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Review and Implementation of Common Statistical Methods for Recommender Systems

  • Author(s): McKeag, Candace Jennifer
  • Advisor(s): Handcock, Mark S
  • et al.

As a result of today's massive information overload, the exploration and development of recommender systems is burgeoning. This paper consists of a comprehensive literature review in which the current knowledge surrounding statistical methods for recommender systems is outlined and evaluated. For each method, the theoretical premise and application-related aspects such as optimal use cases and common research problems are described. To round out the literature review, an implementation of several collaborative filtering techniques is conducted in order to apply the discussed theory and identify some advantages and disadvantages of the methods.

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