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:
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. More information can be found in this forum post .
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.