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By Chris Impey

Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological development, from the 1st homo sapiens to go away our African cradle to a destiny during which mankind provides to settle one other global. past tells the epic tale of humanity leaving home—and how people will quickly thrive within the substantial universe past the earth.

A miraculous and propulsive voyage via area and time, Beyond unearths how centuries of house explorers—from the earliest stargazers to today’s state-of-the-art researchers—all draw suggestion from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to discover led us to multiply all over the world, and it may be traced in our DNA.

Today, the urge to find manifests itself in jaw-dropping methods: plans for area elevators poised to exchange rockets at a fragment of the fee; experiments in postponing and reanimating lifestyles for ultra-long-distance trip; prototypes for sun sails that coast via area at the momentum of microwaves published from the Earth. With those ventures, inner most businesses and marketers have the aptitude to outpace NASA because the leaders in a brand new house race.

Combining professional wisdom of astronomy and avant-garde expertise, Chris Impey publications us during the heady percentages for the subsequent century of exploration. In two decades, a colourful advertisement house should be working. In thirty years, there'll be small yet achievable colonies at the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining know-how can have complex sufficient to reap assets from asteroids. In 100 years, a cohort of people born off-Earth will come of age with out ever traveling humanity’s domestic planet. this isn't the stuff of technology fiction yet quite the logical extension of already to be had technologies.

Beyond indicates that house exploration isn't just the area of technocrats, however the birthright of each person and the future of generations to return. To proceed exploration is to make sure our survival. Outer area, a unlimited unknown, awaits us.

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61003018 and 61021062, in part by the National Research Foundation for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China under Grant No. 20100091120041, and also in part by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province under Grant No. BK2011189. References 1. : Toward the next generation of recommender systems: A survey of the state-of-the-art and possible extensions. IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 17(6), 734–749 (2005) 2. : The semantic web. Sci. Am. 5, 29–37 (2001) Using Semantic Technology to Improve Recommender Systems: : : 23 3.

In: Recommender Systems Handbook, pp. 257–298, 2011 15. : A survey of collaborative filtering techniques. Adv. Artif. Intell. 2009(5), 1–19 (2009) 16. : Advantages of the mean absolute error (MAE) over the root mean square error (RMSE) in assessing average model performance. Climate Res. 30(1), 79–82 (2005) 17. : Interpreting TF-IDF term weights as making relevance decisions. ACM Trans. Inform. Syst. 26(3), 13:1–13:37 (2008) 18. : Product recommendation based on search keywords. In: Proceedings of WISA, 2012 Finding, Extracting, and Building Academic Linked Data Peng Wang and Xiang Zhang Abstract This paper addresses the problem of finding and extracting academic information from conference Web pages, then organizing academic information as ontologies, and finally generating academic linked data by matching these ontologies.

2 Text Block Classification The complete vision tree preserves some structure information of Web pages. However, it is not enough for extracting the academic information from text blocks. This paper transforms the academic information extraction problem to a classification problem. Namely, we classify text blocks; then academic information can be extracted easily from the classification results. There are three types of academic information on a conference website: (1) information about conference events – conference name, time, location, submission deadline, submission URL, and accepted papers; (2) information about conference topics – call for papers (or workshops/research papers/industrial papers), topics of interests, sessions, tracks, and so on; and (3) information about related people and institute – organizers, program committee, authors, companies, universities, countries, and so on.

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