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    Buzzer : online real-time topical news article and source recommender
    The significant growth of media and user-generated content online has allowed for the widespread adoption of recommender systems due to their proven ability to reduce the workload of a user and personalise content. In this paper, we describe our prototype system called Buzzer, which harnesses real-time micro-blogging activity, such as Twitter, as the basis for promoting personalised content, such as news articles, from RSS feeds. We also introduce several new features, that include a technique for recommending community articles from the pooled resources of all system users and also a mechanism for recommending source RSS feeds to which the user does not subscribe.
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    Using Twitter to recommend real-time topical news
    Recommending news stories to users, based on their preferences,has long been a favourite domain for recommender systems research. In this paper, we describe a novel approach to news recommendation that harnesses real-time micro-blogging activity, from a service such as Twitter, as the basis for promoting news stories from a user's favourite RSS feeds. A preliminary evaluation is carried out on an implementation of this technique that shows promising results.
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    Terms of a feather : content-based news discovery and recommendation using Twitter
    User-generated content has dominated the web’s recent growth and today the so-called real-time web provides us with unprecedented access to the real-time opinions, views, and ratings of millions of users. For example, Twitter’s 200m+ users are generating in the region of 1000+ tweets per second. In this work, we propose that this data can be harnessed as a useful source of recommendation knowledge. We describe a social news service called Buzzer that is capable of adapting to the conversations that are taking place on Twitter to ranking personal RSS subscriptions. This is achieved by a content-based approach of mining trending terms from both the public Twitter timeline and from the timeline of tweets published by a user’s own Twitter friend subscriptions. We also present results of a live-user evaluation which demonstrates how these ranking strategies can add better item filtering and discovery value to conventional recency-based RSS ranking techniques.
      2216Scopus© Citations 80
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    On using the real-time web for news recommendation & discovery
    In this work we propose that the high volumes of data on real-time networks like Twitter can be harnessed as a useful source of recommendation knowledge. We describe Buzzer, a news recommendation system that is capable of adapting to the conversations that are taking place on Twitter. Buzzer uses a content-based approach to ranking RSS news stories by mining trending terms from both the public Twitter timeline and from the timeline of tweets generated by a user’s own social graph (friends and followers). We also describe the result of a live-user trial which demonstrates how these ranking strategies can add value to conventional RSS ranking techniques, which are largely recency-based.
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