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1. Sáez-Trumper, Diego. Finding relevant people in online social networks.

Degree: Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, 2013, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

El objetivo de esta tesis es desarrollar nuevas técnicas para encontrar personas relevantes en las Redes Sociales en Internet. Para ello, consideramos diferentes nociones de relevancia, tomando el punto de vista de los proveedores del servicio (como Facebook) y de los anunciantes, pero también de las personas que intentan proponer nuevas ideas y temas en la red. Nuestra investigación va más allá de la popularidad de las personas, mostrando que los usuarios con muchos seguidores no son necesariamente los más relevantes. Espeficamente, desarollamos tres algoritmos que permiten: (i) calcular el valor (monetario) que cada usuario produce para el proveedor del servicio; (ii) encontrar usuarios que proponen nuevas ideas y crean tendencias; y (iii) un sistema de recomendación que permite a los anunciantes (centrándonos en tiendas locales, tales como un restaurant o un pub) encontrar potenciales clientes. Adicionalmente, proporcionamos información útil sobre el comportamiento de los usuarios según su relevancia y popularidad, mostrando - entre otras cosas - que los usuarios más activos suelen ser más relevantes que los populares. Más aún, mostramos que normalmente los usuarios muy populares llegan tarde a las nuevas tendencias, y que existen usuarios menos populares, pero muy activos que generan valor y fomentan nuevas ideas en la red. Advisors/Committee Members: [email protected] (authoremail), true (authoremailshow), Baeza-Yates, Ricardo (director), true (authorsendemail).

Subjects/Keywords: Online Social Networks; OSN; Information Networks; Relevant People; Trendsetters; Social Network Analysis; Graphs; Influence; Twitter; Facebook; FourSquare; Popularity; User value; Accounts' value; Finding People; 62

people [1]. While search engines have done a good job finding relevant content across… …billions of pages, nowadays we don’t have an equivalent tool for finding relevant people in OSNs… …29 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 37 40 43 47 5 Finding Trendsetters in Information Networks 5.1… …57 60 61 62 64 67 67 68 71 72 6 Finding Relevant Users considering Mobility Patterns 6.1… …and recall across categories. . . . Why People Visit Different Types of Venues. Higher α… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Sáez-Trumper, D. (2013). Finding relevant people in online social networks. (Thesis). Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10803/283658

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sáez-Trumper, Diego. “Finding relevant people in online social networks.” 2013. Thesis, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Accessed May 07, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10803/283658.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sáez-Trumper, Diego. “Finding relevant people in online social networks.” 2013. Web. 07 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Sáez-Trumper D. Finding relevant people in online social networks. [Internet] [Thesis]. Universitat Pompeu Fabra; 2013. [cited 2021 May 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/283658.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sáez-Trumper D. Finding relevant people in online social networks. [Thesis]. Universitat Pompeu Fabra; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/283658

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Lazo, Paul Richard. The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired.

Degree: MFA, Communication Design, 2014, Texas State University – San Marcos

The number of visually impaired (VI) people is expected to increase to unprecedented proportions in the near future due to an aging population and diabetes, the nation’s leading cause of blindness. An alternative to braille and embossed signage is needed as a VI person’s means of way-finding and indoor navigation. These traditional means of indoor navigation, in conjunction with current mobile assistive technology such as canes or guide dogs, do not provide all of the information a VI person could receive with current technology existing in industries, outside of mobile assistive technology (MAT) for VI people. This research examines the configuration of existing hardware and software technologies including a mobile application for VI people which interacts with a user’s physical environment to facilitate a more effective, independent, indoor navigation experience. The traditional experience of a VI person using braille or embossed signage for indoor navigation is replaced by The Find Project’s interactive technologies which guide a user through a physical space with visual and audible commands from a smartphone mobile device or Bluetooth® headset. Usability testing revealed the prototype’s effectiveness at assisting a VI person to independently navigate a physical space by lowering the number of errors the user committed moving through an unfamiliar space. Advisors/Committee Members: Davis, Jeffrey G. (advisor), Meek, William E. (committee member), Tamir, Dan (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Mobile device; Assistive technology; Blind; Low vision; Vision impairment; Navigation; Indoor; Accessibility; Signage; Way-finding; Mobile application; People with visual disabilities – Orientation and mobility – Technological innovations; People with visual disabilities – Means of communication – Technological innovations; Blind, Apparatus for the – Technological innovations; Communication devices for people with disabilities – Technological innovations; Assistive computer technology

…84 x ABSTRACT The number of visually impaired (VI) people is expected to… …embossed signage is needed as a VI person’s means of way-finding and indoor navigation. These… …MAT) for VI people. This research examines the configuration of existing hardware and… …software technologies including a mobile application for VI people which interacts with a user’s… …the indoor navigating experience of VI people by supplementing braille and embossed signage… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Lazo, P. R. (2014). The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired. (Masters Thesis). Texas State University – San Marcos. Retrieved from https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5372

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lazo, Paul Richard. “The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired.” 2014. Masters Thesis, Texas State University – San Marcos. Accessed May 07, 2021. https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5372.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lazo, Paul Richard. “The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired.” 2014. Web. 07 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Lazo PR. The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas State University – San Marcos; 2014. [cited 2021 May 07]. Available from: https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5372.

Council of Science Editors:

Lazo PR. The Find Project: Introducing an Opportunity for Independence to the Visually Impaired. [Masters Thesis]. Texas State University – San Marcos; 2014. Available from: https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5372


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3. Carboon, Isla. Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis.

Degree: 2007, University of Melbourne

This thesis examined the course of global meaning following diagnosis with cancer and explored its role in emotional adjustment using Janoff-Bulman’s (1992) assumptive world model. The study aimed to find evidence that there is a normative tendency to hold unrealistically positive global meanings which are contradicted by an adverse life event and the resultant emotional distress is resolved either through reinterpreting the event in a more positive light (assimilation) or revising meanings to be more realistic (accommodation). Assimilation is thought to be associated with favorable emotional functioning while accommodation has been linked to worse emotional outcomes (Janoff-Bulman, 1992). Using a longitudinal design, 86 adults with a hematologic cancer were assessed three times: following diagnosis; after primary treatment and: one year postdiagnosis (N=63). Data collected included six indices of emotional adjustment (depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, joviality, self-assurance and serenity); a measure of global meaning, the World Assumptions Scale (Janoff-Bulman, 1992) and, demographic and medical information. Three sets of analyses were conducted. The first set of analyses examined the course of emotional outcomes and global meaning over the year-long study period. Anxiety was the only emotional outcome showing overall change (decrease) while randomness was the only meaning displaying change (increase) over time. The study samples’ world assumptions were also compared with those of general community groups and motor vehicle accident survivors. At study entry, the sample displayed more positive bias in self and benevolence meanings than the other groups. By study exit, they showed less positive bias in contingency assumptions than the comparison groups, a pattern consistent with accommodation. The second set of analyses assessed whether global meaning predicted emotional outcomes when effects of demographic and medical factors had been accounted for. Meaning was implicated in all six emotional outcomes, with variability in their predictive power relative to the outcome measure and time of assessment. Self-worth and luck assumptions were the strongest predictors with justice and randomness also showing some predictive power. The final set of analyses used longitudinal data to focus on the association between global meaning and trajectories of emotional adjustment over time. The findings indicated that self-worth was associated with better outcomes for anxiety and TSS; luck was associated with depression while people benevolence was associated with anxiety. The directions of associations for all but people benevolence were consistent with the expectation that more positive bias in meanings is related to more favorable outcomes. The finding of a significant increase in randomness provides some support for the hypothesis that positively biased global meanings are challenged by the cancer experience and accommodate to become more realistic, although randomness did not predict worse emotional outcomes…

Subjects/Keywords: world assumptions; assumptive world; cancer; psycho oncology; hematologic cancer; hematologic malignancy; positive reappraisal; benefit finding; posttraumatic growth; social comparison; counterfactual thinking; people benevolence; just world hypothesis; justice; controllability; randomness; self-worth; self-control; luck; EORTC-QLQ; world assumptions scale; Beck Depression Inventory for Primary Care; State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; PTSD Checklist – Civilian version; Positive and Negative Affect Schedule

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APA (6th Edition):

Carboon, I. (2007). Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Melbourne. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11343/233230

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Carboon, Isla. “Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Melbourne. Accessed May 07, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/233230.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Carboon, Isla. “Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis.” 2007. Web. 07 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Carboon I. Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Melbourne; 2007. [cited 2021 May 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11343/233230.

Council of Science Editors:

Carboon I. Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Melbourne; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11343/233230

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