Overview of Recommender Algorithms – Part 3

This is the third in a multi-part post. In the first post, we introduced the main types of recommender algorithms by providing a cheatsheet for them. In the second post, covered the different types of collaborative filtering algorithms highlighting some of their nuances and how they differ from one another. In this blog post, we’ll… Read More Overview of Recommender Algorithms – Part 3

Recommender Systems in Netflix

Netflix is a company that demonstrates how to successfully commercialise recommender systems.  Netflix manages a large collections of movies and television programmes, making the content available to users at any time by streaming them directly to their computer/television.  It’s a very profitable company that makes its money through monthly user subscriptions.  Users can cancel their… Read More Recommender Systems in Netflix

Overview of Recommender Algorithms – Part 2

This is the second in a multi-part post. In the first post, we introduced the main types of recommender algorithms by providing a cheatsheet for them. In this post, we’ll describe collaborative filtering algorithms in more detail and discuss their pros and cons in order to give a deeper understanding for how they work. Collaborative… Read More Overview of Recommender Algorithms – Part 2

Mendeley Suggest

Mendeley Suggest is an article recommender system for researchers.  It’s designed to help them discover new research based on their short and long term interests and to keep them up-to-date with what’s popular and trending in their domains. The first set of recommendations is based on all of the articles that you have added to… Read More Mendeley Suggest

Evaluations

In building a recommender, it’s common to ask the question, how well does it work?  Ultimately, you’ll only know when you release it live to users and measure it against your targets such as increasing sales or user activity.  It’s unlikely, however, that you’ll get it right first time round and you’ll want to be… Read More Evaluations