Nigel K. L. Pope

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Consumer selection of retail patronage mode has been widely researched by marketing scholars. Several researchers have segmented consumers by shopping orientation. However, few have applied such methods to the Internet shopper. Despite the widespread belief that Internet shoppers are primarily motivated by convenience, the authors show empirically that(More)
With the ever-increasing and ever-changing flow of information available on the Web, information analysis has never been more important. Web text mining, which includes text categorization, text clustering, association analysis and prediction of trends, can assist us in discovering useful information in an effective and efficient manner. In this chapter, we(More)
This chapter introduces a new Computational Intelligence algorithm called Horizon Scan. Horizon Scan is a heuristic based technique designed to search for optimal solution in non-linear space. It is a variant of the Hill-Climbing technique and works in contrary to the temperature-cooling scheme used in Simulated-Annealing. Initial experiments on the(More)
In this chapter we review the history of mathematics-based approaches to problem solving. The authors suggest that while the ability of analysts to deal with the extremes of data now available is leading to a new leap in the handling of data analysis, information processing, and control systems, that ability remains grounded in the work of early pioneers of(More)
Both visualization and data mining have become important tools in discovering hidden relationships in large data sets, and in extracting useful knowledge and information from large databases. Even though many algorithms for mining association rules have been researched extensively in the past decade, they do not incorporate users in the association-rule(More)
This chapter describes the utilization of an uncertain reasoning-based technique in public services strategic management analysis. Specifically, the nascent NCaRBS technique (developed from Dempster-Shafer theory) is used to categorize the strategic stance of each state's public long-term care (LTC) system to prospector, defender or reactor. Missing values(More)
This chapter applies data-mining techniques to help manufacturing companies analyze their customers' requirements. Customer requirement analysis has been well recognized as one of the principal factors in product development for achieving success in the marketplace. Due to the difficulties inherent in the customer requirement analysis process, reusing(More)