Download Emotion in Games: Theory and Praxis by Kostas Karpouzis, Georgios N. Yannakakis PDF

By Kostas Karpouzis, Georgios N. Yannakakis

The center message of this booklet is: desktop video games most sensible recognize affective interplay. This ebook brings jointly contributions from experts in affective computing, online game reviews, video game man made intelligence, person adventure examine, sensor know-how, multi-modal interfaces and psychology that might boost the cutting-edge in participant event study; have an effect on modelling, induction, and sensing; affect-driven online game version and game-based studying and evaluation. In three elements the books covers idea, Emotion Modelling and Affect-Driven model, and functions.

This e-book should be of curiosity to researchers and students within the fields of online game examine, affective computing, human computing device interplay, and synthetic intelligence.

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Download Stadt der Diebe by David Benioff PDF

By David Benioff

Vom erfolgreichen Drehbuchautor zu einem der größten jungen Erzähltalente Amerikas – David Benioff legt mit STADT DER DIEBE ein modernes Meisterwerk vor, einen fesselnden Abenteuerroman und zugleich die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft zwischen zwei jungen Männern, die eine irrwitzige Aufgabe zu erfüllen haben: Im belagerten, ausgehungerten Leningrad sollen sie ein Dutzend Eier auftreiben.

Leningrad im Januar 1942: Weil er während der nächtlichen Ausgangssperre die Leiche eines deutschen Soldaten nach Essbarem durchsucht hat, wird der 17-jährige Lew sofort verhaftet – auf Plündern steht die Todesstrafe. Nach endlosen Stunden in einer kargen Gefängniszelle wird er allerdings nicht aufs Schafott, sondern zusammen mit seinem Mithäftling Kolja vor den Geheimdienstchef der Stadt geführt. Der stellt die beiden vor eine schier unlösbare Aufgabe – im Tausch gegen ihr Leben sollen sie innerhalb von sechs Tagen im ausgehungerten Leningrad zwölf Eier für die Hochzeitstorte seiner Tochter auftreiben.

Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt, der den schüchternen, introvertierten Lew schicksalhaft an Kolja schweißt – einen schlitzohrigen, charmanten Frauenhelden und notorischen Lügner, der ihm ständig schmerzhaft bewusst macht, dass er selbst so gar nicht zum Abenteurer taugt. Als die beiden die Hoffnung, in Leningrad Eier zu finden, aufgeben müssen, fasst Kolja einen aberwitzigen Plan: Er will sich mit Lew zu einer Geflügelfarm jenseits der feindlichen Linien durchschlagen, in ein Dorf südlich von Leningrad. Ein selbstmörderisches Unterfangen, wären da nicht Koljas Kaltschnäuzigkeit, eine unerschrockene Partisanin namens Vika und Lews Schachtalent …

David Benioff ist der Drehbuchautor von “Drachenläufer“ und „Troja“.

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Download Multimodal User Interfaces: From Signals to Interaction by Dimitros Tzovaras PDF

By Dimitros Tzovaras

Where multimodal sign processing meets multimodal human computing device interaction...

Signal Processing (SP) and Human-Computer interplay (HCI), extremely popular medical parts, are introduced jointly to supply recommendations to a chain of significant demanding situations within the box of multimodal interfaces. concentration is on multimodal interfaces that reply successfully to speech, gestures, imaginative and prescient, haptics and direct mind connections benefiting from fresh advancements in either HCI and SP.

The booklet provides a standard theoretical framework for fusion and fission of multimodal details utilizing the main complex sign processing algorithms limited through HCI ideas, defined intimately and built-in within the context of a standard dispensed software program platform for simple and effective improvement and value review of multimodal instruments. The booklet additionally demonstrates using the multimodal framework for the advance of a collection of functions within the components of edutainment, interfaces for disabled humans and interfaces for clinical applications.

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Download American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2 by Warren Thompson, Andrew Thomas PDF

By Warren Thompson, Andrew Thomas

The american citizens lagged at the back of their eu contemporaries in army aviation within the overdue Thirties, and it took the conflict of england to evoke an remoted the United States to the need of getting airplane which could shield ambitions opposed to evening assault through bomber plane. With assistance from the RAF, the significance of constructing this kind of really expert fighter strength used to be given best precedence. This booklet examines the varied airplane varieties that have been utilized by the U.S. during this position, starting with the early 'stop-gap' conversions just like the TBM Avenger, Lockheed Ventura and the A-20 Havoc (P-70). It is going directly to element the strive against historical past of the more moderen and radar built Hellcats, Corsairs and Black Widows that have been designed to search out enemy airplane (both German and eastern) in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Pacific. It was once those airplane that registered lots of the kills made by way of the army, Marine Corps and USAAF in 1944-45. eventually there are extra money owed from the yank pilots who hung out at the frontline on trade excursions with the RAF within the ETO/MTO, studying the intricacies of flying radar-equipped opponents just like the Mosquito and Beaufighter at evening, ahead of the USAAF taking receipt of the much-delayed P-61. With complete colour profiles and infrequent photos, this can be an soaking up account of a regularly underestimated flying strength: the yank Nightfighters.

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Download Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 by John Haldon PDF

By John Haldon

Conflict, country and Society within the Byzantine global is the 1st finished research of battle and the Byzantine global from the 6th to the 12th century.
The booklet examines Byzantine attitudes to war, the consequences of battle on society and tradition, and the kin among the warriors, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, assets and manpower services of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set war in its geographical in addition to old context. as well as the strategic and tactical evolution of the military, this e-book analyses the military in crusade and in conflict, and its attitudes to violence within the context of the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
The Byzantine Empire has a permanent fascination for all those that examine it, and war, country and Society is a colorful learn of the important value of struggle inside of it.

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Download Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean by Jerry Scutts PDF

By Jerry Scutts

Absolutely outnumbered all through their brief two-year sojourn within the Western desolate tract, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought an efficient crusade in help of Rommel’s Afrika Korps opposed to the British and American forces. depending virtually completely at the Luftwaffe’s staple fighter of worldwide conflict 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the battle-hardened aces used the aircraft’s better functionality to accomplish tremendous rankings opposed to the Allies. equally, as soon as driven out of North Africa, those devices persisted to take the struggle to the RAF and USAAF from makeshift bases in northern Italy.

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Download Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870: An Empire Besieged by Virginia Aksan PDF

By Virginia Aksan

The Ottoman Empire had reached the height of its energy, providing a truly genuine danger to Western Christendom while in 1683 it suffered its first significant defeat, on the Siege of Vienna.  Tracing the empire’s conflicts of the following centuries, The Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged examines the social transformation of the Ottoman army approach in an period of world imperialism

Spanning greater than a century of clash, the publication considers demanding situations the Ottoman executive confronted from either neighbouring Catholic Habsburg Austria and Orthodox Romanov Russia, in addition to - arguably extra importantly – from army, highbrow and non secular teams in the empire.  utilizing shut research of decide on campaigns, Virginia Aksan first discusses the Ottoman Empire’s altering inner army context, ahead of addressing the modernized regimental agency below Sultan Mahmud II after 1826. 

Featuring illustrations and maps, lots of that have by no means been released earlier than, The Ottoman Wars draws on formerly untapped resource fabric to supply an unique and compelling account of an empire close to monetary and societal cave in, and the successes and screw ups of an army process lower than siege.  The e-book is an interesting learn of the decline of a world energy, elevating questions about the effect of tradition on warfare. 

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Download The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya by Oktay Ozel PDF

By Oktay Ozel

Did the ‘seventeenth-century difficulty’ stopover at the Ottoman Empire? How do we situate the explosion of rural violence and the rebellions of the flip of the 17th century within the Anatolian nation-state? The cave in of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia offers the reader with a clean and leading edge point of view at the lengthy scholarly debate over the query of ‘decline’ in early smooth Ottoman background. It deals a brand new time table, new kind of resource fabric, and a brand new technique for the examine of demographic drawback. via a scientific exam of little-known specific avârız registers, Oktay Özel demonstrates intimately the mass desertion of rural settlements, the destruction of agricultural economic climate, and the ensuing cave in of rural order in Ottoman Anatolia on the flip of the 17th century.

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Download Hitler Vs Stalin: The Eastern Front In Photographs by John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson PDF

By John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson

Hitler as opposed to Stalin indicates the brutality, horror and heroism of struggle at the jap entrance as by no means prior to. Over three hundred infrequent pictures, many lately published from the Russian files and formerly unpublished within the West, illustrate each part and point of the jap entrance campaigns, from the Nazis' early blitzkrieg successes, the conflict for Moscow and the siege of Leningrad, throughout the road battling for Stalingrad, and the Soviet successes at Kursk and Operation Bagration, to the climactic fall of Berlin and the link-up among Soviet and Western armies amid the ruins of the "1000-year Reich". this is often overall struggle in its such a lot barbaric shape: approximately 30 million Soviet infantrymen and voters have been killed in the course of 4 years of fight opposed to their German invaders.

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