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  1. Linguistic Relativity in Japanese and English: Is Language the Primary Determinant in Object Classification?

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    Mazuka, Reiko; Friedman, Ronald S.

    2000-01-01

    Tested claims by Lucy (1992a, 1992b) that differences between the number marking systems used by Yucatec Maya and English lead speakers of these languages to differentially attend to either the material composition or the shape of objects. Replicated Lucy's critical objects' classification experiments using speakers of English and Japanese.…

  2. Objectives at the Crossroads: Critical Theory and Self-Determination in Indigenous Language Revitalization

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    Albury, Nathan John

    2015-01-01

    Indigenous language revitalization is a popular focus of critical theorists. From the perspective of sociolinguists, critical theory interrogates language policies to name and shame inequalities and propose solutions to correct injustices and emancipate the disadvantaged. From a broader perspective, language revitalization policy also resides…

  3. The Language of Objection

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    Duffy, Francis M.

    2010-01-01

    Whenever the author talks to audiences about transforming school systems, without exception people raise objections. The half dozen most common objections often come in the form of "Yes, nice idea but..." What follows the "but" is the objection. The author learned a technique for responding to these "buts" from family members who work in sales.…

  4. Behavioural Objectives in Second-Language Learning

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    Laws, Peter

    1976-01-01

    Behavioral objectives are discussed in relation to second language learning. They are broken down into cognitive and affective objectives, and difficulties in setting such objectives are discussed. (RM)

  5. Language Arts Goals and Objectives.

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    Cherry Creek School District 5, Englewood, CO.

    Recognizing that the enrichment of the child's language arts experience is a prime educational responsibility, this booklet presents language learning materials which focus on teaching as developing awareness, widening the pupil's breadth of understanding, correcting poor habits, and cultivating positive attitudes toward language learning.…

  6. Null Objects in Second Language Acquisition: Grammatical vs. Performance Models

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    Zyzik, Eve C.

    2008-01-01

    Null direct objects provide a favourable testing ground for grammatical and performance models of argument omission. This article examines both types of models in order to determine which gives a more plausible account of the second language data. The data were collected from second language (L2) learners of Spanish by means of four oral…

  7. Ape Metaphysics: Object Individuation without Language

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    Mendes, Natacha; Rakoczy, Hannes; Call, Josep

    2008-01-01

    Developmental research suggests that whereas very young infants individuate objects purely on spatiotemporal grounds, from (at latest) around 1 year of age children are capable of individuating objects according to the kind they belong to and the properties they instantiate. As the latter ability has been found to correlate with language, some…

  8. Object Orientation Affects Spatial Language Comprehension

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    Burigo, Michele; Sacchi, Simona

    2013-01-01

    Typical spatial descriptions, such as "The car is in front of the house," describe the position of a located object (LO; e.g., the car) in space relative to a reference object (RO) whose location is known (e.g., the house). The orientation of the RO affects spatial language comprehension via the reference frame selection process.…

  9. Objects as closures - Abstract semantics of object oriented languages

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    Reddy, Uday S.

    1988-01-01

    The denotational semantics of object-oriented languages is discussed using the concept of closure widely used in (semi) functional programming to encapsulate side effects. It is shown that this denotational framework is adequate to explain classes, instantiation, and inheritance in the style of Simula as well as SMALLTALK-80. This framework is then compared with that of Kamin (1988), in his recent denotational definition of SMALLTALK-80, and the implications of the differences between the two approaches are discussed.

  10. Objects as closures: Abstract semantics of object oriented languages

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    Reddy, Uday S.

    1989-01-01

    We discuss denotational semantics of object-oriented languages, using the concept of closure widely used in (semi) functional programming to encapsulate side effects. It is shown that this denotational framework is adequate to explain classes, instantiation, and inheritance in the style of Simula as well as SMALLTALK-80. This framework is then compared with that of Kamin, in his recent denotational definition of SMALLTALK-80, and the implications of the differences between the two approaches are discussed.

  11. Object and Action Naming in Children with Specific Language Impairment

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    Sheng, Li; McGregor, Karla K.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to examine the accuracy, latency, and errors of noun (object) and verb (action) naming in children with and without specific language impairment (SLI) and to determine whether children with SLI have a particularly large noun-verb performance gap. Method: Children with SLI, age-matched peers (AM), and…

  12. Teaching Adaptability of Object-Oriented Programming Language Curriculum

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    Zhu, Xiao-dong

    2012-01-01

    The evolution of object-oriented programming languages includes update of their own versions, update of development environments, and reform of new languages upon old languages. In this paper, the evolution analysis of object-oriented programming languages is presented in term of the characters and development. The notion of adaptive teaching upon…

  13. Grid : A Graphical Object Connecting Language

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    Taylor, Ian; Schutz, Bernard

    1997-08-01

    Signal-processing systems are fast becoming an essential tool within the scientific community. This is primarily due to the need for constructing large complex algorithms which would take many hours of work to code using conventional programming languages. Grid OCL (Object Connecting Language) is a graphical interactive multi-threaded environment allowing users to create complex algorithms by creating a flexible object-oriented block diagram of the analysis required. Algorithms can be run incrementally or continuously e.g. when analysing long data streams. Grid (1.0 alpha) is written in Java (about 37,000 lines of code) and is currently distributed free of charge over the WWW. Although originally developed to analyse data taken from the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector, its use has been much more widespread e.g. collaborators are working on tools for various signal and image problems, multimedia teaching aids and even to construct a musical composition system.

  14. Symbolic Play Connects to Language through Visual Object Recognition

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    Smith, Linda B.; Jones, Susan S.

    2011-01-01

    Object substitutions in play (e.g. using a box as a car) are strongly linked to language learning and their absence is a diagnostic marker of language delay. Classic accounts posit a symbolic function that underlies both words and object substitutions. Here we show that object substitutions depend on developmental changes in visual object…

  15. Using Learning Objects to Teach Programming Languages

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    Cavus, Nadire; Ibrahim, Dogan

    2004-01-01

    The idea of using "Learning Objects" in teaching has become very popular in the last few years. Although the concept of using objects in teaching is not new, the power of the computer technology and the Internet gives educators large opportunities and endless combination of possibilities in applying new theories to web-based education. This paper…

  16. Representing Object Colour in Language Comprehension

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    Connell, Louise

    2007-01-01

    Embodied theories of cognition hold that mentally representing something "red" engages the neural subsystems that respond to environmental perception of that colour. This paper examines whether implicit perceptual information on object colour is represented during sentence comprehension even though doing so does not necessarily facilitate task…

  17. The Nature of Object Marking in American Sign Language

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    Gokgoz, Kadir

    2013-01-01

    In this dissertation, I examine the nature of object marking in American Sign Language (ASL). I investigate object marking by means of directionality (the movement of the verb towards a certain location in signing space) and by means of handling classifiers (certain handshapes accompanying the verb). I propose that object marking in ASL is…

  18. Supporting Science Learning through Science Literacy Objectives for English Language Learners

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    Carrier, Karen A.

    2005-01-01

    The author provides information on how science teachers can write science literacy objectives that help English language learners (ELLs) develop the scientific literacy needed for academic success in the science classroom. The article offers suggestions on how teachers can determine the vocabulary, language functions, and sentence structures that…

  19. 77 FR 17104 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language... these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For...

  20. Dynamic Learning Objects to Teach Java Programming Language

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    Narasimhamurthy, Uma; Al Shawkani, Khuloud

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a model for teaching Java Programming Language through Dynamic Learning Objects. The design of the learning objects was based on effective learning design principles to help students learn the complex topic of Java Programming. Visualization was also used to facilitate the learning of the concepts. (Contains 1 figure and 2…

  1. Creating Tangible Interfaces by Augmenting Physical Objects with Multimodal Language

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    McGee, David R. ); Cohen, Philip R.

    2001-01-01

    Rasa is a tangible augmented reality environment that digitally enhances the existing paper-based command and control capability in a military command post. By observing and understanding the users' speech, pen, and touch-based multimodal language, Rasa computationally augments the physical objects on a command post map, linking these items to digital representations of the same; for example, linking a paper map to the world and Post-it notes to military units. Herein, we give a thorough account of Rasa's underlying multiagent framework, and its recognition, understanding, and multimodal integration components. Moreover, we examine five properties of language: generativity, comprehensibility, compositionality, referentiality, and, at times, persistence--that render it suitable as an augmentation approach, contrasting these properties to those of other augmentation methods. It is these properties of language that allow users of Rasa to augment physical objects, transforming them into tangible interfaces.

  2. HyperTechnic--A Graphic Object-Orientated Control Language.

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    Whalley, Peter

    The fundamental problem for control languages is that they must be able to deal with the simultaneous actions of multiple objects. Accordingly, it is the basic premise of the HyperTechnic system that it is easier for children to view control problems in terms of relationships between multiple agents, rather than as one agent responding to a…

  3. Remote object configuration/orientation determination

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    Schumacher, Larry L. (Inventor)

    1990-01-01

    This invention relates to object detection and location systems and, more particularly, to a method for determining the configuration and location of an object with respect to an X, Y, X coordinate frame. In space applications in particular, there is a need to be able to passively determine the orientation of an object at a distance, for example, in the control of large, flexible space structures. At present, there is no available method or apparatus which will allow the operator to make such a determination. A similar problem and need exists in robotic application. It is the primary object of this invention to provide a system for remotely defining an object's configuration in a manner compatible with a computer's analytical capability.

  4. Language structure in the n -object naming game.

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    Lipowski, Adam; Lipowska, Dorota

    2009-11-01

    We examine a naming game with two agents trying to establish a common vocabulary for n objects. Such efforts lead to the emergence of language that allows for an efficient communication and exhibits some degree of homonymy and synonymy. Although homonymy reduces the communication efficiency, it seems to be a dynamical trap that persists for a long, and perhaps indefinite, time. On the other hand, synonymy does not reduce the efficiency of communication but appears to be only a transient feature of the language. Thus, in our model the role of synonymy decreases and in the long-time limit it becomes negligible. A similar rareness of synonymy is observed in present natural languages. The role of noise, that distorts the communicated words, is also examined. Although, in general, the noise reduces the communication efficiency, it also regroups the words so that they are more evenly distributed within the available "verbal" space.

  5. A Minimalist Approach to Null Subjects and Objects in Second Language Acquisition

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    Park, H.

    2004-01-01

    Studies of the second language acquisition of pronominal arguments have observed that: (1) L1 speakers of null subject languages of the Spanish type drop more subjects in their second language (L2) English than first language (L1) speakers of null subject languages of the Korean type and (2) speakers of Korean-type languages drop more objects than…

  6. Meaning as Language Use: The Case of the "Language-Linked" Value Objection.

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    Bahm, Ken

    In competitive debate, a view of meaning as something that a team has a right to pre-select is inconsistent with Ludwig Wittgenstein's conception of meaning as use. The "language-linked value objection" rejects conventional value objection of identifying the negative consequences of taking a stance in the hypothetical world of the resolution.…

  7. Methylxanthines: properties and determination in various objects

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    Andreeva, Elena Yu; Dmitrienko, Stanislava G.; Zolotov, Yurii A.

    2012-05-01

    Published data on the properties and determination of caffeine, theophylline, theobromine and some other methylxanthines in various objects are surveyed and described systematically. Different sample preparation procedures such as liquid extraction from solid matrices and liquid-liquid, supercritical fluid and solid-phase extraction are compared. The key methods of analysis including chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrometry and electrochemical methods are discussed. Examples of methylxanthine determination in plants, food products, energy beverages, pharmaceuticals, biological fluids and natural and waste waters are given. The bibliography includes 393 references.

  8. Cognitive characteristics of learning Java, an object-oriented programming language

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    White, Garry Lynn

    Industry and Academia are moving from procedural programming languages (e.g., COBOL) to object-oriented programming languages, such as Java for the Internet. Past studies in the cognitive aspects of programming have focused primarily on procedural programming languages. Some of the languages used have been Pascal, C, Basic, FORTAN, and COBOL. Object-oriented programming (OOP) represents a new paradigm for computing. Industry is finding that programmers are having difficulty shifting to this new programming paradigm. This instruction in OOP is currently starting in colleges and universities across the country. What are the cognitive aspects for this new OOP language Java? When is a student developmentally ready to handle the cognitive characteristics of the OOP language Java? Which cognitive teaching style is best for this OOP language Java? Questions such as the aforementioned are the focus of this research Such research is needed to improve understanding of the learning process and identify students' difficulties with OOP methods. This can enhance academic teaching and industry training (Scholtz, 1993; Sheetz, 1997; Rosson, 1990). Cognitive development as measured by the Propositional Logic Test, cognitive style as measured by the Hemispheric Mode Indicator, and physical hemispheric dominance as measured by a self-report survey were obtained from thirty-six university students studying Java programming. Findings reveal that physical hemispheric dominance is unrelated to cognitive and programming language variables. However, both procedural and object oriented programming require Piaget's formal operation cognitive level as indicated by the Propositional Logic Test. This is consistent with prior research A new finding is that object oriented programming also requires formal operation cognitive level. Another new finding is that object oriented programming appears to be unrelated to hemispheric cognitive style as indicated by the Hemispheric Mode Indicator (HMI

  9. Objective determination of Fitzpatrick skin type.

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    Ravnbak, Mette Henriksen

    2010-08-01

    back indicate that people seem to refer to sun sensitivity after multiple exposures to the sun rather than a single sun exposure, when they reply to the question of Fitzpatrick skin type. Hence, both SED to MED and SED to MMD are better correlated to skin type after respectively 4 and 5 exposures to Solar Simulator and nUVB compared to 1 exposure. Only when tanning is preceded by erythema there is a relation between SED to MMD and skin type/PPF. Thus only after nUVB and Solar. For nUVB and Solar there was a linear relation between erythema and tanning ability with the intercept different from zero. In spite of what we expected based on the literature, the correlation was better between SED to MED and skin type than between SED to MMD and skin type. This applied to single and multiple exposures and to single calculations and multiple regression analyses. The long-waved UVA1 and broadband UVA should definitely not be used for skin type determination, as there was no relation between MMD and skin type/PPF. Both nUVB and Solar can be considered. Finally, based on the objective parameters: pre-exposure pigmentation measured by skin reflectance, MED and MMD we tried to predict the Fitzpatrick skin type by multinominal logistic regression analyses to evaluate the significance of the different parameters for the subjective skin type classification and thereby hopefully enlighten what Fitzpatrick skin type represents. For single UV-exposure only the pre-exposure pigmentation worked as a predictor of Fitzpatrick skin type, and that is what PPF is based on. When this parameter was removed, only SED to MED was significant. Our model succeeds better to classify people correct after multiple UV-exposure compared to a single UV-exposure. PPF was predicted likewise and was highly correlated to SED to MED, as expected, and even higher correlated to Fitzpatrick skin type. SED to MMD was not significant. This study confirms that Fitzpatrick skin type is an unreliable predictor of UV

  10. 75 FR 66419 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Object of Devotion...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Object of Devotion: Medieval English... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from... States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with...

  11. Object Language and the Language Subject: On the Mediating Role of Applied Linguistics.

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    Widdowson, Henry G.

    2000-01-01

    Examines the extent to which linguistic descriptions can adequately account for their reality for learners and provide a reference point for the design of language courses. Special concern is focused on second language learners as a particular kind of language user. (Author/VWL)

  12. The Identification of Index Terms in Natural Language Object Descriptions.

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    Heidorn, P. Bryan

    1999-01-01

    Examines the vocabulary and communication constructs that are used by novices and domain experts to describe objects in an object identification task. Results suggest that indexing and retrieval systems should provide semantic level similarity mechanisms to allow for whole-object as well as part-wise visual analogy. The systems should also provide…

  13. Script and language determination from document images

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    Spitz, A.L.

    1994-12-31

    We have developed techniques for distinguishing which language is represented in an image of text. This work is restricted to a small but important subset of the world`s languages, using techniques that should be applicable across much more comprehensive samples. The method first classifies the script into two broad classes: European and Asian. This classification is based on the spatial relationships of fiducial points related to the upward concavities in character structures. Language identification within the Asian script class (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) is performed by analysis of the optical density distribution of the text images. Within the European script class, language identification is described in separate papers.

  14. ERPs Reveal Atypical Processing of Subject versus Object "Wh"-Questions in Children with Specific Language Impairment

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    Epstein, Baila; Hestvik, Arild; Shafer, Valerie L.; Schwartz, Richard G.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Children with specific language impairment (SLI) show particular difficulty comprehending and producing object ("Who did the bear follow?") relative to subject ("Who followed the tiger?") "wh"-questions. Aims: To determine if school-age children with SLI, relative to children with typical development (TD),…

  15. Recovery from First-Language Transfer: The Second Language Acquisition of English Double Objects by Korean Speakers

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    Oh, Eunjeong

    2010-01-01

    Previous studies on second language (L2) acquisition of English dative alternation by Korean speakers (Oh and Zubizarreta, 2003, 2006a, 2006b) have shown that the acquisition of English benefactive double object (DO) (e.g. "John baked Mary a cake") lags behind that of its counterpart goal double object (e.g. "John sent Mary the letter"). This…

  16. Determiner Selection in Romance Languages: Evidence from French

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    Foucart, Alice; Branigan, Holly P.; Bard, Ellen G.

    2010-01-01

    Determiner selection requires the retrieval of the noun's syntactic features (e.g., gender) and sometimes of its phonological features. Miozzo and Caramazza (1999) argued that the selection of determiners in Germanic languages is more straightforward than in Romance languages because it is not dependent on the phonological properties of the…

  17. Artifactual Literacies: Every Object Tells a Story. Language & Literacy Series

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    Pahl, Kate; Rowsell, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    To re-engage students with literacy, teachers need an entry point that recognizes and honors students' out-of-school identities. This book looks at how artifacts (everyday objects) access the daily, sensory world in which students live. Exploring how artifacts can generate literacy learning, the book shows teachers how to use a family photo,…

  18. Attentional Capture of Objects Referred to by Spoken Language

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    Salverda, Anne Pier; Altmann, Gerry T. M.

    2011-01-01

    Participants saw a small number of objects in a visual display and performed a visual detection or visual-discrimination task in the context of task-irrelevant spoken distractors. In each experiment, a visual cue was presented 400 ms after the onset of a spoken word. In experiments 1 and 2, the cue was an isoluminant color change and participants…

  19. Our Perception of Woman as Determined by Language.

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    Ayim, Maryann

    Recognition of gender as a significant factor in the social parameters of language is a very recent phenomonon. The external aspects of language as they relate to sexism have social and political ramifications. Using Peirce's definition of sign, which encompasses the representation, the object, and its interpretation, sexually stereotypic language…

  20. Method and apparatus for determining the coordinates of an object

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    Pedersen, Paul S.

    2002-01-01

    A simplified method and related apparatus are described for determining the location of points on the surface of an object by varying, in accordance with a unique sequence, the intensity of each illuminated pixel directed to the object surface, and detecting at known detector pixel locations the intensity sequence of reflected illumination from the surface of the object whereby the identity and location of the originating illuminated pixel can be determined. The coordinates of points on the surface of the object are then determined by conventional triangulation methods.

  1. Attitudes of Students towards Learning Objects in Web-Based Language Learning

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    Basal, Ahmet; Gurol, Mehmet; Sevindik, Tuncay

    2012-01-01

    Language education is important in the rapidly changing world. Every year much effort has spent on preparing teaching materials for language education. Since positive attitudes of learners towards a teaching material enhance the effectiveness of that material, it is important to determine the attitudes of learners towards the material used.…

  2. Object-Oriented Query Language For Events Detection From Images Sequences

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    Ganea, Ion Eugen

    2015-09-01

    In this paper is presented a method to represent the events extracted from images sequences and the query language used for events detection. Using an object oriented model the spatial and temporal relationships between salient objects and also between events are stored and queried. This works aims to unify the storing and querying phases for video events processing. The object oriented language syntax used for events processing allow the instantiation of the indexes classes in order to improve the accuracy of the query results. The experiments were performed on images sequences provided from sport domain and it shows the reliability and the robustness of the proposed language. To extend the language will be added a specific syntax for constructing the templates for abnormal events and for detection of the incidents as the final goal of the research.

  3. Language Test as Boundary Object: Perspectives from Test Users in the Healthcare Domain

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    Macqueen, Susy; Pill, John; Knoch, Ute

    2016-01-01

    Objects that sit between intersecting social worlds, such as Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) tests, are "boundary objects"--dynamic, historically derived mechanisms which maintain coherence between worlds (Star & Griesemer, 1989). They emerge initially from sociopolitical mandates, such as the need to ensure a safe and efficient…

  4. Differential Effects of Language Attrition in the Domains of Verb Placement and Object Expression

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    Flores, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    This study investigates the differential effects of language attrition in two diverse linguistic domains: verb placement and object expression. Linguistic phenomena at the syntax--discourse interface, such as object expression, have been shown to be more vulnerable to attrition than narrow syntax properties, such as verb placement. This study aims…

  5. The impact of object and gesture imitation training on language use in children with autism

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    Ingersoll, Brooke; Lalonde, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) is a naturalistic behavioral intervention that teaches imitation to children with autism within a social-communicative context. RIT has been shown to be effective at teaching spontaneous, generalized object and gesture imitation. In addition, improvements in imitation were associated with increases in verbal imitation and spontaneous language. Method This study used a modified multiple-baseline design across four children to examine whether adding gesture imitation training improves the overall rate of appropriate language use in children with ASD who have already been participating in object imitation training. Results Three of the four children showed greater improvements in their use of appropriate language after gesture imitation was begun. Further, the children were more likely to use verbal imitation during gesture than object imitation training. Conclusions These findings suggest adding gestural imitation training to object imitation training can lead to greater gains in rate of language use than object imitation alone. Implications for both language development and early intervention are discussed. PMID:20631228

  6. Brain strategies for reading in the second language are determined by the first language.

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    Nakada, T; Fujii, Y; Kwee, I L

    2001-08-01

    Brain activation associated with reading was investigated in ten normal Japanese volunteers (five highly literate in both Japanese and English) and ten American native English speakers (five highly literate in both English and Japanese) in order to determine the neuroanatomic substrates employed in reading the first language (L1), and to determine the effect of L1 on the neurosubstrates involved in reading the second language (L2). The study was performed using blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contrast functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on a high-field (3.0T) system specifically optimized for fMRI. The activation patterns in Japanese subjects reading Japanese (L1) were substantially different from the patterns obtained in American subjects reading English text (L1). The activation patterns reading L2 were virtually identical to the patterns seen when reading L1 in both Japanese and English natives highly literate in both language systems. The results demonstrated that the neuroanatomical substrates underlying the cognitive processing of reading are differentially determined based on the language system. The study further indicates that the cognitive processes for reading in the second language involve the same cortical structures employed for the first language, supporting the hypothesis that the second language represents the cognitive extension of the first language.

  7. Determiner selection in romance languages: evidence from French.

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    Foucart, Alice; Branigan, Holly P; Bard, Ellen G

    2010-11-01

    Determiner selection requires the retrieval of the noun's syntactic features (e.g., gender) and sometimes of its phonological features. Miozzo and Caramazza (1999) argued that the selection of determiners in Germanic languages is more straightforward than in Romance languages because it is not dependent on the phonological properties of the following word. In the present study, we used the picture-word interference paradigm to investigate the dependency of the determiner on the noun's features in French. In 3 experiments, we found a gender congruency effect at +200 stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA), indicating that participants were slower to produce the name of a picture (determiner + noun) when the picture-word pair was incongruent in gender than when it was congruent. We failed to replicate this effect at 0 SOA, in line with previous studies (Alario & Caramazza, 2002). Our results suggest that the features involved in determiner selection are not language specific but rather are specific to the determiner system.

  8. Determiner selection in romance languages: evidence from French.

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    Foucart, Alice; Branigan, Holly P; Bard, Ellen G

    2010-11-01

    Determiner selection requires the retrieval of the noun's syntactic features (e.g., gender) and sometimes of its phonological features. Miozzo and Caramazza (1999) argued that the selection of determiners in Germanic languages is more straightforward than in Romance languages because it is not dependent on the phonological properties of the following word. In the present study, we used the picture-word interference paradigm to investigate the dependency of the determiner on the noun's features in French. In 3 experiments, we found a gender congruency effect at +200 stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA), indicating that participants were slower to produce the name of a picture (determiner + noun) when the picture-word pair was incongruent in gender than when it was congruent. We failed to replicate this effect at 0 SOA, in line with previous studies (Alario & Caramazza, 2002). Our results suggest that the features involved in determiner selection are not language specific but rather are specific to the determiner system. PMID:20804285

  9. Bilinguals implicitly name objects in both their languages: an ERP study

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    Von Holzen, Katie; Mani, Nivedita

    2014-01-01

    Upon being presented with a familiar name-known image, monolingual infants and adults implicitly generate the image's label (Meyer et al., 2007; Mani and Plunkett, 2010, 2011; Mani et al., 2012a). Although the cross-linguistic influences on overt bilingual production are well studied (for a summary see Colomé and Miozzo, 2010), evidence that bilinguals implicitly generate the label for familiar objects in both languages remains mixed. For example, bilinguals implicitly generate picture labels in both of their languages, but only when tested in L2 and not L1 (Wu and Thierry, 2011) or when immersed in their L2 (Spivey and Marian, 1999; Marian and Spivey, 2003a,b) but not when immersed in their L1 (Weber and Cutler, 2004). The current study tests whether bilinguals implicitly generate picture labels in both of their languages when tested in their L1 with a cross-modal ERP priming paradigm. The results extend previous findings by showing that not just do bilinguals implicitly generate the labels for visually fixated images in both of their languages when immersed in their L1, but also that these implicitly generated labels in one language can prime recognition of subsequently presented auditory targets across languages (i.e., L2–L1). The current study provides support for cascaded models of lexical access during speech production, as well as a new priming paradigm for the study of bilingual language processing. PMID:25538664

  10. An object-oriented approach for harmonization of multimedia markup languages

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    Chen, Yih-Feng; Kuo, May-Chen; Sun, Xiaoming; Kuo, C.-C. Jay

    2003-12-01

    An object-oriented methodology is proposed to harmonize several different markup languages in this research. First, we adopt the Unified Modelling Language (UML) as the data model to formalize the concept and the process of the harmonization process between the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) applications. Then, we design the Harmonization eXtensible Markup Language (HXML) based on the data model and formalize the transformation between the Document Type Definitions (DTDs) of the original XML applications and HXML. The transformation between instances is also discussed. We use the harmonization of SMIL and X3D as an example to demonstrate the proposed methodology. This methodology can be generalized to various application domains.

  11. Space Object Temperature Determination from Multi-Band Infrared Measurements

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    Paxson, C.; Snell, H.; Griffin, J.; Kraemer, K.; Price, S.; Kendra, M.; Mizuno, D. %P. E37

    We describe a technique to determine the temperature of a Resident Space Object (RSO) from multiple infrared (IR) bands. The characteristic temperature of an object is the temperature of the Planck function that has the closest least squares fit to the observed irradiance in at least three infrared bands. The characteristic temperature and the effective solid angle are free parameters in a formulation that requires simultaneous minimization, across all bands, of chi-square expressions using modeled irradiances and the measured irradiances and their errors. Solutions are determined from a multi-dimensional Levenberg-Marquardt fitting algorithm. The advantage of this approach is that it provides a single, best-fit solution to the RSO modeled as a gray body radiator. In contrast, a 2-band (color) temperature approach using three or more bands produces different solutions for different band combinations with no objective way of determining which solution is best. We apply this technique to IR measurements of RSOs obtained by the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite. The AFRL MSX database of serendipitous RSO observations contains multi-band IR measurements for hundreds of objects, including payloads, rocket bodies, and debris. Using this technique, we have obtained object characteristic temperatures and Infrared Cross Sections (IRCS) under a large variety of phase angle and solar illumination conditions, including eclipse. We examine specific cases in detail. We also compare and contrast results for population groups based on orbit type (LEO - low earth orbit, MEO - medium earth orbit, and GEO - geostationary earth orbit) and other parameters of interest. In addition, we look at a number of cases where color and characteristic temperatures and solid angles have been determined for the same object measurements and show that the characteristic parameters are more consistent with the Planck function model when expressed as their equivalent isophotal emissions.

  12. Quicky location determination based on geographic keywords of natural language

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    Guo, Danhuai; Cui, Weihong

    2007-06-01

    In location determination based on natural language, it is common to find the location by describing relationship between the undetermined position and one or several determined position. That indicates that the uncertainty of location determination processing is derived from the one of natural language procedure, the one of spatial position description and the one of spatial relationship description. Most of current researches and regular GIS software take certainty as prerequisite and try to avoid uncertainty and its influence. The research reported in this paper is an attempt to create a new combing method of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Fuzzy set theory and spatial information science named Quickly Location Determination based on Geographic Keywords (QLDGK) to rise to the challenge of location searching technique based on natural language. QLDGK have two technical gists. The first one is geographic-keywords-library and special natural-language-separation-model-library that increases the language processing efficiency. The second one is fuzzy theory based definition of spatial relationship, spatial metric and spatial orientation that extends the searching scope and defines variant confidences on variant searching outcome. QLDGK takes consideration on both higher query efficiency and the lower omission rate. The above method has been proved workable and efficient by QLDGK prototype system which was tested by about 12000 emergency call reports from K-city, Southwest of China, and achieved the test result with 78% accuracy in highest confidence and 8% omitting ration.

  13. Reporting presence or absence of named objects by a language-trained dolphin.

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    Herman, L M; Forestell, P H

    1985-01-01

    Referential "reporting" was defined as the transmission of information about the presence or absence of symbolically-referenced real-world objects. In Experiment 1 two bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), trained in earlier studies to carry out instructions conveyed by imperative sentences expressed in artificial gestural or acoustic languages, each gave spontaneous indications that an object referenced in an imperative was absent from their tank. In Experiment 2 the dolphin tutored in the gestural language was taught to make explicit reports of object absence by pressing a "No" paddle in response to imperatives referencing an absent object. Absence was reported correctly on 84% of 97 missing-object probes inserted at random intervals among 598 sentences referring to objects that were present. Reports were typically made after active search of the tank for an average of 15.0 sec. False reports, that objects present were absent, were few (7.5%). In Experiment 3, the dolphin was taught an interrogative sentence form that enabled us to ask direct questions about the presence or absence of specific objects. Responses by the dolphin on the No paddle indicated absence, while responses on a "Yes" paddle indicated presence. From one to three objects were shown the dolphin and then placed in the tank in a discrete-trial procedure. In response to the interrogative, reports or object presence or absence were better than 91% correct with a single object in the tank and either that object or some other object referenced; accuracy declined to 72-78% correct with three objects present, but was still well above chance. Several lines of evidence suggested that the dolphin was attempting to remember which objects it had been shown, rather than conducting an active environmental search as in Experiment 2. The memory strategy became less efficient as the number of objects to be remembered increased. Overall, the results evidenced the language-trained dolphin's understanding of

  14. Reporting presence or absence of named objects by a language-trained dolphin.

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    Herman, L M; Forestell, P H

    1985-01-01

    Referential "reporting" was defined as the transmission of information about the presence or absence of symbolically-referenced real-world objects. In Experiment 1 two bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), trained in earlier studies to carry out instructions conveyed by imperative sentences expressed in artificial gestural or acoustic languages, each gave spontaneous indications that an object referenced in an imperative was absent from their tank. In Experiment 2 the dolphin tutored in the gestural language was taught to make explicit reports of object absence by pressing a "No" paddle in response to imperatives referencing an absent object. Absence was reported correctly on 84% of 97 missing-object probes inserted at random intervals among 598 sentences referring to objects that were present. Reports were typically made after active search of the tank for an average of 15.0 sec. False reports, that objects present were absent, were few (7.5%). In Experiment 3, the dolphin was taught an interrogative sentence form that enabled us to ask direct questions about the presence or absence of specific objects. Responses by the dolphin on the No paddle indicated absence, while responses on a "Yes" paddle indicated presence. From one to three objects were shown the dolphin and then placed in the tank in a discrete-trial procedure. In response to the interrogative, reports or object presence or absence were better than 91% correct with a single object in the tank and either that object or some other object referenced; accuracy declined to 72-78% correct with three objects present, but was still well above chance. Several lines of evidence suggested that the dolphin was attempting to remember which objects it had been shown, rather than conducting an active environmental search as in Experiment 2. The memory strategy became less efficient as the number of objects to be remembered increased. Overall, the results evidenced the language-trained dolphin's understanding of

  15. CANTAB object recognition and language tests to detect aging cognitive decline: an exploratory comparative study

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    Cabral Soares, Fernanda; de Oliveira, Thaís Cristina Galdino; de Macedo, Liliane Dias e Dias; Tomás, Alessandra Mendonça; Picanço-Diniz, Domingos Luiz Wanderley; Bento-Torres, João; Bento-Torres, Natáli Valim Oliver; Picanço-Diniz, Cristovam Wanderley

    2015-01-01

    Objective The recognition of the limits between normal and pathological aging is essential to start preventive actions. The aim of this paper is to compare the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) and language tests to distinguish subtle differences in cognitive performances in two different age groups, namely young adults and elderly cognitively normal subjects. Method We selected 29 young adults (29.9±1.06 years) and 31 older adults (74.1±1.15 years) matched by educational level (years of schooling). All subjects underwent a general assessment and a battery of neuropsychological tests, including the Mini Mental State Examination, visuospatial learning, and memory tasks from CANTAB and language tests. Cluster and discriminant analysis were applied to all neuropsychological test results to distinguish possible subgroups inside each age group. Results Significant differences in the performance of aged and young adults were detected in both language and visuospatial memory tests. Intragroup cluster and discriminant analysis revealed that CANTAB, as compared to language tests, was able to detect subtle but significant differences between the subjects. Conclusion Based on these findings, we concluded that, as compared to language tests, large-scale application of automated visuospatial tests to assess learning and memory might increase our ability to discern the limits between normal and pathological aging. PMID:25565785

  16. Integrating Language-and-Culture Teaching: An Investigation of Spanish Teachers' Perceptions of the Objectives of Foreign Language Education

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    Castro, Paloma; Sercu, Lies; Mendez Garcia, Maria del Carmen

    2004-01-01

    A recent shift has been noticeable in foreign language education theory. Previously, foreign languages were taught as a linguistic code. This then shifted to teaching that code against the sociocultural background of, primarily, one country in which the foreign language is spoken as a national language. More recently, teaching has reflected on…

  17. Method and apparatus for determining the coordinates of an object

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    Pedersen, Paul S; Sebring, Robert

    2003-01-01

    A method and apparatus is described for determining the coordinates on the surface of an object which is illuminated by a beam having pixels which have been modulated according to predetermined mathematical relationships with pixel position within the modulator. The reflected illumination is registered by an image sensor at a known location which registers the intensity of the pixels as received. Computations on the intensity, which relate the pixel intensities received to the pixel intensities transmitted at the modulator, yield the proportional loss of intensity and planar position of the originating pixels. The proportional loss and position information can then be utilized within triangulation equations to resolve the coordinates of associated surface locations on the object.

  18. Semantic framework for mapping object-oriented model to semantic web languages

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    Ježek, Petr; Mouček, Roman

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with and discusses two main approaches in building semantic structures for electrophysiological metadata. It is the use of conventional data structures, repositories, and programming languages on one hand and the use of formal representations of ontologies, known from knowledge representation, such as description logics or semantic web languages on the other hand. Although knowledge engineering offers languages supporting richer semantic means of expression and technological advanced approaches, conventional data structures and repositories are still popular among developers, administrators and users because of their simplicity, overall intelligibility, and lower demands on technical equipment. The choice of conventional data resources and repositories, however, raises the question of how and where to add semantics that cannot be naturally expressed using them. As one of the possible solutions, this semantics can be added into the structures of the programming language that accesses and processes the underlying data. To support this idea we introduced a software prototype that enables its users to add semantically richer expressions into a Java object-oriented code. This approach does not burden users with additional demands on programming environment since reflective Java annotations were used as an entry for these expressions. Moreover, additional semantics need not to be written by the programmer directly to the code, but it can be collected from non-programmers using a graphic user interface. The mapping that allows the transformation of the semantically enriched Java code into the Semantic Web language OWL was proposed and implemented in a library named the Semantic Framework. This approach was validated by the integration of the Semantic Framework in the EEG/ERP Portal and by the subsequent registration of the EEG/ERP Portal in the Neuroscience Information Framework. PMID:25762923

  19. Semantic framework for mapping object-oriented model to semantic web languages.

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    Ježek, Petr; Mouček, Roman

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with and discusses two main approaches in building semantic structures for electrophysiological metadata. It is the use of conventional data structures, repositories, and programming languages on one hand and the use of formal representations of ontologies, known from knowledge representation, such as description logics or semantic web languages on the other hand. Although knowledge engineering offers languages supporting richer semantic means of expression and technological advanced approaches, conventional data structures and repositories are still popular among developers, administrators and users because of their simplicity, overall intelligibility, and lower demands on technical equipment. The choice of conventional data resources and repositories, however, raises the question of how and where to add semantics that cannot be naturally expressed using them. As one of the possible solutions, this semantics can be added into the structures of the programming language that accesses and processes the underlying data. To support this idea we introduced a software prototype that enables its users to add semantically richer expressions into a Java object-oriented code. This approach does not burden users with additional demands on programming environment since reflective Java annotations were used as an entry for these expressions. Moreover, additional semantics need not to be written by the programmer directly to the code, but it can be collected from non-programmers using a graphic user interface. The mapping that allows the transformation of the semantically enriched Java code into the Semantic Web language OWL was proposed and implemented in a library named the Semantic Framework. This approach was validated by the integration of the Semantic Framework in the EEG/ERP Portal and by the subsequent registration of the EEG/ERP Portal in the Neuroscience Information Framework.

  20. Semantic framework for mapping object-oriented model to semantic web languages.

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    Ježek, Petr; Mouček, Roman

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with and discusses two main approaches in building semantic structures for electrophysiological metadata. It is the use of conventional data structures, repositories, and programming languages on one hand and the use of formal representations of ontologies, known from knowledge representation, such as description logics or semantic web languages on the other hand. Although knowledge engineering offers languages supporting richer semantic means of expression and technological advanced approaches, conventional data structures and repositories are still popular among developers, administrators and users because of their simplicity, overall intelligibility, and lower demands on technical equipment. The choice of conventional data resources and repositories, however, raises the question of how and where to add semantics that cannot be naturally expressed using them. As one of the possible solutions, this semantics can be added into the structures of the programming language that accesses and processes the underlying data. To support this idea we introduced a software prototype that enables its users to add semantically richer expressions into a Java object-oriented code. This approach does not burden users with additional demands on programming environment since reflective Java annotations were used as an entry for these expressions. Moreover, additional semantics need not to be written by the programmer directly to the code, but it can be collected from non-programmers using a graphic user interface. The mapping that allows the transformation of the semantically enriched Java code into the Semantic Web language OWL was proposed and implemented in a library named the Semantic Framework. This approach was validated by the integration of the Semantic Framework in the EEG/ERP Portal and by the subsequent registration of the EEG/ERP Portal in the Neuroscience Information Framework. PMID:25762923

  1. The application of the unified modeling language in object-oriented analysis of healthcare information systems.

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    Aggarwal, Vinod

    2002-10-01

    This paper concerns itself with the beneficial effects of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a nonproprietary object modeling standard, in specifying, visualizing, constructing, documenting, and communicating the model of a healthcare information system from the user's perspective. The author outlines the process of object-oriented analysis (OOA) using the UML and illustrates this with healthcare examples to demonstrate the practicality of application of the UML by healthcare personnel to real-world information system problems. The UML will accelerate advanced uses of object-orientation such as reuse technology, resulting in significantly higher software productivity. The UML is also applicable in the context of a component paradigm that promises to enhance the capabilities of healthcare information systems and simplify their management and maintenance.

  2. Determination of feature generation methods for PTZ camera object tracking

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    Doyle, Daniel D.; Black, Jonathan T.

    2012-06-01

    Object detection and tracking using computer vision (CV) techniques have been widely applied to sensor fusion applications. Many papers continue to be written that speed up performance and increase learning of artificially intelligent systems through improved algorithms, workload distribution, and information fusion. Military application of real-time tracking systems is becoming more and more complex with an ever increasing need of fusion and CV techniques to actively track and control dynamic systems. Examples include the use of metrology systems for tracking and measuring micro air vehicles (MAVs) and autonomous navigation systems for controlling MAVs. This paper seeks to contribute to the determination of select tracking algorithms that best track a moving object using a pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera applicable to both of the examples presented. The select feature generation algorithms compared in this paper are the trained Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) and Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF), the Mixture of Gaussians (MoG) background subtraction method, the Lucas- Kanade optical flow method (2000) and the Farneback optical flow method (2003). The matching algorithm used in this paper for the trained feature generation algorithms is the Fast Library for Approximate Nearest Neighbors (FLANN). The BSD licensed OpenCV library is used extensively to demonstrate the viability of each algorithm and its performance. Initial testing is performed on a sequence of images using a stationary camera. Further testing is performed on a sequence of images such that the PTZ camera is moving in order to capture the moving object. Comparisons are made based upon accuracy, speed and memory.

  3. Information Object Definition–based Unified Modeling Language Representation of DICOM Structured Reporting

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    Tirado-Ramos, Alfredo; Hu, Jingkun; Lee, K.P.

    2002-01-01

    Supplement 23 to DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications for Medicine), Structured Reporting, is a specification that supports a semantically rich representation of image and waveform content, enabling experts to share image and related patient information. DICOM SR supports the representation of textual and coded data linked to images and waveforms. Nevertheless, the medical information technology community needs models that work as bridges between the DICOM relational model and open object-oriented technologies. The authors assert that representations of the DICOM Structured Reporting standard, using object-oriented modeling languages such as the Unified Modeling Language, can provide a high-level reference view of the semantically rich framework of DICOM and its complex structures. They have produced an object-oriented model to represent the DICOM SR standard and have derived XML-exchangeable representations of this model using World Wide Web Consortium specifications. They expect the model to benefit developers and system architects who are interested in developing applications that are compliant with the DICOM SR specification. PMID:11751804

  4. Actions Versus Likenesses As Determinants of Early Object Concepts.

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    Latimer, James

    This experiment was designed to test whether paired objects described as interacting through movement are more memorable to young children than the same objects described as alike in structure or color. Drawings of eight familiar objects were presented in unfamiliar combinations to forty-five 4-year-old subjects. Objects were described as…

  5. Improved Space Object Orbit Determination Using CMOS Detectors

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    Schildknecht, T.; Peltonen, J.; Sännti, T.; Silha, J.; Flohrer, T.

    2014-09-01

    CMOS-sensors, or in general Active Pixel Sensors (APS), are rapidly replacing CCDs in the consumer camera market. Due to significant technological advances during the past years these devices start to compete with CCDs also for demanding scientific imaging applications, in particular in the astronomy community. CMOS detectors offer a series of inherent advantages compared to CCDs, due to the structure of their basic pixel cells, which each contains their own amplifier and readout electronics. The most prominent advantages for space object observations are the extremely fast and flexible readout capabilities, feasibility for electronic shuttering and precise epoch registration, and the potential to perform image processing operations on-chip and in real-time. The major challenges and design drivers for ground-based and space-based optical observation strategies have been analyzed. CMOS detector characteristics were critically evaluated and compared with the established CCD technology, especially with respect to the above mentioned observations. Similarly, the desirable on-chip processing functionalities which would further enhance the object detection and image segmentation were identified. Finally, we simulated several observation scenarios for ground- and space-based sensor by assuming different observation and sensor properties. We will introduce the analyzed end-to-end simulations of the ground- and space-based strategies in order to investigate the orbit determination accuracy and its sensitivity which may result from different values for the frame-rate, pixel scale, astrometric and epoch registration accuracies. Two cases were simulated, a survey using a ground-based sensor to observe objects in LEO for surveillance applications, and a statistical survey with a space-based sensor orbiting in LEO observing small-size debris in LEO. The ground-based LEO survey uses a dynamical fence close to the Earth shadow a few hours after sunset. For the space-based scenario

  6. Determining root correspondence between previously and newly detected objects

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    Paglieroni, David W.; Beer, N Reginald

    2014-06-17

    A system that applies attribute and topology based change detection to networks of objects that were detected on previous scans of a structure, roadway, or area of interest. The attributes capture properties or characteristics of the previously detected objects, such as location, time of detection, size, elongation, orientation, etc. The topology of the network of previously detected objects is maintained in a constellation database that stores attributes of previously detected objects and implicitly captures the geometrical structure of the network. A change detection system detects change by comparing the attributes and topology of new objects detected on the latest scan to the constellation database of previously detected objects.

  7. Cross-modal conflicts in object recognition: determining the influence of object category.

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    Vogler, Jessica N; Titchener, Kirsteen

    2011-10-01

    Previous research examining cross-modal conflicts in object recognition has often made use of animal vocalizations and images, which may be considered natural and ecologically valid, thus strengthening the association in the congruent condition. The current research tested whether the same cross-modal conflict would exist for man-made object sounds as well as comparing the speed and accuracy of auditory processing across the two object categories. Participants were required to attend to a sound paired with a visual stimulus and then respond to a verification item (e.g., "Dog?"). Sounds were congruent (same object), neutral (unidentifiable image), or incongruent (different object) with the images presented. In the congruent and neutral condition, animals were recognized significantly faster and with greater accuracy than man-made objects. It was hypothesized that in the incongruent condition, no difference in reaction time or error rate would be found between animals and man-made objects. This prediction was not supported, indicating that the association between an object's sound and image may not be that disparate when comparing animals to man-made objects. The findings further support cross-modal conflict research for both the animal and man-made object category. The most important finding, however, was that auditory processing is enhanced for living compared to nonliving objects, a difference only previously found in visual processing. Implications relevant to both the neuropsychological literature and sound research are discussed. PMID:21912929

  8. Cross-modal conflicts in object recognition: determining the influence of object category.

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    Vogler, Jessica N; Titchener, Kirsteen

    2011-10-01

    Previous research examining cross-modal conflicts in object recognition has often made use of animal vocalizations and images, which may be considered natural and ecologically valid, thus strengthening the association in the congruent condition. The current research tested whether the same cross-modal conflict would exist for man-made object sounds as well as comparing the speed and accuracy of auditory processing across the two object categories. Participants were required to attend to a sound paired with a visual stimulus and then respond to a verification item (e.g., "Dog?"). Sounds were congruent (same object), neutral (unidentifiable image), or incongruent (different object) with the images presented. In the congruent and neutral condition, animals were recognized significantly faster and with greater accuracy than man-made objects. It was hypothesized that in the incongruent condition, no difference in reaction time or error rate would be found between animals and man-made objects. This prediction was not supported, indicating that the association between an object's sound and image may not be that disparate when comparing animals to man-made objects. The findings further support cross-modal conflict research for both the animal and man-made object category. The most important finding, however, was that auditory processing is enhanced for living compared to nonliving objects, a difference only previously found in visual processing. Implications relevant to both the neuropsychological literature and sound research are discussed.

  9. Using Norm-Referenced Tests to Determine Severity of Language Impairment in Children: Disconnect between U.S. Policy Makers and Test Developers

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    Spaulding, Tammie J.; Szulga, Margaret Swartwout; Figueroa, Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify various U.S. state education departments' criteria for determining the severity of language impairment in children, with particular focus on the use of norm-referenced tests. A secondary objective was to determine if norm-referenced tests of child language were developed for the purpose of…

  10. A rating scale for the assessment of objective and subjective formal Thought and Language Disorder (TALD).

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    Kircher, Tilo; Krug, Axel; Stratmann, Mirjam; Ghazi, Sayed; Schales, Christian; Frauenheim, Michael; Turner, Lena; Fährmann, Paul; Hornig, Tobias; Katzev, Michael; Grosvald, Michael; Müller-Isberner, Rüdiger; Nagels, Arne

    2014-12-01

    Formal thought disorder (FTD) is a core syndrome of schizophrenia. However, patients with other diagnoses, such as mania and depression amongst others, also present with FTD. We introduce a novel, comprehensive clinical rating scale, capturing the full variety of FTD phenomenology including subjective experiences. The 30-item Thought and Language Disorder (TALD) scale is based on a detailed review of the literature, encompassing all formal thought disorder symptoms reported from the early 20th century onwards. Objectively observable symptoms as well as subjective phenomena were included. Two hundred and ten participants (146 patients ICD-10 diagnoses: depression n=63, schizophrenia n=63, mania n=20; 64 healthy control subjects) were interviewed and symptoms rated with the TALD, TLC, HAMD, YMRS and SAPS/SANS. A principal component analyses was performed for the TALD to differentiate sub-syndromes. The principal component analysis revealed four FTD factors; objective and subjective as well as positive and negative factor dimensions. The correlation analyses with the TLC and the SAPS/SANS FTD sub-scores demonstrated the factor validity for the objective factors. The different diagnoses showed a distinct pattern of symptom severity in each of the factors, with mania patients exhibiting the highest value in the positive, objective dimension. The scale showed good psychometric results, which makes it a practicable, nosologically-open instrument for the detailed assessment of all FTD dimensions. The results strengthen the importance of subjective symptom assessment reported by the patient.

  11. Description and status update on GELLO: a proposed standardized object-oriented expression language for clinical decision support.

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    Sordo, Margarita; Boxwala, Aziz A; Ogunyemi, Omolola; Greenes, Robert A

    2004-01-01

    A major obstacle to sharing computable clinical knowledge is the lack of a common language for specifying expressions and criteria. Such a language could be used to specify decision criteria, formulae, and constraints on data and action. Al-though the Arden Syntax addresses this problem for clinical rules, its generalization to HL7's object-oriented data model is limited. The GELLO Expression language is an object-oriented language used for expressing logical conditions and computations in the GLIF3 (GuideLine Interchange Format, v. 3) guideline modeling language. It has been further developed under the auspices of the HL7 Clinical Decision Support Technical Committee, as a proposed HL7 standard., GELLO is based on the Object Constraint Language (OCL), because it is vendor-independent, object-oriented, and side-effect-free. GELLO expects an object-oriented data model. Although choice of model is arbitrary, standardization is facilitated by ensuring that the data model is compatible with the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM).

  12. Assessing language dominance in Mandarin-English bilinguals: Convergence and divergence between subjective and objective measures

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    Sheng, Li; Lu, Ying; Gollan, Tamar H.

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the convergence and divergence between subjective and objective measures of language proficiency for assessing language dominance in Mandarin-English bilinguals. Sixty-two young adults (Experiment 1) and 27 children (Experiment 2) provided self-ratings of proficiency level (or were rated by their parents), were interviewed for spoken proficiency, and named pictures in the Multilingual Naming Test (MINT) and (in Experiment 1 only) the Boston Naming Test. In Experiment 1, the four measures converged in the number of people classified into different dominance groups but both naming tests indicated greater English dominance than self-report and interview measures. In Experiment 2, parent report and interview measures converged in dominance classifications but the MINT indicated higher degrees of English dominance. To a large extent bilinguals were able to classify themselves (or their children) into dominance groups but some mismatches between measures in dominance classification were observed for all age and dominance groups. These results, together with previous findings with Spanish-English bilingual adults (Gollan et al., 2012), suggest that bilinguals may shift to English dominance in confrontation naming before they do so in conversational fluency, and that dominance shifts persist throughout the lifespan but may be relatively more pronounced in children. These findings caution against the use of self-reports as the sole means of classifying bilinguals into dominance groups and support a multi-measure approach including direct assessment of the relevant linguistic domain. PMID:25379011

  13. Concert -- Efficient runtime support for concurrent object-oriented programming languages on stock hardware

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    Karamcheti, V.; Chien, A.

    1993-12-31

    Inefficient implementations of global namespaces, message passing, and thread scheduling on stock multicomputers have prevented concurrent object-oriented programming (COOP) languages from gaining widespread acceptance. Recognizing that the architectures of stock multicomputers impose a hierarchy of costs for these operations, the authors have described a runtime system which provides different versions of each primitive, exposing performance distinctions for optimization. They confirm the advantages of a cost-hierarchy based runtime system organization by showing a variation of two orders of magnitude in version costs for a CM5 implementation. Frequency measurements based on COOP application programs demonstrate that a 39% invocation cost reduction is feasible by simply selecting cheaper versions of runtime operations.

  14. Language Structure Is Partly Determined by Social Structure

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    Lupyan, Gary; Dale, Rick

    2010-01-01

    Background Languages differ greatly both in their syntactic and morphological systems and in the social environments in which they exist. We challenge the view that language grammars are unrelated to social environments in which they are learned and used. Methodology/Principal Findings We conducted a statistical analysis of >2,000 languages using a combination of demographic sources and the World Atlas of Language Structures— a database of structural language properties. We found strong relationships between linguistic factors related to morphological complexity, and demographic/socio-historical factors such as the number of language users, geographic spread, and degree of language contact. The analyses suggest that languages spoken by large groups have simpler inflectional morphology than languages spoken by smaller groups as measured on a variety of factors such as case systems and complexity of conjugations. Additionally, languages spoken by large groups are much more likely to use lexical strategies in place of inflectional morphology to encode evidentiality, negation, aspect, and possession. Our findings indicate that just as biological organisms are shaped by ecological niches, language structures appear to adapt to the environment (niche) in which they are being learned and used. As adults learn a language, features that are difficult for them to acquire, are less likely to be passed on to subsequent learners. Languages used for communication in large groups that include adult learners appear to have been subjected to such selection. Conversely, the morphological complexity common to languages used in small groups increases redundancy which may facilitate language learning by infants. Conclusions/Significance We hypothesize that language structures are subjected to different evolutionary pressures in different social environments. Just as biological organisms are shaped by ecological niches, language structures appear to adapt to the environment (niche) in

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  20. Should the Modern Language Aptitude Test Be Used to Determine Course Substitutions for and Waivers of the Foreign Language Requirement?

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    Sparks, Richard L.; Javorsky, James; Ganschow, Leonore

    2005-01-01

    Colleges and universities often permit students classified as learning disabled (LD) and other students not classified as LD to substitute courses for or waive the foreign language requirement. The Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) has become an increasingly popular assessment tool to determine which students can or cannot pass foreign language…

  1. La langue francaise, objet de politique linguistique (The French Language, Object of Linguistic Politics).

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    Eloy, Jean-Michel

    1994-01-01

    Discussion of politics of the French language looks at the nature of linguistic politics, offers historical perspective on French linguistic politics, and argues that, in France, language is always linked to the State. Aspects of French linguistic politics concerning the language itself and its role in everyday life are examined. (MSE)

  2. Determining Classroom Placement for First Year English Language Learner Students

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    Peña, Rodrigo H.; Maxwell, Gerri M.

    2015-01-01

    This study explores classroom placement for first year English Language Learner (ELL) students from the perspective of a dual language director and two bilingual education strategists. The study strives to interrogate classroom placement for first year ELL students whose language proficiency level is at beginning level. Through a process of coding…

  3. Animacy Affects the Processing of Subject-Object Ambiguities in the Second Language: Evidence from Self-Paced Reading with German Second Language Learners of Dutch

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    Jackson, Carrie N.; Roberts, Leah

    2010-01-01

    The results of a self-paced reading study with German second language (L2) learners of Dutch showed that noun animacy affected the learners' on-line commitments when comprehending relative clauses in their L2. Earlier research has found that German L2 learners of Dutch do not show an on-line preference for subject-object word order in temporarily…

  4. Morphological Variability in Interlanguage Grammars: New Evidence from the Acquisition of Gender and Number in Italian Determiner Phrases and Direct Object Pronouns

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    Santoro, Maurizio

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, I investigate the phenomenon of morphological variability in the production of Italian determiners, descriptive adjectives, and direct object pronouns by adult English learners of Italian to determine whether morphological errors are the result of computational or representational difficulties. Second language acquisitionists do…

  5. Determining First Language Composition Using Cognitively Demanding/Context-Reduced Tasks.

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    Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara

    A model of assessing language proficiency in hearing bilingual students is adapted and discussed in terms of hearing impairment needs. Empirical data are presented to verify that the language or system acting as a "first language" for hearing-impaired students in cognitive/academic stituations can be determined. Educational implications are…

  6. Marketing data: has the rise of impact factor led to the fall of objective language in the scientific article?

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    Fraser, Véronique J; Martin, James G

    2009-05-11

    The language of science should be objective and detached and should place data in the appropriate context. The aim of this commentary was to explore the notion that recent trends in the use of language have led to a loss of objectivity in the presentation of scientific data. The relationship between the value-laden vocabulary and impact factor among fundamental biomedical research and clinical journals has been explored. It appears that fundamental research journals of high impact factors have experienced a rise in value-laden terms in the past 25 years.

  7. Multiple object redshift determinations in clusters of galaxies using OCTOPUS

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    Mazure, A.; Proust, D.; Sodre, L.; Lund, G.; Capelato, H.

    1987-03-01

    The ESO multiobject facility, Octopus, was used to observe a sample of galaxy clusters such as SC2008-565 in an attempt to collect a large set of individual radial velocities. A dispersion of 114 A/mm was used, providing spectral coverage from 3800 to 5180 A. Octopus was found to be a well-adapted instrument for the rapid and simultaneous determination of redshifts in cataloged galaxy clusters.

  8. Multiple object redshift determinations in clusters of galaxies using OCTOPUS

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    Mazure, A.; Proust, D.; Sodre, L.; Capelato, H. V.; Lund, G.

    1988-04-01

    The ESO multiobject facility, Octopus, was used to observe a sample of galaxy clusters such as SC2008-565 in an attempt to collect a large set of individual radial velocities. A dispersion of 114 A/mm was used, providing spectral coverage from 3800 to 5180 A. Octopus was found to be a well-adapted instrument for the rapid and simultaneous determination of redshifts in cataloged galaxy clusters.

  9. Analysis of matters associated with the transferring of object-oriented applications to platform .Net using C# programming language

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    Sarsimbayeva, S. M.; Kospanova, K. K.

    2015-11-01

    The article provides the discussion of matters associated with the problems of transferring of object-oriented Windows applications from C++ programming language to .Net platform using C# programming language. C++ has always been considered to be the best language for the software development, but the implicit mistakes that come along with the tool may lead to infinite memory leaks and other errors. The platform .Net and the C#, made by Microsoft, are the solutions to the issues mentioned above. The world economy and production are highly demanding applications developed by C++, but the new language with its stability and transferability to .Net will bring many advantages. An example can be presented using the applications that imitate the work of queuing systems. Authors solved the problem of transferring of an application, imitating seaport works, from C++ to the platform .Net using C# in the scope of Visual Studio.

  10. 74 FR 44894 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heroes: Mortals and Myths...

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    2009-08-31

    ... Greece'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... hereby determine that the objects in the exhibition: ``Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient...

  11. 78 FR 53816 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Van Gogh Repetitions”

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    2013-08-30

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Van Gogh Repetitions'' SUMMARY... that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Van Gogh Repetitions,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are...

  12. 78 FR 60994 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Christopher Wool”

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    2013-10-02

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Christopher Wool'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Christopher Wool,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  13. 77 FR 26814 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Modern Landscapes”

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    2012-05-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Modern Landscapes'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Modern Landscapes,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  14. 78 FR 52601 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Koloman Moser”

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    2013-08-23

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Koloman Moser'' ACTION: Notice....'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition... additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Koloman Moser,'' imported from abroad for...

  15. 78 FR 4586 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gutai: Splendid Playground”

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    2013-01-22

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gutai: Splendid Playground'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Gutai: Splendid Playground,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported...

  16. 77 FR 38374 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Drawing Surrealism”

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    2012-06-27

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Drawing Surrealism'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Drawing Surrealism'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  17. 78 FR 59750 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Isa Genzken: Retrospective”

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    2013-09-27

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Isa Genzken: Retrospective'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Isa Genzken: Retrospective,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are...

  18. 76 FR 14115 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Assorted Greek and Roman...

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    2011-03-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Assorted Greek and Roman Objects... Greek and Roman Objects'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  19. 75 FR 28848 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Original Copy...

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    2010-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Original Copy: Photography of... hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Original Copy: Photography...

  20. 78 FR 40544 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “New Photography 2013...

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    2013-07-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``New Photography 2013: Adam Broomberg..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``New Photography...

  1. 78 FR 12134 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Temple and Tomb...

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    2013-02-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta,''...

  2. 77 FR 65245 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Portrait of Spain...

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    2012-10-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces From..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Portrait of...

  3. 78 FR 51802 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Silla: Korea's Golden...

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    2013-08-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom,'' imported...

  4. 76 FR 2439 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cézanne's Card Players”

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    2011-01-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``C zanne's Card Players'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``C zanne's Card...

  5. 77 FR 39319 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bodies and Shadows...

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    2012-07-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bodies and...

  6. 78 FR 52997 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Yoga: the Art of...

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    2013-08-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Yoga: the Art of Transformation... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Yoga: the Art of Transformation,''...

  7. 75 FR 53012 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ivory Mirror Case”

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    2010-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Ivory Mirror Case'' SUMMARY: Notice..., I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Ivory Mirror Case,''...

  8. 76 FR 59182 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Impressionism...

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    2011-09-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper''...

  9. 77 FR 52783 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Federico Barocci...

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    2012-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Federico Barocci: Renaissance...

  10. 76 FR 23642 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 95: Runa Islam”

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    2011-04-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Projects 95: Runa Islam'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Projects 95: Runa...

  11. 75 FR 21384 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Birth of Impressionism...

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    2010-04-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces... 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Birth...

  12. 76 FR 77299 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Civic Pride: Group...

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    2011-12-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Civic Pride: Group Portraits from..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Civic Pride:...

  13. 76 FR 63701 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Johan Zoffany RA: Society...

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    2011-10-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed,''...

  14. 75 FR 82127 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin: Maker of Myth”

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    2010-12-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gauguin: Maker of Myth'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gauguin: Maker of...

  15. 78 FR 48925 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Violence and Virtue...

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    2013-08-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Violence and Virtue: Artemisia... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Violence...

  16. 78 FR 71022 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Christopher Williams: The...

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    2013-11-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Christopher Williams: The Production..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Christopher Williams:...

  17. 76 FR 38452 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “King Amenemhet II”

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    2011-06-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``King Amenemhet II'' SUMMARY: Notice..., I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``King Amenemhet II,''...

  18. 78 FR 45285 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Egypt's Mysterious Book...

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    2013-07-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Egypt's Mysterious Book of the..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Egypt's Mysterious...

  19. 78 FR 1916 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Impressionism, Fashion...

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    2013-01-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ``Impressionism, Fashion, and..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Impressionism,...

  20. 78 FR 17744 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Maya: Hidden Worlds...

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    2013-03-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,'' imported...

  1. 76 FR 56491 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tombs, Temples and...

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    2011-09-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Tombs, Temples and Warriors: China's..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Tombs, Temples...

  2. 77 FR 41473 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 98: Slavs and...

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    2012-07-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Projects 98: Slavs and Tartars... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Projects 98: Slavs and Tartars,''...

  3. 76 FR 20802 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Capitoline Venus”

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    2011-04-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Capitoline Venus'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``The Capitoline...

  4. Language Learning Careers as an Object of Narrative Research in TESOL

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    Benson, Phil

    2011-01-01

    One of the strengths of narrative research in TESOL is its potential to provide insight into long-term language learning experiences that cannot be investigated in real time. Reliance on retrospection, however, brings two problems that are addressed in this article through the concept of "language learning careers". The first problem is…

  5. 78 FR 26682 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hall of Ancient Egypt”

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    2013-05-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hall of Ancient Egypt'' AGENCY... additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition...

  6. 77 FR 46554 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nicolai Fechin”

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    2012-08-03

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nicolai Fechin'' AGENCY: Department... additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the additional objects to...

  7. 78 FR 4972 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nicolai Fechin”

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    2013-01-23

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nicolai Fechin'' AGENCY: Department... additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the...

  8. Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers' Experiences of Learning to Program in an Object-Oriented Language

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    Govender, I.; Grayson, D. J.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an investigation into the various ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers experience learning to program in an object-oriented language. Both groups of teachers were enrolled in university courses. In most cases, the pre-service teachers were learning to program for the first time, while the in-service…

  9. Determinants of Second Language Proficiency among Refugees in the Netherlands

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    van Tubergen, Frank

    2010-01-01

    Little is known about the language acquisition of refugees in Western countries. This study examines how pre- and post-migration characteristics of refugees are related to their second language proficiency. Data are from a survey of 3,500 refugees, who were born in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, former Yugoslavia and Somalia, and who resided in the…

  10. Strength of object representation: its key role in object-based attention for determining the competition result between Gestalt and top-down objects.

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    Zhao, Jingjing; Wang, Yonghui; Liu, Donglai; Zhao, Liang; Liu, Peng

    2015-10-01

    It was found in previous studies that two types of objects (rectangles formed according to the Gestalt principle and Chinese words formed in a top-down fashion) can both induce an object-based effect. The aim of the present study was to investigate how the strength of an object representation affects the result of the competition between these two types of objects based on research carried out by Liu, Wang and Zhou [(2011) Acta Psychologica, 138(3), 397-404]. In Experiment 1, the rectangles were filled with two different colors to increase the strength of Gestalt object representation, and we found that the object effect changed significantly for the different stimulus types. Experiment 2 used Chinese words with various familiarities to manipulate the strength of the top-down object representation. As a result, the object-based effect induced by rectangles was observed only when the Chinese word familiarity was low. These results suggest that the strength of object representation determines the result of competition between different types of objects. PMID:26041271

  11. Strength of object representation: its key role in object-based attention for determining the competition result between Gestalt and top-down objects.

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    Zhao, Jingjing; Wang, Yonghui; Liu, Donglai; Zhao, Liang; Liu, Peng

    2015-10-01

    It was found in previous studies that two types of objects (rectangles formed according to the Gestalt principle and Chinese words formed in a top-down fashion) can both induce an object-based effect. The aim of the present study was to investigate how the strength of an object representation affects the result of the competition between these two types of objects based on research carried out by Liu, Wang and Zhou [(2011) Acta Psychologica, 138(3), 397-404]. In Experiment 1, the rectangles were filled with two different colors to increase the strength of Gestalt object representation, and we found that the object effect changed significantly for the different stimulus types. Experiment 2 used Chinese words with various familiarities to manipulate the strength of the top-down object representation. As a result, the object-based effect induced by rectangles was observed only when the Chinese word familiarity was low. These results suggest that the strength of object representation determines the result of competition between different types of objects.

  12. Determiners in Bilingual German-Italian Children: What They Tell Us about the Relation between Language Influence and Language Dominance

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    Kupisch, Tanja

    2007-01-01

    This study addresses the question of whether language dominance and cross-linguistic influence are related by investigating the acquisition of determiner omission in four bilingual German-Italian children. The study begins by showing that monolingual Italian learners omit determiners less extensively than monolingual German learners. If bilingual…

  13. Determining Exemptions from Foreign Language Requirements: Use of the Modern Language Aptitude Test.

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    Goodman, Joan F.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    The short form of the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) was administered to 587 university students, and scores were validated against final first and second semester grades in introductory foreign language classes for 529 and 365 students, respectively. The MLAT failed to distinguish good from poor students. (TJH)

  14. 75 FR 57825 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Artifacts From Auschwitz...

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    2010-09-22

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Artifacts From Auschwitz-Birkenau... of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Artifacts... of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the...

  15. 76 FR 39974 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Warhol: The Headlines”

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    2011-07-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Warhol: The Headlines'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Warhol: The Headlines... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  16. 76 FR 14115 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cross References”

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    2011-03-15

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Cross References'' Summary: Notice..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Cross References'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  17. 75 FR 47338 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Franz Xaver Messerschmidt”

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    2010-08-05

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Franz Xaver Messerschmidt'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Franz Xaver Messerschmidt... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  18. 76 FR 49832 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Warhol: The Headlines”

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    2011-08-11

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Warhol: The Headlines'' ACTION..., ``Warhol: The Headlines.'' The referenced notice is corrected to add one additional object to be included..., Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional object to...

  19. 76 FR 12399 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Paris: Life & Luxury”

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    2011-03-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Paris: Life & Luxury'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Paris: Life & Luxury... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  20. 75 FR 21384 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Holocaust”

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    2010-04-23

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Holocaust'' SUMMARY: Notice is... amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be... United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements...

  1. 75 FR 7649 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Otto Dix”

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    2010-02-22

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Otto Dix'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby... amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be... States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with...

  2. 76 FR 37392 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Ostalgia”

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    2011-06-27

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ``Ostalgia'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby... hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Ostalgia'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object, ``Three Capacity...

  3. 78 FR 55134 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Iran Modern”

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    2013-09-09

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Iran Modern'' ACTION: Notice....'' The referenced notice is corrected to accommodate an additional object to be included in the... of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional object to be...

  4. 76 FR 29286 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pissarro's People”

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    2011-05-20

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Pissarro's People'' SUMMARY: Notice..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Pissarro's People,'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  5. 78 FR 61948 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Franz von Stuck”

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    2013-10-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Franz von Stuck'' SUMMARY: Notice is..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Franz von Stuck,'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  6. 76 FR 73760 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Holocaust”

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    2011-11-29

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Holocaust'' SUMMARY: Notice is..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Holocaust,'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also...

  7. 76 FR 6650 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heinrich Kühn”

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    2011-02-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Heinrich K hn'' SUMMARY: Notice is..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Heinrich K hn,'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  8. 75 FR 1009 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Habsburg Treasures”

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    2010-01-07

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Habsburg Treasures'' SUMMARY: Notice... amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be... United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement...

  9. 77 FR 32711 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Messerschmidt and Modernity”

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    2012-06-01

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Messerschmidt and Modernity...-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition... cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners...

  10. 76 FR 12786 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Double Sexus”

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    2011-03-08

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Double Sexus'' SUMMARY: Notice is..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Double Sexus,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects...

  11. 78 FR 56766 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Antonio Berni: Juanito...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-13

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona,'' imported... objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also...

  12. 76 FR 64423 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Projects 96: Haris...

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    2011-10-18

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects...

  13. 77 FR 36329 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dead Sea Scrolls & The...

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    2012-06-18

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible Ancient Artifacts-- Timeless Treasures'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Dead Sea...

  14. 75 FR 1110 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Marina Abramovic: The...

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    2010-01-08

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Marina Abramovic: The Artist...

  15. 77 FR 34455 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Century of the Child...

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    2012-06-11

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Century of the...

  16. 78 FR 5555 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “SHANGAA, Art of Tanzania”

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    2013-01-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``SHANGAA, Art of Tanzania'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``SHANGAA, Art of Tanzania,'' imported from abroad for...

  17. 76 FR 53993 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “New Photography 2011...

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    2011-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``New Photography 2011: Zhang Dali... objects to be included in the exhibition ``New Photography 2011: Zhang Dali, Moyra Davey, George...

  18. 77 FR 50542 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “New Photography 2012...

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    2012-08-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``New Photography 2012: Michele Abeles... objects to be included in the exhibition ``New Photography 2012: Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu...

  19. 77 FR 61468 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Balthus: Cats and Girls”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Balthus: Cats and Girls'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Balthus: Cats and Girls,'' imported from abroad for...

  20. 78 FR 19062 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hans Richter: Encounters”

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    2013-03-28

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hans Richter: Encounters'' ACTION... ``Hans Richter: Encounters.'' The referenced notice is corrected to accommodate an additional object to... to be included in the exhibition ``Hans Richter: Encounters,'' imported from abroad for...

  1. 78 FR 15802 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hans Richter: Encounters”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hans Richter: Encounters'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Hans Richter: Encounters,'' imported from abroad for...

  2. 78 FR 27276 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Goya's Two Hares”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Goya's Two Hares'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Goya's Two Hares,'' imported from abroad for...

  3. 76 FR 12786 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Poetry in Clay: Korean...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the...

  4. 77 FR 48199 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bernini: Sculpting in Clay”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Bernini: Sculpting in Clay'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Bernini: Sculpting in Clay,'' imported from abroad...

  5. 77 FR 34121 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lucian Freud: Portraits”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Lucian Freud: Portraits'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Lucian Freud: Portraits,'' imported from abroad by The...

  6. 75 FR 51518 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ballplayers, Gods, and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Ballplayers, Gods, and Rainmaker... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Ballplayers, Gods, and Rainmaker Kings: Masterpieces...

  7. 77 FR 60004 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wtewael's Adam and Eve”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Wtewael's Adam and Eve'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Wtewael's Adam and Eve,'' imported from abroad for...

  8. 77 FR 6168 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “John Chamberlain: Choices”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``John Chamberlain: Choices'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``John Chamberlain: Choices,'' imported from abroad for...

  9. 75 FR 38589 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Salvador Dali: The Late...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Salvador Dali: The Late Work... that the objects to be ] included in the exhibition ``Salvador Dali: The Late Work,'' imported...

  10. 75 FR 8424 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Leaves From an Austrian...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Leaves From an Austrian Mahzor... that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Leaves from an Austrian Mahzor,'' imported...

  11. 75 FR 45194 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Drawing from Nature...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Drawing from Nature: Landscapes by... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Drawing from Nature: Landscapes by Max Liebermann,...

  12. 78 FR 20372 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hall of Ancient Egypt”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hall of Ancient Egypt'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Hall of Ancient Egypt,'' imported from abroad for...

  13. 78 FR 4972 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chagall: Beyond Color”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Chagall: Beyond Color'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chagall: Beyond Color,'' imported from abroad for...

  14. WORLD Program Description, Goals and Objectives. Vocational English-as-a-Second Language.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coad, Cynthia

    A vocational English-as-a-Second Language program for limited-English-proficient adults enrolled in North Orange County Community College District courses was developed to meet the needs of this population. The limited-English-speaking population of the district is an immigrant and refugee population with people from a variety of language…

  15. Bilingualism as a Window into the Language Faculty: The Acquisition of Objects in French-Speaking Children in Bilingual and Monolingual Contexts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perez-Leroux, Ana T.; Pirvulescu, Mihaela; Roberge, Yves

    2009-01-01

    Where do the two languages of the bilingual child interact? The literature has debated whether bilingual children have delays in the acquisition of direct objects. The variety of methods and languages involved have prevented clear conclusions. In a transitivity-based approach, null objects are a default structural possibility, present in all…

  16. 78 FR 8682 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Henri Labrouste...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...

  17. 77 FR 48582 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Terracotta Bell-Krater...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-14

    ... the Altamura Painter SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the..., 2003), I hereby determine that the object Terracotta Bell-Krater attributed to the Altamura...

  18. Why Are You Learning a Second Language? Motivational Orientations and Self-Determination Theory.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Noels, Kimberly A.; Pelletier, Luc G.; Clement, Richard; Vallerand, Robert J.

    2003-01-01

    Examined self-determination theory (SDT) in the language learning context. Involved the development of a valid and reliable instrument to assess different subtypes of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and explored the link between these motivational sub-types and various orientations to language learning. Showed instrumental orientation and the…

  19. Integrating an object system into CLIPS: Language design and implementation issues

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Auburn, Mark

    1990-01-01

    This paper describes the reasons why an object system with integrated pattern-matching and object-oriented programming facilities is desirable for CLIPS and how it is possible to integrate such a system into CLIPS while maintaining the run-time performance and the low memory usage for which CLIPS is known. The requirements for an object system in CLIPS that includes object-oriented programming and integrated pattern-matching are discussed and various techniques for optimizing the object system and its integration with the pattern-matcher are presented.

  20. 77 FR 54647 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Manet: Portraying Life”

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    2012-09-05

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Manet: Portraying Life'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Manet: Portraying Life,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  1. 78 FR 25780 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Koloman Moser”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-02

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Koloman Moser'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Koloman Moser,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  2. 78 FR 33885 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fauno Rosso”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-05

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Fauno Rosso'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Fauno Rosso,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  3. 77 FR 18295 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Decree Stele”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-27

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Decree Stele'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Decree Stele'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  4. 78 FR 22362 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “40 Part Motet”

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    2013-04-15

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``40 Part Motet'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``40 Part Motet,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a...

  5. 76 FR 81004 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nordkapp”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-27

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nordkapp'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby... object to be included in the exhibition ``Nordkapp,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  6. 78 FR 54364 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Jewels by JAR”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-03

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Jewels by JAR'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Jewels by JAR,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  7. 76 FR 78716 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hilda With Bluebells”

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    2011-12-19

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Hilda With Bluebells'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Hilda with Bluebells,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  8. 76 FR 67017 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “La Surprise”

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    2011-10-28

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``La Surprise'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``La Surprise,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  9. 78 FR 46402 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dying Gaul”

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    2013-07-31

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Dying Gaul'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``The Dying Gaul,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  10. 78 FR 28939 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tomoaki Suzuki”

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    2013-05-16

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Tomoaki Suzuki'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Tomoaki Suzuki,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a...

  11. 77 FR 54646 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Becoming Van Gogh”

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    2012-09-05

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Becoming Van Gogh'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Becoming Van Gogh,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  12. 77 FR 53959 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pedimental Relief”

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    2012-09-04

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Pedimental Relief'' SUMMARY: Notice... object to be included in the exhibition ``Pedimental Relief,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  13. 78 FR 48539 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Iran Modern”

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    2013-08-08

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Iran Modern'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Iran Modern,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  14. 76 FR 58075 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cervera Bible”

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    2011-09-19

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Cervera Bible'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Cervera Bible,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  15. 77 FR 20476 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nicolai Fechin”

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    2012-04-04

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nicolai Fechin'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nicolai Fechin,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  16. 76 FR 77582 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cindy Sherman”

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    2011-12-13

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Cindy Sherman'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Cindy Sherman,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  17. 77 FR 56697 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Steve McQueen”

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    2012-09-13

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Steve McQueen'' SUMMARY: Notice is... object to be included in the exhibition ``Steve McQueen,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a...

  18. 77 FR 26353 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lygia Clark”

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    2012-05-03

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Lygia Clark'' SUMMARY: Notice is... objects to be imported from abroad for temporary study and inclusion in the exhibition ``Lygia Clark,'' within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  19. 78 FR 51803 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nice: Luc Tuymans”

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    2013-08-21

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nice: Luc Tuymans'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nice: Luc Tuymans,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to...

  20. CSAMT method for determining depth and shape of a sub-surface conductive object

    DOEpatents

    Lee, David O.; Montoya, Paul C.; Wayland, Jr., J. Robert

    1986-01-01

    The depth to and size of an underground object may be determined by sweeping a CSAMT signal and locating a peak response when the receiver spans the edge of the object. The depth of the object is one quarter wavelength in the subsurface media of the frequency of the peak.

  1. 77 FR 67725 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo's David Apollo”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-13

    ... Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Michelangelo's David Apollo'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo's David Apollo,'' imported from abroad for... display of the exhibit object at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about December...

  2. Method for determining depth and shape of a sub-surface conductive object

    DOEpatents

    Lee, D.O.; Montoya, P.C.; Wayland, Jr.

    1984-06-27

    The depth to and size of an underground object may be determined by sweeping a controlled source audio magnetotelluric (CSAMT) signal and locating a peak response when the receiver spans the edge of the object. The depth of the object is one quarter wavelength in the subsurface media of the frequency of the peak. 3 figures.

  3. 78 FR 53817 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Venetian Glass by Carlo...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The... April 15, 2003, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Venetian Glass...

  4. 75 FR 13806 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Loan From the Aura...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Loan From the Aura Collection of a... hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Loan from the Aura Collection of...

  5. 76 FR 53524 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Light Years: Conceptual...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Light Years: Conceptual Art and the..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Light Years:...

  6. 77 FR 60506 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Light and Shadows: The...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Light and Shadows: The Story of..., 2003), I hereby determine that certain of the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Light...

  7. 75 FR 18252 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Through African Eyes: The...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Through African Eyes: The European in... 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Through African...

  8. 76 FR 56491 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Adapting the Eye: An...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Adapting the...

  9. 75 FR 37521 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Eton College Myers...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Eton College Myers Collection at... 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Eton College...

  10. 77 FR 2603 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Princes and Painters in...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Princes and Painters...

  11. 75 FR 21385 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Cleopatra: The Search for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Cleopatra: The Search for the Last... hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Cleopatra: The Search for the...

  12. 77 FR 61468 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse: In Search of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Matisse: In Search of True Painting... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Matisse: In Search of True...

  13. 79 FR 61125 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Delacroix's Greece on the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2014-10-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Delacroix's Greece on the Ruins of..., 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Delacroix's Greece on...

  14. 76 FR 81004 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Woman in Blue, Against...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Woman in Blue, Against Blue Water..., 2003), I hereby determine that the object ``Woman in Blue, Against Blue Water'' by Edvard...

  15. 75 FR 15764 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes...

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    2010-03-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gods of Angkor: Bronzes From the... 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gods of...

  16. 76 FR 63701 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold...

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    2011-10-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold From England..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Anglo-Saxon Hoard:...

  17. 77 FR 25780 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gold, Jasper, and...

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    2012-05-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gold,...

  18. 78 FR 59080 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Delacroix and the Matter...

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    2013-09-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Delacroix and the Matter of Finish... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Delacroix and the Matter of Finish,''...

  19. 77 FR 65245 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Late Roman and Early...

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    2012-10-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Late Roman and Early Byzantine... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Late Roman...

  20. 78 FR 27470 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Shaping Power: Luba...

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    2013-05-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks From... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Shaping...

  1. 77 FR 56251 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Body Beautiful in...

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    2012-09-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Body Beautiful in Ancient...

  2. 77 FR 28419 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gustav Klimt: The Magic...

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    2012-05-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line,''...

  3. 78 FR 50137 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chagall: Love, War, and...

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    2013-08-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Chagall: Love, War, and Exile... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Chagall: Love, War, and Exile,'' imported...

  4. 75 FR 7536 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Aztec Pantheon and...

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    2010-02-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Aztec Pantheon and the Art... hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Aztec Pantheon and the...

  5. 78 FR 71021 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Antonio Canova: The Seven...

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    2013-11-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Antonio Canova: The Seven Last...

  6. 76 FR 56864 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Caravaggio and His...

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    2011-09-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Caravaggio and His Followers in...

  7. 77 FR 53959 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dancing Into Dreams, Maya...

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    2012-09-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Dancing Into Dreams, Maya Vases From..., 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Dancing Into Dreams,...

  8. 75 FR 3781 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Mourners: Tomb...

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    2010-01-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures From... 15, 2003 , I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Mourners:...

  9. 77 FR 62311 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Royal Treasures From the...

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    2012-10-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Royal Treasures From the Louvre... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Royal...

  10. 77 FR 37730 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nomads and Networks: The...

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    2012-06-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nomads...

  11. 77 FR 7229 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Nomads and Networks: The...

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    2012-02-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Nomads...

  12. 78 FR 51803 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vasily Kandinsky: From...

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    2013-08-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Vasily...

  13. 76 FR 63701 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diego Rivera: Murals for...

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    2011-10-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Diego Rivera: Murals...

  14. 75 FR 39724 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Arcimboldo (1526-1593...

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    2010-07-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Arcimboldo (1526-1593): Nature and... hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Arcimboldo (1526-1593): Nature...

  15. 75 FR 59781 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Imagining the Past in...

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    2010-09-28

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Imagining the Past in France, 1250... Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  16. 77 FR 38881 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Regarding Warhol: Sixty...

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    2012-06-29

    ...; then at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from on or about February 2, 2013 to on or... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Regarding Warhol:...

  17. Memory Interference as a Determinant of Language Comprehension.

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    Van Dyke, Julie A; Johns, Clinton L

    2012-04-01

    The parameters of the human memory system constrain the operation of language comprehension processes. In the memory literature, both decay and interference have been proposed as causes of forgetting; however, while there is a long history of research establishing the nature of interference effects in memory, the effects of decay are much more poorly supported. Nevertheless, research investigating the limitations of the human sentence processing mechanism typically focus on decay-based explanations, emphasizing the role of capacity, while the role of interference has received comparatively little attention. This paper reviews both accounts of difficulty in language comprehension by drawing direct connections to research in the memory domain. Capacity-based accounts are found to be untenable, diverging substantially from what is known about the operation of the human memory system. In contrast, recent research investigating comprehension difficulty using a retrieval-interference paradigm is shown to be wholly consistent with both behavioral and neuropsychological memory phenomena. The implications of adopting a retrieval-interference approach to investigating individual variation in language comprehension are discussed.

  18. Synchronizing visual and language processing: an effect of object name length on eye movements.

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    Zelinsky, G J; Murphy, G L

    2000-03-01

    Are visual and verbal processing systems functionally independent? Two experiments (one using line drawings of common objects, the other using faces) explored the relationship between the number of syllables in an object's name (one or three) and the visual inspection of that object. The tasks were short-term recognition and visual search. Results indicated more fixations and longer gaze durations on objects having three-syllable names when the task encouraged a verbal encoding of the objects (i.e., recognition). No effects of syllable length on eye movements were found when implicit naming demands were minimal (i.e., visual search). These findings suggest that implicitly naming a pictorial object constrains the oculomotor inspection of that object, and that the visual and verbal encoding of an object are synchronized so that the faster process must wait for the slower to be completed before gaze shifts to another object. Both findings imply a tight coupling between visual and linguistic processing, and highlight the utility of an oculomotor methodology to understand this coupling.

  19. Regional and hemispheric determinants of language laterality: implications for preoperative fMRI.

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    Seghier, Mohamed L; Kherif, Ferath; Josse, Goulven; Price, Cathy J

    2011-10-01

    Language is typically a function of the left hemisphere but the right hemisphere is also essential in some healthy individuals and patients. This inter-subject variability necessitates the localization of language function, at the individual level, prior to neurosurgical intervention. Such assessments are typically made by comparing left and right hemisphere language function to determine "language lateralization" using clinical tests or fMRI. Here, we show that language function needs to be assessed at the region and hemisphere specific level, because laterality measures can be misleading. Using fMRI data from 82 healthy participants, we investigated the degree to which activation for a semantic word matching task was lateralized in 50 different brain regions and across the entire cortex. This revealed two novel findings. First, the degree to which language is lateralized across brain regions and between subjects was primarily driven by differences in right hemisphere activation rather than differences in left hemisphere activation. Second, we found that healthy subjects who have relatively high left lateralization in the angular gyrus also have relatively low left lateralization in the ventral precentral gyrus. These findings illustrate spatial heterogeneity in language lateralization that is lost when global laterality measures are considered. It is likely that the complex spatial variability we observed in healthy controls is more exaggerated in patients with brain damage. We therefore highlight the importance of investigating within hemisphere regional variations in fMRI activation, prior to neuro-surgical intervention, to determine how each hemisphere and each region contributes to language processing.

  20. Method for Determining the Weight of Functional Objectives on Manufacturing System

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    Zhang, Qingshan; Xu, Wei; Zhang, Jiekun

    2014-01-01

    We propose a three-dimensional integrated weight determination to solve manufacturing system functional objectives, where consumers are weighted by triangular fuzzy numbers to determine the enterprises. The weights, subjective parts are determined by the expert scoring method, the objective parts are determined by the entropy method with the competitive advantage of determining. Based on the integration of three methods and comprehensive weight, we provide some suggestions for the manufacturing system. This paper provides the numerical example analysis to illustrate the feasibility of this method. PMID:25243203

  1. What is it that color determinants determine? The relation between the rorschach inkblot method and cognitive object-recognition processes.

    PubMed

    Kron, Assaf; Cohen, Asher; Benziman, Hagit; Ben-Shakhar, Gershon

    2009-03-01

    We sought to demonstrate a relation between the Determinants in the Rorschach Inkblot Method (Rorschach, 1921) and fundamental properties of the participant's cognitive (visual) system by examining whether the report about Color Determinants is related to basic cognitive processes concerned with color of visual objects. In Experiment 1, we established an object-naming task that is sensitive to the objects' color. Participants were strongly influenced by the object's color, responding fastest when objects appeared in their typical color and slowest when the object's color was atypical. In Experiment 2, we examined the relationship between the Color Determinants in the Rorschach Inkblot Method and the magnitude of the color effect in the object-naming task of Experiment 1. It was found that the effect of color in the object-naming task was correlated with the type of color responses in the Rorschach Inkblot Method. The results support an "early" cognitive account of the Determinants. We discuss implications concerning the theory of the Rorschach and the relation between emotion, personality, and cognition. PMID:19205934

  2. Method and system for determining a volume of an object from two-dimensional images

    DOEpatents

    Abercrombie, Robert K [Knoxville, TN; Schlicher, Bob G [Portsmouth, NH

    2010-08-10

    The invention provides a method and a computer program stored in a tangible medium for automatically determining a volume of three-dimensional objects represented in two-dimensional images, by acquiring at two least two-dimensional digitized images, by analyzing the two-dimensional images to identify reference points and geometric patterns, by determining distances between the reference points and the component objects utilizing reference data provided for the three-dimensional object, and by calculating a volume for the three-dimensional object.

  3. 75 FR 20873 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Glory of Ukraine...

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    2010-04-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Glory of Ukraine: Golden... Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  4. 77 FR 53248 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Swiss Treasures: From...

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    2012-08-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Swiss Treasures: From Biblical... exhibition ``Swiss Treasures: From Biblical Papyrus and Parchment to Erasmus, Zwingli, Calvin, and...

  5. 75 FR 80885 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Buddhist Heritage of...

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    2010-12-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan... Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  6. 76 FR 15358 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Before the Pyramids: The...

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    2011-03-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Before the Pyramids: The Origins of... ``Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  7. 77 FR 61045 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “China's Terracotta...

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    2012-10-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``China's Terracotta Warriors: The... Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  8. 77 FR 2340 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Snapshot: Painters and...

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    2012-01-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Snapshot: Painters and Photography... Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  9. 77 FR 48198 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Faking It: Manipulated...

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    2012-08-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Faking It: Manipulated Photography... Photography Before Photoshop,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  10. 76 FR 58075 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rembrandt and Degas: Two...

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    2011-09-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young... Young Artists,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of...

  11. 77 FR 22376 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ellsworth Kelly: Plant...

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    2012-04-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings... Kelly: Plant Drawings,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is...

  12. [Determination of lithium content in human biological objects (liver, kidney) by the method of flame photometry].

    PubMed

    Luzanova, I S; Voznesenskaia, T V; Menitskaia, V I; Pushchinskaia, E V

    2007-01-01

    The authors give a method of determination of the content of lithium in biological objects (liver, kidney) by the method of flame photometry. It is possible to use this method in forensic medicine in cases of acute intoxication.

  13. 78 FR 48216 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Balthus: Cats and Girls...

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    2013-08-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Balthus: Cats and Girls--Paintings... ``Balthus: Cats and Girls--Paintings and Provocations,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  14. 75 FR 25031 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Tiffany: Color and Light”

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    2010-05-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Tiffany: Color and Light'' SUMMARY... included in the exhibition ``Tiffany: Color and Light,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  15. 76 FR 23642 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Marajo: Ancient Ceramics...

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    2011-04-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Marajo: Ancient Ceramics at the... ``Marajo: Ancient Ceramics at the Mouth of the Amazon'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  16. 76 FR 16851 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Seeing Gertrude Stein...

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    2011-03-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories... Gertrude Stein: Five Stories,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  17. 76 FR 53524 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Once Upon Many Times...

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    2011-08-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Once Upon Many Times: Legends and... Times: Legends and Myths in Himalayan Art,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  18. 78 FR 79058 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chinese Paintings from...

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    2013-12-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Chinese Paintings from Japanese... Japanese Collections,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  19. 75 FR 82128 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue...

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    2010-12-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned... ``Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  20. 75 FR 30459 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dynasty and Divinity: Ife...

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    2010-06-01

    ... determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, from on or about September 19, 2010, until on or about January 9, 2011; at the Virginia Museum of...

  1. 75 FR 52385 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Paintings From the Reign...

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    2010-08-25

    .... Correction In the Federal Register of August 26, 2008, in FR volume 73, page 50395, at the end of the..., concerning culturally significant objects imported for exhibition determinations. The document did not...

  2. 76 FR 70805 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Renaissance Portrait...

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    2011-11-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Renaissance Portrait From... ``The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  3. 76 FR 60113 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Masters of Venice...

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    2011-09-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Masters of Venice: Renaissance... included in the exhibition ``Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power...

  4. 76 FR 12786 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Charlotte Salomon: Life...

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    2011-03-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theatre... Salomon: Life? Or Theatre?'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  5. 76 FR 56491 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso's Drawings, 1890...

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    2011-09-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921...-1921: Reinventing Tradition,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  6. 75 FR 3272 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Sacred Made Real...

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    2010-01-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Sacred Made Real: Spanish... Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  7. 75 FR 62916 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “India's Fabled City: The...

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    2010-10-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``India's Fabled City: The Art of... ``India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  8. 78 FR 8682 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vermeer's Woman in Blue...

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    2013-02-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a... ``Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  9. 78 FR 24288 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera...

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    2013-04-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and... included in the exhibition ``Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico: The Jacques...

  10. 77 FR 38374 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Human Beast: German...

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    2012-06-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Human Beast: German...: German Expressionism at The San Diego Museum of Art'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  11. 78 FR 52601 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Visiting Masterpiece...

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    2013-08-23

    ... of Art, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural... determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,...

  12. 75 FR 1680 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Roman Art”

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    2010-01-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Roman Art'' SUMMARY: Notice is... included in the exhibition ``Roman Art,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  13. 76 FR 7893 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Neoclassicism: A Taste...

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    2011-02-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Neoclassicism: A Taste for the... ``Neoclassicism: A Taste for the Antique,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  14. 76 FR 1660 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Art in Cameroon...

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    2011-01-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Art in Cameroon: Sculptural... ``Art in Cameroon: Sculptural Dialogues,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  15. 77 FR 23318 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts”

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    2012-04-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``African Cosmos: Stellar Arts... Cosmos: Stellar Arts,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is...

  16. 77 FR 320 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin and Polynesia: An...

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    2012-01-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive... Elusive Paradise,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  17. 77 FR 52783 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dancing Around the Bride...

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    2012-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Dancing Around the Bride: Cage... ``Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp,'' imported from abroad...

  18. 76 FR 65558 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Masterpieces of Landscape...

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    2011-10-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Masterpieces of Landscape Painting... Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  19. 75 FR 47337 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “German Impressionist...

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    2010-08-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``German Impressionist Landscape... the exhibition ``German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann--Corinth--Slevogt,''...

  20. 75 FR 8425 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Masterpieces of European...

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    2010-02-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Masterpieces of European Painting... European Painting from Dulwich Picture Gallery,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  1. 78 FR 23623 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Encounters...

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    2013-04-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``American Encounters: Genre Painting...: Genre Painting and Everyday Life,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  2. 75 FR 5637 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Architecture as Icon...

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    2010-02-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Architecture as Icon: Perception and... Icon: Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art,'' imported from abroad...

  3. 77 FR 4614 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Children of the Plumed...

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    2012-01-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Children of the Plumed Serpent: The... exhibition ``Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico,'' imported...

  4. 77 FR 28923 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Unearthed: Recent...

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    2012-05-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Unearthed: Recent Archeological...: Recent Archeological Discoveries from Northern China,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  5. 75 FR 48736 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Kurt Schwitters: Color...

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    2010-08-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage... Schwitters: Color and Collage,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  6. 76 FR 4987 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Treasures From the...

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    2011-01-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Treasures From the Hermitage: Russia... ``Treasures from the Hermitage: Russia's Crown Jewels,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  7. 77 FR 3320 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Print/Out”

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 3320] [FR Doc No: 2012-1262] DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7771] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition...

  8. 76 FR 56865 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Degas and the Nude”

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    2011-09-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Degas and the Nude'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Degas and the Nude,'' imported from abroad for...

  9. 77 FR 46146 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Shock of the News”

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    2012-08-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Shock of the News'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Shock of the News,'' imported from abroad for...

  10. 76 FR 71616 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Steins Collect...

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    2011-11-18

    ... temporary display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is nine rather than six. Therefore, I determine that the exhibition or display of all of the exhibit objects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art... temporary display of nine of the objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or...

  11. 77 FR 41473 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Lion Attacking a Horse”

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    2012-07-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Lion Attacking a Horse'' SUMMARY... object entitled ``Lion Attacking a Horse,'' to be imported by The J. Paul Getty Museum from abroad...

  12. 76 FR 77299 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Van Gogh. Up Close”

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Van Gogh. Up Close'' SUMMARY: Notice... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Van Gogh. Up Close.,'' imported from abroad for...

  13. Object-oriented knowledge representation in a natural language understanding system of economic surveys

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    Planes, Jean-Christophe; Trigano, Philippe

    1992-03-01

    The HIRONDELLE research project of the Banque de France intends to summarize economic surveys giving statements about a specific economic domain. The principal goal is the detection of causal relations between economic events appearing in the texts. We will focus on knowledge representation, based on three distinct hierarchical structures. The first one concerns the lexical items and allows inheritance of syntactic properties. Descriptions of the applications domains are achieved by a taxonomy based on attribute-value models and case relations, adapted to the economic sectors. The summarization goal of this system defines a set of primitives representing statements and causality meta-language. The semantic analysis of the texts is based on two phases. The first one leads to a propositional representation of the sentences through conceptual graphs formalization, taking into account the syntactic transformations of sentences. The second one is dedicated to the summarizing role of the system, detecting paraphrastic sentences by processing syntactic and semantic transformations like negation or metonymious constructions.

  14. Enhancing Problem-Solving Capabilities Using Object-Oriented Programming Language

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    Unuakhalu, Mike F.

    2009-01-01

    This study integrated object-oriented programming instruction with transfer training activities in everyday tasks, which might provide a mechanism that can be used for efficient problem solving. Specifically, a Visual BASIC embedded with everyday tasks group was compared to another group exposed to Visual BASIC instruction only. Subjects were 40…

  15. Innovative Language-Based & Object-Oriented Structured AMR Using Fortran 90 and OpenMP

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    Norton, C.; Balsara, D.

    1999-01-01

    Parallel adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) is an important numerical technique that leads to the efficient solution of many physical and engineering problems. In this paper, we describe how AMR programing can be performed in an object-oreinted way using the modern aspects of Fortran 90 combined with the parallelization features of OpenMP.

  16. 78 FR 79560 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Khirbet el-Maqatir...

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    ..., ``Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...

  17. 77 FR 4858 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Byzantium and Islam: Age...

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    2012-01-31

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of... determinations made by ] the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of... Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century),'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  18. 76 FR 33398 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations; “Lyonel Feininger: At the...

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    2011-06-08

    ... World'' Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  19. 76 FR 5236 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Upside Down Arctic...

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    2011-01-28

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Upside Down Arctic Realities... Down Arctic Realities,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of... additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered...

  20. Language.

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    Gadlin, Barry; Nemanich, Donald

    1974-01-01

    An article and a bibliography constitute this issue of the "Illinois English Bulletin." In "Keep the Natives from Getting Restless," Barry Gadlin examines native language learning by children from infancy through high school and discusses the theories of several authors concerning the teaching of the native language. The "Bibliography of…

  1. Integrating Intercultural and Communicative Objectives in the Foreign Language Class: A Proposal for the Integration of Two Models

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    Borghetti, Claudia

    2013-01-01

    The "intercultural turn" of the 1990s brought about the introduction of the terms "Foreign Language Education" and "Intercultural Foreign Language Education" (IFLE) in place of "language teaching". These terms broaden the aims of language education to include students' intercultural competence (IC),…

  2. Determination of the object surface function by structured light: application to the study of spinal deformities

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    Buendía, M.; Salvador, R.; Cibrián, R.; Laguia, M.; Sotoca, J. M.

    1999-01-01

    The projection of structured light is a technique frequently used to determine the surface shape of an object. In this paper, a new procedure is described that efficiently resolves the correspondence between the knots of the projected grid and those obtained on the object when the projection is made. The method is based on the use of three images of the projected grid. In two of them the grid is projected over a flat surface placed, respectively, before and behind the object; both images are used for calibration. In the third image the grid is projected over the object. It is not reliant on accurate determination of the camera and projector pair relative to the grid and object. Once the method is calibrated, we can obtain the surface function by just analysing the projected grid on the object. The procedure is especially suitable for the study of objects without discontinuities or large depth gradients. It can be employed for determining, in a non-invasive way, the patient's back surface function. Symmetry differences permit a quantitative diagnosis of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

  3. The Predictive Value of Admissions Materials on Objective and Subjective Measures of Graduate School Performance in Speech-Language Pathology

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    Halberstam, Benjamin; Redstone, Fran

    2005-01-01

    A correlational study was conducted to determine which of a number of variables derived from the admissions material were predictive of student success in the graduate program at Lehman College of the City University of New York. An objective measure of student success, graduate grade point average (GPA) was significantly correlated with GPA for…

  4. Cumulative sums for edge determination of a single object in PET and SPECT images

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    Protonotarios, Nicholas E.; Spyrou, George M.; Kastis, George A.

    2016-08-01

    The issue of edge determination of a single object in reconstructed nuclear medicine images has been examined thoroughly in the past, nevertheless most of the investigation has focused on the concepts of either numerical sinogram differentiation or segmentation. This work aims to develop an automated method for determining the contour of a single convex object in PET and SPECT reconstructed images, which can be used for computing body edges for attenuation correction, as well as for eliminating streak artifacts outside the specific object. This was accomplished by implementing a modified cumulative sums (CUSUM) scheme in the sinogram. Our method can automatically detect the object's boundary in the reconstructed image. This approach has been tested in simulated as well as real phantoms and it performed efficiently for all convex objects. We were able to detect the contour of a single object in the image space, which in turn enabled us to eliminate streak artifacts outside and thus to obtain body edges necessary for attenuation correction.

  5. 75 FR 21384 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Glory of Ukraine...

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    2010-04-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Glory of Ukraine: Sacred Images... Ukraine: Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries,'' imported from abroad for...

  6. 75 FR 61238 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Expanding the Story With...

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    2010-10-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Expanding the Story With Four Greek... ``Expanding the Story with Four Greek Vases,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  7. 78 FR 51803 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Charles Marville...

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    2013-08-21

    ... Paris'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority...: Photographer of Paris,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners...

  8. 75 FR 1680 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition: Determinations: “Giovanni Boldini in...

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    2010-01-12

    ... Paris'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... Paris,'' imported from abroad for temporary ] exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians....

  9. 76 FR 36166 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Gabriel von Max: Be...

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    2011-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ``Gabriel von Max: Be-Tailed Cousins... the exhibition ``Gabriel von Max: Be-Tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul,'' imported from...

  10. 77 FR 22630 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Printed Image in...

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    2012-04-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st... ``The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  11. 77 FR 22833 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edouard Vuillard: A...

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    2012-04-17

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His... pertaining to the exhibit ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940.'' The reference notice is... exhibition ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940,'' imported from abroad for...

  12. 77 FR 21142 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Edouard Vuillard: A...

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    2012-04-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His... Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  13. 77 FR 53959 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Roads of Arabia...

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    2012-09-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and the...: Archaeology and the History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  14. 77 FR 7655 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Inventing the Modern...

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    2012-02-13

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following... ``Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939'' imported from abroad...

  15. 75 FR 41274 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The World of Khubilai...

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    2010-07-15

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese... Department of State pertaining to the exhibit ``From Xanadu to Dadu: The World of Khubilai Khan.'' The... exhibit name is now titled, ``The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty.'' Pursuant...

  16. 78 FR 45286 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Canterbury and St. Albans...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures... St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition... State, SA-5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505. Dated: July 22, 2013. Ann...

  17. 76 FR 60112 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Byzantium and Islam: Age...

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    2011-09-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of... Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century),'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  18. 76 FR 5236 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pastel Portraits: Images...

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    2011-01-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th... ``Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  19. 75 FR 82128 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Orient Expressed...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Orient Expressed: Japan's... the exhibition ``The Orient Expressed: Japan's Influence on Western Art, 1854-1918,'' imported from... or about February 19, 2011, until on or about July 17, 2011, the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio,...

  20. 78 FR 11725 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Claes Oldenburg: The...

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    ... custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 14, 2013, until on or about August 5, 2013, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from on or about September 14, 2013, until on or about January...

  1. Four Scenarios for Determining the Size and Reusability of Learning Objects

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    Schoonenboom, Judith

    2012-01-01

    The best method for determining the size of learning objects (LOs) so as to optimise their reusability has been a topic of debate for years now. Although there appears to be agreement on basic assumptions, developed guidelines and principles are often in conflict. This study shows that this confusion stems from the fact that in the literature,…

  2. 76 FR 18291 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Boris Mikhailov: Case...

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    2011-04-01

    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Boris Mikhailov: Case History... Mikhailov: Case History,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of... Art, New York, New York, from on or about May 26, 2011, until on or about September 5, 2011, and...

  3. 75 FR 23318 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “John Baldessari: Pure...

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    2010-05-03

    ... the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978... October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 , I hereby determine... exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA,...

  4. Determining the ROI of an Online English as a Second Language Program

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    Nathan, Edward P.

    2009-01-01

    This article examines the methodology used to determine the return on investment (ROI) of an online English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The online ESL program was implemented in over 20 countries, and the scope of the analysis includes data from all participating countries. A form of ROI analysis had been conducted annually prior to the…

  5. Determining the 3-D structure and motion of objects using a scanning laser range sensor

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    Nandhakumar, N.; Smith, Philip W.

    1993-01-01

    In order for the EVAHR robot to autonomously track and grasp objects, its vision system must be able to determine the 3-D structure and motion of an object from a sequence of sensory images. This task is accomplished by the use of a laser radar range sensor which provides dense range maps of the scene. Unfortunately, the currently available laser radar range cameras use a sequential scanning approach which complicates image analysis. Although many algorithms have been developed for recognizing objects from range images, none are suited for use with single beam, scanning, time-of-flight sensors because all previous algorithms assume instantaneous acquisition of the entire image. This assumption is invalid since the EVAHR robot is equipped with a sequential scanning laser range sensor. If an object is moving while being imaged by the device, the apparent structure of the object can be significantly distorted due to the significant non-zero delay time between sampling each image pixel. If an estimate of the motion of the object can be determined, this distortion can be eliminated; but, this leads to the motion-structure paradox - most existing algorithms for 3-D motion estimation use the structure of objects to parameterize their motions. The goal of this research is to design a rigid-body motion recovery technique which overcomes this limitation. The method being developed is an iterative, linear, feature-based approach which uses the non-zero image acquisition time constraint to accurately recover the motion parameters from the distorted structure of the 3-D range maps. Once the motion parameters are determined, the structural distortion in the range images is corrected.

  6. The linguistic context effects on the processing of body-object interaction words: An ERP study on second language learners.

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    Xue, Jin; Marmolejo-Ramos, Fernando; Pei, Xuna

    2015-07-10

    Embodied theories of cognition argue that the processing of both concrete and abstract concepts requires the activation of sensorimotor systems. The present study examined the time course for embedding a sensorimotor context in order to elicit sensitivity to the sensorimotor consequences of understanding body-object interaction (BOI) words. In the study, Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) were recorded while subjects performed a sentence acceptability task. Target BOI words were preceded by rich or poor sensorimotor sentential contexts. The behavioural results replicated previous findings in that high BOI words received a response faster than low BOI words. In addition to this, however, there was a context effect in the sensorimotor region as well as a BOI effect in the parietal region (involved in object representation). The results indicate that the sentential sensorimotor context contributes to the subsequent BOI processing and that action-and perception-related language leads to the activation of the same brain areas, which is consistent with the embodiment theory.

  7. The linguistic context effects on the processing of body-object interaction words: An ERP study on second language learners.

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    Xue, Jin; Marmolejo-Ramos, Fernando; Pei, Xuna

    2015-07-10

    Embodied theories of cognition argue that the processing of both concrete and abstract concepts requires the activation of sensorimotor systems. The present study examined the time course for embedding a sensorimotor context in order to elicit sensitivity to the sensorimotor consequences of understanding body-object interaction (BOI) words. In the study, Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) were recorded while subjects performed a sentence acceptability task. Target BOI words were preceded by rich or poor sensorimotor sentential contexts. The behavioural results replicated previous findings in that high BOI words received a response faster than low BOI words. In addition to this, however, there was a context effect in the sensorimotor region as well as a BOI effect in the parietal region (involved in object representation). The results indicate that the sentential sensorimotor context contributes to the subsequent BOI processing and that action-and perception-related language leads to the activation of the same brain areas, which is consistent with the embodiment theory. PMID:25858488

  8. Sensor for real-time determining the polarization state distribution in the object images

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    Kilosanidze, Barbara; Kakauridze, George; Kvernadze, Teimuraz; Kurkhuli, Georgi

    2015-10-01

    An innovative real-time polarimetric method is presented based on the integral polarization-holographic diffraction element developed by us. This element is suggested to be used for real time analysis of the polarization state of light, to help highlight military equipment in a scene. In the process of diffraction, the element decomposes light incoming on them onto orthogonal circular and linear basis. The simultaneous measurement of the intensities of four diffracted beams by means of photodetectors and the appropriate software enable the polarization state of an analyzable light (all the four Stokes parameters) and its change to be obtained in real time. The element with photodetectors and software is a sensor of the polarization state. Such a sensor allows the point-by-point distribution of the polarization state in the images of objects to be determined. The spectral working range of such an element is 530 - 1600 nm. This sensor is compact, lightweight and relatively cheap, and it can be easily installed on any space and airborne platforms. It has no mechanically moving or electronically controlled elements. The speed of its operation is limited only by computer processing. Such a sensor is proposed to be use for the determination of the characteristics of the surface of objects at optical remote sensing by means of the determination of the distribution of the polarization state of light in the image of recognizable object and the dispersion of this distribution, which provides additional information while identifying an object. The possibility of detection of a useful signal of the predetermined polarization on a background of statistically random noise of an underlying surface is also possible. The application of the sensor is also considered for the nondestructive determination of the distribution of stressed state in different constructions based on the determination of the distribution of the polarization state of light reflected from the object under

  9. Assessment of objective image quality in digital radiography: noninvasive determination of the detective quantum efficiency

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    Kamm, Karl-Friedrich; Steiner, Reinhard; Tilkorn, Karl

    1996-04-01

    In order to determine an objective measure of a system's image quality, we developed a simple, non-invasive measurement procedure to determine the detective quantum efficiency of digital radiographic systems, especially image intensifier-tv systems. Therefore we set up measurement procedures for the quantities intensity transfer function (ITF) (also called characteristic curve), modulation transfer function (MTF), noise power spectrum (NPS) and the low frequency drop (LFD). The quantities ITF, MTF, NPS and LFD are determined by the analysis of images of simple, standardized test objects (a slit, Al-filters of different thickness and a lead disk). The images are automatically evaluated by means of an Apple Macintosh workstation and the program NIH image with some special extensions. The resulting quantities MTF, NPS, LFD are combined to determine the noise equivalent quanta (NEQ) and the detective quantum efficiency (DQE). By means of this measurement procedure quantities, that describe the objective image quality like NEQ and DQE, can be determined in a simple way. Only a set of 45 images is needed for diagnosis of a system. This method provides a powerful analysis tool for image quality, that is applicable in the field and can be done from a remote location. It may be used in a clinical environment (e.g. in constancy testing).

  10. Objective determination of image end-members in spectral mixture analysis

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    Tompkins, Stefanie; Mustard, John F.; Pieters, Carle M.; Forsyth, Donald W.

    1993-01-01

    Spectral mixture analysis was shown to be a powerful, multifaceted tool for analysis of multi- and hyper-spectral data. The essence of the first phase of the approach is to determine a set of image end-members that best account for the spectral variance in an image cube within a constrained, linear least squares mixing model. The selection of the image end-member is usually achieved using a priori knowledge and successive trial and error solutions to refine the total number and physical location of the end-members. However, in many situations a more objective method of determining these essential components is desired. The problem of image end-member determination was approached objectively by using the inherent variance of the data. Unlike purely statistical methods such as factor analysis, this approach derives solutions that conform to a physically realistic model.

  11. 75 FR 48736 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Miró: The Dutch Interiors”

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    2010-08-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Mir : The Dutch Interiors'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mir : The Dutch...

  12. 75 FR 74126 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914”

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    2010-11-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914'' SUMMARY..., I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Picasso: Guitars...

  13. 76 FR 58075 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sanja Iveković: Sweet...

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    2011-09-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Sanja Ivekovi : Sweet Violence... determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Sanja Ivekovi : Sweet Violence,''...

  14. 76 FR 58074 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sanja Iveković: Sweet...

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  15. 78 FR 79559 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Miró: The Experience of...

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  16. Vision Algorithms to Determine Shape and Distance for Manipulation of Unmodeled Objects

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    Montes, Leticia; Bowers, David; Lumia, Ron

    1998-01-01

    This paper discusses the development of a robotic system for general use in an unstructured environment. This is illustrated through pick and place of randomly positioned, un-modeled objects. There are many applications for this project, including rock collection for the Mars Surveyor Program. This system is demonstrated with a Puma560 robot, Barrett hand, Cognex vision system, and Cimetrix simulation and control, all running on a PC. The demonstration consists of two processes: vision system and robotics. The vision system determines the size and location of the unknown objects. The robotics part consists of moving the robot to the object, configuring the hand based on the information from the vision system, then performing the pick/place operation. This work enhances and is a part of the Low Cost Virtual Collaborative Environment which provides remote simulation and control of equipment.

  17. Objective determination of image end-members in spectral mixture analysis of AVIRIS data

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    Tompkins, Stefanie; Mustard, John F.; Pieters, Carle M.; Forsyth, Donald W.

    1993-01-01

    Spectral mixture analysis has been shown to be a powerful, multifaceted tool for analysis of multi- and hyper-spectral data. Applications of AVIRIS data have ranged from mapping soils and bedrock to ecosystem studies. During the first phase of the approach, a set of end-members are selected from an image cube (image end-members) that best account for its spectral variance within a constrained, linear least squares mixing model. These image end-members are usually selected using a priori knowledge and successive trial and error solutions to refine the total number and physical location of the end-members. However, in many situations a more objective method of determining these essential components is desired. We approach the problem of image end-member determination objectively by using the inherent variance of the data. Unlike purely statistical methods such as factor analysis, this approach derives solutions that conform to a physically realistic model.

  18. Determining canonical views of 3D object using minimum description length criterion and compressive sensing method

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    Chen, Ping-Feng; Krim, Hamid

    2008-02-01

    In this paper, we propose using two methods to determine the canonical views of 3D objects: minimum description length (MDL) criterion and compressive sensing method. MDL criterion searches for the description length that achieves the balance between model accuracy and parsimony. It takes the form of the sum of a likelihood and a penalizing term, where the likelihood is in favor of model accuracy such that more views assists the description of an object, while the second term penalizes lengthy description to prevent overfitting of the model. In order to devise the likelihood term, we propose a model to represent a 3D object as the weighted sum of multiple range images, which is used in the second method to determine the canonical views as well. In compressive sensing method, an intelligent way of parsimoniously sampling an object is presented. We make direct inference from Donoho1 and Candes'2 work, and adapt it to our model. Each range image is viewed as a projection, or a sample, of a 3D model, and by using compressive sensing theory, we are able to reconstruct the object with an overwhelming probability by scarcely sensing the object in a random manner. Compressive sensing is different from traditional compressing method in the sense that the former compress things in the sampling stage while the later collects a large number of samples and then compressing mechanism is carried out thereafter. Compressive sensing scheme is particularly useful when the number of sensors are limited or the sampling machinery cost much resource or time.

  19. 2D noise propagation in 3D object position determination from a single-perspective projection

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    Habets, Damiaan F.; Pollmann, Steven; Holdsworth, David W.

    2002-05-01

    Image guidance during endovascular intervention is predominantly provided by two-dimensional (2D) digital radiographic systems used for vessel visualization and localization of clips and coils. This paper describes the propagation of 2D noise in the determination of three-dimensional (3D) object position from a single perspective view. In our system, a view is obtained by a digital fluoroscopic x-ray system, corrected for XRII distortions (+/- 0.035mm) and mechanical C-arm shifts (+/- 0.080mm). The tracked object contains high-contrast markers with known relative spacing, allowing for identification and centroid calculation. A least-square projection-Procrustes analysis of the 2D perspective projection is used to determine the 3D position of the object. The effect of uncertainty in 2D marker position on the precision of the 3D object localization using simulations and phantoms was investigated and a nearly linear relationship was found; however, the slope of this relationship is not unity. The slope found indicates a significant amplification of error due to the least-square solution, which is not equally distributed among the 3 major axes. In order to obtain a 3D localization error of less than +/- 1mm, the 2D localization precision must be better than +/- 0.2mm for each marker.

  20. [Functional magnetic resonance imaging in the determination of dominant language cerebral area].

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    Meneses, Murilo S; Rocha, Samanta F Blattes; Blood, Marcelo R Young; Trentin, Alcides; Benites Filho, Paulo Roberto; Kowacs, Pedro André; Oliveira, Nelson de Andrade; Simão, Cristiane A; Awamura, Yumi; Vítola, Maria L A

    2004-03-01

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a technique for detecting minimal changes in brain perfusion and oxygenation secondary to neuronal activation. Its application in the pre-surgical evaluation of epileptic patients with temporal mesial sclerosis is currently being under investigation in several centers. This study aims to describe an activation paradigm for the evaluation of language and memory functions, as an alternative to the worldwide used Wada test, which is an invasive procedure. In order to propose a paradigm adapted to the Portuguese language, we report our experience in determining the dominant cerebral area for language through fMRI with a verbal fluency task. The results of the fMRI from 19 patients studied in Curitiba in a period of approximately two years were studied. Sixteen of them presented with left hemispheric cerebral language dominance. In five patients, results from fMRI and Wada test could be compared and agreed in localization. Our results reinforce the view that fMRI may become an essential tool for medical practice, perhaps for the determination of eloquent areas in the evaluation of candidates for epilepsy surgery.

  1. Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO): a tool to transform patient data into attractive clinical reports.

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    Simonaitis, Linas; Belsito, Anne; Warvel, Jeff; Hui, Siu; McDonald, Clement J

    2006-01-01

    Clinicians at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis print and carry clinical reports called "Pocket Rounds". This paper describes a new process we developed to improve these clinical reports. The heart of our new process is a World Wide Web Consortium standard: Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO). Using XSL-FO stylesheets we generated Portable Document Format (PDF) and PostScript reports with complex formatting: columns, tables, borders, shading, indents, dividing lines. We observed patterns of clinical report printing during a eight month study period on three Medicine wards. Usage statistics indicated that clinicians accepted the new system enthusiastically: 78% of 26,418 reports were printed using the new system. We surveyed 67 clinical users. Respondents gave the new reports a rating of 4.2 (on a 5 point scale); they gave the old reports a rating of 3.4. The primary complaint was that it took longer to print the new reports. We believe that XSL-FO is a promising way to transform text data into functional and attractive clinical reports: relatively easy to implement and modify.

  2. [Validation of semantic and pragmatic modules of the Criterial and Objective Language Battery (BLOC) in Chilean children].

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    Castillo Guevara, Ramón D; Puyuelo Sanclemente, Miguel; Chaigneau Orfanoz, Sergio E; Martínez Jiménez, Luis

    2006-05-01

    The aim of this work was to analyse the psychometric properties of the semantics and pragmatics modules of the Objective and Criterial Language Battery (BLOC). For the semantics module (n= 259), Cronbach's alpha was 0.84; for the pragmatics module (n= 142), Cronbach's alpha was 0.91. A Categoric Principal Components Analysis (CAPCAT), produced unidimentional solutions, explaining 41.65% of the variance in the semantics module, and 41.77% in the pragmatics module. We did not find differences in performance by sex. By socio-economic status, lower status children performed worse than those of middle and higher status, but only in the semantics module. Differences by age were small, with both modules producing between 3 and 4 homogeneous groups with substantial overlap. Lack of discrimination is probably related to reduced variability due to low performance in the Chilean samples. Compared to Spain, medians in the semantics module were lower than expected (though medians in the pragmatics module were slightly higher).

  3. Language.

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    Cattaneo, Luigi

    2013-01-01

    Noninvasive focal brain stimulation by means of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been used extensively in the past 20 years to investigate normal language functions. The picture emerging from this collection of empirical works is that of several independent modular functions mapped on left-lateralized temporofrontal circuits originating dorsally or ventrally to the auditory cortex. The identification of sounds as language (i.e., phonological transformations) is modulated by TMS applied over the posterior-superior temporal cortex and over the caudal inferior frontal gyrus/ventral premotor cortex complex. Conversely, attribution of semantics to words is modulated successfully by applying TMS to the rostral part of the inferior frontal gyrus. Speech production is typically interfered with by TMS applied to the left inferior frontal gyrus, onto the same cortical areas that also contain phonological representations. The cortical mapping of grammatical functions has been investigated with TMS mainly regarding the category of verbs, which seem to be represented in the left middle frontal gyrus. Most TMS studies have investigated the cortical processing of single words or sublexical elements. Conversely, complex elements of language such as syntax have not been investigated extensively, although a few studies have indicated a left temporal, frontal, and parietal system also involving the neocerebellar cortex. Finally, both the perception and production of nonlinguistic communicative properties of speech, such as prosody, have been mapped by TMS in the peri-Silvian region of the right hemisphere. PMID:24112933

  4. Mobile Technologies as Boundary Objects in the Hands of Student Teachers of Languages inside and outside the University

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    Gajek, Elzbieta

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the use of mobile devices by students of linguistics, future foreign language teachers, outside the university and in-campus, and their vision of the potential usefulness of such devices for language learning at tertiary level. As various characteristics of mobile devices influence their usability, users select a device to fit…

  5. Setting Learning Objectives in Translation at the Department of Foreign Language Teaching through the Concept of Competence

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    Eser, Oktay

    2014-01-01

    At the department of foreign language teaching, a variety of courses are offered in order for students to acquire translation competence. The courses are often carried out by translating a text from one language into the other. Learning by experience is an effective approach. However, it is inevitable that there are some aspects that we need to…

  6. The EREBOS Project: Determining the Influence of Substellar Objects on Stellar Evolution

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    Barlow, Brad; Schaffenroth, Veronika; Catalan-Hurtado, Rodrigo; EREBOS Team

    2016-01-01

    Planets and brown dwarfs in close orbits around main sequence stars will interact with their stellar hosts once they ascend the red giant branch. The details of these interactions and their outcomes are currently unclear. Recent discoveries of brown dwarfs orbiting post-red giant branch "hot subdwarf" stars imply that (i) the angular momentum resident in an orbiting substellar object is sufficient for ejecting the outer layers of a red giant's atmosphere and (ii) the substellar object can survive this interaction. Thirty-six new eclipsing hot subdwarf binaries with cool, low-mass companions were discovered from light curves obtained through the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) project, tripling the number of known systems. We recently started the Eclipsing Reflection Effect Binaries from the OGLE Survey (EREBOS) project to obtain follow-up spectroscopy and determine the stellar masses in these systems. The companion mass distribution resulting from this work will allow us to determine whether there is a lower mass limit for substellar objects to eject a red giant's envelope and survive engulfment, as suggested by theory. Here we give a brief overview of the EREBOS project and discuss progress towards this goal.

  7. Meeting the Objectives of the Curriculum at the First Stage of Basic School by the Child Having Left the Language Immersion Kindergarten

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    Kukk, Airi; Õun, Tiia

    2014-01-01

    Year after year, the interest in early learning of the state language by non-Estonian children has increased. In Estonia, the course has been directed that non-Estonian learners have to reach functional bilingualism by the time they leave basic school and thus to become competitive in labour and education markets in Estonia. The objective of the…

  8. Title III Accountability Policies and Outcomes for K-12: Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for English Language Learner Students in Southeast Region States. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 105

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    Anderson, Kimberly S.; Dufford-Melendez, Kathleen

    2011-01-01

    This report details Title III accountability policies and outcomes for K-12 English language learner (ELL) students for school year 2007/08 in the six Southeast Region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina) under the Title III annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAO) provision of the No Child…

  9. Tracking Students' Eye-Movements When Reading Learning Objects on Mobile Phones: A Discourse Analysis of Luganda Language Teacher-Trainees' Reflective Observations

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    Kabugo, David; Muyinda, Paul B.; Masagazi, Fred. M.; Mugagga, Anthony M.; Mulumba, Mathias B.

    2016-01-01

    Although eye-tracking technologies such as Tobii-T120/TX and Eye-Tribe are steadily becoming ubiquitous, and while their appropriation in education can aid teachers to collect robust information on how students move their eyes when reading and engaging with different learning objects, many teachers of Luganda language are yet to gain experiences…

  10. The role of near-Sun objects in determining the population of Chelyabinsk-type bodies

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    Emel'yanenko, V.

    2014-07-01

    We have calculated the orbit of the Chelyabinsk object, applying the least-squares method directly to its astrometric positions (Emel'yanenko, Naroenkov, Jenniskens, Popova, 2014). A study of the backward dynamical evolution by integrating equations of motion for particles with orbits from the confidence region has shown that the majority of the Chelyabinsk clones reach the near-Sun state. An analysis of other meteorites with well-determined orbits also demonstrates frequent approaches of these bodies to the Sun in the past. In addition, we have found many observed near-Earth asteroids that had small perihelion distances in the past. In extreme near-Sun cases, asteroids should experience thermal and tidal disintegration. It is interesting to note that examples of such near-Sun objects are probably observed now as 'sunskirting comets'. Some members of the Kracht and Marsden families have been observed in a few apparitions. A detailed investigation of their forward motion shows that these bodies evolve to orbits of typical near-Earth objects. Thus they can generate Chelyabinsk-sized bodies in near-Earth space. We conclude that encounters of small bodies with the Sun play an important role in the production of near-Earth objects.

  11. Geometry-independent Determination of Radial Density Distributions in Molecular Cloud Cores and Other Astronomical Objects

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    Krčo, Marko; Goldsmith, Paul F.

    2016-05-01

    We present a geometry-independent method for determining the shapes of radial volume density profiles of astronomical objects whose geometries are unknown, based on a single column density map. Such profiles are often critical to understand the physics and chemistry of molecular cloud cores, in which star formation takes place. The method presented here does not assume any geometry for the object being studied, thus removing a significant source of bias. Instead, it exploits contour self-similarity in column density maps, which appears to be common in data for astronomical objects. Our method may be applied to many types of astronomical objects and observable quantities so long as they satisfy a limited set of conditions, which we describe in detail. We derive the method analytically, test it numerically, and illustrate its utility using 2MASS-derived dust extinction in molecular cloud cores. While not having made an extensive comparison of different density profiles, we find that the overall radial density distribution within molecular cloud cores is adequately described by an attenuated power law.

  12. 78 FR 13930 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Portrait of Francesco I d...

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  13. 75 FR 54692 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Miró: The Dutch Interiors”

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  14. Subjective Reality: The Influence of Perceived and Objective Conversational Valence on Binge Drinking Determinants.

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    Hendriks, Hanneke; Putte, Bas van den; de Bruijn, Gert-Jan

    2015-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that interpersonal communication, and particularly perceived conversational valence (i.e., the perceived negativity or positivity of conversations) about health topics, influences health determinants. On the basis of 43 dyads (N = 86) discussing the topic of alcohol consumption, this study is the first to show that whereas perceived and objective conversational valence are positively related, only perceived conversational valence is a significant predictor of binge drinking attitudes and intentions. Thus, subjective reality matters more than objective reality. Furthermore, only the perceived valence of the participants' own contributions-and not of their conversation partners--influences binge drinking intentions, indicating that self-persuasion is more influential than persuasion by others. Thus, conversations in which discussants themselves express negative opinions about unhealthy behaviors can enhance public health. PMID:25848964

  15. Real-time areal precipitation determination from radar by means of statistical objective analysis

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    Gerstner, E.-M.; Heinemann, G.

    2008-05-01

    SummaryPrecipitation measurement by radar allows for areal rainfall determination with a high spatial and temporal resolution. However, hydrological applications require an accuracy of the precipitation quantification which cannot be obtained by today's weather radar devices. The quality of the radar-derived precipitation can be significantly improved with the aid of ground measurements. In this paper, a complete processing pipeline for real-time radar precipitation determination using a modified statistical objective analysis method is presented. Thereby, several additional algorithms, such as a dynamical use of Z-R relationships, a bias correction and an advection correction scheme are employed. The performance of the algorithms is tested for several case studies. For an error analysis, an eight months data set of X-band radar scans and rain gauge precipitation measurements is used. We show a reduction in the radar-rain gauge RMS difference of up to 59% for the optimal combination of the different algorithms.

  16. 77 FR 75253 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wait, Later This Will Be...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Works of Art Coming to the U.S. for Exhibition'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority..., 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Works of Art Coming...

  18. Exploring the Determinants of Language Barriers in Health Care (LBHC): Toward a Research Agenda for the Language Sciences

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    Segalowitz, Norman; Kehayia, Eva

    2011-01-01

    There is growing interest in language barriers in health care (LBHC)--interest, that is, in how the quality of health care service delivery might be compromised when patients and health care providers do not share the same first language. This article discusses LBHC as an emerging research area that provides valuable opportunities for researchers…

  19. Teachers' Conceptions of Motivation and Motivating Practices in Second-Language Learning: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective

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    Muñoz, Ana; Ramirez, Marta

    2015-01-01

    Based on self-determination theory, we conducted an exploratory study aimed at identifying teachers' beliefs about motivation and motivating practices in second-language teaching at a private language center in Medellin, Colombia. To gather data, 65 teachers were surveyed; from this initial group, 11 were interviewed and observed in class during…

  20. Determination of curvature and twist of deformed object by digital holographic interferometry

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    Quan, C.; Chen, W.; Tay, C. J.

    2008-11-01

    This paper describes a feasibility study of digital holographic interferometry for the measurement of curvature and twist of a deformed object. Measurement of curvature and twist is an important aspect in experimental mechanics. Numerous methods have been proposed to determine the curvature and twist by using digital shearography. We proposed a novel method to determine curvature and twist based on digital holography (DH) and complex phasor (CP). In the conventional methods, phase difference between the first and second states is obtained directly by digital phase subtraction (DPS) and Fourier transform is then employed to extract phase maps. In this study, CP method is proposed to improve the quality of phase maps corresponding to second-order derivatives. Subsequently, sine/cosine transformation and short time Fourier transform (STFT) are employed to process the wrapped phase maps. An experiment is conducted on a clamped circular plate under a point load at centre. The experimental results show that the proposed method is valid and able to obtain high quality phase maps corresponding to curvature and twist of a deformed object.

  1. 77 FR 26599 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Artist in the Garden”

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  4. 75 FR 19668 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “From Xanadu to Dadu: The...

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  7. 77 FR 64373 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Erotic Gold: The Art and...

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  8. 75 FR 57102 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Titian and the Golden Age...

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  12. 78 FR 58378 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun...

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  13. 78 FR 4585 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Albrecht Dürer: Master...

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  14. 77 FR 52783 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in...

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  16. 75 FR 6249 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Fiery Pool: The Maya and...

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  17. 77 FR 28419 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse...

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  19. An objective method to determine an area's relative significance for avian conservation

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    Twedt, D.J.

    2005-01-01

    Land managers are often concerned with providing habitat affords the 'best habitat for songbirds.' However, unless management simply is directed at rare species it may not be clear which habitats or management options are best. A standard, quantifiable measure to compare the significance of different tracts of land or competing management techniques for avian conservation would benefit managers in decision making. I propose a standard measure that is based on the relative density of each species within a finite area and their respective regional Partners in Flight concern scores. I applied this method to > 100 reforested sites in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley that ranged in age from 2 to 32 years. The objectively determined avian conservation significance for each of these reforested sites was correlated with stand age and with my subjective assessment of 'habitat quality.' I also used this method to compare the avian conservation significance of forested habitats before and after selective timber harvest with high significance for avian conservation provided habitat for species of conservation concern. I recommend application of this methodology to other and areas under different management, to determine its usefulness at predicting avian conservation significance among habitats and at various avian densities.

  20. New knowledge in determining the astronomical orientation of Incas object in Ollantaytambo, Peru

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    Hanzalová, K.; Klokočník, J.; Kostelecký, J.

    2014-06-01

    This paper deals about astronomical orientation of Incas objects in Ollantaytambo, which is located about 35 km southeast from Machu Picchu, about 40 km northwest from Cusco, and lies in the Urubamba valley. Everybody writing about Ollantaytambo, shoud read Protzen (1993). He devoted his monograph to description and interpretation of that locality. Book of Salazar and Salazar (2005) deals, among others, with the orientation of objects in Ollantaytambo with respect to the cardinal direction. Zawaski and Malville (2007) documented astronomical context of major monuments of nine sites in Peru, including Ollantaytambo. We tested astronomical orientation in these places and confirm or disprove hypothesis about purpose of Incas objects. For assessment orientation of objects we used our measurements and also satellite images on Google Earth and digital elevation model from ASTER. The satellite images used to approximate estimation of astronomical orientation. The digital elevation model is useful in the mountains, where we need the really horizon for a calculation of sunset and sunrise on specific days (solstices), which were for Incas people very important. By Incas is very famous that they worshiped the Sun. According to him they determined when to plant and when to harvest the crop. In this paper we focused on Temple of the Sun, also known the Wall of six monoliths. We tested which astronomical phenomenon is connected with this Temple. First, we tested winter solstice sunrise and the rides of the Pleiades for the epochs 2000, 1500 and 1000 A.D. According with our results the Temple isn't connected neither with winter solstice sunrise nor with the Pleiades. Then we tested also winter solstice sunset. We tried to use the line from an observation point near ruins of the Temple of Sun, to west-north, in direction to sunset. The astronomical azimuth from this point was about 5° less then we need. From this results we found, that is possible to find another observation

  1. Method and apparatus for determining the content and distribution of a thermal neutron absorbing material in an object

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    Crane, T.W.

    1983-12-21

    The disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for determining the content and distribution of a thermal neutron absorbing material within an object. Neutrons having an energy higher than thermal neutrons are generated and thermalized. The thermal neutrons are detected and counted. The object is placed between the neutron generator and the neutron detector. The reduction in the neutron flux corresponds to the amount of thermal neutron absorbing material in the object. The object is advanced past the neutron generator and neutron detector to obtain neutron flux data for each segment of the object. The object may comprise a space reactor heat pipe and the thermal neutron absorbing material may comprise lithium.

  2. Method and apparatus for determining the content and distribution of a thermal neutron absorbing material in an object

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    Crane, Thomas W.

    1986-01-01

    The disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for determining the content and distribution of a thermal neutron absorbing material within an object. Neutrons having an energy higher than thermal neutrons are generated and thermalized. The thermal neutrons are detected and counted. The object is placed between the neutron generator and the neutron detector. The reduction in the neutron flux corresponds to the amount of thermal neutron absorbing material in the object. The object is advanced past the neutron generator and neutron detector to obtain neutron flux data for each segment of the object. The object may comprise a space reactor heat pipe and the thermal neutron absorbing material may comprise lithium.

  3. Objectively determined physical activity levels of primary school children in south-west Germany

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    2013-01-01

    Background Only a small proportion of children and adolescents meet current recommendations of at least 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. Most of the available data, however, relies on subjective reports; there is limited objective data on physical activity (PA) levels in German primary school children. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to accurately determine how much time children spend undertaking different intensities of PA and being sedentary during weekdays and weekend using objective assessment tools. Gender-specific and age-related differences were examined along with differences between normal weight and overweight/obese children. Methods Children’s height and weight were measured according to standard procedures and objective PA measurements were determined in a sub-cohort of 384 primary school children (20% of the whole cohort), participating in a large school-based intervention study in south-west Germany (n = 1947). Baseline data collection occurred on six consecutive days, including weekend days, using multi-sensor accelerometry (Actiheart, CamNtech Ltd., Cambridge UK). 318 children (7.1 ± 0.6 years, male: 50%, first grade: 51%) provided data for at least 3 days including one weekend day. According to the amount of energy expended, defined as metabolic equivalents (METs), different activity intensities were categorised as follows: sedentary < 1.5 METs; light = 1.5-3.0 METs; moderate = 3.0-6.0 METs, and vigorous > 6.0 METs. Results Average wear time was 1403 ± 94 min/day. Children spent 808 ± 97 min/day being sedentary; 497 ± 72 min/day in light; 128 ± 54 min/day in moderate, and 8 ± 10 min/day in vigorous intensity. 48% of children met the current MVPA guidelines. MVPA was significantly higher on weekdays compared to weekend days (144 ± 66 vs. 113 ± 66 min/day; p < 0.001). Furthermore, boys displayed higher MVPA levels compared to girls (164

  4. The objective vocal quality, vocal risk factors, vocal complaints, and corporal pain in Dutch female students training to be speech-language pathologists during the 4 years of study.

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    Van Lierde, Kristiane M; D'haeseleer, Evelien; Wuyts, Floris L; De Ley, Sophia; Geldof, Ruben; De Vuyst, Julie; Sofie, Claeys

    2010-09-01

    The purpose of the present cross-sectional study was to determine the objective vocal quality and the vocal characteristics (vocal risk factors, vocal and corporal complaints) in 197 female students in speech-language pathology during the 4 years of study. The objective vocal quality was measured by means of the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI). Perceptual voice assessment, the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), questionnaires addressing vocal risks, and vocal and corporal complaints during and/or after voice usage were performed. Speech-language pathology (SLP) students have a borderline vocal quality corresponding to a DSI% of 68. The analysis of variance revealed no significant change of the objective vocal quality between the first bachelor year and the master year. No psychosocial handicapping effect of the voice was observed by means of the VHI total, though there was an effect at the functional VHI level in addition to some vocal complaints. Ninety-three percent of the student SLPs reported the presence of corporal pain during and/or after speaking. In particular, sore throat and headache were mentioned as the prevalent corporal pain symptoms. A longitudinal study of the objective vocal quality of the same subjects during their career as an SLP might provide new insights.

  5. 78 FR 28274 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “1763: A Revolutionary Peace”

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    2013-05-14

    ... temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant... display of the exhibit object at the Old State House Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, from on or about...

  6. 77 FR 65603 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Inventing Abstraction...

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    2012-10-29

    ... that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York... exhibition or display of one of the objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,...

  7. Orbit determination of trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs for the prediction of stellar occultations

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    Desmars, J.; Camargo, J. I. B.; Braga-Ribas, F.; Vieira-Martins, R.; Assafin, M.; Vachier, F.; Colas, F.; Ortiz, J. L.; Duffard, R.; Morales, N.; Sicardy, B.; Gomes-Júnior, A. R.; Benedetti-Rossi, G.

    2015-12-01

    Context. The prediction of stellar occultations by trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) and Centaurs is a difficult challenge that requires accuracy both in the occulted star position and in the object ephemeris. Until now, the most used method of prediction, involving dozens of TNOs/Centaurs, has been to consider a constant offset for the right ascension and for the declination with respect to a reference ephemeris, usually the latest public version. This offset is determined as the difference between the most recent observations of the TNO/Centaur and the reference ephemeris. This method can be successfully applied when the offset remains constant with time, i.e. when the orbit is stable enough. In this case, the prediction even holds for occultations that occur several days after the last observations. Aims: This paper presents an alternative method of prediction, based on a new accurate orbit determination procedure, which uses all the available positions of the TNO from the Minor Planet Center database, as well as sets of new astrometric positions from unpublished observations. Methods: Orbits were determined through a numerical integration procedure called NIMA, in which we developed a specific weighting scheme that considers the individual precision of the observation, the number of observations performed during one night by the same observatory, and the presence of systematic errors in the positions. Results: The NIMA method was applied to 51 selected TNOs and Centaurs. For this purpose, we performed about 2900 new observations in several observatories (European South Observatory, Observatório Pico dos Dias, Pic du Midi, etc.) during the 2007-2014 period. Using NIMA, we succeed in predicting the stellar occultations of 10 TNOs and 3 Centaurs between July 2013 and February 2015. By comparing the NIMA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ephemerides, we highlight the variation in the offset between them with time, by showing that, generally, the constant offset

  8. A Simple Objective Method for Determining a Dynamic Journal Collection *†

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    Bastille, Jacqueline D.; Mankin, Carole J.

    1980-01-01

    In order to determine the content of a journal collection responsive to both user needs and space and dollar constraints, quantitative measures of the use of a 647-title collection have been related to space and cost requirements to develop objective criteria for a dynamic collection for the Treadwell Library at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a large medical research center. Data were collected for one calendar year (1977) and stored with the elements for each title's profile in a computerized file. To account for the effect of the bulk of the journal runs on the number of uses, raw use data have been adjusted using linear shelf space required for each title to produce a factor called density of use. Titles have been ranked by raw use and by density of use with space and cost requirements for each. Data have also been analyzed for five special categories of use. Given automated means of collecting and storing data, use measures should be collected continuously. Using raw use frequency ranking to relate use to space and costs seems sensible since a decision point cutoff can be chosen in terms of the potential interlibrary loans generated. But it places new titles at risk while protecting titles with long, little used runs. Basing decisions on density of use frequency ranking seems to produce a larger yield of titles with fewer potential interlibrary loans and to identify titles with overlong runs which may be pruned or converted to microform. The method developed is simple and practical. Its design will be improved to apply to data collected in 1980 for a continuous study of journal use. The problem addressed is essentially one of inventory control. Viewed as such it makes good financial sense to measure use as part of the routine operation of the library to provide information for effective management decisions. PMID:7437589

  9. 75 FR 41274 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Art of Ancient Greek...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``The Art of Ancient Greek Theater... Ancient Greek Theater,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  10. 77 FR 59701 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Florence at the Dawn of...

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    2012-09-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Florence at the Dawn of Renaissance... at the Dawn of Renaissance: Painting and Illumination,'' imported from abroad for...

  11. 75 FR 53730 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Richard Hawkins-Third Mind”

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    2010-09-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Richard Hawkins--Third Mind... Hawkins--Third Mind,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  12. 76 FR 40419 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Prints and the Pursuit of...

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    2011-07-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge... the exhibition ``Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe,'' imported from...

  13. 78 FR 38430 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Of Heaven and Earth: 500...

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    2013-06-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ``Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of... Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums,'' imported from abroad for...

  14. 78 FR 48216 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heaven and Earth: Art of...

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    2013-08-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium... the exhibition ``Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections,'' imported from abroad...

  15. 75 FR 13805 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Race to the End of the...

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    2010-03-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Race to the End of the Earth... that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Race to the End of the Earth,'' imported...

  16. 77 FR 31421 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Portrait of Helena de Kay”

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    2012-05-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Portrait of Helena de Kay'' SUMMARY... object to be included in the exhibition ``Portrait of Helena de Kay,'' imported from abroad for...

  17. Impact of an Extra-Curricular School Sport Programme on Determinants of Objectively Measured Physical Activity among Adolescents

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    Lubans, David; Morgan, Philip

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify potential determinants of objectively measured physical activity in the "Learning to Enjoy Activity with Friends" (LEAF) study. Design: This study involved a quasi-experimental design and students (N = 116) were assigned to an intervention group (n = 50) or a comparison group (n = 66) for a…

  18. 76 FR 65559 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb”

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    2011-10-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb'' SUMMARY... objects to be included in the exhibition ``Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb'' imported from abroad for...

  19. Determining the Drag Coefficient of Rotational Symmetric Objects Falling through Liquids

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    Houari, Ahmed

    2012-01-01

    I will propose here a kinematic approach for measuring the drag coefficient of rotational symmetric objects falling through liquids. For this, I will show that one can obtain a measurement of the drag coefficient of a rotational symmetric object by numerically solving the equation of motion describing its fall through a known liquid contained in a…

  20. 75 FR 51518 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso: Masterpieces...

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    2010-08-20

    ... National Picasso, Paris'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of...

  1. Information object definition-based unified modeling language representation of DICOM structured reporting: a case study of transcoding DICOM to XML.

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    Tirado-Ramos, Alfredo; Hu, Jingkun; Lee, K P

    2002-01-01

    Supplement 23 to DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications for Medicine), Structured Reporting, is a specification that supports a semantically rich representation of image and waveform content, enabling experts to share image and related patient information. DICOM SR supports the representation of textual and coded data linked to images and waveforms. Nevertheless, the medical information technology community needs models that work as bridges between the DICOM relational model and open object-oriented technologies. The authors assert that representations of the DICOM Structured Reporting standard, using object-oriented modeling languages such as the Unified Modeling Language, can provide a high-level reference view of the semantically rich framework of DICOM and its complex structures. They have produced an object-oriented model to represent the DICOM SR standard and have derived XML-exchangeable representations of this model using World Wide Web Consortium specifications. They expect the model to benefit developers and system architects who are interested in developing applications that are compliant with the DICOM SR specification.

  2. Prior Knowledge about Objects Determines Neural Color Representation in Human Visual Cortex.

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    Vandenbroucke, A R E; Fahrenfort, J J; Meuwese, J D I; Scholte, H S; Lamme, V A F

    2016-04-01

    To create subjective experience, our brain must translate physical stimulus input by incorporating prior knowledge and expectations. For example, we perceive color and not wavelength information, and this in part depends on our past experience with colored objects ( Hansen et al. 2006; Mitterer and de Ruiter 2008). Here, we investigated the influence of object knowledge on the neural substrates underlying subjective color vision. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment, human subjects viewed a color that lay midway between red and green (ambiguous with respect to its distance from red and green) presented on either typical red (e.g., tomato), typical green (e.g., clover), or semantically meaningless (nonsense) objects. Using decoding techniques, we could predict whether subjects viewed the ambiguous color on typical red or typical green objects based on the neural response of veridical red and green. This shift of neural response for the ambiguous color did not occur for nonsense objects. The modulation of neural responses was observed in visual areas (V3, V4, VO1, lateral occipital complex) involved in color and object processing, as well as frontal areas. This demonstrates that object memory influences wavelength information relatively early in the human visual system to produce subjective color vision. PMID:25323417

  3. The associations between objectively-determined and self-reported urban form characteristics and neighborhood-based walking in adults

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    2014-01-01

    Background Self-reported and objectively-determined neighborhood built characteristics are associated with physical activity, yet little is known about their combined influence on walking. This study: 1) compared self-reported measures of the neighborhood built environment between objectively-determined low, medium, and high walkable neighborhoods; 2) estimated the relative associations between self-reported and objectively-determined neighborhood characteristics and walking and; 3) examined the extent to which the objectively-determined built environment moderates the association between self-reported measures of the neighborhood built environment and walking. Methods A random cross-section of 1875 Canadian adults completed a telephone-interview and postal questionnaire capturing neighborhood walkability, neighborhood-based walking, socio-demographic characteristics, walking attitudes, and residential self-selection. Walkability of each respondent’s neighborhood was objectively-determined (low [LW], medium [MW], and high walkable [HW]). Covariate-adjusted regression models estimated the associations between weekly participation and duration in transportation and recreational walking and self-reported and objectively-determined walkability. Results Compared with objectively-determined LW neighborhoods, respondents in HW neighborhoods positively perceived access to services, street connectivity, pedestrian infrastructure, and utilitarian and recreation destination mix, but negatively perceived motor vehicle traffic and crime related safety. Compared with residents of objectively-determined LW neighborhoods, residents of HW neighborhoods were more likely (p < .05) to participate in (odds ratio [OR] = 3.06), and spend more time, per week (193 min/wk) transportation walking. Perceived access to services, street connectivity, motor vehicle safety, and mix of recreational destinations were also significantly associated with transportation walking. With regard to

  4. 75 FR 82129 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Francis Alÿs: A Story of...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Francis Al s: A Story of Deception'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me...

  5. 78 FR 50137 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determination: “Heaven and Earth: Art of...

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    ... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determination: ``Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium... determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium... ``Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections,'' at the Art Institute of Chicago,...

  6. 76 FR 39974 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Titian's Woman in a Blue...

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    ... Bella' '' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the... or about January 29, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined,...

  7. Microwave determination of location and speed of an object inside a pipe

    DOEpatents

    Sinha, Dipen N.

    2010-12-14

    Apparatus and method are described for measuring the location and speed of an object, such as instrumentation on a movable platform, disposed within a pipe, using continuous-wave, amplitude-modulated microwave radiation.

  8. 75 FR 8424 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Matisse: Radical...

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    2010-02-24

    ... that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, from on or about March 20, 2010, until on or about June 20, 2010; at the Museum of Modern Art, New...

  9. 77 FR 51843 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Plants of Virtue and...

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    ... Stream'' by Shitao ACTION: Notice, correction. SUMMARY: On August 14, 2012, notice was published on pages... State pertaining to the object ``Plants of Virtue and Rocks by a Stream'' by Shitao. The...

  10. Determination of the dynamics of temperature variation in a model object by acoustic thermography

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    Anosov, A. A.; Belyaev, R. V.; Vilkov, V. A.; Kazanskiĭ, A. S.; Mansfel'D, A. D.; Sharakshané, A. S.

    2008-07-01

    An experiment on monitoring the dynamics of internal temperature variation in a model object by the acoustic thermography method is carried out. The measurements were performed in a cell filled with an aqueous solution of glycerol, into which a plasticine object was placed. Thermal acoustic radiation of the object was measured in the course of its heating and cooling. Two bars of acoustic thermometers positioned on two sides of the object were used for this purpose. The results of measurements allowed the reconstruction of the dynamics of the varying two-dimensional distribution of in-depth temperature. The position of the heated region, its temperature, and its characteristic size are estimated. In addition, an estimate is obtained for the absorption coefficient.

  11. Programming Languages.

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    Tesler, Lawrence G.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses the nature of programing languages, considering the features of BASIC, LOGO, PASCAL, COBOL, FORTH, APL, and LISP. Also discusses machine/assembly codes, the operation of a compiler, and trends in the evolution of programing languages (including interest in notational systems called object-oriented languages). (JN)

  12. 75 FR 53013 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Treasures of Heaven...

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    ..., and Devotion in Medieval Europe'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the exhibition ``Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe,'' imported...

  13. 75 FR 43225 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Holocaust-Uniforms...

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    2010-07-23

    ..., and Shoes'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``The Holocaust--Uniforms, Canisters, and Shoes,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  14. 78 FR 43960 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Dante Ferretti: Design...

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    2013-07-22

    ... Construction for Cinema'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... ``Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for Cinema,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  15. 77 FR 15839 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Making a Presence: F...

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    2012-03-16

    ... Artistic Photography'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the.... Holland Day in Artistic Photography,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  16. 78 FR 77772 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “A Royal Passion: Queen...

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    ... Photography'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  17. 78 FR 55772 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Adversaries...

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    2013-09-11

    ... Copley in a Transatlantic World'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  18. 76 FR 28499 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso and Braque: The...

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    2011-05-17

    ... Experiment'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  19. 75 FR 43225 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Man, Myth, and Sensual...

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    ...: Jan Gossart's Renaissance'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant... the exhibition ``Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance,'' imported from...

  20. 76 FR 2438 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Kings, Queens, and...

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    ... Early Renaissance France'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to... the exhibition ``Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France'' imported from...

  1. 78 FR 52996 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Face to Face: Flanders...

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    2013-08-27

    ..., and Renaissance Painting'' Exhibition SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations...: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  2. 78 FR 56980 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Francesco Vanni: Art in...

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    2013-09-16

    ... Renaissance Siena'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... Late Renaissance Siena,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  3. 77 FR 34121 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Revealing the African...

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    2012-06-08

    ... Renaissance Europe'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... Presence in Renaissance Europe'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  4. 78 FR 32000 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Before and After the...

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    2013-05-28

    ...: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  5. 75 FR 9013 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vienna Circa 1780: An...

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    2010-02-26

    ... Silver Service Rediscovered'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant...: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  6. 76 FR 28121 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “National Geographic...

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    ... Earth'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``National Geographic Treasures of the Earth'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  7. 75 FR 60490 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Haremhab, The General Who...

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    2010-09-30

    ... King'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``Haremhab, The General Who Became King,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  8. 75 FR 71787 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Salvator Rosa: Bandits...

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    2010-11-24

    ... and Magic'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  9. 78 FR 51802 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Robert Motherwell: The...

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    2013-08-21

    ... Collages'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... Early Collages,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  10. 78 FR 5556 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Frida & Diego: Passion...

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    2013-01-25

    ... Painting'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority..., Politics and Painting,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  11. 75 FR 47338 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Nepalese Legacy in...

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    2010-08-05

    ... Painting'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... ``The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  12. 76 FR 58076 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Maharaja: The Splendor of...

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    2011-09-19

    ... Royal Courts'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... India's Royal Courts,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  13. Rotating objects to determine orientation, not identity: evidence from a backward-masking/dual-task procedure.

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    De Caro, S A; Reeves, A

    2000-10-01

    The effects of picture-plane rotations on times taken to name familiar objects (RTs) may reflect a process of mental rotation to stored viewpoint-specific representations: the rotate-to-recognize hypothesis. Alternatively, mental rotation might be used after stored object representations are activated by a misoriented stimulus in order to verify a weak or distorted shape percept: the double-checking hypothesis. We tested these two accounts of rotation effects in object recognition by having subjects verify the orientations (to within 90 degrees) and basic-level names of 14-msec, backward-masked depictions of common objects. The stimulus-mask interval (SOA) varied from 14 to 41 msec, permitting interpolation of the SOA required for 75% accuracy (SOAc). Whereas the SOAc to verify orientation increased with rotation up to 180 degrees, the SOAc to verify identity was briefer and asymptoted at approximately 60 degrees. We therefore reject the rotate-to-recognize hypothesis, which implies that SOAc should increase steadily with rotation in both tasks. Instead, we suggest that upright and near-upright stimuli are matched by a fast direct process and that misoriented stimuli are matched at a featural level by a slightly slower view-independent process. We also suggest that rotation effects on RTs reflect a postrecognition stage of orientation verification: the rotate-to-orient hypothesis, a version of double-checking that also explains the well-known reduction in orientation effects on RTs when naming repeated objects. PMID:11143448

  14. 78 FR 62326 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Toulouse-Lautrec and La...

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    2013-10-16

    ...: Paris 1880- 1910'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... the exhibition ``Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,'' imported from abroad for... pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition...

  15. 76 FR 27742 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Picasso: Masterpieces...

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    2011-05-12

    ... National Picasso, Paris'' Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... ``Picasso: Masterpieces from the Mus e National Picasso, Paris,'' imported from abroad for temporary... loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display...

  16. Small Schools Mathematics Curriculum, 4-6: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    The Washington grade 4-6 mathematics curriculum is organized according to the Small Schools Materials format which lists the sequence of learning objectives related to a specific curriculum area, recommends a teaching and mastery grade placement, and identifies activities, monitoring procedures and possible resources used in teaching to the…

  17. Small Schools Mathematics Curriculum, K-3: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Developed during 1975-76 by 40 primary teachers and 10 elementary principals from 12 small school districts in 2 Washington counties and first used during 1976-77 in more than 20 districts, this K-3 mathematics curriculum is designed to assist district compliance with Washington's Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Law, which requires…

  18. A comparison of item response theory-based methods for examining differential item functioning in object naming test by language of assessment among older Latinos

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    Yang, Frances M.; Heslin, Kevin C.; Mehta, Kala M.; Yang, Cheng-Wu; Ocepek-Welikson, Katja; Kleinman, Marjorie; Morales, Leo S.; Hays, Ron D.; Stewart, Anita L.; Mungas, Dan; Jones, Richard N.; Teresi, Jeanne A.

    2012-01-01

    Object naming tests are commonly included in neuropsychological test batteries. Differential item functioning (DIF) in these tests due to cultural and language differences may compromise the validity of cognitive measures in diverse populations. We evaluated 26 object naming items for DIF due to Spanish and English language translations among Latinos (n=1,159), mean age of 70.5 years old (Standard Deviation (SD)±7.2), using the following four item response theory-based approaches: Mplus/Multiple Indicator, Multiple Causes (Mplus/MIMIC; Muthén & Muthén, 1998–2011), Item Response Theory Likelihood Ratio Differential Item Functioning (IRTLRDIF/MULTILOG; Thissen, 1991, 2001), difwithpar/Parscale (Crane, Gibbons, Jolley, & van Belle, 2006; Muraki & Bock, 2003), and Differential Functioning of Items and Tests/MULTILOG (DFIT/MULTILOG; Flowers, Oshima, & Raju, 1999; Thissen, 1991). Overall, there was moderate to near perfect agreement across methods. Fourteen items were found to exhibit DIF and 5 items observed consistently across all methods, which were more likely to be answered correctly by individuals tested in Spanish after controlling for overall ability. PMID:23471423

  19. A method for determining the parameters of blast load on the enclosing medium and surrounding objects

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    Shuifer, M. I.

    2006-01-15

    A model for computing the impact of blast energy irradiated into the three-dimensional space of the enclosing medium is suggested, which makes it possible to predict the parameters of the action of an arbitrary blast source on an arbitrarily located watched object. As a consequence, it becomes possible to optimize safe conditions of the building process under virtually any conditions of blasting.

  20. The Nature of Experience Determines Object Representations in the Visual System

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    Wong, Yetta K.; Folstein, Jonathan R.; Gauthier, Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Visual perceptual learning (PL) and perceptual expertise (PE) traditionally lead to different training effects and recruit different brain areas, but reasons for these differences are largely unknown. Here, we tested how the learning history influences visual object representations. Two groups were trained with tasks typically used in PL or PE…

  1. 76 FR 1660 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Reconfiguring an African...

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    2011-01-11

    ... to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists From Three Continents'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby... to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents,'' imported from abroad for... display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about March...

  2. 75 FR 53731 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sheila Hicks: 50 Years”

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    2010-09-01

    ... that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips... Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, from on or about March 25, 2011, until on or about August 7, 2011; at the Mint Museum Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC, from on or...

  3. 77 FR 74048 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Connecting Collections...

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    2012-12-12

    ... Connections. 50 Years of Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the... exhibition ``Connecting Collections: Collecting Connections. 50 Years of Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks... that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, from on...

  4. Science 101: Do Balances and Scales Determine an Object's Mass or Its Weight?

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    Robertson, William C.

    2008-01-01

    The typical elementary-school explanation of the difference between mass and weight goes something like the following: Mass is the amount of matter contained in an object. If you travel to the Moon, another planet, or anywhere far away from Earth, your mass doesn't change. Weight is how hard Earth pulls on you. When you travel to the Moon or…

  5. 75 FR 22172 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vatican Splendors”

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    2010-04-27

    ... objects at the Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, from on or about May 15, 2010, until on or about September 12, 2010, the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from on or about October 2, 2010, until on or about January 9, 2011, the Museum of Art, Nova...

  6. 78 FR 27470 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Impressionists on the Water”

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    ... the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978... exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA..., from on or about November 9, 2013, until on or about February 17, 2014, and at possible...

  7. Determining Areas of Weakness in Introductory Programming as a Foundation for Reusable Learning Objects

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    Costelloe, Eileen; Sherry, Elisabeth; Magee, Patricia

    2007-01-01

    Teaching programming to novices has proved challenging for both learner and lecturer due to the abstraction and complexity of the subject matter. The work described in this paper is part of an EU funded Minerva project called TUPULO (Teaching Undergraduate Programming Using Learning Objects) which aims to address the challenges faced by novice…

  8. 76 FR 63341 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls...

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    2011-10-12

    ... in Biblical Times'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...: Life and Faith in Biblical Times'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  9. 78 FR 33465 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Interwoven Globe: The...

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    2013-06-04

    ... Textile Trade, 1500- 1800'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to...: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within...

  10. 78 FR 18664 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diaghilev and the Ballets...

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    2013-03-27

    ..., 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the Ballets Russes, 1909- 1929: When Art Danced with Music,'' imported from abroad for...

  11. 78 FR 68134 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renaissance to Goya...

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    2013-11-13

    ... Drawings from Spain'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... ``Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  12. 77 FR 6621 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Rylands Haggadah...

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    2012-02-08

    ... Jewish Art in Context'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...: Medieval Jewish Art in Context,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  13. 76 FR 59767 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Contested Visions in the...

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    2011-09-27

    ... Colonial World'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority... Spanish Colonial World'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  14. 75 FR 7536 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Dead Sea Scrolls...

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    2010-02-19

    ... Changed the World'' Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... Changed the World,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  15. 77 FR 77178 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pre-Raphaelites...

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    2012-12-31

    ... Design, 1848- 1900'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the...

  16. 76 FR 68256 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Shapeshifting...

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    2011-11-03

    ... Native American Art'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the...: Transformations in Native American Art,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United...

  17. 75 FR 82127 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Guitar Heroes: Legendary...

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    2010-12-29

    ... From Italy to New York'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to... the exhibition ``Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York,'' imported from abroad...

  18. 77 FR 56698 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Opera Nobile...

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    2012-09-13

    ... Ancient Italy'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority...: Masterpieces from Ancient Italy,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

  19. 75 FR 53013 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Chaos and Classicism: Art...

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    2010-08-30

    ..., Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the exhibition ``Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936,'' imported...

  20. 75 FR 7536 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Hendrick Avercamp (1585...

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    2010-02-19

    ... Little Ice Age'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... Little Ice Age,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of...

  1. 77 FR 54647 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sicily: Art and Invention...

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    2012-09-05

    ... Greece and Rome'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... Between Greece and Rome,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are...

  2. 76 FR 6650 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Birth of the Modern...

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    2011-02-07

    ... Identity in Vienna 1900'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the... ``Birth of the Modern: Style and Identity in Vienna 1900,'' imported from abroad for temporary...

  3. 77 FR 26067 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “American Encounters...

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    2012-05-02

    ... the American Landscape'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to... Encounters: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape,'' imported from abroad by the High Museum of Art...

  4. 77 FR 10599 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Elegance and Refinement...

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    2012-02-22

    ...-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... the exhibition ``Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst,''...

  5. 77 FR 57637 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Place of Provenance...

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    2012-09-18

    ... Styles in Tibetan Painting'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to... the exhibition ``The Place of Provenance--Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting,'' imported from...

  6. 75 FR 54691 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Vorticists: Rebel...

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    2010-09-08

    ... London and New York, 1914-18'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant... the exhibition ``The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-18,'' imported from...

  7. 78 FR 60994 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “In Grand Style...

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    2013-10-02

    ... Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations...: Celebrations in Korean Art during the Joseon Dynasty,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition...

  8. Use of ground-based telescopes in determining the composition of the surfaces of solar system objects

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    Mccord, T. B.; Adams, J. B.

    1977-01-01

    Recent evidence suggests that the way that the surfaces of the solar system objects reflect solar radiation is controlled by the composition and mineralogy of the surface materials. The way sunlight is reflected from the surface as a function of wavelength, i.e., the spectral reflectance, is the most important property. Laboratory efforts to use ground-based optical telescope measurements to determine the composition of the surfaces of the solar system objects are reviewed.

  9. The Amount of Language Exposure Determines Nonlinguistic Tone Grouping Biases in Infants from a Bilingual Environment

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    Molnar, Monika; Lallier, Marie; Carreiras, Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Duration-based auditory grouping preferences are presumably shaped by language experience in adults and infants, unlike intensity-based grouping that is governed by a universal bias of a loud-soft preference. It has been proposed that duration-based rhythmic grouping preferences develop as a function of native language phrasal prosody.…

  10. Utilizing WAIS Scores to Determine Foreign Language Pathways and Learning Assistance for Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Trammell, Jack

    2016-01-01

    Foreign language (FL) requirements at postsecondary institutions remain a major hurdle for many students with learning disabilities (LD) as well as a significant portion of students without diagnosed LD. Many institutions have developed foreign language substitution (FLS) policies that allow students with LD to take alternate paths to meet the…

  11. General and Specific Effects of Lexicon in Grammar: Determiner and Object Pronoun Omissions in Child Spanish

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    Perez-Leroux, Ana Teresa; Castilla-Earls, Anny Patricia; Brunner, Jerry

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This study explores the hypothesis that vocabulary growth can have 2 types of effects in morphosyntactic development. One is a general effect, where vocabulary growth globally determines utterance complexity, defined in terms of sentence length and rates of subordination. There are also specific effects, where vocabulary size has a…

  12. 78 FR 5555 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Piero della Francesca in...

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    2013-01-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE...'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27,...

  13. 77 FR 3320 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Renoir, Impressionism...

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    2012-01-23

    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 3320] [FR Doc... Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012-1265 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE... Exhibition Determinations: ``Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting'' SUMMARY: Notice is...

  14. A MODEL FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS UNDER SPECIFIED OBJECTIVES AND CONSTRAINTS.

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    O'BRIEN, RICHARD J.

    THIS TECHNICAL NOTE, ONE OF A SERIES PUBLISHED ON THE URBAN EDUCATION MODEL, PRESENTS A MODEL FOR DETERMINING REQUIRED SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS WHEN RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE RACIAL AND/OR SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF EACH SCHOOL PLANT. THESE ATTENDANCE AREAS ARE GENERATED IN A MANNER INSURING THE ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS WHICH MINIMIZES THE…

  15. Experimental results supporting the determination of service quality objectives for DBS systems

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    Chouinard, G.; Whyte, W. A., Jr.; Goldberg, A. A.; Jones, B. L.

    1985-01-01

    A summary of the results of a joint United States and Canadian program on subjective measurements of the picture degradation caused by noise and interference on an NTSC encoded color television signal is given in this paper. The effects of system noise, cochannel and adjacent channel interference, and both single entry and aggregate as well as a combination of these types of interference were subjectively evaluated by expert and nonexpert viewers under reference conditions. These results were used to develop the rationale used at RARC '83 to establish the service quality objective for planning the DBS service for the American continents.

  16. Agile supply chain capabilities: emerging patterns as a determinant of competitive objectives

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    Yusuf, Yahaya Y.; Adeleye, E. O.; Sivayoganathan, K.

    2001-10-01

    Turbulent change caused by factors such as changing customer and technological requirements threatens manufacturers through lower product life cycles, profits and bleak survival prospects. Therefore, several companies are stressing flexibility and agility in order to respond, real time, to the unique needs of customers and markets. However, the resource competencies required are often difficult to mobilise and retain by single companies. It is therefore imperative for companies to co-operate and leverage complementary competencies. To this end, legally separate and spatially distributed companies are becoming integrated through Internet-based technologies. The paper reviews emerging patterns in supply chain integration. It also explores the relationship between the emerging patterns and attainment of competitive objectives. The results reported in the paper are based on data from a survey by questionnaire. The survey involved 600 companies in the UK, as part of a larger study of agile manufacturing. The study was driven by a conceptual model, which relates supply chain practices to competitive objectives. The analysis involves the use of factor analysis to reduce research variables to a few principal components. Subsequently, multiple regression was conducted to study the relationship amongst the reduced variables. The results validate the proposed conceptual model and lend credence to current thinking that supply chain integration is a vital tool for competitive advantage.

  17. 77 FR 56697 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The English Prize: The...

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    2012-09-13

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No.......

  18. 75 FR 57826 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “On Line: Drawing Through...

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    2010-09-22

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  19. 76 FR 44976 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heroic Africans...

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    2011-07-27

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  20. 75 FR 32980 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ringo Starr's Snare Drum”

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    2010-06-10

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236......

  1. 76 FR 77582 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Beauty and Belief...

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    2011-12-13

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  2. 78 FR 55772 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Beauty Revealed: Images of...

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    2013-09-11

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No.......

  3. 78 FR 62355 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Ileana Sonnabend...

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    2013-10-18

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  4. 76 FR 18292 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Steins Collect...

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    2011-04-01

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  5. 76 FR 10936 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Richard Serra Drawing: A...

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    2011-02-28

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  6. 75 FR 4439 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “An Uneasy Communion: Jews...

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    2010-01-27

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236......

  7. 76 FR 4986 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gentile Bellini: Portrait...

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    2011-01-27

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  8. 76 FR 30228 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Portrait of a Man”

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    2011-05-24

    ...Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No.......

  9. Automated Objective Determination of Percentage of Malignant Nuclei for Mutation Testing

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    Viray, Hollis; Coulter, Madeline; Li, Kevin; Lane, Kristin; Madan, Aruna; Mitchell, Kisha; Schalper, Kurt; Hoyt, Clifford; Rimm, David L.

    2013-01-01

    Detection of DNA mutations in tumor tissue can be a critical companion diagnostic test prior to prescription of a targeted therapy. Each method for detection of these mutations is associated with an analytic sensitivity that is a function of the percentage of tumor cells present in the specimen. Currently, tumor cell percentage is visually estimated resulting in an ordinal and highly variant result for a biologically continuous variable. We proposed that this aspect of DNA mutation testing could be standardized by developing a computer algorithm capable of accurately determining the percentage of malignant nuclei in an image of a hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained tissue. Using INform software (Caliper Life Sciences/Perkin Elmer), we developed an algorithm, to calculate the percentage of malignant cells in histologic specimens of colon adenocarcinoma. A criterion standard was established by manually counting malignant and benign nuclei. Three pathologists also estimated the percentage of malignant nuclei in each image. Algorithm #9 had a median deviation from the criterion standard of 5.4% on the training set and 6.2% on the validation set. Compared to pathologist estimation, Algorithm #9 showed a similar ability to determine percentage of malignant nuclei. This method represents a potential future tool to assist in determining the percent of malignant nuclei present in a tissue section. Further validation of this algorithm or an improved algorithm may have value to more accurately assess percentage of malignant cells for companion diagnostic mutation testing. PMID:24162261

  10. 76 FR 45646 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “5,000 Years of Chinese...

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  13. 69 FR 8512 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: “Coming of Age in Ancient...

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    ....), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999 (64 FR 56014), Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 (64 FR 57920), as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 (68 FR... Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ``Coming of Age in Ancient...

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  18. Towards "Lisbon Objectives": Economic Determinants of Participation Rates in University Education--An Empirical Analysis in 14 European Countries

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    Agasisti, Tommaso

    2009-01-01

    Participation rates in higher education are an important indicator to pursue one of the main European policy objectives, which is to increase the proportion of population attending higher education. A model used to detect the determinants of participation rates is proposed in this paper, and it is empirically tested for 14 European countries…

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