Introduction to Recommender Systems Handbook

  • Francesco RicciEmail author
  • Lior Rokach
  • Bracha Shapira


Recommender Systems (RSs) are software tools and techniques providing suggestions for items to be of use to a user. In this introductory chapter we briefly discuss basic RS ideas and concepts. Our main goal is to delineate, in a coherent and structured way, the chapters included in this handbook and to help the reader navigate the extremely rich and detailed content that the handbook offers.


Recommender System Recommendation Algorithm Recommendation List Recommendation Process Mender System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBozen-BolzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevNegevIsrael

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