Integrating Human Abilities With The Power Of Automated Scheduling Systems: Representational Epistemological Interface Design

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An approach is considered to the integration of the flexibility and knowledge of humans with the computational power of automated systems, in the solution of demanding tasks. The Representational Epistemological (REEP) interface design approach advocates designing representational systems that directly encode the structure of the knowledge of the task domain to serve as user interfaces. A case study is presented in which a novel interface for examination scheduling was design and evaluated, which demonstrates the potential utility of the approach.


Implicit Feedback for Recommender Systems

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If so, we could avoid the difficulties associated with gathering explicit ratings from users. How, then, can we capture useful information unobtrusively, and how might we use that information to make recommendations? In this paper we identify three types of implicit feedback and suggest two strategies for using implicit feedback to make recommendations. Introduction Recommender systems exploit ratings provided by an entire user population to reshape an information space for the benefit of one or more individuals (Oard, 1997b). In research systems, these ratings are often provided explicitly by each user using one or more ordinal or qualitative scales.


A Campus-wide University Examination Timetabling Application

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In particular, examination timetable scheduling (handled by the administration department for the entire university) is made much more difficult as cross-faculty modules must be placed in an available timeslot for students from several faculties. In view of this, NUS has tasked the authors of this paper to create an automated course and examination timetable scheduler, with the working title of University Timetable Scheduler (UTTS).


UTTSExam: A University Examination Timetable Scheduler

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UTTSExam is a university examination timetable-scheduling program that was successfully employed to create the examination timetable for semester 1 of the 2001/2002 academic year in the National University of Singapore. This demonstration provides insight on the various components of the system, including the hybrid centralized cum decentralized scheduling strategy, the Combined Method scheduling algorithm and the overall process required to create the final timetable.


ICC prosecutor calls for end to Israeli violence in Gaza

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Sunday called for an end to violence in the Gaza Strip, adding the Palestinian territories were subject to a preliminary examination by her office and she was monitoring events there closely. Following the killing of at least 29 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in the past two weeks, Fatou Bensouda said in a statement "I remind all parties that the situation in Palestine is under preliminary examination by my Office. While a preliminary examination is not an investigation, any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to my Office's scrutiny. This applies to the events of the past weeks and to any future incident." The ICC prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes committed by the Israeli army in occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, in January 2015, after Palestine was officially admitted as a member of the court.