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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Apache Mahout 0.2 Released

Apache Mahout 0.2 has been released. Apache Mahout is a project which attempts to make machine learning both scalable and accessible. It is a sub-project of the excellent Apache Lucene project which provides open source search software.

From the project website:

The Apache Lucene project is pleased to announce the release of Apache Mahout 0.2.

Highlights include:

  • Significant performance increase (and API changes) in collaborative filtering engine
  • K-nearest-neighbor and SVD recommenders
  • Much code cleanup, bug fixing
  • Random forests, frequent pattern mining using parallel FP growth
  • Latent Dirichlet Allocation
  • Updates for Hadoop 0.20.x

Details on what's included can be found in the release notes.

Downloads are available from the Apache Mirrors

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