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tabu:

see tabootaboo
or tabu
, prohibition of an act or the use of an object or word under pain of punishment. Originally a Polynesian word, taboo can apply to the sacred or consecrated or to the dangerous, unclean, and forbidden.
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taboo

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tabu

any ritual prohibition on certain activities. The term originally comes from Captain Cook's description of Polynesian custom. It may involve the avoidance of certain people, places, objects or actions, and the universal incest taboo is a much cited example of the latter. Much work on this area has been carried out from within anthropology in an attempt to explain why, for instance, different foods are avoided within various cultures. Functionalists prefer explanations of taboo and TOTEMISM in terms of group solidarity, whilst structuralists, such as M. DOUGLAS in Purity and Danger (1966), have focused on taboos as a problem in classifying ambiguity.

taboo

, tabu
1. (in Polynesia and other islands of the South Pacific) marked off as simultaneously sacred and forbidden
2. ritual restriction or prohibition, esp of something that is considered holy or unclean
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According to the fitness, the best candidate that is not tabu, or if tabu it satisfies the aspiration criterion, is accepted as the next move for the iteration.
Como hemos mencionado con anterioridad, el hecho de que existan conceptos tabu no impide que las personas hagamos referencia a ellos; sin embargo, si implica una seleccion en la manera de expresarlos, que permite alejarse mas o menos del significado prohibido a partir del elemento linguistico que se elija (Pizarro 2013: 81).
As for Tabu's cast, the film's introductory disclaimer is more ambiguous: "Only native-born South Sea Islanders appear in this picture with a few half-castes and Chinese."
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[27] used memory-based local search with tabu heuristic and achieved the state-of-the-art results.
Fuks y Carina Basualdo quienes convocaron a once autores de tres lenguas que se han reunido para marcar con sus contribuciones la vigencia polimorfa de Totem y tabu, la obra de Sigmund Freud donde psicologia, etnologia y antropologia colindan.
To overcome the defects of the BP neural network, in this paper, we introduce the genetic algorithm and the Tabu search algorithm into the BP neural network.