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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 182.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
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    Philosophy of Arithmetic
    Psychological and Logical Investigations - with Supplementary Texts from


    Edmund Husserl

    translated by

    Dallas Willard
    School of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

    EDMUND HUSSERL Collected Works -- 10

    In his first book, Philosophy of Arithmetic, Edmund Husserl provides a
    carefully worked out account of number as a categorial or formal feature of
    the objective world, and of arithmetic as a symbolic technique for
    mastering the infinite field of numbers for knowledge. It is a realist
    account of numbers and number relations that interweaves them into the
    basic structure of the universe and into our knowledge of reality. It
    provides an answer to the question of how arithmetic applies to reality,
    and gives an account of how, in general, formalized systems of symbols work
    in providing access to the world. The "appendices" to this book provide
    some of Husserl's subsequent discussions of how formalisms work, involving
    David Hilbert's program of completeness for arithmetic. "Completeness" is
    integrated into Husserl's own problematic of the "imaginary", and allows
    him to move beyond the analysis of "representations" in his understanding
    of the logic of mathematics.
    Husserl's work here provides an alternative model of what "conceptual
    analysis" should be minus the "linguistic turn", but inclusive of lannguage
    and linguistic meaning. In the process, he provides case after case of
    "Phenomenological Analysis"fortunately unencumbered by that tittle of the
    convincing type that made Husserl's life and thought a fountainhead of much
    of the most important philosophical work of the twentieth Century in
    Europe. Many Husserlian themes to be developed at length in later writings
    first emerge here: Abstraction, internal time consciousness, polythetic
    acts, acts of higher order ('founded' acts), Gestalt qualities and their
    role in knowledge, formalization (as opposed to generalization), essence
    analysis, and so forth.
    This volume is a window on a period of rich and illuminating philosophical
    activity that has been rendered generally inaccessible by the supposed
    "revolution" attributed to "Analytic Philosophy" so-called. Careful
    exposition and critique is given to every serious alternative account of
    number and number relations available at the time. Husserl's extensive and
    trenchant criticisms of Gottlob Frege's theory of number and arithmetic
    reach far beyond those most commonly referred to in the literature on their

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1546-1 Date: September 2003 Pages: 580 pp.
    EURO 199.00 / USD 199.00 / GBP 126.00

    The Multilingual Lexicon

    edited by

    Jasone Cenoz
    University of the Basque Country, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    Britta Hufeisen
    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

    Ulrike Jessner
    University of Innsbruck, Austria

    This volume is a response both to the increasing interest in multilingual
    phenomena and lexical issues in language learning. It is of interest to
    scholars and graduate students interested in bi- and multilingualism,
    second and multiple language acquisition, language processing and language
    learning, mental lexicon, applied linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics
    and language teaching.
    Recent research on third language acquisition and trilingualism has made
    clear that most multilingual studies actually deal with vocabulary learning
    or the lexicon. So far books on the mental lexicon have mainly been
    concerned with two languages in contact. This book is unique because it
    explores the multilingual lexicon by providing insights from research
    studies conducted in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics and
    neurolinguistics. It goes beyond the use of two languages and thus
    concentrates on a new and developing area in linguistic research. The
    different perspectives included in this volume provide a link to the
    mainstream work on the lexicon and vocabulary acquisition and will
    stimulate further debate in these areas and in the study of multilingualism.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1543-7 Date: September 2003 Pages: 350 pp.
    EURO 133.00 / USD 146.00 / GBP 92.00

    Bulgarian Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    edited by

    Dimitri Ginev
    University of Sofia, Bulgaria


    This volume attempts to provide a new articulation of issues surrounding
    scientific realism, scientific rationality, the epistemology of
    non-classical physics, the type of revolutionary changes in the development
    of science, the naturalization of epistemology within frameworks of
    cognitive science and structural linguistics, models of the information
    technology revolution, and reconstructions of early modern logical systems.
    A common denominator of the authors' positions is the rejection of the
    post-modern deconstruction of the "global philosophical accounts" of
    science's cognitive structure and dynamics. The volume takes on a dual
    task: it deals with major perspectives on philosophy of science "after the
    end of post-positivism", and it represents basic philosophical
    controversies in an Eastern-European society "after the end of state

    Preface; D. Ginev. Introduction; D. Ginev.
         * Part I: Investigations in the General Philosophy of Science. The
    Danger of Catching Nature in Contradiction; S. Petrov. Scientific
    Rationality, Decision and Choice; V. Bouzov. The Information Technology
    Revolution: A New, Techno-Economic Paradigm; S. Spassov. Are Bifurcations
    of Human Knowledge Possible? A. Petrov.
         * Part II: Philosophy of Physics. The Proliferation and Synthesis of
    Physical Theories; A. Polikarov. On Human Agency in Physics; M. Bushev.
         * Part III: Philosophy and Logic. Leibniz's Logical Systems: A
    Reconstruction; V. Sotirov. The Logic Between Two Centuries; M. Tabakov.
         * Part IV: Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science. Idealized
    Cognitive Models and Other Mental Representations; D. Genova. Philosophy of
    Science Meets Cognitive Science: The Categorization Debate; L. Gurova.
    Three Words: Hypertext and Argumentation Readings of Tractatus
    Logico-Philosophicus; S. Radev.
         * Part V: Philosophy of Science and the Continental Ideas. On Kant's
    Conception of Space and Time; A.S. Stefanov. How to Be Simultaneously an
    Antiessentialist and a Defender of Science's Cognitive Specificity; D.
    Ginev. Notes on Contributors.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1496-1 Date: August 2003 Pages: 228 pp.
    EURO 90.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 62.00

    Modelling Geographical Systems
    Statistical and Computational Applications

    edited by

    Barry Boots
    Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University,
    Ontario, Canada

    Atsuyuki Okabe
    Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

    Richard Thomas
    School of Geography, University of Manchester, UK


    This book presents a representative selection of innovative ideas currently
    shaping the development and testing of geographical systems models by means
    of statistical and computational approaches. Collectively, the
    contributions span all geographic scales, deal with both individuals and
    aggregates, and represent natural, human, and integrated spatial systems.
    Reflecting current concerns for relevance, each paper has an applied
    component relating to one or more contemporary issues.
    Modelling Geographical Systems is relevant to researchers, postgraduates,
    final-year undergraduates and professionals in the areas of quantitative
    geography, spatial analysis, spatial modelling, and geographical
    information sciences.
    Although not intended as a textbook, this volume would provide a useful
    supplementary text for courses on quantitative geography and geographical
    systems modelling in both human and physical geography, and GIS and

    1. Introduction; B. Boots, et al.
    Part I: Statistical Models
    of Spatial Systems. Section A: Spatial Statistics.
    2. Geographic Patterns of Urban Residential Development; J. Lee.
    3. Using Local Statistics for Boundary Characterization; B. Boots.
    4. Local Spatial Interaction Modelling based on the Geographically Weighted
    Regression Approach; T. Nakaya. Section B: Space-Time Analysis.
    5. Understanding Activity Scheduling and Rescheduling Behaviour: Theory and
    Numerical Illustration; Chang-Hyeon Joh, et al.
    6. Geographical Model of a Self-Organizing Megalopolis with Time-Space
    Convergence; I. Mizuno.
    7. Epidemic Modelling of HIV/AIDS Transfers between Eastern and Western
    Europe; P. Smith, R. Thomas.
    Part II: Computational Methods. Section A: Simulation Models.
    8. A Spatial Microsimulation Model for Social Policy Evaluation; D. Ballas,
    et al.
    9. Analysis of the Effect of Land Use Patterns on the Anthropogenic Energy
    Discharged from Air Conditioning and Hot Water Supply Using a Modified CSU
    Mesoscale Model; T. Watanabe, et al.
    10. Generalized Thünen and Thünen-Ricardo Models for Asian Land Use; K.
    Konagaya. Section B: GIS Models.
    11. Balancing Consensus and Conflict with a GIS-Based Multi-Participant,
    Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool; R.D. Feick,G.B. Hall.
    12. Grid-Based Population Distribution Estimates from Historical Japanese
    Topographical Maps Using GIS: Y. Arai, S. Koike.
    13. GIS Modelling for Rain-Induced Debris-Flow Hazards in a Small
    Watershed; S. Zhao, T. Tamura. Section C: The Internet.
    14. A Geographical Interpretation of Cyberspace: Preliminary Analysis on
    the Scaling Tendency of Information Spaces; N. Shiode.
    15. On Modelling Internet Transactions as a Time-Dependent Random Walk: An
    Application of the Retail Aggregate Space-Time Trip (RASTT) Model; R.G.V.
    16. Development of Disaster Information Network System in the Asian Region:
    Internet GIS for Disaster Information Management; Y. Ogawa, etal.
    17. Geographical Conceptualization of Cyberplaces; M. Takeyama.
    Contributors. Subject Index.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-0821-X Date: August 2003 Pages: 368 pp.
    EURO 130.00 / USD 130.00 / GBP 82.00

    Designs 2002
    Further Computational and Constructive Design Theory

    edited by

    Walter D. Wallis
    Dept. of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA


    This volume is a sequel to the 1996 compilation, Computational
    andConstructive Design Theory. It contains research papers and surveys of
    recent research work on two closely related aspects of the study of
    combinatorial designs: design construction and computer-aided study of
    Audience: This volume is suitable for researchers in the theory of
    combinatorial designs.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7599-5 Date: August 2003 Pages: 384 pp.
    EURO 171.00 / USD 190.00 / GBP 118.00

    Exploration of Visual Data


    Xiang Sean Zhou
    Siemens Corporation, Princeton, NJ, USA

    Yong Rui
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA

    Thomas S. Huang
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
    Urbana-Champaign, USA


    Exploration of Visual Data presents latest research efforts in the area of
    content-based exploration of image and video data. The main objective is to
    bridge the semantic gap between high-level concepts in the human mind and
    low-level features extractable by the machines.
    The two key issues emphasized are "content-awareness" and
    "user-in-the-loop". The authors provide a comprehensive review on
    algorithms for visual feature extraction based on color, texture, shape,
    and structure, and techniques for incorporating such information to aid
    browsing, exploration, search, and streaming of image and video data. They
    also discuss issues related to the mixed use of textual and low-level
    visual features to facilitate more effective access of multimedia data.
    To bridge the semantic gap, significant recent research efforts have also
    been put on learning during user interactions, which is also known as
    "relevance feedback". The difficulty and challenge also come from the
    personalized information need of each user and a small amount of feedbacks
    the machine could obtain through real-time user interaction. The authors
    present and discuss several recently proposed classification and learning
    techniques that are specifically designed for this problem, with kernel-
    and boosting-based approaches for nonlinear extensions.
    Exploration of Visual Data provides state-of-the-art materials on the
    topics of content-based description of visual data, content-based
    low-bitrate video streaming, and latest asymmetric and nonlinear relevance
    feedback algorithms, which to date are unpublished.
    Exploration of Visual Data will be of interest to researchers,
    practitioners, and graduate-level students in the areas of multimedia
    information systems, multimedia databases, computer vision, machine learning.

         * 1: Introduction. 1.1. Challenges. 1.2. Research Scope. 1.3.
    State-of-the-Art. 1.4. Outline of Book.
         * 2: Overview Of Visual Information Representation. 2.1. Color. 2.2.
    Texture. 2.3. Shape. 2.4. Spatial Layout. 2.5. Interest Points. 2.6. Image
    Segmentation. 2.7. Summary.
         * 3: Edge-based Structural Features. 3.1. Visual Feature
    Representation. 3.2. Edge-Based Structural Features. 3.3. Experiments and
         * 4: Probabilistic Local Structure Models. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. The
    Proposed Modeling Scheme. 4.3. Implementation Issues. 4.4. Experiments and
    Discussion. 4.5. Summary and Discussion.
         * 5: Constructing Table-of-Content for Videos. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2.
    Related Work. 5.3. The Proposed Approach. 5.4. Determination of the
    Parameters. 5.5. Experimental Results. 5.6. Conclusions.
         * 6: Nonlinearly Sampled Video Streaming. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2.
    Problem Statement. 6.3. Frame Saliency Scoring. 6.4. Scenario and
    Assumptions. 6.5. Minimum Buffer Formulation. 6.6. Limited-Buffer
    Formulation. 6.7. Extensions and Analysis. 6.8. Experimental Evaluation.
    6.9. Discussion.
         * 7: Relevance Feedback for Visual Data Retrieval. 7.1. The Need for
    User-in-the-Loop. 7.2. Problem Statement. 7.3. Overview of Existing
    Techniques. 7.4. Learning from Positive Feedbacks. 7.5. Adding Negative
    Feedbacks: Discriminant Analysis? 7.6. Biased Discriminant Analysis. 7.7.
    Nonlinear Extensions Using Kernel and Boosting. 7.8. Comparisons and
    Analysis. 7.9. Relevance Feedback on Image Tiles.
         * 8: Toward Unification of Keywords and Low-Level Contents. 8.1.
    Introduction. 8.2. Joint Querying and Relevance Feedback. 8.3. Learning
    Semantic Relations between Keywords. 8.4. Discussion.
         * 9: Future Research Directions. 9.1. Low-level and intermediate-level
    visual descriptors. 9.2. Learning from user interactions. 9.3. Unsupervised
    detection of patterns/events. 9.4. Domain-specific applications.
    References. Index.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7569-3 Date: August 2003 Pages: 208 pp.
    EURO 113.00 / USD 125.00 / GBP 78.00

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