"[SOLVED] Sparse Data/Collaborative Filtering"

abcacabcac Member Posts: 4 Contributor I
edited June 12 in Help
Hello,

I am trying to do collaborative filtering however I am having difficulty reading the data in.

Originally I formatted the data as a map, where a line contained ID, ID, Boolean. This would process in a few seconds.

What I need is a matrix with the two ID fields being coordinates and the Boolean being the entry. I could not figure out how to do this.

I moved on to trying to use readSparse, however it now takes 1 minute to read in the data. This seems odd and probably wont scale.

*I am new to rapidMiner, any suggestions on resources would be great.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<process version="5.2.008">
 <context>
   <input/>
   <output/>
   <macros/>
 </context>
 <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" name="Process">
   <process expanded="true" height="-20" width="-50">
     <operator activated="true" class="read_sparse" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="60" name="Read Sparse" width="90" x="28" y="230">
       <parameter key="format" value="yx"/>
       <parameter key="data_file" value="*****************t"/>
       <parameter key="dimension" value="216370"/>
       <parameter key="datamanagement" value="boolean_sparse_array"/>
       <list key="prefix_map"/>
     </operator>
     <connect from_op="Read Sparse" from_port="output" to_port="result 1"/>
     <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
   </process>
 </operator>
</process>

Thanks in advance
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Answers

  • Nils_WoehlerNils_Woehler Member Posts: 463  Guru
    Hi,

    as you can see in the help view the Read Sparse operator does not support the format you are trying to load. It supports only simple arrays.

    Reads an example file in sparse format, i.e. lines have the form
    label index:value index:value index:value...
    What do you want to do with your data afterwards? Maybe you can try another Read operator.

    Best,
    Nils
  • abcacabcac Member Posts: 4 Contributor I
    I decided to move forward without using a sparse matrix. Am testing my process using a small subset of attributes (~1000).
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