Recommendation Night at Prismatic

Recommendation systems are an increasingly important component of the world’s largest and most successful digital products. On July 8th, we invited some of the experts working on recommendations at big companies like Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn to share their expertise and insights into how recommendations work in production. We’ve filmed these talks and are sharing the videos with everyone today. The first talk was from Lars Backstrom, Facebook’s Engineering Director for News Feed. He talked about some of the machine learning systems ...

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Introducing the Feeds API and Interest Graph Explorer

TLDR: Today we have two new releases: (1) an addition to our Interest Graph API to serve a feed of content about any given topics or aspects and (2) the Interest Graph Explorer, a demo application built using the Interest Graph API to help visualize these feeds and the accompanying data. Sign up for an API token to start getting high-quality, fully-analyzed content today! Introducing the Feeds API and Interest Graph Explorer Over the past several months, we've been releasing components of our Interest Graph ...

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Prismatic Partner Series: How SimpleRelevance Uses the Prismatic Analysis API

We’re always on the lookout for interesting applications of the Interest Graph API. We’re putting together a growing list of guest posts from our partners. Let us know if you have an interesting or unique story that you would like to share with the community. Today’s guest post is written by Erich Ess, Chief Technology Officer and Melanie Teachout, Marketing Manager of SimpleRelevance. SimpleRelevance personalizes marketing messages for retail, financial, and media companies. They take clients’ data about customers, and for each ...

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Deeper Content Analysis with Aspects: Interest Graph grows beyond Topics

TLDR: Today we’re taking the next step in opening up our Interest Graph by releasing an aspect tagging API that automatically identifies the structural content of a piece of text. Sign up for an API token to start classifying your URLs. Announcing Aspects Last month, we started opening up the Interest Graph -- a model that helps us understand our users, their interests, publishers, content, and the connections between them. Our first two releases have focused on "topics," which model the semantic subject of ...

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How We Manage the Android Client App State

Application State on Android We’ve written about managing user data maintained within the memory of the application (a.k.a. “app state”) in the past. In this post, we talk about some of the challenges we faced when managing state in our recently released Android app. For performance and tooling reasons, we decided to write Prismatic for Android as a native Java app. This meant we had to face the challenges of managing app state in a new and unfamiliar context: the Android Application ...

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The Connection Has Never Been Stronger: Prismatic's Topic Similarities API

Since announcing the Interest Graph last week, we’ve been thrilled with the great number of individuals and companies who have signed up and already started tagging their URLs and text with topics. Today, we’re excited to release the first of many more edges we’ll be adding to the Interest Graph: related topics. With this new endpoint, you can query for topics related to a given query topic. For example, querying for Cats (id 809) curl -H "X-API-TOKEN: <API-TOKEN>" 'http://interest-graph. ...

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