Adaptive Essays

  • Adaptive Thresholding

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    Summary We have to develop an adaptive thresholding system for greyscale image binarisation. The simplest way to use image binarisation is to choose a threshold value, and classify all pixels with values above this threshold value as white and all other pixels as black. Thresholding essentially involves turning a colour or greyscale image into a 1-bit binary image. If, say, the left half of an image had a lower brightness range than the right half, we make use of Adaptive Thresholding. Global thresholding

  • Adaptive leadership

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    Adaptive leadership is becoming widespread in the United States Army amongst junior officers in leadership positions that require quick thinking and innovation. Leonard Wong discusses how the versatile and unpredictable enemy and situations in Iraq produces adaptable junior officers. These officers are learning to make decisions under chaotic conditions and are becoming more mentally agile. The Army is changing. The Army is transforming its capabilities in the war in Iraq to be effective and successful

  • Inuits of Greenland: An Adaptive Society

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    Inuits of Greenland: An Adaptive Society In a world far different from our own in the Northern Hemisphere lies an indigenous society known as the Inuits. Specifically focusing on the Inuits of Greenland these people have adopted various risk management strategies which has enabled them to survive in a harsh arctic environment. In indigenous cultures, their well-being and sustainability is managed through control of population growth like most present day indigenous societies have been influenced

  • Adaptive optics

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    Much like taking pictures on Earth, astronomers have to deal with many issues with distortion when it comes to taking images. The solution to this issue is a technology called adaptive optics (often referred to as AO), which was originally used to improve the performance of optical systems on ground based telescopes. [1] Adaptive optics are made up of mirrors, that can be reshaped that are controlled by computers. These mirrors fix the distortion caused by the turbulence of the Earth’s atmosphere. This

  • ATRAC: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc

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    ATRAC: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc Abstract -------- ATRAC is an audio coding system based on psychoacoustic principles. The input signal is divided into three subbands which are then transformed into the frequency domain using a variable block length. Transform coefficients are grouped into nonuniform bands to reflect the human auditory system, and then quantized on the basis of dynamic sensitivity and masking characteristics. ATRAC compresses compact disc audio

  • Adaptive Vs Abnormal Behavior Essay

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    the normal and abnormal behavior. And how we people adapt to these behaviors. Which bring us to question how we differentiate between adaptive and abnormal behavior? Both behaviors are completely different from each other because every society and culture has different understanding and perspective of adaptive and abnormal behaviors. What we believe as being adaptive and

  • The Need for Nursing Leadership in Complex Adaptive Systems

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    change it has to go through the new technology, innovation in techniques and new medical treatment plans made every day. In this paper, I will be discussing complex adaptive systems, especially in regards to the healthcare setting as well as the leadership necessary for these systems. What is a complex adaptive system (CAS)? A complex adaptive system is entity of networks and connections. It can “learn and adapt to change over time” which can change the “structure of the system” (Clancy, Effken, Pesut

  • Internet accessibility for people with disabilities

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    steps taken to make the Internet more disabled-friendly, which indeed there is. By taking advantage of adaptive technologies, using proper etiquette when sending email, and designing web pages with the disabled in mind, the Internet will soon become useful to more people than would otherwise be the case. One of the major advances in helping the disabled is the use of adaptive technology. Adaptive technology can be described as any hardware or software used to provide alternative methods of input

  • Computers And The Disabled

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    the nearly blind and for the deaf, including on screen text to synthesize speech or Braille, and adaptive hardware that transforms a computers audible cues into a visual format. Computers have given the limited back their freedom to be an active part of the human race. According to the Americans with Disabilities Acts, any office that has a staff of more than fifteen people now has to provide adaptive hardware and software on their computers, so that workers with disabilities can accomplish many tasks

  • Rani Shankar

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    stress as a normal adaptive syndrome, a fight-or- flight situation, very similar to escape behavior (1). Stress is defined as "the set of all organic reactions to physical, psychic, infectious, or other, aggressions, which are capable to disturb homeostasis" (1). Stress lies at the intersection between personal, social, and economic factors and biology. Although stress is an important, integral part of our existence, there is a point at which it becomes overwhelming and our adaptive responses may break

  • Analysis of The Last Castle

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    committed crimes while serving their time. The movie shows how the prisoners come together when a former well-respected general is sent there to overpower the man that runs the facility. The first theory and probably the most noted theory is the Adaptive Structuration Theory of Marshall Scott Poole. Poole’s theory states, “Members in groups are creating the group as they act within it… A lot of times people in groups build up structures or arrangements that are very uncomfortable for them, but they

  • Working with the Handicap Ski Program

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    Working with the Handicap Ski Program The roots of adaptive skiing were in war and accidental injuries. In 1942 Franz Wendel was the first person to enter a competition for people who are handicapped. After suffering a leg amputation in the war, he fashioned a pair of crutches and attached them to short skis enabling him to crutch ski. By the late 1940's the Austrian Ski Association was financing a division for handicapped skiers while at the same time European and American programs at army hospitals

  • The History of the Roy Adaptation Model

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    illness. Roy’s view of the person as an adaptive system took shape from this early work, with the congnator and regulator being added as the major internal processes of the adapting person. After 17 years of work with the faculty at Mount St. Mary’s college in Los Angeles, the model became the framework for a nursing-based integrated curriculum, in March 1970, the same month that the first article on the model was published in Nursing Outlook. The four adaptive models were added as the ways in which

  • Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis

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    language. There are three different systems for the speaker. * Speaker dependent system. * Speaker independent system. * Speaker adaptive system. Speaker Dependent System. A speaker dependent system is developed to operate for a single speaker. These systems are usually easier to develop, cheaper to buy and more accurate, but not as flexible as speaker adaptive or speaker independent systems. Speaker Independent System. A speaker independent system is developed to operate for any speaker

  • Stress

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    state. However, while a certain amount of stress is necessary for survival, prolonged stress can affect health adversely (Bernard & Krupat, 1994). Stress has generally been viewed as a set of neurological and physiological reactions that serves an adaptive function (Franken, 1994). Traditionally, stress research has been oriented toward studies involving the body's reaction to stress and the cognitive processes that influence the perception of stress. However, social perspectives of the stress response

  • A New Genus of Hominins Found in Kenya

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    was found. The new genus was assigned because this hominin had a combination of derived facial and primitive neurocranial features. This hominin is guessed to be about 3.5 million years old. The findings lead the scientists to an early diet-driven adaptive radiation, which gives insight on the craniodental features, or the structure of the skull and mouth. The name of the species is Kentanthropus platyops (the Flat-Faced Man of Kenya). This fossil was found in a rugged desert-like site on the western

  • The Adaptive And Non-Adaptive Leader

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    to building customer loyalty. Leaders who are clearly interested in their own agendas, their own advancement, and their own well-being will not be followed willingly. I also summarize the credibility of Adaptive and Non-Adaptive Leaders is a tabular form ADAPTIVE LEADERS NON ADAPTIVE LEADERS • They care about all their constituencies They care mainly about themselves, their members.

  • managing change

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    and in their own biological processes .Beginning with the first few moments of life, a person learns to meet change by being adaptive. A person’s very first breath depends on ability to adapt from one environment to another. As indicated by the first quotation introducing this essay, each hour is different, offering people new experiences. Since human beings are adaptive and familiar with change, how is it that they often resist change in their work environment? This question had troubled managers

  • Adaptive Leadership

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    Introduction This segment of Heifetz’s book The Practice of Adaptive Leadership is comprised of four diagnostic chapters that are filled with both theories, comparisons, adaptive leadership challenges and useful exemplars from an assortment of public and private sector lessons learned. In the earlier section of Part II, we learn that diagnosis has to occur before treatment. This is true for any attending physician who examines a patient; the first order of business is rooted in the area of

  • Adaptive Leadership

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    thrive in this changing world and identifying different strengths and blind spots at the same time. I have experienced many several touch points that have influenced my perspective on leadership and have more courage to become an overall person in adaptive leadership. With specific leadership skills, many groups will all have something in common, with that in mind leadership requires specific concepts to have a purpose and work skillfully together. Leadership is becoming increasingly dominate now-a-days