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Evaluation of the endocrine response of cattle during the relocation process☆☆☆☆The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohi ...

S.M. Falkenberg, J.A. Carroll, D.H. Keisler, J.L. Sartin, T.H. Elsasser, J.O. Buntyn, P.R. Broadway, T.B. Schmidt
2013 Livestock Science  
To evaluate the endocrine responses associated with the relocation process, 22 Holstein heifers (326.4 7 46.8 kg BW) were randomly assigned to control (CON) or relocation (RELOC) treatment groups.  ...  Controls were returned to tie stalls and RELOC were loaded into a modified stock trailer (12 individual stanchions) for a 4 h transportation event.  ...  Burdick et al. (2011) evaluated calm and temperamental bulls during a transportation event and only reported a difference in cortisol for the calm bulls.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2012.09.009 fatcat:cmne7vf3lbcwjky2t7ymeslwu4

Information Technology Support of Education of Students With Autism: Aspects of Virtual Assistant Modeling

Vasyl Andrunyk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Tetiana Shestakevych, Lviv Polytechnic National University
2021 Computer systems and network  
When developing such a method, it should be taken into account that some students might use non-verbal communication only, and an algorithm for evaluating the emotions of a student with autism should be  ...  In this context, the development of personalized information technology support for the learning processes of such students is an urgent scientific and practical task.  ...  of a personal virtual assistant.  ... 
doi:10.23939/sisn2021.09.122 fatcat:fycnpldzezby5cxstuu75oufia

The state of the art in evaluating the performance of assistant and associate deans as seen by deans and assistant and associate deans

David G Dunning, Timothy M Durham, Mert N Aksu, Brian M Lange
2008 Journal of Dental Education  
Examples of these best practices are having at least yearly appraisals, holding face-to-face meetings, and setting specific, personal performance objectives/benchmarks for assistant/associate deans.  ...  Some recommended best practices for performance appraisal are being used in a majority of colleges.  ...  the person giving and the person receiving the feedback.  ... 
pmid:18381852 fatcat:2j72imbej5hfhge65rtjbqhbam

A web-based application for the management and evaluation of tutoring requests in PBL-based massive laboratories

Luis Fernando D'Haro, Fernando Fernandez-Martinez, Ricardo de Cordoba Herralde, Juan M. Montero
2014 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings  
to alleviate these problems, we have developed a web service that allows students to request personal tutoring assistance during the laboratory sessions by specifying the kind of problem they have and  ...  the person who could help them to solve it.  ...  This information is useful because: a) students can choose the same person that assisted them before avoiding to explain the problem again to a new person; and b) it allo ws to obtain different statistics  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2014.7044478 dblp:conf/fie/DHaroFHM14 fatcat:rq4v7hludbea3lpoiri3hqi4re

Concepts and Principles of Assistive e-Learning System with Multinary Learning for Hearing-Impaired Students

Thanongsak Sovajassatakul, Faculty of Industrial Education, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand, Settachai Chaisanit
2016 Lecture Notes on Information Theory  
It also provides a menu for users, assisting them in learning how to use the e-learning by themselves. The system was evaluated using the Blackbox method of software evaluation.  ...  Thus, the purposes of this paper were 1) to develop concept of assistive e-learning system with multinary learning for Hearing-Impaired students and 2) to evaluate the conceptual framework of assistive  ...  from these information to understand the message come from the other person in communication.  ... 
doi:10.18178/lnit.4.1.30-34 fatcat:jectdbr47vdrrho6lesq3m4tme

The Role of Design Characteristics in Shaping Perceptions of Similarity: The Case of Online Shopping Assistants

Sameh Al-Natour, Izak Benbasat, Ronald Cenfetelli
2006 Journal of the AIS  
., trust, social presence), often conceptualized at a broad level, have been shown to be highly predictive of loyalty toward, and reuse intentions of, particular information technology (IT) artifacts,  ...  Using an automated shopping assistant as one type of technological artifact, we investigate two types of perceived similarity between the customer and the artifact: perceived personality similarity and  ...  This work was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to Izak Benbasat.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00110 fatcat:2ybrwgohfvedtecjj2agxsay2i

Research Challenges in Building a Voice-based Artificial Personal Shopper - Position Paper

Nut Limsopatham, Oleg Rokhlenko, David Carmel
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop SCAI: The 2nd International Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI  
Recent advances in automatic speech recognition lead toward enabling a voice conversation between a human user and an intelligent virtual assistant.  ...  In this position paper, we motivate and describe the artificial personal shopper task, and then address a research agenda for this task by adapting and advancing existing information retrieval and natural  ...  Types of Information Needed for the Personal Shopper Task In the artificial personal shopper task, an intelligent virtual assistant provides personal shopping services by conducting a meaningful conversation  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-5706 dblp:conf/emnlp/LimsopathamRC18 fatcat:wh5rsh444rexrclb3oi2weizjm

Evaluating the Nao Robot in the Role of Personal Assistant: The Effect of Gender in Robot Performance Evaluation

Vega, Ramírez-Benavides, Guerrero, López
2019 Proceedings (MDPI)  
By using techniques such as the Wizard of Oz (WoZ) and video capture, this paper evaluated the performance of the Nao Robot in the role of a personal assistant, which was valuated alongside the impact  ...  of the assigned gender (male/female) in the perceived performance of the robot assistant.  ...  From the total of 39 participants, 17 participants received the video of Nao as a female personal assistant, while the other 22 participants received the video of Nao as a male personal assistant.  ... 
doi:10.3390/proceedings2019031020 fatcat:oydgfzl22fgu7crvwkzyb2hh4e

Perspectives for Evaluating Conversational AI [article]

Mahipal Jadeja, Neelanshi Varia
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We propose four different perspectives namely user experience, information retrieval, linguistic and artificial intelligence for the evaluation of conversational AI systems.  ...  Additionally, background details of conversational AI systems are provided including desirable characteristics of personal assistants, differences between chatbot and an AI based personal assistant.  ...  To give a personal experience to the users, the users should be able to put trust in the PAs in concern with personal delicate information and history of the user.  ... 
arXiv:1709.04734v1 fatcat:zd2kq65qrvbyti5oefi3jutyuy

Toward the Integration of Perception and Knowledge Reasoning: An Adaptive Rehabilitation Scenario

Alessandro Umbrico, Alessandra Sorrentino, Filippo Cavallo, Laura Fiorini, Andrea Orlandini, Amedeo Cesta
2019 International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence  
Within the domain of Socially Assistive Robotics the capability of adapting and personalizing behaviors and assistive services of robots, according to the specific assistive context and needs of a person  ...  The authors rely on some recent results concerning the realization of a cognitive control approach for assistive robots supporting the synthesis of personalized and flexible assistive behaviors.  ...  The assistive services are mainly targeted in supporting the daily home living of a person over a long temporal horizon.  ... 
dblp:conf/aiia/UmbricoSC0OC19 fatcat:uzjkjh6xpbgf7c5fit54quxrfi

A Systematic View on Speech Assistants for Service Technicians

Joachim Baumeister, Veronika Sehne, Carolin Wienrich
2019 Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen  
The effectiveness of the approach is evaluated in a diagnosis task scenario and preliminary results of a user study are discussed. knowledge-based diagnosis system intelligent personal assistant speech  ...  In general, an intelligent personal assistant provides a natural language interface to take requests from the user and perform corresponding actions.  ...  , documents, explanation of the solution & differential diagnosis Trust in the speech assistant Using technical language*, transparency, personalization 4 Evaluation Phase 1: Expert Evaluation of Analyzed  ... 
dblp:conf/lwa/BaumeisterSW19 fatcat:sdag2rjtl5hg7jdml3oj23rg6y

Field-based development of an information support robot for persons with dementia

Takenobu Inoue, Misato Nihei, Takuya Narita, Minoru Onoda, Rina Ishiwata, Ikuko Mamiya, Motoki Shino, Hiroaki Kojima, Shinichi Ohnaka, Yoshihiro Fujita, Minoru Kamata
2012 Technology and Disability  
Objective: Because a field-based method is effective for the development of these kinds of systems, in this study, we developed a prototype of an information support robot for persons with dementia, using  ...  To achieve the goal of keeping persons with dementia informed of their daily schedule and prompting them to take desired actions, interactive verbal communication algorithms were programmed into the robot  ...  Therefore, the results suggested the effectiveness and usefulness of the information support robot in providing assistance in the daily life of persons with a mild level of dementia.  ... 
doi:10.3233/tad-120357 fatcat:vysr6qylcfdj3o5kx4dqkuudjy

A computer assistant for remote collaborative troubleshooting of domestic medical instruments

Olivier A. Blanson Henkemans, Vanessa M. Sawirjo, Charles A.P.G. van der Mast, Mark A. Neerincx, Jasper Lindenberg
2008 2008 Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare  
Further, different personal characteristics had moderating effects on the evaluation of the feedback styles.  ...  For older adults, there is a need for assistance to use the instruments adequately and to solve technical failures.  ...  Furthermore, personal characteristics, i.e., cognitive abilities and personality traits, proved to have a moderating effect on how people evaluated the assistant.  ... 
doi:10.1109/pcthealth.2008.4571092 dblp:conf/ph/HenkemansSMNL08 fatcat:rtbge4lagffoxfcbpfkpr3lxau

The accessible Web portal B-Navigator: prototype evaluation

Francisco Javier Díaz, José Alberto Ferreyra, Ivana Harari
2005 Journal of Computer Science and Technology  
This article presents an evaluation performed to a prototype of the B-Navigator portal, where twenty users with different visual disability levels have participated.  ...  The evaluation results were very useful.  ...  3 persons Visually 3 persons 8 persons Handicapped User According to this table and to the user classification defined in this evaluation, there is a total of 6 persons in group A (blinded people without  ... 
doaj:881ef5de602844a69fa5ba8d2c91ff33 fatcat:p6dhgvjy6jhetp3byj35ykktkq

User-tailored web accessibility evaluations

Markel Vigo, Alfred Kobsa, Myriam Arrue, Julio Abascal
2007 Proceedings of the 18th conference on Hypertext and hypermedia - HT '07  
This paper presents a framework and system to evaluate the accessibility of web pages according to the individual requirements of users with disabilities.  ...  In addition, developers benefit from personalized evaluations when developing websites for specific audiences.  ...  In such a case, additional information is required for an accurate evaluation of the guideline.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1286240.1286267 dblp:conf/ht/VigoKAA07 fatcat:iuk7mb4qtfafxiiixzggvg3cr4
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