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Welcome to Apache Mahout!
-Mahout is a scalable machine learning library that implements many different
-approaches to machine learning. The project currently contains implementations
-of algorithms for classification, clustering, genetic programming and
-collaborative filtering, all enabled to scale by leveraging the power of
-Hadoop's Map-Reduce (http://hadoop.apache.org) implementation.
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+Mahout is a scalable machine learning library that implements many different
+approaches to machine learning. The project currently contains
+implementations of algorithms for classification, clustering, frequent item
+set mining, genetic programming and collaborative filtering. Mahout is
+scalable along three dimensions: It scales to reasonably large data sets by
+leveraging algorithm properties or implementing versions based on Apache
+Hadoop. It scales to your perferred business case as it is distributed under
+a commercially friendly license. In addition it scales in terms of support
+by providing a vibrant, responsive and diverse community.
+
Getting Started
See https://cwiki.apache.org/MAHOUT/quickstart.html
+To compile the sources run 'mvn clean install'
+To run all the tests run 'mvn test'
+To setup your ide run 'mvn eclipse:eclipse' or 'mvn idea:idea'
+For more info on maven see http://maven.apache.org
+
+For more information on how to contribute see:
+
+ https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAHOUT/How+To+Contribute
+
+
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Please see the NOTICE.txt included in this directory for more information.
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