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Apache Mahout Clustering Designs by Ashish Gupta

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Chapter 1. Understanding Clustering

Reduced hardware cost is giving us the opportunity to save a lot of data. We are now generating a lot of data, and this data can generate interesting patterns for various industries, which is why machine learning and data mining enthusiasts are responsible for this data.

The data from various industries can provide insights that can be very useful for the business. For example, sensor data on cars can be very useful for insurance majors. Data scientists can find out useful information from this data, such as driving speed, time of driving, mileage, breaking, and so on; they can also rate the driver, which in turn would be useful for the insurer to set up the premium.

In the health care industry, data collected ...

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