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WebSci 13. Highlights, impressions.

I spent the week of from the 1st to the 5th of May at the Web Science 2013 conference in Paris. It was for sure the most diverse conference I have ever attended because the community of Web science itself … Continue reading

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hd bbc – our lab local virtual hadoop cluster

When I finished (after few days) to install our local cluster I could finally get on this video on you tube. Nice video, cheers masterschema! But I’ll give here my little report in any case for the records. Lets start … Continue reading

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Sorting Cats with Hadoop and psort

This is my first “self” tutorial on hadoop mapreduce streaming. If you are really IT oriented you probably want to read http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r0.15.2/streaming.html (or any newer version). This post doesn’t add much to that document with respect to hadoop mapreduce streaming. Here I play a … Continue reading

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RecSys2012 Conference – a personal summary

I attended the RecSys conference 2012 in Dublin. I summarise my personal impressions in this blog post. First of all, the conference was well organised and I met many bright people. I got some really new ideas and inspiring thoughts … Continue reading

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psort: Parallel sorting on the command line. An example.

I am in the process to understand hadoop and the map-reduce framework. This introductory line will be clarified with the next post, but keep in mind that in this post I am not seeking for the fastest sort but a … Continue reading

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wishalyse. Our new machine learning project

Some days ago I could not fall asleep. I just get up and went to my living room with a cup of tea. I was thinking about this (machine learning) and that (machine learning). And yes, I would love to … Continue reading

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Our new blog

This is the blog of the researchers of the Laboratory for Web Science. Here, we write about different topics related to web science research. Our lab was founded in 2009. We research in three fields: complex networks, recommender systems, and … Continue reading

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