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What’s going on in my city? Recommender systems and electronic participatory budgeting

Cantador, Iván; Cortés-Cediel, María E.; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith (2018). What’s going on in my city? Recommender systems and electronic participatory budgeting. In: 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys '18), 2-7 Oct 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM.

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n this paper, we present electronic participatory budgeting (ePB) as a novel application domain for recommender systems. On public data from the ePB platforms of three major US cities –Cambridge, Miami and New York City–, we evaluate various methods that exploit heterogeneous sources and models of user preferences to provide personalized recommendations of citizen proposals. We show that depending on characteristics of the cities and their participatory processes, particular methods are more effective than others for each city. This result, together with open issues identified in the paper, call for further research in the area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-5901-9, 978-1-4503-5901-6
Keywords: recommender systems; electronic participation; budgeting
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 56175
Depositing User: Miriam Fernandez
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 11:43
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