Open source movie recommendation engine from Filmaster.com
May 27, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Filmaster.com, a social network for film lovers, has
recently presented a new movie recommendations engine. The
algorithm that generates recommendations is open source and has
been released under AGPLv3 license.
"How does it work?
"The new algorithm works by fetching the current ratings from
database, processing them using a teaching algorithm and then
generates recommendations for each user/film pair and eventually
stores them in the relational database (PostreSQL). The first and
the last part of the process is obviously Filmaster-specific. The
teaching algorithm, on the other side, is universal and can be
easily used in any external open source project."