Recommender Systems: Introduction and Challenges

Abstract

Recommender Systems (RSs) are software tools and techniques that provide suggestions for items that are most likely of interest to a particular user. In this introductory chapter, we briefly discuss basic RS ideas and concepts. Our main goal is to delineate, in a coherent and structured way, the chapters included in this handbook. Additionally, we aim to help the reader navigate the rich and detailed content that this handbook offers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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