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Time has witnessed the great increase in demand of the social networks. . It is necessary to have in-depth study of online social networks with social network analysis methods and the difference between traditional recommendation systems and the people to people recommendations in Online Social Networks. In this research, you will conduct an extensive literature review to establish the difference between these two kinds of recommendation systems. The review would be able to develop and design specific recommendation systems for social networks.

This project is part of a large and ongoing research project and will involve activities such as literature review and reporting. The candidate will be working with other team members.

Expected Outcomes

A report detailing the fundamentals of people to people recommendation systems and their difference with the traditional systems. Strategies to design and develop specific people to people recommendation systems

Duration of Project

10 - 12 weeks, Dec 2011, Jan and Feb 2012

Number of hours

150 -180 hours

Study level
Vacation research experience scholarship
Organisational unit

Science and Engineering Faculty

Research areas
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