VideoLectures.net Recommender System Competition

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Similar in a form to the famous Netflix Prize, asks data scientists, algorithm geeks and statisticians to devise the most accurate algorithm that suggests in personalized way what movies may be of interest for visitors of VideoLectures.net – the “YouTube for geeks” website. The algorithm will help scientists and academics navigate through vast volumes of educational contents gathered in the service.

The competition is a scientific event, open for everyone, featuring prizes of $8,000 in total. Winning algorithms will be publicly disclosed after the end, at one of the major scientific conferences in the field of data mining and machine learning, ECML/PKDD. The contest is organized by European Union project e-LICO and hosted by TunedIT, the first open platform for data mining competitions and a collaboration site for data scientists.

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