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I feel vindicated in several ways by the Netflix Engineering team’s recent blog post explaining what they did with the results of the Netflix Prize. What they wrote confirms what I’ve been saying about recommendations as well as my experience … Continue reading

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My sister isn’t “irrational”, her utility function just has large interaction terms.

What happens if, instead of doing a linear regression with sums of monomial terms, you do the complete opposite? Instead of regressing the phenomenon against  , you regressed the phenomenon against an explanation like  ? I first thought of this question several years ago whilst living … Continue reading

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