Extending and refining the original automated text mining algorithm for an initial market trial

Text documents often include information pertaining to geographic locations. Mapping these place names to specific geographic locations currently requires a considerable amount of human effort to match the text with a GIS or other mapping system. This becomes especially challenging when the same place name is represented by multiple places, such as in the naming of waterbodies (e.g. lakes and rivers).

Design of a Spatially-Based Conservation Decision-Making Platform for the Peace River Break

The Peace River Break is in the north east section of the province situated at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountain range allowing for critical movement and ecological connections east-west over the Rockies and north-south between the mountain national parks and the Muskwa-Kechika Management area to the north.

Observations of atmospheric stability and three dimensional turbulence for wind energy development applications

In 2012, wind energy in Canada grew by nearly 20% and wind is expected to supply 20% of Canada's electricity by 2025. Accurate measurement of the wind resource is essential for future wind energy development but current wind resource assessment practices do not adequately measure atmospheric turbulence or stability. These variables affect average wind speeds, wind energy turbine performance, and energy production. The research proposed here will deploy advanced instrumentation (a 3-d sonic anemometer) to provide highresolution measurements of 3-d atmospheric turbulence and stability.

Industry & University Partnership in Developing Highly Qualified People to Address the Human Resources Challenge of the Global Mining Industry

There is a global human resources shortage in the mining industry due to a number of factors including demographics affecting supply and projected production growth affecting demand. Companies are struggling to develop and retain Highly Qualified People (HQP) who are essential to the successful operation of their business. HQP have an invaluable combination of technical post-secondary education and lengthy industry experience which takes many years to achieve.

Real-time Energy Analytics for Distributed Facilities

New meters, sensors and other field data collection devices are providing a plethora of real time system operational data for building, industrial plants and production systems. At the same time, building owners, industrial plant owners and campus based operations are being challenged with managing their energy use both through conservation and demand management processes. In many jurisdictions the cost of energy is skyrocketing due to massive increases in demand.

Performance of cavity nesting birds breeding on reclaimed mine tailings

This study will assess the behaviour, physiology and reproduction of individual birds breeding on reclaimed mine tailings, and will provide a robust measure of the effectiveness of reclamation efforts on the Highland Valley Copper operating area.

Building an automated text mining algorithm to extract location-based information

Text documents often include information pertaining to geographic locations. Mapping these place names to specific geographic locations (e.g., GIS) requires a considerable amount of human effort. This becomes challenging especially when the same place name is represented by multiple places, such as in the naming of waterbodies (e.g. lakes and rivers).

Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the Nechako river watershed

Prince George Pulp and Intercontinental Pulp Company (both part of Canfor) are located in Prince George, the geographic centre of BC. The process of making Kraft pulp requires access to a considerable volume of water, which is why most pulp mills are located close to major rivers. Canfor Pulp clearly recognizes their dependence on the Nechako watershed and the role that Canfor must play in water management and stewardship. In order to manage this water resource effectively, we must understand the ways in which we use water now, as well as what our water needs will be in the future.

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