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This book addresses the integration of two areas of computer science, namely data mining and evolutionary algorithms. Both these areas have become increas ingly popular in the last few years, and their integration is currently an area of active research. In essence, data mining consists of extracting valid, comprehensible, and in teresting knowledge from data. Data mining is actually an interdisciplinary field, since there are many kinds of methods that can be used to extract knowledge from data. Arguably, data mining mainly uses methods from machine learning (a branch of artificial intelligence) and statistics (including statistical pattern recog nition). Our discussion of data mining and evolutionary algorithms is primarily based on machine learning concepts and principles. In particular, in this book we emphasize the importance of discovering comprehensible, interesting knowledge, which the user can potentially use to make intelligent decisions. In a nutshell, the motivation for applying evolutionary algorithms to data mining is that evolutionary algorithms are robust search methods which perform a global search in the space of candidate solutions (rules or another form of knowl edge representation). In contrast, most rule induction methods perform a local, greedy search in the space of candidate rules. Intuitively, the global search of evolutionary algorithms can discover interesting rules and patterns that would be missed by the greedy search."
In this highly entertaining as well as profoundly scholarly study of the 1872 Mining Law, John Leshy has produced both a legal treatise and a history of the West written from the vantage point of mineral exploration and production. The Mining Law illuminates some of the more obscure corners of Western history, federal land and resource policy, and the relationships among various branches of government in making and carrying out policy. For more than a century the mining of hard-rock minerals in the United States has been carried out under this law, which was written to promote mineral development in the age of the pick-and-shovel prospector. It is the last important survivor of the great laws undergirding the westward expansion. The Mining Law has never been changed to reflect modern mining technologies or newer social values that question whether mineral extraction is the best use of the land and its resources. From its enactment, the Mining Law's inadequacies have given rise to illegal abuse, litigation, and patchwork regulation by federal agencies and judge-made law. Leshy explains how the law has survived by a combination of executive and judicial manipulation in the face of legislative paralysis. Today, as concern mounts about economic efficiency, government regulation, environmental protection, the rebuilding of the nation's industrial base, and competing uses of the land and its resources, the argument for reform of the law becomes compelling. The present law not only obstructs the very mineral development it was designed to promote; it may no longer be in the national interest. Certainly any future attempts to rewrite or amend the Law will start off with Leshy's exposition and analysis of its origins, operation, and implementation, and his detailed examination of the issues surrounding the law, its interpretation by courts and administrative agencies, and the attempts to adapt the law to changing conditions and social goals. Assessing the prospect for reform in today's political climate, he suggests arrangements regarding the law's reform that might be concluded by industry, small operators, and environmental protection advocates as well as creative measures that might be taken by Congress, the president, and the courts.
Publisher of the acclaimed Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast, Coastal Publishing Limited is a fast growing publisher with an expanding list of books with regional interest and national appeal. This book suggests ten walks in nine of the Areas that comprise the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, each played a major part in the development of Britain as a great industrial nation. Natural resources and human skill, ingenuity and labour were equal factors in this contribution. Today, the ten Areas offer the visitor natural beauty and a rich heritage of the mining industry that was once so important to the nation; they combine to produce a fascinating landscape. The walks are suitable for all the family and none are strenuous. The route of each walk is overlaid onto stunning aerial photography, showing walkers the landscape and features, followed by a description of each walk and information about the area. As well as the walks there are details of places to explore and attractions to visit - all you need for a memorable day out! Come and explore dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, hidden valleys and beautiful countryside, and learn about the endeavours of the miners, engineers, surface workers and 'mineral lords', as well as about the natural processes that endowed the land with such mineral wealth. It is an amazing story!
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