ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Introducing Mahout: Apache Machine Learning

With the massive rise in both structured and unstructured data comes the need to better understand what is in the data. Machine Learning algorithms are often designed to make sense of large volumes of data with minimal human input. In this talk, we cover some of the basic algorithms of machine learning (without all the gory math) and show how the new Apache Mahout project is attempting to solve these problems in a scalable way by utilizing Hadoop.