Pat is principal consultant at FinderBots, a consultancy specializing in the delivery of applications of machine learning including recommenders and big-data predictive analytics. He is also a committer to Apache Mahout where he works on the next generation of recommenders. Visit his consulting service at Finderbots here.
Blog Posts by Pat Ferrel
September 05, 2014 | By Pat Ferrel
Mahout on Spark: What’s New in Recommenders—Part 2
In the last post we talked about creating a co-occurrence indicator matrix for a recommender. The goals for a recommender are many but first they must be fast and must make "good" personalized recommendations. We'll start with the basics...Read more
August 12, 2014 | By Pat Ferrel
Mahout on Spark: What’s New in Recommenders
This blog was originally posted August 11, 2014 on Occam's Machete: Machine Learning. We are sharing it with permission from the author. There are big changes happening in Apache Mahout. For years it’s been the go to machine learning library for Hadoop...Read more
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