Spatio-Temporal Databases: Flexible Querying and Reasoning by Rita de Caluwe, Guy De Tré, Gloria Bordogna

By Rita de Caluwe, Guy De Tré, Gloria Bordogna

Spatio-Temporal Databases explores fresh traits in versatile querying and reasoning approximately time- and space-related info in databases. It indicates how versatile querying complements commonplace querying expressiveness in lots of alternative ways, with the purpose of facilitating extraction of appropriate info and data. versatile spatial and temporal reasoning denotes qualitative reasoning approximately dynamic alterations within the spatial area, characterised by means of imprecision or uncertainty (or both). the various contributions concentrate on GIS, whereas a few others are extra common, or specialize in similar software fields, offering theoretical viewpoints and methods which are inspiring or could be tailored for GIS. the 1st half bundles the contributions on advances on the theoretical point, additionally discussing examples and establishing additional views. the second one half offers contributions on well-developed functions. The authors clarify how one can deal with imprecision and uncertainty, demonstrating how complex recommendations may also help to unravel diversified difficulties concerning GIS.

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Machine Learning for Audio, Image and Video Analysis: Theory by Francesco Camastra

By Francesco Camastra

This moment version makes a speciality of audio, snapshot and video facts, the 3 major kinds of enter that machines take care of while interacting with the true global. a collection of appendices offers the reader with self-contained introductions to the mathematical history essential to learn the book.
Divided into 3 major elements, From notion to Computation introduces methodologies geared toward representing the information in varieties compatible for laptop processing, specially by way of audio and pictures. while the second one half, Machine Learning contains an in depth review of statistical suggestions aimed toward addressing 3 major difficulties, specifically category (automatically assigning a knowledge pattern to at least one of the periods belonging to a predefined set), clustering (automatically grouping info samples in accordance with the similarity in their homes) and series research (automatically mapping a chain of observations right into a series of human-understandable symbols). The 3rd half Applications indicates how the summary difficulties outlined within the moment half underlie applied sciences able to accomplish advanced projects similar to the popularity of hand gestures or the transcription of handwritten data.

Machine studying for Audio, photograph and Video Analysis is appropriate for college students to procure an outstanding historical past in desktop studying in addition to for practitioners to deepen their wisdom of the state of the art. All program chapters are in line with publicly to be had information and loose software program applications, therefore permitting readers to copy the experiments.

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Indoor Location-Based Services: Prerequisites and by Martin Werner

By Martin Werner

This ebook provides concise insurance of classical tools and new advancements on the topic of indoor location-based companies. It collects effects from remoted domain names together with geometry, synthetic intelligence, statistics, cooperative algorithms, and disbursed structures and hence presents an available evaluation of basic tools and applied sciences. This makes it an incredible place to begin for researchers, scholars, and pros in pervasive computing.

Location-based providers are prone utilizing the site of a cellular machine as their basic enter. whereas such prone are rather effortless to enforce outdoor structures due to available worldwide positioning structures and top quality environmental details, the location within structures is essentially diverse. in most cases, there isn't any basic method of picking out the placement of a relocating objective within a development with out an extra devoted infrastructure.

The book’s constitution is studying orientated, beginning with a quick advent to instant verbal exchange platforms and easy positioning options and finishing with complex beneficial properties like occasion detection, simultaneous localization and mapping, and privateness points. Readers who're now not conversant in the person issues could be in a position to paintings throughout the ebook from begin to end. while all chapters are self-contained to help readers who're already accustomed to the various content material and merely are looking to decide chosen issues which are of specific interest.

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OpenGL Data Visualization Cookbook by Raymond C. H. Lo, William C. Y. Lo

By Raymond C. H. Lo, William C. Y. Lo

Over 35 hands-on recipes to create awesome, wonderful visuals for a variety of real-time, interactive functions utilizing OpenGL

About This Book

  • Get familiar with a suite of basic OpenGL primitives and ideas that permit clients to create attractive visuals of arbitrarily complicated 2nd and 3D datasets for lots of universal applications
  • Explore interactive, real-time visualization of enormous 2nd and 3D datasets or types, together with using extra complicated concepts akin to stereoscopic 3D rendering.
  • Create gorgeous visuals at the most recent systems together with cell phones and state of the art wearable computing devices

Who This publication Is For

This e-book is aimed toward an individual attracted to developing striking info visualization instruments utilizing sleek pictures undefined. no matter if you're a developer, engineer, or scientist, while you're drawn to exploring the facility of OpenGL for information visualization, this booklet is for you. whereas familiarity with C/C++ is usually recommended, no past event with OpenGL is assumed.

What you'll Learn

  • Install, bring together, and combine the OpenGL pipeline into your individual project
  • Create interactive purposes utilizing GLFW to address consumer inputs and the Android Sensor framework to become aware of gestures and motions on cellular devices
  • Use OpenGL primitives to plan 2-D datasets equivalent to time sequence dynamically
  • Render advanced 3D volumetric datasets with recommendations reminiscent of information slicers and a number of standpoint projection
  • Render photos, video clips, and aspect cloud information from 3D range-sensing cameras utilizing the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL)
  • Develop video see-through augmented truth functions on cellular units with OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCV
  • Visualize 3D versions with meshes and surfaces utilizing stereoscopic 3D technology

In Detail

OpenGL is a brilliant multi-platform, cross-language, and hardware-accelerated pics interface for visualizing huge second and 3D datasets. info visualization has turn into more and more tough utilizing traditional techniques as datasets develop into greater and bigger, particularly with the large facts evolution. From a cellular equipment to a worldly high-performance computing cluster, OpenGL libraries offer builders with an easy-to-use interface to create gorgeous visuals in 3D in actual time for a variety of interactive applications.

This publication presents a sequence of easy-to-follow, hands-on tutorials to create beautiful OpenGL-based visualization instruments with minimum improvement time. we are going to first illustrate the way to fast arrange the improvement surroundings in home windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. subsequent, we are going to reveal find out how to visualize information for a variety of functions utilizing OpenGL, ranging from basic 2nd datasets to more and more advanced 3D datasets with extra complex suggestions. every one bankruptcy addresses varied visualization difficulties encountered in actual lifestyles and introduces the suitable OpenGL positive factors and libraries in a modular fashion.

By the top of this e-book, you can be outfitted with the basic talents to improve quite a lot of outstanding OpenGL-based purposes on your specified info visualization wishes, on systems starting from traditional desktops to the newest mobile/wearable devices.

Style and approach

This is an easy-to-follow, entire Cookbook displaying readers the best way to create quite a few real-time, interactive information visualization instruments. each one subject is defined in a step by step layout. a variety of scorching themes is integrated, together with stereoscopic 3D rendering and knowledge visualization on mobile/wearable platforms.

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Practical linear algebra: a geometry toolbox by Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford

By Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford

Useful Linear Algebra introduces scholars in math, technology, engineering, and laptop technological know-how to Linear Algebra from an intuitive and geometric standpoint, making a point of figuring out that is going a long way past mere matrix manipulations. useful elements, equivalent to special effects issues and numerical suggestions, are lined all through, and therefore scholars can construct a "Geometry Toolbox," according to a geometrical realizing of the most important concepts.

This ebook covers the entire general linear algebra fabric for a first-year direction; the authors train by means of motivation, representation, and instance instead of through the use of a theorem/proof variety.

Special positive factors:

  • Clear visible representations (more than two hundred figures) for enhanced fabric comprehension.
  • Hand-drawn sketches inspire scholars to create their very own sketches while fixing problems-developing one other layer of studying.
  • Numerous examples convey purposes to real-world difficulties.
  • Problems on the finish of every bankruptcy let scholars to check their knowing of the cloth offered.
  • Solutions to chose difficulties are supplied.
  • Concise bankruptcy summaries spotlight crucial issues, giving scholars concentration for his or her method of studying.
  • An instructor's on-line advisor is out there.
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    The Digital Dividend of Terrestrial Broadcasting by Roland Beutler

    By Roland Beutler

    The “digital revolution” of the final 20 years has pervaded innumerable elements of our day-by-day lives and adjusted our planet irreversibly. The shift from analog to electronic broadcasting has facilitated a possible countless number of new applications—audience interactivity being yet one instance. The higher potency and compression of electronic media have endowed broadcasters with a “digital dividend” of spare transmission ability over and above the necessities of terrestrial broadcasting. The query is, who will use it, and the way? evaluating the eu adventure with that of broadcasters somewhere else on this planet, the writer sketches the present prestige of overseas frequency administration, quantifies the worth of the “dividend” itself, analyzes the main points of the analog-to-digital switchovers already accomplished, and posits what the longer term holds for the field. As we grapple with new units, unimaginable a trifling iteration in the past, that let us to entry electronic media immediately, anyplace and at any time of day, this publication is a powerful reminder that what we now have witnessed to this point might be simply the 1st wavering steps alongside a highway whose vacation spot we will be able to in basic terms bet at.

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    Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics by Karl-Heinz Becker

    By Karl-Heinz Becker

    This examine of chaos, fractals and intricate dynamics is meant for somebody conversant in pcs. whereas preserving the math to an easy point with few formulation, the reader is brought to a space of present clinical learn that used to be scarcely attainable until eventually the supply of desktops. The e-book is split into major components; the 1st offers the main attention-grabbing difficulties, each one with an answer in a working laptop or computer application structure. quite a few workouts let the reader to behavior his or her personal experimental paintings. the second one half presents pattern courses for particular computer and working structures; info seek advice from IBM-PC with MS-DOS and Turbo-Pascal, UNIX 42BSD with Berkeley Pascal and C. different implementations of the photos workouts are given for the Apple Macintosh, Apple IIE and IIGS and Atari ST.

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    Advanced Computer-Aided Fixture Design by Yiming (Kevin) Rong, Samuel Huang

    By Yiming (Kevin) Rong, Samuel Huang

    Fixtures--the part or meeting that holds a component present process machining--must be designed to slot the form of that half and the kind of machining being performed. This ebook discusses the basics of Computer-Aided Fixture layout (CAFD) innovations and covers fixture making plans, fixture layout (both modular and devoted fixtures), fixture layout verifications, and the final integration with CAD/CAM. The publication indicates how CAFD could lead on to an important aid of product and approach improvement time and creation price, and the way CAFD can elevate caliber coverage via simulation and science-based technical specification and price estimation in company quoting, in particular in present supplier-based production. It additionally offers case research examples. * This e-book presents a complete resolution of CAFD, together with making plans, layout, and layout verification* useful and finished theoretical research of fixturing from genuine commercial program tasks* Introduces the mixing of fixture layout and research with CAD/CAM in order that specified geometric details will be processed and complicated fixture designs might be designed and analyzed

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