Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
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 - Matthieu Brucher - Goodreads
Stay away if possible (http://matt.eifelle.com/2008/11/18/bo... for my review). Read full review
Review: Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 ApplicationsUser Review - Sungjoo Ha - Goodreads
Full of errors. Not just typos but conceptual errors in various algorithms. If you are a novice in machine learning and wish to study the subject, choose a book that will not blatantly lie to you for the sake of simplicity. I'd recommend machine learning in action instead of this one. Read full review