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Systems analysis & design

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From Extractive to Abstractive Summarization: A Journey

From Extractive to Abstractive Summarization: A Journey

Author: Parth Mehta, Prasenjit Majumder Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2019

This book describes recent advances in text summarization, identifies remaining gaps and challenges, and proposes ways to overcome them. It begins with one of the most frequently discussed topics in text summarization - `sentence extraction' -, examines the effectiveness of current techniques in domain-specific text summarization, and proposes several improvements. In turn, the book describes the application of summarization in the legal and scientific domains, describing two new corpora that consist of more than 100 thousand court judgments and more than 20 thousand scientific articles, with the corresponding manually written summaries. The availability of these large-scale corpora opens up the possibility of using the now popular data-driven approaches based on deep learning. The book then highlights the effectiveness of neural sentence extraction approaches, which perform just as well as rule-based approaches, but without the need for any manual annotation. As a next step, multiple techniques for creating ensembles of sentence extractors - which deliver better and more robust summaries - are proposed. In closing, the book presents a neural network-based model for sentence compression. Overall the book takes readers on a journey that begins with simple sentence extraction and ends in abstractive summarization, while also covering key topics like ensemble techniques and domain-specific summarization, which have not been explored in detail prior to this.

Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management

Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management

Author: Alex (Systomics Laboratory, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA) Gorod Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2019

This book enhances learning about complex project management principles and practices through introduction and discussion of a portfolio of tools presented as an evolving toolbox. Throughout the book, industry practitioners examine the toolsets that are part of the toolbox to develop a broader understanding of complex project management challenges and the available tools to address them. This approach establishes a dynamic, structured platform for a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the modern, rapidly changing, multifaceted business environment to teach the next generation of project managers to successfully cope with the ever increasing complexity of the 21st century.

Workload Modeling for Computer Systems Performance Evaluation

Workload Modeling for Computer Systems Performance Evaluation

Author: Dror G. (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Feitelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Reliable performance evaluations require the use of representative workloads. This is no easy task since modern computer systems and their workloads are complex, with many interrelated attributes and complicated structures. Experts often use sophisticated mathematics to analyze and describe workload models, making these models difficult for practitioners to grasp. This book aims to close this gap by emphasizing the intuition and the reasoning behind the definitions and derivations related to the workload models. It provides numerous examples from real production systems, with hundreds of graphs. Using this book, readers will be able to analyze collected workload data and clean it if necessary, derive statistical models that include skewed marginal distributions and correlations, and consider the need for generative models and feedback from the system. The descriptive statistics techniques covered are also useful for other domains.

Kubernetes: Up and Running Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure

Kubernetes: Up and Running Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure

Author: Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda--who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond--explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes

Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems

Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems

Author: Niranjan Suri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

As the complexity of today's networked computer systems grows, they become increasingly difficult to understand, predict, and control. Addressing these challenges requires new approaches to building these systems. Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems supplies readers with various perspectives of the critical infrastructure that systems of networked computers rely on. It introduces the key issues, describes their interrelationships, and presents new research in support of these areas. The book presents the insights of a different group of international experts in each chapter. Reporting on recent developments in adaptive systems, it begins with a survey of application fields. It explains the requirements of such fields in terms of adaptation and resilience. It also provides some abstract relationship graphs that illustrate the key attributes of distributed systems to supply you with a better understanding of these factors and their dependencies. The text examines resilient adaptive systems from the perspectives of mobile, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and protecting critical infrastructure. It details various approaches for building adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems-including agile, grid, and autonomic computing; multi-agent-based and biologically inspired approaches; and self-organizing systems. The book includes many stories of successful applications that illustrate a diversified range of cutting-edge approaches. It concludes by covering related topics and techniques that can help to boost adaptation and resilience in your systems.

Real-Time Embedded Systems Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking

Real-Time Embedded Systems Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking

Author: Meikang Qiu, Jiayin Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Ubiquitous in today's consumer-driven society, embedded systems use microprocessors that are hidden in our everyday products and designed to perform specific tasks. Effective use of these embedded systems requires engineers to be proficient in all phases of this effort, from planning, design, and analysis to manufacturing and marketing. Taking a systems-level approach, Real-Time Embedded Systems: Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking describes the field from three distinct aspects that make up the three major trends in current embedded system design. The first section of the text examines optimization in real-time embedded systems. The authors present scheduling algorithms in multi-core embedded systems, instruct on a robust measurement against the inaccurate information that can exist in embedded systems, and discuss potential problems of heterogeneous optimization. The second section focuses on synthesis-level approaches for embedded systems, including a scheduling algorithm for phase change memory and scratch pad memory and a treatment of thermal-aware multiprocessor synthesis technology. The final section looks at networking with a focus on task scheduling in both a wireless sensor network and cloud computing. It examines the merging of networking and embedded systems and the resulting evolution of a new type of system known as the cyber physical system (CPS). Encouraging readers to discover how the computer interacts with its environment, Real-Time Embedded Systems provides a sound introduction to the design, manufacturing, marketing, and future directions of this important tool.

Systems Analysis and Design

Systems Analysis and Design

Author: Scott (Florida Institute of Technology) Tilley Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2019

Discover a practical, streamlined approach to information systems development that focuses on the latest developments with Tilley's SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 12E and MindTap digital resources. Real examples clearly demonstrate both traditional and emerging approaches to systems analysis and design, including object-oriented and agile methods. You also study cloud computing and mobile applications as this edition presents an easy-to-follow approach to systems analysis and design. Meaningful projects, insightful assignments and both online and printed exercises emphasize the critical thinking and IT skills that are most important in today's dynamic, business-related environment. New MindTap ConceptClip videos and a new online continuing case further demonstrate concepts for success in today's competitive and rapidly changing business world.

Industrial System Engineering for Drones A Guide with Best Practices for Designing

Industrial System Engineering for Drones A Guide with Best Practices for Designing

Author: Neeraj Kumar Singh, Porselvan Muthukrishnan, Satyanarayana Sanpini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Explore a complex mechanical system where electronics and mechanical engineers work together as a cross-functional team. Using a working example, this book is a practical how to guide to designing a drone system. As system design becomes more and more complicated, systematic, and organized, there is an increasingly large gap in how system design happens in the industry versus what is taught in academia. While the system design basics and fundamentals mostly remain the same, the process, flow, considerations, and tools applied in industry are far different than that in academia. Designing Drone Systems takes you through the entire flow from system conception to design to production, bridging the knowledge gap between academia and the industry as you build your own drone systems. What You'll Learn Gain a high level understanding of drone systems Design a drone systems and elaborating the various aspects and considerations of design Review the principles of the industrial system design process/flow, and the guidelines for drone systems Look at the challenges, limitations, best practices, and patterns of system design Who This Book Is For Primarily for beginning or aspiring system design experts, recent graduates, and system design engineers. Teachers, trainers, and system design mentors can also benefit from this content.

Services - SERVICES 2019 15th World Congress, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, San Diego, CA, USA, June 25-30, 2019, Proceedings

Services - SERVICES 2019 15th World Congress, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, San Diego, CA, USA, June 25-30, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Yunni Xia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2019, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, in San Diego, USA, in June 2019. The 11 full papers and 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. The papers cover topics in the field of software engineering foundations and applications with a focus on novel approaches for engineering requirements, design and architectures, testing, maintenance and evolution, model-driven development, software processes, metrics, quality assurance and new software economics models, search-based software engineering, benefiting day-to-day services sectors and derived through experiences, with appreciation to scale, pragmatism, transparency, compliance and/or dependability.

Image Processing Using FPGAs

Image Processing Using FPGAs

Author: Donald G Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

Greening Video Distribution Networks Energy-Efficient Internet Video Delivery

Greening Video Distribution Networks Energy-Efficient Internet Video Delivery

Author: Adrian Popescu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

This insightful text presents a guide to video distribution networks (VDNs), providing illuminating perspectives on reducing power consumption in IP-based video networks from an authoritative selection of experts in the field. A particular focus is provided on aspects of architectures, models, Internet protocol television (IPTV), over-the-top (OTT) video content, video on demand (VoD) encoding and decoding, mobile terminals, wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs), software defined networking (SDN), and techno-economic issues. Topics and features: reviews the fundamentals of video over IP distribution systems, and the trade-offs between network/service performance and energy efficiency in VDNs; describes the characterization of the main elements in a video distribution chain, and techniques to decrease energy consumption in software-based VoD encoding; introduces an approach to reduce power consumption in mobile terminals during video playback, and in data center networks using the SDN paradigm; discusses the strengths and limitations of different methods for measuring the energy consumption of mobile devices; proposes optimization methods to improve the energy efficiency of WMSNs, and a routing algorithm that reduces energy consumption while maintaining the bandwidth; presents an economic analysis of the savings yielded by approaches to minimize energy consumption of IPTV and OTT video content services. The broad coverage and practical insights offered in this timely volume will be of great value to all researchers, practitioners and students involved with computer and telecommunication systems.

AWS Certified Developer - Associate Guide Your one-stop solution to passing the AWS developer's 2019 (DVA-C01) certification, 2nd Edition

AWS Certified Developer - Associate Guide Your one-stop solution to passing the AWS developer's 2019 (DVA-C01) certification, 2nd Edition

Author: Vipul Tankariya, Bhavin Parmar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2019

Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, explore real-world scenarios, and pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam Key Features This fast-paced guide will help you clear the AWS Certified Developer - Associate (DVA-C01) exam with confidence Gain valuable insights to design, develop, and deploy cloud-based solutions using AWS Develop expert core AWS skills with practice questions and mock tests Book DescriptionThis book will focus on the revised version of AWS Certified Developer Associate exam. The 2019 version of this exam guide includes all the recent services and offerings from Amazon that benefits developers. AWS Certified Developer - Associate Guide starts with a quick introduction to AWS and the prerequisites to get you started. Then, this book will describe about getting familiar with Identity and Access Management (IAM) along with Virtual private cloud (VPC). Next, this book will teach you about microservices, serverless architecture, security best practices, advanced deployment methods and more. Going ahead we will take you through AWS DynamoDB A NoSQL Database Service, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and CloudFormation Overview. Lastly, this book will help understand Elastic Beanstalk and will also walk you through AWS lambda. At the end of this book, we will cover enough topics, tips and tricks along with mock tests for you to be able to pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam and develop as well as manage your applications on the AWS platform. What you will learn Create and manage users, groups, and permissions using AWS IAM services Create a secured VPC with Public and Private Subnets, NAC, and Security groups Launching your first EC2 instance, and working with it Handle application traffic with ELB and monitor AWS resources with CloudWatch Work with AWS storage services such as S3, Glacier, and CloudFront Get acquainted with AWS DynamoDB a NoSQL database service Use SWS to coordinate work across distributed application components Who this book is forThis book is for IT professionals and developers looking to clear the AWS Certified Developer Associate 2019 exam. Developers looking to develop and manage their applications on the AWS platform will also find this book useful. No prior AWS experience is needed.