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7. Modeling with Decision Trees > Modeling “Hotness”

Modeling “Hotness”

Hot or Not is a site that allows users to upload photos of themselves. Its original concept was to let users rank other users on their physical appearance, and to aggregate the results to create a score between 1 and 10 for each person. It has since evolved into a dating site, and now has an open API that allows you to get demographic information about members along with their “hotness” rating. This makes it an interesting test case for a decision tree model because there is a set of input variables, an output variable, and a possibly interesting reasoning process. The site itself is also a good example of what might be considered collective intelligence.

Again, you’ll need to get an application key to access the API. You can sign up and get one at http://dev.hotornot.com/signup.


  

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