Download Advances in Multimedia Modeling: 15th International by Benoit Huet, Alan F. Smeaton, Ketan Mayer-Patel, Yannis PDF

By Benoit Huet, Alan F. Smeaton, Ketan Mayer-Patel, Yannis Avrithis

This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the fifteenth foreign Multimedia Modeling convention, MMM 2009, held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, in January 2009. The 26 revised complete papers and 20 revised poster papers awarded including 2 invited talks have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from a hundred thirty five submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on automatic annotation, coding and streaming, video semantics and relevance, audio, attractiveness, class and retrieval, in addition to question and summarization.

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Download Doing Social Network Research Network based Research Design by Garry L. Robins PDF

By Garry L. Robins

Are you suffering to layout your social community study? Are you searching for a ebook that covers greater than social community analysis?
If so, this is often the publication for you! With straight-forward counsel on learn layout and knowledge assortment, in addition to social community research, this booklet takes you begin to complete during the entire means of doing community examine. Open the ebook and you will find sensible, 'how to' suggestion and labored examples suitable to PhD scholars and researchers from around the social and behavioral sciences.

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Download Advances in Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: by Brazil) Congress of Logic Applied to Technology 2002 (Sao PDF

By Brazil) Congress of Logic Applied to Technology 2002 (Sao Paulo, Joao Inacio Da Silva Filho, Jair Minoro Abe

Good judgment (both Classical and Non-Classical) is being more and more similar with different fields in nearly each clinical self-discipline and human task. during this quantity we've emphasised its position within the following fields of technological know-how: synthetic Intelligence, Robotics, Informatics quite often, expertise, and correlated topics. The papers are written by way of one of the most widespread scientists of this day.

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Download Sputnik, Scientists, and Eisenhower: A Memoir of the First by James Killian PDF

By James Killian

While the Soviet Union orbited Sputnik I, the world's first man-made satellite tv for pc, on October four, 1957, surprise waves from the development have been felt through the usa. The reactions ranged from senseless, uninformed panic to deeply considerate questionings of the constitution of yank technological know-how, know-how, and nationwide safety and the targets and values of yank schooling. spotting the scale of the predicament, President Eisenhower made instant strikes to reassure the yank humans. one in all his first acts used to be to deliver a technological know-how advisory potential into the White apartment itself, to serve the president without delay. towards the tip of an deal with to the state, brought on November 7, 1956, Eisenhower spoke as follows:

"As to motion: I document the next goods to you tonight.

"The very first thing i've got performed is to ensure that some of the best concept and recommendation that the medical neighborhood can provide, hitherto supplied to me on a casual foundation, is now totally equipped and formalized in order that no hole may perhaps take place. the aim is to ensure that me, for my part, each time there seems to be any hold up in our improvement procedure, to behave rapidly and decisively.

"To that finish, i've got created a brand new workplace, known as the workplace of distinctive Assistant to the President for technology and know-how. This guy, who could be aided by way of a employees of scientists and a powerful advisory team of remarkable specialists reporting to him and to me, may have the energetic accountability of supporting me persist with via at the software of clinical development of our defenses.

"I am completely happy so one can inform you that place has been permitted through Dr. James R. Killian, President of the Massachusetts Institute of expertise. he's a guy who enjoys my self assurance, and the boldness of his colleagues within the medical and engineering global, and within the government.

"Through him, I intend to be guaranteed that the whole application is carried ahead in heavily built-in fashion...."

This used to be no longer the 1st time James Killian were known as on by way of presidents to serve his kingdom, nor was once it to be the final. Truman had appointed him a member of the technological know-how Advisory Committee of the workplace of safety Mobilization in 1951. He had directed the key Technological functions Panel (or shock assault Panel) for Eisenhower in 1954-1955, which ready cautious checks of relative U.S. and Soviet army strengths. He chaired the President's Board of specialists on overseas Intelligence actions for either Eisenhower and Kennedy. And his guidance to Ford and to Congress was once influential within the recovery of a technological know-how consultant to the White condo after the discontinuance of the place of work throughout the Nixon years.

In this own memoir, Killian recounts his actions in those and different posts. He conducts the reader on a guided journey via corridors of strength within the White apartment that aren't frequently opened to the general public. Candid images of nationwide leaders and behind-the-scenes, virtually nameless manipulators of the levers of coverage are incorporated. The ebook represents narrative debts, according to the author's recollection of his first-hand participation and on newly declassified records within the Eisenhower Library, of the beginnings of the U.S. house software and the founding of NASA, the continuing improvement of the intercontinental ballistic missile and different guns platforms, and the reopening with the Soviet Union of discussions on restricting nuclear exams and different arms-control tasks. truly, the problems that underlie those occasions are as pertinent at the present time as they have been then, and Killian brings his event to undergo on present difficulties that parallel these he handled on the White condominium. [Amazon]

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Download Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals by Richard Jackson Harris (Eds.) PDF

By Richard Jackson Harris (Eds.)

This number of 33 papers represents the most up-tp-date pondering andresearch at the research of cognitive processing in bilingual participants. Thecontributors comprise recognized figures within the box and promising newscholars, representing 4 continents and paintings in dozens of languages.Instead of the social, political, or academic implications ofbilingualism, the focal point is on how bilingual humans (mostly adults) thinkand technique language.

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Download Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences by Richard Lynn PDF

By Richard Lynn

This booklet demanding situations social scientists to think again the theoretical foundations of the learn of social phenomena. in the past social scientists have assumed that various environmental components clarify social phenomena and that there can't be any universal explanatory issue at the back of a variety of social phenomena. even though, the empirical facts offered during this booklet and overlaying approximately two hundred nations shows that many forms of human stipulations rely considerably on transformations in commonplace intelligence of countries (national IQs).

Differences in intelligence aid to provide an explanation for all types of phenotypic social phenomena in addition to the endurance of social inequalities on the earth. Environmental elements affecting such phenomena range from case to case, yet intelligence reflecting the developed human variety is still an analogous explanatory issue throughout all phenotypic social phenomena. which means it presents a unifying theoretical build for the social sciences. regrettably social scientists haven't but learned that the majority difficulties explored in social sciences are phenotypic phenomena looking on either genotypic and environmental elements and that intelligence is a robust genotypic universal explanatory factor.

The arguments and hypotheses offered during this booklet are confirmed and supported via vast empirical facts. finally empirical facts will make a decision the future of conflicting theoretical arguments.

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