• Automatic Prediction of Comment Quality 

      Brand, Dirk Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The problem of identifying and assessing the quality of short texts (e.g. comments, reviews or web searches) has been intensively studied. There are great bene ts to being able to analyse short texts. ...
    • Automatic recognition and interpretation of finite state automata diagrams 

      Babalola, Olusola Tope (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : An application capable of reading graphically-encoded information is beneficial to blind or visually impaired students. Such a system needs to recognize and understand visual markings and their arrangement ...
    • Combining reverse debugging and live programming towards visual thinking in computer programming 

      Coetzee, Abraham Liebrecht (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Interaction plays a key role in the process of learning, and a learner’s abilities are enhanced when multiple cognitive functions work in parallel, especially those related to language and visuals. ...
    • Combining tree kernels and text embeddings for plagiarism detection 

      Thom, Jacobus Daniël (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The internet allows for vast amounts of information to be accessed with ease. Consequently, it becomes much easier to plagiarize any of this information as well. Most plagiarism detection techniques ...
    • Creating 3D models using reconstruction techniques 

      Martin, Javonne Jason (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT :Virtual reality models of real world environments have a number of compelling applications, such as preserving the architecture and designs of older buildings. This process can be achieved by using 3D ...
    • Design and evaluation of a formula cache for SMT-based bounded model checking tools 

      Breytenbach, Jean Anré (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Program verification is a computationally expensive and time-consuming process. Bounded model checking is a branch of program verification that produces FOL formulas to be checked for satisfiability ...
    • Detecting and quantifying resource contention in concurrent programs 

      Venter, Dirk Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Parallel programs, both shared-memory and message-passing programs, typically require the sharing of resources. For example, software resources, such as shared mutual exclusion locks and hardware ...
    • Impendulo: A Tool for Analysing Programmer Behaviour 

      Jordaan, Pieter (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Automated submission systems for Computer Science courses are common- place today, however, these systems are typically solely focused on grading submissions and their ability to provide analysis and ...
    • Investigating fully convolutional networks for bio-image segmentation 

      Wiehman, Stiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Bio-image analysis is a useful tool for life science researchers with a wide variety of potential applications. A specific area of interest is applying semantic segmentation methods to bio-images, which ...
    • Modelling the dynamics of the bitcoin blockchain 

      Mwale, Mabvuto (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Bitcoin is a peer to peer (P2P) electronic payment system proposed by Nakamoto in 2008. Central to the operation of Bitcoin is the blockchain, which is, in essence, a public ledger of all transactions. ...
    • A parallel cellular automaton simulation framework using CUDA 

      Fourie, Ryno (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : In the current digital age, the use of cellular automata to simulate natural systems has grown more popular as our understanding of cellular systems increases. Up until about a decade ago, digital ...
    • Static analysis of regular expressions 

      Weideman, Nicolaas Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-11-19)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Regular expressions are widely used throughout the programming community. In most cases, regular expressions allow for pattern matching tasks to be performed efficiently, but in some instances regular ...
    • Test case generation for context free grammars 

      Esterhuizen, M. H. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Software testing, despite decades of ongoing research, still forms a significant part of the development cycle. When the input domain of a software system must satisfy structural constraints, such as ...
    • Texture synthesis with neural networks 

      Schreiber, Shaun (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Creating detailed texture maps for virtual environments is often a timeconsuming process. Procedural texture generation enables the creation of more rich and detailed virtual environments with minimal ...