Building a recommendation system

Recommendation engines are one of the types of machine learning algorithms. Often, people might have experienced them using the popular websites such as Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. The idea behind recommendation engines is to predict what people might like and to uncover relationships between the items to aid in the discovery process.

Recommender systems are widely studied and there are many approaches such as - content-based filtering and collaborative filtering. Other approaches, such as ranking models, have also gained popularity. Since Spark's recommendation models only include an implementation of matrix factorization, this recipe shows how to run matrix factorization on rating ...

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