Item Recommendations Task

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An Item Recommendations Task is an information filtering task that produces relevant items to a person (which maximize a relevance measure).



  • (Melville & Sindhwani, 2011) ⇒ Prem Melville, and Vikas Sindhwani. (2011). “Recommender Systems.” In: (Sammut & Webb, 2011) p.829
    • QUOTE: The goal of a recommender system is to generate meaningful recommendations to a collection of users for items or products that might interest them. Suggestions for books on Amazon, or movies on Netflix, are real-world examples of the operation of industry-strength recommender systems. The design of such recommendation engines depends on the domain and the particular characteristics of the data available. For example, movie watchers on Netflix frequently provide ratings on a scale of 1 (disliked) to 5 (liked). Such a data source records the quality of interactions between users and items. Additionally, the system may have access to user-specific and item-specific profile attributes such as demographics and product descriptions, respectively. Recommender systems differ in the way they analyze these data sources to develop notions of affinity between users and items, which can be used to identify well-matched pairs. Collaborative Filtering systems analyze historical in …



  • (Kitts et al., 2000) ⇒ Brendan Kitts, David Freed, and Martin Vrieze. (2000). “Cross-Sell: A fast promotion-tunable customer-item recommendation method based on conditionally independent probabilities.” In: Proceedings of the sixth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-2000). doi:10.1145/347090.347181