Qualitative Networks

Author: Elisa Bellotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136868364
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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
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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.

Computer Aided Verification

Author: Natasha Sharygina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642397999
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Computer Aided Verification from the Author: Natasha Sharygina. This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2013 held in St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2013. The 54 regular and 16 tool papers presented were carefully selected from 209 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on biology, concurrency, hardware, hybrid systems, interpolation, loops and termination, new domains, probability and statistics, SAT and SMZ, security, shape analysis, synthesis, and time.

Handbook Of Qualitative Organizational Research

Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908783
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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

Qualitative Analysis And Control Of Complex Neural Networks With Delays

Author: Zhanshan Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662474840
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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 Spatial And Temporal Reasoning

Author: GĂ©rard Ligozat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118601564
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Qualitative Spatial And Temporal Reasoning from the Author: GĂ©rard Ligozat. Starting with an updated description of Allen's calculus, the book proceeds with a description of the main qualitative calculi which have been developed over the last two decades. It describes the connection of complexity issues to geometric properties. Models of the formalisms are described using the algebraic notion of weak representations of the associated algebras. The book also includes a presentation of fuzzy extensions of qualitative calculi, and a description of the study of complexity in terms of clones of operations.

Doing Social Network Research

Author: Garry Robins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473916747
Size: 77.18 MB
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Doing Social Network Research from the Author: Garry Robins. Are you struggling to design your social network research? Are you looking for a book that covers more than social network analysis? If so, this is the book for you! With straight-forward guidance on research design and data collection, as well as social network analysis, this book takes you start to finish through the whole process of doing network research. Open the book and you'll find practical, 'how to' advice and worked examples relevant to PhD students and researchers from across the social and behavioural sciences. The book covers: Fundamental network concepts and theories Research questions and study design Social systems and data structures Network observation and measurement Methods for data collection Ethical issues for social network research Network visualization Methods for social network analysis Drawing conclusions from social network results This is a perfect guide for all students and researchers looking to do empirical social network research.

Radial Basis Function Networks 2

Author: Robert J. Howlett
Publisher: Physica
ISBN: 3790818267
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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
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Neural Networks And Qualitative Physics from the Author: Jean-Pierre Aubin. Artificial intelligence covering neural networks, cognitive systems, qualitative physics.