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Aspect aware learning for aspect category sentiment analysis
Zhu P., Chen Z., Zheng H., Qian T. ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data 13(6): 1-21, 2019. Type: Article
Do you like (or dislike) “fruit flies like a banana,” but not “time flies like an arrow”? How should humans and computerized systems accurately distinguish between predefined and undefined categories of words used in senten...
Apr 6 2021
Kings of crypto: one startup’s quest to take cryptocurrency out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street
Roberts J., Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 236 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633698-70-3)
Kings of crypto
is a fun read about a Bitcoin exchange startup. It begins with a readable exposition of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Blockchains are basically distributed ledgers that show every pertinent transaction. The ledger is org...
Apr 1 2021
Microcontroller programming and interfacing with Texas Instruments MSP430FR2433 and MSP430FR5994 (2nd ed.)
Barrett S., Pack D., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 584 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681736-24-2)
This book discusses programming and interfacing with two specific members of the Texas Instruments MSP430 family of mixed-signal microcontrollers, namely MSP430FR2433 and MSP430FR5994. It has 12 chapters and is part of Morgan & Claypool’...
Mar 30 2021
Linear algebra and optimization for machine learning
Aggarwal C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 516 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030403-43-0)
This excellent introduction to linear algebra is aimed at folks who want to better understand how machine learning really works. Modern machine learning requires a background in linear algebra, but most books and courses focus more on the high-lev...
Mar 26 2021
Applications of distributed ledger technologies to the Internet of Things: a survey
Zhu Q., Loke S., Trujillo-Rasua R., Jiang F., Xiang Y. ACM Computing Surveys 52(6): 1-34, 2019. Type: Article
If you have ever wondered how the Internet of Things (IoT)--the interconnection of physical and virtual things through existing and evolving communication technologies--might benefit from blockchain and other distributed ledger technolog...
Mar 22 2021
Natural language processing with Python and spaCy: a practical introduction
Vasiliev Y., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2020. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-1-718500-52-5)
Having had three Amazon Alexa units in my house for years, I’ve always wondered how my utterances are interpreted and understood by a machine, and how a machine talks back to me and carries out my commands without error (almost!). This book ...
Mar 18 2021
Essential C# 8.0 (7th ed.)
Michaelis M., Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2020. 1043 pp. Type: Book (978-1-359722-64-5)
This book describes the C#, a general-purpose programming language used in the commercial world. The book has a very detailed explanation of various language constructs. The constructs are explained with code listings and their background concepts...
Mar 11 2021
Deep learning illustrated
Krohn J., Beyleveld G., Bassens A., Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2020. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-351166-94-2)
Deep learning is an emerging topic. This book aims to cover deep learning and its applications through programming examples and illustrations. The book is divided into 14 chapters and four parts....
Mar 10 2021
Data-driven model-based detection of malicious insiders via physical access logs
Cheh C., Thakore U., Fawaz A., Chen B., Temple W., Sanders W. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation 29(4): 1-25, 2019. Type: Article
Employees with security clearance will perhaps continue to pose the ultimate security threat to businesses, organizations, and security researchers. What kinds of data and algorithms should be effectively used to monitor and thwart risky employees...
Mar 8 2021
Algorithm design with Haskell
Bird R., Gibbons J., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2020. 437 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108491-61-7)
Algorithm design with Haskell
is sectioned into six major parts, covering a multitude of topics and algorithms. There are too many individual topics to highlight in this review; however, as a programming lecturer, these few were of particul...
Mar 5 2021
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