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Entropy Measures for Data Analysis: Theory, Algorithms and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039280322 / 9783039280339 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-033-9 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Environmental Engineering
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Entropies and entropy-like quantities play an increasing role in modern non-linear data analysis. Fields that benefit from this application range from biosignal analysis to econophysics and engineering. This issue is a collection of papers touching on different aspects of entropy measures in data analysis, as well as theoretical and computational analyses. The relevant topics include the difficulty to achieve adequate application of entropy measures and the acceptable parameter choices for those entropy measures, entropy-based coupling, and similarity analysis, along with the utilization of entropy measures as features in automatic learning and classification. Various real data applications are given.

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experiment of design --- empirical mode decomposition --- signal analysis --- similarity indices --- synchronization analysis --- auditory attention --- entropy measure --- linear discriminant analysis (LDA) --- support vector machine (SVM) --- auditory attention classifier --- electroencephalography (EEG) --- vague entropy --- distance induced vague entropy --- distance --- complex fuzzy set --- complex vague soft set --- entropy, entropy visualization --- entropy balance equation --- Shannon-type relations --- multivariate analysis --- machine learning evaluation --- data transformation --- sample entropy --- treadmill walking --- center of pressure displacement --- dual-tasking --- analog circuit --- fault diagnosis --- cross wavelet transform --- Tsallis entropy --- parametric t-distributed stochastic neighbor embedding --- support vector machine --- information transfer --- Chinese stock sectors --- effective transfer entropy --- market crash --- system coupling --- cross-visibility graphs --- image entropy --- geodesic distance --- Dempster-Shafer evidence theory --- uncertainty of basic probability assignment --- belief entropy --- plausibility transformation --- weighted Hartley entropy --- Shannon entropy --- learning --- information --- novelty detection --- non-probabilistic entropy --- learning systems --- permutation entropy --- embedded dimension --- short time records --- signal classification --- relevance analysis --- global optimization --- meta-heuristic --- firefly algorithm --- cross-entropy method --- co-evolution --- symbolic analysis --- ordinal patterns --- Permutation entropy --- conditional entropy of ordinal patterns --- Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy --- algorithmic complexity --- information entropy --- particle size distribution --- selfsimilar measure --- simulation --- data analysis --- entropy --- entropy measures --- automatic learning

Algebraic Structures of Neutrosophic Triplets, Neutrosophic Duplets, or Neutrosophic Multisets

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ISBN: 9783038973843 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 478 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-385-0 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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Neutrosophy (1995) is a new branch of philosophy that studies triads of the form (, , ), where is an entity {i.e. element, concept, idea, theory, logical proposition, etc.}, is the opposite of , while is the neutral (or indeterminate) between them, i.e., neither nor .Based on neutrosophy, the neutrosophic triplets were founded, which have a similar form (x, neut(x), anti(x)), that satisfy several axioms, for each element x in a given set.This collective book presents original research papers by many neutrosophic researchers from around the world, that report on the state-of-the-art and recent advancements of neutrosophic triplets, neutrosophic duplets, neutrosophic multisets and their algebraic structures – that have been defined recently in 2016 but have gained interest from world researchers. Connections between classical algebraic structures and neutrosophic triplet / duplet / multiset structures are also studied. And numerous neutrosophic applications in various fields, such as: multi-criteria decision making, image segmentation, medical diagnosis, fault diagnosis, clustering data, neutrosophic probability, human resource management, strategic planning, forecasting model, multi-granulation, supplier selection problems, typhoon disaster evaluation, skin lesson detection, mining algorithm for big data analysis, etc.

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generalized aggregation operators --- interval neutrosophic set (INS) --- multi-attribute decision making (MADM) --- Choquet integral --- fuzzy measure --- clustering algorithm --- neutrosophic association rule --- data mining --- neutrosophic sets --- big data --- analytic hierarchy process (AHP) --- SWOT analysis --- multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques --- neutrosophic set theory --- neutrosophic clustering --- image segmentation --- neutrosophic c-means clustering --- region growing --- dermoscopy --- skin cancer --- neutosophic extended triplet subgroups --- neutrosophic triplet cosets --- neutrosophic triplet normal subgroups --- neutrosophic triplet quotient groups --- shopping mall --- photovoltaic plan --- decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) --- interval-valued neutrosophic set --- extended ELECTRE III --- symmetry --- single valued neutrosophic set (SVNS) --- neutrosophic multiset (NM) --- single valued neutrosophic multiset (SVNM) --- cosine measure --- multiple attribute decision-making --- LNGPBM operator --- LNGWPBM operator --- Linguistic neutrosophic sets --- generalized partitioned Bonferroni mean operator --- multiple attribute group decision-making (MAGDM) --- pseudo-BCI algebra --- hesitant fuzzy set --- neutrosophic set --- filter --- action learning --- school administrator --- SVM --- neutrosophic classification --- neutrosophic set --- soft set --- totally dependent-neutrosophic set --- totally dependent-neutrosophic soft set --- generalized De Morgan algebra --- complex neutrosophic set --- complex neutrosophic graph --- fuzzy graph --- matrix representation --- neutrosophic triplet groups --- semigroup --- semi-neutrosophic triplets --- classical group of neutrosophic triplets --- S-semigroup of neutrosophic triplets --- pseudo primitive elements --- neutrosophic sets (NSs) --- interval neutrosophic numbers (INNs) --- exponential operational laws of interval neutrosophic numbers --- interval neutrosophic weighted exponential aggregation (INWEA) operator --- multiple attribute decision making (MADM) --- typhoon disaster evaluation --- simplified neutrosophic linguistic numbers --- cloud model --- Maclaurin symmetric mean --- multi-criteria decision-making --- neutrosophy --- DSmT --- decision-making algorithms --- robotic dexterous hands --- grasping configurations --- grasp type --- generalized group --- neutrosophic triplet set --- neutrosophic triplet group --- group --- neutrosophic cubic set --- neutrosophic cubic graphs --- applications of neutrosophic cubic graphs --- single-valued neutrosophic multisets --- medical diagnosis --- probabilistic rough sets over two universes --- three-way decisions --- similarity measures --- neutrosophic cubic set --- decision-making --- soft sets --- support soft sets --- interval valued neutrosophic support soft sets --- sustainable supplier selection problems (SSSPs) --- analytic network process --- interdependency of criteria --- TOPSIS --- neutrosophic set --- 2ingle-valued neutrosophic set --- Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) --- integrated weight --- maximizing deviation --- multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) --- neutrosophic triplet set (NTS) --- partial metric spaces (PMS) --- fixed point theory (FPT) --- neutrosophic triplet --- quasi neutrosophic triplet loop --- quasi neutrosophic triplet group --- BE-algebra --- CI-algebra --- fuzzy time series --- forecasting --- two-factor fuzzy logical relationship --- multi-valued neutrosophic set --- Hamming distance --- neutrosophic set --- prioritized operator --- Muirhead mean --- multicriteria decision-making --- aggregation operators --- dual aggregation operators --- neutrosophic triplet group (NTG) --- NT-subgroup --- homomorphism theorem --- weak commutative neutrosophic triplet group --- neutrosophic rough set --- MGNRS --- dual domains --- inclusion relation --- decision-making --- neutro-monomorphism --- neutro-epimorphism --- neutro-automorphism --- fundamental neutro-homomorphism theorem --- first neutro-isomorphism theorem --- and second neutro-isomorphism theorem --- linear and non-linear neutrosophic number --- de-neutrosophication methods --- neutrosophic set --- bipolar fuzzy set --- neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy set --- neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy weighted averaging operator --- similarity measure --- algorithm --- multiple attribute decision making problem --- neutrosophic duplets --- semigroup --- neutrosophic triplet groups --- neutrosophic set --- fault diagnosis --- normal distribution --- defuzzification --- simplified neutrosophic weighted averaging operator --- (commutative) ideal --- generalized neutrosophic set --- generalized neutrosophic ideal --- commutative generalized neutrosophic ideal --- linguistic neutrosophic sets --- multi-criteria group decision-making --- power aggregation operator --- extended TOPSIS method --- probabilistic single-valued (interval) neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy set --- multi-attribute decision making --- aggregation operator --- quasigroup --- loop --- BCI-algebra --- Bol-Moufang --- quasi neutrosophic loops --- Fenyves identities --- G-metric --- neutrosophic G-metric --- neutrosophic sets --- clustering --- neutrosophic big data --- neutrosophic logic --- aggregation operator --- complement --- intersection --- membership --- neutrosophic soft set --- NC power dual MM operator (NCPDMM) operator --- NCPMM operator --- MADM --- MM operator --- Neutrosophic cubic sets --- PA operator --- interval neutrosophic sets --- Bonferroni mean --- power operator --- multi-attribute decision making (MADM) --- multiple attribute group decision making (MAGDM) --- 2-tuple linguistic neutrosophic sets (2TLNSs) --- TODIM model --- 2TLNNs TODIM method --- construction project --- MCGDM problems --- triangular fuzzy neutrosophic sets (TFNSs) --- VIKOR model --- TFNNs VIKOR method --- potential evaluation --- emerging technology commercialization --- Q-linguistic neutrosophic variable set --- vector similarity measure --- cosine measure --- Dice measure --- Jaccard measure --- decision making --- inclusion relation --- neutrosophic rough set --- multi-attribute group decision-making (MAGDM) --- multigranulation neutrosophic rough set (MNRS) --- two universes --- single valued trapezoidal neutrosophic number --- multi-criteria group decision making --- possibility degree --- power aggregation operators --- LA-semihypergroups --- neutrosophic triplet set --- neutro-homomorphism --- algorithm --- decision making --- expert set --- generalized neutrosophic set --- neutrosophic sets --- Q-neutrosophic --- soft sets --- simplified neutrosophic sets (SNSs) --- interval number --- dependent degree --- multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM) --- computability --- oracle Turing machines --- neutrosophic sets --- neutrosophic logic --- recursive enumerability --- oracle computation --- criterion functions --- neutrosophic computation --- neutrosophic logic --- quantum computation --- computation --- logic

Algebraic Structures of Neutrosophic Triplets, Neutrosophic Duplets, or Neutrosophic Multisets

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ISBN: 9783038974758 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 450 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-476-5 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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Neutrosophy (1995) is a new branch of philosophy that studies triads of the form (, , ), where is an entity {i.e. element, concept, idea, theory, logical proposition, etc.}, is the opposite of , while is the neutral (or indeterminate) between them, i.e., neither nor .Based on neutrosophy, the neutrosophic triplets were founded, which have a similar form (x, neut(x), anti(x)), that satisfy several axioms, for each element x in a given set.This collective book presents original research papers by many neutrosophic researchers from around the world, that report on the state-of-the-art and recent advancements of neutrosophic triplets, neutrosophic duplets, neutrosophic multisets and their algebraic structures – that have been defined recently in 2016 but have gained interest from world researchers. Connections between classical algebraic structures and neutrosophic triplet / duplet / multiset structures are also studied. And numerous neutrosophic applications in various fields, such as: multi-criteria decision making, image segmentation, medical diagnosis, fault diagnosis, clustering data, neutrosophic probability, human resource management, strategic planning, forecasting model, multi-granulation, supplier selection problems, typhoon disaster evaluation, skin lesson detection, mining algorithm for big data analysis, etc.

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generalized aggregation operators --- interval neutrosophic set (INS) --- multi-attribute decision making (MADM) --- Choquet integral --- fuzzy measure --- clustering algorithm --- neutrosophic association rule --- data mining --- neutrosophic sets --- big data --- analytic hierarchy process (AHP) --- SWOT analysis --- multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques --- neutrosophic set theory --- neutrosophic clustering --- image segmentation --- neutrosophic c-means clustering --- region growing --- dermoscopy --- skin cancer --- neutosophic extended triplet subgroups --- neutrosophic triplet cosets --- neutrosophic triplet normal subgroups --- neutrosophic triplet quotient groups --- shopping mall --- photovoltaic plan --- decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) --- interval-valued neutrosophic set --- extended ELECTRE III --- symmetry --- single valued neutrosophic set (SVNS) --- neutrosophic multiset (NM) --- single valued neutrosophic multiset (SVNM) --- cosine measure --- multiple attribute decision-making --- LNGPBM operator --- LNGWPBM operator --- Linguistic neutrosophic sets --- generalized partitioned Bonferroni mean operator --- multiple attribute group decision-making (MAGDM) --- pseudo-BCI algebra --- hesitant fuzzy set --- neutrosophic set --- filter --- action learning --- school administrator --- SVM --- neutrosophic classification --- neutrosophic set --- soft set --- totally dependent-neutrosophic set --- totally dependent-neutrosophic soft set --- generalized De Morgan algebra --- complex neutrosophic set --- complex neutrosophic graph --- fuzzy graph --- matrix representation --- neutrosophic triplet groups --- semigroup --- semi-neutrosophic triplets --- classical group of neutrosophic triplets --- S-semigroup of neutrosophic triplets --- pseudo primitive elements --- neutrosophic sets (NSs) --- interval neutrosophic numbers (INNs) --- exponential operational laws of interval neutrosophic numbers --- interval neutrosophic weighted exponential aggregation (INWEA) operator --- multiple attribute decision making (MADM) --- typhoon disaster evaluation --- simplified neutrosophic linguistic numbers --- cloud model --- Maclaurin symmetric mean --- multi-criteria decision-making --- neutrosophy --- DSmT --- decision-making algorithms --- robotic dexterous hands --- grasping configurations --- grasp type --- generalized group --- neutrosophic triplet set --- neutrosophic triplet group --- group --- neutrosophic cubic set --- neutrosophic cubic graphs --- applications of neutrosophic cubic graphs --- single-valued neutrosophic multisets --- medical diagnosis --- probabilistic rough sets over two universes --- three-way decisions --- similarity measures --- neutrosophic cubic set --- decision-making --- soft sets --- support soft sets --- interval valued neutrosophic support soft sets --- sustainable supplier selection problems (SSSPs) --- analytic network process --- interdependency of criteria --- TOPSIS --- neutrosophic set --- 2ingle-valued neutrosophic set --- Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) --- integrated weight --- maximizing deviation --- multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) --- neutrosophic triplet set (NTS) --- partial metric spaces (PMS) --- fixed point theory (FPT) --- neutrosophic triplet --- quasi neutrosophic triplet loop --- quasi neutrosophic triplet group --- BE-algebra --- CI-algebra --- fuzzy time series --- forecasting --- two-factor fuzzy logical relationship --- multi-valued neutrosophic set --- Hamming distance --- neutrosophic set --- prioritized operator --- Muirhead mean --- multicriteria decision-making --- aggregation operators --- dual aggregation operators --- neutrosophic triplet group (NTG) --- NT-subgroup --- homomorphism theorem --- weak commutative neutrosophic triplet group --- neutrosophic rough set --- MGNRS --- dual domains --- inclusion relation --- decision-making --- neutro-monomorphism --- neutro-epimorphism --- neutro-automorphism --- fundamental neutro-homomorphism theorem --- first neutro-isomorphism theorem --- and second neutro-isomorphism theorem --- linear and non-linear neutrosophic number --- de-neutrosophication methods --- neutrosophic set --- bipolar fuzzy set --- neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy set --- neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy weighted averaging operator --- similarity measure --- algorithm --- multiple attribute decision making problem --- neutrosophic duplets --- semigroup --- neutrosophic triplet groups --- neutrosophic set --- fault diagnosis --- normal distribution --- defuzzification --- simplified neutrosophic weighted averaging operator --- (commutative) ideal --- generalized neutrosophic set --- generalized neutrosophic ideal --- commutative generalized neutrosophic ideal --- linguistic neutrosophic sets --- multi-criteria group decision-making --- power aggregation operator --- extended TOPSIS method --- probabilistic single-valued (interval) neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy set --- multi-attribute decision making --- aggregation operator --- quasigroup --- loop --- BCI-algebra --- Bol-Moufang --- quasi neutrosophic loops --- Fenyves identities --- G-metric --- neutrosophic G-metric --- neutrosophic sets --- clustering --- neutrosophic big data --- neutrosophic logic --- aggregation operator --- complement --- intersection --- membership --- neutrosophic soft set --- NC power dual MM operator (NCPDMM) operator --- NCPMM operator --- MADM --- MM operator --- Neutrosophic cubic sets --- PA operator --- interval neutrosophic sets --- Bonferroni mean --- power operator --- multi-attribute decision making (MADM) --- multiple attribute group decision making (MAGDM) --- 2-tuple linguistic neutrosophic sets (2TLNSs) --- TODIM model --- 2TLNNs TODIM method --- construction project --- MCGDM problems --- triangular fuzzy neutrosophic sets (TFNSs) --- VIKOR model --- TFNNs VIKOR method --- potential evaluation --- emerging technology commercialization --- Q-linguistic neutrosophic variable set --- vector similarity measure --- cosine measure --- Dice measure --- Jaccard measure --- decision making --- inclusion relation --- neutrosophic rough set --- multi-attribute group decision-making (MAGDM) --- multigranulation neutrosophic rough set (MNRS) --- two universes --- single valued trapezoidal neutrosophic number --- multi-criteria group decision making --- possibility degree --- power aggregation operators --- LA-semihypergroups --- neutrosophic triplet set --- neutro-homomorphism --- algorithm --- decision making --- expert set --- generalized neutrosophic set --- neutrosophic sets --- Q-neutrosophic --- soft sets --- simplified neutrosophic sets (SNSs) --- interval number --- dependent degree --- multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM) --- computability --- oracle Turing machines --- neutrosophic sets --- neutrosophic logic --- recursive enumerability --- oracle computation --- criterion functions --- neutrosophic computation --- neutrosophic logic --- quantum computation --- computation --- logic --- n/a

Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity (2018)

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ISBN: 9783038979326 9783038979333 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-933-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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The interest in the topic of spirituality as a more or less independent dimension of quality of life is continuously growing, and research questions are beginning to change as the field of religiosity changes, becoming more diverse and pluralistic. Addressing new topics in health research also relies on standardized questionnaires. The number of instruments intended to measure specific aspects of spirituality is growing, and it is particularly difficult to evaluate the new instruments. This Special Issue will focus on some of the established instruments (updating them to different languages and cultures), but will also describe the features and intentions of newly-developed instruments, which may potentially be used in larger studies to develop knowledge relevant to spiritual care and practice. This Special Issue will serve as a resource on the instruments used to study the wide range of organized religiosity, the individual experience of the divine, and an open approach in the search for meaning and purpose in life.

Selected Papers from the 2018 41st International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP)

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ISBN: 9783039210404 / 9783039210411 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-041-1 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This Special Issue contains a series of excellent research works on telecommunications and signal processing, selected from the 2018 41st International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP) which was held on July 4–6, 2018, in Athens, Greece. The conference was organized in cooperation with the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), IEEE Greece Section, IEEE Czechoslovakia Section, and IEEE Czechoslovakia Section SP/CAS/COM Joint Chapter by seventeen universities from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Slovak Republic, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Slovenia, Croatia, and Poland, for academics, researchers, and developers, and serves as a premier international forum for the annual exchange and promotion of the latest advances in telecommunication technology and signal processing. The aim of the conference is to bring together both novice and experienced scientists, developers, and specialists, to meet new colleagues, collect new ideas, and establish new cooperation between research groups from universities, research centers, and private sectors worldwide. This collection of 10 papers is highly recommended for researchers, and believed to be interesting, inspiring, and motivating for readers in their further research.

Analysis of Sensory Properties in Foods

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ISBN: 9783039214334 / 9783039214341 Year: Pages: 132 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-434-1 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Nutrition and Food Sciences
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The sensory properties of foods are the most important reason people eat the foods they eat. What those properties are and how we best measure those properties are critical to understanding food and eating behavior. Appearance, flavor, texture, and even the sounds of food can impart a desire to eat or cause us to dismiss the food as unappetizing, stale, or even inappropriate from a cultural standpoint. This Special Issue focuses on how sensory properties are measured, the specific sensory properties of various foods, and consumer behavior related to which properties might be most important in certain situations and how consumers use sensory attributes to make decisions about what they will eat. This Special Issue contains both research papers and review articles.

Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization

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ISBN: 9783039218165 / 9783039218172 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-817-2 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book was established after the 6th International Workshop on Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization (NEO), representing a collection of papers on the intersection of the two research areas covered at this workshop: numerical optimization and evolutionary search techniques. While focusing on the design of fast and reliable methods lying across these two paradigms, the resulting techniques are strongly applicable to a broad class of real-world problems, such as pattern recognition, routing, energy, lines of production, prediction, and modeling, among others. This volume is intended to serve as a useful reference for mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists to explore current issues and solutions emerging from these mathematical and computational methods and their applications.

Drinking Water Quality and Human Health

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ISBN: 9783038977261 Year: Pages: 374 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-727-8 Language: eng
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Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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The quality of drinking water is paramount for public health. Despite important improvements in the last decades, access to safe drinking water is not universal. The World Health Organization estimates that almost 10% of the population in the world do not have access to improved drinking water sources. Among other diseases, waterborne infections cause diarrhea, which kills nearly one million people every year, mostly children under 5 years of age. On the other hand, chemical pollution is a concern in high-income countries and an increasing problem in low- and middle-income countries. Exposure to chemicals in drinking water may lead to a range of chronic non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease), adverse reproductive outcomes, and effects on children’s health (e.g., neurodevelopment), among other health effects. Although drinking water quality is regulated and monitored in many countries, increasing knowledge leads to the need for reviewing standards and guidelines on a nearly permanent basis, both for regulated and newly identified contaminants. Drinking water standards are mostly based on animal toxicity data, and more robust epidemiologic studies with accurate exposure assessment are needed. The current risk assessment paradigm dealing mostly with one-by-one chemicals dismisses the potential synergisms or interactions from exposures to mixtures of contaminants, particularly at the low-exposure range. Thus, evidence is needed on exposure and health effects of mixtures of contaminants in drinking water. Finally, water stress and water quality problems are expected to increase in the coming years due to climate change and increasing water demand by population growth, and new evidence is needed to design appropriate adaptation policies.This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between drinking water quality and human health.

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Vibrio pathogens --- rural water resources --- public health --- sub-Saharan Africa --- diarrhoeal disease --- HWTS implementation --- water and sanitation --- drinking water guidance --- infant exposure --- chemical risk assessment --- duration extrapolation --- acute gastroenteritis --- risk --- tap water --- time series study --- turbidity --- urban area --- water operation data --- THMs --- cancer --- effect measure modification --- drinking water --- drinking water --- exposure assessment --- sodium --- potassium --- magnesium --- calcium --- spatial variations --- Denmark --- water safety plans --- drinking water quality --- risk management --- impact assessment --- Asia-Pacific region --- diarrhea --- fever --- cough --- Nigeria --- infant health --- drinking water --- inorganic manganese --- health-based guideline --- infants --- pharmaceuticals --- human health --- environment --- drug labels --- screening method --- LTD --- uncertainty factors --- risk assessment --- risk context --- biomonitoring --- dental health --- drinking water --- fluoride --- pharmacokinetic modeling --- waterborne disease outbreak --- simulation study --- health insurance data --- space–time detection --- drinking water --- nitrate --- cancer --- adverse reproductive outcomes --- methemoglobinemia --- thyroid disease --- endogenous nitrosation --- N-nitroso compounds --- E. coli --- monitoring --- drinking water --- water safety plan --- sanitary inspection --- gravity-fed piped water scheme --- risk management --- chlorination by-product --- France --- environmental exposure --- organic matter --- tap water --- trihalomethanes --- private wells --- groundwater --- drinking water --- animal feeding operation --- fecal coliforms --- enterococci --- E. coli --- Maryland --- nitrite --- disinfection by-product --- drinking water distribution systems --- seasonality --- atrazine --- community water system --- low birth weight --- preterm birth --- small for gestational age --- water contamination --- endocrine disruptor --- drinking water --- radioactivity --- annual effective dose --- carcinogenic --- chronic kidney disease --- end-stage renal disease --- water contaminants --- zinc --- ammonia --- chemical oxygen demand --- dissolved oxygen --- arsenic

New Developments in Statistical Information Theory Based on Entropy and Divergence Measures

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ISBN: 9783038979364 / 9783038979371 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-937-1 Language: eng
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Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology --- Statistics
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This book presents new and original research in Statistical Information Theory, based on minimum divergence estimators and test statistics, from a theoretical and applied point of view, for different statistical problems with special emphasis on efficiency and robustness. Divergence statistics, based on maximum likelihood estimators, as well as Wald’s statistics, likelihood ratio statistics and Rao’s score statistics, share several optimum asymptotic properties, but are highly non-robust in cases of model misspecification under the presence of outlying observations. It is well-known that a small deviation from the underlying assumptions on the model can have drastic effect on the performance of these classical tests. Specifically, this book presents a robust version of the classical Wald statistical test, for testing simple and composite null hypotheses for general parametric models, based on minimum divergence estimators.

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sparse --- robust --- divergence --- MM algorithm --- Bregman divergence --- generalized linear model --- local-polynomial regression --- model check --- nonparametric test --- quasi-likelihood --- semiparametric model --- Wald statistic --- composite likelihood --- maximum composite likelihood estimator --- Wald test statistic --- composite minimum density power divergence estimator --- Wald-type test statistics --- Bregman divergence --- general linear model --- hypothesis testing --- influence function --- robust --- Wald-type test --- log-linear models --- ordinal classification variables --- association models --- correlation models --- minimum penalized ?-divergence estimator --- consistency --- asymptotic normality --- goodness-of-fit --- bootstrap distribution estimator --- thematic quality assessment --- relative entropy --- logarithmic super divergence --- robustness --- minimum divergence inference --- generalized renyi entropy --- minimum divergence methods --- robustness --- single index model --- model assessment --- statistical distance --- non-quadratic distance --- total variation --- mixture index of fit --- Kullback-Leibler distance --- divergence measure --- ?-divergence --- relative error estimation --- robust estimation --- information geometry --- centroid --- Bregman information --- Hölder divergence --- indoor localization --- robustness --- efficiency --- Bayesian nonparametric --- Bayesian semi-parametric --- asymptotic property --- minimum disparity methods --- Hellinger distance --- Berstein von Mises theorem --- measurement errors --- robust testing --- two-sample test --- misspecified hypothesis and alternative --- 2-alternating capacities --- composite hypotheses --- corrupted data --- least-favorable hypotheses --- Neyman Pearson test --- divergence based testing --- Chernoff Stein lemma --- compressed data --- Hellinger distance --- representation formula --- iterated limits --- influence function --- consistency --- asymptotic normality --- location-scale family --- n/a

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self-excited Attractors

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ISBN: 9783038978985 / 9783038978992 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-899-2 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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In recent years, entropy has been used as a measure of the degree of chaos in dynamical systems. Thus, it is important to study entropy in nonlinear systems. Moreover, there has been increasing interest in the last few years regarding the novel classification of nonlinear dynamical systems including two kinds of attractors: self-excited attractors and hidden attractors. The localization of self-excited attractors by applying a standard computational procedure is straightforward. In systems with hidden attractors, however, a specific computational procedure must be developed, since equilibrium points do not help in the localization of hidden attractors. Some examples of this kind of system are chaotic dynamical systems with no equilibrium points; with only stable equilibria, curves of equilibria, and surfaces of equilibria; and with non-hyperbolic equilibria. There is evidence that hidden attractors play a vital role in various fields ranging from phase-locked loops, oscillators, describing convective fluid motion, drilling systems, information theory, cryptography, and multilevel DC/DC converters. This Special Issue is a collection of the latest scientific trends on the advanced topics of dynamics, entropy, fractional order calculus, and applications in complex systems with self-excited attractors and hidden attractors.

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new chaotic system --- multiple attractors --- electronic circuit realization --- S-Box algorithm --- chaotic systems --- circuit design --- parameter estimation --- optimization methods --- Gaussian mixture model --- chaotic system --- empirical mode decomposition --- permutation entropy --- image encryption --- hidden attractors --- fixed point --- stability --- nonlinear transport equation --- stochastic (strong) entropy solution --- uniqueness --- existence --- multiscale multivariate entropy --- multistability --- self-reproducing system --- chaos --- hidden attractor --- self-excited attractor --- fractional order --- spectral entropy --- coexistence --- multistability --- chaotic flow --- hidden attractor --- multistable --- entropy --- core entropy --- Thurston’s algorithm --- Hubbard tree --- external rays --- chaos --- Lyapunov exponents --- multiple-valued --- static memory --- strange attractors --- fractional discrete chaos --- entropy --- projective synchronization --- full state hybrid projective synchronization --- generalized synchronization --- inverse full state hybrid projective synchronization --- inverse generalized synchronization --- multichannel supply chain --- service game --- chaos --- entropy --- BOPS --- Hopf bifurcation --- self-excited attractors --- multistability --- sample entropy --- PRNG --- Non-equilibrium four-dimensional chaotic system --- entropy measure --- adaptive approximator-based control --- neural network --- uncertain dynamics --- synchronization --- fractional-order --- complex-variable chaotic system --- unknown complex parameters --- chaotic map --- fixed point --- chaos --- approximate entropy --- implementation --- hidden attractor --- hyperchaotic system --- multistability --- entropy analysis --- hidden attractor --- complex systems --- fractional-order --- entropy --- chaotic maps --- chaos --- spatial dynamics --- Bogdanov Map --- chaos --- laser --- resonator

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