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On Building Entity Recommender Systems Using User Click Log & Freebase Knowledge (plus.google.com)
3 points by mindcrime 1347 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite

This is a cool paper, I love recommeender ideas. I've always set up a multi algorithm bake off for live systems. And every time, showing a block of popular links, either globally, or in the category gathers more clicks than any smarter algorithm. YMMV, but I always found this depressing!

Popular is popular is clicks.

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