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|Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing|
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 feed-forward neural networks, the basics of working with machine learning over language data, and the use of vector-based rather than symbolic representations for words...
|The Ringed Planet|
In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the atmosphere of Saturn and end its 13 year mission of solving many of the mysteries of the ringed planet's system with a crash. This book is a dramatic, beautifully illustrated journey of discovery through the Saturn system...
|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 phrase first came to the forefront 20-25 years ago when anthropologists Jean Lave (1988), Lucy Suchman (1987), and Ed Hutchins (1995) began writing about cognition being in-the-wild...
|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 increase efficiency and effectiveness in software development, as demonstrated by various quantitative and qualitative studies...
|The Endocannabinoid System in Local and Systemic Inflammation|
Melanie E.M. Kelly, Christian Lehmann, Juan Zhou
This book focuses on the role of the endocannabinoid system in local and systemic inflammation, with individual chapters written by experts in the field of cannabinoid research and medicine. The topics explore the actions of the endocannabinoid system on the immune system, including neuroinflammation in autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, and in neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's and Alzheimer's...
|String Theory and the Real World|
The aim of this book is to explain why "string theory" may provide the comprehensive underlying theory that describes and explains our world, perhaps fairly soon. Although such a claim might seem controversial to many, I hope to convince the reader that after progress in recent years this is now a defendable goal, and one deserving of broad encouragement...
|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 to as post-WIMP (Windows, Icons, Menus, and Pointer) or as embodied interaction design...
|Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfaces|
Carlos I. Calle
The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place on and near planetary surfaces. The desire to understand the electrostatic environments of planetary surfaces goes beyond scientific inquiry...
|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 instruction set architecture lacks such support, but the hypervisor remains more complex and must rely on additional techniques...
Prateek Tandon, Stanley Lam, Ben Shih, Tanay Mehta, Alex Mitev
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 scientific understanding and engineering of quantum mechanisms and how these developments are expected to impact the technical capability for robots to sense, plan, learn, and act in a dynamic environment...
|The Human Side of Engineering|
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 engineering is a community activity of professionals in which communication is central to the engineering task...
|A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo|
Introduction by Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate (Harvard University)
A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz (Vassar College) clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics...
|From Tool to Partner|
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, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI...
|Incidental Exposure to Online News|
Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Sanda Erdelez
Rapid technological changes and availability of news anywhere and at any moment have changed how people seek out news. Increasingly, consumers no longer take deliberate actions to read the news, instead stumbling upon news online. While the emergence of serendipitous news discovery online has been recognized in the literature, there is a limited understanding about how people experience this behavior...
|Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise, Second Edition|
Lusha Xiang, Robert L. Hester
Exercise is the act of increasing metabolic rate for the purpose of enhancing physical fitness. Exercise can be one of the most stressful physiological responses that the body undertakes. With exercise, there are increases in metabolic rate, heart rate, blood flow (hyperemia), respiration, and heat production...