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Vowpal Wabbit 8.5.0 & NIPS tutorial

Machine Learning Blog - Sun, 2017-12-03 11:45

Yesterday, I tagged VW version 8.5.0 which has many interactive learning improvements (both contextual bandit and active learning), better support for sparse models, and a new baseline reduction which I’m considering making a part of the default update rule.

If you want to know the details, we’ll be doing a mini-tutorial during the Friday lunch break at the Extreme Classification workshop at NIPS. Please join us if interested.

Edit: also announced at the Learning Systems workshop

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Web 2: But Wait, There's More (And More....) - Best Program Ever. Period.

Searchblog - Thu, 2011-10-13 12:20
I appreciate all you Searchblog readers out there who are getting tired of my relentless Web 2 Summit postings. And I know I said my post about Reid Hoffman was the last of its kind. And it was, sort of. Truth is, there are a number of other interviews happening... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Reid Hoffman, Founder, LinkedIn (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Wed, 2011-10-12 11:22
Our final interview at Web 2 is Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and legendary Valley investor. Hoffman is now at Greylock Partners, but his investment roots go way back. A founding board member of PayPal, Hoffman has invested in Facebook, Flickr, Ning, Zynga, and many more. As he wears (at... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview the Founders of Quora (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Tue, 2011-10-11 12:54
Next up on the list of interesting folks I'm speaking with at Web 2 are Charlie Cheever and Adam D'Angelo, the founders of Quora. Cheever and D'Angelo enjoy (or suffer from) Facebook alumni pixie dust - they left the social giant to create Quora in 2009. It grew quickly after... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Ross Levinsohn, EVP, Yahoo (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Tue, 2011-10-11 11:46
Perhaps no man is braver than Ross Levinsohn, at least at Web 2. First of all, he's the top North American executive at a long-besieged and currently leaderless company, and second because he has not backed out of our conversation on Day One (this coming Monday). I spoke to Ross... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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I Just Made a City...

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-10-10 13:41
...on the Web 2 Summit "Data Frame" map. It's kind of fun to think about your company (or any company) as a compendium of various data assets. We've added a "build your own city" feature to the map, and while there are a couple bugs to fix (I'd like... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Vic Gundotra, SVP, Google (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-10-10 13:03
Next up on Day 3 of Web 2 is Vic Gundotra, the man responsible for what Google CEO Larry Page calls the most exciting and important project at this company: Google+. It's been a long, long time since I've heard as varied a set of responses to any Google project... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview James Gleick, Author, The Information (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Sat, 2011-10-08 20:16
Day Three kicks off with James Gleick, the man who has written the book of the year, at least if you are a fan of our conference theme. As I wrote in my review of "The Information," Gleick's book tells the story of how, over the past five thousand or... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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I Wish "Tapestry" Existed

Searchblog - Fri, 2011-10-07 14:34
(image) Early this year I wrote File Under: Metaservices, The Rise Of, in which I described a problem that has burdened the web forever, but to my mind is getting worse and worse. The crux: "...heavy users of the web depend on scores - sometimes hundreds - of services,... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Fri, 2011-10-07 12:17
Day Two at Web 2 Summit ends with my interview of Steve Ballmer. Now, the last one, some four years ago, had quite a funny moment. I asked Steve about how he intends to compete with Google on search. It's worth watching. He kind of turns purple. And not... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Me, On The Book And More

Searchblog - Thu, 2011-10-06 12:05
Thanks to Brian Solis for taking the time to sit down with me and talk both specifically about my upcoming book, as well as many general topics.... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Michael Roth, CEO of Interpublic Group (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Thu, 2011-10-06 11:37
What's the CEO of a major advertising holding company doing at Web 2 Summit? Well, come on down and find out. Marketing dollars are the oxygen in the Internet's bloodstream - the majority of our most celebrated startups got that way by providing marketing solutions to advertisers of all stripes.... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Mary Meeker of KPCB (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Wed, 2011-10-05 14:00
For the first time in eight years, Mary Meeker will let me ask her a few questions after she does her famous market overview. Each year, Mary pushes the boundaries of how many slides she can cram into one High Order Bit, topping out at 70+ slides in ten or... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Dennis Crowley, CEO, Foursquare (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Wed, 2011-10-05 12:06
Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley will give his first 1-1 interview on the Web 2 stage on the conference's second day, following a morning of High Order Bits and a conversation on privacy policy with leaders from government in both the US and Canada. After Crowley will be a... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Michael Dell, CEO, Dell (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Tue, 2011-10-04 11:35
Not unlike Steve Jobs back in the 1990s, Michael Dell returned to the helm of his company at a crucial moment, when his namesake was seemingly rudderless. Back in 2007, Dell was losing marketshare to HP, Apple had not yet proven the monster it has since become in mobile, and... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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FM Welcomes Lijit to the Family

Searchblog - Tue, 2011-10-04 10:04
Today Federated Media Publishing announced it has acquired Lijit Networks, a world-class business partner to online publishers based in Boulder, Colorado. This combination is the result of literally months of work, including a ton of strategic thinking that dates back to Federated's acquisitions of Foodbuzz, Big Tent, and TextDigger... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-10-03 23:40
Our dinner conversant at  Web 2 Summit is Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter. Why pick Costolo for dinner? Because he's pretty damn funny, besides being the CEO of Twitter, that's why. And when it comes to dinner, you need some levity. Not that Twitter doesn't have some serious issues to... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Mon, 2011-10-03 10:51
As usual, this year's Web 2 Summit is packed with CEO interviews. Next up, after Pincus and Donahoe, is Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. Marc and I go way, way back - he was one of my best sources when I was a cub reporter in the 1980s... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview John Donahoe, CEO, eBay (And Win Free Tix to Web 2)

Searchblog - Sun, 2011-10-02 21:30
Next up on the Web 2 Summit interview docket is John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay. This marks a return of sorts for eBay to the Summit stage, it's been four years since former CEO Meg Whitman joined us. Much has changed - eBay faces significant competition in its... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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Help Me Interview Mark Pincus, CEO/Founder, Zynga

Searchblog - Fri, 2011-09-30 12:03
Today kicks off my annual postings on folks I'll be in interviewing for the Web 2 Summit. Every year I seek your input, every year you help me get smarter, and I thank you for that. The Web 2 Summit (to which all readers of this site are invited) kicks... (Go to Searchblog Main)
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