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Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing
Yoav Goldberg
Neural networks are a family of powerful machine learning models. This book focuses on the application of neural network models to natural language data. The first half of the book (Parts I and II) covers the basics of supervised machine learning and...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Mathematical Basics of Motion and Deformation in Computer Graphics, Second Edition Mathematical Basics of Motion and Deformation in Computer Graphics, Second Edition
Ken Anjyo, Hiroyuki Ochiai
This synthesis lecture presents an intuitive introduction to the mathematics of motion and deformation in computer graphics. Starting with familiar concepts in graphics, such as Euler angles, quaternions, and affine transformations, we illustrate tha...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Research in the Wild Research in the Wild
Yvonne Rogers, Paul Marshall
The phrase "in-the-wild" is becoming popular again in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), describing approaches to HCI research and accounts of user experience phenomena that differ from those derived from other lab-based methods. The phra...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Phrase Mining from Massive Text and Its Applications Phrase Mining from Massive Text and Its Applications
Jialu Liu, Jingbo Shang, Jiawei Han
A lot of digital ink has been spilled on "big data" over the past few years. Most of this surge owes its origin to the various types of unstructured data in the wild, among which the proliferation of text-heavy data is particularly overwhelming, attr...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, 2nd Edition Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, 2nd Edition
Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE).

MDSE practices have proved to i...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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iRODS Primer 2 iRODS Primer 2
Hao Xu, Terrell Russell, Jason Coposky, Arcot Rajasekar, Reagan Moore, Antoine de Torcy, Michael Wan, Wayne Shroeder, Sheau-Yen Chen
Policy-based data management enables the creation of community-specific collections. Every collection is created for a purpose. The purpose defines the set of properties that will be associated with the collection. The properties are enforced by mana...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction
Mary Lou Maher, Lina Lee
Interactive technology is increasingly integrated with physical objects that do not have a traditional keyboard and mouse style of interaction, and many do not even have a display. These objects require new approaches to interaction design, referred ...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Information Architecture, Second Edition Information Architecture, Second Edition
Wei Ding, Xia Lin, Michael Zarro
This book is a balanced view of Information Architecture, applying theories, design principles and guidelines to information architecture and user experience practices. It also covers advanced topics such as enterprise information architecture, globa...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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The Maximum Consensus Problem The Maximum Consensus Problem
Tat-Jun Chin, David Suter
Outlier-contaminated data is a fact of life in computer vision. For computer vision applications to perform reliably and accurately in practical settings, the processing of the input data must be conducted in a robust manner. In this context, the ma...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, Dan Tsafrir
This book focuses on the core question of the necessary architectural support provided by hardware to efficiently run virtual machines, and of the corresponding design of the hypervisors that run them. Virtualization is still possible when the instru...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Extreme Value Theory-Based Methods for Visual Recognition Extreme Value Theory-Based Methods for Visual Recognition
Walter J. Scheirer
A common feature of many approaches to modeling sensory statistics is an emphasis on capturing the "average." From early representations in the brain, to highly abstracted class categories in machine learning for classification tasks, central-tendenc...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology
Yasuo Arai, Ikuo Kurachi
Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology is widely used in high-performance and low-power semiconductor devices. The SOI wafers have two layers of active silicon (Si), and normally the bottom Si layer is a mere physical structure. The idea of making int...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Human Factors in Healthcare Human Factors in Healthcare
Avi Parush, Debi Parush, Roy Ilan
Have you ever experienced the burden of an adverse event or a near-miss in healthcare and wished there was a way to mitigate it? This book walks you through a classic adverse event as a case study and shows you how.

It is a practical guide...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Fuzzy Information Retrieval Fuzzy Information Retrieval
Donald H. Kraft, Erin Colvin
Information retrieval used to mean looking through thousands of strings of texts to find words or symbols that matched a user's query. Today, there are many models that help index and search more effectively so retrieval takes a lot less time. Inform...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Analysis and Design of Transmitarray Antennas Analysis and Design of Transmitarray Antennas
Ahmed H. Abdelrahman, Fan Yang, Atef Z. Elsherbeni, Payam Nayeri
In recent years, transmitarray antennas have attracted growing interest with many antenna researchers. Transmitarrays combines both optical and antenna array theory, leading to a low profile design with high gain, high radiation efficiency, and versa...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Quantum Robotics Quantum Robotics
Prateek Tandon, Stanley Lam, Ben Shih, Tanay Mehta, Alex Mitev, Zhiyang Ong
Quantum robotics is an emerging engineering and scientific research discipline that explores the application of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and related fields to robotics. This work broadly surveys advances in our scient...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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The Human Side of Engineering The Human Side of Engineering
John Heywood
While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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From Tool to Partner From Tool to Partner
Jonathan Grudin
This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user-experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science,human factors, information systems, information science,...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Digital Forensic Science Digital Forensic Science
Vassil Roussev
Digital forensic science, or digital forensics, is the application of scientific tools and methods to identify, collect, and analyze digital (data) artifacts in support of legal proceedings. From a more technical perspective, it is the process of rec...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition
Robert C. Creese
Geometric Programming is used for cost minimization, profit maximization, obtaining cost ratios, and the development of generalized design equations for the primal variables. The early pioneers of geometric programming (Zener, Duffin, Peterson, Beigh...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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