Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science 2020-07-09T05:11:29+00:00 Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science (ISSN: 2581-8260 )&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish high-quality papers in all areas of 'computer science, information technology,&nbsp;and related subjects'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Software Piracy in Nigeria 2020-07-09T05:11:29+00:00 David Roland Andembubtob Jonathan Iliya Apuru Siyani Dogo Ezra <p>The enormity of software piracy varies in different countries and Nigeria is not an exception. Software piracy occurs in diverse forms such as soft lifting, hard disk loading, counterfeiting and unauthorized renting. Many reasons are behind software piracy. Software piracy has many negative economic consequences: Competition distorted by pirated software at the expense of local industries, loss of tax revenue and jobs because of the lack of a legitimate market, increase in cost recovery which, overall, affects social well-being of the citizenry. Findings have revealed that Nigeria has the highest case of software piracy, intellectual property theft and other sharp practices in the IT industry in Africa. Hence, this work investigates software piracy in Nigeria; revealing the concepts, causes, effects; and proffered solutions. We adopted the descriptive survey design. The research instrument used was online questionnaire with a sample size of 3270 people drawn from a population of respondents from the six (6) Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria. The results show that software piracy has statistically significant effect on the economy of Nigeria and that high standard of living is the biggest cause of software piracy in Nigeria.</p> 2020-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## An Effective Algorithm for Denoising Salt-And-Pepper Noise in Real-Time 2020-07-09T05:11:28+00:00 Obed Appiah James Benjamin Hayfron-Acquah Michael Asante <p>For computer vision systems to effectively perform diagnoses, identification, tracking, monitoring and surveillance, image data must be devoid of noise. Various types of noises such as Salt-and-pepper or Impulse, Gaussian, Shot, Quantization, Anisotropic, and Periodic noises corrupts images making it difficult to extract relevant information from them. This has led to a lot of proposed algorithms to help fix the problem. Among the proposed algorithms, the median filter has been successful in handling salt-and-pepper noise and preserving edges in images. However, its moderate to high running time and poor performance when images are corrupted with high densities of noise, has led to various proposed modifications of the median filter. The challenge observed with all these modifications is the trade-off between efficient running time and quality of denoised images. This paper proposes an algorithm that delivers quality denoised images in low running time. Two state-of-the-art algorithms are combined into one and a technique called Mid-Value-Decision-Median introduced into the proposed algorithm to deliver high quality denoised images in real-time. The proposed algorithm, High-Performance Modified Decision Based Median Filter (HPMDBMF) runs about 200 times faster than the state-of-the-art Modified Decision Based Median Filter (MDBMF) and still generate equivalent output.</p> 2020-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Advantage to Short Circuit Current of Calculation on Power System by the MVA Method 2020-07-07T11:52:51+00:00 Ming-Jong Lin <p>The short circuit current of the equipment must be carefully calculated. If it is not effective to isolate the fault point, while the system is abnormal. That will leads to prolonged fault time and the instability of power system. The calculation process is very so complicated that must to establish any capacity of equipment on system. This article will introduce method of the traditional algorithm beginning. Next, to establish the basic principles of simplified procedures such as the capacity of two parallel devices are considered as a series method (plus), but the capacity of two series devices are considered as a parallel method to calculate. Finally, to calculate the fault short-circuits current based on the actual equipment capacity on the power system. Another technique is to transform the structure of transmission line from △ to Y so that it easy to simplify for calculation. It is proved to be a simple and easy to understand what method for short circuit fault current of calculation. The method can provide accurate and effective calculation of system short circuit capacity and current at each equipment point, so that designer can make appropriate specifications in design and procurement to avoid wasteful investment.</p> 2020-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##