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certainty factor

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A device used in rule-based systems to assign weight to facts or pieces of knowledge. The weights express the perceived certainty of a fact being true: usually -1 indicates certainly false,...

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certainty factor

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A device used in rule-based systems to assign weight to facts or pieces of knowledge. The weights express the perceived certainty of a fact being true: usually -1 indicates certainly false,...

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certainty factor

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 84 words.

A device used in *production rule systems to assign weight to facts or pieces of knowledge. The weights express

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certainty factor

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 83 words.

A device used in *rule-based systems to assign weight to facts or pieces of knowledge. The weights express the

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Certainty

Janet O’Sullivan.

in O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contract Law. 8350 words.

Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter examines the...

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Certainty

Janet O’Sullivan and Jonathan Hilliard.

in The Law of Contract

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contract Law. 7625 words.

Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter examines the...

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Emotional and cognitive stimuli differentially engage the default network during inductive reasoning

Mark C. Eldaief, Thilo Deckersbach, Lindsay E. Carlson, Jan C. Beucke and Darin D. Dougherty.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

April 2012; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 9761 words.

The brain’s default network (DN) is comprised of several cortical regions demonstrating robust intrinsic connectivity at rest. The authors sought to examine the differential effects of...

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Criteria, performance and diagnostic problems in diagnosing acute otitis media

Peter M Jensen and Jørgen Lous.

in Family Practice

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Primary Care. 3888 words.

Objective.We aimed to assess criteria when diagnosing acute otitis media and related performance in general practice in Denmark. Furthermore, we aimed to identify the scale of...

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Closing the Jaws of the Decision Making Vise

Pamela C. Corley.

in The Puzzle of Unanimity

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 18860 words.

This chapter presents the authors’ theory of consensus and explicates how they propose to measure the central concepts that comprise their model. They argue that the key to understanding...

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Assessing Degrees of Language Endangerment

Nala H. Lee and John R. Van Way.

in The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics. 7569 words.

The need for accurate measures of language endangerment is now more important than ever, given the global problem of language endangerment. In this chapter, different vitality measures are...

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Codification and Flexibility

Symeon C. Symeonides.

in Codifying Choice of Law Around the World

May 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Comparative Law. 24386 words.

This chapter discusses the responses of the new codifications to the perpetually competing systemic needs for legal certainty on the one hand and flexibility on the other. The discussion...

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The Effects of Evolution are Local: Evidence from Experimental Evolution in <i>Drosophila</i>1

M. R. Rose, H. B. Passananti, A. K. Chippindale, J. P. Phelan, M. Matos, H. Teotónio and L. D. Mueller.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

June 2005; p ublished online June 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 4425 words.

One of the enduring temptations of evolutionary theory is the extrapolation from short-term to long-term, from a few species to all species. Unfortunately, the study of experimental...

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Monolithic Solidarity

Pamela C. Corley.

in The Puzzle of Unanimity

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 9841 words.

This chapter further explains, by examining opinion consensus on the Court, why and how the justices are able to agree. The findings show that opinion consensus is explained by a set of...

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Inter-kingdom prediction certainty evaluation of protein subcellular localization tools: microbial pathogenesis approach for deciphering host microbe interaction

Abdul Arif Khan, Zakir Khan, Mohd Abul Kalam and Azmat Ali Khan.

in Briefings in Bioinformatics

January 2018; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 6205 words.

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Microbial pathogenesis involves several aspects of host–pathogen interactions, including microbial proteins targeting host subcellular compartments...

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domino theory

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Politics.

Analogy, first propounded by US President Eisenhower in 1954, which suggests that events in one country could trigger similar events in neighbouring countries: ‘You have a row of dominoes...

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Conservatism in a Simple Probability Inference Task

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss.

in A Science of Decision Making

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 5432 words.

This chapter presents three experiments that explore several factors that affect conservatism. Experiment I examined the effects of prior probabilities, amount of data, and the diagnostic...

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An Environmental Laboratory

in Africa as a Living Laboratory

April 2011; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 22064 words.

This chapter investigates a pivotal transition that took place during the colonial period, facilitated by agricultural departments and environmental scientists. Agriculture was, and would...

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Questioning Power, Mobilization, and Strategies of the Islamist Opposition

Janine A. Clark.

in Contentious Politics in the Middle East

July 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9516 words.

This chapter critically examines the strength of Islamist opposition movements in terms of their social mobilization capacities. While the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)/Islamic Action Front (IAF)...

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Epidemiology and aetiology of male infertility

D.Stewart Irvine.

in Human Reproduction

April 1998; p ublished online April 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproductive Medicine. 0 words.

Infertility is a common problem, affecting perhaps one couple in six, the majority of whom now seek medical care. Although diagnostic problems make it difficult to establish the extent of...

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Interpretation

Paul S. Davies.

in JC Smith's The Law of Contract

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contract Law. 9914 words.

This chapter examines approaches to contract interpretation. Interpretation is the exercise by which the meaning of the contract is ascertained. Under the so-called traditional approach to...

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Interpretation

Paul S Davies.

in JC Smith's The Law of Contract

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contract Law. 8676 words.

This chapter examines approaches to contract interpretation. Interpretation is the exercise by which the meaning of the contract is ascertained. Under the so-called ‘traditional’ approach...

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