Chapter 8. Applying Collective Intelligence

In this chapter, we will introduce collective intelligence as a form of BI 2.0. Collective intelligence is a form of knowledge that allows applications to be dynamically shaped by the respective users. It is a paramount feature for BI 2.0 applications that you want to tailor to a larger audience (beyond business analysts).

This chapter will introduce the features of collective intelligence and why it is important in today's applications that deal with large amounts of user data. Furthermore, I will guide you through various examples and implementations of collective intelligence you have used hundreds of times on numerous current-generation web sites.

The following coding scenarios are included in this ...

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