I’ve taught DirectX and XNA game development courses at Neumont University for the past several years, and I’ve been repeatedly frustrated by my inability to find the right book for these classes. There are numerous books on the subject, but none that I felt fit the goals of my classes (introductory college-level game development courses targeted to an audience familiar with C#) or that presented the material in a style and sequence I felt was appropriate.
What is knowledge? How can the knowledge be explicitly represented? Many
scientists from different fields of study have tried to answer those questions through
history, though seldom agreed about the answers. Many representations have been
presented by researchers working on a variety of fields, such as computer science,
mathematics, cognitive computing, cognitive science, psychology, linguistic, and
philosophy of mind. Some of those representations are computationally tractable,
some are not; this book is concerned only with the first kind....
This book is meant to be a solid introduction to game development for somebody with basic knowledge of the NET Framework and C# (or similar technologies). No previous NA or other game or graphics development experience or knowledge is required.
This paper reports the first part of a project that aims to develop a knowledge extraction and knowledge discovery system that extracts causal knowledge from textual databases. In this initial study, we develop a method to identify and extract cause-effect information that is explicitly expressed in medical abstracts in the Medline database. A set of graphical patterns were constructed that indicate the presence of a causal relation in sentences, and which part of the sentence represents the cause and which part represents the effect. ...
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain the practical skills involved in using
CSS to make attractive web sites, especially if you’re not the type who likes to learn
by memorizing a formal specification and then trying to work out which browsers
implemented it completely (does anyone enjoy reading specifications?). The only
knowledge you’ll need to have is some familiarity with HTML. This book will give
designers the skills they need to implement their ideas, and provides developers with
creative inspiration through practical examples....
Over the last decade, a Bayesian network has become a popular representation for
encoding uncertain expert knowledge in expert systems. A Bayesian network is a
graphical model for probabilistic relationships among a set of variables. It is a
graphical model that encodes probabilistic relationships among variables of interest.
When used in conjunction with statistical techniques, the graphical model has several
advantages for data modeling. So what do Bayesian networks and Bayesian methods
have to offer? There are at least four benefits described in the following....
Nowadays, huge amount of multimedia data are being constantly generated in
various forms from various places around the world. With ever increasing complexity
and variability of multimedia data, traditional rule-based approaches
where humans have to discover the domain knowledge and encode it into a
set of programming rules are too costly and incompetent for analyzing the
contents, and gaining the intelligence of this glut of multimedia data.
The challenges in data complexity and variability have led to revolutions
in machine learning techniques.
NX is one of the world’s most advanced and tightly integrated CAD/CAM/CAE product
development solutions. Spanning the entire range of product development, NX delivers immense
value to enterprises of all sizes. It simplifies complex product designs, thus speeding up the
process of introducing products to the market.
The NX software integrates knowledge-based principles, industrial design, geometric modeling,
advanced analysis, graphic simulation, and concurrent engineering.
With the development of computing technologies, digital media security becomes an ever
increasing issue of daily life. As computer software and hardware evolves and as more
of it becomes accessible as an Internet application or service, information security has
gone from initially protecting digital images, into the area of multimedia. This area of
multimedia includes computer graphics, images, digital video and digital audio. As the
Internet expands, so does the significance of multimedia security.
The X is the dominant window system under Unix, and X servers are available for Microsoft Windows, thus enabling graphics over a network in the PC world. This book provides an overview of the X Window System, focusing on characteristics that have significant impact on the development of both application programs and widgets. It pays special attention to applications that go beyond graphical user interfaces (GUIs), such as visualization and imaging programs; issues affecting video games; and designing widgets with a complex appearance.