Volume 6, Issue 8, August 2015
A Privacy Preserving Access Control Model for Personal Health Record System
Omole, G.A, Adekunle, Y.A, Izang, A. A. and Omotunde, A.A
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria
— Attribute Based Encryption, Cloud Computing, Privacy and PHR
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Design and Installation of Mini Hydropower Plant in Rural Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Salman Rashid, M Riaz, Yawar Hayat Khan, Iftikhar Javed Khan and Javed Ali Khan
School of Information Technology, University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, 4400, Pakistan
University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, 4400, Pakistan
Department of Software Engineering University of Science and Technology Bannu, 28100 Pakistan
Proper resources mobilization, whether of human or natural plays a vital role in the development of any region. It is worth mentioning that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa there are abundant water resources that can play significant role in improvement of living standard of underdeveloped population of the area. In the same region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the settlements and houses are scattered is so far away from national transmission. Likewise, transport of fuel to these locations is really expensive. The paper is based upon to mitigate these problems is to install micro hydro power plants for the betterment and prosperity of the natives. Micro hydro power plants can provide energy for lighting, milling facilities; telephonic communication, radio and television etc. micro hydro power plants may even encourage the development of facilities such as rope ways to reduce the burdens of physical pottering.
— Peloton Wheel Turbine, Alternator, Milled Steel Penstock Pipe and 3-Phase Panel Board
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Comparison between Surface-based and Dependency-based Relation Extraction Approaches for Automatic Generation of Multiple-Choice Questions
Naveed Afzal and Abdullah Bawakid
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, 55901, USA
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are frequently used as an assessment tool in various e-Learning applications. In this paper, we compare two systems for automatic generation of multiple-choice question (MCQs) that are based on semantic relations. Both systems used an unsupervised approach for relation extraction to be applied in the context of automatic generation of MCQs. Both approaches aim to identify the most important semantic relations in a document without assigning explicit labels to them in order to ensure broad coverage, unrestricted to predefined types of relations. One system is based on surface-based semantic relations while other utilizes dependency-based semantic relations. The surface-based MCQ system extract semantic relations between named entities in a text via Information Extraction methodologies and automatically generate questions from extracted semantic relations while the dependency-based MCQ system extract semantic relations between named entities by employing a dependency-based tree model. Our findings indicate that the dependency-based MCQ system performs better than the surface-based MCQ system.
— Biomedical Informatics, Electronic Learning, Data Mining and Natural Language Processing
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Determination of Trace and Major Elements in Palm Wine from Industrial and Non-Industrial Areas of Enugu State Nigeria
Ape David I., John Nnenna S., Nwafor Emmanuel C., and Ekpe Ikedichi O.
Materials and Energy Technology Department, Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Emene, Enugu State, Nigeria
The objective of this research is to investigate the degree of contamination of toxic elements in industrial areas comparatively to non-industrial areas with special interest to lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) which are hazardous to human health. The concentration of some heavy metals (K, Mg, Ca, Na, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, Cd, Ni, and Pb) in palm wines obtained from two non- industrial sites (NIDS) and two industrial sites (IDS) in Enugu state Nigeria was determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The result showed the concentration of the metals from NIDS and IDS as follows: NIDS 1 and 2; Cr (0.01ppm, 0.03ppm), Cu (0.13ppm, 0.15ppm), Cd (ND), Fe (1.99ppm, 2.95ppm), Mn (0.21ppm, 0.17ppm), Ni (0.02ppm, ND), Pb (ND), Zn (0.89ppm, 0.24ppm), K (1.25ppm, 1.45ppm), Co (0.02ppm, 0.03ppm) Mg (0.97ppm, 0.79ppm), Ca (0.42ppm, 0.35ppm), Na (1.02ppm, 0.87ppm), while that of IDS 1 and 2; Cr (0.24ppm, 0.26ppm), Cu ( 0.45ppm, 0.36ppm) Cd (ND) Fe (2.98ppm, 2.75ppm), Mn (0.5ppm, 0.6ppm), Ni (0.02ppm, 0.01ppm), Pb (0.002ppm, ND), Zn (0.3ppm, 0.41ppm), K (2.05ppm, 1.99ppm), Co (0.04ppm, 0.02ppm), Mg (1.05ppm, 0.96ppm) Ca (0.93ppm) Na (1.62ppm, 1.53ppm). Comparison of the concentration of these heavy metals in the palm wine with those of the international/national standards of heavy metals for food, vegetables, cereals and drinking water shows that all metal were within allowable limit. Though Zn showed a little variation as it was higher in concentration in the NIDS 2 as compare to the IDS 1&2 even in NIDS 1, this variation however did not affect the standards for consumption since it is still within the permissible limit. This shows that the palm wine obtained from both non-industrial sites and industrial sites from oil palm trees is suitable for consumption.
— Palm Wine, Heavy Metals, Industrial and Trace Elements
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Eternity of Ego from Plato and Ibn Sina Point of View
Saeed Moahammad Reza Adnani
Department of Islamic Philosophy and Discourse, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran
The notion of eternity of mankind has a history as long as human life and civilization. His long-standing concerns about death and the experience of death shackle him which for its part, is harbinger of path of constant quoted evidences. He expresses discontinuity, extension, parallelism, and independence logics in order to proof eternity of ego. This article is going to analyze and examine at first Plato's and then Ibn Sina's ideas and thoughts about life after death. On the other hand, different religions promises about life after death, encourage wisdom to think about its possibility or conditions of its occurrence. Sages and philosophers believe in eternity of ego and each one for its part expressed some evidences to proof it. Plato is one of the philosophers who proofed eternity of ego by using logics such as paradox pursuance, admonition, extension, concoction, and life. Ibn Sina is another philosopher who precisely talked about eternity of ego and expressed evidences for eternity of ego after body perdition. He believes in spiritual resurrection and denies physical resurrection. According to him, physical resurrection cannot be proofed by rational arguments and it should be proofed through conveyed reasons.
— Eternity, Ego, Perpetuity, Mortality, Physical Resurrection and Spiritual Resurrection
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A Comparative Analysis of Elicitation Techniques for Design of Smart Requirements using Situational Characteristics
Mariam Tariq, Saima Farhan, Huma Tauseef and Muhammad Abuzar Fahiem
Department of Computer Science, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
Requirement elicitation is a crucial step in the process of requirement engineering, which itself plays a vital role in software engineering process. Smart requirements lead to the success of software projects. Ambiguous and faulty requirements may result in the failure of a particular software development project. It is essential to identify correct requirements for the software project, in order to make it a success. Requirements are clarified through requirement elicitation process carried out by requirement analyst. There is an immense need to aid analyst in requirement elicitation activity to carry out correct requirement’s design. In this paper we present detailed comparison of elicitation techniques, along with its characteristics as well as situational characteristics. The comparative analysis will help analyst in the selection of correct requirement elicitation technique based on different situational characteristics. In the end we present a model that will be helpful in automating the process of requirement elicitation technique selection.
— Requirement Engineering, Requirement Elicitation and Situational Characteristics
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