We focus on the recent Spanish credit cycle which largely explains the episodes of financial instability
and uncertainty that the Spanish banking sector suffered during 2009 and 2010. These episodes gave, in
turn, rise to the implementation of bank restructuring plans in 2010 and 2011. We characterize the
sequential evolution of the credit cycle by combining information at the individual security (mortgage-
backed securities, MBS, and asset-backed securities, ABS), institution (i.e. bank), and geographical (i.e.
region in which each bank operates) levels.
The first decade of the twenty-first century has considerably raised an awareness of the
potential danger to modern civilization from disasters, both natural disasters and those
resulting from intentional human activities. The 2003 hurricane season was the sixth
most active on record. The hurricane season of 2004 was one of the deadliest and
costliest ever for the Atlantic Ocean basin. Four hurricanes raged across the state of
Florida with two of them making landfall near the same spot within a few weeks of one
The work on automaticity also represents a significant foray into the
realm beyond rationality and control. The work by Bargh and his col-
leagues emerges from a “dual-process” perspective that appreciates both
the conscious and non-conscious information-processing aspects of expe-
rience (e.g., Bargh & Chartrand, 1999; Bargh & Ferguson, 2000).
Taking this route sets up a dual goal: (a) from the generic paraphrasing perspective - an objective evaluation of paraphrase acquisition performance on a concrete application dataset, as well as identifying the additional mechanisms needed to match paraphrases in texts; (b) from the RE perspective investigating the feasibility and performance of a generic paraphrase-based approach for RE. Our conﬁguration assumes a set of entailing templates (non-symmetric “paraphrases”) for the target relation.