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Mahout in Action by Ellen Friedman, Ted Dunning, Robin Anil, Sean Owen

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About this Book

You may be wondering—is this a book for me?

If you are seeking a textbook on machine learning, no. This book does not attempt to fully explain the theory and derivation of the various algorithms and techniques presented here. Some familiarity with machine learning techniques and related concepts, like matrix and vector math, is useful in reading this book, but not assumed.

If you are developing modern, intelligent applications, then the answer is, yes. This book provides a practical rather than a theoretical treatment of these techniques, along with complete examples and recipes for solutions. It develops some insights gleaned by experienced practitioners in the course of demonstrating how Mahout can be deployed to solve problems. ...

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