Yahoo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Academic Researchers

Databases Yahoo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Academic Researchers By Dian Schaffhauser 01/20/16 Academic researchers now have free access to a sizable new dataset for the purposes of expanding the scientific world’s understanding of Web sciences. Yahoo Labs released the “Yahoo News Recommendation” dataset, which consists of data on 110 billion events, taking up 13.5 terabytes in its uncompressed format. Already the data has been used for research on the “effects of bid-pulsing on keyword performance in search engines” and the evaluation of “automatic image annotation using human descriptions at different levels of granularity.” The information inside the dataset is completely anonymized and maintained in the Yahoo Labs Webscope data-sharing program, the company reported. It’s made up of user content interactions for about 20 million users during the period from…


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