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Machine learning is attributed to a scientific discipline that investigates algorithms and methods aimed at teaching machines how to respond autonomously to specific tasks, thus automating various processes, which usually involve handling data. Data can represent physical phenomena that have been captured and transferred in the digital world (e.g., scanned or digitally captured photos, images, and/or handwritten text; recorded digital audio and video); it can also be related to information that has been originated directly in the digital world, such as typed text and coded messages, vector-graph images, animated graphics, synthesized audio, and various multimodal representation/visualization sequences. Their combination constitutes the case of today’s Internet and social media landscape, where big volumes of content are massively exchanged among different users and social networking sites. With ...

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