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In the city of Casale Monferrato, the largest Italian factory that produced asbestos-cement goods was active from 1907 to 1985. Consequently, asbestos fibers scattered in the surrounding area and caused an enormous number of cases of pleural mesothelioma. Owing to the very long latency of this disease, many subjects have not exhibited its symptoms yet. The(More)
In this paper a sensitivity analysis for optimal solutions of the wellknown Duncan’s model is proposed to misspecification in the cost parameters. The analysis is performed both in the continuous case, i.e. when the production process continues in operation while searches for the assignable cause after a signal are made, and in the more realistic(More)
Historical linguistics needs procedures to evaluate the similarity between languages through the comparison of specific word lists drawn from the whole vocabulary. The main issue is to evaluate a fair threshold for the number of similar items beyond which it is sensible to reject the hypothesis of chance similarity. After a short review of papers dealing(More)
Diffusion of innovation can be defined as a system of adoption by which the innovation of a new product or service is spread among the members or agents in a social system. Diffusion models help to forecast the demand and work as a decision aid in making prelaunch, launch and help post-launch strategic choices. This complex system can be approached, in(More)
Riassunto: In linguistica storica occorrono metodi per quantificare la similarità fra lingue basandosi sul confronto di particolari liste di parole estratte dal vocabolario completo. In particolare, si pone il problema di valutare se il numero di elementi simili nelle due liste sia sufficientemente alto per rifiutare l’ipotesi di somiglianza casuale. Dopo(More)
In this paper, we consider the application of the Lotka–Volterra model with churn effects, LVch, (Guidolin and Guseo, 2015) to the case of a confectionary product produced in Italy and recently commercialized in a European country. Weekly time series, referring separately to quantities of regular and promotional sales, are available. Their joint inspection(More)
The study of the lifecycle of existing pharmaceutical products within a common therapeutic category may provide some insight into the expected performance of a new drug with comparable efficacy from the medical point of view. Whenever the category is crowded, however, this approach requires the analysis of hundreds, or even thousands, of sales’ time series.(More)