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This book explores the building of expert systems using logic for knowledge representation and meta-level inference for control. It presents research done by members of the expert systems group of the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Edinburgh, often in collaboration with others, based on two hypotheses: that logic is a suitable knowledge representation language, and that an explicit representation of the control regime of the theorem prover has many advantages.<br /> <br /> The editors introduce these hypotheses and present the arguments in their favor They then describe Socrates' a tool for the construction of expert systems that is based on these assumptions. They devote the remaining chapters to the solution of problems that arise from the restrictions imposed by Socrates's representation language and from the system's inefficiency.<br /> <br /> The chapters dealing with the representation problem present a reified approach to temporal logic that makes it possible to use nonstandard logics without extending the system, and describe a general proof method for arbitrary modal logics. Those dealing with the efficiency problem discuss the technique of partial evaluation and its limitations, as well as another possible solution known as assertion-time inference.<br /> <br /> Peter Jackson is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratory in St. Louis. Han Reichgelt is a Lecturer in Department of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Frank van Harmelen is a Research Fellow in the Mathematical Reasoning Group at the University of Edinburgh.
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What You'll Find Inside The Benchmark Series is specifically designed to progress students to a mastery skill level in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and Internet Explorer. Its graduated instructional approach moves students from early modeling instruction through project-based problems similar to situations they will encounter in the workplace, and requires students to use their thinking and problem-solving skills. The Benchmark Series aligns with and is rated as one of the best resources for preparing for Microsoft Application Specialist certification exams. Available in both Windows XP and Windows Vista platforms. * Designed to help students achieve a master-level competency and prepare for Microsoft certification * Students learn Office suite integration and experience immediate productivity gains * Open-ended, realistic chapter case studies challenge students to solve authentic information problems
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Presents easily accessible coverage of language theory, concentrating on the major properties of the fundamental and automata models for languages. Focuses on practical applications such as finite automata and pattern matching, regular expressions and text editing, extended context-free grammars, and syntax diagrams. Simple and elegant proofs are given for theorems usually considered difficult (e.g., Parikh's theorem or the proof that every finite automata has an equivalent regular expression). Provides algorithms in a Pascal-like notation which complement discussions of constructions and programming. Each chapter includes a springboard section introducing topics for further investigation. Also provides short exercises and programming projects plus extensive examples.
HTML - REA's Quick Access Reference Chart (Quick Access Reference...
by Editors of REA

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November 11, 2009

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<div></div> <div><B>Fast Facts at Your Fingertips!</B> </div> <div> </div> <div>REA's Quick Access Study Charts contain all the information students, teachers, and professionals need in one handy reference. They provide quick, easy access to important facts.</div> <div> </div> <div>The charts contain commonly used mathematical formulas, historical facts, language conjugations, vocabulary and more! Great for exams, classroom reference, or a quick refresher on the subject.</div> <div> </div> <UL> <LI>Most laminated charts consist of 2 fold-out panels (4 pages) that fit into any briefcase or backpack. </LI> <LI>Each chart has a 3-hole punch for easy placement in a binder. </LI> <LI>Each chart measures 8 1/2" x 11" </LI></UL>
Ada 95 from the Beginning (3rd Edition)
by J. Skansholm

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<P>Ada 95 is the first standardised object-oriented language, making it an ideal language to teach programming with. Assuming no previous knowledge of programming techniques this book gives many examples and exercises as well as the syntax and different language rules. It presents the concepts of programming in a logical easy-to-understand sequence and discusses all the important features of Ada 95 including the late changes that occurred to the standard, and a full chapter on object-oriented features of the language.<BR>  <BR> <BR> </P>
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This is the story of how a stretch of highway, Route 128, circling Boston, became America best-known centre of high-tech industrial innovation. It addresses the importance of the region "Route 128", examines the forces that shaped it, and the role people and events there played in determining the course of the overall relationship among industry, academia and government in American society. The book is also a prescription for duplicating that experience elsewhere to meet the mounting pressures of the world marketplace. The fruitful marriage of industry, the federal government and higher education in Massachusetts produced new fields of research, novel inventions, spin-off companies, entire new industries, new academic disciplines and innovative federal agencies like the National Science Foundation. The book highlights the roles of "ultimate entrepreneurs" such as Digital Equipment's Ken Olsen and of academic impresarios such as Vannevar Bush of MIT. The authors also explain why "the Massachusetts Miracle" appeared to have fizzled out by the end of the 1980s as the national and regional economies slid into recession and high-tech companies laid off thousands.
UNIX for the Impatient (2nd Edition)
by , Bruce R. Larson

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Thoroughly updated to account for recent developments, the Second Edition of UNIX for the Impatient is an in-depth, comprehensive guide to UNIX - a handbook you can use both for learning and as a ready reference. Clear, concise, and readable, the book is written for the technically oriented UNIX user who doesn't want to wade through verbose tutorials, but isn't already an expert. Its functional organization makes it easy to find the right tool for any task, with a complete alphabetical summary providing fast lookup of commands, options, and subcommands. An extensive discussion of underlying UNIX concepts, supplemented by a glossary, enables even a UNIX beginner to penetrate the mysteries of UNIX terminology.<BR>The Second Edition is based on the IEEE POSIX.2 Standard now widely adopted by UNIX vendors and implementors. Descriptions of commands and facilities have been extensively revised to conform to the POSIX specifications and extended to cover the entire set of POSIX.2 user utilities. As before, important System V, BSD, and GNU variations and enhancements are also presented.
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Access isn't a household name the way Word and Excel are, but this database component of Microsoft's top-selling Office suite is every bit as powerful and every bit as useful. Now, thanks to the proven visual approach that has rendered technical subjects understandable to millions of Teach Yourself VISUALLYTM and SimplifiedTM readers, you can get up to speed with the latest release of Access -- Access 97 -- quickly and enjoyably.<br /> <br /> In Teach Yourself Access 97 VISUALLY, full-color illustrations, concise explanations, and step-by-step instructions show you how to create your own databases, build queries to find the information you want efficiently, generate professional-looking reports, and more. Plus, Teach Yourself Access 97 VISUALLY demonstrates how to make the most out of your information and your software by integrating Word and Excel with Access for complete productivity solutions.
Democracy Squared
by , Jon Barnes

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Trump, Sanders, Corbyn, Farage, Brexit. 2016 saw 'democratic' decisions which shook the world. Contradictory and unexpected decisions. I see it as the sign of an antiquated system in desperate need of an overhaul to bring it into the 21st century. These disparate decisions are to me indicators of a system which lacks nuance and doesn't allow us to express ourselves other than in binary terms. Red vs blue; in vs out; him vs her. The complexity of the modern world is lost in a largely reductionary format dominated by political parties wedded to pre-determined ideologies rather than enacting the will of the people. The democratic system has seen little change since Sir Tim Berners-Lee founded the world wide web 25 years ago and it is time for a change. A more direct, more frequent, more human-centred, more participatory form of democracy. In this book you will hear real cases from 5 tech revolutionaries around the world using the internet to create real alternatives to the current binary system. This is I hope no more, no less than a digital revolution in democratising democracy.
Computer Graphics for the IBM? PC
by Leen Ammeraal

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This unique work details a set of general graphics routines that C programmers can apply not only to the original IBM color graphics adapter but also to the popular Hercules Graphics Card and compatible monochrome graphics adapters. Focusing on low-level routines, text defines and discusses the elementary routines <i>initgr, move, draw, and endgr</i>. Concrete examples of both hardware and software are used to illustrate the range of graphics capabilites on both vector and raster devices. Gradually moving from elementary to more complex applications, the book offers a complete definition of the ASCII character font, enabling users to alter the dot patterns of existing characters and define new ones. Also contains a complete interactive program which draws on the tools developed in the book for sketching and drawing. For those who want to use a mouse as a graphics input device, the book offers an appendix with a demonstration program.