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Previous methods of analyzing the substance of political attention have had to make several restrictive assumptions or been prohibitively costly when applied to large-scale political texts. Here, we describe a topic model for legislative speech, a statistical learning model that uses word choices to infer topical categories covered in a set of speeches and(More)
Options for skin cancer treatment currently include surgery, radiotherapy, topical chemotherapy, cryosurgery, curettage, and electrodessication. Although effective, surgery is costly and unsuitable for certain patients. Radiotherapy can leave a poor cosmetic effect, and current chemotherapy is limited by low cure rates and extended treatment schedules.(More)
(the Soar-RL Tutorial is currently a separate document from this six-part tutorial) Soar Tutorial 2 Acknowledgments This tutorial is the culmination of work by many people, and has been refined and expanded significantly over several years. Soar 8, based on Bob Wray's thesis work with contributions from Randy Jones and Mike vanLent, was a significant(More)
Political Science Research and Methods (PSRM) is a general political science journal dedicated to publishing original scholarly work of the highest quality from all subfi elds of political science. PSRM also welcomes work at the intersection of political science and related disciplines. Manuscripts should apply rigorous methods to empirical or theoretical(More)
Recommended Citation Zimbeck, Alicia Janelle. "Fate of Francisella tularensis capsule and O-antigen mutants in human macrophages. has been approved by the Examining Committee for the thesis requirement for the Master of Science degree in Microbiology at the May 2014 graduation. To my loving and supportive fiancé, Chris Groen ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, I(More)
In distilling a vast literature spanning the rational— irrational divide, this paper offers reflections on why asset bubbles continue to threaten economic stability despite financial markets becoming more informationally-efficient, more complete, and more heavily influenced by sophisticated (i.e. presumably rational) institutional investors. Candidate(More)
Why do some militarized interstate disputes involve multiple third party attempts to resolve the dispute, while others seemingly end before movement towards peace is possible? This article examines third party commitment to international conflict resolution. I argue that a third party's commitment reflects strategic interests, barriers to entry and the(More)