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About "The social power of algorithms"
PAPER A Preference-Driven Database Approach to Reciprocal User Recommendations in Online Social Networks
PAPER: Predicting user behavior in electronic markets based on personality-mining in large online social networks
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)
is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the
personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality
similarity between users.
In case you had not noticed,
recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as
the same used in the Online Dating Industry.
Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry
== 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method
to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one
source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships
development with commitment.
Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.
The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:
I) Several studies showing 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"
People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with
their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other
system that learns your preferences are useless)
III) What is
important in attracting people to one another may not be important in
making couples happy. Compatibility is all about a high level on
personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating
key to long-lasting romance; COMPATIBILITY is: STRICT PERSONALITY
SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven! No
actual online dating site is "scientifically proven" because no one
can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who
will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal
preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control
group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.
but no one can show you a list of compatible persons like this:
( for a prospective male customer / sample but calculated with real values)
million women database, here is the list of the 12 more compatible with
you. Notice that woman#1 is the most compatible with you but she could
be more compatible with other men right now.
woman#01 is 95.58476277% compatible
woman#02 is 95.56224356% compatible
woman#03 is 95.52998273% compatible
woman#04 is 94.18354278% compatible
woman#05 is 93.00453871% compatible
woman#06 is 93.00007524% compatible
woman#07 is 92.99738452% compatible
woman#08 is 92.37945551% compatible
woman#09 is 92.29779173% compatible
woman#10 is 92.27114287% compatible
woman#11 is 92.19515551% compatible
woman#12 is 92.12249558% compatible”
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
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16
personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to
innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry
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"
All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.