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  • Entropy Guided Transformation Learning: Algorithms and Applicationsby Cícero Nogueira dos Santos; Ruy Luiz Milidiú

    Springer London 2012; US$ 38.09

    Entropy Guided Transformation Learning: Algorithms and Applications (ETL) presents a machine learning algorithm for classification tasks. ETL generalizes Transformation Based Learning (TBL) by solving the TBL bottleneck: the construction of good template sets. ETL automatically generates templates using Decision Tree decomposition. The authors... more...

  • Futurecast In Marketingby Luiz Moutinho

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00

    Capitalism versus communism, pure competition versus monopoly, globalisation versus domestic competition, qualitative versus quantitative, positivistic versus interpretivistic . . . and so on. It is the very essence of debate and argument that we adopt diametrically opposed positions despite the fact that invariably we find that polar opposites are... more...

  • Garrinchaby Ruy Castro

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    The World Cup Finals, Sweden 1958. Brazil vs the fearsome USSR. In the opening three minutes - 'the greatest three minutes in the history of football' - one man wrote himself into the record books alongside the game's greatest players, men like Pelé, Di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona. Brazil went on to win the cup, and, in Garrincha, a star was born.... more...

  • Instant ForgedUI Starterby Joseandro Luiz

    Packt Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.The book is a Starter guide to learning ForgedUI. This book will start by unfolding the installation and creating a simple application using Titanium and ForgedUI, followed by taking you through the features... more...

  • Reservoir Exploration and Appraisalby Luiz Amado

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 49.95

    Finding a new oil and gas discovery and evaluating its volume is a difficult and challenging task, and yet there is very little published on the topic. Luiz Amado delivers a one-of-a-kind introductory guide titled Reservoir Exploration and Appraisal. Providing logistical instruction and processes for the entire exploration and appraisal process,... more...

  • Rio de Janeiroby Ruy Castro

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    Occupying what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful site in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awesome... more...

  • Accounting for Output Drops in Latin Americaby Ruy Lama

    International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 9.00

    This paper evaluates what type of models can account for the recent episodes of output drops in Latin America. I develop an open economy version of the business cycle accounting methodology (Chari, Kehoe, and McGrattan, 2007) in which output fluctuations are decomposed into four sources: total factor productivity (TFP), a labor wedge, a capital wedge,... more...

  • Big Business and Brazil?s Economic Reformsby Luiz Kormann

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the 1990s Brazil launched a comprehensive economic liberalization program. It lifted its trade barriers, adopted new market-oriented regulations, opened up its capital market and abandoned earlier efforts to internalize production and to build vertically integrated systems across several sectors of the economy. In spite of the visible gap that... more...

  • Red, Blue, and Purple Americaby Ruy A. Teixeira

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    As America rushes headlong into a dramatic campaign season, it is clear that these consequential contestsand the ones that followwill be hugely influenced by recent changes in the nation's makeup. Red, Blue, and Purple America provides a clear and nuanced understanding of the geographic and demographic changes that are transforming the United States... more...

  • America's New Swing Regionby Ruy A. Teixeira

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    The Mountain WestArizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utahhas become the new swing region in American politics. All signs point to these states, especially Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, being crucial in the 2012 election. Unfortunately, the rise of this region has been underreported in the media, and many political observers have... more...