Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications (Google eBook)
Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it.
"Bravo! I cannot think of a better way for a developer to first learn these algorithms and methods, nor can I think of a better way for me (an old AI dog) to reinvigorate my knowledge of the details."
-- Dan Russell, Google
"Toby's book does a great job of breaking down the complex subject matter of machine-learning algorithms into practical, easy-to-understand examples that can be directly applied to analysis of social interaction across the Web today. If I had this book two years ago, it would have saved precious time going down some fruitless paths."
-- Tim Wolters, CTO, Collective Intellect
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Review: Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 ApplicationsUser Review - Luiza - Goodreads
Good practical guide for a first contact with analytics, but does not go too deep on the explanations. It's much better for coding examples and to see results quickly, but most of the times you feel ... Read full review
Review: Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 ApplicationsUser Review - Skanda Vasudevan - Goodreads
A very concise book on some quick hands on experience to build some intelligent systems. Search engines, Recommender Systems etc. are explained in a preliminary way so any one who wants to get a first hand on developing these kind of systems can go for this Read full review