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  • Ní Drisceoil, Verona Mairéad (University College Cork, 2014)
    The central objective in this thesis is to explore the gaps between the normative justifications advanced for language rights and language legislative protection and the effective realisation of those rights and legislative ...
  • Conneally, John (University College Cork, 2014)
    This thesis explores the education policies of Thomas Davis. On the eve of the Great Famine Ireland was economically impoverished and politically dependent. The Irish people had a subservient mentality, were mainly uneducated ...
  • Truong, Thuy T. (University College Cork, 2014)
    A wireless sensor network can become partitioned due to node failure, requiring the deployment of additional relay nodes in order to restore network connectivity. This introduces an optimisation problem involving a tradeoff ...
  • Mullen, J.; Woods, Noel; Whelton, Helen (OA Publishing London, 2013-12)
    Objectives:To investigate whether the provision of dental services is influenced by economic incentives in a third-party funded dental service in the Republic of Ireland. Methods:Four treatment items were identified as ...
  • Chen, Yu-Wen (Springer, 2013-12)
    This paper adopts a network perspective to explore the ways digitally-mediated relationships prompt social and/or political participation in China. In the "chicken game scenario", my analysis suggests that collective actions ...
  • Horgan, Donagh; Murphy, Colin C. (IEEE, 2013-12)
    A simple and novel asymptotic bound for the maximum error resulting from the use of the central limit theorem to approximate the distribution of chi square and noncentral chi square random variables is derived. The bound ...
  • Brint, Elizabeth K.; O'Callaghan, Grace; Houston, Aileen M. (Springer, 2013-11-01)
    Fas, also known as CD95 or APO-1, is a member of the tumor necrosis factor/nerve growth factor superfamily. Although best characterized in terms of its apoptotic function, recent studies have identified several other ...
  • I. Kourtchev, S. J. Fuller, C. Giorio, R. M. Healy, E. Wilson, I. P. O Connor, J. C. Wenger, M. McLeod, J. Aalto, T. M. Ruuskanen, W. Maenhaut, R. L. Jones, D. S. Venables, J. R. Sodeau, M. Kulmala, and M. Kalberer; Kourtchev, I.; Fuller, S. J.; Giorio, C.; Healy, Robert M.; Wilson, Eoin; O'Connor, Ian P.; Wenger, John C.; McLeod, M.; Aalto, J.; Ruuskanen, T. M.; Maenhaut, W.; Jones, R.; Venables, Dean S.; Sodeau, John R.; Kulmala, M.; Kalberer, M. (Copernicus Publications, 2013-11)
    Numerous laboratory experiments have been performed in an attempt to mimic atmospheric secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. However, it is still unclear how close the aerosol particles generated in laboratory experiments ...
  • Manna, Carlo; Fay, Damien; Brown, Kenneth N.; Wilson, Nic (IEEE Computer Society, 2013-11)
    The problem of real-time occupancy forecastingfor single person offices is critical for energy efficient buildings which use predictive control techniques. Due to the highly uncertain nature of occupancy dynamics, the ...
  • Trabelsi, Walid; Wilson, Nic; Bridge, Derek G. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-11)
    In an era of overwhelming choices, recommender systems aim at recommending the most suitable items to the user. Preference handling is one of the core issues in the design of recommender systems and so it is important for ...
  • Curran, Dara; van der Krogt, Roman; Little, James; Wilson, Nic (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2013-11)
    Finding the optimal solution for a scheduling problem is hard, both from a computational perspective and because it is frequently difficult to articulate what the user wants. Often there are a range of possible key performance ...
  • Phillips, Catherine M.; Dillon, Christina; Harrington, Janas M.; McCarthy, Vera J. C.; Kearney, Patricia M.; Fitzgerald, Anthony P.; Perry, Ivan J. (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-17)
    Background: There is a current lack of consensus on defining metabolically healthy obesity (MHO). Limited data on dietary and lifestyle factors and MHO exist. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence, dietary ...
  • Balanda, Kevin P.; Buckley, Claire M.; Barron, Steve J.; Fahy, Lorraine E.; Madden, Jamie M.; Harrington, Janas M.; Perry, Ivan J.; Kearney, Patricia M. (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-16)
    Background: Current estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are based on UK epidemiological studies. This study uses Irish data to describe the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes amongst all ...
  • Conway, Paul F.; Murphy, Rosaleen; Rutherford, Vanessa (School of Education, University College Cork (UCC), 2013-10)
    The aim of this research, the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Identity and Learning Study (RIITILS) was to continue writing from and to extend the Learning to Teach Study 1 (LETS1). LETS1, funded by the Department of Education ...
  • Burns, Kenneth (Social Work Development Unit, University College Cork, 2013-10)
    Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors. Practice Links was created to enable practitioners to keep up-to-date with new publications, ...
  • O'Connor, Martin; Kerrigan, Cathal (Library Association of Ireland, 2013-10)
    This paper considers an on-going exchange programme between the Boole Library, University College Cork (UCC) and Hangzhou Municipal Library, South East China. The authors describe the exchange and their impressions of ...
  • Zurzolo, Giovanni A.; Allen, Katrina J.; Taylor, Steve L.; Shreffler, Wayne G.; Baumert, Joseph L.; Tang, Mimi L. K.; Gurrin, Lyle C.; Mathai, Michael L.; Nordlee, Julie A.; DunnGalvin, Audrey; Hourihane, Jonathan O'B. (BioMed Central, 2013-09-12)
    Background: The eliciting dose (ED) for a peanut allergic reaction in 5% of the peanut allergic population, the ED05, is 1.5 mg of peanut protein. This ED05 was derived from oral food challenges (OFC) that use graded, ...
  • Setti, Annalisa; Burke, Kate E.; Kenny, Rose Anne; Newell, Fiona N. (Frontiers, 2013-09-03)
    Recent studies suggest that multisensory integration is enhanced in older adults but it is not known whether this enhancement is solely driven by perceptual processes or affected by cognitive processes. Using the McGurk ...
  • Lloyd, Suzanne M.; Stott, David J.; de Craen, Anton J. M.; Kearney, Patricia M.; Sattar, Naveed; Perry, Ivan J.; Packard, Christopher J.; Briggs, Andrew; Marchbank, Laura; Comber, Harry; Jukema, J. Wouter; Westendorp, Rudi G. J.; Trompet, Stella; Buckley, Brendan M.; Ford, Ian (Public Library of Science, 2013-09-02)
    Background The PROspective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER), a placebo-controlled trial of pravastatin, demonstrated a 19% reduction in coronary outcomes (p = 0.006) after a mean of 3.2 years, with no ...
  • Marinescu, Radu; Razak, Abdul; Wilson, Nic (Springer, 2013-09)
    In this paper, we consider the extension of multi-objective constraint optimization algorithms to the case where there are additional tradeoffs, reducing the number of optimal solutions. We focus especially on branch-and-bound ...