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From Richard Simon Just <>
Subject Re: Reg. Netflix Prize Apache Mahout GSoC Application (SVD option)
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:41:18 GMT
Just looking for some clarification. As a GSoC project would the SVD
option mentioned below be a case of integrating the distributed SVD of
MAHOUT-180 with the existing SVDRecommender?

If so is there still a full GSoC project there? or  would I need to
combine it with say making the slope-one recommender fully distributed too?

Many Thanks

Jake Mannix wrote:
> And to provide some options, I can say that I would certainly help, Sisir,
> with getting the distributed SVD into the recommender framework.  While
> there is not much fundamental "computer science" left to that, there is
> a fair amount of high-performance *engineering* left to do in that
> direction.
>   -jake
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
>> I also second the recommendation to pick one of these ideas and focus
>> on it first, as it will be a lot more work to get it working,
>> documented, and tested!
>> I personally like the idea of getting a distributed SVD-based
>> recommender into the project. The SVD works quite well and all we have
>> now is a non-parallel implementation.
>> However I support Jake's suggestion more that RBM would be most useful
>> at the moment.
>> Pick your area, dig in, and we can help you refine your ideas and begin.
>> Sean

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