As with the first edition, the primary purpose of this
book is to describe human blood group antigens and
their inheritance, the antibodies that define them, the
structure and functions of the red cell membrane
macromolecules that carry them, and the genes that
encode them or control their biosynthesis. In addition,
this book provides information on the clinical relevance
of blood groups and on the importance of blood
group antibodies in transfusion medicine in particular.
If you have picked up this book you surely love sports and you probably
like math. You may have read Michael Lewis’s great book Moneyball,
which describes how the Oakland A’s used mathematical analysis to help
them compete successfully with the New York Yankees even though the
average annual payroll for the A’s is less than 40 percent of that of the Yankees.
After reading Moneyball, you might have been curious about how
the math models described in the book actually work.
Richard Kadrey is a novelist, freelance writer, and photographer based
in San Francisco. Kadrey's first novel, Metrophage, was published in
hardcover in 1988 by Victor Gollancz Ltd., and went on to various other
American and foreign printings in paperback. Mac Tonnies' Cyberpunk/
Postmodern Book Reviews calls Metrophage "one of the quintessential
1980s cyberpunk novels," going on to describe "a gritty acid-trip through
an ultraviolent L.A. where nothing is what it seems… .
Recent approaches to text classication have used two
dierent rst-order probabilistic models for classication,
both of which make the naive Bayes assumption.
Some use a multi-variate Bernoulli model, that is, a
Bayesian Network with no dependencies between words
and binary word features (e.g. Larkey and Croft 1996;
Koller and Sahami 1997). Others use a multinomial
model, that is, a uni-gram language model with integer
word counts (e.g. Lewis and Gale 1994; Mitchell 1997).