ERIC Number: EJ678965
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Three Social Distance Measures for Film Rankings.
Leazer, Gregory H.; Furner, Jonathan; Napper, Rachel
Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, v40 p21-27 2003
Describes the use of three alternative methods for ranking films for information retrieval (IR). A large film-person incidence matrix is generated using the principle cast, directors, producers and screenwriters for each film. These attributes are used to measure film-film distances by creating a distance matrix. Distance, product distance, and accumulative difference distance matrices are used to generate rankings for a random sample of films. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the ASIST (American Society for Information Science and Technology) Annual Meeting (66th, Washington, DC, October 19-22, 2003).