Books: 39

Theory

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This book presents recent research in intelligent information and database systems. The carefully selected contributions were initially accepted for presentation as posters at the 9th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS 2017) held from to 5 April 2017 in Kanazawa, more » Japan. While the contributions are of an advanced scientific level, several are accessible for non-expert readers. The book brings together 47 chapters divided into six main parts: • Part I. From Machine Learning to Data Mining. • Part II. Big Data and Collaborative Decision Support Systems, • Part III. Computer Vision Analysis, Detection, Tracking and Recognition, • Part IV. Data-Intensive Text Processing, • Part V. Innovations in Web and Internet Technologies, and • Part VI. New Methods and Applications in Information and Software Engineering. The book is an excellent resource for researchers and those working in algorithmics, artificial and computational intelligence, collaborative systems, decision management and support systems, natural language processing, image and text processing, Internet technologies, and information and software engineering, as well as for students interested in such research areas. « less
2017
The Shortest Advisable Path
This new book aims to provide both beginners and experts with a completely algorithmic approach to data analysis and conceptual modeling, database design, implementation, and tuning, starting from vague and incomplete customer requests and ending with IBM DB/2, Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, or Access more » based software applications. A rich panoply of solutions to actual useful data sub-universes (e.g. business, university, public and home library, geography, history, etc.) is provided, constituting a powerful library of examples. Four data models are presented and used: the graphical Entity-Relationship, the mathematical EMDM, the physical Relational, and the logical deterministic deductive Datalog ones. For each one of them, best practice rules, algorithms, and the theory beneath are clearly separated. Four case studies, from a simple public library example, to a complex geographical study are fully presented, on all needed levels. Several dozens of real-life exercises are proposed, out of which at least one per chapter is completely solved. Both major historical and up-to-date references are provided for each of the four data models considered. The book provides a library of useful solutions to real-life problems and provides valuable knowledge on data analysis and modeling, database design, implementation, and fine tuning. « less
2016
Functional and Reactive Domain Modeling teaches readers how to think of the domain model in terms of pure functions and how to compose them to build larger abstractions. It begins with the basics of functional programming and gradually progresses to the advanced concepts and patterns needed to implement more » complex domain models. The book demonstrates how advanced FP patterns like algebraic data types, typeclass based design, and isolation of side-effects can make models compose for readability and verifiability. On the subject of reactive modeling, the book focuses on higher order concurrency patterns like actors and futures. It uses the Akka framework as the reference implementation and demonstrates how advanced architectural patterns like event sourcing and CQRS can be put to great use in implementing scalable models. It offers techniques that are radically different from the standard RDBMS based applications that are based on mutation of records. It also shares important patterns like using asynchronous messaging for interaction based on non blocking concurrency and model persistence, which delivers the speed of in- memory processing along with suitable guarantees of reliability. « less
2016
20th International Conference, DASFAA 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-23, 2015, Proceedings
This two volume set LNCS 9049 and LNCS 9050 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2015, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in April 2015. The 63 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 287 more » submissions. The papers cover the following topics: data mining; data streams and time series; database storage and index; spatio-temporal data; modern computing platform; social networks; information integration and data quality; information retrieval and summarization; security and privacy; outlier and imbalanced data analysis; probabilistic and uncertain data; query processing. « less
2015
20th International Conference, DASFAA 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-23, 2015, Proceedings
This two volume set LNCS 9049 and LNCS 9050 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2015, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in April 2015. The 63 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of more » 287 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: data mining; data streams and time series; database storage and index; spatio-temporal data; modern computing platform; social networks; information integration and data quality; information retrieval and summarization; security and privacy; outlier and imbalanced data analysis; probabilistic and uncertain data; query processing. « less
2015
Essentials of Database Management, Data Analysis, and Staff Training for Entrepreneurs and Professionals
This book covers the practical aspects of database design, data cleansing, data analysis, and data protection, among others. The focus is on what you really need to know to create the right database for your small business and to leverage it most effectively to spur growth and revenue. Databases for more » Small Business is a practical handbook for entrepreneurs, managers, staff, and professionals in small organizations who are not IT specialists but who recognize the need to ramp up their small organizations’ use of data and to round out their own business expertise and office skills with basic database proficiency. Anna Manning―a data scientist who has worked on database design and data analysis in a computer science university research lab, her own small business, and a nonprofit―walks you through the progression of steps that will enable you to extract actionable intelligence and maximum value from your business data in terms of marketing, sales, customer relations, decision making, and business strategy. Dr. Manning illustrates the steps in the book with four running case studies of a small online business, an engineering startup, a small legal firm, and a nonprofit organization. Databases for Small Business teaches non-techie entrepreneurs and professionals how to: * Design a small business database from scratch * Extract the maximum profit from your data * Follow guidance on data protection law * Effectively use data collection and data cleansing techniques * Train staff to leverage your data « less
2015
The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Want to know how the best software engineers and architects structure their applications to make them scalable, reliable, and maintainable in the long term? This book examines the key principles, algorithms, and trade-offs of data systems, using the internals of various popular software packages and more » frameworks as examples. Tools at your disposal are evolving and demands on applications are increasing, but the principles behind them remain the same. You’ll learn how to determine what kind of tool is appropriate for which purpose, and how certain tools can be combined to form the foundation of a good application architecture. You’ll learn how to develop an intuition for what your systems are doing, so that you’re better able to track down any problems that arise. « less
2015
For database systems courses in Computer Science This book introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using, and implementing database systems and database applications. Our presentation stresses the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and models provided more » by the database management systems, and database system implementation techniques. The book is meant to be used as a textbook for a one- or two-semester course in database systems at the junior, senior, or graduate level, and as a reference book. The goal is to provide an in-depth and up-to-date presentation of the most important aspects of database systems and applications, and related technologies. It is assumed that readers are familiar with elementary programming and data-structuring concepts and that they have had some exposure to the basics of computer organization. « less
2015
Terms, Concepts, and Examples
No matter what DBMS you are using—Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL—misunderstandings can always arise over the precise meanings of terms, misunderstandings that can have a serious effect on the success of your database projects. For example, here are some common database terms: attribute, BCNF, more » consistency, denormalization, predicate, repeating group, join dependency. Do you know what they all mean? Are you sure? The New Relational Database Dictionary defines all of these terms and many, many more. Carefully reviewed for clarity, accuracy, and completeness, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive resource for database professionals, with over 1700 entries (many with examples) dealing with issues and concepts arising from the relational model of data. DBAs, database designers, DBMS implementers, application developers, and database professors and students can find the information they need on a daily basis, information that isn’t readily available anywhere else. « less
2015
10th International Conference, BDAS 2014, Ustron, Poland, May 27-30, 2014. Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference Beyond Databases, Architectures, and Structures, BDAS 2014, held in Ustron, Poland, in May 2014. This book consists of 56 carefully revised selected papers that are assigned to 11 thematic groups: query languages, more » transactions and query optimization; data warehousing and big data; ontologies and semantic web; computational intelligence and data mining; collective intelligence, scheduling, and parallel processing; bioinformatics and biological data analysis; image analysis and multimedia mining; security of database systems; spatial data analysis; applications of database systems; Web and XML in database systems. « less
2014