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List Of Cal Poly Pomona Presidents - Academics - Distinctions
... Just behind Cal State Fullerton, the university has the second largest Business Administration major in the CSU with nearly 5,000 students ... Its Hospitality program is the largest in the CSU and one of the largest in all of the US, with approximately 1,000 students enrolled ...
Disambiguator - Difficulties - Discreteness of Senses
... Most people can agree in distinctions at the coarse-grained homograph level (e.g ... Senseval-2, which used fine-grained sense distinctions, human annotators agreed in only 85% of word occurrences ... However, it is not at all clear if these same meaning distinctions are applicable in computational applications, as the decisions of lexicographers are usually driven by other considerations ...

Famous quotes containing the word distinctions:

    Television ... helps blur the distinction between framed and unframed reality. Whereas going to the movies necessarily entails leaving one’s ordinary surroundings, soap operas are in fact spatially inseparable from the rest of one’s life. In homes where television is on most of the time, they are also temporally integrated into one’s “real” life and, unlike the experience of going out in the evening to see a show, may not even interrupt its regular flow.
    Eviatar Zerubavel, U.S. sociologist, educator. The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life, ch. 5, University of Chicago Press (1991)

    Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols—it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    It is commonplace that a problem stated is well on its way to solution, for statement of the nature of a problem signifies that the underlying quality is being transformed into determinate distinctions of terms and relations or has become an object of articulate thought.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)