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Exploring advanced features in C#: enhance your code and productivity
Strauss D., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-55-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Words like “advanced” and “expert” are vague enough to be almost meaningless. It is not unreasonable to expect, however, that a book with the word “advanced” in the title will deliver more than a general-purpose...
Sep 16 2021
Curriculum learning for speech emotion recognition from crowdsourced labels
Lotfian R., Busso C. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing 27(4): 815-826, 2019. Type: Article
In computer applications such as synergistic games, gratifying robots, and speech recognition systems, the ability to identify emotions is invaluable. But how should effective algorithms and systems be designed for discerning emotions from diverse...
Aug 20 2021
A systems approach to language pedagogy
Tajino A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 149 pp. Type: Book
Tajino, the editor of this brilliant edition, has compiled various approaches to language pedagogy from several authors. And he successfully uses the concept of a systems approach as the core of this research edition. Pedagogy is by its nature the...
Aug 13 2021
Multimodal sentiment analysis
Poria S., Hussain A., Cambria E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 214 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319950-18-1)
Bringing emotions and sentiment to virtual (human-centric) environments such as social media further improves decision-making, learning, and communication. This task is rather complex and requires an interdisciplinary approach, including computer ...
Aug 9 2021
A beginners guide to Python 3 programming
Hunt J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 433 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030202-89-7)
This comprehensive, well-written book covers the programming language Python in great depth--likely more than the “beginner” suggested in the title needs. Indeed, novice programmers who work their way through the entire book (37 c...
Aug 5 2021
Pro TBB: C++ parallel programming with threading building blocks
Voss M., Asenjo R., Reinders J., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 754 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484243-97-8)
First, the good news:
(threading building blocks, or TBB, now renamed oneTBB) is an invaluable book, written by three experts, on all facets of parallel programming that are available for free. Moreover, Intel’s oneAPI softwar...
Jul 29 2021
Logical methods: the art of thinking abstractly and mathematically
Antonsen R., Springer, New York, NY, 2021. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030637-76-7)
The book, dedicated to undergraduate students just starting their studies, promises a basic grounding in mathematics to be used in computer science (CS) and the related scientific subjects....
Jul 27 2021
Cubical Agda: a dependently typed programming language with univalence and higher inductive types
Vezzosi A., Mörtberg A., Abel A. Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages 3(ICFP): 1-29, 2019. Type: Article
Russell proposed type theory in the first decades of the 20th century in response to the foundational crisis faced by set theory. Over the last century, there have been a number of developments in type theory, in particular the mechanization of ty...
Jul 23 2021
Software engineering for absolute beginners: your guide to creating software
Loubster N., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484266-21-2)
This book’s audience is exactly as described in its title: “absolute beginners.” The content is appropriate for someone who has had some minimal programming experience, for example, classwork or playing around at home, and is rea...
Jul 22 2021
Efficient differentiable programming in a functional array-processing language
Shaikhha A., Fitzgibbon A., Vytiniotis D., Peyton Jones S. Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages 3(ICFP): 1-30, 2019. Type: Article
Differentiable programming, or automatic differentiation, is a powerful technique in many fields, including dynamic systems, machine learning, and computer vision, mainly for solving nonlinear problems. Forward (versus reverse) differentiation bas...
Jul 20 2021
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