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Nearly everyone knows K-means algorithm in the fields of data mining and business intelligence. But the ever-emerging data with extremely complicated characteristics bring new challenges to this "old" algorithm. This book addresses these challenges and makes novel contributions in establishing theoretical frameworks for K-means distances and K-means based consensus clustering, identifying the "dangerous" uniform effect and zero-value dilemma of K-means, adapting right measures for cluster validity, and integrating K-means with SVMs for rare class analysis. This book not only enriches the clustering and optimization theories, but also provides good guidance for the practical use of K-means, especially for important tasks such as network intrusion detection and credit fraud prediction. The thesis on which this book is based has won the "2010 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award", the highest honor for not more than 100 PhD theses per year in China.
ActionScript Developer’s Guide to Robotlegs
In April 2009, Shaun Smith posted the following on his blog:
Want a framework like PureMVC but without Singletons, Service Locators, or casting? Perhaps one with Dependency Injection and Automatic Mediator Registration?
Well, you might enjoy RobotLegs AS3: yet another lightweight micro-architecture for Rich Internet...
Piano for Dummies At first glance, a piano may seem like an intimidating instrument that would be very difficult to learn how to play, but despite what your seventh-grade piano teacher may say, playing piano isn't brain surgery. It just takes time, practice, and patience.
Piano For Dummies starts at the very beginning and walks you through...
E-Mail Security: A Pocket Guide
E-mail is now an established and increasingly essential channel of business and personal communication. As such, safeguarding its operation and integrity is an issue of widespread significance. At the same time, e-mail has proven itself to represent a considerable threat vector, providing a route for a variety of attacks including malware,...
Handbook of Autopsy Practice
In Handbook of Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, Jurgen Ludwig, MD, has painstakingly updated and expanded his recognized "masterpiece" to create an indispensable and invaluable source of classic and innovative procedures for successful autopsy diagnosis and documentation. The section on autopsy methods has been modernized with...
Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers
In a matter of a few short years, the underwater digital camera went from a novelty item to the predominant method for taking underwater pictures. Never before has a technology advanced so rapidly. Thanks to digital, though, underwater photography has evolved into a shootto-edit process. Rather than having to get each image just right...