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Building Recommendation Engines by Suresh Kumar Gorakala

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Chapter 3. Recommendation Engines Explained

In Chapter 2, Build Your First Recommendation Engine, we learned how to build a basic recommender system using R. With introductions to various recommender systems in Chapter 1, Introduction to Recommendation Engines, we have got a fair idea about what a recommender system is and why a recommender system is important in the current age of data explosion. In this chapter we will learn about various types of recommender systems in detail. This chapter explains Neighborhood similarity-based recommendations, personalized recommendation engines, model-based recommender systems, and hybrid recommendation engines.

The following are the different subtypes of recommender system covered in this chapter:

  • Neighborhood-based ...

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