Using data mining technology to provide a recommendation service in the digital library

Chia Chen Chen*, An-Pin Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose - Since library storage has been increasing day by day, it is difficult for readers to find the books which interest them as well as representative booklists. How to utilize meaningful information effectively to improve the service quality of the digital library appears to be very important. The purpose of this paper is to provide a recommendation system architecture to promote digital library services in electronic libraries. Design/methodology/approach - In the proposed architecture, a two-phase data mining process used by association rule and clustering methods is designed to generate a recommendation system. The process considers not only the relationship of a cluster of users but also the associations among the information accessed. Findings - The process considered not only the relationship of a cluster of users but also the associations among the information accessed. With the advanced filter, the recommendation supported by the proposed system architecture would be closely served to meet users' needs. Originality/value - This paper not only constructs a recommendation service for readers to search books from the web but takes the initiative in finding the most suitable books for readers as well. Furthermore, library managers are expected to purchase core and hot books from a limited budget to maintain and satisfy the requirements of readers along with promoting digital library services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-724
Number of pages14
JournalElectronic Library
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Cluster analysis
  • Data collection
  • Digital libraries
  • Electronic document delivery
  • Libraries
  • Programming and algorithm theory

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