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Computational Methods for Integrating Vision and Language

Modeling data from visual and linguistic modalities together creates opportunities for better understanding of both, and supports many useful applications. Examples of dual visual-linguistic data includes images with keywords, video with narrative, and figures in documents. We consider two key task-driven themes: translating from one modality to another (e.g., inferring annotations for images) and understanding the data using all mod...

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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

This book employs the tactic of "you and me talking", which makes learning effortless and fun... even addictive! It's full of specific examples, shortcuts, and ready-to-use strategies. You'll end up with a working, ready-to-use Oracle UCM system by the end of Chapter 2. And you can jump chapters and read them in any order that better suits your passion or your assignment at hand. If you want to get started with Oracle UCM, this is th...

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Effective Communication During Disasters

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those providing relief and assistance. However, social media and other modern communication tools have their limitations. They can be affected by...

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I Love My Selfie

What explains our current obsession with selfies? In I Love My Selfie noted cultural critic Ilan Stavans explores the selfie's historical and cultural roots by discussing everything from Greek mythology and Shakespeare to Andy Warhol, James Franco, and Pope Francis. He sees selfies as tools people use to disguise or present themselves as spontaneous and casual. This collaboration includes a portfolio of fifty autoportraits by the art...

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Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema, 1928-1936

Hitler's Machtergreifung, or seizure of power, on January 30, 1933, marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the Third Reich, and German film scholarship has generally accepted this date as the break between Weimar and Nazi-era film as well. This collection of essays interrogates the continuities and discontinuities in German cinema before and after January 1933 and their relationship to the various crises of the ye...

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A Companion to Italian Cinema

Written by leading figures in the field, A Companion to Italian Cinema re-maps Italian cinema studies, employing new perspectives on traditional issues, and fresh theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema. Offers new approaches to Italian cinema, whose importance in the post-war period was unrivalled Presents a theory based approach to historical and archival material Includes work by both established...

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World Civilizations

Short chapters, great stories, and tons of study tools! Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS is a vibrant introduction to world history structured to meet the demands of your study schedule. It's clearly written, packed with charts and illustrations, and loaded with review features so you'll be up to date in class and ready for the test. And, because WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers extensive coverage of Asia, Africa, and the Middle Eas...

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German Grammar Drills

Sharpen your German grammar with skill-building exercises If you want to be proficient in German, you eventually have to clear the bothersome hurdle of grammar. The best way to conquer this obstacle is through hands-on experience. Covering all facets of German grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--German Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics with fun and engaging exercises. This comprehe...

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Constantinople Quilts

Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire. Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book's exquisite fusible appliqué projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics―choosing the right fabric, thread, and needles for hand-stitched or machine appliqué. Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Ha...

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Sewing with Letters: 20 Sewing Projects

Words and letters have never been more popular. Used as decoration around the home everyday objects are blossoming with everything from single characters in a bold san-serif to words and phrases in elegant calligraphic faces. Sewing with Letters takes the trend and runs with it, offering 20 neat fabric-based projects tailored to a new crafting audience that is both handy and design literate. Every project showcases a specific font, a...