Kevin Burns has been working in the area of human performance for some fifteen years. What started out as writing a positive weekly newspaper column, spun into hundreds of essays on taking charge of your life, your relationships and your circumstances - starting with how you look at every event in your life.
From workplace events, to birthdays to watching your children grow up before your eyes, Kevin Burns extracts a life-lesson from each event and offers it to you for your learning.
This Got Me To Thinking .... will get you to thinking too.
The Structure of Style explores this issue from a computational viewpoint, in terms of how information is represented, organized, and transformed in the production and perception of different styles. New computational techniques are now making it possible to model the role of style in the creation of and response to human artifacts—and therefore to develop software systems that directly make use of style in useful ways.
Argamon, Burns, and Dubnov organize the research they have collected in this book according to the three roles that computation can play in stylistics. The first section of the book, Production, provides conceptual foundations by describing computer systems that create artifacts—musical pieces, texts, artworks—in different styles. The second section, Perception, explains methods for analyzing different styles and gleaning useful information, viewing style as a form of communication. The final section, Interaction, deals with reciprocal interaction between style producers and perceivers, in areas such as interactive media, improvised musical accompaniment, and game playing.
The Structure of Style is written for researchers and practitioners in areas including information retrieval, computer art and music, digital humanities, computational linguistics, and artificial intelligence, who can all benefit from this comprehensive overview and in-depth description of current research in this active interdisciplinary field.