dc11 - 1.0


Tássia Camões Araújo
Day DebConf Day 3 (2011-07-28)
Room Round room
Start time 18:00
Duration 00:45
ID 773
Event type bof
Track Blends
Language en

App recommender in Debian

Apt-xapian-index, Popcon and UDD are powerful tools that can be used together for composing package recommendations, as it is currently being developed in AppRecommender [1] [2]. The main goal os this work is to help users find useful packages based on their previous choices and similar users' choices. The recommender output allow composing suggestions like: "If you like this package you may also like that one" or "Users who have package X installed also have Y in their systems".

This BoF aims to open the disccussion about strategies and heuristics adopted by AppRecommender, compare it to previous initiatives (Alain Schröeder and Enrico Zini have already worked on this problem), talk about challenges of providing such a service for Debian users and how could it be adapted to a cross-distribution approach.

[1] http://www.ime.usp.br/~tassia/apprec.html [2] http://github.com/tassia/AppRecommender