Introduction to Recommender Systems Handbook

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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.

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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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