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Pattern Recognition Technologies and Applications: Recent Advances

By Verma, Brijesh,Blumenstein, Michael
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1599048094
  • Pages : 454
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The nature of handwriting in our society has significantly altered over the ages due to the introduction of new technologies such as computers and the World Wide Web. With increases in the amount of signature verification needs, state of the art internet and paper-based automated recognition methods are necessary. Pattern Recognition Technologies and Applications: Recent Advances provides cutting-edge pattern recognition techniques and applications. Written by world-renowned experts in their field, this easy to understand book is a must have for those seeking explanation in topics such as on- and offline handwriting and speech recognition, signature verification, and gender classification.

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Book Summary:

This is a facsimile reprint of the very first Boy Scouts Handbook, complete with the wonderful vintage advertisements that accompanied the original 1911 edition, now in full color. Over 40 million copies of this book have been distributed since its first publication nearly 100 years ago. The original Boy Scouts Handbook standardized American scouting and emphasized the virtues and qualifications for scouting, delineating what the American Boy Scouts declared was needed to be a “well-developed, well-informed boy.” The book includes information on the organization of scouting, signs and signaling, camping, scouting games, and a description of several scouting honors. Scouts past and present will be fascinated to see how scouting has changed, as well as what has stayed the same over the years.

Frozen Words

By Shalaka Apte
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1645878562
  • Pages : 72
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 671
  • File Pdf: frozen-words.pdf

Book Summary:

We carry our burden of yesterday with the burdens to come tomorrow. Between these everyday nothings, we need a few kind words or lines to keep us going. Frozen Words contains a few kind lines to comfort you on an evening after a tiring day. It is a collection of poems about a 20-year-old girl’s learnings of the world. It might help you relive your 20s with all the courage you had and the beauty you found in living.

Ironwork in Medieval Britain: An Archaeological Study: v. 31

By Ian H. Goodall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351192256
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 300
  • File Pdf: ironwork-in-medieval-britain.pdf

Book Summary:

"This monograph is the definitive survey of iron tools and other fittings in use during the period c1066 to 1540AD. Exceptional in a north-western European context for its range and coverage of artefacts from both rural and urban excavations, much of the material described here was recovered during 'rescue' projects in the 1960s and 1970s funded by the State through the Ministry of Public Works and Buildings and their successors. The text contains almost everything necessary to identify, date and understand medieval iron objects. In scope and detail there is still no published parallel and, as such, it will be essential for almost any archaeologist working in later medieval archaeology, particularly in the fields of excavation, finds study, museums and research."

Random Vibration

By Zach Liang,George C. Lee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1498702376
  • Pages : 668
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 459
  • File Pdf: random-vibration.pdf

Book Summary:

Focuses on the Basic Methodologies Needed to Handle Random ProcessesAfter determining that most textbooks on random vibrations are mathematically intensive and often too difficult for students to fully digest in a single course, the authors of Random Vibration: Mechanical, Structural, and Earthquake Engineering Applications decided to revise the cu

Immortality (Everlasting Life)

By Michael Soh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Isbn : 1543743870
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 502
  • File Pdf: immortality.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is the only book that runs forward to tackle the biggest mystery facing us today. Michael Soh combines facts, charts, and Bible verses to give readers a deep understanding that death is already destroyed two thousand years ago. Readers can now make a difference with this victory in their life by staying as immortals in this world tending to His fields. There are many revelation with Bible references to discover renew youth and immortality. Immortality start in the spiritual realm and manifest into the physical realm. This book inspire readers of all ages to turn the tide against the spirit of death that has robbed human race of immortality. It helps to make our world that we live in lives up to its majestic name, the kingdom of God. In addition to inspiring readers to overcome sickness, it encourages everyone to get going with immortality. You will find lots of road maps that show immortality is achievable and is in accordance with Gods will. Readers can be confident to remain alive till rapture comes.


By Brendan F. Keegan,Brendan D.S. O'Connor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000123650
  • Pages : 662
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 312
  • File Pdf: echinodermata.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a compilation of proceedings that contain abstracts of all papers/posters presented at the International Echinoderm Conference held in 1984 and complete papers from those submitted for publication and accepted on the recommendations of referees.

Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene

By E.M. Ineshin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527500837
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 429
  • File Pdf: humans-and-the-environment-in-northern-baikal-siberia-during-the-late-pleistocene.pdf

Book Summary:

The site of Bol’shoy Yakor’ I is one of the most intensively investigated Late Pleistocene sites in Eastern Siberia. This volume compiles and presents the outcome of more than three decades of research by the authors in English for the first time. The site, discussed in the context of the landscape that surrounds it and the wider archaeology of the region, is considered as a palimpsest of activity, built up through repeated episodes of activity. Through a detailed study of the techniques of lithic production and animal exploitation, these activities are refitted into the seasonal cycles of the prehistoric hunter-gatherers who performed them. This book represents a valuable source for regional experts, technical specialists, and students with an interest in the Upper Palaeolithic of Northern Eurasia.