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Sean Owen, Robin Anil, Ted Dunning, and Ellen Friedman,
Congratulations on the publication of your book. I'm just curious what Mahout applications you or anyone else here have done or are doing ( that are not covered by confidentiality requirements ).
I don't work with data sets that large at my job, and aside from the canonical examples in the introduction of the book I am just curious how Mahout has been applied. From an abstract perspective this looks like a really interesting class of problem to tackle.
Thank you for your reply. I had hoped you or one of your coauthors could chime in with a personal passion. Like, "I'm doing statistical analysis on disease transmission patterns in the southern US." or some other personal project. But the wiki does provide a lot of interesting projects.
I hope I didn't bother you with my mundane question.
Joined: Nov 08, 2004
Not at all, it's a good question. I personally have always been involved with this purely out of personal interest. I was an engineer at Google by trade, but did not work directly on machine learning. So for me it is more of a hobby because I find it interesting more than profession.
I have personally used Mahout a good bit for click prediction and the company that I helped to do a lot of that has gone on and used Mahout for all kinds of additional functions where they needed systems to make autonomous decisions.