In this introductory chapter, we provided a high-level description of the themes covered in the book. First, we discussed different aspects of human language and what makes it such a unique resource. On the other hand, it can pose many challenges when processing human text, with ambiguity being the most serious threat.
Then, the discussion went into the current data explosion identifying the defining properties of big data. For AI, we presented its main types and the driving forces that led to its take-off. We also introduced the cutting-edge topics of ML, DL, and NLP. In this context, we set our own playground at the intersection of these fields.
A large part of the chapter was dedicated to the new paradigm shift in software programming imposed by ML. We also discussed the basic taxonomy of this emerging field. Finally, we concluded with the visualization and evaluation topics encountered many times throughout the book.
The next chapter deals with the first case study...