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            A Practical Approach to Medical Image Processing

            A Practical Approach to Medical Image Processing (Paperback)

            By Berry, Elizabeth

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            The ability to manipulate and analyze pictorial information to improve medical diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy via imaging is a valuable tool that every professional working in radiography, medical imaging, and medical physics should utilize. However, previous texts on the sub...ject have only approached the subject from a programming or computer science viewpoint at a mathematically inaccessible level. Unlike these previous publications, A Practical Approach to Medical Imaging Processing provides hands-on instruction, using the freely available software program ImageJ, on all of the skills needed to perform filtering and image enhancement techniques used in structured image discrimination. In this unique text, the author focuses exclusively on image processing and treats medical images in a generic way to highlight the features that all digital images have in common. The book first introduces the main topics in image processing and as it progresses, you will discover relevant points of good practice. The author validates each technique with a corresponding case study, which originates from a published journal article. The case studies demonstrate how the concepts of image processing are applied to real-life situations, such as how to uncover information suffering from distortion and pixel-size limitations. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the Windows version of the ImageJ software, digital images, and documents to be used during the practical activities included in each chapter. With its highly functional workbook approach, A Practical Approach to Medical Image Processing allows you to build your skills in image manipulation and to enjoy the benefits of this valuable field without having to code or develop your own program.
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            ISBN 9780367452841
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
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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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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            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
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            Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human-Machine Collaboration
             

            Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human-Machine Collaboration (Hardback)

            By Hurwitz, Judith; Morris, Henry; Sidner, Candace; Kirsch, Daniel

            • RRP: $131.00
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            • Pub Date
              22 Dec 19

            The AI revolution is moving at a breakneck speed. Organizations are beginning to invest in innovative ways to monetize their data through the use of artificial intelligence. Businesses need to understand the reality of AI. To be successful it is imperative that organizations unde...rstand that augmented intelligence is the secret to success. Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human-Machine Collaboration is about the process of combining human and machine intelligence. The book provides business leaders and AI data experts with an understanding of the value of augmented intelligence and its ability to help win competitive markets. The book focuses on the requirement to clearly manage the foundational data used for augmented intelligence. It focuses on the risks of improper data use and delves into the ethics and governance of data in the era of augmented intelligence. In this book we explore the difference between weak augmentation that is based on automating well understood processes and strong augmentation that is designed to rethink business processes through the inclusion of data, AI and machine learning. What experts are saying about Augmented Intelligence The book you are about to read is of great importance because we increasingly rely on machine learning and AI. Therefore, it is critical that we understand the ability to create an environment in which businesses can have the tools to understand data from a holistic perspective. What is imperative is to be able to make better decisions based on an understanding of the behavior and thinking of our customers so that we can take the best next action. This book provides a clear understanding of the impact of augmented intelligence on both society and business. -Tsvi Gal, Managing Director, Enterprise Technology and Services, Morgan Stanley Our mission has always been to help clients apply AI to better predict and shape future outcomes, empower higher value work, and automate how work gets done. I have alwa
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            ISBN 9780367184896
            Released AU 22 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance
             

            Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance (Paperback)

            Edited by Bryon, Experience; Bishop, J. Mark; McLaughlin, Deirdre; Kaufman, Jess

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            In this collection of essays, the four branches of radical cognitive science-embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological-will dialogue with performance, with particular focus on post-cognitivist approaches to understanding the embodied mind-in-society; de-emphasising the computat...ional and representational metaphors; and embracing new conceptualisations grounded on the dynamic interactions of brain, body and world . In our collection, radical cognitive science reaches out to areas of scholarship also explored in the fields of performance practice and training as we facilitate a new inter- and transdisciplinary discourse in which to jointly share and explore common reactions of embodied approaches to the lived mind. The essays originally published as a special issue in Connection Science.
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            ISBN 9780367893071
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Advances in Shipping Data Analysis and Modeling: Tracking and Mapping Maritime Flows in the Age of Big Data
             

            Advances in Shipping Data Analysis and Modeling: Tracking and Mapping Maritime Flows in the Age of Big Data (Paperback)

            Edited by Ducruet, Cesar

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Shipping flows - maritime 'footprints' - remain underexplored in the existing literature despite the crucial importance of freight transport for global trade and economic development. Additionally, decision-makers lack a comprehensive view on how shipping flows can be measured, a...nalyzed, and mapped in order to support their policies and strategies. This interdisciplinary volume, drawing on an international cast-list of experts, explores a number of crucial issues in shipping data estimation, construction, collection, mining, analysis, visualization, and mapping. Advances in Shipping Data Analysis and Modeling delivers several key messages. First, that in a world of just-in-time delivery and rapid freight transit, it is important to bear in mind the long-term roots of current trends as well as foreseeable future developments because shipping patterns exhibit recurrent, if not cyclical and path-dependent, dynamics. Second, shipping flows are currently often understood at the micro-level of intra-urban logistics delivery and at the national level using commodity flow analyses, but this volume emphasizes the need to expand the scale of analysis by offering new evidence on the changing distribution of global and international shipping flows, based on actual data. Third, that this multidisciplinary approach to shipping flows can shed important light on crucial issues that go beyond shipping itself including climate change, urban development, technological change, commodity specialization, digital humanities, navigation patterns, international trade, and regional growth. Edited by experts in their field, this volume is of upmost importance to those who study industrial economics, shipping industries and economic and transport geography.
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            ISBN 9780367886288
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Engineering Analysis using PAFEC Finite Element Software
             

            Engineering Analysis using PAFEC Finite Element Software (Paperback)

            By Woodford, C. H.

            • RRP: $122.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            The aim of this book is to provide professional engineers and students of engineering with a sound working knowledge of the finite element method for engineering analysis and engineering design. This readable text will serve as a guide both to the method, and to its implementatio...n in PAFEC (Program for Automatic Finite Element Calculations) software.
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            ISBN 9780367863784
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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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
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            Large-scale 3D Data Integration: Challenges and Opportunities

            Large-scale 3D Data Integration: Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback)

            Edited by Zlatanova, Sisi; Prosperi, David

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Large-Scale 3D Data Integration: Challenges and Opportunities examines the fundamental aspects of 3D geo-information, focusing on the latest developments in 3D GIS (geographic information) and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) systems. This book addresses policy maker...s, designers and engineers, and individuals that need to overcome obstacles in integrating modeling perspectives and data. Organized into four major parts, the book begins by presenting a historical overview of the issues involved in integrating GIS and AEC. Part II then focuses on the data issue from several viewpoints: data collection; database structures and representation; database management; and visualization. Part III covers the areas of semantics, ontology, and standardization from a theoretical perspective and details many of the best examples of this approach in developing real-world applications. The book concludes with contributions that focus on recent advances in virtual geographic environments and alternative modeling schemes for the potential AEC/GIS interface.
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            ISBN 9780367454005
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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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.

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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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            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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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            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
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