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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted
PDF Page p82
5th paragraph

The MAD paper appears not to have made the cut for VLDB 2009 - it was not on the preliminary schedule we saw - very grateful for the reference (the preprint is online) and thought the chapter was excellent

Anonymous  Jul 19, 2009 
PDF Page p82
5th paragraph

There is no error concerning the MAD paper at VLDB 2009 - it is presented on Thursday afternoon - we will go! Apologies for previous post - the chapter is excellent.

Anonymous  Jul 19, 2009 
PDF Page 70
1st paragraph

url for hadoop given for azure

Anonymous  Jul 19, 2009 
Printed Page 75
6th paragraph

H.P. Luhn's 1958 paper "A Business Intelligence System" appeared in The IBM Journal of Research and Development, not The IBM Systems Journal.

Jeff Tyzzer  Aug 06, 2010 
Printed Page 125
1st Paragraph

1 % of 7000 is 70 not 700. Therefore, the calculation of hit rate yields 0.002 % or 40,000 polls to find a single update. Also, change the 4000 in the second paragraph to 40,000. *** The above is incorrect if by "conservative" the authors meant 1% + 9% = 10% of the userbase. However, I assumed that the upload percentage was 1% per the stated rule.

Stan  Sep 16, 2009 
Printed Page 208
4th paragraph from below

the total expected utility for options B and C is $100, not $1000 -> .75*(10000-7400) + .25*(-7400) = 100 analogously: -> .75*(7400-10000) + .25*7400 = -100 which leads to a total difference of $200 (and not $2000)

Anonymous  Dec 30, 2009 
PDF Page 213
4th paragraph

Epistomologically typo Epistemologically

Jun  Nov 06, 2010 
PDF Page 247
3rd paragraph 2nd row below Replication paragraph title between brackets

the text says: "(A complements G, and C complements T)" IT should be: "(A complements T, and C complements G)" See for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA#Base_pairing Or better, any Book about basic genetics.

Paolo  Aug 09, 2009 
PDF Page 250
4th paragraph

As the text says, the full genomic information of man consists of 3 billion characters. Thus, the programming language example should be char(3*10^9) human_genome: Instead of the 10^6 (millions) printed in the book

Anonymous  Nov 25, 2014 
PDF Page 342
7th paragraph

It says: Julia Roberts and Sophia Lauren It should be: Julia Roberts and Sophia Loren

Paolo  Aug 16, 2009 
Printed Page 345 - 348
p. 346, last third of page: "idea of algorithm"

There is a mismatch between the node numbering in the graphs and nodes mentioned in the brief description of the message-passing algorithm.

Anonymous  Jan 05, 2010