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Douglass Davis 2013-02-17, 23:21
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Re: product recommendations engine
Hi Sofia,

I am just hearing about the Myrrix project looks interesting. Thanks for
sharing the information.

Cheers!
Manoj.
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Douglass Davis
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> Ok thanks.  Myrrix looks like it has much of the set-up work done so I am
> taking a closer look at that.
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> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 4:00 AM, Sofia Georgiakaki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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>> Hello Douglass,
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>> you could take a look at Mahout and Myrrix projects. These are two
>> projects that provide implementations of recommendation & machine
>> learning algorithms. There are MapReduce implementations as well, to
>> support massive datasets.
>> In addition, these systems provide client APIs/various integration points,
>> so its easy to integrate them to your system.
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>> Regards,
>> Sofia
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>> *From:* Douglass Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> *To:* [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> *Sent:* Monday, February 18, 2013 1:21 AM
>> *Subject:* product recommendations engine
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>> Hello,
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>> I don't have any prior experience with Hadoop.  I am also not a
>> statistics expert.  I am a software engineer, however, after looking at the
>> docs, Hadoop still seems pretty intimidating to set up.
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>> I am interested in doing product recommendations.  However, I want to
>> store many things about user behavior, for example whether they click on a
>> link in an email, how they rate a product, whether they buy it, etc.  Then
>> I would like to come up with similar items that a user may like.  I have
>> seen an example just based on user ratings, but would like to add much more
>> data.
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>> Also, I think the clustering could be used in terms of recommending based
>> on similar descriptions, attributes, and keywords.
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>> Or, I could use a combination of the two approaches.
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>> Another question, I wonder if Hadoop takes into account the passage of
>> time.  For example, a user may rate something high, then change their
>> rating a couple months later.
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>> Lastly, my site is based on PHP.  I need to be able to integrate that
>> with Hadoop.
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>> How feasible is this approach?  I saw a clustering example, and a
>> recommendation example based on user ratings.  Are there any other advice,
>> docs, or examples that you could point me to that deals with any of these
>> issues?
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>> Thanks,
>> Doug
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Sofia Georgiakaki 2013-02-19, 09:09
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