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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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Ellipse Fitting for Computer Vision Ellipse Fitting for Computer Vision
Kenichi Kanatani , Yasuyuki Sugaya , Yasushi Kanazawa
Because circular objects are projected to ellipses in images, ellipse fitting is a first step for 3-D analysis of circular objects in computer vision applications. For this reason, the study of ellipse fitting began as soon as computers came into us...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Learning from Multiple Social Networks Learning from Multiple Social Networks
Liqiang Nie, Xuemeng Song, Tat-Seng Chua
With the proliferation of social network services, more and more social users, such as individuals and organizations, are simultaneously involved in multiple social networks for various purposes. In fact, multiple social networks characterize the sam...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Computational Methods for Integrating Vision and Language Computational Methods for Integrating Vision and Language
Kobus Barnard
"This is clearly the most comprehensive and thoughtful compendium of knowledge on language/vision integration out there, and I'm sure it will be a valuable resource to many researchers and instructors." - Sven Dickinson, Series Edito...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Design of Visualizations for Human-Information Interaction Design of Visualizations for Human-Information Interaction
Kamran Sedig, Paul Parsons
Interest in visualization design has increased in recent years. While there is a large body of existing work from which visualization designers can draw, much of the past research has focused on developing new tools and techniques that are aimed at s...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Qualitative HCI Research Qualitative HCI Research
Ann Blandford, Dominic Furniss, Stephann Makri
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) addresses problems of interaction design: understanding user needs to inform design, delivering novel designs that meet user needs, and evaluating new and existing designs to determine their success in meeting user ne...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation
Stefan Carmien
Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation presents a series of frameworks, perspectives, and design guidelines drawn from disciplines spanning urban design, artificial intelligence, sociology, and new forms of collaborative work, as w...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Exploratory Causal Analysis with Time Series Data Exploratory Causal Analysis with Time Series Data
James M. McCracken
Many scientific disciplines rely on observational data of systems for which it is difficult (or impossible) to implement controlled experiments. Data analysis techniques are required for identifying causal information and relationships directly from ...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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