Personalizing the Search for Persons: A Recommender-based Approach

Tobias Keim, Jochen Malinowski, Gregor Heinrich, Oliver Wendt


Recommendation systems are widely used on the Internet to assist customers in finding the products or services that best fit their individual preferences. While current implementations successfully reduce information overload by generating personalized suggestions when searching for objects such as books or movies, recommendation systems so far cannot be found in another potential field of application: the personalized search for subjects such as business partners or employees. This is astonishing as (1) the number of CV-, assessment- and social network-data available on the Internet is growing and (2) the complexity and scope of selecting the right partner is much higher than when buying a book. We argue that recommendation systems personalizing the search for people need to be grounded on two pillars: unary attributes on the one hand and relational attributes on the other. We present a framework meeting these requirements together with an outline of a first prototypical implementation.


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Paper Citation

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Keim T., Malinowski J., Heinrich G. and Wendt O. (2005). Personalizing the Search for Persons: A Recommender-based Approach . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Web Personalisation, Recommender Systems and Intelligent User Interfaces - Volume 1: WPRSIUI, (ICETE 2005) ISBN 972-8865-38-4, pages 125-134. DOI: 10.5220/0001421801250134

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author={Tobias Keim and Jochen Malinowski and Gregor Heinrich and Oliver Wendt},
title={Personalizing the Search for Persons: A Recommender-based Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Web Personalisation, Recommender Systems and Intelligent User Interfaces - Volume 1: WPRSIUI, (ICETE 2005)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Web Personalisation, Recommender Systems and Intelligent User Interfaces - Volume 1: WPRSIUI, (ICETE 2005)
TI - Personalizing the Search for Persons: A Recommender-based Approach
SN - 972-8865-38-4
AU - Keim T.
AU - Malinowski J.
AU - Heinrich G.
AU - Wendt O.
PY - 2005
SP - 125
EP - 134
DO - 10.5220/0001421801250134