Download PDF or read online The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, Volume 1 Book by Sharon Oviatt and published by Morgan & Claypool. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces provides the first authoritative resource on what has become the dominant paradigm for new computer interfaces— user input involving new media (speech, multi-touch, gestures, writing) embedded in multimodal-multisensor interfaces. These interfaces support smart phones, wearables, in-vehicle and robotic applications, and many other areas that are now highly competitive commercially. This edited collection is written by international experts and pioneers in the field. It provides a textbook, reference, and technology roadmap for professionals working in this and related areas. This first volume of the handbook presents relevant theory and neuroscience foundations for guiding the development of high-performance systems. Additional chapters discuss approaches to user modeling and interface designs that support user choice, that synergistically combine modalities with sensors, and that blend multimodal input and output. This volume also highlights an in-depth look at the most common multimodal-multisensor combinations—for example, touch and pen input, haptic and non-speech audio output, and speech-centric systems that co-process either gestures, pen input, gaze, or visible lip movements. A common theme throughout these chapters is supporting mobility and individual differences among users. These handbook chapters provide walk-through examples of system design and processing, information on tools and practical resources for developing and evaluating new systems, and terminology and tutorial support for mastering this emerging field. In the final section of this volume, experts exchange views on a timely and controversial challenge topic, and how they believe multimodal-multisensor interfaces should be designed in the future to most effectively advance human performance.
Download PDF or read online Collected Novels Volume 1 Book by Paul Auster and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2014-04-24 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : After years spent as a struggling translator and poet, Paul Auster published his first works of fiction in the mid 1980s - City of Glass, Ghosts and The Locked Room, three brilliant variations on the classic detective story which, published together as The New York Trilogy, became the international hit that established his reputation. Introducing themes that have run throughout his work ever since, Auster managed to combine formal experimentation with classic storytelling, and to inform his exploration of America and the self with a distinctly European sensibility. Included here in the first volume of his collected novels, alongside his seminal debut are In the Country of Last Things, a dark, dystopian vision of the future, and Moon Palace, a sweeping multi-generation novel that begins 'in the summer that man first walked on the moon'. All told in his characteristic clean prose style, these three novels form the first chapter in an ongoing career that has marked Auster out as one of the most original, relevant and enduring novelists at work today.
Download PDF or read online The Efficacious Landscape Book by Ping Foong and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Ink landscape painting is a distinctive feature of the Northern Song, and painters of this era produced some of the most celebrated artworks in Chinese history. The Efficacious Landscape addresses how landmark works of this pivotal period first came to be identified as potent symbols of imperial authority and later became objects through which exiled scholars expressed disaffection and dissent. In fulfilling these diverse roles, landscape demonstrated its efficacy in communicating through embodiment and in transcending the limitations of the concrete.Building on decades of monographic writings on Song painting, this carefully researched study presents a syncretic vision of how ink landscape evolved within the eleventh-century court community of artists, scholars, and aristocrats. Detailed visual analyses of surviving works and new insight about key landscapes by the court painter Guo Xi support the perspective put forward here and introduce original methodologies for interpreting painting as an integral element of political and cultural history. By focusing on the efforts of emperors, empresses, and eunuchs to cultivate ink landscape and its iconography, this investigation also tackles the social and class dichotomies that have long defined and frustrated existing scholarship on this period’s paintings, highlighting instead the interconnectedness of painting practice’s elite modalities."
Download PDF or read online Dark Vengeance Vol. 1 Book by Jeff Mariotte and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : When a gorgeous stranger seeks refuge at Kerry’s summer-share house, she knows her life is about to change. Daniel Blessing is mysterious and charismatic—and on the run from a powerful witch named Season. Kerry and her friends don’t believe in witches and spells, but Kerry can’t help believing Daniel…and falling for him. But falling for Daniel pulls her into a feud his family has been waging for generations. A dark feud of passion, magic, and revenge. Which means all of their lives are in serious danger. Because now Season wants Kerry and her friends dead, too.
Download PDF or read online The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1 Book by Richard M. Lerner and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-14 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1: Cognition, Biology, and Methods presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of of the biological and cognitive aspects of human change across the lifespan.
Download PDF or read online Rebirth: City Sovereign Book by Zhen Ru and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-05-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : When I come to the city, I shall be the supreme being! Ancient martial arts descendant? Asura weapon king? A monstrous farmer? Cultivation genius? A peerless genius doctor? Master Miao Jiang... He had to lie down obediently in front of me!
Download PDF or read online Rapid Transit: Volume 1 Book by Wayne Allen Sallee and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2017-04-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Wayne Allen Sallee has been writing the pain, and writing through the pain for decades. His work has found its way onto the pages of hundreds of magazines, multiple volumes of "The Year's Best Horror," onto award ballots and into the dark recesses of readers minds. His work is raw. His stories draw vivid, stark images and even darker pieces from the back doors of the imagination. This is volume I of his complete works. Volumes II and III are in production. The stories in this volume include: The Dennis Cassidy Trilogy I Am The American Dream The Touch Rail Rider Bullets Can’t Stop It The Scarlet Sponge Send in the Clown Wayne’s World Roustabout Fiends by Torchlight Mitch From Hunger I Cannot Protect Her Ever Again Midnight Mists Off Bubbly Creek Days of Fiction Past Joy Motel Chicago Claire de lune Lover Doll Faded Dreams of Division Street My Own Personal Jesus
Download PDF or read online The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures Book by Aaron Mahnke and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A fascinating, beautifully illustrated collection of stories from the hit podcast Lore - now an online streaming series They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our mind. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. And yet, no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them. Werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, and explores not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. Mahnke delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism-some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, and Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. The monsters of folklore have become not only a part of our language but a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained, and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore... Praise for the Lore podcast 'Truth can often be much scarier than fiction - something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears." - Entertainment Weekly 'Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.' - Esquire
Download PDF or read online Carefree Master in City Book by Xi NianXiaoMeng and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-05-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : How would a loli do it? He had tricked her into hugging him on the bed! How could he do that? One flick, two flick, three flop! How does the queen do it? The wax whip and the shackles!
Download PDF or read online Beautiful Anchor: The Spirit World TV Book by Ban Wanmengpotang and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2019-12-18 with total page 507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A high appearance fee, an offline live broadcastchanged my destinyLife-seeking vengeful spirits, Underworld evils, jealous demons ...And there were also those peerless beauties and demon-level handsome men ...All of them have come into my life
Download PDF or read online Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis and Hardware Aware Learning for Medical Imaging and Computer Assisted Intervention Book by Luping Zhou and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-20 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis, LABELS 2019, the First International Workshop on Hardware Aware Learning for Medical Imaging and Computer Assisted Intervention, HAL-MICCAI 2019, and the Second International Workshop on Correction of Brainshift with Intra-Operative Ultrasound, CuRIOUS 2019, held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019, in Shenzhen, China, in October 2019. The 8 papers presented at LABELS 2019, the 5 papers presented at HAL-MICCAI 2019, and the 3 papers presented at CuRIOUS 2019 were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The LABELS papers present a variety of approaches for dealing with a limited number of labels, from semi-supervised learning to crowdsourcing. The HAL-MICCAI papers cover a wide set of hardware applications in medical problems, including medical image segmentation, electron tomography, pneumonia detection, etc. The CuRIOUS papers provide a snapshot of the current progress in the field through extended discussions and provide researchers an opportunity to characterize their image registration methods on newly released standardized datasets of iUS-guided brain tumor resection.
Download PDF or read online Race Relations at the Margins Book by Jeff Forret and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2006-07-01 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Covering a broad geographic scope from Virginia to South Carolina between 1820 and 1860, Jeff Forret scrutinizes relations among rural poor whites and slaves, a subject previously unexplored and certainly under-reported. Forret’s findings challenge historians’ long-held assumption that mutual violence and animosity characterized the two groups’ interactions; he reveals that while poor whites and slaves sometimes experienced bouts of hostility, often they worked or played in harmony and camaraderie. Race Relations at the Margins is remarkable for its focus on lower-class whites and their dealings with slaves outside the purview of the master. Race and class, Forret demonstrates, intersected in unique ways for those at the margins of southern society, challenging the belief that race created a social cohesion among whites regardless of economic status. As Forret makes apparent, colonial-era flexibility in race relations never entirely disappeared despite the institutionalization of slavery and the growing rigidity of color lines. His book offers a complex and nuanced picture of the shadowy world of slave–poor white interactions, demanding a refined understanding and new appreciation of the range of interracial associations in the Old South.
Download PDF or read online Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All, Vol.1 Book by Danny Baker and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : At last! The award-winning Baker & Kelly bring you the most entertaining, radical and unreliable football book ever published. The Two Dannys argue the toss, spill the beans and chew that fat about everything and anything from the biggest questions down to stuff they have frankly invented themselves. Which club has the handsomest fans? Who is the greatest player of all time? Pele? Maradona? Puskas? Rougvie? Have foreign players helped or hindered the English game? Well, Marco Boogers, well? And who was the greatest football dad, Fred Baker or Andy Kelly? Now with even more footballing facts, myths and legends, the paperback asks (and answers) hard-hitting questions, such as, what was the greatest ever World Cup? Just how much pathetic World Cup tat can one own, Danny Kelly? And where do all those beautiful women in the crowd come from? A cornucopia of footballing fun and well-crafted wisdom that is certain to sell like beer-flavoured crisps. Baker & Kelly: Sometimes right sometimes wrong - but always certain.
Download PDF or read online Christopher Isherwood Diaries Volume 1 Book by Christopher Isherwood and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-12-31 with total page 1104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California; his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, Thomas Mann, Charles Laughton, Gielgud, Olivier, Richard Burton and Aldous Huxley. Throughout this period, Isherwood continued to write novels and sustain his literary friendships - with E. M. Forster, Somerset Maugham, Tennessee Williams and others. He turned to his diaries several times a week to record jokes and gossip, observations about his adopted country, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary was a way of accounting for himself; he used it as both a discipline and a release.
Download PDF or read online Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 1 Book by Anthony Powell and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-11-30 with total page 817 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : _________________________ Collects the first three volumes of Anthony Powell's remarkable DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME sequence: A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING; A BUYER'S MARKET; THE ACCEPTANCE WORLD Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. These first three novels in the sequence follow Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles which stand between them and the 'Acceptance World'.
Download PDF or read online Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development Book by Loveless, Douglas J. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2013-11-30 with total page 487 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "This book presents practical conversations with philosophical and theoretical concerns regarding the use of digital technologies in the educational process, challenging the assumption that information accessibility is synonymous with learning"--
Download PDF or read online Computer Vision – ECCV 2016 Book by Bastian Leibe and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-16 with total page 829 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The eight-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 9905-9912 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2016. The 415 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1480 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition such as 3D computer vision; computational photography, sensing and display; face and gesture; low-level vision and image processing; motion and tracking; optimization methods; physics-based vision, photometry and shape-from-X; recognition: detection, categorization, indexing, matching; segmentation, grouping and shape representation; statistical methods and learning; video: events, activities and surveillance; applications. They are organized in topical sections on detection, recognition and retrieval; scene understanding; optimization; image and video processing; learning; action, activity and tracking; 3D; and 9 poster sessions.