Download E-books Personality in Speech: Assessment and Automatic Classification (T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services) PDF

This paintings combines interdisciplinary wisdom and adventure from examine fields of psychology, linguistics, audio-processing, desktop studying, and laptop technological know-how. The paintings systematically explores a singular learn subject dedicated to automatic modeling of character expression from speech. For this goal, it introduces a unique character evaluate questionnaire and provides the result of large labeling periods to annotate the speech information with character checks. It presents estimates of the large five character qualities, i.e. openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and
neuroticism. in accordance with a database equipped at the questionnaire, the publication offers types to distinguish diverse character forms or sessions from speech automatically.

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Download E-books Stunning CSS3: A project-based guide to the latest in CSS (Voices That Matter) PDF

By Zoe Mickley Gillenwater

CSS3 provides robust new performance to the web’s visible variety language that can assist you create appealing and fascinating designs extra simply than ever. With CSS3, you could create crowd pleasing visible results resembling semitransparent backgrounds, gradients, and drop shadows with out utilizing photos; demonstrate textual content in attractive, designated, non-web-safe fonts; create animations with out Flash; and customise a layout to the user’s special gadget or monitor dimension with out JavaScript.

You’ll how you can accomplish those results and extra through operating via a chain of functional but state of the art tasks. every one bankruptcy walks you thru standalone routines so that you can combine into tasks you’re engaged on, or use as proposal. You’ll research all the most well-liked, important, and well-supported CSS3 suggestions, plus:

  • How to exploit CSS3 to reinforce your pages, not only by way of seems to be, but additionally by way of usability, accessibility, and efficiency
  • When and the way to supply workarounds and fallbacks for older, non-supporting browsers
  • How to create gorgeous designs with specific typography and lovely photo details
  • Advanced new selectors to streamline your markup and make it much less liable to human errors
  • New tools for growing multiple-column layouts
  • How to fast and simply create mobile-optimized net designs with no utilizing scripting

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Download E-books The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the U.S. from the Civil War through World War II PDF

By James Dawes

The Language of War examines the connection among language and violence, concentrating on American literature from the Civil struggle, global warfare I, and international warfare II. James Dawes proceeds via constructing fundamental questions: How does the strategic violence of battle impact literary, felony, and philosophical representations? And, in flip, how do such representations impact the reception and initiation of violence itself? Authors and texts of imperative value during this far-reaching research diversity from Louisa may possibly Alcott and William James to William Faulkner, the Geneva Conventions, and modern American organizational sociology and language theory.

The consensus technique in literary reviews during the last two decades has been to regard language as an extension of violence. the concept that there may be an inverse relation among language and violence, says Dawes, has all too not often motivated the dominant voices in literary reports this day. this is often an bold venture that not just makes a significant contribution to American literary background, but in addition demanding situations a number of the top theoretical assumptions of our day.

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Download E-books In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language PDF

Hebrew as a language is simply over 3,000 years previous, and the tale of its alphabet is exclusive one of the languages of the realm. Hebrew set the level for nearly each sleek alphabet, and was once arguably the 1st written language basic adequate for everybody, not only scribes, to profit, making it attainable to make a written list on hand to the hundreds for the 1st time.

Written language has existed for therefore many years—since round 3500 BCE—that such a lot people take it without any consideration. yet as Hoffman finds during this enjoyable and informative paintings, even the concept speech might be divided into devices referred to as “words” and that those phrases could be represented with marks on a web page, needed to be came across. As Hoffman issues out, virtually each sleek procedure of writing descends from Hebrew; by means of learning the heritage of this language, we will be able to research a whole lot approximately how we convey ourselves today.

Hoffman follows and decodes the journey that's the heritage of Hebrew, illuminating how the written list has survived, the importance of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and old translations, and makes an attempt to figure out how the language really sounded. He areas those advancements right into a historic context, and indicates their carrying on with effect at the sleek world.

This sweeping heritage lines Hebrew's improvement as one of many first languages to use vowels. Hoffman additionally covers the dramatic tale of the rebirth of Hebrew as a contemporary, spoken language.

Packed with full of life information regarding language and linguistics and historical past, In the Beginning is key studying for either rookies and students drawn to studying extra approximately Hebrew and languages in general.

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Download E-books Condillac: Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) PDF

Condillac's Essay at the starting place of Human wisdom, first released in French in 1746 and provided the following in a brand new translation, represented in its time an intensive departure from the dominant perception of the brain as a reservoir of innately given rules. Descartes had held that wisdom needs to leisure on rules; Condillac grew to become this the wrong way up through arguing that speech and phrases are the starting place of psychological lifestyles and data. His paintings motivated many later philosophers, and in addition expected Wittgenstein's view of language and its relation to brain and proposal.

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Download E-books Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy PDF

By Jeanne M. Machado

EARLY formative years adventure within the LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, 10th variation is helping readers turn into a professional partners to childrens as they discover and proportion literature and language studies via attention-grabbing, developmentally acceptable actions. to accomplish this aim, this modern reference encourages reflective pondering, allows perform of abilities, and evokes the gathering of principles for destiny use. It completely explores the first interrelated components of language arts--listening, talking, examining, and writing--as good because the heavily tied zone of visible literacy, that is more and more very important given kid's widespread interactions with visible expertise. whereas portray a entire photograph of an important points of training early literacy, the publication additionally accommodates priceless details that academics can take without delay into perform. Readers research school room actions related to tales, poems, finger performs, and puppetry. additionally they study curriculum for babies, tots, and preschoolers, with discussions of idea illuminated via useful how-to feedback. Cultural variety is addressed, as are program-planning rules for English language rookies and special-needs kids.

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Download E-books Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day PDF

By Albert Jack

Mad hatter . . . pie within the sky . . . egg in your face. We use those words on a daily basis, but what number people recognize what they truly suggest or the place they got here from?

From bringing domestic the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with 1000's of universal idioms borrowed from historic traditions and civilizations during the international. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has exposed the fantastic and infrequently downright weird and wonderful tales at the back of a lot of our such a lot well-known and whimsical modes of expression:

If you occur to be a bootlegger, your career recollects the Wild West outlaws who offered unlawful alcohol via concealing slim bottles of whiskey of their boots. if you are on cloud nine, you owe a nod to the yankee climate Bureau's type of clouds, the 9th topping out all others at a mountainous 40,000 toes. in the event you choose the hair of the dog the morning after, you are following the recommendation of medieval English medical professionals, who steered rubbing the hair of a puppy into the wound left by means of the animal's bite.

A pleasant compendium of anecdotes on every thing from minding your p's and q's to pulling out the entire stops, Red Herrings and White Elephants is a vital instruction manual for language-lovers of all ages.

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Download E-books Semblance and Signification (Iconicity in Language and Literature) PDF

The articles assembled in Semblance and Signification discover linguistic and literary buildings from various theoretical views with a purpose to realizing the level, occurrence, productiveness, and obstacles of iconically grounded types of semiosis. With the complementary exam of huge theoretical concerns, huge corpus research in numerous glossy languages equivalent to Italian, jap signal Language, and English, and utilized shut reports throughout more than a few creative media, this quantity brings a clean realizing of the cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If basic and secondary modelling platforms are not often studied in tandem, it really is transparent from this quantity that their fruitful juxtaposition yields extraordinary perception into the cognitive matters that pervade present semiotic study.

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Download E-books Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots PDF

By Anthony Lo Bello

Do you ever ask yourself concerning the origins of mathematical phrases reminiscent of ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? the following Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of those and better-known phrases like uneven, gradient, and normal. He offers Greek, Latin, and Arabic textual content in its unique shape to reinforce every one clarification. This subtle, specific reference for mathematicians and observe fanatics is predicated on a long time of the author's painstaking learn and paintings. Origins of Mathematical phrases offers definitions for phrases resembling conchoids (a shell-shaped curve derived from the Greek noun for "mussel") and zenith (Arabic for "way overhead"), in addition to approximation (from the Latin proximus, that means "nearest"). those and enormous quantities of different phrases wait to be chanced on in the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.

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Download E-books Contest PDF

The ny Public Library. A silent sanctuary of data; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, slim aisles and lengthy marble hallways. For physician Stephen Swain and his daughter, Holly, it's the website of a nightmare. simply because for one evening this historical construction is to be the venue for a competition. a competition within which Swain is to compete - no matter if he likes it or not.

The principles are easy: Seven contestants will input, just one will go away.

With his daughter in his palms, Stephen Swain is plunged right into a terrifying struggle for survival. The stakes are excessive, the percentages brutal. He can decide to run, to conceal or to struggle - but when he desires to stay, he has to win. For during this contest, except you allow because the victor, you don't depart at all.

Readers world wide were cheering approximately Matthew Reilly’s lightning quick event thrillers. Contest, the action-packed extravaganza that introduced this overseas bestselling occupation, is classic Reilly at his explosive best.

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