Today there are many services which provide information over the phone using
a prerecorded or synthesized voice. These voices are invariant in speed. Humans giving information over the telephone, however, tend to adapt the speed of their presentation to suit the needs of the listener. This paper presents a preliminary model of this adaptation. In a corpus of simulated directory assistance dialogs the operator’s speed in number-giving correlates with the speed of the user’s initial response and with the user’s speaking rate.
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: An Evaluation of Media-Oriented Rate Selection Algorithm for Multimedia Transmission in MANETs
This pocket book is meant for anyone who is interested in the applications of finance, particularly business students. The applications in financial market and, to some extent, in banking are briefly discussed and shown in examples.
For students it complements the textbooks recommended by lecturers because it serves as an easy guide in financial mathematics and other selected topics in finance. These topics usually found in a course such as financial management or managerial finance at the diploma and undergraduate levels....
Our stylized model generates several empirical hypotheses about the insurance offer decision. Firms
in industries where labor turnover rates are high do not tend to offer insurance. Premium rigidities will
be most pronounced in such industries. Firms not offering insurance will tend to have lower health-cost
variability and lower average expected health spending than ﬁrms offering insurance; for example, they
have higher proportions of younger workers or are in industries where workers tend to be healthy.
Banks and other depository institutions can also borrow on a short-term basis at the Federal Reserve
discount window and pay a rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve called the discount rate. A bank's
decision to borrow at the discount window depends on the relation of the discount rate to the federal funds
rate, as well as on the administrative arrangements surrounding the use of the window.
Banks also borrow funds in the money market for longer periods by issuing large negotiable certificates...
For the data presented on the Bank’s website, the nominal government spot interest rate for n years
refers to the interest rate applicable today (‘spot’) on an n year risk-free nominal loan. It is the rate at
which an individual nominal cash flow on some future date is discounted to determine its present
value. By definition it would be the yield to maturity of a nominal zero coupon bond3
and can be
considered as an average of single period rates to that maturity.
We propose a new, simple model for the automatic induction of selectional preferences, using corpus-based semantic similarity metrics. Focusing on the task of semantic role labeling, we compute selectional preferences for semantic roles. In evaluations the similarity-based model shows lower error rates than both Resnik’s WordNet-based model and the EM-based clustering model, but has coverage problems.
Previous work on the induction of selectional preferences has been mainly carried out for English and has concentrated almost exclusively on verbs and their direct objects. In this paper, we focus on class-based models of selectional preferences for German verbs and take into account not only direct objects, but also subjects and prepositional complements. We evaluate model performance against human judgments and show that there is no single method that overall performs best.
Intelligence quotient (IQ) test are standardised tests to measure human intelligence and they are a common place characteristic of the education system and Einstellungs-und selective procedure. This book seizes, where Book leave 4 pieces with ten new tests in each case forty questions, completely with a manual to the evaluation of the achievement. By the study of the different kinds of tests, and in acknowledgment of the different kinds of questions, it is to be improved for everyone to their Score and to the increase of its IQ evaluation possible....
IQ tests are a common feature of both the educational system and recruitment and selection procedures. Practicing the different types of tests can improve one's verbal, numerical, and spatial reasoning skills, boost confidence and improve IQ rating. Succeed at IQ Tests contains 400 questions, typical of those likely to appear in actual IQ tests. The questions are organized into 10 timed tests of 40 questions each. Each test includes a guide for scoring the results.
This book can be used as a general handbook for applying electrical engineering to the oil, gas and
petrochemical industries. The contents have been developed from a series of lectures on electrical
power systems, given to oil company staff and university students, in various countries. The author
has condensed many years of his knowledge and practical experience into the book.
Military service customers at eight judgmentally selected locations GAO
visited had mixed views of the Defense Logistics Agency’s services—
satisfied with aspects of routine service, such as the delivery time for
routine parts, but dissatisfied with other areas, such as the detrimental
impact that the agency’s service has had on their operations. Customers
cited difficulties, for example, in getting critical weapons systems parts
by the needed time.
Series Editor J. David Irwin Auburn University This is a series that will include handbooks, textbooks, and professional reference books on cutting-edge areas of engineering. Also included in this series will be single-authored professional books on state-of-theart techniques and methods in engineering. Its objective is to meet the needs of academic, industrial, and governmental engineers, as well as to provide instructional material for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This series editor, J. David Irwin, is one of the best-known engineering educators in the world.
(BQ) Ebook International Finance - Maurice D. Levi is intended for use in MBA and senior-level undergraduate business courses in international ﬁnance and international business. It is comprehensive, covering both the markets and management of multinational business. It is designed to be used in its entirety in courses that cover all areas of international ﬁnance, or to be used selectively in courses dealing only with international ﬁnancial markets or only with international ﬁnancial management.
This volume contains a refereed selection of papers, which were first presented at the international conference on Numerical Methods for Finance held in Dublin, Ireland in June 2006 and were then submitted for publication. The refereeing procedure was carried out by members of the International Steering Committee, the Local Organizing Committee and the Editors. The aim of the conference was to attract leading researchers, both practitioners and academics, to discuss new and relevant numerical methods for the solution of practical problems in finance.
Prison policies often overlook the special needs of women and their health. Many women in
prison have high levels of mental illness and drug or alcohol dependence as well as histories of
sexual and physical abuse and violence. Issues arising from gender-specific health care needs
and family responsibilities are also frequently neglected. Although women represent a small
percentage of the total prison population, their numbers are increasing and the rate of increase is
much greater than that of men.
Presents a clear road map for starting and maintaining a successful consulting business. Whether you are already a consultant or thinking about becoming one, this guide has everything you need. This book shows you how to: - Create a business plan - Set your rate - Select the legal form of your business - Set up retirement
ADC’s WorldDSL G.S is a family of high-speed SHDSL access devices complying with the
ITU-T G.991.2 G.SHDSL standard. These modems are specifically designed for the diverse
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The current study was undertaken in a new manufactured house set up as a research
facility. The plan was to conduct longitudinal measurements of VOC concentrations in the
house along with measurements of key physical parameters including house air change rate,
indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity, and wind conditions over a period of
approximately one year. The primary objective was to evaluate changes in the emissions of
formaldehyde and other VOCs in response to time, house air change rate, and the other
Local institutional investors in Brazil—pension funds and mutual funds—have been less
active in the equity market. For instance, mutual funds’ asset allocation has been
concentrated in safe and liquid assets such as government bonds and repo transactions.
Pension funds, whose return target is typically set to achieve a certain spread over the rate of
inflation in the context of a high short-term interest rate environment, tend to invest in
inflation-linked bonds rather than equities.