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An Analysis of Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

- An Analysis of Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy      "We stood by a pond that winter day," (1) This line indicates a still quietness, with lack of the movement of life. There is a vast difference in appearance and movement around a pond in winter and a pond in the midst of summer. This indicates no leaves, and no visible signs of life. The poet is painting a stark and lifeless scene. "And the sun was white, as though chidden of God,"(2) This is indicative of the modernist approach to light as being too harsh and not a positive factor....   [tags: Neutral Tones Essays]

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Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence

- Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence Both the poems 'Neutral Tones' by Thomas Hardy and 'Absence' by Elizabeth Jennings mention and describe the poets' feelings about losing their partners. Even though the general theme, the loss of love, is the same, many features such as tone, imagery, language and rhyme scheme differ from each other. Hardy emphasises more on his feelings towards his break up. He doesn't actually mention how he feels, but instead, the imagery he uses and the way he describes his ex-girlfriend shows that he feels broken and angry....   [tags: English Literature]

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Compare Aurora Leigh and Neutral Tones

- Compare Aurora Leigh and Neutral Tones      The frenzied growth and progress of the Victorian Era had worked itself into a ferment at the birth of the Modern Age. Whereas the Victorian authors and poets seemed to attempt to hold onto themes of the Romantics, emulation of the Classical Age and the application of epic format, the Modernists used more conversational language, but similarly to Romantics, turned to introspection as an inspirational source. However, most striking, is the change of mood of the literature from that of optimism and expansion of the 19th century, to that of early 20th century's "pessimism, sadness, and gravity" (Agatucci, 2001)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Gender Neutral Parenting Is A Method For Raising Children

- Over the decades, a significant mark of the evolution of gender is the increasing social phenomenon in how society conceptualizes gender. Gender is a system of social practices for characterizing people as two different categories, femininity and masculinity and arranging social relations of inequality on the basis of that difference (Ridgeway & Correll 2004). Gender-neutral parenting (GNP) refers to raising children outside of the traditional stereotypes of girls and boys. It involves allowing children to explore their innate personalities and abilities rather than confining them into rigid gender roles that society has shaped....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Transgender, Masculinity]

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Edwige Danticat’s Tones in We Are Ugly, But We Are Here

- Edwige Danticat’s Tones in We Are Ugly, But We Are Here       When I first read “We Are Ugly, But We Are Here,” I was stunned to learn how women in Haiti were treated. Edwige Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969 and immigrated to Brooklyn when she was twelve years old, writes about her experiences in Haiti and about the lives of her ancestors that she links to her own. Her specific purpose is to discuss what all these families went through, especially the women, in order to offer the next generation a voice and a future....   [tags: Danticat We Are Ugly]

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Philosophy of Mind: Dualism and Neutral Monism

- This essay will discuss the topic Philosophy of Mind (POM) which is split into four areas; Dualism, Materialism, Idealism and Neutral Monism. However, due to the depth of these four areas, only Dualism and Neutral Monism will be discussed more in-depth during this essay. Philosophy of Mind studies the relationship between the Mind and the Body. Dualism is an area of POM which argues the view reality is made of Mental things and Material things, with early dualists such as Descartes and Plato supporting this area....   [tags: Dualism, Neutral Monism]

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Neutral versus Affective : The Range of Feelings Expressed

- In neutral cultures, the propensity of the people is to manage their sentiments so that it will not hinder with their judgement. Conceal what they are thinking or feeling. Inhibited conduct is admired. Statements are monotonic. In affective cultures, encourage to the expression of emotions. Reveal thoughts & feelings verbally & in face. Vibrant expressions are admired. Statements are emotional, dramatic. Achievement versus Ascription: ( How one achieves status) Achievement Ascription Respect for superior in hierarchy depends on his/his knowledge &skills....   [tags: neutral cultures, affective cultures, culture]

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Death is Neutral

- Italics are thoughts. Neutral Death is neither good nor evil. Death is Neutral. I watched her, the girl with the green eyes. She was peaceful sleeping soundly as the first rays of light found their way into her room. She stirred, and my breath caught, hopeful she would not wake, but all the same, I wanted to see her eyes. Her beautiful, deep emerald green eyes. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I woke up staggering in my half-awake state to the bathroom, gazing groggily at the mirror....   [tags: personal narrative]

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English as a Neutral Language Tool

- English as a neutral tool My earlier paper highlights how English is acting as a killer language for native languages. As globalisation has created a global village, the people of different languages need a lingua franca to communicate with one another. At present, English is a true lingua franca and a global language. Crystal opines “a language achieves a genuinely global status when it develops a special role that is recognised in every country.” (Crystal 3) English is spoken in different parts of the world as first, second or foreign language....   [tags: global village, foreign]

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The United States Must Be Neutral

- ... Wilson’s aims during the war can be summed up to “make the world safe for democracy.” Being Wilson’s top priority, he believed it was his duty to spread American values of freedom and democracy to imperialist countries, like Germany and the Ottoman Empire. Entering the war was an opportunity to foster democracy across the globe and make the world “safe” again. Underneath the moral aspects lays realistic goals. The United States had loaned very large amounts of money to the Allied Powers, and there was a risk that if the Allies lost, those debts would never be repaid....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Woodrow Wilson]

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Tones of Poems

- Tones of Poems It is easy to tell how somebody is feeling just by the tone of there voice during a conversation. If a person is happy or just being funny they usually have a smile on their face, but if they are mad their voice becomes more stern and loud. The author can use different techniques to show emotion in short stories and novels such as exclamation points or italicized words. These techniques make the reader more apt to figure out how the character is feeling. In poems it is harder to figure out the tone....   [tags: Poetry]

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My Neutral Terms

- Single Stories Reflection- In my mind I always have had many single stories of Africa and Latin America, as do most people. Most people do not like admitting the fact that they have certain thoughts and ideas about many different countries or continents, especially the countries in Africa and Latin America. I have always thought of Africa as a very poor continent that was dirty, and one thing that comes to mind is I think of the starvation issues going on in Africa. I always think of these ramshackle huts for homes, and when thinking about Africa I used to also think about the people that live there, African Americans....   [tags: perspective, ignorance, racism]

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Transgender Rights And Gender Neutral Bathrooms

- ... Every person has a right to go about their daily lives without being made to feel like they are different or like something is wrong with them. Transgendered people deal with these problems virtually every day. Hate crimes have always been a problem, but they are more relevant now than ever. A study conducted shows that in the year 2013 there were 18 homicides that were because the victim was LGBTQ+ or had HIV. Seventy two percent of these homicides had victims who were transgender women of color....   [tags: Transgender, Sexual orientation, Gender]

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People Are Born Good, Evil, Or Neutral

- My views on whether people are born good, evil, or neutral have not changed. I still believe that there is continuum that ranges from good to evil with neutral in the center. I think most people fall somewhere in the middle of this continuum though there may be some genetic traits that predispose them one way or the other slightly. For most people what causes us to fall into either the good or evil ranges are specific moments in time and the actions or behaviors we choose. Most people are neither fully good nor fully evil, but in a given situation can be either....   [tags: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychotherapy]

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Gendered Spaces : A Neutral Social Environment

- Gendered spaces are not static locations found within a neutral social environment. As they exist within a patriarchal regime, these spaces have been structured to keep minority genders distanced from venues where knowledge is constructed and disseminated, and therefore power is kept (Spain 1994) or to prioritize minority genders through the “productive exclusions” of others (Brown 2010). Because of their constant usage, long- standing histories, and socially approved values, these sites carry the symbiotic capacity to not only be gendered by their users but in turn carry the potential to gender those who utilize them....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Gender identity, Gender role]

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Common Opinions Regarding Gender Neutral Parenting

- ... On the same basis, they recognize and replicate gender roles fairly quickly, and they actively differentiate between gender roles based on the characteristics they have observed. When introduced to bigger groups, children can identify themselves as a boy or a girl based on these characteristics. These can be physical, social and even biological. In any case, being gender queer can be difficult for a child who has been educated to identify as one of two genders. To oppose the gender roles that are imposed by society, parents will often have gender-neutral clothing for their children....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Gender identity, Gender role]

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Gender-Neutral Oscars?

- On March 3, 2010 The New York Times ran an article written by Kim Elsesser entitled “And the Gender-Neutral Oscar Goes To.” Elsesser is a research scholar in Women’s studies and psychology at UCLA with a primary focus on gender issues in the workplace. The op-ed article argues that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should merge the Academy Awards categories of best actor and best actress. Elsesser argues that the two categories need to become one category in order to eliminate gender segregation in Hollywood....   [tags: Kim Elsesser, Hollywood, Gender]

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Tones of Intensity, Paranoia and Desperation Used in Crane's The Red Badge of Courage

- War is an experience that many would consider brutal, horrific, and even inhumane. It is however, a part of the fabric of humanity. It has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen as long as there are humans on Earth. In Stephen Crane’s novel, The Red Badge of Courage, he depicts the time of the Civil War through the eyes of a young new soldier named Henry. Crane uses masterful imagery and figurative language to stimulate the reader’s imagination, but also to engage their mind as they envision the intensity of war and picture the reality of the circumstances....   [tags: The Red Badge of Courage]

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Gender Neutral Society

- Gender Neutral Society New style manuals imposed on students today in English classes across the globe tell them to avoid generic "he" and rewrite their sentences in other ways. A great lesson and a leap forward in removing the very roots of our self-made patriachical society. The English language is changing whether we like it or not, and generic 'he-him-his' may not even exist in 5 or 10 more years. But what of that one book that has stayed relatively the same for generations....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender-Neutral English Language

- Gender-Neutral English Language The English language has evolved through history in a male-centered, patriarchal society. The male orientation of English carries two complementary implications: being male is normative and natural; and therefore, not being male is abnormal and unnatural. The shifting of our language from masculine to gender-neutral may be awkward at first, and our children may wonder what all the fuss was about. The English language is always changing and the future will hold a gender-neutral language....   [tags: Papers]

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Neutral Diction in Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

- The Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, what a time of night. "The houses are haunted by white night-gowns." Everything is the same from one house to the next. Not only does Wallace Stevens hint at the Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, he also brings forth feelings of loneliness and despair through his select use of neutral diction. Stevens emphasizes neutral diction using parallelism and repetition, the sameness of the syntax, and an ironic change in wording. Nevertheless, the emotion of the poem is only brought about by Stevens' specific use of neutral diction....   [tags: Wallace Stevens]

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Salinger's Many Tones in "For Esme - with Love and Squalor"

- J.D. Salinger displays many tones in his short story "For Esme - with Love and Squalor." In the beginning the tone is quite scornful and sarcastic towards his mother-in-law and his wife. Next, we see a sensitive and youthful tone, when the narrator, Sergeant X, interacts with children. There is also an angry tone that appears closer to the end of the story that refers to his brother. These tones are shown on several different occasions throughout the story; in each instance the tone describes the narrator's attitude toward the character....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Tones The Sun Rising and To His Coy Mistress

- The Tones The Sun Rising and To His Coy Mistress The sun rising John Donne (1572-1631) I feel that this poem is written from a perspective that gives the sun power, however it also makes the king sound of great power and importance almost to rival the sun. I am incline to believe that the poet would or might have been commissioned by the king to write poems, so that fact that the king is seen as all powerful in the poem would please him. I believe that the poem and its individual verses give a different aura for each of themselves....   [tags: Papers]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

- Explained Styles & Tones Of Their Eyes Were Watching God “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” (pg.1, par.1) and so begins the powerful story of Janie Crawford, along with the author’s menagerie of different styles and tones. These tones and styles set the stage for Zora Neale Hurston’s major themes, all of which were strongly introduced and defended throughout the novel. Hurston’s themes vary from sexism, to dialogue, and to religion; which during her time were extremely prudent issues to the U.S....   [tags: Explained Styles and Tones]

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro: Contrasting the Upper and Lower Classes

- ... In the interests of the guests we have staying here. I’ve looked into it carefully, Stevens, and I’m letting you know of my conclusion’” (146). He uses this statement to qualify the former; however, he still does not identify the housemaids or make any reference to them. Lord Darlington only worries about the “interests of the guests,” not the interests of the two employees he is firing. He is also extremely indifferent towards the feelings of the people, as he does what is “good for this house,” not what is good for the employees within it....   [tags: cruelty, detachment, racism, tones]

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The British Empire : A Neutral Point Of View Professor Jim Jones

- ... He points out many times on why he thinks that the British Empire was evil by using plots to make them seem that there are well wishers of Egypt when in reality they are evil and only out to take full control of the Egyptian government then taking their reign further to take over the rest of Africa as well. “In January 1888, a British statesman told the French diplomat, de Laboulaye, that only the Egyptian Question divided them, but that they were mistaken in France if they thought the British wanted to stay in Egypt for ever....   [tags: Egypt, British Empire, Suez Canal, Russian Empire]

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A Risk Neutral Framework For The Pricing Of Credit Derivatives

- A Risk Neutral Framework For The Pricing Of Credit Derivatives 1. INTRODUCTION Considerable research effort has gone into Credit Derivatives since the early 1990’s. The roots of credit derivatives can be traced back to the notion that the credit risk of a firm can be captured by the credit rating ascribed to it. This premise is also the cornerstone of loan pricing and credit risk management models the world over, including J.P. Morgan’s CreditMetricsTM. Empirical research enables the predictability of the event of default as well as the Loss in the Event of Default (LIED)....   [tags: Business Finance Essays]

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The Equality of Conditions Does Not Lead to Happiness for Women

- This paper examines few general effects of the gender-neutral society in men and women. The paper aims to show that equality of conditions between men and women does not necessarily lead to the happiness of women. The feminist movement is identified as the most influential movement leading society to the gender-neutral society. The movement is described as the first and second waves and shows how transition the transition between the two ultimately led the gender-neutral society. The increasing number of women in college is identified as an advancement for women, but not enough for women....   [tags: Gender-Neutral Society]

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What problem, essentially, is C. Stephen Evans attempting to resolve? Is his resolution effective? Why or why not?

- C. Stephen Evans is stating there is a problem with the philosophy of religion having a neutral stance. Evans rejects both fideism as well as neutralism, and believes that by trying to have a, “neutral, disinterested posture,” a person could, “cut themselves off from the possibility of even understanding what religion is all about,” (Evans, 1985 p. 115). Evans notes that the view of faith and reason, by some religious believers think it is an impossibility to have “rational reflection” on religion....   [tags: philosophy of religion, neutral stance]

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Static Electricity: Making An Electroscope

- TESTABLE QUESTIONS: How can you tell if an object is charged. How can you tell if an object is positively or negatively charged. How can you tell if an electroscope is positively or negatively charged. HYPOTHESIS: If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and the two leaves of the electroscope move apart, your object is charged. If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and nothing happens to the leaves of the electroscope, your object is not charged or is currently neutral....   [tags: charge, electroscope, neutral]

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Teaching British Sign Language to Improve the Lives of Children with Mental Disabilities

- There have been countless ways in which doctors and teachers have tried to improve the lives of children with mental disabilities. A number of methods and lessons have been created to hopefully help these children. Though not all have been successful, there were some that stood out from the rest. One, specifically, was the teaching of British Sign Language. Teaching British Sign Language to mentally disabled children helped not only their ability to communicate but also improves their literacy skills and mental processing skills....   [tags: improvement in neutral behavior]

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World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinard

- World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Shot and killed in 1914 as a result of disharmony between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death is considered to have been the spark that initiated World War I. Contrary to Woodrow Wilson’s wishes of staying neutral throughout the war, the United States eventually joined forces with the Triple Entente against the Triple Alliance. Based on the beliefs and actions of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, it was in the national interest of the United States to declare war in 1917 due to Austria-Hungary and Serbia’s relationship, the cause and effect of the archduke’s death, and the formation of alliances....   [tags: alliance, neutral, warfare]

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American History: World War I

- Shell Shock: 1914-1919 1914-1919 were the years of World War I. At first, the United States tried to stay neutral- traded with both sides- but stayin neutral proved impossible. World War I was fought mainly in Europe and the Middle East. The Allies (principally France, Russia, Britain, Italy after 1915, and the US after 1917) faced, and defeated, the Central Powers (principally Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey). The whole thing started with the murder of Austria’s crown prince, and then quickly developed....   [tags: neutral, peace, germany]

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What is Bioengineering and Its Roles?

- Over the past few years, Biomedical engineering has emerged as one of the fastsest growing jobs in the world. This speedy growth has brought much attention to the field, but most people are unaware of the vast opprotunities offered in Biomedical engineering. The average person believes that Bioenegineering involves making artificial parts for the human body. This statement is true, but there are also many other complex disciplines in the field of Biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering involves a wide variety of disciplines, including tissue engineering, genetic engineering, and neural engineering....   [tags: tissue, genetic, neutral, field]

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Genetically Modified Food [GMF]

- Everything in our live have two sides: one is good and another one is bad. It is hard to find perfect things. The genetically modified (GM) foods like other things have both sides which are good and bad in the same time. Now, GM foods are a big debate if it is good or bad for people’s health. The GM Foods mean food that produced from organic that had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Even though GMF are causing damage environment and affecting on original farmers, in general most GMF have some advantages....   [tags: Neutral Disease, Nutrition Issues]

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Political Ideology: Nolan Test

- Millions of citizens around the United States, at some point in their lifetime, obtain a political ideology. Typically, their political values are influenced by their parents. Political scientists have identified that around age eleven, children begin to develop political opinion. According to Wilson’s, American Government: Institutions and Policies, 91% of a high school senior class indentified with the same party as their parents (American Government 158). I can attest to this since I in fact have the same party association as my parents....   [tags: Neutral Stance, Social Policies]

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The United States and World War II

- The United States is one of the largest military powerhouses of the world. Even though the U.S. has gained this reputation the country will put off actually having to use their Army to interact in any type of war around the world. The United States stays neutral in any war its allies are in until it gets dragged in or has to become evolved. That is exactly what happened in the 1940’s during World War II. The United States has stayed neutral in this war for almost three years before The Empire of Japan Waged war against The United States by attacking the naval base of Pearl harbor in December of 1941....   [tags: neutral military, japan, atomic bomb]

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Comparison Of Tones Used By Ph

- Two of the most well known black writers that were for the abolishnist movement in America were Frederik Douglass and Phillis Wheatley. At a time when a literate Negro would have only existed in a nightmare and when even the majority of the white women in the country were illiterate, these two authors of distinguished valor managed to write literature and recite speeches that inspired some of the most impenetrable minds to change their ways of thinking. Wheatley would move her readers with her subtle, yet powerful literature while Douglass would do the same with his powerful use of words....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Typed Play : A Very Apparent Aspect Of Preschool Aged Children 's Play Experiences

- Gender-typed play is a very apparent aspect of preschool aged children’s play experiences (Goble, Martin, Hanish, & Fabes, 2012). Research indicates that female children prefer to play with feminine items, and male children prefer to play with masculine items (Goble et al., 2012). It is also evident that children prefer to play with peers of the same-sex (Fabes, Martin, & Hanish, 2003). This could potentially contribute to why research tends to show the same patterns in gender-typed play. However, not every research study has shown this, so what, then, accounts for the variability that can be seen within these preferences in pre-school aged children, and why is this trend so apparent in this...   [tags: Gender, Grammatical gender, Gender-neutral pronoun]

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Summary Of The Poem ' The Darkling Thrush '

- ... Winter is a time where all life ceases to exist. The landscape becomes dead and gloomy. One of the most impactful uses of figurative language that Hardy uses is in the opening of the fourth stanza. He says, “So little cause for carolings of such ecstatic sound” (Hardy). By using sibilance the poet uses his words to portray a gentle sound that mirrors a bird’s song. Even through the introduction of the bird’s song, from which the speaker eventually finds hope for the new century from, the poem’s tone is gloomy....   [tags: Poetry, Thomas Hardy, The Darkling Thrush, Stanza]

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North American Labour Market Gender Neutral and Color Blind?

- Race emerged in Canada during the colonial period and typically refers to the arrangement of power relations within a society, providing a few with sense of belongingness and superiority, while leaving many at a serious disadvantage (Nagra Lecture 2 2014). The paper will argue that various forms of discrimination still exist in the Canadian labour market in order to sustain structured inequalities between Whites and non-White immigrants. Although immigrants are able to meet high qualification standards set by the Canadian immigration policies they often fail to obtain employment that matches their skill set and level of education (Anisef, Sweet and Frempong 2003)....   [tags: reace, Canada, colonial period, power ]

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Pre 1914 Poetry

- English GCSE Coursework – Pre1914 Poetry How does Hardy portray the themes of loss and loneliness in his poems. I am going to be comparing three of Thomas Hardy’s poems. These poems are: Where The Picnic Was, The Voice and Neutral Tones. Hardy was writing in a time when women could not vote. Women were second-class citizens who mainly stayed in the home. During the time when Hardy was writing, it was very difficult for a woman to divorce a man. The only way the woman would be able to divorce the man was only if she could prove cruelty....   [tags: English Literature]

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Quantum Neural Network

- ... This has been demonstrated by many quantum 1.2. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ANN 3 Figure 1.2: Quantum analogies for di erent concepts of arti cial neural networks algorithms such as Grover's search algorithm, Shor's factorisation algorithm etc. We can use this property and our knowledge of classical neural net- works to create a new computing paradigm called quantum neural networks (QNNs). There are many ways of using building a QNN. Figure 1.2 has been taken from [2], which shows various approaches to achieving For the purpose of this chapter will will consider only the Menneer and Narayanan model....   [tags: the human brain, artificial neural networks]

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Neural Prosthetics

- Memory Storage Requires Neuronal Remodeling In introducing the term synapse, a researcher by the name of Charles Sherrington speculated that synaptic alterations might be the basis of learning and memory storage, anticipating an area of research that to this day is one of the most intensive efforts in all of neuroscience (Alberini, 2011). Modern ideas about neural plasticity have their origins in the theories of Donald Hebb, who proposed that when a pre-synaptic and a post-synaptic neuron are repeatedly activated together, the synaptic connection between them will become stronger and more stable in order to form long term memories....   [tags: neural remodeling, synapse]

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The Themes of Loss and Loneliness in Hardy's Poetry

- The Themes of Loss and Loneliness in Hardy's Poetry Introduction ============ From 1862 to 1867 Hardy worked for an architect in London and later continued to practice architecture, despite ill health, in Dorset. Meanwhile, he was writing poetry with little success. He then turned to novels as more salable, and by 1874 he was able to support himself by writing. This is also the year that Hardy married his first wife, Emma Gifford. Their marriage lasted until her death in 1912, which prompted Hardy to write his collection of poems called Veteris Vestigiae Flammae (Vestiges of an Old Flame)....   [tags: Papers]

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A Neural Network Primer

- A Neural Network Primer This paper gives the basics of the subject of neural networks. It is recommended for those new to the subject of neural networks and only assumes that the reader has a knowledge of basic algebra. Please feel free to distribute this paper as you wish but please distribute the entire paper without deletions and limit your corrections and additions to the space below the bottom line after the last paragraph of the original text. If you wish for your correction or modification to be changed in the body of the original text, please send your recommendation to one of my computer addresses above....   [tags: Neural Network Primer Essays]

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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

- In the novel, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sedaris has used various literary terms which followed the use of a clear tone. This is clearly depicted with the author’s choice of words, as well as, figurative language. This demonstrates the author’s talent for casually laying out the absurdities of his daily experiences. In the novel, Sedaris has used a depressed tone. He explains how he is depressed by the French instructor. He explains that he is not alone to be belittled, but others also experience a similar attitude from the teacher, during the time they spent in class (Sedaris 13)....   [tags: david sedaris, literary tones, american society]

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Neural Networks

- Neural Network Neural Network, highly interconnected network of information-processing elements that mimics the connectivity and functioning of the human brain. Neural networks are a form of multiprocessor computer system, with · Simple processing elements · A high degree of interconnection · Simple scalar messages · Adaptive interaction between elements Where can neural network systems help. · Where we can't formulate an algorithmic solution. · Where we can get lots of examples of the behavior we require....   [tags: Neural Network Computers Technology]

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Character Exposition Through Mise-en-Scène in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

- Mise-e-scène is one of the most recognizable conventions in filmmaking. It translates literally from the French to “staging” or “to put in the scene” in English. When applied to film studies, mise-en-scène refers to all the visual elements within a particular shot or sequence. Mise-en-scène consists of 5 distinct categories which assist in the development of a film’s visual narrative: Setting and Design, Costume and Make-up, Lighting, Acting and Movement, and Framing. These elements together and separately help to inform the viewer by giving them visual cues as to the nuances of meaning within a film’s structural form....   [tags: Michael Gondry, ascetic lifestyle]

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The Work of Archibald Motley

- While visiting the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the works of Archibald Motley caught my attention. Two paintings by the same artist are the focus of this compare and contrast paper. Both are oil paintings during the same time period. Portrait of my Grandmother was painted in 1922 and Hot Rhythm was painted in 1934 only 12 years later. Although the paintings are by the same artist and have similarities, there are also differences which make the artist’s work interesting. Portrait of My Grandmother and Hot Rhythm are two paintings by Motley that capture different emotions (aspects would be a better word) of African Americans....   [tags: portrait my grand mother, color]

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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence

- Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]

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Analysis of the Painting, The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dali

- Analysis of the painting The Persistence of Memory *Source: http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/1168-2 NP - The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali is an oil on canvas painting (the oil on canvas being the medium of the artwork) painted in surrealism style in 1931. The painting is a form of two dimensional art. All the colors on the canvas are opaque and the painting has a smooth texture. We can see on the beach Dali adds more value (he adds more black to the green) to the shaded part of the landscape, and more white to the grass where the sun would be shining....   [tags: surrealism, Dali, melting clock]

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A Picture of Sleeping Beauty

- A Picture of Sleeping Beauty Born in Scotland in 1874, Anne Anderson was a famous British writer and illustrator for children’s books. As a child, Anne grew up in Argentina but spent her adult years in England. Anne Anderson married a painter, Alan Wright, in 1912. Together they worked on numerous books and illustrations. Anne Anderson has a unique sense of style that uses line drawings and watercolors. Her works are usually delicate and lightly drawn in either black and white or color. Although the date of Anne Anderson’s death is unknown, it is thought to be around the year 1936....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Titian’s Venus with a Mirror

- There are many different artists from the renaissance period that we consider the forefathers of modern paint or modern art in general. Among the greats like Leonardo or Picasso, there is a man by the name of Tiziano Vecellio also known as Titian. I hadn’t heard of Titian before the trip to the National Galleries in DC, but I felt an immediate connection to his work. Because of this I have chosen to write about his painting Venus with a mirror . Venus with a mirror was painted in 1555. It is a fairly large oil painting (49 x 41 9/16 in.), although digital images do not do it justice....   [tags: Sensuality, Art, Renaissance]

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A Successful Theatre Production

- ... If you return to reality with a sense of approval of the set design, then it seems a design concept may have been chosen. After the sketches are proposed to the Director, scale models of the design should be created to allow the production team to make alterations to the design without the expense of doing it once the set is built. Colours Evoke Emotions in people. Most share similar feelings towards certain colours, but some shades and tones will affect people differently. This is why colours of the set, lighting and costume designs are important....   [tags: the script, realism, space]

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Stylistic Comparison

- When an artist creates a painting it is not only to make a picture. Its purpose is to create a feeling or mood. Usually drawing more than an ordinary moment in life, usually stirring some kind of emotion that the artist is passionate about he hopes the viewer will feel. This is the purpose and beauty of art. Throughout history, the arts have been a form of rationalization in the mind of an artist. The progression of knowledge over a period of time can be mapped by many artists' masterpieces. This shift in time can be seen in the romantic style of Eugene Delacroix's, Paganini, and the neo-classical style of Jean-Louis David's, The Emperor Napoleon in His Study....   [tags: Visual Arts]

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Understanding The Neural Mechanisms Of Natural And Adaptive Behaviors

- The human body can be thought of as an intricate machine and the brain as the control panel. This complex organ that has kept scientists and philosophers involved over the centuries ultimately controls how we function. The brain, to me, is the most interesting thing in the universe. However, much is still undiscovered and therefore it intrigues us to learn more about this vital organ. My fascination with the brain arose while taking introductory biology and psychology courses. My deepened interest towards the neural basis of memory and learning and its impacts on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s eventually lead me to attain an undergraduate research opportunity in the Mizumori...   [tags: Brain, Psychology, Laboratory]

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Suprasegmentals and The Role They Play in Communications

- This is a look at Suprasegmentals and their role in communications universally. That even in another language that the emotional message at least for the main emotions of anger, fear, excitement, happiness or neutral emotions are decoded by 66%. There are many cues that add to the decoding of speech and though tones are only one area they play a big part in our overall awareness of communications in general. There have been experiments that have been done in this area resulting in concepts about suprasegmentals....   [tags: language, facial expressions, emtocions]

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Bitterness, Weariness and Impotence in Hardy's Tess of the d'Ubervilles

- Bitterness, Weariness and Impotence in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Ubervilles In his novel Tess of the d'Ubervilles, as well as much of his poetry, Thomas Hardy expresses his dissatisfaction, weariness, and an overwhelming sense of injustice at the cruelty of our universal fate - disappointment and disillusionment. Hardy argues that the hopes and desires of Men are cruelly thwarted by a potent combination of "all-powerful Nature, fate, unforeseen accidents and disasters, and tragic flaws" (Mickelson 32)....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]

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Gillette 's Advertisement For Gillette

- ... These two colors next to each other also suggest that the two people are a couple, because red and blue are two primary colors that are generally associated with one another. The colors used in the photo do a good job of setting the mood and drawing the eye to the subject of the advertisement; and drawing conclusions on where the picture is set, and the relationship between the man and woman. The two people in the photo appear to be in an old-fashioned style café surrounded by objects that suggest simplicity but importance and intelligence....   [tags: Color, Primary color, Blue, Woman]

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Schizophrenia: The Underlying Neural Mechanisms

- Schizophrenia. Only a miniscule one percent of the population, on average, is effected by this neurological disorder. Equally miniscule is the general understanding of the disorder. One aspect of the experiment conducted by Sarah Hart, Joshua Bizzell, Mary McMahon, Hongbin Gu, Diana Perkins, and Aysenil Berger was to broaden and deepen the understanding of schizophrenia as well as defining symptom markers to more easily identify the disease in children and adolescents who have a familial high risk for schizophrenia....   [tags: neurological disorders, psychiatry]

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Historical Analysis from El Mirasol Hotel To Alice Keck Park

- Mr. Grein had remarked on the London Sunday Times that:” the English are not artists in the dram, nor in the other arts, but they are eminent artists in living and in the ordering of a home”. In the story of Pride and Prejudice, characters’ daily chat are always surrounding house decoration or beautiful houses too, several plots are drew from the conversation about house, for example, when Mrs. Darcy came to Elizabeth’s place to tell her to keep away from her son, she ask Elizabeth to lead her a tour to the house....   [tags: metabolism, landscape, architecture]

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Neural Networks and the Latest Trends

- Neural Networks and the Latest Trends Introduction: Traditionally, the term neural network had been used to refer to a network or circuit of biological neurons. The modern usage of the term often refers to artificial neural network. Though the digital Computer technology is advanced a lot and does many tasks very fast and accurately, does exactly what we tell them to do, they were not able to perform some simple operations like reading, hand written note or recognizing human face or voice which seems to be difficult for even most advanced system to identify....   [tags: Information Technology]

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The Neural System Of The Human Body

- The neural system underlies every action of the human body—every thought made, every word spoken, every breath taken. Therefore, the proper function of the neural system allows for appropriate breathing for speech production. The ability to produce speech enables one to carry out their desire to communicate. So as the neural system governs one’s body, speech governs the world around them, specifically in terms of communication. However, not everyone has the capability to regulate their breathing....   [tags: Brain, Nervous system, Respiratory physiology]

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Neural Plasticity: The Growth of Learning

- Neural Plasticity: The Growth of Learning Over the years, the brain’s ability to rejuvenate or dynamically adapt has been meticulously researched and documented, regarding questions of learning, injury, aging and disease. “Neural plasticity (also referred to as brain plasticity, cortical plasticity or cortical re-mapping)…was first proposed in 1890 by William James in The Principles of Psychology, though the idea was largely neglected for the next fifty years." (Squidoo, 2010, para. 1) Since that time, many questions have been asked and answered, such as: Is it possible for humans improve cognitive skills or abilities through regenerative measures....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Neural Correlates of Extraversion and Neuroticism

- Many psychologists had studied personality in terms growth, societal differences and social relations of the individual. Only a few searched for understanding personality through cognitive responses and its biological mechanisms. Personality in relation to cognitive neuroscience is not well touched due to its complexity and ethical restrains. Cognitive neuroscience aims to search for the neuronal foundation of personality for decades (Bjornebekk, Fjell, Walhovd, Grydeland, and Torgersen, 2013); and personality neuroscience seeks to explain the reason behind the stability of the different patterns of behavior, motivation, emotion and cognition of an individual (Amodio and Harmon-Jones, 2011)....   [tags: psychology, personality]

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The Processes Of Neural Development

- ... This process is known as migration, and it is the act of the pre coded cells traveling where they are supposed to be. Some of these neurons migrate much faster than others, which may lead to this process being finished many years into postnatal development. Chemicals and glial cells guide the neurons during migration. A lack of these chemicals or glial cells that are dysfunctional may lead to impaired migration, decreased brain size, smaller axonal growth, and in the end, lead to intellectual disabilities....   [tags: Neuron, Nervous system, Axon, Brain]

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The Neural Control of the Kidneys

- The neural control of the kidneys is through the sympathetic nervous system, efferent renal sympathetic nerves innervation and neuroeffector junctions have been identified along the renal vasculature, the tubules, the granular cells of juxtaglomerular apparatus (Kate etal, 2004; Edward etal, 2011). The action of sympathetic system is via the release the norepinephrine at sympathetic nerve terminals into the interstitial space. A moderately high levels of nerve stimulation has more effect on efferent arteriole than afferent thereby the RBF fall more than the GFR in consistent with efferent arteriolar constriction, however at maximal nerve stimulation afferent vasoconstriction predominates an...   [tags: sympathetic system, renal intervention]

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Artificial Neural Networks Report

- ... And gave guidelines about how to choose a learning rate. If we choose a learning rate that is too large, it may moves too far in the “correct” direction, resulting in overshooting or minimum in the error surface, it takes longer to train, which effect the accuracy (will be poor in that case).By decreasing the learning rate, the training speed and accuracy will be improved, but if we use a too small learning rate it is a waste of time and computational resources. Their approach is explained as following steps: Step1.Train the neural network for one epoch using different orders magnitude of learning rates (e.g., 100 down to .00001) , So we can find a learning rate L with the smallest tota...   [tags: artificial intelligence]

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The Effect of Neural Tube Defects on Healthcare

- According to the Encyclopædia Britannica (2014), a neural tube defect is “any congenital defect of the brain and spinal cord as a result of abnormal development of the neural tube.” This birth defect is “the most common congenital defect of the central nervous system, affecting the brain and/or spinal cord of 300,000 newborns worldwide each year” (Ricks et al., 2012, p. 391). The exact cause of these central nervous system defects is unknown, but there are many contributing factors that are evidenced to assist in the prevention of such a disorder....   [tags: health, brain, spinal cord]

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Artificial Neural Networks

- Artificial neural networks (ANNs) were built to model the brain for the purpose of solving the problems humans alone cannot as well as to advance, artificial intelligence. To approximate organic beings and gain great computational power, to become a technological hybrid between sentient beings and advanced electronics; they are the future of advanced robotics. They can be used in miscellaneous fields such as speech recognition, prediction of stocks, weather and so on. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) approximates the probable function that will likely produce the best output....   [tags: Brain Model, Brain Functions, Problem Solving]

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Spiking Neural Networks

- Introduction A neuron is composed of three main parts; the soma (cell body), the dendrites, and the axon. The soma contains the nucleus, the dendrites receive synaptic input (neurotransmitters), and the axon releases the neurotransmitters. The large branching structure of the dendrites and axon terminal allow each neuron to have connections to thousands of other neurons, forming a massive communication web. A neuron communicates via action potentials. An action potential is an electric pulse that travels down the axon until it reaches the synapses, where it then causes the release of neurotransmitters....   [tags: neurology, brain science]

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Neural Pathway Specificity for Music Processing

- There are two conflicting theories in neuropsychology that attempt to explain music processing in the brain. In a recent review, Peretz and Zatorre (2005) argue that there is evidence that points to the existence of music-specific processing pathways in the brain. Alternatively, an earlier review by Peretz and Hyde (2003) suggests that the brain is not specialized for music, rather, it is specialized to process the fine and coarse acoustic cues related to music and speech. This paper will discuss an analysis of the evidence for both theories in order to determine which theory best accounts for the evidence to date....   [tags: neuropsychology, auditory disorder, speech]

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Neuroscience: Mind Reading (Neural Decoding)

- Early studies Various companies have been researching this technology for years. In 2007, Microsoft wanted to evaluate the way people interact with their computers. They began research on using electroencephalograms (EEG’s) to record the electrical signals of a person user while they were using a computer. Microsoft is still currently doing research on the matter. In 2009, Toyota unveiled their idea for a ‘mind reading’ wheelchair. The chair was designed to help the handicapped or elderly get around more freely and be more active member of society....   [tags: Neuroscience]

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Assessing the Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety

- A "Lesser Wrong" Model of Assessing the Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety The objective of our class and the neuroscientific community is to understand the complex neural pathways of the brain. The neural mechanisms of anxiety have long puzzled researchers. Thus far, the belief is that two structures of the limbic system known as the lateral septum and the amygdala regulate anxiety. The present paper will examine the role of the lateral septum and the amygdala in propagating anxiety (supporting the brain = behavior paradigm), discuss the neural connection that exist between the Am and LS, consider the effects that benzodiazepine anxiolytics have on this neural connection, as well as introduce f...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Neural Cells as Harmony Detectors

- Neural Cells as Harmony Detectors The issues of harmony have notably low profile in the current AI research. Meanwhile, when it comes to brain architecture, harmony plays the central role. As we hope to demonstrate in this essay, neural cells act primarily as local harmony detectors. On a less local scale, the consensus is that perceptions correspond to certain stable periodic patterns of neuron firing. A harmony-based architecture would probably be more successful than current AI paradigms. It would help here to recall the basics of neuron firing theory....   [tags: Neurology Brain Essays]

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Neural Networks as a Solution to Big Data in Law Enforcement

- 1. INTRODUCTION "It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.” This quote is from the fictional master detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novels (2004). Sherlock Holmes knew the value of collecting data and analyzing it thoroughly before attempting to solve a crime, and this inductive method is still the hallmark of a good criminal investigator. Today, databases and record rooms abound with information about various crimes, information that if looked at holistically could can often lead to the apprehension of the perpetrator....   [tags: inductive method, CATCH, CSSCP]

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Neural Precursor Cells and Neuro-Regenerative Medicine

- Introduction The adult central nervous system (CNS) is comprised of cells from two distinct lineages- neurons and glial cells. Neurons are the basic building block of CNS that responsible for communicating information via eletro-chemical mechanisms. Glial cells (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) surround the neurons; provide them support and insulation. “No new neuron after birth” or “the adult human brain cannot regenerate” was the dogma of neurosciences for the past century (1). Recently, this principle has been challenged by the discovery of NPC in both embryonic and adult mammalian nervous system (1, 2)....   [tags: Medicine]

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Artificial Neural Network Based Rotor Reactance Control

- Abstract: Problem statement: The Rotor reactance control by inclusion of external capacitance in the rotor circuit has been in recent research for improving the performances of Wound Rotor Induction Motor (WRIM). The rotor capacitive reactance is adjusted such that for any desired load torque the efficiency of the WRIM is maximized. The rotor external capacitance can be controlled using dynamic capacitor in which the duty ratio is varied for emulating the capacitance value. This study presents a novel technique for tracking maximum efficiency point in the entire operating range of WRIM using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)....   [tags: Engineering]

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Voting Based Neural Network: Extreme Learning Machine

- ... Selection of the subset of the classifiers is done using ensemble pruning methods. Ensemble pruning not only reduces the complexity of the algorithm but might even improve the generalization as proved by the concept “Many could be better than all” [11]. So far many ensemble pruning methods have been proposed. Mainly ensemble pruning [12] approaches are categorized into three types. a). Ordering Based Pruning: In this pruning approach the classifiers are arranged using some criteria and some of the top classifiers are selected as a Pruned Ensemble (PE)....   [tags: optimization, pruning, ]

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