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FIRSTMONDAY
2010
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Education and the social Web: Connective learning and the commercial imperative
In recent years, new socially-oriented Web technologies have been portrayed as placing the learner at the centre of networks of knowledge and expertise, potentially leading to new...
Norm Friesen
FIRSTMONDAY
2010
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A manifesto for modeling and measurement in social media
Online Social Networks (OSNs) have been the subject of a great deal of study in recent years. The majority of this study has used simple models, such as node-and-edge graphs, to d...
Graham Cormode, Balachander Krishnamurthy, Walter ...
FIRSTMONDAY
2010
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The social environment model: Small heroes and the evolution of human society
Traditional "realistic" theories of social action, whether based on the individual gain heuristics of capitalism or the collective class struggles of communism, cannot e...
Brian Whitworth, Alex P. Whitworth
FIRSTMONDAY
2010
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Bubbles, gullibility, and other challenges for economics, psychology, sociology, and information sciences
Abstract. Gullibility is the principal cause of bubbles. Investors and the general public get snared by a "beautiful illusion" and throw caution to the wind. Attempts to ...
Andrew M. Odlyzko
ICRA
2009
IEEE
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Object classification based on a geometric grammar with a range camera
Abstract-- This paper proposes an object classification framework based on a geometric grammar aimed for mobile robotic applications. The paper first discusses the geometric gramma...
Jiwon Shin, Stefan Gächter, Ahad Harati, C&ea...
ICRA
2009
IEEE
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Automatically and efficiently inferring the hierarchical structure of visual maps
In Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM), it is well known that probabilistic filtering approaches which aim to estimate the robot and map state sequentially suffer from poo...
Margarita Chli, Andrew J. Davison
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