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  • Text Mining of Web-based Medical Contentby Amy Neustein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 79.95

    Text Mining of Web-Based Medical Content examines web mining for extracting useful information that can be used for treating and monitoring the healthcare of patients. This work provides methodological approaches to designing mapping tools that exploit data found in social media postings. Specific linguistic features of medical postings are analyzed... more...

  • Spam Kingsby Brian S McWilliams

    O'Reilly Media 2014; US$ 21.99

    "People are stupid, Davis Wolfgang Hawke thought as he stared at the nearly empty box of Swastika pendants on his desk." So begins Spam Kings , an investigative look into the shady world of email spammers and the people trying to stop them. This compelling exposé explores the shadowy world of the people responsible for today?s junk-email epidemic.... more...

  • The Smartphoneby Elizabeth Woyke

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 18.95

    We think we know everything about our smartphones. We use them constantly. We depend on them for every conceivable purpose. We are familiar with every inch of their compact frames. But there is more to the smartphone than meets the eye. How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements... more...

  • Writing Spaceby Jay David Bolter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    This second edition of Jay David Bolter's classic text expands on the objectives of the original volume, illustrating the relationship of print to new media, and examining how hypertext and other forms of electronic writing refashion or "remediate" the forms and genres of print. Reflecting the dynamic changes in electronic technology since the first... more...

  • The End of Absenceby Michael Harris

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    "Every revolution in communication technolog y?from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter ?is as much an opportunity to be drawn away from something as it is to be drawn toward something. And yet, as we embrace technology's gifts, we usually fail to consider what we're giving up in the process. Why would we bother to register the end of solitude,... more...

  • Data Visualizationby Alexandru C. Telea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    This book explores the study of processing and visually representing data sets. Data visualization is closely related to information graphics, information visualization, scientific visualization, and statistical graphics. This second edition presents a better treatment of the relationship between traditional scientific visualization and information... more...

  • Fire Phone: Out of the Boxby Brian Sawyer

    O'Reilly Media 2014; US$ 1.99

    Dive straight into hot Fire phone features you won?t find in any other device?like Firefly, Mayday, and Dynamic Perspective?with this concise hands-on guide. You probably already know how to make calls, text, and take photos with Amazon?s new phone, but where it really shines is in innovative features you?ve never even seen before. This intuitive,... more...

  • Predicting Real World Behaviors from Virtual World Databy Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad; Cuihua Shen; Jaideep Srivastava; Noshir Contractor

    Springer 2014; US$ 89.99

    There is a growing body of literature that focuses on the similarities and differences between how people behave in the offline world vs. how they behave in these virtual environments. Data mining has aided in discovering interesting insights with respect to how people behave in these virtual environments. The book addresses prediction, mining and... more...

  • Legal Principles for Combatting Cyberlaunderingby Daniel Adeoyé Leslie

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume deals with the very novel issue of cyber laundering. The book investigates the problem of cyber laundering legally and sets out why it is of a grave legal concern locally and internationally. The book looks at the current state of laws and how they do not fully come to grips with the problem. As a growing practice in these modern times,... more...