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Probabilistic Approaches to Recommendations

Probabilistic Approaches to Recommendations

By: Nicola Barbieri; Giuseppe Manco; Ettore Ritacco

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The importance of accurate recommender systems has been widely recognized by academia and industry, and recommendation is rapidly becoming one of the most successful applications of data mining and machine learning. Understanding and predicting the choices and preferences of users is a challenging task: real-world scenarios involve users behaving in complex situations, where prior beliefs, specific tendencies, and reciprocal influences jointly contribute to determining the preferences of users toward huge amounts of information, services, and products. Probabilistic modeling represents a...

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Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and...

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Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims

Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims

By: Michele Jeanne Sadler

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims provides an overview of how health claims are regulated in the EU as well as detailed scientific and regulatory information about permitted health claims for particular types of foods and ingredients. Part one provides a background to the regulation of health claims in Europe. Part two focuses on authorised disease risk reduction claims, claims relating to children’s development and health and proprietary claims. Part three sets out ingredients with permitted ‘general function’ claims, including choline,...

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Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

By: Z Jin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2014

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Modelling is an important aspect of the design process for biomaterials and medical devices. By effectively modelling biomaterials and implants before their implantation, it is now possible to predict certain implant-tissue reactions, degradation and wear. Consequently, computational modelling is becoming increasingly important in the design and manufacture of biomedical materials, allowing scientists to more accurately tailor their materials’ properties for the in vivo environment. Computational modelling of biomechanics and biotribology in the musculoskeletal system begins with an...

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Advances in Biorefineries

Advances in Biorefineries

By: Keith W. Waldron

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimising the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value added products. It considers...

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Biological Identification

Biological Identification

By: R. Paul Schaudies

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Biological identification systems are a vital component in countering the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. It is essential that such systems are fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book provides a detailed review of the technologies available and the potential for future developments. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS),...

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Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications

Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications

By: Niklaus Baltzer; Thierry Copponnex

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Precious metals and semi-precious metals have been used in medicine for many years. The properties of these metals and their alloys make them suitable for an increasing number of medical applications. This book provides readers with a useful review of this group of materials’ unique properties and applications. The first part of the book provides readers with the fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications, before chapters in part two look at a wide range of applications of precious metals in medicine. Provides a useful review of this group of materials’ unique...

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

By: Parvaiz Ahmad; Saiema Rasool

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume II - A Sustainable Approach helps readers take technological measures to alleviate plant stress and improve crop production in various environmental conditions. This resource provides a comprehensive review of how technology can be implemented to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. The book considers issues of deforestation, disease prevention, climate change and drought, water and land management, and more. It will help any...

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Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry

Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry

By: Stanley Burg

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

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Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry: Advances in Application and Theory presents recent examples of hypobaric storage implementation. The book covers examples including hypobaric warehouses in the United States and China; the results from extensive Chinese publications, some addressing military use; improved design of an intermodal container to reduce cost, weight, and power consumption; and a proposal to fabricate a  container in China for shipping mangoes and other difficult-to-export plant commodities. In1979 the Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award was given by the...

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Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

By: S. Chakraverty

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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For various scientific and engineering problems, how to deal with variables and parameters of uncertain value is an important issue. Full analysis of the specific errors in measurement, observations, experiments, and applications are vital in dealing with the parameters taken to simplify the problem. Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems aims to provide the reader with basic concepts for soft computing and other methods for various means of uncertainty in handling solutions, analysis, and applications. This book is an essential reference work...

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Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology, 2nd Edition

Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology, 2nd Edition

By: Richard Leach

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 17-MAY-2014

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Working at the nano-scale demands an understanding of the high-precision measurement techniques that make nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing possible. This new edition of Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology provides a road map and toolkit for metrologists engaging with the rigor of measurement and data analysis at the nano-scale, from the fundamentals of precision measurement, to different measurement and characterization techniques. This book is an essential guide for the emerging nanomanufacturing and nanofabrication sectors, where measurement and...

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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition

By: Anita Street; Richard Sustich; Jeremiah Duncan; Nora Savage

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2014

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Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications. Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive...

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Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials

Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials

By: Mohamed Bououdina; J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The burgeoning field of nanotechnology has led to many recent technological innovations and discoveries. Understanding the impact of these technologies on business, science, and industry is an important first step in developing applications for a variety of settings and contexts. Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials presents a detailed analysis of current experimental and theoretical approaches surrounding nanomaterials science. With applications in fields such as biomedicine, renewable energy, and synthetic materials, the research in this book will...

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NCLEX-PN® Exam Cram, Fourth Edition

NCLEX-PN® Exam Cram, Fourth Edition

By: Wilda Rinehart Gardner; Diann Sloan; Clara Hurd

Publisher: Pearson Certification

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2014

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This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine and practice test that accompanies the print book. “The book offers a quick ‘cram’ approach to the NCLEX that is very user-friendly and not time-intensive. The overall approach is very learner-centered and the content is well-paced.” —Catherine Dearman, R.N., Ph.D. Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN® exam 445 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam Includes the popular...

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Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine

Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine

By: Maria Cruz-Cunha; Antonio J. Tavares; Ricardo Simoes

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2009

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The Internet is continuously creating new opportunities and challenges useful to the healthcare information technology industry. The Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives addresses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the cutting-edge fields of online health and medical study. This significant compilation disseminates the latest findings in this growing area of research in order to transform, both socially and technologically, the way we live and deliver services....

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Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-APR-2014

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Introduces both the fundamentals of time dependent differential equations and their numerical solutions Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations delves into the underlying mathematical theory needed to solve time dependent differential equations numerically. Written as a self-contained introduction, the book is divided into two parts to emphasize both ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs). Beginning with ODEs and their approximations, the authors provide a crucial presentation of fundamental notions, such as...

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Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

By: Faraz Oloumi; Rangaraj M. Rangayyan; Anna L. Ells

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The monitoring of the effects of retinopathy on the visual system can be assisted by analyzing the vascular architecture of the retina. This book presents methods based on Gabor filters to detect blood vessels in fundus images of the retina. Forty images of the retina from the Digital Retinal Images for Vessel Extraction (DRIVE) database were used to evaluate the performance of the methods. The results demonstrate high efficiency in the detection of blood vessels with an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.96. Monitoring the openness of the major temporal arcade (MTA)...

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Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra

Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra

By: Mitchell A. Thornton

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra describes an approach for modeling digital information and circuitry that is an alternative to Boolean algebra. While the Boolean algebraic model has been wildly successful and is responsible for many advances in modern information technology, the approach described in this book offers new insight and different ways of solving problems. Modeling the bit as a vector instead of a scalar value in the set {0, 1} allows digital circuits to be characterized with transfer functions in the form of a linear transformation matrix. The use of...

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Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future

Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future

By: Richard Caputo

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-JAN-2009

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Hitting the Wall examines the combination of two intractable energy problems of our age: the peaking of global oil production and the overloading of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases. Both emerge from the overconsumption of fossil fuels and solving one problem helps solve the other. The misinformation campaign about climate change is discussed as is the role that noncarbon energy solutions can play. There are nine major components in the proposed noncarbon strategy including energy efficiency and renewable energy. Economics and realistic restraints are considered and the total carbon...

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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist

Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist

By: Zacharias Voulgaris, PhD

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2014

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As our society transforms into a data-driven one, the role of the Data Scientist is becoming more and more important. If you want to be on the leading edge of what is sure to become a major profession in the not-too-distant future, this book can show you how.  Each chapter is filled with practical information that will help you reap the fruits of big data and become a successful Data Scientist: Learn what big data is and how it differs from traditional data through its main characteristics: volume, variety, velocity, and veracity. Explore the different types of Data Scientists and...