Digital Dieting

Author: Tara Brabazon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317150872
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Digital Dieting from the Author: Tara Brabazon. Imagine if a student spent as much time managing information as celebrities doted on dieting? While eating too much food may be the basis of a moral panic about obesity, excessive information is rarely discussed as a crisis of a similar scale. Obviously, plentiful and high quality food is not a problem if eating is balanced with exercise. But without the skills of media and information literacy, students and citizens wade through low quality online information that fills their day yet does not enable intellectual challenge, imagination and questioning. Digital Dieting: From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness probes the social, political and academic difficulties in managing large quantities of low quality information. But this book does not diagnose a crisis. Instead, Digital Dieting provides strategies to develop intellectual fitness that sorts the important from the irrelevant and the remarkable from the banal. In April 2010, and for the first time, Facebook received more independent visitors than Google. Increasingly there is a desire to share rather than search. But what is the impact of such a change on higher education? If students complain that the reading is ’too hard’, then one response is to make it easier. If students complain that assignments are too difficult, then one way to manage this challenge is to make the assignments simpler. Both are passive responses that damage the calibre of education and universities in the long term. Digital Dieting: From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness provides active, conscious, careful and applicable strategies to move students and citizens from searching to researching, sharing to thinking, and shopping to reading.

Advances In Computer Vision And Information Technology

Author: K. V. Kale
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 8189866745
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Advances In Computer Vision And Information Technology from the Author: K. V. Kale. The latest trends in Information Technology represent a new intellectual paradigm for scientific exploration and visualization of scientific phenomena. The present treatise covers almost all the emerging technologies in the field. Academicians, engineers, industralists, scientists and researchers engaged in teaching, research and development of Computer Science and Information Technology will find the book useful for their future academic and research work. The present treatise comprising 225 articles broadly covers the following topics exhaustively. 01. Advance Networking and Security/Wireless Networking/Cyber Laws 02. Advance Software Computing 03. Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing/ Neural Networks 04. Bioinformatics/Biometrics 05. Data Mining/E-Commerce/E-Learning 06. Image Processing, Content Based Image Retrieval, Medical and Bio-Medical Imaging, Wavelets 07. Information Processing/Audio and Text Processing/Cryptology, Steganography and Digital Watermarking 08. Pattern Recognition/Machine Vision/Image Motion, Video Processing 09. Signal Processing and Communication/Remote Sensing 10. Speech Processing & Recognition, Human Computer Interaction 11. Information and Communication Technology

Evolutionary Algorithms In Engineering Applications

Author: Dipankar Dasgupta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662034239
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Evolutionary Algorithms In Engineering Applications from the Author: Dipankar Dasgupta. Evolutionary algorithms are general-purpose search procedures based on the mechanisms of natural selection and population genetics. They are appealing because they are simple, easy to interface, and easy to extend. This volume is concerned with applications of evolutionary algorithms and associated strategies in engineering. It will be useful for engineers, designers, developers, and researchers in any scientific discipline interested in the applications of evolutionary algorithms. The volume consists of five parts, each with four or five chapters. The topics are chosen to emphasize application areas in different fields of engineering. Each chapter can be used for self-study or as a reference by practitioners to help them apply evolutionary algorithms to problems in their engineering domains.

Classification And Modeling With Linguistic Information Granules

Author: Hisao Ishibuchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540268758
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Classification And Modeling With Linguistic Information Granules from the Author: Hisao Ishibuchi. Many approaches have already been proposed for classification and modeling in the literature. These approaches are usually based on mathematical mod els. Computer systems can easily handle mathematical models even when they are complicated and nonlinear (e.g., neural networks). On the other hand, it is not always easy for human users to intuitively understand mathe matical models even when they are simple and linear. This is because human information processing is based mainly on linguistic knowledge while com puter systems are designed to handle symbolic and numerical information. A large part of our daily communication is based on words. We learn from various media such as books, newspapers, magazines, TV, and the Inter net through words. We also communicate with others through words. While words play a central role in human information processing, linguistic models are not often used in the fields of classification and modeling. If there is no goal other than the maximization of accuracy in classification and model ing, mathematical models may always be preferred to linguistic models. On the other hand, linguistic models may be chosen if emphasis is placed on interpretability.

Recent Advances In The Theory And Application Of Fitness Landscapes

Author: Hendrik Richter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642418880
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Recent Advances In The Theory And Application Of Fitness Landscapes from the Author: Hendrik Richter. This book is concerned with recent advances in fitness landscapes. The concept of fitness landscapes originates from theoretical biology and refers to a framework for analysing and visualizing the relationships between genotypes, phenotypes and fitness. These relationships lay at the centre of attempts to mathematically describe evolutionary processes and evolutionary dynamics. The book addresses recent advances in the understanding of fitness landscapes in evolutionary biology and evolutionary computation. In the volume, experts in the field of fitness landscapes present these findings in an integrated way to make it accessible to a number of audiences: senior undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, theoretical biology, physics, applied mathematics and engineering, but also researcher looking for a reference or/and entry point into using fitness landscapes for analysing algorithms. Also practitioners wanting to employ fitness landscape techniques for evaluating bio- and nature-inspired computing algorithms can find valuable material in the book. For teaching proposes, the book could also be used as a reference handbook.

Financial Fitness For Life

Author: John E. Clow
Publisher: Council for Economic Educat
ISBN: 9781561835485
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Financial Fitness For Life from the Author: John E. Clow.

Information Computing And Applications

Author: Baoxiang Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642252540
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Information Computing And Applications from the Author: Baoxiang Liu. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Information Computing and Applications, ICICA 2010, held in Qinhuangdao, China, in October 2011. The 97 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in topical sections on computational economics and finance, computational statistics, mobile computing and applications, social networking and computing, intelligent computing and applications, internet and Web computing, paralelle and distributed computing, and system simulation and computing.

Foundations Of Genetic Algorithms 1993 Foga 2

Author: FOGA
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0080948324
Size: 74.52 MB
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Foundations Of Genetic Algorithms 1993 Foga 2 from the Author: FOGA. Foundations of Genetic Algorithms, Volume 2 provides insight of theoretical work in genetic algorithms. This book provides a general understanding of a canonical genetic algorithm. Organized into six parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of genetic algorithms in the broader adaptive systems context. This text then reviews some results in mathematical genetics that use probability distributions to characterize the effects of recombination on multiple loci in the absence of selection. Other chapters examine the static building block hypothesis (SBBH), which is the underlying assumption used to define deception. This book discusses as well the effect of noise on the quality of convergence of genetic algorithms. The final chapter deals with the primary goal in machine learning and artificial intelligence, which is to dynamically and automatically decompose problems into simpler problems to facilitate their solution. This book is a valuable resource for theorists and genetic algorithm researchers.

Sport Education Seasons

Author: Sean M. Bulger
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736046398
Size: 25.68 MB
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Sport Education Seasons from the Author: Sean M. Bulger. "Finally, a sport resource that offers in-depth, complete seasons applying the sport education model of teaching and coaching. This book and CD-ROM package includes 68 complete sessions and lessons for three complete seasons - basketball, soccer, and fitness education - that you can use in their entirety or choose lessons to reinforce your existing program. It also includes more than 150 reproducibles in the book and 400 on the CD-ROM."--BOOK JACKET.