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Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

By: Shafiq Alam; Gillian Dobbie; Yun Koh; Saeed ur Rehman

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Biologically-inspired data mining has a wide variety of applications in areas such as data clustering, classification, sequential pattern mining, and information extraction in healthcare and bioinformatics. Over the past decade, research materials in this area have dramatically increased, providing clear evidence of the popularity of these techniques. Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining exemplifies prestigious research and shares the practices that have allowed these areas to grow and flourish. This essential reference publication highlights contemporary...

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Risk-Based Monitoring and Fraud Detection in Clinical Trials Using JMP and SAS

Risk-Based Monitoring and Fraud Detection in Clinical Trials Using JMP and SAS

By: Richard C. Zink

Publisher: SAS Institute

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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Improve efficiency while reducing costs in clinical trials with centralized monitoring techniques using JMP and SAS. International guidelines recommend that clinical trial data should be actively reviewed or monitored; the well-being of trial participants and the validity and integrity of the final analysis results are at stake. Traditional interpretation of this guidance for pharmaceutical trials has led to extensive on-site monitoring, including 100% source data verification. On-site review is time consuming, expensive (estimated at up to a third of the cost of a clinical trial), prone...

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Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

By: Anastasius Moumtzoglou; Anastasia Kastania

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and...

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Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics

Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics

By: Ganesh Naik; Yina Guo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Neuroprosthetics is a fast-growing area that brings together the fields of biomedical engineering and neuroscience as a means to interface the neural system directly to prostheses. Advancing research and applications in this field can assist in successfully restoring motor, sensory, and cognitive functions. Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics brings together the most up-to-date research surrounding neuroprosthetics advances and applications. Presenting several new results, concepts, and further developments in the area of neuroprosthetics, this book is an essential publication...

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Better Business Decisions from Data

Better Business Decisions from Data

By: Peter Kenny

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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"Everyone encounters statistics on a daily basis. They are used in proposals, reports, requests, and advertisements, among others, to support assertions, opinions, and theories. Unless you're a trained statistician, it can be bewildering. What are the numbers really saying or not saying? Better Business Decisions from Data: Statistical Analysis for Professional Success provides the answers to these questions and more. It will show you how to use statistical data to improve small, every-day management judgments as well as major business decisions with potentially serious consequences.Author...

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Astrophotography

Astrophotography

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Publisher: Rocky Nook

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2014

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Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by even the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how.Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography: from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice on equipment and...

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Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility

Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility

By: Christos Kouroupetroglou

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly prevalent part of everyday life. Today, there are many cases in which ICT assist the elderly and people with disabilities to complete tasks once thought impossible. Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility discusses trends in ICT in relation to assistive technologies and their impact on everyday tasks for those with disabilities. This reference work provides different perspectives on upcoming technologies and their impact on e-accessibility and e-inclusion, essential topics for...

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Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies

Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies

By: Steven Thompson

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. Current and future initiatives in these technologies may not be in the participants’ best interests; therefore, it is imperative for research on humanitarian considerations to be available to those affiliated with this field. Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies compiles prestigious research and provides a well-rounded composite of the field’s role in emerging technologies. Addressing both...

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Using R for Statistics

Using R for Statistics

By: Sarah Stowell

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 29-JUN-2014

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" R is a popular and growing open source statistical analysis and graphics environment as well as a programming language and platform. If you need to use a variety of statistics, then Using R for Statistics will get you the answers to most of the problems you are likely to encounter.Using R for Statistics is a problem-solution primer for using R to set up your data, pose your problems and get answers using a wide array of statistical tests. The book walks you through R basics and how to use R to accomplish a wide variety statistical operations. You'll be able to navigate the R system,...

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Regression Analysis by Example, 4th Edition

Regression Analysis by Example, 4th Edition

By: Samprit Chatterjee; Ali S. Hadi

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date: 21-JUL-2006

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The essentials of regression analysis through practical applications Regression analysis is a conceptually simple method for investigating relationships among variables. Carrying out a successful application of regression analysis, however, requires a balance of theoretical results, empirical rules, and subjective judgement. Regression Analysis by Example, Fourth Edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect recent advances in the field. The emphasis continues to be on exploratory data analysis rather than statistical theory. The book offers in-depth treatment of regression...

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Idiot's Guides: Speed Math

Idiot's Guides: Speed Math

By: Gaurav Tekriwal

Publisher: Alpha

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2014

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Math provides easy-to-understand methods, tips, and tricks to do math in one's head, on paper, and on a calculator at a faster rate and with more accuracy for anyone who is intimidated by math and for whom such calculations would otherwise require paper or calculator. ...

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Haskell Data Analysis Cookbook

Haskell Data Analysis Cookbook

By: Nishant Shukla

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2014

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Explore intuitive data analysis techniques and powerful machine learning methods using over 130 practical recipes A practical and concise guide to using Haskell when getting to grips with data analysis Recipes for every stage of data analysis, from collection to visualization In-depth examples demonstrating various tools, solutions and techniques In Detail This book will take you on a voyage through all the steps involved in data analysis. It provides synergy between Haskell and data modeling, consisting of carefully chosen examples featuring some of the most popular...

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Bioinformatics with R Cookbook

Bioinformatics with R Cookbook

By: Paurush Praveen Sinha

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2014

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Over 90 practical recipes for computational biologists to model and handle real-life data using R Use the existing R-packages to handle biological data Represent biological data with attractive visualizations An easy-to-follow guide to handle real-life problems in Bioinformatics like Next Generation Sequencing and Microarray Analysis In Detail Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves upon the methods for storing, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing biological data. R is the primary language used for handling most of the data analysis work...

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Master Math: Algebra 2

Master Math: Algebra 2

By: Mary Hansen

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2014

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MASTER MATH: ALGEBRA 2 is a clear, comprehensive guide to the concepts and problem-solving techniques taught in the typical high school Intermediate Algebra or Algebra 2 class. As Algebra 2 becomes a graduation requirement in more states, it's more important than ever for students to prepare themselves to handle this intermediate-level course work. MASTER MATH: ALGEBRA 2 carefully introduces the foundational concepts in each topic area--from linear equations to polynomials, radical functions, and beyond--and provides a wealth of tips, step-by-step examples, practice problems, and solutions....

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The Calculus Lifesaver

The Calculus Lifesaver

By: Adrian Banner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 28-NOV-2009

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For many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A's but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a series of...

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

By: Jeffrey Karp; Weian Zhao

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface  explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis. The...

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Master Math: Elementary School Math

Master Math: Elementary School Math

By: Kristen Gryskevich

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Math instruction is changing. The subject is no longer taught the way it was when today's parents were in school. Keeping up and helping your elementary-grade child with math can be challenging and, at times, frustrating. If you're facing difficulties helping your child grasp elementary math, here's good news: You're not alone, and help is on the way. MASTER MATH: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH is the key to decreasing study and test anxieties and making math easier for your child. This concise guide, written by an experienced elementary school teacher, is a fast, straightforward reference that will...

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Joint Replacement Technology

Joint Replacement Technology

By: P.A. Revell

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2014

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Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. For its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons, it relies on collaboration between clinicians and researchers. This second edition provides a comprehensive review of the scientific and engineering developments in joint replacement technology. Part one introduces the advances in joint replacement technology, tribological considerations and experiments, and immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements. Part two...

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Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

By: P. Dubruel; S. Van Vlierberghe

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

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In recent decades, there has been a shift from the idea of using biomaterials as passive substitutes for damaged bones towards the concept of biomaterials as aids for the regeneration of a host’s own bone tissue. This has resulted in an important field of research and a range of technological developments. This book provides a comprehensive review of the biomaterials available and how they can be applied in bone regeneration. In part one, a wide range of materials are discussed, including calcium phosphate cements, hydrogels, biopolymers, synthetic polymers and shape memory polymers....

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The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

By: Brian F. Towler

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources—all energy usage involves some...