OpenEdition offers a new reading recommendation system on Calenda

Copyright : Julie Jordan Scott

A new feature is now online on Calenda: a reading recommendation system that includes documents from all OpenEdition platforms (articles, book chapters, blog posts), and not simply scholarly events, as was the case until now.

This recommendation system aims to make it easier for Calenda readers to browse towards other OpenEdition content. It also enables them to extend their research on a topic, prior to an event (to help them respond to a call for papers, for example), or after an event (for example, to access further documentation on the subject of a conference they attended).

 

Each event is now accompanied by a “More like this” column. This lists three journal articles, three book chapters, three blog posts and three scholarly events on a similar subject to the announcement.

These reading recommendations are produced by an algorithm that calculates the most important words in a Calenda event and, using these terms, searches for similar content on OpenEdition Journals, OpenEdition Books and Hypotheses.

This is therefore an exclusively content-based recommendation system. It is different from the features generally on offer on commercial sites, which are based on the preferences of users with similar profiles.

OpenEdition welcomes the completion of this project, which was possible thanks to cooperation between the Calenda and OpenEdition Lab teams and IT departments. This feature should soon be extended to all OpenEdition platforms.


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