Multimedia Semantics: Metadata, Analysis and Interaction

By Raphael Troncy

In this ebook, the authors current the newest learn leads to the multimedia and semantic internet groups, bridging the "Semantic Gap"

This publication explains, collects and stories at the most modern study effects that goal at narrowing the so-called multimedia "Semantic Gap": the massive disparity among descriptions of multimedia content material that may be computed instantly, and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in person queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media. Addressing the grand problem posed by means of the "Semantic hole" calls for a multi-disciplinary strategy (computer technological know-how, machine imaginative and prescient and sign processing, cognitive technology, net technological know-how, etc.) and this is often mirrored in fresh study during this sector. furthermore, the publication goals an interdisciplinary group, and specifically the Multimedia and the Semantic net groups. ultimately, the authors supply either the elemental wisdom and the newest state of the art effects from either groups with the objective of constructing the information of 1 group on hand to the other.

Key Features:

  • Presents state-of-the artwork learn leads to multimedia semantics: multimedia research, metadata criteria and multimedia wisdom illustration, semantic interplay with multimedia
  • Contains genuine commercial difficulties exemplified by means of person case scenarios
  • Offers an perception into a number of standardisation our bodies together with W3C, IPTC and ISO MPEG
  • Contains contributions from educational and commercial groups from Europe, united states and Asia
  • Includes an accompanying web site containing person circumstances, datasets, and software program pointed out within the publication, in addition to hyperlinks to the K-Space NoE and the clever society sites (http://www.multimediasemantics.com/)

This e-book may be a useful reference for tutorial and researchers /practitioners in multimedia, computational intelligence and desktop technological know-how fields. Graduate scholars, undertaking leaders, and experts also will locate this e-book of interest.

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Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

With this all-new twenty first version, Uncle John’s Unsinkable rest room Reader, Uncle John and his crack employees of writers end up that once greater than twenty years within the company, they’re nonetheless on the most sensible in their online game. on the grounds that 1987, the lavatory Readers’ Institute has led the flow to face up if you happen to take a seat and skim within the toilet (and all over the place else for that matter). With greater than eleven million books in print, the Uncle John’s rest room Reader sequence is the longest-running, preferred sequence of its type within the world.

Who else yet Uncle John may possibly inform you in regards to the tapeworm vitamin, forty four activities with a coconut, and the background of the Comstock Lode? Uncle John principles the area of data and humor, so prepare to be completely entertained. learn all about…

7 (underwater) locations to work out earlier than you die
Medical miracles (and scientific horrors)
The godfather of fitness
High-tech underwear
The CSI effect
And a lot more!

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Europe and Love in Cinema

Europe and Love in Cinema explores the connection among love and Europeanness in a variety of movies from the Nineteen Twenties to the current. A serious examine the style during which love—in its broadest sense—is portrayed in cinema from throughout Europe and the U.S., this quantity exposes built notions of "Europeanness" that either set Europe aside and outline a few elements of it as extra "European" than others. throughout the overseas distribution technique, those motion pictures in flip have interaction with principles of Europe from either outdoors and inside, whereas a few, taken care of generally during this quantity, even supply replacement types of affection. A bracing choice of essays from best movie students, Europe and Love in Cinema demonstrates the centrality of wish to movie narrative and explores a number of types of affection inside of Europe's frontiers.

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Signals and Systems (2nd Edition)

By Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky

This authoritative e-book, very hot for its highbrow caliber and contributions presents a fantastic starting place and life-long reference for a person learning an important tools of recent sign and procedure research. the most important alterations of the revision are reorganization of bankruptcy fabric and the addition of a wider variety of problems.

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The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How To Think Like One

By David Sklansky

Discusses theories and ideas appropriate to just about each edition of the sport, together with five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, carry 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This e-book introduces you to the elemental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and the way it may impact your play. different chapters talk about the price of deception, bluffing, elevating, the slow-play, the price of place, psychology, heads-up play, video game conception, implied odds, the unfastened card, and semibluffing. lots of state-of-the-art most sensible poker gamers will let you know that this is often the booklet that actually made a distinction of their play. that's, those are the tips that separate the specialists from the common gamers. those that learn and examine this ebook will actually go away in the back of those that do not, and such a lot severe avid gamers put on the covers off their copies. this can be the simplest publication ever written on poker.

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Kort om hjärnan

By Michael O'Shea

Människans hjärna innehåller hundra miljarder nervceller och är kanske universums mest komplexa maskin. På något sätt skapar den vårt medvetande och styr våra handlingar och tankar. males hur fungerar hjärnan?

Michael O’Shea ger här en lättillgänglig introduktion until eventually nyckelfrågorna och den senaste forskningen. Bland annat diskuteras hur vi upplever känslor och hur vi lagrar minnen, hjärnans evolutionära utveckling och hjärnforskningens framtid. Kort om hjärnan visar att vi vet förvånande mycket om hjärnan, males fortfarande är långt ifrån att förstå allt.

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The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World

By Dan Morhaim

While sleek american citizens attempt to regulate approximately each element in their lives, many people abandon regulate of life's ultimate passage. however the realities of twenty-first-century drugs will let so much people to have a say in how, while, and the place we die, so we have to make judgements right here, too. via compelling real-life tales and useful suggestions, this publication is helping readers navigate end-of-life deal with themselves and their enjoyed ones.

The larger End is set wish, empowerment, and notion. What we decide for our end-of-life care depends upon exact info and on our own values. we want not just to appreciate new clinical advances but in addition to understand the knowledge of humanity's earlier and current.

Dan Morhaim, a working towards surgeon and Maryland kingdom legislator, courses readers in the course of the clinical and criminal maze of end-of-life care. He info the care offerings on hand to sufferers and explains why residing wills and strengthen directives are a need for each American. He tells readers the place to discover loose and available dwelling wills and strengthen directives and why it's so vital for everyone―young and old―to whole them.

Dr. Morhaim is helping readers hold judgements of their personal palms and spare their households the uncertainty and trauma of guessing approximately their end-of-life needs. With this publication, he breaks down the limitations to a tough yet crucial subject, assisting readers to open this usually refrained from dialogue with their household and delivering the data and counsel had to make sure that deeply held values are mirrored and honored.

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Wiley CPA Examination Review 2013-2014, Volume 2: Problems and Solutions (40th Edition)

By O. Ray Whittington

The no 1 CPA examination overview self-study leader
The CPA examination assessment self-study software extra CPA applicants belief to arrange for the CPA examination and cross it, Wiley CPA examination evaluate fortieth Edition includes greater than 4,200 multiple-choice questions and contains entire info at the activity established Simulations. released every year, this finished two-volume paperback set offers all of the details applicants desire so as topass the Uniform CPA exam format.• beneficial properties multiple-choice questions, AICPA activity established Simulations, and written communique questions, all in line with the CBT-e format
• Covers all standards and divides the examination into forty seven self-contained modules for versatile study
• deals approximately 3 times as many examples as different CPA examination research guides
• different titles through Whittington: Wiley CPA examination overview 2013

With well timed and up to date insurance, Wiley CPA examination overview fortieth Edition covers all specifications for the CPA examination, giving the candidate greatest flexibility in making plans their process learn, and luck.

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