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International journal for the advancement of counselling( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule extraction from support vector machines by Joachim Diederich( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Support vector machines (SVMs) are one of the most active research areas in machine learning. SVMs have shown good performance in a number of applications, including text and image classification. However, the learning capability of SVMs comes at a cost - an inherent inability to explain in a comprehensible form, the process by which a learning result was reached. Hence, the situation is similar to neural networks, where the apparent lack of an explanation capability has led to various approaches aiming at extracting symbolic rules from neural networks. For SVMs to gain a wider degree of acceptance in fields such as medical diagnosis and security sensitive areas, it is desirable to offer an explanation capability. User explanation is often a legal requirement, because it is necessary to explain how a decision was reached or why it was made. This book provides an overview of the field and introduces a number of different approaches to extracting rules from support vector machines developed by key researchers. In addition, successful applications are outlined and future research opportunities are discussed. The book is an important reference for researchers and graduate students, and since it provides an introduction to the topic, it will be important in the classroom as well. Because of the significance of both SVMs and user explanation, the book is of relevance to data mining practitioners and data analysts
A history of thermodynamics : the doctrine of energy and entropy by Ingo Müller( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The expansion of thermodynamic technology and natural philosophy is reviewed in the book along with the struggles and fates of some of the engineers and physicists who pioneered the development."--Jacket
Geotechnical earthquake engineering by Ikuo Towhata( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title summarises the present knowledge on earthquake hazards and their causative mechanisms, experimental studies on nonlinear complex soil behaviour, an analysis to predict ground behaviour during earthquakes, field studies to determine nature of real ground as input data for analysis, and damage mitigation technologies
Synchronized phasor measurements and their applications by Arun G Phadke( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synchronized Phasor Measurement and Their Applications presents the historical development of the synchronized phasor measurement technology, which is the most accurate wide area measurements (WAMS) technology for power systems, and points the path for the applications of these measurements to be realized in coming years. The synchronized phasor measurement concept was introduced by the authors about 25 years ago and has been developing at a steady pace through the research of the authors as well as their colleagues throughout the world. It is now a mature technology with products being offered by leading manufacturers of electric power equipment."--Jacket
Design of system on a chip : devices & components by Ricardo A. L Reis( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design of Systems on a Chip: Design & Test is the second of two volumes addressing the design challenges associated with new generations of the semiconductor technology. The various chapters are the compilations of tutorials presented at workshops in the recent years by prominent authors from all over the world. Technology, productivity and quality are the main aspects under consideration to establish the major requirements for the design and test of upcoming systems on a chip. In particular this second book include contributions on three different, but complementary axes: core design, computer-aided design tools and test methods. A collection of chapters deal with the heterogeneity aspect of core designs, showing the diversity of parts that may share the same substrate in a state-of-the-art system on a chip. The second part of the book discusses CAD in three different levels of design abstraction, from system level to physical design. The third part deals with test methods. The topic is addressed from different viewpoints: in terms of chip complexity, test is discussed from the core and system prospective; in terms of signal heterogeneity, the digital, mixed-signal and microsystem prospective are considered. Fault-tolerance in integrated circuits is not an exclusive concern regarding space designers or highly-reliable application engineers. Rather, designers of next generation products must cope with reduced margin noises due to technological advances. The continuous evolution of the fabrication technology process of semiconductor components, in terms of transistor geometry shrinking, power supply, speed, and logic density, has significantly reduced the reliability of very deep submicron integrated circuits, in face of the various internal and external sources of noise. The very popular Field Programmable Gate Arrays, customizable by SRAM cells, are a consequence of the integrated circuit evolution with millions of memory cells to implement the logic, embedded memories, routing, and more recently with embedded microprocessors cores. These re-programmable systems-on-chip platforms must be fault-tolerant to cope with present days requirements. This book discusses fault-tolerance techniques for SRAM-based Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). It starts by showing the model of the problem and the upset effects in the programmable architecture. In the sequence, it shows the main fault tolerance techniques used nowadays to protect integrated circuits against errors. A large set of methods for designing fault tolerance systems in SRAM-based FPGAs is described. Some presented techniques are based on developing a new fault-tolerant architecture with new robustness FPGA elements. Other techniques are based on protecting the high-level hardware description before the synthesis in the FPGA. The reader has the flexibility of choosing the most suitable fault-tolerance technique for its project and to compare a set of fault tolerant techniques for programmable logic applications
Mechanical behaviour of engineering materials : metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites by Joachim Rösler( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do engineering materials deform when bearing mechanical loads? To answer this crucial question, the book bridges the gap between continuum mechanics and materials science. The different kinds of material deformation (elasticity, plasticity, fracture, creep, fatigue) are explained in detail. The book also discusses the physical processes occurring during the deformation of all classes of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites) and shows how these materials can be strengthened to meet the design requirements. It provides the knowledge needed in selecting the appropriate engineering material for a certain design problem. The reader will thus learn how to critically employ design rules and thus to avoid failure of mechanical components." "Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials is both a valuable textbook and a useful reference for graduate students and practising engineers."--Jacket
Qualitative sociology( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and WiMAX by Houda Labiod( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete and detailed description of the recent wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and WiMAX. These technologies are considered to be important topics in the terlecommunication industry in the next decade
Prevention, detection and response to nuclear and radiological threats by Samuel Apikyan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of the Cold War, the nuclear threats facing the world are dramatically evolving and have become even much more complex. However, the events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. The need to prevent, detect and respond to Nuclear/Radiological threats leads to many requirements that are not met by current scientific technologies and scientific communities. For this concern now we are aware and recognize, the first, that no single institution (no single country) possesses all the required assets to address these complex problems. It will require the formation of international science and technology teams that combine multiple scientific disciplines and span from basic research to systems engineering and manufacturing; the second, that fundamental scientific challenges must be overcome to achieve new and improved technologies that effectively counter radiological and nuclear threats. The primary goal of any counter-terrorism effort is to prevent an attack as early in the development stages as possible. Many current approaches employed to prevent a nuclear/radiological attack rely upon detection of materials. Another general category of threat reduction involves preventing acquisition or utilization of the materials. Therefore while the organizers and participants of this meeting recognize that the Nuclear/Radiological threats is extremely broad, we necessarily limited the scope of this NATO Advanced Research Workshop and the programme focused on science and technology challenges associated with our need to prevent, detect and respond to Nuclear/Radiological threats. The book can serve as a tool for communicating the outcomes of the workshop not only to the multi-national scientific and technical communities engaged in combating nuclear/ radiological terrorism, but also to those working at governmental and policy levels whose actions affect the directions the science takes and how the technology is incorporated into country-specific national systems for combating nuclear/radiological terrorism
UML for SOC design by Grant Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last several years have seen signi?cant progress on two related fronts in hardware and software design for electronic systems. The?rst is the rapid growth in the design of complex System-on-Chip devices (SoC). The second is progress in adding capabilities to the Uni?ed Modeling Language (UML) to bettersupportthedesignofreal-timeandembeddedsystems, culminating inthe UML 2.0 speci?cation which is nearing?nal approval. It is thus an excellent timeto evaluate the combination of these two topics into auni?ed theme: UML for SoC design. UML 2.0 provides a collection of 13 different diagrams, which were or- inally targeted for application in software engineering. On the other hand, as hardware systems exceed a speci?c complexity, new means and methodologies are required to close the productivity gap for SoC design. UML and the closely related concept of Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) based design provide concepts, which are both of potential interest and real application for hardware design and hardware/software co-design, respectively
Open-channel flow by M. Hanif Chaudhry( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of open-channel flow is essential for the planning, design, and operation of water-resource projects. The use of computers and the availability of efficient computational procedures has simplified such analysis and made it possible to handle increasingly complex systems. In Open-Channel Flow, Second Edition, author Hanif Chaudhry draws upon years of practical experience and incorporates numerous examples and real life applications to provide the reader with: Numerous applications of efficient solution techniques, computational procedures, and numerical methods suitable for computer analyses; Comprehensive coverage of steady and unsteady flow techniques; New and updated chapters on sediment transport, uniform flow, two dimensional flow techniques and other topics; Updated and new problem sets and exercises; A detailed solutions manual is available to instructors assigning this text as the primary book in the course. Open-Channel Flow, Second Edition is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that covers both steady and unsteady open-channel flow
Algorithms for fuzzy clustering : methods in c-means clustering with applications by Sadaaki Miyamoto( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main subject of this book is the fuzzy c-means proposed by Dunn and Bezdek and their variations including recent studies. A main reason why we concentrate on fuzzy c-means is that most methodology and application studies in fuzzy clustering use fuzzy c-means, and hence fuzzy c-means should be considered to be a major technique of clustering in general, regardless whether one is interested in fuzzy methods or not. Unlike most studies in fuzzy c-means, what we emphasize in this book is a family of algorithms using entropy or entropy-regularized methods which are less known, but we consider the entropy-based method to be another useful method of fuzzy c-means. Throughout this book one of our intentions is to uncover theoretical and methodological differences between the Dunn and Bezdek traditional method and the entropy-based method. We do note claim that the entropy-based method is better than the traditional method, but we believe that the methods of fuzzy c-means become complete by adding the entropy-based method to the method by Dunn and Bezdek, since we can observe natures of the both methods more deeply by contrasting these two
Innovations in Bayesian networks : theory and applications by Dawn E Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayesian networks provide one of the most rapidly growing areas of research in computer science and statistics. This work is suitable for both theoreticians and application scientists/engineers in the area of artificial intelligence
Production engineering : research and development( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferrous materials : steel and cast iron by Hans Berns( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferrous materials have made a major contribution to the development of modern technology. They span a tremendous range of properties and applications. Part A of this book is dedicated to the fundamental relationships between the structure and the properties of ferrous materials. The considerably larger Part B deals with standardised materials, recent developments and industrial applications, which also affect processing aspects. Details are given for general engineering materials, tool and functional materials, as well as high-strength, stainless, creep-resistant and wear-resistant grades." "This book closes the gap in the treatment of steel and cast iron. Each chapter takes into account the gradual transitions between the two types of ferrous materials. The authors demonstrate that steel and cast iron are versatile and customisable materials which will continue to play a key role in the future."--Jacket
Collagen : structure and mechanics by Peter Fratzl( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collagen: Structure and Mechanics provides a cohesive introduction to collagen-rich tissues, such as tendon, bone, cornea or arterials walls. Written in a clear and didactic manner, this volume reviews current knowledge on hierarchical structure, mechanical properties, deformation and strengthening mechanisms, and discusses many applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering."--Publisher's website
Network models and optimization : multiobjective genetic algorithm approach by Mitsuo Gen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Network models are critical tools in business, management, science and industry. Network Models and Optimization: Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Approach presents an insightful, comprehensive, and up-to-date treatment of multiple objective genetic algorithms to network optimization problems in many disciplines, such as engineering, computer science, operations research, transportation, telecommunication, and manufacturing. Network Models and Optimization: Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Approach extensively covers algorithms and applications, including shortest path problems, minimum cost flow problems, maximum flow problems, minimum spanning tree problems, travelling salesman and postman problems, location-allocation problems, project scheduling problems, multistage-based scheduling problems, logistics network problems, communication network problem, and network models in assembly line balancing problems, and airline fleet assignment problems. Network Models and Optimization: Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Approach can be used both as a student textbook and as a professional reference for practitioners in many disciplines who use network optimization methods to model and solve problems
Enhanced radio access technologies for next generation mobile communication by Yongwan Park( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book concerned about the most promising multiple access technology, CDMA(Code Division Multiple Access), for next mobile communications system. The first commercial success of CDMA technology as 2G mobile communication system made CDMA as the most promising technology for the high speed data transmission in mobile communication environment. The fundamentals of mobile communications technology and systems will be considered including the history and service evolution of mobile communications and environments, etc
Computational intelligence : a compendium by Fulcher John( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computational Intelligence paradigms have proven effective on real-world problems in virtually all disciplines including Science, Engineering, Business, healthcare, Management and Avionics. This handbook includes contributions from the leading international experts in their respective fields. There are twenty five chapters grouped in the following ten parts covering theoretical aspects and practical applications: * Overview * Data pre-processing, system integration and visualization * Artificial Intelligence * Logic and reasoning * Ontology * Intelligent Agents * Fuzzy Systems * Artificial neural networks * Evolutionary paradigms and systems * DNA and immunity-based computing The handbook will be of interest to the students, researchers, professors and practitioner in the area of computational intelligence paradigms and their applications
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Rule extraction from support vector machines
A history of thermodynamics : the doctrine of energy and entropyGeotechnical earthquake engineeringDesign of system on a chip : devices & componentsMechanical behaviour of engineering materials : metals, ceramics, polymers, and compositesUML for SOC designAlgorithms for fuzzy clustering : methods in c-means clustering with applicationsFerrous materials : steel and cast ironNetwork models and optimization : multiobjective genetic algorithm approach
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