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Overview



Recommender systems have been well recognized as a typical application of Big Data and Machine Learning. LibRec is a GPL-licensed Java library (Java version 1.7+ required), aiming to solve two classic tasks in recommender systems, i.e., rating prediction and item ranking by implementing a suite of state-of-the-art recommendation algorithms. It has been listed by the RecSys Wiki (see the LibRec page).

Features

Algorithms

More than 70 recommendation algorithms have been implemented, and more will be added in the LibRec.

Composition

LibRec has six main components including data split, conversion, similarity, algorithms, evaluators and filters.

Configuration

LibRec is based on low coupling, flexible and either external textual or internal API configuration.

Expansion

LibRec has more efficient implementations than other counterparts while producing comparable accuracy.

Performance

LibRec can get executed in a few lines of codes, and a number of demos are provided for easy start.

Usage

LibRec provides a set of recommendation interfaces for easy expansion to implement new recommenders.

Application

   Research Publications   A number of papers adopting LibRec can be found here.

Guibing Guo, Jie Zhang, Zhu Sun and Neil Yorke-Smith, LibRec: A Java Library for Recommender Systems, in Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 2015.
G. Guo, J. Zhang and N. Yorke-Smith, TrustSVD: Collaborative Filtering with Both the Explicit and Implicit Influence of User Trust and of Item Ratings, in Proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2015, 123-129.

   Industrial Application     Please contact us for an industrial application of LibRec via guogb@swc.neu.edu.cn


   LibRec Demo   An application built upon the recommendation algorithms provided by the LibRec open-source project.



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