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The Prediction and Credibility of Harold Camping

- ... However he did in the later 1980’s began to preach/teach that churches were straying away from the Bible (Clark). Since he started down this road he lost a lot of support but nothing compared to what was coming in 2011 and 2012. His first widely known prediction was that on May 21, 2011 the would would come to an end. He convinced thousands of followers that Jesus Christ would return on that day (Clark). He preached that about 200 million people would be saved and those who are left behind would eventually witness the Earth, be consumed by a fireball on October 21, later the same year....   [tags: mathematical errors, fail predictions]

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Suicide and the Predictions of Suicide

- Suicide and the Predictions of Suicide In the first paper I read about hopelessness and eventual suicide, four authors studied 207 hospitalized patients with suicidal ideation. There was a follow up period of 5-10 years when these patients were systematically checked up on to see their status. Fourteen eventually completed suicide within the follow up period. In the study the researchers used the Beck Depression Inventory, the Hopelessness Scale, and the Scale of Suicidal Ideation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Economics Behind Climatic Change and Weather Predictions

- Weather forecasting can be defined in so many ways; one of such ways is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location.” Although the concept of weather forecasting seems exciting weather forecasters are taken for granted; people fail to realize that they have so much to contribute to the economy. ‘’Is it possible by any means to make weather predictions beyond one or two weeks’’. According to Matthew E. Kahn it has been proven, atmospheric scientists reports of long range climate forecast that are among the best that they have ever had, been able to predict climate for up to six months in advance....   [tags: Climate Change, Weather Forecasting]

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Macbeth By William Shakespeare, The Predictions Of The Witches And Symbolism

- In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the predictions of the witches and symbolism lay the foundation of the story’s advancement. Believing their predictions, Macbeth takes all the evil steps which bring disaster to him and others too. In this way, the dream of becoming king has ironically changed from a bright future to a tragic end due to some of the crucial decisions Macbeth has made during the course of his journey. With a clap of thunder, the Witches appear. Having demonstrated their power by casting a terrible curse upon a sailor whose wife offended one of them, they encounter Macbeth and Banquo as the two soldiers ride from the battlefield....   [tags: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan]

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Big East Foootball Predictions

- Cincinnati Bearcats The ironic thing about the three teams that in the predicted top 3 of the Big East is that each team lost their starting quarterback from a year ago. So, to me it makes the most sense to trust Zach Collaros to lead the Bearcats this year. Collaros lead Cincinnati during the time that Tony Pike was injured. His ability to run makes both him and current running back Isaiah Pead a problem for defenses. Returning wide receiver Armon Binns looks to prove his talents after a successful year last year lurking beneath the shadows of star receiver Mardy Gilyard who was selected in the NFL draft....   [tags: Sports]

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Analysis of 1997 U.S. Macroeconomic Predictions

- Analysis of 1997 U.S. Macroeconomic Predictions The U.S. economy ended 1996 at a blistering pace of 4.7% growth rate of real GDP in the fourth quarter. Despite this strong growth, the inflation rate remained relatively low in fact the CPI showed its lowest core growth rate in the last 34 years. This low inflation along with low unemployment finished off a very healthy year for the U.S. economy. These numbers seem to indicate a positive trend for the U.S. economy in 1997. Real GDP is expected to grow at a strong to moderate rate of 2.25%, with CPI rising around 3% and the unemployment rate between 5.25-5.5%....   [tags: essays papers]

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Security Council Resolution 1874: An Empirical Assessment of Theory Predictions

- On June 12, 2009 the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1874 under chapter VII of the United Nations (UN) charter. The resolution responded to the decision of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to challenge the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and previous resolution 1718 by testing a nuclear bomb on May 25, 2009. Resolution 1874 toughened security sanctions and widened the arms embargo already outlined in resolution 1718. This paper will use empirical evidence to analyze neorealism, hegemonic tools theory and constructivism as explanations for the actions of the Security Council in this case....   [tags: Political Science]

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Brave New World by Huxley and Future Predictions

- Brave New World by Huxley and Future Predictions Due to the “Enlightenment” belief in understanding through science and the scientific innovations of the “Industrial Revolution” during the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe and America, the notion that society could be vastly improved through scientific progress pervaded “western” culture. Naturally, these advances were expected to culminate in the 20th Century. However, the shear brutality and scale of World War I and the hopelessness of the world economic depression of the 1930’s destroyed prior expectations and new socio-economic and political movements emerged, such as: Social Darwinism, Eugenics, Marxism, Fascism, Nazism, Fordism (whic...   [tags: Brave New World Huxley Essays]

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Predictions on the Highest and Lowest Achievers in an Elementary School Class

- Predictions on the Highest and Lowest Achievers in an Elementary School Class The highest achievers and the lowest achievers in an elementary class can sometimes be treated differently because of their achievement levels. Without even knowing the class very well it can be determined who in the class is more likely to be a higher achiever and who is not as gifted. Even though it is evident sometimes who is the least and highest achievers a great deal of the time the best achievers can be overlooked if you simply watch a class for an hour....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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Small-Scale Experiments and Large-Scale Predictions

- Introduction: To understand the world’s climate, how it has changed and how it will change is quite a difficult task; a task that is extremely controversial. Scientists have been doing numerous small scale experiments and extrapolating the data to predict future trends in climate and emissions. This paper will show how extrapolating dating from small scale experiments is not always accurate and have a large margin of error. The paper will discuss the various methods that environmental scientists use in attempting to extrapolate data from small scale experiments....   [tags: Scientific Method Climate Change]

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The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray

- The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray, describes the path that Gray thought that the evolution of the Database Architecture would take after 2004. He considers that databases had been stagnated for several years and that, beginning in 2004, the development of several technologies would pave the way into a revolution in the database world. The 14 technologies mentioned as the key for the revolution are: 1. The ability to execute Object Oriented code inside the RDBMS. 2. Databases becoming a web service....   [tags: Predictions, Technology Advances]

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The Effects of Foreshadowing in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- ... The two pairs both have a strong bond and friendship. In the very beginning of the book it becomes almost immediately apparent that George and Lennie are running from something, and that their style of life is leading up to unfortunate events for the two of them. When the pair are on the run and they stop on their road to the new ranch and they camp out in a setting that becomes a very important aspect of the story. George mentions their plan about owning their own ranch in which Lennie tending the rabbits....   [tags: predictions, friendship, dog]

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Why We Don´t Ways Act Rationally

- Having studied Economics at A level, I was intrigued to learn that human behaviour does not always follow the logical predictions of neo-classical models. I was perplexed as to why it was such an anomaly and so decided to do some further reading in the hope of gaining a greater understanding as to why people do not always seemingly act rationally and hence why their decisions cannot always be predicted with certainty. ‘Poor Economics’ by Banerjee and Duflo explained to me the reasoning behind many seemingly illogical decisions made by the poor....   [tags: human behavior, predictions, award]

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Middle Ages And Adulthood Predictions : Predicting Life During Late Adulthood And Living Middle Adulthood

- Middle/Late Adulthood Predictions Predicting life during late adulthood and living middle adulthood. When predicting how life would be for me within late adulthood, I must consider my ancestors and how well they aged. Not only that, but the average age my family members lived to be on both sides of my family. What are the common causes of death, if any. Was death, sudden or did illness progress with time. With that being said, predicting physical characteristics, I will age well. On both sides of my family, the elderly did not look their age until their time of death....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Death, Ageing]

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Future Stock Prices are Based on the Past

- LITERATURE REVIEW REVIEW 1: According to Jan Ivar Larsen, the direction of future stock prices is predicted based on the historical stock data. ‘Novel Two-layer reasoning approach’ is used by the developed stock price prediction model; where the domain knowledge from technical analysis is employed in the first layer of reasoning to guide a second layer of reasoning based machine learning. The money management strategy supplements the model which uses the historical success of predictions made by the model to determine the amount of capital to invest on future predictions....   [tags: two-layer reasoning, predictions, trade]

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Brave New World: The U.S. Is Becomming the World State

- When it was first published in 1932, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World seemed like a man’s unrealistic idea of what the future would hold. Now, over eighty years later, some individuals are beginning to see that Huxley’s views may not have been so improbable. In Brave New World, the citizens have come to despise love and marriage, rely on drugs for everyday life, and have no religion whatsoever. Comparing their ideas to the ideas of Americans in the 1930s, they were radical. Compared to today’s society, they’re eerily possible....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, predictions coming true]

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Possible Outcomes Of A Successful Prediction

- When it comes to predicting future behavior regardless if it is deviant or conventional involves a number of initial decisions. The first issue is the determination of what is actually being predicted. There are four potential outcomes of prediction and they are true-positive, false-positive, true-negative, and false-negative. True-positive is something predicted to occur and it does. This is considered a successful prediction. False-positive is where a failed prediction has occurred because the prediction did not occur....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Future, Criminal justice]

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The Experimental Data And Model Prediction

- All the simulations were conducted using SENKIN code [48] of CHEMKIN II program [49] with a zero-dimensional and constant volume adiabatic model. SENKIN/VTIM approach proposed by Chaos [50] was used to include the non-ideal pressure rise effect on the simulated ignition delay times. Pressure rise (dp/dt = 4.2 % ms−1) was observed experimentally and was considered in the numerical simulations. Five available mechanisms, namely Wang DME, NUI Galway Mech_56.54, JetSurF2.0, LLNL n-alkanes and NUI Galway pentane isomers were validated against our ignition delay data....   [tags: Chemical reaction, Thermodynamics, Alkane]

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The Accuracy of Weather Prediction

- The purpose of this paper is to explain the advances being made in technology and algorithms in helping advance the accuracy of forecasting. It will contrast the forecasting methods of several decades ago with forecasting methods in use today. In discussing how errors can accumulate over time and providing simple mathematical formulas as examples, this paper intends to show how the repetition of minor errors can affect the accuracy of weather predictions. Introduction Back in the days of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, weather observations were recorded daily but not hourly or by the minute....   [tags: Meteorology]

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The Future Prediction of Human Language

- Introduction Linguistics classifies language as a mechanism that permits free and creative expression of feelings into signs, and the opposite interpretation of such signs back into feelings (Christiansen & Kirby, 2005). According to Becker, 2005, “human language is seen as the last key evolution in the development of life on earth (2)”. His idea is that biological changes in humans are as a result of forces of evolution implying that human language originated from certain sources, and that its characteristics derived from human genes....   [tags: Linguistic, Language Evolution]

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Composite and Mutual Link Prediction using SVM in Social Networks

- A B S T R A C T Link prediction is a key technique in many applications in social networks; where potential links between entities need to be predicted. Typical link prediction techniques deal with either uniform entities, i.e., company to company, applicant to applicant links, or non-mutual relationships, e.g., company to applicant links. However, there is a challenging problem of link prediction among the composite entities and mutual links; such as accurate prediction of matches on company dataset, jobs or workers on employment websites, where the links are mutually determined by both entities that composite entity belong to disjoint groups....   [tags: Link Prediction]

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Word Prediction Software

- Remedial Versus Compensatory In order to truly understand the nature of compensatory support I thought it necessary to include a brief comparison to the remediation approach. There are basically two different approaches, which are used to address the learning difficulties by students with disabilities. The first is the remedial approach, which tries to lessen a deficit or improve an area of weakness through additional structured practice or re-teaching of the skill or concept. The second approach is compensatory and tries to work around or bypass a deficit and reduce the barriers to learning by focusing on the strengths of the student....   [tags: people with disabilities]

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Bike Share System Demand Prediction

- Bike share system demand prediction Two approaches can be identified for the bike share demand prediction: machine learning and time series forecasting. The first approach using a large amount of socio-economic characters and land use factors in surrounding area as predictors and is more useful when predicting demand at a longer time interval (monthly, weekly, or daily demand) or when predicting the demand of non-existing stations. Example researches of this approach including Rixey (2013) and Chen et al....   [tags: Regression analysis, Forecasting]

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The Tell, by Matthew Hertenstein: The Power of Prediction Based on Observation

- The Tell, by Matthew Hertenstein, is about the power of prediction based on observations of brief samples of others’ behavior. Throughout this book, Hertenstein teaches what tells in early life predict autism, how photographs betray others’ personality and aggressive inclinations, how smiling predicts marital stability, how micro-expressions signal deception, how facial structure predicts companies’ profits, and who wins political elections. In the following few pages, there will be many clues on what tells can predict certain things for the future (Hertenstein, ix)....   [tags: behavior, foretell, foresee, forecast]

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A Medical Information Recommender System for Disease Prediction and its Treatment

- I INTRODUCTION The use of computer systems in decision making, prediction and recommendation has been a trending topic of research for more than a decade. The recent advances in medical science can be attributed to advances in computer technology. But, the prediction of medical behavior is still a very challenging task which is Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page....   [tags: computer systems in prediction & decision making]

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Climate Prediction

- CP-KNN: Seasonal to Inter – annual Climate Prediction using Data Mining KNN technique. The impact of seasonal to inter – annual climate prediction on the society, business, agriculture and almost all aspect of human life enforce the scientist to give proper attention to the matter. The last few years show tremendous achievements in this field. All systems, techniques developed so far, use the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) as a main factor among other seasonal climatic attributes. The statistical and mathematical models are then used for further climate predictions....   [tags: Climate Change Weather Meteorology]

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Forecast Uncertainty: Statistical Prediction Intervals Through Clustering of Model Output

- Abstract. This paper presents a new method to calculate variable prediction intervals (PIs) to complement numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts. Direct outputs of NWP models are point, deterministic predictions that provide crisp values of meteorological attributes. They can be used in a number of applications ranging from air quality and climate modeling to estimating the impact of severe weather and forecasting of energy production. However, many applications would benefit from forecasts augmented by information about their uncertainty....   [tags: Meteorology]

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Benefits Of Reciprocal Teaching And Its Impacts On Student Learning

- The Benefits of Reciprocal Teaching and Its Impacts on Student Learning Our job, as educators, is to create an atmosphere in which students learn and thrive. It is a goal of every teacher to be efficient in guiding students through the learning process, all the while instilling within them the means to succeed. It has become clear that one of the most important ways an educator can do this is by helping students learn to not only read, but to understand what they’re reading as well. Learning to read and comprehend is an important skill that is used consistently throughout everyday life....   [tags: Education, Learning, Prediction, Futurology]

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Outline Of An Activity Using Magnetic Vocabulary

- Language: Students will be able to: • Discuss an activity using magnetic vocabulary. • Read step by step directions. • Write observation in their journal. Content: Students will be able to: • Preform a controlled investigation into magnetism. • Compare experimental data. • Record experimental results. LEARNING STRATEGIES: Journaling, pictures, brainstorming using a Mind Map, small group activity, prediction organizer, Choral reading instructions, Demonstration, Step-by-Step organizer, Reporter/Reader/Researcher, Flashcards KEY VOCABULARY: Predict; iron; extract (I’m assuming magnet, attract, and repel are prior key vocabulary since they are midway through this unit on magnets.) MATE...   [tags: Scientific method, Hypothesis, Prediction]

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Predictive Policing Is A Tool For Law Enforcement

- Predictive policing is using computer models, supported by prior crime and environmental data, to anticipate risks of crime. The software uses profiling to identify potential criminals, which then allows police enforcement to strategize how to interfere with the potential criminal. Can police automatically assume that these potential criminals, identified through the predictive policing software, are guilty. This paper will discuss that if all data points to a person about to commit a crime they are still not found guilty until said crime has been committed....   [tags: Police, Crime, Prediction, Futurology]

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A Reflection On Extraterrestrial Balls Of Fire

- Horoscopes have always been an iffy subject throughout my life. From the first time I found out about them and to do this day, I have always been intrigued by them. However, to be completely honest, I couldn’t really tell you that I believe in them all that much. They have always had this confusing, very vague tone to their message (Vague. SHOCKING I know). This always led me to the assumption that there’s literally no way for someone to guess how your day (year, month, or whatever type of horoscope you looked at) will go according to the position of extraterrestrial balls of fire in the sky....   [tags: Future, Prediction, Astrology, Futurology]

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Response Essay on "The Futile Pursuit of Happiness"

- Is making a decision on a whim or saying down the road that you will be happy with your life possible. According to the article, “The Futile Pursuit of Happiness” by Jon Gertner explains how psychologists Daniel Gilbert and George Lowenstein conduct numerous studies on predicting happiness. Upon reviewing the information presented in this article it is clear that predicting happiness is not possible. Although in the moment of purchasing a new hot item can put a huge smile on your face, knowing that same item will bring you happiness in the future is not likely....   [tags: emotions, sensation, prediction]

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The Significance of Moral Ambiguity in Shakespeare's, Tragedy of MacBeth

- The Significance of Moral Ambiguity in William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth is a fictional play written by English poet William Shakespeare. The play is set in eleventh century Scotland, during the reign of King James the first. Shakespeare evidently writes in this time period to describe the link between leaders and their supreme or ultimate power. The play was first performed in the year 1606, at the world famous Globe Theatre, and is considered one of the most profound and compelling tragedies ever told....   [tags: murder, death, prediction]

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A Memory System Of Human Memory

- Indeed, the tendency 
for memory to regress over time, with earlier representations 
gaining strength over later representations, has been argued to 
constitute a fundamental property of human memory (Bjork, 
1978, 2001; Bjork, & Bjork, 1992). From the perspective of 
trying to most adaptively predict the information, prepotencies, and behaviors that are going to be most useful in the 
future (Anderson, 1990; Anderson & Milson, 1989), a memory system that regresses over time could be expected to provide certain mnemonic advantages....   [tags: Future, Prediction, Memory, Psychology]

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Empirical versus Theoretical Economics: A Commoner’s Perspective of the Age Old Debate

- This is by no means a paper in Economics and neither is it an “attempt” towards one (as it turns out for me in most cases). This is just a piece where I plan to freely share my opinion on some interesting research problems faced by economists over the evolution of the subject and how we find some striking similarities to them in our daily lives. It is also an opportunity for me to provide my heartiest best wishes and greetings to the organizers of YESM 2013, which is now a regular feature in the calendar of economics students in the city of Kolkata, and perhaps even beyond....   [tags: consumption, prediction, results, decisions]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Wind Blighted '

- “Wind-blighted letters barely visible on her flayed skin: Hyperion” I breathed, “It’s her,” (Oppel 13). This quote is talking about the exalted Hyperion. The Hyperion is an airship (zeppelin) that has great treasures inside. The main character, Matt Cruse, who is a shipmate on these airships, spots the Hyperion. Cruse is the only person on the planet earth who knows the coordinates to the ship. This is very bad because many people will try to kill or beat the coordinates of the Hyperion out of Cruse during the book....   [tags: Future, Prediction, Futurology, Forecasting]

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Guide to Using Prediction in Pokemon

- ... Infernape nearly stands ZERO chance against Swampert on Omega. So you opt to switch out, and you decide to go with Venusaur, a Grass-type, which resists Swampert’s Ground and Water moves. Your opponent hits you with Surf, which doesn’t do anything against Venusaur, because you switched out. Now comes the prediction part. If Venusaur uses a Grass-type move, which is 4x effective against a Water/Ground Pokemon, that’s basically a guaranteed KO. Assuming your opponent isn’t stupid (if he/she is stupid, then don’t even read this guide, because you’re going to win regardless), he knows that....   [tags: switching, battle, metagame]

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Marketing Analysis : Churn Modeling

- What is the difference in between the churn, response, uplift, uplift churn modeling. Churn Modeling The churn modeling is prognostic modeling and it is a tool that is utilized to outline the stages and steps of the customer churn or a customer leaving your products or services. This tool delivers you the consciousness and calculable metrics to contest beside in your retention struggles and deprived of this tool you would be acting on comprehensive expectations, not a data ambitious model that reproduces on how your consumers really act....   [tags: Forecasting, Future, Model, Prediction]

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Computer Science: Data Mining

- Data mining is an analytic process of exploring huge amount of data, extract useful information, finding consistent patterns and trends between variables, and build predictive computer models from the relationship discovered using a combination of classical statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The findings are then applied to new subsets of data to test its validity. It performs two essential tasks, descripting and predicting. Descriptive mining tasks characterize the general properties of the data in database....   [tags: exploring data, prediction, validity]

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Methods And Systems For Predicting Market Behavior Based On News And Sentiment Analysis

- 1. Methods and systems for predicting market behavior based on news and sentiment analysis A scheme, system and software that provide a predictive model responsive to the association of news articles to stock price movement. It analyzes the derivative or ratio of events to drive predictions in a responsive manner. It considers derivatives or ratios of news meta-data within a small window in the past relative to a larger window of news items in the past. The invention may use a sentiment engine and apply the derivative of sentiment to predict volatility and/or trend direction of price of a security....   [tags: Stock, Stock market, Security, Prediction]

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How I Measure My Own Self As A Person

- TMA 1 A222 Exploring Philosophy Book 1 The Self Is there anything that makes you the same person over time It is my view that psychological continuity is what makes us the same person over time. To break this down further psychological continuity consists of memory, experience and behavioural patterns that constitute as an individual’s character. To support this I will give examples of how I measure my own self as a person and also how this is supported by my interaction with those that know me as a person, in that they know my character....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Psychology, Prediction]

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Content: Prediction Analysis

- Introduction This being a general election year, it is logical that the air will be filled with much political activity. There will be a lot of campaigning and selling of ideas and ideologies to the public in a bid to rally for support. There is a two party system and much as critics try to justify independence from the system, it is hard to refute the fact that parties in the United States of America, just like in many other parts of the world, are the best means through which citizens believe themselves to be well represented....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]

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Linear Prediction Analysis and Spectrographic Depiction

- In general, recent studies make use of two methods for estimating formant patterns of vowel sounds: Linear prediction analysis (LP analysis, or synonymously, linear predictive coding [LPC]), and spectrographic depiction. Moreover, many studies link these two methods together, that is, calculation of numerical values of frequencies, bandwidths, and amplitudes of the formants is carried out by LP analysis, and these values are crosschecked by visual inspection of the related spectrogram. LP analysis relies on the source-filter theory of speech production....   [tags: methods for estimating format patterns]

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Macbeth, By William Shakespeare

- Macbeth is a major, static character who pursues power, suffers emotionally from his violent transgressions, and serves as his wife’s puppet to incite violence. Under the predictions of the witches and influence of his wife, Macbeth kills or arranges the death of several characters. These actions eventually come back to torture and torment his mind as he wards off the enemies and scoffs at attackers due to the prophesy that “none of woman born- Shall harm Macbeth” (4.1. 80-81). As evidenced by the play bearing his name, Macbeth is a major character....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Conflict, Prediction]

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Prediction of Clean Coal Product Using Mathematical Models

- 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 COAL WASH PLANT The wash plant is feed by a 100T bin fitted with a vibrating feeder to aid and ease the flow of coal onto Conveyor belt 18-31. The bin can be filled up to 80T; above that it overflows through the chute connected to its side. Below 30T the bin is interlocked not to feed the wash plant to avoid coal and the bin lining being subjected to impact causing damage and excess fines generation. The maximum feed rate of the vibrating feeder and the capacity of the belt is 200t/h....   [tags: Coal Wash Plants, Coal Productions]

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Earthquake Disasters Of The Earthquake Of California And The Second Case

- Earthquake predictions effect many a people around the world and have different outcomes. Two specific cases of earthquake predictions will be discussed and compared to each other to see how the public was affected over all. One case is the Parkfield Earthquake in California and the second case is the L’Aquila Earthquake in Italy. There will be several pieces of the earthquakes that will be discussed: geology around the area, what information was gathered before the earthquake, information that was provided to the public before the earthquake, how the public reacted, and the aftereffects....   [tags: Earthquake, San Andreas Fault, Fault, Prediction]

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Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction

- Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction Since the dawn of history, volcanoes have been an awe inspiring feature of the earth that has frightened and intrigued mankind. Volcanoes have taken the lives of over 250,000 people in the last three hundred years and changed the lives of millions of others, but up until recently humans have had very little understanding of the volcanic processes that presage an eruption. The advent and implementation of new technologies and scientific methods has allowed us to begin to comprehend the inner workings of one of nature's most powerful forces....   [tags: Nature Volcanoe Volcanoes Papers]

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Diet Analysis Project : The Energy Requirement Prediction Equation

- Today, many people eat healthy to lose weight and to maintain their figures; however, eating healthy can also help reduce the risk of developing diseases. When I first began this diet analysis project, I believed that I ate extremely healthy. Nevertheless, I knew that I lacked physical activity. To begin the project, I used the estimated energy requirement prediction equation (EER) and the physical activity values to calculate the estimated amount of calories that I need to intake on a daily basis....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Low-density lipoprotein]

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Financial Ratios, Discriminant Analysis and the Prediction of Corporate BankruptcyANKRUPTCY – ARTICLE SUMMARY

- The article Financial Ratios, Discriminant Analysis and the Prediction of Corporate Bankruptcy was written in 1968 by Edward I. Altman. The purpose of the article is to address the quality of ratio analysis as an analytical technique. At the time some academicians were moving away from ratio analysis and moving toward statistical analysis. The article attempted to determine if ratio analysis should be continued, eliminated and replaced by statistical analysis or serve together with statistical analysis as cofactors in financial analysis....   [tags: Analysis, Edward I. Altman]

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PREDICTION OF ASAPHALT PAVEMENT RUTTING USING FINITE ELEMENT THEORY

- PREDICTION OF ASAPHALT PAVEMENT RUTTING USING FINITE ELEMENT THEORY Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi Selangor, Malaysia. ABSTRACT The finite element method is capable of simulating the observed rutting of pavements subjected to axle load. Finite element modeling of pavements can be used directly to estimate primary response parameters without resorting to potentially costly field experiments. The objective of this study is to develop a finite element model to simulate the laboratory testing of asphalt mixes in (HWRT) for rutting....   [tags: Civil Engineering]

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The Applicability of Resiliency Models in Explaining the Prediction of Depressive Symptoms From Rumination

- The aim of the current study was to examine the applicability of resiliency models in explaining the prediction of depressive symptoms from rumination, and the role of agency and pathways as protective factors among Australian adults. The first hypothesis, based on the direct effects models, that high levels of rumination and that low levels of agency and pathways would be associated with high levels of depressive symptoms was supported for both men and women. The second hypothesis, based on the compensatory model, that rumination would be positively associated with depressive symptoms, while each protective factor would be negatively associated with the level of depressive symptoms, was sup...   [tags: Psychology]

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Diabetes : A Diagnostic Tool For Diabetes Screening And New Onset Diabetes Prediction

- Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness, which is associated with group of clinical syndromes characterized by abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat. It results in excessive levels of glucose in the blood (Copstead & Banasik, 2010) and develops when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or is unable to utilize insulin effectively. The typical signs and symptoms of diabetes are excessive thirst, excessive hunger and excessive urination. Also individuals with uncontrolled diabetes may urinate sugar known as glycosuria....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Insulin]

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The Importance Of Forecasting in Market Operations

- The Importance Of Forecasting in Market Operations "I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer." says Kehlog Albran in his book The Profit. This pseudo-philosophy is actually a concise description of forecasting, the science of predicting future events. From an operational point of view, market opportunities are the driving force behind production decisions and these opportunities are compiled in the form of demand forecasting which then provides the input for planning production: process design, capacity planning, aggregate planning, scheduling, and inventory management....   [tags: Business Future Prediction Forecast Essays Papers]

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Constant Coefficients Linear Prediction for Lossless Compression of Ultraspectral Sounder Data using a Graphics Processing Unit

- We used NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics card as a test platform for our GPU/CUDA experiments. The card consists of 64 scalar processor cores and 512 MB of Graphics Double Data Rate 3 (GDDR3) memory space. The processor cores are divided among eight multiprocessor (MP) each having eight cores, a multi-threaded instruction unit, and 16 kB shared memory space accessible by the cores deployed at the MP. The key facts of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT -card are presented in Table 1. A schematic visualization of the memory configuration of the GeForce 9600 GT is presented on the right hand side of Figure 3....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Constant Coefficients Linear Prediction for Lossless Compression of Ultraspectral Sounder Data using a Graphics Processing Unit

- The amount of data generated by ultraspectral sounders is so large that considerable savings in data storage and transmission bandwidth can be achieved using data compression. Due to the large amount of data, the data compression time is of importance. Increasing programmability of commodity Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) allows their usage as General Purpose computation on Graphical Processing Units (GPGPU). GPUs offer potential for considerable increase in computation speed in applications that are data parallel....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Describe the Key Differences in Gene Finding and Gene Function Prediction in Prokaryotes Compared to Eukaryotes

- Introduction Bioinformatics based tools are essential to the design of experiments in the post-genomic age. They allow scientists to manipulate the large datasets gained from genome sequencing efforts to identify potential research targets; analyse target sequences to predict protein characteristics; and to share annotated data through simple, on demand interfaces. This gives researchers more information to use when creating a hypothesis, which saves time and money that would have been spent of failed experiments....   [tags: Genetics]

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Analysis of 1984 by George Orwell

- George Orwell`s novel “1984” is by far the most brilliant, and interesting book I have read in recent years. The novel is simply a prophecy by Orwell on what the future will be like. The novel is reflected upon the perception of Orwell`s on how a world state would operate. “ 1984” is written right after the Second World War, so it’s reasonable to argue that the war affected Orwell`s view upon the future. As I mentioned earlier on - the book is interesting, and especially in two particular ways; How George Orwell in my opinion makes a very close prediction of the future, and how the individuality is experimented with within the novel....   [tags: prediction, future, individuality, dystopia]

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Why I Kept Tracking The Match Between Alphago And Lee Sedol

- The reason why I kept tracking the match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol is not because of an academic task or a course requirement. Although I am not major in any computer or technological field, my interest and curiosity about the tendency of technological development and their specific effects motivate me to read these stories. However, by attending this course, History & News: U.S., my method of reading news and tracking a group of stories has certainly changed. I used to just catch a glimpse of a news by looking through its title or abstract, and then get a vague and rough impression without a deep analysis....   [tags: Future, Prediction, Attention]

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Why A Student Is A Heavy Workday Alcohol Consumer

- We have sorted through the data, and created multiple models, but what do our results mean and what is the greater significance. Our aim is ultimately to try to predict whether a student is a heavy workday alcohol consumer given their specific familial, academic, and social circumstances. We cannot simply compare the error rates of each model in order to determine the most accurate one, since an error rate itself is meaningless without comparing it to the benchmark error rate. Contrary to popular belief, the error rate does not follow the simply consensus of the lower the better, as each model and data set is inherently different, thus there is no universal standard on whether an error rate...   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics, Prediction]

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Identifying Predictors Of Early And Later Divorces

- Gottman and Levenson (2000) conducted a study in which they aimed to identify predictors of early and later divorces in married couples through specific factors and cues. This longitudinal research study spanned over 14 years, in which they measured conversational cues between a husband and wife then later ran analysis on these conversations. According to Gottman and Levenson (2000), there are two peaks in which divorce is common, early in the marriage—approximately seven years and later in the marriage labeled “mid life” (Gottman & Levenson, 2000, p....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Alimony, Prediction]

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Failure Prediction Algorithms

- Gaining a better understanding of when electronics are about to fail can help engineers and companies be more effective in providing reliable electronics; this will also lead to a greater return on investments for businesses (Seggie, Cavusgil, & Phelan, 2007). Prior attempts of implementing algorithms have all failed due to the large bandwidth required to process the data in real time. The algorithms in this study will not require many resources and will use simple gate-logic and statistical data to alert an end-user of a potential failure....   [tags: Technology]

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Outline Of A Research On The Height Of Sun Trees That Are Taller Than 1.35 Meters Above The Forest

- Research Saplings are young trees that are taller than 1.35 meters above the forest floor and no more than 10.16 centimetres diameter at breast height(1). Saplings are in a stage of growth, which means that different parts of the plants are changing. I am interested in seeing how one particular aspect of growth impacts another. Purpose My purpose is to see if there is a relationship between the height in cm of saplings and the DBH (diameter at breast height) in centimetres of saplings using the data taken from Landcare Research NZ Ltd....   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics, Prediction, Tree]

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The Theory Of Adolescent Use Alcohol Abuse

- Description of Theory The theoretical base hypotheses of this investigation were clearly states, “(1) intention to use alcohol will predict alcohol use, frequency of use and alcohol misuse among adolescents; (2) attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control will account for intention to use alcohol; and (3) the TPB will be more effective in accounting for and predicting intention to use alcohol among young adolescents than the theory of reasoned action” (Marcoux, 1997). The theory on adolescent use of alcohol is to also provide measureable variables to successfully predict drug and alcohol use in high school and college aged students....   [tags: Scientific method, Prediction, Theory, Futurology]

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The Mayan Calendar

- When most people think of the Mayans, they think end of the world prediction in 2012. Everyone knows the movie 2012 which portrayed the end of the world predicted by the Mayan calendar. What many do not know is that the Mayans developed three separate calendars; the Long Count, the Tzolk’in, and the Haab, which were represented by glyphs or pictures that were used in their daily lives in many different ways. The Mayans kept time in a very different way than we do today. The Mayans may not have invented the calendar, but they certainly developed it further, and still use their version today....   [tags: ancient civilization, prediction]

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Prediction of Clean Coal Using Mathematical Models

- The Processing Plants is a combination of the equipment principles and the type of coal treated. The first step is to determine the relationship between the input and output variable. Information used would be from the Production reports. That is: to superpose the input and output variables namely, feed quality (ash), feed rate (tons) & medium density against; clean coal tons, clean coal ash and the Yield. If the relationship exist (based on the value of R² which is expected to be as close to 1 as possible), the equations developed would assist in establishing the overall desired model....   [tags: Clean Coal, Equations]

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Literature Review: Prediction of Henry’s Law Constant

- Introduction An informal definition of Henry’s Law states that the solubility of a compound in a solvent is directly proportional to the partial pressure of the compound in the vapour phase, at low partial pressures. In a plot of concentration dissolved vs. partial pressure, the slope of the curve is the Henry’s Law Constant (HLC). The system is taken to be at equilibrium; that is the Gibbs free energy is at a global minimum so the macroscopic properties of the system are static. Unfortunately this definition is often too simplistic to be used in most practical applications for reasons which will be explained later....   [tags: Henry’s Law Constant]

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Life Time Prediction of Node-to-Node Communication

- 1 Introduction Now-a-days any time anywhere connectivity was needed, which can be achieved by Mobile Ad hoc networks (MANET). Infrastructure less, self-organizing networks was called MANET. Nodes in a MANET can act as routers, able to forward packets to other nodes, within its transmission region. Designing a routing protocol for such a dynamic networks was a challenging task, due to frequent link failure, limited battery power, and mobility. Huge number of routing protocols has been proposed for MANET [1], different Criteria were used to classify those protocols....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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The Last Supper: Why the Prediction of Betrayal?

- The Last Supper was painted circa 1495 by Leonardo Da Vinci, and commissioned under Ludovico Sforza for the Dominicans of Santa Maria delle Grazie. From the beginning, the painting was considered a masterpiece and therefore, Leonardo was praised time and again for the technical aspects of his masterpiece. Vasari, the first man to write a book of artists' biographies, exclaimed, "a Last Supper, a most beautiful and marvelous thing; and to the heads of the Apostles he gave such majesty and beauty, that he left the head of Christ unfinished, not believing that he was able to give it that divine air which is essential to the image of Christ." Vasari, like most was entranced by the beauty of Leon...   [tags: Leonardo Da Vinci]

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The Connection of Parental Attachment Styles to Bullies and Victims

- ​Bullying is a serious problem in our schools and takes place in many different forms. These can include physical aggression or direct bullying such as the hitting form and in the indirect type of bullying such as the verbal taunting, exclusion from peer activities and rumor spreading. Kids are subjected to these different types of bullying daily and for some victims it has negative effects on their grades, their personal life and their mental health as research has found that victims of bullying have higher rates of depression and suicide....   [tags: behavioral analysis, prediction of behavior]

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My Feelings And The Core Of What Made Us

- I’m trying to process my feelings and make sense of this loss. However, as I reflect back on our relationship, compatibility and the core of what made us, “us,” I find myself unable to accept this abrupt conclusion. This is what I see when I break down the foundation into the three pegs of our relationship: Our physical intimacy/passion is undeniably strong in, almost, every way. In this, our sex lives, our desires to do activities (sports, entertainment, food, ect.), and joy we feel while in each other’s company (love, respect, overall ebb and flow of being together and in each other’s space)....   [tags: Time, Future, Need, Prediction]

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Physiognomy: The Affirmative Side of Face Reading

- The phrase “take it at face value” adequately describes physiognomy. Indeed, what is the value of a face, especially the permanent features on a human. Can we examine a person’s facial appearance and learn about that person’s character and future. In physiognomy, we can predict the human character and destiny with its face features or body structure. Due to this reason, we sometimes call it ‘Face reading’ rather than physiognomy. For instance, if we meet someone for the first time, we might evaluate their first looks....   [tags: destiny, prediction, superstition, pseudoscience]

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Predictive Policing and the Use of COMPSTAT

- ... This data should be accurate and available as close to real-time as possible. This crime and disorder data is used to produce crime maps, trends, and other analysis products. Subsequently, command staff uses these information products to identify crime problems to be addressed.” 3 The results or output from this operation is disseminated as alerts, bulletins, directives and maps to agency officers to deploy real time resources to the identified areas and potential trouble zones. Effective problem solving methods in the communities bear fruition in lower crime rates and public trust....   [tags: IT and algorithms for crime prediction]

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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

- H.G. Wells was a famous English writer during the Victorian age and had several famous books including: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and a few other well-known titles. The Time Machine especially, had depicted an interesting way of thinking for the age in which the book was written. Wells had expressed his thoughts about how the future was going to turn out within this book. Although the book may have an odd depiction of the future, it also has some reasonable theories that may be scientifically possible....   [tags: the time machine, prediction]

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The Invention of Flying Cars

- There are many inventions of the future that people either know or hope will happen and some inventions that people have never thought that would happen in this or the next lifetime. For instance, one piece of future technology that I believe may come to pass is the invention of flying cars. Since the time of being young and watching the Jetsons, many people have been waiting to see the first flying car. While bringing up the idea of a flying car to a lot of people would seem absurd or downright impossible to some, I actually believe that it is very much so possible to create given how far technology has come in the past few decades....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]

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Response Paper On Measurement By Sung Eun Park

- Response paper on Measurement by Sung Eun Park (9/10/2015) Key findings/components identified from the readings • Consistently recurring themes throughout the readings: ways to avoid biased measurements when researchers design the questionnaire and study. • There might be some techniques superior to others, but the superiority might change depending on the subject matter; thus there is no one perfect technique fits for every study. • The answers from the respondents might often be deceived, thus researchers need to implement ways to identify the answers from genuine ones....   [tags: Scientific method, Prediction, Theory, Hypothesis]

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Human Resources, Finance, Operations And Communications

- Introduction Lochlee Council’s Works Department Manager John faces challenges in the areas of human resources, finance, operations and communications. This report will identify these challenges and why they exist. Human Resources Challenges Human Resources (HR) challenges exist because of an organisation’s employees. One HR challenge is the varied locations of the drivers which the case study identifies. This is a challenge because planning becomes difficult. This issue should have been considered when recruiting which is the responsibility of HR....   [tags: Forecasting, Future, Human resources, Prediction]

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Management Philosophies As Fads At Early Stages Of Discovery All Business Philosophies

- Management Philosophies as fads: At early stages of discovery all business philosophies used for improvement of process or organizations are considered as management fads. Prior to Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM) was also considered as a management fad. Although they were considered as management fads there were a lot of adoptions of these management philosophies in organizations and were wildly helpful. Even at the stage of fading out still they are adopted completely as basic requirements that are to be met....   [tags: Six Sigma, Management, Business terms, Prediction]

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Selection Process

- Task 2 Background study In general, psychologists and laymen believe that the best predictor for future performance is past performance. Thus, if Sunsailors are going to recruit Chief Design Engineers (CDEs) and Junior Design Engineers (JDEs), the best applicant might be successful design engineers who held jobs which were similar to both CDEs and JDEs. There are more than one predictors to really differentiate and discriminate candidates with their competencies such as knowledge, ability, skill, experience, personality, interest, and character to some extent (Arnold, Silvester, Patterson, Robertson, Cooper & Burnes, 2010)....   [tags: psychology, prediction, performance, skills]

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The Significance of Language in Dramatic Productions

- The Significance of Language in Dramatic Productions The significance of language in any dramatic production, or indeed any piece of performance art, be it song, poetry or whatever, is undoubtedly of great importance, as it is not only the medium through which ideas, thoughts, emotions etc. are communicated, but also sets the scene in regards to style, feeling, mood and tone, an understanding of which ought to lead to greater appreciation of the work in question....   [tags: Papers]

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The Human Body: One of the Most Complex Productions in the World

- ... Smooth muscles are muscles that act automatically without conscious intervention. These are usually found in the internal organs such as the stomach or intestines. These muscles are noticeably slower in their contraction than skeletal muscles. These muscles lack the striations that the skeletal muscles have. Cardiac muscles are the muscle are found in the heart and are the muscles that keep the heart beating. These are completely involuntary and will contract without stimulation of any kind....   [tags: biological and cellular analysis]

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