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This paper proposes a novel, unified, and systematic approach to combine collaborative and content-based filtering for ranking and user preference prediction. The framework incorporates all available information by coupling together multiple learning problems and using a suitable kernel or similarity function between user-item pairs. We propose and evaluate(More)
The Cognitive Foundry is a unified collection of tools for Cognitive Science and Technology applications, supporting the development of intelligent agent models. The Foundry has two primary components designed to facilitate agent construction: the Cognitive Framework and Machine Learning packages. The Cognitive Framework provides design patterns and default(More)
Implicit feedback is a key source of information for many recommendation and personalization approaches. However, using it typically requires multiple episodes of interaction and roundtrips to a recommendation engine. This adds latency and neglects the opportunity of immediate personalization for a user <i>while</i> the user is navigating recommendations. (More)
DeepQA is a large-scale natural language processing (NLP) question-and-answer system that responds across a breadth of structured and unstructured data, from hundreds of analytics that are combined with over 50 models, trained through machine learning. After the 2011 historic milestone of defeating the two best human players in the Jeopardy! game show, the(More)
The Netflix experience is driven by a number of recommendation algorithms: personalized ranking, page generation, similarity, ratings, search, etc. On the January 6th, 2016 we simultaneously launched Netflix in 130 new countries around the world, which brought the total to over 190 countries. Preparing for such a rapid expansion while ensuring each(More)
The future of national security will require winning not only the heart and minds of political leaders but also of the global population. The increased importance of the thoughts and opinions of the global population require a greater understanding of how information is disseminated across a society. The Seldon toolkit and the Cognitive Framework are two(More)
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