Research Articles (Informatics)

Research Articles (Informatics)

 

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  • Coetzer, Willem; Moodley, Deshendran; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba (Elsevier, 2017-09-29)
    Semantic heterogeneity hampers efforts to find, integrate, analyse and interpret ecological data. An application case-study is described, in which the objective was to automate the integration and interpretation of ...
  • Emmenegger, Sandro; Hinkelmann, Knut; Laurenzi, Emanuele (Springer, 2017-09)
    The support of workplace learning is increasingly relevant as the change in every form determines today’s working world in the industry and public administrations alike. Adapting quickly to a new job, a new task or a new ...
  • Matthee, Machdel C.; Hattingh, Maria J. (Marie); Weilbach, Elizabeth Helena (Lizette) (Springer, 2017-08)
    Parents are recognized as an important group of stakeholders to take into account when implementing technology in schools. However, very little research has considered the parent’s view in the learning development of his/her ...
  • Naidoo, Rennie; Palk, Walter (Academic Journals, 2011-11-23)
    Despite its universal appeal, little has been done in the way of empirical research to probe into the role of formal information technology (IT) investment evaluation practices and its influence on IT governance and ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Tschachtli, Thomas; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2017-05)
    About ten years ago, a novel graph edit distance framework based on bipartite graph matching has been introduced. This particular framework allows the approximation of graph edit distance in cubic time. This, in turn, makes ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2017-05)
    The present paper is concerned with a graph-based system for Keyword Spotting (KWS) in historical documents. This particular system operates on segmented words that are in turn represented as graphs. The basic KWS process ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2016-11)
    For several decades graphs act as a powerful and flexible representation formalism in pattern recognition and related fields. For instance, graphs have been employed for specific tasks in image and video analysis, ...
  • Stauffer, Michael; Fischer, Andreas; Riesen, Kaspar (Springer, 2016-11)
    The amount of handwritten documents that is digitally available is rapidly increasing. However, we observe a certain lack of accessibility to these documents especially with respect to searching and browsing. This paper ...
  • Grobler, Manti; De Villiers, Carina (City University of Hong Kong, 2017)
    This paper is a reflection on the research design of an information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) research project using design science research (DSR) in the pragmatic tradition. The artefact created ...
  • Prinsloo, Tania; De Villiers, Carina (City University of Hong Kong, 2017)
    Namibia expanded its livestock traceability system to include data of the Northern communal farmers, with ear-tagging starting in 2010, and full functionality added in 2014. The new technology enables them to export safe ...
  • Hobololo, T.S.; Mawela, Tendani (Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, 2017)
    This study investigated the factors that influence the intention of citizens to use their mobile phones to increase their participation in local government. It examined whether gender and age can be used to moderate the ...
  • Gwaka, Leon Tinashe (City University of Hong Kong, 2017)
    The 43rd Committee on World Food Security (CFS) convention reiterated the importance of livestock towards eliminating food insecurity across the globe. Livestock provides extensive services and products which are critical ...
  • Kiptoo, Caroline Chepkoech; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba; Van der Merwe, Alta (Wits LINK Centre, 2016)
    This article proposes a conceptual architecture for citizen-expert knowledge exchange in biodiversity management. Expert services, such as taxonomic identification, are required in many biodiversity management activities, ...
  • Perekwa, Gamuchiari B.; Prinsloo, Tania; Van Deventer, Jacobus Philippus (International Center for Information Technology and Development, 2016-07)
    This paper investigates the impact of mobile technology on Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the developing world in the post-hyperinflation era. Data was collected from a multi-staged sample of 114 MSE owners within ...
  • Thomas, Anitta; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba; Van der Merwe, Alta (Springer, 2016-07)
    The Web Ontology Language OWL is a prominent ontology language for specifying ontologies. Although OWL ontologies are well-used for representing and reasoning about knowledge in various domains, they are sparsely studied ...
  • Naidoo, Rennie (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    Losing talented IT employees, the most critical strategic resource in IT, during a major organizational change can be catastrophic to the overall performance of the IS organization. This paper develops a multi-layered ...
  • Coetzer, Willem; Moodley, Deshendran; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba (Public Library of Science, 2016-11-16)
    Observations of individual organisms (data) can be combined with expert ecological knowledge of species, especially causal knowledge, to model and extract from flower–visiting data useful information about behavioral ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike; Bidwell, Nicola J. (Taylor and Francis, 2013)
    Current HCI paradigms are deeply rooted in a western epistemology which attests its partiality and bias of its embedded assumptions, values, definitions, techniques and derived frameworks and models.Thus tensions created ...
  • Ahmed, Syed Ishtiaque; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Zade, Himanshu; Muralidhar, Srihari H.; Dhareshwar, Anupama; Karachiwala, Baneen; Cedrick, Tandong N.; O'Neill, Jacki (Association for Computing Machinery, 2016)
    This paper contributes to the growing literature on peer-topeer (P2P) applications through an ethnographic study of auto-rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru, India. We describe how the adoption of a P2P application, Ola, which ...
  • Bidwell, Nicola J. (Association for Computing Machinery, 2016-05)
    "A feeling of inferiority?" asks Frantz Fanon, in his essay "The Fact of Blackness." "No," he says, "a feeling of nonexistence." Recently, South African students protesting for #Rhodes Must Fall joined a succession of ...

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