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Contemporary Artificial Intelligence by Richard E. (Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois, USA) Neapolitan


Contemporary Artificial Intelligence by Richard E. (Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois, USA) Neapolitan

The notion of artificial intelligence (AI) often sparks thoughts of characters from science fiction, such as the Terminator and HAL 9000. While these two artificial entities do not exist, the algorithms of AI have been able to address many real issues, from performing medical diagnoses to navigating difficult terrain to monitoring possible failures of spacecrafts. Exploring these algorithms and applications, Contemporary Artificial Intelligence presents strong AI methods and algorithms for solving challenging problems involving systems that behave intelligently in specialized domains such as medical and software diagnostics, financial decision making, speech and text recognition, genetic analysis, and more. One of the first AI texts accessible to students, the book focuses on the most useful problem-solving strategies that have emerged from AI. In a student-friendly way, the authors cover logic-based methods; probability-based methods; emergent intelligence, including evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence; data-derived logical and probabilistic learning models; and natural language understanding. Through reading this book, students discover the importance of AI techniques in computer science.

About the Author

Richard E. Neapolitan is a professor of computer science at Northeastern Illinois University. Dr. Neapolitan has published in prestigious journals related to reasoning under uncertainty and has authored five books: Probabilistic Reasoning in Expert Systems, Learning Bayesian Networks, Foundations of Algorithms, Probabilistic Methods for Financial and Marketing Informatics, and Probabilistic Methods for Bioinformatics. His research interests include probability and statistics, expert systems, cognitive science, and applications of probabilistic modeling to fields such as medicine, biology, and finance. Xia Jiang is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jiang co-authored Probabilistic Methods for Financial and Marketing Informatics. Her current research focuses on developing novel algorithms/systems that improve the computational efficiency of large data analysis and network modeling of cancer genome data.

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Publication date

14th August 2012


Richard E. (Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois, USA) Neapolitan

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Whittles Publishing an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


515 pages


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