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Goal-directed decision making: computations and neural circuits
Morris R., Bornstein A., Shenhav A., Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2018. 484 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128120-98-9)
In the past few years, many disciplines have merged together for an improved understanding of goal-directed decisions. Such disciplines include neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science (CS). This edited book on goal-direct...
Aug 21 2019
Research for practice: troubling trends in machine-learning scholarship
Lipton Z., Steinhardt J. Communications of the ACM 62(6): 45-53, 2019. Type: Article
The article reviews the attention paid to an important issue in machine learning research, but the problem raised can be generalized to other fields within computer science and informatics....
Aug 20 2019
Sentiment analysis for software engineering: How far can we go?
Lin B., Zampetti F., Bavota G., Di Penta M., Lanza M., Oliveto R. ICSE 2018 (Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 27-Jun 3, 2018) 94-104, 2018. Type: Proceedings
Sentiment analysis continues to be successfully applied to consumer reviews. In other areas, the challenges involved can prove insurmountable. A failed attempt to successfully apply sentiment analysis is reported in this negative results paper.
Aug 15 2019
Long short-term memory fuzzy finite state machine for human activity modelling
Mohmed G., Lotfi A., Pourabdollah A. PETRA 2019 (Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Rhodes, Greece, Jun 5-7, 2019) 561-567, 2019. Type: Proceedings
As sensors become more ubiquitous in smart homes and work environments, the data they provide can offer information about the locations and actions of any occupants. The authors propose using a combination of deep learning and finite state machine...
Aug 14 2019
Algorithm 993: efficient computation with Kronecker products
Fackler P. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 45(2): 1-9, 2019. Type: Article
The Kronecker product of two matrices replaces each element of the first matrix with a multiple of a copy of the second matrix. The history, applications, and properties of the Kronecker and the symmetric products are well known [1,2]. For example...
Aug 14 2019
Orthogonal waveforms and filter banks for future communication systems
Renfors M., Mestre X., Kofidis E., Bader F., ACADEMIC PRESS, San Diego, CA, 2017. 590 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128103-84-5)
Filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) signaling policy is the subject of this book. To explain its different features and functionalities in different communication interaction scenarios, the authors present a comprehensive discussion on the fundamental...
Aug 12 2019
The challenge of crafting intelligible intelligence
Weld D., Bansal G. Communications of the ACM 62(6): 70-79, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
In the past decade, many algorithms and techniques have been classified as computational intelligence, machine learning, cognitive informatics, or data science, so much so that those approaches now fall under the notion of artificial intelligence ...
Aug 9 2019
You’ll see this message when it is too late: the legal and economic aftermath of cybersecurity breaches
Wolff J., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2018. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262038-85-0)
It seems not a day goes by without a media headline of some cybersecurity breach somewhere. Whether espionage, financial attack, or theft of personal data, we see a brief burst of hysteria followed by assurances that the problem is fixed, and then...
Aug 7 2019
An architecture for translating sequential code to parallel
Alsubhi K., Alsolami F., Algarni A., Jambi K., Eassa F., Khemakhem M. ICISDM 2018 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information System and Data Mining, Lakeland, FL, Apr 9-11, 2018) 88-92, 2018. Type: Proceedings
Processor architectures have grown in leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades, but the software systems used for computational purposes have not kept up with these changes. This paper proposes a new approach to modify legacy source code s...
Aug 6 2019
The book of why: the new science of cause and effect
Pearl J., Mackenzie D., Basic Books, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-0-465097-60-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)
In fields such as data science, explainable artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analytics, “why?” is the ultimate question that needs to be answered to make sense of real data. “Why?” has been the simplest question t...
Aug 2 2019
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