Erscheinungsdatum: 04/2011, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Noise Reduction in Speech Processing, Autor: Benesty, Jacob // Chen, Jingdong // Huang, Yiteng // Cohen, Israel, Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Sprachsynthese // Akustik // Mechanik // Vibration // Informatik // Schnittstelle // EDV // Ingenieurwissenschaft // Ingenieurwissenschaftler // Maschinenbau // Datenverarbeitung // Anwendungen // Technik // Bilderfassungssysteme und // technologie // Signalverarbeitung // Interfacedesign // Benutzerfreundlichkeit // Usability // Nachrichtententechnik // Telekommunikation // Ingenieurswesen // Maschinenbau allgemein // Akustik und Tontechnik, Rubrik: Elektronik // Elektrotechnik, Nachrichtentechnik, Seiten: 229, Reihe: Springer Topics in Signal Processing (Nr. 2), Gewicht: 552 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18-minute Gap. Roger Stone, The New York Times best-selling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, gives the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate in his new book Nixon’s Secrets. Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to his stinging defeats that preceded the greatest comeback in American Presidential history. "Just as the assassination of JFK prevents a balanced analysis of Kennedy and his times, the myth of Watergate prevents a reappraisal of our 37th President,” said Stone, who’s book on LBJ was the second biggest selling book during the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s murder. Stone reveals how the Kennedy’s wiretapped Nixon’s hotel room the night before the Nixon-Kennedy debate, and stole Nixon's medical records from his psychiatrist’s office. Stone lays out how Kennedy's running mate Lyndon Johnson stole Texas from JFK through vote fraud while Mayor Richard Daley stole Illinois, and how JFK actually lost the popular vote. Stone looks at the Nixon Presidency: the desegregation of the public schools, the progressive social programs, Nixon's struggle to end the war in Vietnam, the historic SALT arms reduction agreement with Russia, the saving of Israel in the Six Days War, the opening to China, and the disastrous decision to take America off the gold standard. "The mainstream media’s interpretation of the facts surrounding the Watergate episode are a fantastic and grotesque distortion of historical truth,” said Stone. "Cursory examination of the facts in Watergate will reveal that the actions that caused the fall of Nixon cannot be reduced to the simplistic account summarized by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020091/bk_adbl_020091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the last six decades, only a scant effort has been devoted to the reduction of heave forces acting on the upper part of lightly loaded or unloaded piles in swelling soils. For this purpose, an investigation site was established in Karmiel in Northern Israel. On this site twenty five unloaded piles were executed in a moderately expansive clay soil. Results obtained from pull out tests and from observations over a period of 30 months showed the following findings: Tensile resistance exists in the clay beneath the pile toe during the uplift test, the adhesion between the pile shaft and the surrounding clay is not only a function of the shaft roughness but a function of the pile diameter too, separating the piles from the surrounding clay in the active zone by a telescopic plastic sleeve reduced the vertical heave forces by 85% to 97% . In this way, several damages in buildings could be saved and bypassed. This book, therefore, provides a new casting method for reducing and, in some cases, eliminating vertical heave forces acting on piles in expansive clays.
Since the 1970s,traditional methods of evaluating educational achievement have received severe criticism.The criticism voiced against the intensive use of standardised multiple-choice external tests that resulted in closing pupils minds and lowered the status of teachers.Challenged by such criticism, significant change in the examination practice of educational systems in many countries has taken place in the last two decades mainly with the aim of enhancing the use of assessment to inform teaching and so improve learning. One manifestation of these changes is a substantial reduction in the exclusive use of multiple-choice examinations to assess academic achievements of pupils,and a tendency to increase the teachers role in using and developing open, authentic alternative assessment tasks.This change is currently being introduced in Israel through the development of school-level assessment based on kits of assessment tasks(KATs). What is evaluated here is a newly developed course within a newly designed assessment framework intended to produce reflective teachers in autonomous schools. The results of this study will mainly impact teacher-training programs in institutions throughout Israel.
This manuscript is the 4 th Volume of the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (GBY) monograph sub-series. The goal of the book is to publish the lithic assemblages originating in the excavations of the Acheulian site at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (GBY), Israel. The authors provide the readers with detailed descriptions of the lithic assemblages, illustrations (maps, photographs, drawings) and complete inventory of the artifacts that were excavated during the seven field seasons of 1989-1997 (two in 1997) under the directorship of Prof. Naama Goren-Inbar. This manuscript includes the classification of Large Cutting Tools (bifaces: handaxes and cleavers), Cores and Core Tools, and Flake Tools made of three different raw materials (flint, basalt and limestone).This major classification system enables, in addition to the characterization of the assemblages, intra and inter assemblage analyses and comparisons. It forms the foundation and means with which the GBY cultural sequence can be investigated and compared with other Levantine, African and Asian Acheulian entities. From a methodological perspective the authors apply a detailed attribute analysis to all lithic items, a method that integrates morpho-technoogical and stylistic observations culminating in better understanding of the Acheulian realm as documented by the analysis. This analysis is aimed to refine and improve the understanding beyond that of types and their technology and to allow describing the reduction sequence (chaîne opératoire) of some of the major components of the lithic asemblages. The unique record of diverse data from GBY provides insight into hominin behavior (through time) along the margins of the paleo-Lake Hula, and sheds light on processes that led to the colonization of other parts of Eurasia. The book will be of interest to academics and students in all disciplines of Quaternary studies, and to archaeologists using GIS for intra-site spatial analysis.
When the idea of the nation-state began to prevail in late 18th century Europe, traditional Judaism had to face a fundamental crisis. Centralization of state power and the national homogenization of the state's population implied the abolishment of the Jewish community's autonomy - a 'nation within the nation' was not to be tolerated anymore. Instead of forming a distinct corporate entity, the Jews were summoned to discard every ethnic consciousness and to define themselves solely as a 'community of faith.' While as a result of this development one part of the enlightened Jewish elite tried to transform Judaism into a pure 'religion,' many others radically opposed this reduction and supported ethnic conceptions of Jewishness. However, these ethnically defined forms of Judaism differed in many ways from all pre-modern conceptions of the 'people of Israel.' Although Jewish intellectuals, who put common ancestry and a peculiar Jewish 'national spirit' (Volksgeist) at the center, harked back to traditional ideas, these ideas were blended with contemporary philosophical, anthropological, and religious concepts. This book deals with the emergence of these notions of modern Jewish ethnicity in France and Germany.
This accessible new edition explores the major topics in Monte Carlo simulation that have arisen over the past 30 years and presents a sound foundation for problem solving Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition reflects the latest developments in the field and presents a fully updated and comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art theory, methods and applications that have emerged in Monte Carlo simulation since the publication of the classic First Edition over more than a quarter of a century ago. While maintaining its accessible and intuitive approach, this revised edition features a wealth of up-to-date information that facilitates a deeper understanding of problem solving across a wide array of subject areas, such as engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences. The book begins with a modernized introduction that addresses the basic concepts of probability, Markov processes, and convex optimization. Subsequent chapters discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred in the field of the Monte Carlo method, with coverage of many modern topics including: Markov Chain Monte Carlo, variance reduction techniques such as importance (re-)sampling, and the transform likelihood ratio method, the score function method for sensitivity analysis, the stochastic approximation method and the stochastic counter-part method for Monte Carlo optimization, the cross-entropy method for rare events estimation and combinatorial optimization, and application of Monte Carlo techniques for counting problems. An extensive range of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter, as well as a generous sampling of applied examples. The Third Edition features a new chapter on the highly versatile splitting method, with applications to rare-event estimation, counting, sampling, and optimization. A second new chapter introduces the stochastic enumeration method, which is a new fast sequential Monte Carlo method for tree search. In addition, the Third Edition features new material on: * Random number generation, including multiple-recursive generators and the Mersenne Twister * Simulation of Gaussian processes, Brownian motion, and diffusion processes * Multilevel Monte Carlo method * New enhancements of the cross-entropy (CE) method, including the 'improved' CE method, which uses sampling from the zero-variance distribution to find the optimal importance sampling parameters * Over 100 algorithms in modern pseudo code with flow control * Over 25 new exercises Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition is an excellent text for upper-undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in stochastic simulation and Monte Carlo techniques. The book also serves as a valuable reference for professionals who would like to achieve a more formal understanding of the Monte Carlo method. Reuven Y. Rubinstein, DSc, was Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He served as a consultant at numerous large-scale organizations, such as IBM, Motorola, and NEC. The author of over 100 articles and six books, Dr. Rubinstein was also the inventor of the popular score-function method in simulation analysis and generic cross-entropy methods for combinatorial optimization and counting. Dirk P. Kroese, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Physics of The University of Queensland, Australia. He has published over 100 articles and four books in a wide range of areas in applied probability and statistics, including Monte Carlo methods, cross-entropy, randomized algorithms, tele-traffic c theory, reliability, computational statistics, applied probability, and stochastic modeling.
How realistic is peace in the Middle East? Certainly there appears to be a reduction in conflict, and concrete improvements are clearly visible: the Gulf War opened the door to regional realignments that paved the way for the PLO-Israel peace agreement, which in turn made peace negotiations possible between Israel and Syria; Lebanon is rebuilding its cities following a cessation of its civil war; Iran has evidenced signs of a rapprochement with the West. Yet some analysts predict that these changes are doomed to failure. With its longstanding territorial disputes and pronounced ethnic and religious divides, will this troubled region ever resolve its conflicts? Pessimists further contend that vexed problems such as gender relations and human rights violations remain unaffected by the processes of international political readjustment. This provocative and interdisciplinary book tackles these controversial questions from a wide range of perspectives in an effort to unravel the complexities of this exciting area, which is the spotlight of tremendous global concern -- never more so than at the present.
Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using R software for illustration Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in R (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities. This is the fifth version of this successful text, and the first using R. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes: Two new co-authors, Inbal Yahav and Casey Lichtendahl, who bring both expertise teaching business analytics courses using R, and data mining consulting experience in business and government Updates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their students More than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques described End-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presented A companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses in data mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. This new edition is also an excellent reference for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology. This book has by far the most comprehensive review of business analytics methods that I have ever seen, covering everything from classical approaches such as linear and logistic regression, through to modern methods like neural networks, bagging and boosting, and even much more business specific procedures such as social network analysis and text mining. If not the bible, it is at the least a definitive manual on the subject. Gareth M. James, University of Southern California and co-author (with Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani) of the best-selling book An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R Galit Shmueli, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at National Tsing Hua University s Institute of Service Science. She has designed and instructed data mining courses since 2004 at University of Maryland, Statistics.com, Indian School of Business, and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Professor Shmueli is known for her research and teaching in business analytics, with a focus on statistical and data mining methods in information systems and healthcare. She has authored over 70 publications including books. Peter C. Bruce is President and Founder of the Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com. He has written multiple journal articles and is the developer of Resampling Stats software. He is the author of Introductory Statistics and Analytics: A Resampling Perspective (Wiley) and co-author of Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50 Essential Concepts (O Reilly). Inbal Yahav, PhD, is Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She teaches courses in social network analysis, advanced research methods, and software quality assurance. Dr. Yahav received her PhD in Operations Research and Data Mining from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nitin R. Patel, PhD, is Chairman and cofounder of Cytel, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Fellow of the American St