Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Content-Based Filtering

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_167



Content-based filtering is prevalent in  Information Retrieval, where the text and multimedia content of documents is used to select documents relevant to a user’s query. In the context this refers to content-based recommenders, that provide recommendations by comparing representations of content describing an item to representations of content that interests a user.

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