[LON-CAPA-users] Recommender - Once Again

Alexis Morris amorris at mtroyal.ca
Thu Aug 22 17:18:54 EDT 2013

Hi Gerd,

    Thank you for the link to the Recommender tool.   I've used it a 
little, and am much happier with it than the old interface for searching 
content.   I must admit that I found the regular interface pretty much 
unusable for the following reasons:

- An overwhelming number of search matches and most of the search 
results were duplicates.
- very unstable... It often happened that after 1 hour of sifting 
through all the matches, the system crashed or froze, forcing me to 
restart.   Even more frustrating was that I couldn't find what I 
previously found due to the server search order being changed.
- Too many lecture notes, even though I specifically searched for 

As a result, I gave up trying to import content and found it easier to 
simply construct my own questions.     I'm hoping that the Recommender 
tool will solve these problems.   So far so good!

Best regards,

Dr Alexis Morris
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3E 6K6
Phone: (403) 440-8507
Fax: (403) 440-6505

On 13-07-20 03:28 PM, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Hi,
> As you may be putting together or modifying courses for next year, please try to use
> http://www.lon-capa.org/presentations/RecommenderPrototype.pdf
> We did some work to make it faster than before by caching more metadata, and it now also includes a tool to confirm or suggest to modify taxonomy assignments.
> Feedback, also to this list, more than welcome.
> Thanks,
> - Gerd.
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