Computer Says…

From PaidContent, news of computer-generated book recommendations via the Book Genome Project: is the public face of the Book Genome Project, which was founded by University of Idaho students in 2003 and aims to identify, track, measure, and study the features that make up a book using computational tools. Other book recommendation sites exist, but they tend to rely on user-submitted data and social recommendations. BookLamp is different because it actually analyzes the books’ text. Its algorithm breaks books down into 32,160 elements: “StoryDNA” (“setting” and “actors”), language and character DNA.


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