What happened to content-based information filtering?

Nanas, Nikolaos; De Roeck, Anne and Vavalis, Manolis (2009). What happened to content-based information filtering? In: ed. Advances in Information Retrieval Theory. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5766. Berlin: Springer, pp. 249–256.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04417-5_23


Personalisation can have a significant impact on the way information is disseminated on the web today. Information Filtering can be a significant ingredient towards a personalised web. Collaborative Filtering is already being applied successfully for generating personalised recommendations of music tracks, books, movies and more. The same is not true for Content-Based Filtering. In this paper, we identify some possible reasons for the notable absence of a broad range of personalised information delivery and dissemination services on the web today. We advocate that a more holistic approach to user profiling is required and we discuss the series of still open, challenging research issues raised.

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