Collective intelligence in action / by Satnam Alag. Bookmark: au/version/; Physical Description. xxv, p.: ill. ; 24 cm. Published. There’s a great deal of wisdom in a crowd, but how do you listen to a thousand people talking at once? Identifying the wants, needs, and knowledge of internet. As Satnam Alag writes in this book, collective intelligence as a research field actually pre- dates the web. But it was after the dot-com era had.

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Basics of algorithms for applying CI. Chet rated it liked it Nov 17, Craig rated it really liked it May 07, Every chapter has an introduction, a summary and very handy references – I used them many times.

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In the Web 2. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I particularly like the approach to explain the mathematical concepts with simple examples, followed by implementing it in simple Java and then leveraging open-source software. Collective Intelligence in Action is a hands-on guidebook for implementing collective intelligence concepts using Java. Alag earned his PhD in engineering from UC Berkeley and his dissertation was in the area of probabilistic reasoning and machine learning.

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Each chapter can be treated separately, but together they create coherent paper about recommendation system. If you’re a script jock or a web master whose level of technical competence doesn’t extend too far past embedding a youtube video or paypal “buy now” button on your pages, then the most that you are collctive to get out of this book is just the high level introductory material.


Alag himself appears to be working at a biotech firm NextBio that matches public medical and genome related data to data held by private companies. I would not recommend this book to data mining or text analysis experts. High level concepts are introduced first. It provides a pragmatic approach to personalization by combining content-based analysis with collaborative approaches. Ruslan Pilin rated it really liked it Aug 19, Similar docs would have a high value close to 1, say.

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Collective Intelligence in Action

Architecture for applying intelligence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Readers learn to collect, analyze, and benefit from the massive quantities of user information generated by Web 2. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles. Other applications discussed include the automatic creation of folksonomies taxonomies based on popular usage using cluster analysis actiln categorization using Bayes theorem.

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