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IntersectionExpIorer: The flexibility of multiple perspectives

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Abstract

Recommender systems are currently an ubiquitous presence on the web, helping us find relevant items in the ever-growing plethora of information available. However, there is not a one-size fits-all for recommender systems, and flexibility and control are crucial for enabling the possibility of adapting the recommender system to different user preferences. In this paper, we present the results of a study designed to assess user interaction with IntersectionExplorer (IEx), a multi-perspective tool for exploring conference paper recommendations. The study was conducted at the Digital Humanities 2016 Conference, an event with a rather large, heterogeneous, and not technology-oriented audience. The results obtained indicate that the IEx multi-perspective approach lends enough flexibility to accommodate different user preferences. When contrasting these results with a previous study conducted at a conference with a highly technological audience, it becomes apparent that the flexibility of IEx is key to empower users with different profiles to customize their approach to finding relevant recommendations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
Date: 1 January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume: 1884
Page Range: 16 - 19
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1613-0073
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 15:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/35051

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