I figured it was probably more mahout specific and not general stats.
J
On Sun, 20110508 at 17:46 0700, Ted Dunning wrote:
> My guess is that the OP was asking about the generalized loglikelihood
> ratio test used in the Mahout recommendation framework.
>
> That is a bit different from what you describe in that it is the log of the
> ratio of two maximum likelihoods.
>
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gtest for a definition of the test used in
> Mahout.
>
> On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Jeremy Lewi <jeremy@lewi.us> wrote:
>
> > Thomas,
> >
> > Are you asking a general question about loglikelihood or a specific
> > implementation usage in Mahout?
> >
> > In general the likelihood is just a number, between 0 and 1 which
> > measures the probability of observing some data under some distribution.
> >
> >
