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Practical machine learning with Python: a problem-solver’s guide to building real-world intelligent systems
Sarkar D., Bali R., Sharma T., Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 530 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484232-06-4)
The book’s title explicitly states its main purpose: to provide a practical problem-solving guide for those who seek to build real-world applications. The book consists of 12 chapters divided into three parts, the first two dealing with fund...
Elements of causal inference: foundations and learning algorithms
Peters J., Janzing D., Schölkopf B., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262037-31-0)
Data-based resolution of uncertainty in science must deal with two largely orthogonal issues: doubt (the degree of belief that one has in a scientific proposition) and ambiguity (one’s understanding of the proposition). (This critical distin...
Fuzzy graph theory
Mathew S., Mordeson J., Malik D., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2018. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319714-06-6)
Fuzzy graph theory is a recently developed field, and thus many research opportunities exist. This book is a very good and suitable option for readers who wish to either begin or continue their studies in different areas of fuzzy graph theory....
Computer science: an interdisciplinary approach
Sedgewick R., Wayne K., Addison-Wesley Professional, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2016. 1168 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134076-42-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)
I’ve decided to say here at the beginning that this book is outstanding and that it has my highest recommendation, both for self-study and as a text for undergraduate students who are serious about computing. The book’s content, organi...
Microservices with Azure: build highly maintainable and scalable enterprise-grade apps
Tanasseri N., Rai R., Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK, 2017. 310 pp. Type: Book (978-1-787121-14-0)
This introductory book on microservices and Microsoft Azure Service Fabric will help readers understand good development practices, that is, using proven architectural patterns to address common architectural challenges associated with the microse...
Poibeau T., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 296 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-21-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)
This small book (approximately size A5), part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press “Essential Knowledge” series, captures the essence of the machine translation (MT) field, from its origins to the present. As opposed...
Attribute-based access control
Hu V., Ferraiolo D., Chandramouli R., Kuhn D., Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 2017. 280 pp. Type: Book (978-1-630811-34-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)
In many applications, it becomes a necessity to define who (which user) is allowed to access what (which resource). This is achieved via access control. Several models for access control exist. Attribute-based access control (ABAC) is one of them,...
Blockchain applications: a hands-on approach
Bahga A., Madisetti V., VPT, 2017.Type: Book (9780996025560), Reviews: (1 of 2)
Blockchain is known from its first generation implementing cryptocurrency bitcoins. This book casts a much wider net and surveys a mixed sample of applications using the technology. The book covers blockchain conceptually, but also includes a numb...
Dawn of the new everything: encounters with reality and virtual reality
Lanier J., Henry Holt and Co, Inc., New York, NY, 2017. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-627794-09-1)
Virtual reality (VR) apps with inexpensive smartphone attachments are widely available today, but what would it have been like to obsess over VR long before it was technologically feasible? It would likely have taken a unique character, and Jaron ...
Willful ignorance: the mismeasure of uncertainty
Weisberg H., Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, NJ, 2014. 452 pp. Type: Book (978-0-470890-44-8)
No empirical assertion is absolutely certain, and scientific progress has always required assessing the degree of uncertainty associated with a claimed result. To most researchers trained in the last 50 years, this assessment takes the form of att...
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