administrative expenses, being treated as period costs.
ABSORPTION VARIANCE is the variance from budgeted absorption costing of manufactured product. See also ABSORPTION COSTING.
ACAT (Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation) is a national organization established in 1973 as a non-profit independent testing, accrediting and monitoring organization. The Council seeks to identify professionals in independent practice who specialize in providing financial, accounting and taxation services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses.
Tabulated results, as shown in Table 2,look like a sea of numbers. There is a way to bring out the essential characteristics of such collections of many measurements on the same thing. Paradoxically we may condense the data into more compact form and at the same time get a better picture of the collection. The smallest of the 95 results is 0.0655 mm. and the largest is 0.0864 mm. The range for these 95 results is therefore 0.0209. Suppose we form a series of intervals to cover this range. We may start out at 0.0650 mm. and make each interval...
Speech style accommodation refers to shifts in style that are used to achieve strategic goals within interactions. Models of stylistic shift that focus on speciﬁc features are limited in terms of the contexts to which they can be applied if the goal of the analysis is to model socially motivated speech style accommodation. In this paper, we present an unsupervised Dynamic Bayesian Model that allows us to model stylistic style accommodation in a way that is agnostic to which speciﬁc speech style features will shift in a way that resembles socially motivated stylistic variation.
Noteworthy is that different publication mediums are valued differently within the
scientific community. Also, universities are ranked based on the number and level of
publications. Journal articles are commonly recognised above conference papers, even if
many of the conference publications use peer review practices. It is recommended that a
researcher, even at early stages, should start the learning process of writing for journals.
Once experience is gained, one should raise his ambition level step-by-step and aim
towards publishing in increasingly better journals.
– THE GRE QUANTITATIVE SECTION –
The area of a sector is found in a similar way to ﬁnding the length of an arc. To ﬁnd the area of a sector, simx ply multiply the area of a circle, πr2, by the fraction 360 , again using x as the degree measure of the central angle.
Given x = 60º and r = 8, ﬁnd the area of the sector:
r o r x
A= A= A= A=
60 360 1 6 64 6( 32 2(
( )82 64( ) ) )
Polygons and Parallelograms
A polygon is a closed ﬁgure with three or more sides.
State-of-the-art statistical machine translation (MT) systems have made signiﬁcant progress towards producing user-acceptable translation output. However, there is still no efﬁcient way for MT systems to inform users which words are likely translated correctly and how conﬁdent it is about the whole sentence. We propose a novel framework to predict wordlevel and sentence-level MT errors with a large number of novel features. Experimental results show that the MT error prediction accuracy is increased from 69.1 to 72.2 in F-score. ...
Transport will play a critical role in delivering the CO2 emissions cuts needed to meet global political cli-
mate change targets. The world’s car fleet is expected to triple by 2050, with 80% of the growth in rapidly
developing economies. At the same time the car manufacturing industry is facing huge difficulties in the
economic recession. We have to find ways to reconcile legitimate aspirations for mobility, an ambitious
reduction in CO2 from cars worldwide, and global economic recovery.
Gemini is a natural language (NL) understanding system developed for spoken language applications. This paper describes the details of the system, and includes relevant measurements of size, efficiency, and performance of each of its components. In designing any NL understanding system, there is a tension between robustness and correctness.
Cambridge researchers César
Milstein and George Köhler won a
Nobel Prize in 1984 for their work
developing monoclonal antibodies
(mAbs). Each mAb is a speciﬁc
antibody, a ‘magic bullet’ protein that
targets and attacks one particular
substance or cell. Milstein and Köhler
found a way to produce these magic
bullets in unlimited quantities.
mAbs are proteins produced in
the laboratory from the cells of
the immune system that make
Being a project manager is similar to the decathlete and in the business of projects,
the field is very competitive. Similar to a decathlon there are events (nine
knowledge areas) in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The decathletes
in project management are the companies that are controlling costs, schedule and
quality on a project level. The project-driven companies must find ways to learn
“best practices” in a competitive world and apply these lessons to their processes,
systems, and tools.
This paper outlines some examples of the ways in which these measures have been undertaken at the
enterprise level and the accreditation framework within which these are often established. It also
proposes the idea that it may be useful to extend satisfaction measurement from a focus on the enterprise to
that of the destination. This is a much more complex task that at the individual enterprise level but may be
worth the effort as destinations compete for market share.
Imagine how diﬀerent your life would be if you felt more conﬁdent. Fears would be only a faint memory of days gone by. You’d know without a doubt that you could achieve whatever you set your mind to and nothing could hold you back. You’d be living the life you’ve always desired! Self-conﬁdence is perhaps the most important quality that sets successful people apart from others. ink of every person you know who has achieved a measure of success.
The tribology term comes from the Greeks of the words ‘’ tribos’’ meaning ‘’ friction ‘’,
and ‘’logos’’ meaning ‘’ law ‘’. Therefore Tribology is defi ned as “ a science which studies
surfaces moving one compared to the other “ and also a fi eld of science studying
lubrication, friction, and wear.
In everyday life we are often forced to make decisions involving risks and
perceived opportunities. The consequences of our decisions are affected by the
outcomes of random variables that are to various degrees beyond our control. Such
decision problems arise, for instance, in financial and insurance markets.
Prepare yourself for a wonderful experience. Whatever you want out of life,
this book will show you the way to make it come to you. Be it money, influence, love,
respect, or admiration—be it any or all of these— it will be yours in abounding measure.
This way to get rich is universal. It has brought riches to men who work at all
kinds of occupations in many parts of the world. It does not depend on your education,
your background or your luck.
Tools shape how we think; when the only tool you have is an axe, everything resembles a
tree or a log. The rapid advances in instrumentation in the last decade, which allow us to
measure and manipulate individual molecules and structures on the nanoscale, have caused
a paradigm shift in the way we view molecular behavior and surfaces. The microscopic details
underlying interfacial phenomena have customarily been inferred from in situ measurements
of macroscopic quantities. Now we can see and “finger” physical and chemical
processes at interfaces.
C Ch ha ap pt te er r O On ne e - - A An n O Ov ve er rv vi ie ew w o of f t th he e D DI IS SC C M Mo od de el l
The DISC Behavioral Model is a measurable tool that helps to define observed behavior. What
exactly does that mean? It provides a way for you to assess the various ways people behave
.Advance Praise for Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice
“The book represents a fresh and innovative departure from ‘traditional’ approaches to modelling of securities data. Subsequently, it also presents much more flexible ways to analyze and process the data. Even if you are not involved with re-architecting an organization’s master data handling, there are numerous ideas, principles, and nuggets that make it a worthwhile read.” –Dr.
After four centuries a quote from Galileo Galilei is still the most effective way to
introduce a Metrology book: “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable
what is not so”. Every human activity needs an objective measurement and every
global process should be supported by a common standard.
There are several handbooks, tutorials and journals that focus on the basic concepts of
metrology, the uncertainty theory and the international reference standards.
Moreover, the engineering literature is awash with measurement methods for each
It is sometimes said that committees of more than seven are less efficient than individuals,
but the Fifth International Veterinary Behavior Meeting would never have
succeeded if it was down to the efforts of a single individual or even a small committee.
It is testament to the exceptional team work of individuals within many committees
and their skillful management and leadership that we are able to produce this latest
volume. We are indebted to everyone who has helped in whatever way to make
this meeting a success and helped these biennial meetings grow each time.