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Background and objectives

  • Related courses feature is used used to help students find courses of interest
  • Currently related courses feature is deployed on courses.aalto.fi website

Solution

  • Related courses feature uses a content-based recommender model based on course description data from Oodi
  • Course parameters used: course_name, course_description, (learning_outcomes=v0.2)
  • Model is a memory based model where each course is transformed into a numerical vector and course similarity is calculated by using cosine similarity (the angle between course vectors)
  • Technical documentation can be found in Aalto Git version control

Project source code

https://version.aalto.fi/gitlab/bergstt2/course-recommender

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