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 […]

Several new publications: Mr. DLib, Lessons Learned, Choice Overload, Bibliometrics (Mendeley Readership Statistics), Apache Lucene, CC-IDF, TF-IDuF

In the past few weeks, we published (or received acceptance notices for) a number of papers related to Mr. DLib, research-paper recommender systems, and recommendations-as-a-service.  Here is the list: Beel, Joeran, Bela Gipp, and Akiko Aizawa. “Mr. DLib: Recommendations-as-a-Service (RaaS) for Academia.” In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017. Beel, Joeran. “Real-World […]

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 […]

Paper accepted at ISI conference in Berlin: “Stereotype and Most-Popular Recommendations in the Digital Library Sowiport”

Our paper titled “Stereotype and Most-Popular Recommendations in the Digital Library Sowiport” is accepted for publication at the 15th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI) in Berlin. Abstract: Stereotype and most-popular recommendations are widely neglected in the research-paper recommender-system and digital-library community. In other domains such as movie recommendations and hotel search, however, these recommendation approaches […]

Two of our papers about citation and term-weighting schemes got accepted at iConference 2017

Two of our papers about weighting citations and terms in the context of user modeling got accepted at the iConference 2017. Here are the abstracts, and links to the pre-print versions: Evaluating the CC-IDF citation-weighting scheme: How effectively can ‘Inverse Document Frequency’ (IDF) be applied to references? In the domain of academic search engines and research-paper […]

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 […]

Two new servers are online (dev and beta system)

So far, Mr. DLib’s recommender system was running only on a single server. Consequently, when me messed up something in the development environment, sometimes the production system was affected, i.e. down. From today on, we have two additional dedicated servers running, meaning we have a total of three servers, one for the development, one for beta, and […]