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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, I present a data-intensive approach to conversational informatics. It not only brings about quantitative understanding, permitting us to turn a great accumulation of keen observations into a pile of computational models, but also helps to build conversational agents by virtue of recent progress in machine learning and data mining. The topics include a smart conversation space for allowing people to engage in conversation in a cyber-physical space, conversational interaction capture for conversation modeling and content production, learning by imitation for producing conversational interactions, cognitive design for understanding mental processes of conversational actors, and synthetic evidential study for collaborative study on understanding social processes.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2015 · Procedia Computer Science
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    ABSTRACT: This study clarifies the role of an NGO in transforming the discriminatory social status of the Dalits (Untouchables), and its implications for sustainable community development. Subduing the discriminatory relationship between Dalits and other local people will not only uplift them socioeconomically, but also expand their opportunity for communication, enabling the construction of inter-personal relationships between the discriminating and the discriminated against. The NGO plays an important role in facilitating this communication and implementing national and global level sanitation. This study illustrates the dynamic process of transforming discriminatory social relationships and the complicated mechanism of Dalit discrimination in contemporary India.
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    ABSTRACT: Deforestation in the Wunbaik Reserved Mangrove Forest (WRMF) (22,919 ha) has been accelerating since the 1990s. This study focuses on the causes of deforestation and the changes in the livelihoods of the local people. Forty percent of the mangrove forest in the WRMF was lost from 1990 to 2011, when a shrimp pond and a paddy field, known as a ‘kari,’ were created and logging operations were initiated. According to interviews with the members of 104 households of kari farmers, 50% of these farmers had earned their livelihood by fishing before they started to farm, but had changed over tokari farming in the WRMF because of a higher cash income. Deforestation in the WRMF is the result of low enforcement of the Forest Law, and thus strong land-use policies at the national and local levels are necessary to prevent further deforestation in this area.
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Experimental Astronomy 11/2015; 40(1). DOI:10.1007/s10686-015-9482-x
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Freshwater Biology 02/2016; DOI:10.1111/fwb.12713
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