10 November 2009

data mining for fun and…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 10:23 am by Andromeda

That slideset yesterday was funny, so I’ve RSSed the guy’s blog. Liked this recent post about data-mining your circ records. His university now has a recommender system (both “people who liked this book also liked” and “people in this course of study tend to like”) and a course-of-study-specific search functionality (nursing and law students want different books when they search for “ethics”). Turns out the recommender service is very popular and noticeably increases how much of their collection circulates (which my little ROI neurons like). Also provides suggestions for refining large searches based on search data. And keep an eye out for the very clever acronym which will warm your heart if you, like me, were online in the early ’90s.

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17 October 2009

a false dichotomy

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 2:32 pm by Andromeda

I really can’t decide if technologies like this are awesome or creepy. (There’s a video if you want the shinier, visual version. Plus which CEOs with quirky hair add something to any product.)