The Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) appreciates the time,
effort, and valuable input of the many people who contributed to the
workshop on confidentiality of and access to research data and to the
preparation of this report. We would first like to thank those who made
presentations, which, along with the background papers prepared for the
workshop, helped identify many of the key issues in this area. The comments
made by attendees contributed to a broad-ranging exchange of ideas that is
captured in this summary report.
C. J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database technology. He is best known for his book An Introduction to Database Systems (8th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004), which has sold some 850,000 copies at the time of writing and is used by several hundred colleges and universities worldwide. He is also the author of many other books on database management, including most recently:
I’m always amazed where I find ideas and support for book projects,
invariably in the oddest of places. Who’d have thought that
the very earnest young man I interviewed for The 80% Minority
five years ago from Mountain Equipment Co-Op would become
a crucial member of my company’s team, let alone become my
talented co-author. Sean’s retail expertise, but more importantly,
his innate understanding of women consumers never ceases to
amaze me. He teaches me every day.
I thank everyone who provided expert advice on technical matters
and everyone who offered comments on the papers, book reviews,
talks, interviews, and draft manuscript that eventually turned into
this book. I have benefited enormously from their feedback. It not
only improved the book significantly but guided the direction of my
research in crucial ways. I would like to thank each one by name,
but unfortunately I cannot. Even were they not too numerous to list,
they include many audience members and reviewers whose names I
do not know.
The idea of a book to help neurologists prepare for the oral part of the Neurology Board
Examination stemmed from numerous exchanges with colleagues on how they prepared
for this important exam. Nobody seemed to have the magic formula to maximize their
chances of passing and there were wide disparities of opinion on what they considered the
best preparation. Some recommendations were based on often inaccurate impressions,
others were the distorted product of their stressful experience while taking the test.
Many have gone above and beyond the
call of duty to make this special issue
possible. The editorial team at Forced
Migration Review has been the anchor
on which we have all relied. The
authors of the articles and those who
submitted pieces we could not include
deserve special recognition. Their work
was done after-hours, often in the field
during time they did not have. Ricardo
Ernst, my fellow guest editor, has been
an able partner responding with feed-
back from all corners of the globe.
This guidance summarises current best practice. However, careful and detailed
briefing and design development are crucial to ensure the best solution is
developed for the particular needs of each school. The information in this
document, therefore, is simply a starting point and a checklist for schools and their
design teams, rather than a presentation of final designs.
ncluding some of the newest advances in the field of neurophysiology, this book can be considered as one of the treasures that interested scientists would like to collect. It discusses many disciplines of clinical neurophysiology that are, currently, crucial in the practice as they explain methods and findings of techniques that help to improve diagnosis and to ensure better treatment. While trying to rely on evidence-based facts, this book presents some new ideas to be applied and tested in the clinical practice.
The central idea of evidence-based education—that education policy
and practice ought to be fashioned based on what is known from
rigorous research—offers a compelling way to approach reform
efforts. Recent federal trends reflect a growing enthusiasm for such change.
Most visibly, the No Child Left Behind Act requires that “scientifically
based [education] research” drive the use of federal education funds at the
state and local levels. This emphasis is also reflected in a number of government
and nongovernment initiatives across the country.
The Law did not produce a philosophical conversion for me as much as it created order in my thinking about liberty and just human conduct. Many philosophers have made important contributions to the discourse on liberty, Bastiat among them. But Bastiat’s greatest contribution is that he took the discourse out of the ivory tower and made ideas on liberty so clear that even the unlettered can understand them and statists cannot obfuscate them. Clarity is crucial to persuading our fellowman of the moral superiority of personal liberty....
We present a discriminative structureprediction model for the letter-to-phoneme task, a crucial step in text-to-speech processing. Our method encompasses three tasks that have been previously handled separately: input segmentation, phoneme prediction, and sequence modeling. The key idea is online discriminative training, which updates parameters according to a comparison of the current system output to the desired output, allowing us to train all of our components together.
A good dictionary contains not only many entries and a lot of information concerning each one of them, but also adequate means to reveal the stored information. Information access depends crucially on the quality of the index. We will present here some ideas of how a dictionary could be enhanced to support a speaker/writer to find the word s/he is looking for. To this end we suggest to add to an existing electronic resource an index based on the notion of association.