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Rosario, Ryan Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Text classification typically performs best with large training sets, but short texts are very common on the World Wide Web. Can we use resampling and data augmentation to construct larger texts using similar terms? Several current methods exist for working with short text that rely on using external data and contexts, or workarounds. Our focus is…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Semantics, Electronic Publishing
Barton, Irving Gary, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Military education is held to high standards for our servicemen and women. The purpose of this quantitative, comparative study was to determine if significant differences existed in learning styles relative to military experience as determined by learning in a serious game environment. Study results are expected to advance the state of research in…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Evaluation Methods, Military Training, Comparative Analysis
Palka, Sean – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This research details a methodology designed for creating content in support of various phishing prevention tasks including live exercises and detection algorithm research. Our system uses probabilistic context-free grammars (PCFG) and variable interpolation as part of a multi-pass method to create diverse and consistent phishing email content on…
Descriptors: Prevention, Information Security, Grammar, Electronic Mail
Zhang, Zhenxue – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Blessed by the Internet age, many online retailers (e.g., Amazon.com) have deployed recommender systems to help their customers identify products that may be of their interest in order to improve cross-selling and enhance customer loyalty. Collaborative Filtering (CF) is the most successful technique among different approaches to generating…
Descriptors: Internet, Retailing, Opinions, Publications
Calhoun, Patrick Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Little is known about the decision-making styles of active-duty police officers or what the consequences of not understanding those decision-making styles may be. The purpose of the study was to describe the demographics and decision-making profiles of active-duty police officers, as well as any relationships that may exist among these variables,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Police, Statistical Analysis
Moh, Chiou – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Technological innovation in mobile devices has upgraded the potential uses of the devices for living and learning. Mobile learning provides opportunities for mobile users to learn at any time in any location. A certification that confirms computing and Internet technology skills and knowledge provides more opportunities to students in higher…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Certification
Burch, Sharlee Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this non-experimental causal-comparative study was to determine if service-learning teaching experience affects dental hygiene faculty perceptions of service-learning benefits and barriers in the United States. Dental hygiene educators from entry-level dental hygiene education programs in the United States completed the Web-based…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry, Dental Health, Service Learning
Gautreaux, Madge L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2000, President Bill Clinton enacted the "Children's Internet Protection Act" (CIPA) which requires all K-12 schools and publicly funded libraries to use Internet filters to protect children from pornography and other obscene or potentially harmful online content as a stipulation for receiving E-Rate funding. The varying…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Internet, Administrative Policy, Public Policy
Johnson, Gerald D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As U.S federal government agencies have increased the use of the Internet to utilize technologies such as e-learning, U.S. federal government information systems have become more exposed to security vulnerabilities that may contribute to system attacks and system exploitation. U.S. federal government agencies are required to come up with their own…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Classification, Public Agencies, Federal Government
DeSchryver, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation utilized a multiple case study design to explore how advanced learners synthesize information about ill-structured topics when reading-to-learn and reading-to-do on the Web. Eight graduate students provided data in the form of think-alouds, interviews, screen video, digital trails, and task artifacts. Data analysis was based on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Case Studies, Internet, Graduate Students
Mattord, Herbert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Organizations continue to rely on password-based authentication methods to control access to many Web-based systems. This research study developed a benchmarking instrument intended to assess authentication methods used in Web-based information systems (IS). It developed an Authentication Method System Index (AMSI) to analyze collected data from…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Learning, Comparative Analysis, Benchmarking
Steffens, Cortney Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to provide baseline information regarding the comprehension processes second graders use when reading informational text in print and online form. The study focused on informational text found in print, in closed hypertext Web sites, and during open Internet searches because academic success depends on the quick…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Web Sites
O'Neill, Errol Marinus – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Online translation (OT) sites such as Free Translation and Babel Fish are freely available to the general public and purport to convert inputted text, from single words to entire paragraphs, instantly from one language to another. Discussion in the literature about OT for second-language (L2) acquisition has generally focused either on the…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Translation, Computational Linguistics
Gothberg, June E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the equivalence or non-inferiority for comparisons of telephone focus group venue to face-to-face focus group venue, Internet video-based focus group venue to face-to-face focus group venue, and Internet video-based focus group venue to telephone focus group venue. Research questions examined the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Focus Groups, Telecommunications, Internet
Garrett, Leslie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the factors and traits impacting the success of virtual managers. It can be argued that given technology's role in working virtually, one would deem technology as the most important factor impacting one's work in a virtual environment, however, there are other factors "including support from the organization and one's personal…
Descriptors: Leadership, Internet, Delphi Technique, Administrator Effectiveness
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