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Discovering Agents and Agent Behaviors

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter details how to find and document the agent behaviors in systems including the use of knowledge engineering and the Unified Modeling Language (UML).


The Dowser in the Fields: Searching for MEG Sources

Sylvain Baillet

in MEG: An Introduction to Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195307238
eISBN:
9780199863990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307238.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter reviews the statistical tools available for the analysis of distributed activation maps defined either on the 2D cortical surface or throughout the 3D brain volume. Statistical analysis ... More


Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics: Concurrent Multiscale Simulation at Finite Temperature Protect 1

Robert E. Rudd

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CGMD) is a computer modeling technique that couples conventional molecular dynamics (MD) in some spatial regions of the simulation to a more coarse-grained ... More


Expanding Analogical Modeling into a general theory of language prediction

Royal Skousen

in Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547548
eISBN:
9780191720628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In Analogical Modeling, language prediction is closely determined by the specific variables used. The kinds of structures that must be dealt with in a full theory of analogical prediction include ... More


An Engineering Approach

Robert W. Batterman

in A Middle Way: A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197568613
eISBN:
9780197568644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568613.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a discussion of Julian Schwinger’s “engineering approach” to particle physics. Schwinger argued from a number of perspectives that the very theory (Quantum Electrodynamics, ... More


Temporal Modeling

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Temporal Modeling, the first project at SpecLab. This project was designed to test whether humanistic principles could be used in the design and implementation of digital ... More


Sex Itself

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates the sex chromosomes within the history of twentieth century theories of sex, gender, and sexuality. The author shows how the X and Y chromosomes, thought of as “sex itself,” ... More


Data Analysis and Modeling

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter provides a guidebook to the basic issues in quantitative data analysis and modeling. It shows how we test the quality of a model and fit the model to observed data. The quality of a ... More


Specific Phobias

Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD

in Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195369250
eISBN:
9780197562642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195369250.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Specific phobias (also referred to as simple phobias and isolated phobias) represent a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by excessive and/or irrational fear of one of relatively few ... More


Applied Structural Equation Modeling for Cross-Cultural Comparison

Thanh V. Tran and Keith T. Chan

in Applied Cross-Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190888510
eISBN:
9780190888527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888510.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

In this chapter, we focus on the use of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to compare path models across two or more cultural groups. SEM can be used to test the goodness of fit of a causal model, as ... More


Estimating the exposure of carnivorous plants to rapid climatic change

Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Aaron M. Ellison

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Climatic change likely will exacerbate current threats to carnivorous plants. However, estimating the severity of climatic change is challenged by the unique ecology of carnivorous plants, including ... More


Shape Reconstructions from Small Angle Scattering Data

Eaton E. Lattman, Thomas D. Grant, and Edward H. Snell

in Biological Small Angle Scattering: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199670871
eISBN:
9780191749575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670871.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter discusses recovering shape or structural information from SAXS data. Key to any such process is the ability to generate a calculated intensity from a model, and to compare this curve ... More


The modeling process

Douglas A. Schenck and Peter R. Wilson

in Information Modeling: The EXPRESS Way

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195087147
eISBN:
9780197560532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195087147.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Each information model is unique, as is the process of developing that model. In this Chapter we provide some broad guidelines to assist you in creating a quality model. We are basically ... More


EXPRESS information bases

Douglas A. Schenck and Peter R. Wilson

in Information Modeling: The EXPRESS Way

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195087147
eISBN:
9780197560532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195087147.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

One of the assumptions underlying EXPRESS is that there is, somewhere, going to be an information base that contains instances of data corresponding to the information model. In this Chapter we ... More


The Matrix of Modeling, Mentoring, and Mirroring

Raymond Fox

in The Use of Self: The Essence of Professional Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190616144
eISBN:
9780197559680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616144.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Adult Education and Continuous Learning

The critical role of the teacher is laying the paradigmatic groundwork for students learning to be professional. Teachers manifest in their comportment the intellectual, affective, and ethical ... More


Autonomy

Robert W. Batterman

in A Middle Way: A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197568613
eISBN:
9780197568644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568613.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter relates the philosophical concept of multiple realizability to the physics concept of universality. It discusses and responds to Elliott Sober’s defense of reductionism in the face of ... More


Adaptive Management in a High Reliability Context: Hard Problems, Partial Responses

Michel J. G. van Eeten and Emery Roe

in Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Service Reliability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139686
eISBN:
9780197561713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139686.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The examples found at the beginning of this book are, to our minds, neither instances of a lack of societal commitment to saving the environment nor evidence of unreasonable demands for highly ... More


Ecosystems in Zones of Conflict: Partial Responses as an Emerging Management Regime

Michel J. G. van Eeten and Emery Roe

in Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Service Reliability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139686
eISBN:
9780197561713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139686.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Many of the most expensive and important ecosystem management initiatives under way today are in “zones of conflict” between increasing human populations, resource utilization, and demands for ... More


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