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Java Programming: Build a Recommendation System   


Ever wonder how Netflix decides what movies to recommend for you? Or how Amazon recommends books? We can get a feel for how it works by building a simplified recommender of our own!

In this capstone, you will show off your problem solving and Java programming skills by creating recommender systems. You will work with data for movies, including ratings, but the principles involved can easily be adapted to books, restaurants, and more. You will write a program to answer questions about the data, including which items should be recommended to a user based on their ratings of several movies. Given input files on users ratings and movie titles, you will be able to:

1. Read in and parse data into lists and maps;
2. Calculate average ratings;
3. Calculate how similar a given rater is to another user based on ratings; and
4. Recommend movies to a given user based on ratings.
5. Display recommended movies for a given user on a webpage.

Difficulty Level: INTERMEDIATE

Estimated Learning Time:  4 hours


Computer Programming

Mobile Development


Leadership and Management

Problem Solving

Research and Design

Data Analysis

Data Management

Data Structures

Probability & Statistics

General Statistics

Theoretical Computer Science


Course Instructor PhotoRobert Duvall
Computer Science

Course Instructor PhotoOwen Astrachan
Professor of the Practice
Computer Science

Course Instructor PhotoAndrew D. Hilton
Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Course Instructor PhotoSusan H. Rodger
Professor of the Practice
Computer Science

  • Java Programming: Build a Recommendation System
  • Fee: $59.00
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