Running LDA on mahout

(Jan 28 2014): Found this old draft I never got around to polish. It’s very rough, but this is a developer notebook after all, so here it goes out into the world.

  • Install mahout
  • Run as core (Create new file)
  • Create sequence files from text in directory
$ bin/mahout seqdirectory -c UTF-8 -i data/documents/2012/ -o seqfiles
  • Create document vectors
$ bin/mahout seq2sparse -i seqfiles/ -o normalized-3-gram -ow -a org.apache.lucene.analysis.WhitespaceAnalyzer -chunk 200 -s 5 -md 3 -x 90 -ng 3 -ml 50 -n 2 -seq
$ bin/mahout seq2sparse -i seqfiles/ -o normalized-3-gram -ow -chunk 200 --minSupport 5 --minDF 3 --maxDFPercent 90 -ng 3 -ml 50 -n 2 -seq
  • Get dictionary size (to pass into cvb)
$ bin/mahout seqdumper -i normalized-3-gram/dictionary.file-0 -c
  • Create vectors in format for cvb. Creates two files. matrix has sparse vector and docIndex has mapping from numeric key to original key
$ bin/mahout rowid -i normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors -o normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors-cvb
  • run cvb
$ bin/mahout cvb  -i normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors-cvb/matrix -o normalized-3-gram/cvb -k 100 -ow -x 20 -nt 640 -dict normalized-3-gram/dictionary.file-0 -dt normalized-3-gram/cvb-doc-topics-10
  • View index
$ bin/mahout seqdumper -i normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors-cvb/docIndex
  • view results
$ bin/mahout vectordump -i normalized-3-gram/cvb-10 -o prob3 -d normalized-3-gram/dictionary.file-0 -dt sequencefile -p 1 -sort true -vs 5
  • dump docs related to topics
$ bin/mahout vectordump -i normalized-3-gram/cvb-doc-topics-10/ -o prob5 -p 1
  • doc id mappings
$ bin/mahout seqdumper -i normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors-cvb/docIndex -o doc-id-mappings
-Xmx12000m -server -XX:+UseParallelGC -XX:+UseParallelOldGC -Xms8000m


$ nohup /mahout/bin/mahout cvb  -i normalized-3-gram/tf-vectors-cvb/matrix -o normalized-3-gram/cvb-100 -k 100 -ow -nt 237731 -dict normalized-3-gram/dictionary.file-0 -dt normalized-3-gram/cvb-doc-topics-100 -x 20 &