Thomas E. Allen

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The study reports on a set of questions added to the 1997-98 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth designed to take into consideration the functioning of children in their classroom in nine functional areas. Basing information on 30,198 students, the study describes prevalence rates of reported limitations in these functional areas(More)
This study presents crosstabulations of educational placement variables by selected demographic characteristics and reports the different patterns of educational placement for subgroups of the deaf and hard of hearing population. Type of school, amount of academic integration with hearing students, and the number of deaf or hard of hearing students(More)
Preferences have been studied in philosophy, economics, psychology, and computer science and have a wide range of applications, such as e-commerce, recommender systems, decision support systems, and control of automated systems. A variety of methods have been proposed for modeling preferences. The one that I consider here is that of conditional preference(More)
This article investigated to what extent age, use of a cochlear implant, parental hearing status, and use of sign in the home determine language of instruction for profoundly deaf children. Categorical data from 8,325 profoundly deaf students from the 2008 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Youth were analyzed using chi-square automated(More)
Brief review is provided of recent research on the impact of early visual language exposure on a variety of developmental outcomes, including literacy, cognition, and social adjustment. This body of work points to the great importance of giving young deaf children early exposure to a visual language as a critical precursor to the acquisition of literacy.(More)
This paper reports the findings of a study that examined the demographic, educational, and audiological characteristics of a sample of children in Texas who had received cochlear implants. Children who had received implants and children who had not were compared. Differences between the two groups are discussed in the context of the criteria that have been(More)
Four critical responses to an article, "The Role of Phonology and Phonologically Related Skills in Reading Instruction for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" (Wang, Trezek, Luckner, & Paul, 2008), are presented. Issue is taken with the conclusions of the article by Wang and colleagues regarding the "necessary" condition of phonological awareness for(More)
We introduce a method for generating CP-nets uniformly at random. As CP-nets encode a subset of partial orders, ensuring that we generate samples uniformly at random is not a trivial task. We present algorithms for counting CP-nets, ranking and computing the rank of an arbitrary CP-net for a given number of nodes, and generating a CP-net given its rank. We(More)
Joshua T. Guerin The University of Tennessee at Martin 110 Business Administration Building Martin, Tennessee 38238 jguerin@utm.edu Thomas E. Allen University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science Davis Marksbury Building 329 Rose Street Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0633 thomas.allen@uky.edu Judy Goldsmith University of Kentucky Department of Computer(More)
Conditional preference networks (CP-nets) offer a potentially compact representation of qualitative preferences. Much of the research on CP-nets limits attention to strict preferences over binary variables. We extend the work of previous researchers to allow modeling preferences over multi-valued variables over some of which the preference holder may be(More)