Content-independent task-focused recommendation

Jonathan L. Herlocker, Joseph A. Konstan

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A technique that correlates database items to a task adds content independent context to a recommender system based solely on user interest ratings. A task-focused approach to recommendation that is entirely independent of the type of content involved is presented. The approach leverages robust, high-performance, commercial software. In particular, such an approach is implemented in a live movie recommendation site and validated with empirical results from user studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2001


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