The second edition of Safety Evaluation of Medical Devices continues to focus
on the objective of the first edition—to serve as a single-volume practical guide
for those who are responsible for or concerned with ensuring safety in the use
and manufacture of medical devices. It benefits from recognition of the limitations
and shortcomings of the previous edition, and also reflects the changes in
regulations, science, and the marketplace.
This paper presents a corpus study that explores the extent to which captions contribute to recognizing the intended message of an information graphic. It then presents an implemented graphic interpretation system that takes into account a variety of communicative signals, and an evaluation study showing that evidence obtained from shallow processing of the graphic’s caption has a signiﬁcant impact on the system’s success. This work is part of a larger project whose goal is to provide sight-impaired users with effective access to information graphics. ...
A major focus of current work in distributional models of semantics is to construct phrase representations compositionally from word representations. However, the syntactic contexts which are modelled are usually severely limited, a fact which is reﬂected in the lexical-level WSD-like evaluation methods used.
In previous papers we presented methods for retrieving collocations from large samples of texts. We described a tool, X t r a c t , that implements these methods and able to retrieve a wide range of collocations in a two stage process. These methods a.s well as other related methods however have some limitations. Mainly, the produced collocations do not include any kind of functional information and many of them are invalid. In this paper we introduce methods that address these issues. These methods are implemented in an added third stage to X t r a c t...
Lexical-semantic resources are used extensively for applied semantic inference, yet a clear quantitative picture of their current utility and limitations is largely missing. We propose system- and application-independent evaluation and analysis methodologies for resources’ performance, and systematically apply them to seven prominent resources. Our ﬁndings identify the currently limited recall of available resources, and indicate the potential to improve performance by examining non-standard relation types and by distilling the output of distributional methods. ...
Thus, rather than merely being an exercise of redactive skills, writing enhances one’s
ability to ‘see’ by enabling the writer to abstract and objectify his/her understandings
from his/her concrete involvements (Ong, 1982).
For the pre-service teachers of this study, tutoring an ESL student in writing and
reflecting on that experience through the maintenance of journals were designed as
experiences that would provide them with opportunities to critically examine ways in
which ESL learners develop writing skills in English.
Introduction Thank you for downloading the SNMPc evaluation, in order to allow you to evaluate the product quickly and easily we have prepared this short guide. The purpose of this evaluation guide is not to describe every feature that SNMPc has to offer, rather to demonstrate some of the key functionality that some of the existing 100,000 SNMPc users have cited as the most useful. During your evaluation period, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments that you may have.
The mere thought of having to take a required calculus
course is enough to make legions of students break out in
a cold sweat. Others who have no intention of ever studying
the subject have this notion that calculus is impossibly difficult
unless you happen to be a direct descendant of Einstein.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you can master calculus. It’s not
nearly as tough as its mystique would lead you to think. Much
of calculus is really just very advanced algebra, geometry, and
trig. It builds upon and is a logical extension of those subjects.
Motivated by the adverse effects of the financial crisis, in 2010 the Commission Directorate
General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the EIB made each available EUR
100m to the benefit of micro-enterprises and self-employment, with a particular emphasis on
social inclusion and groups with limited access to the traditional banking system.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: Research Article Experimental Evaluation of Adaptive Modulation and Coding in MIMO WiMAX with Limited Feedback
An increasing number of telephone services are offered in a fully automatic
way with the help of speech technology. The underlying systems, called spoken
dialogue systems (SDSs), possess speech recognition, speech understanding,
dialogue management, and speech generation capabilities, and enable a
more-or-less natural spoken interaction with the human user. Nevertheless, the
principles underlying this type of interaction are different from the ones which
govern telephone conversations between humans, because of the limitations of
the machine interaction partner.
Making decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty is one of the most important activities that managers engage in. Generally, there is a lack of information and a limited amount of time available to make the decision. Procrastinating and not making a decision sometimes has greater risk than making it.
Imagine that you have a procedure which computes a function f(x), and now you want to compute its derivative f (x). Easy, right? The deﬁnition of the derivative, the limit as h → 0 of f (x) ≈ f(x + h) − f(x) h (5.7.1)
The results of the BMJ Clinical Evidence review tend to indicate that as far as
antipsychotic medication goes, current drugs are of some, if limited, efficacy in many
patients, and that most drugs cause side effects in most patients. Although this is a rather
downbeat conclusion, this will not be too surprising to clinicians in the field, given their
clinical experience and our knowledge of the pharmacology of the available antipsychotic
Sexual and reproductive rights apply to all individuals regardless of HIV status. Yet more
often than not, the rights of HIV-positive women and adolescent girls are not recognized or
given priority. Gender inequality and some social and cultural practices often tightly restrict
and sometimes control the decisions that women and girls can make regarding their sexual
and reproductive choices.
Each laboratory that uses this method is required to operate a formal quality control
program. The minimum requirements of this program consist of an initial demonstration
of laboratory capability and an ongoing analysis of spiked samples to evaluate and
document data quality. The laboratory must maintain records to document the quality
of data that is generated. Ongoing data quality checks are compared with established
performance criteria to determine if the results of analyses meet the performance
characteristics of the method.
Prior to this reform, saving banks could only issue preferred stock without any political
rights and subject to limits on the amount of preferred stock that a person or group of
people could hold. This of course limited the attractiveness of the instrument and therefore
the ability to issue it in efficient, competitive conditions.
Now, saving banks will have the possibility to incorporate voting rights to the preferred
stock issued in proportion to the share that they represent on total equity. Stocks can be
issued up to a maximum of 50% of total equity of the Saving...
There are actually a few problems. While the DOB is harder to guess, the data isn’t exactly confidential (besides the
fact that it only has roughly 16,200 possible answers (12 x 30 x between the ages of 15 and 60)), based upon possible
average user demographics. Attackers attempting to brute force the answer may easily do so at an average speed of 1
guess per second, taking only 4.5 hours to exhaust them all.
Which bring us to the next problem: There is no limit on the number of guesses an attacker may try before the account is
LRAPs are also administered by state bar foundations,
public interest legal employers, and federal and state
governments to assist law graduates in pursuing and
remaining in public interest jobs. The federal government
offers some options to assist graduates seeking legal
careers in public service, including the new income-based
repayment (IBR) option for federal loan repayment and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program, both beginning in
Controlled Cooking Test: This lab-based test involves local
cooks preparing a local dish. Adding these variables
limits comparability of results to a given setting but provides
important feedback as to the likely acceptability of a
stove by local users. The results relate to specific
consumption, speed of cooking and user satisfaction.
Kitchen Performance Test: This is the most difficult and
resource-intensive test. It consists of a survey and a fuel
consumption test with families using both the traditional
and the improved cook stove.