Web Information Systems and Technologies: 5th International Conference, WEBIST 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, March 23-26

This book contains a selection of the best papers from WEBIST 2009 (the 5th Int- national Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies), held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2009, organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Inf- mation, Control and Communication (INSTICC), in collaboration with ACM SIGMIS and co-sponsored by the Workflow Management Coalition (WFMC). The purpose of the WEBIST series of conferences is ...

iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners 4th Edition

This update of an Apress bestseller walks you through creating your first app, with plain English and practical examples using the latest iOS 7 software development platform and more. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds iPhone and iPad app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches iPhone and iPad apps development in language anyone can understand Provides ...

Knowledge Seeker - Ontology Modelling for Information Search and Management: A Compendium

The Knowledge Seeker is a useful system to develop various intelligent applications such as ontology-based search engine, ontology-based text classification system, ontological agent system, and semantic web system etc. The Knowledge Seeker contains four different ontological components. First, it defines the knowledge representation model ¡V Ontology Graph. Second, an ontology learning process that based on chi-square statistics is ...

Soft Computing Approach to Pattern Classification and Object Recognition: A Unified Concept

Soft Computing Approach to Pattern Classification and Object Recognition establishes an innovative, unified approach to supervised pattern classification and model-based occluded object recognition. The book also surveys various soft computing tools, fuzzy relational calculus (FRC), genetic algorithm (GA) and multilayer perceptron (MLP) to provide a strong foundation for the reader. The supervised approach to pattern classification a...

Computer Vision: CCF Chinese Conference, CCCV 2015, Xi'an, China, September 18-20, 2015, Proceedings, Part I

The two volumes CCIS 546 and 547 constitute the refereed proceedings of the CCF Chinese Conference on Computer Vision, CCCV 2015, held in Xi'an, China, in September 2015. The total of 89 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. The papers address issues such as computer vision, machine learning, pattern recognition, target recognition, object detection, target tracking, ...

IT and European Bank Performance

This book provides a detailed insight into the role of IT in European banking and investigates whether IT investments in hardware, software and other IT services have influenced bank performance. It considers the central question of whether or not the massive spending on IT by banks has improved their performance or productivity

Fuzziness in Information Systems

This book is an essential contribution to the description of fuzziness in information systems. Usually users want to retrieve data or summarized information from a database and are interested in classifying it or building rule-based systems on it. But they are often not aware of the nature of this data and/or are unable to determine clear search criteria. The book examines theoretical and practical approaches to fuzziness in informat...

Advances in Grid and Pervasive Computing

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Conference, GPC 2011, held in Oulu, Finland in May 2011. The 28 revised full papers were carefully revised and selected from 62 submissions and focus on the topics cloud, cluster, and grid computing; peer-to-peer computing; applications and HCI; modeling and verification; service architectures; middleware; and sensor networks.

Language, Music, and Computing: First International Workshop, LMAC 2015

This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Workshop on Language, Music and Computing, LMAC 2015, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in April 2015. The 13 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. They were organized in topical sections on music and language in education; corpus studies of language and music; problems of notation; and linguistic studies of music.

Metadata and Semantics Research

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, MTSR 2015, held in Manchester, UK, in September 2015.The 35 full papers and 3 short papers presented together with 2 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The papers are organized in several sessions and tracks: general track on ontology evolution, engineering, and frameworks, semantic Web and metada...