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How does Keenious make recommendations?
How does Keenious make recommendations?
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Keenious is a recommendation tool for academic articles and topics based on your document. This guide explains how Keenious works behind the scenes. Don't worry - we keep this guide updated to reflect any changes to the Keenious algorithm.

Why are we doing this?

We believe in transparency and want to help you understand how our system works. This will help you feel confident in using our tool and help you to get the best results. Understanding our system can also help you to identify why you may not get the results you expected.

By being open and honest about our processes, we hope to set an example for the rest of the Artificial Intelligence industry. Transparency benefits both the companies creating the tools and the end users who rely on them.

The 4 key factors that influence the ranking of an article

1. Shared terms

Keenious analyzes your document to identify the number of shared rare terms between your text and the articles' title and abstract. Rare terms are significant because they represent specialized vocabulary and concepts that could be essential to your research. By identifying shared rare terms, Keenious can predict the relevance of an article to your specific needs.

Shared terms are a well-established and widely accepted method for information retrieval systems to identify relevant articles. In fact, academic databases such as JSTOR and Pubmed rely on shared terms to retrieve pertinent articles. By utilizing shared terms, Keenious is able to leverage a proven approach that is effective in practice.

2. The predicted meaning of your text

When recommending articles and topics, Keenious not only considers shared terms between your document and the articles' title and abstract, but also predicts the meaning and topic of your text using a language model. This allows us to identify articles that are most relevant to your specific needs based on the language and context of your document.

Predicting the meaning/topic of your text is useful because it allows us to identify articles that may not share many rare terms with your document but are still highly relevant. For example, an article that is highly relevant to your topic may use different terminology or vocabulary than your document. By predicting the meaning and topic of your text, we can identify articles that address the same topic even if they use different terminology.

In addition, predicting the meaning of your text helps to avoid false positives, which can occur when articles have a high number of shared rare terms with your document but are not actually relevant to your needs. By considering the meaning and context of your document, Keenious is able to provide highly relevant articles and topics that are tailored to your specific needs.

3. Citation count

Keenious takes into account the number of times that an article has been cited by other articles. While citation count can be a useful measure of an article's authority and importance within its field of study, it's important to note that it can also have some limitations. For example, citation count may not be an accurate reflection of an article's quality, as some articles may be cited frequently but not necessarily for their academic merit. Additionally, citation count can be influenced by factors such as the age of the article, the popularity of the journal, and the citation practices within a particular field.

4. Recency of Publication

Keenious also factors in the publication date of articles, giving precedence to more recent papers. This ensures that users are presented with up-to-date research findings and developments in their area of interest.

In summary...

Keenious utilizes a range of factors to predict and make recommendations, and itโ€™s important to remember that this is a super simplified version of what goes on under the hood when Keenious makes a recommendation! We believe in transparency and open communication, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions or curiosities! ๐Ÿ”Ž

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