Title: Book recommendation system for utilisation of library services

Authors: Takanori Kuroiwa, Subhash Bhalla

Addresses: Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan. ' Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan

Abstract: In addition to using the many conventional approaches for making recommendation systems, this paper proposes a complementary recommendation methodology. It is focused on book recommendation. It proposes to make a comprehensive data repository of existing books, available at the level of the user (in a library or a personal bookshelf). Further, by retrieving web reviews of available books and new books by using existing web services, an infrastructure has been developed for need-based book recommendation system. Implementation results show that our book recommendation allows a user to eliminate irrelevant books and presents the desired books to the user from given book set. The proposed book recommender is one of the first systems in terms of focusing on meeting individuals| needs rather than calculating similarity or preferences automatically, which is adopted by the traditional recommender system.

Keywords: book recommendation; web reviews; review retrieval; web services; recommender systems; information aggregation; book reviews; individual needs; library services; needs-based recommendation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2010.037676

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2010 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.207 - 213

Available online: 24 Dec 2010 *

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