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Amazon’s recommendations are SO CLUELESS!

Nothing I like better than getting a recommendation for something I just bought. Happens all the time with Amazon Simple logic: IF bought recently, THEN omit from recommendations If the AMZN recommender had a double-digit IQ, it would recognize that I buy this hand lotion periodically and send me a link when it estimates I […]

Why ratings and reviews fail (A beginning of understanding)

The promise (and pitfalls) of current recommendation engines (collaborative filtering) THE PROBLEM: Welcome to the Vino Casino WINE IS HARD TO LIKE Wine is hard to like Can I learn to like wine? Wine is too hard to like How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine PROFILING INCOMPATIBILITY: Profile Matching How sensory taste […]