Integrating social networks in an IPTV recommender system

10 Junho 2010
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Cerdeira, F., Almeida, P., Abreu, J. F., Almeida, P. L., Cardoso, B. 2010.
EuroITV 2010 – 8th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, Tampere, Finland, 10th and 11th June 2010.

Abstract: Integrating social networks in an IPTV recommender system, In WS “Future Television: Integrating the Social and Semantic Web”, integrated on the 8th international interactive Conference on interactive Tv&Video (Tampere, Finland, June 09 – 11, 2010). EuroITV ’10.

The proliferation of multiple channels in the actual offer of cable and IPTV services is bringing challenges for users when selecting which program to see. Recommender systems are being introduced with the goal of facilitating the viewers’ choices and promote TV content consumption. Different technical approaches to these systems are supported either on automatic algorithms or social data and activities analysis. This paper reports on the first development phase of the Pétala system – a recommender system for an IPTV Telco – that aims to improve content recommendation by integrating social networks. Pétala provides the ability to use the system both in the Set-top box or as a web widget integrated in a social network like Facebook.

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