Data Analysis and Applications 2

Utilization of Results in Europe and Other Topics

Volume 3 – Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis SET Coordinated by Jacques Janssen

Data Analysis and Applications 2

Edited by

Christos H. Skiadas, Technical University of Crete, Greece
James R. Bozeman, American University of Malta

ISBN : 9781786304476

Publication Date : February 2019

Hardcover 252 pp

145.00 USD



This series of books collects a diverse array of work that provides the reader with theoretical and applied information on data analysis methods, models and techniques, along with appropriate applications.

Volume 2 begins with an introductory chapter by Gilbert Saporta, a leading expert in the field, who summarizes the developments in data analysis over the last 50 years. The book is then divided into four parts: Part 1 examines (in)dependence relationships, innovation in the Nordic countries, dentistry journals, dependence among growth rates of GDP of V4 countries, emissions mitigation, and five-star ratings; Part 2 investigates access to credit for SMEs, gender-based impacts given Southern Europe’s economic crisis, and labor market transition probabilities; Part 3 looks at recruitment at university job-placement offices and the Program for International Student Assessment; and Part 4 examines discriminants, PageRank, and the political spectrum of Germany.


Part 1. Applications
1. Context-specific Independence in Innovation Study, Federica Nicolussi and Manuela Cazzaro.
2. Analysis of the Determinants and Outputs of Innovation in the Nordic Countries, Cátia Rosário, António Augusto Costa and Ana Lorga da Silva.
3. Bibliometric Variables Determining the Quality of a Dentistry Journal,
Pilar Valderrama, Manuel Escabias, Evaristo Jiménez-Contreras, Mariano J. Valderrama and Pilar Baca.
4. Analysis of Dependence among Growth Rates of GDP of V4 Countries Using Four-dimensional Vine Copulas,
Jozef Komorník, Magda Komorníková and Tomáš Bacigál.
5. Monitoring the Compliance of Countries Emissions Mitigation Using Dissimilarity Indices,
Eleni Ketzaki, Stavros Rallakis, Nikolaos Farmakis and Eftichios Sartzetakis.
6. Maximum Entropy and Distributions of Five-Star Ratings, Yiannis Dimotikalis.

Part 2. The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis in Europe
7. Access to Credit for SMEs after the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Northern Italian Perspective, Cinzia Colapinto and Mariangela Zenga.
8. Gender-Based Differences in the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Labor Market Flows in Southern Europe,
Maria Symeonaki, Maria Karamessini and Glykeria Stamatopoulou.
9. Measuring Labor Market Transition Probabilities in Europe with Evidence from the EU-SILC,
Maria Symeonaki, Maria Karamessini and Glykeria Stamatopoulou.

Part 3. Student Assessment and Employment in Europe
10. Almost Graduated, Close to Employment? Taking into Account the Characteristics of Companies Recruiting at a University Job Placement Office, Franca Crippa, Mariangela Zenga and Paolo Mariani.
11. How Variation of Scores of the Programme ?for International Student Assessment can be Explained through Analysis of Information,
Valérie Girardin, Justine Lequesne and Olivier Thévenon.

Part 4. Visualization
12. A Topological Discriminant Analysis, Rafik Abdesselam.
13. Using Graph Partitioning to Calculate Page Rank in a Changing Network, Christopher Engström and Sergei Silvestrov.
14. Visualizing the Political Spectrum of Germany by Contiguously Ordering the Party Policy Profiles, Andranik Tangian.

About the authors

Christos H. Skiadas is the Founder and former Director of the Data Analysis and Forecasting Laboratory at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He continues his work at the university at the ManLab in the Department of Production Engineering and Management.

James R. Bozeman holds a PhD in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, USA, and is Professor of Mathematics at the American University of Malta.