Yahoo Lab Machine Learning Dataset: Info From 20M Users Now Available to Researchers

Yahoo revealed Thursday that it is making its Yahoo Lab machine learning dataset available for academic research through the lab’s Webscope program, Tech Crunch reported Thursday.The dataset is about 13.5 terabytes and holds the interactions of roughly 20 million users from February 2015 through May 2015, including those happening on Yahoo’s homepage along with Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Real Estate, according to Tech Crunch.”Data is the lifeblood of research in machine learning,” Suju Rajan, Yahoo’s director of personalization science at Yahoo Labs, said in a statement. “However, access to truly large-scale datasets is a privilege that has been traditionally reserved for machine learning researchers and data scientists working at large companies — and out of reach for most academic researchers.”The dataset also contains demographic information such…


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