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      Chen, Lyu-Shi, 1958- (The University of Arizona., 1987)
      This thesis implements the expert system technology in broadband network cable plant design to provide an automated design tool for the design engineer. Under this scheme, the knowledge of the cable plant design engineer can be captured and adapted into a manageable form. The various processes of this system include design rule checking, automatically blueprint layout, signal quality analysis and report generator. As we know, the broadband cable plant design shares 50% of the installation budget at the same time, it is a critical issue in the reliability, the extendability, and the manageability of the network system. It is important that the design can be verified before beginning installation. This is the goal of broadband cable plant design expert system tries to address.
    • Expert system for broadband network cable plant physical layout

      Martinez, Ralph; Yang, Shao-Shi, 1958- (The University of Arizona., 1988)
      Broadband local area network cable plant design is a time consuming work, it takes lots of computation and it depends a lot on designer's experience. In this thesis the author presents an approach to cable plant design automation, the expert system was implemented in language SCHEME, symbol manipulation was used to generate the data structure (tree) which represent the design results. Signal level simulation can be performed based on the data structure.

      Erabelli, Prasad Rao, 1962- (The University of Arizona., 1987)
    • Expert system for drip irrigation design

      Yitayew, Muluneh; Didan, Kamel, 1965- (The University of Arizona., 1991)
      Drip irrigation design is a multi-step routine that has to be carried out in a step by step fashion with each step covering a part of the design process. An expert system has been developed with a set of external programs to accomplish the drip system design. The expertise used in the present expert system knowledge base was induced from engineering handbooks and articles as well as personal consultations. The expert system has been developed in such a way that a variety of cases can be handled. In addition, to simulate the human expert, a new drip irrigation design evaluation factor has been introduced (Design Success Indicator, DSI) in order to estimate the system response on field depending on the confidence of data being used. The results are very promising with respect to the expertise used. However many parts of the knowledge-base have to be fine-tuned in order to reach a highly performing expert system.

      Moyer, Gordon Stanley, 1961- (The University of Arizona., 1986)
    • An expert system for low-level image processing

      Schowengerdt, Robert A.; Wang, Han-lung, 1960- (The University of Arizona., 1988)
      The problem approached in this thesis is how to help the novice do image processing with a rule-based system. An interactive expert system prototype, which includes the image processing functions of SADIE, has been created. A software interface between the image processing environment, SADIE, and the expert system tool, CLIPS, has been coded in standard C. Knowledge about low-level image processing (contrast enhancement and noise suppression) has been successfully implemented in the CLIPS program. The experimental results have shown that this system is efficient and friendly. Although this system was developed on a VAX under VMS, it is easily modified for most machines because it includes the portability of CLIPS. With only a minimal amount of work, we also can incorporate the system with the new SADIE C version, which has been developed in another project.
    • An explanation of the role of family participation in a medication information program on schizophrenic clients' medication adherence behaviors

      Cardea, Jane; Ingram, Judy (The University of Arizona., 1987)
      The purpose of this study was to describe family members' influence on medication adherence rates for schizophrenic clients following an educational program presented simultaneously to both client and family member. Three chronic schizophrenic clients participated in this study, two were females, and the other was male. The two family members who provided data were husbands of the two female clients. The obtained scores and responses of two questionnaires was indicative of improved medication adherence for clients and family members. The level of adherence was similarly perceived by the clients and their family members as obtained scores and responses were similar across both time periods. However, family members' attendance at the program presentation did not influence the level of reported medicated adherence behaviors of their wives as compared to the client who attended the program alone because the greatest increase in obtained scores was reported by the client who attended the program alone.
    • The explanatory models of Quechuan mothers who have children with Pott's disease in the district of Chuquisaca, Bolivia

      Glittenberg, JoAnn; Valenzuela, Rudy; Glittenberg, JoAnn; Ewing, Sharon; Woodtli, Anne (The University of Arizona., 2002)
      The purpose of this study was to explore the Exploratory Models of Quechuan mothers who have children with Pott's disease. The conceptual model for this study was Kleinman's Explanatory Models framework. This study was an ethnography that utilized the clinical features of Kleinman Explanatory Models as probing questions. Descriptive ethnographic interviews, field notes, and participant observation were conducted with three informants in the District of Chuquisaca, Bolivia during a period of two weeks. Content analysis was used to group the domains and categories into five taxonomies. Five taxonomies were identified from the data: (a) etiology; (b) severity of illness; (c) time and onset of symptoms; (d) pathophysiology; and ( e) treatment. The results indicated that Pott's disease have a magical/mysterious origin. Wasasanay and Chuypa are the Quechuan words for back pain, which connotates the symptoms, etiology, and pathophysiology of Pott's disease. Pott's disease is not believed to be a disease, since everybody in the area suffers from back pain as a result of their work. Only when the disease is in the advanced stages is medical treatment sought. The poverty and isolation of the Quechuan people contribute, not only to the devastating effects of Pott's disease, but to the further marginalization of these people. The Quechuan people in this study were victims, not only of a fatal disease, but of a political and social system that promotes poverty.

      MENDOZA GARCIA, ALFREDO.; Kerwin, William J. (The University of Arizona., 1985)
    • The exploitation of ugliness by John Webster

      Tucker, Martin (The University of Arizona., 1953)
    • Exploration and development at the La Negra Mine, Maconi, Queretaro, Mexico

      Gaytán Rueda, José Eligio, 1940- (The University of Arizona., 1975)
    • Exploration geology of the Aurora area, south central Sonora, Mexico

      Berlanga-Galindo, Edmundo Ramon, 1948- (The University of Arizona., 1975)
    • An exploration gravity survey in the San Pedro Valley, southeastern Arizona

      Halvorson, Phyllis Heather Fett (The University of Arizona., 1984)
    • Exploration in the use of lucite, a plastic, as a medium for oil painting

      Mackaben, Eugene Henry, 1920- (The University of Arizona., 1959)
    • An exploration into compulsive buying behavior

      Wilhelm, Mair; Hanley, Alice Marie, 1960- (The University of Arizona., 1989)
      This study was designed to explore the nature of compulsive buying behavior with respect to self esteem and money attitude variables. Conjointly, a newly developed screening device, the Compulsive Buying Scale, was used to test its ability to discern compulsive buying tendencies amongst consumers. Comparison was made with participating members of intact compulsive buying help groups and "normal" consumers. Compulsive buyers were found to significantly differ from normal consumers on variables tested. Compulsive buyers were found to have lower self esteem with money attitudes reflecting obsession with money and its perceived power and prestige. Likewise, compulsive buyers differed significantly on the Compulsive Buying Scale adding support to the validity of the scale.

      Beal, Martha Bovard. (The University of Arizona., 1983)
    • The exploration of color and form in eight non-objective paintings

      Nelson, Robert William, 1921- (The University of Arizona., 1954)