Mining the Web: Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)

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Mining the Web: Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data is the first book devoted entirely to techniques for producing knowledge from the vast body of unstructured Web data. Building on an initial survey of infrastructural issues-including Web crawling and indexing-Chakrabarti examines low-level machine learning techniques as they relate specifically to the challenges of Web mining. He then devotes the final part of the book to applications that unite infrastructure and analysis to bring machine learning to bear on systematically acquired and stored data. Here the focus is on results: the strengths and weaknesses of these applications, along with their potential as foundations for further progress. From Chakrabarti's work-painstaking, critical, and forward-looking-readers will gain the theoretical and practical understanding they need to contribute to the Web mining effort.

* A comprehensive, critical exploration of statistics-based attempts to make sense of Web Mining.
* Details the special challenges associated with analyzing unstructured and semi-structured data.
* Looks at how classical Information Retrieval techniques have been modified for use with Web data.
* Focuses on today's dominant learning methods: clustering and classification, hyperlink analysis, and supervised and semi-supervised learning.
* Analyzes current applications for resource discovery and social network analysis.
* An excellent way to introduce students to especially vital applications of data mining and machine learning technology.

Establishing Linux Clusters for High-performance Computing (HPC) at NPS

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Modeling and simulation (M&S) needs high-performance computing resources, but conventional supercomputers are both expensive and not necessarily well suited to M&S tasks. Discrete Event Simulation (DES) often involves repeated, independent runs of the same models with different input parameters. A system which is able to run many replications quickly is more useful than one in which a single monolithic application runs quickly. A loosely coupled parallel system is indicated. Inexpensive commodity hardware, high speed local area networking, and open source software have created the potential to create just such loosely coupled parallel systems. These systems are constructed from Linux-based computers and are called Beowulf clusters. This thesis presents an analysis of clusters in high-performance computing and establishes a testbed implementation at the MOVES Institute. It describes the steps necessary to create a cluster, factors to consider in selecting hardware and software, and describes the process of creating applications that can run on the cluster. Monitoring the running cluster and system administration are also addressed.

Bot Business 101: How to start, run & grow your Bot / AI business

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I founded a bot company back in 2007 and over the course of a decade, I have made huge mistakes, wrong assumptions, and I missed a ton of opportunities. I wrote this book because I have learned many valuable lessons during this time, and if I can answer just one person’s question and prevent a repetition of my mistakes, that would be the best value I could provide, not only just for that business but interestingly also for my own.

Over the course of a decade, my company Botego went almost bankrupt not once, but twice. Thinking that Bots will never really take off as a serious industry I was considering closing the company a mere couple of weeks prior to the TechCrunch article announcing that Facebook would be announcing a Bot platform within a month! As of January, 2017 the same company now has a multi-million dollar valuation. 30% of our company has been acquired by Sestek, a prominent voice technology company. Nevzat Aydin a well-known entrepreneur who sold his company to Delivery Hero for $600+ million recently invested in Botego, and he is holding 15% and a seat in the Board of Directors.
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How to be a Hacktivist – Political activism through a cyber environment

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How to be a Hacktivist: Using hacking to be an Activist

With the times changing and the people losing more of their freedoms than ever to the powerful governments around the world hacktivism is quickly becoming the newest form of political activism. More and more political activists are using the internet as their preferred source to extend their voice. Hacktivists come from all walks of life. They are doctors, parents, and politicians. Hacktivists are quickly becoming the most power political activists that the world has ever seen.
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Web Application Obfuscation: ‘-/WAFs..Evasion..Filters//alert(/Obfuscation/)-‘

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Web applications are used every day by millions of users, which is why they are one of the most popular vectors for attackers. Obfuscation of code has allowed hackers to take one attack and create hundreds-if not millions-of variants that can evade your security measures. Web Application Obfuscation takes a look at common Web infrastructure and security controls from an attacker's perspective, allowing the reader to understand the shortcomings of their security systems. Find out how an attacker would bypass different types of security controls, how these very security controls introduce new types of vulnerabilities, and how to avoid common pitfalls in order to strengthen your defenses.

Named a 2011 Best Hacking and Pen Testing Book by InfoSec ReviewsLooks at security tools like IDS/IPS that are often the only defense in protecting sensitive data and assetsEvaluates Web application vulnerabilties from the attacker's perspective and explains how these very systems introduce new types of vulnerabilitiesTeaches how to secure your data, including info on browser quirks, new attacks and syntax tricks to add to your defenses against XSS, SQL injection, and more