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Knowledge-based Configuration

Knowledge-based Configuration

By: Alexander Felfernig; Lothar Hotz; Claire Bagley; Juha Tiihonen

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

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Knowledge-based Configuration incorporates knowledge representation formalisms to capture complex product models and reasoning methods to provide intelligent interactive behavior with the user. This book represents the first time that corporate and academic worlds collaborate integrating research and commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration. Foundational interdisciplinary material is provided for composing models from increasingly complex products and services. Case studies, the latest research, and graphical knowledge representations that increase understanding of...

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Deploying IP and MPLS QoS for Multiservice Networks

Deploying IP and MPLS QoS for Multiservice Networks

By: John William Evans; Clarence Filsfils

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 26-JUL-2010

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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QoS, short for “quality of service,? is one of the most important goals a network designer or administrator will have. Ensuring that the network runs at optimal precision with data remaining accurate, traveling fast, and to the correct user are the main objectives of QoS. The various media that fly across the network including voice, video, and data have different idiosyncrasies that try the dimensions of the network. This malleable network architecture poses an always moving potential problem for the network professional. The authors have provided a comprehensive treatise on this...

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Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

By: Gita Sukthankar; Christopher Geib; Hung Hai Bui; David Pynadath; Robert P. Goldman

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2014

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Plan recognition, activity recognition, and intent recognition together combine and unify techniques from user modeling, machine vision, intelligent user interfaces, human/computer interaction, autonomous and multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, and machine learning. Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition explains the crucial role of these techniques in a wide variety of applications including: • personal agent assistants • computer and network security • opponent modeling in games and simulation systems • coordination in robots and software agents • web...

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Mastering Cloud Computing

Mastering Cloud Computing

By: Rajkumar Buyya; Christian Vecchiola; S.Thamarai Selvi

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 05-APR-2013

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Mastering Cloud Computing is designed for undergraduate students learning to develop cloud computing applications. Tomorrow's applications won’t live on a single computer but will be deployed from and reside on a virtual server, accessible anywhere, any time. Tomorrow's application developers need to understand the requirements of building apps for these virtual systems, including concurrent programming, high-performance computing, and data-intensive systems. The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically...

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CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers

CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers

By: Gregory Ruetsch; Massimiliano Fatica

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2013

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CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers shows how high-performance application developers can leverage the power of GPUs using Fortran, the familiar language of scientific computing and supercomputer performance benchmarking. The authors presume no prior parallel computing experience, and cover the basics along with best practices for efficient GPU computing using CUDA Fortran. To help you add CUDA Fortran to existing Fortran codes, the book explains how to understand the target GPU architecture, identify computationally intensive parts of the code, and modify the code to manage...

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Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for Information Systems

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for Information Systems

By: Raul Sidnei Wazlawick

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for Information Systems clearly explains real object-oriented programming in practice. Expert author Raul Sidnei Wazlawick explains concepts such as object responsibility, visibility and the real need for delegation in detail. The object-oriented code generated by using these concepts in a systematic way is concise, organized and reusable. The patterns and solutions presented in this book are based in research and industrial applications. You will come away with clarity regarding processes and use cases and a clear understand of how to expand a...

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Commercial Data Mining

Commercial Data Mining

By: David Nettleton

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Whether you are brand new to data mining or working on your tenth predictive analytics project, Commercial Data Mining will be there for you as an accessible reference outlining the entire process and related themes. In this book, you'll learn that your organization does not need a huge volume of data or a Fortune 500 budget to generate business using existing information assets. Expert author David Nettleton guides you through the process from beginning to end and covers everything from business objectives to data sources, and selection to analysis and predictive modeling. ...

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Quotient Space Based Problem Solving

Quotient Space Based Problem Solving

By: Ling Zhang; Bo Zhang

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Quotient Space Based Problem Solving provides an in-depth treatment of hierarchical problem solving, computational complexity, and the principles and applications of multi-granular computing, including inference, information fusing, planning, and heuristic search. Explains the theory of hierarchical problem solving, its computational complexity, and discusses the principle and applications of multi-granular computing Describes a human-like, theoretical framework using quotient space theory, that will be of interest to researchers in artificial intelligence. ...

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Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines

Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines

By: Bo Long; Yi Chang

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 25-JAN-2014

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In plain, uncomplicated language, and using detailed examples to explain the key concepts, models, and algorithms in vertical search ranking, Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines teaches readers how to manipulate ranking algorithms to achieve better results in real-world applications. This reference book for professionals covers concepts and theories from the fundamental to the advanced, such as relevance, query intention, location-based relevance ranking, and cross-property ranking. It covers the most recent developments in vertical search ranking applications, such as...

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Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

By: Bernhard Preim; Charl P Botha

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 13-FEB-2014

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Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment...

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Interview Techniques for UX Practitioners

Interview Techniques for UX Practitioners

By: Chauncey Wilson

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 23-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2014

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Much of the work of user-centered design practitioners involves some type of interviewing. While interviewing is an important skill, many colleagues have little or no formal training in interviewing methods and often learn on the job with limited feedback on the quality of their interviews. This book teaches readers about the three basic interview methods: structured interviews, semi-structured interviews, and unstructured interviews. The author discusses the various strengths, weaknesses, issues with each type of interview, and includes best practices and procedures for conducing...

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Freemium Economics

Freemium Economics

By: Eric Benjamin Seufert

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 27-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 18-JAN-2014

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Freemium Economics brings a practical, instructive approach to help you successfully implement the freemium model by building analytics into product design from the beginning. Your freemium product generates vast volumes of data, but using that data to maximize conversion, boost retention, and deliver revenue can be challenging if you don't fully understand the lifetime customer value. In this book, author Eric Seufert shares his hands-on expertise to provide clear guidelines for execution of the freemium business model through all stages of development. Seufert dissects the...

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Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition

Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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In this completely updated and revised edition of Designing with the Mind in Mind , Jeff Johnson provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow. Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. But as the field has evolved since the first edition of this book, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been...

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Accelerating MATLAB with GPU Computing

Accelerating MATLAB with GPU Computing

By: Jung W. Suh; Youngmin Kim

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 18-NOV-2013

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Beyond simulation and algorithm development, many developers increasingly use MATLAB even for product deployment in computationally heavy fields. This often demands that MATLAB codes run faster by leveraging the distributed parallelism of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). While MATLAB successfully provides high-level functions as a simulation tool for rapid prototyping, the underlying details and knowledge needed for utilizing GPUs make MATLAB users hesitate to step into it. Accelerating MATLAB with GPUs offers a primer on bridging this gap. Starting with the basics, setting up...

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Information Management

Information Management

By: William McKnight

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data is about making smart decisions to make the most of company information. Expert author William McKnight develops the value proposition for information in the enterprise, and succinctly outlines the numerous forms of data storage. Information Management will enlighten you, challenge your preconceived notions, and help activate information in the enterprise. The practical, hands-on guidance in this book includes: Part 1: The importance of information management and analytics to business, and how...

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Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology

Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology

By: Maurice Herlihy; Dmitry Kozlov; Sergio Rajsbaum

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology describes techniques for analyzing distributed algorithms based on award winning combinatorial topology research. The authors present a solid theoretical foundation relevant to many real systems reliant on parallelism with unpredictable delays, such as multicore microprocessors, wireless networks, distributed systems, and Internet protocols. Today, a new student or researcher must assemble a collection of scattered conference publications, which are typically terse and commonly use different notations and terminologies. This book...

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Data Stewardship

Data Stewardship

By: David Plotkin

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 02-NOV-2013

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Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company’s data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward’s time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you...

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Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE

Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE

By: Bran Selic; Sébastien Gérard

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE explains how to apply the complex MARTE standard in practical situations. This approachable reference provides a handy user guide, illustrating with numerous examples how you can use MARTE to design and develop real-time and embedded systems and software. Expert co-authors Bran Selic and Sébastien Gérard lead the team that drafted and maintain the standard and give you the tools you need apply MARTE to overcome the limitations of cyber-physical systems. The functional sophistication required of modern...

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Network Convergence

Network Convergence

By: Vinod Joseph; Srinivas Mulugu

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2013

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Network Convergence: Ethernet Applications and Next Generation Packet Transport Architectures provides the guidance and solutions you'll need to understand Ethernet and emerging applications such as cloud computing and mobile apps, as well as large-scale retail and business deployments. This reference starts with an overview of the Ethernet and existing broadband architectures, including XDSL, WIMAX, and VLANs. It moves on to cover next-generation networks and mobile architectures, as well as cloud computing. The book also addresses the convergence of optical, Ethernet and IP/MPLS...

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The Moderator's Survival Guide

The Moderator's Survival Guide

By: Donna Tedesco; Fiona Tranquada

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 02-NOV-2013

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The Moderator's Survival Guide is your indispensable resource for navigating the rocky shoals of your one-on-one user research sessions. Inside, you’ll find guidance for nearly 100 diverse situations (ranging from business-as-usual to tricky and sticky) that might occur during usability studies, contextual inquiries, or user interviews. As a moderator, you are responsible for the well-being of the participant, your study, and your organization. You must be prepared for anything that may happen, from your technology failing to the participant quailing. Use this guide to identify your...