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Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

By: Michael Gelfond; Yulia Kahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Knowledge representation and reasoning is the foundation of artificial intelligence, declarative programming, and the design of knowledge-intensive software systems capable of performing intelligent tasks. Using logical and probabilistic formalisms based on answer set programming (ASP) and action languages, this book shows how knowledge-intensive systems can be given knowledge about the world and how it can be used to solve non-trivial computational problems. The authors maintain a balance between mathematical analysis and practical design of intelligent agents. All the concepts, such as...

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Foundations of Data Exchange

Foundations of Data Exchange

By: Marcelo Arenas; Pablo Barceló; Leonid Libkin; Filip Murlak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The problem of exchanging data between different databases with different schemas is an area of immense importance. Consequently data exchange has been one of the most active research topics in databases over the past decade. Foundational questions related to data exchange largely revolve around three key problems: how to build target solutions; how to answer queries over target solutions; and how to manipulate schema mappings themselves? The last question is also known under the name 'metadata management', since mappings represent metadata, rather than data in the database. In this book...

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Information Theory Tools for Image Processing

Information Theory Tools for Image Processing

By: Miquel Feixas; Anton Bardera; Jaume Rigau; Qing Xu

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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Information Theory (IT) tools, widely used in many scientific fields such as engineering, physics, genetics, neuroscience, and many others, are also useful transversal tools in image processing. In this book, we present the basic concepts of IT and how they have been used in the image processing areas of registration, segmentation, video processing, and computational aesthetics. Some of the approaches presented, such as the application of mutual information to registration, are the state of the art in the field. All techniques presented in this book have been previously published in...

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General Game Playing

General Game Playing

By: Michael Genesereth; Michael Thielscher

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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General game players are computer systems able to play strategy games based solely on formal game descriptions supplied at "runtime" (n other words, they don't know the rules until the game starts). Unlike specialized game players, such as Deep Blue, general game players cannot rely on algorithms designed in advance for specific games; they must discover such algorithms themselves. General game playing expertise depends on intelligence on the part of the game player and not just intelligence of the programmer of the game player. GGP is an interesting application in its own right. It is...

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Game Programming Gems 7

Game Programming Gems 7

By: Scott Jacobs

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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Welcome to the seventh volume of the must-have reference series for game developers, Game Programming Gems, the series that helped define the standards for game programming and continues to be an essential source for new, innovative techniques. "Game Programming Gems 7" provides the tools and inspiration that game developers need to excel. Featuring cutting-edge, ready-to-use techniques contributed by industry veterans and experts, this new collection is a key resource for inspiration, insight, and a plethora of time-saving, ready-to-use methods for the developer's tool box! Gems 7 answers...

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Innovative Techniques and Applications of Entity Resolution

Innovative Techniques and Applications of Entity Resolution

By: Hongzhi Wang

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Entity resolution is an essential tool in processing and analyzing data in order to draw precise conclusions from the information being presented. Further research in entity resolution is necessary to help promote information quality and improved data reporting in multidisciplinary fields requiring accurate data representation. Innovative Techniques and Applications of Entity Resolution draws upon interdisciplinary research on tools, techniques, and applications of entity resolution. This research work provides a detailed analysis of entity resolution applied to various types of data as well...

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Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce

Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce

By: Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas; Francisco Muñoz-Leiva; Juan Sánchez-Fernández; Myriam Martínez-Fiestas

Publisher: IGI Global

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Recent innovations in the field of information technology and communications are radically changing the way international organizations conduct business. In this competitive environment, having the necessary tools to streamline business transactions and secure digital payments is crucial to business success. Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical findings on electronic payment systems in the digital marketplace. Focusing on the importance of e-commerce in business development, including the...

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Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems

Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems

By: Theodosios Tsiakis; Theodoros Kargidis; Panagiotis Katsaros

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Advancements of information systems are rapidly altering both the economy and society. This progression of information creates operational and strategic advantages which is important to the success of organizations and firms. Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems explores the value of information and its management by highlighting theoretical and empirical approaches in the economics of information systems. By providing insight into how information systems can generate economic value for businesses and consumers, this book is essential for professors,...

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Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency

Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency

By: Antonio Cartelli

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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The 21st century has seen an expansion in digital technology and the ways in which it affects everyday life. These technologies have become essential in the growth of social communication and mass media. Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency offers the latest in research on the technological advances on computer proficiency in the educational system and society. This collection of research brings together theories and experiences in order to create a common framework and is essential for educators and professionals in the technology fields....

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IT Policy and Ethics

IT Policy and Ethics

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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IT policies are set in place to streamline the preparation and development of information communication technologies in a particular setting. IT Policy and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive collection of research on the features of modern organizations in order to advance the understanding of IT standards. This is an essential reference source for researchers, scholars, policymakers, and IT managers as well as organizations interested in carrying out research in IT policies....

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Advanced Communication Protocol Technologies

Advanced Communication Protocol Technologies

By: Katalin Tarnay; Gusztáv Adamis; Tibor Dulai

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2011

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The rapid improvements brought about by modern telecommunications are made possible by unfettered transmission of information, which relies on the ability to send, receive and properly utilize communication. Advanced Communication Protocol Technologies: Solutions, Methods, and Applications explores the complications and solutions created by communication required between ever-expanding technologies. The research in this book encompasses the fundamentals of protocol functions and protocol operations, the controlling protocols of ISDN and mobile networks, the evolution of IP-based protocols,...

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Design Elements, 2nd Edition

Design Elements, 2nd Edition

By: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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This updated version of Rockport’s bestselling Design Elements offers expanded and updated content in a new, cleaner format for easier navigation. Author Timothy Samara has added more than 50 new diagrams and more than 100 new images of real-world projects with an increased emphasis on web and environmental design projects. The 20 Rules for Good Design has been revisited and expanded to 25 Rules. The book covers all the design fundamentals from working with grids, color application, typography, imagery and how to put it all together. ...

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Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

By: Vinod Bhattathiripad

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The software industry continues to expand as new products enter into the technological marketplace in order to meet increasing demand. As a result of the popularity of often-expensive software products, companies face the growing challenge of protecting their products against copyright infringement. Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement discusses the forensics of software copyright infringement. This book highlights theoretical, functional, and procedural matters in the investigation of copyright infringement of software products, as well as the development of...

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Beginning COBOL for Programmers

Beginning COBOL for Programmers

By: Michael Coughlan

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Beginning COBOL for Programmers is a comprehensive, sophisticated tutorial and modular skills reference on the COBOL programming language for established programmers. This book is for you if you are a developer who would like to—or must—add COBOL to your repertoire. Perhaps you recognize the opportunities presented by the current COBOL skills crisis, or are working in a mission critical enterprise which retains legacy COBOL applications. Whatever your situation, Beginning COBOL for Programmers meets your needs as an established programmer moving to COBOL. Beginning COBOL for Programmers...

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Beginning iOS 7 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK

Beginning iOS 7 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK

By: Jack Nutting; Fredrik Olsson; David Mark; Jeff LaMarche

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 7 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS 7 SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. There's coverage of brand-new technologies, including a new chapter on Apple's Sprite Kit framework for game development, as well as significant updates to existing material. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using latest...

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SQL for MySQL: A Beginner's Tutorial

SQL for MySQL: A Beginner's Tutorial

By: Djoni Darmawikarta

Publisher: Brainy Software

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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This introduction to SQL for MySQL begins by discussing exactly how data is stored and maintained in a relational database, familiarizing readers with SQL INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements. The guide then discusses how to construct basic queries, choose an appropriate output, and how to create and use groups. Readers will also learn how to use joins to query data from multiple tables, how to create predefined views that can be stored in a database, and how to utilize the metadata of a database. Appendices round out the book, covering the various indexing techniques available in MySQL...

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Accelerated Mac OS X Core Dump Analysis: LLDB Exercises

Accelerated Mac OS X Core Dump Analysis: LLDB Exercises

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Publisher: OpenTask

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This is an update for Accelerated Mac OS X Core Dump Analysis: Training Course Transcript and GDB Practice Exercises (ISBN: 978-1908043405) book. In Mac OS X Mavericks GDB was replaced by LLDB debugger. All GDB exercises were reworked and updated for LLDB. The original first edition also contains slide transcripts, source code of modelling applications and selected memory analysis pattern descriptions which are missing in this update. This update contains only LLDB exercises. ...

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The Information Technology Fix for Health

The Information Technology Fix for Health

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

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New information technologies (IT) hold the promise of better health in a world increasingly coping with chronic illness. The miniaturization of ever-more powerful sensing devices, along with the collection, analysis, and sharing of data, support activities in homes and clinics that let patients have a greater role in their own health care. This article takes you on a tour of specific technologies, tools, and trends to help you understand what’s been accomplished, what’s feasible in the near future, and why some technologies seem to languish despite their apparent advantages....

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Java™ How To Program (Early Objects)

Java™ How To Program (Early Objects)

By: Paul Deitel; Harvey Deitel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2014

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the...

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Rough Cuts
Virtualizing Hadoop

Virtualizing Hadoop

By: George Trujillo; Charles Kim; Steve Jones

Publisher: VMware Press

Publication Date: 25-AUG-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. This is the only complete foundational guide to virtualizing Hadoop and deploying it in the cloud. The authors demystify all aspects of virtualizing Hadoop at scale, empowering DBAs, BI specialists, integrators, architects, and managers to deploy quickly and achieve outstanding performance. Virtualizing Hadoop combines exceptional clarity for Hadoop newcomers with realistic examples for building deep technical skill. Drawing on their immense experience, the authors identify specific obstacles and challenges in virtualizing Hadoop, helping...