Marco A. Palomino

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Horizon scanning is being increasingly regarded as an instrument to support strategic decision making. It requires the systematic examination of information to identify potential threats, emerging issues and opportunities to improve resilience and decrease risk exposure. Horizon scanning can use the Web to augment the acquisition of information, though this(More)
This paper describes work performed at the University of Sunderland as part of the EU-funded VITALAS project. Text feature vectors, extracted from the TRECVID video data set, were submitted to an SVM-Light implementation of Support Vector Machine, which aimed to label each video shot with the relevant concepts from the 101-concept MediaMill set. Sunderland(More)
Horizon scanning is an increasingly important part of management decision making in all sectors. It involves the systematic search for incipient trends, opportunities and constraints that might affect the probability of achieving management goals and objectives. This requires the continuous acquisition of up-to-date information to anticipate issues, collect(More)
The Java programming language and its environment are highly regarded as suitable choices for the development and deployment of distributed applications. Portability, an object oriented approach, support for multi-threading programming and a special set of libraries for remote procedure calls, are some of the features that make Java an excellent choice for(More)
Reverse auctions and negotiations are two common procurement mechanisms. The drawback of many auctions is their sole focus on price. The drawback of negotiations is that they are sequential, slow and costly. The Internet enables multi-attribute auctions and multi-bilateral multi-attribute negotiations efficiently. In both processes concession-making plays a(More)
Evidence continues to grow supporting the idea that restorative environments, green exercise, and nature-based activities positively impact human health. Nature-deficit disorder, a journalistic term proposed to describe the ill effects of people's alienation from nature, is not yet formally recognized as a medical diagnosis. However, over the past decade,(More)
Choosing the optimal terms to represent a search engine query is not trivial, and may involve an iterative process such as relevance feedback, repeated unaided attempts by the user or the automatic suggestion of additional terms, which the user may select or reject. This is particularly true of a multimedia search engine which searches on concepts as well(More)