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Kyoto University of Foreign Studies , also known as KUFS, is a foreign language university in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages is attached to this university. KUFS specializes in 8 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Global Affairs. Wikipedia.


Nomura M.,Kyoto University | Hatada A.,Kyoto University | Hatada A.,Kyoto University of Foreign Studies | Itioka T.,Kyoto University
Plant Ecology | Year: 2011

We measured variation in the intensities of ant and non-ant anti-herbivore defences amongst ten Macaranga species in Sarawak, Malaysia. Intensities of non-ant defences were estimated by measuring effects of fresh leaves (provided as food) of these Macaranga species on survival of common cutworm larvae [Spodoptera litura (Fabricius), Lepidoptera: Noctuidae]. Intensities of ant defences were estimated by measuring ant aggressiveness in the presence of artificial damage inflicted on plants. As part of our examination of non-ant defences, we measured leaf toughness (punch strength, by penetrometry), and the contents of total phenols and condensed tannin. We demonstrated interspecific variation in intensities of both ant and non-ant defences amongst ten Macaranga species and showed that the rank order of ant defence intensity was negatively correlated with the intensity of non-ant defence. We also found that the balance between ant and non-ant defence intensity was correlated with the rates of leaf turnover and shoot growth. Species investing more in ant defence tended to have higher leaf turnover rates. Macaranga species that occur preferentially in shadier microhabitats had lower leaf turnover rates, suggesting that non-ant defences are more cost-effective in more shade-tolerant species. Our results also suggest that the total intensity of non-ant defences is positively correlated with both leaf toughness and total phenol content. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source


Nishikawa J.,Kwansei Gakuin University | Kakusho K.,Kwansei Gakuin University | Iiyama M.,Kyoto University | Nishiguchi S.,Osaka Institute of Technology | Murakami M.,Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015

We propose to estimate the position of each student in a classroom by observing the classroom with a camera attached on the notebook or tablet PC of the lecturer. The position of each student in the classroom is useful to keep observing his/her learning behavior as well as taking attendance, continuously during the lecture. Although there are many previous works on estimating positions of humans from camera images in the field of computer vision, the arrangement of humans in a classroom is quite different from usual scenes. Since students in a classroom sit on closely-spaced seats, they appear with many overlaps among their regions in camera images. To cope with this difficulty, we keep observing students to capture their faces once they appear, and recover the positions in the classroom with the geometric constraint that requires those positions to be distributed on the same plane parallel to the floor. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Source


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Ishikawa Y.,Kyoto University of Foreign Studies | Akahane-Yamada R.,ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories | Kitamura M.,ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories | Smith C.,Kyoto University of Foreign Studies | And 2 more authors.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

This paper is a report on a research project which was conducted on blended learning (BL) in an English as a foreign language (EFL) course at a Japanese university. In this study the BL approach to EFL teaching was defined as a combination of in-class and outside-of-class learning tasks and materials integrated in a single learning environment by a www-based courseware, ATR CALL BRIX (http://www.atr-lt.jp/products/brix/index.html). The use of the courseware outside of class was intended not only to help improve students' TOEIC scores, but also to nurture self-regulated learning (SRL). A student self-evaluation system was implemented in this project. On the basis of the findings of pre- and post-learning questionnaires and interviews with students, it was concluded that the self-evaluation system encouraged students to engage in SRL. Furthermore, pre- and post-TOEIC testing revealed that the students in the project improved their TOEIC scores (p < .01; r = .49). © 2014 Springer International Publishing. Source

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