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Google introduces Google Prediction API to enable pattern learning in its Cloud Storage to make real-time decisions in your applications

By annie shum | June 5, 2010

The following information is extracted from the Google Web site:

What is the Google Prediction API?

The Prediction API enables access to Google’s machine learning algorithms to analyze your historic data and predict likely future outcomes. Upload your data to Google Storage for Developers, then use the Prediction API to make real-time decisions in your applications. The Prediction API implements supervsed learning algorithms as a RESTful web service to let you leverage patterns in your data, providing more relevant information to your users. Run your predictions on Google’s infrastructure and scale effortlessly as your data grows in size and complexity.


• Lightweight RESTful API
• Asynchronous training
• Automatically selects from several available machine learning techniques
• Supported inputs: numeric data or unstructured text
• Outputs hundreds of discrete categories
• Accessible from many platforms: Google App Engine, Apps Script (Google Spreadsheets), web & desktop apps, and command line


• Language identification
• Customer sentiment analysis
• Product recommendations & upsell opportunities
• Message routing decisions
• Diagnostics
• Document and email classification
• Suspicious activity identification
• Churn analysis
• And many more…

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