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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: Mahout LDA Parameter: maxIter
Date Sun, 23 May 2010 21:45:22 GMT
Even something as simple as checking that bound and throwing
IllegalStateException with a custom message -- yeah I imagine it's
hard to detect this anytime earlier. Just a thought.

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Jeff Eastman
<> wrote:
> I agree it is not very friendly. Impossible to tell the correct value in the
> options section processing. It needs to be >= than the actual number of
> unique terms in the corpus and that is hard to anticipate though I think it
> is known in seq2sparse. If it turns out to be the dictionary size (I'm
> investigating), then it could be computed by adding a dictionary path
> argument instead of the current option. Trouble with that is the dictionary
> is not needed for anything else by LDA.

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