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An army of me: sockpuppets in online discussion communities
Kumar S., Cheng J., Leskovec J., Subrahmanian V.  WWW 2017 (Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference, Perth, Australia,  Apr 3-7, 2017) 857-866, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Online discussion platforms have become an important part of social life. However, they may be abused, for instance, to deceive and create an illusion of public consensus or save people from being banned, or to vandalize content on platforms like ...

Sep 27 2021
Inclusive design for a digital world: designing with accessibility in mind
Gilbert R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-15-0)

Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’ve also had the ...

Sep 20 2021
User friendly: how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play
Genesereth M., Fabricant R.,  MCD, New York, NY, 2019. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-374279-75-2)

Books that focus on a narrow topic but extend to powerful depths of detail are rare. User-friendliness is such a topic that has deeper connotations. Hence, this book is an effort to dive deep into two viewpoints of user-friendliness: “easy t...

Sep 13 2021
Creating good data: a guide to dataset structure and data representation
Foxwell H.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484261-02-6)

The dream of all writers: to be the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Harry Foxwell hit the jackpot:...

Sep 6 2021
Crypto dictionary: 500 tasty tidbits for the curious cryptographer
Aumasson J.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2021. 160 pp. Type: Book (978-1-718501-40-9)

Why do we need a dictionary when we have the Internet?...

Aug 30 2021
Computer networks and the Internet: a hands-on approach
Howser G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 539 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030344-95-5)

Most people in the developed world routinely use the Internet, but only a small minority understands the technologies on which its services depend. Howser provides a detailed description of these technologies, supported by practical exercises usin...

Aug 23 2021
Data cleaning
Ilyas I., Chu X.,  ACM Books, New York, NY, 2019. 271 pp. Type: Book (978-1-450371-54-4)

Data cleaning provides an extensive literature review. It showcases the body of work that academia has produced over the last decades on the subject of data cleaning automation. Identifying and correcting dirty data by means of a computer i...

Aug 16 2021
Decision support systems using MiniZinc
Wallace M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030417-31-4)

MiniZinc is a free, open-source constraint programming and optimization software that allows anyone to develop programs, spanning from simple optimization to complex resource allocation algorithms. The application is available online (http://www.m...

Aug 9 2021
DARPA’s explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) program
Gunning D.  IUI 2019 (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Marina del Ray, California,  Mar 17-20, 2019) ii-ii, 2019. Type: Proceedings

This very interesting survey talk provides extensive, high-level insight into the midterm progress of this advanced research endeavor....

Aug 2 2021
Cognitive design for artificial minds
Lieto A.,  Routledge, New York, NY, 2021. 136 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138207-92-9)

How does the human mind work? And how can we build artificial systems that display intelligent behavior? These two questions lie at the core of cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While they have been treated independ...

Jul 26 2021
 
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