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  • Streicher, M; Wesson, JL; Calitz, A (2001)
    During the last ten years, a number of computerised testing systems have been developed without considering the users' level of computer proficiency. Students at the University of Port Elizabeth come from a diverse background, ...
  • Pretorius, L; Bosch, SE (2001)
    Morphological analysis is a basic enabling application for further kinds of natural lan guage processing, including part-of-speech tagging, parsing, translation and other high-level applications. Automated morphological ...
  • Hazelhurst, S (2001)
    The use of IP filtering to improve system security is well established, and although limited in what it can achieve has proved to be efficient and effective. In the design of a security policy there is always a trade-off ...
  • De Ridder, C; Pretorius, L; Barnard, A (2001)
    With the advent of the lnformation Age and global connectivity, the ethical use of Information and Communication Technologies (/CI) has become essential. As the drive towards the establishment of a so-called IT profession ...
  • Cohen, JF (2001)
    The validity of managerial activities such as strategic planning have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In particular, the validity of information systems strategic planning (ISSP) within South African ...
  • Marsden, G; Jones, M (2001)
    Embedded interactive computer systems, such as those found in cellular handsets, can be hard to use. The combination of small form factor - limited input and output potential - and an increasing feature set, result in ...
  • Renaud, K; Smith, E (2001)
    This paper presents a novel approach to a familiar problem - that of helping users to choose better passwords, and to remember them. User identification and authentication is an essential aspect of our technologically ...
  • Marte, O-C; Marais, P (2001)
    This paper presents preliminary work on the segmentation of Computed Tomography data using a model-based approach. Conventional image processing of CT data is aimed at the production of simple iso-surfaces far surgical ...
  • Barnard, A; Ehlers, EM (2001)
    In this paper we consider the representation and generation of three-dimensional structures by means of formal descriptive methods. Graph and graph grammar theory present us with a powerful two-dimensional representational ...
  • Botha, R; Eloff, J (2001)
    The eXtensible Markup Language {XML) are being upheld as having the potential to change the way business is conducted. This will be effected by changing the way in which information is shared. However, with the sharing of ...
  • Handzic, M; Van Toorn, C; Parkin, P (2001)
    The aim of the case study reported in this paper was to provide a cultural audit of a university school as a typical knowledge-based organisation. The subjects were 24 academic staff members who participated in the study ...
  • Adler, J; Christelis, GD; Deneys, JA; Konidaris, GD; Lewis, G; Lipson, AG; Phillips, RL; Scott-Dawkins, DK; Shell, DA; Strydom, BV; Trakman, WM; Van Gool, LD (2001)
    Two polygons are adjacent if they have edges which share a common edge segment. In this paper we consider the problem of finding adjacencies in a set of n non-overlapping polygons. Using the fact that adjacent edges must ...
  • Van Greunen, D; Wesson, J (2001)
    The goal of this paper is to discuss the role of usability testing in software development in South Africa. Throughout the software industry software engineers develop user interfaces (Ul) with little or no support from ...
  • Stander, A; Van Zee, P; Wang, Y-J (2001)
    Automatic teller machines (ATM) are an intermediate stage in the progression of banking technology. This intermediate stage is expected to remain until user perceptions of electronic banking have improved. ATM transaction ...
  • Smith, DC; Becker, M; Burns-Howell, J; Kyriakides, J (2001)
    The use of teams within organisations is becoming more prevalent as teams have been identified as an efficient work unit of human capital. This research identified 17 team effectiveness characteristics and, using a sample ...
  • Wong, B; Marsden, G (2001)
    With the continuing growth of the Internet, an increasing number of organisations are incorporating the Web into their business activities. The appeal of a site to users in terms of both attractiveness and usability ...
  • Thomas, TA; Brown, S (2001)
    Group activities are important for students in order to develop the skills they will need for working with other people when they get into industry. The Internet offers an exciting environment for students to practise these ...
  • Franken, J; Stander, A; Booley, Z; Isaacs, Z; Rose, R (2001)
    Designers of mobile systems continue to focus on transferring the typical workstation environment as prevalent on the desktop PC to mobile devices. The lack of specific focus on the requirements of the wireless platforms ...
  • Hart, ML; Davies, K; Barker-Goldie, E-J; Theron, A (2001)
    This research describes a study into the adoption of data mining (DM) techniques and tools in industry. They are seen by most companies interviewed as strategically important, with key applications varying per sector, but ...
  • Harmse, R; Thomas, T (2001)
    The arrival of outcomes-based education (OBE) in South African means that we have to change the way in which we assess our learners. Coupled with this change comes a move to larger classes where individual assessment has ...

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