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Web 2.0 applications provide a rich user experience, but the parts you can't see are just as important-and impressive. They use powerful techniques to process information intelligently and offer features based on patterns and relationships in data. Algorithms of the Intelligent Web shows readers how to use the same techniques employed by household names like Google Ad Sense, Netflix, and Amazon to transform raw data into actionable information.

Algorithms of the Intelligent Web is an example-driven blueprint for creating applications that collect, analyze, and act on the massive quantities of data users leave in their wake as they use the web. Readers learn to build Netflix-style recommendation engines, and how to apply the same techniques to social-networking sites. See how click-trace analysis can result in smarter ad rotations. All the examples are designed both to be reused and to illustrate a general technique- an algorithm-that applies to a broad range of scenarios.

As they work through the book's many examples, readers learn about recommendation systems, search and ranking, automatic grouping of similar objects, classification of objects, forecasting models, and autonomous agents. They also become familiar with a large number of open-source libraries and SDKs, and freely available APIs from the hottest sites on the internet, such as Facebook, Google, eBay, and Yahoo.

Synopsis:

"PostGIS in Action" is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials.

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\"Algorithms of the Intelligent Web\" is an example-driven blueprint for creating applications that collect, analyze, and act on the massive quantities of data users leave in their wake as they use the Web. Readers learn to build Netflix-style recommendation engines, and how to apply the same techniques to social-networking sites.
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Synopsis:

Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code.

PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

About the Author

Regina is a member of the PostGIS core development team and the Project Steering Committee. Her company, Paragon Corporation, was founded in 1997, together with her husband Leo Hsu, and has provided database and GIS solutions for a broad range of clients. They also host two sites: BostonGIS.com and PostgresOnline.com.

Leo is a member of the PostGIS core development team and the Project Steering Committee. His company, Paragon Corporation, was founded in 1997, together with his wife Regina Obe, and has provided database and GIS solutions for a broad range of clients. They also host two sites: BostonGIS.com and PostgresOnline.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935182269
Author:
Obe, Regina O.
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Author:
Obe, Regina
Author:
Babenko, Dmitry
Author:
Marmanis, Haralambos
Author:
Regina
Author:
Hsu, Leo
Subject:
Hardware - Handheld Devices
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
GIS;Location-based services;PostGIS;PostgreSQL
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
425
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , "PostGIS in Action" is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials.
"Synopsis" by , '
\"Algorithms of the Intelligent Web\" is an example-driven blueprint for creating applications that collect, analyze, and act on the massive quantities of data users leave in their wake as they use the Web. Readers learn to build Netflix-style recommendation engines, and how to apply the same techniques to social-networking sites.
\n

'

"Synopsis" by ,

Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code.

PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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