Computing and Mathematical Sciences

 

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  • A snapshot of reading, searching, and browsing preferences of tertiary students

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Feng, Chun (BCS Learning and Development LtdBCS Learning and Development Ltd, 2018)
    Unanswered questions remain regarding how to design search result pages in library catalogues that offer effective library seeking experiences for users — especially those designed for small screen mobile devices. This ...
  • Designing an internet search interface for children

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Hinze, Annika (BCS Learning and Development Ltd, 2018)
    Interaction design and interface design research for children is of critical importance to ensure an educated future generation ready for the technology-focussed world. Significantly, the empirical studies that guide ...
  • Solving complex retrofit problems using constraints and bridge analysis

    Lal, Nathan S.; Walmsley, Timothy Gordon; Atkins, Martin John; Walmsley, Michael R.W.; Neale, James R. (2018)
    The aim of this paper is to conduct retrofit analysis of large, complex industrial Heat Exchanger Networks using an automated Bridge Analysis. Large, complex networks have many different possible retrofit designs, or ...
  • An AR memory app based on Māori mnemonic aids

    Taia, Ivy; Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (BCS Learning and Development Ltd, 2018)
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a world-wide “silent epidemic” causing a variety of memory issues for those affected. Although several software approaches aim to aid memory recollection, they are inadequate for many TBI ...
  • Tertiary students' preferences for library search results pages on a mobile device

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Feng, Chun (Springer, 2018)
    Technology advancements and availability will result in library catalogues becoming more regularly accessed on small screen mobile devices in coming years with academics and students likely to be amongst the earliest ...
  • eReader interface design for page-turning

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire; Huang, Jiao (BCS Learning and Development Ltd, 2018)
    There remain numerous unanswered questions regarding how to design eReaders that are effective for the range of reading purposes required by readers. This broad research area requires the attention of HCI, design, and ...
  • PositivelyPregnant: Using guided prompts in a stress-management app for pregnant women

    Barber, Carrie; Singh, Sukrita; Hinze, Annika; Vanderschantz, Nicholas (BCS Learning and Development Ltd., 2018)
    This paper reports on our interdisciplinary research on stress management for pregnant women. We developed a mobile app – PositivelyPregnant – for supporting the mental wellbeing of pregnant women in New Zealand. The app ...
  • Who was that? Enriched eReading through in-book visualisation

    Hinze, Annika; Timpany, Claire; Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Thomson, Stuart (BCS Learning and Development Ltd, 2018)
    The shift to electronic books has opened a realm of possibilities for assisting users in reading books, but little of this potential has been realised. Today’s eReaders offer simple search features but rarely make any ...
  • Play, pause, and skip: touch screen media player interaction on the move

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Yang, Zhiqin (Springer, 2019)
    Our active lifestyles see us playing, pausing, and skipping through life all the while our phones are in our hands. For many, completing the daily grind requires regular audio and visual media accompaniment and for this ...
  • A typographic case study: children's digital books in New Zealand primary schools

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas (Common Ground Publishing, 2011)
    Increasingly children’s educational reading material is presented in a screen-based environment. This includes a range of interactive learning tools, interactive whiteboards, on-line standardized testing material, digital ...
  • Who says you can't judge a book by it's cover?

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Timpany, Claire (Common Ground, 2013)
    They say that first impressions are everything, so what impression do our books give us by the cover they have? Can we make a generalisation or gain a basic understanding of the content of a book from this first impression? ...
  • Multi-level engagement in augmented reality children’s picture books

    Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Hinze, Annika; Al-Hashami, Aysha (Springer, 2019)
    We demonstrate our AR enhanced picture book that provides multiple levels of interaction and engagement. Holding the camera at a range of heights facilitates reader exploration of layered book features and content. These ...
  • Microsoft Translator Hub for Māori language

    Keegan, Te Taka Adrian Gregory; Cairns, Jasmin (2018)
    Recent improvements in Machine Translation (MT) software has opened new possibilities for applications of automatic language translation. But can these opportunities exist for the smaller, minority languages of the world? ...
  • Domain and range operations in semigroups and rings

    Stokes, Tim E. (Taylor and Francis, 2015)
    A D-semigroup S is a semigroup equipped with an operation D satisfying laws asserting that for a ∈ S, D(a) is the smallest e in some set of idempotents U ⊆ S for which ea = a. D-semigroups correspond to left-reduced ...
  • Making use of and adapting MOOCs text resources for language learning

    Wu, Shaoqun; Fitzgerald, Alannah; Franken, Margaret (2019)
    Massive Open Online Courses are becoming popular educational vehicles through which universities reach out to non-traditional audiences. Many enrollees hail from other countries and cultures, and struggle to cope with the ...
  • Stochastic gradient trees

    Gouk, Henry; Pfahringer, Bernhard; Frank, Eibe (PMLR, 2019)
    We present an algorithm for learning decision trees using stochastic gradient information as the source of supervision. In contrast to previous approaches to gradient-based tree learning, our method operates in the incremental ...
  • The MIREX Grand Challenge: A Framework of Holistic User-Experience Evaluation in Music Information Retrieval

    Hu, Xiao; Lee, Jin Ha; Bainbridge, David; Choi, Kahyun; Organisciak, Peter; Downie, J. Stephen (Wiley, 2017)
    Music Information Retrieval (MIR) evaluation has traditionally focused on system‐centered approaches where components of MIR systems are evaluated against predefined data sets and golden answers (i.e., ground truth). There ...
  • Network hygiene, incentives, and regulation: Deployment of source address validation in the internet

    Luckie, Matthew John; Beverly, Robert; Koga, Ryan; Keys, Ken; Kroll, Joshua A.; claffy, kc (ACM Press, 2019)
    The Spoofer project has collected data on the deployment and characteristics of IP source address validation on the Internet since 2005. Data from the project comes from participants who install an active probing client ...
  • Learning regexes to extract router names from hostnames

    Luckie, Matthew John; Huffaker, Bradley; claffy, kc (ACM Press, 2019)
    We present the design, implementation, evaluation, and validation of a system that automatically learns to extract router names (router identifiers) from hostnames stored by network operators in different DNS zones, which ...
  • Introducing machine learning concepts with WEKA.

    Smith, Tony C.; Frank, Eibe (2016)
    This chapter presents an introduction to data mining with machine learning. It gives an overview of various types of machine learning, along with some examples. It explains how to download, install, and run the WEKA data ...

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