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Collective Intelligence in Action: Book Questions

 
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Hello Satnam,

Currently I'm researching some topics on Collective Intelligence for my graduation thesis on a distributed system with Java, mainly kMeans Clustering and Independent Component Analysis, and I'm really curious about how this book explains this concepts. Do you introduce the mathematical theory or just show the "theory in action"? Are the examples based on data available on the internet (like using 3rd party web2.0/APIs to build intelligent mashups)?
Can't wait to read this book!

Thanks in advance!

Anderson
 
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Anderson,

Great to hear you are applying collective intelligence related techniques for your graduation.

The book explains all the required mathematical examples with the help of simple working examples. Typically, we work through the math using the example, then implement it in Java code and then leverage open-source APIs to apply the concepts.

The book has a running example of harvesting blog entries from the blogosphere and then applying clustering, predictive analysis, search techniques and recommendation engine with that data.

thanks
Satnam
 
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Originally posted by Satnam Alag:
The book has a running example of harvesting blog entries from the blogosphere and then applying clustering, predictive analysis, search techniques and recommendation engine with that data.



Sound. (looking forward to reading the book)
[ May 08, 2008: Message edited by: Muhammad Saifuddin ]
 
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