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From Sebastian Schelter <>
Subject Re: Website, urgent help needed
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:59:51 GMT
We don't exactly have that page, but we have pages that touch parts of 
it, such as

It would be great if you could create a jira ticket which lists the 
errors. I'll fix them then.


On 03/12/2014 08:42 AM, Juan José Ramos wrote:
> Hi Sebastian,
> I am afraid I am only familiar with the recommendation part.
> In previous posts, I pointed a couple of errors in this wiki page:
> If you are planning to keep it in the new web, I can help pointing them out
> again.
> Thanks a lot for your effort.
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Sebastian Schelter <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As you've probably noticed, I've put in a lot of effort over the last days
>> to kickstart cleaning up our website. I've thrown out a lot of stuff and
>> have been startled by the amout of outdated and incorrect information on
>> our website, as well as links pointing to nowhere.
>> I think our lack of documentation makes it superhard to use Mahout for new
>> people. A crucial next step is to clean up the documentation on
>> classification and clustering. I cannot do this alone, because I don't have
>> the time and I'm not so familiar with the background of the algorithms.
>> I need volunteers to go through all the pages under "Classification" and
>> "Clustering" on the website. For the algorithms, the content and claims of
>> the articles need to be checked, for the examples we need to make sure that
>> everything still works as described. It would also be great to move
>> articles from personal blogs to our website.
>> Imagine that some developer wants to try out Mahout and takes one hour for
>> that in the evening. She will go to our website, download Mahout, read the
>> description of an algorithm and try to run an example. In the current state
>> of the documentation, I'm afraid that most people will walk away
>> frustrated, because the website does not help them as it should.
>> Best,
>> Sebastian
>> PS: I will make my standpoint on whether Mahout should do a 1.0 release
>> depend on whether we manage to clean up and maintain our documentation.

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