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

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Chapter 16. Deploying a classifier

This chapter covers

  • Specifying the speed and size requirements of a classifier
  • Building a large-scale classifier
  • Delivering a high-speed classifier
  • Building and deploying a working classification server

This chapter examines the issues you face in putting a classification system into real-world production. In previous chapters, we talked about the advantages of using Mahout classifiers when working with large data sets, how the classifiers are trained, how they work internally, and how you can evaluate them, but those discussions purposely omitted many of the ways that the real world intrudes when you need to put a classifier into production. In this chapter, we examine these real-world aspects as we ...

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