Zainab Almeraj

Zainab Almeraj
Kuwait University | KU · Department of Information Science

PhD. Computer Science

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Background Nowadays, patients have access to all types of health information on the internet, influencing their decision-making process. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region consists of 22 countries with an estimated population of around 600 million. Breast cancer is the highest diagnosed cancer in this region. Websites are commonly the g...
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Since the start of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, governments across the world have mobilized to inform citizens on the virus spread details, nation-level processes, and best health measures and practices to be taken. A large percentage of the media posted through the COVID-19 crisis has been graphical, which raised the question of wheth...
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The objective of this studyis to evaluate the current state of accessibility of higher education institution websites in the State of Kuwait. Using a quantitative approach, websites of higher education institutions were evaluated for their conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) standard. A total of 41 higher education h...
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Nowadays, the Web is used as a medium for providing different kinds of services for people. The needs of people with disabilities have to be taken into consideration when developing E-government. The objective of this work is to evaluate the Web accessibility issues facing people with disabilities in Kuwait in an attempt to identify problems, enhan...
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Nowadays, the Web is used as a medium for providing different kinds of services for people. The needs of people with disabilities have to be taken into consideration when developing E-government. The objective of this work is to evaluate the Web accessibility issues facing people with disabilities in Kuwait in an attempt to identify problems, enhan...
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The flow shop scheduling with blocking is considered an important scheduling problem which has many real-world applications. This paper proposes a new algorithm which applies heuristic techniques in harmony search algorithm (HSA) to minimize the total flow time. The proposed method is called modified harmony search algorithm with neighboring heuris...
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Today, user-centered design has become an essential and successful practice to design interactive systems. With the growing acknowledgment of the importance of universal usability and the need for influencing designs, User-Centered Design (UCD) ought to be structured to adapt its methodologies to the needs and requirements of people with disabiliti...
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Background: Current advances in information and communication technology have made accessing and obtaining health-related information easier than ever before. Today, many hospital websites use a patient-centric approach to promote engagement and encourage learning for better health-related decision making. However, little is known about the curren...
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Smart governments are known as extensions of e-governments both built on the Internet of Things (IoT). In this paper, we classify smart governments into two types (1) new generation and (2) extended smart-government. We then put forth aframework for smart governments implementation and discuss the major challenges in its implementation showing secu...
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BACKGROUND Current advances in information and communication technology have made accessing and obtaining health-related information easier than ever before. Today, many hospital websites use a patient-centric approach to promote engagement and encourage learning for better health-related decision making. However, little is known about the current...
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A uniform quadratic approximation of degree 2 is created in explicit parametric form to represent elliptical arcs. The error function is identical to that of the Chebyshev polynomial of degree 4 and equioscillates five times with an approximation order of four. In this paper we provide the approximation method, show it is efficient, its error bound...
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Inspired by the results of recent studies on the perception of geometric textures, we present a patch-based geometric synthesis algorithm that mimics observed synthesis strategies. Our synthesis process first constructs an overlapping grid of copies of the exemplar, and then culls individual motifs based on overlaps and the enforcement of minimum d...
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In recent years, an increasing number of example-based Geometric Texture Synthesis (GTS) algorithms have been proposed. However, there have been few attempts to evaluate these algorithms rigorously. We are driven by this lack of validation and the simplicity of the GTS problem to look closer at perceptual similarity between geometric arrangements....
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Two-dimensional geometric texture synthesis is the geometric analogue of raster-based texture synthesis. An absence of conventional evaluation procedures in recent synthesis attempts demands an inquiry into the visual significance of synthesized results. In this paper, we report on two psychophysical experiments that explore how people understand n...
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In applications such as architecture, early design sketches containing accurate line drawings often mislead the target audience. Approximate human-drawn sketches are typically accepted as a better way of demonstrating fundamental design concepts. To this end we have designed an algorithm that creates lines that perceptually resemble human-drawn lin...
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In applications such as architecture, early design sketches often mislead the target audience (SSRL96). Approxi- mate human-drawn sketches are typically accepted as a better way of demonstrating fundamental design concepts. To this end we have designed an algorithm that creates lines that perceptually resemble human-drawn lines. Our algorithm works...

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