These proceedings consist of 19 papers, which have been peer-reviewed by international program committee and selected for the 5th International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications (ICCSAMA 2017), which was held on June 30-July 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The respective chapters discuss both theoretical and practical issues in connection with computational methods and optimization methods for knowledge engineering. The broad range of application areas discussed includes network computing, simulation, intelligent and adaptive e-learning, information retrieval, sentiment analysis, autonomous underwater vehicles, social media analysis, natural language processing, biomimetics in organizations, and cash management. In addition to pure content, the book offers many inspiring ideas and suggests new research directions, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, Ph.D. students, and researchers in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics alike.
This book provides an overview of data mining methods demonstrated by software. Knowledge management involves application of human knowledge (epistemology) with the technological advances of our current society (computer systems) and big data, both in terms of collecting data and in analyzing it. We see three types of analytic tools. Descriptive analytics focus on reports of what has happened. Predictive analytics extend statistical and/or artificial intelligence to provide forecasting capability. It also includes classification modeling. Diagnostic analytics can apply analysis to sensor input to direct control systems automatically. Prescriptive analytics applies quantitative models to optimize systems, or at least to identify improved systems. Data mining includes descriptive and predictive modeling. Operations research includes all three. This book focuses on descriptive analytics. The book seeks to provide simple explanations and demonstration of some descriptive tools. This second edition provides more examples of big data impact, updates the content on visualization, clarifies some points, and expands coverage of association rules and cluster analysis. Chapter 1 gives an overview in the context of knowledge management. Chapter 2 discusses some basic software support to data visualization. Chapter 3 covers fundamentals of market basket analysis, and Chapter 4 provides demonstration of RFM modeling, a basic marketing data mining tool. Chapter 5 demonstrates association rule mining. Chapter 6 is a more in-depth coverage of cluster analysis. Chapter 7 discusses link analysis. Models are demonstrated using business related data. The style of the book is intended to be descriptive, seeking to explain how methods work, with some citations, but without deep scholarly reference. The data sets and software are all selected for widespread availability and access by any reader with computer links.
High Performance Computing: Modern Systems and Practices is a fully comprehensive and easily accessible treatment of high performance computing, covering fundamental concepts and essential knowledge while also providing key skills training. With this book, domain scientists will learn how to use supercomputers as a key tool in their quest for new knowledge. In addition, practicing engineers will discover how supercomputers can employ HPC systems and methods to the design and simulation of innovative products, and students will begin their careers with an understanding of possible directions for future research and development in HPC. Those who maintain and administer commodity clusters will find this textbook provides essential coverage of not only what HPC systems do, but how they are used. Covers enabling technologies, system architectures and operating systems, parallel programming languages and algorithms, scientific visualization, correctness and performance debugging tools and methods, GPU accelerators and big data problems Provides numerous examples that explore the basics of supercomputing, while also providing practical training in the real use of high-end computers Helps users with informative and practical examples that build knowledge and skills through incremental steps Features sidebars of background and context to present a live history and culture of this unique field Includes online resources, such as recorded lectures from the authors´ HPC courses
This textbook for courses in Digital Systems Design introduces students to the fundamental hardware used in modern computers. Coverage includes both the classical approach to digital system design (i.e., pen and paper) in addition to the modern hardware description language (HDL) design approach (computer-based). Using this textbook enables readers to design digital systems using the modern HDL approach, but they have a broad foundation of knowledge of the underlying hardware and theory of their designs. This book is designed to match the way the material is actually taught in the classroom. Topics are presented in a manner which builds foundational knowledge before moving onto advanced topics. The author has designed the presentation with learning goals and assessment at its core. Each section addresses a specific learning outcome that the student should be able to ´´do´´ after its completion. The concept checks and exercise problems provide a rich set of assessment tools to measure student performance on each outcome.
This study was conceived with the aim of investigating the availability and utilization of information and communication technology for accessing health information by medical professionals in Kenya. The study started from the premise that access to relevant information and knowledge is critical to the delivery of effective healthcare services. Although most of the health information is continuously being delivered electronically, many healthcare professionals in developing countries including Kenya are disadvantaged because of limited access to and use of ICT. The research was exploratory in nature and used Kenyatta National Hospital as a case study.
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Test your knowledge and know what to expect on A+ exam day CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests, Second Edition enables you to hone your test-taking skills, focus on challenging areas, and be thoroughly prepared to ace the exam and earn your A+ certification. This essential component of your overall study plan presents nine unique practice tests--and two 90-question bonus tests--covering 100% of the objective domains for both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. Comprehensive coverage of every essential exam topic ensures that you will know what to expect on exam day and maximize your chances for success. Over 1200 practice questions on topics including hardware, networking, mobile devices, operating systems and procedures, troubleshooting, and more, lets you assess your performance and gain the confidence you need to pass the exam with flying colors. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest best practices and updated exam objectives you will see on the big day. A+ certification is a crucial step in your IT career. Many businesses require this accreditation when hiring computer technicians or validating the skills of current employees. This collection of practice tests allows you to: Access the test bank in the Sybex interactive learning environment Understand the subject matter through clear and accurate answers and explanations of exam objectives Evaluate your exam knowledge and concentrate on problem areas Integrate practice tests with other Sybex review and study guides, including the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide and the CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide Practice tests are an effective way to increase comprehension, strengthen retention, and measure overall knowledge. The CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests, Second Edition is an indispensable part of any study plan for A+ certification.
Bioinformatics has been evolved into a critical inter-disciplinary field that benefits studies in both molecular biology and computer science. On the one hand, it grants the possibility to comprehend biological information and process in a more effective and efficient way by employing computational technologies to extracting knowledge from dense amounts of intermixed biological data; on the other hand, it provides a new and complex domain for researching advanced algorithms and techniques for data analysis. Nevertheless, bioinformatics also poses a great challenge to grasp for both computer science and biology majors due to its interdisciplinary and advanced natures. As many bioinformatics software tools are generally involved in analysis tasks, scientists are more and more requiring that these heterogeneous bioinformatics tools be integrated in a uniform way. They are also requiring graphical user interfaces of these tools, and the ability to compose workflows without much programming effort.
These colorful programming study cards help new Python coders drill and reinforce the concepts, syntax, and terminology they´ll need to become successful professional programmers. Keep your coding skills sharp on the go! Python Flash Cards take a tried-and-tested method and give it a programming makeover. Eric Matthes, author of the best-selling Python Crash Course, distills essential Python programming knowledge into this 101-card deck you can use anywhere. Work through the deck in order or shuffle it up for a new study session every time. You can brush up foundational programming principles and vocabulary like data structures, logical control, and program flow, quiz yourself on Python syntax, and test your skills against exercises and challenges designed to keep you on your toes -- all in one sitting. Don´t let your Python training stop at the keyboard. With Python Flash Cards, the power of Python fits in your pocket.