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CATS: A Synchronous Approach to Collaborative Group Recommendation


McCarthy, K and Salamo, M and Coyle, L and McGinty, L and Smyth, B and Nixon, Paddy, CATS: A Synchronous Approach to Collaborative Group Recommendation, Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, 11-13 May 2006, Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA, pp. 86-91. ISBN 9781577352617 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Group recommender systems introduce a whole set of new challenges for recommender systems research. The notion of generating a set of recommendations that will satisfy a group of users with potentially competing interests is challenging in itself. In addition to this we must consider how to record and combine the preferences of many different users as they engage in simultaneous recommendation dialogs. In this paper we introduce a group recommender system that is designed to provide assistance to a group of friends trying the plan a skiing vacation. The system uses the DiamondTouch interactive tabletop to allow up to 4 users to simultaneously engage in parallel recommendation sessions and we describe how personal and shared profiles and interaction spaces can be managed to generate sets of recommendations for the individual as well as the group.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69476
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-08-20
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