Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval
Due to the fast growth of the Web and the difficulties in finding desired information, efficient and effective information retrieval systems have become more important than ever, and the search engine has become an essential tool for many people.
The ranker, a central component in every search engine, is responsible for the...
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...
Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing Stamatis Vassiliadis was born in the small village of Manolates, on the Mediterranean island of Samos, Greece on July 19th, 1951. He passed away on April 7th, 2007 in Pijnacker, in the Netherlands. In between, he led a very remarkable life. As a child, he walked many kilometers through the mountains to reach his school and would study at night... Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures
Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures” is structured so that each chapter is devoted to a specific characterization technique used in the understanding of the properties (structural, physical, chemical, electrical etc..) of semiconductor quantum wells and superlattices. An additional chapter is...
Blitzkrieg: From the Ground Up
An examination of the German Blitzkrieg operations from Poland to Operation Barbarossa, as experienced by junior commanders and enlisted men, exploring why they were so successful.
The successes of the German Blitzkrieg in 1939–41 were as surprising as they were swift. Allied...
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