Recht ex machina

Author: Oliver Raabe
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642176712
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Im Internet werden Informationen immer häufiger so ausgezeichnet, dass sie für Computer interpretierbar sind (Semantic Web). Solche maschinenlesbaren Informationen sorgen dafür, dass Dienste im Internet verfügbar gemacht und gefunden werden können. Diese Automatisierung schafft eine neue Rechtslage und stellt sowohl für die Rechtspflege als auch für Geschäftspartner eine Herausforderung dar. In dem Band präsentieren die Autoren eine automatisierte Rechtsfolgenermittlung als praxisrelevanten Ansatz zur Herstellung von Rechtssicherheit.

Towards the Internet of Services The THESEUS Research Program

Author: Wolfgang Wahlster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319067559
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Internet of Services and the Internet of Things are major building blocks of the Future Internet. The digital enterprise of the future is based not only on mobile, social, and cloud technologies, but also on semantic technologies and the future Internet of Everything. Semantic technologies now enable mass customization for the delivery of goods and services that meet individual customer needs and tastes with near mass production efficiency and reliability. This is creating a competitive advantage in the industrial economy, the service economy, and the emerging data economy, leading to smart products, smart services, and smart data, all adaptable to specific tasks, locations, situations, and contexts of smart spaces. Such technologies allow us to describe, revise, and adapt the characteristics, functions, processes, and usage patterns of customization targets on the basis of machine-understandable content representation that enables automated processing and information sharing between human and software agents. This book explains the principal achievements of the Theseus research program, one of the central programs in the German government's Digital 2015 initiative and its High-Tech Strategy 2020. The methods, toolsets, and standards for semantic technologies developed during this program form a solid basis for the fourth industrial revolution (Industrie 4.0), the hybrid service economy, and the transformation of big data into useful smart data for the emerging data economy. The contributing authors are leading scientists and engineers, representing world-class academic and industrial research teams, and the ideas, technologies, and representative use cases they describe in the book derive from results in multidisciplinary fields, such as the Internet of Services; the Semantic Web, and semantic technologies, knowledge management, and search; user interfaces, multimodal interaction, and visualization; machine learning and data mining; and business process support, manufacturing, automation, medical systems, and integrated service engineering. The book will be of value to both researchers and practitioners in these domains.

Discourse in the Professions

Author: ... Connor-Upton
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027222879
Format: PDF
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This book explores the structure and use of academic and professional discourse through the lens of corpus linguistics. The goal of this book is to show how insights from corpus linguistic analyses can help us better understand how we use academic and professional language and help us find ways to better train newcomers to the genres used in various professional contexts. The contributions to this book show that specialized corpora of specific genres from a variety of fields allow us to make more relevant observations about the function and use of language for particular purposes. The specialized corpora examined include written and spoken academic genres, written and spoken business and legal genres, and written philanthropic genres. The book showcases a variety of approaches to analyzing the discourse of specialized corpora, and each chapter concludes with a reflection on the practical and pedagogical implications of the analysis.

Empirical Legal Analysis

Author: Yun-chien Chang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317952162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This innovative volume explores empirical legal issues around the world. While legal studies have traditionally been worked on and of letters and with a normative bent, in recent years quantitative methods have gained traction by offering a brand new perspective of understanding law. That is, legal scholars have started to crunch numbers, not letters, to tease out the effects of law on the regulated industries, citizens, or judges in reality. In this edited book, authors from leading institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia investigate legal issues in South Africa, Argentina, the U.S., Israel, Taiwan, and other countries. Using original data in a variety of statistical tools (from the most basic chi-square analysis to sophisticated two-stage least square regression models), contributors to this book look into the judicial behaviours in Taiwan and Israel, the determinants of constitutional judicial systems in 100 countries, and the effect of appellate court decisions on media competition. In addition, this book breaks new ground in informing important policy debates. Specifically, how long should we incarcerate criminals? Should the medical malpractice liability system be reformed? Do police reduce crime? Why is South Africa’s democratic transition viable? With solid data as evidence, this volume sheds new light on these issues from a road more and more frequently taken—what is known as "empirical legal studies/analysis." This book should be useful to students, practitioners and professors of law, economics and public policy in many countries who seek to understand their legal system from a different, and arguably more scientific, perspective.

Statistics As Principled Argument

Author: Robert P. Abelson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135694419
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Abelson delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one's research. Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life (and real-research) examples rather than with recipes for analysis. It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC (magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility) are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena.

Marketing 2 0

Author: Gerald Corbae
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540247831
Format: PDF
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The dynamic changes in the market and the competitive environment demand a reorientation of marketing strategies. Developing and cultivating direct customer relationships and building customer trust are becoming key success factors. With new technologies such as broadband internet and mobile communication, companies are able to create closer dialogs with key customers. This book analyses the enduring changes that the world of marketing is undergoing and presents the four most important new concepts: holistic brand management, customer relationship marketing, real-time marketing, and multi-channel marketing. The text is accompanied by selected case studies from all over the world.

Coding Regulation

Author: Egbert Dommering
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9789067042291
Format: PDF
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The collected essays in this book discuss the interaction between law and technology and the normative role of information technology. More precisely, this book focuses on the way information and communication technologies regulate our behaviour. Can information technology be an alternative for legal regulation and, if so, what are the risks? Can technology be used to circumvent constitutional safeguards? Is technology regulation just another form of self-regulation? Is regulation through technology distorting traditional balances of rights? Those are all questions that are discussed from different angles, and with different legal perspectives. The essays also discuss more general issues of legitimacy, and of transparency of the normative role of information technologies. We hope to provide a meaningful contribution to the lively debate on the relationship between law and information technology.

The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

Author: Paul D. Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521142466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A jargon-free introduction for students and researchers looking to interpret the practical significance of their results.