Suggestion System for TV Programs: MythMiner

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Balázs Bárány has released a great new application (called MythMiner) a couple of months ago. The goal for this application is to suggest TV programs based on the programs recorded by the user so far. This is similar to Tivo but it is based on the open source video recorder software MythTV . With MythMiner, the users of MythTV can now receive daily suggestions for new TV programs they might be interested in. MythMiner can even automatically schedule recordings of interesting programs if the user likes. Here is the link to the system:

MythTV Logo

MythMiner makes use of RapidMiner or RapidAnalytics and is basically a pretty complex analysis process  which performs a classification for “interestingness” based on the previously recorded programs.

Balázs Bárány is presenting MythMiner in a talk at the Linuxwochen in Vienna on Saturday, May 7th, 2011. So if you are coming from Austria, I am sure that visiting his talk will be an interesting and inspiring experience.

Ingo Mierswa

Ingo Mierswa

Ingo Mierswa is the founder and president of RapidMiner and an industry-veteran data scientist since starting to develop RapidMiner at the Artificial Intelligence Division of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. Mierswa, the scientist, has authored numerous award-winning publications about predictive analytics and big data. Mierswa, the entrepreneur, is the founder of RapidMiner. Under his leadership RapidMiner has grown up to 300% per year over the first seven years. In 2012, he spearheaded the go-international strategy with the opening of offices in the US as well as the UK and Hungary. After two rounds of fundraising, the acquisition of Radoop, and supporting the positioning of RapidMiner with leading analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester, Ingo takes a lot of pride in bringing the world’s best team to RapidMiner.