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Support Vector Machines for Pattern Classification

by Shigeo Abe

A guide on the use of SVMs in pattern classification, including a rigorous performance comparison of classifiers and regressors. The book presents architectures for multiclass classification and function approximation problems, as well as evaluation criteria for classifiers and regressors. Features: Clarifies the characteristics of two-class SVMs; Discusses kernel methods for improving the generalization ability of neural networks and fuzzy systems; Contains ample illustrations and examples; Includes performance evaluation using publicly available data sets; Examines Mahalanobis kernels, empirical feature space, and the effect of model selection by cross-validation; Covers sparse SVMs, learning using privileged information, semi-supervised learning, multiple classifier systems, and multiple kernel learning; Explores incremental training based batch training and active-set training methods, and decomposition techniques for linear programming SVMs; Discusses variable selection for support vector regressors.

Data Manipulation with R

by Jaynal Abedin

This book is a step-by step, example-oriented tutorial that will show both intermediate and advanced users how data manipulation is facilitated smoothly using R. This book is aimed at intermediate to advanced level users of R who want to perform data manipulation with R, and those who want to clean and aggregate data effectively. Readers are expected to have at least an introductory knowledge of R and some basic administration work in R, such as installing packages and calling them when required.

Modern R Programming Cookbook

by Jaynal Abedin

Recipes for emerging developers in R programming and data scientists to simplify their R programming capabilities About This Book • Develop strategies to speed up your R code • Tackle programming problems and explore both functional and object-oriented programming techniques • Learn how to address the core problems of programming in R with the most popular R packages for common tasks Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who would like to enhance the R programming skills. Basic knowledge of R programming is assumed. What You Will Learn • Install R and its various IDE for a given platform along with installing libraries from different repositories and version control • Learn about basic data structures in R and how to work with them • Write customized R functions and handle recursions, exceptions in R environments • Create the data processing task as a step by step computer program and execute using dplyr • Extract and process unstructured text data • Interact with database management system to develop statistical applications • Formulate and implement parallel processing in R In Detail R is a powerful tool for statistics, graphics, and statistical programming. It is used by tens of thousands of people daily to perform serious statistical analyses. It is a free, open source system whose implementation is the collective accomplishment of many intelligent, hard-working people. There are more than 2,000 available add-ons, and R is a serious rival to all commercial statistical packages. The objective of this book is to show how to work with different programming aspects of R. The emerging R developers and data science could have very good programming knowledge but might have limited understanding about R syntax and semantics. Our book will be a platform develop practical solution out of real world problem in scalable fashion and with very good understanding. You will work with various versions of R libraries that are essential for scalable data science solutions. You will learn to work with Input / Output issues when working with relatively larger dataset. At the end of this book readers will also learn how to work with databases from within R and also what and how meta programming helps in developing applications. Style and approach This book will be a companion for R programmer and emerging developers in R programming areas. This book will contain recipes related to advanced R programming which will enable users to solve complex problems efficiently.

Data Manipulation with R - Second Edition

by Jaynal Abedin Kishor Kumar Das

This book is for all those who wish to learn about data manipulation from scratch and excel at aggregating data effectively. It is expected that you have basic knowledge of R and have previously done some basic administration work with R.

R Graphs Cookbook Second Edition

by Jaynal Abedin Hrishi V. Mittal

Targeted at those with an existing familiarity with R programming, this practical guide will appeal directly to programmers interested in learning effective data visualization techniques with R and a wide-range of its associated libraries.

Model and Data Engineering

by Alberto Abelló Ladjel Bellatreche Yassine Ouhammou Mirjana Ivanovic

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering, MEDI 2017, held in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2017. The 20 full papers and 7 short papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on domain specific languages; systems and software assessments; modeling and formal methods; data engineering; data exploration and exp loitation; modeling heterogeneity and behavior; model-based applications; and ontology-based applications.

App Inventor

by Hal Abelson David Wolber Ellen Spertus Liz Looney

Yes, you can create your own apps for Android phones--and it's easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces App Inventor for Android, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps for Android-based devices. Learn the basics of App Inventor with step-by-step instructions for more than a dozen fun projects, such as creating location-aware apps, data storage, and apps that include decision-making logic. The second half of the book features an Inventor's manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike. Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animation Create custom multi-media quizzes and study guides Create a custom tour of your city, school, or workplace Use an Android phone to control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot Build location-aware apps by working with your phone's sensors Explore apps that incorporate information from the Web Learn computer science as you build your apps

App Inventor

by Hal Abelson David Wolber Ellen Spertus Liz Looney

Yes, you can create your own apps for Android phones—and it's easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces App Inventor for Android, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps for Android-based devices. Learn the basics of App Inventor with step-by-step instructions for more than a dozen fun projects, such as creating location-aware apps, data storage, and apps that include decision-making logic.The second half of the book features an Inventor's manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike.Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animationCreate custom multi-media quizzes and study guidesCreate a custom tour of your city, school, or workplaceUse an Android phone to control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotBuild location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensorsExplore apps that incorporate information from the WebLearn computer science as you build your apps

App Inventor 2: Create Your Own Android Apps

by Hal Abelson David Wolber Ellen Spertus Liz Looney

Yes, you can create your own apps for Android devices—and it’s easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces you to App Inventor 2, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps. Learn App Inventor basics hands-on with step-by-step instructions for building more than a dozen fun projects, including a text answering machine app, a quiz app, and an app for finding your parked car!The second half of the book features an Inventor’s Manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor 2 makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike.Use programming blocks to build apps—like working on a puzzleCreate custom multi-media quizzes and study guidesDesign games and other apps with 2D graphics and animationMake a custom tour of your city, school, or workplaceControl a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot with your phoneBuild location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensorsExplore apps that incorporate information from the Web

Photography for Kids!

by Sandra Abend Michael Ebert

Digitization is the biggest advance in the history of photography. While some seasoned photographers may still be wary of the filmless technique, unbiased children have easily found their way into the digital world. Children are excited by the instant gratification of capturing an image and immediately seeing the result. With today's digital cameras, what used to be an expensive and disappointing process is now as easy as pie. Enthusiastic and confident children are able to handle digital cameras with remarkable skill. The instant feedback motivates them to continue exploring, and soon they are able to create small masterpieces full of inspiration and fantasy. Photography for Kids introduces children between the ages of 8 and 14 to the world of photography. Technical concepts--like how a digital camera actually works--are explained in a way that is easy for children to understand. The book emphasizes creativity and presents techniques for capturing exciting images.

Moodle for Mobile Learning

by Mark Aberdour

A guide with practical examples that gives you hands-on knowledge in creating learning environments for Mobile devices using Moodle, while also empowering you to create your own effective mlearning course designs."Moodle for Mobile Learning" is primarily aimed at Moodle course practitioners - teachers, tutors, instructors, and learning and development professionals. It does not require you to have an in-depth knowledge about any mobile technologies. It is for anyone who has the desire to deliver great courses that allow their learners to interact using the devices in their pockets.

Programmer's Guide to Apache Thrift

by William Abernethy

SummaryProgrammer's Guide to Apache Thrift provides comprehensive coverage of the Apache Thrift framework along with a developer's-eye view of modern distributed application architecture.Foreword by Jens Geyer.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.About the TechnologyThrift-based distributed software systems are built out of communicating components that use different languages, protocols, and message types. Sitting between them is Thrift, which handles data serialization, transport, and service implementation. Thrift supports many client and server environments and a host of languages ranging from PHP to JavaScript, and from C++ to Go.About the BookProgrammer's Guide to Apache Thrift provides comprehensive coverage of distributed application communication using the Thrift framework. Packed with code examples and useful insight, this book presents best practices for multi-language distributed development. You'll take a guided tour through transports, protocols, IDL, and servers as you explore programs in C++, Java, and Python. You'll also learn how to work with platforms ranging from browser-based clients to enterprise servers. What's insideComplete coverage of Thrift's IDLBuilding and serializing complex user-defined typesPlug-in protocols, transports, and data compressionCreating cross-language services with RPC and messaging systemsAbout the ReaderReaders should be comfortable with a language like Python, Java, or C++ and the basics of service-oriented or microservice architectures.About the AuthorRandy Abernethy is an Apache Thrift Project Management Committee member and a partner at RX-M.Table of ContentsPART 1 - APACHE THRIFT OVERVIEWIntroduction to Apache ThriftApache Thrift architectureBuilding, testing, and debuggingPART 2 - PROGRAMMING APACHE THRIFTMoving bytes with transportsSerializing data with protocolsApache Thrift IDLUser-defined typesImplementing servicesHandling exceptionsServersPART 3 - APACHE THRIFT LANGUAGESBuilding clients and servers with C++Building clients and servers with JavaBuilding C# clients and servers with .NET Core and WindowsBuilding Node.js clients and serversApache Thrift and JavaScriptScripting Apache ThriftThrift in the enterprise

PHP Team Development

by Samisa Abeysinghe

This book looks into PHP projects mainly from an enterprise view. The author's experience enables him to give you an overall picture of PHP projects and discuss factors that contribute to project success in a clear and precise manner. Each chapter focuses specifically on how the techniques covered will make team work easier. Examples (rather than abstract best practices) are used to illustrate the practical benefits. This book is for PHP developers who work in teams on complex PHP projects. With this book in hand, it is easy to discover the secrets of successful PHP projects that meet today's complex enterprise demands. This book can also be useful for project managers who are looking to be successful with PHP projects. Those who are stakeholders in PHP projects, such as clients, or those who want to sponsor PHP projects, can also learn what to expect and how to deal with a PHP project team with this book.

RESTful PHP Web Services

by Samisa Abeysinghe

The book explains the basic concepts associated with the REST architectural style, but the emphasis is on creating PHP code for consuming and creating RESTful services in PHP. There is plenty of example PHP code to illustrate the concepts, with careful explanations of how the code works. This book targets PHP developers who want to build or make use of RESTful web services, or explore the options available to them in PHP. You will need to know the basics of PHP development, but no knowledge of REST is assumed, nor any knowledge of creating web services generally.

High Order Nonlinear Numerical Schemes for Evolutionary PDEs

by Rémi Abgrall Héloïse Beaugendre Pietro Marco Congedo Cécile Dobrzynski Vincent Perrier Mario Ricchiuto

This book collects papers presented during the European Workshop on High Order Nonlinear Numerical Methods for Evolutionary PDEs (HONOM 2013) that was held at INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, Talence, France in March, 2013. The central topic is high order methods for compressible fluid dynamics. In the workshop, and in this proceedings, greater emphasis is placed on the numerical than the theoretical aspects of this scientific field. The range of topics is broad, extending through algorithm design, accuracy, large scale computing, complex geometries, discontinuous Galerkin, finite element methods, Lagrangian hydrodynamics, finite difference methods and applications and uncertainty quantification. These techniques find practical applications in such fields as fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, nonlinear solid mechanics, and others for which genuinely nonlinear methods are needed.

Gradle Essentials

by Abhinandan Kunal Dabir

Master the fundamentals of Gradle using real-world projects with this quick and easy-to-read guide About This Book * Write beautiful build scripts for various types of projects effortlessly * Become more productive by harnessing the power and elegance of the Gradle DSL * Learn how to use Gradle quickly and effectively with this step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For This book is for Java and other JVM-based language developers who want to use Gradle or are already using Gradle on their projects. No prior knowledge of Gradle is required, but some familiarity with build-related terminologies and an understanding of the Java language would help. What You Will Learn * Master the Gradle DSL by identifying the building blocks * Learn just enough Groovy for Gradle * Set up tests and reports for your projects to make them CI ready * Create library, stand-alone, and web projects * Craft multi-module projects quickly and efficiently * Migrate existing projects to a modern Gradle build * Extract common build logic into plugins * Write builds for languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala In Detail Gradle is an advanced and modern build automation tool. It inherits the best elements of the past generation of build tools, but it also differs and innovates to bring terseness, elegance, simplicity, and the flexibility to build. Right from installing Gradle and writing your first build file to creating a fully-fledged multi-module project build, this book will guide you through its topics in a step-by-step fashion. You will get your hands dirty with a simple Java project built with Gradle and go on to build web applications that are run with Jetty or Tomcat. We take a unique approach towards explaining the DSL using the Gradle API, which makes the DSL more accessible and intuitive. All in all, this book is a concise guide to help you decipher the Gradle build files, covering the essential topics that are most useful in real-world projects. With every chapter, you will learn a new topic and be able to readily implement your build files. Style and approach This step-by-step guide focuses on being productive with every chapter. When required, topics are explained in-depth to give you a good foundation of the Gradle fundamentals. The book covers most aspects of builds required for conventional JVM-based projects, and when necessary, points you towards the right resources.

Deformable Registration Techniques for Thoracic CT Images: An Insight into Medical Image Registration

by Ali Imam Abidi S.K. Singh

This book focuses on novel approaches for thoracic computed tomography (CT) image registration and determination of respiratory motion models in a range of patient scenarios. It discusses the use of image registration processes to remove the inconsistencies between medical images acquired using different devices. In the context of comparative research and medical analysis, these methods are of immense value in image registration procedures, not just for thoracic CT images, but for all types of medical images in multiple modalities, and also in establishing a mean respiration motion model. Combined with advanced techniques, the methods proposed have the potential to advance the field of computer vision and help improve existing methods. The book is a valuable resource for those in the scientific community involved in modeling respiratory motion for a large number of people.

Optimization Techniques in Computer Vision

by Mongi A. Abidi Andrei V. Gribok Joonki Paik

This book presents practical optimization techniques used in image processing and computer vision problems. Ill-posed problems are introduced and used as examples to show how each type of problem is related to typical image processing and computer vision problems. Unconstrained optimization gives the best solution based on numerical minimization of a single, scalar-valued objective function or cost function. Unconstrained optimization problems have been intensively studied, and many algorithms and tools have been developed to solve them. Most practical optimization problems, however, arise with a set of constraints. Typical examples of constraints include: (i) pre-specified pixel intensity range, (ii) smoothness or correlation with neighboring information, (iii) existence on a certain contour of lines or curves, and (iv) given statistical or spectral characteristics of the solution. Regularized optimization is a special method used to solve a class of constrained optimization problems. The term regularization refers to the transformation of an objective function with constraints into a different objective function, automatically reflecting constraints in the unconstrained minimization process. Because of its simplicity and efficiency, regularized optimization has many application areas, such as image restoration, image reconstruction, optical flow estimation, etc. Optimization plays a major role in a wide variety of theories for image processing and computer vision. Various optimization techniques are used at different levels for these problems, and this volume summarizes and explains these techniques as applied to image processing and computer vision.

Practical Git: Confident Git Through Practice

by Johan Abildskov

Practice your Git skills using exercises in your own environment. This book introduces concepts in an abstract visual way, and then enforces this learning through exercises - the Git katas. You will start with basic interactions such as commits and branches, and move on to both internals and collaborative workflows. Best practices are introduced and rehearsed throughout with hands-on exercises. Each topic is supplemented with interactive Git exercises that can be solved using any Git client – either the ubiquituous CLI or one of the many graphical clients so you'll learn in the environment you work in. The importance of Git is hard to overstate – it is used by 90% of software engineers worldwide and is the de facto standard for version control. Honing your Git skills is guaranteed to make you a better and more efficient developer. Building software can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Practical Git will give you the Git skills you need, and help keep your Git skills sharp. Add it to your library today. What You'll LearnUse Git through scripted exercises and the Git katas Understand Git’s graph modelTroubleshoot common and rare scenarios you may faceSelect and apply the right Git tool for the taskMaintain and collaborate on Git repositoriesTweak Git to gain the most from this powerful tool Who This Book Is For Anyone who is currently using Git in a copy-paste fashion. It will take you from using Git to knowing Git.

Liblouis User's and Programmer's Manual

by Abilitiessoft

A guide for users and programmers on Liblouis, an open-source braille translator and back-translator.

Liblouisxml User's and Programmer's Manual

by Abilitiessoft Viewplus Technologies

A user's and programmer's guide for Liblouisxml, a software component for translating XML into braille.

Zero Days, Thousands of Nights: The Life and Times of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Their Exploits

by Lillian Ablon Andy Bogart

Zero-day vulnerabilities—software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released—and their exploits are useful in cyber operations, as well as in defensive and academic settings. This report provides findings from real-world zero-day vulnerability and exploit data that can inform ongoing policy debates regarding stockpiling (i.e., keeping zero-day vulnerabilities private) versus disclosing them to the public.

Cyber Security. Simply. Make it Happen.: Leveraging Digitization Through IT Security (Management for Professionals)

by Ferri Abolhassan

This book provides a practical and strategic perspective on IT and cyber security for corporations and other businesses. Leading experts from industry, politics and research discuss the status quo and future prospects of corporate cyber security. They answer questions such as: How much will IT security cost? Who will provide IT security? Can security even be fun? The book claims that digitization will increasingly pervade all areas of the economy, as well as our daily professional and personal lives. It will produce speed, agility and cost efficiency, but also increasing vulnerability in the context of public, corporate and private life. Consequently, cyber security is destined to become the great facilitator of digitization, providing maximum protection for data, networks, data centres and terminal devices.

The Drivers of Digital Transformation

by Ferri Abolhassan

Inthis book, leading CEOs, CIOs and experts from international corporationsexplore the role of digitalization and cloud-based processes as the mainbusiness drivers of the 21st century. Focusing on how to get started withdigitalization and how to handle the technologies involved, they employanalyses and practical case studies to demonstrate how to unleash the potentialoffered by the cloud, and how to achieve the most critical success factors -quality and security - through the right partnerships. Readers will discoverwhy the cloud will soon take over the driver's seat in cars, and why HeinekenCIO Anne Teague claims that innovation is impossible without high-quality IT. The book reveals what IT managers can learn from Silicon Valley and Chinatoday, and why Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges believes Europe's futuredepends on successful digitalization. In a closing strategic assessment, theeditor Ferri Abolhassan presents the cloud as the essential backbone ofdigitalization. In short, the book provides readers the first comprehensive,high-level assessment of cloud-based digital transformation in the era ofIndustry 4. 0.

The Road to a Modern IT Factory

by Ferri Abolhassan

IT is currently going through one of its most critical phases of transformation. IT vendors and IT service organizations are revolutionizing their production and service processes, adopting industrial practices. It is only through the consistent transformation into factory-like structures that quality, effectiveness and efficiency can be increased. By integrating professional concepts and methods taken from the context of industrial production, it is possible to meet functional and qualitative requirements from the departments and therefore from the end user. On top of that this new paradigm enables the implementation of optimal processes in the organization. An interdisciplinary team of authors addresses the current challenges for global IT services organizations and describes the process of IT industrialization. The transformation of the IT industry towards the model of an IT factory is the core theme of this book, which takes the latest findings from applied research, consulting and IT business practices and combines them into a consistent and innovative approach to IT services.

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