Yahoo has just made a massive 13.5TB machine learning dataset available

Yahoo has just handed over what it claims is the world’s largest-ever machine learning dataset to the academic research community through its ongoing program, Yahoo Labs Webscope. The company said it’s hopeful that the release will encourage more people – not just data scientists and researchers – to try their arm at machine learning. “Our goals are to promote independent research in the fields of large-scale machine learning and recommender systems, and to help level the playing field between industrial and academic research,” said Suju Rajan, director of research for personalization science at Yahoo Labs, in the announcement. The whopping 13.5TB dataset contains the anonymized data Yahoo has accumulated from the interactions of around 20 million of its users, from February 2015 to May 2015. Yahoo Labs Webscope is a…


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