5th RecSysNL meetup

The 5th RecSysNL meetup was held on November 24th in Elsevier, Amsterdam. It was a successful meetup and attracted many people from both academia and industry from all over the Netherlands.

Rolf Drög and Mikel Porras Hoogland gave an overview of their social music platform called Kollekt.fm. They talked about a music recommender systems they are developing together with TU Delft for Kollekt.fm within the CrowdRec project.

There were two other talks:

Marco Rosseti talked about their recommender systems in Mendeley. He introduced Mendeley Suggest, a new research advisor that recommends research articles to read. It uses different data sources and algorithms to provide recommendations that satisfy a broad range of researchers’ information needs. The slides of his talk is available here.

Finally, Artem Grotov talked about self-learning search engines. He proposed an approach in which the search engine learns how to combine numerous search criteria by observing how users interact with the search engine.

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