In this introductory talk, Mahout co-founder Grant Ingersoll will introduce the Apache Mahout project and its approach for solving machine learning problems, using Java, in a scalable, open source way. The talk will provide some preliminary background on machine learning along with demonstrations of solutions for common use cases.
About the Speaker:
Grant Ingersoll is a founder and member of the technical staff at Lucid Imagination. Grant's programming interests include information retrieval, machine learning, text categorization, and extraction. Grant is the co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine-learning project, as well as a committer and speaker on both the Apache Lucene and Apache Solr projects. He is also the co-author of Taming Text (Manning, forthcoming) covering open source tools for natural-language processing.