Posts tagged with 'recommendation'

PCPlus 319: Recommendation algorithms explained

For the March 2012 issue, I wrote about a new subject for me, and one that I hadn’t really seen much discussion of elsewhere: recommendation algorithms. Whenever you go to Amazon to buy something, there on the front page is a set of items that you might want to purchase. These recommendations aren’t merely what a lot of people are buying (for example, I never get offered a Justin Beiber CD), but they do seem to be specifically geared to your wants and interests. Yes, they can be hilariously wrong...