[erlang-questions] eBook version of the Handbook of Neuroevolution Through Erlang, is now available from Springer.
Tue Dec 18 00:02:01 CET 2012
Il 11/11/2012 06:02, Gene Sher ha scritto:
> Hello Erlangers,
> The eBook version of my the Handbook of Neuroevolution Through Erlang,
> is now in print: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-1-4614-4462-6
> The Hardcover book will be available within the next 2-3 weeks from
> Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Springer directly.
congratulations for this achievement! I'll purchase the book for sure,
it definitely turned on my curiosity!
> /Handbook of Neuroevolution Through Erlang/ explains
> how to leverage Erlang’s features in the field of machine learning, and
> the system’s real world applications, ranging from algorithmic financial
> trading to artificial life and robotics.
As a graduate student in machine learning and robotics, and as an Erlang
enthusiast, I got a question for you: earlier, this year, I had to
implement a self-made replica of Jeff Hawkins' HTM. From an abstract
perspective, HTM is all about neurons (which Hawkins calls *cells*) and
connections among them. Erlang seemed to be a perfect fit for the job
but... when it comes to developing practical learning algorithms for
HTM, matricial representations of HTM are used (to boost performance,
For this reason, at that time, I ended up preferring Python (+ numpy)
Did you have to cope with the same issue in your research? If so, do you
cover that in your book?
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