Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications by Marvin Rausand

By Marvin Rausand

An advent to hazard evaluation that makes use of key idea and state of the art applications

With its balanced assurance of concept and functions in addition to criteria and laws, Risk evaluation: concept, tools, and Applications serves as a accomplished creation to the subject. The e-book serves as a pragmatic advisor to present hazard research and chance review, emphasizing the potential of unexpected, significant injuries throughout quite a few parts of perform from equipment and production methods to nuclear energy vegetation and transportation systems.

The writer applies a uniform framework to the dialogue of every approach, surroundings forth transparent ambitions and outlines, whereas additionally laying off gentle on functions, crucial assets, and benefits and drawbacks. Following an creation that offers an outline of threat evaluation, the ebook is prepared into sections that define key thought, equipment, and applications.

  • Introduction to hazard Assessment defines key recommendations and info the stairs of a radical hazard evaluation besides the required quantitative probability measures. Chapters define the final hazard evaluation strategy, and a dialogue of coincidence types and twist of fate causation bargains readers new insights into how and why injuries take place to aid them make higher assessments.

  • Risk evaluate equipment and Applications conscientiously describes the main suitable tools for danger evaluation, together with initial danger research, HAZOP, fault tree research, and occasion tree research. the following, each one approach is followed through a self-contained description in addition to workflow diagrams and worksheets that illustrate using mentioned strategies. vital areas of difficulty in danger evaluation, reminiscent of limitations and barrier research, human mistakes, and human reliability, are mentioned besides uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Each bankruptcy concludes with an inventory of assets for extra research of the subject, and special appendices define major effects from likelihood and information, similar formulation, and an inventory of key phrases utilized in probability evaluation. A comparable site beneficial properties difficulties that let readers to check their comprehension of the awarded fabric and supplemental slides to facilitate the educational process.

Risk Assessment is a superb booklet for classes on hazard research and threat review on the upper-undergraduate and graduate degrees. It additionally serves as a necessary reference for engineers, researchers, specialists, and practitioners who use chance overview innovations of their daily work.

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Agile User Experience Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to by Diana Brown

By Diana Brown

Being in a position to healthy layout into the Agile software program improvement techniques is a crucial ability in today’s marketplace. there are various methods for a UX crew to be successful (and fail) at being Agile. This booklet will give you the instruments you want to ensure what Agile UX skill for you. It comprises sensible examples and case reviews, in addition to real-life components to contemplate whereas navigating the Agile UX waters. You’ll find out about what contributes in your team’s good fortune, and which elements to think about whilst choosing the simplest course for buying there. After studying this publication, you’ll have the information to enhance your software program and product improvement with Agile approaches fast and simply.

  • Includes arms on, real-world examples to demonstrate the successes and customary pitfalls of Agile UX
  • Introduces useful strategies that may be used in your subsequent project
  • Details the way to comprise consumer event layout into your company's agile software/product process

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Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval and Natural by Hang Li

By Hang Li

Learning to rank refers to desktop studying thoughts for education a version in a score activity. studying to rank comes in handy for plenty of functions in info retrieval, traditional language processing, and information mining. extensive experiences were carried out on its difficulties lately, and important development has been made. This lecture provides an creation to the realm together with the elemental difficulties, significant techniques, theories, purposes, and destiny work.

The writer starts via exhibiting that numerous rating difficulties in info retrieval and common language processing will be formalized as uncomplicated rating projects, specifically rating construction (or easily score) and score aggregation. In rating construction, given a request, one desires to generate a score record of choices in accordance with the positive aspects derived from the request and the choices. In rating aggregation, given a request, in addition to a couple of score lists of choices, one desires to generate a brand new rating checklist of the offerings.

Ranking construction (or score) is the foremost challenge in studying to rank. it's always formalized as a supervised studying job. the writer offers specific factors on studying for rating production and rating aggregation, together with education and checking out, review, characteristic production, and significant methods. Many equipment were proposed for rating production. The equipment should be categorised because the pointwise, pairwise, and listwise methods in accordance with the loss services they hire. they could even be classified based on the recommendations they hire, akin to the SVM dependent, Boosting established, and Neural community dependent approaches.

The writer additionally introduces a few renowned studying to rank equipment in information. those contain: PRank, OC SVM, McRank, score SVM, IR SVM, GBRank, RankNet, ListNet & ListMLE, AdaRank, SVM MAP, SoftRank, LambdaRank, LambdaMART, Borda count number, Markov Chain, and CRanking.

The writer explains a number of instance purposes of studying to rank together with net seek, collaborative filtering, definition seek, keyphrase extraction, question based summarization, and re-ranking in computer translation.

A formula of studying for rating construction is given within the statistical studying framework. Ongoing and destiny examine instructions for studying to rank also are discussed.

Table of Contents: studying to Rank / studying for score production / studying for rating Aggregation / equipment of studying to Rank / functions of studying to Rank / conception of studying to Rank / Ongoing and destiny Work

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Situation Recognition Using EventShop by Vivek K. Singh, Ramesh Jain

By Vivek K. Singh, Ramesh Jain

This e-book provides a framework for changing multitudes of knowledge streams on hand this day together with climate styles, inventory costs, social media, site visitors info, and disorder incidents into actionable insights in keeping with scenario attractiveness. It computationally defines the suggestion of occasions as an abstraction of hundreds of thousands of information issues into actionable insights, describes a computational framework to version and assessment such occasions and provides an open-source web-based process referred to as EventShop to enforce them with no necessitating programming expertise.

The e-book comes in handy for either practitioners and researchers operating within the box of situation-aware computing. It acts as a primer for data-enthusiasts and data pros drawn to harnessing the price of heterogeneous large information for development varied situation-based purposes. It can also be used as a reference textual content by means of researchers operating in parts as various as database layout, multimodel idea attractiveness, and middle-ware and ubiquitous computing to layout and increase frameworks that let clients to create their very own scenario reputation frameworks.

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Issues of Human Computer Interaction by Anabela Sarmento

By Anabela Sarmento

The problems of human computing device interplay hindrance the social and organizational features of data expertise. This quantity emphasizes it is position as a facilitator of social relationships, the improvement of organizational and person intelligence, and bettering human stipulations. Sarmento (business communications, the data society, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal) has equipped the papers round the issues of instruments for making improvements to usability and web design, the net, human assets administration, and IT adoption and use.

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It's Our Research: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for User by Tomer Sharon

By Tomer Sharon

It’s Our study: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for consumer adventure examine tasks discusses frameworks, ideas, and strategies for operating with stakeholders of consumer adventure (UX) study in a fashion that guarantees their buy-in.

This e-book contains six chapters prepared in accordance with different levels of study tasks. themes mentioned comprise the various roles of industrial, engineering, and user-experience stakeholders; id of analysis possibilities through constructing empathy with stakeholders; and making plans UX study with stakeholders. The publication additionally deals methods of teaming up with stakeholders; suggestions to enhance the conversation of analysis effects to stakeholders; and the 9 indicators that point out that learn is making an influence on stakeholders, groups, and firms.
This publication is intended for UX humans engaged in usability and UX study. Written from the viewpoint of an in-house UX researcher, it's also appropriate for self-employed practitioners and specialists who paintings in companies. it truly is particularly directed at UX groups that face no-time-no-money-for-research situations.

  • Named a 2012 impressive desktop e-book for info platforms through Computing Reviews
  • Features a chain of video interviews with UX practitioners and researchers
  • Provides dozens of case experiences and visuals from foreign examine practitioners
  • Provides a toolset to help you justify your paintings to stakeholders, take care of place of work politics, and hone your shopper skills
  • Presents attempted and confirmed options for operating to arrive optimistic, worthwhile, and fruitful outcomes

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Mobile peer-to-peer computing for next generation by Boon-Chong Seet

By Boon-Chong Seet

Cellular Peer-to-Peer Computing for subsequent iteration disbursed Environments: Advancing Conceptual and Algorithmic purposes makes a speciality of present study and innovation in cellular and instant applied sciences. This complicated book presents researchers, practitioners, and academicians with an authoritative reference resource to the most recent cutting-edge advancements during this turning out to be know-how box.

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Foundations of Computational Linguistics: Human-Computer by Roland Hausser

By Roland Hausser

The content material of this textbook is prepared as a thought of language for the development of speaking robots. the most subject is the mechanism of traditional language conversation in either the speaker and the hearer.

In the 3rd variation the writer has modernized the textual content, leaving the evaluation of conventional, theoretical, and computational linguistics, analytic philosophy of language, and mathematical complexity conception with their ancient backgrounds intact. The structure of the empirical analyses of English and German syntax and semantics has been tailored to present perform; and Chaps. 22–24 were rewritten to concentration extra sharply at the building of a conversing robot.

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