Building the baseline approach

From this section onward, we will focus on how to build the basic version of the recommendation engine (which means the recommendation system in the context of this chapter). In order to develop the baseline approach, we will be using the content-based approach. These are the topics that we will be covering:

  • Understanding the basic concepts
  • Implementing the baseline approach
  • Understanding the testing matrix
  • Testing the result of the baseline approach
  • Problems with the baseline approach
  • Learning optimization tricks for the baseline approach

Without wasting any time, let's look at how the content-based approach has been used to build the recommendation engine.

Understanding the basic concepts

As I've specified earlier, we are ...

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