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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jmones - LibraryThing
This book does a good job making an introduction of machine learning technologies to the average programmer. This is its main merit. Having said that, the introduction to the subjects is very ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - halabelson - LibraryThing
This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in modern methods of data aggregation and statistics because it provides actual working code that you can copy and modify. You can get all the source files online from the author's web site. Read full review