Mr. DLib

Mr. DLib Recommendations-as-a-Service v1.3: “Word Embeddings” and Many Minor Improvements and Bug Fixes

We released version 1.3 of Mr. DLib´s Recommender-System as-a-Service. The new major feature is “word embeddings” based recommendations. We are excited to see how the new recommendations will perform with our partners. In addition, we fixed many small bugs, and added some minor improvements.  A complete overview can be found in JIRA.

By Joeran Beel, ago
Recommendations as-a-Service (RaaS)

New recommendation algorithms integrated to Mr. DLib’s recommender system

We have integrated several new recommendation algorithms into Mr. DLib. Some recommendation algorithms are only ought as baselines for our researchers, others hopefully will further increase the effectiveness of Mr. DLib. Overall, Mr. DLib now uses the following recommendation algorithms in its recommender system: Random Recommendations The approach recommendation randomly picks the set of documents to recommend. We experiment with this approach by randomly choosing to apply a language filter 50% of the time. With the language filter, the recommended documents share the same language as the input document. Lucene’s More Like This This is one of the most commonly applied recommendation aproaches for content-based filtering. The approach concatenates and tokenizes a document’s title, abstract, keywords, and journal name using Apache Lucene’s Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Help Wanted

Students & PostDocs: We have open positions in Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Konstanz (2-24 months)

Update 2016-01-12: The salary in Tokyo would be around 1.600 US$ per month, not 1.400. 2015 has been a rather quiet year for Docear, but 2016 will be different. We have lots of ideas for new projects, and even better –  we have funding to pay at least 1 Master or PhD student, to help us implementing the ideas. There is also a good chance that we get more funding, maybe also for Bachelor students and postdoctoral researchers. The positions will be located in Tokyo, Copenhagen or Konstanz (Germany). In the following, there is a list of potential projects. If you are interested, please apply, and if you have own ideas, do not hesitate to discuss them with us. What exactly you Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago