LinkedIn open-sources FeatureFu, a machine learning library

LinkedIn today is announcing the release of new open-source software for machine learning called FeatureFu. It’s meant to help programmers with the process of feature engineering, which involves creating high-quality new data based on existing data that algorithms can use to work efficiently. FeatureFu can come in handy for a wide variety of purposes, including classification, clustering, and normalization, as LinkedIn senior software engineer Leo Tang wrote in a blog post on FeatureFu. This is the latest open-source tool that LinkedIn has made available for the rest of the world to use. Other releases include Kafka, Samza, Voldemort, and most recently Pinot. Other companies that regularly release open-source software include Facebook, LinkedIn, and Airbnb, which open-sourced the machine learning package Aerosolve in June. Tang demonstrates the power of FeatureFu with…


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