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07/22/08 at 18:40:18
 
As it turns out, I am way behind. So, would like to catch up. Any suggestions for general sort of books/texts that cover most of AI methods from practical point of view (don't want lengthy theorems etc..)

Or is it possible to get a practical grasp with books at all?

Amazon has come up with two choices:
1) Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to Intelligent Systems (Hardcover)  by Michael Negnevitsky (Author):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/0321204662

2) Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (International Edition) (Paperback)
by Stuart Russell (Author), Peter Norvig (Author) :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Artificial-Intelligence-Modern-Approach-International/dp...

Would really appreciate your opinions.
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Reply #1 - 07/31/08 at 22:57:03
 
Yury,

I highly recommend Russel and Norvig for self teaching. It's very readable. A good one on genetic algorithms is the introduction by Melanie Mitchell (it's on amazon). It has tons of applications and is also readable- including the math.

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Reply #2 - 08/01/08 at 00:14:49
 
Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I didn't like Mitchell though. It is readable and easy going. But.... kind of very basic.
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Reply #3 - 08/04/08 at 16:35:12
 
Yury,

It gave me the background to read basically any of the current GA literature. But yes, definitely targeted toward novices.

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Reply #4 - 08/06/08 at 12:14:42
 
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Artificial Minds by Stan Franklin about 7 years ago (time flies!). I reckon it was a great book for its time. It is a very light read, i.e. the presentation level is fairly basic. The scope is quite wide and it has a lot of interesting facts from the history of AI. I really liked the Animal Minds chapter at the time.
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Reply #5 - 08/06/08 at 12:20:16
 
Swarm Intelligence by Russell C. Eberhart, Yuhui Shi, and James Kennedy is a great introduction to the topic of Swarm Intelligence.
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Reply #6 - 08/06/08 at 13:43:43
 
Great! Thanks a lot!
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Reply #7 - 08/14/08 at 17:40:27
 
Bought both "Artificial Minds" and Russel/Norvig's books - the content quality is beyond my original expectations (in a good sense, of course). Would recommend to others.
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Reply #8 - 08/19/08 at 21:55:11
 
I would definitely recommend the following book Multi-objective Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms. Most of the codes are available on the author's website:

http://www.iitk.ac.in/kangal/codes.shtml
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Reply #9 - 08/19/08 at 22:08:14
 
Note that the following courses
http://www.genetic-programming.com/coursemainpage.html#_Sources_of_Software

cover the basics of genetic algorithms.
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Reply #10 - 08/20/08 at 12:58:55
 
Thank you! Will have a look.
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Reply #11 - 09/08/08 at 13:23:06
 
The best book that I have read regarding statistical learning(aka machine learning or predictive learning) is Hastie et al, 2001, The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0387952845/trevorhastie-20

http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/
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Reply #12 - 09/09/08 at 10:43:43
 
thank you!
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Reply #13 - 01/23/09 at 00:07:26
 
Introduction to Machine Learning, by Ethem Alpaydin.

http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Machine-Learning-Adaptive-Computation/dp/0262...

Outstanding Overview IMO.
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Reply #14 - 01/23/09 at 13:20:08
 
I will grab this as well when come off other books. Thanks!
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