Anything Fun Going On? A Simple Wizard to Avoid the Cold-Start Problem for Event Recommenders

Stacey Donohue, Nevena Dragovic and Maria Soledad Pera

In this demo, we showcase a wizard designed to bypass the cold start problem that often affects recommenders in the event domain. We developed a mobile application for tourists, CSApp, which allows them to quickly and non-intrusively set up preferences related to events. This will directly affect the degree to which they can receive personalized recommendations on-the-fly and become aware of events happening around town that might be appealing to them.

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