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Reducing energy consumption in SDN-based data center networks through flow consolidation strategies
Conterato M., Ferreto T., Rossi F., Marques W., de Souza P. SAC 2019 (Proceedings of the 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, Limassol, Cyprus, Apr 8-12, 2019) 1384-1391, 2019. Type: Proceedings
The data exchanged over networks has grown over the years, and is expected to grow further moving forward. This has led to increases in the required bandwidth, storage, and computing power of the entities involved. Due to this, present-day network...
Nov 24 2020
The future of music: towards a computational musical theory of everything
Mazzola G., Noer J., Pang Y., Yao S., Afrisando J., Rochester C., Neace W., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 257 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030397-08-1)
When I picked this book to review, I had expected a book about formal theories of music: notations, definitions, functions, relations, theorems, and so on. However, when I opened it, I found professional, academic musicians’ thoughts about f...
Nov 23 2020
Unlocking data to improve public policy
Hastings J., Howison M., Lawless T., Ucles J., White P. Communications of the ACM 62(10): 48-53, 2019. Type: Article
Data-driven decision-making is all the rage these days. Government and public sector organizations, as well as industry and private enterprise, are keen to leverage the flood of data available in the Information Age to make better decisions. Data ...
Nov 20 2020
Natural language processing for social media
Farzindar A., Inkpen D., Morgan & Claypool, San Rafael, CA, 2020. 219 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681738-13-0)
Social media platforms are not only a place for individuals to voice their opinions, but have also become very influential in recent democratic elections and geo-politics. The importance of social media, including applications to analyze social me...
Nov 19 2020
T-minus AI: humanity’s countdown to artificial intelligence and the new pursuit of global power
Kanaan M., Benbella Books, Dallas, TX, 2020. 284 pp. Type: Book (978-1-948836-94-4)
In order to understand this book in context, consider the following analogy. Birds fly, and airplanes fly. But it isn’t the same “fly.” A flock of birds can take off without running into each other, but if a flock of planes tried...
Nov 19 2020
ELSA: a multilingual document summarization algorithm based on frequent itemsets and latent semantic analysis
Cagliero L., Garza P., Baralis E. ACM Transactions on Information Systems 37(2): 1-33, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
“You shall know a word by the company it keeps” is perhaps the most famous quotation attributed to J. R. Firth . Searching for ways to automate natural language understanding (NLU), statistical natural language processing prevailed ...
Nov 16 2020
Genetic programming theory and practice XIV
Riolo R., Worzel B., Goldman B., Tozier B., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 227 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319970-87-5)
This book, part of Springer’s “Genetic and Evolutionary Computation” series, contains the proceedings of the “14th meeting of the annual Genetic Programming Theory and Practice Workshop, [held] by the Center for the Study o...
Nov 12 2020
Essential TypeScript: from beginner to pro
Freeman A., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 546 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484249-78-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Nov 10 2020
Digital forensics basics: a practical guide using Windows OS
Hassan N., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484238-37-0)
Digital forensics, an emerging trend in the field of forensic science, involves electronic media as evidence in the court of law. The term is synonymous with computer forensics or cyber forensics. Digital forensics focuses on the acquisition, anal...
Nov 9 2020
A study examining relationships between micro patterns and security vulnerabilities
Sultana K., Williams B., Bhowmik T. Software Quality Journal 27(1): 5-41, 2019. Type: Article
Do you have an unlimited budget for code review and testing? Or can you ignore security vulnerabilities in the code? If not, you might be interested in this novel way of allocating code review and testing resources to better detect security vulner...
Nov 5 2020
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