We present a novel model to represent and assess the discourse coherence of text. Our model assumes that coherent text implicitly favors certain types of discourse relation transitions. We implement this model and apply it towards the text ordering ranking task, which aims to discern an original text from a permuted ordering of its sentences.
In particular, we examine whether the discourse coherence found in an essay, as de ned by a measure of relative proportion of Rough-Shift transitions, might be a signi cant contributor to the accuracy of computer-generated essay scores. Our positive nding validates the role of the Rough-Shift transition and suggests a route for exploring Centering Theory's practical applicability to writing evaluation and instruction.
This working paper focuses on the relevance of social, socioeconomic and behavioural
factors on health status and mortality in a longitudinal setting and in a life-course perspective.
First, we identify those factors which determine the health status of people aged 60+ in
Germany. Based on this, our second aim is to find factors which determine transitions from
good general health status, or from the absence of specific diseases, to a bad general health
status or the presence of specific diseases.
The Volcker Rule prohibitions come into effect on July
21, 2012, regardless of whether the regulations are ﬁ nal-
ized by that point.
37 Banking entities have a further pe-
riod of two years from the effective date to comply with
the Volcker Rule.
This report is the second in a continuing review of the planning being done by the Social Security
Administration (SSA) to develop a new data management system to support its service delivery process. The
review was undertaken at the request of the Social Security Administration, and follows by one year a review by
a similar panel of the Board on Telecommunications-Computer Applications, National Research Council.
Conventional project evaluation tends to exaggerate highway expansion economic
benefits by ignoring induced travel effects (Hodge, Weisbrod and Hart 2003; Litman
2007a). Urban traffic congestion tends to maintain equilibrium; it gets bad enough to
discourage further growth in peak-period vehicle trips.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học 'Respiratory Research cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: "Evaluation of epithelial mesenchymal transition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Distributing foil from needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) to promote transitions from heroin injecting to chasing: An evaluation
The enactment of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (Public
Law 111-23) and the recent revision of Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02
have served to highlight the complexity of the Department of Defense acquisition
process.1 This report serves as a follow-on study to the 2008 National Research
Council (NRC) report Pre-Milestone A and Early-Phase Systems Engineering: A
Retrospective Review and Benefits for Future Air Force Systems Acquisition, which
emphasized the role of systems engineering in the acquisition life cycle.
Most of the central transit area is floored with the
exotic types of wood known as paduk, merbau and jatoba, that
come from South-East Asia and the West Indies.
The first wooden floor in the airport was laid in 1960 in the
then brand new Terminal 2. This type of wooden flooring has since
become the preferred flooring in many of the new buildings in the
airport and creates a warm contrast to the glass, aluminium and
These woods, whose orange and red-brown hues almost
shimmer in the light, are very suitable for building purposes, inside
The information in this guide is best applied in the context of current technology and
applications. It also provides guidance for information disposition sanitization and control
decisions to be made throughout the system life cycle. Forms of media exist that are not
addressed by this guide, and media are yet to be developed and deployed that are not covered
by this guide.
This course investigates theory and practice of financial management from a corporate perspective. Topics
cover financial management objectives, principles of capital investment, project evaluation techniques, capital
structure decisions, financing techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and elements of risk
Important hydrogenbonding interactions between substrate
OH-groups inyeasta-glucosidases andoligo-1,6-glucosidase
from glycoside hydrolase family 13 have been identi®ed by
measuring the rates of hydrolysis of methyla-isomaltoside
and its seven monodeoxygenated analogs. The transition-state stabilization energy, DDGà, contributed by the indi-vidual OH-groups was calculated from the activities for
the parent and the deoxy analogs, respectively, according
SOA End to End Security presents about Security Challenges in SOA, Project Summary, Prototype Development, Transition to Cloud Computing, Demo/Evaluation of the Proposed Solution (Security and Performance), Schedule and Timeline, Future Tasks.
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Analysis of an Argument—Evaluation and Scoring
Evaluate your Argument-Analysis essay on a scale of 1 to 6 (6 being the highest score) according to the following five criteria: Does your essay identify the key features of the argument and analyze each one in a thoughtful manner? Does your essay support each point of its critique with insightful reasons and examples? Does your essay develop its ideas in a clear, organized manner, with appropriate transitions to help connect ideas? Does your essay demonstrate proficiency, fluency, and maturity in its use of sentence structure, vocabulary, a...
Recently, reflecting the growing needs of young people who intend to become more
competent in the English language and plan to go abroad for study and work, not only
universities but also more high schools in Japan have started to conduct preparation courses
for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), in addition to ordinary English
Our paper proceeds as follows. Section 2 reviews our data, and describes the economic state
variables and risk factors used in the study. Section 3 reviews the investor types considered in
our study, and provides details on the methodology. Section 4 presents the main empirical results,
while Section 5 conducts an attribution analysis and Section 6 provides robustness results. Finally,
Section 7 concludes. Details on data sources, variable construction, and additional robustness
results are provided in a series of appendices available from the web....
The issue of sustainability has a number of dimensions, some of which
were already mentioned. The one addressed here is the sustainability
This issue comes up when the transition of social funds from the emer-
gency or crisis mode to the longer term is examined. The transition is
essentially the change from building a facility to delivering an ongoing
service. By implication, how the services are being used needs to be
monitored and evaluated, not just what was disbursed or built.
The success of the implementation of a New Policy Proposal will be judged in terms of the benefits delivered –
i.e. the measurable improvements resulting from outcomes which are perceived as an advantage by
From the moment the first elements of change are introduced into the operations of a department or agency
and on-the-ground in the public arena, expectations will be met or not met.