My customer list includes: Google, Mind AI, Capital One, Babylist, Olive AI, CompassLabs, Disney, SAIC, Americast, PacBell, CastTV, Lutris Technology, Arctan Group, Sitescout.com, Embed.ly, and Webmind Corporation.
I have worked in the fields of general artificial intelligence, machine learning, semantic web and linked data, and natural language processing since 1982.
My eBooks are available to read for FREE or you can purchase them at leanpub.
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The books that I have writtenI am the author of 20+ books on Artificial Intelligence, Common Lisp, Deep Learning, Haskell, Java, Ruby, Hy language, and the Semantic Web
After 20 years of writing for the publishers Springer-Verlag, McGraw-Hill, Morgan Kaufman, APress, Sybex, and J. Wiley (see material below), in 2013 I started a side business of self publishing my current writing projects as eBooks that are frequently updated.
My latest eBooks are all available for purchase on LeanPub or be read here online for FREE:
These books are licensed under “Creative Commons Share and Share Alike, No Commercial Reuse” so you can find these as PDFs, Kindle format and iBook ePub format on the web and share them with your friends:
Released 2023-02-01: Practical Python Artificial Intelligence Programming purchase on leanpub: covers with Python a variety of topics dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Good Old Fashioned Symbolic AI, and the Semantic Web. Read online for FREE
Updated 2021-07-12: Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming With Clojure purchase on leanpub: covers with Clojure a variety of topics dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Data Science, and the Semantic Web. Read online for FREE
Updated 2021-07-12: Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer’s Secret Weapon purchase on leanpub: contains examples of deep learning, back-propagation and Hopfield neural networks, using the CLML machine learning library, heuristic search, and using Common Lisp clients for: MongoDB, Solr, CouchDB, and relational databases. For the older 3rd edition I added a chapter using my Natural Language Processing (NLP) library and a short chapter on information gathering and in the 4th edition I added two new chapters on the semantic web. Read online for FREE
Updated 2020-06-13: Haskell Tutorial and Cookbook purchase on leanpub: a gentle introduction to the Haskell programming language. Read online for FREE
Updated 2020-07-10: Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming With Java purchase on leanpub: covers a variety of topics dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Information Gathering, Data Science, and the Semantic Web. Read online for FREE
Updated 2020-10-03: A Lisp Programmer Living in Python-Land: The Hy Programming Language (all examples in both Hy and Python). Covers AI, semantic web + Knowledge Graphs, and NLP. The text covers the Hy language but all examples are provided also in Python. purchase on leanpub. Read online for FREE
My Older Free Open Content Web Books:
License for my Free Web Books: [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/](Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0)
Additional license terms: The work is published “AS IS” with no implied or expressed warranty - you accept all risks for the use of both the Free Web Book and any software program examples that are bundled with the work.
Practical Semantic Web and Linked Data Applications, Common Lisp Edition
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Practical Semantic Web and Linked Data Applications, Java, Scala, Clojure, and JRuby Edition
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My Older Published Books:
“Scripting Intelligence: Web 3.0 Information, Gathering and Processing”, APress 2009
This book covers the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Scaling web applications, using map reduce for large scale data processing, web mashups, text mining, natural language processing, ActiveRecord, Datamapper, Ruby clients for CouchDB, Sesame, AllegroGraph, scaling for large data, geohash and geolocation, Solr, Nutch, Sphinx, web scraping and storing data as RDF, linked data, Hadoop map reduce, and web mashups.
“Java 10 Minute Solutions”, Sybex, 2004
This book covers short examples that solve common Java programming problems, including: XML (SAX, DOM, XSLT), thread management, JDBC, ant, XDoclet, servlets/JSP/struts, search algorithms, etc.
Here is a link to download the example files
“Intelligent Java Applications for the Internet and Intranets”, 1997 Morgan Kaufman (Many Distributed AI examples developed in Java)
NOTE: This book is out of print, and the examples were written using Java 1.0 in 1996.
“Common LISP Modules. Artificial Intelligence in the Era of Neural Networks and Chaos Theory”, Springer-Verlag 1991
Here is a link to download the example files
Other published books:
- Sun ONE Services", 2001 M&T Press (Hungry Minds). This book covers the Java enterprise J2EE 2 APls and XML technologies that comprise the Sun ONE platform - EJBs, servlets, JSPs, JNDI, UDDI, ebXML, SOAP, WSDL, and JAXP.
- Linux Programming Unleashed", 1999 MCP. I was a co-author on the first edition and didn’t contribute to later editions.
- Java Programming for Windows: Using Microsoft AFC, WFC, and XML, 1998 Morgan Kaufman. This was a great book (one of the first examples of XML services) but it was printed about a month after the Sun vs. Microsoft litigation started. Oh well.
- “Understanding UML: The Developer’s Guide: With a Web-Based Application in Java”, Paul Harmon and Mark Watson, Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 1997
- “Creating JavaBeans: Components for Distributed Applications”, Morgan Kaufman, 1997
- “C++ Power Paradigms”, McGraw-Hill 1994. Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks, and Constraint Programming.
- “Portable User Interface Programming in C++, second edition”, McGraw-Hill 1995. Windows, Windows 95, NT, OS/2 PM, Macintosh, and X Windows. Download examples
- “AI Agents in Virtual Reality Worlds”, J. Wiley 1996. C++ framework for AI in games.
- “Programming in Scheme “, Springer Verlag 1996. Learn Scheme programming using AI examples.
- “Programming Intelligent Agents for the Internet”, McGraw-Hill 1996. For Windows 95 and NT programmers who want to automate retrieval of information from the Internet. All examples also provided for Unix systems.)
In addition to programming and writing my hobbies are cooking, photography, hiking, travel, and playing music on guitar, didgeridoo, and American Indian flute:
My guitar playing: a boogie riff
My didgeridoo playing
My Spanish guitar riff
Playing with George (didgeridoo), Carol and Crystal (drums and percussion) and Mark (Indian flute)
My Open Source projects are hosted on my github account so please check that out!
I hope that you find these projects useful. Pull requests are welcome!
I offer consulting services in an advisor or mentor role, specializing in deep learning, general artificial intelligence, large scale distributed systems, recommender systems, Semantic Web and linked data, and natural language processing. The best projects are short term "getting you started" tasks or long term advisory roles with 4 or 5 Zoom calls a month. My rate is $60/hour. Email me at markw @ markwatson.com and include a brief description of the project that you would like to talk about and I will email you a Zoom link for a talk. I offer 1 hour of free mentoring (see below), so if you want to hire me, please start with a free mentoring session so you can get an idea what it would be like to work with me.
I limit any consulting engagement for any customer to 8 hours in any one month period. My goal is to get you started on your projects, not to do substantial development work. I prefer long-term advisor positions but I am open to short term also.
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