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  Never-ending learning
Mitchell T., Cohen W., Hruschka E., Talukdar P., Yang B., Betteridge J., Carlson A., Dalvi B., Gardner M., Kisiel B., Krishnamurthy J., Lao N., Mazaitis K., Mohamed T., Nakashole N., Platanios E., Ritter A., Samadi M., Settles B., Wang R., Wijaya D., Gupta A., Chen X., Saparov A., Greaves M., Welling J.  Communications of the ACM 61(5): 103-115, 2018. Type: Article

Human beings are continuously learning via exposure to a variety of experiences and situations. Can current computers with limited knowledge bases (KBs) and learning models ever mimic real human intelligence? Mitchell et al. compellingly critique ...

Aug 17 2018  
  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...

Aug 17 2018  
  Hamlet on the holodeck: the future of narrative in cyberspace (updated ed.)
Murray J.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 440 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262533-48-5)

Readers of this book are treated to an exploration of how story enlivens new computer-based representational technologies. Taking an incident from the Star Trek holodeck as an initial example, Murray demonstrates that the old method of repr...

Aug 15 2018  
  The blueprint: hacking/Python: 2 books in 1
CyberPunk Architects .,  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Charleston, SC, 2017. 150 pp. Type: Book (978-1-545444-19-1)

This “beginner’s guide to everything you need to know”--as the authors call it--is anything but that. It seems to be randomly copy and pasted from Wikipedia and other sources, and is outdated and poorly written. What is...

Aug 15 2018  
  Finding a healthier approach to managing medical data
Greengard S.  Communications of the ACM 61(5): 31-33, 2018. Type: Article

Healthcare providers are confronted with formidable obstacles when it comes to providing effective medical care, even without taking into account the existing privacy laws that protect patients. Is the use of patient data when exploring new medica...

Aug 14 2018  
  Data analytics and decision support for cybersecurity: trends, methodologies and applications
Carrascosa I., Kalutarage H., Huang Y.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 270 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319594-38-5)

Data analytics and decision support have recently influenced many fields; cybersecurity is one of them. This book, published in Springer’s “Data Analytics” series, is on data analytics and decision support applications for cybers...

Aug 13 2018  
  Advanced object-oriented programming in R: statistical programming for data science, analysis and finance
Mailund T.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 110 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484229-18-7)

Computer science (CS) research has changed dramatically in recent years. It now often involves analyzing large datasets and testing hypotheses through a set of statistical tests. Along this line, R is one of the most widely used programming langua...

Aug 9 2018  
  Predicting user performance and errors: automated usability evaluation through computational introspection of model-based user interfaces
Halbrügge M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 149 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319603-68-1)

This book focuses on the important and interesting topic of automatic usability evaluation, which has cost-saving potential for designing, deploying, and maintaining applications. This topic, especially automation, is even more relevant in the mul...

Aug 7 2018  
  Advances in multirate systems
Dolecek G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 221 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319592-73-2)

Multirate systems are systems in which multiple sampling rates are used for filtering data/signals. This book describes some advances in multirate systems. The main focus is on digital signal processing (DSP)-related applications. The descriptions...

Aug 7 2018  
  High performance computing: modern systems and practices
Sterling T., Anderson M., Brodowicz M.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2018. 718 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124201-58-3)

Either a layperson in programming or an experienced serial programming expert will like this textbook, which presents all the flavors of large-scale and parallel computing. All the relevant topics are covered to varying extents, but generally the ...

Aug 6 2018  
 
 
 
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