Access Management in Medical Image Databases Based on New Format and Contents Protection with Inverse Pyramid Decomposition

In the paper is presented one new approach for creation and management of medical image databases with multi-layer access, based on the Inverse Pyramid Decomposition (IPD). The archived visual data is compressed using the special IDP format, presented in detail in this paper. The new approach offers flexible tools for

Triangular Norms, Triangular Conorms, and Some Related Concepts

Abstract. Mathematically considered, a Triangular Norm is a kind of binary operation frequently used in the context of Probabilistic Metric Spaces, but also in other very interesting fields, as may be Fuzzy Logic, or in general, in Multi-Valued Logic (MVL). The T-conorm, or S-norm, is a dual concept. Both ideas

Representing Mental Spaces and Dynamics of Natural Language Semantics

Building systems with the robustness of human reasoning capabilities requires inspirations from cognitive science.  The primary objective of this study is to investigate the possibility of representing some basic principles of cognitive semantics’ Mental Spaces Theory such as domain construction, reality status of domains and their elements, and mental attitudes

Creating Virtual Communities by Means of Swarm Intelligence

During centuries, observing the behavior of wild species has always been fascinating and full of mysteries. Modeling human interactions based on those revealed on the wilderness conducts to innovative solutions, but also poses unexpected issues. In this article, we describe our approach of creating communities of virtual entities by means

Learners’ Beliefs of an Effective Teacher: a Case of Iranian Context

The influence that teachers have on learners’ achievements is unquestionable. Learners’ beliefs and perspectives are also considered as a determining factor in their academic achievements. Sixty students from the University of Tehran’s Center for Extra Curricular Activities participated in this study. The participants’ perception of their teachers in different aspects,

The Effect of Recast vs. Self Correction on Writing Accuracy: the Role of Awareness

Studies in support of the facilitative role of correction in either forms of recast, repetition, confirmations, compression checks, or clarification request abound (Ellis, 2003). Among these studies recast has proved to be the most frequent type of error correction in classroom [30] [32]; however,   self-correction or elicitation might make students

The Teacher-Student Communication Pattern: a Need to Follow?

This study is intended to investigate the teacher-student communication patterns in an upper-intermediate English class. There are major questions in this study; (a) what the nature of interaction is in a foreign language classroom, (b) what the characteristics of teacher-student turn taking are, (c) what type of feedback is taken by the