Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PAPER New Recommender Framework: Combining Semantic Similarity Fusion and Bicluster Collaborative Filtering

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coin.12066/abstract

TB-CA: A hybrid method based on trust and context-aware for recommender system in social networks
http://growingscience.com/msl/Vol5/msl_2015_37.pdf

A Cluster-Based Similarity Fusion Approach for Scaling-Up Collaborative Filtering Recommender System
http://www.sid.ir/en/VEWSSID/J_pdf/125620140205.pdf



Please see also:
PAPER: Activity-Partner Recommendation  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-activity-partner-recommendation.html

Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences).
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-collaborative-filtering-systems.html
If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.

  The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/global-dating-insights-2014-industry.html
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient. It needs to reduce the false positives problem.


The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html 

FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=11424071

Please see also:
BBC article: "The mathematical formula for love" 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/bbc-article-mathematical-formula-for.html

FLAWED PAPERS,  a collection of papers trying to explain stable marriage as an economic function (as a complex mental process).
They propose: a stable marriage can be predicted using mainly Gale_Shapley algorithm, General Equilibrium Theory and Non_cooperative Game Theory.
The Gale-Shapley algorithm is not good enough to solve the stable marriage problem because is based on initial preferences (attraction, fantasies, infatuation) and does not take into account temporal patterns of relationship variables.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/flawed-papers.html

 
The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/global-dating-insights-2014-industry.html
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient. It needs to reduce the false positives problem.


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 
 


With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 
 


The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html 
 
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

about the article "Online Dating Site PlentyOfFish Fined For Spam By Canada"

http://www.inquisitr.com/1966816/online-dating-site-plenty-of-fish-fined-for-spam-by-canada/

"In the long run, this judgment won’t strongly affect Plenty of Fish or other online dating sites, but it serves as an important demonstration that the CRTC will act on complaints made under the new anti-spam laws."
I do not agree.
Perhaps PlentyOfFish is in decadence. And it began since October 2014.
See evidence from Alexa and Compete.






http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/plentyoffish-media-inc-pays-cad48000.html

Sunday, March 29, 2015

U.S.A. Digital Future in Focus 2015 (comScore Report)








Perhaps more so than at any other time in recent memory, changes were not merely incremental but rather seemed to represent key inflection points in the evolution of various markets and behaviors. We saw platforms collide in ways that upended existing markets, reconfigured the economics of various industries, and suggested that we are embarking on a new era of digital that will look markedly different from its predecessor.

http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2015/2015-US-Digital-Future-in-Focus
http://www.comscore.com/layout/set/popup/content/download/29095/1485013/version/1/file/PDF_2015USDigitalFutureInFocus_ENGUS_MAR2015.pdf
http://www.comscore.com/layout/set/popup/content/download/28991/1483065/version/1/file/A_Digital_Update_Borrell_Presentation.pdf


Please see also:
where the World’s youngest and oldest people live 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/where-worlds-youngest-and-oldest-people.html

article: Tablets are on the decline for the first time ever! 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-tablets-are-on-decline-for.html

U.S.A. Digital Future in Focus 2014 (comScore Report)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/usa-digital-future-in-focus-2014.html
comScore report: Argentina Digital Future in Focus (2014)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/comscore-report-argentina-digital.html
comScore report: 2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/comscore-report-2014-latam-digital.html
State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/state-of-social-media-in-latam.html
2013 Latin America Digital Future in Focus Report by comScore  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/2013-latin-america-digital-future-in.html
Brazil Digital Future in Focus 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/brazil-digital-future-in-focus-2014.html



article at Vator "The private tech bubble is real, but does it matter?"

http://vator.tv/news/2015-03-28-the-private-tech-bubble-is-real-but-does-it-matter

"Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000"
http://blogmaverick.com/2015/03/04/why-this-tech-bubble-is-worse-than-the-tech-bubble-of-2000/

"Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000 – Part 2"
http://blogmaverick.com/2015/03/05/why-this-tech-bubble-is-worse-than-the-tech-bubble-of-2000-part-2/

Perhaps it is like a tulipomania

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

also at Financial Times
"Dotcom history is not yet repeating itself, but it is starting to rhyme"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/ft-article-dotcom-history-is-not-yet.html

There is a large dotcom bubble fueled by venture investment funds, investors who are dragging other investors to continue investing until they can sell shares of the company and recover leveraged money, but the last holder of shares is going to lose.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

She spent GBP1,300 on a dating agency to be introduced to gentlemen she'd already found on Plentyoffish

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11497550/I-spent-1300-on-a-dating-agency-that-had-run-out-of-men.html


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.



Please see:
article "Critics challenge the 'science’ behind online dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-critics-challenge-science.html

Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html

The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/the-4-biggest-eharmonys-copycats.html

eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative; Company Expects Subscriber Base to Grow 40-50% in 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html

 


With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 

  



Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html  


Friday, March 27, 2015

Tinder Co-founder on Why Bumble Is Different

http://www.racked.com/2015/3/24/8266243/whitney-wolfe-tinder-bumble
http://www.elle.com/culture/tech/a27505/the-new-dating-appwhich-nudges-women-to-make-the-first-movemay-be-just-the-social-crutch-we-needed/

When the IAC Personals bought OKCupid (4+ years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission. IAC Personals backed Tinder instead, as the copycat of Badoo.

and Badoo backed Bumble as revenge last year!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/some-fresh-news-from-bumble-backed-by.html


It is all a big war, they will annihilate between themselves!

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/iacs-tinder-names-ex-ebay-exec-ceo.html

Please see:
If Bumble can not take off ? Something happened?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/if-bumble-can-not-take-off-something.html

Bumble by Badoo in war with Tinder / part 2
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/bumble-by-badoo-in-war-with-tinder-part.html

 


article "Rocket from the shelf"




http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/26/2121723/whats-aboard-the-rocket/



The key is in the very complicated interlace of "Jade xxxx GmbH." and "Brillant xxxx GmbH." companies.

Jade, Juwel, Brillant, Bambino, Platin and others.
See Jade 1076. GmbH. and Jade 1085. GmbH. as sample

They have big losses because they sell below cost to gain traction. All cloned companies seem like bubbles.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/rocket-internet-ag-half1-2014.html
 
Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html


Rocket Internet's Samwer Brothers + AB Kinnevik + Tengelmann Ventures. 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/rocket-internets-samwer-brothers-ab.html

From the article "Rocket Internet makes case for €3.3bn valuation" at Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/df748b5e-0919-11e4-8d27-00144feab7de.html
and
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e090a94c-1f07-11e4-9d7d-00144feabdc0.html

a (deleted) comment there:

It looks like the FT articles about Rocket Internet in the past few months have been the outcome of Samwer’s PR agency…having said this, below are a few points for thought

-All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. This is a fact and very easy to verify

-The purpose of such structure is threefold: record fictitious sales and expenses to avoid German taxes, multiply the number of “consultancy contracts” that the ventures need to pay to Rocket holding and hide cash outflows from the ventures

-The ventures are actually companies without strategy, without sustainable growth, loss making

-Thanks to consultancy contracts and other tricks, the brothers are able to return from their investment in each venture within 2 years, leaving the entire loss to other investors

-KPIs and financials are manipulated and sometimes totally made up. The IT system is unable to provide reliable data and investors simply cannot audit the numbers

If anybody is interested, I’m happy to give more details.

In summary, the brothers did a wonderful job in raising funds and an even better job in creating a big machine with nothing underneath and keeping a cut of the funds for themselves instead of using it for developing the business. But, after all, isn’t it what a large number of ventures founders do these days? Set up a boring online business, make a fancy website and good marketing materials and raise funds to pay their salary for a few months or (if lucky) for a few years? Rocket just did it in a bigger way, fooling tax authorities too

If you want to replicate a big success in Brazil, it will be as hard as the same to replicate it in all European countries, but in this case with 1/8 of population and the majority of the persons DO NOT own or WILL NOT use a credit/debit card to buy online! They will prefer to research online and then buy offline.
Many if not most, USA, Canada or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries! Perhaps the same situation for Africa, Russia or even Australia.(transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than Europe)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/article-rocket-internets-brotherneurs.html

Euros 35 million subsidy for Zalando  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/euros-35-million-subsidy-for-zalando.html
 ------------------------

Please remember I am the person who denounced them to Interpol last January 2014.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Re-branded Cupid plc business reports GBP11.6m pre-tax loss

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/company-results-forecasts/re-branded-cupid-plc-business-reports-5393031

Cupid PLC was incinerated by BBC in a fraud investigation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23409947
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21366326
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23425366
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/how-alexa-shows-bbc-of-london-uk.html

 
Can you guess which online dating company will be next? They could be incinerated by Journalists or killed by power of word of mouth



Please remember:
Channel 4 on Globals Personals (Whitelabel dating)
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/11/uk-global-personals-allegedly-uses-fake-profiles.html
http://www.channel4.com/news/fools-for-love-how-one-internet-dating-firm-dupes-clients

It says 13,000 + sites but .......
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/it-says-13000-sites-but.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/entrepreneur-of-year-laundering-money.html

Ashley Madison: "The dispute began when Silva — who came to Toronto from Brazil — sued her former employer in 2012, alleging she seriously hurt her wrists and forearms typing up 1,000 "fake female profiles" over a few weeks for a new Portuguese-language version of the site."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/lawsuit-against-dating-site-for-married.html

JDI Dating Fined USD616K For Fake Profiles
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/jdi-dating-fined-616k-for-fake-profiles.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/online-dating-scam-alert-jdi-dating.html

 
Facebook In Argentina Fined Over Fake Profiles 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/facebook-in-argentina-fined-over-fake.html
  


Match in USA
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/photos-posted-match-led-suicide-model-article-1.1527230
 


  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Zoosk app is betting on wearables for growth ???

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102527514

Zoosk ended last year with USD200 million in revenue, but at a loss, she said. The company, which was founded in 2007, has 33 million users worldwide, but does not share how many users are paying subscribers, Steckelberg said.

My bet: ZOOSK WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY SOON, IT WILL COLLAPSE.

Sudden drop in traffic rank:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/zoosk.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/zoosk.com 

http://www.similarweb.com/website/zoosk.com



See also:
Zoosk Lays Off 15% Of Staff
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/zoosk-lays-off-15-of-staff.html


Zoosk UPDATE. New IPO plan.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/zoosk-update-new-ipo-plan.html

Zoosk to run out of money soon? Zoosk IPO delayed?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/zoosk-to-run-out-of-money-soon-zoosk.html



Big Losses from Zoosk Q1 2014 (last year)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/more-big-losses-from-zoosk-q1-2014.html
NET LOSS: USD 6.7 million Q1 2014!
Revenue: USD 50.12 million during Q1 2014 (USA USD 26.71 million, International USD 23.40 million)
721,000 subscribers
27 million registered members
Working capital (deficit) of USD 33.5 million!
Total accumulated deficit of USD 102.28 million.

721,000 subscribers / 27 million registered members == 2.7% conversion rate.
(Profitable sites operate with a 5% conversion rate)

article Big Dating: It's a (Data) Science

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shelly-palmer/big-dating-its-a-data-science_b_6919594.html

Please see:
article "Critics challenge the 'science’ behind online dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-critics-challenge-science.html

Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html

The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/the-4-biggest-eharmonys-copycats.html

eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative; Company Expects Subscriber Base to Grow 40-50% in 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html

 


With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 



The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.


Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

PAPER: Activity-Partner Recommendation

http://i.cs.hku.hk/~nikos/pakdd2015_activity.pdf



Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-collaborative-filtering-systems.html

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.

 



Friday, March 20, 2015

IAC's Tinder names ex-eBay exec CEO


http://seekingalpha.com/news/2384196-iacs-tinder-names-ex-ebay-exec-ceo

A parachutist, reminds me when Jeremy Verba from Zynga landed at eHarmony!
My bet: He will run away in less than 6 months! or 6 weeks!


Lunch with the FT: Barry Diller and news from Tinder scandal
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/lunch-with-ft-barry-diller-and-news.html

PAPER A Collaborative Filtering Systems based on Personality Information

www.atlantis-press.com/php/download_paper.php?id=17049
http://www.atlantis-press.com/php/pub.php?publication=iiicec-15&frame=http%3A//www.atlantis-press.com/php/viewsession.php%3Fid%3D327


Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences).

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity. 
Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. In case you had not noticed, recommender systems are morphing to .......... compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry since years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the BIG 5 to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The BIG 5 (Big Five) normative personality test is obsolete. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the BIG 5 model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle".

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.


Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement", not 100% better, 100X better, really an INNOVATION.
The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.
 


LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf
 

Matching algorithms and data will decide who wins the Online Dating game

Chapter Two of a 50-page report, called The CEO of Love
http://globaldatinginsights.com/20032015-check-out-dating-ceo-industry-trend-report/
http://www.dating-experts.co.uk/Trendreport-EN.pdf




Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html 

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.


Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement", not 100% better, 100X better, really an INNOVATION.
The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.
 


LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PAPER TencentRec: Real-time Stream Recommendation in Practice

http://net.pku.edu.cn/~cuibin/Papers/2015SIGMOD-tencentRec.pdf


Please see also: PAPER Improving the Scalability of ALS-based Large Recommender Systems with Similar User Index 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-improving-scalability-of-als.html


Please remember:
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)
.

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity. 
Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. In case you had not noticed, recommender systems are morphing to .......... compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry since years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the BIG 5 to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The BIG 5 (Big Five) normative personality test is obsolete. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the BIG 5 model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle".

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Online Dating Experiment by a Journalist

30 Da(te)s of Online Dating
http://www.ironyisalifestyle.com/30-dates-of-online-dating-1/


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, but ...
the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.

PlentyOfFish (POF) surpasses 100 million users ?


http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Vancouverbased+online+dating+service+PlentyOfFish+surpasses+million/10895071/story.html

Billed as the world's largest online dating site, the company said there are four million users daily, and the service is available in five languages.


Jiayuan Surpasses 140 Million Registered User Accounts but.... Jiayuan recorded an average of 6.2 million monthly active user accounts in the third quarter of 2014. (OVER 133 Million INACTIVE profiles at Chinese site Jiayuan!)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/over-133-million-inactive-profiles-at.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/jiayuan-international-date-q4-2014-and.html


Why no one could had copycatted PlentyOfFish (POF)?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-no-one-could-had-copycatted.html

 
PlentyOfFish (POF) is past its prime now, but it was a great player at its peak. Also failed with eVow to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.


MeetMe Full Year 2014 financials

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1078099/000143774915005053/meet20141231_10k.htm
http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/MEET

Both MeetMe and Zoosk could run out of money this 2015.
Q1 2015 will be worse than Q4 2014!
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-can-meetme-translate-user.html
 

article "eHarmony Founder Talks Matchmaking in the Age of Tinder"




http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/16/eharmony-founder-talks-marriage-matchmaking-in-the-age-of-tinder/

Very funny to read "The company makes 15 million matches a day between its users, up from about 5 million a year ago."
It means eHarmony delivers matches as a machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).


eHarmony, is a 14+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
 

The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.


http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/eharmony.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/eharmony.com/
http://www.similarweb.com/website/eharmony.com

Please remember:

eHarmony failed in Japan.

and
eHarmony closed its site in Brazil.

Please see:
article "Dating site eHarmony dumps net ads and courts TV viewers"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-dating-site-eharmony-dumps-net.html

article "Critics challenge the 'science’ behind online dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-critics-challenge-science.html

Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html

The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/the-4-biggest-eharmonys-copycats.html


eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative; Company Expects Subscriber Base to Grow 40-50% in 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html

 
With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever.