We are proud to announce version 1.1 of Mr. DLib’s Recommender-System as-a-Service. The major new features are:

  1. A JavaScript Client to request recommendations from Mr. DLib. The JavaScript offers many advantages compared to a server-side processing of our recommendations. Among others, the main page will load faster while recommendations are requested in the background and a loading animation is shown. Using the JavaScript also means that the logging will be more reliable because web spiders are not logged any more. Our partner Sowiport uses the JavaScript already.

    Recommender System in Sowiport

    Sowiport requests our recommendations-as-a-service via Mr. DLib’s JavaScript Client. While recommendations are requested, a loading animation is shown (left).

  2. We indexed 15 million documents from CORE and recommend them through our API. Another 5 million will follow soon.
  3. So far, recommendations could only be requested by specifying a particular document ID such as https://api-beta.mr-dlib.org/v1/documents/<ID>/related_documents/. Now, recommendations can be requested through a title such as https://api-beta.mr-dlib.org/v1/documents/this%20is%20a%20title/related_documents/

In addition, we restructured our entire database model and did another 134 bug fixes, enhancements etc. 

Joeran Beel

Please visit https://isg.beel.org/people/joeran-beel/ for more details about me.


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