting parameters, and new discriminating criteria were established. A set of previously characterized archeological resins, with different surface aspects or alteration states, was analyzed using the same methodology. These testing samples validate the efficiency of our discriminating criteria established on the reference corpus. Moreover, we proved that some alteration or ageing of organic materials is not an issue to their recognition. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Which Diagnostic Criteria are Most Useful in Discriminating Between Social Gamblers and Individuals with Gambling Problems? An Examination of DSM-IV and DSM-5 Criteria.

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    Temcheff, Caroline E; Paskus, Thomas S; Potenza, Marc N; Derevensky, Jeffrey L

    2016-09-01

    The current study sought to identify which diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder have the greatest ability to differentiate between social and problem gamblers. This study was conducted on a sample of male and female college student athletes across the U.S. (n = 8674). Classification and regression tree analysis represents an appropriate technique when addressing the question of an item's diagnostic value, as it sequentially selects variables to isolate sets of observations with similar outcomes. The current results suggest that the item related to preoccupation ("Have there been periods in the past year where you spent a lot of time thinking about gambling?") was the DSM-5 item best able to differentiate between male and female social and problem gamblers in this sample. When considering only the nine criteria retained in the DSM-5, three criteria were identified as key for distinguishing between social and disordered gamblers among men, and one criterion was identified for distinguishing between groups of women. In addition, these results do not support the notion that the illegal acts criterion has a particularly low base rate and found that it can be an important indicator of disordered gambling in a college-aged sample.

  17. Reconocimiento de Huellas Dactilares Usando Características Locales

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    Gualberto Aguilar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El reconocimiento de huellas dactilares es uno de los métodos más populares usados con mayor grado de éxito para la identificación de personas. La huella dactilar tiene características únicas llamadas minucias, las cuales son puntos donde los bordes terminan o se dividen. Los sistemas de identificación que usan patrones biométricos de huella dactilar se denominan AFIS (Sistema de Identificación Automático de Huella Dactilar. En este trabajo se realizó un sistema para reconocimiento de huella dactilar usando combinación de Transformada Rápida de Fourier (FFT con Filtros de Gabor para aclarar la imagen y después un novedoso método para el reconocimiento usando características locales.

  18. Claves de éxito para un reconocimiento eficaz

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    Aguado García, David; Delgado, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Sencillos, asequibles desde un punto de vista económico y, sobre todo, altamente rentables en términos de motivación, compromiso, productividad, etc. Los sistemas de reconocimiento empiezan a abrirse camino como una herramienta de gestión del talento, aunque sea todavía de manera informal en buena parte de las organizaciones.

  19. Reconocimiento de Gestos usando Cámaras de Profundidad

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    JHONSON GARCÍA, FIORELLA ANNETH

    2017-01-01

    El proyecto pretende detectar un repertorio de gestos a partir de nubes de puntos 3D obtenidas con cámaras de profundidad tipo Kinect. Jhonson García, FA. (2017). Reconocimiento de Gestos usando Cámaras de Profundidad. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/91700 TFGM

  20. Sin reconocimiento recíproco no hay calidad asistencial

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    Fernando Calvo Rigual

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aspectos básicos de la relación clásica médico-enfermo han entrado en crisis en la medicina actual. Dificultades de comunicación, infravaloración de la empatía, o interposición de criterios economicistas están dando lugar a estilos asistenciales que facilitan la cosificación de los pacientes, el menosprecio de los sanitarios y la indiferencia -de unos y otros- hacia las medidas colectivas de la salud. Principios básicos de esa relación tales como calidad, justicia, autonomía del paciente y beneficencia podrían aparecer débiles de contenido. En este trabajo se propone aplicar el concepto de "reconocimiento recíproco" procedente de la filosofía, para "recargar" de contenido diferentes aspectos de la relación clínica. En un aspecto "interno", abordando la identidad de los protagonistas: el reconocimiento recíproco buscaría potenciar tanto la del paciente como la del profesional. En un aspecto "externo", buscaría incidir en la calidad de la asistencia, objetivo fundamental de la relación clínica. Con el reconocimiento recíproco aplicado a la salud pública se refuerza el principio de justicia facilitando la construcción de una identidad como ciudadanos de derechos.

  1. SISTEMA DE RECONOCIMIENTO AUTOMÁTICO DE OBJETOS

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    Ariel Padilla Ramírez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo expone el desarrollo de una aplicación basada en sistemas x86 capaz de realizar reconocimiento de objetos dentro de imágenes digitales de una forma automática (SISREC, agilizando el trabajo que implica esto de una forma manual. Se ha desarrollado utilizando la capacidad de MatLab en procesamiento de imágenes y se han generado librerías para interactuar con otros lenguajes, en conjunto con la robustez-libertad de diseñar aplicaciones independientes que .Net permite. Utilizando la teoría de correlación se hace uso de filtros lineales como de filtros no lineales compuestos. En particular, la aplicación agiliza el trabajo de reconocimiento en más de un 200% haciéndolo de manera automática en una imagen o series de éstas. Integra por primera vez 4 filtros digitales para su elección, los tres principales lineales y uno mas no lineal compuesto, donde no importa la escala o rotación del objeto a reconocer, permite el respaldo de resultados en formatos gráficos o directamente en papel a través de una impresora. Finalmente, se muestran las pantallas de la aplicación con resultados de operaciones de reconocimiento con imágenes de algunos copépodos y una tarjeta de video.

  2. An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia.

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    Jones, Kelly

    2014-03-04

    Most public dental care services provide preventive, general dental care on a chronological, first come-first served basis. There is concern about lack of transparency, equity and timeliness in access to public dental services across Australia. Using social determinants as screening criteria is a novel approach to triage in dental care and is relatively untested in the literature. The research evaluated the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage in prioritising access to public general dental care. A consecutive sample of 615 adults seeking general dental care was selected. The validation measure used was clinical assessment of priority. Nine indicators of relative social disadvantage (RSD) were collected: Indigenous status; intellectual disability; physical disability; wheelchair usage; dwelling conditions; serious medical condition; serious medical condition and taking regular medication; hospitalised within 12 months; and, regular medical visits. At the first dental visit, dentists rated care as a priority if treatment was required ≤6 months (PriorityTx) and otherwise non-priority (non-PriorityTx). A standardised dental examination was conducted. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value and area under the ROC curve analyses of 1+ of RSD in predicting clinical priority were calculated. In bivariate analyses, one or more indicators of relative social disadvantage status were significantly associated with PriorityTx (P dental care (0.66). Considerable heterogeneity exists among persons seeking public general dental care in New South Wales. RSD performs as a valid predictor of priority for access to treatment and acts as valid screening criteria for triaging priority access to treatment. Such indicators may address issues of inequality in access to general public oral health services.

  3. La Criatura de Frankenstein y la lucha por el reconocimiento

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    Hardisson Rumeu, Ana

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available This text of Mary Shelley permits the possibility of considering the character of the «Creature» from the Axel Honneth`s perspective of the Ethics of reconnaissance. From this point of view, the dramatic sense of this novel moves round identity´s problem. The essential condition to build identity is the recognition from each to other. That is why identity can not be obtain in the sense of solitarious consciousness, but requires of intersubjetivity. The Creature becomes deprived of recognition, even by Frankenstein who has created him. This Creature becomes perverse because this privation, when the most elemental right of human being so as being someone and having an identity, is denied to him. His wickedness is the secondary effect of exclusion and suffering.

    Este texto de Mary Shelley, permite la posibilidad de considerar el personaje de la «Criatura» desde la perspectiva de la Ética del reconocimiento, de Axel Honneth. Desde este punto de vista, la carga dramática de esta novela gira en torno al problema de la identidad. La condición imprescindible para construir la identidad es el reconocimiento por parte del otro. Por eso la identidad no se puede adquirir en el plano subjetivo de la conciencia solitaria sino que precisa de la intersubjetividad . La criatura se ve privada de reconocimiento, incluso por parte de Frankenstein, que lo ha engendrado. Esa privación, al negarle el derecho más elemental del ser humano, que es ser alguien y tener una identidad, lo vuelve perverso. Su maldad es el efecto secundario de la marginación y el sufrimiento.

  4. Políticas educativas en tiempos de reconocimiento

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    Mick, Carola

    2016-01-01

    International audience; Al firmar el convenio 169 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo, al adoptar la Ley e implementar el reglamento de Consulta Previa, el Estado peruano otorga derechos colectivos especiales a pueblos indígenas u originarios. Este reconocimiento de la diversidad cultural dentro de la sociedad no solamente lleva consigo nuevos desafíos para la política y las instituciones, en busca de encontrar caminos para incluir voces históricamente marginadas e interactuar más ce...

  5. Sistemas de reconocimiento basados en la imagen facial

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    Arguello Fuentes, Henry

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo sintetiza las principales investigaciones que se están llevando a cabo en el área de los sistemas de reconocimiento a través de la imagen facial. Se realiza la descripción de las principales líneas de trabajo en los sistema de identificación de personas por medio de la imagen del rostro. Además, se realiza una síntesis de las últimas técnicas matemáticas para realizar la extracción de características dentro de estos sistemas de identificación.

  6. El EEES, principios fundamentales: convergencia, movilidad y reconocimiento

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    Miquel Àngel Comas

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene por objetivo aportar mayor grado de comprensión al proceso de desarrollo del EEES. Se orienta un discurso fundamentado a los conceptos de movilidad y reconocimiento como ejes de garantía del proceso, completando el ámbito pedagógico con la convergencia de planes de estudio. Todo ello partiendo del análisis documental, normativo-jurídico y político entre los tres poderes: Ministros de Educación Superior, la Comisión Europea y la Universidades. Para ello se recurre al análisis exhaustivo de documentación oficial y de las instituciones que han acompañado el proceso y entrevistas en profundidad a principales actores. Concluyendo que la educación superior, la investigación y la formación permanente son el eje del desarrollo de la sociedad pero requiere mayor y mejor cooperación y proximidad para favorecer la convergencia, la movilidad y el reconocimiento mutuo.

  7. Sistema de reconocimiento automático del habla

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    Hugo L. Rufiner

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es el resultado de un emprendimiento multidisciplinario en el que se utilizaron herramientas de fonética, fisiología del oído y de la percepción auditiva, lingüística, gramática, redes neuronales, modelización, electrónica analógica y digital, computación e inteligencia artificial. Los objetivos principales fueron la investigación y el desarrollo de sistemas de reconocimiento automático del habla en idioma español, capaces de brindar una salida de texto escrito para ser utilizada en un procesador de textos o como entrada de comandos en programas convencionales o interfaces gráficas. Un sistema completo para el reconocimiento automático del habla puede ser dividido en una etapa de procesamiento de la señal, una de clasificación de fonemas y una de modelado del lenguaje. El primer bloque realiza un procesamiento de la señal de habla, acondicionándola y haciendo un análisis espectral-temporal. Luego, la etapa de clasificación procesa la secuencia de espectros para devolver una cadena de símbolos que corresponden a la secuencia de fonemas o dífonos emitidos. El último módulo consiste en un analizador destinado a descifrar las palabras y frases contenidas en las cadenas de símbolos pseudo fonéticos emitidas por el módulo anterior. En este artículo se revisan las diversas líneas investigadas en torno a esos tres módulos básicos.

  8. The Case for Positive Discrimination

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    Miller, S. M.

    1973-01-01

    Discusses both three basic strategies, preferences, allocational priorities, and incentives--and four principles of positive discrimination--compensation and rectification, appropriate meritocratic criteria, the development of the discriminated, and fairness. (JM)

  9. Reconocimiento a la Atención Primaria de Salud

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    Elso Manuel Cruz Cruz

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente número de nuestra revista constituye un reconocimiento necesario a la Atención Primaria de Salud (APS, estandarte del sistema de salud cubano, referente a nivel mundial. Son muchos los disímiles trabajos que se realizan desde la APS, imposibles de quedar ejemplificados en el muy limitado espacio que ofrece un número de la revista. Esta edición es sin dudas, especial, para ello se han escogido los resultados investigativos de variados trabajos, realizados desde la perspectiva de diferentes especialidades médicas, en diferentes escenarios, incluida la colaboración médica con países hermanos, pero todos con el denominador común de tributar a la Atención Primaria de Salud. Esperamos que estos artículos aporten relevantes conocimientos a nuestros lectores y se conviertan en referentes de sus trabajos investigativos. El número se confeccionó en los días que ambientaban el desarrollo de la Jornada Científica Provincial de Medicina Familiar, espacio de socialización de resultados científicos obtenidos en la APS. El comité editorial de la revista participó en las sesiones de trabajo del evento, reconociendo la calidad en el desarrollo del mismo y quedando en espera de que muchos de esos trabajos originales se divulguen a la comunidad en forma de artículos científicos

  10. El reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público: El caso de los municipios portugueses

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    Susana Catarino Rua

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Objeto: Este trabajo tiene por objetivos analizar el mencionado en el POCAL (1999, en las NICSP del IPSASB y en diversas opiniones doctrinales con respecto al reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público (BDP, así como verificar si existen problemas inherentes al reconocimiento de los BDP en Portugal, superables con la adopción de las NICSP. Diseño/metodología/Enfoque: Para este estudio, fue efectuada una revisión de literatura, de la posición del POCAL (1999, de las NICSP del IPSASB, y de la perspectiva doctrinal, con respecto al reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público. Además, se realizó un estudio de la evolución de los valores de los bienes de dominio público, de los años 2006 a 2013, del total de los 308 municipios portugueses, para concluir acerca de la existencia de dificultades en el reconocimiento de estos activos y de la necesidad de adoptar los normativos internacionales. Aportaciones y Resultados: En algunos municipios portugueses, el proceso de inventario aún no está concluido, existiendo dificultades con respecto al reconocimiento de los BDP. Dichas dificultades resultan de que el POCAL (1999 no presenta los requisitos para el reconocimiento de los activos; problema superado en la NICSP nº 17 del IPSASB (2006b, que refiere esos requisitos. Adoptar un nuevo Sistema de Normalización Contable aplicable a la Administración Pública (SNC-AP, basado en las NICSP, puede ser la solución para dichas cuestiones, introduciendo criterios a considerar en el reconocimiento de los activos, que aseguren la comparabilidad de la información y de los valores del patrimonio de los municipios portugueses. Limitaciones: La inexistencia de criterios de reconocimiento a seguir por los municipios trae limitaciones al nivel de la comparabilidad de los valores de los diferentes componentes del activo presentados por los varios municipios. Valor añadido: Este trabajo nos enseña que, en Portugal, aún existen problemas con

  11. Sex Discrimination? The XYZ Affair.

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    Hoffmann, Carl; Reed, John Shelton

    1981-01-01

    Describes an investigation of sex discrimination at a large American corporation. The investigation found that although fewer women than men were promoted, this was due to greater interest in promotion expressed by men, rather than to discrimination by the company. Argues against criteria applied by federal agencies to prove discrimination. (GC)

  12. El (reconocimiento de la madre en La mitad del alma

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    Sandra J. Schumm

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La mitad del alma de Carme Riera, en que C rememora a su madre, enfatiza la importancia del reconocimiento de las mujeres en la memoria histórica. Desde el mito griego de Atena, quien ignoraba a su madre Metis, la sociedad patriarcal ha excluido a la madre, lo cual promete que la hija conlleve negación también, según Amber Jacobs en On Matricide. Jacobs observa que en La Oresteia hay crímenes sancionados contra las mujeres, las hijas están deprimidas, existe incesto contra la hija, la reproducción familiar se paraliza, toda la sociedad sufre y la hija se desperdicia también cuando la madre es menospreciada. Jacobs afirma que este desprecio de la madre que transcurría en los mitos griegos continúa en la sociedad y la psicología hoy en día. En esta novela de Riera, la hija protagonista, quien desconoce a su madre, sufre de un estado depresivo, la falta de creatividad y una conexión demasiado fuerte con su padre, semejante a lo que Jacobs observa en los mitos, pero la escritura de C sobre su madre la integrará en la consciencia y mejorará la situación de la hija y, últimamente, la de toda la civilización.Summary: Carme Riera‟s La mitad del alma, in which C recollects her mother, emphasizes the importance of the recognition of women in historic memory. Ever since the Greek myth of Athena, who was ignorant of the existence of her mother, Metis, patriarchal society has excluded the mother, a fact which promises that the daughter will also experience negation, according to Amber Jacobs in On Matricide. Jacobs observes that in La Oresteia there are sanctioned crimes against women, the daughters are depressed, there is incest against the daughter, she is dishonored, family reproduction stops, and all of society suffers when the mother is not appreciated. Jacobs affirms that the distain of the mother that took place in Greek myths continues in society and psychology today. In this novel by Riera, the protagonist/daughter, who

  13. Políticas públicas: bienestar, reconocimiento, simulacro

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    Rafael Bayce

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las políticas públicas son hijas del crecimiento de los Estados posrrenacentistas y de las necesidades de planificación administrativa de sociedades de masas. Las políticas conservadoras afirman la subsidiariedad del Estado, se centran en la familia y en el temor a la democracia y a los sindicatos. Las liberales se anclan en la corrección de fallas del mercado y de contingencias biológicas. Las socialdemócratas, más ambiciosas, aspiran a una previsión de todas las contingencias y desigualdades ilegítimas, desde un Estado orientador del mercado y no subsidiario. Los Estados de Bienestar surgen del intento de superar recesiones, desempleo y malestar social desde la inversión, hasta deficitaria, de Estados que esperan luego recuperar su inversión. Las nociones de soberanía y de derechos humanos dificultan ese retorno y nutren un crecimiento progresivo de los imaginarios de consumo que erosionan un sistema inicialmente exitoso, desde que no son más inversiones e intervenciones de emergencia sino parte del cálculo de bienestares colectivos e individuales. Son víctimas de su éxito. Pese a que los neoliberales subrayan las insuficiencias teóricas y los fallos históricos de las políticas públicas clásicas, llegados al poder todos las aplican porque la cultura política los supone y enfrentarla sería electoralmente suicida. Hasta los marxistas lo hacen. Sin embargo, la sociedad de consumo y la cultura posmoderna van creando un progresivo hiato entre la moderna oferta tecnoburocrática iluminista de satisfactores, y la más reciente demanda, socialmente mucho más exigente y variada. Deberían disfrutar, por ende, de utilidad marginal político-electoral decreciente. Pero en la medida en que son apreciadas, no por su sustancia material, sino por el ‘reconocimiento’ simbólico que implican, y porque las poblaciones-objetivo han internalizado como legítimas las ofertas iluministas, paterno-maternales, las políticas públicas todav

  14. Reconocimiento de antígenos lipopolisacarídicos de Pseudomonas aeruginosa por sueros humanos

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    Jacquelin Alfonso

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se procedió al reconocimiento de lipopolisacáridos de diferentes serotipos de Pseusodomas aeruginosa por sueros humanos. Los lipopolisacáridos fueron aislados por el método Wespthal y Jann. Se utilizaron un total de 104 sueros de pacientes infectados y donantes voluntarios, provenientes de instalaciones hospitalarias y del Banco de Sangre, para el reconocimiento de antígenos lipopolisacarídicos, mediante el ensayo de Dott Blot. Los resultados mostraron que los serotipos de mayor reconocimiento, por los sueros testados, fueron el O11, O13, O16 y el O15, existiendo diferencias significativas entre ellos (p< 0,05.

  15. CIUDADANIA A TRAVES DEL RECONOCIMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD

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    Ana G. Pérez de Sánchez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN:La sistematización de una experiencia pedagógica se constituye en un ejercicio que nutre la labor investigativa de los maestros. Por esto, la construcción de ciudadanía, a partir del reconocimiento de la ciudad, da cuenta de un trabajo de reflexión pedagógica, que se ha venido consolidando desde hace aproximadamente cinco años, en una propuesta de formación de docentes en educación básica. Su pretensión radica en superar la mirada de la ciudadanía como un mero ejercicio electoral, aprovechando el valor pedagógico de la ciudad, como lugar donde convergen saberes, prácticas, redes simbólicas, decisiones y valoraciones que posibilitan la formación de una real conciencia ciudadana.PALABRAS-CLAVE: Educación geográfica; Ciudadano; Ciudadanía; Ciudad. ABSTRACT:The systematization of a pedagogical experience is constituted by an exercise that supports the investigation task of the teachers. Because of this, the construction of the citizenship since the recognition of the city shows a work of pedagogical reflection that has been consolidated for 5 years approximately, in a proposal dealing with the training of teachers in in basic education. Its purpose is based on the overcoming of the citizenship view only like an electoral exercise, taking advantage of the pedagogical value of the city, as a place where converge knowledge, practices, symbolic nets, decisions and valuation that makes possible the formation of a real civic conscience.KEYWORDS: Geographic Education, citizen, citizenship, city.RÉSUMÉ:La systématisation d'une expérience pédagogique, il se constitue dans un exercice qui nourrit le travail investigative des maîtres. C'est pourquoi, la construction de citoyenneté à partir de la reconnaissance de la ville, il se rend compte d'un travail de réflexion pédagogique, qui est venue en consolidant depuis à peu près cinq ans, dans une proposition de formation d'enseignants dans une education basique. Sa pr

  16. Reconocimiento facial combinando técnicas 2D y 3D

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    González Ferreiro, Montserrat

    2007-01-01

    El propósito del proyecto es permitir combinar imágenes 3D y 2D para realizar un reconocimiento facial automático. Para ello se procesarán las imágenes 3D de profundidad sin textura de la base de datos GavabDB para posteriormente utilizarlas como imágenes de entrenamiento en un sistema de reconocimiento facial que emplee el algoritmo de P2CA (Partial Principal Components Analysis). Las imágenes 3D se procesarán, mediante unos editores programados en Matlab, de manera que fin...

  17. Sistema de reconocimiento facial y realidad aumentada para dispositivos móviles

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    Martínez Pérez, Juan Vicente; Linares Pellicer, Jordi Joan

    2012-01-01

    [EN] The aim of thispaperistoexplaintheproblems of using facial recognition featuresontoday¿s Mobile devices and provide a possiblesolutionbasedon a client-server design. [ES] El objetivo de este artículo es explicar la problemática de utilizar las funciones de reconocimiento facial en los dispositivos móviles actuales, así como dar una posible solución basándonos en un diseño cliente-servidor. Martínez Pérez, JV.; Linares Pellicer, JJ. (2012). Sistema de reconocimiento facial y rea...

  18. Prestaciones de la Normalización del Rostro en el Reconocimiento Facial

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    Carrero Figueroa, Diego; Ruiz-Mezcua, Belén; Puente Rodríguez, Luis; Poza Lara, María Jesús

    2010-01-01

    10 pages, 4 figures.-- Contributed to: V Jornadas de Reconocimiento Biométrico de Personas (JRBP 2010, Huesca, Spain, Sep 2-3, 2010). En este trabajo se estudia la influencia de la normalización facial sobre las prestaciones globales de un sistema de reconocimiento. Para ello se evalúan las prestaciones de un sistema basado en Principal Component Analysis (PCA) cuando se aplica normalización facial mediante Active Shape Models (ASM) en un escenario de verificación de identidad. Este tra...

  19. Abrecaminos : Hacia nuevos modos de leer y escribir el mundo desde el reconocimiento del otro

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    Barba, Julia; Manacorda, Julián

    2015-01-01

    En el presente artículo, nos proponemos hacer un breve recorrido sobre el proceso de elaboración de la tesis de grado: “Abrecaminos: una herramienta para el reconocimiento del mundo cultural rural”, realizada como cierre de la Licenciatura en Comunicación Social de la Facultad de Periodismo (FPyCS) de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). En la misma, pusimos el foco en el reconocimiento como una instancia de encuentro político-pedagógico y la relación escuela-territorio en la búsqueda ...

  20. El reconocimiento del derecho humano a la verdad en El Salvador.

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    Arévalo Romero, Leonor Elisa; Reyes Reyes, Gertrudis Ernestina; Trejo Quintana, Densy Samuel

    2009-01-01

    Noción histórica del derecho humano a la verdad -- La idea de la verdad -- El reconocimiento del derecho humano a la verdad en El Salvador -- Marco constitucional y legal de El Salvador en materia del derecho humano a la verdad.

  1. Price Discrimination

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    Armstrong, M.

    2008-01-01

    This paper surveys recent economic research on price discrimination, both in monopoly and oligopoly markets. Topics include static and dynamic forms of price discrimination, and both final and input markets are considered. Potential antitrust aspects of price discrimination are highlighted throughout the paper. The paper argues that the informational requirements to make accurate policy are very great, and with most forms of price discrimination a laissez-faire policy may be the best availabl...

  2. Sensibilidad en el Reconocimiento de Emociones Faciales Como Endofenotipo de Esquizofrenia

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    CLAUDIA QUINTERO

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    Full Text Available Los endofenotipos son rasgos presentes antes de la aparición de un trastorno y podrían ser útiles para identificar genes de susceptibilidad. Se determinó si personas con esquizofrenia y sus familiares de primer grado no afectados tenían un desempeño menor que los controles en la Tarea de Multitransformación de Expresión Emocional, que mide reconocimiento de emociones faciales. Las personas con esquizofrenia y sus familiares mostraron menor sensibilidad o requirieron más intensidad para identificar emociones que los controles. La exactitud para identificar emociones fue similar entre familiares y controles, pero menor en aquellos con esquizofrenia. Esto sugiere que la sensibilidad para el reconocimiento de emociones faciales es un endofenotipo de la esquizofrenia.

  3. Procesamiento emocional en pacientes TCA adultas vs. adolescentes. Reconocimiento y regulación emocional

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    Sagardoy, Rosa Calvo; Solórzano, Gloria; Morales, Carmen; Soledad Kassem, Ma; Codesal, Rosana; Blanco, Ascensión; Morales, Luis Tomás Gallego

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo. Las dificultades de procesamiento emocional han sido relacionadas con los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, aunque existe un debate acerca de si anteceden o son consecuencia de ellos. La mayoría de los estudios han sido realizados en pacientes adultas de larga evolución y pocos han incluido pacientes menores. Nuestro estudio compara las dificultades de reconocimiento y regulación emocional en pacientes adultas y adolescentes y pretende discriminar si estos actúan como factores ...

  4. EL RECONOCIMIENTO COMO PRESUPUESTO DISCURSIVO PARA UNA CONCEPCIÓN PLURIVERSALISTA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Anderson Vichinkeski Teixeira

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan los fundamentos filosóficos de la doctrina de los derechos hu - manos a partir de la Teoría Crítica del Reconocimiento. En un primer momento, se re - cordarán los orígenes de los conceptos de persona humana y dignidad humana, según las contribuciones de la tradición judaico-cristiana, buscando demostrar la vinculación entre la concepción de derechos humanos y una tradición cultural específica. Posteriormente, in - tentamos introducir la propuesta teórica de reinterpretación de los derechos humanos con base en postulados discursivos, antes postulados normativos, con fines de aproximar las partes implicadas en el discurso de acuerdo con las tradiciones culturales y demás vínculos capaces de producir relaciones de reconocimiento. Finalmente, se analiza cómo la Teoría del Reconocimiento puede colaborar para una redefinición epistemológica de la categoría de los derechos humanos.

  5. Experiencias de reconocimiento vividas por los niños en sus familias

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    Magda Victoria Díaz Alzate

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Pretendemos establecer una relación entre la propuesta que hace Axel Honneth sobre el reconocimiento en el amor y las prácticas de crianza vividas por los integrantes de la familia, en especial entre los niños y las personas cuidadoras, para argumentar que en estas relaciones se da comienzo a la configuración de los niños como sujetos políticos. Para Honneth –quien retoma a Hegel y a Mead–, las primeras relaciones amorosas son sustanciales para vivir el reconocimiento afectivo –que se vive con los más íntimos–; en ellas la aceptación emocional va unida a sentimientos como la simpatía y la atracción, y les permite visibilizar al otro a partir de sus necesidades propias y su valor humano. Abordaremos la familia como primera estructura de acogida y primer escenario de socialización, para argumentar que los niños viven en sus familias, prácticas de reconocimiento de sí mismos, de los otros y del mundo que les rodea, lo cual, a nuestro modo de ver, hace parte de su proceso de socialización como sujetos políticos.

  6. Reconocimiento y configuración del derecho al ambiente en Argentina. Algunos antecedentes relevantes

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    Mauricio Pinto

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El ambiente es reconocido actualmente en Argentina como el objeto de un derecho garantizado constitucionalmente, y por ello susceptible de tutela judicial. Sobre tal base, se analiza evolutivamente el proceso de reconocimiento de tal derecho, y la configuración de su contenido mediante una estrategia basada en el análisis contextual de su recepción jurisprudencial y su influencia en el actual paradigma legal. Se procura determinar la influencia del activismo judicial en el reconocimiento y configuración del derecho al ambiente como prerrogativa de incidencia colectiva, teniendo como hipótesis que las regulaciones materializan el resultado de una creación pretoriana innovadora que actúa como fuente normativa. Los resultados alcanzados permiten afirmar que el reconocimiento normativo del derecho al ambiente tiene una base en las decisiones judiciales previas, decisiones que han continuado moldeando el perfil de tal derecho dentro de una naturaleza colectiva, con efectos innovadores en relación a la valoración probatoria, el principio de congruencia y el efecto de la cosa juzgada.

  7. Reconocimiento automático del habla con redes neuronales artificiales

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    Diego H. Milone

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En la última década se han investigado intensamente los fundamentos y aplicaciones de las redes neuronales artificiales y se ha invertido un gran esfuerzo en el área del reconocimiento automático del habla. Este trabajo presenta una extensa revisión y un análisis crítico de la aplicación de redes neuronales artificiales al reconocimiento automático del habla. Se mencionan los antecedentes de la década de los 80 y se describen los trabajos que constituyen una aplicación directa de técnicas clásicas de redes neuronales artificiales. Se discuten aquellos en los que se han desarrollado nuevas arquitecturas neuronales, orientadas a resolver el problema del reconocimiento automático del habla, y se presentan también numerosos trabajos que consisten en la combinación de redes neuronales artificiales y modelos ocultos de Markov. Finalmente se realiza un análisis comparativo de los diferentes enfoques y los puntos clave que guían las investigaciones en torno a nuevos paradigmas sobre este problema. ´

  8. Differential discriminator

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    Dukhanov, V.I.; Mazurov, I.B.

    1981-01-01

    A principal flowsheet of a differential discriminator intended for operation in a spectrometric circuit with statistical time distribution of pulses is described. The differential discriminator includes four integrated discriminators and a channel of piled-up signal rejection. The presence of the rejection channel enables the discriminator to operate effectively at loads of 14x10 3 pulse/s. The temperature instability of the discrimination thresholds equals 250 μV/ 0 C. The discrimination level changes within 0.1-5 V, the level shift constitutes 0.5% for the filling ratio of 1:10. The rejection coefficient is not less than 90%. Alpha spectrum of the 228 Th source is presented to evaluate the discriminator operation with the rejector. The rejector provides 50 ns time resolution

  9. Ética del reconocimiento y víctimas del terrorismo

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    Etxeberria, Xabier

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the author seeks to apply the ethical concept of recognition to the victims of terrorism, in particular, to the victims of ETA (Spain. The argument is presented in four sections. In the first section, an analysis is offered of the bad recognition on the part of the terrorist, as is implied in the violence perpetrated and in the interpretation made of it. The second section examines the issue of whether there is a specificity to these victims —particularly, its vicarious condition— that affects the recognition that is due to them. The third section of the paper addresses the struggle for recognition sustained by these victims, highlighting important variations in relation to general theories of recognition, and discussing what these variations contribute to theory development; specially in regards to the tension between symmetry/asymmetry. In the last section, the author attempts to clarify the end goals of this struggle, in its most broad sense regarding dignity and identity, and more concretely, in terms of objectives such as truth, memory, justice and reconciliation. The expectation is that these elements synthesize in the triad be recognized-recognize-recognize oneself.

    En este estudio se persigue el objetivo de aplicar la categoría del reconocimiento, éticamente enfocada, a las víctimas del terrorismo, tomando como referencia precisa a las víctimas de ETA. Se estructura la exposición en cuatro partes. En la primera se analiza el mal reconocimiento del terrorista, implicado en su violencia y en la interpretación que hace de ella. En la segunda se indaga la cuestión de si en estas víctimas hay una especificidad —en especial, su posible condición vicaria— que incide en el reconocimiento que se les debe. En la tercera se aborda su lucha por el reconocimiento, tratando de destacar las variaciones que aportan respecto a las teorías del reconocimiento —sobre todo en la tensión asimetr

  10. Structural Discrimination

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    Thorsen, Mira Skadegård

    In this article, I discuss structural discrimination, an underrepresented area of study in Danish discrimination and intercultural research. It is defined here as discursive and constitutive, and presented as a central element of my analytical approach. This notion is employed in the with which t...

  11. Reconocimiento Mapu-Che de Chile: Tratado ante Constitución, Historia frente a Derecho

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    Bartolomé CLAVERO SALVADOR

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Desde el año 1991, el compromiso adquirido por los sucesivos gobiernos chilenos para reconocer a nivel constitucional la presencia indígena en el ordenamiento del Estado ha puesto de manifiesto el desconocimiento académico y jurídico mutuo por parte de Chile con respecto a las evidencias para una reposición de Mapu-Che. El presente trabajo hace un recorrido histórico y jurídico por las formas de relación entre el Estado chileno y el Estado Mapu, que hasta la conquista chilena de Mapu en la década de los ochenta del siglo XIX se manifestaron a través de Tratados y Parlamentos que implicaban un reconocimiento mutuo de ambas entidades en una esfera internacional. Las comisiones de estudios, informes oficiales e invocaciones de verdad para un nuevo trato, primero de las Naciones Unidas, y después de la República de Chile, han observado estas evidencias de la significación constitucional e internacional de los Tratados, pero Chile ha convertido su peculiar forma de reconocimiento constitucional de la presencia indígena en un alarde de unidad e indivisibilidad nacional. Este encubrimiento nace del deseo de mantener una Constitución exclusiva, al que se une la certeza de que otra forma de reconocimiento obligaría a un replanteamiento de las propias raíces de los fundamentos constitucionales de la República de Chile.

  12. El Ministerio de Fomento, impulsor del estudio y el reconocimiento del territorio mexicano (1877-1898

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    MIreya Blanco Martínez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es dar a conocer una serie de reflexiones acerca del papel que desempeñó el Ministerio de Fomento en torno al estudio y reconocimiento del territorio mexicano en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, esto se sustentará en el análisis de los informes contenidos en una de las publicaciones del Ministerio de Fomento: los Anales del Ministerio de Fomento de la República Mexicana, correspondiendo el periodo delimitado para esta investigación con el de la publicación de Anales.

  13. Negación del ser para el reconocimiento del otro

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    Higuera Aguirre, Édison Francisco

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo propone la negación del ser como punto de partida para el reconocimiento del Otro. En su desarrollo el autor define qué es Ontología y resume su historia; explica la ambigüedad y equivocidad que los vocablos ser y Ontología tienen en la actualidad; denuncia la incompatibilidad de las respuestas de la Ontología tradicional ante el cambio de paradigmas; sostiene que una “Ontología” de la educación debe realizar una reflexión sobre los actos educativos concretos, ...

  14. Concepción: su planeamiento y el reconocimiento de su marco geográfico

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    Leonel Ramos Santibáñez

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    Ahora bien, para el caso de Concepción en la conjunción de ciudad y geografía aún hay mucho de que hablar y para dicho comentario es necesario establecer con claridad los datos que podemos obtener de los hechos históricos previos a la conquista Española y a los de su fundación, que sin duda nos darán luces para un reconocimiento actual y el planeamiento futuro.

  15. Reconocimiento de textos antiguos mediante técnicas de visión artficial

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    Rodríguez Vallejo, Moisés

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es reconocer caracteres de textos antiguos mediante t ecnicas de visi on arti cial y redes neuronales. Distinguimos dos fases en el proceso: extracci on de los caracteres de las im agenes de los textos antiguos; y el reconocimiento mediante redes neuronales. En la primera utilizaremos las librer as de OpenCV para conseguir el objetivo, mientras que en la segunda fase partimos de un c odigo de una red neuronal de 3 capas de la Universidad Carnegie M...

  16. Reconocimiento de imágenes del lenguaje de señas mexicano

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    Priego Pérez, Fausto Pável

    2016-01-01

    Se ha encontrado que las personas con problemas auditivos severos o hipoacusia están marginadas de muchas actividades sociales, incluyendo las académicas y laborales. Es por esto, que en esta tesis, se propone un sistema de información que reconoce imágenes de manos que representan símbolos estáticos del alfabeto del Lenguaje de Señas Mexicano (LSM) que corresponde al estándar internacional ISO 639-2 sgn-MX. El sistema contiene dos módulos principales: aprendizaje y reconocimiento. El reco...

  17. Detección facial y reconocimiento anímico mediante las expresiones faciales

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    BARTUAL GONZÁLEZ, RAQUEL

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    The project is based on the software development elaborated with the program LabView. The mentioned program aims to detect people's faces in a video, as well as their genre and mood state. El proyecto se basa en el desarrollo de un software elaborado con el programa LabView. Dicho programa pretende detectar la cara de las personas en un vídeo, así como su género y su estado de ánimo. Bartual González, R. (2017). Detección facial y reconocimiento anímico mediante las expresiones faciales...

  18. Sensibilidad en el Reconocimiento de Emociones Faciales Como Endofenotipo de Esquizofrenia

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    CLAUDIA QUINTERO; JENNY GARCÍA; CLAUDIA MUÑOZ; ANDRÉS RANGEL; CARLOS PALACIO; JORGE OSPINA-DUQUE; JUAN CARLOS ARANGO-VIANA; DANIEL AGUIRRE-ACEVEDO; MARÍA VICTORIA OCAMPO; ANA VICTORIA VALENCIA; LUIS JARAMILLO; RICARDO SÁNCHEZ; JORGE RODRÍGUEZ-LOSADA

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    Los endofenotipos son rasgos presentes antes de la aparición de un trastorno y podrían ser útiles para identificar genes de susceptibilidad. Se determinó si personas con esquizofrenia y sus familiares de primer grado no afectados tenían un desempeño menor que los controles en la Tarea de Multitransformación de Expresión Emocional, que mide reconocimiento de emociones faciales. Las personas con esquizofrenia y sus familiares mostraron menor sensibilidad o requirieron más intensidad para identi...

  19. Violencia, reconocimiento del otro e identidad. Una postura inspirada en Hannah Arendt y Emmanuel Levinas

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    Mejía Quintana, Juliana

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    El presente trabajo, desarrolla una reconstrucción crítica de los argumentos de Hannah Arendt y Emmanuel Levinas en lo que respecta a la violencia, con el fin de estudiar en qué consiste este fenómeno desde su ámbito político e interpersonal. Se teje además un argumento respecto a lo que exige ser agentes del reconocimiento del otro, explicitando los elementos que nos constituyen como personas, para así evaluar las implicaciones de un acto violento en la identidad de víctimas y victimarios. E...

  20. Spatial discrimination and visual discrimination

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    in a visual discrimination test. The juvenile minipigs were able to learn the spatial hole-board discrimination test and showed improved working and reference memory during the learning phase. Performance in the memory phases was affected by the retention intervals, but the minipigs were able to remember...... the concept of the test in both memory phases. Working memory and reference memory were significantly improved in the last trials of the memory phases. In the visual discrimination test, the minipigs learned to discriminate between the three figures presented to them within 9-14 sessions. For the memory test......Two methods investigating learning and memory in juvenile Gottingen minipigs were evaluated for potential use in preclinical toxicity testing. Twelve minipigs were tested using a spatial hole-board discrimination test including a learning phase and two memory phases. Five minipigs were tested...

  1. Claves taxonómicas para el reconocimiento dentario en taxa del superorden Rajomorphii de Chile (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea Taxonomic dental keys for the Chilean taxa of the superorder Rajomorphii (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea

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    Sylvia Sáez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta claves taxonómicas basadas en características morfológicas dentarias externas e internas, que permiten el reconocimiento de cada orden, familia y género de los batoídeos conocidos en Chile. En algunos casos, como en las familias Rhinobatidae, Torpedinidae, Narcinidae, Myliobatidae, Mobulidae, Dasyatidae y Urotrygonidae, las claves permiten el reconocimiento específico pero, en otros casos, sólo se puede discriminar hasta género, dadas las limitaciones impuestas por los conocimientos existentes. Estas claves son una herramienta complementaria a la diagnosis de rayas y están orientadas al reconocimiento de fragmentos dentales, hallazgos paleontológicos de dientes así como para las piezas dentales asociadas con la mandíbula. De esta manera, se entrega un apoyo taxonómico nuevo con características dentales diferentes a las consideradas actualmente para este superorden.A series of keys with external and internal dental morphologic features for the identification of each order, family and genus of rays and skates of the batoids known in Chile, are presented. In the case of families Rhinobatidae, Torpedinidae, Narcinidae, Myliobatidae, Mobulidae, Dasyatidae and Urotrygonidae, an identification at the species level is possible. In other cases, due to limitations imposed by the existing knowledge, only discrimination up to genus is allowed. These keys are a complementary tool for the diagnosis of rays suitable for the identification of dental fragments, paleontological discoveries of teeth as well as for jaw teeth. This tool offers a novel taxonomic support, which includes dental features different from those considered nowadays for this superorder.

  2. Genetic Discrimination

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    Skip to main content Genetic Discrimination Enter Search Term(s): Español Research Funding An Overview Bioinformatics Current Grants Education and Training Funding Extramural Research News Features Funding Divisions ...

  3. SEISMIC DISCRIMINATION

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    a potential new discriminant , and to study depth phases. Surface- and body-wave magnitude data have been obtained and used to study regionalization...and signal equalization studies initiated. Upgrading of software and hardware facilities has continued. (Author)

  4. Procesamiento emocional en pacientes TCA adultas vs. adolescentes. Reconocimiento y regulación emocional

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    Rosa Calvo Sagardoy

    2014-01-01

    Método. Se compararon 48 pacientes (27 adultas, 21 adolescentes, con 41 controles sanos (13 adultas, 28 adolescentes mediante la Escala de Alexitimia de Toronto (TAS-20 y la Escala de Dificultades de Regulación Emocional (DERS. Resultados. Todas las pacientes presentan mayores dificultades en reconocimiento (alexitimia y regulación emocional que los sujetos control. No se han obtenido diferencias entre pacientes en función del diagnóstico ni del índice de masa corporal (IMC. La intensidad de las dificultades está modulada por edad y gravedad del trastorno. Las pacientes adultas muestran una alexitimia más intensa que las adolescentes, aunque ambos grupos muestran dificultades similares en aceptación y regulación emocional. Las pacientes más graves (adultas y adolescentes presentan mayor grado de alexitimia, rechazo y descontrol emocional. Conclusiones. Es esencial incluir intervenciones terapéuticas emocionales desde el inicio del tratamiento. Los programas de prevención deben facilitar el reconocimiento, aceptación y regulación emocional de las personas en riesgo.

  5. An Empirical Approach to Salary Discrimination: With Case Study of Sex Discrimination in Education

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    Anderson, Julie A.; Murphy, Norman C.

    1977-01-01

    A statistical method to determine sex discrimination in salaries considered known differential variables which can legitimately be used to determine salary level apart from discrimination based on improper criteria, such as race, sex, religion, etc. This case study of a group of educators exemplifies salary discrimination based on sex. (Author/MV)

  6. El cuidado en la teoría del reconocimiento de Honneth. Repercusiones en las personas con diversidad funcional

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    Manuel Aparicio Payá

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available En la teoría de la justicia como reconocimiento de Honneth  encontramos una conexión entre cuidado y justicia. En este artículo abordamos dicha conexión y estudiamos las repercusiones que tiene en las personas con diversidad funcional. Mientras Honneth limita el reconocimiento afectivo al campo de las relaciones primarias, en este trabajo defendemos una ampliación de su radio de acción, incluyendo también al voluntariado y a las profesiones de asistencia.

  7. El reconocimiento de emociones es un buen predictor del funcionamiento social en Primeros Episodios Psicóticos.

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    Meléndez Pérez, Iria

    2012-01-01

    El estudio pretende evaluar si variables de cognición social (el reconocimiento de emociones faciales) podrían ser un mejor predictor de funcionamiento social que la cognición básica, en las tempranas etapas de la enfermedad. Se seleccionó una muestra formada por 18 pacientes con un primer episodio psicótico y 18 participantes sanos emparejados por edad y género. Se administró una batería de variables clínicas, de funcionamiento social, cognición no social y social (reconocimiento de emocione...

  8. Estudio bibliométrico de publicaciones científicas que utilizan pruebas de reconocimiento de emociones faciales

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    Graciela Jeanneret; Astrid Oña; Pamela Rego; Marcelo Vaiman; Germán Pereno

    2015-01-01

    El trabajo se enmarca dentro de la perspectiva evolucionista, la cual sostiene la existencia de emociones universales, enfatizando el estudio de su expresión facial y su reconocimiento. Si bien la creación del sistema FACS en 1978 por Ekman impulsó la construcción de instrumentos de evaluación del reconocimiento de emociones faciales, actualmente no existen pruebas locales que midan dicha habilidad. El objetivo de este estudio fue la realización de un análisis bibliométrico de investigaciones...

  9. Statistical classification methods applied to seismic discrimination

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    Ryan, F.M. [ed.; Anderson, D.N.; Anderson, K.K.; Hagedorn, D.N.; Higbee, K.T.; Miller, N.E.; Redgate, T.; Rohay, A.C.

    1996-06-11

    To verify compliance with a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), low energy seismic activity must be detected and discriminated. Monitoring small-scale activity will require regional (within {approx}2000 km) monitoring capabilities. This report provides background information on various statistical classification methods and discusses the relevance of each method in the CTBT seismic discrimination setting. Criteria for classification method selection are explained and examples are given to illustrate several key issues. This report describes in more detail the issues and analyses that were initially outlined in a poster presentation at a recent American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting. Section 2 of this report describes both the CTBT seismic discrimination setting and the general statistical classification approach to this setting. Seismic data examples illustrate the importance of synergistically using multivariate data as well as the difficulties due to missing observations. Classification method selection criteria are presented and discussed in Section 3. These criteria are grouped into the broad classes of simplicity, robustness, applicability, and performance. Section 4 follows with a description of several statistical classification methods: linear discriminant analysis, quadratic discriminant analysis, variably regularized discriminant analysis, flexible discriminant analysis, logistic discriminant analysis, K-th Nearest Neighbor discrimination, kernel discrimination, and classification and regression tree discrimination. The advantages and disadvantages of these methods are summarized in Section 5.

  10. PERE: Una nueva herramienta para valorar el reconocimiento de las emociones básicas y su aplicación en la esquizofrenia

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    Gil-Sanz, David; Fernández-Modamio, Mar; Bengochea-Seco, Rosario; Arrieta-Rodríguez, Marta; González-Fraile, Eduardo; Pérez-Fuentes, Gabriela; García-Polavieja, Bárbara; Martín- Carrasco, Manuel; Gómez de Tojeiro-Roce, Juan; Santos-Zorrozúa, Borja

    2017-01-01

    Los estudios sobre reconocimiento de emociones en esquizofrenia han demostrado que los pacientes presentan un défi cit en la percepción de emociones negativas. Hay varias pruebas disponibles para evaluar el reconocimiento de emociones, pero tienen inc

  11. Sistema audiovisual para reconocimiento de comandos Audiovisual system for recognition of commands

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    Alexander Ceballos

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el desarrollo de un sistema automático de reconocimiento audiovisual del habla enfocado en el reconocimiento de comandos. La representación del audio se realizó mediante los coeficientes cepstrales de Mel y las primeras dos derivadas temporales. Para la caracterización del vídeo se hizo seguimiento automático de características visuales de alto nivel a través de toda la secuencia. Para la inicialización automática del algoritmo se emplearon transformaciones de color y contornos activos con información de flujo del vector gradiente ("GVF snakes" sobre la región labial, mientras que para el seguimiento se usaron medidas de similitud entre vecindarios y restricciones morfológicas definidas en el estándar MPEG-4. Inicialmente, se presenta el diseño del sistema de reconocimiento automático del habla, empleando únicamente información de audio (ASR, mediante Modelos Ocultos de Markov (HMMs y un enfoque de palabra aislada; posteriormente, se muestra el diseño de los sistemas empleando únicamente características de vídeo (VSR, y empleando características de audio y vídeo combinadas (AVSR. Al final se comparan los resultados de los tres sistemas para una base de datos propia en español y francés, y se muestra la influencia del ruido acústico, mostrando que el sistema de AVSR es más robusto que ASR y VSR.We present the development of an automatic audiovisual speech recognition system focused on the recognition of commands. Signal audio representation was done using Mel cepstral coefficients and their first and second order time derivatives. In order to characterize the video signal, a set of high-level visual features was tracked throughout the sequences. Automatic initialization of the algorithm was performed using color transformations and active contour models based on Gradient Vector Flow (GVF Snakes on the lip region, whereas visual tracking used similarity measures across neighborhoods and morphological

  12. El don del agua, una obligacion moral y un interes de reconocimiento

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    Ana Patricia Quintana Ramírez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una discusión teórica en torno al análisis de la naturaleza y el interés de la economía del obsequio, así como el significado que tiene la práctica de donar agua en la sociedad.   Mediante el contraste argumentos y la referenciación de algunos casos empíricos, se concluye que el don del agua es una obligación moral en la esfera interpersonal, con un interés de acceso al reconocimiento social entre grupos humanos marginados del acceso al recurso. 

  13. Evolución y reconocimiento de las transgresiones morales y socioconvencionales en menores

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    Rosa Ana Clemente-Estevan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar, dentro del contexto general de las relaciones humanas, la comprensión que de las normas ¿tanto morales como socioconvencionales¿tienen los menores. Asimismo, se estudia su evolución y reconocimiento, haciendo referencia a las emociones morales que aparecen cuando tienen lugar transgresiones de estas normas, como la vergüenza, la culpa, la empatía, etc. A continuación se relacionan todos estos datos con la aparición de conductas problemáticas en el menor, derivadas de transgresiones, como es el caso del rechazo entre iguales o el acoso escolar. Por último, se presenta una propuesta de intervención reparadora del daño derivado de las transgresiones, el procedimiento de Vergüenza Reintegrativa, basado precisamente en el desarrollo normativo emocional del menor.

  14. Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Smartphone Addiction

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    Lin, Yu-Hsuan; Chiang, Chih-Lin; Lin, Po-Hsien; Chang, Li-Ren; Ko, Chih-Hung; Lee, Yang-Han; Lin, Sheng-Hsuan

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    Background Global smartphone penetration has led to unprecedented addictive behaviors. The aims of this study are to develop diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction and to examine the discriminative ability and the validity of the diagnostic criteria. Methods We developed twelve candidate criteria for characteristic symptoms of smartphone addiction and four criteria for functional impairment caused by excessive smartphone use. The participants consisted of 281 college students. Each parti...

  15. Discriminating malaria from dengue fever in endemic areas: clinical and biological criteria, prognostic score and utility of the C-reactive protein: a retrospective matched-pair study in French Guiana.

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    Loïc Epelboin

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Dengue and malaria are two major public health concerns in tropical settings. Although the pathogeneses of these two arthropod-borne diseases differ, their clinical and biological presentations are unspecific. During dengue epidemics, several hundred patients with fever and diffuse pain are weekly admitted at the emergency room. It is difficult to discriminate them from patients presenting malaria attacks. Furthermore, it may be impossible to provide a parasitological microscopic examination for all patients. This study aimed to establish a diagnostic algorithm for communities where dengue fever and malaria occur at some frequency in adults. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A sub-study using the control groups of a case-control study in French Guiana--originally designed to compare dengue and malaria co-infected cases to single infected cases--was performed between 2004 and 2010. In brief, 208 patients with malaria matched to 208 patients with dengue fever were compared in the present study. A predictive score of malaria versus dengue was established using .632 bootstrap procedures. Multivariate analysis showed that male gender, age, tachycardia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and CRP>5 mg/l were independently associated with malaria. The predictive score using those variables had an AUC of 0.86 (95%CI: 0.82-0.89, and the CRP was the preponderant predictive factor. The sensitivity and specificity of CRP>5 mg/L to discriminate malaria from dengue were of 0.995 (95%CI: 0.991-1 and 0.35 (95%CI 0.32-0.39, respectively. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The clinical and biological score performed relatively well for discriminating cases of dengue versus malaria. Moreover, using only the CRP level turned to be a useful biomarker to discriminate feverish patients at low risk of malaria in an area where both infections exist. It would avoid more than 33% of unnecessary parasitological examinations with a very low risk of missing a malaria attack.

  16. Discriminating malaria from dengue fever in endemic areas: clinical and biological criteria, prognostic score and utility of the C-reactive protein: a retrospective matched-pair study in French Guiana.

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    Epelboin, Loïc; Boullé, Charlotte; Ouar-Epelboin, Sihem; Hanf, Matthieu; Dussart, Philippe; Djossou, Félix; Nacher, Mathieu; Carme, Bernard

    2013-01-01

    Dengue and malaria are two major public health concerns in tropical settings. Although the pathogeneses of these two arthropod-borne diseases differ, their clinical and biological presentations are unspecific. During dengue epidemics, several hundred patients with fever and diffuse pain are weekly admitted at the emergency room. It is difficult to discriminate them from patients presenting malaria attacks. Furthermore, it may be impossible to provide a parasitological microscopic examination for all patients. This study aimed to establish a diagnostic algorithm for communities where dengue fever and malaria occur at some frequency in adults. A sub-study using the control groups of a case-control study in French Guiana--originally designed to compare dengue and malaria co-infected cases to single infected cases--was performed between 2004 and 2010. In brief, 208 patients with malaria matched to 208 patients with dengue fever were compared in the present study. A predictive score of malaria versus dengue was established using .632 bootstrap procedures. Multivariate analysis showed that male gender, age, tachycardia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and CRP>5 mg/l were independently associated with malaria. The predictive score using those variables had an AUC of 0.86 (95%CI: 0.82-0.89), and the CRP was the preponderant predictive factor. The sensitivity and specificity of CRP>5 mg/L to discriminate malaria from dengue were of 0.995 (95%CI: 0.991-1) and 0.35 (95%CI 0.32-0.39), respectively. The clinical and biological score performed relatively well for discriminating cases of dengue versus malaria. Moreover, using only the CRP level turned to be a useful biomarker to discriminate feverish patients at low risk of malaria in an area where both infections exist. It would avoid more than 33% of unnecessary parasitological examinations with a very low risk of missing a malaria attack.

  17. Habermas y la política del reconocimiento o multiculturalismo

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    Luiz Bernardo Leite Araujo

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo desarrolla algunos aspectos centrales de la política del reconocimientoo multiculturalismo en la obra de Habermas. Su posición acerca del multiculturalismo estádeterminada por la comprensión democrático-procedimental de los derechos que se presentanen sus líneas generales y esboza algunos aspectos críticos jurídicos, políticos y filosóficos de lapolítica de la diferencia. Se trata de una posición peculiar que permite a Habermas valorizar elaporte de la posición de Ch. Taylor, y al mismo tiempo cuestionar determinadas políticas de ladiferencia, que contribuyen decisivamente a la inclusión de los ciudadanos a los cuales es negadoel pleno reconocimiento como miembro de una comunidad política. Tal posición llama la atenciónacerca de las potenciales amenazas a la autonomía individual asociadas a las demandas específicas de grupos, particularmente en lo atingente a los derechos culturales. En el marco de los recientes debates multiculturales, se destaca que la postura de Habermas se caracteriza por un difícil equilibrio entre igualdad y diversidad, defendiendo una concepción universalista sensible a las diferencias.

  18. 1864-1902: el reconocimiento del arte paleolítico

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    Óscar MORO ABADÍA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se analizan las implicaciones de los conceptos teóricos imperantes a fines del siglo XIX en Europa sobre arte y primitivismo para proponer una explicación al fenómeno de la rápida aceptación del arte mobiliar paleolítico frente a la resistencia al reconocimiento del arte parietal como producto de la humanidad prehistórica hasta una fecha mucho más tardía. Se concluye en la necesidad de analizar el problema en función del pensamiento de la época y de redéfinir algunos de nuestros propios conceptos sobre el arte parietal.ABSTRACT: In this paper we analyze the implications of the theoretical ideas at the end of the nineteenth century on art and primitivism, to propose an explanation to the phenomenon of the quick acceptance of Palaeolithic mobile art versus the long delay in accepting rock art as produced by Prehistoric societies. The conclusion points to the need of analyzing the problem in the context of their contemporary ideas and of redrawing some of our own thoughts on rock art.

  19. Adopción por parejas homosexuales: de la realidad social hacia el reconocimiento judicial

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    Maria Cristina Valencia

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como propósito realizar una descripción de los argumentos empleados por las Altas Cortes de Colombia, México y Brasil en torno al reconocimiento del derecho a la adopción por parejas homosexuales; presentando las diferencias y similitudes respecto al abordaje que en las sentencias analizadas se da sobre el concepto de familia, los derechos del niño, el derecho al libre desarrollo de la personalidad y el derecho a la igualdad. Teniendo en cuenta que se trata de un tema polémico, se consideró pertinente describir el contexto social en medio del cual se formula cada sentencia, presentando de forma breve las posturas de grupos de interés como la comunidad LGBTI, el clero, el Estado y los representantes de partidos políticos, respecto del fallo, utilizando para este fin algunos reportes de los principales medios de comunicación on-line y posturas de doctrinantes en los países seleccionados.

  20. Los riesgos psicosociales y su reconocimiento como enfermedad ocupacional: consecuencias legales y económicas

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    Pedro Álvarez Briceño

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo ofrece un análisis de los riesgos psicosociales desde una perspectiva legal y sus implicaciones para el empleador o patrono luego del reconocimiento como enfermedad ocupacional por parte del Inpsasel. Se realizó una investigación cualitativa, clasificándose el estudio como una investigación documental, no experimental. El diseño de investigación fue documental explicativo.Las unidades de análisis para el desarrollo de los tópicos investigados fueron las leyes y normas que rigen la materia de salud y seguridad laboral en nuestro país:LOPCYMAT (2005; Reglamento de la LOPCYMAT (2007; la norma técnicas de INPSASEL NT- 02-2008; las Sentencias del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000; la Ley Orgánica del Trabajo (1997; el Código Civil (1982 y el Código Penal (2005 y los diferentes estudios e investigaciones desarrollados por instituciones e investigadores de prestigio internacional y nacional en materia de riesgos psicosociales. Se concluye, en primer lugar, que la responsabilidad legal de prevención de los riesgos psicosociales, recae sobre los mandos superiores: Gerentes, Ejecutivos, que actúan a nombre y por la empresa y finalmente se hace necesaria una adecuada comprensión de los riesgos psicosociales y sus factores para una prevención efectiva.

  1. Estudio bibliométrico de publicaciones científicas que utilizan pruebas de reconocimiento de emociones faciales

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    Graciela Jeanneret

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se enmarca dentro de la perspectiva evolucionista, la cual sostiene la existencia de emociones universales, enfatizando el estudio de su expresión facial y su reconocimiento. Si bien la creación del sistema FACS en 1978 por Ekman impulsó la construcción de instrumentos de evaluación del reconocimiento de emociones faciales, actualmente no existen pruebas locales que midan dicha habilidad. El objetivo de este estudio fue la realización de un análisis bibliométrico de investigaciones científicas publicadas entre 1976 y agosto de 2011 que utilizan pruebas de reconocimiento de emociones faciales. Este proceso de sistematización de los documentos brinda visibilidad sobre el estado actual de la ciencia en relación a dichas pruebas. Se analizaron los indicadores de productividad, colaboración, índice h y análisis de materia. Éstos evidenciaron un crecimiento sistemático cada vez más pronunciado en la utilización de investigaciones en el reconocimiento de emociones faciales. Estas utilizan fotografías tales como el POFA y el JACFEE en población adulta de ambos sexos, adquiriendo relevancia el estudio de patologías, principalmente la esquizofrenia. Estos resultados, a su vez, podrán utilizarse como fundamento para posteriores proyectos de investigación que aporten al progreso de la ciencia.

  2. Modelo Bio-inspirado para el Reconocimiento de Gestos Usando Primitivas de Movimiento en Visión

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    Sandra E. Nope

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se aborda el problema del reconocimiento de gestos usando la información de movimiento con el fin de obtener un modelo bio-inspirado para, en un futuro, utilizarlo en la programación de robots mediante el paradigma del aprendizaje por imitación. En este trabajo se extraen las primitivas de movimiento a partir de imágenes consecutivas, capturadas por una cámara web estándar. Para la programación por imitación de robots se identificó, como primera fase, el reconocimiento de gestos, en el cual es necesario resolver tres aspectos principales: La representación instantánea del movimiento, la integración temporal de dicha información y, la estrategia de clasificación. Estos tres aspectos serán tratados a lo largo de este trabajo y, en contraste con otros, la extracción del movimiento y su codificación está inspirada en el procesamiento del movimiento realizado en el cerebro de macacos. El modelo obtenido fue aplicado al reconocimiento de cuatro tipos de gestos realizados con la mano por diferentes personas. El porcentaje de aciertos varió entre 91.42% y 97.14%, utilizando diferentes estrategias estándar de clasificación. Palabras clave: Reconocimiento de gestos, modelo bio-inspirado, primitivas de movimiento, codificación del movimiento, integración temporal, visión artificial

  3. Criteria CSR

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    Vovk, V.; Zateyshikova, O.

    2014-01-01

    In the article the theoretical aspects regarding criteria for assessing CSR proposed by A. Carroll, including: economic, legal, ethical, philanthropic. Based on this, it is proposed to characterize these criteria with respect to the interested parties (stakeholders), including: investors, shareholders suppliers, customers, employees, society and the state. This will make a qualitative assessment of the presence and depth using social responsibility in the company, as well as determine the ext...

  4. Validation of the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: slight improvement over the 1987 ACR criteria.

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    Britsemmer, K.; Ursum, J.; Gerritsen, M.; Tuyl, L. van; Schaardenburg, D. van

    2011-01-01

    Abstract: Background Recently, an American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) collaboration developed new classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objective:To evaluate the diagnostic and discriminative ability of these new criteria compared with

  5. Vergüenza, reconocimiento y amor en «El Rey Lear» de Shakespeare

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    Alba MONTES SÁNCHEZ

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Enestetrabajoexplorolaexperienciadesentirvergüenzaysusconexiones con el reconocimiento y el amor tal y como se ponen de manifiesto en El Rey Lear de Shakespeare. Mi principal preocupación es postular la relevancia moral de la vergüenza. Comienzo con la visión sartriana de la vergüenza en El Ser y La Nada, pasando por el intento de Weber de reformularla en términos de mala fe. Este trabajo rechaza ambas formulaciones y propone una manera de repensar la vergüenza basándome en el estudio de los esfuerzos de reconocimiento en El Rey Lear y para ello sigo la lectura que hace Stanley Cavell de dicha tragedia. Afirmo que la experiencia de la vergüenza y tiene una estructura relacional, por lo que forma parte esencial de nuestra sensibilidad moral. Mi análisis de El Rey Lear saca a la luz esta estructura resaltando su conexión con el reconocimiento y con el miedo, y subraya la relevancia ética de la vergüenza en ese espacio estructural.

  6. Análisis psicométrico del Cuestionario de Reconocimiento de Emociones Faciales (CREF): indicadores en población colombiana

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    Omar Elías Torrado Duarte; Edward Leonel Prada Sarmiento; Alirio Santos Santos

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo. Ante la carencia de una herramienta que permita el estudio del reconocimiento de expresiones faciales asociadas a distintas emociones, en el contexto colombiano, la presente investigación se propuso identificar entre un banco de 88 ítems, los reactivos que presentan propiedades psicométricas óptimas de fiabilidad y validez para el reconocimiento de expresiones faciales emocionales. Las expresiones faciales trabajadas corresponden a las emociones básic...

  7. De la experiencia del racismo a su reconocimiento como discriminación.

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    Mireille Eberhard

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda los conflictos de interpretación inherentes al reconocimiento del carácter racista y discriminatorio de determinada situación, en el marco de organismos de recepción y seguimiento de quejas individuales. En efecto, tomar estas instancias como punto de partida del estudio, permite evidenciar varias dimensiones del objeto “discriminación”. El conjunto de las experiencias de discriminación denunciadas ante estas instancias permite examinar, en una primera etapa, las modalidades bajo las cuales se lleva a cabo la discriminación en la vida social cotidiana. Su carácter a la vez repetitivo y polimorfo ilustra la doble dimensión —situacional y estructural— del racismo. En una segunda etapa tomaremos como base el discurso de los discriminados potenciales, de los discriminadores designados como tales y de los encargados de recibir la queja de los primeros, para analizar las distintas estrategias discursivas que ponen en marcha cada uno de estos protagonistas, en el marco de la interacción. Para los primeros, se trata de lograr que sean reconocidos como discriminados; para los segundos, de invalidar la acusación formulada en su contra; y para los últimos, de escuchar y atender la queja. Así, la interacción da lugar a estrategias de objetivación, refutación y reparación de la discriminación, las cuales no sólo se abordarán en sus dimensiones fácticas, sino también compasivas y morales. La última parte de esta contribución examinará los límites del seguimiento propiamente judicial de la denuncia por discriminación, así como los conflictos de interpretación que ésta suscita.

  8. Discrimination and Anti-discrimination in Denmark

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    Olsen, Tore Vincents

    The purpose of this report is to describe and analyse Danish anti-discrimination legislation and the debate about discrimination in Denmark in order to identify present and future legal challenges. The main focus is the implementation of the EU anti-discrimination directives in Danish law...

  9. Del reconocimiento de sí mismo al reconocimiento del otro en niños con TEA: un programa tecnológico de intervención

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    Mata Ares, Berta

    2016-01-01

    [Resumen] Marco: El diagnóstico de Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA) es un trastorno del neurodesarrollo presente desde la primera infancia y que afecta principalmente a la relación social; siendo déficits en la Teoría de la Mente (ToM) citados como característicos. Objetivos: Desarrollar a través de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) el reconocimiento del otro en niños diagnosticados de TEA. Valorar la efectividad de AprenderJugando, una herrami...

  10. Framework Heurístico para la Implementación de Sistemas Activos de Reconocimiento de Objetos

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    E. González

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo presenta un framework para el desarrollo de sistemas activos de reconocimiento de objetos de forma libre. El framework propuesto aborda el problema de incertidumbre presente en los sistemas de reconocimiento de objetos basados en visión monocular mediante un modelo heurístico que permite usar cualquier tipo de vector de características para representar la información de las vistas. De esta manera, se pueden emplear vectores de características que estimen la pose del objeto con mayor precisión que en los tradicionales sistemas estocásticos. La estrategia empleada para el desarrollo del sistema de reconocimiento activo propuesto se basa en agrupar las vistas de los objetos de la base de datos en clusters y, a partir del estudio de la información contenida en ellos, desarrollar de manera eficiente las tareas de clasificación, selección de las posiciones del sensor y el cálculo de la evidencia. El algoritmo de clasificación emplea una máquina de soporte vectorial (SVM dotando al sistema de reconocimiento de robustez ante pequeñas deformaciones en la apariencia de los objetos por ruido, cambios de iluminación, variaciones en el punto de vista etc. Para la estimación de las posiciones del sensor se utiliza una D-Sphere con el objetivo de reducir la incertidumbre empleando el menor número de movimientos. Además, cada cluster es modelado como una D-Sphere lo que permite de manera off-line evaluar las diferencias de apariencia, entre objetos ambiguos, según el punto de vista desde el que se les observe . Este método ha sido experimentado en un entorno real con un robot manipulador dotado de una webcam en su efector final. Abstract: This paper presents a framework for the development of active systems for object recognition. The proposed framework addresses the problem of uncertainty in object recognition based on monocular vision using a heuristic model that allow the

  11. Reconocimiento de la expresión facial de la emoción en mexicanos universitarios

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    Ana María Anguas-Wong

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio explora el reconocimiento de la expresión facial de las emociones en bilingües mexicanos mediante el JACFEE (Matsumoto & Ekman, 1988. Investigaciones previas evidencian el alto nivel de acuerdo transcultural en el reconocimiento emocional, sin embargo no se reportan estudios en la cultura mexicana. Participaron 229 estudiantes universitarios, edad promedio 21.79 años. Los resultados indican que las emociones universales: enojo, desprecio, disgusto, temor, felicidad, tristeza y sorpresa fueron reconocidas más allá del azar (p < .01, independientemente del sexo o nacionalidad del modelo. Estos hallazgos coincidencompletamente con los datos transculturales que se tienen sobre el alto nivel de acuerdo en el reconocimiento emocional (Ekman, 1994, contribuyendo así al creciente cuerpo deevidencia sobre la universalidad de las emociones. -- The aim of this study is to explore the patterns of emotion recognition in Mexican bilinguals using the JACFEE (Matsumoto & Ekman, 1988. Previous cross cultural research has documented high agreement in judgments of facial expressions of emotion, however, none of the previous studies has included data from Mexican culture. Participants were 229 Mexican college students (mean age 21.79. Results indicate that each of the seven universal emotions: anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise was recognized by the participants above chance levels (p < .001, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the posers. These findings replicate reported data on the high cross cultural agreement in emotion recognition (Ekman, 1994 and contribute to the increasing body of evidence regarding the universality of emotions.

  12. Trabajadoras domésticas nicaraguenses en Costa Rica: un camino tortuoso hacia el reconocimiento

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    Alexandra Bonnie

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo doméstico es un sector históricamente vulnerable: se considera a menudo como precario, mal retribuido, inseguro y desprotegido. Los y las trabajadores/as domésticos/as sufren discriminación, aún más cuando son mujeres y extranjeros.El presente artículo pretende estudiar las condiciones laborales de las trabajadoras domésticas en Costa Rica frente a dos importantes evoluciones jurídicas recientes: la reforma del capítulo VIII del Código de Trabajo, relativo al trabajo doméstico remunerado, en 2009, y la entrada en vigor de la nueva Ley General de Migracióny Extranjería, en 2010, que afecta a las trabajadoras domésticas migrantes. Como en otros países, las trabajadoras domésticas nacionales y migrantes se organizaron para obtener el reconocimiento de sus derechos laborales, lo que se concretó en el año 2009 con la reforma del Código de Trabajo, considerado como discriminatorio.Esto fue un gran paso para el mejoramiento de su condición, y se destaca el rol importante que tuvo la Asociación de Trabajadoras Domésticas (ASTRADOMES.Sin embargo, la modificación de la normativa no se concreta de igual manera para todas las trabajadoras domésticas. Persisten situaciones de vulnerabilidad y abusos, sobre todo en el caso de las trabajadoras migrantes nicaragüenses. Ello conduce a plantear la necesidad de implementar una política pública integral que atiende a las necesidades de las personas cualquiera sea su nacionalidad y estatus migratorio.El estudio está basado en el análisis de fuentes secundarias tanto académicas como jurídicas. Se complementó la información con entrevistas semiestructuradas a informantes clave, incluyendo a representantes de trabajadoras domésticas.

  13. Influencia del advergaming y el advertising en la recordación y reconocimiento de una marca

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    César A. Ortega-Ruiz; Andrea Velandia-Morales

    2011-01-01

    En esta investigación se identifican las diferencias producidas en el nivel de recordación y reconocimiento hacia una marca de acuerdo al tipo de publicidad utilizada, sea ésta a través de videojuegos publicitarios (Advergaming) o mediante publicidad en televisión (Advertising). Los participantes fueron 76 estudiantes universitarios de ambos géneros, con edades entre los 18 y 24 años de los niveles socioeconómicos tres, cuatro y cinco residentes en la ciudad de Bogotá. Para la fase experim...

  14. Reconocimiento del imaginario social de cultura ciudadana en los jóvenes del colegio Nuevo Horizonte

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    España Lima, Rosa Yubely; Peña, Wilmar

    2015-01-01

    La razón por la cual surgió la idea de la investigación fue promover transformaciones positivas en Cultura Ciudadana de los estudiantes del Colegio Nuevo Horizonte, a partir del reconocimiento de sus experiencias manifestadas a través de diversas expresiones sobre todo las de tipo artístico y cultural, en donde los jóvenes han demostrado habilidades y talentos que deben ser potencializados a fin de identificar qué aspectos de su propia cultura determinan la convivencia, y por ende, influy...

  15. Nuevos Patrones de Reconocimiento Visual en el Ciclo Cardiaco New Patterns of Visual Recognize in the Cardiac Cycle

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    Estela Audelo; Fernando Beristain; Carlos Vázquez

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es aplicar el análisis no lineal en el estudio del ciclo cardiaco. Se analizaron 30 series de tiempo con diferentes tipos de ritmo cardiaco (10 de sujetos en ritmo sinusal normal, 10 de sujetos con fibrilación atrial y 10 de sujetos con arritmia supraventricular), con las herramientas de análisis computacional, de la teoría del caos y la dinámica no lineal, para conocer la complejidad del sistema y encontrar patrones de reconocimiento visual. Se encontró que el cic...

  16. Reconocimiento facial automático mediante técnicas de visión tridimensional

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    Moreno Díaz, Ana Belén

    2004-01-01

    En esta Tesis se presentan nuevas soluciones al problema del Reconocimiento Facial Automático enmarcadas dentro de la Visión Tridimensional. La Visión Tridimensional es la parte de la Visión por Computador que utiliza las propiedades tridimensionales de una escena real (obtenidas de su digitalización) para realizar una interpretación sobre la misma. En este caso, se trata de reconocer la cara humana, usando para ello información 3D. Este trabajo de investigación se ha centrado en la búsqueda ...

  17. Algunas consideraciones sobre el reconocimiento y sanción jurídica de los fideicomisos

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    de la Fuente Hontañón, Rosario

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo comprende el análisis de la historia del reconocimiento y sanción jurídica de los fideicomisos sobre la base de las noticias proporcionadas por las fuentes romanas, tanto jurídicas como literarias. La institución del fideicomiso surge para gratificar a los extranjeros, que carecían de la testamenti factio pasiva necesaria para recibir legados y posteriormente fue utilizada para soslayar las limitaciones de las leges Furia y Voconia, y de las leyes caducarias, o para benefi...

  18. Pulse duration discriminator

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    Kosakovskij, L.F.

    1980-01-01

    Basic circuits of a discriminator for discrimination of pulses with the duration greater than the preset one, and of a multifunctional discriminator allowing to discriminate pulses with the duration greater (tsub(p)>tsub(s)) and lesser (tsub(p) tsub(s) and with the duration tsub(p) [ru

  19. The Badness of Discrimination

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    Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper

    2006-01-01

    The most blatant forms of discrimination are morally outrageous and very obviously so; but the nature and boundaries of discrimination are more controversial, and it is not clear whether all forms of discrimination are morally bad; nor is it clear why objectionable cases of discrimination are bad....... In this paper I address these issues. First, I offer a taxonomy of discrimination. I then argue that discrimination is bad, when it is, because it harms people. Finally, I criticize a rival, disrespect-based account according to which discrimination is bad regardless of whether it causes harm....

  20. Integridad y desprecio. Motivos básicos de una concepción de la moral desde la teoría del reconocimiento

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    1992-05-01

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    Si se admite con Emst Bloch que la completa integridad del hombre, su dignidad, sólo se alcanza estableciendo una adecuada protección ante los distintos modos de ofensa y de desprecio personal, entonces eso significa a la inversa que la integridad de la persona humana depende constitutivamente de la experiencia de reconocimiento intersubjetivo. El presente texto quiere aclarar esa conexión premisa propia de una teoría normativa del reconocimiento recíproco, entre desprecio e integridad humana que Bloch sugirió pero no desarrolló, para así poder introducir una tesis fuerte de sociología moral: la experiencia del desprecio personal representa un impulso moral en el proceso de desarrollo de la sociedad, pues el progreso moral es el resultado de la lucha por el reconocimiento.

  1. Parejas del mismo sexo en Colombia: tres modelos para su reconocimiento jurídico y político

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    Daniel Bonilla

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo está dividido en tres secciones. En la primera se presenta la estructura básica de las decisiones de la Corte Constitucional colombiana que reconocieron jurídicamente a las parejas del mismo sexo y que le otorgaron un notable número de derechos. En la segunda, analítica y crítica, se justifican los argumentos que permiten afirmar que este conjunto de sentencias constituyen un paso importante hacia la eliminación de la discriminación que existe en Colombia en contra de la comunidad LGBT. En la tercera se exponen las características centrales de los modelos de la autonomía y la igualdad, que permiten justificar el reconocimiento jurídico de las parejas del mismo sexo, y se presentan sus principales debilidades. Del mismo modo, en esta sección, se exponen los elementos constitutivos del modelo de la dignidad y se presentan los argumentos que permiten afirmar que esta perspectiva normativa ofrece una más clara y completa explicación y fundamentación de la posición que promueve el reconocimiento jurídico de las parejas del mismo sexo.

  2. Obstáculos al reconocimiento constitucional de los pueblos y comunidades afromexicanas: ¿objeciones del racismo?

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    Gabriela Iturralde

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En este texto se reflexiona en torno de las formas de expresión del racismo hacia las personas afrodescendientes en México: invisibilización, extranjerización e hipervisibilización y la relación de estas ideas y prácticas con los obstáculos que hasta ahora ha enfrentado la demanda de reconocimiento constitucional. Las reflexiones que se ofrecen resultan del dialogo disciplinario entre la historia y la antropología. Por una parte, hay una aproximación desde los estudios historiográficos para documentar el desarrollo de estereotipos e ideas de corte racista hacia las personas afrodescendientes en el siglo XIX en México. Por otra, se ha realizado un trabajo permanente de observación participativa y registro de las acciones colectivas afromexicanas que se desarrollan tanto en las regiones en donde se encuentran asentadas la mayoría de las organizaciones sociales afromexicanas (Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca como en sus interacciones con las instituciones gubernamentales y otros ámbitos de gestión política. Las objeciones ue se esgrimen en contra del reconocimiento constitucional de los pueblos y comunidades afromexicanas son consistentes con algunos de los elementos que históricamente caracterizan las expresiones del racismo hacia las personas afromexicanas.

  3. Diferencias de género en el reconocimiento de caras emocionales: ¿son los hombres menos eficientes?

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    Ana Ruiz-Ibáñez

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Como indican las investigaciones sobre recuerdo de estímulos con valencia emocional, las emociones influyen sobre la memoria. Muchos estudios sobre reconocimiento de caras y expresiones faciales emocionales se han centrado en diferencias entre grupos de edad (jóvenes y mayores o diferencias sexuales (hombres y mujeres. No obstante, este tipo de estudios ha arrojado resultados contradictorios, por lo que sería necesario profundizar en la implicación del género. El objetivo principal de nuestra investigación consiste en analizar las diferencias en el reconocimiento de fotografías de caras con expresiones faciales emocionales entre dos grupos, el primero compuesto por hombres y el segundo por mujeres, formados por estudiantes universitarios entre 18 y 30 años. Los resultados mostraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el reconocimiento de caras, presentando las mujeres un mejor reconocimiento corregido (probabilidad de aciertos menos probabilidad de falsas alarmas que los hombres. Sin embargo, otras variables analizadas, como el tiempo o la eficiencia, no ofrecen resultados concluyentes. Además, en el grupo de varones se encontró una correlación negativa significativa entre el tiempo empleado y la eficiencia en la tarea. Estos datos proporcionan apoyo tanto a la hipótesis de la diferencia de género en el reconocimiento de caras, a favor de las mujeres, como a las que proponen un procesamiento cognitivo diferenciado de estímulos faciales en ambos sexos. Finalmente, se argumenta la necesidad de mayor investigación, relacionada con variables como la edad o el nivel social-cultural. ABSTRACT: As research in recollection of stimuli with emotional valence indicates, emotions influence memory. Many studies in face and emotional facial expression recognition have focused on age (young and old people and gender-associated (men and women differences. Nevertheless, this kind of studies has produced contradictory results

  4. Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Smartphone Addiction.

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    Lin, Yu-Hsuan; Chiang, Chih-Lin; Lin, Po-Hsien; Chang, Li-Ren; Ko, Chih-Hung; Lee, Yang-Han; Lin, Sheng-Hsuan

    2016-01-01

    Global smartphone penetration has led to unprecedented addictive behaviors. The aims of this study are to develop diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction and to examine the discriminative ability and the validity of the diagnostic criteria. We developed twelve candidate criteria for characteristic symptoms of smartphone addiction and four criteria for functional impairment caused by excessive smartphone use. The participants consisted of 281 college students. Each participant was systematically assessed for smartphone-using behaviors by psychiatrist's structured diagnostic interview. The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of the candidate symptom criteria were analyzed with reference to the psychiatrists' clinical global impression. The optimal model selection with its cutoff point of the diagnostic criteria differentiating the smartphone addicted subjects from non-addicted subjects was then determined by the best diagnostic accuracy. Six symptom criteria model with optimal cutoff point were determined based on the maximal diagnostic accuracy. The proposed smartphone addiction diagnostic criteria consisted of (1) six symptom criteria, (2) four functional impairment criteria and (3) exclusion criteria. Setting three symptom criteria as the cutoff point resulted in the highest diagnostic accuracy (84.3%), while the sensitivity and specificity were 79.4% and 87.5%, respectively. We suggested determining the functional impairment by two or more of the four domains considering the high accessibility and penetration of smartphone use. The diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction demonstrated the core symptoms "impaired control" paralleled with substance related and addictive disorders. The functional impairment involved multiple domains provide a strict standard for clinical assessment.

  5. Reconocimiento del habla mediante el uso de la correlación cruzada y una perceptrón multicapa

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    Carlos A. de Luna-Ortega

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se da a conocer una alternativa algorítimica a los sistemas actuales de reconocimiento automático del habla (ASR, mediante una propuesta en la forma de realizar la caracterización de las palabras basada en una aproximación que usa la extracción de coeficientes de la codificación de predicción lineal (LPC y la correlación cruzada. La implementación consiste en extraer las características fonéticas mediante los coeficientes LPC, después se forman vectores de patrones de la pronunciación conformados por el promedio de los coeficientes LPC de las muestras de las palabras obteniendo un vector característico de cada pronunciación mediante la autocorrelación de las secuencias de coeficientes LPC; estos vectores se utilizan para entrenar un clasificador de tipo perceptrón multicapa (MLP. Se realizaron pruebas de desempeño previo entrenamiento con los diferentes patrones de las palabras a reconocer. Se utilizó la fonética de los dígitos del cero al nueve como vocabulario objetivo, debido a su amplia aplicación, y para estimar el desempeño de este método se utilizaron dos corpus de pronunciaciones: el corpus UPA, que contempla en su base de datos la pronuncación de la región occidente de México, y el corpus Tlatoa, que hace lo propio para la región centro de México. Las señales en ambos corpus fueron adquiridas en el lenguaje español, y a una frecuencia de muestreo de 8kHz. Los porcentajes de reconocimiento obtenidos fueron del 96.7 y 93.3% para las modalidades de mono-locutor para el corpus UPA y múltiple-locutor para el corpus Tlatoa, respectivamente. Asimismo, se realizó una comparación contra dos métodos clásicos del reconocimiento de voz y del habla, Dynamic Time Warping (DTW y Hidden Markov Models (HMM.

  6. Airline Price Discrimination

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    Stacey, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Price discrimination enjoys a long history in the airline industry. Borenstein (1989) discusses price discrimination through frequent flyer programs from 1985 as related to the Piedmont-US Air merger, price discrimination strategies have grown in size and scope since then. From Saturday stay over requirements to varying costs based on time of purchase, the airline industry is uniquely situated to enjoy the fruits of price discrimination.

  7. Justicia como redistribución, reconocimiento y representación: las reconciliaciones de Nancy Fraser

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    Clara Iglesias

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Si nos preguntamos por el desarrollo de la Teoría Crítica y sus marcos conceptuales, es imprescindible tener en cuenta el pensamiento de Nancy Fraser. Con el presente artículo se pretende desglosar el entramado conceptual del que se vale Fraser, tomando para ello principalmente dos de sus obras: ¿Redistribución o reconocimiento? y Escalas de justicia. Con ello el artículo se centra en la consideración de conceptos clave para la elaboración de una teoría crítica capaz de integrar las reivindicaciones actuales presentes en los movimientos sociales, y con ello la puesta de manifiesto de la injusticia y su posible reparación, sin perder de vista en ningún momento el correlato social fáctico de la teoría.

  8. La emancipación de la mujer. ¿Verdadera lucha por la igualdad, la libertad y el reconocimiento?

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    Jiménez Bonilla, Ana Lucía

    2005-01-01

    La reflexión gira en torno a la lucha del género femenino por lograr el reconocimiento y la igualdad de derechos entre hombres y mujeres. Si bien es cierto que hoy el papel social y político de la mujer, es el resultado de la emancipación ganada en ciertas esferas, todavía queda mucho por recorrer en cuanto a los estereotipos de belleza que día a día se imponen la mujer moderna. Estereotipos que la obligan a inscribir su aspecto físico en un canon que responde a un ideal de belleza, que los m...

  9. Desarrollo de un Sistema que Integra Componentes Biométricos Acoplado a un Esquema Transaccional Bancario Aplicando Reconocimiento de Huella Digital y Captura de Rostro

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    Fuentes Tamayo, Juan Francisco

    2008-01-01

    el presente documento contiene una solución práctica de un aplicativo el cual se encuentra actualmente en funcionamiento y permite a las instituciones bancarias reducir los fraudes utilizando el reconocimiento de huella dactilar y la captura del rostro del cliente.

  10. Reconocimiento y economía de la estima: La normatividad basal de los artefactos semánticos

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    Gonzalo Bustamante Kuschel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En la estructuras de la gramática moral social, el Reconocimiento [Anerkennung] juega un papel primordial tanto en la propia percepción como sujetos de dignidad de cada sistema psíquico así como en la de los otros como sujetos merecedores de un trato digno. Brennan y Pettit han rescatado el valor de la Economía de la Estima. En ella se destaca que la estructura desiderativa del sujeto implica no sólo el querer poseer bienes materiales y el aspirar al poder sino que además el buscar estima, es así como no habría sólo una economía de la maximización de la utilidad de bienes o reputación por medio, por ejemplo, de 'material goods' y 'positional goods' sino que además una de la búsqueda de estima. Las personas, como artefactos semánticos, competiríamos y establecemos mecanismos de distribución de la estima. Su posesión o no, implicaría mayores grados de inclusión o exclusión social desde una perspectiva comunicacional. El acceso igualitario a competir por ella, sería un derecho fundamental. El presente artículo explora hasta dónde esta entrada en igualdad para competir por la Estima no se encuentra condicionada por el Reconocimiento, el cual como Pettit y Brennan abordan, es distinto a la Estima pero como gramática basal de la normatividad social se constituiría en elemento condicionante para una competencia equitativa y democrática por Estima.

  11. Reconocimiento y caracterización ecológica de la flora arvense asociada al cultivo de uchuva

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    Plaza Guido

    2007-12-01

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    Con el objetivo de realizar el reconocimiento de la flora arvense asociada al cultivo de uchuva (Physalis peruviana L., este estudio incluyó recorridos en 49 sistemas productivos ubicados en 12 municipios de los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Boyacá. Procurando cubrir todos los pisos térmicos presentes en estos municipios, en los cuales se cultiva la uchuva, se utilizó la abundancia y frecuencia de especies arvenses como variable de medida a través de los muestreos. La primera etapa o reconocimiento se llevó a cabo en siete municipios de Cundinamarca y la segunda, en cinco municipios de Boyacá. En los sistemas productivos se registraron y colectaron las diferentes especies arvenses asociadas al cultivo, en un área mínima de muestreo determinada para cada predio. Los resultados fueron: 21 familias, 40 géneros y 47 especies, donde ocho familias concentraron el 72% de las especies. En Cundinamarca, las especies con mayor frecuencia fueron Polygonum nepalense y Rumex crispus, y en el departamento de Boyacá Pennisetum clandestinum P. nepalense. Por categoría altitudinal las principales especies fueron: P. nepalense, P. clandestinum y Raphanus raphanistrum (categorías I, II y III, respectivamente. La categoría III reportó ocho de las principales especies arvenses asociadas al cultivo, y un valor de frecuencia superior al 40% del total de especies registradas. Las especies de mayor nocividad para el cultivo de la uchuva fueron Polygonum nepalense y Rumex crispus.

  12. Construcción de identidades colectivas entre inmigrantes: ¿interés, reconocimiento y/o refugio?

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    NURIA DEL OLMO VICÉN

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La intención de este artículo es establecer un marco de análisis válido para encontrar una respuesta al porqué de la construcción identitaria entre inmigrantes. Para ello reflexionaremos a través de aquellos trabajos que contemplan los procesos de formación de identidades colectivas en diferentes tradiciones teóricas, y cuya literatura se nutre principalmente de los estudios sobre la acción colectiva y los trabajos sobre etnicidad, incluyendo en estos últimos aquellos trabajos orientados a la explicación del resurgir étnico contemporáneo. Concluimos el artículo extrayendo tres posibles paradigmas para explicar el porqué de la formación de identidades colectivas entre inmigrantes: Primero, el paradigma racionalista que explica la construcción de identidades en función de la existencia de unos intereses comunes. Segundo, el paradigma de representación que explica la construcción identitaria como vía de reconocimiento que permite la participación del colectivo inmigrante en el sistema de la sociedad de acogida. Tercero, el paradigma del refugio psicológico para explicar la construcción identitaria como respuesta a una situación de desarraigo, consecuencia del proceso migratorio. La hipótesis principal es que la construcción identitaria en el seno de colectivos de origen inmigrante encuentra su razón en la búsqueda de reconocimiento dentro de la sociedad de acogida.

  13. Análisis psicométrico del Cuestionario de Reconocimiento de Emociones Faciales (CREF: indicadores en población colombiana

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    Omar Elías Torrado Duarte

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Ante la carencia de una herramienta que permita el estudio del reconocimiento de expresiones faciales asociadas a distintas emociones, en el contexto colombiano, la presente investigación se propuso identificar entre un banco de 88 ítems, los reactivos que presentan propiedades psicométricas óptimas de fiabilidad y validez para el reconocimiento de expresiones faciales emocionales. Las expresiones faciales trabajadas corresponden a las emociones básicas formuladas por Ekman (2003: alegría, asco, ira, miedo, sorpresa y tristeza, además de la expresión emocionalmente neutra. Método. Mediante muestreo probabilístico fueron seleccionados 89 estudiantes universitarios (50 mujeres y 39 hombres de diversos campos de estudio, con una media de edad de 21.7 (D.E. 3.64. Como instrumento de medición, se empleó el Cuestionario de Reconocimiento de Expresiones Faciales Emocionales (CREF, originario de Gasbarri et al. (2008, y que contiene 88 fotografías de rostros emocionalmente expresivos y neutros. Resultados. Se identificaron 28 imágenes como aquellas con más alto nivel de reconocimiento por parte de los estudiantes universitarios, teniendo en cuenta que se seleccionaron dos rostros femeninos y dos rostros masculinos, por cada una de las expresiones faciales. Conclusión. Las 28 imágenes seleccionadas facilitarán una mayor validez del diseño de futuras investigaciones en reconocimiento de expresiones faciales emocionales, para aplicaciones en población colombiana.

  14. Pulse-width discriminators

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    Budyashov, Yu.G.; Grebenyuk, V.M.; Zinov, V.G.

    1978-01-01

    A pulse duration discriminator is described which is intended for processing signals from multilayer scintillators. The basic elements of the scintillator are: an input gate, a current generator, an integrating capacitor, a Schmidt trigger and an anticoincidence circuit. The basic circuit of the discriminator and its time diagrams explaining its operating are given. The discriminator is based on microcircuits. Pulse duration discrimination threshold changes continuously from 20 to 100 ns, while its amplitude threshold changes within 20 to 100 mV. The temperature instability of discrimination thresholds (both in pulse width and in amplitude) is better than 0.1 per cent/deg C

  15. LABOR DISCRIMINATION IN BULGARIA

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    Vyara Slavyanska

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Labor discrimination is a phenomenon with very serious social and economic consequences, which has increased actuality and importance in Bulgaria nowadays. Because of the high price of discrimination, building effective anti-discrimination legislation occupies a special place in the policy of the European Union. Despite the European directives, the presence of anti-discrimination legislation and the broadly declared anti-discrimination inclinations in our country, these are absolutely not enough for providing environment of equality, with a climate of respect and tolerance to the differences. It turns out that certain groups are definitely victims of labor discrimination. In this connection the present article consecutively identifies these groups, as well as the reasons for their discrimination, underlining the necessity and benefits of the integration of the different.

  16. 15 CFR 8a.505 - Employment criteria.

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    ... SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 8a.505 Employment criteria... opportunity that has a disproportionately adverse effect on persons on the basis of sex unless: (a) Use of...

  17. 45 CFR 86.52 - Employment criteria.

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    ... SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 86.52 Employment criteria. A... has a disproportionately adverse effect on persons on the basis of sex unless: (a) Use of such test or...

  18. Comparison of Three Criteria for Discriminant Analysis Procedure ...

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    Aug 1, 2012 ... µ1 and covariance ∑, we can easily calculate these rates. When the parameters are not known a number of error rates may be defined. The function T(R,F) defines the error rates (APER). The first argument is the presumed distribution of the observation that will be classified. 4.0 Data Analysis. Consider to ...

  19. CDTI target selection criteria

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    Britt, C. L.; Davis, C. M.; Jackson, C. B.; Mcclellan, V. A.

    1984-01-01

    A Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) is a cockpit instrument which provides information to the aircrew on the relative location of aircraft traffic in the vicinity of their aircraft (township). In addition, the CDTI may provide information to assist in navigation and in aircraft control. It is usually anticipated that the CDTI will be integrated with a horizontal situation indicator used for navigational purposes and/or with a weather radar display. In this study, several sets of aircraft traffic data are analyzed to determine statistics on the number of targets that will be displayed on a CDTI using various target selection criteria. Traffic data were obtained from an Atlanta Terminal Area Simulation and from radar tapes recorded at the Atlanta and Miami terminal areas. Results are given in the form of plots showing the average percentage of time (or probability) that an aircraft equipped with a CDTI would observe from 0 to 10 other aircraft on the display for range settings on the CDTI up to 30 n. mi. and using various target discrimination techniques.

  20. Remedies for Discrimination in Supervisorial and Managerial Jobs.

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    Newman, Robert

    1978-01-01

    The thesis of this article is that court reliance on objective job criteria as a basis for decisions in discrimination suits involving supervisorial or managerial employees is misplaced. Alternative remedies to the discriminatory use of subjective criteria in the selection and promotion of supervisorial and managerial employees are suggested.…

  1. Quantum-state discrimination

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    Roa, Luis; Retamal, Juan Carlos; Saavedra, Carlos

    2002-01-01

    A proposal for a physical implementation of a quantum-state discrimination protocol using an ion in a linear trap is studied, where two nonorthogonal quantum states are codified using two electronic states of the ion. In addition, a protocol is given for discriminating superpositions of nonorthogonal entangled states between ions inside widely separated optical cavities. The discrimination protocol is extended to the case of N linearly independent nonorthogonal quantum states lying in a space of 2N-1 dimensions

  2. Socially-Tolerable Discrimination

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    Amegashie, J. Atsu

    2008-01-01

    History is replete with overt discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, academic performance, health status, volume of market transactions, religion, sexual orientation, etc. However, these forms of discrimination are not equally tolerable. For example, discrimination based on immutable or prohibitively unalterable characteristics such as race, gender, or ethnicity is much less acceptable. Why? I develop a simple rent-seeking model of conflict w...

  3. Los hongos de Colombia - VI. Reconocimiento e identificación de Ustilaginales en Colombia Los hongos de Colombia - VI. Reconocimiento e identificación de Ustilaginales en Colombia

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    Molina Valero Luis Alfredo

    1980-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo principal efectuar un reconocimiento de los Ustilaginales colombianos, y en él se estudia su biología, se describe el síndrome correspondiente a las enfermedades, se describen las diferentes especies de carbones dando información sobre germinación y se incluyen observaciones referentes a los hospedantes. En total se coleccionaron 40 especies de carbones, que representan 11 géneros, y se reconocieron 8 familias de hospedantes. De las 40 especies encontradas, 18 ya habían sido registradas en el país por otros investigadores, 22 son registradas por primera vez y, deéstas, tres son descritas como especies nuevas para la ciencia. Se incluye ademas una clave para reconocer las especies. A survey of the Colombian species of Ustilaginales is presented. Fourty species of smuts, representing 11 genera, are described; 18 species had already been reported for Colombia and 22 are registered for the first time. Of these, three are described as new. Information on germination is given; observations on hosts as well as descriptions of the syndromes for each disease are included, and a key to the species is provided.

  4. El Registro Civil soporte del derecho a la identidad. Las personas trans y el reconocimiento de la identidad de género

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    Ana Lorena Flores Salazar

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    Full Text Available El artículo se centra en las demandas de las personas trans por el reconocimiento de su identidad y los retos que conllevan para los registros civiles, como instituciones operadoras de los cambios propuestos. En particular, se analizan las demandas de rectificación de nombre y sexo, según la identidad de género, ambas características del estado civil de las personas y elementos definitorios de la identidad. De igual manera, se analizan las propuestas de procedimientos administrativos, que tendrían como institución responsable a los registros civiles, en contraposición a la judicialización de los procesos de rectificación, según la propia voluntad y la libre determinación de la persona, siendo la cuestión de fondo el reconocimiento del componente de género del derecho a la identidad

  5. DESARROLLO DE UN MODELO DE RECONOCIMIENTO Y CLASIFICACIÓN DE ROSTRO UTILIZANDO TÉCNICAS DE INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL (LAMDA-FUZZY

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    ÓSCAR EDUARDO GUALDRÓN GUERRERO

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una estrategiapara el reconocimiento de imágenes estáticas,específicamente de reconocimiento facial a través deuna técnica novedosa y reciente de clasificación quese llama método Lamda (Learning Algorithm for MultivariableData Analysis. La estrategia consta de tresetapas que conforman el modelo de reconocimientoy clasificación presentado en este trabajo, la primera,denominada pre-procesamiento, es la encargadade adecuar las imágenes con procesos de filtrado ycomprensión. La segunda etapa es la correspondientea la extracción de características para obtener losatributos de las imágenes y diferenciarlas de maneracorrecta. Finalmente, la etapa de clasificación, que esla que relaciona las clases con las imágenes analizadascon la técnica Lamda

  6. Flash-Type Discrimination

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    Koshak, William J.

    2010-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation describes the significant progress made in the flash-type discrimination algorithm development. The contents include: 1) Highlights of Progress for GLM-R3 Flash-Type discrimination Algorithm Development; 2) Maximum Group Area (MGA) Data; 3) Retrieval Errors from Simulations; and 4) Preliminary Global-scale Retrieval.

  7. Digital voltage discriminator

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    Zhou Zhicheng

    1992-01-01

    A digital voltage discriminator is described, which is synthesized by digital comparator and ADC. The threshold is program controllable with high stability. Digital region of confusion is approximately equal to 1.5 LSB. This discriminator has a single channel analyzer function model with channel width of 1.5 LSB

  8. INTERSECTIONAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHILDREN

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    Ravnbøl, Camilla Ida

    This paper adds a perspective to existing research on child protection by engaging in a debate on intersectional discrimination and its relationship to child protection. The paper has a twofold objective, (1) to further establish intersectionality as a concept to address discrimination against ch...... children, and (2) to illustrate the importance of addressing intersectionality within rights-based programmes of child protection....

  9. Discrimination against Black Students

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    Aloud, Ashwaq; Alsulayyim, Maryam

    2016-01-01

    Discrimination is a structured way of abusing people based on racial differences, hence barring them from accessing wealth, political participation and engagement in many spheres of human life. Racism and discrimination are inherently rooted in institutions in the society, the problem has spread across many social segments of the society including…

  10. Discrimination and delusional ideation

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    Janssen, I.C.M.; Hanssen, M.S.S.; Bak, M.L.F.J.; Bijl, R.V.; Graaf, R. de; Vollebergh, W.A.M.; McKenzie, K.; Os, J. van

    2003-01-01

    Background In the UK and The Netherlands, people with high rates of psychosis are chronically exposed to discrimination. Aims To test whether perceived discrimination is associated longitudinally with onset of psychosis. Method A 3-year prospective study of cohorts with no history of psychosis and

  11. Discrimination and delusional ideation.

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    Janssen, I; Hanssen, M; Bak, M; Bijl, R V; de Graaf, R; Vollebergh, W; McKenzie, K; van Os, J

    2003-01-01

    In the UK and The Netherlands, people with high rates of psychosis are chronically exposed to discrimination. To test whether perceived discrimination is associated longitudinally with onset of psychosis. A 3-year prospective study of cohorts with no history of psychosis and differential rates of reported discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, appearance, skin colour or ethnicity and sexual orientation was conducted in the Dutch general population (n=4076). The main outcome was onset of psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations). The rate of delusional ideation was 0.5% (n=19) in those who did not report discrimination, 0.9% (n=4) in those who reported discrimination in one domain, and 2.7% (n=3) in those who reported discrimination in more than one domain (exact P=0.027). This association remained after adjustment for possible confounders. No association was found between baseline discrimination and onset of hallucinatory experiences. Perceived discrimination may induce delusional ideation and thus contribute to the high observed rates of psychotic disorder in exposed minority populations.

  12. Introduction to integral discriminants

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    Morozov, A.; Shakirov, Sh.

    2009-01-01

    The simplest partition function, associated with homogeneous symmetric forms S of degree r in n variables, is integral discriminant J n|r (S) = ∫e -S(x 1 ,...,x n ) dx 1 ...dx n . Actually, S-dependence remains the same if e -S in the integrand is substituted by arbitrary function f(S), i.e. integral discriminant is a characteristic of the form S itself, and not of the averaging procedure. The aim of the present paper is to calculate J n|r in a number of non-Gaussian cases. Using Ward identities - linear differential equations, satisfied by integral discriminants - we calculate J 2|3 ,J 2|4 ,J 2|5 and J 3|3 . In all these examples, integral discriminant appears to be a generalized hypergeometric function. It depends on several SL(n) invariants of S, with essential singularities controlled by the ordinary algebraic discriminant of S.

  13. Introduction to integral discriminants

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    Morozov, A.; Shakirov, Sh.

    2009-12-01

    The simplest partition function, associated with homogeneous symmetric forms S of degree r in n variables, is integral discriminant Jn|r(S) = ∫e-S(x1,...,xn)dx1...dxn. Actually, S-dependence remains the same if e-S in the integrand is substituted by arbitrary function f(S), i.e. integral discriminant is a characteristic of the form S itself, and not of the averaging procedure. The aim of the present paper is to calculate Jn|r in a number of non-Gaussian cases. Using Ward identities — linear differential equations, satisfied by integral discriminants — we calculate J2|3,J2|4,J2|5 and J3|3. In all these examples, integral discriminant appears to be a generalized hypergeometric function. It depends on several SL(n) invariants of S, with essential singularities controlled by the ordinary algebraic discriminant of S.

  14. Discrimination in Modern Society

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    Schekach, E. V.; Щекач, Е. В.

    2013-01-01

    Issues of discrimination in modern society are examined in the article. Types of discrimination, ways of demonstration, methods of combating discrimination and inequality are described. Particular attention is paid to the legal basis and the real life stories, which serve as a material base for judgments how to prevent discrimination. Possible ways are suggested to eliminate such a negative phenomenon of society like discrimination. Статья посвящена вопросам дискриминации в современном общ...

  15. Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Smartphone Addiction.

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    Yu-Hsuan Lin

    Full Text Available Global smartphone penetration has led to unprecedented addictive behaviors. The aims of this study are to develop diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction and to examine the discriminative ability and the validity of the diagnostic criteria.We developed twelve candidate criteria for characteristic symptoms of smartphone addiction and four criteria for functional impairment caused by excessive smartphone use. The participants consisted of 281 college students. Each participant was systematically assessed for smartphone-using behaviors by psychiatrist's structured diagnostic interview. The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of the candidate symptom criteria were analyzed with reference to the psychiatrists' clinical global impression. The optimal model selection with its cutoff point of the diagnostic criteria differentiating the smartphone addicted subjects from non-addicted subjects was then determined by the best diagnostic accuracy.Six symptom criteria model with optimal cutoff point were determined based on the maximal diagnostic accuracy. The proposed smartphone addiction diagnostic criteria consisted of (1 six symptom criteria, (2 four functional impairment criteria and (3 exclusion criteria. Setting three symptom criteria as the cutoff point resulted in the highest diagnostic accuracy (84.3%, while the sensitivity and specificity were 79.4% and 87.5%, respectively. We suggested determining the functional impairment by two or more of the four domains considering the high accessibility and penetration of smartphone use.The diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction demonstrated the core symptoms "impaired control" paralleled with substance related and addictive disorders. The functional impairment involved multiple domains provide a strict standard for clinical assessment.

  16. Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Smartphone Addiction

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    Lin, Yu-Hsuan; Chiang, Chih-Lin; Lin, Po-Hsien; Chang, Li-Ren; Ko, Chih-Hung; Lee, Yang-Han

    2016-01-01

    Background Global smartphone penetration has led to unprecedented addictive behaviors. The aims of this study are to develop diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction and to examine the discriminative ability and the validity of the diagnostic criteria. Methods We developed twelve candidate criteria for characteristic symptoms of smartphone addiction and four criteria for functional impairment caused by excessive smartphone use. The participants consisted of 281 college students. Each participant was systematically assessed for smartphone-using behaviors by psychiatrist’s structured diagnostic interview. The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of the candidate symptom criteria were analyzed with reference to the psychiatrists’ clinical global impression. The optimal model selection with its cutoff point of the diagnostic criteria differentiating the smartphone addicted subjects from non-addicted subjects was then determined by the best diagnostic accuracy. Results Six symptom criteria model with optimal cutoff point were determined based on the maximal diagnostic accuracy. The proposed smartphone addiction diagnostic criteria consisted of (1) six symptom criteria, (2) four functional impairment criteria and (3) exclusion criteria. Setting three symptom criteria as the cutoff point resulted in the highest diagnostic accuracy (84.3%), while the sensitivity and specificity were 79.4% and 87.5%, respectively. We suggested determining the functional impairment by two or more of the four domains considering the high accessibility and penetration of smartphone use. Conclusion The diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction demonstrated the core symptoms “impaired control” paralleled with substance related and addictive disorders. The functional impairment involved multiple domains provide a strict standard for clinical assessment. PMID:27846211

  17. Racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and substance abuse among Latina/os nationwide.

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    Otiniano Verissimo, Angie Denisse; Gee, Gilbert C; Ford, Chandra L; Iguchi, Martin Y

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates the relationship between discrimination and substance abuse among Latina/os, and further examines whether this relationship differs by gender and type of discrimination. Analyses focus on the Latina/o respondents (n = 1,039 men; n = 1,273 women) from the National Latino and Asian American Study carried out from 2002-2003. Outcomes were alcohol abuse and drug abuse measured using DSM-IV definitions and criteria. Additional covariates included immigrant characteristics and demographics. Analyses were completed using gender-stratified multinomial logistic regression. Men reported more discrimination (39.6% vs. 30.3%) and had higher prevalence of alcohol abuse (16.5% vs. 4.5%) and drug abuse (9.5% vs. 2.3%) than women. Discrimination was significantly associated with increased risk of alcohol abuse for women and increased risk of drug abuse for men. Men and women also varied in the types of discrimination (e.g., racial vs. gender) reported, and in the associations between these types of discrimination and substance abuse. These data indicate that discrimination is associated with different substance abuse outcomes between genders. Future research should consider the mechanisms that explain these differences.

  18. Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the "Budapest Criteria") for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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    Harden, R Norman; Bruehl, Stephen; Perez, Roberto S G M; Birklein, Frank; Marinus, Johan; Maihofner, Christian; Lubenow, Timothy; Buvanendran, Asokumar; Mackey, Sean; Graciosa, Joseph; Mogilevski, Mila; Ramsden, Christopher; Chont, Melissa; Vatine, Jean-Jacques

    2010-08-01

    Current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS have low specificity, potentially leading to overdiagnosis. This validation study compared current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS to proposed new diagnostic criteria (the "Budapest Criteria") regarding diagnostic accuracy. Structured evaluations of CRPS-related signs and symptoms were conducted in 113 CRPS-I and 47 non-CRPS neuropathic pain patients. Discriminating between diagnostic groups based on presence of signs or symptoms meeting IASP criteria showed high diagnostic sensitivity (1.00), but poor specificity (0.41), replicating prior work. In comparison, the Budapest clinical criteria retained the exceptional sensitivity of the IASP criteria (0.99), but greatly improved upon the specificity (0.68). As designed, the Budapest research criteria resulted in the highest specificity (0.79), again replicating prior work. Analyses indicated that inclusion of four distinct CRPS components in the Budapest Criteria contributed to enhanced specificity. Overall, results corroborate the validity of the Budapest Criteria and suggest they improve upon existing IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS. Copyright (c) 2010 International Association for the Study of Pain. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Set discrimination of quantum states

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    Zhang Shengyu; Ying Mingsheng

    2002-01-01

    We introduce a notion of set discrimination, which is an interesting extension of quantum state discrimination. A state is secretly chosen from a number of quantum states, which are partitioned into some disjoint sets. A set discrimination is required to identify which set the given state belongs to. Several essential problems are addressed in this paper, including the condition of perfect set discrimination, unambiguous set discrimination, and in the latter case, the efficiency of the discrimination. This generalizes some important results on quantum state discrimination in the literature. A combination of state and set discrimination and the efficiency are also studied

  20. Sex Discrimination in Selecting Administrators.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.; Gluckman, Ivan B.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses recent sex discrimination cases by women seeking administrative positions. Points out that women plaintiffs alleging sex bias in such cases have a difficult time proving discrimination. (MD)

  1. Harassment, Bias, and Discrimination.

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    Welliver, Paul W.

    1995-01-01

    Discusses a new principle which has been added to the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Code of Professional Ethics regarding discrimination, harassment, and bias. An example is presented which illustrates a violation of a professional colleague's rights. (LRW)

  2. Reconocimiento y Población de Nematodos en Algunos Cultivos Comerciales del Occidente Antioqueño

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    Cortés L. César

    1974-08-01

    Full Text Available Debido a las cuantiosas pérdidas ocasionadas en los cultivos por los nemátodos, se han llevado a cabo muchas investigaciones sobre el tema en Europa y los Estados Unidos. No obstante, la Nematología es todavía una ciencia incipiente en Colombia. La primera etapa de todo trabajo en Nematología en regiones aún no estudiadas es la elaboración de un inventario némico. De esa manera no solamente se parte de los problemas reales que las afectan sino también que con ese inventario, se pueden hacer aportes valiosos para el conocimiento de esta rama. Asimismo constituye un eslabón muy importante en la recolección y selección de material vegetativo con fines de mejoramiento. Otros criterios también de importancia en cualquier investigación de reconocimiento en Nematología son el aporte cuantitativo de la zona a estudiar en la economía del país, el grado de explotación de los cultivos allí sembrados y su estado sanitario. Por ejemplo las regiones de Santa Fé de Antioquia y de Sopetrán abastecen en parte al país de tabaco y sobre todo de frutales tales como maracuyá, cítricos y papaya. Igualmente se tiene conocimiento de que un gran porcentaje de las plantaciones de papayo están atacadas presumiblemente por un virus.

  3. Proposed diagnostic criteria for internet addiction.

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    Tao, Ran; Huang, Xiuqin; Wang, Jinan; Zhang, Huimin; Zhang, Ying; Li, Mengchen

    2010-03-01

    The objective of this study was to develop diagnostic criteria for internet addiction disorder (IAD) and to evaluate the validity of our proposed diagnostic criteria for discriminating non-dependent from dependent internet use in the general population. This study was conducted in three stages: the developmental stage (110 subjects in the survey group; 408 subjects in the training group), where items of the proposed diagnostic criteria were developed and tested; the validation stage (n = 405), where the proposed criteria were evaluated for criterion-related validity; and the clinical stage (n = 150), where the criteria and the global clinical impression of IAD were evaluated by more than one psychiatrist to determine inter-rater reliability. The proposed internet addiction diagnostic criteria consisted of symptom criterion (seven clinical symptoms of IAD), clinically significant impairment criterion (functional and psychosocial impairments), course criterion (duration of addiction lasting at least 3 months, with at least 6 hours of non-essential internet usage per day) and exclusion criterion (exclusion of dependency attributed to psychotic disorders). A diagnostic score of 2 + 1, where the first two symptoms (preoccupation and withdrawal symptoms) and at least one of the five other symptoms (tolerance, lack of control, continued excessive use despite knowledge of negative effects/affects, loss of interests excluding internet, and use of the internet to escape or relieve a dysphoric mood) was established. Inter-rater reliability was 98%. Our findings suggest that the proposed diagnostic criteria may be useful for the standardization of diagnostic criteria for IAD.

  4. Learning discriminant face descriptor.

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    Lei, Zhen; Pietikäinen, Matti; Li, Stan Z

    2014-02-01

    Local feature descriptor is an important module for face recognition and those like Gabor and local binary patterns (LBP) have proven effective face descriptors. Traditionally, the form of such local descriptors is predefined in a handcrafted way. In this paper, we propose a method to learn a discriminant face descriptor (DFD) in a data-driven way. The idea is to learn the most discriminant local features that minimize the difference of the features between images of the same person and maximize that between images from different people. In particular, we propose to enhance the discriminative ability of face representation in three aspects. First, the discriminant image filters are learned. Second, the optimal neighborhood sampling strategy is soft determined. Third, the dominant patterns are statistically constructed. Discriminative learning is incorporated to extract effective and robust features. We further apply the proposed method to the heterogeneous (cross-modality) face recognition problem and learn DFD in a coupled way (coupled DFD or C-DFD) to reduce the gap between features of heterogeneous face images to improve the performance of this challenging problem. Extensive experiments on FERET, CAS-PEAL-R1, LFW, and HFB face databases validate the effectiveness of the proposed DFD learning on both homogeneous and heterogeneous face recognition problems. The DFD improves POEM and LQP by about 4.5 percent on LFW database and the C-DFD enhances the heterogeneous face recognition performance of LBP by over 25 percent.

  5. Price Discrimination and Market Power

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    Shane Carbonneau; Preston McAfee; Hugo Mialon; Sue Mialon

    2004-01-01

    If there is price discrimination, at least one of the prices is not equal to marginal cost. Therefore, if there is price discrimination, there must be market power. While this logic is sound, it has led many policymakers to believe that price discrimination and market power are positively correlated. We present a model where measured price discrimination can be low while market power is high, and price discrimination can be high while market power is low, thus demonstrating that there is no t...

  6. Lesiones relacionadas con el tráfico y papel de los centros de reconocimiento de conductores

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    Julio Pérez de la Paz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones derivadas de los accidentes de tráfico suponen un importante problema de Salud Pública cuyo abordaje ha variado en los últimos tiempos gracias a un enfoque científico que ha permitido tratarlos también desde la perspectiva de la prevención. Los datos de siniestralidad que aporta la Dirección General de Tráfico permiten estudiar el fenómeno desde el punto de vista epidemiológico. Las cifras de fallecidos y heridos graves presentan una disminución progresiva en los últimos años que nos sitúan en 7.º lugar en cuanto a fallecidos en la Unión Europea. Las lesiones más frecuentes son las fracturas, predominado en miembros inferiores. El índice de gravedad MAIS 3+ indica que las personas de más edad son las que presentan mayor porcentaje de lesiones graves. El coste anual de las lesiones ronda el 1% del PIB. Los Centros de Reconocimiento de Conductores (CRC como tales comenzaron a funcionar en 1982 con el fin de valorar las aptitudes psicofísicas de los conductores. Son centros de carácter sanitario cuya última regulación normativa data de 2010, basándose para la valoración psicofísica de los conductores en el Anexo IV del Reglamento General de Conductores. Aparte de un protocolo básico aplicable a todos los conductores existe un protocolo específico para valorar determinadas alteraciones y factores de riesgo dirigido a conductores profesionales. Este modelo adolece de ciertas deficiencias que requiere una revisión que permita una mayor eficiencia en la detección y control del conductor de riesgo que implica avanzar en el proceso de colaboración entre los CRC y todos los agentes implicados a fin de mejorar la transferencia de información.

  7. El concepto de reconocimiento y el problema de la identidad en el "Edipo Rey" y la "Antígona" de Sófocles

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    Wankun Vigil, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    El recorrido de la Tesis se inicia con una referencia a la tragedia griega, especialmente la mirada de Sófocles, sustentando la utilización de sus textos –y el contexto en el que ellos se plasman y realizan- con fines filosóficos (introducción), para, en un segundo momento, hacer una presentación de la problemática de la identidad (capítulo primero) y del concepto de reconocimiento en el panorama actual (capítulo segundo). Un tercer movimiento nos llevará a recorrer las sugerencias que el Edi...

  8. El reconocimiento de la experiencia laboral en el contexto universitario: convocatoria piloto de la facultad de educación de la UNED, una experiencia pionera

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    Quintanal Díaz, José; Melendro Estefanía, Miguel; Goig Martínez, María

    2015-01-01

    El reconocimiento de la experiencia laboral es una aspiración que desde hace un largo tiempo ha estado presente en la formación universitaria. Su planteamiento inicial, en nuestro sistema educativo, se ha incardinado en la enseñanza media, concretamente en la formación profesional, cuyo desarrollo ya está regulado legislativamente. En la enseñanza universitaria, ha sido una aspiración, que responde a un planteamiento y a unas características muy particulares. Subyac...

  9. Ciudad Verde: una mirada desde el reconocimiento social hasta la diferenciación a través de los espacios

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    Pérez Romero, Ángela María

    2016-01-01

    La presente monografía se refiere a la vida cotidiana de los residentes del macroproyecto de vivienda de interés social Cuidad Verde en el municipio de Soacha para comprender las formas de reconocimiento que se tejen entre los residentes, transeúntes y visitantes de la ciudadela. Asimismo, analiza los imaginarios espaciales para entender las relaciones sociales entre unos y otros, abordando al macroproyecto no sólo como un lugar físico sino como un espacio que permite reproducir estereotipos...

  10. DISCURSO INFORMATIVO Y LUCHAS POR EL RECONOCIMIENTO EL “CONFLICTO MAPUCHE” EN EL MERCURIO Y LA SEGUNDA (CHILE, 2008-2009)

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    Ricardo Muñoz Román

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza el discurso informativo de dos periódicos chilenos sobre el “conflicto mapuche”. Se sostiene que en sus representaciones hay una tendencia a oponer las luchas por el reconocimiento de los mapuches a un ideal nacional monocultural y de defensa irrestricta de un modelo neoliberal. A partir del primero, se ha tendido a invisibilizar las minorías nacionales, particularmente sus diferencias culturales, a partir de una estrategia que ha resaltado, por una parte, la repres...

  11. Desarrollo de una herramienta para la detección y el reconocimiento de gestos y actitudes corporales semiconscientes e inconscientes empleando el sensor Kinect

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    CAPILLA BLANCH, JOSEP ÀNGEL

    2017-01-01

    En este proyecto se aborda el desarrollo de una herramienta para la detección y reconocimiento de los gestos de la “escultura” de las personas (posición del tronco, cabeza, brazos y piernas) empleando el sensor Kinect para su posterior interpretación conforme a la sinergología™. Esta disciplina estudia e interpreta los gestos y actitudes corporales que no son realizados de forma plenamente consciente. En aquest projecte s'aborda el desenrotllament d'una ferramenta per a la dete...

  12. Metodología para Detección de Características Faciales con Fines de Reconocimiento de Emociones

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    Gonzalez, C.; Rincon, S.; Quintero, O.L.; Restrepo, R.

    2014-01-01

    Se cree que la detección de emociones podrá llevar a determinar el estado de _animo de una persona e incluso un posible fraude. La detección de rasgos faciales claves para la detección de una emoción son de fácil reconocimiento para los humanos, pero la dificultad crece cuando se realiza por medio de software. Por este motivo, la presente investigación aborda el problema de detección mediante varias técnicas, identificando una en especial basada en las proporciones _áureas la cual robustece l...

  13. Uso de redes neuronales artificiales para identificación de personas mediante el reconocimiento de rostros de la Municipalidad de la Victoria - Lima - 2015

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    Arriola Ramírez, Franklin

    2015-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se aplicará reconocimiento de imágenes mediante redes neuronales para la identificación de rostros, lo cual será utilizado para el diseño de un prototipo que permita verificar que las personas que participen de las actividades organizadas por la Municipalidad de La Victoria-Lima sean solamente los beneficiarios debidamente registrados en los Programas Sociales. La identificación de rostros de personas será captada en tiempo real con una cámara ...

  14. Estudio de las técnicas de reconocimiento facial en obras de arte a través de la visión por computador

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    Ochoa de Aspuru Paniagua, José Antonio

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación es comprobar la utilidad de las técnicas actuales de reconocimiento facial a través de la visión por computador en entornos museísticos. Para alcanzar este fin, he seguido las estrategias de diseño y creación para crear una aplicación que me permita posteriormente realizar una serie de experimentos, los cuales me proporcionarán los datos necesarios con los que evaluar la funcionalidad de estas técnicas existentes en obras de arte, en mi caso concretamente, so...

  15. Reconocimiento de valvulopatías cardíacas en señales de fonocardiografía empleando la transformada Gabor

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    Echeverry Correa, Julián David; López, Andrés Felipe; López, Juan Fernando

    2007-01-01

    Se presenta en este trabajo una metodología de caracterización basada en la representación tiempo frecuencia de las señales fonocardiográficas con el fin de hacer reconocimiento de valvulopatías cardíacas. La naturaleza de estas patologías las hace susceptibles a ser caracterizadas por medio de representaciones en el espacio conjunto tiempo-frecuencia. Se emplea la transformada de Gabor para llevar los registros a este tipo bidimensional de representación. Los porcentajes de clasificación, me...

  16. Reconocimiento en España de la filiación derivada de gestación por sustitución

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    Cyrielle, Agut

    2016-01-01

    En el presente trabajo analizo en qué medida podría ser admitido el reconocimiento, en España, de la filiación derivada de maternidad subrogada realizada en el extranjero. Concretamente, estudiaré como puede ser reconocida la resolución extranjera de filiación en el ordenamiento jurídico español, cumpliendo los requisitos legales y conformes con el orden público. ¿En qué medidas las últimas instrucciones de la Dirección General del Registro y del Notariado (en adelante, DGRN) ofrecen una posi...

  17. Drugs, discrimination and disability.

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    Gibson, Frances

    2009-12-01

    Whether addiction to prohibited drugs should be classified as a disability for the purposes of disability discrimination is a controversial question in Australia. The leading Australian case of Marsden v Human Rights Equal Opportunity Commission & Coffs Harbour & District Ex-Servicemen & Women's Memorial Club Ltd (HREOC, No H98/51, 30 August 1999); [2000] FCA 1619 concerned a disability discrimination complaint brought by Mr Marsden as a result of his treatment by the club. The case was brought as a public interest test case by the New South Wales Legal Aid Commission. Mr Marsden was on a methadone program at the time. The reasoning of the decision at the Federal Court opened the way for a finding that dependence on illegal drugs constituted a disability under disability discrimination legislation. The media reaction to the court's decision led to State and federal governments proposing legislation limiting legal protection from discrimination for people addicted to illegal drugs on the basis of their drug use. While the proposed federal legislation lapsed after objections from a coalition of medical, legal and other advocacy groups, the New South Wales legislation still provides that, in employment matters, it is not unlawful to discriminate against a person on the ground of disability if the disability relates to the person's addiction to a prohibited drug and the person is actually addicted to a prohibited drug at the time of the discrimination. The article details the sequence of events in the Marsden case, reflects on the role of public interest litigation in achieving social justice outcomes and suggests that Australia's recent ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 17 July 2008 should encourage legislators to review legislation which may have a discriminatory effect on people suffering from addictions.

  18. Disturbance by optimal discrimination

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    Kawakubo, Ryûitirô; Koike, Tatsuhiko

    2018-03-01

    We discuss the disturbance by measurements which unambiguously discriminate between given candidate states. We prove that such an optimal measurement necessarily changes distinguishable states indistinguishable when the inconclusive outcome is obtained. The result was previously shown by Chefles [Phys. Lett. A 239, 339 (1998), 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00064-4] under restrictions on the class of quantum measurements and on the definition of optimality. Our theorems remove these restrictions and are also applicable to infinitely many candidate states. Combining with our previous results, one can obtain concrete mathematical conditions for the resulting states. The method may have a wide variety of applications in contexts other than state discrimination.

  19. Immunological self, nonself discrimination

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    Guillet, J G; Lai, M Z; Briner, T J

    1987-01-01

    The ability of immunodominant peptides derived from several antigen systems to compete with each other for T cell activation was studied. Only peptides restricted by a given transplantation antigen are mutually competitive. There is a correlation between haplotype restriction, ability to bind to ...... that provides a basis for explaining self, nonself discrimination as well as alloreactivity....

  20. Discriminative Shape Alignment

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    Loog, M.; de Bruijne, M.

    2009-01-01

    , not taking into account that eventually the shapes are to be assigned to two or more different classes. This work introduces a discriminative variation to well-known Procrustes alignment and demonstrates its benefit over this classical method in shape classification tasks. The focus is on two...

  1. Homosexual Discrimination in Employment

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    Siniscalco, Gary R.

    1976-01-01

    Recent developments in homosexual activism regarding employment problems in both the public and private sector are analyzed. Focus is on the law governing private employment, where homosexuals are afforded the least legal protection against discrimination. Available from: the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California 95053. (LBH)

  2. Discrimination Learning in Children

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    Ochocki, Thomas E.; And Others

    1975-01-01

    Examined the learning performance of 192 fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade children on either a two or four choice simultaneous color discrimination task. Compared the use of verbal reinforcement and/or punishment, under conditions of either complete or incomplete instructions. (Author/SDH)

  3. Discrimination? - Exhibition of posters

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    Jakimovska, Jana

    2017-01-01

    Participation in the exhibition with the students form the Art Academy. The exhibition consisted of 15 posters tackling the subjects of hate speech and discrimination. The exhibition happened thanks to the invitation of the Faculty of Law at UGD, and it was a part of a larger event of launching books on the aforementioned subjects.

  4. "Man" and Sexual Discrimination.

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    Coppin, Mary

    1981-01-01

    Comments on the linguistic impact of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which forbids discrimination on the basis qf sex, examining its effects on common English usages of "man." After illustrating the problems posed by government guidelines on job titles, addresses the ideological and socioeconomic implications of the "man" issue.…

  5. Education and Gender Discrimination

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    Sumi, V. S.

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the status of women education in present education system and some measures to overcome the lags existing. Discrimination against girls and women in the developing world is a devastating reality. It results in millions of individual tragedies, which add up to lost potential for entire countries. Gender bias in education is an…

  6. Airborne particulate discriminator

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    Creek, Kathryn Louise [San Diego, CA; Castro, Alonso [Santa Fe, NM; Gray, Perry Clayton [Los Alamos, NM

    2009-08-11

    A method and apparatus for rapid and accurate detection and discrimination of biological, radiological, and chemical particles in air. A suspect aerosol of the target particulates is treated with a taggant aerosol of ultrafine particulates. Coagulation of the taggant and target particles causes a change in fluorescent properties of the cloud, providing an indication of the presence of the target.

  7. Housing discrimination 101.

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    Massey, D

    2000-01-01

    To examine the hypothesis that phone-based discrimination exists, an undergraduate course was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. It was noted that racial housing audits were designed in such a way that teams of White and Black auditors were assigned similar identities and characteristics. To this effect, systematic differences in treatment were taken to reflect racial discrimination. The course, ¿Research Design: Measurement of Discrimination,¿ was carried out as a response to the pressure to involve undergraduates in research. A racially diverse group of students registered, among them speakers of Black English Vernacular, Black Accented English, and White Middle Class English. A total of 79 rental units advertised in newspapers and rental guides were audited by the class. Overall, results of the study suggest that telephone audits constitute a potentially cheap, easy, and efficient way of measuring and studying processes of racial discrimination in urban housing markets. Compared with Whites, African Americans were less likely to be told of a unit's availability, more likely to speak to a rental agent, to pay an application fee, and to have credit mentioned as an issue. In addition, these racial effects interacted with and were exacerbated by gender class.

  8. Aptitude Tests and Discrimination

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    Coupland, D. E.

    1970-01-01

    Explains why in the United States the feeling is increasing that much of the aptitude testing now being done discriminates against minority group members seeking employment. Skeptical of eliminating the discriminatory aspects of testing, the article raises the question of eliminating testing itself. (DM)

  9. Validation and refinement of the Millennium Criteria for atopic dermatitis.

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    Schram, Mandy E; Leeflang, Mariska M G; DEN Ottolander, Jan Paul S; Spuls, Phyllis I; Bos, Jan D

    2011-09-01

    There is no gold standard for a definite diagnosis of atopic dermatitis. For the time being, several lists of diagnostic criteria have been proposed, some of them in actual use. The Millennium Criteria have been proposed to diagnose atopic dermatitis and to differentiate it from atopiform dermatitis. Our aim was to further refine the Millennium Criteria into a manageable set that can differentiate between atopic and atopiform dermatitis and other entities. The hereby refined Millennium Criteria will be compared with the UK Working Party Criteria and the Hanifin & Rajka Criteria. Data of 210 included patients were used. After multiple logistic regression, a minimum set of five criteria was identified as best discriminators: (i) typical morphology; (ii) early age of onset; (iii) Dennie-Morgan fold; (iv) historical and (v) actual flexural involvement. The refined Millennium Criteria were constituted from these criteria. When comparing the different list for validity in diagnosing atopic dermatitis, the refined Millennium Criteria showed a sensitivity of 81.8% and a specificity of 98.8% compared to a sensitivity of 97.7% and specificity of 72.9% of the UK Criteria and a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 48.8% of the Hanifin & Rajka Criteria. This refinement and validity study shows that the refined Millennium Criteria are a valid tool to diagnose atopic and atopiform dermatitis in a hospital-based setting and therefore could be incorporated in clinical practice and trials. © 2011 Japanese Dermatological Association.

  10. Necesidad de reconocimiento y síndrome de selfie: un análisis relacional basado en minería de datos

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    Víctor Daniel Gil

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available El uso excesivo de redes sociales en el mundo está despertando la necesidad de reconocimiento en hombres y mujeres. Estar conectado la mayor parte del día a redes sociales motiva la obsesión por los autorretratos o más conocidos como “Selfies”, dando origen al moderno “Síndrome de Selfie”. Este trabajo presenta un modelo de minería de datos elaborado con el programa RapidMiner para el análisis de sentimientos que permitió clasificar el efecto emocional (positivo / negativo de los comentarios publicados en 250 “Selfies” de hombres y 250 “Selfies” de mujeres en la red social Facebook. Con el modelo se concluye que existe una fuerte correlación entre la necesidad de reconocimiento y “Sindrome de Selfie”, la cual varía en función del género. Según el modelo desarrollado es mayor en el femenino, rxy = 0.75, que en el masculino, rxy = 0.61, lo que permite afirmar que el grado de relación o de asociación entre las dos variables es buena para el género femenino a diferencia del masculino, lo que indica que las mujeres constantemente están bajo una presión social estética mucho mayor que los hombres.

  11. Examining Workplace Discrimination in a Discrimination-Free Environment

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    Braxton, Shawn Lamont

    2010-01-01

    Examining Workplace Discrimination in a Discrimination-Free Environment Shawn L. Braxton Abstract The purpose of this study is to explore how racial and gender discrimination is reproduced in concrete workplace settings even when anti-discrimination policies are present, and to understand the various reactions utilized by those who commonly experience it. I have selected a particular medical center, henceforth referred to by a pseudonym, â The Bliley Medical Centerâ as my case ...

  12. Biological Water Quality Criteria

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    Page contains links to Technical Documents pertaining to Biological Water Quality Criteria, including, technical assistance documents for states, tribes and territories, program overviews, and case studies.

  13. Diseño e implementación de un sistema de seguridad vehicular mediante reconocimiento facial a través de visión artificial

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    Cajas Idrovo, Marco Vinicio; Viri Ávila, Pablo Andrés

    2017-01-01

    El documento consiste en un sistema de seguridad antirrobo de vehículos basado en visión artificial mediante varias técnicas de reconocimiento facial, el cual permite el encendido y la conducción de personas autorizadas previamente establecida en una base de datos y niega el acceso a otras personas haciendo sonar alarmas, esto se logra mediante la activación del relé de la bomba de gasolina, el reconocimiento se lo hace cada cierto tiempo para a cada momento verificar la identidad de la perso...

  14. Autenticación biométrica en redes sociales : diseño e implementación de reconocimiento facial mediante EmguCV para autenticación en redes sociales

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    Vázquez Míguez, Javier

    2014-01-01

    En este proyecto se implementa y se analiza un sistema de autenticación en redes sociales mediante reconocimiento facial con la librería Emgu CV. En la implementación del proyecto se han seguido dos líneas principales. Primero, debido a que los sistemas de reconocimiento facial necesitan de un entrenamiento para reconocer a los usuarios, ha comenzado con la realización de una página web en la cual el usuario pueda entrenar el sistema con imágenes de su rostro tomadas con la cámara web y a...

  15. Transgresión desde adentro : el caso del reconocimiento jurídico de las personas transgénero y transexuales en Ciudad de México

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    Carrillo Sánchez, María Fernanda

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el problema de la transgresión desde una perspectiva sociológica del cambio cultural, tomando para el análisis empírico el caso del proceso de reconocimiento de la personalidad jurídica para personas transgénero y transexuales en la Ciudad de México. El análisis ubica este proceso como una transgresión cultural en el orden sexo-género-deseo, concluyendo que el alcance de dicho reconocimiento significa el levantamiento del orden y su resignificación. Finalmente, este movim...

  16. The Struggle against Sex Discrimination.

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    Williamson, Jane

    1982-01-01

    Provides overview of laws, policies, and regulations available to women to secure their job rights when faced with sex discrimination. Equal pay, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and affirmative action are discussed, noting procedures involved in filing a complaint. (EJS)

  17. Melody Track Selection Using Discriminative Language Model

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    Wu, Xiao; Li, Ming; Suo, Hongbin; Yan, Yonghong

    In this letter we focus on the task of selecting the melody track from a polyphonic MIDI file. Based on the intuition that music and language are similar in many aspects, we solve the selection problem by introducing an n-gram language model to learn the melody co-occurrence patterns in a statistical manner and determine the melodic degree of a given MIDI track. Furthermore, we propose the idea of using background model and posterior probability criteria to make modeling more discriminative. In the evaluation, the achieved 81.6% correct rate indicates the feasibility of our approach.

  18. Fast timing discriminator

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    Lo, C.C.

    1977-01-01

    The processing of pulses with very fast risetimes for timing purposes involves many problems because of the large equivalent bandwidths involved. For pulses with risetimes in the 150 ps range (and full widths at half maximum (FWHM) of 400 ps) bandwidths in excess of 1GHz are required. Furthermore, these very narrow pulses with current amplitudes as small as 1 mA carry very small charges ( -12 coulomb), therefore, requiring very sensitive trigger circuits. The difficulty increases when timing characteristics in the picosecond range are sought especially when a wide input signal amplitude range causes a time-walk problem. The fast timing discriminator described has a time-walk of approximately +-75 ps over the input signal range from 80 mV to 3V. A schematic of the discriminator is included, and operation and performance are discussed

  19. Employee Discrimination against Female Executives

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    Kodama, Naomi; Odaki, Kazuhiko

    2013-01-01

    The theory of employee discrimination gives a possible explanation for the scarcity of female executive officers. This paper tests the employee discrimination hypothesis by measuring the wage premium received by employees working with female executives against their tastes for discrimination. Using a fixed effects analysis of establishment-level panel data on Japanese employees, we separate the discrimination premiums that would otherwise cause a bias from the establishment-level unobserved p...

  20. Language discrimination by Java sparrows.

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    Watanabe, Shigeru; Yamamoto, Erico; Uozumi, Midori

    2006-07-01

    Java sparrows (Padda oryzivora) were trained to discriminate English from Chinese spoken by a bilingual speaker. They could learn discrimination and showed generalization to new sentences spoken by the same speaker and those spoken by a new speaker. Thus, the birds distinguished between English and Chinese. Although auditory cues for the discrimination were not specified, this is the first evidence that non-mammalian species can discriminate human languages.

  1. [Comment on] Statistical discrimination

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    Chinn, Douglas

    In the December 8, 1981, issue of Eos, a news item reported the conclusion of a National Research Council study that sexual discrimination against women with Ph.D.'s exists in the field of geophysics. Basically, the item reported that even when allowances are made for motherhood the percentage of female Ph.D.'s holding high university and corporate positions is significantly lower than the percentage of male Ph.D.'s holding the same types of positions. The sexual discrimination conclusion, based only on these statistics, assumes that there are no basic psychological differences between men and women that might cause different populations in the employment group studied. Therefore, the reasoning goes, after taking into account possible effects from differences related to anatomy, such as women stopping their careers in order to bear and raise children, the statistical distributions of positions held by male and female Ph.D.'s ought to be very similar to one another. Any significant differences between the distributions must be caused primarily by sexual discrimination.

  2. Workplace discrimination and cancer.

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    McKenna, Maureen A; Fabian, Ellen; Hurley, Jessica E; McMahon, Brian T; West, Steven L

    2007-01-01

    Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Integrated Mission System database were analyzed with specific reference to allegations of workplace discrimination filed by individuals with cancer under ADA Title One. These 6,832 allegations, filed between July 27, 1992 and September 30, 2003, were compared to 167,798 allegations from a general disability population on the following dimensions: type of workplace discrimination; demographic characteristics of the charging parties (CPs); the industry designation, location, and size of employers; and the outcome or resolution of EEOC investigations. Results showed allegations derived from CPs with cancer were more likely than those in the general disability population to include issues involving discharge, terms and conditions of employment, lay-off, wages, and demotion. Compared to the general disability group, CPs with cancer were more likely to be female, older, and White. Allegations derived from CPs with cancer were also more likely to be filed against smaller employers (15-100 workers) or those in service industries. Finally, the resolution of allegations by CPs with cancer were more likely to be meritorious than those filed from the general disability population; that is, actual discrimination is more likely to have occurred.

  3. Price Discrimination: A Classroom Experiment

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    Aguiló, Paula; Sard, Maria; Tugores, Maria

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the authors describe a classroom experiment aimed at familiarizing students with different types of price discrimination (first-, second-, and third-degree price discrimination). During the experiment, the students were asked to decide what tariffs to set as monopolists for each of the price discrimination scenarios under…

  4. Transgender Discrimination and the Law

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    Trotter, Richard

    2010-01-01

    An emerging area of law is developing regarding sex/gender identity discrimination, also referred to as transgender discrimination, as distinguished from discrimination based on sexual orientation. A transgendered individual is defined as "a person who has a gender-identity disorder which is a persistent discomfort about one?s assigned sex or…

  5. Price Discrimination: Lessons for Consumers.

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    Maynes, E. Scott

    1990-01-01

    Explains price and product discrimination, showing how intelligent consumers can achieve increased purchasing power of their income and discusses how consumer educators can explain this discrimination. Evaluates the pros and cons of price/product discrimination from the social viewpoint. (Author/JOW)

  6. Dual Criteria Decisions

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    Andersen, Steffen; Harrison, Glenn W.; Lau, Morten Igel

    2014-01-01

    The most popular models of decision making use a single criterion to evaluate projects or lotteries. However, decision makers may actually consider multiple criteria when evaluating projects. We consider a dual criteria model from psychology. This model integrates the familiar tradeoffs between...

  7. Green Supplier Selection Criteria

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    Nielsen, Izabela Ewa; Banaeian, Narges; Golinska, Paulina

    2014-01-01

    to determine prevalent general and environmental supplier selection criteria and develop a framework which can help decision makers to determine and prioritize suitable green supplier selection criteria (general and environmental). In this research we considered several parameters (evaluation objectives......) to establish suitable criteria for GSS such as their production type, requirements, policy and objectives instead of applying common criteria. At first a comprehensive and deep review on prevalent and green supplier selection literatures performed. Then several evaluation objectives defined to assess the green......Green supplier selection (GSS) criteria arise from an organization inclination to respond to any existing trends in environmental issues related to business management and processes, so GSS is integrating environmental thinking into conventional supplier selection. This research is designed...

  8. Discrimination and Drinking: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

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    Gilbert, Paul A.; Zemore, Sarah E.

    2016-01-01

    Although it is widely accepted that discrimination is associated with heavy and hazardous drinking, particularly within stress and coping frameworks, there has been no comprehensive review of the evidence. In response, we conducted a systematic review of the English language peer-reviewed literature to summarize studies of discrimination and alcohol-related outcomes, broadly defined. Searching six online data bases, we identified 937 non-duplicative titles published between 1980 and 2015, of which 97 met all inclusion criteria for our review and reported quantitative tests of associations between discrimination and alcohol use. We extracted key study characteristics and assessed quality based on reported methodological details. Papers generally supported a positive association; however, the quantity and quality of evidence varied considerably. The largest number of studies was of racial/ethnic discrimination among African Americans in the United States, followed by sexual orientation and gender discrimination. Studies of racial/ethnic discrimination were notable for their frequent use of complex modeling (i.e., mediation, moderation) but focused nearly exclusively on interpersonal discrimination. In contrast, studies of sexual orientation discrimination (i.e., heterosexism, homophobia) examined both internalized and interpersonal aspects; however, the literature largely relied on global tests of association using cross-sectional data. Some populations (e.g., Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders) and types of discrimination (e.g., systemic/structural racism; ageism) received scant attention. This review extends our knowledge of a key social determinant of health through alcohol use. We identified gaps in the evidence base and suggest directions for future research related to discrimination and alcohol misuse. PMID:27315370

  9. Low power constant fraction discriminator

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    Krishnan, Shanti; Raut, S.M.; Mukhopadhyay, P.K.

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes the design of a low power ultrafast constant fraction discriminator, which significantly reduces the power consumption. A conventional fast discriminator consumes about 1250 MW of power whereas this low power version consumes about 440 MW. In a multi detector system, where the number of discriminators is very large, reduction of power is of utmost importance. This low power discriminator is being designed for GRACE (Gamma Ray Atmospheric Cerenkov Experiments) telescope where 1000 channels of discriminators are required. A novel method of decreasing power consumption has been described. (author)

  10. La disputa por el reconocimiento de las víctimas en Colombia: Política, revictimización y ética

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    Ricardo Palacio Hernández

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    Full Text Available O artigo propõe uma reflexão sobre o reconhecimento social das vítimas do conflito armado da Colômbia no marco dos diálogos de paz em Havana, Cuba, entre o governo e a guerrilha das Farc, levando em conta a importância do reconhecimento no tratamento das responsabilidades perante as vítimas. O argumento é que a pretensão de alguns setores ao poder político de definir e outorgar um valor diferenciado para as vítimas promove a ideia de que existem vidas de primeira e de segunda categoria, o que seria moralmente condenável uma vez que desconhece a dignidade das vítimas e o sofrimento de quem tem sido vulnerabilizado na guerra, revitimizando-os. The article The Dispute for Recognition of Victims in Colombia: Politics, Revictimization and Ethics examines the victims’ social recognition in the context of the Colombian civil war, specifically in the peace dialogues that have being held in Habana, Cuba, between the government and the Farc guerrilla. It considers social recognition as crucial to establish responsibilities facing the victims. I argue that the pretention of some political groups to categorize the victims implies that it could be legitimate to grant differential values to victims, and by doing this, it states there are first and second levels of victims, which would be morally unacceptable because it denies the victim’s dignity and ignores their suffering, wounding them again.Keywords: social recognition, war victims, peace dialogues, political contest, Colombian armed conflictEste artículo propone una reflexión sobre el reconocimiento social de las víctimas de la guerra en Colombia, en el marco de los diálogos de paz en La Habana, Cuba, entre el gobierno y la guerrilla de las Farc, dada la importancia que el reconocimiento tiene en el tratamiento de las responsabilidades frente a las víctimas. Argumento que la pretensión de algunos sectores del poder político, de instituir un valor diferencial para las v

  11. Learning for pitch and melody discrimination in congenital amusia.

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    Whiteford, Kelly L; Oxenham, Andrew J

    2018-03-23

    Congenital amusia is currently thought to be a life-long neurogenetic disorder in music perception, impervious to training in pitch or melody discrimination. This study provides an explicit test of whether amusic deficits can be reduced with training. Twenty amusics and 20 matched controls participated in four sessions of psychophysical training involving either pure-tone (500 Hz) pitch discrimination or a control task of lateralization (interaural level differences for bandpass white noise). Pure-tone pitch discrimination at low, medium, and high frequencies (500, 2000, and 8000 Hz) was measured before and after training (pretest and posttest) to determine the specificity of learning. Melody discrimination was also assessed before and after training using the full Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia, the most widely used standardized test to diagnose amusia. Amusics performed more poorly than controls in pitch but not localization discrimination, but both groups improved with practice on the trained stimuli. Learning was broad, occurring across all three frequencies and melody discrimination for all groups, including those who trained on the non-pitch control task. Following training, 11 of 20 amusics no longer met the global diagnostic criteria for amusia. A separate group of untrained controls (n = 20), who also completed melody discrimination and pretest, improved by an equal amount as trained controls on all measures, suggesting that the bulk of learning for the control group occurred very rapidly from the pretest. Thirty-one trained participants (13 amusics) returned one year later to assess long-term maintenance of pitch and melody discrimination. On average, there was no change in performance between posttest and one-year follow-up, demonstrating that improvements on pitch- and melody-related tasks in amusics and controls can be maintained. The findings indicate that amusia is not always a life-long deficit when using the current standard

  12. EL DIARIO DE CAMPO DEL DES-CONOCIMIENTO AL RE-CONOCIMIENTO DE LA DIVERSIDAD BIOLÓGICA DE SAN ZENÓN (MAGDALENA

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    Tania Ximena Salcedo Gómez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo centra su atención en el diario de campo, como una estrategia de enseñanza y aprendizaje individual y colectivo, sobre la vida y lo vivo. Para ello se realiza un estudio con los estudiantes de décimo y once, de la Institución Educativa Departamental Gerardo Valencia Cano; en el que, a través de la observación, la indagación y el registro en el diario de campo (de los conocimientos acerca de la fauna, la flora, y algunos aspectos de la historia y la población, se pudo dar un paso entre el des-conocimiento, al re-conocimiento de la diversidad y del sí mismo; promoviendo al mismo tiempo el desarrollo de algunas habilidades y  contribuyendo en la superación de algunas falencias.

  13. Aproximación teórica al debate por el reconocimiento político, jurídico y social del sector LGTBIQ

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    Carlos Andrés Duque Acosta

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    Full Text Available La discriminación que históricamente han padecido las orientaciones y expresiones sexuales diferentes a las heterosexuales ha venido perdiendo legitimidad durante las últimas décadas. Esto no significa, sin embargo, que exista unanimidad sobre la base teórica y discursiva desde la cual se deben reivindicar los derechos de personas gays, lesbianas y transexuales, entre oras. Este atículo revisa críticamente tres paradigmas políticos que abordan este problema: la política liberal, la política de la diferencia y la política de la transformación cultural. Finalmente, presenta la propuesta teórica de Nancy Fraser de abordar la falta de reconocimiento como un problema de subordinación de estatus, la cual es complementada con la propuesta de construcción de la democracia radical de Chantal Mouffe.

  14. El reconocimiento de la jurisdicción especial indígena dentro del sistema judicial nacional en Colombia. El debate de la coordinación

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    Carlos Eduardo Rueda-Carvajal

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se pretende abordar los elementos configurativos para el ejercicio de la jurisdicción especial indígena, conforme al artículo 246 de la Constitución Nacional de Colombia, desde un perspectiva doctrinal y jurisprudencial, para analizar cómo ha sido su reconocimiento dentro del sistema judicial nacional, teniendo en cuenta la ausencia de una la ley de coordinación entre estas dos jurisdicciones. Del mismo modo, determinar cuáles son los derechos de las comunidades indígenas como sujetos colectivos de derechos, de acuerdo con la jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional.

  15. En busca de la igualdad y el reconocimiento. La experiencia histórica de la educación intercultural en el Caribe colombiano

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    Celmira Castro Suárez

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    Full Text Available Este artículo se ocupa de la experiencia histórica de la educación intercultural en el Caribe colombiano. Para ello da cuenta de la estrecha relación existente entre etnoeducación, interculturalidad y las luchas por la igualdad y el reconocimiento que han debido librar afrodescendientes e indígenas, quienes pretenden avanzar en la cons trucción de espacios educativos de afirmación y respeto de la diversidad. Espacios con los cuales se busca contribuir, entre otras cosas, a superar la marginalidad, la exclusión, el desplazamiento y la violencia de los que han sido víctimas a lo largo del tiempo las minorías étnicas en la región.

  16. Nuevas miradas de la igualdad en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos: la igualdad como redistribución y como reconocimiento

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    Clérico, Laura

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo propone el diseño de un tipo de análisis de la igualdad superador de las insuficiencias de las tradicionales fórmulas formal y material como principio no discriminatorio. Para ello se aborda el concepto de la igualdad como no dominación y se lo integra con el enfoque de la teoría de Nancy Fraser sobre redistribución y reconocimiento. Luego se da cuenta de este tipo de examen aplicado a la re-interpretación de los nuevos casos paradigmáticos sometidos a la Corte IDH que versan sobre las problemáticas de los pueblos originarios vinculadas a las condiciones de existencia digna de las comunidades, sus derechos a la propiedad colectiva y participación política en una democracia representativa.

  17. Water Quality Criteria

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    EPA develops water quality criteria based on the latest scientific knowledge to protect human health and aquatic life. This information serves as guidance to states and tribes in adopting water quality standards.

  18. Aquatic Life Criteria - Atrazine

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    Documents pertaining to Acute and Chronic Ambient Water Quality Aquatic Life Criteria for Atrazine (Freshwater and Salt Water). This document contains the safe levels of Atrazine in water that should protect to the majority of species.

  19. Aquatic Life Criteria - Copper

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    Documents pertain to Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality criteria for Copper (2007 Freshwater, 2016 Estuarine/marine). These documents contain the safe levels of Copper in water that should protect to the majority of species.

  20. Aquatic Life Criteria - Ammonia

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    Documents related to EPA's final 2013 Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia (Freshwater). These documents pertain to the safe levels of Ammonia in water that should protect to the majority of species.

  1. Criteria Air Emissions Trends

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Emissions Trends site provides national trends of criteria pollutant and precursor emissions data based on the the National Emissions Inventory (NEI) from...

  2. Multimodal freight investment criteria.

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    2010-07-01

    Literature was reviewed on multi-modal investment criteria for freight projects, examining measures and techniques for quantifying project benefits and costs, as well as ways to describe the economic importance of freight transportation. : A limited ...

  3. Aquatic Life Criteria - Cadmium

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    Documents pertaining to 2016 Acute and Chronic Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Cadmium (Freshwater, Estuarine/marine). These documents contain the safe levels of Cadmium in water that should protect to the majority of species.

  4. DISCURSO INFORMATIVO Y LUCHAS POR EL RECONOCIMIENTO EL “CONFLICTO MAPUCHE” EN EL MERCURIO Y LA SEGUNDA (CHILE, 2008-2009

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    Ricardo Muñoz Román

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el discurso informativo de dos periódicos chilenos sobre el “conflicto mapuche”. Se sostiene que en sus representaciones hay una tendencia a oponer las luchas por el reconocimiento de los mapuches a un ideal nacional monocultural y de defensa irrestricta de un modelo neoliberal. A partir del primero, se ha tendido a invisibilizar las minorías nacionales, particularmente sus diferencias culturales, a partir de una estrategia que ha resaltado, por una parte, la representación de una noción monolítica de identidad cultural vinculada a la nacionalidad y, por otra, a colocar en la raíz de ésta “la mezcla de razas”, con lo cual se refuerza la idea de que el “problema racial” o “étnico” no existe en Chile y solo se reduce a los intereses de grupos minoritarios vinculados a ideologías y organismos extranjeros. Además, en estos medios se refuerza la incompatibilidad de las formas de vida comunitaria (particularmente en la tenencia de la tierra con las lógicas del mercado y del emprendimiento individual, y se señala que la propiedad comunal de la tierra traba el desarrollo económico de los propios indígenas. Por otra parte, para ambos periódicos las luchas por el reconocimiento político de los mapuches estarían homologadas a acciones delictivas y terroristas.

  5. Otras vías de aprendizaje: el reconocimiento de la experiencia profesional en la universidad. El caso de la UNED

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    Miriam García Blanco

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    Full Text Available Nadie cuestiona que una fuente de aprendizaje es el propio ámbito de trabajo, en el que todo profesional resuelve las funciones y tareas a las que se enfrenta diariamente a partir de su formación y de su experiencia. Reconocer esta experiencia en las titulaciones de Grado es un tema aún no resuelto. Pero este reconocimiento exige un proceso de evaluación, apoyado en metodologías y herramientas fiables y válidas, a partir del cual se valide que una persona ha adquirido un determinado nivel de logro en unas competencias en el marco de una cualificación profesional determinada. A raíz de los resultados obtenidos en 2 convocatorias dirigidas al reconocimiento de la experiencia profesional en el Grado en Educación Social impartido por la UNED, este articulo lleva a cabo un análisis de carácter descriptivo y en perspectiva comparada, entre ambas ediciones (2011-12 y 2012-13, con el fin de valorar la pertinencia de este proceso y la calidad de los resultados obtenidos. Con una muestra de 421 estudiantes hemos inferido la validez del procedimiento propuesto. Además, esta realidad nos muestra cuáles son las áreas de intervención más demandadas, los puntos fuertes y débiles de estos profesionales, las competencias más y menos consolidadas de acuerdo a la titulación que se imparte, etc. Disponer de estos datos, además de favorecer el desarrollo profesional de nuestros estudiantes, aporta una información clave para perfilar mejor las competencias específicas del título, trabajar de forma coordinada y colaborativa entre el mundo académico y el profesional, a la vez que responder a un derecho de nuestros estudiantes.

  6. Haptic Discrimination of Distance

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    van Beek, Femke E.; Bergmann Tiest, Wouter M.; Kappers, Astrid M. L.

    2014-01-01

    While quite some research has focussed on the accuracy of haptic perception of distance, information on the precision of haptic perception of distance is still scarce, particularly regarding distances perceived by making arm movements. In this study, eight conditions were measured to answer four main questions, which are: what is the influence of reference distance, movement axis, perceptual mode (active or passive) and stimulus type on the precision of this kind of distance perception? A discrimination experiment was performed with twelve participants. The participants were presented with two distances, using either a haptic device or a real stimulus. Participants compared the distances by moving their hand from a start to an end position. They were then asked to judge which of the distances was the longer, from which the discrimination threshold was determined for each participant and condition. The precision was influenced by reference distance. No effect of movement axis was found. The precision was higher for active than for passive movements and it was a bit lower for real stimuli than for rendered stimuli, but it was not affected by adding cutaneous information. Overall, the Weber fraction for the active perception of a distance of 25 or 35 cm was about 11% for all cardinal axes. The recorded position data suggest that participants, in order to be able to judge which distance was the longer, tried to produce similar speed profiles in both movements. This knowledge could be useful in the design of haptic devices. PMID:25116638

  7. Haptic discrimination of distance.

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    Femke E van Beek

    Full Text Available While quite some research has focussed on the accuracy of haptic perception of distance, information on the precision of haptic perception of distance is still scarce, particularly regarding distances perceived by making arm movements. In this study, eight conditions were measured to answer four main questions, which are: what is the influence of reference distance, movement axis, perceptual mode (active or passive and stimulus type on the precision of this kind of distance perception? A discrimination experiment was performed with twelve participants. The participants were presented with two distances, using either a haptic device or a real stimulus. Participants compared the distances by moving their hand from a start to an end position. They were then asked to judge which of the distances was the longer, from which the discrimination threshold was determined for each participant and condition. The precision was influenced by reference distance. No effect of movement axis was found. The precision was higher for active than for passive movements and it was a bit lower for real stimuli than for rendered stimuli, but it was not affected by adding cutaneous information. Overall, the Weber fraction for the active perception of a distance of 25 or 35 cm was about 11% for all cardinal axes. The recorded position data suggest that participants, in order to be able to judge which distance was the longer, tried to produce similar speed profiles in both movements. This knowledge could be useful in the design of haptic devices.

  8. Discrimination against Muslim American adolescents.

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    Aroian, Karen J

    2012-06-01

    Although there is ample evidence of discrimination toward Muslim Americans in general, there is limited information specific to Muslim American adolescents. The few existing studies specific to this age group suggest that Muslim American adolescents encounter much discrimination from teachers, school administrators, and classmates. This descriptive qualitative study complements the few existing studies on Muslim American adolescents by obtaining in-depth description of the discrimination they encounter. The sample was 14 Muslim American adolescents who participated in one of two gender-specific focus groups about their discrimination experiences. Findings identified school settings as rife with discrimination toward Muslims, portrayed Muslim girls as at risk for harassment by strangers in public places, and illustrated how Muslim youth cope with discrimination. The study findings sensitize school nurses to the nature of the problem and provide direction for intervention.

  9. Institutional discrimination in Paediatric hospitals

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    I. A. ATUDOREI

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    Full Text Available Social discrimination stands for one of the phenomena that social policies attempt to counteract by legislation, with a view to impeding its effects. Nevertheless, at institutional level, the decisions perpetuate and encourage discrimination, being practically a norm in an abnormal situation. Abnormality is represented by a series of deficiencies falling within the scope of perverse effects. Having analyzed institutional policies in the field of child health, we have identified a series of issues that fall under social discrimination. The paper submits the reasons for institutional discrimination in paediatric hospitals. The purpose of the research is to identify the discriminated persons and to report the repercussions of institutional discrimination at social level.

  10. Testosterone as a discriminative stimulus in male rats.

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    Wood, Ruth I; Vertelkina, Nina V; Antzoulatos, Eleni

    2011-11-01

    Testosterone and other anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are reinforcing in animals, as determined by conditioned place preference or self-administration. Most drugs of abuse produce subjective effects on mood and perception that initiate and maintain drug taking. Whether AAS have similar effects is not known. Food-restricted male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=9) were tested for their ability to discriminate an injection of testosterone from the β-cyclodextrin vehicle using a standard two-lever operant paradigm. In drug discrimination, animals use the subjective effects of drug or vehicle to select the appropriate lever to obtain food pellets under an FR10 schedule of reinforcement. All rats demonstrated vigorous responding for food (1415.1±76.1 responses/20 min) with 94.9% of responses on the active lever. For the first 30 days, rats received 1mg/kg testosterone sc 30 min before testing. On Day 14, one rat achieved the discrimination criteria of 9/10 consecutive days with >90% responses on the active lever and ≤5 responses on the inactive lever before the first reinforcement. Subsequently, rats were tested with testosterone at different doses (2, 7.5, 15 mg/kg at 30 min before testing) and times (2mg/kg at 30 or 60 min before testing), each for 20 days. One additional rat demonstrated successful discrimination at Day 54 with 2mg/kg testosterone 60 min before testing. The remaining 7 rats failed to discriminate testosterone within 110 days. When analyzed according to less-stringent standards, 4 additional rats met criteria for testosterone discrimination. However, continued performance was not stable. Thus, testosterone was unable to consistently support drug discrimination. We conclude that testosterone does not produce rapid interoceptive effects (NIH DA12843 to RIW). Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Genetic discrimination: international perspectives.

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    Otlowski, M; Taylor, S; Bombard, Y

    2012-01-01

    Genetic discrimination (GD) is a complex, multifaceted ethical, psychosocial, and legal phenomenon. It is defined as the differential treatment of asymptomatic individuals or their relatives on the basis of their real or assumed genetic characteristics. This article presents an overview of GD within the contemporary international context. It describes the concept of GD and its contextual features, reviews research evidence regarding people's experiences of GD and the impact of GD within a range of domains, and provides an overview of legal and policy responses to GD that have emerged globally. We argue that GD is a significant and internationally established phenomenon that requires multilevel responses to ensure social justice and equitable outcomes for all citizens. Future research should monitor GD and its impacts within the community as well as institutions and should evaluate the effectiveness of legislative, policy, community education, and systemic responses.

  12. Manifold Partition Discriminant Analysis.

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    Yang Zhou; Shiliang Sun

    2017-04-01

    We propose a novel algorithm for supervised dimensionality reduction named manifold partition discriminant analysis (MPDA). It aims to find a linear embedding space where the within-class similarity is achieved along the direction that is consistent with the local variation of the data manifold, while nearby data belonging to different classes are well separated. By partitioning the data manifold into a number of linear subspaces and utilizing the first-order Taylor expansion, MPDA explicitly parameterizes the connections of tangent spaces and represents the data manifold in a piecewise manner. While graph Laplacian methods capture only the pairwise interaction between data points, our method captures both pairwise and higher order interactions (using regional consistency) between data points. This manifold representation can help to improve the measure of within-class similarity, which further leads to improved performance of dimensionality reduction. Experimental results on multiple real-world data sets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  13. Weight discrimination and bullying.

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    Puhl, Rebecca M; King, Kelly M

    2013-04-01

    Despite significant attention to the medical impacts of obesity, often ignored are the negative outcomes that obese children and adults experience as a result of stigma, bias, and discrimination. Obese individuals are frequently stigmatized because of their weight in many domains of daily life. Research spanning several decades has documented consistent weight bias and stigmatization in employment, health care, schools, the media, and interpersonal relationships. For overweight and obese youth, weight stigmatization translates into pervasive victimization, teasing, and bullying. Multiple adverse outcomes are associated with exposure to weight stigmatization, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, suicidal ideation, poor academic performance, lower physical activity, maladaptive eating behaviors, and avoidance of health care. This review summarizes the nature and extent of weight stigmatization against overweight and obese individuals, as well as the resulting consequences that these experiences create for social, psychological, and physical health for children and adults who are targeted. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Digital pulse shape discrimination

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    Miller, L. F.; Preston, J.; Pozzi, S.; Flaska, M.; Neal, J.

    2007-01-01

    Pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) has been utilised for about 40 years as a method to obtain estimates for dose in mixed neutron and photon fields. Digitizers that operate close to GHz are currently available at a reasonable cost, and they can be used to directly sample signals from photomultiplier tubes. This permits one to perform digital PSD rather than the traditional, and well-established, analogous techniques. One issue that complicates PSD for neutrons in mixed fields is that the light output characteristics of typical scintillators available for PSD, such as BC501A, vary as a function of energy deposited in the detector. This behaviour is more easily accommodated with digital processing of signals than with analogous signal processing. Results illustrate the effectiveness of digital PSD. (authors)

  15. Introduction to multivariate discrimination

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    Kégl Balázs

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Multivariate discrimination or classification is one of the best-studied problem in machine learning, with a plethora of well-tested and well-performing algorithms. There are also several good general textbooks [1–9] on the subject written to an average engineering, computer science, or statistics graduate student; most of them are also accessible for an average physics student with some background on computer science and statistics. Hence, instead of writing a generic introduction, we concentrate here on relating the subject to a practitioner experimental physicist. After a short introduction on the basic setup (Section 1 we delve into the practical issues of complexity regularization, model selection, and hyperparameter optimization (Section 2, since it is this step that makes high-complexity non-parametric fitting so different from low-dimensional parametric fitting. To emphasize that this issue is not restricted to classification, we illustrate the concept on a low-dimensional but non-parametric regression example (Section 2.1. Section 3 describes the common algorithmic-statistical formal framework that unifies the main families of multivariate classification algorithms. We explain here the large-margin principle that partly explains why these algorithms work. Section 4 is devoted to the description of the three main (families of classification algorithms, neural networks, the support vector machine, and AdaBoost. We do not go into the algorithmic details; the goal is to give an overview on the form of the functions these methods learn and on the objective functions they optimize. Besides their technical description, we also make an attempt to put these algorithm into a socio-historical context. We then briefly describe some rather heterogeneous applications to illustrate the pattern recognition pipeline and to show how widespread the use of these methods is (Section 5. We conclude the chapter with three essentially open research problems

  16. Introduction to multivariate discrimination

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    Kégl, Balázs

    2013-07-01

    Multivariate discrimination or classification is one of the best-studied problem in machine learning, with a plethora of well-tested and well-performing algorithms. There are also several good general textbooks [1-9] on the subject written to an average engineering, computer science, or statistics graduate student; most of them are also accessible for an average physics student with some background on computer science and statistics. Hence, instead of writing a generic introduction, we concentrate here on relating the subject to a practitioner experimental physicist. After a short introduction on the basic setup (Section 1) we delve into the practical issues of complexity regularization, model selection, and hyperparameter optimization (Section 2), since it is this step that makes high-complexity non-parametric fitting so different from low-dimensional parametric fitting. To emphasize that this issue is not restricted to classification, we illustrate the concept on a low-dimensional but non-parametric regression example (Section 2.1). Section 3 describes the common algorithmic-statistical formal framework that unifies the main families of multivariate classification algorithms. We explain here the large-margin principle that partly explains why these algorithms work. Section 4 is devoted to the description of the three main (families of) classification algorithms, neural networks, the support vector machine, and AdaBoost. We do not go into the algorithmic details; the goal is to give an overview on the form of the functions these methods learn and on the objective functions they optimize. Besides their technical description, we also make an attempt to put these algorithm into a socio-historical context. We then briefly describe some rather heterogeneous applications to illustrate the pattern recognition pipeline and to show how widespread the use of these methods is (Section 5). We conclude the chapter with three essentially open research problems that are either

  17. Summarized water quality criteria

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    Kempster, P.L.; Hattingh, W.H.J.; Van Vliet, H.R.

    1980-08-01

    The available world literature from 27 sources on existing water quality criteria are summarized for the 15 main uses of water. The minimum, median and maximum specified values for 96 different determinands are included. Under each water use the criteria are grouped according to the functional significance of the determinands e.g. aesthetic/physical effects, high toxic potential, low toxic potential etc. A synopsis is included summarizing salient facts for each determinand such as the conditions under which it is toxic and its relationship to other determinands. The significance of the criteria is briefly discussed and the importance of considering functional interactions between determinands emphasized in evaluating the potential for toxic or beneficial effects. From the source literature it appears that the toxic potential, in addition to being determined by concentration, is also affected by the origin of the substance concerned, i.e. whether from natural sources or from anthropogenic pollution

  18. Perceived discrimination: why applicants and employees expect and perceive discrimination

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    Abu Ghazaleh, N.

    2012-01-01

    In this dissertation we have investigated perceptions of discrimination. We have shown discrimination exists in the eyes of applicants and employees and especially when from an ethnic minority group. There are psychological variables that influence these perceptions differently for minority and

  19. Perceived weight discrimination and obesity.

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    Full Text Available Weight discrimination is prevalent in American society. Although associated consistently with psychological and economic outcomes, less is known about whether weight discrimination is associated with longitudinal changes in obesity. The objectives of this research are (1 to test whether weight discrimination is associated with risk of becoming obese (Body Mass Index≥30; BMI by follow-up among those not obese at baseline, and (2 to test whether weight discrimination is associated with risk of remaining obese at follow-up among those already obese at baseline. Participants were drawn from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative longitudinal survey of community-dwelling US residents. A total of 6,157 participants (58.6% female completed the discrimination measure and had weight and height available from the 2006 and 2010 assessments. Participants who experienced weight discrimination were approximately 2.5 times more likely to become obese by follow-up (OR = 2.54, 95% CI = 1.58-4.08 and participants who were obese at baseline were three times more likely to remain obese at follow up (OR = 3.20, 95% CI = 2.06-4.97 than those who had not experienced such discrimination. These effects held when controlling for demographic factors (age, sex, ethnicity, education and when baseline BMI was included as a covariate. These effects were also specific to weight discrimination; other forms of discrimination (e.g., sex, race were unrelated to risk of obesity at follow-up. The present research demonstrates that, in addition to poorer mental health outcomes, weight discrimination has implications for obesity. Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity.

  20. Perceived weight discrimination and obesity.

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    Sutin, Angelina R; Terracciano, Antonio

    2013-01-01

    Weight discrimination is prevalent in American society. Although associated consistently with psychological and economic outcomes, less is known about whether weight discrimination is associated with longitudinal changes in obesity. The objectives of this research are (1) to test whether weight discrimination is associated with risk of becoming obese (Body Mass Index≥30; BMI) by follow-up among those not obese at baseline, and (2) to test whether weight discrimination is associated with risk of remaining obese at follow-up among those already obese at baseline. Participants were drawn from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative longitudinal survey of community-dwelling US residents. A total of 6,157 participants (58.6% female) completed the discrimination measure and had weight and height available from the 2006 and 2010 assessments. Participants who experienced weight discrimination were approximately 2.5 times more likely to become obese by follow-up (OR = 2.54, 95% CI = 1.58-4.08) and participants who were obese at baseline were three times more likely to remain obese at follow up (OR = 3.20, 95% CI = 2.06-4.97) than those who had not experienced such discrimination. These effects held when controlling for demographic factors (age, sex, ethnicity, education) and when baseline BMI was included as a covariate. These effects were also specific to weight discrimination; other forms of discrimination (e.g., sex, race) were unrelated to risk of obesity at follow-up. The present research demonstrates that, in addition to poorer mental health outcomes, weight discrimination has implications for obesity. Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity.

  1. A quantitative method for determining spatial discriminative capacity

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    Dennis Robert G

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The traditional two-point discrimination (TPD test, a widely used tactile spatial acuity measure, has been criticized as being imprecise because it is based on subjective criteria and involves a number of non-spatial cues. The results of a recent study showed that as two stimuli were delivered simultaneously, vibrotactile amplitude discrimination became worse when the two stimuli were positioned relatively close together and was significantly degraded when the probes were within a subject's two-point limen. The impairment of amplitude discrimination with decreasing inter-probe distance suggested that the metric of amplitude discrimination could possibly provide a means of objective and quantitative measurement of spatial discrimination capacity. Methods A two alternative forced-choice (2AFC tracking procedure was used to assess a subject's ability to discriminate the amplitude difference between two stimuli positioned at near-adjacent skin sites. Two 25 Hz flutter stimuli, identical except for a constant difference in amplitude, were delivered simultaneously to the hand dorsum. The stimuli were initially spaced 30 mm apart, and the inter-stimulus distance was modified on a trial-by-trial basis based on the subject's performance of discriminating the stimulus with higher intensity. The experiment was repeated via sequential, rather than simultaneous, delivery of the same vibrotactile stimuli. Results Results obtained from this study showed that the performance of the amplitude discrimination task was significantly degraded when the stimuli were delivered simultaneously and were near a subject's two-point limen. In contrast, subjects were able to correctly discriminate between the amplitudes of the two stimuli when they were sequentially delivered at all inter-probe distances (including those within the two-point limen, and improved when an adapting stimulus was delivered prior to simultaneously delivered stimuli. Conclusion

  2. Radiological design criteria

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    Selby, J.M.; Andersen, B.V.; Carter, L.A.; Waite, D.A.

    1977-01-01

    Many new nuclear facilities are unsatisfactory from a radiation protection point of view, particularly when striving to maintain occupational exposure as low as practicable 'ALAP'. Radiation protection is achieved through physical protective features supplemented by administrative controls. Adequate physical protective feature should be achieved during construction so that supplemental administrative controls may be kept simple and workable. Many nuclear facilities fall short of adequate physical protective features, thus, remedial and sometimes awkward administrative procedures are required to safely conduct work. In reviewing the various handbooks, reports and regulations which deal with radiation protection, it may be noted that there is minimal radiological design guidance for application to nuclear facilities. A set of criteria or codes covering functional areas rather than specific nuclear facility types is badly needed. The following are suggested as functional areas to be considered: characterization of the Facility; siting and access; design exposure limits; layout (people and materials flow); ventilation and effluent control; radiation protection facilities and systems. The application of such radiological design criteria early in the design process would provide some assurance that nuclear facilities will be safe, flexible, and efficient with a minimum of costly retrofitting or administrative restrictions. Criteria which we have found helpful in these functional areas is discussed together with justification for adoption of such criteria and identification of problems which still require solution

  3. Comments on confinement criteria

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    Kurak, V.; Schroer, B.; Swieca, J.A.

    1977-01-01

    For a QED 2 model with SU(n) flavour, the nature of the physical states space is more subtle than one expects on the basis of the loop criterion for confinement. One may have colour confinement without confinement of the fundamental flavour representation. Attempts to formulate confinement criteria in which the quark fields play a more fundamental role are discussed [pt

  4. Perceived discrimination in the Netherlands

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    Iris Andriessen; Henk Fernee; Karin Wittebrood

    2014-01-01

    Only available in electronic version There is no systematic structure in the Netherlands for mapping out the discrimination experiences of different groups in different areas of society. As in many other countries, discrimination studies in the Netherlands mostly focus on the experiences

  5. Discrimination against Muslim American Adolescents

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    Aroian, Karen J.

    2012-01-01

    Although there is ample evidence of discrimination toward Muslim Americans in general, there is limited information specific to Muslim American adolescents. The few existing studies specific to this age group suggest that Muslim American adolescents encounter much discrimination from teachers, school administrators, and classmates. This…

  6. THE HIGH COST OF DISCRIMINATION.

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    ROPER, ELMO

    ON THE BASIS OF EMPLOYEE SURVEYS AND IN-PLANT RESEARCH, THE TOTAL COST OF DISCRIMINATION TO AMERICAN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN ACTUAL DOLLARS IS ESTIMATED AT ROUGHLY $30 BILLION ANNUALLY. DISCRIMINATION IN INDUSTRY BEGINS AT THE HIRING GATE WHERE MINORITY GROUPS ARE REFUSED EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONALITY, POLITICAL…

  7. Price Discrimination in Academic Journals.

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    Joyce, Patrick; Merz, Thomas E.

    1985-01-01

    Analysis of price discrimination (charging different prices to different customers for same product) for 89 academic journals in 6 disciplines reveals: incidence of price discrimination rose between 1974 and 1984, increase in mean institutional (library) subscription price exceeded increase in mean individual subscription price. Journal list…

  8. Children's Perceptions of Gender Discrimination

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    Brown, Christia Spears; Bigler, Rebecca S.

    2004-01-01

    Children (N = 76; ages 5-10 years) participated in a study designed to examine perceptions of gender discrimination. Children were read scenarios in which a teacher determined outcomes for 2 students (1 boy and 1 girl). Contextual information (i.e., teacher's past behavior), the gender of the target of discrimination (i.e., student), and the…

  9. Endophilia or exophobia: beyond discrimination

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    Feld, J.F.; Salamanca Acosta, N.; Hamermesh, D.

    2013-01-01

    The immense literature on discrimination treats outcomes as relative: One group suffers compared to another. But does a difference arise because agents discriminate against others—are exophobic—or because they favor their own kind—are endophilic? This difference matters, as the relative importance

  10. Children's perceptions of gender discrimination.

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    Spears Brown, Christia; Bigler, Rebecca S

    2004-09-01

    Children (N = 76; ages 5-10 years) participated in a study designed to examine perceptions of gender discrimination. Children were read scenarios in which a teacher determined outcomes for 2 students (1 boy and 1 girl). Contextual information (i.e., teacher's past behavior), the gender of the target of discrimination (i.e., student), and the gender of the perpetrator (i.e., teacher) were manipulated. Results indicated that older children were more likely than younger children to make attributions to discrimination when contextual information suggested that it was likely. Girls (but not boys) were more likely to view girls than boys as victims of discrimination, and children with egalitarian gender attitudes were more likely to perceive discrimination than were their peers. Copyright 2004 American Psychological Association

  11. Visibility Is Not Equivalent to Confidence in a Low Contrast Orientation Discrimination Task

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    Rausch, Manuel; Zehetleitner, Michael

    2016-01-01

    In several visual tasks, participants report that they feel confident about discrimination responses at a level of stimulation at which they would report not seeing the stimulus. How general and reliable is this effect? We compared subjective reports of discrimination confidence and subjective reports of visibility in an orientation discrimination task with varying stimulus contrast. Participants applied more liberal criteria for subjective reports of discrimination confidence than for visibility. While reports of discrimination confidence were more efficient in predicting trial accuracy than reports of visibility, only reports of visibility but not confidence were associated with stimulus contrast in incorrect trials. It is argued that the distinction between discrimination confidence and visibility can be reconciled with both the partial awareness hypothesis and higher order thought theory. We suggest that consciousness research would benefit from differentiating between subjective reports of visibility and confidence. PMID:27242566

  12. Racial/Ethnic Workplace Discrimination

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    Chavez, Laura J.; Ornelas, India J.; Lyles, Courtney R.; Williams, Emily C.

    2014-01-01

    Background Experiences of discrimination are associated with tobacco and alcohol use, and work is a common setting where individuals experience racial/ethnic discrimination. Few studies have evaluated the association between workplace discrimination and these behaviors, and none have described associations across race/ethnicity. Purpose To examine the association between workplace discrimination and tobacco and alcohol use in a large, multistate sample of U.S. adult respondents to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey Reactions to Race Module (2004–2010). Methods Multivariable logistic regression analyses evaluated cross-sectional associations between self-reported workplace discrimination and tobacco (current and daily smoking) and alcohol use (any and heavy use, and binge drinking) among all participants and stratified by race/ethnicity, adjusting for relevant covariates. Data were analyzed in 2013. Results Among respondents, 70,080 completed the workplace discrimination measure. Discrimination was more common among black non-Hispanic (21%), Hispanic (12%), and other race respondents (11%) than white non-Hispanics (4%) (pdiscrimination was associated with current smoking (risk ratio [RR]=1.32, 95% CI=1.19, 1.47), daily smoking (RR=1.41, 95% CI=1.24, 1.61), and heavy drinking (RR=1.11, 95% CI=1.01, 1.22), but not binge or any drinking. Among Hispanics, workplace discrimination was associated with increased heavy and binge drinking, but not any alcohol use or smoking. Workplace discrimination among black non-Hispanics and white Non-Hispanics was associated with increased current and daily smoking, but not alcohol outcomes. Conclusions Workplace discrimination is common, associated with smoking and alcohol use, and merits further policy attention given the impact of these behaviors on morbidity and mortality. PMID:25441232

  13. Hierarchical Discriminant Analysis.

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    Lu, Di; Ding, Chuntao; Xu, Jinliang; Wang, Shangguang

    2018-01-18

    The Internet of Things (IoT) generates lots of high-dimensional sensor intelligent data. The processing of high-dimensional data (e.g., data visualization and data classification) is very difficult, so it requires excellent subspace learning algorithms to learn a latent subspace to preserve the intrinsic structure of the high-dimensional data, and abandon the least useful information in the subsequent processing. In this context, many subspace learning algorithms have been presented. However, in the process of transforming the high-dimensional data into the low-dimensional space, the huge difference between the sum of inter-class distance and the sum of intra-class distance for distinct data may cause a bias problem. That means that the impact of intra-class distance is overwhelmed. To address this problem, we propose a novel algorithm called Hierarchical Discriminant Analysis (HDA). It minimizes the sum of intra-class distance first, and then maximizes the sum of inter-class distance. This proposed method balances the bias from the inter-class and that from the intra-class to achieve better performance. Extensive experiments are conducted on several benchmark face datasets. The results reveal that HDA obtains better performance than other dimensionality reduction algorithms.

  14. Hierarchical Discriminant Analysis

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    Di Lu

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The Internet of Things (IoT generates lots of high-dimensional sensor intelligent data. The processing of high-dimensional data (e.g., data visualization and data classification is very difficult, so it requires excellent subspace learning algorithms to learn a latent subspace to preserve the intrinsic structure of the high-dimensional data, and abandon the least useful information in the subsequent processing. In this context, many subspace learning algorithms have been presented. However, in the process of transforming the high-dimensional data into the low-dimensional space, the huge difference between the sum of inter-class distance and the sum of intra-class distance for distinct data may cause a bias problem. That means that the impact of intra-class distance is overwhelmed. To address this problem, we propose a novel algorithm called Hierarchical Discriminant Analysis (HDA. It minimizes the sum of intra-class distance first, and then maximizes the sum of inter-class distance. This proposed method balances the bias from the inter-class and that from the intra-class to achieve better performance. Extensive experiments are conducted on several benchmark face datasets. The results reveal that HDA obtains better performance than other dimensionality reduction algorithms.

  15. Timing, Remembering, and Discrimination

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    Sargisson, Rebecca J; White, K. Geoffrey

    2007-01-01

    Four pigeons were first trained in a timing procedure. In one condition, each trial began with the presentation of an X on the center key, followed by a delay (short or long), after which two side keys were lit. If the delay was short, pecks to the red side key were reinforced. If the delay was long, pecks to the green side key were reinforced. In a second condition, the opposite contingencies applied following presentation of a square on the center key. Choice responses were then tested at 10 time intervals ranging from short to long (1 to 4 s and 4 to 7 s in different conditions). The two timing conditions were combined to create a remembering condition in which correct responding depended upon discrimination of both the sample stimulus (X or square) and the delay interval (short or long). Choices varied systematically across delay in timing conditions, but in remembering conditions, accurate choice at the training delays did not initially generalize to intermediate delays. However, with prolonged training in the remembering task, the response pattern began to resemble that of the timing conditions. Generalization gradients were asymmetrical, in accordance with Weber's Law, in that greater generalization occurred with longer delays than with shorter delays. PMID:17345949

  16. Studies in genetic discrimination. Final progress report

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    We have screened 1006 respondents in a study of genetic discrimination. Analysis of these responses has produced evidence of the range of institutions engaged in genetic discrimination and demonstrates the impact of this discrimination on the respondents to the study. We have found that both ignorance and policy underlie genetic discrimination and that anti-discrimination laws are being violated.

  17. JUSTIFICATION FOR INDIRECT DISCRIMINATION IN EU

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    Cătălina-Adriana Ivănuş

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The right to non-discrimination is very important for a civilized society. EU legislation establishes direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, instruction to discriminate and any less favourable treatment of a woman related to pregnancy or maternity leave as forms of discrimination. The law and the Court of Justice permit the justification of indirect discrimination.

  18. External validation of IASP diagnostic criteria for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and proposed research diagnostic criteria. International Association for the Study of Pain.

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    Bruehl, S; Harden, R N; Galer, B S; Saltz, S; Bertram, M; Backonja, M; Gayles, R; Rudin, N; Bhugra, M K; Stanton-Hicks, M

    1999-05-01

    Recent work in our research consortium has raised internal validity concerns regarding the current IASP criteria for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), suggesting problems with inadequate sensitivity and specificity. The current study explored the external validity of these IASP criteria for CRPS. A standardized evaluation of signs and symptoms of CRPS was conducted by study physicians in 117 patients meeting IASP criteria for CRPS, and 43 patients experiencing neuropathic pain with established non-CRPS etiology (e.g. diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia). Multiple discriminant function analyses were used to test the ability of the IASP diagnostic criteria and decision rules, as well as proposed research modifications of these criteria, to discriminate between CRPS patients and those experiencing non-CRPS neuropathic pain. Current IASP criteria and decision rules (e.g. signs or symptoms of edema, or color changes or sweating changes satisfy criterion 3) discriminated significantly between groups (P IASP criteria for CRPS have inadequate specificity and are likely to lead to overdiagnosis. Proposed modifications to these criteria substantially improve their external validity and merit further evaluation.

  19. Reconocimiento en-línea de acciones humanas basado en patrones de RWE aplicado en ventanas dinámicas de momentos invariantes

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    Dennis Romero López

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta una metodología para el reconocimiento en-línea de acciones humanas en secuencias de vídeo. Se aborda un enfoque eficiente para el uso de momentos invariantes como descriptores de imagen, aplicados en siluetas obtenidas del procesamiento de mapas de profundidad. Una comparación rápida entre ventanas de tamaño 4 (equivalente a 4 frames es realizada mediante el cómputo de la distancia de Mahalanobis, sobre una de las secuencias de momentos invariantes identificada como la menos sensible al ruido de captura y la más estable durante ausencia de movimiento. Este enfoque es usado para la detección rápida del estado de parada/movimiento, el cual permite la captura de intervalos (ventanas de crecimiento dinámico para su posterior procesamiento, rescatando de la señal contenida sus propiedades temporales y frecuenciales. Mediante la aplicación de la transformada Wavelet Haar, tres niveles de descomposición son utilizados para el cómputo de la Energía Relativa Wavelet (RWE - Relative Wavelet Energy y SSC (Slope Sign Change, obteniendo patrones 11-dimensionales. En experimentos realizados, el 97% de 4 movimientos capturados en-línea fueron reconocidos correctamente, y 10 movimientos tomados de la base de datos Muhavi-MAS fueron reconocidos con 94,2% de efectividad. Abstract: This paper presents a methodology for online human action recognition on video sequences. It addresses an efficient approach to use invariant moments as image descriptors, applied in processing silhouettes obtained from depth maps. A quick comparison between size-4 windows (equivalent to 4 frames is performed by computing the Mahalanobis distance, on one of the invariant moment sequences identified as less sensitive to noise and more stable during movement absence. This approach is used for rapid detection of the idle/motion state, which allows the capture of dynamic growth intervals (windows for further processing, rescuing from

  20. An integrative review of relationships between discrimination and Asian American health.

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    Nadimpalli, Sarah B; Hutchinson, M Katherine

    2012-06-01

    Many ethnic minorities in the United States experience disproportionate rates of adverse health outcomes or health disparities. Factors such as socioeconomic status do not fully explain how these disparities are generated and maintained. Research has demonstrated that chronic experiences of discrimination are harmful to the health of African Americans and Latinos. However, there is a dearth of research examining Asian Americans' experiences with discrimination and health disparities. The purpose of this integrative review was to summarize the current literature examining discrimination and the mental and physical health of Asian Americans. Combinations of search terms related to discrimination, health, and Asian Americans were used to search five electronic databases. Inclusion criteria were primary research studies, published in English between 1980 and 2011, Asian American adults, and discrimination examined in relationship to a physical or mental health outcome. The search initially yielded 489 results; 14 quantitative studies met inclusion criteria. Quantitative studies in this review revealed several significant associations between discrimination and health outcomes in Asian Americans. Discrimination was significantly associated with depressive symptoms in seven studies. Three studies found associations between discrimination and physical health, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, obesity, and diabetes. Although the literature was limited by self-reported data, cross-sectional designs, and inconsistent definitions and measurement of discrimination, the findings suggest that discrimination is a significant contributor to poorer health and health disparities for Asian Americans. The findings clearly demonstrate the need for further nursing research in this area to inform evidence-based practice and social policy. Patient care providers can recognize discrimination as a significant stressor or purveyor of illness and explore ways to

  1. Human Systems Design Criteria

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    Rasmussen, Jens

    1982-01-01

    This paper deals with the problem of designing more humanised computer systems. This problem can be formally described as the need for defining human design criteria, which — if used in the design process - will secure that the systems designed get the relevant qualities. That is not only...... the necessary functional qualities but also the needed human qualities. The author's main argument is, that the design process should be a dialectical synthesis of the two points of view: Man as a System Component, and System as Man's Environment. Based on a man's presentation of the state of the art a set...... of design criteria is suggested and their relevance discussed. The point is to focus on the operator rather than on the computer. The crucial question is not to program the computer to work on its own conditions, but to “program” the operator to function on human conditions....

  2. Timbre discrimination in musical patterns.

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    Grey, J M

    1978-08-01

    Most research on timbre perception has studied isolated tones. This study compares timbre discrimination of isolated tones with discrimination in various musical contexts, both single-voiced and multivoiced. Twelve different contexts were used (four isolated tonal comparisons, four single-voice musical patterns, and four multivoice patterns). Listerners judged whether the timbre remained the same or changed during the trial. Two possible versions of any instrumental timbre differed in the physical information used in their synthesis. Three instrumental timbres were tested in all contexts: clarinet, trumpet, and bassoon. The effects of context upon discrimination varied across instruments. The clarinet and trumpet versions were best discriminated in isolated contexts, with discrimination progressively worse in single-voice and multivoice patterns. The bassoon versions were best discriminated in the single-voice patterns, with equal discrimination in the isolated and multivoice cases. It is suggested that these results were due to pronounced physical differences observed between the spectra of the two versions of the bassoon that were not apparent between the versions of the clarinet or trumpet.

  3. Intelligent intefrace design criteria

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    Sicard, Y.; Siebert, S.; Thebault, M.H.

    1990-01-01

    Optimum adequation between control means and the capacities of the teams of operators is sought for to achieve computerization of control and monitoring interfaces. Observation of the diagnosis activity of populations of operators in incident situations on a simulator enables design criteria well-suited to the characteristics of the detection, interpretation of symptoms and incident location tasks to be defined. A software tool based on a qualitative approach enables the design process to be systematized

  4. Colour discrimination ellipses in choroideremia.

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    Seitz, Immanuel P; Jolly, Jasleen K; Dominik Fischer, M; Simunovic, Matthew P

    2018-02-05

    The purpose of this study was to characterise alterations in colour discrimination in a cohort of patients with choroideremia prior to gene therapy, using a test previously validated for use in patients with retinal dystrophies. We tested 20 eyes of 10 patients with a diagnosis of choroideremia and an age-matched cohort of 10 eyes of 10 normal controls using the "Cambridge Colour Test" (CCT), in which subjects are required to distinguish the gap in a C presented in one of 4 orientations in a Stilling-type array. Colour discrimination was probed along eight axes in the CIE L*u*v* colour space, and the resulting data were plotted in the CIE 1976 chromaticity diagram and fitted with least-squares ellipses. Subsequently, we estimated the achromatic area for each subject by calculating the area of the resultant discrimination ellipse and calculated sensitivity thresholds along relevant colour confusion axes. Colour discrimination-as quantified by log 10 of the ellipse area expressed in square 1/1000th 2 units in CIE 1976-was 2.26 (range 1.82 to 2.67) for normal subjects and 3.85 (range 2.35 to 5.41) for choroideremia patients. There was a statistically significant correlation between both achromatic area and red-green colour discrimination at the CCT and BCVA, and to a lesser degree between blue colour discrimination at the CCT and BCVA. The majority of ellipses in choroideremia were aligned close to the tritan axis, and loss of sensitivity was significantly larger in the tritan direction than in the red-green. The majority of our patients demonstrated greater loss in tritan discrimination than in red-green colour discrimination using the CCT. There was a significant correlation between achromatic area and BCVA. In keeping with our current understanding of the machinery of colour vision, there was a significant correlation between BCVA and colour discrimination thresholds, which was stronger for red-green colour discrimination, than for tritan colour discrimination. We

  5. Structural Discrimination and Autonomous Vehicles

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    Liu, Hin-Yan

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the potential for structural discrimination to be woven into the fabric of autonomous vehicle developments, which remain underexplored and undiscussed. The prospect for structural discrimination arises as a result of the coordinated modes of autonomous vehicle behaviour...... discrimination looms with the possibility of crash optimisation impulses in which a protective shield is cast over those individuals in which society may have a vested interest in prioritising or safeguarding. A stark dystopian scenario is introduced to sketch the contours whereby personal beacons signal...

  6. Sex Discrimination in Education: Theory and Practice.

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    Shaw, B.

    1979-01-01

    Reviews various perspectives on sex discrimination in schools and colleges, presents case studies of sex discrimination in the English educational system, and distinguishes between sex discrimination and gender forming. Journal availability: see SO 507 421. (DB)

  7. DERECHO AL RECONOCIMIENTO DE LA PERSONALIDAD JURÍDICA. CONCEPTO Y DESARROLLO EN LA JURISPRUDENCIA DE LA CORTE INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANO

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    Beatriz Eugenia Suárez López

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    Full Text Available e l derecho al reconocimiento de la personalidad jurídica ha sido abordado por la Corte Inte - ramericana de Derechos Humanos en múltiples decisiones; estableciendo la importancia del mismo para el goce de otros derechos contenidos en la propia Convención a mericana sobre Derechos Humanos. e ste artículo aborda el desarrollo jurisprudencial del mencionado derecho al interior de las decisiones del tribunal internacional, con el fin de fijar el contenido de su pro - tección y las obligaciones de los e stados en torno suyo. Para ello, se emplea como método de recolección de la jurisprudencia en análisis, el denominado método censitario; los resultados se exponen en tres acápites diferentes, donde se incluye la conceptualización, usos en la sen - tencia del tribunal propuesto y los retos que se ostentarían frente al derecho objeto de estudio.

  8. Reconocimiento arqueológico en el sur de Campeche: nuevos hallazgos y contribuciones para una visión regional

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    Atasta Flores Esquivel

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La última etapa del proyecto Reconocimiento Arqueológico en el Sur de Campeche se ha llevado a cabo dentro de la Reserva de la Biósfera de Calakmul, área que desde la década de los años treinta del siglo pasado no había sido explorada de manera extensiva -salvo muy contadas excepciones-. Además de la reubicación de algunos sitios reportados originalmente por Ruppert y Denison, se han localizado y mapeado otros previamente desconocidos, algunos de los cuales alcanzan dimensiones y extensiones considerables, poseen estelas inscritas y restos de arquitectura expuesta. Comentamos algunas características de sus arreglos arquitectónicos y su distribución espacial, así como las semejanzas que consideramos significativas con otros sitios de la región y los alrededores.The latest stage of the Archaeological Reconnaissance in Southern Campeche Project has been accomplished in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, an area that, with few exceptions, had not been surveyed in an extensive way since 1930s. Apart from relocating some sites originally reported by Ruppert and Denison, we have located and mapped a number of previously unknown sites; some of them reach considerable extension and sizes, possess carved steale and remains of standing architecture. We discuss some characteristics of their architectural arrangements and spatial distribution, as well as significant similarities with other sites of the region and its surroundings.

  9. El convenio de la Unión Europea sobre competencia judicial, reconocimiento y ejecución de resoluciones en materia matrimonial: un ejercicio de preciosismo barroco

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    Ruben B. Santos Belandro

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El grupo de países europeos que se encuentra comprometido en el proceso de integración económica formuló hace ya tiempo, los criterios para determinar las bases de competencia a fi~ de resolver los litigios de derecho privado que pudieran surgir en dicho espacio geográfico. El documento elaborado fue el Convenio de Bruselas sobre competencia judicial y ejecución de las resoluciones en materia civil y mercantil del 27 de setiembre de 1968. Sin embargo, en dicho momento no fue posible regular las bases de competencia en los procedimientos civiles que se vinculaban conlos temas del divorcio, de la separación legal de los cónyuges y acerca de las cuestiones relacionadas conla nulidad del matrimonio (...Contenido: Ambito de aplicación. Bases de competencia directa. Verificación de la competenciay verificación de la admisibilidad. Litispendentia y acciones conexas. Reconocimiento y ejecución. Definiciones. Ejecución.Procedimiento de la ejecución. Ejecución parcial. Cláusulas de compatibilidad interconvencionales. Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas. Una visión general del Convenio

  10. El reconocimiento y la ejecución de un laudo internacional anulado en el país de la sede arbitral.

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    Diana Correa Angel

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El arbitraje internacional es el mecanismo natural de resolución de conflictos jurídicos nacidos del comercio internacional y de los contratos internacionales. En efecto, los últimos años rinden testimonio de la proliferación de instituciones arbitrales y del uso de reglas de arbitraje internacional tanto por los Estados como por los particulares. Sin embargo, tradicionalmente, la relación entre el arbitraje internacional y el control estatal ejercido sobre éste último no ha sido la mejor. Como consecuencia de lo anterior, los laudos se han tropezado con el doble problema de su reconocimiento y su ejecución. Es precisamente este problema el que intentó solucionar la Convención de Nueva York de 1958, sin que las soluciones sean completamente satisfactorias pues a pesar de su efectividad, el problema de la ejecución de laudos arbitrales que han sido anulados en la sede del arbitraje suscita dificultades. Este artículo pretende mostrar el problema de los laudos flotantes y revisar, bajo una aproximación crítica, las principales soluciones que tanto la teoría como la práctica han aportado acerca de este delicado tema.

  11. La gloria de Bolívar. Evidencia iconográfica de la emergencia de la Nación y reconocimiento del héroe

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    Elisa Andrea Cobo Mejía

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    Full Text Available Un monumento, visto como documento histórico, genera una figura, sentimientos, representaciones y recuerdos en la memoria colectiva. Este es el caso de La Gloria de Bolívar, el cual a partir del reconocimiento de hechos y personajes históricos en Colombia, a finales del siglo XIX e inicios del XX, aporta y modifica la concepción de nación y su génesis. Es por esto que el objeto del presente texto, es explicar desde el método documental e iconográfico, dicha obra en su sentido y significado, relacionado con la Nación. Como resultado, se expone que su estilo neoclásico, es una representación del héroe, la República y la nación, alrededor de elementos como el territorio, la unión, la libertad, la victoria y la lucha que perdura en el tiempo.

  12. Identidad y políticas de reconocimiento: discurso y prácticas en la construcción de la alteridad de los pueblos originarios

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    Mario Eduardo Mendoza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En la provincia de La Pampa (Argentina, el Estado provincial a la hora de evaluar sus políticas sobre la problemática de la “diversidad cultural” siempre recupera el relato de La Pampa reivindica la cultura indígena . Un relato elaborado y reelaborado a partir de su participa- ción central en dos episodios denominados de reparación histórica del pueblo ranquel. La política de “reparación histórica” es analizada a partir de uno de los episodios acaecidos en la provincia: el traslado de los restos del capitanejo Yancamil del cementerio a la plaza de Victorica. El análisis muestra la relevancia del Estado en la administración de la etnicidad y que su política de reconocimiento, hasta cierto punto legitimada por miembros de la comunidad ranquel, es el “reconoci- miento simbólico”, porque evita explicaciones históricas, esconde las relaciones de poder y desigualdad y no tiene consecuencias jurídicas inmediatas.

  13. EL PROBLEMA DE LA IDENTIDAD EN LOS ESTUDIOS POSCOLONIALES. CLASIFICACIÓN RACIAL, HISTORIAS DE LAS MINORÍAS, RECONOCIMIENTO INTERCULTURAL

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    Eugenia Fraga

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende enfocarse en la cuestión de las identidades, problemática insuficientemente abordada desde las teorías así denominadas clásicas o canónicas de la sociología, y que sí ha sido más abordada desde los estudios poscoloniales. Los estudios poscoloniales son una serie de reflexiones de carácter teórico sobre lo social, trabajos interdisciplinarios cuya postura geopolítica es el cuestionamiento del orden moderno, y con ello, de las teorías que sustentan ese orden. Sucede que uno de los supuestos básicos de la modernidad, desde esta perspectiva, es el de la existencia de civilizaciones 'no modernas'; por ello, una de las consecuencias clave de la modernidad es la creación de ciertos nombres adjudicados a esos 'otros'. Nuestro objetivo en el presente trabajo es profundizar en esta relevante temática, especialmente a partir de los tres ejes que consideramos atraviesan la noción de 'identidad', según ha sido tratada desde esta perspectiva: 1 el problema de la 'raza' y de la 'etnia'; 2 el problema de la 'subalternidad' y de las 'minorías'; y 3 el problema del 'reconocimiento' y de la 'multiculturalidad'. Finalmente, intentaremos esbozar, a modo de conclusión, un posible entrecruce comparativo entre todas estas propuestas. 

  14. Política del testimonio y reconocimiento en las comisiones de la verdad guatemalteca y peruana: En torno a la figura del “indio subversivo”

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    Silvia Rodríguez Maeso

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    Full Text Available Este texto analiza la política del testimonio en las comisiones de la verdad guatemalteca (Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico – CEH y peruana (Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación – CVR, y su reflejo en las narrativas de los respectivos informes finales. El reconocimiento a las víctimas se establece tomando en cuenta las narrativas instauradas para interpretar el proceso de violencia condicionando, de forma decisiva, la producción de ideas y prácticas de ciudadanía centrales en los discursos de ambas comisiones. En estas narrativas las representaciones ideológicas del “indio subversivo” afectan directamente al estatus, como tales, de las principales víctimas/afectados por el conflicto (las poblaciones campesino‑indígenas y al lugar que la desigualdad étnico‑racial y en particular el racismo, adquieren en la interpretación que las comisiones ofrecen de los conflictos armados. Así, el trabajo de ambas comisiones y las discusiones académicas que lo antecedieron revelan la compleja relación – con profundas raíces históricas – entre indianidad y política.

  15. Proyecto: RNA–AC : Relaciones entre los momentos de aprendizaje y reconocimiento de las Redes Neuronales Artificiales y la evolución espacio-temporal de los Autómatas Celulares

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    Martínez, Osvaldo F.; Vázquez, Juan C.; Marciszack, Marcelo Martín

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    Se intenta determinar posibles relaciones entre los patrones emergentes de la evolución espacio-temporal de los autómatas celulares (AC: modelos computacionales de cálculo sencillo que desarrollan un comportamiento complejo y auto-organizativo) y la evolución que sufren las redes neuronales artificiales (RNA: modelos computacionales de elementos de proceso simple altamente interconectados que emulan los sistemas neuronales biológicos) durante las fases de aprendizaje y reconocimiento. Se c...

  16. Reconocimiento de los jóvenes desmovilizados de los grupos armados en Colombia: transiciones y desafíos para las prácticas de orientación escolar

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    Henry Camilo Bejarano-Sanabria

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    Full Text Available Este artículo examina cómo los modelos de reconocimiento social contribuyen a las prácticas de orientación escolar de jóvenes desmovilizados de las organizaciones implicadas en el conflicto armado en Colombia, que deciden insertarse al sistema educativo. Los resultados de esta reflexión derivada de investigación se presentan en cuatro apartados. El primero aborda la estructura del reconocimiento social por medio de tres modelos o estadios de reconocimiento intersubjetivo según Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Axel Honneth y Paul Ricœur. El segundo comprende las emociones como elementos principales para interpretar las acciones morales de los jóvenes que asumen el reto de reintegrarse a la vida civil. El tercero trata la manera como los jóvenes desmovilizados se constituyen como sujetos que participan en escenarios de socialización ética y política. El cuarto indaga sobre la memoria y la narrativa como condiciones necesarias para que los jóvenes desmovilizados se reconozcan como protagonistas de su propia historia con capacidades de reorientar y reconstruir su vida individual y colectiva.

  17. Discrimination of chromosome by autoradiography

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    Masubuchi, Masanori

    1975-01-01

    This paper describes discrimination of chromosome by autoradiography. In this method, the difference in DNA synthetic phase between each chromosome was used as a standard, and the used chromosome was in metaphase, as morphological characteristics were markedly in this phase. Cell cycle and autoradiography with 3 H-thymidine were also examined. In order to discriminate chromosome by autoradiography, it was effective to utilize the labelled pattern in late DNA synthetic phase, where asynchronous replication of chromosome appeared most obviously. DNA synthesis in chromosome was examined in each DNA synthetic phase by culturing the chromosome after the treatment with 3 H-thymidine and altering the time to prepare chromosome specimen. Discrimination of chromosome in plants and animals by autoradiography was also mentioned. It was noticed as a structural and functional discrimination of chromosome to observe amino acid uptake into chromosome protein and to utilize the difference in labelled pattern between the sites of chromosome. (K. Serizawa)

  18. Fast discriminative latent Dirichlet allocation

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This is the code for fast discriminative latent Dirichlet allocation, which is an algorithm for topic modeling and text classification. The related paper is at...

  19. Face adaptation improves gender discrimination.

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    Yang, Hua; Shen, Jianhong; Chen, Juan; Fang, Fang

    2011-01-01

    Adaptation to a visual pattern can alter the sensitivities of neuronal populations encoding the pattern. However, the functional roles of adaptation, especially in high-level vision, are still equivocal. In the present study, we performed three experiments to investigate if face gender adaptation could affect gender discrimination. Experiments 1 and 2 revealed that adapting to a male/female face could selectively enhance discrimination for male/female faces. Experiment 3 showed that the discrimination enhancement induced by face adaptation could transfer across a substantial change in three-dimensional face viewpoint. These results provide further evidence suggesting that, similar to low-level vision, adaptation in high-level vision could calibrate the visual system to current inputs of complex shapes (i.e. face) and improve discrimination at the adapted characteristic. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Ending Sex Discrimination in Academia.

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    Broad, William J.

    1980-01-01

    The controversy surrounding the sex discrimination suit, brought seven years ago by a University of Minnesota chemist, is discussed as it relates to the current court decision in which the plaintiff was awarded $100,000.00. (Author/SA)

  1. EU Law and Multiple Discrimination

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    Nielsen, Ruth

    2006-01-01

    In EU law, nationality and gender were the only equality issues on the legal agenda from the outset in 1958 and for about 40 years. Multiple discrimination was not addressed until the 1990's. The intersectionality approach which has been widely discussed outside Europe has mainly been used...... with a view to gendermainstreaming the fight against other kinds of discrimination (on grounds of ethnic origin, age, etc)....

  2. Sexual orientation discrimination in hiring

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    Doris Weichselbaumer

    2000-01-01

    Little research has been done to examine discrimination against gays and lesbians in the labor market. Badgett (1995) conducted the only previous study investigating labor market outcomes of gays and lesbians using a random data set. However, due to the structure of the data, the wage differential between heterosexuals and gays and lesbians that is found can not be directly assigned to employer discrimination. Some gays and lesbians might deploy passing strategies to hide their sexual orienta...

  3. Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity

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    J. Ignacio García-Pérez; Antonio Villar

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a measure of social discrimination based on the principle of equality of opportunity. According to this principle we only have to care about the inequality derived from people’s differential circumstances (and not about outcome differences due to people’s diverse degree of effort). We propose approaching the measurement of group discrimination as the “welfare loss” attributed to the inequality between social groups of similar characteristics. We also provide an empirical a...

  4. Web site Evaluation Criteria

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    Mojdgan binesh

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The ever-increasing evolution of the Internet and the growing number of the resources accessible through this medium, has turned the issue of resource evaluation of the internet-based information into a controversial and cogent issue. By nature, the internet milieu is uncontrollable. It concomitantly contains both verifiable and unverifiable information. Thus it behooves the internet users to develop resource evaluation and critical thinking skills in order to discern appropriate quality resources. Through review and comparison of the available checklists, the present paper endeavors to offer criteria for website evaluation

  5. Unambiguous discrimination among oracle operators

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    Chefles, Anthony; Kitagawa, Akira; Takeoka, Masahiro; Sasaki, Masahide; Twamley, Jason

    2007-01-01

    We address the problem of unambiguous discrimination among oracle operators. The general theory of unambiguous discrimination among unitary operators is extended with this application in mind. We prove that entanglement with an ancilla cannot assist any discrimination strategy for commuting unitary operators. We also obtain a simple, practical test for the unambiguous distinguishability of an arbitrary set of unitary operators on a given system. Using this result, we prove that the unambiguous distinguishability criterion is the same for both standard and minimal oracle operators. We then show that, except in certain trivial cases, unambiguous discrimination among all standard oracle operators corresponding to integer functions with fixed domain and range is impossible. However, we find that it is possible to unambiguously discriminate among the Grover oracle operators corresponding to an arbitrarily large unsorted database. The unambiguous distinguishability of standard oracle operators corresponding to totally indistinguishable functions, which possess a strong form of classical indistinguishability, is analysed. We prove that these operators are not unambiguously distinguishable for any finite set of totally indistinguishable functions on a Boolean domain and with arbitrary fixed range. Sets of such functions on a larger domain can have unambiguously distinguishable standard oracle operators, and we provide a complete analysis of the simplest case, that of four functions. We also examine the possibility of unambiguous oracle operator discrimination with multiple parallel calls and investigate an intriguing unitary superoperator transformation between standard and entanglement-assisted minimal oracle operators

  6. Safety and reliability criteria

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    O'Neil, R.

    1978-01-01

    Nuclear power plants and, in particular, reactor pressure boundary components have unique reliability requirements, in that usually no significant redundancy is possible, and a single failure can give rise to possible widespread core damage and fission product release. Reliability may be required for availability or safety reasons, but in the case of the pressure boundary and certain other systems safety may dominate. Possible Safety and Reliability (S and R) criteria are proposed which would produce acceptable reactor design. Without some S and R requirement the designer has no way of knowing how far he must go in analysing his system or component, or whether his proposed solution is likely to gain acceptance. The paper shows how reliability targets for given components and systems can be individually considered against the derived S and R criteria at the design and construction stage. Since in the case of nuclear pressure boundary components there is often very little direct experience on which to base reliability studies, relevant non-nuclear experience is examined. (author)

  7. LLNL's Regional Seismic Discrimination Research

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    Hanley, W; Mayeda, K; Myers, S; Pasyanos, M; Rodgers, A; Sicherman, A; Walter, W

    1999-01-01

    As part of the Department of Energy's research and development effort to improve the monitoring capability of the planned Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty international monitoring system, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) is testing and calibrating regional seismic discrimination algorithms in the Middle East, North Africa and Western Former Soviet Union. The calibration process consists of a number of steps: (1) populating the database with independently identified regional events; (2) developing regional boundaries and pre-identifying severe regional phase blockage zones; (3) measuring and calibrating coda based magnitude scales; (4a) measuring regional amplitudes and making magnitude and distance amplitude corrections (MDAC); (4b) applying the DOE modified kriging methodology to MDAC results using the regionalized background model; (5) determining the thresholds of detectability of regional phases as a function of phase type and frequency; (6) evaluating regional phase discriminant performance both singly and in combination; (7) combining steps 1-6 to create a calibrated discrimination surface for each stations; (8) assessing progress and iterating. We have now developed this calibration procedure to the point where it is fairly straightforward to apply earthquake-explosion discrimination in regions with ample empirical data. Several of the steps outlined above are discussed in greater detail in other DOE papers in this volume or in recent publications. Here we emphasize the results of the above process: station correction surfaces and their improvement to discrimination results compared with simpler calibration methods. Some of the outstanding discrimination research issues involve cases in which there is little or no empirical data. For example in many cases there is no regional nuclear explosion data at IMS stations or nearby surrogates. We have taken two approaches to this problem, first finding and using mining explosion data when available, and

  8. National Recommended Water Quality Criteria

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria is a compilation of national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health...

  9. Laser Safety Inspection Criteria

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    Barat, K

    2005-01-01

    A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser safety audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe use of Lasers references this requirement in several sections: (1) Section 1.3.2 LSO Specific Responsibilities states under Hazard Evaluation, ''The LSO shall be responsible for hazards evaluation of laser work areas''; (2) Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''; and (3) Appendix D, under Survey and Inspections, it states, ''the LSO will survey by inspection, as considered necessary, all areas where laser equipment is used''. Therefore, for facilities using Class 3B and or Class 4 lasers, audits for laser safety compliance are expected to be conducted. The composition, frequency and rigueur of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms. In many institutions, a sole Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or a number of Deputy LSO's perform these audits. For that matter, there are institutions that request users to perform a self-assessment audit. Many items on the common audit list and the associated findings are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the LSO or auditor in particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage is an example; to one set of eyes a particular arrangement might be completely adequate, while to another the installation may be inadequate. In order to provide more consistency, the National Ignition Facility Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (NIF-LLNL) has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. These criteria are distributed to laser users, and they serve two broad purposes: first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor, and second, it is an

  10. [Healthcare mistreatment attributed to discrimination among mapuche patients and discontinuation of diabetes care].

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    Ortiz, Manuel S; Baeza-Rivera, María José; Salinas-Oñate, Natalia; Flynn, Patricia; Betancourt, Héctor

    2016-10-01

    The negative impact of perceived discrimination on health outcomes is well established. However, less attention has been directed towards understanding the effect of perceived discrimination on health behaviors relevant for the treatment of diabetes in ethnic minorities. To examine the effects of healthcare mistreatment attributed to discrimination on the continuity of Type 2 Diabetes (DM2) care among mapuche patients in a southern region of Chile. A non-probabilistic sample of 85 mapuche DM2 patients were recruited from public and private health systems. Eligibility criteria included having experienced at least one incident of interpersonal healthcare mistreatment. All participants answered an instrument designed to measure healthcare mistreatment and continuity of diabetes care. Healthcare mistreatment attributed to ethnic discrimination was associated with the discontinuation of diabetes care. Healthcare mistreatment attributed to discrimination negatively impacted the continuity of diabetes care, a fact which may provide a better understanding of health disparities in ethnic minorities.

  11. 45 CFR 1624.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1624.4 Section 1624.4... AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY § 1624.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) No qualified... the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by any legal services program, directly...

  12. 14 CFR 399.36 - Unreasonable discrimination.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Unreasonable discrimination. 399.36 Section... Unreasonable discrimination. (a) As used in this section: (1) Unreasonable discrimination means unjust discrimination or unreasonable preference or prejudice; and (2) Rate means rate, fare, or charge. (b) Except in...

  13. 20 CFR 405.30 - Discrimination complaints.

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    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination complaints. 405.30 Section 405... INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Introduction, General Description, and Definitions § 405.30 Discrimination... that an adjudicator has improperly discriminated against you, you may file a discrimination complaint...

  14. Unambiguous discrimination of mixed quantum states

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    Zhang Chi; Feng Yuan; Ying Mingsheng

    2006-01-01

    The problem of unambiguous discrimination between mixed quantum states is addressed by isolating the part of each mixed state which has no contribution to discrimination and by employing the strategy of set discrimination of pure states. A necessary and sufficient condition of unambiguous mixed state discrimination is presented. An upper bound of the efficiency is also derived

  15. Sample quality criteria.

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    Ramsey, Charles A; Wagner, Claas

    2015-01-01

    The concept of Sample Quality Criteria (SQC) is the initial step in the scientific approach to representative sampling. It includes the establishment of sampling objectives, Decision Unit (DU), and confidence. Once fully defined, these criteria serve as input, in addition to material properties, to the Theory of Sampling for developing a representative sampling protocol. The first component of the SQC establishes these questions: What is the analyte(s) of concern? What is the concentration level of interest of the analyte(s)? How will inference(s) be made from the analytical data to the DU? The second component of the SQC establishes the DU, i.e., the scale at which decisions are to be made. On a large scale, a DU could be a ship or rail car; examples for small-scale DUs are individual beans, seeds, or kernels. A well-defined DU is critical because it defines the spatial and temporal boundaries of sample collection. SQC are not limited to a single DU; they can also include multiple DUs. The third SQC component, the confidence, establishes the desired probability that a correct inference (decision) can be made. The confidence level should typically correlate to the potential consequences of an incorrect decision (e.g., health or economic). The magnitude of combined errors in the sampling, sample processing and analytical protocols determines the likelihood of an incorrect decision. Thus, controlling error to a greater extent increases the probability of a correct decision. The required confidence level directly affects the sampling effort and QC measures.

  16. Laser Safety Inspection Criteria

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    Barat, K.

    2005-01-01

    A responsibility of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) is to perform laser audits. The American National Standard Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers references this requirement through several sections. One such reference is Section 1.3.2.8, Safety Features Audits, ''The LSO shall ensure that the safety features of the laser installation facilities and laser equipment are audited periodically to assure proper operation''. The composition, frequency and rigor of that inspection/audit rests in the hands of the LSO. A common practice for institutions is to develop laser audit checklists or survey forms It is common for audit findings from one inspector or inspection to the next to vary even when reviewing the same material. How often has one heard a comment, ''well this area has been inspected several times over the years and no one ever said this or that was a problem before''. A great number of audit items, and therefore findings, are subjective because they are based on the experience and interest of the auditor to particular items on the checklist. Beam block usage, to one set of eyes might be completely adequate, while to another, inadequate. In order to provide consistency, the Laser Safety Office of the National Ignition Facility Directorate has established criteria for a number of items found on the typical laser safety audit form. The criteria are distributed to laser users. It serves two broad purposes; first, it gives the user an expectation of what will be reviewed by an auditor. Second, it is an opportunity to explain audit items to the laser user and thus the reasons for some of these items, such as labelling of beam blocks

  17. Uso estratégico del derecho: reconocimiento del matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo en Argentina (Strategic use of law: recognition of same sex marriages in Argentina

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    Mariana Manzo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This research examines one of the most important conflicts in recent history that placed Argentina as the first Latin American country to enact a gay marriage law. The particularity of the conflict is the political struggle mainly manifested in two opposite positions within the political-legal field: on the one hand, sexual diversity organizations that promoted the expansion and recognition of their rights and on the other hand, the resistance of its counterpart which is represented by the Catholic Church and Pro-life organizations which were against legal recognition. Thus, this paper sets out to show the importance that the strategic use of law took as the main instrument of the struggle in defense of these organizations interests by analyzing the different legal conceptions of cause lawyers in this process. In this respect the thesis provides a doble analytical construction: the first one, historical-explanatory, which hightlight the background of the the homosexual conflict in Argentina and the second one, juridical-discursive that gives an in-depth analysis of legal conceptions of cause lawyers, which has been the subject of a broad debate, the political and ideological orientation in the legal profession. El presente estudio forma parte de una investigación empírica llevada a cabo en el marco de la Tesis de Maestría. Su análisis se enfoca en uno de los conflictos más relevantes de la historia reciente que posicionó a la Argentina como el primer país Latinoamericano en promulgar la Ley de matrimonio homosexual. La particularidad del conflicto radica en el ímpetu de la lucha política manifestada principalmente en dos posiciones encontradas dentro del campo político-jurídico: por un lado, las organizaciones de la diversidad sexual que promovían la ampliación y reconocimiento de sus derechos y por otro lado, la resistencia de su contraparte representada por la Iglesia Católica y diversas organizaciones pro-vida que se

  18. Criteria for Assessing Naturalistic Inquiries as Reports.

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    Lincoln, Yvonna S.; Guba, Egon G.

    Research on the assessment of naturalistic inquiries is reviewed, and criteria for assessment are outlined. Criteria reviewed include early foundational and non-foundational criteria, trustworthiness criteria, axiomatic criteria, rhetorical criteria, action criteria, and application/transferability criteria. Case studies that are reports of…

  19. Reconocimiento de títulos y educación superior pública. A propósito de una propuesta del parlamento centroamericano

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    Muñoz Varela, Luis

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se realiza en este artículo un análisis en tres dimensiones, en torno al proyecto: Protocolo al Convenio sobre el Ejercicio de las Profesiones Universitarias y Reconocimiento de Estudios Universitarios, aprobado por el Parlamento Centroamericano en enero de 2005. La primera dimensión ubica elementos que permiten caracterizar el proyecto de la integración regional centroamericana, definido en la Alianza para el Desarrollo Sostenible (ALIDES. La segunda dimensión hace referencia a las orientaciones fundamentales en las que se basa la sustentación esencial de la institucionalidad y del proyecto académico de la educación superior pública de Centroamérica. Finalmente, la tercera dimensión ubica el proyecto del PARLACEN en los lineamientos que para el fortalecimiento de la educación superior pública de Centroamérica, establecen las políticas, programas y proyectos del Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA.Abstract: This article contains the analysis of three dimensions towards the Project: Protocol to the Agreement about the Practice of the University Professions and the Recognition of University Studies which is approved by the Central American Parliament (January, 2005. The first dimension situates elements that permit the project to be characterized in the Central American regional integration, defined in the Alliance of the Sustainable Development (ALIDES. The second dimension refers to the fundamental orientations in which the base is the essential livelihood of institutions and of the academic dimension of the public and superior education in Central America. Finally, the third dimension situates the PARLACEN project in regulations that permits the fortifying of the public and superior education in Central America which establishes the policies, programs, and projects of Council of Superior University in Central America (CSUCA.

  20. Reconocimiento y fluctuación poblacional arvense en el cultivo de espinaca (Spinacea oleracea L. para el municipio de Cota, Cundinamarca

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    La presencia de arvenses en los cultivos influye en la cantidad y calidad del producto, sin embargo, los productores no consideran importante su manejo, ya que los daños no se observan directamente como en el caso de plagas o patógenos. En el presente trabajo se realizó un reconocimiento de arvenses asociadas al cultivo de espinaca, se compararon los resultados de fluctuación poblacional encontrados del 2003 al 2007 y se realizó una encuesta a los agricultores, con el fin de determinar el tipo de manejo que realizan. Los valores más importantes en términos de densidad (número de individuos en 0,25 m2 y cobertura (porcentaje de cobertura en 0,25 m2, se presentaron en las especies Urtica urens L. (25,85 y 20,54%, Capsella bursa-pastoris L. (1,78 y 6,71%, Ambrosia sp. (1,61 y 2,46%, Galinsoga ciliata L. (0,79 y 3,67%, Stellaria media (L. Vill. (0,58 y 4,46% y Chenopodium album L. (0,52 y 2,21%. Los agricultores que siembran espinaca en Cota se clasificaron en 6 grupos utilizando 31 variables y 251 modalidades; se concluyó que la variable más importante es el tipo de control de arvenses durante el ciclo de cultivo, que permite agruparlos en los que realizan control manual y aquellos que realizan control integrado y manual conjuntamente.

  1. Discriminative functions and over-training as class-enhancing determinants of meaningful stimuli.

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    Travis, Robert W; Fields, Lanny; Arntzen, Erik

    2014-07-01

    Likelihood of equivalence class formation (yield) was influenced by pre-class formation of simultaneous and successive discriminations, their mastery criteria, and overtraining of the successive discriminations. Each undergraduate in seven groups attempted to form two 3-node, 5-member equivalence classes (ABCDE). In the pictorial (PIC) group, meaningless nonsense syllables were used as the A, B, D, and E stimuli and meaningful pictures as the C stimuli. Nonsense syllables only were used in the other groups. The abstract (ABS) or 0-0-0 group involved no pre-class training. In the 84-0-0, 84-5-0 and 84-20-0 groups, simultaneous discriminations were trained among C stimuli to a mastery criterion of 84 trials, followed by successive discriminations trained to mastery criteria of 0, 5, and 20 trials, respectively. In the 84-20-0, 84-20-100, and 84-20-500 groups, simultaneous and successive discriminations were trained as noted, followed by overtraining with 0, 100, 500 successive-discrimination trials, respectively. The ABS group produced a 6% yield with the 84-0-0, 84-5-0, and 84-20-0 groups producing further modest increments. Overtraining produced a linear increase in yield, reaching 85% after 500 overtraining trials, a yield matching that produced by classes containing pictures as C stimuli (PIC). Thus, acquired discriminative functions and the overtraining of at least one function can account for class enhancement by meaningful stimuli. © Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

  2. Discrimination, historical loss and enculturation: culturally specific risk and resiliency factors for alcohol abuse among American Indians.

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    Les Whitbeck, B; Chen, Xiaojin; Hoyt, Dan R; Adams, Gary W

    2004-07-01

    This report investigates the effects of discrimination, historical loss and enculturation on meeting diagnostic criteria for 12-month alcohol abuse among American Indians who share a common culture in the upper Midwest. We introduce an empirical measure of historical loss and hypothesize that historical loss will mediate the effects of discrimination on meeting 12-month diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse. We also hypothesize that enculturation will be negatively associated with 12-month alcohol abuse and mediate or moderate the effects of discrimination. A sample of 452 (351 women) American-Indian parents/caretakers (mean age: women = 39 years, men = 42 years) of children ages 10 to 12 years participated in diagnostic interviews for lifetime and 12-month alcohol abuse. The subjects' perceptions of discrimination, historical loss and enculturation were also measured. Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate direct and potential mediating effects of latent constructs of enculturation (a resiliency factor) and historical loss (a risk factor) on the relationship between discrimination and meeting criteria for 12-month alcohol abuse. Historical loss mediated the effects of discrimination on 12-month alcohol abuse among women. Enculturation neither mediated nor moderated the effects of discrimination but had an independent negative effect on alcohol abuse. In a combined model comprising both enculturation and historical loss, the effects of discrimination on 12-month alcohol abuse were mediated. This study presents important new evidence that historical loss affects American-Indian alcohol abuse. It also provides evidence for the resiliency effects of enculturation on alcohol abuse.

  3. Obesity discrimination: the role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice.

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    O'Brien, K S; Latner, J D; Ebneter, D; Hunter, J A

    2013-03-01

    Self-report measures of anti-fat prejudice are regularly used by the field, however, there is no research showing a relationship between explicit measures of anti-fat prejudice and the behavioral manifestation of them; obesity discrimination. The present study examined whether a recently developed measure of anti-fat prejudice, the universal measure of bias (UMB), along with other correlates of prejudicial attitudes and beliefs (that is, authoritarianism, social dominance orientation; SDO, physical appearance investment) predict obesity discrimination. Under the guise of a personnel selection task, participants (n=102) gave assessments of obese and non-obese females applying for a managerial position across a number of selection criteria (for example, starting salary, likelihood of selecting). Participants viewed resumes that had attached either a photo of a pre-bariatric surgery obese female (body mass index (BMI)=38-41) or a photo of the same female post-bariatric surgery (BMI=22-24). Participants also completed measures of anti-fat prejudice (UMB) authoritarianism, SDO, physical appearance evaluation and orientation. Obesity discrimination was displayed across all selection criteria. Higher UMB subscale scores (distance and negative judgement), authoritarianism, physical appearance evaluation and orientation were associated with greater obesity discrimination. In regression models, UMB 'distance' was a predictor of obesity discrimination for perceived leadership potential, starting salary, and overall employability. UMB 'negative judgement' predicted discrimination for starting salary; and authoritarianism predicted likelihood of selecting an obese applicant and candidate ranking. Finally, physical appearance evaluation and appearance orientation predicted obesity discrimination for predicted career success and leadership potential, respectively. Self-report measures of prejudice act as surrogates for discrimination, but there has been no empirical support for

  4. THE JURIDICAL PROTECTION ON GLOBAL DISCRIMINATION

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    CRISTINA OTOVESCU FRĂSIE

    2012-01-01

    In this study I wished to evidence the main juridical documents referring to discrimination, adopted world wide by the United Nations Organization. Thus, can be identified several types of definitions concerning the discrimination against women, the race discrimination, the torture etc. within the analyzed documents. The democratic countries have laws that punish the discrimination, but, unfortunately, there are discrimination phenomena for example regarding the ethnicity, the gender, the lan...

  5. Achieving non-discrimination in data release

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    Zhang, Lu; Wu, Yongkai; Wu, Xintao

    2016-01-01

    Discrimination discovery and prevention/removal are increasingly important tasks in data mining. Discrimination discovery aims to unveil discriminatory practices on the protected attribute (e.g., gender) by analyzing the dataset of historical decision records, and discrimination prevention aims to remove discrimination by modifying the biased data before conducting predictive analysis. In this paper, we show that the key to discrimination discovery and prevention is to find the meaningful par...

  6. Ethnic Discrimination in Education: The Swiss Case

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    Philipp Bauer; George Sheldon

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates the role that discrimination plays in the educational marginalization of foreign youth commonly observed in European countries with a long guestworker tradition. Economic theory offers two basic explanations for discrimination of this form: taste-based discrimination arising from personal prejudices and statistical discrimination stemming from ability uncertainty. Which theory applies in reality has important policy implications. If taste-based discrimination is the so...

  7. Discriminator with a small hysteresis

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    Korol'ko, E.V.; Suvorov, V.V.

    1977-01-01

    The electric circuitry of a discriminator is described which comprises a current shaping circuit, a tunnel diode and a shunting circuit. The novel shunting circuit design ensures a small hysteresis and quick response of the system as a whole. The shunting circuit employs two n-p-n and p-n-p type transistors, their emitters being interconnected and the bases being coupled to voltage dividers. A diagram is presented to illustrate the function of the tunnel diode - shunting circuit combination. The discriminator has the following characteristics: hysteresis about 5%, response time about 15 nsec., attenuation factor about 3. The discriminator is useful for forming pulses having a duration equal to the threshold exceeding time

  8. EU Law and Multiple Discrimination

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    Nielsen, Ruth

    2006-01-01

    In EU law, nationality and gender were the only equality issues on the legal agenda from the outset in 1958 and for about 40 years. Multiple discrimination was not addressed until the 1990's. The intersectionality approach which has been widely discussed outside Europe has mainly been used with a...... with a view to gendermainstreaming the fight against other kinds of discrimination (on grounds of ethnic origin, age, etc).......In EU law, nationality and gender were the only equality issues on the legal agenda from the outset in 1958 and for about 40 years. Multiple discrimination was not addressed until the 1990's. The intersectionality approach which has been widely discussed outside Europe has mainly been used...

  9. Decision criteria in PSA applications

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    Holmberg, J.E.; Pulkkinen, U.; Rosqvist, T.; Simola, K.

    2001-11-01

    Along with the adoption of risk informed decision making principles, the need for formal probabilistic decision rule or criteria has been risen. However, there are many practical and theoretical problems in the application of probabilistic criteria. One has to think what is the proper way to apply probabilistic rules together with deterministic ones and how the criteria are weighted with respect to each other. In this report, we approach the above questions from the decision theoretic point of view. We give a short review of the most well known probabilistic criteria, and discuss examples of their use. We present a decision analytic framework for evaluating the criteria, and we analyse how the different criteria behave under incompleteness or uncertainty of the PSA model. As the conclusion of our analysis we give recommendations on the application of the criteria in different decision situations. (au)

  10. Discriminative learning for speech recognition

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    He, Xiadong

    2008-01-01

    In this book, we introduce the background and mainstream methods of probabilistic modeling and discriminative parameter optimization for speech recognition. The specific models treated in depth include the widely used exponential-family distributions and the hidden Markov model. A detailed study is presented on unifying the common objective functions for discriminative learning in speech recognition, namely maximum mutual information (MMI), minimum classification error, and minimum phone/word error. The unification is presented, with rigorous mathematical analysis, in a common rational-functio

  11. two-group discriminant problem

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    Constantine Loucopoulos

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available A mixed-integer programming model (MIP incorporating prior probabilities for the two-group discriminant problem is presented. Its classificatory performance is compared against that of Fisher's linear discrimininant function (LDF and Smith's quadradic discriminant function (QDF for simulated data from normal and nonnormal populations for different settings of the prior probabilities of group membership. The proposed model is shown to outperform both LDF and QDF for most settings of the prior probabilities when the data are generated from nonnormal populations but underperforms the parametric models for data generated from normal populations.

  12. Employment Discrimination against LGBT Utahns

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    Rosky, Clifford; Mallory, Christy; Smith, Jenni; Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2011-01-01

    This study analyzes data from a 2010 survey on the employment experiences of 939 LGBT people living in Utah.  The study found that 44% of LGB people and 66% of transgender people in Utah have experienced employment discrimination.  The data showed that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity currently occurs in Utah, with close to 30% of LGB respondents and 45% of transgender respondents reporting that they experienced some form of workplace harassment on a w...

  13. ACR appropriateness criteria jaundice.

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    Lalani, Tasneem; Couto, Corey A; Rosen, Max P; Baker, Mark E; Blake, Michael A; Cash, Brooks D; Fidler, Jeff L; Greene, Frederick L; Hindman, Nicole M; Katz, Douglas S; Kaur, Harmeet; Miller, Frank H; Qayyum, Aliya; Small, William C; Sudakoff, Gary S; Yaghmai, Vahid; Yarmish, Gail M; Yee, Judy

    2013-06-01

    A fundamental consideration in the workup of a jaundiced patient is the pretest probability of mechanical obstruction. Ultrasound is the first-line modality to exclude biliary tract obstruction. When mechanical obstruction is present, additional imaging with CT or MRI can clarify etiology, define level of obstruction, stage disease, and guide intervention. When mechanical obstruction is absent, additional imaging can evaluate liver parenchyma for fat and iron deposition and help direct biopsy in cases where underlying parenchymal disease or mass is found. Imaging techniques are reviewed for the following clinical scenarios: (1) the patient with painful jaundice, (2) the patient with painless jaundice, and (3) the patient with a nonmechanical cause for jaundice. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 2 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures by the panel. In those instances where evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment. Copyright © 2013 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Criteria of site assessment

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    Gibbs, P.; Fuchs, H.

    1975-01-01

    The criteria which lead to the choice of a particular site for a nuclear power station are in general very similar to those which would apply to any other type of power station. The principal differences derive from the simpler transport problems for the fuel compared with, say, solid fuel and the special safety considerations which attach to nuclear reactors. The search for a suitable site obviously starts by considering where the power is needed, i.e. where the load centers are and also the existing transmission network which may help to bring the power from a more remote site to the load centers. This economic incentive to put the plant close to loads conflicts directly with the nuclear safety argument which favours more remote siting, and part of the problem of site selection is to reconcile these two matters. In addition, there are many other important matters which will be considered later concerning the adequacy of cooling water supplies, foundation conditions, etc., all of which must be examined in considerable detail. (orig./TK) [de

  15. FHR Generic Design Criteria

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    Flanagan, G.F.; Holcomb, D.E.; Cetiner, S.M.

    2012-06-15

    The purpose of this document is to provide an initial, focused reference to the safety characteristics of and a licensing approach for Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHRs). The document does not contain details of particular reactor designs nor does it attempt to identify or classify either design basis or beyond design basis accidents. Further, this document is an initial attempt by a small set of subject matter experts to document the safety and licensing characteristics of FHRs for a larger audience. The document is intended to help in setting the safety and licensing research, development, and demonstration path forward. Input from a wider audience, further technical developments, and additional study will be required to develop a consensus position on the safety and licensing characteristics of FHRs. This document begins with a brief overview of the attributes of FHRs and then a general description of their anticipated safety performance. Following this, an overview of the US nuclear power plant approval process is provided that includes both test and power reactors, as well as the role of safety standards in the approval process. The document next describes a General Design Criteria (GDC)–based approach to licensing an FHR and provides an initial draft set of FHR GDCs. The document concludes with a description of a path forward toward developing an FHR safety standard that can support both a test and power reactor licensing process.

  16. FHR Generic Design Criteria

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    Flanagan, George F [ORNL; Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL; Cetiner, Sacit M [ORNL

    2012-06-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide an initial, focused reference to the safety characteristics of and a licensing approach for Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHRs). The document does not contain details of particular reactor designs nor does it attempt to identify or classify either design basis or beyond design basis accidents. Further, this document is an initial attempt by a small set of subject matter experts to document the safety and licensing characteristics of FHRs for a larger audience. The document is intended to help in setting the safety and licensing research, development, and demonstration path forward. Input from a wider audience, further technical developments, and additional study will be required to develop a consensus position on the safety and licensing characteristics of FHRs. This document begins with a brief overview of the attributes of FHRs and then a general description of their anticipated safety performance. Following this, an overview of the US nuclear power plant approval process is provided that includes both test and power reactors, as well as the role of safety standards in the approval process. The document next describes a General Design Criteria (GDC) - based approach to licensing an FHR and provides an initial draft set of FHR GDCs. The document concludes with a description of a path forward toward developing an FHR safety standard that can support both a test and power reactor licensing process.

  17. Criteria for performance evaluation

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    David J. Weiss

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Using a cognitive task (mental calculation and a perceptual-motor task (stylized golf putting, we examined differential proficiency using the CWS index and several other quantitative measures of performance. The CWS index (Weiss and Shanteau, 2003 is a coherence criterion that looks only at internal properties of the data without incorporating an external standard. In Experiment 1, college students (n = 20 carried out 2- and 3-digit addition and multiplication problems under time pressure. In Experiment 2, experienced golfers (n = 12, also college students, putted toward a target from nine different locations. Within each experiment, we analyzed the same responses using different methods. For the arithmetic tasks, accuracy information (mean absolute deviation from the correct answer, MAD using a coherence criterion was available; for golf, accuracy information using a correspondence criterion (mean deviation from the target, also MAD was available. We ranked the performances of the participants according to each measure, then compared the orders using Spearman's rextsubscript{s}. For mental calculation, the CWS order correlated moderately (rextsubscript{s} =.46 with that of MAD. However, a different coherence criterion, degree of model fit, did not correlate with either CWS or accuracy. For putting, the ranking generated by CWS correlated .68 with that generated by MAD. Consensual answers were also available for both experiments, and the rankings they generated correlated highly with those of MAD. The coherence vs. correspondence distinction did not map well onto criteria for performance evaluation.

  18. Clinical evaluation of a new set of image quality criteria for mammography

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    Grahn, A.; Hemdal, B.; Andersson, I.; Ruschin, M.; Thilander-Klang, A.; Boerjesson, S.; Tingberg, A.; Mattsson, S.; Haakansson, M.; Baath, M.; Maansson, L. G.; Medin, J.; Wanninger, F.; Panzer, W.

    2005-01-01

    The European Commission (EC) quality criteria for screen-film mammography are used as a tool to asses image quality. A new set of criteria was developed and initially tested in a previous study. In the present study, these criteria are further evaluated using screen-film mammograms that have been digitised, manipulated to simulated different image quality level and reprinted on film. Expert radiologists have evaluated these manipulated to simulate different image quality levels and reprinted on film. Expert radiologists have evaluated these manipulated images using both the original (EC) and the new criteria. A comparison of three different simulated dose levels that the new criteria yield a larger separation of image criteria scores than the old ones. These results indicated that the new set of image quality criteria has a higher discriminative power than the old set and thus seems to be more suitable for evaluation of image quality in mammography. (authors)

  19. Learning discriminative functional network features of schizophrenia

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    Gheiratmand, Mina; Rish, Irina; Cecchi, Guillermo; Brown, Matthew; Greiner, Russell; Bashivan, Pouya; Polosecki, Pablo; Dursun, Serdar

    2017-03-01

    Associating schizophrenia with disrupted functional connectivity is a central idea in schizophrenia research. However, identifying neuroimaging-based features that can serve as reliable "statistical biomarkers" of the disease remains a challenging open problem. We argue that generalization accuracy and stability of candidate features ("biomarkers") must be used as additional criteria on top of standard significance tests in order to discover more robust biomarkers. Generalization accuracy refers to the utility of biomarkers for making predictions about individuals, for example discriminating between patients and controls, in novel datasets. Feature stability refers to the reproducibility of the candidate features across different datasets. Here, we extracted functional connectivity network features from fMRI data at both high-resolution (voxel-level) and a spatially down-sampled lower-resolution ("supervoxel" level). At the supervoxel level, we used whole-brain network links, while at the voxel level, due to the intractably large number of features, we sampled a subset of them. We compared statistical significance, stability and discriminative utility of both feature types in a multi-site fMRI dataset, composed of schizophrenia patients and healthy controls. For both feature types, a considerable fraction of features showed significant differences between the two groups. Also, both feature types were similarly stable across multiple data subsets. However, the whole-brain supervoxel functional connectivity features showed a higher cross-validation classification accuracy of 78.7% vs. 72.4% for the voxel-level features. Cross-site variability and heterogeneity in the patient samples in the multi-site FBIRN dataset made the task more challenging compared to single-site studies. The use of the above methodology in combination with the fully data-driven approach using the whole brain information have the potential to shed light on "biomarker discovery" in schizophrenia.

  20. General local stability criteria for stratified, weakly magnetized rotating systems

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    Balbus, S.A.

    1995-01-01

    We consider the local stability of laminar differential rotation in a weakly magnetized plasma to adiabatic axisymmetric disturbances. Our assumptions are considerably less restrictive than those of previous analyses. The angular velocity need not have cylindrical isorotational surfaces, and a priori convective stability is not assumed. In an unmagnetized gas, stability under these circumstances would be governed by the Ho/iland criteria. These criteria change qualitatively when even a weak magnetic field is present. In a magnetized plasma, the new criteria for stability have the same general form exhibited by the purely hydrodynamical case, but with all angular momentum gradients replaced by angular velocity gradients. Our findings are in accord with those of Papaloizou ampersand Szuszkiewicz, who, using very different methods, considered the stability of iso-rotational field configurations. The results presented here thus point very generally to angular velocity gradients, not angular momentum gradients, as the fundamental stability discriminants in rotating astrophysical plasmas. copyright 1995 The American Astronomical Society

  1. Logistic discriminant analysis of breast cancer using ultrasound measurement

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    Abdolmaleki, P.; Mokhtari Dizaji, M.; Vahead, M.R.; Gity, M.

    2004-01-01

    Background: Logistic discriminant method was applied to differentiate malignant from benign in a group of patients with proved breast lesions of the basis of ultrasonic parameters. Materials and methods: Our database include 273 patients' ultrasonographic pictures consisting of 14 quantitative variables. The measured variables were ultrasound propagation velocity, acoustic impedance and attenuation coefficient at 10 MHz in breast lesions at 20, 25, 30 and 35 d ig c temperature, physical density and age. This database was randomly divided into the estimation of 201 and validation of 72 samples. The estimation samples were used to build the logistic discriminant model, and validation samples were used to validate the performance. Finally important criteria such as sensitivity, specificity, accuracy and area under the receiver operating characteristic curve were evaluated. Results: Our results showed that the logistic discriminant method was able to classify correctly 67 out of 72 cases presented in the validation sample. The results indicate a remarkable diagnostic accuracy of 93%. Conclusion: A logistic discriminator approach is capable of predicting the probability of malignancy of breast cancer. Features from ultrasonic measurement on ultrasound imaging is used in this approach

  2. DISCRIMINATION BY ASSOCIATION IN EUROPEAN LAW

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    Cătălina-Adriana Ivănuș

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The european law prohibit direct and indirect discrimination and harrasment on grounds of sex, racial or ethnic, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The question is what is the situation when someone is discriminated on can claim to be the victim of unlawful discrimination because he or she is associated with another person who has the protected characteristic. The the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in Coleman v Attridge Law and Steve Law confirms, for the first time in European law, the existence of the concept of discrimination by association. In this article I examine the implications of this case on all conceps of discrimination concepts of discrimination in European law (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and harassment. I also examine the application of discrimination by association to grounds other than disability.

  3. Trade Openness and Gender Discrimination

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    Arbache, Jorge Saba; Helena Santos, Marina

    2005-01-01

    This paper investigates the impact of trade liberalization on gender wage discrimination. The authors employ a simple method that is able to capture the direct impacts of openness at the industry level on the gender wages. The authors find evidence that increasing openness is associated with narrowing wage gap, which results mainly from men’s wages declining. This is consistent with the Be...

  4. Spatial layout affects speed discrimination

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    Verghese, P.; Stone, L. S.

    1997-01-01

    We address a surprising result in a previous study of speed discrimination with multiple moving gratings: discrimination thresholds decreased when the number of stimuli was increased, but remained unchanged when the area of a single stimulus was increased [Verghese & Stone (1995). Vision Research, 35, 2811-2823]. In this study, we manipulated the spatial- and phase relationship between multiple grating patches to determine their effect on speed discrimination thresholds. In a fusion experiment, we merged multiple stimulus patches, in stages, into a single patch. Thresholds increased as the patches were brought closer and their phase relationship was adjusted to be consistent with a single patch. Thresholds increased further still as these patches were fused into a single patch. In a fission experiment, we divided a single large patch into multiple patches by superimposing a cross with luminance equal to that of the background. Thresholds decreased as the large patch was divided into quadrants and decreased further as the quadrants were maximally separated. However, when the cross luminance was darker than the background, it was perceived as an occluder and thresholds, on average, were unchanged from that for the single large patch. A control experiment shows that the observed trend in discrimination thresholds is not due to the differences in perceived speed of the stimuli. These results suggest that the parsing of the visual image into entities affects the combination of speed information across space, and that each discrete entity effectively provides a single independent estimate of speed.

  5. Don't demotivate, discriminate

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    J.J.A. Kamphorst (Jurjen); O.H. Swank (Otto)

    2013-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ This paper offers a new theory of discrimination in the workplace. We consider a manager who has to assign two tasks to two employees. The manager has superior information about the employees' abilities. We show that besides an equilibrium where the manager does not

  6. Sex Stereotyping and Sex Discrimination

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    Hegarty, Moira

    1977-01-01

    Although unable to find any evidence to indicate that secondary schools in Canada have or have not made any progress in reducing sex stereotyping or sex discrimination, the author states that the Canadian educational system is aware of its responsibility to uphold non-sexist standards for its young students. Discusses some research done on undoing…

  7. Contextual Advantage for State Discrimination

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    Schmid, David; Spekkens, Robert W.

    2018-02-01

    Finding quantitative aspects of quantum phenomena which cannot be explained by any classical model has foundational importance for understanding the boundary between classical and quantum theory. It also has practical significance for identifying information processing tasks for which those phenomena provide a quantum advantage. Using the framework of generalized noncontextuality as our notion of classicality, we find one such nonclassical feature within the phenomenology of quantum minimum-error state discrimination. Namely, we identify quantitative limits on the success probability for minimum-error state discrimination in any experiment described by a noncontextual ontological model. These constraints constitute noncontextuality inequalities that are violated by quantum theory, and this violation implies a quantum advantage for state discrimination relative to noncontextual models. Furthermore, our noncontextuality inequalities are robust to noise and are operationally formulated, so that any experimental violation of the inequalities is a witness of contextuality, independently of the validity of quantum theory. Along the way, we introduce new methods for analyzing noncontextuality scenarios and demonstrate a tight connection between our minimum-error state discrimination scenario and a Bell scenario.

  8. Sex Discrimination in Employment Practices.

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    The conference on sex discrimination in employment practices was held at the University of California at Los Angeles in cooperation with the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor. Speeches included: (1) "New Legislation--New Action" by Rosalind K. Loring and William Foster, (2) "Compliance Policies and Procedures for Business and Industry" by…

  9. Multi-Criteria Recommender Systems

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    Adomavicius, Gediminas; Manouselis, Nikos; Kwon, Youngok

    This chapter aims to provide an overview of the class of multi-criteria recommender systems. First, it defines the recommendation problem as a multicriteria decision making (MCDM) problem, and reviews MCDM methods and techniques that can support the implementation of multi-criteria recommenders. Then, it focuses on the category of multi-criteria rating recommenders - techniques that provide recommendations by modelling a user's utility for an item as a vector of ratings along several criteria. A review of current algorithms that use multi-criteria ratings for calculating predictions and generating recommendations is provided. Finally, the chapter concludes with a discussion on open issues and future challenges for the class of multi-criteria rating recommenders.

  10. Social Status Correlates of Reporting Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination among Racially Diverse Women

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    Ro, Annie E.; Choi, Kyung-Hee

    2009-01-01

    The growing body of research on discrimination and health indicates a deleterious effect of discrimination on various health outcomes. However, less is known about the sociodemographic correlates of reporting racial discrimination and gender discrimination among racially diverse women. We examined the associations of social status characteristics with lifetime experiences of racial discrimination and gender discrimination using a racially-diverse sample of 754 women attending family planning ...

  11. Treatment discrimination among assistant coaches of women's teams.

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    Cunningham, George B; Sagas, Michael

    2003-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine organizational treatment discrimination (i.e., when members of a group receive fewer rewards, opportunities, or resources than they legitimately deserve based on job-related criteria) in the context of women's athletics. Data were collected from 170 assistant coaches of women's teams (i.e., women's basketball, softball, track, volleyball, soccer, and tennis). Results indicate that women's perceived work experiences and outcomes were comparable, and sometimes better, than those of men. We present competing explanations for this finding. First, it is possible that these women were not subjected to treatment discrimination. Alternatively, it is possible that this demonstrates the existence of the "paradox of the contented working woman." Additional analyses indicate that work experiences explained a large portion of the variance in organizational commitment and turnover intentions, thereby demonstrating their importance in the workplace.

  12. Model discrimination for dephasing two-level systems

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    Gong, Er-ling [Department of Automatic Control, College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China); College of Science (Physics), Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Zhou, Weiwei [Department of Automatic Control, College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China); Schirmer, Sophie, E-mail: sgs29@swan.ac.uk [College of Science (Physics), Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP (United Kingdom)

    2015-02-06

    The problem of model discriminability and parameter identifiability for dephasing two-level systems subject to Hamiltonian control is studied. Analytic solutions of the Bloch equations are used to derive explicit expressions for observables as functions of time for different models. This information is used to give criteria for model discrimination and parameter estimation based on simple experimental paradigms. - Highlights: • Analytic expressions for observables of driven, dephasing two-level systems. • Distinguishability of dephasing models via Rabi-oscillation experiments. • General identifiability of model parameters and cases of failure. • Application to empirically determine of effect of driving on dephasing basis. • Importance for optimal design of coherent controls for qubits subject to dephasing.

  13. Fibromyalgia diagnosis and diagnostic criteria.

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    Wolfe, Frederick; Häuser, Winfried

    2011-11-01

    Abstract Criteria for fibromyalgia developed from the conceptualization and hypotheses of Smythe and Moldofsky in 1977 and gradually evolved to a set of classification criteria endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology that emphasized tender points and widespread pain, measures of decreased pain threshold. In 2010, American College of Rheumatology fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria were published that abandoned the tender point count and placed increased emphasis of patient symptoms. The 2010 criteria also contained severity scales and offered physicians the opportunity to assess polysymptomatic distress on a continuous scale. This enabled physicians who were opposed to the idea of fibromyalgia to also assess and diagnose patients using an alternative nomenclature.

  14. Combining the IADPSG criteria with the WHO diagnostic criteria for ...

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    Five pregnancy outcomes were observed, namely, pre‑eclampsia, shoulder dystocia or birth injury, birth weight ≥4.0 kg, clinical neonatal hypoglycaemia and birth asphyxia. Results: Twenty‑eight participants (21.5%) had GDM by the IADPSG criteria (GDMIADPSG) and 21 (16.2%) women had GDM by the WHO criteria ...

  15. Reconocimiento de expresiones con Kinect

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    Los progresos recientes en análisis automáticos de rasgos faciales y comportamentales han abierto una puerta a nuevas aplicaciones para la identificación de conductas no verbales. Por ejemplo, en el área de la salud, los algoritmos de visión por ordenador pueden ayudar al personal sanitario a mejorar la comunicación a través de la telemedicina. Los descriptores automáticos del comportamiento pueden además añadir información cuantitativa a las interacciones profesional - paciente. Otro campo d...

  16. La educación-formación y el reconocimiento del aprendizaje no formal en los documentos europeos y en España

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    María Ángeles Sotés Elizalde

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    Full Text Available En Europa, la publicación de documentos oficiales relacionados con los diferentes campos que debería abarcar cualquier sistema educativo se ha multiplicado a partir del Consejo de Lisboa de 2000. Como es bien conocido, uno de los objetivos de dicho Consejo es convertir Europa a partir de la década que comenzaba en «la economía basada en el conocimiento más competitiva y dinámica del mundo, capaz de crecer económicamente de manera sostenible con más y mejores empleos y con mayor cohesión social». El hecho de que la consecución de ese objetivo se planteara a través de una estrategia global produjo una proliferación de consultas y reuniones, que han dado lugar a numerosas recomendaciones. Entre ellas destacamos las que se refieren a los sistemas de educación-formación, en los que cobra protagonismo el reconocimiento de las competencias adquiridas mediante el aprendizaje no formal. Me centraré más específicamente en el nivel no universitario.Since the Lisbon Council (2000, documents in relation to the fields that educational systems should cover have certainly increased. It is well known that one goal of this Council for the next decade in the European Union is «to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion». Such a goal should be achieved by means of anoverall strategy, so different enquiries and meetings were set up and numerous statements have been published. Among them I have chosen those which refer to education & training systems, where the outcomes of non-formal or informal learning rise to prominence. I focus more specifically on Vocational Education and Training (VET.

  17. Las políticas de justicia y paz en el reconocimiento a las víctimas del conflicto armado en Colombia

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    Yadira Esther Garcia Garcia

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    Full Text Available   Resumen La violencia ha sido un fenómeno imborrable y polémico que ha marcado la historia de las víctimas y ha dejado un legado bélico transmitido por la misma cultura de guerra. El generar terror y ejercer coerción a través de crímenes de lesa humanidad en estado de paz o guerra en los habitantes de una región específica se convierte en el modus operandi de los grupos terroristas. Frente a estas políticas de terror los grupos rebeldes le demuestran a toda una nación su inconformismo hacia las políticas de Estado. No obstante, esta violencia ha dejado huellas imborrables en el comportamiento y en la memoria de muchas personas, por tal motivo el presente artículo está encaminado principalmente a describir los hechos violentos ocurridos a causa de la violencia política de los grupos terroristas y los avances o acuerdo po­líticos que ha logrado el gobierno colombiano en el reconocimiento a las víctimas frente a los procesos de justicia y paz, justicia transicional y ley de víctimas y restitución de tierras.   Abstract Violence has been a lasting and controversial phenomenon that has marked the history of the victims , which has left them a war légalo transmitted by the same culture war . The generating terror and coercion through crimes against humanity in a state of peace or war on the people of a specific region, becomes the modus operandi of terrorist groups . Faced with these policies of terror rebel groups will demonstrate an entire nation his nonconformity to state policies . However, this violence has left indelible marks in behavior and in the memory of many people, for that reason this article is aimed mainly to describe the vi­olent events because of the political violence of terrorist groups and the progress or agreement politicians that the Colombian government has made in recognizing the victims against the processes of justice and peace , transitional justice and law victims and land restitution .

  18. RECONOCIMIENTO DE ENFERMEDADES PROFESIONALES SEGÚN SEXO, OCUPACIÓN Y ACTIVIDAD DE LA EMPRESA EN ESPAÑA (1999-2009

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    Montserrat García Gómez

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    Full Text Available Según las estadísticas oficiales, los hombres sufren más enfermedades profesionales (EEPP que las mujeres. No obstante, hay que tener presente su desigual distribución y participación en el mundo laboral. El objetivo de este estudio fue valorar cómo afecta el sexo al reconocimiento de EEPP en España, identificando posibles factores de interacción/confusión. Métodos: Se estudió la incidencia de las EEPP declaradas a través del Parte Oficial durante el período de 1999 al 2009, proporcionados por la Subdirección General de Estadísticas Sociales y Laborales del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social. Las variables incluidas fueron: año de declaración, sexo, edad, ocupación y actividad económica de la empresa. Se calcularon tasas y riesgos relativos (RR crudos de EEPP por cada variable. Se estimaron los RR ajustados mediante análisis bivariable y multivariante de Poisson. Resultados: Durante 1999-2009 se notificaron en España 243.310 EEPP, con una razón de tasas hombres/mujeres de 1,07. Hubo correlación entre la ocupación y la actividad de la empresa, por lo que se analizaron las EEPP según estas variables por separado. Por ocupación, los hombres presentaron un RR crudo de 1,067 (IC95%:1,058-1,076 frente a las mujeres, mientras que al ajustar por todas las variables del modelo el RR fue de 0,507 (IC95%:0,502-0,512. Por actividad, el sentido del riesgo también se invirtió en el análisis ajustado para el sexo (RRc=1,065, IC95%:1,056-1,074 frente a 0,632, IC95%:0,626-0,638. Conclusiones: Aunque las tasas crudas de EEPP son inferiores en mujeres que en hombres durante el periodo 1999-2009 en España, al ajustar estas tasas por la actividad de la empresa o la ocupación del trabajador, la edad y el año de declaración, los RR pasan a ser casi un 50% superiores en mujeres que en hombres para la mayoría de ocupaciones y tipos de actividad de la empresa.

  19. La competencia genérica de reconocimiento y aprecio por la diversidad humana: Evaluación en la formación inicial de docentes

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    Carla Leticia Paz-Delgado

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    Full Text Available Es innegable que la profesión docente, en la actualidad, se lleva a cabo en entornos educativos, sociales y culturales altamente diversos. El reconocimiento de este hecho ha propiciado que la formación inicial y permanente del profesorado se oriente hacia la educación en la diversidad y para esta. En este sentido, la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (UPNFM incluyó, en la reciente reforma de sus planes de estudio, una competencia genérica o transversal, orientada a contribuir a la formación del personal docente que aprecie y perciba la diversidad como un valor enriquecedor del proceso educativo. La finalidad de esta investigación era identificar el nivel de desarrollo de esta competencia, para proponer una estrategia que permita visibilizar como transversales los saberes propios de una educación inclusiva. El proyecto ha sido desarrollado desde la perspectiva de investigación para la mejora y la toma de decisiones, con un enfoque mixto, utilizando el análisis documental, la entrevista en profundidad y el cuestionario como técnicas de recolección de datos. En el estudio participaron 225 estudiantes de práctica profesional II y 8 docentes de la formación de fundamento. Los resultados indican que, en la UPNFM, a nivel de diseño curricular se ha logrado un avance en la formación del personal docente para la atención a la diversidad, incorporando al plan de estudios una competencia vinculada con la educación inclusiva; sin embargo, el personal docente y el estudiantado señalaron carecer de habilidades para la aplicación de estrategias didácticas pertinentes con la atención a las diferencias humanas. Ello implica fortalecer el proceso de implementación curricular a través de la formación permanente de docentes universitarios.

  20. Reconocimiento facial de emociones básicas y su Relación con la teoría de la mente en la variante conductual de la demencia frontotemporal

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    María Eugenia Tabernero; Daniel Gustavo Politis

    2016-01-01

    Las emociones básicas están biológicamente determinadas y ligadas a conductas fundamenta- les para la supervivencia. Las emociones secun- darias son aquellas que para su reconocimiento, requieren la elaboración cognitiva de un contexto social, por lo tanto, de la Teoría de la Mente (TdM). La TdM fue definida como la habilidad de conceptualizar estados mentales de otros indi- viduos para explicar y predecir gran parte de su comportamiento. No es un concepto unitar...

  1. Diseño, construcción de un sistema de registro y tarifado automático para un parqueadero, mediante el reconocimiento de la huella dactilar y procesamiento del color del vehículo

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    Arias Salazar, Gabriel Esteban

    2013-01-01

    El proyecto es un Sistema de tarifado automático mediante el reconocimiento de la huella dactilar y la verificación del color del vehículo, proceso que se lleva a cabo con tan solo registrar la huella dactilar mediante un lector, permitiendo la salida del vehículo siempre y cuando se autentifique al Cliente mediante la identificación de la huella dactilar y al vehículo mediante la coincidencia de los datos RGB. The project is a system of automatic tariffed through the fingerprint recogniti...

  2. Frequency of discriminative sensory loss in the hand after stroke in a rehabilitation setting.

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    Carey, Leeanne M; Matyas, Thomas A

    2011-02-01

    Somatosensory loss following stroke is common, with negative consequences for functional outcome. However, existing studies typically do not include quantitative measures of discriminative sensibility. The aim of this study was to quantify the proportion of stroke patients presenting with discriminative sensory loss of the hand in the post-acute rehabilitation phase. Prospective cohort study of stroke survivors presenting for rehabilitation. Fifty-one consecutive patients admitted to a metropolitan rehabilitation centre over a continuous 12-month period who met selection criteria. Quantitative measures of touch discrimination and limb position sense, with high re-test reliability, good discriminative test properties and objective criteria of abnormality, were employed. Both upper limbs were tested, in counterbalanced order. Impaired touch discrimination was identified in the hand contralateral to the lesion in 47% of patients, and in the ipsilesional hand in 16%. Forty-nine percent showed impaired limb position sense in the contralesional limb and 20% in the ipsilesional limb. Sixty-seven percent demonstrated impairment of at least one modality in the contralesional limb. Ipsilesional impairment was less severe. Discriminative sensory impairment was quantified in the contralesional hand in approximately half of stroke patients presenting for rehabilitation. A clinically significant number also experienced impairment in the ipsilesional "unaffected" hand.

  3. Examining DSM criteria for trichotillomania in a dimensional framework: implications for DSM-5 and diagnostic practice.

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    Houghton, David C; Balsis, Steve; Stein, Dan J; Compton, Scott N; Twohig, Michael P; Saunders, Stephen M; Franklin, Martin E; Neal-Barnett, Angela M; Woods, Douglas W

    2015-07-01

    Diagnosis of trichotillomania (TTM) requires meeting several criteria that aim to embody the core pathology of the disorder. These criteria are traditionally interpreted monothetically, in that they are all equally necessary for diagnosis. Alternatively, a dimensional conceptualization of psychopathology allows for examination of the relatedness of each criterion to the TTM latent continuum. First, to examine the ability of recently removed criteria (B and C) to identify the latent dimensions of TTM psychopathology, such that they discriminate between individuals with low and high degrees of hair pulling severity. Second, to determine the impact of removing criteria B and C on the information content of remaining diagnostic criteria. Third, to determine the psychometric properties of remaining TTM diagnostic criteria that remain largely unchanged in DSM-5; that is, whether they measure distinct or overlapping levels of TTM psychopathology. Fourth, to determine whether information content derived from diagnostic criteria aid in the prediction of disease trajectory (i.e., can relapse propensity be predicted from criteria endorsement patterns). Statistics derived from item response theory were used to examine diagnostic criteria endorsement in 91 adults with TTM who underwent psychotherapy. The removal of two criteria in DSM-5 and psychometric validity of remaining criteria was supported. Additionally, individual trait parameters were used to predict treatment progress, uncovering predictive power where none previously existed. Diagnostic criteria for TTM should be examined in dimensional models, which allow for nuanced and sensitive measurement of core symptomology in treatment contexts. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Within centre evaluation of hypercalcaemia discriminant

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    Nielsen, Bo Friis; Conradsen, Knut

    1996-01-01

    Diagnostic hypercalcaemia discriminant functions, discriminating between clinically significant and non-significant hypercalcaemia, were tested 5 years after their development in order to evaluate the impact of time on their diagnostic capacity. Two populations, consisting of 257 and 129 patients...

  5. 14 CFR 1250.103 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1250.103 Section 1250.103 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION IN... Discrimination prohibited. ...

  6. Meta-analytic review of the development of face discrimination in infancy: Face race, face gender, infant age, and methodology moderate face discrimination.

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    Sugden, Nicole A; Marquis, Alexandra R

    2017-11-01

    Infants show facility for discriminating between individual faces within hours of birth. Over the first year of life, infants' face discrimination shows continued improvement with familiar face types, such as own-race faces, but not with unfamiliar face types, like other-race faces. The goal of this meta-analytic review is to provide an effect size for infants' face discrimination ability overall, with own-race faces, and with other-race faces within the first year of life, how this differs with age, and how it is influenced by task methodology. Inclusion criteria were (a) infant participants aged 0 to 12 months, (b) completing a human own- or other-race face discrimination task, (c) with discrimination being determined by infant looking. Our analysis included 30 works (165 samples, 1,926 participants participated in 2,623 tasks). The effect size for infants' face discrimination was small, 6.53% greater than chance (i.e., equal looking to the novel and familiar). There was a significant difference in discrimination by race, overall (own-race, 8.18%; other-race, 3.18%) and between ages (own-race: 0- to 4.5-month-olds, 7.32%; 5- to 7.5-month-olds, 9.17%; and 8- to 12-month-olds, 7.68%; other-race: 0- to 4.5-month-olds, 6.12%; 5- to 7.5-month-olds, 3.70%; and 8- to 12-month-olds, 2.79%). Multilevel linear (mixed-effects) models were used to predict face discrimination; infants' capacity to discriminate faces is sensitive to face characteristics including race, gender, and emotion as well as the methods used, including task timing, coding method, and visual angle. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  7. Multiculturalism and Positive Discrimination in Kosovo

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    Behar Haziri

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the confrontation between multiculturalism as a new element which appeared after the end of the war in Kosovo and the phenomenon of positive discrimination as an element from which only a part of minorities benefit from. Ahtisaari Plan has established some criteria which o" en seem unachievable, even though they are established even in Kosovo Constitution. The manuscript tries to argue and analyze the differences between the Milet system in the Ottoman Empire, Brotherhood-Unity system in Yugoslavia and multiculturalism. Both Milet and Fraternity – Unity system have failed to fulfil the standards, but also multiculturalism is not showing a sign that Kosovo citizens can finally feel free as foreseen by liberal democracy. International community has imposed some rules and from these rules a paradox of democracy is created because of the growth of non-state actors, decentralization of decision making with defects, and other forms, as well as the strengthening of supranational element which came from the international and sub national community who have an unbalanced decision making of Kosovo institutions. The manuscript is based on an empiric research made in 2016, where 1007 respondents were questioned from all municipalities in Kosovo.

  8. Principles and Criteria for Design

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    Beghin, D.; Cervetto, D.; Hansen, Peter Friis

    1997-01-01

    The mandate of ISSC Committee IV.1 on principles and Criteria for Design is to report on the following:The ongoing concern for quantification of general economic and safety criteria for marine structures and for the development of appropriate principles for rational life cycle design using...

  9. AFRICAN PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA: YORUBA ...

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    This analysis presents personality assessment criteria often used by the Yoruba as psychological tools to position an individual on the social responsibility scale and also to determine the norm compliant level of the Yoruba person. The study focused on four core criteria upon which such assessment is anchored, namely, ...

  10. Criteria for controlled atmosphere chambers

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    Robinson, J.N.

    1980-03-01

    The criteria for design, construction, and operation of controlled atmosphere chambers intended for service at ORNL are presented. Classification of chambers, materials for construction, design criteria, design, controlled atmosphere chamber systems, and operating procedures are presented. ORNL Safety Manual Procedure 2.1; ORNL Health Physics Procedure Manual Appendix A-7; and Design of Viewing Windows are included in 3 appendices

  11. Mathematics Teachers' Criteria of Dimension

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    Ural, Alattin

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study is to determine mathematics teachers' decisions about dimensions of the geometric figures, criteria of dimension and consistency of decision-criteria. The research is a qualitative research and the model applied in the study is descriptive method on the basis of general scanning model. 15 mathematics teachers attended the…

  12. Diagnostic criteria for vascular dementia

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    Scheltens, P.; Hijdra, A. H.

    1998-01-01

    The term vascular dementia implies the presence of a clinical syndrome (dementia) caused by, or at least assumed to be caused by, a specific disorder (cerebrovascular disease). In this review, the various sets of criteria used to define vascular dementia are outlined. The various sets of criteria

  13. MHD-ETF design criteria

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    Retallick, F.D.

    1978-04-01

    This document establishes criteria to be utilized for the design of a pilot-scale (150 to 300 MW thermal) open cycle, coal-fired MHD/steam plant. Criteria for this Engineering Test Facility (ETF) are presented relative to plant siting, plant engineering and operations, MHD-ETF testing, costing and scheduling.

  14. New criteria to identify spectrum

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    Jensen, Arne; Krishna, M.

    In this paper we give some new criteria for identifying the components of a probability measure, in its Lebesgue decomposition. This enables us to give new criteria to identify spectral types of self adjoint operators on Hilbert spaces, especially those of interest....

  15. New criteria to identify spectrum

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    Jensen, Arne; Krishna, M.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we give some new criteria for identifying the components of a probability measure, in its Lebesgue decomposition. This enables us to give new criteria to identify spectral types of self-adjoint operators on Hilbert spaces, especially those of interest....

  16. Limited taste discrimination in Drosophila.

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    Masek, Pavel; Scott, Kristin

    2010-08-17

    In the gustatory systems of mammals and flies, different populations of sensory cells recognize different taste modalities, such that there are cells that respond selectively to sugars and others to bitter compounds. This organization readily allows animals to distinguish compounds of different modalities but may limit the ability to distinguish compounds within one taste modality. Here, we developed a behavioral paradigm in Drosophila melanogaster to evaluate directly the tastes that a fly distinguishes. These studies reveal that flies do not discriminate among different sugars, or among different bitter compounds, based on chemical identity. Instead, flies show a limited ability to distinguish compounds within a modality based on intensity or palatability. Taste associative learning, similar to olfactory learning, requires the mushroom bodies, suggesting fundamental similarities in brain mechanisms underlying behavioral plasticity. Overall, these studies provide insight into the discriminative capacity of the Drosophila gustatory system and the modulation of taste behavior.

  17. Fairness Testing: Testing Software for Discrimination

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    Galhotra, Sainyam; Brun, Yuriy; Meliou, Alexandra

    2017-01-01

    This paper defines software fairness and discrimination and develops a testing-based method for measuring if and how much software discriminates, focusing on causality in discriminatory behavior. Evidence of software discrimination has been found in modern software systems that recommend criminal sentences, grant access to financial products, and determine who is allowed to participate in promotions. Our approach, Themis, generates efficient test suites to measure discrimination. Given a sche...

  18. A simple neutron-gamma discriminating system

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    Liu Zhongming; Xing Shilin; Wang Zhongmin

    1986-01-01

    A simple neutron-gamma discriminating system is described. A detector and a pulse shape discriminator are suitable for the neutron-gamma discriminating system. The influence of the constant fraction discriminator threshold energy on the neutron-gamma resolution properties is shown. The neutron-gamma timing distributions from an 241 Am-Be source, 2.5 MeV neutron beam and 14 MeV neutron beam are presented

  19. Discrimination and Exiting Homelessness among Homeless Adolescents

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    Milburn, Norweeta G.; Ayala, George; Rice, Eric; Batterham, Philip; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines how newly homeless adolescents’ discrimination experiences were associated with exiting homelessness after six months. A sample of 262 homeless adolescents, aged 12 to 20 years, were recruited and followed longitudinally (six-month retention rate = 88%). Discrimination was related to being gay, lesbian, or bisexual (LGB). Discrimination from family was related to exiting homelessness. Other than those who were LGB, adolescents who reported discrimination from their familie...

  20. Illustrations of Price Discrimination in Baseball

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    Daniel, Rascher; Andrew, Schwarz

    2010-01-01

    Price discrimination of this nature, focused on differing degrees of quality, bundled goods, volume discounts, and other forms of second-degree price discrimination, is commonplace in MLB. Indeed, it is safe to say that every single MLB ticket is sold under some form of price discrimination. As teams grow increasingly sophisticated in their pricing strategies, price discrimination is becoming more precise, more wide-spread, and more profitable, while at the same time providing for more oppo...

  1. Aftershock Characteristics as a Means of Discriminating Explosions from Earthquakes

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    Ford, S R; Walter, W R

    2009-05-20

    The behavior of aftershock sequences around the Nevada Test Site in the southern Great Basin is characterized as a potential discriminant between explosions and earthquakes. The aftershock model designed by Reasenberg and Jones (1989, 1994) allows for a probabilistic statement of earthquake-like aftershock behavior at any time after the mainshock. We use this model to define two types of aftershock discriminants. The first defines M{sub X}, or the minimum magnitude of an aftershock expected within a given duration after the mainshock with probability X. Of the 67 earthquakes with M > 4 in the study region, 63 of them produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 99} within the first seven days after a mainshock. This is contrasted with only six of 93 explosions with M > 4 that produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 99} for the same period. If the aftershock magnitude threshold is lowered and the M{sub 90} criteria is used, then no explosions produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 90} for durations that end more than 17 days after the mainshock. The other discriminant defines N{sub X}, or the minimum cumulative number of aftershocks expected for given time after the mainshock with probability X. Similar to the aftershock magnitude discriminant, five earthquakes do not produce more aftershocks than N{sub 99} within 7 days after the mainshock. However, within the same period all but one explosion produce less aftershocks then N{sub 99}. One explosion is added if the duration is shortened to two days after than mainshock. The cumulative number aftershock discriminant is more reliable, especially at short durations, but requires a low magnitude of completeness for the given earthquake catalog. These results at NTS are quite promising and should be evaluated at other nuclear test sites to understand the effects of differences in the geologic setting and nuclear testing practices on its performance.

  2. Distribution-free discriminant analysis

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    Burr, T.; Doak, J.

    1997-05-01

    This report describes our experience in implementing a non-parametric (distribution-free) discriminant analysis module for use in a wide range of pattern recognition problems. Issues discussed include performance results on both real and simulated data sets, comparisons to other methods, and the computational environment. In some cases, this module performs better than other existing methods. Nearly all cases can benefit from the application of multiple methods.

  3. A Trivial Linear Discriminant Function

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    Shuichi Shinmura

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we focus on the new model selection procedure of the discriminant analysis. Combining re-sampling technique with k-fold cross validation, we develop a k-fold cross validation for small sample method. By this breakthrough, we obtain the mean error rate in the validation samples (M2 and the 95\\% confidence interval (CI of discriminant coefficient. Moreover, we propose the model  selection  procedure  in  which  the model having a minimum M2 was  chosen  to  the  best  model.  We  apply  this  new  method and procedure to the pass/ fail determination of  exam  scores.  In  this  case,  we  fix  the constant =1 for seven linear discriminant  functions  (LDFs  and  several  good  results  were obtained as follows: 1 M2 of Fisher's LDF are over 4.6\\% worse than Revised IP-OLDF. 2 A soft-margin  SVM  for  penalty c=1  (SVM1  is  worse  than  another  mathematical  programming (MP based LDFs and logistic regression . 3 The 95\\% CI of the best discriminant coefficients was obtained. Seven LDFs except for Fisher's LDF are almost the same as a trivial LDF for the linear separable model. Furthermore, if we choose the median of the coefficient of seven LDFs except for Fisher's LDF,  those are almost the same as the trivial LDF for the linear separable model.

  4. Competition, Takeovers and Gender Discrimination

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    Heyman, Fredrik; Svaleryd, Helena; Vlachos, Jonas

    2008-01-01

    Theories of taste-based discrimination predict that competitive pressures will drive discriminatory behaviour out of the market. Using detailed matched employer-employee data, we analyze how firm takeovers and product market competition are related to the gender composition of the firm’s workforce and the gender wage gap. Using a difference-in-difference framework and dealing with several endogeneity concerns, we find that the share of female employees increases as a result of an ownership ch...

  5. Social Hierarchies, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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    Snellman, Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    This thesis is based on three papers where I examine some aspects of ethnic and gender-based prejudice and discrimination in hierarchical situations. In Paper I, the existence of ethnic hierarchies in Sweden is explored. Both immigrant and ethnic Swedes were asked to report their social distance to a number of ethnic groups represented in their geographical area. The results showed that hierarchies exist in Swedish environments and that they are connected with both ethnic prejudice and partic...

  6. Rationing-Based Price Discrimination

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    Ruhai Wu; Xianjun Geng; Andrew B. Whinston

    2006-01-01

    This paper provides a theory of rationing where rationing functions as an effective mechanism for second degree price discrimination by a monopoly seller. When a seller charges multiple prices on homogenous products to all consumers, supply at the lowest price is limited and rationed among consumers. The supply shortage differentiates products sold at the lowest price and those sold at a higher price. When high-valuation consumers identify themselves at the higher price, the seller may extrac...

  7. Sex Discrimination in Uncertain Times

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    Thornton, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    This collection of essays arose from a conference held to mark the silver anniversary of the Australian Sex Discrimination Act (1984). The collection has two aims: first; to honour the contributions of both the spirited individuals who valiantly fought for the enactment of the legislation against the odds, and those who championed the new law once it was passed; secondly, to present a stock-take of the Act within the changed socio-political environment of the 21st century. The contributor...

  8. [Diagnostic criteria in acute neuromyelitis].

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    Panea, Cristina; Petrescu, Simona; Monica, Pop; Voinea, Liliana; Dascălu, Ana-Maria; Nicolae, Miruna; Ungureanu, E; Panca, Aida; Grădinaru, Sânziana

    2007-01-01

    Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic disease, was identified in the 19th century, is one of the inflammatory idiopathic demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, often mistaken for severe multiple sclerosis. In 1999 it had been proposed diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica, but in 2006 these criteria were revised by Dean Wingerchuck. These criteria are 99% sensitive and 90% specific for differentiating neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis that present with optic neuritis or a myelitis syndrome. In the following article we present clinical, spinal and cerebral MR imaging, serological and aspects of cerebrospinal fluid examination features of neuromyelitis optica and the revised criteria of neuromyelitis optica established in 2006. The recently identified serum antibody biomarker: neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulin G (NMO Ig G), which target aquaporin 4 water channel, distinguish neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis, is one of the revised criteria of neuromyelitis optica.

  9. User perspectives on relevance criteria

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    Maglaughlin, Kelly L.; Sonnenwald, Diane H.

    2002-01-01

    , partially relevant, or not relevant to their information need; and explained their decisions in an interview. Analysis revealed 29 criteria, discussed positively and negatively, that were used by the participants when selecting passages that contributed or detracted from a document's relevance...... implications for relevance feedback in information retrieval systems, suggesting that systems accept and utilize multiple positive and negative relevance criteria from users. Systems designers may want to focus on supporting content criteria followed by full text criteria as these may provide the greatest cost....... These criteria can be grouped into six categories: abstract (e.g., citability, informativeness), author (e.g., novelty, discipline, affiliation, perceived status), content (e.g., accuracy/validity, background, novelty, contrast, depth/scope, domain, citations, links, relevant to other interests, rarity, subject...

  10. Failure Criteria for Reinforced Materials

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    Rathkjen, Arne

    Failure of materials is often characterized as ductile yielding, brittle fracture, creep rupture, etc., and different criteria given in terms of different parameters have been used to describe different types of failure. Only criteria expressing failure in terms of stress are considered in what...... follows. The reinforcement here consists of long bars or fibres and complete bond between matrix and reinforcement is assumed so that no problems arising from incomplete transfer of adhesive and frictional forces are discussed. During loading, the reinforcement may yield, but total failure does not take...... certain restrictions on the form of the failure criteria for anisotropic materials. In section 2, some failure criteria for homogenous materials are reviewed. Both isotropic and anisotropic materials are described, and in particular the constraints imposed on the criteria from the symmetries orthotropy...

  11. A discrimination problem from seismology

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    Elvers, E.

    1975-12-01

    Seismic discrimination between earthquakes and underground nuclear explosions is studied, utilizing magnitudes of two kinds from several seismic stations. A model is given first, where the mean values of the magnitudes are linear fuctions of a parameter describing event size. It is shown how the model parameters can be estimated after a minor restriction on their space. When the discrimination rule is derived from the model, a few different approaches are considered, and they are shown to coincide. It is found reasonabel to use a discriminant, which is linear in the magnitudes, and explicit formulas are obtained. The power of the method is expressed by a measure of separation between the alternatives, which also shows the importance of the individual magnitudes. Missing data is a frequent problem in practice, and the case is treated where there is a detection threshold for one of the magnitudes. The classicfication probabilities are computed when applying the rule to the available magnitudes, and they depend on the event size. The method is not optimal, and it is shown that it can be improved by using the technique of identification by negative evidence, i.e. by utilizing the threshold as upper bound for a missing magnitude. The model is one of general use, and the results thus have a wider applicability. (author)

  12. Color discrimination with broadband photoreceptors.

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    Schnaitmann, Christopher; Garbers, Christian; Wachtler, Thomas; Tanimoto, Hiromu

    2013-12-02

    Color vision is commonly assumed to rely on photoreceptors tuned to narrow spectral ranges. In the ommatidium of Drosophila, the four types of so-called inner photoreceptors express different narrow-band opsins. In contrast, the outer photoreceptors have a broadband spectral sensitivity and were thought to exclusively mediate achromatic vision. Using computational models and behavioral experiments, we demonstrate that the broadband outer photoreceptors contribute to color vision in Drosophila. The model of opponent processing that includes the opsin of the outer photoreceptors scored the best fit to wavelength discrimination data. To experimentally uncover the contribution of individual photoreceptor types, we restored phototransduction of targeted photoreceptor combinations in a blind mutant. Dichromatic flies with only broadband photoreceptors and one additional receptor type can discriminate different colors, indicating the existence of a specific output comparison of the outer and inner photoreceptors. Furthermore, blocking interneurons postsynaptic to the outer photoreceptors specifically impaired color but not intensity discrimination. Our findings show that receptors with a complex and broad spectral sensitivity can contribute to color vision and reveal that chromatic and achromatic circuits in the fly share common photoreceptors. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. 29 CFR 34.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Discrimination prohibited. 34.3 Section 34.3 Labor Office of... THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 1982, AS AMENDED (JTPA) General Provisions § 34.3 Discrimination... participation in JTPA, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination...

  14. 38 CFR 18.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited... THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 General § 18.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the..., be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which...

  15. 49 CFR 21.5 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 21.5 Section 21.5... DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 21.5 Discrimination... discrimination under, any program to which this part applies. (b) Specific discriminatory actions prohibited: (1...

  16. 13 CFR 112.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 112.3... ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF SBA-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 112.3 Discrimination... be otherwise subjected to discrimination by any business or other activity. (b) Specific...

  17. 7 CFR 15b.17 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 15b.17 Section 15b.17... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Accessibility § 15b.17 Discrimination prohibited. No... to discrimination under any program or activity receiving assistance from this Department. ...

  18. 45 CFR 84.11 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 84.11 Section 84.11... § 84.11 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any program or activity to which this...

  19. 50 CFR 3.1 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 3.1 Section 3.1... PROVISIONS NONDISCRIMINATION-CONTRACTS, PERMITS, AND USE OF FACILITIES § 3.1 Discrimination prohibited. No..., be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to any form of discrimination or segregation...

  20. 22 CFR 217.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 217.4 Section 217.4... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General Provisions § 217.4 Discrimination... participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

  1. 45 CFR 1203.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1203.4 Section 1203.4... OF 1964 § 1203.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. A person in the United States shall not, on... benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under, a program to which this part applies. (b...

  2. 43 CFR 34.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 34.4 Section 34... DURING CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE ALASKA NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM § 34.4 Discrimination... part applies. (b) Specific actions in which discrimination is prohibited. No person shall directly or...

  3. 45 CFR 1110.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1110.3 Section 1110.3... HUMANITIES GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS § 1110.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a... from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected, to discrimination under...

  4. 24 CFR 8.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8.4... DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT General Provisions § 8.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) No... in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

  5. 29 CFR 32.12 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Discrimination prohibited. 32.12 Section 32.12 Labor Office... § 32.12 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped individual shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any program or activity to which...

  6. 6 CFR 21.5 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 21.5 Section 21.5... FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY § 21.5 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in... participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under, any program to...

  7. 14 CFR 380.26 - Discrimination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination. 380.26 Section 380.26... REGULATIONS PUBLIC CHARTERS Requirements Applicable to Charter Operators § 380.26 Discrimination. No charter... unjust discrimination or any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage in any respect whatsoever. ...

  8. 43 CFR 17.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 17.3 Section 17... National Origin § 17.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the United States shall, on the..., or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which this part applies. (b...

  9. 18 CFR 705.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination... Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or... discrimination under, any program to which this part applies. (b) Specific discriminatory actions prohibited. (1...

  10. 18 CFR 1307.5 - Employment discrimination.

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    2010-04-01

    ... discrimination. 1307.5 Section 1307.5 Conservation of Power and Water Resources TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY NONDISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO HANDICAP § 1307.5 Employment discrimination. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any program or...

  11. 13 CFR 113.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 113.3... Provisions § 113.3 Discrimination prohibited. To the extent not covered or prohibited by part 112 of this... employment decisions shall be made in a manner which ensures that discrimination on the basis of handicap...

  12. 15 CFR 8.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8.4 Section... General Provisions; Prohibitions: Nondiscrimination Clause; Applicability to Programs § 8.4 Discrimination... discrimination under, any program to which this part applies. (b) Specific discriminatory acts prohibited. (1) A...

  13. Discrimination ability of the Energy score

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    Pinson, Pierre; Tastu, Julija

    as appealing since being proper, we show that its discrimination ability may be limited when focusing on the dependence structure of multivariate probabilistic forecasts. For the case of multivariate Gaussian process, a theoretical upper for such discrimination ability is derived and discussed. This limited...... discrimination ability may eventually get compromised by computational and sampling issues, as dimension increases....

  14. 29 CFR 502.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 502.3 Section 502.3 Labor... IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT (SUSPENDED 6-29-2009) General Provisions § 502.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a... Department regulation promulgated pursuant to sec. 218 of the INA. (b) Allegations of discrimination against...

  15. 45 CFR 605.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 605.4 Section 605.4... Provisions § 605.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the... subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. (b...

  16. 43 CFR 27.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 27.3 Section 27... ISSUED UNDER TITLE II OF PUBLIC LAW 93-153 § 27.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person shall... through contractual or other arrangements, subject an individual to discrimination on the grounds of race...

  17. 45 CFR 605.11 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 605.11 Section 605.11... Employment Practices § 605.11 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any program or...

  18. 45 CFR 605.21 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 605.21 Section 605.21... Accessibility § 605.21 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because a recipient's... from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to...

  19. 14 CFR 372.22 - Discrimination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination. 372.22 Section 372.22... REGULATIONS OVERSEAS MILITARY PERSONNEL CHARTERS Conditions and Limitations § 372.22 Discrimination. No... any unjust discrimination or any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage in any respect...

  20. 22 CFR 141.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 141.3 Section 141.3... DEPARTMENT OF STATE-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 141.3 Discrimination... discrimination under any program to which this part applies. (b) Specific discriminatory actions prohibited. (1...

  1. 34 CFR 100.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 100.3 Section 100.3... EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 100.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No... participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to...

  2. 29 CFR 32.26 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Discrimination prohibited. 32.26 Section 32.26 Labor Office... RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Accessibility § 32.26 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified... discrimination under any program or activity to which this part applies. ...

  3. 24 CFR 1.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1.4... DEVELOPMENT-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 1.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a... excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination...

  4. 45 CFR 80.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 80.3 Section 80.3... TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 80.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the..., be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which...

  5. 15 CFR 8b.11 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8b.11 Section 8b.11 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION... Practices § 8b.11 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped individual shall, on...

  6. 43 CFR 17.203 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 17.203 Section... Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination...

  7. 34 CFR 104.11 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 104.11 Section 104.11... ASSISTANCE Employment Practices § 104.11 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any program or...

  8. 22 CFR 209.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 209.4 Section 209.4 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS... § 209.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of...

  9. 45 CFR 84.21 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 84.21 Section 84.21... Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because a recipient's facilities are... in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which this part...

  10. 29 CFR 501.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 501.4 Section 501.4 Labor... IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT General Provisions § 501.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) A person may not... discrimination against any person under paragraph (a) of this section will be investigated by the WHD. Where the...

  11. 7 CFR 15b.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 15b.4 Section 15b.4... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General Provisions § 15b.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a... in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

  12. 29 CFR 32.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Discrimination prohibited. 32.4 Section 32.4 Labor Office of... FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General Provisions § 32.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No... denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which...

  13. 14 CFR 271.9 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 271.9 Section... TRANSPORTATION § 271.9 Discrimination prohibited. (a) All air carriers receiving subsidy under this part shall comply with the following: (1) The Age Discrimination Act of 1975; (2) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and...

  14. 45 CFR 84.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 84.4 Section 84.4... § 84.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of... discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. (b) Discriminatory...

  15. 15 CFR 8b.16 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8b.16 Section 8b.16 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION... Accessibility § 8b.16 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped individual shall, because a recipient...

  16. 49 CFR 27.7 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 27.7 Section 27.7... OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General § 27.7 Discrimination prohibited. (a... participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

  17. 10 CFR 19.32 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 19.32 Section 19.32 Energy... § 19.32 Discrimination prohibited. No person shall on the grounds of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied a license, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any...

  18. 45 CFR 611.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 611.3 Section 611.3... CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 611.3 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No person in the United States... benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which this part applies. (b...

  19. 7 CFR 15b.12 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 15b.12 Section 15b.12... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Employment Practices § 15b.12 Discrimination prohibited. (a... discrimination in employment under any program or activity receiving assistance from this Department. (2) A...

  20. Experienced discrimination amongst European old citizens

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    van den Heuvel, Wim J. A.; van Santvoort, Marc M.

    2011-01-01

    This study analyses the experienced age discrimination of old European citizens and the factors related to this discrimination. Differences in experienced discrimination between old citizens of different European countries are explored. Data from the 2008 ESS survey are used. Old age is defined as

  1. 24 CFR 6.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 6.4... COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 General Provisions § 6.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) Section 109... benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part...

  2. 5 CFR 950.110 - Prohibited discrimination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Prohibited discrimination. 950.110 Section 950.110 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE... PRIVATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS General Provisions § 950.110 Prohibited discrimination. Discrimination for...

  3. 15 CFR 8b.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8b.4 Section 8b.4 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION... Provisions § 8b.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped individual shall, on the...

  4. 7 CFR 15d.2 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 15d.2 Section 15d.2... THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE § 15d.2 Discrimination prohibited. (a) No agency, officer... participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any...

  5. 22 CFR 142.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 142.4 Section 142.4... OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General Provisions § 142.4 Discrimination... participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

  6. 34 CFR 104.21 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 104.21 Section 104.21... ASSISTANCE Accessibility § 104.21 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because a... excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity...

  7. 34 CFR 104.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 104.4 Section 104.4... ASSISTANCE General Provisions § 104.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person... otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activitiy which receives Federal financial...

  8. 29 CFR 500.9 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 500.9 Section 500.9 Labor... SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION General Provisions § 500.9 Discrimination prohibited. (a) It is a... Secretary alleging such discrimination. ...

  9. 38 CFR 18.404 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited... Provisions § 18.404 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the... subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. (b...

  10. 28 CFR 42.203 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 42.203 Section...) of the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979 § 42.203 Discrimination prohibited. (a) No person in... participation in, be denied the benefits of, be subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment in...

  11. 28 CFR 42.510 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 42.510 Section...-Implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Employment § 42.510 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped person shall on the basis of handicap be subjected to discrimination...

  12. 38 CFR 18.421 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited... Accessibility § 18.421 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because a recipient's... from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to...

  13. 28 CFR 42.520 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 42.520 Section...-Implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Accessibility § 42.520 Discrimination prohibited... participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal...

  14. 28 CFR 35.149 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 35.149 Section... STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES Program Accessibility § 35.149 Discrimination prohibited. Except as... subjected to discrimination by any public entity. ...

  15. 28 CFR 42.503 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 42.503 Section...-Implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 General Provisions § 42.503 Discrimination... from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any...

  16. 29 CFR 1630.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1630.4 Section 1630.4 Labor... EQUAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT § 1630.4 Discrimination prohibited..., or privilege of employment. The term discrimination includes, but is not limited to, the acts...

  17. 18 CFR 1307.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination... NONDISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO HANDICAP § 1307.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped... otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which this part applies. (b...

  18. Simultaneous Visual Discrimination in Asian Elephants

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    Nissani, Moti; Hoefler-Nissani, Donna; Lay, U. Tin; Htun, U. Wan

    2005-01-01

    Two experiments explored the behavior of 20 Asian elephants ("Elephas aximus") in simultaneous visual discrimination tasks. In Experiment 1, 7 Burmese logging elephants acquired a white+/black- discrimination, reaching criterion in a mean of 2.6 sessions and 117 discrete trials, whereas 4 elephants acquired a black+/white- discrimination in 5.3…

  19. Non-discrimination and equality of women

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    Oostland, Rolanda Carina

    2006-01-01

    Non-discrimination is considered to be a cornerstone of the human rights framework of the United Nations. Already in the UN Charter of 1945 it is stated that human rights should be promoted without discrimination as to, amongst other things, sex. This principle of non-discrimination on the ground of

  20. Third-Degree Price Discrimination Revisited

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    Kwon, Youngsun

    2006-01-01

    The author derives the probability that price discrimination improves social welfare, using a simple model of third-degree price discrimination assuming two independent linear demands. The probability that price discrimination raises social welfare increases as the preferences or incomes of consumer groups become more heterogeneous. He derives the…

  1. 10 CFR 1040.71 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1040.71 Section 1040.71 Energy... § 1040.71 Discrimination prohibited. No handicapped person shall, because a recipient's facilities are... in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives or benefits from...

  2. 45 CFR 1151.21 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1151.21 Section 1151.21... HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP Discrimination Prohibited Accessibility § 1151.21 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because...

  3. 24 CFR 232.625 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 232.625... Fire Safety Equipment Special Requirements § 232.625 Discrimination prohibited. Any contract or... provide that there shall be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of...

  4. 14 CFR 1251.200 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1251.200 Section... OF HANDICAP Employment Practices § 1251.200 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. (1) No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any...

  5. 45 CFR 1170.31 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1170.31 Section 1170.31... ASSISTED PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES Accessibility § 1170.31 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped... denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination...

  6. 10 CFR 1040.63 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1040.63 Section 1040.63 Energy... Provisions § 1040.63 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the... subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance from...

  7. 10 CFR 1040.13 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1040.13 Section 1040.13 Energy..., as Amended; and Section 401 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 § 1040.13 Discrimination... benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which this subpart applies...

  8. 5 CFR 900.404 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 900.404... § 900.404 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. A person in the United States shall not, on the ground... be otherwise subjected to discrimination under, a program to which this subpart applies. (b) Specific...

  9. 14 CFR 1251.103 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1251.103 Section... OF HANDICAP General Provisions § 1251.103 Discrimination prohibited. (a) General. No qualified... of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal...

  10. 22 CFR 217.21 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 217.21 Section 217... Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall, because a recipient's facilities within the... excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity...

  11. 22 CFR 142.15 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 142.15 Section 142... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Accessibility § 142.15 Discrimination... be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which the part applies. ...

  12. 5 CFR 900.704 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 900.704... Federally Assisted Programs of the Office of Personnel Management § 900.704 Discrimination prohibited. (a..., be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity...

  13. 14 CFR 1251.300 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 1251.300 Section... OF HANDICAP Accessibility § 1251.300 Discrimination prohibited. No qualified handicapped person shall... benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any...

  14. Discrimination against Students in Higher Education.

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    Pieronek, Catherine

    2002-01-01

    Surveys courts cases in 2000 that addressed discrimination against students, including gender discrimination under Title IX and racial discrimination under Title VI. The cases return to familiar themes, exploring when, if ever, an educational institution may consider gender or race in making decisions that affect the educational opportunities…

  15. Assessment of Clinical Criteria for Sepsis

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    Seymour, Christopher W.; Liu, Vincent X.; Iwashyna, Theodore J.; Brunkhorst, Frank M.; Rea, Thomas D.; Scherag, André; Rubenfeld, Gordon; Kahn, Jeremy M.; Shankar-Hari, Manu; Singer, Mervyn; Deutschman, Clifford S.; Escobar, Gabriel J.; Angus, Derek C.

    2016-01-01

    IMPORTANCE The Third International Consensus Definitions Task Force defined sepsis as “life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection.” The performance of clinical criteria for this sepsis definition is unknown. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity of clinical criteria to identify patients with suspected infection who are at risk of sepsis. DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND POPULATION Among 1.3 million electronic health record encounters from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, at 12 hospitals in southwestern Pennsylvania, we identified those with suspected infection in whom to compare criteria. Confirmatory analyses were performed in 4 data sets of 706 399 out-of-hospital and hospital encounters at 165 US and non-US hospitals ranging from January 1, 2008, until December 31, 2013. EXPOSURES Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria, Logistic Organ Dysfunction System (LODS) score, and a new model derived using multivariable logistic regression in a split sample, the quick Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score (range, 0–3 points, with 1 point each for systolic hypotension [≤100 mm Hg], tachypnea [≥22/min], or altered mentation). MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES For construct validity, pairwise agreement was assessed. For predictive validity, the discrimination for outcomes (primary: in-hospital mortality; secondary: in-hospital mortality or intensive care unit [ICU] length of stay ≥3 days) more common in sepsis than uncomplicated infection was determined. Results were expressed as the fold change in outcome over deciles of baseline risk of death and area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC). RESULTS In the primary cohort, 148 907 encounters had suspected infection (n = 74 453 derivation; n = 74 454 validation), of whom 6347 (4%) died. Among ICU encounters in the validation cohort (n = 7932 with suspected

  16. Estigmatización, invisibilización y cosificación de las personas con diversidad funcional. Una aproximación desde la justicia como reconocimiento de Axel Honneth

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    Manuel Aparicio Payá

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Axel Honneth propone, inspirándose en el joven Hegel, una concepción de la justicia basada en la idea de reconocimiento. Dicha concepción parte del previo acercamiento a una serie de fenómenos negativos, los cuales define como fallas en el reconocimiento. Desde la óptica de Honneth los fenómenos negativos constituyen patologías sociales y formas de injusticia, debido a la falta de calidad moral de las relaciones intersubjetivas. Las consecuencias socio-psicológicas en las personas que los sufren son la construcción de una identidad dañada y dificultades en el logro de la autorrealización. El presente artículo pretende realizar, recogiendo el planteamiento de Honneth, un análisis ético-político de los fenómenos de estigmatización, invisibilización y cosificación sufridos por las personas con diversidad funcional, llegando a la conclusión de que tales fenómenos suponen la negación de la dignidad personal, en la que reside el fundamento de la justicia que nos debemos unos a otros.

  17. Detección de un síndrome de Brugada en un reconocimiento médico laboral Detection of a Brugada syndrome in a occupational medical examination

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    María Isabel Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de Brugada es una cardiopatía genética y no estructural debida a una alteración primaria de los canales iónicos del miocardio y que se asocia a un riesgo de muerte súbita. Hay tres patrones electrocadiográficos diagnósticos o sugerentes de síndrome de Brugada, que pueden ser identificados en un reconocimiento médico rutinario y que, de confirmarse el diagnóstico, pueden llevar a la necesidad de implantar un desfibrilador automático que puede salvar la vida del paciente. Se presente un caso asintomático diagnosticado en un reconocimiento laboral y se revisa la conducta a seguir ante un síndrome de Brugada.Brugada syndrome is a genetic, non-structural heart disease caused by a primary alteration of the myocardial ion channels and it is associated with increased risk of sudden death. There are three electrocardiographic patterns diagnostic or suggestive of Brugada syndrome which can be identified in routine medical examinations. If the diagnosis is confirmed, implantation of an automatic defibrillator may be life-saving. We report an asymptomatic case of Brugada syndrome diagnosed during an occupational health check and review the steps to be followed after diagnosis of this syndrome.

  18. Workplace discrimination: experiences of practicing physicians.

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    Coombs, Alice A Tolbert; King, Roderick K

    2005-04-01

    In response to a growing concern regarding physician discrimination in the workplace, this study was developed to: (1) describe the types of discrimination that exist for the practicing physician and (2) determine which groups of physicians are more likely to experience the various forms of discrimination. Surveys were mailed to 1930 practicing physicians in Massachusetts. Participants were asked if they had encountered discrimination, how significant the discrimination was against a specific group, the frequency of personal discrimination, and the type of discrimination. Factor analysis identified four types of discrimination: career advancement, punitive behaviors, practice barriers and hiring barriers. A total of 445 responses were received (a 24% response rate). Sixty-three percent of responding physicians had experienced some form of discrimination. Respondents were women (46%), racial/ethnic minorities (42%) and international medical graduates (IMGs) (40%). In addition, 26% of those classified as white were also IMGs. Over 60% of respondents believed discrimination against IMGs was very or somewhat significant. Almost 27% of males acknowledged that gender bias against females was very or somewhat significant. IMGs were more likely to indicate that discrimination against IMGs was significant in their current organization. Of U.S. medical graduates (USMGs) 44% reported that discrimination against IMGs in their current organization was significant. Nonwhites were more likely to report that discrimination based on race/ethnicity was significant. Nearly 29% of white respondents also believed that such discrimination was very or somewhat significant. Physicians practicing in academic, research, and private practice sectors experience discrimination based on gender, ethnic/racial, and IMG status.

  19. Analysing and Comparing Encodability Criteria

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    Kirstin Peters

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Encodings or the proof of their absence are the main way to compare process calculi. To analyse the quality of encodings and to rule out trivial or meaningless encodings, they are augmented with quality criteria. There exists a bunch of different criteria and different variants of criteria in order to reason in different settings. This leads to incomparable results. Moreover it is not always clear whether the criteria used to obtain a result in a particular setting do indeed fit to this setting. We show how to formally reason about and compare encodability criteria by mapping them on requirements on a relation between source and target terms that is induced by the encoding function. In particular we analyse the common criteria full abstraction, operational correspondence, divergence reflection, success sensitiveness, and respect of barbs; e.g. we analyse the exact nature of the simulation relation (coupled simulation versus bisimulation that is induced by different variants of operational correspondence. This way we reduce the problem of analysing or comparing encodability criteria to the better understood problem of comparing relations on processes.

  20. Testing for Statistical Discrimination based on Gender

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    Lesner, Rune Vammen

    This paper develops a model which incorporates the two most commonly cited strands of the literature on statistical discrimination, namely screening discrimination and stereotyping. The model is used to provide empirical evidence of statistical discrimination based on gender in the labour market....... It is shown that the implications of both screening discrimination and stereotyping are consistent with observable wage dynamics. In addition, it is found that the gender wage gap decreases in tenure but increases in job transitions and that the fraction of women in high-ranking positions within a firm does...... not affect the level of statistical discrimination by gender....

  1. THE JURIDICAL PROTECTION ON GLOBAL DISCRIMINATION

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    CRISTINA OTOVESCU FRĂSIE

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study I wished to evidence the main juridical documents referring to discrimination, adopted world wide by the United Nations Organization. Thus, can be identified several types of definitions concerning the discrimination against women, the race discrimination, the torture etc. within the analyzed documents. The democratic countries have laws that punish the discrimination, but, unfortunately, there are discrimination phenomena for example regarding the ethnicity, the gender, the language, the convictions, the age, at the working place, inside the family etc.

  2. Debates actuales en torno a las políticas del reconocimiento: constitución de los sujetos y cambio social Current discussions about the policies of recognition: constitution of the subjects and social change

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    Dante Ramaglia

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Las perspectivas que ofrece la teoría del reconocimiento para comprender las transformaciones que vienen sucediéndose de modo acelerado en las sociedades contemporáneas se han convertido en un eje de debate en la filosofía social y política. En particular se examinan algunas de las propuestas teóricas que parten de la consideración del sentido antropológico del reconocimiento y su relectura desde la definición que tiene en la cultura moderna, en pensadores como Rousseau y Hegel, para ofrecer diferentes claves de interpretación de los procesos de cambio social que han ido produciéndose en la actualidad. Una de las opciones analizadas se vincula con el filósofo frankfurtiano Axel Honneth, quien ha desarrollado un conjunto de tesis acerca de la relevancia del reconocimiento recíproco en relación a las dinámicas que movilizan los conflictos sociales. Además de la necesidad de contrastar este planteo con otros enfoques contemporáneos, se revisan algunos supuestos y alcances de la teoría del reconocimiento desde una perspectiva crítica que se contextualiza en el marco de las transformaciones producidas con la globalización y la crisis reciente que atraviesan las sociedades capitalistas. Desde este punto de vista, interesa indagar sobre la significación de las manifestaciones alternativas de los movimientos sociales en sus formas novedosas de protesta y reclamo de justicia. En este sentido, se ensayan algunos lineamientos en torno a las políticas del reconocimiento, en cuanto esta discusión implica una evaluación de la igualdad y la diferencia como principios normativos y orientadores de los cambios materiales y culturales que se presentan en el mundo actual.The perspectives provided by the recognition theory to understand the transformations that have been happening in contemporary societies, have swiftly turned into a focus of discussion in social and political philosophy. Especially there are examined some theoretical

  3. Association between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension: findings from the ELSA-Brasil study

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    Patrícia Miranda Mendes

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available “Pardos” and blacks in Brazil and blacks in the USA are at greater risk of developing arterial hypertension than whites, and the causes of this inequality are still little understood. Psychosocial and contextual factors, including racial discrimination, are indicated as conditions associated with this inequality. The aim of this study was to identify the association between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension. The study evaluated 14,012 workers from the ELSA-Brazil baseline population. Perceived discrimination was measured by the Lifetime Major Events Scale, adapted to Portuguese. Classification by race/color followed the categories proposed by Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE. Hypertension was defined by standard criteria. The association between the compound variable - race/racial discrimination - and hypertension was estimated by Poisson regression with robust variance and stratified by the categories of body mass index (BMI and sex. Choosing white women as the reference group, in the BMI 25kg/m2 and men in any BMI category, no effect of racial discrimination was identified. Despite the differences in point estimates of prevalence of hypertension between “pardo” women who reported and those who did not report discrimination, our results are insufficient to assert that an association exists between racial discrimination and hypertension.

  4. Multipurpose discriminator with accurate time coupling

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    Baldin, B.Yu.; Krumshtejn, Z.V.; Ronzhin, A.I.

    1977-01-01

    The principle diagram of a multipurpose discriminator is described, designed on the basis of a wide-band differential amplifier. The discriminator has three independent channels: the timing channel, the lower level discriminator and the control channel. The timing channel and the lower level discriminator are connected to a coincidence circuit. Three methods of timing are used: a single threshold, a double threshold with timing on the pulse front, and a constant fraction timing. The lower level discriminator is a wide-band amplifier with an adjustable threshold. The investigation of compensation characteristics of the discriminator has shown that the time shift of the discriminator output in the constant fraction timing regime does not exceed +-75 ns for the input signal range of 1:85. The time resolution was found to be 20 ns in the 20% energy range near the photo-peak maximum of 60 Co γ source

  5. Certificado de reconocimiento por ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas Certificate of recognition for the ingestion of alcoholic beverages

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    Héctor Barreiro Ramos

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de los llamados procedimientos médico-legales hay 3 que son de suma importancia para el médico de asistencia, el certificado de defunción, el de primera intención de un lesionado y el de reconocimiento por ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas. En el caso de los dos primeros contamos con algunas publicaciones que nos pueden ayudar en su confección; sin embargo, con respecto al último no conocemos que se haya publicado algo, y por tanto, se hace necesario difundir los conocimientos al respecto. El resultado de este procedimiento tiene una trascendencia indiscutible, tanto para el sujeto sometido a él, como para los órganos de justicia; además del poco tiempo disponible en pregrado para explicar este tipo de actuación. Se revisó la legislación vigente y trabajos relacionados con la temática de las intoxicaciones y adicciones más comunes en nuestro país, fundamentalmente del fondo bibliográfico del Instituto de Medicina Legal. La exposición la realizamos a manera de manual o guía práctica para el examen clínico de la ingestión o embriaguez alcohólica, su diagnóstico diferencial con la intoxicación por metanol, la marihuana y la toma de muestras entre otras cuestiones. El material está dirigido fundamentalmente a los médicos de asistencia y estudiantes de 5to. año de la carrera de Medicina.Among the so-called medico-legal procedures there are 3 that are very important for a physician: the death certificate, that of first intention of an injured and that of recognition for the ingestion of alcoholic beverages. There are some publications that can help us to made the first two; however, we do not know about any publication on the latter. Therefore, it is necessary to spread the knowledge existing on this regard. The result of this procedure is unquestionably significant for the individual subjected to it and for the legal bodies, in addition to the little time available at the undergraduate level to explain this type of

  6. Análisis Comparativo de las técnicas utilizadas en un Sistema de Reconocimiento de Hojas de Planta

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    Jair Cervantes

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    Full Text Available Resumen: El desarrollo de sistemas de identificación de hojas de plantas es un reto actual que comprende numerosas aplicaciones que van desde alimentación, medicina, industria y medio ambiente. En la literatura actual, se han propuesto varias técnicas con el objetivo de identificar plantas en diversos campos de aplicación. Sin embargo, las técnicas actuales están restringidas al reconocimiento e identificación de tipos de plantas limitados, utilizando descriptores de características específicos. En este artículo, se realiza un análisis comparativo de diversos métodos de extracción de características (texturales, cromáticas y geométricas y clasificacíon sobre conjuntos de plantas muy similares y disimiles entre sí. Doce conjuntos de hojas con características de forma similares son estudiados utilizando varios clasificadores. Se analiza el desempeño de diferentes combinaciones de características en cada conjunto. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que para incrementar el desempeño de los clasificadores estudiados, es necesaria una combinación de las diferentes técnicas de extracción de características, esta necesidad es mayor cuando se trabaja con conjuntos de hojas con características muy similares. Además, se muestra el mejor desempeño de un clasificador con otro. Abstract: The development of vision systems for identifying plants by leaves is an important challenge which has numerous applications ranging from food, medicine, industry and environment. Recently, several techniques have been proposed in the literature in order to identify plants in various fields of application. However, current techniques are restricted to the recognition and identification of plants using specific descriptors. In this paper, is accomplished a comparative analysis using different methods of feature extraction (textural, chromatic and geometric and different methods of

  7. Aquatic Life Criteria - Tributyltin (TBT)

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    Documents pertaining to 2004 Final Acute and Chronic Ambient Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria for Tributyltin (TBT) for freshwater and saltwater. These documents include the safe levels of TBT that should protect the majority of species.

  8. Aquatic Life Criteria - Cadmium Documents

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    Documents pertaining to 2016 Acute and Chronic Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Cadmium (Freshwater, Estuarine/marine). These documents contain the safe levels of Cadmium in water that should protect the majority of species.

  9. Reliability criteria for voltage stability

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    Taylor, Carson W.; Silverstein, Brian L. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In face of costs pressures, there is need to allocate scare resources more effectively in order to achieve voltage stability. This naturally leads to development of probabilistic criteria and notions of rick management. In this paper it is presented a discussion about criteria for long term voltage stability limited to the case in which the time frames are topically several minutes. (author) 14 refs., 1 fig.

  10. Fluid Dynamic Models for Bhattacharyya-Based Discriminant Analysis.

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    Noh, Yung-Kyun; Hamm, Jihun; Park, Frank Chongwoo; Zhang, Byoung-Tak; Lee, Daniel D

    2018-01-01

    Classical discriminant analysis attempts to discover a low-dimensional subspace where class label information is maximally preserved under projection. Canonical methods for estimating the subspace optimize an information-theoretic criterion that measures the separation between the class-conditional distributions. Unfortunately, direct optimization of the information-theoretic criteria is generally non-convex and intractable in high-dimensional spaces. In this work, we propose a novel, tractable algorithm for discriminant analysis that considers the class-conditional densities as interacting fluids in the high-dimensional embedding space. We use the Bhattacharyya criterion as a potential function that generates forces between the interacting fluids, and derive a computationally tractable method for finding the low-dimensional subspace that optimally constrains the resulting fluid flow. We show that this model properly reduces to the optimal solution for homoscedastic data as well as for heteroscedastic Gaussian distributions with equal means. We also extend this model to discover optimal filters for discriminating Gaussian processes and provide experimental results and comparisons on a number of datasets.

  11. Toxic chemical risk acceptance criteria

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    Craig, D.K.; Davis, J.; Lee, L.; Lein, P.; Omberg, S.

    1992-01-01

    This paper presents recommendations of a subcommittee of the Westinghouse M ampersand 0 Nuclear Facility Safety Committee concerning toxic chemical risk acceptance criteria. Two sets of criteria have been developed, one for use in the hazard classification of facilities, and the second for use in comparing risks in DOE non-reactor nuclear facility Safety Analysis Reports. The Emergency Response Planning Guideline (ERPG) values are intended to provide estimates of concentration ranges for specific chemicals above which exposure would be expected to lead to adverse heath effects of increasing severity for ERPG-1, -2, and -3s. The subcommittee recommends that criteria for hazard class or risk range be based on ERPGs for all chemicals. Probability-based Incremental Cancer Risk (ICR) criteria are recommended for additional analyses of risks from all known or suspected human carcinogens. Criteria are given for both on-site and off-site exposure. The subcommittee also recommends that the 5-minute peak concentration be compared with the relevant criterion with no adjustment for exposure time. Since ERPGs are available for only a limited number of chemicals, the subcommittee has developed a proposed hierarchy of concentration limit parameters for the different criteria

  12. Social identity change in response to discrimination.

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    Perozzo, Cristina; de la Sablonnière, Roxane; Auger, Emilie; Caron-Diotte, Mathieu

    2016-09-01

    This study investigated the conditions under which discrimination can lead to social identity changes among members of a minority group. Both positive and negative relations between perceptions of discrimination and social identity have previously been reported. To explain the conflicting results and understand the complex reality of members of stigmatized groups, we argue that group-based emotions (e.g., group-based dissatisfaction) and ambiguity of discrimination cues (i.e., overt vs. ambiguous) need to be considered. We hypothesized that perceptions of discrimination would play a moderating role between group-based dissatisfaction and social identity change in a context of ambiguous, but not of overt, discrimination. The sample was comprised of 151 Arab Muslims living in the province of Quebec. Participants read fictitious newspaper articles portraying either overt (n = 76) or ambiguous (n = 75) discrimination towards in-group members. Results revealed that for participants in the overt discrimination condition, only group-based dissatisfaction was positively associated with social identity change. In contrast, for the participants in the ambiguous discrimination condition, those who perceived little discrimination and felt low group-based dissatisfaction reported a decrease in social identity. However, those who perceived low group discrimination and felt high group-based dissatisfaction reported a positive social identity change. © 2016 The British Psychological Society.

  13. Perceived age discrimination in older adults

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    Rippon, Isla; Kneale, Dylan; de Oliveira, Cesar; Demakakos, Panayotes; Steptoe, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: to examine perceived age discrimination in a large representative sample of older adults in England. Methods: this cross-sectional study of over 7,500 individuals used data from the fifth wave of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a longitudinal cohort study of men and women aged 52 years and older in England. Wave 5 asked respondents about the frequency of five everyday discriminatory situations. Participants who attributed any experiences of discrimination to their age were treated as cases of perceived age discrimination. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the odds ratios of experiencing perceived age discrimination in relation to selected sociodemographic factors. Results: approximately a third (33.3%) of all respondents experienced age discrimination, rising to 36.8% in those aged 65 and over. Perceived age discrimination was associated with older age, higher education, lower levels of household wealth and being retired or not in employment. The correlates of age discrimination across the five discriminatory situations were similar. Conclusion: understanding age discrimination is vital if we are to develop appropriate policies and to target future interventions effectively. These findings highlight the scale of the challenge of age discrimination for older adults in England and illustrate that those groups are particularly vulnerable to this form of discrimination. PMID:24077751

  14. Discrimination and subjective well-being: protective influences of membership in a discriminated category.

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    Hnilica, Karel

    2011-03-01

    Research reveals that discrimination has harmful effects on health and quality of life. Among the most frequent types of discrimination pertains gender and age discrimination. Research results show that discriminatory behaviours based on gender afflict predominantly women; age discrimination afflicts mainly older adults. At the same time, it has been found that members of these traditionally discriminated categories often use strategies that mitigate the effects of discrimination. Discrimination will have detrimental effects on subjective well-being. But its effects will be most harmful for persons who are not members of the traditionally discriminated categories. These hypotheses were tested on data from three waves of the European Social Survey that the Czech Republic also participated in. Data were analyzed in a series of multilevel random coefficients regression analyses with respondents nested within states and states nested within years of study. Both perceived gender discrimination and perceived age discrimination have negative effects on subjective well-being. However, gender discrimination had more harmful effects on the subjective well-being of men than women and age discrimination had the most harmful effects on the subjective well-being of people in their middle ages, not the elderly ones. Discrimination does not need to have most harmful effects on the quality of life of members of the categories that are discriminated against most often.

  15. Social Advertising Quality: Assessment Criteria

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: the The purpose of the publication is development of existing criterial assessment in social advertising sphere. The next objectives are provided for its achievement: to establish research methodology, to develop the author’s version of necessary notional apparatus and conceptual generalization, to determine the elements of social advertising quality, to establish the factors of its quality, to conduct the systematization of existing criteria and measuring instruments of quality assessment, to form new criteria of social advertising quality, to apply received results for development of criterial assessment to determine the further research perspectives. Methods: the methodology of research of management of social advertising interaction with target audience, which has dynamic procedural character with use of sociological knowledge multivariate paradigmatic status, has been proposed. Results: the primary received results: the multivariate paradigmatic research basis with use of works of famous domestic and foreign scientists in sociology, qualimetry and management spheres; the definitions of social advertising, its quality, sociological quality provision system, target audience behavior model during social advertising interaction are offered; the quality factors with three groups by level of effect on consumer are established; the systematization of existing quality and its measure instruments assessment criteria by detected social advertising quality elements are conducted; the two new criteria and its management quality assessment measuring instruments in social advertising sphere are developed; the one of the common groups of production quality criteria – adaptability with considering of new management quality criteria and conducted systematization of existing social advertising creative quality assessment criteria development; the perspective of further perfection of quality criterial assessment based on social advertising

  16. Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the “Budapest Criteria”) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    Harden, R. Norman; Bruehl, Stephen; Perez, Roberto S.G.M.; Birklein, Frank; Marinus, Johan; Maihofner, Christian; Lubenow, Timothy; Buvanendran, Asokumar; Mackey, Sean; Graciosa, Joseph; Mogilevski, Mila; Ramsden, Christopher; Chont, Melissa; Vatine, Jean-Jacques

    2010-01-01

    Current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS have low specificity, potentially leading to overdiagnosis. This validation study compared current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS to proposed new diagnostic criteria (the “Budapest Criteria”) regarding diagnostic accuracy. Structured evaluations of CRPS-related signs and symptoms were conducted in 113 CRPS-I and 47 non-CRPS neuropathic pain patients. Discriminating between diagnostic groups based on presence of signs or symptoms meeting IASP criteria showed high diagnostic sensitivity (1.00), but poor specificity (0.41), replicating prior work. In comparison, the Budapest clinical criteria retained the exceptional sensitivity of the IASP criteria (0.99), but greatly improved upon the specificity (0.68). As designed, the Budapest research criteria resulted in the highest specificity (0.79), again replicating prior work. Analyses indicated that inclusion of four distinct CRPS components in the Budapest Criteria contributed to enhanced specificity. Overall, results corroborate the validity of the Budapest Criteria and suggest they improve upon existing IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS. PMID:20493633

  17. Reactor tank UT acceptance criteria

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    Daugherty, W.L.

    1990-01-01

    The SRS reactor tanks are constructed of type 304 stainless steel, with 0.5 inch thick walls. An ultrasonic (UT) in-service inspection program has been developed for examination of these tanks, in accordance with the ISI Plan for the Savannah River Production Reactors Process Water System (DPSTM-88-100-1). Prior to initiation of these inspections, criteria for the disposition of any indications that might be found are required. A working group has been formed to review available information on the SRS reactor tanks and develop acceptance criteria. This working group includes nationally recognized experts in the nuclear industry. The working group has met three times and produced three documents describing the proposed acceptance criteria, the technical basis for the criteria and a proposed initial sampling plan. This report transmits these three documents, which were prepared in accordance with the technical task plan and quality assurance plan for this task, task 88-001-A- 1. In addition, this report summarizes the acceptance criteria and proposed sampling plan, and provides further interpretation of the intent of these three documents where necessary

  18. Universal programmable devices for unambiguous discrimination

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    Zhang Chi; Ying Mingsheng; Qiao, Bo

    2006-01-01

    We discuss the problem of designing unambiguous programmable discriminators for any n unknown quantum states in an m-dimensional Hilbert space. The discriminator is a fixed measurement that has two kinds of input registers: the program registers and the data register. The quantum state in the data register is what users want to identify, which is confirmed to be among the n states in program registers. The task of the discriminator is to tell the users which state stored in the program registers is equivalent to that in the data register. First, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for judging an unambiguous programmable discriminator. Then, if m=n, we present an optimal unambiguous programmable discriminator for them, in the sense of maximizing the worst-case probability of success. Finally, we propose a universal unambiguous programmable discriminator for arbitrary n quantum states

  19. Universal programmable devices for unambiguous discrimination

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    Zhang, Chi; Ying, Mingsheng; Qiao, Bo

    2006-10-01

    We discuss the problem of designing unambiguous programmable discriminators for any n unknown quantum states in an m -dimensional Hilbert space. The discriminator is a fixed measurement that has two kinds of input registers: the program registers and the data register. The quantum state in the data register is what users want to identify, which is confirmed to be among the n states in program registers. The task of the discriminator is to tell the users which state stored in the program registers is equivalent to that in the data register. First, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for judging an unambiguous programmable discriminator. Then, if m=n , we present an optimal unambiguous programmable discriminator for them, in the sense of maximizing the worst-case probability of success. Finally, we propose a universal unambiguous programmable discriminator for arbitrary n quantum states.

  20. Learning to Discriminate Face Views

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    Fang Fang

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Although visual feature leaning has been well studied, we still know little about the mechanisms of perceptual learning of complex object. Here, human perceptual learning in discrimination of in-depth orientation of face view was studied using psychophysics, EEG and fMRI. We trained subjects to discriminate face orientations around a face view (i.e. 30° over eight daily sessions, which resulted in a significant improvement in sensitivity to the face view orientation. This improved sensitivity was highly specific to the trained orientation and persisted up to six months. Different from perceptual learning of simple visual features, this orientation-specific learning effect could completely transfer across changes in face size, visual field and face identity. A complete transfer also occurred between two partial face images that were mutually exclusive but constituted a complete face. However, the transfer of the learning effect between upright and inverted faces and between a face and a paperclip object was very weak. Before and after training, we measured EEG and fMRI BOLD signals responding to both the trained and the untrained face views. Analyses of ERPs and induced gamma activity showed that face view discrimination training led to a larger reduction of N170 latency at the left occipital-temporal area and a concurrent larger decrease of induced gamma activity at the left frontal area with the trained face view, compared with the untrained ones. BOLD signal amplitude and MVPA analyses showed that, in face-selective cortical areas, training did not lead to a significant amplitude change, but induced a more reliable spatial pattern of neural activity in the left FFA. These results suggest that the visual system had learned how to compute face orientation from face configural information more accurately and that a large amount of plastic changes took place at a level of higher visual processing where size-, location-, and identity

  1. Fast differential pulse discriminator-counter

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    Shelevoj, K.D.

    1985-01-01

    The flowsheet of a differential pulse discriminator counter is described; the result of discrimination here is independent from the shape of the input pulse. Rate of the analysis of input pulses with minimum amplitude up to 0.3 mV coming out from the photomultiplier makes up 220 MHz. The flowsheet of the discriminator used in the system of photon counting for atmosphere probing is presented

  2. The monolithic double-threshold discriminator

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    Baturitsky, M.A.; Dvornikov, O.V.

    1999-01-01

    A double-threshold discriminator capable of processing input signals of different duration is described. Simplicity of the discriminator circuitry makes it possible to embody the discriminator in multichannel ICs using microwave bipolar-JFET technology. Time walk is calculated to be less than 0.35 ns for the input ramp signals with rise times 25-100 ns and amplitudes 50 mV-1 V

  3. Preamplifier-discriminator for a photomultiplier

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    Groshev, V.Ya.; Zabrodskij, V.A.

    1986-01-01

    A simple preamplifier-discriminator intended for processing fluxes of low-energy X-radiation in combination with a scintillation detector is suggested. Utilization of the 564LE5 microcircuit in the preamplifier-discriminator permits to use general supply, with digital logical microcircuits. Operation of the preamplifier-discriminator during some years as a part of the RPP-1 X-ray densitometer displayed good repeatibility of parameters of the device and its reliability

  4. Gender Discrimination and Women's Development in India

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    Sivakumar, Marimuthu

    2008-01-01

    Gender is a common term where as gender discrimination is meant only for women, because females are the only victims of gender discrimination. Females are nearly 50 percent of the total population but their representation in public life is very low. Recognizing women’s right and believing their ability are essential for women’s empowerment and development. This study deals with gender discrimination in India, its various forms and its causes. Importance of women in development, legislation fo...

  5. Productivity or Discrimination? Beauty and the Exams

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    Giam Pietro Cipriani; Angelo Zago

    2005-01-01

    Do good looks make people more productive? An impact of looks on earnings has been found in the empirical literature: plain people earn less than average-looking people who earn less than the good-looking. However, an important question remains unanswered: is the impact of beauty due to pure discrimination or productivity? We provide evidence against the hypothesis of Becker-type discrimination stemming from tastes and in favor of productivity-related discrimination.

  6. Price discrimination and business-cycle risk

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    Marco Cornia; Kristopher S. Gerardi; Adam Hale Shapiro

    2011-01-01

    A parsimonious theoretical model of second degree price discrimination suggests that the business cycle will affect the degree to which firms are able to price-discriminate between different consumer types. We analyze price dispersion in the airline industry to assess how price discrimination can expose airlines to aggregate-demand fluctuations. Performing a panel analysis on seventeen years of data covering two business cycles, we find that price dispersion is highly procyclical. Estimates s...

  7. Dimensionality Reduction by Local Discriminative Gaussians

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    Parrish, Nathan; Gupta, Maya

    2012-01-01

    We present local discriminative Gaussian (LDG) dimensionality reduction, a supervised dimensionality reduction technique for classification. The LDG objective function is an approximation to the leave-one-out training error of a local quadratic discriminant analysis classifier, and thus acts locally to each training point in order to find a mapping where similar data can be discriminated from dissimilar data. While other state-of-the-art linear dimensionality reduction methods require gradien...

  8. Discrimination And Intolerance in the Art

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    Vitor Correia

    2014-01-01

    When the people speak about discrimination and intolerance, it is usually in reference to the racial, religious, political, sexual, age, problems, etc., and does not refer, or refers less, the discrimination and the intolerance determined by artistic reasons, or with these related : the age differences in art, the sexism in art, and the rejection of works of art. In this text we intend to show the existence of these forms of discrimination and intolerance, explain what they mean, its causes, ...

  9. Common criteria for usability review.

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    Nassar, Victor

    2012-01-01

    The propose of this paper is to present a literature review, in a grouping of common criteria for usability approaches of Bastien and Scapin (1993), Nielsen (1994), Shnneiderman(1998), Dix et al (1998), Preece et al (2005) and ISO 9241-110 (2006). After establishment of prerequisites for knowledge of the general characteristics of the users who will use the system, are defined and explained the criteria in common: consistency, user control, ease of learning, flexibility, errors management, reduction of excess and visibility system status. Although there is no determination as to which criteria should be considered when developing an interface and each author presents some specificity in their approach, it is observed that there is equivalence in the measures adopted usability.

  10. Combining the IADPSG criteria with the WHO diagnostic criteria for ...

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    Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, yet there are no universally accepted diagnostic ... pregnancy outcome than a diagnosis that meets only WHO or IADPSG criteria. Key words: .... GDM, hypertensive disorder, maternal age, maternal obesity, family history of ...

  11. Combining the IADPSG criteria with the WHO diagnostic criteria for ...

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    glucose, 1‑hour and 2‑hour serum glucose. Serum glucose was analysed on the Roche/Hitachi 902 automatic analyzer. The women were classified as gestational diabetics and non‑gestational diabetic according to the WHO and IADPSG diagnostic criteria. Five pregnancy outcome parameters were observed during the ...

  12. Simple multifunction discriminator for multichannel triggers

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    Maier, M.R.

    1982-10-01

    A simple version of a multifunction timing discriminator using only two integrated circuits is presented. It can be configured as a leading edge, a constant fraction, a zero cross or a dual threshold timing discriminator. Since so few parts are used, it is well suited for building multichannel timing discriminators. Two versions of this circuit are described: a quadruple multifunction discriminator and an octal constant fraction trigger. The different compromises made in these units are discussed. Results for walk and jitter obtained with these are presented and possible improvements are disussed

  13. Channel discrimination power of bipartite quantum states

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    Caiaffa, Matteo; Piani, Marco

    2018-03-01

    We quantify the usefulness of a bipartite quantum state in the ancilla-assisted channel discrimination of arbitrary quantum channels, formally defining a worst-case-scenario channel discrimination power for bipartite quantum states. We show that such a quantifier is deeply connected with the operator Schmidt decomposition of the state. We compute the channel discrimination power exactly for pure states, and provide upper and lower bounds for general mixed states. We show that highly entangled states can outperform any state that passes the realignment criterion for separability and that the channel discrimination power of a state is bounded by its quantum discord.

  14. Discriminant forest classification method and system

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    Chen, Barry Y.; Hanley, William G.; Lemmond, Tracy D.; Hiller, Lawrence J.; Knapp, David A.; Mugge, Marshall J.

    2012-11-06

    A hybrid machine learning methodology and system for classification that combines classical random forest (RF) methodology with discriminant analysis (DA) techniques to provide enhanced classification capability. A DA technique which uses feature measurements of an object to predict its class membership, such as linear discriminant analysis (LDA) or Andersen-Bahadur linear discriminant technique (AB), is used to split the data at each node in each of its classification trees to train and grow the trees and the forest. When training is finished, a set of n DA-based decision trees of a discriminant forest is produced for use in predicting the classification of new samples of unknown class.

  15. 22 CFR 217.11 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    2010-04-01

    ... relationship that has the effect of subjecting qualified handicapped applicants or employees to discrimination...) Specific activities. The provisions of this subpart apply to: (1) Recruitment, advertising, and the...

  16. Health care workplace discrimination and physician turnover.

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    Nunez-Smith, Marcella; Pilgrim, Nanlesta; Wynia, Matthew; Desai, Mayur M; Bright, Cedric; Krumholz, Harlan M; Bradley, Elizabeth H

    2009-12-01

    To examine the association between physician race/ ethnicity, workplace discrimination, and physician job turnover. Cross-sectional, national survey conducted in 2006-2007 of practicing physicians (n = 529) randomly identified via the American Medical Association Masterfile and the National Medical Association membership roster. We assessed the relationships between career racial/ethnic discrimination at work and several career-related dependent variables, including 2 measures of physician turnover, career satisfaction, and contemplation of career change. We used standard frequency analyses, odds ratios and chi2 statistics, and multivariate logistic regression modeling to evaluate these associations. Physicians who self-identified as nonmajority were significantly more likely to have left at least 1 job because of workplace discrimination (black, 29%; Asian, 24%; other race, 21%; Hispanic/Latino, 20%; white, 9%). In multivariate models, having experienced racial/ethnic discrimination at work was associated with high job turnover (adjusted odds ratio, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.4-4.9). Among physicians who experienced workplace discrimination, only 45% of physicians were satisfied with their careers (vs 88% among those who had not experienced workplace discrimination, p value workplace discrimination, p value Workplace discrimination is associated with physician job turnover, career dissatisfaction, and contemplation of career change. These findings underscore the importance of monitoring for workplace discrimination and responding when opportunities for intervention and retention still exist.

  17. Optimal state discrimination using particle statistics

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    Bose, S.; Ekert, A.; Omar, Y.; Paunkovic, N.; Vedral, V.

    2003-01-01

    We present an application of particle statistics to the problem of optimal ambiguous discrimination of quantum states. The states to be discriminated are encoded in the internal degrees of freedom of identical particles, and we use the bunching and antibunching of the external degrees of freedom to discriminate between various internal states. We show that we can achieve the optimal single-shot discrimination probability using only the effects of particle statistics. We discuss interesting applications of our method to detecting entanglement and purifying mixed states. Our scheme can easily be implemented with the current technology

  18. Discrimination And Intolerance in the Art

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    Vitor Correia

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available When the people speak about discrimination and intolerance, it is usually in reference to the racial, religious, political, sexual, age, problems, etc., and does not refer, or refers less, the discrimination and the intolerance determined by artistic reasons, or with these related : the age differences in art, the sexism in art, and the rejection of works of art. In this text we intend to show the existence of these forms of discrimination and intolerance, explain what they mean, its causes, and its aftermath. We analyze the specificity of each of the discrimination and intolerance in the artistic field,  and the social weight they have in the world today.

  19. Discrimination And Intolerance in the Art

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    Vitor Correia

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available When the people speak about discrimination and intolerance, it is usually in reference to the racial, religious, political, sexual, age, problems, etc., and does not refer, or refers less, the discrimination and the intolerance determined by artistic reasons, or with these related : the age differences in art, the sexism in art, and the rejection of works of art. In this text we intend to show the existence of these forms of discrimination and intolerance, explain what they mean, its causes, and its aftermath. We analyze the specificity of each of the discrimination and intolerance in the artistic field,  and the social weight they have in the world today.

  20. Ion Discrimination by Nanoscale Design

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    Rempe, Susan; Rogers, David

    2013-03-01

    Proteins that form membrane-spanning channels excel at discriminating between molecules on the basis of subtle structural and chemical differences. For example, some channels distinguish between water and ions; others between Na+ (sodium) and K+ (potassium) despite identical charges and only sub-Angstrom differences in size. If we could understand these structure/function relationships, we could potentially harness biological design principles in robust nanoscale devices that mimic biological function for efficient separations. Using ab initio molecular simulations, we have interrogated the link between channel structure and selective transport, both in cellular channels and polymer membranes. Our results emphasize the surprisingly important role of the environment that surrounds ion-binding sites, as well as the coordination chemistry of the binding site for raising or lowering the free energy barrier to transport in both systems. Support for Sandia Laboratory Research & Development Program is gratefully acknowledged.

  1. Gender discrimination in exam grading?

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    Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler

    2018-01-01

    Girls, on average, obtain higher test scores in school than boys, and recent research suggests that part of this difference may be due to discrimination against boys in grading. This bias is consequential if admission to subsequent education programs is based on exam scores. This study assesses...... are scored twice (blind and non-blind). Both strategies use difference-in-differences methods. Although imprecisely estimated, the point estimates indicate a blind grading advantage for boys in essay writing of approximately 5-8% SD, corresponding to 9-15% of the gender gap in essay exam grades. The effect...... the causal effect of blind grading, exploiting two separate identification strategies. The first derives from a unique full cohort natural experiment with a grading reform, providing exogenous variation in blind grading. The other strategy derives from a field experiment where the exact same exam papers...

  2. Design criteria for advanced reactors

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    Dennielou, Y.

    1991-01-01

    Design criteria for advanced reactors are discussed, including safety aspects, site selection, problems related to maintenance and possibility of repairing or replacing structures or components of a nuclear power plant, the human factor considerations. Bearing in mind that some of these criteria are the subject of consensus at international level, the author suggests to establish a table of different operator requirements, to prepare a dossier on the comparison of input data for probabilistic risk analysis, to take into consideration the means to control a severe accident from the very start of the design

  3. Decision modeling and acceptance criteria

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    Ditlevsen, Ove Dalager

    2003-01-01

    formulation of decision criteria and public acceptance criteria connected to risk analysis of technical operations that may endanger human life and property. Public restrictions on the decisions concerning the design, construction and managing of the technical operation have in the past been imposed......, the owner that tries to optimize the net gain of the operation, and the public that has somewhat different preferences than the owner, but also strong interests in the success of the owner. The principles of rational decision are needed for appreciation of the problem. Recognizing that there is an insurance...

  4. Infant discrimination of humanoid robots

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    Goh eMatsuda

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Recently, extremely humanlike robots called androids have been developed, some of which are already being used in the field of entertainment. In the context of psychological studies, androids are expected to be used in the future as fully controllable human stimuli to investigate human nature. In this study, we used an android to examine infant discrimination ability between human beings and non-human agents. Participants (N = 42 infants were assigned to three groups based on their age, i.e., 6- to 8-month-olds, 9- to 11-month-olds, and 12- to 14-month-olds, and took part in a preferential looking paradigm. Of three types of agents involved in the paradigm—a human, an android modeled on the human, and a mechanical-looking robot made from the android—two at a time were presented side-by-side as they performed a grasping action. Infants’ looking behavior was measured using an eye tracking system, and the amount of time spent focusing on each of three areas of interest (face, goal, and body was analyzed. Results showed that all age groups predominantly looked at the robot and at the face area, and that infants aged over 9 months watched the goal area for longer than the body area. There was no difference in looking times and areas focused on between the human and the android. These findings suggest that 6- to 14-month-olds are unable to discriminate between the human and the android, although they can distinguish the mechanical robot from the human.

  5. 7 CFR 1570.20 - Criteria.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Criteria § 1570.20 Criteria. The criteria considered by FAS in reviewing proposals for SOAP and COAP... initiatives will make toward realizing U.S. agricultural export goals and, in particular, in developing...

  6. Claves para el reconocimiento taxonómico dentario en taxa del Superorden Squalomorphi de Chile (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii Taxonomic dental keys for the Chilean taxa of the Superorder Squalomorphi (Chondricthyes: Elasmobranchii

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    Sylvia Sáez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una serie de claves para el reconocimiento dentario de diferentes taxa del Superorden Squalomorphi de Chile. Se seleccionaron características dentarias externas que permitan obtener una observación más expedita que conduzcan a un estudio más acabado, de la diagnosis de los diferentes taxa constituyentes de este grupo de peces, haciéndolas extensibles para estudios de piezas dentales fósiles.A series of taxonomic dental keys is presented for the Chilean taxa of the Superorder Squalomorphi. External dental characteristics were selected for easier observation, leading to more thorough studies. This allows diagnoses of the different taxa comprising this group of fishes and, moreover, can be extended to studies of fossil teeth.

  7. Los parlamentos nacionales de la UE y el reconocimiento de Palestina: ¿innovando «de verdad» o «solo» prestando más apoyo?

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    Stelios Stavridis

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La diplomacia de la Unión Europea siempre ha prestado mucha atención al conflicto palestinoisraelí. Uno de los elementos clave en ello es el reconocimiento de un estado palestino. Este artículo analiza este aspecto en particular ahora que Suecia ha reconocido tal estado, pero lo ha hecho no solo teniendo en cuenta a las instituciones y estados de la UE: también cubre las reacciones de tres parlamentos nacionales: los de España, Italia y Grecia. Por tanto, este artículo enriquece tanto a los estudios sobre la diplomacia de la UE como a los de la diplomacia parlamentaria, lo que es un área emergente en la investigación académica.

  8. Sexual Discrimination in the Use of Letters of Recommendation: A Case of Reverse Discrimination

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    Kryger, Barbara Rosenblum; Shikiar, Richard

    1978-01-01

    Possible sexual discrimination was examined in the use of letters of recommendation. Female applicants were preferred over male applicants in terms of proceeding with an interview, thus demonstrating a case of reverse discrimination. (Author)

  9. Does perceived discrimination affect health? Longitudinal relationships between work discrimination and women's physical and emotional health.

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    Pavalko, Eliza K; Mossakowski, Krysia N; Hamilton, Vanessa J

    2003-03-01

    This study uses longitudinal data to examine the causal relationships between perceived work discrimination and women's physical and emotional health. Using data on 1,778 employed women in the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature Women, we investigate the structural and individual characteristics that predict later perceptions of discrimination and the effects of those perceptions on subsequent health. We find that perceptions of discrimination are influenced by job attitudes, prior experiences of discrimination, and work contexts, but prior health is not related to later perceptions. However, perceptions of discrimination do impact subsequent health, and these effects remain significant after controlling for prior emotional health, physical health limitations, discrimination, and job characteristics. Overall, the results provide even stronger support for the health impact of workplace discrimination and suggest a need for further longitudinal analyses of causes and consequences of perceived discrimination.

  10. On discriminating and not discriminating between affect and representation.

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    Green, A

    1999-04-01

    The topic involves two issues. They can be related either to different clinical pictures or to divergent opinions about the same clinical facts. But the above mentioned opposition can be found in Freud's work. Listening in analysis differentiates between situations where the distinction of affect and representation is blurred within the general frame of communication and others where this distinction imposes itself because of the critical or chronic character of the predominance of affect. Problems about the discrimination between affect and representation in the unconscious are elucidated in the light of their structural differences. The notion of the psychical representative of the drive announces the reference to the further notion of instinctual impulse. Later on, in Freud's theory, the notion of instinctual impulse has encompassed the distinction between affects and representation. Contemporary authors have, in their vast majority, chosen to refer preferably to object relationships. Nevertheless, the problems raised by Freud remain unanswered. It is with the clinical picture of borderline personality disorders that the lack of discrimination between affect and representation becomes evident. A detailed description is presented of the forms of transference where the irrepresentable prevails, accompanied by feelings of being overwhelmed, repetition compulsion, acting out and somatic reactions. In the countertransference, the affects of helplessness, despair and even the impossibility of grasping the meaning of the patient's communication are frequently met in the analyst. In these clinical pictures, intermediary formations, i.e. psychic organisations where primary processes structures the unconscious, are impaired. One is struck by the limitation of the capacities of representation and by the importance of phenomena related to negative hallucinations specially focused on thought processes, The communication is frequently self-contradictory, the transference

  11. El ideal de belleza como construcción de marcas de reconocimiento en sociedades ocularcentristas: la construcción del cuerpo en mujeres ciegas del Área Metropolitana de Monterrey

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo gira en torno a la pregunta: ¿Cómo construyen la imagen corporal las mujeres ciegas? ¿Se encuentran influenciadas por el discurso hegemónico del ideal de belleza? En primera instancia definimos las características de una sociedad ocularcentrista; enseguida realizamos una deconstrucción de investigaciones empíricas acerca de la construcción del cuerpo en mujeres ciegas. Finalmente presentamos nuestra propuesta de análisis, apoyándonos en la psicología narrativa, desarrollamos una perspectiva que interpreta la construcción del cuerpo en mujeres ciegas como un acto narrativo a través del cualse generan marcas de reconocimiento que son utilizadas para evaluar y clasificar algo como bello y/o atractivo. En el análisis de las entrevistas realizadas encontramos que la construcción de marcas de reconocimiento presenta dos variantes: a una en la que se muestra cierta desconfianza e inclusive rechazo en las opiniones generadas mediante el uso de sentidos tales como el olfato, el tacto, etc. (b Otra en la que se construye un concepto de estética táctil. La desconfianza o aceptación de la estética táctil es generada, principalmente, por aspectos tales como: (a edad en que se perdió la vista; b ocupación en la que se desempeña; c tiempo que tiene de haber perdido la vista. Palabras clave: Descanso; I

  12. Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the "Budapest Criteria") for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    Harden, R.N.; Bruehl, S.; Perez, R.S.G.M.; Birklein, F.; Marinus, J.; Maihofner, C.; Lubenow, T.; Buvanendran, A.; Mackey, S.; Graciosa, J.; Mogilevski, M.; Ramsden, C.; Chont, M.; Vatine, J.J.

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    Current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS have low specificity, potentially leading to overdiagnosis. This validation study compared current IASP diagnostic criteria for CRPS to proposed new diagnostic criteria (the "Budapest Criteria") regarding diagnostic accuracy. Structured evaluations of

  13. Risk based seismic design criteria

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    1999-01-01

    In order to develop a risk based seismic design criteria the following four issues must be addressed: (1) What target annual probability of seismic induced unacceptable performance is acceptable? (2) What minimum seismic margin is acceptable? (3) Given the decisions made under Issues 1 and 2, at what annual frequency of exceedance should the safe-shutdown-earthquake (SSE) ground motion be defined? (4) What seismic design criteria should be established to reasonably achieve the seismic margin defined under Issue 2? The first issue is purely a policy decision and is not addressed in this paper. Each of the other three issues are addressed. Issues 2 and 3 are integrally tied together so that a very large number of possible combinations of responses to these two issues can be used to achieve the target goal defined under Issue 1. Section 2 lays out a combined approach to these two issues and presents three potentially attractive combined resolutions of these two issues which reasonably achieves the target goal. The remainder of the paper discusses an approach which can be used to develop seismic design criteria aimed at achieving the desired seismic margin defined in resolution of Issue 2. Suggestions for revising existing seismic design criteria to more consistently achieve the desired seismic margin are presented. (orig.)

  14. Social Status Correlates of Reporting Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination among Racially Diverse Women

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    Ro, Annie E.; Choi, Kyung-Hee

    2009-01-01

    The growing body of research on discrimination and health indicates a deleterious effect of discrimination on various health outcomes. However, less is known about the sociodemographic correlates of reporting racial discrimination and gender discrimination among racially diverse women. We examined the associations of social status characteristics with lifetime experiences of racial discrimination and gender discrimination using a racially-diverse sample of 754 women attending family planning clinics in Northern California (11.4% African American, 16.8% Latina, 10.1% Asian and 61.7% Caucasian). A multivariate analysis revealed that race, financial difficulty and marital status were significantly correlated with higher reports of racial discrimination, while race, education, financial difficulty and nativity were significantly correlated with gender discrimination scores. Our findings suggest that the social patterning of perceiving racial discrimination is somewhat different from that of gender discrimination. This has implications in the realm of discrimination research and applied interventions, as different forms of discrimination may have unique covariates that should be accounted for in research analysis or program design. PMID:19485231

  15. Social status correlates of reporting gender discrimination and racial discrimination among racially diverse women.

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    Ro, Annie E; Choi, Kyung-Hee

    2009-01-01

    The growing body of research on discrimination and health indicates a deleterious effect of discrimination on various health outcomes. However, less is known about the sociodemographic correlates of reporting racial discrimination and gender discrimination among racially diverse women. We examined the associations of social status characteristics with lifetime experiences of racial discrimination and gender discrimination using a racially-diverse sample of 754 women attending family planning clinics in North California (11.4% African American, 16.8% Latina, 10.1% Asian and 61.7% Caucasian). A multivariate analysis revealed that race, financial difficulty and marital status were significantly correlated with higher reports of racial discrimination, while race, education, financial difficulty and nativity were significantly correlated with gender discrimination scores. Our findings suggest that the social patterning of perceiving racial discrimination is somewhat different from that of gender discrimination. This has implications in the realm of discrimination research and applied interventions, as different forms of discrimination may have unique covariates that should be accounted for in research analysis or program design.

  16. Evaluating Dependence Criteria for Caffeine.

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    Striley, Catherine L W; Griffiths, Roland R; Cottler, Linda B

    2011-12-01

    Background: Although caffeine is the most widely used mood-altering drug in the world, few studies have operationalized and characterized Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) substance dependence criteria applied to caffeine. Methods: As a part of a nosological study of substance use disorders funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, we assessed caffeine use and dependence symptoms among high school and college students, drug treatment patients, and pain clinic patients who reported caffeine use in the last 7 days and also reported use of alcohol, nicotine, or illicit drugs within the past year ( n =167). Results: Thirty-five percent met the criteria for dependence when all seven of the adopted DSM dependence criteria were used. Rates of endorsement of several of the most applicable diagnostic criteria were as follows: 26% withdrawal, 23% desire to cut down or control use, and 44% continued use despite harm. In addition, 34% endorsed craving, 26% said they needed caffeine to function, and 10% indicated that they talked to a physician or counselor about problems experienced with caffeine. There was a trend towards increased caffeine dependence among those dependent on nicotine or alcohol. Within a subgroup that had used caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine in the past year, 28% fulfilled criteria for caffeine dependence compared to 50% for alcohol and 80% for nicotine. Conclusion: The present study adds to a growing literature suggesting the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of the caffeine dependence diagnosis. Recognition of caffeine dependence in the DSM-V may be clinically useful.

  17. 18 CFR 8.3 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8.3 Section 8.3 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION... LICENSED PROJECTS § 8.3 Discrimination prohibited. Every licensee maintaining recreation facilities for the...

  18. Meaning discrimination in bilingual Venda dictionaries | Mafela ...

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    In most cases, the equivalents of the entry-words are provided without giving meaning discrimination. Without a good command of Venda and the provision of meaning discrimination, users will find it difficult to make a correct choice of the equivalent for which they are looking. Bilingual Venda dictionaries are therefore not ...

  19. 30 CFR 270.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 270.4 Section 270.4 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFSHORE NONDISCRIMINATION IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF § 270.4 Discrimination prohibited. No contract or subcontract to which...

  20. 47 CFR 76.983 - Discrimination.

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    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Discrimination. 76.983 Section 76.983 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.983 Discrimination. (a) No Federal agency, state, or...