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A Knowledge-Based Approach to Word Sense Disambiguation

Hamid R. Arabnia, David de la Fuente Elena B. Kozerenko, Peter M. LaMonica Raymond A. Liuzzi, Todd Waskiewicz, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Ivan Nunes da Silva, Fernando G. Tinetti, and Fadi Thabtah CSREA Press PDF

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Using Layers, Masks, and Paths to Create Three-Dimensional Objects—Shadow Layers

Klaus Goelker Rocky Nook ePub

You already succeeded in creating simple image objectsthe Easter eggs. With the GIMP tools, you can create three-dimensional objects that are far more complex than eggs. In the next exercise, you will work with paths and selections and learn about transformations in more detail. In addition, youll learn how to create a three-dimensional, complex object.

The following exercise is rather complex because it requires many steps, most of which are repetitive. Youll be creating several paths and selections as well as working with the Layers and Paths dialogs to fill and transform those paths and selections.

Take your time. You will gain experience and speed as you work.

Suppose you want your Easter egg image to appear as if its on a television screen. To that end, you will build both the image and the television. This exercise will show you a relatively simple way to produce rather complex image objects with 3D effects. Remember, this is an exercise designed to give you lots of experience and practice.

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14. The Command Prompt

Preston Gralla O'Reilly Media ePub

The point-and-click graphical user interface (GUI) revolutionized the way we use computers, eliminating the need to remember cryptic commands and type them at the unfriendly C:> prompt. But there are still times when the Command Prompt interface is the quickest and fastest way to perform some tasksand, in fact, times when it is the only way.

Although its not readily apparent, the Command Prompt is still an integral part of Windows Vista. Some of the programs that come with Windows dont have corresponding shortcuts in the Start menu or Control Panel and must be started with some form of the Command Prompt. And most other applications, such as Notepad and Windows Explorer, have command-line parameters, special options that you can specify only if the program is started from the Command Prompt. And then there are programs, such as Telnet, that are still entirely command-line-based.

Understanding the Command Prompt in all of its forms not only is helpful in getting a better idea of how Windows works, but also can open up new ways of accomplishing tasks that would otherwise require repetitive pointing and clicking. Disk Operating System (DOS) was the command-line-only operating system run by early PCs, and Windows was merely an application that ran on top of DOS. Windows NT, the predecessor to Windows XP, was Microsofts first version of Windows that did not rely on DOS. However, in Windows Vista, as well as in Windows NT, 2000, and XP, the Command Prompt is still made available as a standalone application.

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2. What Does It Do?

Derrick Story O'Reilly Media ePub

Taking Control of Buttons, Dials, and Menus

Now that you're familiar with your camera's basic components, you can concentrate on how to unlock its picture-taking magic. For example, you probably understand that a simple flash menu button () allows you to cycle through a series of versatile lighting controls. But what do they mean, and which one should you choose?

In this chapter, you'll learn how to use those deceptively simple buttons and dials to tap into the incredible picture-taking capacity hidden within your digital camera.

This chapter covers camera controls alphabetically from A to Z, or more specifically, from Aperture Value Mode to Zooming. New terms are listed in italic. If you're not sure where to find any of these settings on your particular camera, double-check the owner's manual, or refer to Chapter 1 of this guide.

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As always, it's best to have your camera in hand as you work with the text and study the photo examples. The more you shoot, the more natural these techniques will become.

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North from Phuket

Christopher Evans Hunter Publishing ePub

Crossing the bridge puts us in the province of Phang Nga. (The main city, which we will visit later, has the same name). The province borders on Ranong and Surat Thani in the north, Phuket and the Andaman Sea in the south, Surat Thani and Krabi in the east and the Andaman Sea in the west. The eight counties in the province are Amphoe Muang, Kuraburi, Thap Put, Takua Thung, Takuapa, Thai Muang, and Ko Yao. The terrain of the province is mostly mountains and forests combined with rubber plantations. The province has two major rivers, the Phang Nga and the Takuapa. There are 105 small islands in the Andaman Sea which belong to this province, most of them in the northwest.

The first town you reach after leaving Phuket is Khok Kloi, where Highway 4, the Phetchakasem Highway, splits. In one direction, it heads north to Bangkok; the right turn will take you around towards Krabi. Today we are heading north. Once clear of the town we leave the main highway, take a left turn and head towards the sea and the northern beaches of Thai Muang, which are undeveloped except for a couple of luxury homes and the 56-room Hot Spring Beach Resort & Spa, 79 Moo 8 Na Toey, Thai Muang, tel. 07742 5532, fax 07742 5376, a hotel that is totally cut off from the outside world. Rooms here go for $70 a night during the low season and double that in the high season (from November to April). Main attraction has to be the hot-spring outdoor pool. It certainly is not for the surrounding attractions, of which there are none. The tsunami caused some damage to several rooms, the restaurant and beachfront area, forcing the resort to close for three months.

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