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Reality Mining

Reality Mining

Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World

  • Author: Nathan Eagle,Kate Greene
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262027682
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 208
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A look at how Big Data can be put to positive use, from helping users break bad habits to tracking the global spread of disease.

Introduction to Information Systems

Introduction to Information Systems

Enabling and Transforming Business

  • Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470473525
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 528
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Information technology professionals will gain invaluable information with this updated resource on how to connect concepts to key business areas. These areas include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of core IT topics. Do It Yourself activities show them how to apply the information on the job. Technology professionals will then be able to discover how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.

Advances in Social Network Mining and Analysis

Advances in Social Network Mining and Analysis

Second International Workshop, SNAKDD 2008, Las Vegas, NV, USA, August 24-27, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

  • Author: C. Lee Giles,Marc Smith,John Yen,Haizheng Zhang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642149286
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 131
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This work constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Advances in Social Network and Analysis, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in August 2008.

Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009

Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009

  • Author: Soumitra Dutta
  • Publisher: World Economic Forum
  • ISBN: 9295044193
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Data Mining

Data Mining

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Author: John Wang
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 9781591400516
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 468
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Data Mining: Opportunities and Challenges presents an overview of the state of the art approaches in this new and multidisciplinary field of data mining. The primary objective of this book is to explore the myriad issues regarding data mining, specifically focusing on those areas that explore new methodologies or examine case studies. This book contains numerous chapters written by an international team of forty-four experts representing leading scientists and talented young scholars from seven different countries.

Mining, Modeling, and Recommending 'Things' in Social Media

Mining, Modeling, and Recommending 'Things' in Social Media

4th International Workshops, MUSE 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, September 23, 2013, and MSM 2013, Paris, France, May 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

  • Author: Martin Atzmueller,Alvin Chin,Christoph Scholz,Christoph Trattner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319147234
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 151
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed joint post-workshop proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments, MUSE 2013, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2013, and the 4th International Workshop on Modeling Social Media, MSM 2013, held in Paris, France, in May 2013. The 8 full papers included in the book are revised and significantly extended versions of papers submitted to the workshops. The focus is on collective intelligence in ubiquitous and social environments. Issues tackled include personalization in social streams, recommendations exploiting social and ubiquitous data, and efficient information processing in social systems. Furthermore, this book presents work dealing with the problem of mining patterns from ubiquitous social data, including mobility mining and exploratory methods for ubiquitous data analysis.

Social Physics

Social Physics

How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter

  • Author: Alex Pentland
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101625570
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors. Thanks to the millions of digital bread crumbs people leave behind via smartphones, GPS devices, and the Internet, the amount of new information we have about human activity is truly profound. Until now, sociologists have depended on limited data sets and surveys that tell us how people say they think and behave, rather than what they actually do. As a result, we’ve been stuck with the same stale social structures—classes, markets—and a focus on individual actors, data snapshots, and steady states. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Pentland and his teams have found that they can study patterns of information exchange in a social network without any knowledge of the actual content of the information and predict with stunning accuracy how productive and effective that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can maximize a group’s collective intelligence to improve performance and use social incentives to create new organizations and guide them through disruptive change in a way that maximizes the good. At every level of interaction, from small groups to large cities, social networks can be tuned to increase exploration and engagement, thus vastly improving idea flow. Social Physics will change the way we think about how we learn and how our social groups work—and can be made to work better, at every level of society. Pentland leads readers to the edge of the most important revolution in the study of social behavior in a generation, an entirely new way to look at life itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services

Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services

10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

  • Author: Ivan Stojmenovic,Zixue Cheng,Song Guo
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319115693
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 809
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services, MobiQuitous 2013, held in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2013. The 67 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. The papers and 2 invited talks cover a wide range of topics such as mobile applications, social networks, networking, data management and services.

Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction

Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction

  • Author: Huan Liu,John Salerno,Michael J. Young
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387776729
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 264
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Social computing concerns the study of social behavior and context based on computational systems. Behavioral modeling reproduces the social behavior, and allows for experimenting with and deep understanding of behavior, patterns, and potential outcomes. The pervasive use of computer and Internet technologies provides an unprecedented environment where people can share opinions and experiences, offer suggestions and advice, debate, and even conduct experiments. Social computing facilitates behavioral modeling in model building, analysis, pattern mining, anticipation, and prediction. The proceedings from this interdisciplinary workshop provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students from sociology, behavioral and computer science, psychology, cultural study, information systems, and operations research to share results and develop new concepts and methodologies aimed at advancing and deepening our understanding of social and behavioral computing to aid critical decision making.

Lies Across America

Lies Across America

What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

  • Author: James Loewen
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595586768
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.