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  • Nayeem, Mir Tafseer; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    In this thesis, we have developed several techniques for tackling both the extractive and abstractive text summarization tasks. We implement a rank based extractive sentence selection algorithm. For ensuring a pure sentence ...
  • Stark, Rachel A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Rodent ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) have been recorded throughout the lifespan of rats. The major finding is that USVs in infants and adults are different. It is hypothesized that there should be a transition in vocal ...
  • Sang, Esther Cherotich; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    Despite recommendations by the World Health Organization on the utilization of skilled health care providers, women living in rural Kenya still use other services such as those offered by traditional birth attendants ...
  • Purohit, Parijat Prashun; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Given a function promised to be constant or balanced. Deutsch's algorithm and it's extension Deutsch-Jozsa are the algorithms that can determine the property of the function in constant number of queries. The algorithm ...
  • Bosso, Pasquale; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2017)
    The fundamental physical description of Nature is based on two mutually incompatible theories: Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. Their unification in a theory of Quantum Gravity (QG) remains one of the main challenges ...
  • Kovalchuk, Anna; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    An array of central nervous system complications, neurological deficits, and cognitive impairments come about and persist as a result of cancer and cancer treatments. These conditions are known as ‘tumor brain’ and ‘chemo ...
  • van Rootselaar, Nicole A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2017)
    Research has demonstrated an interaction between speech processes and manual actions. The wide variety of methods and theories used to investigate the interaction produced contradictions and raised many questions. The ...
  • Burke, Candace J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    This thesis explores how rats use various categories of ultrasonic vocalizations in social contexts. In the first study male juvenile rats were socially isolated and trained to anticipate play with a conspecific. During ...
  • Xu, Linglin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2017)
    With a growing population and a rising standard of living, how to maintain food production that meets the increasing demand for food without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs is becoming ...
  • Akter, Sharmin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    We examine the problem of covering points with minimum number of axis-parallel lines in three dimensional space which is an NP-complete problem. We introduce Lagrangian based algorithms to approximate the point cover ...
  • Rafee, Md Mahmudul Hasan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Machine learning techniques have been applied to improve the learning process and to learn about the utilization of natural languages. Previous research has shown that similar techniques can be applied in the analysis ...
  • Jensen, Ashley Marie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    This study was the first to examine the genetic structure of a widespread game bird, the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). We uncovered multiple factors acting in concert that are likely responsible for mediating contemporary ...
  • Ansari, Lazima; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Large-scale optimization of combinatorial problems is one of the most challenging areas. These problems are characterized by large sets of data (variables and constraints). In this thesis, we study large-scale optimization ...
  • Stringam, Sarah Lisbeth; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2017)
    How Can I Miss You if I Don’t Know You’re There? is an MFA thesis project that addresses the inevitable contradictions and tensions inherent in human/animal relationships. This work is a series of sculptural pieces installed ...
  • Khan, Ahamad Imtiaz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    When we solve a system of nonlinear equations or nonlinear least-squares problem by Newton's method or one of its many variants, the most computationally expensive operations per iteration are the evaluation of the Jacobian ...
  • Russell, Gillian; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2017)
    The purpose of this thesis was to a) develop measures to capture and quantify implicit memory associations in gambling, and b) identify the presence and magnitude of these implicit associations as it relates to a person’s ...
  • Stauffer, Lois Rae; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2017)
    This thesis explores how the Scottish people of early modern Edinburgh understood the physical construction of this walled city, and will focus on how Edinburgh’s inhabitants saw, knew, and understood specific places. ...
  • Dekruyf, Katherine A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Native American StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Native American Studies, 2017)
    Urban Aboriginal communities continue to seek greater influence in municipal planning and policy-development processes. Co-production has been proposed as a viable means to develop appropriate policies in full, equal, ...
  • Flindall, Jason; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Evidence from electrophysiology suggests that non-human primates produce reach-to-grasp movements based on their functional end-goal rather than on the biomechanical requirements of the movement. However, the invasiveness ...
  • Dhakal, Sabitri; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Plants undergo morphological and physiological acclimation when exposed to heat or drought. I exposed wild type Arabidopsis thaliana and mutants with open or less dense leaf venation to heat and drought and assessed ...

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