Carlos V. A. Silva

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<b>Context:</b> The concept of code smells is widespread in Software Engineering. However, in spite of the many discussions and claims about them, there are few empirical studies to support or contest these ideas. In particular, the study of the human perception of what is a code smell and how to deal with it has been mostly neglected. <b>Objective:</b> To(More)
Group cohesion in sport is a widely spread theme today. Research has found cohesion to be influenced by several individual and group components. Among the cognitive variables that relate to cohesion we found competitive anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between task cohesion (ATG-T, and GI-T) and competitive state anxiety(More)
This paper analyzes the effects of immigration on access to health care in England. Linking administrative records from the Hospital Episode Statistics (2003-2012) with immigration data drawn from the UK Labor Force Survey, we analyze how immigrant inflows affected waiting times in the National Health Service. We find that immigration reduced waiting times(More)
Solar irradiance forecasting is an important problem in renewable energy management where any dips in solar energy generation must be made up for by reserves in order to ensure an uninterrupted energy supply. In this paper, we study several data mining methods for short term solar irradiance forecasting at a given location. In particular, we apply linear(More)
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