Researchers Working on Algorithm for Group Recommendations

Associate professor Richard Han, doctoral student Mike Gartrell and their team are working to pioneer an algorithm that would allow businesses and websites to make recommendations for groups, much like Amazon and Netflix do for individuals. They're starting by using an app called SocialDining to collect data on how groups make decisions.

"Large-scale, publicly available datasets for individual recommendation system research have been available for some time," Gartrell told the Boulder Daily Camera. "In contrast, until very recently, large-scale datasets for group recommendation were not available, and none of the large-scale group recommendation datasets that have been used for recent research publications are publicly available."

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