DSpace Repository

The Notre Dame University-Louaize Institutional Repository, known as DSpace, is a digital archive of the university's intellectual output accessible to others worldwide over the Internet. The institutional Repository contains a collection of research and publications written by academic authors, students, staff, alumni and research groups that have sufficient quality to be collected and preserved by the Library but which are not controlled by commercial publishers.

Notre Dame University members are eligible to engage in self-archiving of their digitally-born materials within the institutional repository. For self-archiving please review the Guidelines, Thesis Submission and the Submission Guidelines pages.

OR, you can email the publications you would like to add to: specialcollections@ndu.edu.lb

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  • Maroun, Bashir M. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2001)
    This thesis uses the link structure of the World Wide Web as a basis to create better search engines. It focuses on the HITS algorithm, which was the first algorithm to up the link topology. HITS is implemented with slight modifications and tested with variations of its input parameters. It is also used in order to discover emerging communities in cyberspace. Other related algorithms, which use the link structure of the web as an undirected graph are described and compared with HITS. Finally, an attempt to combine link-based with text-based analysis in order to create more accurate search methods ...
  • Karam, Rita (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2002)
    This thesis discusses Artificial Economy with applications to Reinforcement Learning. It focuses first on Reinforcement Learning, comparing it to other types of learning such as Supervised Learning. It then covers a historical overview of the field and summarizes the current works. The work described in this thesis has a psychological approach as we focus on reward and punishment. We experiment Artificial Economy with a prototype which solves the Blocks World problem. We then show how the Artificial Economy approach can be integrated with other concepts of Reinforcement Learning techniques.
  • Saad Eddine, Nour (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2020)
    Solar Chimney (SC) is a passive design used to enhance natural ventilation and space conditioning in a building, limiting the energy requirement of the building to low operational costs. In Lebanon, high energy consumption of residential buildings is recorded mainly for heating and cooling, marking the highest consumption in the Western Mid Mountain (WMM) climatic zone. Thus, proposing the SC application for limiting this high thermal demand in residential buildings of the WMM zone for both heating and cooling would limit the total energy consumption. SC design has various types (Stand-alone SC ...
  • Al Baba, Rana A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018-06)
    Place is a word that speaks for itself - a concept both simple and complicated that allows the cultural elite to savour city's life. We can see many manifestations of a certain place; it is what we call "place of memory", where participating in certain activities expresses the spirit of such places. Place and memory intersect together so that every place has a memory, and each memory is related within a place. Memory and its representations touch very significantly upon questions of identity, nationalism, power and authority. This is what Tim Cresswell (2004) discussed fully in his introduction ...
  • Faddoul, Fady S. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    Software components enable practical reuse of software parts and amortization of investments over multiple applications. Software components are binary units of independent production, acquisition that are combined together to form a functioning system. Building solution by combining bought and made components improves quality and supports rapid development, leading to short time to market. For these reasons, component technology is expected by many to be the corner stone of software in the year to come. Even though component software is a very promising way of building applications, it is very ...

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