This week I asked Dave to be the advisor for my project. Dave suggested that I could explore the project in more ways such as having other ways to determine the similarity between two users and seeing what would work best. Dave also suggested some methods for optimization as one of the concerns of my project is that it doesn’t scale well with large amounts of data. Thus, if the implementation takes too long to generate recommendations, I will find ways to extract only a subset of the data, or come up with less intensive methods to calculate the similarity without losing much of the accuracy.
In addition, this week I also reread the first draft of my proposal and start working on the second draft.