Category Archives: 2021

APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING IN URBAN STUDIES: A CASE STUDY OF GREATER HYDERABAD

Remote Sensing satellite image provides temporal as well as high resolution information about the changing dimensions of urban landscape. The climate in and around cities and other built up areas is altered due to changes in land use / land cover and anthropogenic activities related to urbanization. The advantages of using remotely sensed data are the availability of high resolution, consistent and repetitive coverage and capability of measurements of earth surface conditions.

To extract the land use / land cover information, various indices based on satellite imagery are derived and thematic maps are prepared. Extraction of land use / land cover features is based on three indices to represent major urban land use classes. The urban land use is generalized in three categories i.e. built up land, vegetation, and open water. The, three indices used, represents the three major land use categories. Three indices which are derived to represent urban – land use / land cover categories are vegetation, water bodies and built-up are: Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI), Modified Normalized Differential Water Index (MNDWI), and Normalized Differential Built-up Index (NDBI).

Keywords: Remote Sensing, Thermal Image, Land Surface Temperature, Indices.

AUTOMATIC SENTENCE PARSER FOR AMHARIC LANGUAGE USING SVM

Natural language processing is a research area which is becoming increasingly popular each day for both academic and commercial reasons. Higher level NLP systems (e.g., machine translation) are materialized only when the lower ones (e.g., part-of-speech tagger, syntactic parser) are successfully built.

The objective of this research is to build and evaluate Automatic Amharic sentence parser using supervised machine learning approach specifically by using support vector machine. In order to conduct the experiment, we adopt LIBSVM package, which is a library for Support Vector Machines (SVMs).

To do this research, 370 sample sentences were taken from WIC corpus, Amharic grammar book, news article, magazines; manually parsed the entire sentence by the researcher and comment and suggestion given from linguistics expert. These datasets are classified into 90% is for training and the rest 10 % is used for testing.

Experiments have been conducted in this study using the training set and test set. Finally, the overall model accuracy of the mode that we have got is 98.913.

Keywords: Parser, Amharic Text Parser using SVM, Text Parser, Parser.

THE UTILIZATION OF CODE SWITCHING AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

The main objective of this study was to assess the utilization of code-switching and its impact on the students’ academic performance. This study made use of descriptive correlational method of research that utilized a standardized questionnaire as primary data gathering tool. The respondents of the study were the first year college students at a private Catholic University in the City of Malolos. The results were analyzed and interpreted using statistical tests such as mean and regression analysis in assessing the impact of the utilization of code-switching on the students’ academic performance. The utilization of code-switching and level of academic performance were quantified using frequency counts and weighted mean procedures. Using the aforementioned procedures, the findings of the study showed that the utilization of code-switching was “most of the time used” in terms of curriculum access, classroom management and interpersonal relationship. In addition, the students’ level of academic performance was satisfactory as exhibited by its general weighted mean score. Lastly, it was revealed that the utilization of code-switching had a significant impact on the academic performance of students. A number of implications were drawn based on the findings of the study that can be used in the utilization of code-switching in relation to academic performance.

Keywords: Academic Performance, Code-Switching, Utilization of Code-Switching.

EMPLOYABILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE: A TRACER STUDY OF LCUP-CBEA GRADUATES AY 2015 TO 2018

The paper is a tracer study of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) graduates of La Consolacion University Philippines in Malolos City, Bulacan inclusive of academic years 2015-2016 to 2017-2018.  It aimed to assess the CBEA programs’ relevance to prevailing industry needs and alignment with the requirements of a dynamic labor market.  A descriptive research design was utilized using purposive sampling.  A survey patterned after the Commission on Higher Education’s questionnaire was made available online through Google forms. Results revealed that majority of the CBEA alumni were employed in private firms as full-time and permanent employees, with average monthly remuneration ranging from P 10,000-20,000, and with the majority employed as office staff, working within their locality.   On the average, most had served their present employers for less than six months, this being attributed to more respondents who were recent graduates. Most respondents claimed that their current job was their first after graduation, and to be competitive, have pursued further studies.  The CBEA programs had very highly contributed to the enhancement of the graduates’ personal and professional growth, particularly on communication skills, and Augustinian values formation.

Keywords: Tracer Study, Business, Entrepreneurship, Accountancy, CBEA, Personal and Professional Growth, Labor Mismatch, Skills Gaps.

PRODUCTIVITY: A WORK SKILLS AND ATTITUDES ASSESSMENT OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINEES

The study was an assessment of the employers’ appraisal of the on-the-job trainees’ work skills and attitudes.  It determined whether these work skills and attitudes of on-the-job-trainees’ from the various courses influenced their productivity at work. A survey was administered to seventeen different employers who evaluated 54 on-the-job trainees deployed to their respective host-establishments in the summer of 2018. One-Way ANOVA was used to identify significant differences of perceptions of OJT employers while data were likewise submitted to multiple regression analysis to determine which of the two predictor variables:  work skills and attitude, was a determinant of workplace productivity of interns. The ANOVA results showed significant differences in two out of 13 indicators of work skills and attitudes namely:  dependability and diligence.  Findings further revealed that work attitude was a significant determinant of workplace productivity of interns.

Keywords: On-the-job Trainees, Roductivity, Work Attitudes, Work Skills.

LCUP STUDENT USE OF GMETRIX SYSTEM: AN EVALUATION OF USEFULNESS, EASE OF USE, AND SATISFACTION

Web-based assessment tools are potentially powerful for enhancing learning experiences and improving the learning outcomes of students. This study describes a Web-based tool used for skills practice and summative assessment. The main thrust of this study is to examine the impact of GMetrix Skills Management System (SMS) to the students of La Consolacion University Philippines (LCUP). Data for this study were collected from a sample of 118 students of LCUP from different courses with different level. The survey data strongly indicated that most students agreed that they found GMetrix SMS easy to use. They also agreed that the usefulness of GMetrix SMS was highly evident. According to ISO 9126 – Software Quality Characteristics, usability only exists with regard to functionality and refers to the ease of use for a given function. The ability to learn how to use a system (learnability) is also a major sub characteristics of usability. Furthermore, most students believed that the use GMetrix SMS was very important in terms of their learning.

Keywords: GMetrix SMS, Usability, Ease of Use, Users Satisfaction, Web-based Learning Tool, Web-Based Assessment Tool, Evaluation of Web-based Assessment Tool.

DEVELOPMENT OF ONLINE ADMISSION TEST FOR THE GRADUATE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF LA CONSOLACION UNIVERSITY PHILIPPINES

The development of online admission test for the graduate school department of La Consolacion University Philippines is a more innovative way in performing the university’s online admission test. Compared to a manual admission test, this design project can lessen the time consumed in checking the exam and since it is online, any lead graduate school students whose problem is the location can take the examination anytime, anywhere as long there is an internet connection. The student can access to the graduate school department online admission test 24/7 on their most convenient time and place.

The project aims to help the Admission office as well as the Guidance office of La Consolacion University Philippines Office Staffs to improve their system in terms of the accuracy of data and less time consumed in performing the checking of examination.  This project provides a fast and accurate entrance examination and registration through the use of the online system.

The researchers combined different technologies to come up with this design project. The programming languages used by the researchers to develop this design project were the PHP, Java Script, CSS and HTML. The researchers used My SQL as the system’s back end. With the System Development Life Cycle known as Waterfall Model which describes a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying information, the researchers conduct the development of the system. Studying the flow and process of the development of Graduate School Admission Test for La Consolacion University Philippines, the researchers aim to synchronize and make significant information available to the student online.

Keywords: Online Admission Test, Graduate School.

DERIVATIVES OF MALWARE IN AN OPERATING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES

The main objective of this study was to determine all kinds of malware that affects the computers of La Consolacion University Philippines and to know where it came from and to give a preventive measure on the said malware spread this study will benefit the computer users of the university. Operating System manages hardware and software resources and provides usual services for computer programs. They are an essential component of the system software in a computer system and also serve as the foundation of the application program to install and run to the computer. Some types of malware can infect a computer by being downloaded through the Web browser when the user visits an infected website. Worms can be particularly insidious, because they can infect a computer without permission to users. Some computer performance, like using the internet, downloading a file/s or even performing backup using the flash drive or simply opening a file can cause computer malware that makes the computer unstable.

Keywords: Malware, Cyber Threats, Anti-virus, Trojan Horse, Spyware, Root Kit, Adware, Virus.

CONDITION ANALYSIS AND CONDITION COMPATIBILITY OF OYSTER MUSHROOM FARMING IN MOTHER RITA HOMES

What is left of a concern is that despite easy cultivation absence of rodents which are attracted to the bags as well as lack of moisture during the dry season.  (Patent No. WO 2011/145961 A1, 2011). With this, the objective of the study is to assess the applicability of Oyster Mushroom farming to Mother Rita Homes. It specifically aims to:

(1) evaluate the applicability of mushroom farming

(2) analyze which location within the community is the best fit

(3) recommend the optimum set up for the mushroom farm.

The study aims to determine the match and applicability of Oyster mushroom farming as a backyard industry specifically in MRH, the study would also be beneficial to the homeowners of Mother Rita home, providing them possible food and income source.

Keywords: Condition Analysis, Oyster Mushroom, Farming.

SPATIAL TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF AIR QUALITY IN GHMC AREA OF HYDERABAD – A GIS APPROACH

It’s everyday’s thing that environmental pollution is an ever-increasing health hazard in the current age. It is also known that it has direct and indirect impact on human health and environmental health. In the paper presented we tried to study the environmental conditions in the GHMC area in Hyderabad. We tried to analyse the changing pattern of air quality in the study area. This research is done on the basis of secondary data available. The techniques used in the presentation of this paper are Georeferencing, digitization, mapping, data manipulation and analysis. In this paper we tried to studies the particular areas within the selected study area, it’s sources of pollution and its causative level of pollution. It is essential to know the level and source of pollution to minimise its effect of environment and health. Thus, this study helps through the findings of sources and level of pollution giving us a chance to control the pollution and so reducing its impact on health and environment.

Keywords: Environmental Health Hazard, Air Quality Index, Geo-Referencing, Digitization, Particulate Pollution.