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The Long Tail in Recommender Systems

  • Òscar CelmaEmail author
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Abstract

The Long Tail is composed of a small number of popular items, the well-known hits, and the rest are located in the heavy tail, those not sell that well. The Long Tail offers the possibility to explore and discover—using automatic tools; such as recommenders or personalised filters—vast amounts of data. Until now, the world was ruled by the Hit or Miss categorisation, due in part to the shelf space limitation of the brick-and-mortar stores. A world where a music band could only succeed selling millions of albums, and touring worldwide.

Keywords

Recommender System Tail Distribution Online Market Popular Item Artist Popularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BMATBarcelonaSpain

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