Computer Science

Randomized Algorithms

By Rajeev Motwani, Prabhakar Raghavan

For lots of functions, a randomized set of rules is both the easiest or the quickest set of rules to be had, and infrequently either. This publication introduces the elemental recommendations within the layout and research of randomized algorithms. the 1st a part of the textual content provides simple instruments comparable to chance concept and probabilistic research which are usually utilized in algorithmic purposes. Algorithmic examples also are given to demonstrate using every one device in a concrete surroundings. within the moment a part of the publication, every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of an immense zone to which randomized algorithms will be utilized, offering a finished and consultant number of the algorithms that may be utilized in each one of those components. even though written basically as a textual content for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars, this ebook must also end up necessary as a reference for execs and researchers.

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Haptic Human-Computer Interaction

Haptic human-computer interplay is interplay among a human laptop consumer and the pc consumer interface in accordance with the robust human feel of contact. Haptic has been mentioned and exploited for your time, really within the context of desktop video games. even if, to date, little realization has been paid to the overall rules of haptic HCI and the systematic use of haptic units for making improvements to potency, effectiveness, and pride in HCI.
This booklet is the 1st one to target haptic human-computer interplay. it really is in line with a workshop held in Glasgow, united kingdom, in August / September 2000. The 22 revised complete papers provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 35 submissions. along with a quick ancient survey, the booklet deals topical sections on haptic interfaces for blind humans, collaborative haptics, mental matters and size, and purposes of haptics.

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Graph Databases: New Opportunities for Connected Data

notice how graph databases can assist deal with and question hugely hooked up information. With this useful publication, you’ll the best way to layout and enforce a graph database that brings the ability of graphs to undergo on a large diversity of challenge domain names. no matter if you need to accelerate your reaction to person queries or construct a database which may adapt as what you are promoting evolves, this e-book indicates you ways to use the schema-free graph version to real-world problems.

This moment version comprises new code samples and diagrams, utilizing the most recent Neo4j syntax, in addition to details on new performance. learn the way varied companies are utilizing graph databases to outperform their rivals. With this book’s information modeling, question, and code examples, you’ll fast have the capacity to enforce your personal solution.

  • Model info with the Cypher question language and estate graph model
  • Learn top practices and customary pitfalls whilst modeling with graphs
  • Plan and enforce a graph database answer in test-driven fashion
  • Explore real-world examples to profit how and why enterprises use a graph database
  • Understand universal styles and parts of graph database architecture
  • Use analytical innovations and algorithms to mine graph database information

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Computer and Information Science (Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 566)

This edited publication provides medical result of the thirteenth IEEE/ACIS foreign convention on machine and data technological know-how (ICIS 2014) which used to be hung on June 4-6, 2014 in Taiyuan, China. the purpose of this convention used to be to compile researchers and scientists, businessmen and marketers, academics, engineers, machine clients, and scholars to debate the various fields of laptop technology and to percentage their studies and alternate new rules and data in a significant means. examine effects approximately all elements (theory, purposes and instruments) of desktop and knowledge technology, and to debate the sensible demanding situations encountered alongside the way in which and the ideas followed to unravel them.

The convention organizers chosen the easiest papers from these papers authorised for presentation on the convention. The papers have been selected in keeping with assessment rankings submitted by means of individuals of this system committee, and underwent extra rigorous rounds of overview. This e-book captures 14 of the conference’s such a lot promising papers, and we impatiently anticipate the real contributions that we all know those authors will deliver to the sphere of desktop and knowledge technological know-how.

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An Introduction to Functional Programming Through Lambda Calculus (Dover Books on Mathematics)

By Greg Michaelson

Practical programming is rooted in lambda calculus, which constitutes the world's smallest programming language. This well-respected textual content bargains an available creation to sensible programming techniques and methods for college students of arithmetic and computing device technological know-how. The therapy is as nontechnical as attainable, and it assumes no earlier wisdom of arithmetic or useful programming. Cogent examples remove darkness from the vital rules, and various workouts look in the course of the textual content, providing reinforcement of key thoughts. All difficulties function whole options.

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Introduction to Game Development, Second Edition

Welcome to advent to online game improvement, moment version, the recent variation of the ebook that mixes the knowledge and services of greater than twenty online game execs to provide you a special creation to all points of video game improvement, from layout to programming to enterprise and creation. prepared round the curriculum guidance of the foreign online game builders organization (IGDA), the publication is split into seven self sustaining sections, each one that includes articles written by means of the specialists on these themes. appropriate for either an introductory video game improvement path or as a reference for video game builders and architects, the publication deals assurance of the entire key recommendations and concepts that surround online game improvement, whereas supplying real-life examples and useful perception. absolutely revised for ultra-modern know-how, this moment version gains an multiplied part on online game layout, a brand new bankruptcy on video game writing and interactive storytelling, and masses extra. And the accompanying CD-ROM comprises all of the resource code, demos, paintings records, and different fabrics referenced through the booklet. advent to video game improvement, moment variation is a must have source for someone who desires to comprehend the complete video game improvement strategy.

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Computing for Ordinary Mortals

By Robert St. Amant

Computing isn't really basically (or even as a rule) approximately and software program; it is also in regards to the rules at the back of the know-how. In Computing for usual Mortals, desktop scientist Robert St. Amant explains this "really attention-grabbing half" of computing, introducing easy computing recommendations and techniques in a manner that readers and not using a technical heritage can comprehend and appreciate.

Each of the chapters illustrates rules from a special zone of computing, and jointly they supply vital insights into what drives the sector as a complete. St. Amant starts with an summary of uncomplicated innovations in addition to a quick historical past of the earliest desktops, after which he lines varied threads throughout the textile of computing. One thread is functional, illuminating the structure of a working laptop or computer and exhibiting how this structure makes computation effective. St. Amant exhibits us tips to write down directions in order that a working laptop or computer can accomplish particular projects (programming), how the pc manages these initiatives because it runs (in its working system), and the way pcs can speak with one another (over a network). the opposite thread is theoretical, describing how pcs are, within the summary, machines for fixing difficulties. a few of these principles are embedded in a lot of what we do as people, and hence this dialogue may also supply us perception into our personal day-by-day actions, how we have interaction with folks, and from time to time even what is going on in our heads.

St. Amant concludes with synthetic intelligence, exploring the chance that desktops could ultimately have the ability to human-level intelligence, and human-computer interplay, displaying how pcs can increase our lives--and how they fall short.

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Architectures for Computer Vision: From Algorithm to Chip with Verilog

By Hong Jeong

This publication offers complete assurance of 3D imaginative and prescient platforms, from imaginative and prescient versions and cutting-edge algorithms to their architectures for implementation on DSPs, FPGA and ASIC chips, and GPUs. It goals to fill the gaps among computing device imaginative and prescient algorithms and real-time electronic circuit implementations, in particular with Verilog HDL layout. The association of this e-book is imaginative and prescient and module directed, in keeping with Verilog imaginative and prescient modules, 3D imaginative and prescient modules, parallel imaginative and prescient architectures, and Verilog designs for the stereo matching process with a variety of parallel architectures.

  • Provides Verilog imaginative and prescient simulators, adapted to the layout and checking out of basic imaginative and prescient chips
  • Bridges the diversities among C/C++ and HDL to surround either software program recognition and chip implementation; comprises various examples that detect imaginative and prescient algorithms and basic imaginative and prescient processing in HDL
  • Unique in supplying an prepared and entire assessment of ways a real-time 3D imaginative and prescient system-on-chip might be designed
  • Focuses at the electronic VLSI elements and implementation of electronic sign processing initiatives on systems reminiscent of ASICs and FPGAs for 3D imaginative and prescient structures, that have no longer been comprehensively lined in a single unmarried book
  • Provides a well timed view of the pervasive use of imaginative and prescient platforms and the demanding situations of fusing details from varied imaginative and prescient modules
  • Accompanying site contains software program and HDL code applications to augment extra studying and improve complicated systems
  • A resolution set and lecture slides are supplied at the book's spouse website

The e-book is aimed toward graduate scholars and researchers in machine imaginative and prescient and embedded platforms, in addition to chip and FPGA designers. Senior undergraduate scholars focusing on VLSI layout or computing device imaginative and prescient also will locate the booklet to be useful in figuring out complicated applications.

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Real-Time Collision Detection (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3-D Technology)

By Christer Ericson

Written via a professional within the online game undefined, Christer Ericson's new e-book is a entire advisor to the parts of effective real-time collision detection structures. The e-book offers the instruments and information had to enforce industrial-strength collision detection for the hugely particular dynamic environments of purposes corresponding to 3D video games, digital fact purposes, and actual simulators.

Of the various issues lined, a key concentration is on spatial and item partitioning via a large choice of grids, timber, and sorting equipment. the writer additionally provides a wide number of intersection and distance checks for either basic and intricate geometric shapes. Sections on vector and matrix algebra give you the heritage for complicated issues akin to Voronoi areas, Minkowski sums, and linear and quadratic programming.

Of utmost value to programmers yet hardly ever mentioned during this a lot element in different books are the chapters overlaying numerical and geometric robustness, either crucial themes for collision detection structures. additionally designated are the chapters discussing how snap shots may also help in collision detection computations and on complicated optimization for contemporary laptop architectures. All in all, this entire ebook turns into the typical for future years.

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Practical Text Mining with Perl

By Roger Bilisoly

Provides readers with the tools, algorithms, and skill to accomplish textual content mining tasks

This publication is dedicated to the basics of textual content mining utilizing Perl, an open-source programming software that's freely on hand through the web ( It covers mining principles from a number of perspectives--statistics, facts mining, linguistics, and data retrieval--and offers readers with the capability to effectively whole textual content mining projects on their own.

The ebook starts with an advent to typical expressions, a textual content development technique, and quantitative textual content summaries, all of that are basic instruments of reading textual content. Then, it builds upon this beginning to explore:

  • Probability and texts, together with the bag-of-words model
  • Information retrieval recommendations reminiscent of the TF-IDF similarity measure
  • Concordance traces and corpus linguistics
  • Multivariate concepts similar to correlation, important elements research, and clustering
  • Perl modules, German, and permutation tests

Each bankruptcy is dedicated to a unmarried key subject, and the writer conscientiously and thoughtfully introduces mathematical techniques as they come up, permitting readers to profit as they pass with no need to consult extra books. The inclusion of various routines and worked-out examples extra enhances the book's student-friendly format.

Practical textual content Mining with Perl is perfect as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate classes in textual content mining and as a reference for various execs who're drawn to extracting info from textual content documents.

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