Subject: Setting up a recommender

When I started looking at this I was a bit skeptical. As a Search engine Solr may be peerless, but as yet another NoSQL db?

However getting further into this I see one very large benefit. It has one feature that sets it completely apart from the typical NoSQL db. The type of queries you do return fuzzy results--in the very best sense of that word. The most interesting queries are based on similarity to some exemplar. Results are returned in order of similarity strength, not ordered by a sort field.

Wherever similarity based queries are important I'll look at Solr first. SolrJ looks like an interesting way to get Solr queries on POJOs. It's probably at least an alternative to using docs and CSVs to import the data from Mahout.

On Aug 12, 2013, at 2:32 PM, Ted Dunning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Yes.  That would be interesting.
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Gokhan Capan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: