RecSys Basics

State-of-the-Art Algorithms

"What are/is the state-of-the-art recommendation algorithm(s)?" is a question that should be a no-brainer to answer for any recommender-system researcher and developer. However, the answer is typical "I don't know, at least not for sure". The recommender-system community faces a reproducibility crisis, which makes it almost impossible to say what algorithms are truly state-of-the-art. In...

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Example Applications

Recommender Systems are used in a variety of applications. The most popular ones being probably movies, news, and e-commerce. However, recommendation systems are used in many applications more. To get an initial idea of what recommender systems are and what they can do, have a look at the following blog posts. Netflix launches ‘Downloads for...

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History

To fully grasp the concept of recommender systems, a bit of history doesn't harm. On this page, you find our blog posts relating to the history of recommender systems. Against All Odds: Netflix, From Mail-Order DVD Rentals to Streaming Dominance [Shawn Knight @ TechSpot] Shown Knight from Techspot writes about the history of Netflix and...

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