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From Steven Bourke <>
Subject Re: Moving a twitter conversation to the mailing list
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:07:06 GMT
Hi (sbourke = me)

If anyone wants to give a hand helping to incorporate visualizations I'd be
interested in getting involved. I know it had a JIRSA somewhere but never
really progressed. Some of my colleagues were moaning about mahout because
it didn't have something to show pretty clusters etc.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Sebastian Schelter <> wrote:

> I'm moving a twitter conversation to the mailing list so that it doesn't
> vanish in the short-lived microblogging sphere.
> To summarize, @alansaid is looking for an implementation of the
> EM-algorithm as described here:
> I could only point him to an unsuccessful implementation of PLSI tried at
> While this one worked
> for tiny examples, it clearly didn't scale and it had some parts of the
> algorithm wrong IMHO. @sbourke tweeted about using it besides scalability
> issues but I would clearly discourage anyone from doing this.
> Nevertheless if Alan manages to make this work and scale I think it would
> make a very nice contribution to Mahout. I guess we'd be willing to help, so
> Alan, if you need support, just ask on dev@. There's also a mahout
> hackathon planned in Berlin, maybe that would be a good opportunity work
> collaboratively on that implementation.
> --sebastian

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