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A survey of methods for explaining black box models
Guidotti R., Monreale A., Ruggieri S., Turini F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. ACM Computing Surveys 51(5): 1-42, 2019. Type: Article
Computerized decision support systems have significant social consequences, and yet they are capable of mistakes or bias. Can an autonomous driving system be trusted, for example, when its visual scene recognition was implemented as a neural netwo...
Feb 19 2019
Swarms and network intelligence in search
Altshuler Y., Pentland A., Bruckstein A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 238 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319636-02-3)
The book provides a unified and systematic view of the authors’ research in the area of swarm robotics, with an emphasis on swarm applications for search missions. A lot of the included work is previously published material. The book focuses...
Feb 11 2019
Environmental sound recognition using short-time feature aggregation
Roma G., Herrera P., Nogueira W. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems 51(3): 457-475, 2018. Type: Article
Enabling the automatic human-level (or better) detection and classification of audio events and sound environments would be a clear plus for artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications such as robotics and social signal processing. Typical mac...
Feb 4 2019
Guide to graph algorithms: sequential, parallel and distributed
Erciyes K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 471 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319732-34-3)
This comprehensive text focuses on graph data structures and consequent graph algorithms as fundamental to the analysis of various types of networks, from social to biological ones. The book consists of three parts, with 15 chapters including an e...
Jan 28 2019
Teaching computing: a practitioner’s perspective
Walker H., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 514 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138034-43-3)
Computing is a very popular option among undergraduates and graduates because it relates to many other disciplines, including finance, graphic design, game development, and biology, among others. The teaching of computing requires up-to-date knowl...
Jan 21 2019
The Oxford handbook of causal reasoning
Waldmann M., Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2017. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-199399-55-0)
A few years ago, Weisberg’s
 distinguished two facets of uncertainty: doubt, which is the focus of modern statistics, and ambiguity about the causal structure of the world, which researchers in many domains have n...
Jan 14 2019
Introduction to data mining (2nd ed.)
Tan P., Steinbach M., Karpatne A., Kumar V., Pearson, New York, NY, 2018. 864 pp. Type: Book (978-0-133128-90-1)
The first edition of this book, published in 2006 , was probably the best introductory textbook on data mining available. A dozen years later, the field has evolved to become mainstream under the commercial denomination of “big data,̶...
Jan 7 2019
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