Author: Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera, Henning Bergenholtz
Publisher: A&C Black
This book looks at current research and future directions in e-lexicography. Online dictionaries and reference tools are increasingly prevalent in a digitized and internet-led era in language study that has embraced computational linguistics. This book responds with theoretical and practical analysis of key topics, from a global range of contributors. Since COBUILD in the 1980s, lexicographers have found it essential to engage with and utilize electronic computational tools. Internet dictionaries, online reference tools and even search engine optimization demand a knowledge of electronic lexicography and force a reassessment of the field. This volume looks at, amongst other topics: Polyfunctional versus monofunctional dictionary tools Developing theories of lexicography for electronic mediums Distinguishing between the database and the dictionary Online dictionaries not as data repositories but as sophisticated search engines This volume will appeal to scholars in lexicography and to practicing lexicographers.
A comprehensive documentation, based mainly on original research, of the sources of the German dictionaries and vocabularies published between 1600 and 1700. With its 1,150 entries, it also provides information on numerous multi-lingual dictionaries, covering some 30 other languages.
This special issue includes revised versions of papers presented at the IUPsyS Symposium "Psychology and Cognitive Science", held during the XXVIth International Congress of Psychology in Montreal, August 1996. The introductory article reports the results of an international survey conducted for the IUPsyS on the place and role of psychology in cognitive science; the next three papers are illustrations of interdisciplinary approaches to cognitive issues. Approaches to discourse comprehension by cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neurobiology are discussed, and it is considered how the human mind and machines represent knowledge from discourse and text. Finally, there is a description of a computational approach to vision and language inspired by psychological theories.
Nowadays, optimality is a major concern in modern controlled systems, and since optimality generally steers the systems to the boundary of their admissible operational domain, no control designer can afford ignoring Model Predictive Control (MPC). MPC is the only control design methodology that enables systematic handling of constraints and optimality concerns. This book is addressed to under-graduate students in engineering who are interested in control design issues. It can also be used by control researchers or practitioners that are not specialized in MPC but who are willing to acquire a concise and concrete knowledge of this advanced control methodology. Researchers in Robotics, Mechatronics, Process control, Automotive control, Aerospace, Power Systems and so many other application domains where the control plays a crucial role can find in this book answers to their challenging problems. The book covers both linear and nonlinear constrained MPC with many case-studies. All the scripts that are used to produce the results are explicitly and exhaustively given in the book. These scripts can therefore serve as templates to engineers when facing real-life control problems. The book uses the Matlab scientific programming language and shows systematically how to use the Matlab Coder toolbox in order to produce real-time implementable compiled MPC solutions. Several reading advices are also given regarding the state of the art and the major current mainstream research directions on this hot and challenging topic.
In this important book the author looks back on the 'knowledge question'. What knowledge gets selected to be validated as school knowledge or as part of the school curriculum, and why is it selected? Looking forward, Young discusses how most developed countries have high levels of participation in post-compulsory education, but still use curricula designed for a time when only the elite pursued further education. He argues the need to rethink post-16 education to shift focus onto vocational education, school-work issues and lifelong learning.
Lead & Public Health
Author: Erik Millstone
Publisher: CRC Press
In the 1980s and 1990s scientific evidence has accumulated showing how harmful exposure to lead can be, yet little has been done to protect public health from the dangers posed. Taking the lead out of petrol dealt with only one source of exposure; the most serious hazards arise from old leaded paint in homes, schools, factories, and offices, in drinking water, and from old lead pipes.
The Sustainable City IV
Author: C. A. Brebbia, Enzo Tiezzi
Publisher: WIT Press
Urban areas produce a series of environmental problems arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution. These problems contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require new solutions. This book addresses the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. Publishing papers from the Fourth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, the volume includes topics such as: Strategy and Development; Planning; Development and Management; Environmental Management; Planning Issues; Socio-economic Issues; The community and the City; Cultural Heritage; Architectural Issues; Traffic and Transportation; Land Use and Management; Public Safety; Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Transportation and Transport Integration; Depleted Ecological Resources; Environmental Pollution; Energy Resources Systems.
Published in 1983, this second edition builds on the success of the first edition which provided the first sociological account of classroom life. In the seven years between editions great activity and interest in classroom studies ensued, the author therefore revised and expanded her text to accommodate further material. In this book the reader is taken into a variety of classrooms, shown the methods and techniques of classroom observation and encouraged to get behind the deceptively familiar façade. Attention is paid to the context of the classroom, to teacher and pupil careers, and to the curriculum. At the heart of the book is an emphasis on understanding how the participants make sense of classroom life.
Author: Margaret G. Spinelli
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Written to help remedy today's dearth of up-to-date, research-based literature, this unique volume brings together a multidisciplinary group of 17 experts who focus on the psychiatric perspective of this tragic cause of infant death.
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Patrick Besson
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton