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Nymbler: Privacy-enhanced Protection from Abuses of Anonymity
(University of Waterloo, 2011-01-05)
Anonymous communications networks help to solve the real and important problem of enabling users to communicate privately over the Internet. However, by doing so, they also introduce an entirely new problem: How can service ...
Spatial Auditory Maps for Blind Travellers
(University of Waterloo, 2011-05-13)
Empirical research shows that blind persons who have the ability and opportunity to access geographic map information tactually, benefit in their mobility. Unfortunately, tangible maps are not found in large numbers. ...
Exponentially Dense Matroids
(University of Waterloo, 2011-12-15)
This thesis deals with questions relating to the maximum density of rank-n matroids in a minor-closed class. Consider a minor-closed class M of matroids that does not contain a given rank-2 uniform matroid. The growth ...
Using Rhetorical Figures and Shallow Attributes as a Metric of Intent in Text
(University of Waterloo, 2011-05-20)
In this thesis we propose a novel metric of document intent evaluation based on the detection and classification of rhetorical figure. In doing so we dispel the notion that rhetoric lacks the structure and consistency ...
Learning in large-scale spiking neural networks
(University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
Learning is central to the exploration of intelligence. Psychology and machine learning provide high-level explanations of how rational agents learn. Neuroscience provides low-level descriptions of how the brain changes ...