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BReK12: a book recommender for K-12 users

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BReK12: a book recommender for K-12 users
Ideally, students in K-12 grade levels can turn to book recommenders to locate books that match their interests. Existing book recommenders, however, fail to take into account the readability levels of their users, and hence their recommendations may be unsuitable for the users. To address this issue, we introduce BReK12, a recommender that targets K-12 users and prioritizes the reading level of its users in suggesting books of interest. Empirical studies conducted using the Bookcrossing dataset show that BReK12 outperforms a number of existing recommenders (developed for general users) in identifying books appealing to K-12 users. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Search and Retrieval]: Information filtering, retrieval models Keywords Recommendation system, book, readability, K-12
Maria Soledad Pera, Yiu-Kai Ng
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where SIGIR
Authors Maria Soledad Pera, Yiu-Kai Ng
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