Feature structures are related to frames in artiicial intelligence and to record structures in many programming languages. They are widely used as a data structure for natural language processing and their formalizations often include multiple inheritance and subtyping, which allow for terser descriptions and a logical control over non-determinism during… (More)
⊗ This article is based on the my participation in a panel discussion entitled "Canadians and Their Cars and Trucks" at Canada's Energy Efficiency Conference 2000, Ottawa, October 2000. I wish to thank Marie Schingh and the Transportation Energy Use Division at Natural Resources Canada, for inviting me to this conference. Also thanks to David Gillen for… (More)
While the views expressed herein are those of the authors, the JCSH wishes to acknowledge the many people who provided assistance by participating as key informants, critiquing early drafts, drawing attention to examples of good practice or sharing their personal knowledge. The authors hope that this document will encourage dialogue and action and result in… (More)
This dissertation is dedicated to my parents, Renie and Bill Morrison, who taught me a love of learning at an early age and supported my continuing education in so many ways, and to my beautiful wife, Ellen, whose love, encouragement, and support made this possible.
Synopsis: Can economically efficient outcomes be obtained and sustained in the absence of externally enforced property rights? We study the evolutionary properties of a game that exhibits two well-defined Nash equilibria: one generates an inefficient outcome while the other set generates an efficient outcome supported by the potential for retaliation.… (More)
The transportation sector is the biggest single source of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in Canada. Federal and Provincial efforts to reduce GHG's in this sector have been underway in earnest since the creation (in 1998) of the "Transportation Table", one of 15 sectoral groups set up to develop emissions reducing strategies and legislation. Now, as policy… (More)