Maximum Security, provides updated, comprehensive, platform-by-platform coverage of security issues, and includes clear, to the point descriptions of the most common techniques hackers use to penetrate systems. This book provides information for security administrators and others interested in computer and network security and provides them with techniques to take steps to protect their systems.
The modelling of mechanical systems provides engineers and students with the methods to model and understand mechanical systems by using both mathematical and computer-based tools. Written by an eminent authority in the field, this is the second of four volumes which provide engineers with a comprehensive resource on this cornerstone mechanical engineering subject.
Dealing with continuous systems, this book covers solid mechanics, beams, plates and shells.
Database management systems are now an indispensable tool for managing information, and a course on the principles and practice of database systems is now an integral part of computer science curricula. This book covers the
fundamentals of modern database management systems, in particular relational database systems.
We have attempted to present the material in a clear, simple style. A quantitative approach is used throughout with many detailed examples.
Validation of Communications Systems with SDL provides a clear practical guide to validating, by simulation, a telecom system modelled in SDL. SDL, the Specification and Description Language standardised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T), is used to specify and develop complex systems such as GSM, GPRS, UMTS, IEEE 802.11 or Hiperlan. Since the downturn in the telecom industry, validating a system before its implementation has become mandatory to reduce costs.
Flight controls have advanced considerably throughout the years. In the earliest
biplanes flown by the pioneers flight control was achieved by warping wings
and control surfaces by means of wires attached to the flying controls in
the cockpit. Figure 1.1 clearly shows the multiplicity of rigging and control
wires on an early monoplane. Such a means of exercising control was clearly
rudimentary and usually barely adequate for the task in hand.
The ambulance sped down the Denver highway carrying Mr. Rosnes Avon to the
hospital. The flashing lights illuminated the darkness of the night, and the siren
alerted those drivers who braved the icy cold weather.Mrs. Avon’s voice was clearly
shaken as she placed the emergency telephone call a few minutes earlier. Her hus-
band was complaining of severe palpitations in his heart and shortness of breath.
She sat next to him in the rear of the ambulance and held his hand in silence, but her
eyes could not hide her concern and fear....
You can rely on the fully updated second edition of Linux System Administration for answers to all your questions about installing, configuring, and administering Linux. Written by two Linux experts, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced techniques you need to know to set up and maintain a secure, effective Linux environment. Scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail--so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes:
* Installing a Linux server...
The goal of the first edition of this textbook was to present a comprehensive
engineering basis for photovoltaic (PV) system design, so the engineer would
understand the what, the why and the how associated with electrical, mechanical,
economic and aesthetic aspects of PV system design. The first edition was intended
to educate the engineer in the design of PV systems so that when engineering
judgment was needed, the engineer would be able to make intelligent
decisions based upon a clear understanding of the parameters involved.
THE RELATIONSHIP OF CROSS-CULTURAL DIFFRECES TO THE VALUES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROFESTIONAL WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT For each
(δ , J) combination, I estimated a regression of μ j on x j analogous to those estimated
from actual data in Section 1.5, pooling all 5,000 simulated markets and including a fixed
effect for each. The resulting estimates of ( ) ( ) ( ) θ δ , J = cov x j ,μ j var x j are displayed in
Figure 1.3. The trends identified in Figures 1.1 and 1.2 are again clear. First,...
Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.
Having released the netting of his bunk, George Tremont floated himself out. He ran his tongue around his mouth and grimaced. "Wonder how long I slept … feels like too long," he muttered. "Well, they would have called me." The "cabin" was a ninety-degree wedge of a cylinder hardly eight feet high. From one end of its outer arc across to the other was just over ten feet, so that it had been necessary to bevel two corners of the hinged, three-by-seven bunk to clear the sides of the wedge. Lockers flattened the arc behind the bunk. Tremont maneuvered himself...
The sixth edition of Clinical Examination continues to serve all medical trainees with a clear explanation of history taking and clinical examination. Set out systematically, this best selling textbook has comprehensive coverage of the skills necessary for clinically evaluating patients. Thoroughly evidence based and referenced, in full colour with superior artwork and design, the book comes with free and complete access to Student Consult.
This paper describes a new efficient speech act type tagging system. This system covers the tasks of (1) segmenting a turn into the optimal number of speech act units (SA units), and (2) assigning a speech act type tag (SA tag) to each SA unit. Our method is based on a theoretically clear statistical model that integrates linguistic, acoustic and situational information. We report tagging experiments on Japanese and English dialogue corpora manually labeled with SA tags.
It is not always clear how the differences in intrinsic evaluation metrics for a parser or classiﬁer will affect the performance of the system that uses it. We investigate the relationship between the intrinsic evaluation scores of an interpretation component in a tutorial dialogue system and the learning outcomes in an experiment with human users. Following the PARADISE methodology, we use multiple linear regression to build predictive models of learning gain, an important objective outcome metric in tutorial dialogue.
We present in this paper a morphological analyzer and generator for French that contains a dictionary of 700,000 inflected words called DELAF 1, and a full twolevel system aimed at the analysis of new derivatives. Hence, this tool recognizes and generates both correct inflected forms of French simple words (DELAF lookup procedure) and new derivatives and their inflected forms (two-level analysis). Moreover, a clear distinction is made between dictionary look-up processes and new words analyses in order to clearly identify the analyses that involve heuristic rules.
database maintained by the National Library of Medicine1 (NLM), which incorporates around 40,000 Health Sciences papers each month. Researchers depend on these electronic resources to keep abreast of their rapidly changing field. In order to maintain and update vital indexing references such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) resources, the MeSH and SPECIALIST vocabularies, the NLM staff needs to review 400,000 highly-technical papers each year.
Computational linguistics needs grammars for several different tasks such as comprehension of text, machine translation, and text generation. 1 Clearly, any approach to grammar 2 has large computational systemic grammar for text generation (Nigel) that is currently being developed.
Whatever the merits of agents that decide what to do by proving theorems, it seems clear that we do not use purely logical reasoning in order to decide what to do. Certainly something like logical reasoning can play a part, but a moment's reflection should confirm that for most of the time, very different processes are taking place. This chapter will focus on a model of agency that takes its inspiration from the processes that seem to take place as we decide what to do.