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Web Indicators for Research Evaluation Web Indicators for Research Evaluation
Michael Thelwall
This book describes and evaluates a range of web indicators (altmetrics, webometrics, web metrics) for aspects of societal or scholarly impact. The recent increasing demand for research evaluation within universities and other research organizations...
Publication Date: October, 2016

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Geometric Continuity of Curves and Surfaces Geometric Continuity of Curves and Surfaces
Przemyslaw Kiciak
This book is written for students, CAD system users and software developers who are interested in geometric continuity - a notion needed in everyday practice of Computer-Aided Design and also a hot subject of research. It contains a description of th...
Publication Date: October, 2016

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Interactive GPU-based Visualization of Large Dynamic Particle Data Interactive GPU-based Visualization of Large Dynamic Particle Data
Martin Falk, Sebastian Grottel, Michael Krone, Guido Reina
With increasing data set sizes in terms of particle numbers, interactive high-quality visualization is a challenging task. This is especially true for dynamic data or abstract representations that are based on the raw particle data. This book cover...
Publication Date: October, 2016

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Semantic Interaction for Visual Analytics Semantic Interaction for Visual Analytics
Alex Endert
This book discusses semantic interaction, a user interaction methodology for visual analytic applications that more closely couples the visual reasoning processes of people with the computation. This methodology affords user interact...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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Trustworthy Policies for Distributed Repositories Trustworthy Policies for Distributed Repositories
Reagan W. Moore, Hao Xu, Mike Conway, Arcot Rajasekar, Jonathan Crabtree and Helen R. Tibbo
A trustworthy repository provides assurance in the form of management documents, event logs, and audit trails that digital objects are being managed correctly. The assurance includes plans for the sustainability of the repository, the accession of di...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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The Notion of Relevance in Information Science The Notion of Relevance in Information Science
Tefko Saracevic
Everybody knows what relevance is. It is a "ya'know" notion, concept, idea - no need to explain whatsoever. Searching for relevant information using information technology (IT) became a ubiquitous activity in contemporary information society. Relevan...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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Privacy Risk Analysis Privacy Risk Analysis
Sourya Joyee De, Daniel Le Metayer
Privacy Risk Analysis fills a gap in the existing literature by providing an introduction to the basic notions, requirements, and main steps of conducting a privacy risk analysis.

The deployment of new information technologies can l...
Publication Date: September, 2016

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The Fundamentals of Analysis for Talented Freshmen The Fundamentals of Analysis for Talented Freshmen
Peter M. Luthy, Guido L. Weiss, Steven S. Xiao
This book assumes the students know some of the basic facts about Calculus. We are very rigorous and expose them to the proofs and the ideas which produce them. In three chapters, this book covers these number systems and the material usually found i...
Publication Date: August, 2016

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Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation
Philip Williams, Rico Sennrich, Matt Post, Philipp Koehn
This unique book provides a comprehensive introduction to the most popular syntax-based statistical machine translation models, filling a gap in the current literature for researchers and developers in human language technologies. While phrase-based...
Publication Date: August, 2016

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Domain-Sensitive Temporal Tagging Domain-Sensitive Temporal Tagging
Jannik Stroetgen, Michael Gertz
This book covers the topic of temporal tagging, the detection of temporal expressions and the normalizationof their semantics to some standard format. It places a special focus on the challenges and opportunities of domain-sensitive temporal tagging....
Publication Date: July, 2016

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Information Verification in the Digital Age Information Verification in the Digital Age
Nora Martin
This book will contemplate the nature of our participatory digital media culture, the diversity of actors involved, and how the role of the news librarian has evolved - from information gatekeeper to knowledge networker; collaborating and facilitatin...
Publication Date: July, 2016

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Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases
Iryna Gurevych, Judith Eckle-Kohler, Michael Matuschek
This book conveys the fundamentals of Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases (LLKB) and sheds light on their different aspects from various perspectives, focusing on their construction and use in natural language processing (NLP). It characterizes a wide ran...
Publication Date: July, 2016

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Virtual Design of an Audio Lifelogging System Virtual Design of an Audio Lifelogging System
Brian Mears, Mohit Shah
The availability of inexpensive, custom, highly integrated circuits is enabling some very powerful systems that bring together sensors, smart phones, wearables, cloud computing, and other technologies. This book advocates a top-down simulation metho...
Publication Date: July, 2016

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Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling
Grace Hui Yang, Marc Sloan, Jun Wang
This is a comprehensive and current introduction to Dynamic Information Retrieval Modeling, the statistical modeling of information retrieval (IR) systems that can adapt to change. It covers techniques ranging from classical relevance feedback to th...
Publication Date: June, 2016

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Bayesian Analysis in Natural Language Processing Bayesian Analysis in Natural Language Processing
Shay Cohen
Natural language processing (NLP) went through a profound transformation in the mid-1980s when it shifted to make heavy use of corpora and data-driven techniques to analyze language. Since then, the use of statistical techniques in NLP has evolved in...
Publication Date: June, 2016

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Aaron Swartz's A Programmable Web Aaron Swartz's A Programmable Web
Aaron Swartz
This short work is the first draft of a book manuscript by Aaron Swartz written for the series "Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web" at the invitation of its editor, James Hendler. Unfortunately, the book wasn't completed before Aaron's death in J...
Publication Date: February, 2013

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The Epistemology of Intelligent Semantic Web Systems The Epistemology of Intelligent Semantic Web Systems
Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta
This book is a reflection of the evolution of the Semantic Web, a young discipline in comparison to other areas of computer science. Despite its youth, the Semantic Web already exhibits an interesting history and evolution. This is a conceptual and ...
Publication Date: May, 2016

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Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 4 Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 4
Thomas Schubert, Jr., Ernest Kim
This book, Oscillators and Advanced Electronics Topics, is the final book of a larger, four-book set, Fundamentals of Electronics. It consists of five chapters that further develop practical electronic applications based on the fundamental principles...
Publication Date: May 2016

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Instant Recovery with Write-Ahead Logging, 2nd Edition Instant Recovery with Write-Ahead Logging, 2nd Edition
Goetz Graefe, Wey Guy, Caetano Sauer
Traditional theory and practice of write-ahead logging and of database recovery focus on three failure classes: transaction failures; system failures; and media failures. The recent addition of single-page failures and single-page recovery has opened...
Publication Date: May, 2016

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Heterogeneous Spatial Data Heterogeneous Spatial Data
Giuseppe Patane, Michela Spagnuolo
New data acquisition techniques are emerging and are providing fast and efficient means for multidimensional spatial data collection. Airborne LIDAR surveys, SAR satellites, stereo-photogrammetry and mobile mapping systems are increasingly used for ...
Publication Date: May, 2016

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