10/17/2006

10-17-06 - 4

Okay, is it just me or is the "Similarity Fusion" paper completely BS ? (sigir06_similarityfuson.pdf). They initially claim that they're going to combine the prediction from similar users & similar movies based on their confidence in each (which sounds good & reasonable), but then they introduce hard-coded constants and basically just lerp between the two using these fixed constants.

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