Part 3. Applying intelligence in your application – Collective Intelligence in Action

Part 3. Applying intelligence in your application

In this last part of the book, we focus on applying some of the concepts that we’ve developed throughout the book. Part 3 consists of two chapters: the first on intelligent search, and the second on building a recommendation engine.

Chapter 11 on intelligent search should give you a good overview of embedding search into your application using Lucene, along with some discussion of trends in the area of intelligent search. Chapter 12 deals with building a recommendation engine using both content-based and collaborative-based approaches. We also go through real-world case studies of personalization by Amazon, Google News, and Netflix.