Foundations Of Statistical Natural Language Processing

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Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262133609
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Foundations Of Statistical Natural Language Processing by Christopher D. Manning


Original Title: Foundations Of Statistical Natural Language Processing

An introduction to statistical natural language processing (NLP). The text contains the theory and algorithms needed for building NLP tools. Topics covered include: mathematical and linguistic foundations; statistical methods; collocation finding; word sense disambiguation; and probalistic parsing.

The Economics Of Sport And Recreation

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Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135824908
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The Economics Of Sport And Recreation by Peter Taylor


Original Title: The Economics Of Sport And Recreation

The Economics of Sport and Recreation provides a much needed and up-to-date analysis of sport's contribution to the global economy. This new edition covers all aspects of the economics of sport and recreation but gives prominence to the staggering rise of the commercial sector over the last decade. Special attention is paid to the economics of the sports goods industry, the economics of sports sponsorship, the economics of major sports events, the economics of professional team sports, and the economic relationship between sport and broadcasting. In the first edition of this book published in 1985, the emphasis was on the government and voluntary sectors as the lead sectors in the sports market. As we enter the next millennium, it is the commercial sector that is the lead sector in the sports market and this is reflected in the content and structure of the new book. Aimed specifically at students engaged in the study of sport and its interaction with the economy, this book will be an invaluable resource.

Lex Sportiva What Is Sports Law

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Author: Robert C.R. Siekmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9067048291
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Lex Sportiva What Is Sports Law by Robert C.R. Siekmann


Original Title: Lex Sportiva What Is Sports Law

The important theme “What is Sports Law?” was the topic of the international Conference on “The Concept of Lex Sportiva Revisited”, which took place in Jakarta in late 2010. Academics and practitioners are still in debate to agree on this concept as is evident in this book. This book not only contains the worked out contributions of this Conference, but also other related chapters on the subject. It produces a reassessment of the content of Sports Law and its terminology keeping a close eye on the current literature. The book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Prof. Dr. Robert Siekmann, Dr. Janwillem Soek and Marco van der Harst LL.M.

The Complete Book Of Sports Nutrition

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Author: Shelly Meltzer
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781845370817
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The Complete Book Of Sports Nutrition by Shelly Meltzer


Original Title: The Complete Book Of Sports Nutrition

Discusses the basics of nutrition for athletes, describes ways to make a healthy eating plan, looks at the effects of dietary supplements, and offers information on specific nutritional needs of athletes in a variety of sports.

Sports Medicine

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Author: Eugene Sherry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781900151559
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Sports Medicine by Eugene Sherry


Original Title: Sports Medicine

A clearly structured, concise guide to the scientific basis, diagnosis and treatment of sports injury, this volume covers all aspects of sports medicine needed by orthopaedic surgeons and physicians encountering sports injuries in their practice. Throughout the text, key points are illustrated by clear drwings and figures, as well as extensive tabular material. The first part of the book deals with general aspects of sports medicine: its history, basics, theory, environmental aspects, and the additional impact of eco-systems on exercise. Part 2 examines injuries to specific regions of the body, as well as the psychological problems such injuries entail. Part 3 discusses the specific requirements of the female athlete, the child, the elderly, the disabled, and the elite athlete. The guidelines provided are based on the standards of care developed for the treatment of athletes at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

Sports Discourse

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Author: Tony Schirato
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441173366
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Sports Discourse by Tony Schirato


Original Title: Sports Discourse

This book both defines sports discourse, and provides an account of the different discourses that are utilized and come into play when the field of sport speaks. It shows how the sports communities have been addressed over time by various speakers, across various multimodal genres. Tony Schirato looks first at how discourse can be viewed as a form of work, something that produces and naturalizes meanings, and habituates the way we see the world. Grounding this exploration is an account of the development of the field of sport as a specific discursive regime, one that is both reflected and refracted by the dominant discourses and values of the time. These discourses have become naturalized and shape activities and materialities at local and global levels. The book ends with an examination of how new technologies and the Web are changing sports discourse, in some cases radically via online commentary, Twitter and user-generated content.

Routledge Handbook Of Youth Sport

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Author: Ken Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134469934
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Routledge Handbook Of Youth Sport by Ken Green


Original Title: Routledge Handbook Of Youth Sport

The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.

The Social Psychology Of Sport

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Author: Gordon W. Russell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461580633
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The Social Psychology Of Sport by Gordon W. Russell


Original Title: The Social Psychology Of Sport

This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

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