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LA Machine Learning Message Board › LA-HUG Meetup March 16th Ted Dunning from the Mahout Project: Cool tricks wi

LA-HUG Meetup March 16th Ted Dunning from the Mahout Project: Cool tricks with classifiers

Jody M.
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 1
Wanted to let the ML community know that we have Ted Dunning from the Mahout project giving a talk at the LA-HUG next month.

Meetup agenda:A tour of recent and upcoming developments with classifiers in Mahout with particular attention to how they can be creatively misused for interesting applications.­

Speaker: Ted Dunning from the Mahout project: Cool tricks with classifiers
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Shopzilla
12200 Olympic Blvd, 4th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Specifically, Ted will provide a tour of the hashed vector encoding utilities and the stochastic gradient descent learning framework. Ted will describe how evolutionary programming and per-term annealing combine to give very impressive learning performance on large sparse problems. Latent-factor log-linear models are coming before too long in the same framework. Depending on time and level of interest, Ted will demonstrate how a classification farm can be built out of things you have around the house.

Ted Dunning is a core committer on the Apache Mahout project and co-author of Mahout In Action (­) Get 35% off all publications by using the coupon code newmeap35

Free pizza, drinks and parking will be provided

Call for more info:310-903-4194

Dave K.
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 1
Yes, this looks like an excellent talk. I'll be attending for certain.
Dave K.
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 3
Anyone else going? Want to talk rides?
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