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The aim of this study was to assess validation evidence for a sedation scale for dogs. We hypothesized that the chosen sedation scale would be unreliable when used by different raters and show poor discrimination between sedation protocols. A sedation scale was...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2485v1
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Identification and classification of behavior states in animal movement data can be complex, temporally biased, time-intensive, scale-dependent, and unstandardized across studies and taxa. Large movement datasets are increasingly common and there is a need for...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2480v1
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Urbanization is an increasingly pervasive form of land transformation that reduces biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. Beetles (Order: Coleoptera) exhibit a broad range of responses to urbanization, likely due to the high functional diversity in this order....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2481v1
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As such, video games are enjoyed most when the level and speed of the game match the players’ skills. An optimal balance between challenges and skills triggers the subjective experience of “flow”, a focused motivation leading to a feeling of spontaneous joy. Here...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2482v1
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Mutation testing has been very actively investigated by researchers since the 1970s and remarkable advances have been achieved in its concepts, theory, technology and empirical evidence. While the latest realisations have been summarised by existing literature...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2483v1
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Background: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues....

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2484v1
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New challenges in the efficient management of cities depend on a deep knowledge of their inner structures. It is therefore very important to have access to reliable models of cities characteristics and organization. This paper aims at providing and validating a...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2264v3
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In this paper, the open source framework NASA WorldWind is presented. NASA WorldWind comes with two versions. The Java version is well established in the market and has many customers. On the other side the new version, which is the Web version, Web WorldWind,...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2139v4
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The widespread availability of high resolution digital elevation models (DEM) opens the possibility of applying physically based models of landslide initiation to large areas. With increasing size of the study area and resolution of the DEM, the required computing...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2206v2
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In this paper we introduce SNF, a framework that synthesizes (S) network function (NF) service chains by eliminating redundant I/O and repeated elements, while consolidating stateful cross layer packet operations across the chain. SNF uses graph composition and...

["Computer Networks and Communications"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2477v2
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Collections of historical images are currently being scanned to stop their degradation and to enable a numeric exploitation. These collections have a high cultural, artistic and scientific value. However, they are not fully exploited because the photographs do...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2243v2
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Natural hazards and land management issues can benefit nowadays from the increasing availability of free, high-resolution satellite imagery that opens the way to fine scale detailed investigations. In high elevation catchments the analysis of vegetation dynamics...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2269v2
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Water quality is a multi-source, multi-purpose problem that needs exploiting observations, often taken by a number of heterogeneous bodies. This problem has been tackled within the Italian Long Term Ecological research network (LTER-Italy) in an experiment aimed...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2233v2
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The responsibilities deployed from the central authorities to local levels acting as first actors of civil protection are a changing pattern in natural hazard management. Prevention and preparedness are long-term goals, rooted in the competence of volunteers, and...

["Databases","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2274v2
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This work involves a tool implementation for evaluating Sediment Delivery Ratio (SDR) in a river basin, through GRASS GIS software. The definition of a spatially distributed value of SDR is a very important task as the sediment routing can affects solid transport...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2227v2
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