December Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Communication Networks

Author: Qing Zhao, Cornell University
Keywords: multi-armed bandit, machine learning, online learning, reinforcement learning, Markov decision processes
Abstract: Multi-armed bandit problems pertain to optimal sequential decision making and learning in unknown environments. Since the first bandit problem posed by Thompson in 1933 for the application of clinical trials, bandit problems have enjoyed lasting attention from multiple research communities and have found a wide range of applications across diverse domains. This book covers classic results and recent development on both Bayesian and frequentist bandit problems. > Download eBook PDF

Human Language Technologies

Authors: Emily M. Bender, University of Washington; Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh
Keywords: NLP, semantics, pragmatics, linguistics
Abstract: Meaning is a fundamental concept in Natural Language Processing (NLP), in the tasks of both Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG). This is because the aims of these fields are to build systems that understand what people mean when they speak or write, and that can produce linguistic strings that successfully express to people the intended content. In order for NLP to scale beyond partial, task-specific solutions, researchers in these fields must be informed by what is known about how humans use language to express and understand communicative intents. > Download eBook PDF

Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services

Authors: Xuemeng Song & Liqiang Nie, Shandong University; Yinglong Wang, Qilu University of Technology
Keywords: compatibility modeling, clothing matching, interpretable modeling, knowledge distillation, preference modeling, personalized capsule wardrobe
Abstract: In this book, we shed light on several state-of-the-art theories on compatibility modeling. In particular, to facilitate the research, we first build three large-scale benchmark datasets from different online fashion websites, including IQON and Amazon. We then introduce a general data-driven compatibility modeling scheme based on advanced neural networks. To make use of the abundant fashion domain knowledge, i.e., clothing matching rules, we next present a novel knowledge-guided compatibility modeling framework. Thereafter, to enhance the model interpretability, we put forward a prototype-wise interpretable compatibility modeling approach. > Download eBook PDF

SEM Lectures on Experimental Mechanics

Author: Robert N. Coppolino, Measurement Analysis Corporation
Keywords: model, test plan, data analysis, modal analysis, correlation, reconciliation
Abstract: Over the past 60 years, the U.S. aerospace community has developed, refined, and standardized an integrated approach to structural dynamic model verification and validation. One name for this overall approach is the Integrated Test Analysis Process (ITAP) for structural dynamic systems. ITAP consists of seven sequential tasks, namely: (1) definition of test article finite element models; (2) systematic modal test planning; (3) measured data acquisition; (4) measured data analysis; (5) experimental modal analysis; (6) systematic test-analysis correlation; and (7) reconciliation of finite element models and modal test data. > Download eBook PDF
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