July 29th, 2009
I recently had to implement a recommender system for the Netflix Prize. Out of the best known models, I chose Yehuda Koren’s SVD++ model as published on the paper entitled “Factorization Meets the Neighborhood: a Multifaceted Collaborative Filtering Model” (the version that doesn’t take into account temporal effects; I’d have implemented the complete model, but couldn’t due to time constraints).
It’s the first project, as far as I know, that uses Booleano. With it, you can get random movie recommendations and filter them, like this:
# Get 5 movie recommendations for user #7, at least those published after 2001
wooflix recommendations 7 --max="5" --filter="movie:year > 2001"
Keep in mind that I won’t offer support for it; I’m publishing because I thought it might be useful for some people, but I have no intentions to work on it in the future.