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Toward a Design Space for the Recommendation of Communities

By Sven Buschbeck and Anthony Jameson (2010)

Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web, in conjunction with RecSys 2010, Barcelona.

Abstract

Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of on-line communities; a person looking for a community for some purpose may have hundreds to choose from. Helping users make such choices therefore constitutes an interesting application area for recommender systems, which has so far been explored only sporadically. To facilitate further exploration of this area, we discuss the following questions: What goals can a user be pursuing when looking for a community? What sorts of information about communities can be available that could be used by a recommender system? The answers to the second question are based on a systematic examination of a sample of 15 communities on three web-based platforms.

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BibTeX entry

@inproceedings{BuschbeckJ10RSWeb,
  year = {2010},
  author = {{Buschbeck}, Sven and
            {Jameson}, Anthony},
  title = {Toward a Design Space for the Recommendation of Communities},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web, in
    conjunction with RecSys 2010},
  address = {Barcelona}}