recommenderlab: A Framework for Developing and Testing Recommendation Algorithms
The problem of creating recommendations given a large data base from directly elicited ratings (e.g., ratings of 1 through 5 stars) is a popular research area which was lately boosted by the Netflix Prize competition. While several libraries which implement recommender algorithms have been developed over the last decade there is still the need for a framework which facilitates research on recommender systems by providing a common development and evaluation environment. This paper describes recommenderlab which provides the infrastructure to develop and test recommender algorithms for rating data and 0-1 data in a unified framework. The Package provides basic algorithms and allows the user to develop and test his/her own algorithms in the framework via a simple registration procedure.
- Derek Phanekham (SMU)
- Akshaya Aradhya (SMU)
- Michael Hahsler (lead developer, SMU)
- recommenderlab: A lab for Developing and Testing Recommendation Algorithms
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Aknowledgement of Support
This research was partially supported by a research grant from the NSF I/UCRC: NetCentric Software and Systems Consortium.
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