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Academic Communications Samples

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Sample One

Achieving sustainable development of financial institutions has been at the forefront of the world agenda since the end of the recent economic crisis in 2008-2009. Prudent supervision of the banking sector is critical to reach this goal. Russia ranks third in the number of banks globally, after the United States and Germany. However, Russia’s major bank, The Bank of Russia, lacks the necessary resources to organize regular field inspections of a large number of its banks. This is why The Bank of Russia urgently needs a remote system to monitor the national-banking sector. This system should enable the most vulnerable banks to be identified and properly supervised to improve banking-sector stability.

 

The probability-of-default (PD) model constitutes a possible instrument to address this problem. The PD shows the likelihood of a bank failure over a fixed assessment period. This paper reviews binary choice models that attempt to describe, predict, and prevent defaults of Russian banks with regard to national-banking sector peculiarities. To achieve this, we have utilized the experience of PD model creation for emerging economies, i.e., BRICS and Eastern Europe. The majority of existing work on the Russian banking experience examines the collapse of the Russian banking system in 1998. However, the rules of the game and the economic environment have dramatically changed since that time.

Sample Two

In recent years, crack extraction and classification of actual pavement sections has constituted one of the central topics in highway transportation applications. Crack detection is a particularly critical aspect of pavement maintenance. It enables a growing body of knowledge about real pavement cracks in terms of their shapes and types, and informs optimal maintenance decisions. Therefore, crack detection data archiving and recording are currently performed due to a huge increase in traffic volume on roads, differences in weather conditions, and poor asphalt materials. As the Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL) states (citation), “More than 560 million square yards of actual pavement sections largely requires a methodical objective procedure of determining existing cracks for maintenance priorities and rehabilitation (M&R) strategies”. It is clear that crack detection for all pavement sections of all countries should be performed and made easily accessible to asset managers. However, many challenges exist in crack detection and classification plans associated with executed data acquisition methodologies, data arrangement and archiving, data analysis, and data verification objectives. Thus, a complete systematic procedure for crack extraction and classification is urgently needed (citation).

Sample Three

In the winter of 1863, the first 13 Korean immigrants to Russia settled in the valley of the Tizinkhe River, which is located 5 km north of the Posyet Port of Novgorod Bay, across the Duman River at the border of Hamgyeong-bukdo. They were illegal residents and stateless, without possessing any official documents issued by either Soviet Russia or the Joseon Dynasty. In fact, their settlement in the area constituted a life-threatening action because they would be subject to summary execution if they were caught by border guards. In an effort to increase their security, Korean families requested official permission from First Lieutenant Rezanov at Novgrod to legitimately reside in the area, as well as secure his protection from the Red Turban rebellion, which involved horse-riding marauders in the Manchuria area. In response to this request, the Russian government not only authorized their legal residency in the area, but also provided them with food and agricultural supplies for farming.

Sample Four

The Qaidam Basin is a meso-cenozoic continental facies petroliferous basin circumscribed by three mountain systems: the Altun Mountains, the Kunlun Mountains, and the Qilian Mountains (citation). The formation and evolution of the Cenozoic reservoir in the west area of the Qaidam Basin are affected by subduction of the Indian Plate, uplifting of the Qinghai – Tibetan Plateau, strike-slip of the Altyn Tagh Fault, as well as new special and complex orogeny and hydrocarbon accumulation conditions and distribution characteristics. The current structural framework of the Yingxi area was formed under the influence of multi-phase tectonic activities of the Himalaya movement. The fault system and trap generated through tectonic stress provided favorable conditions for petroleum and gas enrichment, and hydrocarbon accumulation. In addition, the derived fracture system constitutes not only a petroleum and gas migration channel, but is also of critical significance as a reservoir.

Sample Five

One of the primary functions of scientific data is to serve as evidence for argumentation in scientific research (citation). The sharing and reuse of scientific data facilitates research progress and findings, increases exchange and comparison among academic fields and sub-fields, and accelerates problem-solving and disciplinary advancement (citations). For instance, the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) requires participants to adopt a unified dataset released on the same track to collaboratively promote the resolution of issues related to information retrieval. In addition, the ArrayExpress Archive has become a major resource for the research community for reusing data from high-throughput functional genomics experiments.

 

Digital scientific data are extraordinary, in terms of both quantity and quality. Ever increasing data repositories, especially in the fields of biology, medicine, earth science, etc., are being developed and deployed (citations). Consequently, data-related research, such as data-use tracking (citations), motivations and influences of data-sharing (citations), and dataset evaluation is flourishing. These studies are committed to exploring the value of scientific data as a type of emerging academic resource. However, it is worth noting that the basis of the above endeavors is to extract data-use statements (DUS) from extant academic literature in an effective manner. DUS refers to identifying statements in academic literature which identify how scientific data are obtained, processed, and utilized by author(s). While previous studies have mainly focused on extracting data-sharing or data-citation statements, few studies have specifically examined extracting DUS. Furthermore, the approaches in previous studies are mostly semi-automatic or human-intensive.

Sample Six

Promoting digital certificates has proven difficult, even with a large amount of funding and effort. One example of this kind of promotion is the Hong Kong Government’s campaign in January 2000. Although the campaign was a failure, we can learn crucial lessons from it and avoid making similar mistakes in the future. Hong Kong Post is assigned the role of recognized CA under the Electronic Transaction Ordinance in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government orchestrated many activities to promote it, such as spending a tremendous amount of money on promotion and advertisements, in such venues as newspapers and television.

 

The cost of a digital certificate is HKD$50. In order to create a critical mass of personal users and to promote the development of electronic business, Hong Kong Post offered the general public an option to embed a digital certificate in their new smart identity card for one year for free. This free “e-Cert” program began in June 2003 and ended in March 2007.

 

This was a particularly expeditious concept because Hong Kong law requires all citizens to carry ID cards with them whenever they travel outside of their homes. Thus, users can always use digital certificates because their cards are always in their wallets. In this way, they are not burdened with having to carry an extra USB flash drive. This constitutes a unique program to Hong Kong. It was generally expected to be a success and that Hong Kong Post would generate an appropriate profit.

Sample Seven

On New Year’s Eve, every family is normally replete with love, warmth, and happiness. On a particular New Year’s Eve, however, an explosive news headline attracted the attention of millions of people all over China. A 34-year-old delivery woman, suffering from hypertension and preeclampsia, was admitted to the Third Hospital of Beijing University. After approximately 15 days of treatment, she complained of chest pain, which was followed by sudden cardiac arrest. Despite all of the multidisciplinary team’s intensive attempts to rescue her, she died soon afterwards. Her family immediately became enraged, smashing objects and behaving aggressively towards medical staff. Her unit, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also released an official statement that vehemently condemned the hospital. The media used an eye-catching title to attract widespread attention by declaring that the Chinese Academy of Sciences had declared an all-out war on Chinese Medical University. Afterwards, a postmortem examination confirmed that the patient died of aortic dissection with a rupture into the pleural cavity.

Sample Eight

The direction of an incoming dust storm is important for calculating the amount of dust storm particles that are deposited in the seas. (citation) used statistics regarding the direction of dust storms over Qingdao and found that the dust storms came from north and northwest 118 times out of a total of 158 times, which constitutes 74.8% of the total number of dust storms occurring from 1961-2004. Considering that these dust storms are mainly from the northwest, west and north, Qingdao and Korea provide critical locations for ground measurements. In March and April, mass concentrations of coarse particles in Qingdao accounted for 80% and 62% of the total dust storm occurrence, respectively. The dry deposition flux in Qingdao is between (data), with an average value of (data) (citation). However, since some dust storms did not pass over Qingdao, these results can only partially explain the amount of sediment deposition. At the ground sampling sites on the Korean Peninsula, high dust concentrations of up to (data) have been observed, with dust sources in North China and Mongolia (citation).
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