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Streampunks: Youtube y los rebeldes que estan transformando los medios

by Robert Kyncl

<P>En los últimos diez años, la plataforma de videos por internet YouTube ha cambiado los medios y el entretenimiento tan profundamente como lo hicieron la invención del cine, la radio y la televisión. <P>Streampunks es una mirada a esta empresa advenediza que examina cómo ha evolucionado YouTube y hacia dónde va. <P>Basándose en relatos de las estrellas más influyentes de YouTube (Streampunks como Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh y Casey Neistat) y los negociadores que promueven el futuro del entretenimiento (como Scooter Braun y Shane Smith), Robert Kyncl utiliza sus experiencias en tres de las compañías de medios más innovadoras, HBO, Netflix y Youtube, para contar la historia del streaming y de este monstruo moderno de la cultura pop. <P>En colaboración con Maany Peyvan (escritor de contenido de Google), Kyncl explica cómo se dictan las nuevas reglas del entretenimiento y cómo y por qué el panorama de los medios está cambiando radicalmente.

Streetwise Selling On Ebay: How to Start, Manage, And Maximize a Successful eBay Business

by Sonia Weiss

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Strength in Darkness

by John of the Cross Margaret Charles Kerry

How will I get through this? Will I ever feel God's love again? Prayer, once filled with insight and consolation, now feels routine. When all roads seem impassable where do you turn? John of the Cross offers you his wise counsel as a roadmap through rough terrain. St. John of the Cross is the author of the best-selling classic Dark Night of the Soul.

Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S.

by Alan Agresti Xiao-Li Meng

Statistical science as organized in formal academic departments is relatively new. With a few exceptions, most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have been created within the past 60 years. This book consists of a set of memoirs, one for each department in the U.S. created by the mid-1960s. The memoirs describe key aspects of the department's history -- its founding, its growth, key people in its development, success stories (such as major research accomplishments) and the occasional failure story, PhD graduates who have had a significant impact, its impact on statistical education, and a summary of where the department stands today and its vision for the future. Read here all about how departments such as at Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford started and how they got to where they are today. The book should also be of interests to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.

Strengthening Deep Neural Networks: Making AI Less Susceptible to Adversarial Trickery

by Katy Warr

As deep neural networks (DNNs) become increasingly common in real-world applications, the potential to deliberately "fool" them with data that wouldn’t trick a human presents a new attack vector. This practical book examines real-world scenarios where DNNs—the algorithms intrinsic to much of AI—are used daily to process image, audio, and video data.Author Katy Warr considers attack motivations, the risks posed by this adversarial input, and methods for increasing AI robustness to these attacks. If you’re a data scientist developing DNN algorithms, a security architect interested in how to make AI systems more resilient to attack, or someone fascinated by the differences between artificial and biological perception, this book is for you.Delve into DNNs and discover how they could be tricked by adversarial inputInvestigate methods used to generate adversarial input capable of fooling DNNsExplore real-world scenarios and model the adversarial threatEvaluate neural network robustness; learn methods to increase resilience of AI systems to adversarial dataExamine some ways in which AI might become better at mimicking human perception in years to come

Strengthening Information and Control Systems

by Daniela Mancini Renata Paola Dameri Elisa Bonollo

This book presents a collection of original research papers focused on the relationship between information technology and accounting and control models. The book discusses the importance of establishing a synergetic relationship between new information technologies (ERP, BI, web-based technology, data mining, XBRL, etc. ) and new or renewed accounting models and tools (performance indicators, prevision and simulation models, accounting models for public administration, etc. ) in order to enhance an organization's capability to manage information and make valuable decisions. The search for these synergies takes place at all organizational levels: at a strategic level, in order to simulate and forecast behaviors and financial results at a management level, in order to innovate performance measurement and improve value creation at the operational level, in order to improve information quality and the efficiency of the information process. This book is particularly useful for IS and CFO managers and scholars, as it is based on a selection of the best papers - original, double blind reviewed contributions - presented to the Annual Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS under the category "Accounting Information Systems".

String Processing and Information Retrieval

by Shunsuke Inenaga Kunihiko Sadakane Tetsuya Sakai

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2016, held in Beppu, Japan, in October 2016. The 25 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The focus of the papers is on fundamental studies of string processes and information retrieval and its applications for example to areas such as bioinformatics, Web mining and others.

String Processing and Information Retrieval: 25th International Symposium, SPIRE 2018, Lima, Peru, October 9-11, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11147)

by Gonzalo Navarro Travis Gagie Alistair Moffat Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2018, held in Lima, Peru, in October 2018. The 22 full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 51 submissions. They focus on fundamental studies on string processing and information retrieval, as well as on computational biology.

Stripes by Example

by Brent Watson

In this 100-page book, you will find that Stripes provides a very simple learning path, where you do not need to understand the entire framework in order to use it. The concept of this book is exactly that - to get you using the framework and writing code immediately. You will be off and running in no time, and adding to your skill set as you progress. This book is written with exactly that learning method in mind. No filler, no empty explanations. . . just code. You won't be driving solo, however. Each code example is heavily annotated with comments and tips, so that you not only understand each snippet, but can also dive deeper if you so choose. Stripes is a web framework for the Java programming language. It was initially released in 2005 by Tim Fennell. Despite its growth and maturity, Stripes has always focused on two key principles: simplicity and ease of development. Stripes has also remained a solution for a single application tier: the web-layer. Its purpose is to handle the interaction between a web browser and server-side java code. To tie these concepts together Stripes makes heavy use of Java annotations, which we will see as we learn the various features of Stripes. What you'll learn How to get started with Stripes, the popular Java-based Web framework What are ActionBeans and how to use them How to map URLs to methods What are JSPs and forms and how to use them How to work with data and interact with ActionBeans What are validations, resolutions, and annotations and how to use them What are interceptors and how to use them What is good design and how to apply it using Stripes Who this book is for This book is for experienced Java and/or web developers who are new to the Stripes web framework. Table of Contents 1. Introduction To Stripes 2. Getting Started 3. ActionBeans. 4. Mapping URLs to Methods 5. JSPs 6. Forms 7. Working With Data 8. Interaction Between ActionBeans 9. Validation 10. Resolutions 11. Other Annotations 12. Internationalization 13. Interceptors 14. File Uploads 15. Good Design 16. Next Steps

Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences: Mobilizing Poor Voters

by Mariela Szwarcberg

Democracy has provided opportunities for political representation and accountability, but it has also created incentives for creating and maintaining clientelistic networks. Why has clientelism consolidated with the introduction of democracy? Drawing on network analysis, Mobilizing Poor Voters answers this question by describing and explaining the emergence, maintenance, and disappearance of political, partisan, and social networks in Argentina. Combining qualitative and quantitative data gathered during twenty-four months of field research in eight municipalities in Argentina, Mobilizing Poor Voters shows that when party leaders distribute political promotions to party candidates based only on the number of voters they mobilize, party leaders incentivize the use of clientelistic strategies among candidates competing to mobilize voters in poor neighborhoods. The logic of perverse incentives examined in this book explains why candidates who use clientelism succeed in getting elected and re-elected over time, contributing to the consolidation of political machines at the local level.

Structural Bioinformatics: Applications in Preclinical Drug Discovery Process (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics #27)

by C. Gopi Mohan

This book reviews the advances and challenges of structure-based drug design in the preclinical drug discovery process, addressing various diseases, including malaria, tuberculosis and cancer. Written by internationally recognized researchers, this edited book discusses how the application of the various in-silico techniques, such as molecular docking, virtual screening, pharmacophore modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, and residue interaction networks offers insights into pharmacologically active novel molecular entities. <P><P> It presents a clear concept of the molecular mechanism of different drug targets and explores methods to help understand drug resistance. In addition, it includes chapters dedicated to natural-product- derived medicines, combinatorial drug discovery, the CryoEM technique for structure-based drug design and big data in drug discovery. <P><P> The book offers an invaluable resource for graduate and postgraduate students, as well as for researchers in academic and industrial laboratories working in the areas of chemoinformatics, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacoinformatics.

Structural Changes and their Econometric Modeling (Studies in Computational Intelligence #808)

by Vladik Kreinovich Songsak Sriboonchitta

This book focuses on structural changes and economic modeling. It presents papers describing how to model structural changes, as well as those introducing improvements to the existing before-structural-changes models, making it easier to later on combine these models with techniques describing structural changes. The book also includes related theoretical developments and practical applications of the resulting techniques to economic problems. Most traditional mathematical models of economic processes describe how the corresponding quantities change with time. However, in addition to such relatively smooth numerical changes, economical phenomena often undergo more drastic structural change. Describing such structural changes is not easy, but it is vital if we want to have a more adequate description of economic phenomena – and thus, more accurate and more reliable predictions and a better understanding on how best to influence the economic situation.

Structural Equation Models: From Paths to Networks (Studies in Systems, Decision and Control #22)

by J. Christopher Westland

This new edition surveys the full range of available structural equation modeling (SEM) methodologies. The book has been updated throughout to reflect the arrival of new software packages, which have made analysis much easier than in the past. Applications in a broad range of disciplines are discussed, particularly in the social sciences where many key concepts are not directly observable. This book presents SEM’s development in its proper historical context–essential to understanding the application, strengths and weaknesses of each particular method. This book also surveys the emerging path and network approaches that complement and enhance SEM, and that are growing in importance. SEM’s ability to accommodate unobservable theory constructs through latent variables is of significant importance to social scientists. Latent variable theory and application are comprehensively explained and methods are presented for extending their power, including guidelines for data preparation, sample size calculation and the special treatment of Likert scale data. Tables of software, methodologies and fit statistics provide a concise reference for any research program, helping assure that its conclusions are defensible and publishable.

Structural Fire Resistance Experimental Research: Priority Needs of U.S. Industry

by Kathleen H Almand

Structural Fire Resistance Experimental Research - Priority Needs of U.S. Industry provides a synthesis of stakeholder input to a prioritized agenda for research at the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) designed to accelerate the implementation of performance-based fire engineering for structures. The NFRL presents a broad range of unanswered questions regarding the performance of real structures in fire conditions, and informs performance-based design methods and standards in this field. The authors conducted a comprehensive literature review of large-scale structural fire testing and compiled research needs from a variety of sources. The book addresses major issues of broad concern in the fire community, such as real fire exposure and structural response, composite floor system performance, enhancing modeling performance, and understanding the embedded safety features in design methods. It concludes with a prioritized set of research recommendations for the NIST facility. The scope of issues addressed and broad range of content make this a valuable book for researchers in all aspects of fire resistance experimentation. It will also be useful for those who work with engineering standards for structures.

Structural Information and Communication Complexity: 26th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2019, L'Aquila, Italy, July 1–4, 2019, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11639)

by Michele Flammini Keren Censor-Hillel

This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 26th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity, SIROCCO 2019, held in L’Aquila, Italy, in July 2019.The 19 full papers and 9 short papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. They are devoted to the study of the interplay between structural knowledge, communication, and computing in decentralized systems of multiple communicating entities.

Structural Information and Communication Complexity: 25th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2018, Ma'ale HaHamisha, Israel, June 18-21, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11085)

by Zvi Lotker Boaz Patt-Shamir

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 25th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity, SIROCCO 2018, held in Ma'ale HaHamisha, Israel, in June 2018. The 23 full papers and 8 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. They are devoted to the study of the interplay between structural knowledge, communications, and computing in decentralized systems of multiple communicating entities and cover a large range of topics.

Structural Information and Communication Complexity

by Jukka Suomela

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity, SIROCCO 2016, held in Helsinki, Finland in July 2016. The 25 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers are organized around the following topics: message passing; shared memory; mobile agent; data dissemination and routing.

Structural Optimization with Uncertainties

by Pekka Neittaanmäki N. V. Banichuk

This monograph is devoted to the exposition of new ways of formulating problems of structural optimization with incomplete information and techniques of solution. Research results concerning the optimum shape and structural properties of the bodies subjected to external loadings are recapitulated. Problems of optimal design with incomplete information, accounting for the interaction between the structure and its environment, properties of materials, existence of initial damages and damage accumulation are studied. This volume treats overcoming the corresponding mathematical difficulties caused by raising local functionals. Most of the book is devoted to the minimax approach using worst case scenarios, i.e. the so-called guaranteed approach. However, the probabilistic approach, that does not guarantee the result, is also described in the monograph, because it gives more "optimistic" results. Also, the mixed probabilistic guaranteed approach is discussed and applied for the solution of structural optimization problems with uncertainties.

Structural Pattern Recognition with Graph Edit Distance

by Kaspar Riesen

This unique text/reference presents a thoroughintroduction to the field of structural pattern recognition, with a particularfocus on graph edit distance (GED). The book also provides a detailed review ofa diverse selection of novel methods related to GED, and concludes bysuggesting possible avenues for future research. Topics and features: formallyintroduces the concept of GED, and highlights the basic properties of thisgraph matching paradigm; describes a reformulation of GED to a quadraticassignment problem; illustrates how the quadratic assignment problem of GED canbe reduced to a linear sum assignment problem; reviews strategies for reducing boththe overestimation of the true edit distance and the matching time in theapproximation framework; examines the improvement demonstrated by the describedalgorithmic framework with respect to the distance accuracy and the matchingtime; includes appendices listing the datasets employed for the experimental evaluationsdiscussed in the book.

Structural Processing for Wireless Communications

by Jianhua Lu Xiaoming Tao Ning Ge

This brief presents an alternative viewpoint on processing technology for wireless communications based on recent research advances. As a lever in emerging processing technology, the structure perspective addresses the complexity and uncertainty issues found in current wireless applications. Likewise, this brief aims at providing a new prospective to the development of communication technology and information science, while stimulating new theories and technologies for wireless systems with ever-increasing complexity. Readers of this brief may range from graduate students to researchers in related fields.

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition: Joint IAPR International Workshop, S+SSPR 2018, Beijing, China, August 17–19, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11004)

by Antonio Robles-Kelly Richard C. Wilson Xiao Bai Battista Biggio Edwin R. Hancock Tin Kam Ho

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Joint IAPR International Workshop on Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, S+SSPR 2018, held in Beijing, China, in August 2018.The 49 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: classification and clustering; deep learning and neurla networks; dissimilarity representations and Gaussian processes; semi and fully supervised learning methods; spatio-temporal pattern recognition and shape analysis; structural matching; multimedia analysis and understanding; and graph-theoretic methods.

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition

by Antonio Robles-Kelly Richard Wilson Marco Loog Battista Biggio Francisco Escolano

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Joint IAPR International Workshop on Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, S+SSPR 2014; comprising the International Workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition, SSPR, and the International Workshop on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition, SPR. The total of 25 full papers and 22 poster papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: graph kernels; clustering; graph edit distance; graph models and embedding; discriminant analysis; combining and selecting; joint session; metrics and dissimilarities; applications; partial supervision; and poster session.

Structure of Solutions of Variational Problems

by Alexander J. Zaslavski

Structure of Solutions of Variational Problems is devoted to recent progress made in the studies of the structure of approximate solutions of variational problems considered on subintervals of a real line. Results on properties of approximate solutions which are independent of the length of the interval, for all sufficiently large intervals are presented in a clear manner. Solutions, new approaches, techniques and methods to a number of difficult problems in the calculus of variations are illustrated throughout this book. This book also contains significant results and information about the turnpike property of the variational problems. This well-known property is a general phenomenon which holds for large classes of variational problems. The author examines the following in relation to the turnpike property in individual (non-generic) turnpike results, sufficient and necessary conditions for the turnpike phenomenon as well as in the non-intersection property for extremals of variational problems. This book appeals to mathematicians working in optimal control and the calculus as well as with graduate students.

The Structure of Style

by Shlomo Dubnov Kevin Burns Shlomo Argamon

Style is a fundamental and ubiquitous aspect of the human experience: Everyone instantly and constantly assesses people and things according to their individual styles, academics establish careers by researching musical, artistic, or architectural styles, and entire industries maintain themselves by continuously creating and marketing new styles. Yet what exactly style is and how it works are elusive: We certainly know it when we see it, but there is no shared and clear understanding of the diverse phenomena that we call style. The Structure of Style explores this issue from a computational viewpoint, in terms of how information is represented, organized, and transformed in the production and perception of different styles. New computational techniques are now making it possible to model the role of style in the creation of and response to human artifacts--and therefore to develop software systems that directly make use of style in useful ways. Argamon, Burns, and Dubnov organize the research they have collected in this book according to the three roles that computation can play in stylistics. The first section of the book, Production, provides conceptual foundations by describing computer systems that create artifacts--musical pieces, texts, artworks--in different styles. The second section, Perception, explains methods for analyzing different styles and gleaning useful information, viewing style as a form of communication. The final section, Interaction, deals with reciprocal interaction between style producers and perceivers, in areas such as interactive media, improvised musical accompaniment, and game playing. The Structure of Style is written for researchers and practitioners in areas including information retrieval, computer art and music, digital humanities, computational linguistics, and artificial intelligence, who can all benefit from this comprehensive overview and in-depth description of current research in this active interdisciplinary field.

Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Oscillatory Differential Equations

by Bin Wang Xiong You Xinyuan Wu

Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Oscillatory Differential Equations describes a large number of highly effective and efficient structure-preserving algorithms for second-order oscillatory differential equations by using theoretical analysis and numerical validation. Structure-preserving algorithms for differential equations, especially for oscillatory differential equations, play an important role in the accurate simulation of oscillatory problems in applied sciences and engineering. The book discusses novel advances in the ARKN, ERKN, two-step ERKN, Falkner-type and energy-preserving methods, etc. for oscillatory differential equations. The work is intended for scientists, engineers, teachers and students who are interested in structure-preserving algorithms for differential equations. Xinyuan Wu is a professor at Nanjing University; Xiong You is an associate professor at Nanjing Agricultural University; Bin Wang is a joint Ph.D student of Nanjing University and University of Cambridge.

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