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From Lee Carroll <lee.a.carr...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Significant - serendipity in recommending
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:27:00 GMT
predicting the intent of the user when they intend something other
than they want. good luck

:-)

On 24 March 2012 17:00, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know what you mean by significant any more than Sean.
>
> But serendipity in a recommender comes from two sources.  Both must be
> present.  One source is having enough people who interact with the
> recommender.  The second source is a judicious injection of exploration
> which can come from dithering of result lists or from additional
> exploration opportunities such as a top40 page or a rising star page or
> genre pages.
>
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 6:38 AM, ziad kamel <ziad.kamel25@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear developers,
>>
>> How can I know that the recommendations I get from Mahout is significant ?
>> Is there a way to know that there is serendipity in recommending using
>> certain recommender than other ?
>>
>> Thanks
>>

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