Collaborative filtering with maximum entropy

Dmitry Pavlov, Eren Manavoglu, C. Lee Giles, David M. Pennock

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The collaborative filtering technique with maximum entropy, or maxnet, approach for generating online recommendations is discussed. Maxnet enables fast model querying and performs better than its competitors in terms of accuracy. Collaborative filtering methods work by assessing the similarities among users on the basis of their overlap in document requests, then recommending to a given user documents that like-minded users access previously. The model-based approach provides an attractive alternative to current recommenders in terms of the quality of its predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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