Recent Submissions

  • Social impact assessment of scientist from mainstream news and weblogs 

    Timilsina, Mohan; Khawaja, Waqas; Davis, Brian; Taylor, Mike; Hayes, Conor (Springer Verlag, 2017-10-14)
    Research policy makers, funding agencies, universities and government organizations evaluate research output or impact based on the traditional citation count, peer review, h-index and journal impact factors. These impact ...
  • Predicting citations from mainstream news, weblogs and discussion forum 

    Timilsina, Mohan; Davis, Brian; Taylor, Mike; Hayes, Conor (ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), 2017-08-23)
    The growth in the alternative digital publishing is widening the breadth of scholarly impact beyond the conventional bibliometric community. Thus, research is becoming more reachable both inside and outside of academic ...
  • Towards predicting academic impact from mainstream news and weblogs: A heterogeneous graph based approach 

    Timilsina, Mohan; Davis, Brian; Taylor, Mike; Hayes, Conor (IEEE, 2016-11-24)
    The realization that scholarly publications are discussed and have influence on discourse outside scientific and academic domains has given rise to area of scientometrics called alternative metrics or “altmetrics”. ...
  • Fostering social innovation in youth: Learning from a youth social entrepreneurship initiative in Ireland 

    Kennan, Danielle; Canavan, John; Kearns, Noreen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
    Wave Change was a youth social entrepreneurship initiative in Ireland, established to work directly with youth, aged 18-25, to develop the knowledge, skills and networks they needed to drive social change. Reflecting on ...
  • SemEval-2017 Task 5: Fine-grained sentiment analysis on financial microblogs and news 

    Cortis, Keith; Freitas, André; Daudert, Tobias; Huerlimann, Manuela; Zarrouk, Manel; Handschuh, Siegfried; Davis, Brian (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017-08-03)
    This paper discusses the “Fine-Grained Sentiment Analysis on Financial Microblogs and News” task as part of SemEval-2017, specifically under the “Detecting sentiment, humour, and truth” theme. This task contains two ...
  • Accurate Bayesian prediction of cardiovascular-related mortality using ambulatory blood pressure measurements 

    O'Neill, James; Madden, Michael G.; Dolan, Eamon (Springer Cham, 2017-05-30)
    Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular-related mortality (CVRM), affecting approximately 1 billion people worldwide. To enable patients at significant risk of CVRM to be treated appropriately, it is essential ...
  • Regularizing knowledge graph embeddings via equivalence and inversion axioms 

    Minervini, Pasquale; Costabello, Luca; Muñoz, Emir; Nováček, Vít; Vandenbussche, Pierre-Yves (Springer Verlag, 2017-12-30)
    Learning embeddings of entities and relations using neural architectures is an effective method of performing statistical learning on large-scale relational data, such as knowledge graphs. In this paper, we consider the ...
  • Random indexing revisited 

    QasemiZadeh, Behrang (Springer, 2015-05-17)
    Random indexing is a method for constructing vector spaces at a reduced dimensionality. Previously, the method has been proposed using Kanerva's sparse distributed memory model. Although intuitively plausible, this ...
  • Landscape effects in the intertidal around the coastline of Great Britain 

    Johnson, Mark P.; Maggs, Christine A.; Allcock, Louise A.; Blight, Andrew J. (Wiley, 2015-12-21)
    Aim We tested whether the size of habitat patches along the coastline of Great Britain influences molluscan species richness.Location Coastline of Great Britain.Methods Intertidal mollusc data were compiled from the National ...
  • Multimodal emotion recognition for AVEC 2016 challenge 

    Povolny, Filip; Matejka, Pavel; Hradis, Michal; Popkova, Anna; Otrusina, Lubomir; Smrz, Pavel; Wood, Ian; Robin, Cecile; Lamel, Lori (ACM, 2016-10-16)
    This paper describes a systems for emotion recognition and its application on the dataset from the AV+EC 2016 Emotion Recognition Challenge. The realized system was produced and submitted to the AV+EC 2016 evaluation, ...
  • NUIG at EmoInt-2017: BiLSTM and SVR ensemble to detect emotion intensity 

    Andryushechkin, Vladimir; Wood, Ian; O'Neill, James (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017-09-08)
    This paper describes the entry NUIG in the WASSA 20171 shared task on emotion recognition. The NUIG system used an SVR (SVM regression) and BiLSTM ensemble, utilizing primarily n-grams (for SVR features) and tweet word ...
  • Mladic trial marks end of an era 

    Murphy, Ray (RTE Brainstorm, 2017-11-21)
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will this week deliver its judgment in what is the Tribunal s last big trial. Although the world has grown weary of the trials arising from the 1992-95 war in ...
  • Mladic is convicted but jury is still out on Yugoslav tribunal 

    Murphy, Ray (The Irish Times, 2017-11-24)
    General Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander, has been found guilty of war crimes and other serious violations of international law. This was the last trial judgment to be delivered by the International Criminal ...
  • UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti leaves controversial legacy 

    Murphy, Ray (RTE Brainstorm, 2017-09-12)
    UN military peacekeepers are withdrawing from Haiti after 13 years. The mission (known as MINUSTAH) has been marred by controversy involving allegations of sexual abuse and human rights violations. Operations began in ...
  • Synthetic/ECM-inspired hybrid platform for hollow microcarriers with ROS-triggered nanoporation hallmarks 

    Milcovich, Gesmi; Contessotto, Paolo; Marsico, Grazia; Ismail, Siti; Pandit, Abhay (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-10-13)
    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are key pathological signals expressed in inflammatory diseases such as cancer, ischemic conditions and atherosclerosis. An ideal drug delivery system should not only be responsive to these ...
  • Commissioning in Ireland: exploring the landscape for child and family services: a literature review. 

    Shaw, Aileen; Canavan, John (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, 2016-12)
    In 2014, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, published the first nationally developed commissioning strategy for child and family services in the Republic of Ireland. The strategy defines commissioning as ‘the process ...
  • Introducing commissioning in Ireland: establishing a baseline 

    Shaw, Aileen; Canavan, John (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, 2017-05)
    Established on 1 January 2014, through the Child and Family Agency Act, Tusla is responsible for improving well-being and outcomes for children.1 In 2014, Tusla published the first nationally developed commissioning ...
  • PandemCap: decision support tool for epidemic management 

    Yañez, Andrea; Duggan, James; Jilani, Musfira; Connolly, Maire; Hayes, Conor (NUI Galway, 2017-10-01)
    Pandemics or high impact epidemics are one of the biggest threats facing humanity today. While a complete elimination of the occurrence of such threats is improbable, it is possible to contain their impact by efficient ...
  • Meitheal and child and family support networks: Interim report on the meitheal process and outcomes study 

    Rodriguez, Leonor; Cassidy, Anne; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2017-09)
    This research study is being conducted as part of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre’s evaluation of the Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) that Tusla, ...
  • The path to success: A study of user behaviour and success criteria in online communities 

    Aumayr, Erik; Hayes, Conor (ACM, 2017-08-23)
    Maintaining online communities is vital in order to increase and retain their economic and social value. That is why community managers look to gauge the success of their communities by measuring a variety of user behaviour, ...

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