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Gale-Shapley Algorithm

Al Roth along with Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel Prize for matching and the design of new types of markets. The Gale-Shapley algorithm is a cornerstone of the matching methods Al Roth pioneered. The algorithm has been extended by Roth and computer scientists including Don Knuth to apply…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Wisdom of Crowds

Netflix has a computerized recommendation system which seeks to find the common threads in millions of people’s recommendations and throw up “what’s best for you”? A lot of Online commerce sites have this kind of recommendation engine at work and Amazon is another well known example.



Netflix had a unique challenge: they wanted to improve Cinematic, their “recommendation engine.” Cinematic is the bit of software embedded in the Netflix Web site that analyzes each customer’s… Continue

Added by Chandan Pathak on September 22, 2009 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

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