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From Tim Smith <timsmit...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Item recommendation w/o users or preferences
Date Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:21:41 GMT
Not sure I follow - are suggesting that the transaction could be thought of as a proxy for
a user?  Therefore, each transaction is essentially a user?  And for what end?

> From: ted.dunning@gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:06:43 -0800
> Subject: Re: Item recommendation w/o users or preferences
> To: user@mahout.apache.org
> 
> How is it that you have many transactions and have no user information?
> 
> I thought that transactions were user information?
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Tim Smith <timsmith_s@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Say I have a retail organization that doesn't sell a diverse set of
> > products, eg 2000, but has many small transactions.  Also say that I don't
> > have any user or preference information.  Is it reasonable to use pattern
> > mining (market baskets) and recommend items based on a set of thresholds
> > for support, confidence, and lift?  If not, what are my options?
> >
 		 	   		  
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