Book Announcement: Partiality and Underspecification in Information, Languages, and Knowledge

Partiality and Underspecification in Information, Languages, and Knowledge now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879477
Hardback, pp360, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Partiality and Underspecification in Information, Languages, and Knowledge, edited by Henning Christiansen, M. Dolores Jiménez-López, Roussanka Loukanova and Lawrence S. Moss.

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of technological developments that incorporate processing of human language. Hardware and software can be specialized for designated subject areas, and computational devices are designed for a widening variety of applications. At the same time, new areas and applications are emerging by demanding intelligent technology enhanced by the processing of human language. These new applications often perform tasks which handle information, and they have a capacity to reason, using both formal and human language. Many sub-areas of Artificial Intelligence demand integration of Natural Language Processing, at least to some degree. Furthermore, technologies require coverage of known as well as unknown agents, and tasks with potential variations. All of this takes place in environments with unknown factors. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction

Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443894968
Hardback, pp405, £87.99 / $149.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction, edited by Nicolas Debarsy, Stéphane Cordier, Cem Ertur, François Nemo, Déborah Nourrit-Lucas, Gérard Poisson and Christel Vrain.

Since human activities are embedded in interactions, they are at the very center of the modeling of any form of social life, shaping societies, groups and interpersonal relationships. All theories of social, cognitive and cultural life are thus associated with explicit or tacit models of the nature of interactions and relations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Management of Socioeconomic Safety

The Management of Socioeconomic Safety now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891196
Hardback, pp255, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Management of Socioeconomic Safety, by Eugene Solozhentsev.

This book introduces a new scientific approach to the economy and a new academic discipline titled “Socioeconomic safety management” (SSM) on the basis of the event approach and logical and probabilistic (LP) risk models. It addresses the definitions of invalidity in the economy through analogies with reliability in engineering. The special features and advantages of the discipline and its components are outlined here, with a specific focus on the methods, models, technologies, tasks, objects and software. New types of Boolean “events-propositions” in economy are also introduced, as are new types of risk LP-models. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Manipulative Voting Dynamics

Manipulative Voting Dynamics now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898799
Hardback, pp152, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Manipulative Voting Dynamics by Neelam Gohar.

One of the most actively growing subareas in multi-agent systems is computational social choice theory, which provides a theoretical foundation for preference aggregation and collective decision-making in multi-agent domains. It is concerned with the application of techniques developed in computer science, including complexity analysis and algorithm design, in the study of social choice mechanisms, such as voting. It seeks to import concepts from social choice theory into Artificial Intelligence and computing.
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Book Announcement: Statistics Taught through Fiction

Statistics Taught through Fiction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851831
Hardback, pp213, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Statistics Taught through Fiction, edited by Małgorzata Mazurkiewicz and with contributions from Krzysztof Z. Górniak.

Statistics is present in our lives, whether we like it or not, as we are constantly surrounded by statistical data. Statistics takes several shapes, beginning with ordinary numbers and ending with different types of schemes, diagrams and tables, but its form, of course, doesn’t appeal to everyone, which is how the idea of this book arose, to bring the reader closer to the area of statistical issues. With the text’s plot and use of everyday language, it introduces heroes and a science-fiction world to present an easy-to-follow account of formulas, numbers and statistical symbols.
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Book Announcement: Eurasian Economies in Transition

Eurasian Economies in Transition now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443812665
Hardback, pp488, £74.99 / $127.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Eurasian Economies in Transition, edited by Aysen Hic Gencer, İlyas Sözen and Selahattin Sari.

This book explores the economic environment in Eurasian countries, particularly investigating the transition economies in Asia, Central Asia and the former Soviet socialist bloc countries. It analyses the region from the perspective of globalisation and economic integration, economic growth and development, international trade and finance, and the energy and natural resources sectors. Continue reading