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recommender system library for the CLR (.NET)

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MyMediaLite - a recommender system algorithm library

Features
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 - Choice:
   - Dozens of different recommendation methods,
   - methods can use collaborative, attribute/content, and relational data,
 - support for incremental training for most models.
 - Ready to use:
   - Includes evaluation routines for rating and item prediction;
     quality measures MAE, NAME, RMSE, CBD, AUC, MAP, precision@N, recall@N,
     NDCG, MRR; and
   - command line tools that read a simple text-based input format.
 - Compactness: Core library is about 275 KB "big".
 - Portability: Written in C#, for the .NET platform;
   runs on every architecture where Mono works: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X.
 - Freedom: Free/Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the
            GNU General Public License (GPL).


Feedback and Contributions
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We are always happy about feedback, and encourage MyMediaLite's users to
contribute code to the project.

Just fork it on GitHub and send pull requests!

http://mymedialite.net/contribute.html

Bugs and feature requests can be reported on our mailing list or in our issue
tracker:
https://groups.google.com/group/mymedialite
https://github.com/zenogantner/MyMediaLite/issues

Installation
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See doc/Installation for installation instructions.

Documentation
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See doc/ and the website for more documentation.

Website
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  http://mymedialite.net
  http://twitter.com/mymedialite

Citing MyMediaLite
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If you use MyMediaLite for your research, it would be nice to acknowledge it
in your papers by citing the following paper:

Zeno Gantner, Steffen Rendle, Christoph Freudenthaler, Lars Schmidt-Thieme:
MyMediaLite: A Free Recommender System Library. RecSys 2011

@inproceedings{Gantner2011MyMediaLite,
  author    = {Zeno Gantner and Steffen Rendle and Christoph Freudenthaler and Lars Schmidt-Thieme},
  title     = {{MyMediaLite}: A Free Recommender System Library},
  booktitle = {5th ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011)},
  year      = 2011,
  location  = {Chicago, USA}
}

Please inform us about if you have a publication that uses
this software, so we can list it on MyMediaLite's website:
Just send an e-mail to mymedialite@googlegroups.com

Acknowledgements
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Thanks go to the following people, who provided valuable feedback,
patches, or other kinds of assistance:
Roberto Abalde, Nicholas Ampazis, Thorsten Angermann, Suhrid Balakrishnan,
Alejandro Bellogín, Christian Brauch, Fu Changhong, Subramanyeshwar Cherukuri,
Simon Dooms, Lucas Drumond, Michael Ekstrand, Jagadeesh Gorla, Josif Grabocka,
Mark Graus, Guibing Guo, Andreas Hoffmann, Tomas Horvath, Kenneth Hoste,
Frantisek Hrdina, Jia Huang, KwangSeob Kim, Dietmar Jannach, Peng Jiang,
Artus Krohn-Grimberghe, Tobias Lang, Christina Lichtenthäler, Damir Logar,
Marcelo Manzato, Brian McFee, Greg Najda, Chris Newell, Thai-Nghe Nguyen,
Simon Renaud, Marco Ribeiro, Roland Richter, Saurabh S., Sebastian Schelter,
Lars Schmidt-Thieme, Yue Shi, Tom Tung, Pieter-Jan Verbruggen, Elvio Vicosa,
João Vinagre, Oleksandr Vitvitskyi, Yongfeng Wang, Lina Weichbrodt,
Cees Wesseling, Yong Zheng, GitHub user jkleint.

This work was funded by the European Commission FP7 project MyMedia
(Dynamic Personalization of Multimedia, http://www.mymediaproject.org/)
under the grant agreement no. 215006.

Copyright & Licensing
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Copyright (C) 2013 Zeno Gantner, João Vinagre
Copyright (C) 2012 Zeno Gantner, Lucas Drumond, Marcelo Manzato
Copyright (C) 2011 Zeno Gantner
Copyright (C) 2010 Zeno Gantner, Steffen Rendle, Christoph Freudenthaler

MyMediaLite is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

MyMediaLite is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with MyMediaLite.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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This package contains Mono.Options, C5, the Math.NET Numerics library,
a C# port of LIBSVM, and NUnit.

The C5 library used is a non-PCL build, allowing it work with versions
of Mono earlier than 3.x. The fork allowing non-PCL builds is at
https://github.com/LHCGreg/C5

The original packages can be found here:
http://www.itu.dk/research/c5/
http://numerics.mathdotnet.com
http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/
http://www.matthewajohnson.org/software/svm.html
http://www.nunit.org

See doc/ComponentLicenses for more information about their licensing terms.
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