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From Markus Weimer <>
Subject Re: Two learning competitions that might be of interest for Mahout
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:42:57 GMT

go for it! I'd do it myself but the rules we wrote prohibit me from
doing so ;-)

Take care,


On 2/11/11 4:36 AM, Sean Owen wrote:
> While I may not spend time trying to win the first one, I'd be happy
> to run it through what we have so far and enter the results. It would
> be an interesting benchmark.
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Isabel Drost <> wrote:
>>> KDD-Cup 2011: Recommending Music Items based on the Yahoo! Music
>>> Dataset We challenge participants to identify user tastes in music by
>>> analyzing real ratings of Yahoo! Music anonymized users. The dataset
>>> represents a snapshot of the community's preferences for various
>>> musical items.
>>> The goal of the prize is to develop a predictive algorithm that can
>>> identify patients who will be admitted to the hospital within the
>>> next year, using historical claims data.
>> Isabel

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