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  • On the Diversity Order of Non-Orthogonal Amplify-and-Forward over Block-Fading Channels 

    Krikidis, Ioannis; Thompson, John S.; McLaughlin, Steve (IEEE, 2010-05)
    In this paper, we deal with the performance of non-orthogonal Amplify-and-Forward protocols over block-fading channels (BFNAF),where the source retransmits the same data during cooperation in order to increase spatial ...
  • On the efficiency of meta-level inference 

    Harmelen, Frank van (The University of Edinburgh, 1989)
    In this thesis we will be concerned with a particular type of architecture for reasoning systems, known as meta-level architectures. After presenting the arguments for such architectures (chapter 1), we discuss a number ...
  • On the estimation of the electromagnetic, elastodynamic and piezoelectric properties of homogenized composite materials 

    Duncan, Andrew J. (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    The work in this thesis concerns the estimation of the electromagnetic, elastodynamic and piezoelectric properties of homogenized composite materials (HCMs). A composite may be considered homogeneous if wavelengths are ...
  • On the Flame Height Definition for Upward Flame Spread 

    Consalvi, Jean L; Pizzo, Yannick; Porterie, Bernard; Torero, Jose L (Elsevier, 2007)
    Flame height is defined by the experimentalists as the average position of the luminous flame and, consequently is not directly linked with a quantitative value of a physical parameter. To determine flame heights from ...
  • On the horns of a dilemma: clarity and ambivalence in oppositional writing in the wake of the uprising of 17 June 1953 in the German Democratic Republic 

    Harkin, Patrick P. (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-06-30)
    A civil Uprising on 17 June 1953 in the German Democratic Republic created a dilemma for a number of writers there. On one hand, they were deeply committed to the principles of socialism, upon which their state was based ...
  • On The Implications of Atmospheric Gravity Waves on Wind Power 

    Norris, Luke (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-11-24)
    In view of the rapidly rising cost of fossil fuels and concerns over climate change, there can be little doubt that renewable energy is to play a large role in the future of our economic development. The impact of Atmospheric ...
  • On the lines passing through two conjugates of a Salem number 

    Smyth C.; Dubickas A. (2008-01-01)
    We show that the number of distinct non-parallel lines passing through two conjugates of an algebraic number alpha of degree d >= 3 is at most [d(2)/2] - d + 2, its conjugates being in general position if this number is ...
  • On the Mutability of Protocols 

    McGinnis, Jarred P (University of Edinburgh. College of Science and Engineering. School of Informatics., 2006-06)
    The task of developing a framework for which agents can communicate reliably and flexibly in open systems is not trivial. This thesis addresses the dichotomy between reliable communication and facilitation of the autonomy ...
  • On the quantitative analysis of Deep Belief Networks 

    Salakhutdinov, Ruslan; Murray, Iain (2008)
    Deep Belief Networks (DBN’s) are generative models that contain many layers of hidden variables. Efficient greedy algorithms for learning and approximate inference have allowed these models to be applied successfully in ...
  • On the razor-edge of fate : perceptions of destiny in Sophocles’ Theban plays 

    Penha Ferreira Vieira, Mariana; Vieira, Mariana (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-03)
    The goal of this thesis is to analyse the differences and similarities in the perceptions of fate and aleatory events in the Antigone, the Oedipus Tyrannus, and the Oedipus at Colonus of Sophocles. Rather than dwelling ...
  • On the relational dynamics of caring: a psychotherapeutic approach to emotional and power dimensions of women’s care work 

    Bondi, Liz (Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2007)
    Care is double-edged and paradoxical, inspiring a vast range of strong feelings in both care-givers and care-recipients. This paper draws on ideas about psychotherapeutic relationships to offer a theorisation of the ...
  • On the role and nature of retroactive interference in anterograde amnesia 

    Dewar, Michaela (2007-06-27)
    Recent research has elucidated significantly improved delayed recall in patients with severe anterograde amnesia following an unfilled as opposed to a filled retention interval. Such findings are of great interest as they ...
  • On the role of the hippocampus in the acquisition, long-term retention and semanticisation of memory 

    Gingell, Sarah M (2005)
    A consensus on how to characterise the anterograde and retrograde memory processes that are lost or spared after hippocampal damage has not been reached. In this thesis, I critically re-examine the empirical literature ...
  • On the Scientific Status of Interpretive Inquiry 

    Sosenko, Filip (2007)
    Interpretive social science is well established institutionally at universities and research centres. It benefits from this institutional context in terms of prestige, credibility and grants. In comparison with non-interpretive ...
  • On the theory of Chemical Combination 

    Brown, Alexander Crum (University of Edinburgh, 1861)
    This paper was presented in 1861 to the Faculty of Medicine, when I was a candidate for the degree of M.D. In consequence of a somewhat adverse opinion expressed as to the speculations contained in it, I exercised the ...
  • On the theory of superconductivity 

    Cheng, Kai-Chia (The University of Edinburgh, 1948-10)
    The phenomenon of superconductivity has so for defied all attempts of explanation since it was first discovered in 1911. Although two phenomenological theories have been put forward and proved very successful, yet no atomic ...
  • On the Use of Automatically Generated Discourse-Level Information in a Concept-to-Speech Synthesis System 

    Hitzeman, Janet; Black, Alan W; Taylor, Paul; Mellish, Chris; Oberlander, Jon (International Speech Communication Association, 1998-12)
    This paper describes the latest version of the SOLE concept-to-speech system, which uses linguistic information provided by a natural language generation system to improve the prosody of synthetic speech. We discuss the ...
  • On the use of prosody in a speech-to-speech translator. 

    Strom, Volker; Elsner, Anja; Hess, Wolfgang; Kasper, Walter; Klein, Alexandra; Kreiger, Hans Ulrich; Spilker, Jorg; Weber, Hans; Görz, Gunther (International Speech Communication Association, 1997)
    In this paper a speech-to-speech translator from German to English is presented. Beside the traditional processing steps it takes advantage of acoustically detected prosodic phrase boundaries and focus. The prosodic phrase ...
  • On which one can see the processes ... 

    Henderson, Frances (2010-11)
  • On Wright’s Inductive Definition of Coherence Truth for Arithmetic 

    Ketland, Jeffrey (Blackwells, 2000)
    In “Truth – A Traditional Debate Reviewed” (1999), Crispin Wright proposed an inductive definition of “coherence truth” for arithmetic relative to an arithmetic base theory B. Wright’s definition is in fact a notational ...