Advanced Data Mining and Applications

Author: Jinyan Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319495866
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2016, held in Gold Coast, Australia, in December 2016. The 70 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 105 submissions. The selected papers covered a wide variety of important topics in the area of data mining, including parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, mining on data streams, graph mining, spatial data mining, multimedia data mining, Web mining, the Internet of Things, health informatics, and biomedical data mining.

Managing Gigabytes

Author: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558605703
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

In this fully updated second edition of the highly acclaimed Managing Gigabytes, authors Witten, Moffat, and Bell continue to provide unparalleled coverage of state-of-the-art techniques for compressing and indexing data. Whatever your field, if you work with large quantities of information, this book is essential reading--an authoritative theoretical resource and a practical guide to meeting the toughest storage and access challenges. It covers the latest developments in compression and indexing and their application on the Web and in digital libraries. It also details dozens of powerful techniques supported by mg, the authors' own system for compressing, storing, and retrieving text, images, and textual images. mg's source code is freely available on the Web. * Up-to-date coverage of new text compression algorithms such as block sorting, approximate arithmetic coding, and fat Huffman coding * New sections on content-based index compression and distributed querying, with 2 new data structures for fast indexing * New coverage of image coding, including descriptions of de facto standards in use on the Web (GIF and PNG), information on CALIC, the new proposed JPEG Lossless standard, and JBIG2 * New information on the Internet and WWW, digital libraries, web search engines, and agent-based retrieval * Accompanied by a public domain system called MG which is a fully worked-out operational example of the advanced techniques developed and explained in the book * New appendix on an existing digital library system that uses the MG software

Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications

Author: Abawajy, Jemal H.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466601628
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Computers

"This book is a vital compendium of chapters on the latest research within the field of distributed computing, capturing trends in the design and development of Internet and distributed computing systems that leverage autonomic principles and techniques"--Provided by publisher.

Search Engines

Author: Bruce Croft
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133001594
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice is ideal for introductory information retrieval courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in computer science, information science and computer engineering departments. It is also a valuable tool for search engine and information retrieval professionals. Written by a leader in the field of information retrieval, Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice , is designed to give undergraduate students the understanding and tools they need to evaluate, compare and modify search engines. Coverage of the underlying IR and mathematical models reinforce key concepts. The book’s numerous programming exercises make extensive use of Galago, a Java-based open source search engine.

The EM Algorithm and Extensions

Author: Geoffrey McLachlan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470191606
Release Date: 2007-11-09
Genre: Mathematics

The only single-source——now completely updated and revised——to offer a unified treatment of the theory, methodology, and applications of the EM algorithm Complete with updates that capture developments from the past decade, The EM Algorithm and Extensions, Second Edition successfully provides a basic understanding of the EM algorithm by describing its inception, implementation, and applicability in numerous statistical contexts. In conjunction with the fundamentals of the topic, the authors discuss convergence issues and computation of standard errors, and, in addition, unveil many parallels and connections between the EM algorithm and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms. Thorough discussions on the complexities and drawbacks that arise from the basic EM algorithm, such as slow convergence and lack of an in-built procedure to compute the covariance matrix of parameter estimates, are also presented. While the general philosophy of the First Edition has been maintained, this timely new edition has been updated, revised, and expanded to include: New chapters on Monte Carlo versions of the EM algorithm and generalizations of the EM algorithm New results on convergence, including convergence of the EM algorithm in constrained parameter spaces Expanded discussion of standard error computation methods, such as methods for categorical data and methods based on numerical differentiation Coverage of the interval EM, which locates all stationary points in a designated region of the parameter space Exploration of the EM algorithm's relationship with the Gibbs sampler and other Markov chain Monte Carlo methods Plentiful pedagogical elements—chapter introductions, lists of examples, author and subject indices, computer-drawn graphics, and a related Web site The EM Algorithm and Extensions, Second Edition serves as an excellent text for graduate-level statistics students and is also a comprehensive resource for theoreticians, practitioners, and researchers in the social and physical sciences who would like to extend their knowledge of the EM algorithm.

Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning ICANN 2016

Author: Alessandro E.P. Villa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319447810
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Computers

The two volume set, LNCS 9886 + 9887, constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2016, held in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2016. The 121 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 227 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: from neurons to networks; networks and dynamics; higher nervous functions; neuronal hardware; learning foundations; deep learning; classifications and forecasting; and recognition and navigation. There are 47 short paper abstracts that are included in the back matter of the volume.

Text Speech and Dialogue

Author: Petr Sojka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319455105
Release Date: 2016-09-02
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue, TSD 2016, held in Brno, CzechRepublic, in September 2016. The 62 papers presented together with 3 abstracts of invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 127 submissions. They focus on topics such as corpora and language resources; speech recognition; tagging, classification and parsing of text and speech; speech and spoken language generation; semantic processing of text and speech; integrating applications of text and speech processing; automatic dialogue systems; as well as multimodal techniques and modelling.

Spatial Data Mining

Author: Deren Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662485385
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Computers

· This book is an updated version of a well-received book previously published in Chinese by Science Press of China (the first edition in 2006 and the second in 2013). It offers a systematic and practical overview of spatial data mining, which combines computer science and geo-spatial information science, allowing each field to profit from the knowledge and techniques of the other. To address the spatiotemporal specialties of spatial data, the authors introduce the key concepts and algorithms of the data field, cloud model, mining view, and Deren Li methods. The data field method captures the interactions between spatial objects by diffusing the data contribution from a universe of samples to a universe of population, thereby bridging the gap between the data model and the recognition model. The cloud model is a qualitative method that utilizes quantitative numerical characters to bridge the gap between pure data and linguistic concepts. The mining view method discriminates the different requirements by using scale, hierarchy, and granularity in order to uncover the anisotropy of spatial data mining. The Deren Li method performs data preprocessing to prepare it for further knowledge discovery by selecting a weight for iteration in order to clean the observed spatial data as much as possible. In addition to the essential algorithms and techniques, the book provides application examples of spatial data mining in geographic information science and remote sensing. The practical projects include spatiotemporal video data mining for protecting public security, serial image mining on nighttime lights for assessing the severity of the Syrian Crisis, and the applications in the government project ‘the Belt and Road Initiatives’.

Wetland Science

Author: B. Anjan Kumar Prusty
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9788132237150
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Law

This book is an attempt to acknowledge the discipline ‘wetland science’ and to consolidate research findings, reviews and synthesis articles on different aspects of the wetlands in South Asia. The book presents 30 chapters by an international mix of experts in the field, who highlight and discuss diverse issues concerning wetlands in South Asia as case studies. The chapters are divided into different themes that represent broad issues of concern in a systematic manner keeping in mind students, researchers and general readers at large. The book introduces readers to the basics and theory of wetland science, supplemented by case studies and examples from the region. It also offers a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in allied fields such as environmental studies, limnology, wildlife biology, aquatic biology, marine biology, and landscape ecology. To date the interdisciplinary field ‘wetland science’ is still rarely treated as a distinct discipline in its own right. Further, courses on wetland science aren’t taught at any of the world’s most prestigious universities; instead, the topics falling under this discipline are generally handled under the disciplines ‘ecology’ or under the extremely broad heading of ‘environmental studies’. It is high time that ‘Wetland Science’ be acknowledged as an interdisciplinary sub-discipline, which calls for an attempt to consolidate its various subtopics and present them comprehensively. Thus, this book also serves as a reference base on wetlands and facilitates further discussions on specific issues involved in safeguarding a sustainable future for the wetland habitats of this region.

Data Mining Applications with R

Author: Yanchang Zhao
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124115200
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Computers

Data Mining Applications with R is a great resource for researchers and professionals to understand the wide use of R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, in solving different problems in industry. R is widely used in leveraging data mining techniques across many different industries, including government, finance, insurance, medicine, scientific research and more. This book presents 15 different real-world case studies illustrating various techniques in rapidly growing areas. It is an ideal companion for data mining researchers in academia and industry looking for ways to turn this versatile software into a powerful analytic tool. R code, Data and color figures for the book are provided at the RDataMining.com website. Helps data miners to learn to use R in their specific area of work and see how R can apply in different industries Presents various case studies in real-world applications, which will help readers to apply the techniques in their work Provides code examples and sample data for readers to easily learn the techniques by running the code by themselves

Advanced Data Mining and Applications

Author: Hiroshi Motoda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642539176
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Computers

The two-volume set LNAI 8346 and 8347 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2013, held in Hangzhou, China, in December 2013. The 32 regular papers and 64 short papers presented in these two volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 222 submissions. The papers included in these two volumes cover the following topics: opinion mining, behavior mining, data stream mining, sequential data mining, web mining, image mining, text mining, social network mining, classification, clustering, association rule mining, pattern mining, regression, predication, feature extraction, identification, privacy preservation, applications, and machine learning.

The How and Why of One Variable Calculus

Author: Amol Sasane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119043416
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Mathematics

First course calculus texts have traditionally been either “engineering/science-oriented” with too little rigor, or have thrown students in the deep end with a rigorous analysis text. The How and Why of One Variable Calculus closes this gap in providing a rigorous treatment that takes an original and valuable approach between calculus and analysis. Logically organized and also very clear and user-friendly, it covers 6 main topics; real numbers, sequences, continuity, differentiation, integration, and series. It is primarily concerned with developing an understanding of the tools of calculus. The author presents numerous examples and exercises that illustrate how the techniques of calculus have universal application. The How and Why of One Variable Calculus presents an excellent text for a first course in calculus for students in the mathematical sciences, statistics and analytics, as well as a text for a bridge course between single and multi-variable calculus as well as between single variable calculus and upper level theory courses for math majors.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305970939
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biomass as Energy Source

Author: Erik Dahlquist
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203120255
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Science

Global energy use is approximately 140 000 TWh per year. Interestingly, biomass production amounts to approximately 270 000 TWh per year, or roughly twice as much, whereas the official figure of biomass use for energy applications is 10-13% of the global energy use. This shows that biomass is not a marginal energy resource but more than capable of meeting all our energy and food needs, provided it is used efficiently. The use of food in generating energy has been extensively debated, but there is actually no need for it given the comprehensive resources available from agriculture and forestry waste. This book discusses the biomass resources available and aspects like efficient energy use. One way of using energy efficiently is to use waste biomass or cellulosic materials in biorefineries, where production of fibers and products from fibers is combined with production of most chemicals we need in our daily life. Such products include clothes, soap, perfume, medicines etc. Conventional pulp and paper applications, bio-fuel for vehicles and even fuel for aviation as well as heat and power production are covered. The problem with biomass is not availability, but the difficulty to use the resources efficiently without harming the long-term productivity. This book covers all types of resources on a global scale, making it unique. Many researchers from all over the world have contributed to give a good coverage of all the different international perspectives. This book will provide facts and inspiration to professionals, engineers, researchers, and students as well as to those working for various authorities and organizations.

Vital Signs 1999

Author: Lester Russell Brown
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393318931
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

The global trends documented in Vital Sings 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.