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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: Boosting User-Based with the user's attributes
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:40:09 GMT
Of course it's not meaningless. They provide a basis for ranking
items, so you can return top-K recommendations.
If it's normally based on similarity and ratings -- and you have no
ratings -- similarity is of course the only thing you can base the
result on.

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Agata Filiana <> wrote:
> Well right now, I am only using one boolean file -just from from this
> history of reading.
> So you are saying the values generated in
> the GenericBooleanPrefUserBasedRecommender is actually useless in this case
> of no ratings and that it is merely based on the similarity only?

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