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Learning Apache Mahout by Chandramani Tiwary

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Chapter 6. Recommendation with Mahout

Recommendations are an integral part of our experience on the Internet. Products are recommended to us on an e-commerce site, news items on a news portal, and videos are recommended on sites such as YouTube. There are many different approaches to building a recommender system. In this chapter, we will discuss methods based on collaborative filtering and learn how to implement a recommender system using Mahout. We are going to primarily focus on user-based and item-based recommendation. We will cover the following recommendations:

  • User-based recommendation
  • Item-based recommendation

Collaborative filtering

Collaborative filtering, generally speaking, is the process of filtering for information or patterns using ...

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