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Big Data Analytics with Java

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Big Data Analytics with Java


Overview of this book

This book covers case studies such as sentiment analysis on a tweet dataset, recommendations on a movielens dataset, customer segmentation on an ecommerce dataset, and graph analysis on actual flights dataset. This book is an end-to-end guide to implement analytics on big data with Java. Java is the de facto language for major big data environments, including Hadoop. This book will teach you how to perform analytics on big data with production-friendly Java. This book basically divided into two sections. The first part is an introduction that will help the readers get acquainted with big data environments, whereas the second part will contain a hardcore discussion on all the concepts in analytics on big data. It will take you from data analysis and data visualization to the core concepts and advantages of machine learning, real-life usage of regression and classification using Naïve Bayes, a deep discussion on the concepts of clustering,and a review of simple neural networks on big data using deepLearning4j or plain Java Spark code. This book is a must-have book for Java developers who want to start learning big data analytics and want to use it in the real world.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Big Data Analytics with Java
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback
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Big Data Analytics with Java
Ensembling on Big Data
Real-Time Analytics on Big Data

Content-based recommendation systems

In content-based recommendations, the recommendation systems check for similarity between the items based on their attributes or content and then propose those items to the end users. For example, if there is a movie and the recommendation system has to show similar movies to the users, then it might check for the attributes of the movie such as the director name, the actors in the movie, the genre of the movie, and so on or if there is a news website and the recommendation system has to show similar news then it might check for the presence of certain words within the news articles to build the similarity criteria. As such the recommendations are based on actual content whether in the form of tags, metadata, or content from the item itself (as in the case of news articles).

Let's try to understand content-based recommendation using the following diagram:

As you can see in the preceding diagram, there are four movies each with a specific director and genre...