2008 Working Papers

  • Design and formal model of an event-driven and service-oriented architecture for the Mobile Tourist Information System TIP

    Eschner, Lisa; Hinze, Annika (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, 2008)
    This thesis introduces a new collaboration framework for context-aware services in a mobile environment enabling services to co-operate with several anonymous co-operation partners. We extend the current TIP design and ...
  • Trust-based recommendations for mobile tourists in TIP

    Quan, Qiu; Hinze, Annika (Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato, 2008)
    Recommender systems aim to suggest to users items they would like. However, concerns about the reliability of information from unknown recommenders influences user acceptance. In this paper, we analyse trust-based ...
  • Considering reachability when comparing data refinements

    Reeves, Steve (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-11-03)
    Adding considerations about reachability to the Logics of Specification Languages [1] chapter [2].
  • Mining meaning from Wikipedia

    Medelyan, Olena; Legg, Catherine; Milne, David N.; Witten, Ian H. (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-09)
    Wikipedia is a goldmine of information; not just for its many readers, but also for the growing community of researchers who recognize it as a resource of exceptional scale and utility. It represents a vast investment of ...
  • Metadata tools for institutional repositories

    Nichols, David M.; Paynter, Gordon W.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B.; Blandford, Ann (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-08)
    Current institutional repository software provides few tools to help metadata librarians understand and analyse their collections. In this paper we compare and contrast metadata analysis tools that were developed simultaneously, ...
  • A review of the empirical studies of computer supported human-to-human communication

    Masoodian, Masood (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-07)
    This paper presents a review of the empirical studies of human-to-human communication which have been carried out over the last three decades. Although this review is primarily concerned with the empirical studies of ...
  • Learning from the past with experiment databases

    Vanschoren, Joaquin; Pfahringer, Bernhard; Holmes, Geoffrey (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-06-24)
    Thousands of Machine Learning research papers contain experimental comparisons that usually have been conducted with a single focus of interest, and detailed results are usually lost after publication. Once past experiments ...
  • Graph-RAT: Combining data sources in music recommendation systems

    McEnnis, Daniel; Bainbridge, David (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2008-07-28)
    The complexity of music recommendation systems has increased rapidly in recent years, drawing upon different sources of information: content analysis, web-mining, social tagging, etc. Unfortunately, the tools to scientifically ...
  • Reviewing the understanding of the effects of spacing on children’s eye movements for on-screen reading

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, 2008-04)
    This paper endeavors to consolidate current knowledge and empirical research concerning the use of typography for children’s on-screen reading. This paper is not intended as a full literature review but attempts to raise ...
  • Compositional synthesis of discrete event systems via synthesis equivalence

    Malik, Robi; Flordal, Hugo (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, 2008-05-12)
    A two-pass algorithm for compositional synthesis of modular supervisors for largescale systems of composed finite-state automata is proposed. The first pass provides an efficient method to determine whether a supervisory ...
  • Summary of the diary study: “Please feed the digital parrot”

    Schweer, Andrea (University of Waikato, 2008-03-04)
    This document summarises the findings of the diary study “Please feed the Digital Parrot” conducted in May 2007. The aim of this study was to collect real-world examples of remembering behaviour. We show the most interesting ...
  • Finding video on the web

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Nichols, David M. (University of Waikato, 2008-02)
    At present very little is known about how people locate and view videos. This study draws a rich picture of everyday video seeking strategies and video information needs, based on an ethnographic study of New Zealand ...
  • A tool for metadata analysis

    Nichols, David M.; Chan, Chu-Hsiang; Bainbridge, David; McKay, Dana; Twidale, Michael B. (University of Waikato, 2008-02)
    We describe a Web-based metadata quality tool that provides statistical descriptions and visualisations of Dublin Core metadata harvested via the OAI protocol. The lightweight nature of development allows it to be used to ...
  • Proceedings of the Third Computing Women Congress (CWC 2008): Student papers

    Hinze, Annika; Schweer, Andrea; Hempstalk, Kathryn (University of Waikato, 2008-02)
    The Third Computing Women Congress was held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand from February 11th to 13th, 2008. The Computing Women Congress (CWC) is a Summer University for women in Computer Science. It ...

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