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Web log analysis: a review of a decade of studies about information acquisition, inspection and interpretation of user interaction
Agosti M., Crivellari F., Di Nunzio G. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 24(3): 663-696, 2020. Type: Article
We are all aware that computer systems log user activity. Exactly what, if anything, is done with these logs is less clear. In this paper, Agosti et al. review log analysis research over the past ten years to trace the state of the art in analyzin...
Jan 11 2022
Cognitive Internet of Things: frameworks, tools and applications
Lu H., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 522 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030049-45-4)
The introduction to this book cites its aim:...
Jan 7 2022
Ludics: play as humanistic inquiry
Rapti V., Gordon E., Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, 2021. 495 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811574-34-4)
This book is a collection of 20 essays on the philosophy and sociology of games and play. Lest this sound a little too arcane, I would point out that this is obviously relevant to the design of video games of all kinds. And it can help us understa...
Jan 4 2022
People, ideas, milestones: a scientometric study of computational thinking
Saqr M., Ng K., Oyelere S., Tedre M. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 3(21): 1-17, 2021. Type: Article
The fascinating debate over the definition, scope, tools, and environments for advocating computational thinking (CT) promotes interdisciplinary educational collaborations and discoveries among scientists worldwide. But what should innovative advo...
Dec 30 2021
A brief history of computing (3rd ed.)
O’Regan G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 384 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030665-98-2)
The first four chapters of
A brief history of computing
are similar to what is usually described in the history section of an introductory computer science (CS) textbook: everything from ancient civilizations like Egypt to Turing and the ...
Dec 28 2021
DevOps in Python: infrastructure as Python
Zadka M., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 188 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484244-32-6)
DevOps is a hot topic in software engineering these days, and Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. What could be better than a pithy book combining the two? Well, that is exactly what Moshe Zadka, a long-time op...
Dec 23 2021
Artificial intelligence for a better future: an ecosystem perspective on the ethics of AI and emerging digital technologies
Stahl B., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030699-77-2)
Ethics may save us from the possibly negative effects of artificial intelligence (AI). The author, Stahl, leads the SHERPA consortium, whose work is the basis of this book. Project Sherpa (https://www.project-sherpa.eu) stands for ”shaping t...
Dec 21 2021
Religion and the technological future: an introduction to biohacking, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism
Mercer C., Trothen T., Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, 2021. 283 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030623-58-6)
When a professor of religion in North Carolina and a professor of ethics in Canada walk into a bar--oops, make that a classroom--what do they talk about? Apparently, they are interested in the power of “biohacking,” defined a...
Dec 16 2021
Competitive programming in Python: 128 algorithms to develop your coding skills
Dürr C., Vie J., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2021. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108716-82-6)
Programming contests typically ask teams of programmers to develop solutions to several posed problems in a limited amount of time. Knowledge of algorithms and the techniques for implementing those algorithms efficiently are critical for success, ...
Dec 9 2021
Natural language processing recipes: unlocking text data with machine learning and deep learning using Python
Kulkarni A., Shivananda A., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 260 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484242-66-7)
Python--30 years in the making and named after the hilariously funny
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
--has become the preferred language for natural language processing (NLP) for a number of reasons: it is easier to program than...
Nov 26 2021
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