Computer Vision

Computer Vision Author Richard Szeliski
ISBN-10 1848829353
Year 2010-09-30
Pages 812
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

The Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture Author Andrea Simitch
ISBN-10 9781592538584
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Rockport Publishers Incorporated
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DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div

Object Process Methodology

Object Process Methodology Author Dov Dori
ISBN-10 3540654712
Year 2002-07-03
Pages 453
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is an intuitive approach to systems engineering. This book presents the theory and practice of OPM with examples from various industry segments and engineering disciplines, as well as daily life. It includes a CD-ROM demo version of OPCAT, the award-winning OPM-supporting Object-Process CASE Tool. It enables readers to practice systems development using the numerous exercises (with answers) in the book. OPM is a generic, domain independent approach that is applicable almost anywhere in systems engineering.

Applying UML and Patterns

Applying UML and Patterns Author Craig Larman
ISBN-10 0130925691
Year 2002
Pages 627
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall Professional
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An update to the bestselling UML classic, this title has been revised to cover the unified process and Rational Software's processes. Larman also shows developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments in object-oriented analysis and design.

Generative Programming

Generative Programming Author Krzysztof Czarnecki
ISBN-10 0201309777
Year 2000
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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The authors present a grand tour of Generative Programming that is bound to become a classic. They ... focus on the generally unappreciated connection between Domain Specific Languages and Generative Programming as a motivation for future development. Their wide-ranging and practical methods for Domain Analysis and Domain Engineering describe the first steps that developers can take right now ... and are valuable both when existing systems are used or in preparation for emerging new generative technologies. - Charles Simonyi, Chief Architect at Microsoft Research and the inventor of Intentional Programming The book develops strong themes around unifying principles that tie the pieces together, most notably domain engineering and metaprogramming. Its crucial to understand that this book is not just some refreshing diversion, nor just an exposition of some noteworthy niche techniques: It is a harbinger of a broader enlightenment that opens the door to a new age. - From the Foreword by James Coplien, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologiesm Bell Laboratories Generative Programming (GP) offers great promise to application developers. It makes the idea of mo

Business Process Management

Business Process Management Author Mathias Weske
ISBN-10 9783642286162
Year 2012-05-03
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Business process management is usually treated from two different perspectives: business administration and computer science. While business administration professionals tend to consider information technology as a subordinate aspect in business process management for experts to handle, by contrast computer science professionals often consider business goals and organizational regulations as terms that do not deserve much thought but require the appropriate level of abstraction. Matthias Weske argues that all communities involved need to have a common understanding of the different aspects of business process management. To this end, he details the complete business process lifecycle from the modeling phase to process enactment and improvement, taking into account all different stakeholders involved. After starting with a presentation of general foundations and abstraction models, he explains concepts like process orchestrations and choreographies, as well as process properties and data dependencies. Finally, he presents both traditional and advanced business process management architectures, covering, for example, workflow management systems, service-oriented architectures, and data-driven approaches. In addition, he shows how standards like WfMC, SOAP, WSDL, and BPEL fit into the picture. This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business process management, information systems architecture, and workflow management. This 2nd edition contains major updates on BPMN Version 2 process orchestration and process choreographies, and the chapter on BPM methodologies has been completely rewritten. The accompanying website www.bpm-book.com contains further information and additional teaching material.

A Survey of Computational Physics

A Survey of Computational Physics Author Rubin H. Landau
ISBN-10 9781400841189
Year 2011-10-30
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Computational physics is a rapidly growing subfield of computational science, in large part because computers can solve previously intractable problems or simulate natural processes that do not have analytic solutions. The next step beyond Landau's First Course in Scientific Computing and a follow-up to Landau and Páez's Computational Physics, this text presents a broad survey of key topics in computational physics for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, including new discussions of visualization tools, wavelet analysis, molecular dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. By treating science, applied mathematics, and computer science together, the book reveals how this knowledge base can be applied to a wider range of real-world problems than computational physics texts normally address. Designed for a one- or two-semester course, A Survey of Computational Physics will also interest anyone who wants a reference on or practical experience in the basics of computational physics. Accessible to advanced undergraduates Real-world problem-solving approach Java codes and applets integrated with text Companion Web site includes videos of lectures

Pentaho Kettle Solutions

Pentaho Kettle Solutions Author Matt Casters
ISBN-10 0470947527
Year 2010-09-02
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A complete guide to Pentaho Kettle, the Pentaho Data lntegration toolset for ETL This practical book is a complete guide to installing, configuring, and managing Pentaho Kettle. If you’re a database administrator or developer, you’ll first get up to speed on Kettle basics and how to apply Kettle to create ETL solutions—before progressing to specialized concepts such as clustering, extensibility, and data vault models. Learn how to design and build every phase of an ETL solution. Shows developers and database administrators how to use the open-source Pentaho Kettle for enterprise-level ETL processes (Extracting, Transforming, and Loading data) Assumes no prior knowledge of Kettle or ETL, and brings beginners thoroughly up to speed at their own pace Explains how to get Kettle solutions up and running, then follows the 34 ETL subsystems model, as created by the Kimball Group, to explore the entire ETL lifecycle, including all aspects of data warehousing with Kettle Goes beyond routine tasks to explore how to extend Kettle and scale Kettle solutions using a distributed “cloud” Get the most out of Pentaho Kettle and your data warehousing with this detailed guide—from simple single table data migration to complex multisystem clustered data integration tasks.

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa Author Dilys Roe
ISBN-10 9781843697558
Year 2009
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher IIED
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Provides a pan-African synthesis of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), drawing on multiple authors and a wide range of documented experiences from Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Africa. This title discusses the degree to which CBNRM has met poverty alleviation, economic development and nature conservation objectives.

Educating the Net Generation

Educating the Net Generation Author Diana Oblinger
ISBN-10 0967285321
Year 2005-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Educause
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This e-book offers an insightful look into the way today's students think about and use technology in their academic and social lives. It will help institutional leaders help their students to become more successful and satisfied.