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RecSys 2011 Tutorial: Recommendations as a Conversation with the User

October 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments · General


Last week, I had the privilege to present a tutorial at the 5th ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011). Given my passion for HCIR and my advocacy for transparency in recommender systems, it shouldn’t surprise regular readers that I focused on both. Unfortunately the tutorial was not recorded, but I hope the slides above prove useful. I also encourage you to take a look at the other tutorials, whose slides are posted on the conference site.

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Daniel Lemire // Oct 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love the Saint Exupéry reference!

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Nov 1, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Merci! Ironic that in this case I’m promoting transparency. Mais les grandes personnes ont toujours besoin d’explications.

  • 3 WTF! @ k: Measuring Ineffectiveness // Aug 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    […] Also the system can substantially mitigate the risk of WTF! results by providing explanations for results and making the information seeking process more of a conversation with the user. […]

  • 4 RecSys 2012: Beyond Five Stars // Sep 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    […] beyond the emphasis on user ratings to make the interaction with the user more transparent and conversational. Unfortunately I had to miss the parallel tutorial on the “The Challenge of Recommender […]

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