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Winning in the 1990s

Stephen E. Arnold
1990 Electronic library  
Local information companies can and will continue to exist, but information winners will transcend political boundaries. Winners will use any medium of distribution which makes financial sense.  ...  Hence, the remainder of this essay highlights the eleven most important characteristics of a winner. The 1990s will be more competitive for electronic publishing than at any other time.  ... 
doi:10.1108/eb044943 fatcat:3d2x4hnxabhyrpeo5l365fxtgy

Social-optimized win-win resource allocation for Self-organizing Cloud

Sheng Di, Cho-Li Wang, Luwei Cheng, Ling Chen
2011 2011 International Conference on Cloud and Service Computing  
With the increasing scale of applications and the number of users, we design a Self-organizing Cloud (SoC) which aims to make use of the distributed volunteer computers or dedicated machines to provide  ...  The key challenge of getting the win-win effect with social optimization is its provable NP-completeness.  ...  Its major aim is to design a predictive model of resource availability for groups of volatile Internet resources and a set of strategies for checkpointing applications using VMs in low-bandwidth and volatile  ... 
doi:10.1109/csc.2011.6138529 dblp:conf/IEEEcsc/DiWCC11 fatcat:xpnhb5barzcxpegeg7kdrlqtiy

Winning by Losing: Evidence on Overbidding in Mergers

Ulrike Malmendier, Enrico Moretti
2006 Social Science Research Network  
In cases where there are at least two bidders with a significant ex-ante chance at winning the contest, we use the post-merger performance of the loser to calculate the counterfactual performance of the  ...  In the sample where losers have a significant ex-ante chance to win, winners underperform losers by 48 percent over the following three years.  ...  We find that for cases where either bidder was ex ante likely to win the contest, losers outperform winners, while the opposite is true in cases with a predictable winner.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.891296 fatcat:7pxtv4ypgredfc5frrprsmucwi

Machine learning models reveal key performance metrics of football players to win matches in Qatar Stars League

Jassim M. Al-Mulla, Tanvir Alam
2020 IEEE Access  
But the prediction of winner from a match is a daunting task.  ...  The main objective of this study is to build machine learning models that can, potentially, be used to predict the winner from a football match in QSL.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3038601 fatcat:rtq7aiar3bgnliot6imwpcki44

Predicting Wins, Losses and Attributes' Sensitivities in the Soccer World Cup 2018 Using Neural Network Analysis

Amr Hassan, Abdel-Rahman Akl, Ibrahim Hassan, Caroline Sunderland
2020 Sensors  
This study aimed to suggest a different approach to predict wins, losses and attributes' sensitivities which enables the prediction of match results based on the most sensitive attributes that affect it  ...  Using data mining tools does not appear sufficient to provide a deep understanding of the relationship between the match attributes and results and how to predict or optimize the results based upon performance  ...  Artificial neural networks have become increasingly popular in the last few years to model and estimate characteristics that cause a team to win or lose a match, or predict the score of a particular match  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20113213 pmid:32517063 fatcat:yw37fjrdk5e7phjmhqzxzyvvum

Distinguishing Playing Pattern Between Winning And Losing Field Hockey Team In Delhi Fih Road To London 2012 Tournament

N. Sofwan, S. Norasrudin, P. Redzuan, A. Mubin
2012 Zenodo  
Two groups of performance indicators are used to analyze, that is D penetration right, center, and left.  ...  The data was recorded and analyzed using Sportscode elite computer software. 12 matches were analyzed from the tournament.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to express our gratitude to Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor and we are deeply indebted to Sportstec SEA for the  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1083553 fatcat:aqsxxeaxanf3hbbqboqkwtfbzq

The Statistical Examination of Winning and Succeeding in Sports

Elisee Joseph
2019 Journal of Mathematics and Statistics  
The results also highlight Coach Wooden's distinction between winning and succeeding where the conclusion of 306 games comprises of winning teams that do not have a higher "success rate" than the losing  ...  The purpose of this paper is to cultivate a linear statistical model that contributes to the success of a competitive sporting game between two teams.  ...  use of a scoreboard. ( ) ( ) ( ) 0 The Success Model In a competitive match, only two teams compete to win a given sporting game.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jmssp.2019.70.78 fatcat:hq2n3g5kjre43gn76nlxk25axy

MimicBot: Combining Imitation and Reinforcement Learning to win in Bot Bowl [article]

Nicola Pezzotti
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Previous attempts in using a reinforcement learning approach in such context failed for a number of reasons, e.g. due to the intrinsic randomness in the environment and the large and uneven number of actions  ...  MimicBot is the winner of the Bot Bowl III competition, and it is currently the state-of-the-art solution.  ...  Acknowledgments Thanks to Niels Justesen and Mattias Bermell Rudfeldt for the discussions and Niels Justesen and the other FFAI creators for the support in the creation of MimicBot.  ... 
arXiv:2108.09478v1 fatcat:zvypsdassbhlla6frf73pcnjqm

Machine Learning-Based Identification of the Strongest Predictive Variables of Winning and Losing in Belgian Professional Soccer

Youri Geurkink, Jan Boone, Steven Verstockt, Jan G. Bourgois
2021 Applied Sciences  
A total of 13 variables remained and were used to predict winning or losing using Extreme Gradient Boosting. TreeExplainer was applied to determine feature importance on a global and local level.  ...  This study aimed to identify the strongest predictive variables of winning and losing in the highest Belgian soccer division.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank team of Steven Verstockt. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11052378 fatcat:f6jxqbwcxfb5teeq46jslr4x7u

Women's beach handball game statistics

Sveinn Þorgeirsson, Demetrio Lozano, Juan C. Zapardiel, Francisco Jimenez, Damir Sekulić, Jose M. Saavedra
2022 Kinesiology  
The objectives of the present study were: (i) to compare beach handball game-related statistics by match outcome (winning and losing teams), and (ii) to identify characteristics that discriminate performances  ...  The predictive model correctly classified 80.6% of the matches using two variables (Wilks's λ=0.618; canonical correlation index=0.618): overall valuation and GK shots.  ...  determine the predictive capacity of game statistics so as to provide coaches with information that is relevant for them.  ... 
doi:10.26582/k.54.1.12 fatcat:ur6wlgce2zdpfolib575ydz5m4

Gender-based differences in game-related statistics between winning and losing teams in an amateur handball league

Sveinn Þorgeirsson, Miguel Pic, Demetrio Lozano, Olafur Sigurgeirsson, Damir Sekulic, Jose M. Saavedra
2022 Acta Gymnica  
The resulting predictive models correctly classified 84% of the matches using five variables for men and 87% of the matches using two variables for women.  ...  Objective: The objectives of the present study were: (i) to compare handball game-related statistics by match result (winning and losing teams) for the men's and women's teams in an amateur league, (ii  ...  The women's predictive model correctly classified 87% of matches using two variables: GB shots and shots.  ... 
doi:10.5507/ag.2022.001 fatcat:5jocldhs3bgb7pkzzycjggdzrm

Gender Roles and Gender Stereotypes in Four Newbery Award-Winning Books

Alex Paige Brower
2017 SLIS Connecting  
It was predicted that as gender equality has become a more prominent issue, and men and women have become more equal, one would expect this change to be reflected in children's literature.  ...  A close reading was performed of these works, and special attention was paid to how the authors present the genders of the main characters in terms of personal interests, the roles of the parents, and  ...  Crabb and Marciano (2011) looked at material culture and tool use in award-winning children's books to determine whether or not the ratio of which tools male and female characters used matched the gender-specific  ... 
doi:10.18785/slis.0601.06 fatcat:7edrhpxucfg5jk4sxmfffdizzy

The political economy of local government in Croatia: winning coalitions, corruption, and taxes

Vuk Vukovic
2017 Public Sector Economics  
the theoretical findings using a novel matching approach called entropy balancing.  ...  It follows the logic of the selectorate theory, according to which staying in power for long periods of time depends on creating a small group of loyal but powerful supporters (the winning coalition).  ...  of power between politics and politically-generated winners.  ... 
doi:10.3326/pse.41.4.1 fatcat:66kbbzkmirbiljps3xzxog3u4u

"I Feel Like I'm Going to Win": Superstition in Gambling

Marina D'Agati
2014 Qualitative Sociology Review  
Drawing on in-depth interviews with recreational gamblers (N=67), the paper focuses on superstitious beliefs and practices used by players of various games to influence or control outcomes.  ...  Results suggested that superstition, in a variety of forms – signs, magic, conversion – was clearly an accepted part of gambling for most respondents.  ...  It may follow number choices or forecasts of the outcome of sporting events or matches, that is, the winner of a horse race or to predict whether or not the favored team wins by X points.  ... 
doi:10.18778/1733-8077.10.2.05 fatcat:7tshv7bkcbfxpggsjjxmkfja4u

Qualitative perspectives on how Manchester United Football Club developed and sustained serial winning

David E Horrocks, Jim McKenna, Amy Whitehead, Paul J Taylor, Andy M Morley
2016 International journal of sports science & coaching  
The paper ends by proposing an evidence-based, football-specific model for talent development, maintained high level performance and serial winning.  ...  This model emphasises four dominant features: culture, behavioral characteristics, practice engagement and the managing and guiding of performance 'potential'.  ...  I have always liked to see the first half an hour of a match (.) cause I (.) er (.) for me (.)  ... 
doi:10.1177/1747954116655053 fatcat:i7dr3wlthvfjnmmrwnoqqrdslq
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