19.702 new Springer books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 08:24:55 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 702.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 06:31:26 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new books

New books published by Springer Verlag:

Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design II
9th International Conference, CSCWD 2005,
Coventry, UK, May 24-26, 2005, Revised Selected Papers
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3865
Shen, W.; Chao, K.-M.; Lin, Z.; Barthès, J.-P.A.; James, A. (Eds.)
2006, XII, 659 p., Softcover
ISBN: 3-540-32969-2

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-proceedings of the 9th International
Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
in Design, CSCWD 2005, held in Coventry, UK, in May 2005.

The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and
selected from numerous submissions during at least two rounds of
reviewing and improvement. They contain expanded versions of the papers
presented at the conference and are organized in topical sections on
CSCW techniques and methods, Grids and Web services, agents and
multi-agent systems, ontology and knowledge management, collaborative
design and manufacturing, enterprise collaboration, workflows, and other
related approaches and applications.

Wittgenstein, Language and Information: "Back to the Rough Ground!"
Series: Information Science and Knowledge Management, Vol. 10
Blair, David
2006, XIV, 358 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 1-4020-4112-8

This book is an extension of the discussions presented in Blair’s 1990
book Language and Representation in Information Retrieval, which was
selected as the "Best Information Science Book of the Year" by the
American Society for Information Science (ASIS). That work stated that
the Philosophy of Language had the best theory for understanding meaning
in language, and within the Philosophy of Language, the work of
philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was found to be most perceptive. The
success of that book provided an incentive to look more deeply into
Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language, and how it can help us to
understand how to represent the intellectual content of information.
This is what the current title does, and by using this theory it creates
a firm foundation for future Information Retrieval research.

The work consists of four related parts. Firstly, a brief overview of
Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language and its relevance to information
systems. Secondly, a detailed explanation of Wittgenstein’s late
philosophy of language and mind. Thirdly, an extended discussion of the
relevance of his philosophy to understanding some of the problems
inherent in information systems, especially those systems which rely on
retrieval based on some representation of the intellectual content of
that information. And, fourthly, a series of detailed footnotes which
cite the sources of the numerous quotations and provide some discussion
of the related issues that the text inspires.

Experimental Research in Evolutionary Computation
The New Experimentalism
Series: Natural Computing Series
Bartz-Beielstein, Thomas
2006, XIV, 214 p. 66 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 3-540-32026-1

Experimentation is necessary -- a purely theoretical approach is not
reasonable. The new experimentalism, a development in the modern
philosophy of science, considers that an experiment can have a life of
its own. It provides a statistical methodology to learn from
experiments, where the experimenter should distinguish between
statistical significance and scientific meaning.

This book introduces the new experimentalism in evolutionary
computation, providing tools to understand algorithms and programs and
their interaction with optimization problems. The book develops and
applies statistical techniques to analyze and compare modern search
heuristics such as evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm
optimization. Treating optimization runs as experiments, the author
offers methods for solving complex real-world problems that involve
optimization via simulation, and he describes successful applications in
engineering and industrial control projects.

The book bridges the gap between theory and experiment by providing a
self-contained experimental methodology and many examples, so it is
suitable for practitioners and researchers and also for lecturers and
students. It summarizes results from the author's consulting to industry
and his experience teaching university courses and conducting tutorials
at international conferences. The book will be supported online with
downloads and exercises.

Knowledge Discovery from XML Documents
First International Workshop, KDXD 2006, Singapore, April 9, 2006, Proceedings
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3915
Nayak, Richi; Zaki, Mohammed J. (Eds.)
2006, VIII, 105 p., Softcover
ISBN: 3-540-33180-8

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First
International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from XML Documents, KDXD
2006, held in Singapore in conjunction with the 10th Pacific-Asia
Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2006).

The 10 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited talks were
carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. The papers are
organized in topical sections on XML data mining methods of
classification, clustering and association; XML data reasoning and
querying methods, query optimization; and on XML data applications of
transportation and security.

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