When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rachel Zelinsky meets reclusive genius Theo Moore, she finds him strangely compelling. Theo is both arrogant and socially awkward, but he has an aura of power that speaks to Rachel's carefully-hidden submissive side. Disturbed and aroused, she tries to focus on her original objective -- a deal to incorporate his Artificial Intelligence software into her company's popular virtual world. Rachel's not a woman that lets pleasure interfere with business, but for some reason, she can't resist Theo's geeky appeal.Theo Moore can't be bought. His past battles with poverty make him deeply suspicious of the billionaire CEO. Still, with her voluptuous curves and brilliant mind, Rachel embodies his ultimate sexual fantasy. Too bad his knowledge about sex derives from extensive research and a stash of kinky porn rather than real-world experience. That doesn't bother Rachel, however. In his bed - in his arms - in his bonds - she discovers the bliss of total surrender. Rachel may be Theo's first lover, but Theo is Rachel's first true Master - and the first man to truly touch her heart. It seems that love may harmonize their differing goals and values, until Rachel's unwitting violation of Theo's trust threatens to tear them apart forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Marsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097195/bk_acx0_097195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The automation of manual activities was a long-time imagination of human beings. With the development of computers, this dream is coming to be realized. Over the past 50 years, many researches are conducted to develop machines and software that help and sometimes replace human beings. Optical Character Recognition(OCR) is one of the most successful applications of technology in the field of pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. OCR systems take scanned images of paper documents as input, and automatically convert them into digital format for computer-aided data processing. In the first part of this book, the definition, architecture, benefits, applications and issues of developing of OCR systems are covered. A total of fifteen researches are reviewed and a summary of the identified problems, objective of the study, methods, techniques and algorithms applied or innovated, scope and limitation, performance evaluation as well as the future research direction pointed by all researches are presented in an interesting manner. Finally conclusion and recommendations with references to reviewed literatures are presented.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Workshops held at the 8th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2012, in Halkidiki, Greece, in September 2012. The book includes a total of 66 interesting and innovative research papers from the following 8 workshops: the Second Artificial Intelligence Applications in Biomedicine Workshop (AIAB 2012), the First AI in Education Workshop: Innovations and Applications (AIeIA 2012), the Second International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Software Engineering (CISE 2012), the First Conformal Prediction and Its Applications Workshop (COPA 2012), the First Intelligent Innovative Ways for Video-to-Video Communiccation in Modern Smart Cities Workshop (IIVC 2012), the Third Intelligent Systems for Quality of Life Information Services Workshop (ISQL 2012), the First Mining Humanistic Data Workshop (MHDW 2012), and the First Workshop on Algorithms for Data and Text Mining in Bioinformatics (WADTMB 2012).
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems, CISIS 2011, held in Torremolinos-Málaga, in June 2011 as a satellite event of IWANN 2011, the International Work-Conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks.The 38 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 70 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on machine learning and intelligence, network security, cryptography, securing software, and applications of intelligent methods for security.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Export Systems, IEA/AIE 2001, held in Budapest, Hungary in June 2001. The 104 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 140 submissions. The proceedings offer topical sections on searching, knowledge representation, model-based reasoning, machine learning, data mining, soft computing, evolutionary algorithms, distributed problem solving, export systems, pattern and speech recognition, vision language processing, planning and scheduling, robotics, autonomous agents, design, control, manufacturing systems, finance and business, software engineering, and intelligent tutoring.
Web engineering is now a well-established and mature ?eld of research with strong relationships with other disciplines such as software engineering, human computer interaction, and arti?cial intelligence. Web engineering has also been recognized as a multidisciplinary ?eld, which is growing fast together with the growth of the World Wide Web. This evolution is manifested in the richness of the Web Engineering Conferences which attract researchers, prac- tioners, educators, and students from di?erent countries. Thisvolumecontainstheproceedingsofthe10thInternationalConferenceon WebEngineering(ICWE2010),whichwasheldinVienna,Austria,inJuly2010. The ICWE conferences are among the most essential events of the Web en- neering community. This fact is manifested both by the number of accomplished researchers that support the conference series with their work and contributions as well as by the continuing patronage of several international organizations dedicated to promoting research and scienti?c progress in the ?eld of Web en- neering. ICWE 2010 followed conferences in San Sebastian, Spain, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, Como, Italy, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Sydney, Australia, Munich, G- many, Oviedo, Spain, Santa Fe, Argentina, and Caceres, Spain. This year s call for research papers attracted a total of 120 submissions from 39 countries spanning all continents of the world with a good coverage of all the di?erent aspects of Web engineering. Topics addressed by the contributions includedareasrangingfrommoretraditional?eldssuchasmodel-drivenWeb- gineering,Webservices,performance,search,SemanticWeb,quality,andtesting to novel domains such as the Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, and mashups.
This book constitutes extended and revised papers from the 19 th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2017, held in Porto, Portugal, in April 2017.The 28 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book from a total of 318 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: databases and information systems integration, artificial intelligence and decision support systems, information systems analysis and specification, software agents and internet computing, human-computer interaction, and enterprise architecture.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the workshops and special session co-located with the 17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2019, held in Ávila, Spain, in June 2019.The total of 26 full and 8 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The book also contains extended abstracts of the doctoral consortium contributions.The papers in this volume stem from the following meetings:Workshop on Agents-Based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain, AMSC,Second International Workshop on Blockchain Technology for Multi-Agent Systems, BTC4MAS,Workshop on MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation, CNSC,Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Applications for Energy Markets, Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems, MASGES, Workshop on Smart Cities and Intelligent Agents, SCIA, and Workshop on Swarm Intelligence and Swarm Robotics, SISR, as well as the special session on Software Agents and Virtualization for Internet of Things, SAVIoTS.
This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 18 th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2016, held in Rome, Italy, in April 2016.The 23 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 257 submissions to ICEIS 2016. The volume also contains one invited talk in full paper length. The papers selected to be included in this book contribute to the understanding of relevant trends of current research on enterprise information systems, including issues with regard to enterprise engineering, heterogeneous systems, security, software engineering, systems integration, business process management, human factors and affective computing, ubiquitous computing, social computing, knowledge management, and artificial intelligence.