Information for a Better World Shaping the Global Future

Information for a Better World  Shaping the Global Future

For a word embedding model, we used a version of word2vec [26] that, unlike the original implementation, vectorizes out-of-vocabulary words [34] ... Additionally, we evaluate TCApreproc using three different word embeddings (see below).

Author: Malte Smits

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030969578

Category: Computers

Page: 482

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This two-volume set LNCS 13192 – 13193 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future, held in February 2022. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 32 full papers and the 29 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 167 submissions. They cover topics such as: Library and Information Science; Information Governance and Ethics; Data Science; Human-Computer Interaction and Technology ̧ Information Behaviour and Retrieval ̧ Communities and Media ̧ Health Informatics.
Categories: Computers

Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

Researchers based in Japan and other parts of the world increasingly view its importance as a topic of academic discussion, as its fandom ... This word is a pun on another word,婦女子, rather an old-fashioned word meaning 'women'.

Author: Anju Beniwal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319709758

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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This edited collection highlights the diversity and reach of global leisure studies and global leisure theory. It explores the impact of globalization on leisure, and the sites of resistance and accommodation found in local, virtual and global leisure spaces. Unlike any other collection on leisure studies, Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World is truly representative of the diversity of the large and growing leisure scholarship across the globe. It demonstrates how researchers in leisure studies and sociology of leisure are applying complex theory to their work, and how a new theory of global leisure is emerging.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Creating a Better World

Creating a Better World

The development-aid system can, for lack of better words, be termed the DOSTANGO system. This is a global system, but it cannot be called a GCS, because the NGO system in aid is donor led, and many of the most influential NGOs are more ...

Author: Rupert Taylor

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 9781565491885

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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* Takes an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting global civil society * Contributors are some of the leading theoreticians in the field * A sound handbook for activism The term "global civil society" has become a catchphrase of our times. But efforts to define and interpret what global civil society actually is have led to ambiguity and dispute. This major work of scholarship and advocacy pierces through the generalizations and debates. It presents cogent examples of groups within civil society--from the Seattle and Genoa protesters to transnational grassroots movements, such as Slum/Shack Dwellers International--that are creatively meeting the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected world. The contributors offer clarity and the hope that another world is possible--one in which civil society’s global networks can effectively create a free, fair, and just global order. Scholars, students, and anyone interested in understanding new forces influencing contemporary world politics will want to have this book on their shelves.
Categories: Political Science

Intersex For Lack of a Better Word

Intersex  For Lack of a Better Word

After immersing myself in that world, I found another, a world that couldn't have seemed farther away, where punk rock dykes were gathering South of Market at the Coco Club in another kind of mating ritual, one which included gathering ...

Author: Thea Hillman

Publisher: Manic D Press

ISBN: 9781933149448

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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“In Hillman’s world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Hillman’s writing is sexy because it’s smart and refuses to simplify things.”—Fabula Magazine "Hillman's utterly unabashed memoir...showcases both the personal, embodied realities of intersex, and the social and political milieus that shape them... Intersex, too, is gorgeously written."—Women's Review of Books "It's utterly impossible to not be spellbound by performer-activist Thea Hillman, in person or in print ... A must-read."—Curve “There’s nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book.”—Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism “An important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal.”—Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) chronicles one person’s search for self in a world obsessed with normal. What is “intersex”? According to the Intersex Society of North America, the word describes someone born with sex chromosomes, genitalia, or an internal reproductive system that are neither clearly male nor clearly female. In first-person prose as intimate as a diary, Thea Hillman redefines memoir in a series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community. Whether she’s pondering quirky family tendencies (“Drag”), reflecting on “queerness” (“Another”), or recounting scintillating adventures in San Francisco’s sex clubs, Hillman’s brave and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.
Categories: Social Science

Fables of a Journeyman

Fables of a Journeyman

Imagine that one of these people dreams of another world; a world of bright sunshine, starlit nights, ... One day (for lack of a better word in a world without day or night) a stranger came to the twilight world and although he offered ...

Author: Bruce Ajamian

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434980779

Category: Poetry

Page: 34

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Categories: Poetry

Hope for a Better World

Hope for a Better World

English class showed how thirteen Greek roots combine to make twenty English words. Each student held a root and stepped forward to show how that root combined with others to make a complete word. World history did a skit showing how a ...

Author: James Walton Blackburn

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781642997927

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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This book tells the story of how I grew up in a Wilburite Quaker family in Ohio and attended Scattergood Friends School in Iowa. I give an overview of Quakers who originated as the The Religious Society of Friends in seventeenth-century England. I tell about Wilburite Friends, which are much different from most Quakers. Their practices are close to early English Friends. I tell how the Blackburn Family lived out Quaker beliefs. I tell about Scattergood Friends School in Iowa. I present my personal faith. An inspiration for this book is A Quaker Book of Wisdom "" Life Lessons in Simplicity, Service, and Common Sense by Robert Lawrence Smith. He states, "It is my ever-growing conviction that the compassionate Quaker message badly needs to be heard in today's complex, materialistic, often unjust, and discriminatory society. Every day brings new public debate over issues Quakers have always addressed: war and peace, social justice, education, health care, poverty, business ethics, public service, the use of world resources" (Smith, xii""xiii).
Categories: Religion

Packard s Monthly

Packard s Monthly

And I am glad , young gentlemen , to know that he teaches you another word equally important , and equally effective — the old Anglo - Saxon world plod . These two words have glorious significations . There is no better word in the ...



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In Search of a Better World

In Search of a Better World

All I mean by this distinction, however, is that world 1 and world 2 are at least prima facie different. ... (The word 'world' is obviously not being used here to mean the universe or cosmos, but rather parts of ...

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135975081

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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'I want to begin by declaring that I regard scientific knowledge as the most important kind of knowledge we have', writes Sir Karl Popper in the opening essay of this book, which collects his meditations on the real improvements science has wrought in society, in politics and in the arts in the course of the twentieth century. His subjects range from the beginnings of scientific speculation in classical Greece to the destructive effects of twentieth century totalitarianism, from major figures of the Enlightenment such as Kant and Voltaire to the role of science and self-criticism in the arts. The essays offer striking new insights into the mind of one of the greatest twentieth century philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

Educational Research and Innovation Languages in a Global World Learning for Better Cultural Understanding

Educational Research and Innovation Languages in a Global World Learning for Better Cultural Understanding

Learning for Better Cultural Understanding OECD Della Chiesa Bruno, Scott Jessica, Hinton Christina ... their own grammar, as ASL does – they are merely a way of expressing English grammar, word order, and vocabulary with the hands.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264123557


Page: 470

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This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages.

A World in Disarray

A World in Disarray

What is the “global gap?” Use examples from the text on how/where the global gap is present today. 4. Discuss the phrase “international community” and the extent to which it exists, providing some examples. 5.

Author: Richard Haass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399562372

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. Meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. Weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. The United States remains the world’s strongest country, but American foreign policy has at times made matters worse, both by what the U.S. has done and by what it has failed to do. The Middle East is in chaos, Asia is threatened by China’s rise and a reckless North Korea, and Europe, for decades the world’s most stable region, is now anything but. As Richard Haass explains, the election of Donald Trump and the unexpected vote for “Brexit” signals that many in modern democracies reject important aspects of globalization, including borders open to trade and immigrants. In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less. One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections. Haass also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He suggests, too, what the country should do to address its dysfunctional politics, mounting debt, and the lack of agreement on the nature of its relationship with the world. A World in Disarray is a wise examination, one rich in history, of the current world, along with how we got here and what needs doing. Haass shows that the world cannot have stability or prosperity without the United States, but that the United States cannot be a force for global stability and prosperity without its politicians and citizens reaching a new understanding.
Categories: Political Science