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Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable.

Zegart argues that after the Cold War...

Information Retrieval: Data Structures and Algorithms
Information Retrieval: Data Structures and Algorithms

Information retrieval is a sub-field of computer science that deals with the automated storage and retrieval of documents. Providing the latest information retrieval techniques, this guide discusses Information Retrieval data structures and algorithms, including implementations in C. Aimed at software engineers building systems with...

Advances in Databases and Information Systems: 8th East European Conference, ADBIS 2004, Budapest
Advances in Databases and Information Systems: 8th East European Conference, ADBIS 2004, Budapest
This volume continues the series of proceedings of the annual ADBIS conferences in the field of advances in databases and information systems.

ADBIS, founded by the Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter, was extended into a regular East-European conference in 1996 to establish a forum for promoting interaction and
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Handbook of Data Intensive Computing
Handbook of Data Intensive Computing
This handbook is carefully edited book – contributors are worldwide experts in the field of data intensive computing and their applications. The scope of the book includes leading edge data intensive computing architectures and systems, innovative storage, virtualization, and parallel processing technologies applied in...
Cotton
Cotton
Cotton fiber is the purest source of cellulose and the most significant natural fiber. The economic significance of cotton in the global market is evident by its majority share (over 50%) among fibers for apparel and textile goods. Both the market value and the quality of cotton products are directly related to fiber quality. Competition with other...
Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server
Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server

Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server takes you from any level of knowledge of windowing functions and turns you into an expert who can use these powerful functions to solve many T-SQL queries. Replace slow cursors and self-joins with queries that are easy to write and fantastically better performing, all through the magic of...

Data Mining: The Textbook
Data Mining: The Textbook

This textbook explores the different aspects of data mining from the fundamentals to the complex data types and their applications, capturing the wide diversity of problem domains for data mining issues. It goes beyond the traditional focus on data mining problems to introduce advanced data types such as text, time series, discrete sequences,...

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
The perception, assessment and management of risk are increasingly important core principles for determining the development of both policy and strategic responses to civil and environmental catastrophes. Whereas these principles were once confined to some areas of activity i.e. financial and insurance, they are now widely used in civil and...
Structured Peer-to-Peer Systems: Fundamentals of Hierarchical Organization, Routing, Scaling, and Security
Structured Peer-to-Peer Systems: Fundamentals of Hierarchical Organization, Routing, Scaling, and Security

The field of structured P2P systems has seen fast growth upon the introduction of Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) in the early 2000s. The first proposals, including Chord, Pastry, Tapestry, were gradually improved to cope with scalability, locality and security issues. By utilizing the processing and bandwidth resources  of end users, the...

Keyword Search in Databases (Synthesis Lectures on Data Management)
Keyword Search in Databases (Synthesis Lectures on Data Management)
It has become highly desirable to provide flexible ways for users to query/search information by integrating database (DB) and information retrieval (IR) techniques in the same platform. On one hand, the sophisticated DB facilities provided by a database management system assist users to query well-structured information using a query language...
Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery: 10th International Conference, DaWak 2008 Turin, Italy, September 1-5, 2008, Proceedings
Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery: 10th International Conference, DaWak 2008 Turin, Italy, September 1-5, 2008, Proceedings
Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery have been widely accepted as key technologies for enterprises and organizations as a means of improving their abilities in data analysis, decision support, and the automatic extraction of knowledge from data. With the exponentially growing amount of information to be included in the decision making process,...
The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future
The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future

The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future presents an investigation into the rationale for ERP by raising key questions that managers should ask themselves prior to considering ERP, including processes that should be followed in planning when acquiring ERP.

It concentrates on the impact...

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