Mr. DLib v1.1 released: JavaScript Client, 15 million CORE documents, new URL for recommendations-as-a-service via title search

We are proud to announce version 1.1 of Mr. DLib’s Recommender-System as-a-Service. The major new features are: A JavaScript Client to request recommendations from Mr. DLib. The JavaScript offers many advantages compared to a server-side processing of our recommendations. Among others, the main page will load faster while recommendations are requested in the Read more…

Paper accepted at ISI conference in Berlin: “Stereotype and Most-Popular Recommendations in the Digital Library Sowiport”

Our paper titled “Stereotype and Most-Popular Recommendations in the Digital Library Sowiport” is accepted for publication at the 15th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI) in Berlin. Abstract: Stereotype and most-popular recommendations are widely neglected in the research-paper recommender-system and digital-library community. In other domains such as movie recommendations and hotel Read more…

Two of our papers about citation and term-weighting schemes got accepted at iConference 2017

Two of our papers about weighting citations and terms in the context of user modeling and recommender systems got accepted at the iConference 2017. Here are the abstracts, and links to the pre-print versions: Evaluating the CC-IDF citation-weighting scheme: How effectively can ‘Inverse Document Frequency’ (IDF) be applied to references? In Read more…

Enhanced re-ranking in our recommender system based on Mendeley’s readership statistics

Content-based filtering recommendations suffer from the problem that no human quality assessments are taken into account. This means a poorly written paper ppoor would be considered equally relevant for a given input paper pinput as high-quality paper pquality if pquality and ppoor contain the same words. We elevate for this problem by using Mendeley’s readership data Read more…

Server status of Mr. DLib’s recommender system publicly available

Our servers for Mr. DLib’s recommender-system as-a-service (RaaS) are now monitored by UptimeRobot, a free monitoring service. You can access all our RaaS server statuses at this URL https://stats.uptimerobot.com/WLL5PUjN6 and you will see a dashboard like this: A click on one of the server names will show you more details, e.g. https://stats.uptimerobot.com/WLL5PUjN6/778037437

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 Read more…