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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mahout
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:05:34 GMT
All mahout API's are easily accessed via Jruby as well.  Some of the models
are more command line oriented than API driven.  Those can be driven nicely
by invoking processes from rake.

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:45 AM, Sean Owen <srowen@gmail.com> wrote:

> There's no direct support for Ruby. But, you can wrap up a recommender as a
> servlet-based app, deploy it on Tomcat, and access it via HTTP. See the
> tutorial, and the taste-webapp module for an easy way to do that.
>
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:58 AM, Umar Hansa <admin@umaar.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi!
> >
> > I'm Umar, I was looking into using collaborative filtering for a web
> > application I'm making for my final project at university.
> >
> > My application is built using the Ruby on Rails framework and I was
> > wondering if Mahout can integrate with this?
> >
> > Here's a sumary of what I want to do:
> > There are a few thousand items and some users, each user can "rate" an
> > item,
> > when a user rates an item I would like them to be presented with other
> > items
> > which other users have rated on and those users should have rated similar
> > items which the user in question has rated....I hope that makes sense!
> >
> > My main concern is how I can get Rails which uses an Sqlite database to
> > interact with Mahout, I've heard a bit about "hadoop", would I need to
> get
> > this running to use Mahout?
> >
> > Any advice you have would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you for your time.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Umar
> >
>

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