BoRGo: a book recommender for reading groups

Saçak Düzgün, Sayıl
With the increasing amount of data on web, people start to need tools which will help them to deal with the most significant ones among the thousands. The idea of a system which recommends items to its users emerged to fulfill this inevitable need. But most of the recommender systems make recommendations for individuals. On the other hand, some people need recommendation for items which they will use or for activities which they will attend together. Group recommenders serve for these purposes. Group recommenders diverge from individual recommenders such that they need to aggregate members of the group in a joint model, and in order to do so, they need a user satisfaction function. There are two different aggregation methods and a few different satisfaction functions for group recommendation process. Reading groups domain is a new domain for group recommenders. In this thesis we propose a web based group recommender system which is called BoRGo: Book Recommender for Reading Groups , for reading groups domain. BoRGo uses a new information filtering technique and present a media for post recommendation processes. We present comparative evaluation results of this new technique in this thesis.


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Citation Formats
S. Saçak Düzgün, “BoRGo: a book recommender for reading groups,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.