Mr. DLib v1.2.1 released: Improved keyphrase extraction and Apache Lucene query handling

The new version of Mr. DLib completes 104 issues. The most notable ones are: We improved the keyphrase extraction, i.e. keyphrases are no stored differently in Lucene. We expect a better recommendation effectiveness and are currently running an A/B test. More robust path encoding for search queries (special characters in a URL caused errors) Lucene’s eDismax function […]

RARD: The Related-Article Recommendation Dataset

We are proud to announce the release of ‘RARD’, the related-article recommendation dataset from the digital library Sowiport and the recommendation-as-a-service provider Mr. DLib. The dataset contains information about 57.4 million recommendations that were displayed to the users of Sowiport. Information includes details on which recommendation approaches were used (e.g. content-based filtering, stereotype, most popular), what […]

Mr. DLib 1.2 released: JabRef integration completed; CORE Recommendation API connected

There are two major news coming along with the new version of Mr. DLib’s Recommendation API. JabRef finally uses Mr. DLib for it’s recommender system We have announced this already a while ago, but now, finally, Mr. DLib’s recommendations are available in one of the most popular open-source reference managers, i.e. JabRef. Currently, Mr. DLib […]

Some numbers about Mr. DLib’s Recommendations-as-a-Service (RaaS)

Six month ago, we launched Mr. DLib’s recommendations-as-a-service for Academia. Time, to look back and provide some numbers: Since September 2016, Mr. DLib has delivered 60,836,800 recommendations to our partner Sowiport, and Sowiport’s visitors users have clicked 91,545 of the recommendations. This equals on overall click-through rate (CTR) of 0.15%. The figure shows the number […]

Mr. DLib v1.1 released: JavaScript Client, 15 million CORE documents, new URL for recommendations-as-a-service via title search

We are proud to announce version 1.1 of Mr. DLib’s Recommender-System as-a-Service. The major new features are: A JavaScript Client to request recommendations from Mr. DLib. The JavaScript offers many advantages compared to a server-side processing of our recommendations. Among others, the main page will load faster while recommendations are requested in the background and a loading animation […]

Enhanced re-ranking of our recommendations based on Mendeley’s readership statistics

Content-based filtering suffers from the problem that no human quality assessments are taken into account. This means, a poorly written paper ppoor would be considered equally relevant for a given input paper pinput as high-quality paper pquality if pquality and ppoor contain the same words. We elevate for this problem by using Mendeley’s readership data for re-ranking Mr. DLib’s […]

New recommendation algorithms integrated

We have integrated several new recommendation algorithms into Mr. DLib. Some algorithms are only ought as baselines for our researchers, others hopefully will further increase the effectiveness of Mr. DLib. Overall, Mr. DLib now uses the following algorithms: Random The approach randomly picks the set of documents to recommend to the user. We experiment with this […]