Tuesday, December 16

Synthese Article Recommendation System

Andre announced a first release of CISTI's Synthese Recommender system for journal articles. It uses Taste and the article citations as a substitute for user preference data.

You can search the 1.5 million BioMed articles and add them to your 'basket'. The system then recommends new articles you should read.

2 comments:

  1. I'm curious about the approach of using article citations as a substitute for user preference data. That seems quite different in spirit from applying user preference data, and if anything feels closer to content-based recommendation than collaborative filtering. I'm curious if this is a common strategy in the research community.

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  2. Same thoughts here. Journal citations are a measure of how paper authors value other papers. That's valuable, but doesn't take into account my preferences.

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