This detailed guide for programmers, developers, and computer enthusiasts shows how to get the most from parallel port in any application or project. The Visual-Basic code and circuit designs include examples that use the new enhanced (EPP) and expanded (EPC) modes.An excellent resource for Visual Basic programmers looking to interface hardware through standard ports. Anyone designing hardware to work with a parallel port is well advised to add this book to their library.
Capitalize on the faster GPU processors in today's computers with the C++ AMP code library--and bring massive parallelism to your project. With this practical book, experienced C++ developers will learn parallel programming fundamentals with C++ AMP through detailed examples, code snippets, and case studies. Learn the advantages of parallelism and get best practices for harnessing this technology in your applications.
Helping to build country institutional capacity is at the
heart of the World Bank’s mission to promote sustainable
development and poverty reduction. Greater integration of project
management in a country’s existing institutions and systems is
important to this goal, and to the Bank’s effort to move toward
greater use of country systems in lending. The Paris Declaration
on Aid Effectiveness adopted at the High-Level Forum in March
2005 reaffirmed the donor community’s commitment to align their
programs to national development strategies, institutions, and
Recent work has shown how a parallel corpus can be leveraged to build syntactic parser for a target language by projecting automatic source parse onto the target sentence using word alignments. The projected target dependency parses are not always fully connected to be useful for training traditional dependency parsers. In this paper, we present a greedy non-directional parsing algorithm which doesn’t need a fully connected parse and can learn from partial parses by utilizing available structural and syntactic information in them. ...
Translate the benefits teams provide into competitive advantages in the market. Manage the different types of teams – self-managed, parallel, project, and virtual. Track the stages of team development that occur over the life of a project and help the team perform effectively. Recognize the key roles that team members must play to ensure high performance. Develop skills to detect and control team performance problems. Manage team conflict through negotiation.
Although researchers have conducted extensive studies on relation extraction in the last decade, supervised approaches are still limited because they require large amounts of training data to achieve high performances. To build a relation extractor without signiﬁcant annotation effort, we can exploit cross-lingual annotation projection, which leverages parallel corpora as external resources for supervision.
Broad-coverage annotated treebanks necessary to train parsers do not exist for many resource-poor languages. The wide availability of parallel text and accurate parsers in English has opened up the possibility of grammar induction through partial transfer across bitext. We consider generative and discriminative models for dependency grammar induction that use word-level alignments and a source language parser (English) to constrain the space of possible target trees.
We present a status report about an ongoing research project in the field of (semi-)automatic terminology acquisition at the European Academy Bolzano. The main focus will be on encoding a text corpus, which serves as a basis for applying term extraction programq. The CATEx (C_omputer A_.ssisted Terminology E___~raction) project emerged from the need to support and improve, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the manual acquisition of terminological data.
Given a parallel corpus, semantic projection attempts to transfer semantic role annotations from one language to another, typically by exploiting word alignments. In this paper, we present an improved method for obtaining constituent alignments between parallel sentences to guide the role projection task. Our extensions are twofold: (a) we model constituent alignment as minimum weight edge covers in a bipartite graph, which allows us to ﬁnd a globally optimal solution efﬁciently; (b) we propose tree pruning as a promising strategy for reducing alignment noise. ...
Example-based parsing has already been proposed in literature. In particular, attempts are being made to develop techniques for language pairs where the source and target languages are different, e.g. Direct Projection Algorithm (Hwa et al., 2005). This enables one to develop parsed corpus for target languages having fewer linguistic tools with the help of a resourcerich source language.
This paper explores methods for generating subjectivity analysis resources in a new language by leveraging on the tools and resources available in English. Given a bridge between English and the selected target language (e.g., a bilingual dictionary or a parallel corpus), the methods can be used to rapidly create tools for subjectivity analysis in the new language.
The chapter describes the process of building and monitoring schedules for software development projects. To build complex software systems, many engineering tasks need to occur in parallel with one another to complete the project on time. The output from one task often determines when another may begin. It is difficult to ensure that a team is working on the most appropriate tasks without building a detailed schedule and sticking to it.
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Extremum (create an extremum element (point,
edge, or face), which is at the minimum or
maximum distance on a curve, a surface, or a
pad, according to given directions. )Projection (project one or more elements
onto a support. The projection can be normal
to surface or along a specified direction.)Combine Curves (create a curve resulting
from the intersection of the extrusion of two
Modern 3-dimensional games model the game world with 3-dimensional objects. They
use the 3-dimensional graphics hardware to render such scenes. Given a viewpoint, that
is, the position from which the player inspects the game world, the hardware creates the
correct image taking into account aspects like lighting, hidden surface removal (objects
behind other objects cannot be seen and should not be drawn) and atmospheric effects.
With the current hardware this can lead to spectacular experiences but there is a price to
pay for this.
In 10 tests done on men, some of the fermentation parameters vary. These include: shell stored over fresh fruit, spread the beans before fermentation, soaking beans after fermentation and the length of fermentation time. In Dak Lak province, because lower ambient temperature, a "hot" fermentation procedure was trialed in an effort to bring the air temperature to those encountered in the Mekong region. These tests are usually carried out in parallel with the performance testing of solar dryers. A summary of the performance of solar dryers of Can Tho and Dak Lak also included....
This note aims to encourage operations managers and staff
not only to give priority to project implementation performance
but also to balance it with sustainable institutional capacity
development beyond the project. To that end, existing country
institutions should be the “default” mode, and PIUs—especially
parallel “stand-alone” PIUs—should be phased out. This note
reflects lessons learned and draws on existing good practices in the
expectation that they can become the rule rather than the
Nano-dimensional MnO2 were prepared in ethanol – water media from their inorganic salts by parallel redox reactions. The pH of solution, concentration of the salts and ethanol as well as reaction temperature were the key parameters for forming of nano-particles and anticoagulation. The MnO2 particles in colloidal solution then were coated on calcinated laterite grains to create new adsorption materials.
An output of one step will be the input to another. Some inputs may be sourced
from outside the project. These External Inputs (e.g., Standards, Project Initiation
report of another project, etc.) must be identified. The project products and
external inputs will primarily determine the step dependencies.
Define the dependencies, and dependency type, between the steps. Steps within
a stage are not necessarily finish-start, but may be in parallel or phased. Stages
may also run in parallel with one another. Do not specify dependencies at the
Project, IT, and change management are not entirely distinct disciplines or methodolo-
gies. The concepts, activities, and outputs in one discipline have parallel—and some-
times identical—features in the other two. We argue that to optimally plan and execute
HIT projects in HDOs requires all three adopted in concert. In this book, we combined
these standards and best practices to create an integrated project, IT, and change man-
Success with HIT projects is never a guarantee.