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Awesome Vowpal Wabbit
This page contains a curated list of examples, research, videos, tutorials, and blogs about Vowpal Wabbit usecases.
- Yahoo used Vowpal Wabbit for personalized spam filtering.
- eHarmony uses Vowpal Wabbit for recommendation. Code. Presentation by Zhen.
- Microsoft implemented Vowpal Wabbit as part of Azure ML.
- Nanigans uses Vowpal Wabbit for all of their ads portfolio optimization problems and train several thousand models per day.
- An official list of tutorials from workshops introducing new features.
- An official list of examples / use cases.
- Predicting CTR with Online Machine Learning by MLWave. Uses Criteo dataset.
- Go non-linear with Vowpal Wabbit by FastML.
- Vowpal Wabbit tutorial for the Uninitiated on Convex Optimized.
- Solving NLP problems with Vowpal Wabbit by Hal Daumé III.
- Machine Learning meets ketosis: how to effectively lose weight by Ariel Faigon.
- Enhancing performance of VW for text classification by Zachary Deane-Mayer.
- Tips for using VW for sentiment analysis by MLWave.
- Lessons Learned from the Hunt for Prohibited Content on Kaggle.
- Profiling Top Kagglers: Gilberto Titericz, New #1 in the World.
- One Louder by Paul Mineiro on the neural networks functionality.
Machine Learning Competitions
- Walmart Recruiting II: Sales in Stormy Weather. Threecourse used Vowpal Wabbit. First Place Entry Description. Code.
- Guocong Song won 3rd place in the Criteo Ad Click Prediction Challenge. Code.
- 5th place and 3rd place in the KDD-cup 2014: Predicting Excitement at DonorsChoose.org used VW on the text features.
- 1st place in Allstate Claims Severity Competition used VW as part of ensemble. Description.
Videos & Presentations
- Vowpal Wabbit Workshop
- Technical Tricks of Vowpal Wabbit
- Winning Kaggle 101 by Dmitry Larko.
- Vowpal Wabbit: Fast Learning on Big Data by Ran Bi.
- Vowpal Wabbit, a Machine Learning System. John Langford's talk at QCon.
- Vowpal Wabbit is implemented in the Multiworld Testing Decision Service.