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  The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step... more...

Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation, Third Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system and its practical implementation. Through a method known as 'literate programming', the authors combine human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics... more...

This textbook covers the theoretical backgrounds and practical aspects of image, video and audio feature expression, e.g., color, texture, edge, shape, salient point and area, motion, 3D structure, audio/sound in time, frequency and cepstral domains, structure and melody. Up-to-date algorithms for estimation, search, classification and compact expression of feature data are described in detail. Concepts of signal decomposition (such as... more...

A structured design approach to equip you with the knowledge of how to successfully accomplish any data visualization challenge efficiently and effectively Overview A portable, versatile and flexible data visualization design approach that will help you navigate the complex path towards success Explains the many different reasons for creating visualizations and identifies the key parameters which lead to very different... more...

Electronic communication and financial transactions have assumed massive proportions today. But they come with high risks. Achieving cyber security has become a top priority, and has become one of the most crucial areas of study and research in IT. This book introduces readers to perhaps the most effective tool in achieving a secure environment, i.e. cryptography. This book offers more solved examples than most books on the subject, it... more...


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations, HCIBGO 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The 1171 full papers and 160 posters presented at the 14 co-located HCII 2018 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from a... more...

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2018, held in Krems, Austria, in September 2018. The 12 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The papers are clustered under the following topical sections: general e-democracy and e-participation; digital collaboration and social media; policy modeling... more...


Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today. Based on an MBA course Provost has... more...

Learn advanced techniques to improve the performance and quality of your predictive models Key Features Use ensemble methods to improve the performance of predictive analytics models Implement feature selection, dimensionality reduction, and cross-validation techniques Develop neural network models and master the basics of deep learning Book Description Python is a programming language that provides a wide range... more...