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            Database Modeling Step by Step
             

            Database Modeling Step by Step (Paperback)

            By Powell, Gavin

            • RRP: $114.00
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            With the aim of simplifying relational database modeling, Database Modeling Step by Step presents the standard approach to database normalization and then adds its own approach, which is a more simplistic, intuitive way to building relational database models. Going from basics to... contemporary topics, the book opens with relational data modeling and ends with BigData database modeling. A road map follows the evolution in relational modeling and includes brief introductions to data warehousing and BigData modeling. A break-down of the elements of a model explains what makes up a relational data model. This is followed by a comparison between standard normalization, along with a more simplistic intuitive approach to data modeling that a beginner can follow and understand. A brief chapter explains how to use the database programming language SQL (Structured Query Language), which reads from and writes to a relational database. SQL is fundamental to data modeling because it helps in understanding how the model is used. In addition to the relational model, the last three chapters cover important modern topics including denormalization that leads into data warehouses and BigData database data modeling. The book explains how there is not much to logical data modeling in BigData databases as they are often without a schema, which means that BigData databases do not have schemas embedded into the database itself and therefore have no metadata and thus not much of a logical data model. Online bonus chapters include a case study that covers relational data modeling and are available at the author's web site: www.oracletroubleshooter.com/datamodeling.html
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            ISBN 9780367422172
            Released AU 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Two- and Three-Dimensional Patterns of the Face

            Two- and Three-Dimensional Patterns of the Face (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hallinan, Peter W.; Gordon, Gaile; Yuille, A. L.; Giblin, Peter; Mumford, David, QC

            • RRP: $116.00
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            The human face is perhaps the most familiar and easily recognized object in the world, yet both its three-dimensional shape and its two-dimensional images are complex and hard to characterize. This book develops the vocabulary of ridges and parabolic curves, of illumination eigen...faces and elastic warpings for describing the perceptually salient features of a face and its images. The book also explores the underlying mathematics and applies these mathematical techniques to the computer vision problem of face recognition, using both optical and range images.
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            ISBN 9780367447588
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Big Data for Regional Science

            Big Data for Regional Science (Paperback)

            Edited by Schintler, Laurie A.; Chen, Zhenhua

            • RRP: $77.99
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            Recent technological advancements and other related factors and trends are contributing to the production of an astoundingly large and rapidly accelerating collection of data, or 'Big Data'. This data now allows us to examine urban and regional phenomena in ways that were previou...sly not possible. Despite the tremendous potential of big data for regional science, its use and application in this context is fraught with issues and challenges. This book brings together leading contributors to present an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting and action-oriented platform for research and practice in the urban and regional community. This book provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge perspective on big data for regional science. Chapters contain a collection of research notes contributed by experts from all over the world with a wide array of disciplinary backgrounds. The content is organized along four themes: sources of big data; integration, processing and management of big data; analytics for big data; and, higher level policy and programmatic considerations. As well as concisely and comprehensively synthesising work done to date, the book also considers future challenges and prospects for the use of big data in regional science. Big Data for Regional Science provides a seminal contribution to the field of regional science and will appeal to a broad audience, including those at all levels of academia, industry, and government.
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            ISBN 9780367885694
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Advanced Data Science and Analytics with Python
             

            Advanced Data Science and Analytics with Python (Hardback)

            By Rogel-Salazar, Jesus

            • RRP: $210.00
            • $210.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Apr 20

            Advanced Data Science and Analytics with Python enables data scientists to continue developing their skills and apply them in business as well as academic settings. The subjects discussed in this book are complementary and a follow up from the topics discuss in Data Science and A...nalytics with Python. The aim is to cover important advanced areas in data science using tools developed in Python such as SciKit-learn, Pandas, Numpy, Beautiful Soup, NLTK, NetworkX and others. The model development is supported by the use of frameworks such as Keras, TensorFlow and Core ML, as well as Swift for the development of iOS and MacOS applications. Features: * Targets readers with a background in programming, who are interested in the tools used in data analytics and data science * Uses Python throughout * Presents tools, alongside solved examples, with steps that the reader can easily reproduce and adapt to their needs * Focuses on the practical use of the tools rather than on lengthy explanations * Provides the reader with the opportunity to use the book whenever needed rather than following a sequential path The book can be read independently from the previous volume and each of the chapters in this volume is sufficiently independent from the others providing flexibility for the reader. Each of the topics addressed in the book tackles the data science workflow from a practical perspective, concentrating on the process and results obtained. The implementation and deployment of trained models are central to the book. Time series analysis, natural language processing, topic modelling, social network analysis, neural networks and deep learning are comprehensively covered in the book. The book discusses the need to develop data products and tackles the subject of bringing models to their intended audiences. In this case literally to the users's fingertips in the form of an iPhone app. About the Author Dr Jesus Rogel-Salazar is a lead data scientist with experience in the field worki
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            ISBN 9780429446610
            Released AU 17 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series
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            Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts
              

            Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weber, Elka

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9780367864163
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves
             

            Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elder, Alexis M.

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of ...friendship drawing on Aristotle and contemporary work on social ontology, and then uses it to evaluate the real value of social robotics and emerging social technologies. In the first part of the book Elder develops a robust and rigorous ontology of friendship: what it is, how it functions, what harms it, and how it relates to familiar ethical and philosophical questions about character, value, and well-being. In Part II she applies this ontology to emerging trends in social robotics and human-robot interaction, including robotic companions for lonely seniors, therapeutic robots used to teach social skills to children on the autism spectrum, and companionate robots currently being developed for consumer markets. Elder articulates the moral hazards presented by these robots, while at the same time acknowledging their real and measurable benefits. In the final section she shifts her focus to connections between real people, especially those enabled by social media. Arguing against critics who have charged that these new communication technologies are weakening our social connections, Elder explores ways in which text messaging, video chats, Facebook, and Snapchat are enabling us to develop, sustain, and enrich our friendship in new and meaningful ways.
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            ISBN 9780367889432
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Virtual Reality Headsets - A Theoretical and Pragmatic Approach

            Virtual Reality Headsets - A Theoretical and Pragmatic Approach (Paperback)

            By Fuchs, Philippe

            • RRP: $88.99
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            The purpose of virtual reality is to make possible a sensorimotor and cognitive activity for a user in a digitally created artificial world. Recent advances in computer technology have led to a new generation of VR devices such as VR headsets. Accordingly, virtual reality poses m...any new scientific challenges for researchers and professionals. The aim of this book, a manual meant for both designers and users of virtual reality, is to present the current state of knowledge on the use of VR headsets in the most complete way possible. The book is divided into 13 chapters. The objective of the first chapter is to give an introduction to VR and clarify its scope. The next chapter presents a theoretical approach to virtual reality through our Immersion and Interaction methodology also known as 3I(2) model''. Then, a chapter about human senses is necessary to understand the sensorimotor immersion, especially vision. These chapters are followed by several chapters which present the different visual interfaces and the VR headsets currently available on the market. These devices can impart comfort and health problems due to sensorimotor discrepancies. A chapter is devoted to these problems, followed by a chapter that gives a detailed discussion of methods and 32 solutions to dispel, or at least to decrease, VR sickness. The following three chapters present different VR applications that use VR headsets (behavioural sciences, industrial uses and Digital Art) and the final chapter provides conclusions and discusses future VR challenges.
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            ISBN 9780367888350
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations
             

            Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations (Hardback)

            Edited by Satpathy, Suneeta; Mohanty, Sachi Nandan

            • RRP: $194.00
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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            Digital Forensics has recently gained a notable development and become the most demanding area in today's information security requirement. The book investigates the areas of digital forensics, digital investigation, and data analysis procedures as they apply to computer fraud an...d cybercrime, with the main objective of describing a variety of digital crimes and retrieving potential digital evidence. Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations gives a contemporary view on the problems of information security. It presents the idea that protective mechanisms and software must be integrated along with forensic capabilities into existing forensic software using big data computing tools and techniques. Features: Describes trends of digital forensics served for Big Data and the challenges of evidence acquisition Enables digital forensic investigators and law enforcement agencies to enhance their digital investigation capabilities with the application of data science analytics, algorithms, and fusion technique The book is more premeditated to make professionals as well as researchers get ready with the next generation security systems to mount the raising challenges of computer frauds and cybercrimes as well as the digital forensic investigations. Dr Suneeta Satpathy has more than ten years of teaching experiences in different subject in Computer Science & Engineering Discipline. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Sc & Engineering, College of Bhuabneswar, affiliated to Biju Pattanik University and Technology, Odisha. Her research interests include Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Data Fusion, Data Mining, Big Data Analysis, and Decision Mining. Dr Sachi Nandan Mohanty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at ICFAI Tech, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, India. His research interests include Data mining, Big Data Analysis, Cognitive Science, Fuzzy
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            ISBN 9780367456788
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Developing Performance Support for Computer Systems: A Strategy for Maximizing Usability and Learnability

            Developing Performance Support for Computer Systems: A Strategy for Maximizing Usability and Learnability (Paperback)

            By Williams, James R.

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Developing Performance Support for Computer Systems: A Strategy for Maximizing Usability and Learnability provides detailed planning, design, and development guidance for generating performance support for new or upgraded computer systems. Performance support includes documentati...on, online help, coaches and wizards, training, and other materials necessary to enable users to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. This volume offers a strategy for maximizing ease-of-use and ease-of-learning through an integrated performance support systems approach. The text provides how-to guidance throughout that developers can apply directly to the design of their performance support tools and products. Rather than cover a few specific topic areas, it examines the entire spectrum of performance support. The book explains how to match performance support methods to task requirements, gives an overview of important user characteristics, and provides general guidance for presentation, layout, formatting, media selection, the use of color and icons, and accessibility. Evaluation checklists are included in the appendices and are also available online. Although this book primarily addresses the development of performance support for large software systems, the principles and approaches are valuable for any systems development environment.
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            ISBN 9780367454364
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            High-Performance Web Databases: Design, Development, and Deployment

            High-Performance Web Databases: Design, Development, and Deployment (Paperback)

            Edited by Purba, Sanjiv

            • RRP: $116.00
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            As Web-based systems and e-commerce carry businesses into the 21st century, databases are becoming workhorses that shoulder each and every online transaction. For organizations to have effective 24/7 Web operations, they need powerhouse databases that deliver at peak performance-...all the time. High Performance Web Databases: Design, Development, and Deployment arms you with every essential technique from design and modeling to advanced topics such as data conversion, performance tuning, Web access and interfacing legacy systems, and security
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            ISBN 9780367455453
            Released AU 21 Sep 2000
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Best Practices
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