Mahout in Action is a hands-on introduction to machine learning with Apache Mahout. Following real-world examples, the book presents practical use cases and then illustrates how Mahout can be applied to solve them. Includes a free audio- and video-enhanced ebook.
About the Technology
A computer system that learns and adapts as it collects data can be really powerful. Mahout, Apache’s open source machine learning project, captures the core algorithms of recommendation systems, classification, and clustering in ready-to-use, scalable libraries. With Mahout, you can immediately apply to your own projects the machine learning techniques that drive Amazon, Netflix, and others.
About this Book
This book covers machine learning using Apache Mahout. Based on experience with real-world applications, it introduces practical use cases and illustrates how Mahout can be applied to solve them. It places particular focus on issues of scalability and how to apply these techniques against large data sets using the Apache Hadoop framework.
This book is written for developers familiar with Java — no prior experience with Mahout is assumed.
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Use group data to make individual recommendations
Find logical clusters within your data
Filter and refine with on-the-fly classification
Free audio and video extras
Table of Contents
Meet Apache Mahout
PART 1 RECOMMENDATIONS
Representing recommender data
Taking recommenders to production
Distributing recommendation computations
PART 2 CLUSTERING
Introduction to clustering
Clustering algorithms in Mahout
Evaluating and improving clustering quality
Taking clustering to production
Real-world applications of clustering
PART 3 CLASSIFICATION
Introduction to classification
Training a classifier
Evaluating and tuning a classifier
Deploying a classifier
Case study: Shop It To Me