Best Practices

Academic Publishing

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Academic Writing

The most recent version can be found here: https://recommender-systems.com/best-practice/academic-writing/ This page provides guidelines on academic writing for Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. students in the field of recommender systems, and related disciplines. Structure of a paper or thesis When writing a paper or a thesis, we recommend the following structure. Title A good title is catchy...

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Collaboration & File Sharing

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Communication

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Evaluations & Reproducibility

Google AI releases ‘RecSim NG’, a “Flexible, Scalable, Differentiable Simulation of Recommender Systems” One or two years ago, Google AI released RecSim — A Configurable Simulation Platform for Recommender Systems. Now, Martin Mladenov from Google AI announced the next generation (NG) of RecSim, i.e. RecSim NG. Martin describes RecSim NG as follows. RecSim NG is...

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PDF, Note & Reference Management

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Documentation

Facebook documents its recommender system — a little bit. [Sarah Perez @ Techcrunch] Facebook has not been very open about how its recommender system works exactly. This may be about to change though. Today, Techcrunch announced that Facebook “has, for the first time, made public how its content recommendation guidelines work”. However, Techcrunch also points...

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Ethics, Bias, Trust, …

Facebook Quietly Suspended Political Group Recommendations Ahead Of The US Presidential Election [BuzzFeed] A few days before the US election, Facebook deactivated its recommender system for political content, according to BuzzFeed (Ryan Mac & Craig Silverman). Interestingly, this move was not announced publicly but only during a hearing in the Senate’s Commerce, Science, and Transportation...

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Reviewing

Advice on Reviewing for EMNLP — and ACM RecSys? [EMLP Blog] The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) has published a nice blog post on how to write conference reviews. It also points to several other related articles and blogs giving advice on writing good reviews. While maybe not all advice is...

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