Why Mining?

Author: David L. McKay

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

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"Why Mining?" Professor Leslie Crouch asked the Author when being interviewed at the beginning of Third Year Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 1948. Giving an answer saying something like "...having always lived in or near mining towns, I enjoyed the people." It was a pretty lame answer but it was the best that could be given at the time. The Author's bibliography covers employment in Sheep Creek Gold Mines, Malartic Goldfields, Steep Rock Iron Mines, Rockiron, IMC, Cominco and Texasgulf Kidd Creek of a period of 35 years and then consulting on his own for 17 years. In his career, mining activities took him to many of the states in the US as well as all provinces and territories in Canada and to foreign assignments in Scandinavia, China and Kazakhstan. The question of "Why Mining?" is finally resolved or concluded in the Epilogue... "What other endevour could provide more fun than Mining? Mining had everything one would ever want in a career. There was travel, there was money to spend, there was money to be made, but most of all, there were people." Perhaps the answer given in 1948 was not too far off-the-mark because the Author did mention he enjoyed the people. This biography of a mining engineer's career (spanning the years of 1948 to 2000, a period of over 50 years) is about the "Mining People" met in the pursuit of his profession.

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Big Data

Methodologies, Challenge and Opportunities

Author: Wesley W. Chu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 311

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The field of data mining has made significant and far-reaching advances over the past three decades. Because of its potential power for solving complex problems, data mining has been successfully applied to diverse areas such as business, engineering, social media, and biological science. Many of these applications search for patterns in complex structural information. In biomedicine for example, modeling complex biological systems requires linking knowledge across many levels of science, from genes to disease. Further, the data characteristics of the problems have also grown from static to dynamic and spatiotemporal, complete to incomplete, and centralized to distributed, and grow in their scope and size (this is known as big data). The effective integration of big data for decision-making also requires privacy preservation. The contributions to this monograph summarize the advances of data mining in the respective fields. This volume consists of nine chapters that address subjects ranging from mining data from opinion, spatiotemporal databases, discriminative subgraph patterns, path knowledge discovery, social media, and privacy issues to the subject of computation reduction via binary matrix factorization.

Multimedia Mining

A Highway to Intelligent Multimedia Documents

Author: Chabane Djeraba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 231

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Multimedia Mining: A Highway to Intelligent Multimedia Documents brings together experts in digital media content analysis, state-of-art data mining and knowledge discovery in multimedia database systems, knowledge engineers and domain experts from diverse applied disciplines. Multimedia documents are ubiquitous and often required, if not essential, in many applications today. This phenomenon has made multimedia documents widespread and extremely large. There are tools for managing and searching within these collections, but the need for tools to extract hidden useful knowledge embedded within multimedia objects is becoming pressing and central for many decision-making applications. The tools needed today are tools for discovering relationships between objects or segments within multimedia document components, such as classifying images based on their content, extracting patterns in sound, categorizing speech and music, and recognizing and tracking objects in video streams.

Annual Report

Author: United States. Mines Bureau





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International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy

Trends and Prospects

Author: Elizabeth Bastida

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.


Category: Law

Page: 1114

View: 732

This book covers a broad spectrum of issues shaping the current paradigm of minerals sector governance. The ultimate aim of the book is to understand trends and developments in mineral law and policy occurring at international, regional, cross-border and in some selected cases at national level and also to identify some of the challenges lying ahead. With these objectives in view, the book brings together a representative selection of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject. The contributions deal with a diverse range of issues tackled from interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics are divided into five main chapters: international and comparative aspects of mineral law; actors and policies in the minerals industry; investment prospects, financial and fiscal issues; sustainable development and regional outlooks. The book aspires to serve as a useful reference for scholars, practitioners, students and all those with an interest in current developments in the areas reviewed. Elizabeth Bastida is the Rio Tinto Research Fellow and the Director of the Mineral Law and Policy Programme at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee (CEPMLP/Dundee). Thomas W?lde is the Professor of International Economic, Natural Resources and Energy Law and was (until 2001) the Executive Director of CEPMLP/Dundee. He currently runs TWA, his private consultancy firm, which provides advisory services in natural resources and energy law, regulatory reform, investment promotion, state enterprise/agency appraisal and restructuring, privatisation, contract assessment, negotiation and dispute management. Janeth Warden-Fern?ndez is a Research and Teaching Fellow, an advisor of the Mineral Law and Policy Programme and the Manager of the Distance Learning Programme at CEPMLP/Dundee.

Not Ours Alone

Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

Trading with Intermarket Analysis

A Visual Approach to Beating the Financial Markets Using Exchange-Traded Funds

Author: John J. Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 704

An enhanced visual guide to market trading using intermarketanalysis and exchange-traded funds With global markets and asset classes growing even moreinterconnected, intermarket analysis—the analysis of relatedasset classes or financial markets to determine their strengths andweaknesses—has become an essential part of any trader's duediligence. In Trading with Intermarket Analysis, John J. Murphy,former technical analyst for CNBC, lays out the technical andintermarket tools needed to understand global markets andillustrates how they help traders profit in volatile climates usingexchange-traded funds. As an enhanced eBook, Trading with Intermarket Analysisfeatures a slew of exciting additional features designed to providea more immersive learning experience. With the Wiley enhancedeBook, you can to test yourself on key concepts through interactivetests, gain a deeper understanding through clickable definitionsand pop-up charts, and learn hands-on through video tutorials. Armed with a knowledge of how economic forces impact variousmarkets and financial sectors, investors and traders can profit byexploiting opportunities in markets about to rise and avoidingthose poised to fall. Trading with Intermarket Analysisprovides advice on trend following, chart patterns, movingaverages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, usingexchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and the new worldof intermarket relationships, all presented in a highly visualway. Gives readers a visually rich introduction to the world ofintermarket analysis, the ultimate tool for beating themarkets Provides practical advice on trend following, chart patterns,moving averages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, usingexchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and intermarketrelationships Includes appendices on Japanese candlesticks andpoint-and-figure charting Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Trading with IntermarketAnalysis presents the most important concepts related to usingexchange-traded funds to beat the markets in a visually accessibleformat.

Letting Them Die

Why HIV/AIDS Intervention Programmes Fail

Author: Catherine Campbell

Publisher: James Currey Publishers


Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 214

View: 177

South Africa has the worst AIDS epidemic in the world...this book highlights the barriers and constraints to controlling the crisis.