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#Indigenous: tracking the connective actions of Native American advocates on Twitter
Vigil-Hayes M., Duarte M., Parkhurst N., Belding E.  CSCW 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Portland, OR,  Feb 25-Mar 1, 2017) 1387-1399, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Today, social movements are more prevalent than ever. Individuals use multiple social media platforms to organize their voices, which turn into political actions. In some ways, these online social movements are more powerful than face-to-face inte...

Oct 16 2017
Knowledge engineering: building cognitive assistants for evidence-based reasoning
Tecuci G., Marcu D., Boicu M., Schum D.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107122-56-7)

To review this book, and do it any justice, one must begin with a few “externalities.” First, the book is exceptionally beautiful in terms of production: well bound, beautiful in color, and very well produced in every aspect. The color...

Oct 9 2017
Speed, data, and ecosystems: excelling in a software-driven world
Bosch J.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 343 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138198-18-0)

This book is a masterful exposition of how to develop large software programs, aimed at business leaders but useful to others. “Speed” refers to shortening the time required to get new software to the customer. “Data” refer...

Oct 2 2017
Blockchain applications: a hands-on approach
Bahga A., Madisetti V.,  VPT, 2017.Type: Book (9780996025560), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Digital payments through secure online transactions are gaining in popularity. Also, digital transactions must be secure and reliable without the involvement of a centralized authority keeping record of such transactions. Blockchain is an emerging...

Sep 25 2017
Photo forensics
Farid H.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-34-7)

From a number of perspectives, Photo forensics is a wonderful book. From the most material point of view, it is simply beautiful. You may even see it on coffee tables. The cover is smartly designed, the paper is of high quality, and the ima...

Sep 18 2017
Unix: the textbook (3rd ed.)
Sarwar S., Koretsky R.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 1380 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482233-58-2)

This 1380-page, five-pound behemoth of a “textbook” is unlikely to burden the backpacks of operating system (OS) students, but it certainly provides a definitive academic and professional reference for one of the most pervasive softwar...

Sep 11 2017
SC-Haskell: sequential consistency in languages that minimize mutable shared heap
Vollmer M., Scott R., Musuvathi M., Newton R.  PPoPP 2017 (Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, Austin, TX,  Feb 4-8, 2017) 283-298, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Concurrency remains a hard problem. Efficient concurrency is even harder. But what if there were a setting where writing correct concurrent programs was significantly easier, at a very modest cost in efficiency? Too good to be true, right?...

Sep 5 2017
Test oracle strategies for model-based testing
Li N., Offutt J.  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 43(4): 372-395, 2017. Type: Article

For software testing, it is important to know the expected results of test inputs. In a simple form, an oracle helps to determine if a test passed or failed by providing the expected output for a given test input. Oracle strategies intend to deter...

Aug 28 2017
A case-based reasoning system based on weighted heterogeneous value distance metric for breast cancer diagnosis
Gu D., Liang C., Zhao H.  Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 77 31-47, 2017. Type: Article

Case-based methods have previously been used to assist in treating cancers, and this paper introduces a number of significant modifications in the case of breast cancer. Specifically, these modifications relate to the way in which the distance bet...

Aug 21 2017
Deep learning
Goodfellow I., Bengio Y., Courville A.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 800 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-61-3), Reviews: (3 of 4)

Deep learning is currently the most popular (and maybe hyped) discipline within artificial intelligence (AI). It is a key component of current speech recognition systems and it has allowed computers to reach human-level performance in many tasks t...

Aug 14 2017
 
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