• Mathematics

Classification, 2nd Edition

Author: A.D. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584888536
Category: Mathematics
Page: 272
View: 2244
As the amount of information recorded and stored electronically grows ever larger, it becomes increasingly useful, if not essential, to develop better and more efficient ways to summarize and extract information from these large, multivariate data sets. The field of classification does just that-investigates sets of "objects" to see if they can be summarized into a small number of classes comprising similar objects. Researchers have made great strides in the field over the last twenty years, and classification is no longer perceived as being concerned solely with exploratory analyses. The second edition of Classification incorporates many of the new and powerful methodologies developed since its first edition. Like its predecessor, this edition describes both clustering and graphical methods of representing data, and offers advice on how to decide which methods of analysis best apply to a particular data set. It goes even further, however, by providing critical overviews of recent developments not widely known, including efficient clustering algorithms, cluster validation, consensus classifications, and the classification of symbolic data. The author has taken an approach accessible to researchers in the wide variety of disciplines that can benefit from classification analysis and methods. He illustrates the methodologies by applying them to data sets-smaller sets given in the text, larger ones available through a Web site. Large multivariate data sets can be difficult to comprehend-the sheer volume and complexity can prove overwhelming. Classification methods provide efficient, accurate ways to make them less unwieldy and extract more information. Classification, Second Edition offers the ideal vehicle for gaining the background and learning the methodologies-and begin putting these techniques to use.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Classification of Living Organisms

Author: Mark J. Lewis
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1435895355
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 8041
Describes the classification system scientists use to identify and name all living organisms, and explains how animals are categorized based on certain characteristics.

    • Science

Classification of Mammals

Above the Species Level
Author: Malcolm C. McKenna,Susan K. Bell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231528535
Category: Science
Page: 640
View: 472
-- Jean-Louis Hartenberger, Nature

    • History

International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Author: Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199657750
Category: History
Page: 531
View: 4698
International law separates international from non-international conflicts. This book discusses how this categorization operates, identifying the legal questions raised. Case studies from Colombia to Iraq show how this classification impacts on issues like detention in armed conflict and the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Cataloging and Classification

An Introduction
Author: Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442232501
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 800
View: 7755
The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Completely updated to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions, this book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction


From Mammals to Fungi
Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403447630
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8618
Learn about the five kingdoms of life and join in activites that can be done at home.

    • Science

Classification, Evolution, and the Nature of Biology

Author: Alec L. Panchen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315784
Category: Science
Page: 403
View: 6248
Historically, naturalists who proposed theories of evolution, including Darwin and Wallace, did so in order to explain the apparent relationship of natural classification. This book begins by exploring the intimate historical relationship between patterns of classification and patterns of phylogeny. However, it is a circular argument to use the data for classification. Alec Panchen presents other evidence for evolution in the form of a historically based but rigorously logical argument. This is followed by a history of methods of classification and phylogeny reconstruction including current mathematical and molecular techniques. The author makes the important claim that if the hierarchical pattern of classification is a real phenomenon, then biology is unique as a science in making taxonomic statements. This conclusion is reached by way of historical reviews of theories of evolutionary mechanism and the philosophy of science as applied to biology. The book is addressed to biologists, particularly taxonomists, concerned with the history and philosophy of their subject, and to philosophers of science concerned with biology. It is also an important source book on methods of classification and the logic of evolutionary theory for students, professional biologists, and paleontologists.

    • Reference

Classification--its kinds, elements, systems, and applications

Author: Derek Wilton Langridge
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 9780862916220
Category: Reference
Page: 84
View: 4808
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the precepts & practices of classification. In the first of two sections, the fundamentals of classification such as "logical liaison" are addressed. Further essays treat classification methods within specific disciplines, such as science & philosophy. The remainder of the book concentrates on bibliographic classification schemes & their applications, such as searching, catalogs, reference works & computers. Each section contains a bibliography & a glossary of major terms.

    • Animals

An Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Animals
Page: 381
View: 7937

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Edition

Author: Daniel N. Joudrey,Arlene G. Taylor,David P. Miller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440837457
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1048
View: 8689
A new edition of this best-selling textbook reintroduces the topic of library cataloging from a fresh, modern perspective. • Delineates the new cataloging landscape • Shares a principles-based perspective • Provides introductory text for beginners and intermediate students • Emphasizes descriptive and subject cataloging, as well as format-neutral cataloging • Covers new cataloging rules and RDA

    • Classification

Classification of Marathi Literature

Author: Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan
Publisher: N.A
Category: Classification
Page: 44
View: 7454

    • Psychology

Character Strengths and Virtues

A Handbook and Classification
Author: Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195167016
Category: Psychology
Page: 800
View: 4666
This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it canteach about the good life.

    • Science

Igneous Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms

Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks
Author: R. W. Le Maitre,A. Streckeisen,B. Zanettin,M. J. Le Bas,B. Bonin,P. Bateman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139439398
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 3549
Decades of field and microscope studies, and more recent quantitative geochemical analyses have resulted in a vast, and sometimes overwhelming, array of nomenclature and terminology associated with igneous rocks. This book presents a complete classification of igneous rocks based on all the recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks. The glossary of igneous terms has been fully updated since the first edition and now includes 1637 entries, of which 316 are recommended by the Subcommission. Incorporating a comprehensive bibliography of source references for all the terms included in the glossary, this book is an indispensable reference guide for all geologists studying igneous rocks, either in the field or the laboratory. It presents a standardised and widely accepted naming scheme that will allow geologists to interpret terminology in the primary literature and provide formal names for rock samples based on petrographic analyses. It is also supported by a website with downloadable code for chemical classifications.

    • Chemical industry

Classification of Hazardous Locations

Author: A. W. Cox,Frank P. Lees,M. L. Ang
Publisher: IChemE
ISBN: 9780852952580
Category: Chemical industry
Page: 201
View: 4112

    • Law

The Liability of Classification Societies

Author: Nicolai I. Lagoni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540729488
Category: Law
Page: 380
View: 9092
Because the liability of ship owners is limited, classification societies have been considered as exempt from liability. This book analyses which actions of classification societies may give rise to claims and whether or not the societies can be held liable under English, German or American maritime law. In addition, it develops the fundamental aspects of an international convention on the limitation of the liability of classification societies.

    • Mathematics

Classification and Regression Trees

Author: Leo Breiman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135146048X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 368
View: 334
The methodology used to construct tree structured rules is the focus of this monograph. Unlike many other statistical procedures, which moved from pencil and paper to calculators, this text's use of trees was unthinkable before computers. Both the practical and theoretical sides have been developed in the authors' study of tree methods. Classification and Regression Trees reflects these two sides, covering the use of trees as a data analysis method, and in a more mathematical framework, proving some of their fundamental properties.

    • NATURE

Classification and Biology

Author: Roy Albert Crowson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202364865
Category: NATURE
Page: 350
View: 8571
"Classification of plants and animals is of basic interest to biologists in all fields because correct formulation and generalization are based on sound taxonomy. This book by a world authority relates traditional taxonomic studies to developments in biochemical and other fields. It provides guidelines for the integration of modern and traditional methods and explains the underlying principles and philosophy of systematics. The problems of zoological, botanical, and paleontological classifi cation are dealt with in great detail and microbial systematics briefly."--Provided by publisher.