We present disputant relation-based method for classifying news articles on contentious issues. We observe that the disputants of a contention are an important feature for understanding the discourse. It performs unsupervised classification on news articles based on disputant relations, and helps readers intuitively view the articles through the opponent-based frame.
Challenging prejudice, sterotyping and judgemental behaviour, this volume consists of 40 discussion stories which reflect society and the problems young people face today. Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independantly thinking young adults.
Providing an overview of rural sociology, this title calls for the reinterpretation of rural life in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. It offers case studies that demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling contentious issues, it presents a model for rural sociology and assesses its role in society.From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Alongside these developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize...
Everyone is familiar with money. Yet few realise that currently contentious
issues and financial difficulties are not new. On the contrary, most are firmly
rooted in the past and when examined help to put current economic problems
into historical context.
This book presents a detailed history of money from Charlemagne’s reform
in approximately AD 800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also offers a
summary of twentieth century events and an analysis of how the past relates to
On-line privacy has emerged as one of the key—and most contentious—issues
surrounding the continued evolution of the Internet. The World Wide Web requires the
collection of certain data from individuals who visit web sites—such as Internet
address—in order for the site to operate properly. However, collection of even this most
basic data can be controversial because of the public's apprehension about what
information is collected and how it could be used.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were separated from Hodgkin's disease by recognition of the Sternberg-Reed cells early in the twentieth century. The histologic classification for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas has been one of the most contentious issues in oncology. Imperfect morphologic systems were supplanted by imperfect immunologic systems, and poor reproducibility of diagnosis has hampered progress.
The management of the Australian landscape has occupied a central position in Australian
politics since the re-settlement of this continent over 200 years ago. Environmental manage-
ment, long recognised as technically complex and challenging, has also been contentious and
controversial. The issues associated with coping with lingering droughts, the prospects of sig-
nificant climate change, and stemming soil erosion on agricultural lands are now of broad,
Reflections on School Integration approaches a contentious and topical issue with level-headed insight based on solid, rigorous research. Delegates at a colloquium to define a research agenda for the future, reviewed the latest international and local research and practice in the field of desegregation and integration of schools, took stock of the status quo in research and practice, and identified new directions research should be taking. This publication features the papers of a range of colloquium contributors.
The twonucleotide-bindingdomains (NBDs)of anumberof
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters have been shown
to be functionally dissimilar, playing different roles in the
transport process. A high degree of co-operativity has been
determined for the NBDs of the human multidrug trans-porter, P-glycoprotein. However, the issue of functional
symmetry in P-glycoprotein remains contentious.