Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2015: 16th International Conference, Miami, FL, USA, November 1-3, 2015, Proceedings, Part 2

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This two volume set LNCS 9418 and LNCS 9419 constitutes the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2015, held in Miami, FL, USA, in November 2015.
The 53 full papers, 17 short and 14 special sessions and invited papers, presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 189 submissions. The papers cover the areas of big data techniques and applications, deep/hidden web, integration of web and internet, linked open data, semantic web, social network computing, social web and applications, social web models, analysis and mining, web-based applications, web-based business processes and web services, web data integration and mashups, web data models, web information retrieval, web privacy and security, web-based recommendations, and web search.
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Oct 26, 2015
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Pages
508
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ISBN
9783319261874
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Databases / Data Mining
Computers / Databases / General
Computers / Information Technology
Computers / Networking / Hardware
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
Computers / System Administration / Storage & Retrieval
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Foreword by Steven Pinker

Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions.

By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable.

Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women?

Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

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