Qualitative Networks

Author: Elisa Bellotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136868364
Size: 41.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2745
Download Read Online

Qualitative Networks from the Author: Elisa Bellotti. How do we interact with people in our everyday life? Who are the people we are connected to? What are the consequences of overlapping social circles and how people deal with the potential emerging conflicts? What are the structural and cultural mechanisms that regulate social worlds? Network science is a scientific approach to the study of network dependencies and associations which tries to answer these and many other questions. This book explores the underlying mechanisms that regulate social life as they are produced, reproduced, modified, and abandoned in the spatial and temporal patterns of interactions. The mixed methods approach, that combines formal network analysis with qualitative materials and statistical tools, shows the importance of contextualising structural mechanisms in their social and cultural environment, and allows overcoming the traditional methodological boundaries that shape the field of social sciences.

Symbolic And Quantitative Approaches To Reasoning With Uncertainty

Author: Thomas D. Nielsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540450629
Size: 40.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5640
Download Read Online

Symbolic And Quantitative Approaches To Reasoning With Uncertainty from the Author: Thomas D. Nielsen. The refereed proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2003, held in Aalborg, Denmark in July 2003. The 47 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited survey articles were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on foundations of uncertainty concepts, Bayesian networks, algorithms for uncertainty inference, learning, decision graphs, belief functions, fuzzy sets, possibility theory, default reasoning, belief revision and inconsistency handling, logics, and tools.

Qualitative Analysis And Control Of Complex Neural Networks With Delays

Author: Zhanshan Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662474840
Size: 19.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2887
Download Read Online

Qualitative Analysis And Control Of Complex Neural Networks With Delays from the Author: Zhanshan Wang. This book focuses on the stability of the dynamical neural system, synchronization of the coupling neural system and their applications in automation control and electrical engineering. The redefined concept of stability, synchronization and consensus are adopted to provide a better explanation of the complex neural network. Researchers in the fields of dynamical systems, computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics will benefit from the discussions on complex systems. The book will also help readers to better understand the theory behind the control technique and its design.

Qualitative Analysis And Synthesis Of Recurrent Neural Networks

Author: Anthony Michel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824707675
Size: 42.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1579
Download Read Online

Qualitative Analysis And Synthesis Of Recurrent Neural Networks from the Author: Anthony Michel. "Analyzes the behavior, design, and implementation of artificial recurrent neural networks. Offers methods of synthesis for associative memories. Evaluates the qualitative properties and limitations of neural networks. Contains practical applications for optimal system performance."

Computer Aided Verification

Author: Armin Biere
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331908867X
Size: 33.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 916
Download Read Online

Computer Aided Verification from the Author: Armin Biere. This book constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2014, held as part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, in Vienna, Austria, in July 2014. The 46 regular papers and 11 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 175 regular and 54 short paper submissions. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: software verification; automata; model checking and testing; biology and hybrid systems; games and synthesis; concurrency; SMT and theorem proving; bounds and termination; and abstraction.

Radial Basis Function Networks 2

Author: Robert J. Howlett
Publisher: Physica
ISBN: 3790818267
Size: 26.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4756
Download Read Online

Radial Basis Function Networks 2 from the Author: Robert J. Howlett. The Radial Basis Function (RBF) network has gained in popularity in recent years. This is due to its desirable properties in classification and functional approximation applications, accompanied by training that is more rapid than that of many other neural-network techniques. RBF network research has focused on enhanced training algorithms and variations on the basic architecture to improve the performance of the network. In addition, the RBF network is proving to be a valuable tool in a diverse range of applications areas, for example, robotics, biomedical engineering, and the financial sector. The two-title series Theory and Applications of Radial Basis Function Networks provides a comprehensive survey of recent RBF network research. This volume, New Advances in Design, contains a wide range of applications in the laboratory and case-studies describing current use. The sister volume to this one, Recent Developments in Theory and Applications, covers advances in training algorithms, variations on the architecture and function of the basis neurons, and hybrid paradigms. The combination of the two volumes will prove extremely useful to practitioners in the field, engineers, researchers, students and technically accomplished managers.

Neural Networks And Qualitative Physics

Author: Jean-Pierre Aubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521445320
Size: 24.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4134
Download Read Online

Neural Networks And Qualitative Physics from the Author: Jean-Pierre Aubin. Artificial intelligence covering neural networks, cognitive systems, qualitative physics.

Handbook Of Qualitative Organizational Research

Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908783
Size: 18.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4751
Download Read Online

Handbook Of Qualitative Organizational Research from the Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to qualitative research for organizational scholars. Individual chapters in each area are written by experts in a variety of fields, who have contributed some of the most innovative studies themselves in recent years. An indispensable reference guide to anyone conducting high-impact organizational research, this handbook includes innovative approaches to research problems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and application of research findings. The book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, organizational behavior, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology

Handbook Of Qualitative Research Techniques And Analysis In Entrepreneurship

Author: Helle Neergaard
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849809879
Size: 16.89 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7207
Download Read Online

Handbook Of Qualitative Research Techniques And Analysis In Entrepreneurship from the Author: Helle Neergaard. One of the most challenging tasks in the research design process is choosing the most appropriate data collection and analysis technique. This Handbook provides a detailed introduction to five qualitative data collection and analysis techniques pertinent to exploring entrepreneurial phenomena. Techniques for collecting and analysing data are rarely addressed in detail in published articles. In addition, the constant development of new tools and refinement of existing ones has meant that researchers often face a confusing range from which to choose. The experienced and expert group of contributors to this book provide detailed, practical accounts of how to conduct research employing focus groups, critical incident technique, repertory grids, metaphors, the constant comparative method and grounded theory. This Handbook will become the starting point for any research project. Scholars new to entrepreneurship and doctoral students as well as established academics keen to extend their research scope will find this book an invaluable and timely resource.