Good Overview Papers
Alkindi, a now defunct company that did movie recommendations, as put
their commercial strength recommender system software
in the public domain.
A remarkably extensive list is available at
A paragraph on each of the major companies is available
Good recommendation systems to play with
A few of my favorite web sites follow; or see the more complete
list, which is still very incomplete.
Malone, T.W., Grant, K.R., Turbak, F.A., Brobst, S.A. and Cohen,
M.D. (1987) Intelligent Information Sharing Systems. Communications
of the ACM, 30, 5, pp. 390-402. Available for fee from:
Goldberg, D., D. Nichols, B. M. Oki, and D. Terry. Using collaborative
filtering to weave an information tapestry. CACM, 35(12):61--70, Dec 1992.
Paul Resnick et al. GroupLens: An Open Architecture for Collaborative Filtering
of Netnews, Internal Research Report, MIT Center for Coordination Science,
Will Hill, Larry Stead, Mark Rosenstein and George Furnas.
"Recommending And Evaluating Choices In A Virtual Community Of Use"
in Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'95.
Upendra Shardanand and Pattie Maes. Social Information Filtering:
Algorithms for Automating "Word of Mouth", in Proceedings of ACM
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'95.
Recommender Systems. Special section in Communications of the
ACM, Vol. 40, No. 3; March 1997
Kautz H, Selman B, Shah M Referral web: Combining social networks and
collaborative filtering CACM 40: (3) 63-65, 1997
Konstan JA, Miller BN, Maltz D, et al. GroupLens: Applying collaborative
filtering to Usenet news CACM 40: (3) 77-87, 1997
Lyle Ungar's Papers
I had to put them