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Before you start

  • You must have Hadoop installed and working on your local machine. You also need to setup your Amazon AWS account. Refer to the instruction in the course page.
  • Download the following package: http://bigdata.poly.edu/~tuananh/files/hadoop-exercise.zip. This package contains the basic WordCount example to help you get started.
  • What to submit for these exercises:
    • Code: place your code for exercises 1, 2 and 3 in a public GitHub repository
    • Results: put the results in your S3 bucket (don't forget to make it public)
    • Complete this form to submit the links to your GitHub repository and S3 bucket. Deadline: 11:59 PM on Oct 8, 2014
    • Office Hours: Oct 7 (Tue) from 3pm to 5pm, at 2 MetroTech Center, 10th floor, 10.053A

Hands-on exercises

  • Note: Input for exercises: s3://mda2014/input/wikipedia.txt
  • Exercise 0: WordCount
    • Run the basic WordCount example on your local machine and AWS
    • Follow the instructions to create your Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) cluster
    • Instructions to run WordCount on your local machine and EMR cluster will be given in class
    • Note: You don't have to submit code and results for this exercise.
  • Exercise 1: Fixed-Length WordCount
    • For this exercise, you will only count words with 5 characters
    • Output: Key is the word, and value is the number of times the word appears in the input.
  • Exercise 2: InitialCount
    • Count the number of words based on their initial (first character), i.e., count the number of words per initial
    • The letter case should not be taken into account. For example, Apple and apple will be both counted for initial A
    • Output: Key is the initial (A to Z in UPPERCASE), and value is the number of words having that initial (in either uppercase or lowercase).
  • Exercise 3: Top-K WordCount
    • Output the top 100 most frequent 7-character words, in descending order of frequency
    • Output: Key is the word, and value is the number of times the word appears in the input.
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