algorithms

Recommendation Engines: Exploitation and Exploration

October 17, 2011

A topic that I didn’t discuss in my post about recommendation engines was the concept of exploitation versus exploration in terms of providing recommendations. Some unfortunate terminology here, but basically “exploitation” refers to using a person’s activity to recommend products that are similar in nature. Exploration refers to recommending products that is a bit out […]

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Recommendation Engines

October 9, 2011

I just finished reading “Collective Intelligence in Action”, a book by Satyam Alag about using information from user actions to improve the working and usability of applications. This is a field that has seen much interest in recent years given that most web applications, especially Web 2.0 apps, have massive amounts of data flowing through […]

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