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2013
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by Mohamed Wahbi

176 Pages
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2013
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DisCSP (Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem) is a general framework for solving distributed problems arising in Distributed Artificial Intelligence. A wide variety of problems in artificial intelligence are solved using the constraint satisfaction problem paradigm. However, there are several applications in multi-agent coordination that are of a distributed nature. In this type of application, the knowledge about the problem, that is, variables and constraints, may be logically or geographically distributed among physical distributed agents. This distribution is mainly due to privacy and/or security requirements. Therefore, a distributed model allowing a decentralized solving process is more adequate to model and solve such kinds of problem. The distributed constraint satisfaction problem has such properties. Contents Introduction Part 1. Background on Centralized and Distributed Constraint Reasoning 1. Constraint Satisfaction Problems 2. Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems Part 2. Synchronous Search Algorithms for DisCSPs 3. Nogood Based Asynchronous Forward Checking (AFC-ng) 4. Asynchronous Forward Checking Tree (AFC-tree) 5. Maintaining Arc Consistency Asynchronously in Synchronous Distributed Search Part 3. Asynchronous Search Algorithms and Ordering Heuristics for DisCSPs 6. Corrigendum to “Min-domain Retroactive Ordering for Asynchronous Backtracking” 7. Agile Asynchronous BackTracking (Agile-ABT) Part 4. DisChoco 2.0: A Platform for Distributed Constraint Reasoning 8. DisChoco 2.0 9. Conclusion About the Authors Mohamed Wahbi is currently an associate lecturer at Ecole des Mines de Nantes in France. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from University Montpellier 2, France and Mohammed V University-Agdal, Morocco in 2012 and his research focused on Distributed Constraint Reasoning.

by Harsh Bhasin

692 Pages
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2015
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3,696 Downloads
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Algorithms: Design and Analysis of is a textbook designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science engineering, information technology, and computer applications. It helps the students to understand the fundamentals and applications of algorithms. The book has been divided into four sections: Algorithm Basics, Data Structures, Design Techniques and Advanced Topics. The first section explains the importance of algorithms, growth of functions, recursion and analysis of algorithms. The second section covers the data structures basics, trees, graphs, sorting in linear and quadratic time. Section three discusses the various design techniques namely, divide and conquer, greedy approach, dynamic approach, backtracking, branch and bound and randomized algorithms used for solving problems in separate chapters. The fourth section includes the advanced topics such as transform and conquer, decrease and conquer, number thoeretics, string matching, computational geometry, complexity classes, approximation algorithms, and parallel algorithms. Finally, the applications of algorithms in Machine Learning and Computational Biology areas are dealt with in the subsequent chapters. This section will be useful for those interested in advanced courses in algorithms. The book also has 10 appendixes which include topics like probability, matrix operations, Red-black tress, linear programming, DFT, scheduling, a reprise of sorting, searching and amortized analysis and problems based on writing algorithms. The concepts and algorithms in the book are explained with the help of examples which are solved using one or more methods for better understanding. The book includes variety of chapter-end pedagogical features such as point-wise summary, glossary, multiple choice questions with answers, review questions, application-based exercises to help readers test their understanding of the learnt concepts.

by John Paul Mueller

432 Pages
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2017
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Discover how algorithms shape and impact our digital world

by Gary Pollice

390 Pages
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2016
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1,233 Downloads
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Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your needs—with just enough math to let you understand and analyze algorithm performance.

by Thomas H. Cormen

240 Pages
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2013
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Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit card account number is protected when you make a purchase over the Internet? The answer is algorithms. And how do these mathematical formulations translate themselves into your GPS, your laptop, or your smart phone? This book offers an engagingly written guide to the basics of computer algorithms. In Algorithms Unlocked, Thomas Cormen — coauthor of the leading college textbook on the subject — provides a general explanation, with limited mathematics, of how algorithms enable computers to solve problems. Readers will learn what computer algorithms are, how to describe them, and how to evaluate them. They will discover simple ways to search for information in a computer; methods for rearranging information in a computer into a prescribed order (“sorting”); how to solve basic problems that can be modeled in a computer with a mathematical structure called a “graph” (useful for modeling road networks, dependencies among tasks, and financial relationships); how to solve problems that ask questions about strings of characters such as DNA structures; the basic principles behind cryptography; fundamentals of data compression; and even that there are some problems that no one has figured out how to solve on a computer in a reasonable amount of time.

by Jayant Kumar

250 Pages
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2015
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2,619 Downloads
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Apache Solr is an open source search platform built on a Java library called Lucene. It serves as a search platform for many websites, as it has the capability of indexing and searching multiple websites to fetch desired results.