Programming Collective Intelligence

Author: Toby Segaran
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596550685
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it. Programming Collective Intelligence takes you into the world of machine learning and statistics, and explains how to draw conclusions about user experience, marketing, personal tastes, and human behavior in general -- all from information that you and others collect every day. Each algorithm is described clearly and concisely with code that can immediately be used on your web site, blog, Wiki, or specialized application. This book explains: Collaborative filtering techniques that enable online retailers to recommend products or media Methods of clustering to detect groups of similar items in a large dataset Search engine features -- crawlers, indexers, query engines, and the PageRank algorithm Optimization algorithms that search millions of possible solutions to a problem and choose the best one Bayesian filtering, used in spam filters for classifying documents based on word types and other features Using decision trees not only to make predictions, but to model the way decisions are made Predicting numerical values rather than classifications to build price models Support vector machines to match people in online dating sites Non-negative matrix factorization to find the independent features in a dataset Evolving intelligence for problem solving -- how a computer develops its skill by improving its own code the more it plays a game Each chapter includes exercises for extending the algorithms to make them more powerful. Go beyond simple database-backed applications and put the wealth of Internet data to work for you. "Bravo! I cannot think of a better way for a developer to first learn these algorithms and methods, nor can I think of a better way for me (an old AI dog) to reinvigorate my knowledge of the details." -- Dan Russell, Google "Toby's book does a great job of breaking down the complex subject matter of machine-learning algorithms into practical, easy-to-understand examples that can be directly applied to analysis of social interaction across the Web today. If I had this book two years ago, it would have saved precious time going down some fruitless paths." -- Tim Wolters, CTO, Collective Intellect

Free and Open Source Software for E Learning Issues Successes and Challenges

Author: Czerkawski, Betul Özkan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615209182
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book reviews open and free software used in e-learning, examines the pedagogy behind FOSS and how it is applied to e-learning, and discusses the best practices for FOSS through real world examples, providing guidelines for e-learning designers and instructors who use FOSS"--Provided by publisher.

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466659432
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following the migration of workflows, data, and communication to the Cloud and other Internet-based frameworks, interaction over the Web has become ever more commonplace. As with any social situation, there are rules and consequences to actions within a virtual environment. Cyber Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the role of cyberspace in modern communication and interaction, including considerations of ethics, crime, security, and education. With chapters on a variety of topics and concerns inherent to a contemporary networked society, this multi-volume work will be of particular interest to students and academicians, as well as software developers, computer scientists, and specialists in the field of Information Technologies.

Mahout in Action

Author: Sean Owen
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 9781935182689
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents information on machine learning through the use of Apache Mahout, covering such topics as using group data to make individual recommendations, finding logical clusters, and filtering classifications.

Hitch 22

Author: Κρίστοφερ Χίτσενς
Publisher: Metaixmio Ekdotiki A.e.
ISBN: 9789605015213
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Artificial Intelligence

Author: Stuart Jonathan Russell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136042597
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Artificial intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e,is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. It is also a valuable resource for computer professionals, linguists, and cognitive scientists interested in artificial intelligence. The revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence.

Technologies de l information et intelligences collectives

Author: Brigitte Juanals
Publisher: Hermes Science Publications
ISBN:
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Technologies de l'information et intelligences collectives analyse les évolutions et les problèmes liés au développement des technologies de l'information. Les conditions de production, de consommation et de circulation des savoirs sont en voie de transformation. Il s'agit de définir les mutations des pratiques de lecture-écriture en prenant la mesure des changements d'échelles qui affectent les flux documentaires. Cet ouvrage a pour but de mieux appréhender les conditions d'émergence d'une politique de la connaissance ouverte et démocratique, ainsi que les processus de dissémination des savoirs sous de nouvelles contraintes, dont celle de la créativité.