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    A combination of graph ranking and term collocation information for image annotation 

    Krittapad Suriya; Ohm Sornil (National Institute of Development Administration, 2006)

    In a large image database, an automatic image annotation plays an important role to assign a caption to an image. There are many applications of image annotation which include information extraction, knowledge acquisition, finding answers from specific questions, etc. In this research, we propose an image annotation approach using a graph ranking algorithm on a novel structure which includes similarities among regions within images and caption term collocation information. Caption terms are selected using a graph random walk method biased ...
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    A genre analysis in english editorials regarding hard news in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers 

    Jinatta Tongsibsong; Ketkanda Jaturongkachoke, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    This study presents a genre analysis of English editorials regarding hard news in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers focusing on move analysis. It aims to investigate structural organization of those editorials through examination of common move structures, the similar and different attributes in the move structures of the genre, and communicating intentions of the genre. The data consist of 30 English editorial texts of broadsheet newspaper and 30 texts of tabloid newspaper. Analysis of the moves reveals that there is one common move structure ...
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    A genre analysis of english and korean research paper abstracts in electronic resource management in library and information science 

    Lee, Ko Eun; Ora-Ong Chakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    This study aims to answer how the journal article abstract currently represents the main text of the journal article and what role the abstract plays. It also attempts to clarify how the structure of abstracts in Korean and English is different in the same academic area. In order to address this issue systematically, this study examines the textual organization of selected journal article abstracts in library and information science. Specifically, it focuses on the investigation of rhetorical structures and linguistic realizations based on ...
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    A graph-based information retrieval system 

    Duangjai Thammasut; Ohm Sornil, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2007)
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    A hybrid approach for natural language database query translation 

    Pornpimon Teekayuphun; Ohm Sornil, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2006)
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    A Management Perspective on Professional Chinese Training in the Mining Industry of Thailand 

    Zhang, Yingxue; Lee, Yu-Hsiu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    There is a lack of previous studies on professional Chinese training, particularly in the Kingdom of Thailand.  Drawing from the perspective of management, the present thesis aims to explore the field of professional Chinese (content-based Chinese language teaching and learning for career purposes) in the mining industry of Thailand.  Data are gathered from an ethnography of a mining company in the Southern Thailand.  Results reveal that 1) organization, 2) control, 3) planning, 4) leadership and 5) training (language training is the point of ...
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    A mesh-based QoS aware multicast routing protocol 

    Dayin Promkotwong; Ohm Sornil, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2007)
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    An artificial immunity-based spam detection system 

    Burim Sirisanyalak; Ohm Sornil, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2007)
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    An automatic Thai text summarization using topic-sensitive page rank 

    Aekkasit Chongsuntornsri; Ohm Sornil, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2007)
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    An economic evaluation of electricity feed-in-tariff in Thailand 

    Kaesinee Tharisung; Adis Israngkura (National Institute of Development Administration, 2019)

    This research aims to estimate the economic loss from the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) policy and also proposes an appropriate purchase price for each energy source in power generation. The study employs data from IRENA, IEA, IPCC, EIA, EGAT, EPPO, ERC, CEIC, the World Bank, and the Bureau of Trade and Economic Indices from the first quarter of 1993 through the first quarter of 2019. Before determining an appropriate purchase price, a demand and supply curve is created by using the Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) method and investigating the ...
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    An ordered probit model on quitting decision of secondary public school teachers in Bhutan 

    Choden, Kuenga; Anan Wattanakuljarus (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    Retaining trained teachers is an issue for almost every country despite its socioeconomic differences. A small developing country, Bhutan is facing the problem of retaining its trained and experienced teachers. Teachers leaving the profession on a voluntary basis have been increasing year by year. It became more serious in 2017 where the Ministry of Education had to train and employ 360 fresh graduates as contact teachers to overcome the problem of teacher shortage.  Cross-sectional data were collected through a questionnaire distributed randomly ...
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    Attitudes and motivation in English language learning : A case study of Attarkiah Islamiah School 

    Hasnee Maduerawae; Kasma Suwanarak (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The research aims at studying the attitudes and motivation in English as a foreign language learning of Thai secondary school students. The study sits within the theoretical framework of constructivist theory taking into account Gardner’s attitude and motivation in language learning. The study considers students’ motivation in English language learning into 2 motives: instrumental and integrative motivation. Participants of this study are 239 Mathayomsuksa 5 students (Grade 11) and 10 English language teachers from Attarkiah Islamiah School. ...
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    Behavioral approach to portfolio selection 

    Kumnoon Narakornpijit; Pariyada Sukcharoensin (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    Behavior plays an important role in people’s decision making, for example, different decision making can occur during happy and unhappy time. Behavioral factors also affect the decision making in the investment that cause unreasonable decision making in many investment situations. Many behavioral theories have been developed to explain human’s behavior, which some of them are also applied to the investment. This research focuses on studying the portfolio investment in Thailand by two of the well-known theories for portfolio selection, which are ...
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    Candlestick chart pattern recognition 

    Touchpakorn Dhammathanapatchara (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    The technical analysis of stocks and trends has been used by traders for decades to predict a particular market movement. The candlestick chart pattern analysis is a widely-used technical analysis technique. With a large number of patterns, manually identifying patterns from a price chart has been found to be difficult; thus an automatic means is needed to aid investors. In this research the candlestick chart pattern recognition technique is discussed, which can effectively identify candlestick chart patterns and their evaluation.
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    Child labor and school dropout in least-developed countries: Empirical evidence from Lao PDR 

    Xayavong, Thidavong; Piriya Pholphirul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Even though topics related to child labor and school dropout have been studied worldwide, little attention has focused on child labor and school dropout in the least-developed countries. This paper examines the impact of child labor on school dropout by using national representative data from the Labor Force and First Child Labor survey in the Lao PDR, which serves as a case study of a least-developed country. The endogeneity of child labor to school dropout was controlled by using an average wage of children by province as an instrumental variable. ...
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    Christianity and english language teaching: a case study of christian missionary teachers in Thailand 

    Kampeeporn Santipochana; Lee, Yu-Hsiu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    The purpose of this study is to investigate influences and correlations between the Christian faith and English language teaching in Thailand. Central research questions explore the religious beliefs leading Evangelical Christian teachers to integrate their Christian faith and how the participants make such integrations into their classroom management strategies. Fifteen missionary teachers in a Christian language school in Bangkok were selected for this investigation. Data were obtained by semi-structure interviews. Results have revealed ...
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    Contribution of social media use at work to social capital and knowledges sharing : a comparison between Chinese and Thai employees 

    Mei, Ying; Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    Efficient knowledge sharing behavior within enterprises plays a key role in increasing organizations’ competitive strength and productivity. Social media is a way that provides a broader knowledge sharing platform for organizations. However, different culture backgrounds may affect employees’ attitude towards knowledge sharing. This research aims to explore how social media use at work affects knowledge sharing behavior under the cross culture values between Thai and Chinese employees. Social capital was introduced as mediating effects, ...
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    Critical discourse analysis of news headlines : a case of youth crime in Thailand 

    Pornjan Duanprakhon; Savitri Gadavanij, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    This study is a critical investigation of the language used in the front page headlines of popular newspapers in Thailand regarding news that involves physical violence committed by young people. The purposes of this study are to discover the discursive features of the language used in the news headlines; to expose the ideology of news practitioners reflected in the headlines; and to expose the social identities of the teenagers that these headlines construct in society. There were 97 front page headlines used as the data of this study. These ...
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    Delay of gratification and business performance in least developed countries : evidence from LAO PDR 

    Xayavongsa, Dalivone; Piriya Pholphirul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    Does delay of gratification affect the probability of engaging in self-employment and does it contribute to their business performance? This article aims to quantify impacts of delay of gratification on engaging in self-employment and business performance. Using Lao PDR as representative of least-developed countries, We analyze nationally representative survey data from the Lao-STEP Skills Measurement Household Survey, we estimate binary Probit and Logit model to quantify impacts of delay of gratification on probability of self-employment. And, ...
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    Determinants of enrollment at secondary and higher level of education in Pakistan 

    Arsha, Iqra; Udomsak Seenprachawong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The persistent low enrollment rate at the secondary and higher level of education in Pakistan indicates the failure of the Government to annihilate the illiteracy and ultimately reduce poverty through education. Using annual time series data from the year 1965 to 2015, the study aims to analyze the determinants of the secondary and higher level of educational enrollment of both males and females in Pakistan. The main concentration was on the impact of educational spending by government, number of institutions, GDP per capita to see the healthiness ...