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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."

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