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Partnering Strategies for Fitness Evaluation in a Pyramidal Evolutionary Algorithm (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Aickelin, U., & Bull, L. (2002). Partnering Strategies for Fitness Evaluation in a Pyramidal Evolutionary Algorithm

This paper combines the idea of a hierarchical distributed genetic algorithm with different inter-agent partnering strategies. Cascading clusters of sub-populations are built from bottom up, with higher-level sub-populations optimising larger parts o... Read More

'An Artificial Immune System as a Recommender System for Web Sites' (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Morrison, T., & Aickelin, U. (2002). 'An Artificial Immune System as a Recommender System for Web Sites'

Artificial Immune Systems have been used successfully to build recommender systems for film databases. In this research, an attempt is made to extend this idea to web site recommendation. A collection of more than 1000 individuals' web profiles (alte... Read More

Hash-Tree Anti-Tampering Schemes (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Moss, B., & Ashman, H. (2002). Hash-Tree Anti-Tampering Schemes

Procedures that provide detection, location and correction of tampering in documents are known as anti-tampering schemes. In this paper we describe how to construct an anti-tampering scheme using a pre-computed tree of hashes. The main problems of co... Read More

Case-Based Reasoning as a Heuristic Selector in a Hyper-Heuristic for Course Timetabling Problems (2002)
Book Chapter
Petrovic, S., & Qu, R. (2002). Case-Based Reasoning as a Heuristic Selector in a Hyper-Heuristic for Course Timetabling Problems. In Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information Engineering Systems and Allied TechnologiesIOS Press

This paper studies Knowledge Discovery (KD) using Tabu Search and Hill Climbing within Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) as a hyper-heuristic method for course timetabling problems. The aim of the hyper-heuristic is to choose the best heuristic(s) for given... Read More

'Enhanced Direct and Indirect Genetic Algorithm Approaches for a Mall Layout and Tenant Selection Problem' (2002)
Journal Article
Aickelin, U., & Dowsland, K. (2002). 'Enhanced Direct and Indirect Genetic Algorithm Approaches for a Mall Layout and Tenant Selection Problem'. Journal of Heuristics, 8(5), doi:10.1023/A:1016536623961

During our earlier research, it was recognised that in order to be successful with an indirect genetic algorithm approach using a decoder, the decoder has to strike a balance between being an optimiser in its own right and finding feasible solutions.... Read More

Pathologizing populations and colonizing minds: internatioinal psychosocial programmes in Kosovo (2002)
Journal Article
Pupavac, V. (2002). Pathologizing populations and colonizing minds: internatioinal psychosocial programmes in Kosovo. Alternatives, 27,

Through a case study of international responses in Kosovo, this article critically analyses how the international therapeutic model constructs war-affected populations as traumatised and subject to psychosocial dysfunctionalism. The international the... Read More

Non-Symbolic Fragmentation (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Ashman, H., Coupe, H., Smith, P., Neville-Smith, M., & Gilbert, M. (2002). Non-Symbolic Fragmentation

This paper reports on the use of non-symbolic fragmentation of data for securing communications. Non-symbolic fragmentation, or NSF, relies on breaking up data into non-symbolic fragments, which are (usually irregularly-sized) chunks whose boundaries... Read More

Being more certain about random assignment in social policy evaluations (2002)
Journal Article
Stafford, B. (2002). Being more certain about random assignment in social policy evaluations. Social Policy and Society, 1(4),

Social experiments have been widely utilised in evaluations of social programmes in the US to identify ‘what works’, whilst in the UK their use is more controversial. This paper explores the paradigmatic, technical and practical issues evaluators co... Read More

Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp. in wild rural rodents from the Mazury Lake District region of Poland (2002)
Journal Article
District region of Poland. Parasitology, 125(1), doi:10.1017/S0031182002001865

Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporodium parvum and Giardia spp. were studied in 3 species of rodents from forests and abandoned agricultural fields in N.E. Poland (Clethrionomys glareolus n=459; Microtus arvalis n=274; Apodemus flavicollis n=209)... Read More

The monolingualism of identity or aporias from the end of the world: (indicial notes on Fogo cruzado) (2002)
Journal Article
Vidal Bouzon, Á. J. (2002). The monolingualism of identity or aporias from the end of the world: (indicial notes on Fogo cruzado). Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 3(2), doi:10.1080/1463620022000013983

In 1989 the collection of drawings and short-stories in Galizan-Portuguese Fogo cruzado was published with an untitled and introductory non-literary text prepared by its authors. The process of its creation, publishing and reception was an extreme ex... Read More

Inductive Theorem Proving and Computer Algebra in the Mathweb Software Bus (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Zimmer, J., & Dennis, L. A. (2002). Inductive Theorem Proving and Computer Algebra in the Mathweb Software Bus. In B. Belaid, J. Calmet, O. Capriotti, L. Hencoque, & V. Sorge (Eds.),

Reasoning systems have reached a high degree of maturity in the last decade. However, even the most successful systems are usually not general purpose problem solvers but are typically specialised on problems in a certain domain. The MathWeb SOftwa... Read More

Knowledge discovery in hyper-heuristic using case-based reasoning on course timetabling (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Burke, E., MacCarthy, B. L., Petrovic, S., & Qu, R. (2002). Knowledge discovery in hyper-heuristic using case-based reasoning on course timetabling

This paper presents a new hyper-heuristic method using Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) for solving course timetabling problems. The term Hyper-heuristics has recently been employed to refer to 'heuristics that choose heuristics' rather than heuristics tha... Read More

Human T-cell responses to HPV 16 E2 generated with monocyte-derived dendritic cells (2001)
Journal Article
Davidson, E. J., Brown, M. D., Burt, D. J., Parish, J. L., Gaston, K., Kitchener, H. C., …Stern, P. L. (2001). Human T-cell responses to HPV 16 E2 generated with monocyte-derived dendritic cells. International Journal of Cancer, 94(6), 807-812. doi:10.1002/ijc.1558

Persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 has been implicated in the etiology of cervical cancer. The E2 protein is required early in viral infection and therefore may serve as a useful immune target for a vaccine aimed at preventi... Read More

Monospecific helminth and arthropod infections in an urban population of brown rats from Doha, Qatar (2001)
Journal Article
Abu-Madi, M. A., Lewis, J. W., Mikhail, M., El-Nagger, M., & Behnke, J. M. (2001). Monospecific helminth and arthropod infections in an urban population of brown rats from Doha, Qatar. Journal of Helminthology, 75(4),

Parasitic infections were studied for the first time in an urban population of brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from Doha. Only one species of helminth was found, the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta, and one ectoparasite, the flea Xenopsylla astia, from a... Read More

Contributions in the domain of cancer research: review: human papillomaviruses and their role in cervical cancer (2001)
Journal Article
Dell, G., & Gaston, K. (2001). Contributions in the domain of cancer research: review: human papillomaviruses and their role in cervical cancer. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 58(12-13), 1923-1942. doi:10.1007/PL00000827

Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been linked to a variety of human diseases, most notably cancer of the cervix, a disease responsible for at least 200,000 deaths per year worldwide. Over 100 different types of HPV have been identified and these can... Read More